Clans of the Twelve
Powers and Exile
The thing that sets the Clans apart from the rest of humanity is their extraordinary powers. Calling them gifts or would be too cruel to most. Power with various abilities depending on their clan of origin they are forces to learn and use those talents for the Council and the Elders of their clan.
The greatest threat to those of the Clans is Exile. Forcibly stripped of their powers they are left to wander and fit in with the rest of humanity. Normally this would sound like a welcome ordeal instead of being a puppet for the top few however stripping a clansmen of their gift is like stripping part of their soul away. Painful enough to kill the weakest if they do survive the person is never the same and there is always what feels like a gaping wound or a phantom limb that they no longer have.
Once stripped the powers of the accused can be forced into pendants of rings that can then be accessed at a lesser degree by others of the Clans or in some rare cases humans who were born outside the clan but have somehow found themselves sucked into the world by fate. There has never been a case where the stolen powers were offered back to their original hosts so there is no known prescient for what would happen.