The Pools of Flame and Tears
Magic is a relative unknown in the Pools. Or it was, until recently. There have always been a few miscreants who meet and perform strange magical feats, but further study has proved fruitless. Perhaps partially responsible is a societal fear of magic, stemming from one of the more well known creation myths. It spoke of the denizens of the Pools seeking refuge there from raging magic that left all else seared and destroyed.
In recent days, more people have come to meet to discuss and use magic, and the effects are going well beyond simple parlor tricks. Where before, a gifted tiefling could play illusory music or make light flicker at the corner of the eye, some of this generations students can cook flesh without the use of Flame! The growing strength of magic has caused a similarly growing distrust and fear. Conflict and tension is in the air.