Situated on Zenda, the mage-state of Raza is ruled by a council of mages. It is a reknown place for the study of arcane arts and other magical mysteries. However, Raza is very insular and hostile to other nations. It is not part of the Compact of Arcana and thus is not bound by its conventions. Magi of Raza usually can be hired to perform services that other mages are not allowed to do due to the Compact but they command a princely fee. Altus was once at war with Raza, seeking to dominate it and learn its secrets. However, the magi of Raza fought viciously and exacted a heavy toll on the Altusian army. Ever since the War of Mages, the Magi of Raza have sworn and Oath of Retribution. The Oath states that any harm to any single mage from Raza would be construed as a declaration of war against the entire mage-state of Raza and the other mages would act accordingly to avenge its brethren.