The Eye of Thios
Oighear is located in the mountains far to the South of Cathair. Inhospitable to all but the most hardy of creatures, Oighear is home to the world’s only organized school of magic. Local tradition states that the city was founded by a mage who, in an effort to test and hone his skills, took on the challenge of surviving in the frozen peaks with naught but the clothes on his back and the staff in his hand. It is said that in ten years he returned from the mountaintop, having built a great tower in the cleft of the tallest peak with naught but his will and imagination. However, none can remember the mage’s name, which leads many rational minds to skepticism.
The school, however, does exist in a tower, wedged into a cleft of the tallest peak. Over time, a hearty settlement arose to serve the unique needs of the school. Students of the school are sent to learn magic by their families, who support the school in whatever way they are able until the student decides to leave or their master deems their training complete.