The Stockwood Scrolls
Watchful Order of Magists and Protectors
Technically, the Watchful Order is one of Waterdeep’s forty-seven guilds, formed to protect less powerful wizards and sorcerers from those distrustful of the Art, but in practice it acts as the largest arcane academy in the City of Splendors.
The Watchful Order encourages prudence in the use of the Art so that arcane spellcasters will be respected and looked up to, not feared and actively opposed. Effectively, it polices less powerful arcane spellcasters who reside in or visit the city, actively discouraging them from throwing spells around to influence the populace. Since many powerful arcane spellcasters are not members of the Watchful Order, the guild uses its influence to mitigate their most egregious behaviour as well. The guild’s livery is a dark purple cloak, with a white human hand, fingers together and uppermost, on the left shoulder.
The Master of the Order, Waterdeep’s Blackstaff, is always one of the most powerful wizards in Waterdeep, and in all of Faerûn. The current Blackstaff, Vajra Safahr, a Tethyrian, has guided the Order through a tumultuous time since she ascended to the role in 1479 DR. Multiple members of the Order had plotted against her predecessor, resulting in a schism that saw the Order greatly diminished. Nevertheless, the guild is still one of the strongest collections of mages in the Faerûn.
Vajra Safahr, the Blackstaff
Arven Llandal is a young human wizard who assisted Groβ in dispelling the curse on Corran Evruil
Bentil Agrath is a middle-aged wizard who acts as one of the guardians for Waterdeep’s teleportation circle.