The Scriveners devote their lives to recording and cataloguing the world’s knowledge, history, and lore. While their primary library and storehouse lies in the cliffs and beneath the steppes of Ineedtofindmymapsandcheck, Scriveners can be found almost anywhere, especially where things are happening.
The most common role for a Scrivener is that of a Recorder, who are typically sent out in pairs for the purpose of comparing viewpoints and having a backup should something happen to one of them. The organization has some ties, but is still completely independent from, the Beneficence, as the latter produce the mnemonic fluid that serves as a last line of memory-keeping defense.
Founded by dwarves and humans, most of the Scriveners hail from these two races, and elves are the least commonly found race amongst them; most elven societies believe more in transience and mutability, and find the archives an amusing effort at best.