Return of Xoriat
Brelands extensive artificing and magewright industries in Sharn gave Breland a sizeable number of trained and variously talented spellcasters. While most were common magewrights with a limited capacity to cast deadly spells in battle, when equipped with relatively inexpensive wands, they could unleash a storm of low level magic every bit as deadly as an apprentice wizard. Usually led by a number of more experienced arcanists, Battle Wand units were formed out of a core of such magewrights levied from civilian occupations, and provided vital offensive magical support to the Brelish military.
Some Brelish armies, such as those led by Lady Urika Rowan, employed Battle Wands as their primary striking force, but Brelish battle-wand units were usually limited in their command of more powerful magics than the spell wielding units of Aundair, and were vulnerable to fast attack units and skilled archers. Nevertheless, Battle Wands, with their flamboyant names, customized uniforms, and signature spells often gained fame and glory for their iconoclastic leaders and daring battlefield exploits.