Extant members:

  • Balik Alzane – Arch Mage
  • Ashton Mor – Magi Council Member

 

Other Attributes

Premier location for magical training and knowledge on any subject (only Kran supersedes them when it comes to non-magical healing).

Offers magical services to the other Houses of Azkon

The Library of Arn is roughly 30 stories tall, although once inside it can seem up to multiple hundreds from certain angles. The materials that were used to build the Library were stones from the deepest mines of the Flodgreag (now flooded), and have never been used since. These stones are rumored to be able to hold and inconceivable amount of magical energy. Both men and wards heavily guard the outside of the Library. The men are part of the elite Spell Sword division of the Library, even though the Wards keep majority of their attackers at bay. These Wards are designed to keep not only the more barbaric people from the Wild Plains, as well as Witch Hunters from House Kran, and before them the Hazon Inquisition.

 

War History

During the War of the Lords, the Library of Arn attempted to remain neutral and supply both sides with provisions and equipment. However, once the Hazon Dynasty started using Demons in the battle, the Library openly moved to assist the Thorn alliance and tipped the scales for the last stages of the war.

 

Founding

Long ago, when the lands of Azkon and Arkatia were connected, Emperor Drag’nen Razk’kar ordered the construction of the Library of Arn. This library was designed to hold all of the information known by the greatest minds of Azkon. It took two dozen years to create, but when it was finally finished it was unlike anything ever seen on Azkon. But that was long ago; our story starts just 160 years ago.

 

Contemporary History

Emporer Sarkius, grandson of Drag’nen, leader of The Dynasty of Hazon, gifted the Library of Arn and all of its knowledge to the Magi Council in the year 856. Emperor Sarkius himself named Balik Alzane, High Elf and member of the Magi Council for some time, Arch Mage and has been the leader of the Library of Arn ever since. Below him sits ten of the top ranking and most powerful casters in the Library, as the Council of Magi. Ashton Mor was recently promoted to the position of Council Magi.

The Library exists in the only area of the Wild Plains that has ever been claimed by the Hazon Dynasty. The stories-tall spire took over 12 years to construct, and was not taken well by the locals. Even to this day there are many infrequent attacks on Library property, and rumors that the Library actively abduct Wood Elves to conduct different sorts of magical experimentations on. Regardless of how true that rumor is, it has done a whole lot of damage to the Library’s reputation in the area.

 

Beliefs/Goals

Beliefs:

  • All magic, regardless of the school, is a tool to advance the conditions of all living creatures.
  • However, this knowledge in the wrong hands could be catastrophic, and as such needs to be guarded and given out on an as needed basis.

Goals:

  • Gather all knowledge on Azkon, and the rest of the world, and keep it out of the wrong hands.

 

Relationships with other Northern Houses

The Library often sells their services to all of the other Houses and groups in Azkon, aside from obviously House Kran. These services range anywhere from basic protections to solving complex magical and nonmagical problems that the Houses may have. An example of this would be the problem of cursed crops that House Thorn was dealing with; they hired on the Library’s help to rid them of the curse.

  • Hazon Dynasty– Loosely allied, but some are still upset on both sides due to the Lords’ War
  • The Knights of the Peak– Allied, although the KotP strongly disagree with the Library’s view and use of Dark Magic
  • House Dranir– Allied in exchanging information and trade, although the Library prefers to stay out of most of Dranir’s dealings. Some high ranking members of the Library may or may not have ties with Dranir
  • House Kran– Fierce enemies, and have been even before House Kran bloomed from the Hazon Inquisition. House Kran’s ideals are exactly opposite of the Library’s in almost every way.
  • Thorn- Closely allied, the Library had been assisting House Thorn in removing the curses that were ravaging their crops. The Library has been a major player in assisting House Thorn in the most recent war against the Hazon Dynasty.
  • Province of Jade– Almost no connection, aside from maybe some trade here and there.