University of Tinkers
The University of Tinkers was established shortly after the Steam Age arrived in 1634AD. There are only four University’s, London, Paris, Venice and Berlin. A new University is in the process of being built in the city state of Vienna with the expectation of research on The Great Hellscar and inventing things to assist with it’s monitoring, exploitation and destruction. Those belonging to the University teach and research the application of steam based mechanics, infusing inventions with magical parts and the creation of wonderous inventions. Not all inventors are members of the University, but being a member does have it’s benefits, generally in the form of an open door policy on it’s libraries, assitance with materials, personnel to assist with a project as well as the occasional discount on items provided by the Artificers and the College of the Arcane Arts.
Like the College of the Arcane Arts, the University has strict safety policies (due primarily to numerous machines running rampant or expirements having disasterous results), and has been known to assist in the apprehension or termination of scientists they deem as using their machines for ill will or death and destruction.