Orange wizards are usually interested in knowledge for its own sake, but when they deign to deal with humankind, they tend to fall into roles in law enforcement and espionage. On a campus they would be the basic research scientists. Their symbol is the regular octagon - sometimes embellished with the eight hexagrams of divination - and their tutelary planet is Mercury.
At level 1, Orange magic only teaches two minor spells.
Detect Magic/Undetectable MagicLevel 1 Magic Spell (Minor)
Range: 30’ diameter circle, 10’ high
Duration: 3 minutes
Makes the caster aware of the location and approximate strength of any active magical spells, items, creatures, or effects within range, though not their exact nature. The spell is blocked by more than two feet of stone, or a thin sheeting of lead. The reversal negates detection of magic in the area for the same duration, but itself can be detected.
Translate/ObfuscateLevel 1 Magic Spell (Minor)
Duration: 1 hour
Makes the caster able to understand and speak the literal meaning of a single spoken or written language, and read or write its corresponding script. The spell does not help interpret a cipher, riddle, or slang. What the language is need not be known, as long as there is a sample to work from. The reversal creates a cryptic, one-use language which only someone using the same spell can understand.