Because you’re all so damn curious, here is a brief discourse on Psionic power in the endless city.
Psionics have always existed in the Endless City. The Kalashtar, those strange distant beings, have an almost intuitive skill with psionic power. Some say this comes from their strange connection to unspeakable extra-planar beings.
The study of unarmed combat using the power of mind over matter has existed for years in Gotheer. These monasteries aren’t very crowded, but they produce many powerful warriors.
Finally, there has been a recent explosion of Psioic power among all the races of the Endless City. 2 years ago, what appeared to be a Transposition Event occurred during the Season of Rifts. There was a flash, and those who were nearby reported feeling a strange burn inside of their heads. No one in the area died immediately, but some died much later due to mysterious circumstances. It seems that everyone caught in this event was granted psionic power and some died because they couldn’t control it.
Also, on Shardminds. Balthazar d’Cannith has set himself a goal. He dreams of recreating the Warforged, and he claims to others that he’s done it, but he knows it’s just empty boasting when he sees real Warforged. However, his experiments have had some bizarre consequences. One batch of his ‘warforged’, that he tried to make of new crystals found on the recently discovered parallel plane made some very strange things. They came alive, and he deemed them shardminds.