In a world of plenty, there is a ton of refuse. Trash, faith dregs, and oddments litter the streets, flow downstream, and fill the dark wet nooks and crannies we’d rather choose to forget. For some, however, those spaces are their homes.
Originally created by the primitive, Goblinoid races to celebrate the scum and leavings of the upper worlds, Vile Witches and Warlocks have chosen to embrace these discards as treasures. They may be dirty and lacking in the their social graces, but there is power to be had among the dross.
Though the earliest of these witches may have been primitives on the outskirts, there are many now among the poorest parts of cities and towns, quietly gathering power for themselves. These are the penniless, the destitute, and the paupers left out in the cold, cruel world. But in those surroundings they have found a simple grace among the waste of the world.
Even so, these vile, wretched spellcasters will shun anything new, choosing instead to reuse that which others have thrown away. They have become scavengers of the highest order, picking through the remainders of each day to find the nuggets and pearls tossed aside. They see others who waste resources upon expensive gear and fine clothing as ignorant and frivolous, blind to the fate of the less fortunate right under their noses.