The Umber River Strategem
The Simbarch Council
The simbarchs of Aglarond are a loosely bound order of wizards who take their inspiration and principal teachings from the Simbul, a powerful sorceress who for a time ruled over Aglarond before her disappearance during the Era of Upheaval. Though the Simbul is now gone her ideological descendants continue to hold a prominent place in Aglarond, effectivelly acting as the ruling class of the nation. Regardless of whether a simbarch is part of this cultured elite or not, all draw on the same spells and arcane secrets that made the Simbul well-known throughout Faerûn.