The Middle Kingdom
The wizardly arts draw on the ancient traditions of the Sage Kings. Their ancestors once ruled the various Alaadian city-states but were driven out of power by the First Emperor, Umad.
Today the average, low-level wizard serves as a village healer or wise-man, like a shaman in other societies. Wizards in this setting, therefore, can take Healing as a class skill (consider this as a default Background benefit).