Amateur Info Hunters
The title survivor is sometimes given in recognition to those who stayed behind to protect the last wave of evacuees from the tolkeen conflict zone. Very few of those who volunteered for the last stand came back home, and every last one of them has Black Mage to thank for it. Consequently many of the Survivors now work for Black Mage in or around The Academy in whatever their calling may be. Many of the Survivors were Mages, Mutants, Psychics, and even Mercs, who had lost everything else they valued in life. Black Mage has every reason to trust these people, so many of them end up as instructors.