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13th Jun '17 5:40:25 PM Theriocephalus
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** ''TabletopGame/ForgottenRealms'' is riddled with these, functional or otherwise. With time, some of the abandoned towers became taverns; some are so warded thickly that they stay empty in the middle of a town for a few centuries. Some consist only of a few upper levels [[OminousFloatingCastle remaining in their proper place]].

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** ''TabletopGame/ForgottenRealms'' is riddled with these, functional or otherwise. With time, some of the abandoned towers became taverns; some are so warded thickly warded that they stay empty in the middle of a town for a few centuries. Some consist only of a few upper levels [[OminousFloatingCastle remaining in their proper place]].
13th May '17 6:39:01 AM nighttrainfm
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* In ''Franchise/DragonAge'', the Circle of Magi is based in a tower located in the middle of a large lake. At one point, when he considers all the stairs he's about to face climbing to get to the bottom of the tower, First Enchanter Irving [[LampshadeHanging grumbles]] about the inconvenience that this trope causes the older mages (including him) and curses whoever's bright idea it was that decided to enforce it.

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* In ''Franchise/DragonAge'', the ''Franchise/DragonAge'':
** The Ferelden
Circle of Magi is based in a tower located in the middle of a large lake. At one point, when he considers all the stairs he's about to face climbing to get to the bottom of the tower, First Enchanter Irving [[LampshadeHanging grumbles]] about the inconvenience that this trope causes the older mages (including him) and curses whoever's bright idea it was that decided to enforce it.



** The "Circle Tower" actually predates the Circle of Magi and was built as the ancient fortress known as the Kinloch Hold. It's mentioned that such towers are commonly used because they can double as Mage prisons and are built to withstand just about ''anything''. Ferleden's ''other'' tower, the one actually built by (evil) mages, is now a general prison.

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** The "Circle Tower" actually predates the Circle of Magi and was built as the ancient fortress known as the Kinloch Hold. It's mentioned that such towers are commonly used because they can double as Mage prisons and are built to withstand just about ''anything''. Ferleden's ''other'' tower, the one actually built by (evil) mages, is now [[TheTower a general prison. prison.]]
** In ''VideoGame/DragonAgeInquisition'', you can add one to Skyhold as a cosmetic upgrade (the alternative being a ''Templar'' tower).
1st May '17 11:26:43 AM porphyre77
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** In fact, building a tower was considered as the default endgame for any Magic-User player-character.
30th Apr '17 3:35:00 PM Xtifr
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* Creator/ElizabethBear's Promethean Age series: In ''Whiskey & Water'', Jane Andraste has taken the skyscraper headquarters of the Promethean order as her tower.

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* Creator/ElizabethBear's Promethean Age Literature/ThePrometheanAge series: In ''Whiskey & and Water'', Jane Andraste has taken the skyscraper headquarters of the Promethean order as her tower.
29th Apr '17 10:45:22 PM Xtifr
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* Elizabeth Bear's Promethean Age: In ''Whiskey & Water'', Jane Andraste has taken the skycraper headquarters of the Promethean order as her tower.

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* Elizabeth Bear's Creator/ElizabethBear's Promethean Age: Age series: In ''Whiskey & Water'', Jane Andraste has taken the skycraper skyscraper headquarters of the Promethean order as her tower.
6th Mar '17 12:02:51 PM BeerBaron
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** In ''[[VideoGame/TheElderScrollsIIIMorrowind Morrowind]]'', the Telvanni wizards live in towers, often without any stairs - they use magic to get to whatever level they want, and anybody who can't follow probably isn't worth talking to.
*** In the same game, the wizards are also fond of living in domes.

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** In ''[[VideoGame/TheElderScrollsIIIMorrowind Morrowind]]'', the Telvanni wizards usually live in towers, often without any giant magically grown mushroom towers. These towers generally lack stairs - to the upper levels where the wizards themselves live, as they simply use levitation magic to get to whatever level where they want, and anybody want to go. (And anyone who can't follow use magic probably isn't worth talking to.
*** In
to.) Dotting the same game, more isolated areas of Vvardenfell are the wizards are also fond of living in domes.ancient Velothi Towers. Most have been taken over by rogue sorcerers and necromancers, though a few have been repurposed into Telvanni outposts.
9th Feb '17 5:26:57 PM tyouker
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This trope probably stems from the metaphorical "ivory tower", which refers to academics who remove themselves from the rest of society to study. A high tower conveys a sense of isolation from "normal" people, which those academics (or in this case, magicians) use to study in peace, much the same way that religious gurus are often depicted praying on mountaintops. In another sense, [[TheTower high towers]] are ancient [[TowerOfBabel symbols of arrogance and hubris]]. Or simply extreme isolation.

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This trope probably stems May originate from the metaphorical "ivory tower", which refers to academics who remove themselves from fact that many traditions link magic with astronomy or astrology, making the rest top of society a tower a commonsense place for a mage to study. hang out. A high tower also conveys a sense of isolation from "normal" people, which those academics (or in this case, magicians) the magician can use to study in peace, much the same way that religious gurus are often depicted praying on mountaintops. In another sense, [[TheTower high towers]] are ancient [[TowerOfBabel symbols of arrogance and hubris]]. Or simply extreme isolation.
9th Jan '17 1:18:45 AM Anddrix
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* In ''Series/EmeraldCity'', even though she isn't legally allowed to do magic anymore, Glinda's residence in the North is still a tall white tower.
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8th Jan '17 12:16:30 PM Ramidel
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* OlderThanDirt with Odin's tower of Hlidskjalf in Myth/NorseMythology.

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* OlderThanDirt OlderThanPrint with Odin's tower of Hlidskjalf in Myth/NorseMythology.
2nd Jan '17 6:53:29 PM MiddleEighth
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*There are seven of them in a circle at the center of the city of Daarthayu in ''Fanfic/TheKeysStandAlone: The Soft World'', each a different color, and each housing one of the city's ruling wizards. If you stand and look at them, you'll get a feeling that indicates the specialty of each wizard. The one that the four enter is filled with several floors of Arabian Nights-type luxury, with the wizard and his workshop at the very top.
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