Mesmer Collective

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The Mesmer Collective is, as the name implies, a semi-secretive organization of mesmers founded in 1070 AE.[1] The identities of most of its members are unknown; to join, a mesmer must wait to be sponsored by an existing member and offered an invitation. The Pact Commander, despite their influence, has yet to enjoy this privilege.[2] The Collective appears to have a hierarchy among their members as suggested by the rank of Fourth Veil. If a member falls into hardship and becomes financially burdened, the Collective will not revoke the affected mesmer's membership if a well-regarded sponsor vouches for the affected member, especially in matters of discretion that the Collective values. Any member looking for employment can also contact the Collective for references for their curriculum vitae.[3]

The Collective's purpose is shrouded in mystery, though they have been known to express interest in occurrences where mesmer magic is suspected to be involved. For example, the Collective sent Kasmeer Meade to investigate the veil surrounding Viathan Lake in 1326 AE, which was soon discovered to be an illusion concealing the Tower of Nightmares.[4] One possible purpose for the Collective may be the safeguarding of advanced or controversial mesmer spells, such as single-target illusions, which are known to be kept secret from outsiders and even neophytes within the mesmer community.[5]

April described herself as a "Future Veil of the Mesmer Collective".[6]

Known members[edit]

See also: Category:Mesmer Collective
Historical members
  • Duchess Adelaide Barradin (original inner council member)[1]
  • Velise (Third Veil, original inner council member)[7][8]
  • Nemah (Fourth Veil, original inner council member)[8]
  • Gauvain (original inner council member)[8]
  • Obryn (original inner council member)[8]

Related achievements[edit]


  • Marjory Delaqua has referred to the organization as "The Great and Gorgeous Mesmer Collective".[4]
  • May be a reference to The Magic Circle, a secretive group of magicians whose conditions for membership include swearing never to reveal the secrets of magic to outsiders. As with the Mesmer Collective, candidates for membership must first be sponsored by existing members.

See also[edit]


  1. ^ a b c A Collective History Vol. 1
  2. ^ Reunion with the Pact
    Braham: Oh, that is right. I hope they find something we can use. Jory's a member of the Priory, right? Is Kas?
    <Character name>: I don't believe she's in an order. She's in the Mesmer Collective.
    Braham: What is that, some kind of group for mesmers?
    <Character name>: Yes. You have to be sponsored. I haven't yet been invited to join.
    Braham: Why not? I mean, you're you—an important mesmer.
    <Character name>: I guess I haven't stayed still long enough to make the right connections.
  3. ^ Letter from the Mesmer Collective
  4. ^ a b Marjory Delaqua Season 1 dialogue
  5. ^ [VO] Questions to Angel Leigh McCoy, Espirits d'Orr (Archived)
  6. ^ Someone in Need
  7. ^ A Collective History Vol. 2
  8. ^ a b c d A Collective History Vol. 5