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16th May '17 9:59:42 AM nombretomado
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* Fai D. Flowright in ''TsubasaReservoirChronicle''

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3rd May '17 10:47:54 AM Jeduthun
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* According to some historical interpretations, TheThreeWiseMen would have had this job (rather than being kings themselves, as in other interpretations). This makes sense considering they are shown to be {{Astrologer}}s who correctly interpret the StarOfBethlehem as signaling the birth of UsefulNotes/{{Jesus}}.
20th Mar '17 5:11:33 PM Eievie
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In fantasy series it's fairly common for a king or other high-ranking ruler to [[StandardRoyalCourt keep a magic-user]] [[StealthPun on staff]], primarily to provide mystical advice and services, and possibly general wisdom as well. Can also show up in historical fiction or even RealLife, as during time periods when sorcery was widely believed in, having a mage or alchemist on hand was generally seen as a smart idea. The character can be TheGoodChancellor, the EvilChancellor, or anything in-between. Contrast TheMagocracy and SorcerousOverlord for instances where the mage(s) is actually the ruler, rather than an advisor. If the character has high standing among other mages as well as the king, they're also TheArchmage. If this is common and magic is real and powerful, one may have to ask why the [[TheMagocracy wizards don't run things]].

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In fantasy series it's fairly common for a king or other high-ranking ruler to [[StandardRoyalCourt keep a magic-user]] [[StealthPun on staff]], primarily to provide mystical advice and services, and possibly general wisdom as well. Can also show up in historical fiction or even RealLife, as during time periods when sorcery was widely believed in, having a mage or alchemist on hand was generally seen as a smart idea. The character can be TheGoodChancellor, the EvilChancellor, or anything in-between. in-between.

Contrast TheMagocracy and SorcerousOverlord for instances where the mage(s) is actually the ruler, rather than an advisor. If the character has high standing among other mages as well as the king, they're also TheArchmage. If this is common and magic is real and powerful, one may have to ask why the [[TheMagocracy wizards don't run things]].things]].






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16th Mar '17 4:42:31 AM Morgenthaler
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16th Mar '17 4:42:20 AM Morgenthaler
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5th Mar '17 5:01:42 PM nombretomado
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* ''Film/InTheNameOfTheKing: A DungeonSiege Tale'' has Creator/JohnRhysDavies play King Konreid's magus named Merick, serving this purpose. Later in the film, he mentions that a magus only has his power as long as serves a king, meaning the magi were always in this role. However, only two ([[spoiler:three if you count Merick's daughter Muriella]]) magi remain: Merick and [[EvilSorcerer Gallian]]. The latter has somehow managed to become extremely powerful and uplift the mindless Krug into a horde, all without serving a king. During their confrontation, Gallian reveals that he found a [[LoopholeAbuse loophole]] - no one says you can't declare yourself king of some group (like the Krug) and serve ''yourself''. Of course, it's implied by Merick's reaction that only a madman like Gallian could justify such twisted logic. By the end, it's implied that [[spoiler:Muriella will now serve this role for Farmer, AKA [[UnexpectedSuccessor Camden Konreid]]]].

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* ''Film/InTheNameOfTheKing: A DungeonSiege VideoGame/DungeonSiege Tale'' has Creator/JohnRhysDavies play King Konreid's magus named Merick, serving this purpose. Later in the film, he mentions that a magus only has his power as long as serves a king, meaning the magi were always in this role. However, only two ([[spoiler:three if you count Merick's daughter Muriella]]) magi remain: Merick and [[EvilSorcerer Gallian]]. The latter has somehow managed to become extremely powerful and uplift the mindless Krug into a horde, all without serving a king. During their confrontation, Gallian reveals that he found a [[LoopholeAbuse loophole]] - no one says you can't declare yourself king of some group (like the Krug) and serve ''yourself''. Of course, it's implied by Merick's reaction that only a madman like Gallian could justify such twisted logic. By the end, it's implied that [[spoiler:Muriella will now serve this role for Farmer, AKA [[UnexpectedSuccessor Camden Konreid]]]].
6th Feb '17 4:25:42 AM Morgenthaler
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* ''ComicBook/BlackMoonChronicles'': Any lord of high enough standing employs at least one mage if they're smart about it, since not being prepared against the enemy employing magic against them could cost them their heads in this war-torn setting.
4th Jan '17 5:35:12 PM gb00393
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* ''Series/GameOfThrones'': Melisandre to Stannis. She is a Red Priestess in the religion of R'hllor, the Lord of Light, and a close counselor to Stannis in his campaign to take the Iron Throne.
23rd Nov '16 7:27:03 AM Kakai
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* In ''Literture/TheTraitorSonCycle'', the courts of Alba, Morea and Daar as Salaam all keep hermeticists on staff to advise them with magical problems and perform whatever sorcery would be needed.
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