The magi are an ancient and reclusive order of wizards based just west of Kadarian lands on the Vesterval peninsula. There they run Tivyra’s largest and greatest school of wizardly arts. Prospective students venture from all known lands to apply here. One needs no wealth to join the ranks- instead each wizard to be must pledge allegiance to the Order. Upon graduation they also most teach within the school for ten years or, if they so choose, spend three years undertaking missions on behalf of the Guild. For this service the new students receive a first rate education in the Arcane arts and are rightly held as the greatest mages in the land.
The Magi look after their own. If an Alumni runs into trouble, they can always turn to the Guild for support. This arrangement makes a Magi justifiably a force to be reckoned with, as no sane person would want to slight such a powerful institution. It is known that the Guild has a basic code of conduct within the wider world, but what exactly that code is would be anyone’s guess.
Magi are often hired by kingdoms to do a wide variety of tasks- spying on enemies, discerning possible future events, sometimes, it is rumored, assassination as well. It is also known that the Magi have many subsections within the guild, such as the Elven timeweavers or the Gnomish “gigra” or trouble-brewers.