Black Water Irregulars
Militant Order of Arcane Tempest
Sorcerers with an affinity for gunplay have been practicing and developing their craft for over hundreds of years, but it wasn’t until 580 AR (nearly 30 years before the current canon) that the first Cygnaran school and militant order for gun mages was founded, the Militant Order of the Arcane Tempest. The purpose behind the Order was rather single-minded at the time: to provide political protection for potential gun mages from the Inquisition of King Vinter IV. It wasn’t until the Lion’s Coup in 590 AR that the Order was first utilized for military application. Organized into small, highly-disciplined teams, units of gun mages used their unique abilities to act as “magical troubleshooters”. With their consummate skill and quick-thinking, gun mages are experts at infiltration and guerilla warfare, and they continue to serve the Cygnaran Military as such to this day. Many gun mages will often take leave from their normal unit to work as part of Cygnar’s network of spies and saboteurs in the Cygnaran Reconnaissance Service.