Earthdawn - Who Really Kaers?
The Wise Tree
A massive, old oak grows in the center of Shal’Minar. It is the largest tree in the kaer, and the treetop holds the governor’s house – woven from the branches of the tree in elven tradition. Right in front of the Wise Tree is the largest gathering place of the hall – Sand Square. A wooden statue of Jaspree was carved from a dead tree that once grew here. There is a large gathering here once a week, when the elven merchants come to distribute tools, clothing and jewelry they traded for the good of the community in Council Hall.
Of the Name-givers following the magician disciplines, most of the apprentices seem to come from the hall of Okoros. The house of the Magician’s Guild is located in Shal’Minar, however, and it is the only one built with traditional materials – wood, stone and metal. There is only one grandmaster for every single magician discipline. They form the Council of Mages and are tasked with the control of the kaer’s wards.
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