Outer Magic is said to be part of a larger entity, known only as Wylld. This entity is distinctly nonhumanoid, as it is a representation of the greatest will of the world. Very rarely will it bring its power to bear in the world, and some doubt that it is able to, needing to use Outer Magic mages to bring about change. Needless to say, to be an Outer mage is not something to be earned – it is a gift to be given, in the form of the the books of Outer Magic
The great cities go to great lengths to prevent the intrusion of Outer Magic, believing it to be chaotic and uncontrollable. Despite the fact that they are partially right, their suspicion is far more than is required, as Wylld is not an overpowering force, only a suggestive one.
Among the less civilized lands, Outer Magic is viewed as a gift that is only given to those who deserve it. As such, the users are treated with much respect, and will often be given food and shelter without request for recompense.