|University of Lightsbridge|
|Bodies of water|
|Leader/Governor||Governing Board of Lightsbridge|
|Residents|| Niklaren Goldeye (attended, taught, former)|
|Affiliation||Initiate Council of Winding Circle|
|Head of State|
|Circle Universe place|
|First Mentioned||Sandry's Book|
|Last Mentioned||The Will of the Empress|
Lightsbridge has an accreditation program along with Winding Circle, the temple located just outside of Summersea. The Mages' Council of Lightsbridge and the Initiate Council of Winding Circle set the standard for the medallion, the mages license, and any further magical credentials or diplomas. Both institutions can issue the credentials, but Lightsbridge tends to specialize more with academic mages, and Winding Circle specializes with ambient mages. This distinction is not, however, concrete, as ambient mages have been known to attend Lightsbridge, and academic mages have been known to attend Winding Circle.
The credential is given out in a more scholarly manner. A student at Lightsbridge attends courses, does book learning, and builds their power in order to receive the credential needed to practice magic. After the mages' medallion, which signifies that the wearer has completed the necessary requirements issued by the two Councils, comes the master's credential. This is mentioned by Aymery Glassfire.
If an accredited mage discovers a new mage, they must teach that new mage the basics (meditation, reading and writing, etc.) until a mage of like power is found. The discovering mage is responsible for finding a possible teacher for the new mage, preferably one that has received a mages' medallion from Lightsbridge or Winding Circle.
Academic mage graduates
- Niklaren Goldeye, famed truthsayer and a member of the Mages' Council of Lightsbridge
- Ishabal Ladyhammer, Empress Berenene's top mage
- Quenaill Shieldsman, master of protective magics
- Aymery Glassfire
- Yarrun Firetamer
- Wulfric Snaptrap
Ambient mage graduates
- Rosethorn, member of both the Mages' Council of Lightsbridge and the Initiate Council of Winding Circle
- Camoc Oakborn
The school has never appeared in any of the books, and is only mentioned throughout the series.