The Academë

Now a private monastery, the Academë was formerly the Ravinian Imperial College of Magic and the greatest university of the Ravinian Empire.

The Academë is located on a large walled compound within the city of Elsareth. The Academë is run by a sect of the Sable Brethren; an order of monks who worship Atanavar, and administer the facility. The monks preserve and protect the vast archives and records contained in the many libraries found within the walls.

Today, the monastery houses the greatest collection of books, tomes, scrolls, and parchments in the known realms. It is also the rumored location of the legendary Tome of Knowledge, as well as some of the Forbidden Scrolls.

No one is allowed access into the great libraries and halls of the monastery unless they either have special permission from the Order or give a very generous donation.

The Sable Brethren have special relationship with the Veiled Society, whose wizards are freely allowed unlimited access to the libraries here. That order seems to be the one exception to this rule.