My second entry for Seventh Sanctum's Class Act art contest.
The origins of the obscure Maid Mage class are surrounded by a rather odd legend. The story goes that Millie, a maid working in the fortress of an accomplished mage, grew increasingly tired of the messes she was constantly having to deal with. Extradimensional slime tracked all over the floors, dragon blood spills, chalk circles... the list went on and on. Unbeknownst to her master, Millie, who had a surprisingly high intelligence score for a maid, had been entertaining herself by reading his spellbooks in her spare time.
One day, the bell rang in the servant's quarters, summoning Millie to the mage's workshop. Apparently one of his summoning attempts had gone pear-shaped, leaving demon guts and blood thinly plastered on every surface of the workshop. Millie had had enough. Raising her broom as a staff, she shouted an incantation, sending a wave of arcane power sweeping through the workshop. When the haze cleared, the room (and several neighbouring kingdoms) had been scoured clean of every trace of mess or dust and the mage was nowhere to be seen. From that day on, Millie moved into the mage's palace as its master, devoting her energies to the study of arcane lore, finding it much more satisfying than her previous job - but she still found time in her spare hours to make sure the fortress was absolutely spotless.
The Maid Mages are an odd and obscure class of casters, fanatically devoted to the pursuit of complete order and the utter eradication of any trace of chaos, most commonly in the form of dirt or clutter. They can summon water or air elementals to aid them in their cleaning efforts and are highly resistant to any sort of damage that would cause a mess afterwards. They don't call familiars because of the unspeakable mess they leave. Despite their strange focus, Maid Mages are highly skilled and powerful magic users whom one would most definitely not want to cross. They are also highly distinctive - what other caster, upon summoning a foul fiend from the bowels of hell to do their bidding, would tell it to wipe its feet before coming into the summoning circle?