The Witch Hunters are a guild of like-minded individuals devoted to the eradication of all casters. The guild's stated goals are the death of all casters and those harboring them, the destruction of all arcane knowledge, and the purification of all objects and people who have been touched by Sae.
The guild was formed in 104 A.R., in the newly formed Free State of Astyrin. The strong resentment towards casters was the direct result of the Rift, and the three Angrian Wars which devastated the northern provinces of the Kingdom of Icaria.
The guild is organized into small chapters, with chapter houses in four of the five Free States, and Tyrium.