For A Few Dragons More
The Unseen Art
Practitioners of the Unseen Art, as psionics are called, are extremely rare in the Sword Coast. The most notable psionicists belong to the powerful illithid race (which has earned the nickname “mind flayers” due to its considerable psionic powers, and appetite for brain matter), possessed of a communal intelligence.
Few members of any other race besides aboleths and duergar are psionicists and they tend to be less powerful than illithids. These rare psionicists are Mystics. As of yet, there are no reported gatherings or organizations of Mystics, but many are the Lords who would pay dearly to own the service of one.
Psionic powers, unlike use of the Art or the Power, require no components, and it is therefore very difficult to discern their usage. It is rumored that long ago, the Unseen Arts were much more prevalent in the Realms.