THe Hermetics are one of the cells of the Mover Conspiracy. They are specialists in the occult, using magic and astral science to further their goal of world domination. They secretly dominate a number of cults and covens. They have successfully discredited most public accounts of paranormal phenomena, so that many modern people take pride in not believing in magic - the very power that the Hermetics use to control them.
While the Hermetics are not particularly artistic with their approach to magic, they use their magical rotes with ruthless efficiency. Their organization is layered in hierarchical secrecy, which hampers the lowest level members. They indulge in twisting games among themselves. However, they apparently have a secret power base somewhere on Al Amarja.
They have pioneered the development of psychic viruses.
Not to be confused with the Order of Hermes