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1st Sep '16 2:32:35 PM margdean56
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*** Played straight by Sauron before he revealed his true identity after being slain by Isildur. He was known as The Necromancer, an evil sorcerer, and lived in the tower-fortress of Dol-Guldur on the edge of Mirkwood. The White Council eventually drove him out of Mirkwood, but had delayed long enough for him to restore himself in Mordor. He began re-raising his old tower, Barad-dûr, less than a decade later.

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*** Played straight by Sauron before he revealed his true identity after being slain by Isildur. He was known as The Necromancer, an evil sorcerer, and lived in the tower-fortress of Dol-Guldur Dol Guldur on the edge of Mirkwood. The White Council eventually drove him out of Mirkwood, but had delayed long enough for him to restore himself in Mordor. He began re-raising his old tower, Barad-dûr, less than a decade later.



* Creator/PatriciaAMcKillip's ''Literature/TheRiddleMasterTrilogy'' has a tower with a spiral staircase that cannot be climbed unless the wizard invites you in -- otherwise the top remains just as high above you no mattter how high you think you've climbed.

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* Creator/PatriciaAMcKillip's ''Literature/TheRiddleMasterTrilogy'' has a tower with a spiral staircase that cannot be climbed unless the wizard invites you in -- otherwise the top remains just as high above you no mattter matter how high you think you've climbed.



* Each of the disciples of Aldur have their own tower in the {{Belgariad}}. Its a deliberate and conscious emulation of their patron god Aldur, though the specific styles vary reflecting aspects of the individual sorcerer's personality. [[SingleMindedTwins Belkira and Beltira]] have a bridge linking theirs while the hunchbacked Beldin has a delicate and airy looking tower. Belgarath lampshades it while infiltrating a villain's tower by saying that every sorcerer he's met seems to build one - this particular one is upside down and hangs from the edge of a mountain, apparently just because it can.

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* Each of the disciples of Aldur have their own tower in the {{Belgariad}}. Its It's a deliberate and conscious emulation of their patron god Aldur, though the specific styles vary reflecting aspects of the individual sorcerer's personality. [[SingleMindedTwins Belkira and Beltira]] have a bridge linking theirs while the hunchbacked Beldin has a delicate and airy looking tower. Belgarath lampshades it while infiltrating a villain's tower by saying that every sorcerer he's met seems to build one - -- this particular one is upside down and hangs from the edge of a mountain, apparently just because it can.


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* In Creator/LoisMcMasterBujold's Wide Green World series, we find that a sufficiently evolved malice will develop a compulsion to build towers -- possibly an effect of their being caused? created? by wizard magic gone wrong in the distant past.
20th Aug '16 5:32:45 PM nombretomado
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* In ''{{Dragonlance}}'', the wizard's Conclave is based out of five different Towers of High Sorcery scattered across the continent, each surrounded by an enchanted grove of trees meant to keep out intruders. All five have vastly different and unique designs and layouts, with apartments and laboratories for wizards in residence, vast libraries, cataloged collections of magical artifacts, and other facilities. Even graveyards are present for mages who want to be buried within the Towers. In addition to being the homes and workplaces of the Conclave wizards, the Towers also serve as a magical CosmicKeystone, keeping magic stable and predictable. When two of the Towers were destroyed during the Kingpriest's inquisition, the surrounding areas were devastated for miles around, and if all five were gone, the entire continent would be swept with uncontrolled wild magic.

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* In ''{{Dragonlance}}'', ''Literature/{{Dragonlance}}'', the wizard's Conclave is based out of five different Towers of High Sorcery scattered across the continent, each surrounded by an enchanted grove of trees meant to keep out intruders. All five have vastly different and unique designs and layouts, with apartments and laboratories for wizards in residence, vast libraries, cataloged collections of magical artifacts, and other facilities. Even graveyards are present for mages who want to be buried within the Towers. In addition to being the homes and workplaces of the Conclave wizards, the Towers also serve as a magical CosmicKeystone, keeping magic stable and predictable. When two of the Towers were destroyed during the Kingpriest's inquisition, the surrounding areas were devastated for miles around, and if all five were gone, the entire continent would be swept with uncontrolled wild magic.
18th Aug '16 8:03:14 AM aidreamer
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* ''Webcomic/{{Erfworld}}'' is an RPGMechanicsverse where mage towers are standard issue for cities. The bigger the tower, the more of a bonus any caster within the city will receive to their spellcasting.
4th Aug '16 7:32:22 AM Peridonyx
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** The Crystal Empire's castle is probably the most enormous example yet, and it also seems to be able to "broadcast" the city-kingdom's FisherKingdom-esque power across the rest of Equestria. Unfortunately, SorcerousOverlord King Sombra nearly manages to exploit the latter trait twice in order to TakeOverTheWorld, even managing to [[spoiler:warp part of the interior into a borderline EldritchLocation of bizarre spatial effects for an elaborate security system.]]
26th Jul '16 10:34:03 PM PaulA
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* In the ''Literature/EarthseaTrilogy'', the Master Namer of Roke, Kurremkarmerruk, lives in a tower some way from the School.

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* In the ''Literature/EarthseaTrilogy'', ''Literature/{{Earthsea}}'' series, the Master Namer of Roke, Kurremkarmerruk, lives in a tower some way from the School.
4th Jul '16 9:02:56 AM Theriocephalus
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* ''[[Literature/TheBartimaeusTrilogy The Ring Of Solomon]]'' by Creator/JonathanStroud: Solomon give each of his magicians their own tower in his palace.

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* ''[[Literature/TheBartimaeusTrilogy The Ring Of Solomon]]'' by Creator/JonathanStroud: Solomon give gives each of his magicians their own tower in his palace.
1st Jul '16 8:14:03 PM nombretomado
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* ''[[BartimaeusTrilogy The Ring Of Solomon]]'' by Creator/JonathanStroud: Solomon give each of his magicians their own tower in his palace.

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* ''[[BartimaeusTrilogy ''[[Literature/TheBartimaeusTrilogy The Ring Of Solomon]]'' by Creator/JonathanStroud: Solomon give each of his magicians their own tower in his palace.
26th Jun '16 2:53:33 PM nombretomado
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* ''TheDresdenFiles'': One line in ''Literature/GravePeril'' mentions that most wizards live in towers in Europe.

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* ''TheDresdenFiles'': ''Literature/TheDresdenFiles'': One line in ''Literature/GravePeril'' mentions that most wizards live in towers in Europe.
12th Jun '16 6:19:40 PM Theriocephalus
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* ''[[BartimaeusTrilogy The Ring Of Solomon]]'' by Creator/JonathanStroud: Solomon keeps give each of his magicians their own tower in his palace.

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* ''[[BartimaeusTrilogy The Ring Of Solomon]]'' by Creator/JonathanStroud: Solomon keeps give each of his magicians their own tower in his palace.
19th May '16 12:40:50 AM Bosco13
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* ''RiversOfLondon'': In the third book, Peter refers to the Faceless Man's abandoned ElaborateUndergroundBase as an inverted wiazard's tower.

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* ''RiversOfLondon'': ''Literature/RiversOfLondon'': In the third book, Peter refers to the Faceless Man's abandoned ElaborateUndergroundBase as an inverted wiazard's tower.
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