Mages are considered both the most wise and the most oblivious of the species.
They have an average lifespan of a thousand years yet they waste hundreds upon hundreds of those years just learning about magic and how to use it.
Other magical species regard them as addicts for they are capable of living without magic and yet they obsess over it.
Mage’s don’t have any magic running through their blood like many other magically inclined species. But they have the ability to use the magic around them for their bidding. Because of this, mages are the most powerful creature in The Union, but only when fully trained and very few mages fit that description.