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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.

History

Early History

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. This idea expanded when they brought in the Magi Er-Khadgar Morgrave and together the three envisioned an order of Magi that would train the Magi sensitive in the Valley of Lucerne and then organize them for the betterment of the people and nation of Lucerne.

Madness of James Lovie

In its early days the circle was meant to be the center of a massive center of Magi learning in Lucerne. Unfortunately this plan never went through to its completion since James Lovie halted much of the training programs that were underway when he had left for Lyons. Following the battle of Lyons , James lost his grip on his humanity. This loss led him to change many of his previous policies and bring in a multitude of new and dangerous policies. Most of these plans used the Circle of Magi to execute, and as such they were involved in such events as "The Plague ", and the prelude events of "The First Battle of Tree Hill ".

The End of Alice Lovie

End of the circle

During the final days of James Lovie's reign the Circle began preparations to began killing political enemies if the return of William heralded any sort of government change. Luckily any assassination operations were thrown into disarray when James Lovie teleported out of Lucerne, and William took over as King. So sudden was this that many in the Circle simply teleported to the Dark Tower in Orleans in the hopes of finding James Lovie. The only two who stayed behind were the Kingdom loyalist Khadgar , and the extremely homicidalForder Braxton .

The Circles fall would leave the Kingdom without any Magi group until the founding of the Order of the Blue Dragon by William Lovie, and Khadgar.

Rebirth in Orleans

When James Lovie fled Lucerne he set up his new base of operations in the ruins of the Bretonian city of Orleans. It is here that the Circle of Magi was reborn, and continues to serve its dark master James Lovie.

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.

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 New Grand Enchanter
Er-Khadgar Morgrave Fourth Deacon of Turnidlon Head of the Tower of Tarnbooth Alive
Cuthwin Mountain Second Deacon of Kiel Alive
Wilhelm Kissling Third Deacon of Kissenburg 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

First Enchanters

Name Role Power Status
Aelfwynn Turnidlon First Enchanter of Turnidlon 4 Executed
Morrigan 4 Order of the Blue Dragon
Tobin Aven Dead
Hanzal Herbus 4 Dead
James Nighting Dead
Ludin Marbrand Loyal
Lysa Highmore First Enchanter of Highmore 4 Dead
Nedrik Moore First Enchanter of Moore 3 Order of the Blue Dragon

Senior Enchanters

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

Lower Enchanter

Name Current Loyalty Status Sworn To
Johan Snow Order of the Blue Dragon Alive
Alex Kirsh Circle of Magi Alive
James Thalmer 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

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

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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