Pirates of Skyview
In an age ago, before the Cinder Dwarves and Tinkers of the world had brought the power of Steam to the Flatlands, such knowledge was the sole province of a very select group of orders who called themselves The Arcanists. These orders studied both the true magical arcane, as well and the applied sciences of gears, hinges, and smoke.. Many of these orders existed throughout the all the realms, yet their nature and discoveries stayed secret for millennia.
The Arcanists were each singularly dedicated to their various fields of study.
Over the centuries, they began to diverge widely in their goals; some noble and admiral, such as evaporating the Haze from the Hollows entirely, and some as dark and dangerous as plumbling the very depth of the secrets below the Gloomwall of the deepest Chasms, or reuniting souls with the walking dead which plagued their lands.