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Mage's Sanctum Origins
The Mage’s Sanctum was formed in the first years of King Abbas’ rule, a stroke of genius for which the King is still remembered. Before the Sanctum, Wizards and Sorcerer’s in Othyr operated mostly on their own, with little formal connection from Mage to Mage. The Capitol always employed a few choice wizards to handle matters of magical defense or knowledge, but never were more than a handful of mages under the direct control of the King. Usually the most prevalent of these was referred to as the ArchMage. During The Bloody War, arcane-users under conscript supplanted the King’s Army, but as soon as the War was finished, all duties ceased.
It was Abbas’ idea that magic-users could be a huge benefit if used correctly, but an incalculable risk if left unchecked. He proposed the idea of a Guild of Mages, directly under the King’s own command. He appointed the most accomplished arcane master’s as the leaders of the new guild, and left the recruitment of further members to their discretion. Soon the Guild expanded as young and talented new wizards and sorcerers joined the fold. The Guild became the highest standard in Arcane study, and Abbas granted the Mages use of Lastlight Tower. Here they stored every scroll and every tome they found, until Lastlight itself was known as the destination for magic in Othyr. The Guild took on the name ‘The Sanctum,’ and presently is known as The Mage’s Sanctum, or the Sanctum of Mages.