The Wardens of the Eclipse
Suzail is a major center of magical learning and power. It is home not only to the secretive College of War Wizards and Ganrahast, Royal Magician to the Realm, but also the Council of Mages and such important wizards as Vainrence, Ilstan, and many others.
All mages of 5th or greater level who enter Cormyr must register before the next sundown with a kings herald, a local lord, or at the Court. Once on the rolls, they’re welcome at meetings of the Council of Mages. These meetings are evening affairs held in the Court in Suzail once every three rides (tendays). Ganrahast or, in the rare event of his absence, Vainrence chairs the meetings. At such gatherings, decrees of the Crown bearing on magic are proclaimed, issues of interest to workers with magic are discussed, and mages can advertise their services or their needs for the aid of other mages or would-be mages. Many a starry-eyed apprentice comes to such gatherings.
The war wizards always have a recruiting representative at council meetings. Those mages who are most loyal to the Crown can by free choice and Foril’s agreement swear a secret oath and become war wizards in the service of Cormyr. The oath is known to involve a geas cast by Ganrahast that prohibits war wizards from working to the harm of Foril, his family, or the good of his kingdom.