Provost Jarek is the head of the Keepers faction. The Keepers are a meritocracy, and as such Jarek is considered by many to be the smartest living person. His knowledge of the machine craft is second to none, and it often seems like he can understand how something works at a glance.
Provost Jarek rarely leaves University as his life is considered priceless. He is extremely selective of who he teaches, as he believes the responsibility of knowledge is not one to be taken lightly. Without exception his disciples represent the top of the respective knowledge bases in their own right, but still fail to approach the Provost.