Saviors of Rhillau
Order of the Archmagi
The Archmagi are the pinnacle of magical prowess in Koeh. Only the top 25% of all arcane casters are permitted to join the Fifth Circle, the lowest rank of the Order. Only 5% of all arcane casters can count themselves amongst the First Circle. Each Circle protects its own secrets, and rumors abound about the kind of multiverse-shattering revelations are made when one reaches the highest echelons of arcane knowledge.
What is well known, however, is that the Order sponsors and maintains the Mage Academy in the elven capitol of Vallinde. Here, young aspiring magi receive a free arcane education, provided they can demonstrate sufficient talent for the craft. Those born with magical bloodlines, of course, are automatically (and often compulsorily) enrolled, so as to ensure that they are able to control the raw magic running through their veins. Graduation from the primary level of schooling prepares young magi for the next step of their lives, whether that be to return to the graduate programs of the Academy, or for the independent research that most aspiring adventurers embark upon.
Any elf or half-elf arcane caster PC may start play as a graduate of the arcane academy