The City of the Eternal Siege
The entire topography of the City slopes from west to east. Sitting at the most western, and thus tallest point, is the campus located on University Hill.
Once attracting the brightest minds in the world, Mardenhold’s mage college enjoys enormous amounts of prestige and respect in the City.
Younger students are required to live at the on-campus dormitories. But many older students seeking further immersion in the academic world choose to join one of the university’s Six Consortiums.
Those who successfully graduate the program often find themselves earning positions as useful cogs in the new government’s bureaucracy.