Eberron Revisited - Heroes of Xandrar
Arcanix (village,800) is an institute of arcane studies in the nation of Aundair. Many of the greatest wizards of Galifar learned their craft within the floating towers of Arcanix. It is located on the shores of Lake Galifar in Aundair.
This village lies directly beneath the floating towers. The residents of Arcanix owe their livelihoods to the Arcane Congress, from the innkeeper who boards the parents of would-be wizards during the Autumn Entrance Examinations to the stablemaster responsible for exercising the steeds—both mundane and exotic—of some Arcane Congress spellcasters.
Most of the important wizards and sorcerers of the Arcane Congress live in the floating towers themselves, but a few reside in Arcanix. Raulo ir’Trannick is the lord mayor of Arcanix and a member of the Arcane Congress.
Arcanix is also home to the Tower of Alchemy, one of the Five Nations’ premier colleges for the alchemical arts.
Arcanix’s unique position makes it one of the Five Nations’ most magically aware places. Many of the residents are downright blasé about powerful arcane magic, while others take great delight in the astonishment on visitors’ faces when a carpet of flying alights on the town square or an aged wizard turns into a glorious dragon and flies away.
Arcanix was not badly affected by the Great Rising, as the villagers were quickly evacuated to the floating towers and the wizards had the ability and foresight to quickly clear and protect the farmland below. However a loss of new talent coming through the college and the abnormally long lives of the residents of the towers has meant that flexibility in thinking has reduced and tradition is perhaps valued too highly.