The Eight Crimes of The Iconodules
Hosted in the Adladom District, the Researchers, also known as Edgewalkers and (less formally), Mages, are best known for their work to attempt to understand the reality of the new world, especially concerning The Edge. In truth, though, that is only a fraction of their purpose, as they propose and implement solutions to the city’s rapidly evolving crises with food, water and living space. Researchers typically work for the city, sometimes performing consultation, magical intervention or forensic duties for districts that do not have access to their own spellcasters. Attacking Researchers is generally considered a no-go for functionally any individual or organization in the city, as they are considered too valuable to waste, but have an annoying tendency to remain neutral in inter-district conflict.
Edgewalkers are best identified by their tendency to wear bright, primary colors and the way they flit between distracted and focused depending on their current task. There have been Idols that claim to represent the Researchers, but as it stands they have never succeeded in rallying the Mages for any purpose.