The Collegiate Arcane is a faction of sorcerous artisans that create magical devices to siphon and channel the magic of the Mortal Realms into powerful spells. Whenever the armies of Azyrheim need magical support it is the Collegiate Arcane they turn to.
Unlike the aelven seers of the Eldritch Council, their talents are not instinctive. They require arcane foci and esoteric devices to channel the magic into sorcery. They work their spells by using celestial orreries, etheric lenses and other enchanted objects like staves, masks, hourglasses and orbs.
In battle they cast searing bolts of fire or snaking lighting or murderous shadows. Others create protective wards and shields around their allies. They are also called upon to stop Daemon chicanery or help them controlling the Realmgates.
The Collegiate is not allowed to maintain its own permanent armed forces but instead will hire Freeguild soliders to escort mages or for other related tasks, these can often be long term contracts where the soldiers ensure that the Collegiate's interests are upheld. [3a]
The humans had mastered the ways of magic long ago, but only when these thaumaturges, soothsayers and astromancers took refuge in Azyrheim during the Age of Chaos did they congregate their knowledge, creating large floating towers, called sky towers, that hang over Azyrheim like stone candles. Now that the Age of Sigmar has begun they provide the armies of order with enchantments and sorceries.
|Aelhad||Collegiate Arcane||Battlemage||Human||The senior representative of the Collegiate in the city of Glymmsforge in the Realm of Shyish|
|Ahom||Collegiate Arcane||Battlemage||Human||Titled Reconciler and the senior of three mages that were part of the reclaimation of Caddow in the Realm of Shyish|
|Ilesha Dune||Collegiate Arcane||Battlemage||Human||She entered Shadespire in search of knowledge.|
|Jerob||Collegiate Arcane||Battlemage||Human||One of the three mages sent by the collegiate to assist in the reclaimation of Caddow in the Realm of Shyish|
|Maerilla||Collegiate Arcane||Magister-Supreme||Human||The Magister-Supreme of Vandium.|
|Battlemage on Griffon||Collegiate Arcane||Order||Warscroll|
|Celestial Hurricanum||Collegiate Arcane||Order||Warscroll|
|Luminark of Hysh||Collegiate Arcane||Order||Warscroll|
- 1: Grand Alliance of Order - Collegiate Arcane, pg 148-149
- 2: Warhammer Age of Sigmar: Malign Sorcery
- 2a: Concerning Realmstone, pg 10-13
- 3: Hallowed Knights: Black Pyramid (novel)
- 3a: Chapter Ten, pg. 195