Although individual Conventions claim histories or inheritances that date
back millennia, the origins of the modern Conventions date back to a period
referred to as the Low Mythic Age, when mystics worked their marvels in
isolation. The dark ages were a time of superstition and fear, the Church
was beginning to lose control as pagans thrived. Various groups of High
Artisans, dabblers in sacred geometry, planned to bring the world together
under one Order of Reason.
The Dawn of the Age of Reason
Over the many years that plan would take to come to fruition, mystics of
the Hermetic tradition flourished, creating houses of similar practices. The
Hermetics established Covenants across Europe, unfortunately some cared
only for personal power and many peasants cowered in fear of these
In 1210 the High Artisans aided a group of peasants to bring down a corrupt
Hermetic Covenant, Mistridge, with cannons and other impossible weapons.
Christian, Muslim, Pagan and Mongol forces battled each other across the
known world diverting the attention of Hermetic Magi. Finally a solitary
magi's tower was captured by the High Artisans in 1325, who then called
together others of their kind in a Convention.
The Birth of the Technocratic Union
The differing groups of High Artisans met and quickly struck a pact to
bring their Order of Reason to completion, and to exterminate those who
kept mortals in terror. Their plan was to use Grand Science, perfected by
years of practice, observation of natural principles and invention, to
enlighten the masses.
The Renaissance brought about a period of development, printing presses
brought education to the masses, science and technology brought machinery
to the working place. Finally the Order of Reason had brought their Grand
Science to the world, in the form of the Industrial Revolution, the Order
reorganising itself as the Technocratic Union.
The Modern Conventions of The Technocratic Union
The Technocracy today still seeks to sway the masses and to slay the
monsters, each convention has its own task within the Great Timetable.
This information has been distilled from Mage: The Ascension and Mage: The
Sorcerers Crusade, published by
- Iteration X - Mechanical technology, cybernetics and computers
- New World Order - Social engineering using education and media
- Progenitors - Biological improvement through cloning and drugs
- Syndicate - Financial controllers
- Void Engineers - Explorers of the unknown, guardians of the frontiers
Sons Of Ether -
Speakeasy Chantry -
The Guild of Creative Thought -