Manila By Night
What separates the Awakened heirs of Atlantis from other willworkers of the Fallen World? Knowledge. The Mysterium sees itself as the conservator of the magical legacy of Atlantis, plumbing ancient tomes and archaeological dig sites for magical lore, artifacts, and imbued relics of ancient times. Of course, access to ancient secrets and powerful artifacts can take a toll on even the strongest willed mage, and the Mysterium is always careful to balance the discovery of ancient lore with the wisdom to use it properly.
In the Manila Consilium:
The Mysterium shares power with the Silver Ladder in the Bastion, and is obsessed with recovering lost magical lore from the glory days of Old Manila. Another concern that the order has is the cataloging of information regarding the explosive growth of the metropolis, its magical ley lines, hallows, verges, and the supernatural forces that these nexii of energy attract.