The March of Ages
The Taalen’Vost were originally founded to foster knowledge and learning. The brotherhood became a bastardized cabal full of individuals seeking only to advance themselves and member interests (according to Reikasha. They are controlled by a small group called the Tribunal.
The Taalen’Vost are a secret brotherhood, Taalen’Vost meaning The Noblemen." Membership is typically a lengthy process during which pledges prove their worth and loyalty. It was found to be unusual that Belaric was approached and inducted so quickly.