Part of the culture of the nomadic Rovers of the Barrens is the worship of the spirits of the land. Shaman attempts to commune and learn from these spirits, and so does everyone else. Chiefs will make offerings to the spirits of the bear and eagle for strength and courage. At the same time, others might pray and make offerings to the spirit of fish so that they might have a bountiful catch. Among these plains warriors are a group of rangers that are chief among the hunters and gathers; these are the Spirit Guides.
Spirit Guides have a strong connection to the land and its spirits. They cannot only commune with the spirits but can also gain enhancements from them in short bursts to increase their abilities. To achieve these enhancements, the Spirit Guides protect the lands in which the spirits dwell and make simple offerings to them.
While each tribe would have one or two Spirit Guides, their numbers have been reduced to only a handful because of the wars against Iuz. In the past, Spirit Guides were picked by the spirits themselves. Still, with the dire circumstances of the Rovers, many have begun teaching what they can to those that show any promise and hope that the spirits will accept them.