White Lotus Academy
The White Lotus Academy was establish long ago as a place to train all students of the arcane. The goal of the Academy was to monitor the studies of arcane students in the hopes that they could prevent anyone from dabbling too deeply into the darker side of the arts. Additionally, it was hoped that by bringing students of all forms of arcane magic together, a greater understanding of all the arcane disciplines could be developed.
In addition to its training and research activities, the Academy also came to be the guardians of the secret of the Seals protecting the Heart of Haemnaethuun and of the whereabouts of the shards of the Dyrnnentine. Few members of the Academy know anything about the Seals or the Dyrnnentine as the secrets have been entrusted only to the highest ranking members over the years. When it became apparent that the Seals were weakening, the Academy purported to close its doors, fearing that its secret may get out and hoping that it could keep protect both the Dyrnnentine and the Heart by closing. Behind its closed doors though, the Academy continued to train its most trusted students. High ranking members of the Academy can be identified by the white lotus tattoos on the underside of their forearms.