"Magic is a true power, not something to be shunned by commoners or treated as an amusing diversion by politicians. It shapes worlds, creates and destroys life... It deserves proper respect and study. The Spire is a place where we can focus on that, without the pressures of the world weighing down on us." -Garel-Kai
Era: First and Second
Founder: Kirin Tor
Distinctions: Third Eye emblem
The members of the Wizards of the Spire consisted of scholars who made it their mission to study all of the strange and magical findings in the world. Adhering to a dogma of rigorous scholarship and thorough experimentation, they were the brightest and most intrepid mages of Bael Turath. Their pursuit of arcane knowledge and their dedication to the discipline of magic was unsurpassed.
The mages from the Wizards of the Spire were organized into various ranks according to how proficient they were with magic. The newest among the order were neophytes. Those who progressed beyond that were promoted to the rank of docent. Docents who continued further with their training became adepts of the order. From the adepts, a select few were chosen to become savants. Savants were the highest rank a student at the Wizards of the Spire could become, having no one above them except the archsage.
As begun in the first era, the Wizards of the Spire as an institution was presided over by a supreme archsage and council of six savants, with subsequent savants presiding over certain schools, creating a pseudo-bureaucracy. One need not be a member of the Wizards of the Spire to know that this carefully contrived hierarchy was often nothing more than an intricate morass of political infighting.