Originally established in the 1990s long before the Awakening, the Hermetic Order of Auric Aurora is a group of hermetic mages operating out of Seattle. It is devoted to the scholarly study of magic, and also opposes the use of magic to do harm. The Order is often active at stopping “wizkid” ganger mages from wreaking havoc or claiming extortion from vulnerable neighborhoods. The Order prefers a quiet scholarly approach to magic, and holds violence and magic for the pursuit of profit or exploitation with disdain.
- Magic in the Shadows, s. 68