The Mages Circle is one of the main guilds with in Carla.
The Circle is comprised of wizards, sorcerers and other magical beings. There are three major hubs of the Circle. The first being the Mage tower located on the Cynder Isles on Ashe Island.
The Order of the Piercing Light has sent a group to attempt to gain their allegience against Paramar so that Paraous City can be reclaimed.