8 Winds Academy
The 8 Winds Academy is the most prestigious center of learning in Saltwater’s Weep. Founded by Nekalim the Alchemist and run by Arastofal The Abjurationist the school caters mostly to Elves. That being the case however, exception humans and half-elves are accepted, as are “lesser” races if they can prove themselves to be VERY gifted or bring some valuable bit of learning to add to the school’s library.
The 8 Winds in the name refers to the 8 main specialization schools of Wizards. While Nekalim is not a Wizard himself he does possess a great deal of knowledge of the subject of magic and it’s formal applications.
Arastofal has been the Dean of the 8 Winds Academy for 200 years now. Rumor has it predecessor grew too powerful and challenged Rezzelia as dominant Wizard of the city. It is said she may still have him trapped in her lair, torturing him endlessly for his arrogance. Others claim he matched her in power and fled to find a place where Might does not make Right.