The Awake have gone by many names throughout history -- heretics, magi, shamans, the Forgotten, aliens -- names that alternated between evoking fear and revere. In some times, some cultures, they've been honored as wise and powerful people. In others, they've been believed to be devil worshipers, or creatures from hell.
The truth about the Awake is far different.
The Awake are creatures of absolute freedom. They're not limited by rules of society or fears of not belonging. Whether they live in communities surrounded by other Awake or in Outside territory where they must hide their magic, they are always themselves.