This order of sages, scribes and librarians seeks out, spreads and preserves valuable and almost forgotten knowledge in their libraries. These underground places are well hidden houses of erudition and and research, accessible to those who prove themselves worthy of knowing what is kept here. Unfortunately, they must uphold their as secrecy as some of their enemies would be better off without their existence.
Here they also educate people to become sages so they may continue the orders’ activities. It is believed that they are the only ones left posessing documents dating back from before the first ascendency.
Goals of the Institute
Since knowledge is power, The Institute intends to preserve and spread information, since they believe that the world can only progress when it’s people are no longer blinded from the truth by lies and fear.
Even while they revere the apostle Ioun they are separated from the church of light.
Seekers of the Institute
Also among their ranks are the seekers, shady thieves who will search and capture new information to keep it from falling into the wrong hands.