Druids are seen as pagan practitioners of a truly ancient religion who revere and draw power from nature itself. Druids are given the task of protecting nature and enforcing its laws. They keep balance and restore its purity – many believe the land is wounded, tainted and filled with unnatural evil which must be annihilated. Most druids are secretive about their faith and usually keep to themselves considering the fact they most often have to face hostility from ignorant locals. Druids are scarce and people often learn about them through folklore.