Late Night Brigade
There are many things said about the mages guild. Most of them are unflattering. Nearly all of them are true. Until the decree of the late Emperor all magic item trade had to be through a guild appointed member, and there was ussually a tax for this service. Tracking, and categorizing dangerous magics was the reason. Much grumbling was caused by this, and a flouring black market popped up. Meaning well intentioned heroes were funding the very groups they were trying to break up. It has now been 5 years since the breaking of the Mage’s guild monopoly, and some older mages are still bitter about it.
Still, the guilds are the finest places to learn the fine arts of the arcane. Their holds house many secrets that only few will ever find. Teachers of every school of magic can be found in all the major guild halls. Their main Hall is in Dundalis, but the ones in Kemp and Yournston rival it for size.