Dragon Age: Ascension
The Circle Tower
The Circle Tower (known historically as Kinloch Hold), is Fereldan’s regional headquarters for the Circle of Magi, located on Lake Calenhad. Those with magical potential (who are discovered by the Circle or the Chantry) are brought here to become ‘proper mages’ (as distinguished from apostates). They are instructed in the legally-approved Schools of Magic, and (ideally) trained to resist demons (who seek especially to possess living mages).
“Since it is best known as the Tower of the Circle of Magi these days, many people forget that the great tower sitting in the middle of Lake Calenhad existed long before the Circle.” — First Enchanter Lothaire
More commonly referred to as the Tower of the Circle of Magi or the Circle Tower, Kinloch Hold existed long before the Circle was founded. Built by the Avvars (with some help from dwarves), it was long considered impregnable – until the Tevinter Imperium drove the Avvars from it in a brutal campaign. As a result the tower was thought to be cursed, and was widely shunned even before the Circle assumed control of it in 3:87 Towers Age.