The Alchemists' Quest
The foremost guild with halls in all major cities and many minor ones. They try to balance out the universe and generally settle disputes, run errands, defend from outside threats, and most odd jobs. The Alchemists are well respected throughout the world as adventurers, scholars, and peacekeepers. However in most towns the guild takes on odd jobs to fund the organization and maintain their communities.
Once initiated into the group, members learn the true purpose of the Alchemists. 2 millenia ago when the gods were expelled from the world all the peoples had come together to create something powerful enough to remove the gods. The object created was the Philosopher’s Stone and it was so powerful it was agreed to seal it away with 6 keys that each elemental temple would hold. This way no one group would become more powerful than the others and bring only their chosen god to the world. The Keys are kept in the 6 Elemental Temples guarded by Genasi priests. The creators of the Philosopher’s Stone then formed the Alchemists to hide the secret of the Stone. They’ve done so well hiding the secret that don’t even know how to use the keys anymore.
As part of the initiation, all Alchemists must travel to the 6 Great Elemental Temples and pass a series of trials to prove their worth.