This Present Darkness
Circle of Magi
The Circle of Magi is the dominant organization for the training of mages within Ferelden and other nations of Thedas. They are governed and monitored by the Chantry. The Circle is allowed to take any child (usually age 6 to 12) from their families as soon as they show signs of magical ability. Even a royal child would be taken by the Circle should they show magical ability. The Circle then raises the child until they are a young adult and forces them to undergo the Harrowing.
Each Circle follows a simple five-tier hierarchy where all residents fit; although the Tranquil seem to stand somewhat outside this progression.
The first enchanter, leader of the Circle
The senior enchanters, a small council of the most experienced mages
The enchanters, those mages who participate in teaching
The mages, all residents who have passed their Harrowing
The apprentices, all students training for their Harrowing