-Territory: The Moonlit Isle, with chapters in every country except Firecrown (as decreed by the the Fleet)*
-Leader: Vryaen Moonspire Hale
-Domains: mages for hire, contracted research and development, enchanting, warding, custom spells
Though many view the Arcanists as mercenaries, Archmage Hale’s first loyalties are to research and to Skieholm. He has no qualms about breaking agreements in the name of self-service.
The Collective does not work as a unit, but as individuals. Each member can accept contracts at his or her discretion. Members accept responsibility for their own actions, for good or ill.
Membership allows magic users easy access to a variety of work offers, in exchange for a small percentage of pay. Additional training and unrestricted access to the largest library in the world are perks afforded to members in good standing.
Many apply for apprenticeship with the Collective, and most are accepted. Full membership requires a lengthy trial and evaluation process, and is much more selective.
*Admiral Kenghym forbids a Collective Chapter located in Firecrown, but frequently hires mages to serve aboard his ships when he is short on magic-users.