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The Circle of Magi was once the official organization that controlled the only Magi users in the Kingdom of Lucerne. Its existence ended when James Lovie II. left the Kingdom and Khadgar swore loyalty to William Lovie III., and founded the new Magi order in Lucerne called the Order of the Blue Dragon, but it actually continues on in the French city of Orleans.

The Circle of Magi would first become an idea when James and his best friend in Kieth Schwartz a powerful Magi discussed how much good Magi could do for the nation if it was controlled and kept safe. The Circle of Magi would change from its original mandate after James Lovie became obsessed with the chaotic book Mysticism and wished for more and more information on Magi. To do this he begin changing from the original vision that Kieth, Khadgar, and he had shared and instead of gathering knowledge for the betterment of the nation they became obsessed with keeping it hidden. The Circle became a very secret order whose existence was known to less the a handful of people in the entire Kingdom, and to keep this secret all members were sworn to secrecy and the Valley of Tarnbooth became a place that no one was allowed to go or leave. The Circle of Magi would be responsible for nearly the entire spree of violence that was purported by the evil mind of James Lovie, and they would thus the lower echelon of the Circle of Magi would become sacrificed as well in order for the leadership to escape the Valley of Lucerne. Following James Lovie's exile the Circle of Magi is now operating under James Lovie inside the ruins of the former Bretonian city of Orleans. Here they work for James in gathering more and more Magi knowledge to him.

Organization

The Circle of Magi is governed under the overall leadership of the Grand Enchanter who elects the members of the Council of Deacons. Standing beneath the Council of Deacons are the sworn members of the Circle of Magi who are organized into the First Enchanters who control divisions of the Circle, and beneath them lie Senior Enchanters who stand as lower level commanders.

Leadership

Grand Enchanter

Name Reign Seat
James Lovie II. Lucerne
Kieth Schwartz Paris

Council of Deacons

The Council of Deacons stood as the senior leadership of the Circle of Magi and was the top commanders standing beneath the Grand Enchanter. The Deacons were notable in that once elected they could only be removed through death and once removed there Title was replaced by a new Deacon with their personal title being left blank.

Title Title Holder Role Status
Kieth Schwartz First Deacon of Lucerne Head Administrator of the Circle of Lucerne New Grand Enchanter
Er-Khadgar Morgrave Fourth Deacon of Turnidlon Head of the Circle of Tarnbooth Alive
Cuthwin Mountain Second Deacon of Kiel Head of the Rogue's Vigilant Alive
Wilhelm Kissling Third Deacon of Kissenburg Head of the Inquisitor's Vigilant Executed
Lothar Guntbold Fifth Deacon of Guntbold Head of Research into Memory Alteration Alive
Fabian Klauseburg Sixth Deacon of Klausburg Head of Palace Vigilant Executed
Urven Lerman Seventh Deacon of Lehaven Head of the Knights Vigilant Alive
Bardwin Glarmore II. Eighth Deacon of Glarmore Head of the Tower of Weitlestin Dead
Witold Jestife Ninth Deacon of Brill Head of the Tower of Brelloht Dead
Hanzal Jentruger Tenth Deacon of Masadil Head of the Tower of Masadil Dead
Alram Grontovie II. Eleventh Deacon of Lucernt Head of the Tower of Lucernt Dead
Marwin Nordidlon II. Twelfth Deacon of Tuhrendlor Head of the Tower of Tuhrendlor Dead

First Enchanters

Name Title Circle Power Status
Aelfwynn Turnidlon First Enchanter of Turnidlon Circle of Memory 4 Executed
Morrigan 4 Order of the Blue Dragon
James Thalmer First Enchanter of Forks 2 Executed
Tobin Aven Dead
Hanzal Herbus 4 Dead
James Nighting Dead
Abigail Kissling First Enchanter of Kissenburg Circle of the Inquisition 3 Dead
Ludin Marbrand Loyal
Lysa Highmore First Enchanter of Highmore 4 Dead
Nedrik Moore First Enchanter of Moore 3 Order of the Blue Dragon
Steffon Bedrisch First Enchanter of Jackson 3 Dead
Baldwin Haufet First Enchanter of Haufet 2 Dead
Edric Molemore First Enchanter of Molemore Circle of Weitlestin 2 Dead

Second Enchanter

Name Title Sworn To Status
Wuldrik Toyne Second Enchanter of Lucernt Circle of Lucernt Dead

Senior Enchanters

Name Power Sworn To Current Loyalty
Fredrik Gurse 3 Khadgar Morgrave Dead
Dontell Otriveghel
Wuldrik Toyne 3 Lothar Guntbold Dead
Ostara Mountain 3 Cuthwin Mountain
Hartmut Ehrenfeld 4 Kieth Schwartz Dead
Er-Alann Roil 4 Er-Khadgar Morgrave Order of the Blue Dragon
Eberhard Schnabel 4 Er-Khadgar Morgrave Dead
Alexander Hesnel 3 James Nighting Order of the Blue Dragon
Hanna Kissling 2 Wilhelm Kissling Order of the Blue Dragon
Winfred of Molemore 2 Edric Molemore Dead

Lower Enchanter

Name Current Loyalty Status Sworn To
Johan Snow Order of the Blue Dragon Alive
Alex Kirsh Circle of Magi Alive
Forder Braxton Circle of Magi Alive
Markus Braxton Circle of Magi Dead
Fadil Schwartz Circle of Magi Alive
Emond Mountain Order of the Golden Dragon Alive
James Nighting Circle of Magi Dead
Ludin Marbrand Circle of Magi Alive
Luthor Clune Himself Alive
Broderik Snow Himself Alive
Godfrey Crester Circle of Magi Alive
Mathilde Ratzinger Circle of Magi Alive
Brann Voil Order of the Blue Dragon Alive Dontell Otriveghel
Werner Schinkel Circle of Magi Dead Cuthwin Mountain
Selina Dischinger Circle of Magi Dead Wuldrik Toyne

Apprentice

Name Current Loyalty Sworn To Status
Polina Gurse Herself Er-Khadgar Morgrave Alive
Josephine Aberbach Order of the Blue Dragon Er-Alann Roil Alive
Konrad Schonbein Order of the Blue Dragon Hanzal Herbus Alive
Walburga Kaulbach Order of the Blue Dragon Hanzal Herbus Alive
Lennart Dischinger Order of the Blue Dragon Wuldrik Toyne Alive
Edith Lichter Order of the Blue Dragon Wuldrik Toyne Alive

The Circles

Within the Circle of Magi stood the circles of which were different branches of control within the overall of Circle of Magi with each being controlled by a Deacon. The Circles could be created to serve individual purposes or in the case of several of the towers of the Circle as a means of controlling what went on at the location in question.

Name of Circle Deacon Role Headquarters
Circle of Lucerne Kieth Schwartz Head Administration of entire Circle Lucerne
Circle of the Palace Fabian Klauseburg Head of Protection for the Royal Family Lucerne
Circle of Memory Lothar Guntbold Head of Memory Spell Work Lucerne
Circle of the Inquisitor Wilhelm Kissling Head of Intelligence Spy work
Circle of the Knight Urven Lerman Head of Non-Magi forces
Circle of Weitlestin Bardwin Glarmore II. Head of Tower of Weitlestin
Circle of Tarnbooth Er-Khadgar Morgrave Head of Tower of Tarnbooth
Circle of Brelloht Witold Jestife Head of Tower of Brelloht
Circle of the Rogue Cuthwin Mountain Secondary Intelligence Spy Network

Training and Rituals

The Harrowing

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The Harrowing is a test that every mage apprentice must go through to become a full Circle mage. The test involves the apprentice entering the Fade through the use of lyrium. Once in the Fade, the mage apprentice must face, and subsequently overcome, a demon who wishes to possess the mage's body and enter the living realm. The demon is summoned by the mages of the Circle of Magi to the same part of the Fade the mage apprentice enters and is promised a living body will be waiting for it when it arrives. If the mage apprentice succeeds in resisting the demon, they granted the title of mage and become a full member of the Circle of Magi. However, if the mage is overwhelmed by the demon, or takes too long to complete the task, the mage is killed by a group of templars who are standing by so the mage does not become an abomination. (It should be noted that one templar is designated with giving the killing blow, and the rest are on standby in case the appointed templar fails.) Because the Harrowing ritual requires a significant amount of lyrium, only promising mages are deemed worthy of attempting it. Those who are not are either forced to become one of the Tranquil or are executed. A mage can also elect to become one of the Tranquil if they wish. Since passing the Harrowing theoretically proves that a mage is capable enough to resist possession, Chantry law forbids making mages who pass their Harrowing Tranquil.

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