I am playing a High Elf with the Sage Background and the specialization of Researcher and I would like to develop more details about what university or similar institution I might frequent. My character is from the Storm Coast. Are there any universities in the region, or that would be sensible to have travelled to?

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    \$\begingroup\$ Do you mean the sword coast? \$\endgroup\$ – Derek Stucki May 25 '16 at 4:06
  • \$\begingroup\$ Yes. Too much Game of Thrones. Sorry! \$\endgroup\$ – Tara the Librarian May 25 '16 at 17:05
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    \$\begingroup\$ I don't think it would really change the answer(s) here, but when talking about Faerun, calling the elves with their subrace (sun elves, I guess) might make your questions more clear ;) \$\endgroup\$ – Zachiel May 25 '16 at 17:24
  • \$\begingroup\$ Terrific suggestion! Thank you! I am a star elf. My special interests of study are arcane lore, enchanted objects, and history including lost cultures and genealogy. I do a lot of field research as well as book research. \$\endgroup\$ – Tara the Librarian May 25 '16 at 23:08

The biggest center of learning in the Forgotten Realms is Candlekeep, which is just south of Baldur's Gate on the Sword Coast.

Another good candidate would be Silverymoon in the North. It has always been the academic and magical center of the region, and a large part of its population is made of elves.

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    \$\begingroup\$ Now I HAVE to have a Silverymoo in my next campaign setting. "The world capital of dairy farming ! Don't miss the Great Milk Festival on spring equinox !" \$\endgroup\$ – Nigralbus May 25 '16 at 12:09
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    \$\begingroup\$ This is wonderful and very helpful! Thank you! \$\endgroup\$ – Tara the Librarian May 25 '16 at 23:14

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