|Base of Operations||The Library|
The Librarians are a secret society of scholars, explorers and treasure-hunters that have existed for centuries as far back as Ancient Egypt, and often undertake global-spanning adventures to recover special magic items and tomes. Librarians are selfless, brave, intelligent and noble; they wish only to increase their knowledge and safeguard the relics for the betterment and safety of mankind rather than benefit directly from the relics themselves. The Headquarters of the Librarians is the Library, a gigantic mystical structure kept secure in a pocket-dimension which is anchored to a single location in the real world. The Library itself is home to the greatest collection of books and artifacts in human history and is constantly expanding as more knowledge and artifacts is/are added to it.
In their downtime, The Librarians tend to curate and watch over the Library and its treasures under the leadership of Judson and Charlene, the original Librarian and Guardian respectively, and are routinely deployed on missions to find and bring back magical artifacts to be housed in the Library and keep them out of the hands of evil people and organisations.
The Librarians trace their origins all the way back to the famous Library at Alexandria and perhaps even farther though this has yet to be corroborated. The Library was almost wiped out when a schism formed between two Librarian factions, one which adhered to Yahuda's teachings, and one which believed it was their right to use the magic relics for their own purposes. The latter came to call themselves the Serpent Brotherhood and a vicious war began that has lasted to the present day though the Serpents were driven out of the Library.
The first Librarian Yahuda, along with his Guardian, who had been around since the beginning of the Library, inexplicably achieved immortality and remained on as the caretakers while Librarians came and went across the centuries; famous individuals like Da Vinci and Newton were Librarians in their times. The Library expanded rapidly and eventually Yahuda decided to place the Library within a pocket-dimension to better hide it from the world. The Serpent Brotherhood would not die away however and plagued the Library at every turn, often by killing any Librarians they found.
By the start of the 20th century, the Library had grown to an unimaginable size and included a Hallway of Doors, a Large Collections Annex and a private forest wherein was kept the Tree of Knowledge, the source of the Library's mystical power. To avoid suspicion, Yahuda, going by the name Judson, purchased a plot of land in New York City and established the Metropolitan Public Library as a gateway to the real Library. Librarians continued to be recruited and deployed around the globe though none lasted more than 5 years without quitting or being killed. One unfortunate exception was Edward Wilde, who in 2004 betrayed the Library and went over to the Serpent Brotherhood.
In 2004, the latest Librarian to be chosen was Flynn Carson, a perpetual student and polymath who had been pushed out of college by his teachers. Flynn went on to become one of the most successful and famous Librarians in history, lasting more than 10 years, much of it without a Guardian but always under the guidance of Judson and Charlene. Under his tenure, the Library took in the Spear of Destiny, Blackbeard's Chest, Da Vinci's Diary, the Judas Chalice, the Philosopher's Stone and the Crystal Skull to name but a few.
During his 10th year as Librarian, Carson was drawn into a sinister plot by the Serpent Brotherhood to release magic back into the world using King Arthur's Crown and Excalibur. The Serpents also began killing Librarian applicants connected in any way to the crown, prompting Carson and his recently appointed Guardian Eve Baird to track down the surviving three potential Librarians; Cassandra Cillian, Dr. Jacob Stone and Ezekiel Jones and bring them back to the Library for safety. The Serpents were able to bribe Cillian to help them gain entrance to the Library so that they could steal the crown and the sword, injuring Carson in the process and forcing Judson and Charlene to sever the mystical anchor chain that bound the Library in place, cutting off all direct and physical access to it.
Though Carson was determined to work alone, Baird pressed him into working with the other potentials to stop the Serpents but though they got the crown back and saved Carson from dying, magic was still released back into the world. Faced with a daunting challenge, Carson relented and appointed the potentials as full Librarians, ending the cycle of one Librarian at a time.
- Judson (Also known as The Scholar or Yahuda.The first librarian. Built the library. Immortal)
- Eldred the Truly Wonderful
- Enoch the Elder (mentioned in S3E05)
- Unknown Male-painting is seen in the library (circa 1600-1700s)
- Teddy Chislington (19th-century librarian, served until 1886 as stated in S3E05)
- Edward Wilde (betrayed The Library)
- Charlene, Judson's guardian
- Nicole Noone (currently presumed dead)
- Steve the guard (looked at Medusa's Head in the second film)
- Thurman and Lou-guards (seen in the second film)
- Leo, a caretaker (seen in the second film)
- Eve Baird, current guardian/Flynn's guardian
- Jenkins (caretaker of The Library, formerly the caretaker of the Annex)
Invited Librarian CandidatesEdit
- When a Librarian introduces themselves as a Librarian it casts a simple diffusion incantation that makes people more agreeable and more inclined to help them.
- Librarians have been fighting a secret war with the Serpent Brotherhood since at least the fall of the Library of Alexandria many centuries ago.
- Librarians have a number of diplomatic responsibilities in the magical world including being the arbiters of the Conclave.
- When a Librarian dies, the Library sends out hundreds of invitations across the globe to prospective candidates under the mantra "Many are called but only one is chosen". The candidate that is selected then becomes the new Librarian.
- Librarians are often paired with a Guardian, an individual with extensive battle experience and strategic/tactical know-how who acts as the Librarian's bodyguard and safeguards the Librarian's physical and mental wellbeing.
- Past Librarians include Leonardo Da Vinci, Sir Issac Newton, and Galileo
- Librarians typically abstain from using magic themselves, preferring to rely on their intellect and quick-thinking.