|Region||Lands of Purity|
|Built||12 Brighstar 1926 DE|
Near the northwestern border of the Lands of Purity is a mystical citadel called Magis Institute. Built in the Dawn Era, it served as training center for arcanists destined to fight in the war with the primordials and then with the demons.
Built with fantastic architecture, many towers and walls of this monolithic structure, defy the laws of physics. Some float on air motes, and others move on their own by magic. For the first century of its opening, it was the home of Arcana. Destined to become a god, in the early years of the Creation War (1486 DE - 8777 DE), Arcana served as the school's headmaster.
In 1345, Nevicanad "stumbled" upon the Magis Institute. Lost since the Angelic Departure (9494 GE - 9500 GE), thousands of years masked by great magic, unseen and untouched, it is said Nevicanad solved the mystery of its location from a Scroll of Dawn. Once he got to the location, he then had to reveal something that was hidden intentionally by the Covenant's leaders. This required a complex ritual, one thought known only by Arcana, a spell called Pocket Dimension, hiding up to the mass of an entire mountain in another dimension, frozen in time. Their is a great mystery of how Nevicanad got this ritual, some like to say it the work of Lukoon, as yet unproven.
In the years that followed, Nevicanad taught many aspiring wizards. Magis Institute became a place of learning and study for all mages of any alignment.
Magis Institute has schools for nearly every field of arcane magic. In the area of necromancy, training is limited to level three. The only path the school does not teach is Web Weaving.
Magis Institute is overseen by a large council of neutrally aligned arcanists. Some are teachers, others administrators, and others enforcers. The latter do their work with the assistance of monitor orbs. These are enhanced, sentient versions of the dreaded sphere of annihilation. They exact death sentences on those violating rules on unsanctioned combat, sabotage, or those not bearing the mark of the Magis Institute. This mark is a magical tattoo meaning one has passed clearance to be in the place.
Curnerous openly attacked a hated rival today. Nearly killing him with a fireball, a monitor orb appeared, passing judgment on the violator. By the Writ of Annihilation, Curnerous disappeared into the orb.
- excerpt from Incident Report, 12 Artifice 1530
Magis Institute is home to Bal-Kriav's largest golem collection. There are well-over 1,000 of them, all about the exterior and interior. Some of these golems have been here since the Demon Spawn War, others are the senior class project, required for them to graduate. They have to pay for the golem's construction. The hefty cost leads to some taking up adventuring or other endeavor to fulfill their graduation requirements; like the Golem Serpent of Undercity.
Some never graduate from the Magis Insitute, instead learning the next steps of their art on their own or another. Those that do carry a certain status, trust, and sometimes getting better prices for the things they enchant.
The Mad Wizard Flay is said to have learned some of his skill in golem manufacture from the tomes found in the seemingly endless racks of the Institute's library. One of the more notable of these tomes on golem manufacture is the Book of Orinite.
Members of the Magis Institute can acquire rare spells, spell components, and information. The cost of membership in one of its school is 1,000gp per level of the mage. The schools are open to anyone, of any alignment. Unsanctioned fighting is strictly forbidden.
|Cûrkûc||Paths of Arcane|
|Mad Wizard Flay||graduate|
|Zarilangian||graduate, Golem Lecture|