City of the Beast
The Academy is not a single academy, but rather a board deans of the magical and psionic schools within the city. From within themselves they have elected their council seats, and these seats are purely symbolic because the board votes on all decisions anyway. Going back to its roots, the academy is one of the three founding powers (The Flesher’s, The Bleeders, The Academy) designed to keep the tarrasque weakened by sapping its mental energy and maintaining the magic on the harpoons. Like their other two, they found a mercantile application to their efforts. By sapping and draining the tarrasque of its mental energy they use it as a generator to power all sorts of outlandish devices.
They maintain a hall of sorts, on the top of The Great Library is a large pavilion lined with seats, and enchanted with zones of silence of varying size to facilitate scholarly debate. However this pavilion is limited to those with a credential from one of the associated schools.