Welcome to Top Three Thursday! This is a weekly feature I’ve decided to host from this day forward. A day where I can post a short list on different topics I’ve been thinking about. This week I’m borrowing an old Tough Traveling Thursday topic I missed out on years: FAVORITE CITY OF WIZARDS!
City of Wizards is normally a good thing, since only good wizards seem to live together. This city will be on a hill in someplace that is hidden/hard to get to….
3. White Tower of Hoeth – Warhammer
“The White Tower is visible tens of miles away, a sharp white needle of marble thrusting up into the sky. Its approaches are guarded by rings of illusion and mazes of spells, which mean only those people whom the Loremasters want to approach the Tower may find the true path towards it. It is said that those who seeks wisdom and learning will find it at the Tower, but those who seek power for its own sake will become lost in Hoeth’s spell-mazes for the rest of their days.”
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2. Dune – Bene Gesseritt Chapterhouse
The home base for the witches of the Dune universe was a place of training, intrigue, and experimentation in all the mysterious ways of the power behind the scenes. These predominate female group of beings honing their unique abilities, weaving a spell of control down through the ages as they manipulated the fate of the galaxy from their hidden chapterhouse!
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1. The Unremembered
Recityv is not the usual city of wizards that we all think of, but that is exactly why it is so memorable and cool. Basically, the city holds the ancient Descant Cathedral where the Song of Suffering is sung to keep the veil strong against the nightmares held captive inside the Bourne. It is also where the Lieholan are trained in the use of their power to create with song. So this “city of wizards” is the only place where this particular and powerful brand of magic is taught and used.
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Darwath – QUO
Quo is the magic city of the wizards in this world. It is encircled by illusions, spells, and wards innumerable; all the knowledge and lore of the wizards of the entire world stored here in this ocean side paradise where everyone is accepted and peace and unity is the status quo. The remaining fragments of knowledge about how humanity survived the first rising of the dark millennium ago and drove the demons back locked in its libraries.
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Wheel of Time – TAR VALON
The center of Aes Sedai power is a huge, rich, powerful place where these female wizards if you will have plotted and controlled the world for untold centuries. Sure, they might have had the best interest of everyone in mind most of the time, but these “witches” and their general behavior always bothered me. Bothered me the same way any small group who accumulates power and forces everyone else to bow down to them does.
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Neat topic! Tar Valon is definitely one that I would include, plus it’s the only one hear I’m overly familiar with, hah. The Unremembered sounds really interesting.
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It would have to the Unseen University in Terry Pratchett’s fantastical Discworld series 🙂
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Favorite wizard’s cities? Great list and I cannot disagree. Tar Valon is an excellent choice, find out why…