The Tarkus Academy is the largest school of magecraft in Idrellan. It is located in the city of Nazivonema. Its current president is Kiriba Tuvarsh, who has run the school for nine years. She recently hired Zwann, former Dean of Invocation at Jar-Kahn as an instructor in an effort to increase enrollment, although it remains to be seen how effective that will be.
Tarkus is named for its founder, Tarkus Emmeraker, who opened the school fifty years ago during the city's massive growth phase. The school is not affiliated with the nearby Serrian School of Wild Magic, and some suggest that a rivalry exists, especially given the preferential treatment Serrian's students receive from the local mages' guild.