An unofficial "Guild" that encompass the emerging fields of engineering, architecture, and science.In Valdemar the artificers are headquartered in the Compass Rose Tavern, where the place is totally taken over by the budding Artificers. The common room is occupied by the students and "journeymen", while a back room is reserved for the Masters, teachers and those who have "graduated."
During the Mage Storms crisis, the Artificers become a vital part of the working group that develops strategies to mitigate the effects of the storms, and ultimately, survive the echo return of the Cataclysm.
"He had never before seen anyone with the kind of unbounded curiosity these young men and women shared. They talked and acted as if there was nothing that was impossible, from flying like birds to moving beneath the surface of the water without needing to breathe, like a fish. And they behaved as if there was nothing, no subject, that was "not meant for man to know." (Storm Warning)
- Natoli (Daughter of Herald Rubrik)
- Master Magister Henlin, Head of the Artificers. (named for Robert A. Heinlein? )
- Master Levy (named for science writer Steven Levy?)
- Alma (Artificer-in-Training before being Chosen)