Archmage Adriah is the leader of the Mage's Guild. He resides in the Mage's Guild compound, set well away from other territories. The Archmage is considered to be one of the most powerful mages in the land.
Some other mages have been quietly commenting that the Archmage's power is unheard of, and that it could only be acquired with black magic. Others simply plainly state that the Archmage is a 'driven' individual who is willing to do whatever it takes to get what he wants.