Does mage level do anything other than make low level enemies (half the mages level) flee with heart of darkness? I would guess it does at least 1 other useful thing? Maybe it gives deity points each level (haven’t checked)? Maybe it is related to loot (not that I would know)? Maybe it is related to eggs hatching with better stats or something? Maybe it is related to what monsters show up in the realms?
Also, why does mage level rise slowly?
So, I noticed that my mage level is 1500 and my creatures are level 3500.