Most simply consider the Citadel to be a school, but it strives to defend and preserve the knowledge and enlightenment of Mannkind from within its walls. It is not only supported directly by the county but it plays an integral part in its affairs from leading efforts to explore and develop the county to training and certifying its workforce, developing technologies, and assisting in the training of its military and militias. Members of the Citadel may even travel the world to find or bring knowledge and may be called upon to expand to new areas that hunger for knowledge in exchange for other services.
There are five major branches that compose the Citadel:
The Collegium: the Citadel's academy where many guilds and citizens can learn skills and knowledge is spread countywide
The Lycaeum: where members gather to discuss Citadel matters and collaborate on technological development
The Athenaeum: the library branch where records and maps are kept and scribes work out of, also assists government
The Arcanum: the exploratory branch where members quest after natural and unnatural history and map the realm
The Knights Scholar: an order of warriors dedicated to perfecting and practicing their craft for its own sake and defense of the realm