|Founded By||Eleanor Brea, Elodan Bloodgood, Marus Torix|
The members of the Scholia Arcana consist of scholars who make it their mission to study all of the strange and magical findings in Amalur. Adhering to a dogma of rigorous scholarship and thorough experimentation, they are the brightest and most intrepid mages of Amalur. Their pursuit of arcane knowledge and their dedication to the discipline of magic is unsurpassed.
Hundreds of years before the Age of Arcana, mage Eleanor Brea and her two closest friends and confidants, Marus Torix and Elodan Bloodgood, overthrew the tyrant Ciara Sydanus and though the last two did not possess the gift of magic, they founded together the Scholia Arcana upon the heights of Rathir, where the ancient Dokkalfar traditions of magic-wielding were formalized into a prodigious school. At some point later on, the Scholia Arcana was allowed to set up a small outpost in the Gardens of Ysa by the Summer Fae, which served as an embassy and an alternative place to test initiates.
The mages from the Scholia Arcana are organized into various ranks according to how proficient they are with magic. The newest among the order are Neophytes. Those who progress beyond that are promoted to the rank of Docent. Docents who continue further with their training become Adepts of the order. From the Adepts, a select few are chosen to become Savants. Savants are the highest rank a student at the Scholia Arcana can become, having no one above them except the Archsage themself.
Recently, magic is becoming stronger and more out of control. The cause is unknown, but it is drastic enough that it could reshape the balance of power in Amalur. If someone can change the fate of the Scholia Arcana, then life may return to normal.
- Trial by Fire
- The Ruin of Aodh
- The Unquiet Bride
- Lightning in a Bottle
- A Crowded Mind
- There are some discrepancies in-game about the Scholia's exact date of foundation. Shorsha Pennian comments the Scholia is around six hundred years old; however a line of dialogue from a character in the Revelation quest implies that it was founded around seven centuries ago and the book "Omnibus Arcana" goes as far as to say the events leading to the foundation of the Scholia Arcana happened eight hundred years ago.