Makrura tidecallers are the shaman of their tribes, and as such are respected, honored, and just as often feared by their fellows. A clan usually has a chief shaman and several apprentices, all of whom are rivals for their chief's attention. Should the chief shaman perish, the apprentices battle to the death for the right to become the new spiritual leader of their clan. Makrura tidecallers tend to be weaker than their fellows, but make up for their lack of strength with a command of divine magic. Makrura tidecaller chiefs can wield great power and are rightly feared. Tidecallers focus on cold-based spells and avoid fire-based magic, which does not tend to function underwater.