'The Elite Levels are Levels 7 and 8 at Foxfire. Located towards the right of the Foxfire campus, there are two towers, the Gold Tower and the Silver Tower, which twist around each other. The Gold Tower houses the Level Seven prodigies, and the Silver Tower houses the Level Eight prodigies. The Towers are similar to a boarding school or college, in the sense that the Elite prodigies stay in the dormitories of their respective Tower.
Elite prodigies are separated from the rest of the school, in order to help them concentrate on their studies. Usually, prodigies under Level 7 are not allowed in the Towers; interrupting elite study time merits a week of detention. Despite this, Sophie takes a Polyglot class in the Silver Tower, as well as a Telepathy class with Fitz— with Tiergan as their Mentor. The Elite Levels are typically entered by licking a small DNA strip, but if someone (such as Sophie) is too short to reach the strip, the Beacon can let them in.`
Level 7: Ages 17-18, Mascot is a Flareadon, and qualities are being resolute and enduring.
Level 8: Ages 18-19, Mascot is a Unicorn, and qualities are being noble and gentle.
Students in the Elite Levels have the same Foxfire uniform, but they are also required to wear a special cape that corresponds with what Level they are in. Level 7 capes are gold, like Level 7's Flareadon mascot. Level 8 capes are silver, like the Level 8 Unicorn mascot.
Magnate Leto is the new principal of Foxfire after being promoted from his original position of Beacon of the Silver Tower. He is tall and keeps his black hair extremely and blatantly gelled. He is a Telepath and turns out to be another of Mr. Forkle's identities.
Lady Cadence is Sophie's Linguistics mentor. She was forced back to Foxfire to teach Sophie and has no other students. During Everblaze, she was promoted to the title Master Cadence and is the Beacon of the Silver Tower. However, she is still called Lady Cadence, but by some, Master Cadence. She is a Polyglot and a Conjurer. Lady Cadence also supports the ogres.