Earth Race: Gnomes
Alignment: Galactic Accord Lawful
Domains: Darkness, Destruction, Repose, Trickery, War
Description: The Iwa were the last race to join the Galactic Accord before a major readjusting of how the Accord functioned. The Iwa, are mostly to blame, at least in the eyes of the other races. For centuries the Iwa had access to mass communication and faster than light travel. This would place the Iwa as somewhere near the Khalashtar in terms of technology. The Iwa remained unknown throughout the galaxy thanks to a psychic connection which gives them a hive-mind like quality. This hive mind had, until the Khalashtar found them and changed their psychic genetic code, the ability to cancel out psychic energy, making them virtually invisible to all psions in the known universe.
Sometime after the Iwa were given psychic powers and psions of their own something horrible happened on their planet that sent a great psychic ripple across space. This ripple killed off all of the Khalashtar, and so the blame for the death of the great first race was placed upon the Iwa, who have a history of trickery, death and maliciousness. The Iwa are tolerated only because the Galactic Accord keeps a close eye on them. There is no proof or solid motive that the Iwa killed the Khalashtar, after all.
Iwa Faction: Members of Iwa are a curious group. Firstly, the Iwa are not a popular faction, as many gnomes seek to join other factions and hardly any non-gnomes can count themselves as Iwa faction members. They do make good planners and strategists, and you will mostly see lone Iwa faction members acting as consulates or raising and training armies. Iwa members are also seen as inventors, with a great predisposition to creating spells and arcane machinery that tend to err on the darker sides of the mystic arts.