A small continent to the west of the Veparan archipelago is inhabited by a large magical institution. The government of the island Jadu Sala is run by a meritocratic council headed by a high archmage and a chamber of three lower archmages. The high archmage is elected by the council and serves for as long as they choose (the current high archmage is an elf who has held the position for two hundred years), and the chamber are appointed by the high archmage. The body that manages the school itself is of equal political power to the government itself, and is theoretically independent, but much of the government works in the school; the headmaster has been serving in the chamber of archmages for 75 years.
While it is closely tied to Vepara in its origins, Jadu Sala is independent in all of its dealings. It does not interact with global politics, but it accepts students from all over the world to study magic. Most of the students are wizards, some are summoners, and some study to serve in the military of Jadu Sala as magi – many of the elves who study to be magi leave to serve in the Veparan military after their studies are complete.
Largely elven and half-elven, a sizable minority are humans, and there is a small group of dwarven “graduate students” who study there to combine the arcane theories of their culture with those of the elves. Most orcs that are seen in Jadu Sala are slaves, born there after their ancestors were captured and taken away by the Veparan fleet generations ago. There are no aard kuit to be seen on the island, largely because of racism from the elves and mistrust of other humanoids from the elemental races.
Once basic education is finished, students of Jadu Sala are encouraged to travel the world to continue their studies. Often joining ventures funded by Iskola University, parties containing both wizards and bards are a rather common sight on the northern seas.