Evolved from the powerful but few communities of mages and sorcerers, denying the changes of the world and remaining true to tradition, while they have remained at the top of society and dominated the humans, this created hatred and resentment as well as a fatal contradiction with their philosophies eventually leading to the crusades and witch hunts that forced them to escape and create their own territory. Through extremely powerful magic they have created mountains and oceans that isolated their territory from the rest of the world; to isolate themselves and deny the world's changes and to protect themselves from the humans that suddenly grew stronger than them when they have unlocked the means of mass production and the power of atoms. Now they have emerged from their cocoon of earth and ocean, with power unmatched to what they had once before, they set out to reclaim the land and power that is rightfully theirs.
They have a hierarchical system and one's rank is based on their education, knowledge and power.
Their cities are centered around the tall spires and spread outwards in a pyramid, all spires are arranged in a pentagonal formation surrounding the arch spire. The spires are massive generators of mana that grows ten thousands of meters into the air and roots that burrow into immeasurable depth, the vines and roots that spiral around each spire connects and distributes mana around itself and to each spire forming a network of an infinite supply of mana, the spires are the cores of each city and the location of the academy of each spire, each spire's academy specializes in a single field of magic.
The beacons at the top of the spire maintains the arcane storm that hovers above each spire, it protects them against aerial attacks and missiles launched by the humans.
wall of text, enjoy. Same universe as [link]
same planet, actually, thats all the 3 major factions there is.