Mages Guild

Dedicated to study and learning, the Mages Guild is the Imperial faction that oversees the training and use of magic in Vvardenfell. This does not sit well with the sorcerous House Telvanni, so you will often find the two at odds with each other. You can join both if that suits your fancy.

Members of factions receive different types of welcomes from members of other factions, depending on how they get along. The formula is (Faction Reaction * 5)*(0.5 +(Faction Rank *0.5)). In plain terms, this means that as you attain higher ranks in your faction, people with negative modifiers will like you less and people with positive modifiers will like you more. This does not mean that everyone will start attacking you on sight, nor does it mean that they are going to fall all over themselves to be helpful. It does, however, modify their initial disposition toward you. This initial disposition will be further modified by your Personality, your overall reputation, your Criminal Status, whether or not you are Diseased, what kinds of favors you have done for the faction you're dealing with, etc. The other person may wind up liking you a lot or not liking you at all, but your faction and rank can impose a serious modifier.

Reactions to Other Factions
Hated Enemy
Beloved Ally (+3)
House Telvanni Temple
Camonna Tong
House Redoran
House Hlaalu
Fighters Guild
Imperial Legion
Thieves Guild
Morag Tong Imperial Cult   Mages Guild

Advancement within the Mages Guild will depend upon your skill level in three of the following skills:

Mages Guild rank structure:

Rank Intelligence Willpower One required Skill at Two other required Skills at Minimum Faction Reputation
1 - Associate 30 30 0 0 0
2 - Apprentice 30 30 10 0 5
3 - Journeyman 30 30 20 0 10
4 - Evoker 30 30 30 5 20
5 - Conjurer 30 30 40 10 30
6 - Magician 31 31 50 15 45
7 - Warlock 32 32 60 20 60
8 - Wizard 33 33 70 25 80
9 - Master Wizard 34 34 80 30 100
10 - Arch-Mage 35 35 90 35 125

Of course, these promotions don't come just based on your skills. You must perform quests to gain reputation and rank within the Mages Guild. You will typically receive 5 points of reputation for each successfully completed quest. Just ask about "duties" to anyone who has it in their conversation threads. Some of the Mages Guild quest givers do not want to talk to low-ranking members, so you should start with Ajira. The others can be done in no particular order:

Typically, each rank requires two or three successfully completed quests in addition to the minimum stat and skills requirements.

You'll need to pay 200 gold in guild dues to be promoted to Rank 4 and you'll need to either purchase (5000 gold) or retrieve a Wizard's Staff in order to be promoted to Rank 8.

Each Mages Guildhall (except Caldera) has an Equipment Chest that you are welcome to use. The chest usually contains a couple of useless books, some Lesser Soul Gems, three somewhat useful scrolls and a couple of potions. You can take whatever you want from the chests, but it will take a few months (four, if the help file in the Construction Set can be believed) before it will restock.

Trebonius only has two quests:

Oh, and if you're ever expelled from the Mages Guild, you're told to go talk to Trebonius to make amends. The only problem is that he never seems to get around to it. The moral of the story? Don't do anything to get yourself expelled.