Die Akademie

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Although it stands within Citadel
Crest, the Acadamae does not
belong to the ward. Faculty and
students of the college live within
its imposing walls and outsiders
may enter only when they come
with a purpose, such as delivering
food or performing maintenance,
or during the Breaching Festival
(see the Breaching Festival sidebar).
The only people allowed to live within the Acadamae either
teach at or attend the college. Instructors live in apartment
suites within the walls for free, while the rent for students’
tenement f lats and studios are included in their already
expensive tuition.
Prestigious and highly esteemed, the famed Acadamae
attracts students from as far away as distant Geb,2 and even—to the annoyance of the far-more ancient colleges
there—Cheliax. The Acadamae teaches all eight schools
of magic, but its primary focus lies in conjuration.
Regardless of an apprentice’s specialization (the
Acadamae only teaches specialists) every student at the
college must pass a grueling exam in conjuration in order
to graduate. Thus, the college does not allow its students
to forsake learning of conjuration. Rumors speak of those
attempting to quit the school becoming test subjects for
students of necromancy, but to date no one has verif ied
these stories.
Shrouded in secrecy, the campus’s 30-foot-high walls
only barely conceal the grand Hall of Summoning. Visitors
and residents cannot hope to ignore the presence of the
Acadamae, but since very few people unconnected with
the college know what happens within it, the place births
abundant (and sometimes ludicrous) rumors.

Die Akademie

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