The Astrologers Guild is neutral in alignment and loosely centred around Parrius. Its sphere of influence tends to cover the eastern regions of the continent.
The Guild of Astrologers is the original home of the Seer profession and was founded centuries ago by Sarik the Legerdemainer on the eastern bank of Mercinae. They are to be found in an impressive tower facing the Eastern Ocean in the city of Parrius. With most guilds occupying the same profession, it is easy to draw distinctions between their outlooks. This is not true with the Astrologers and the Seers Guilds. Their members are all individuals, and while some Astrologers lean towards the dark side of the art, some Seers likewise lean towards altruism and light. Both guilds have the same skills and the same potential for progressions. Though one is in Thakria and the other in Parrius, both tend to remain aloof from inter-city politics.
Patient learning of the lay of the land, routes around the world, in front of the flickering stone. Practice at stealthy fast movement, tentative gradual aggression and resolute defence. The Astrologer is unmatched in ways. Ways the few who have mastered this profession know only too well.
The most ancient and mysterious of Avalon's four mystical guilds, the Astrologers remain a small, secretive circle of elite knowledge seekers. From within the shadowed halls of their ancient tower near the seas of Parrius, they gaze...
They peer both outwardly at the great powers which mould universes, and inwardly, using omniscient seeing stones, to trace the soft starlight that comprises the human souls of other Avalonians. Whether the knowledge they glean be employed for grim destruction, or for healing injustice, or for pure eccentric joy and pleasure is irrelevant. Rather, it is the mindful cultivation of the power itself, and the free development of the intelligent individual, that is the guild's axis; around this axis cycles each Astrologer's life.
The life of an Astrologer is suited to only a very select few. Joining the circle is an arduous journey, though the rewards bear the promise of power beyond the reach of any other path in Avalon. The widely misunderstood and feared power of Farsight, through which the Astrologer manipulates events through a seeing stone, is only one of three soul-stirring skills at the Astrologer's disposal. The Astrologer also deals in Mysticism, a brand of voodoo culminating in puppet mastery, and Fatalism, the power of curses and blessings. Supported by his abilities to mimic spellcasting and to move in stealth, the Astrologer's limits are defined only by the bounds of his own intelligence.
The Astrologers remain insular and secretive, and apprenticeships are rare. But if patience, intelligence, and independence are among your hallmarks, seek them out. There lies the grandest of illuminations.
Manipulation and use of the seeing stone, exerting influence from afar.
Waxen idols and effigies, voodoo touch, puppet mastery, sentient control.
Curses and blessings for help and hinder.
A smattering of stealthy skills to conceal oneself and ones influence.
Two dozen of the most general mage charms to augment your repertoire.
The Astrologers Guild is found via a fairly convoluted route. Head north from Hellespont Square a while along Consort Way, then turn northeast at the road fork. Consort Way then runs into Providence Way. Head south then east along Providence Way until the road bends south, then south a while until the road turns southeast. Just after the southeastern turn, still on Providence Way, on the far east of the city, you will find the Astrologers Guild entrance to the southwest.