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Calligraphy

Dominant Attribute

Finesse

Instructor

Sixt von Rupprecht

Midterm Exam

1 Cheimare

Final Exam

10 Kaliri

Mandatory for

Aranaz students

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Once deemed the art of the wealthy, the Skill of Calligraphy has since made its way down to the common folk. Calligraphy can be found in all areas of daily life for those who do not spend their days entirely outside...and sometimes even for those who do. The Skill behind sweeping writing, grandiose letters, and the occasional misapplied document has become one that many parents wish that their children would learn. Their wishes are translated into cold hard coins, for the art of Calligraphy is one of the few thing that magic cannot be substituted for. Masters of Calligraphy are also masters of inks, parchment, colors, and styles; those who are considered masters of Calligraphy can find themselves in high demand in high courts.

Study Levels and unlocks

  1. Relationship with Sixt von Rupprecht +1
  2. Relationship with Random Student +1
  3. Relationship with Random Student +2
  4. Blot (Pheme)
  5. Blotted Forms (Spell)
  6. Narrow Focus: Calligraphy (Action)
  7. Stain (Pheme)
  8. Relationship with Sixt von Rupprecht +1
  9. Forger's Hand (Ability)
  10. Study Mastery: Calligraphy

Training Levels and unlocks

  1. "Calligraphical Ways of Crystha" (Lore)
  2. The Inspired Pen - Catalog (Shop), "A Map-maker's Trials and Tribulations" (Lore)
  3. Flourish Homework (Ability)
  4. Manuscripts (Pheme), "Connections with the Captains" (Lore)
  5. Scrivening (Action)
  6. "Getting Around: The Life of Expenica" (Lore)
  7. Calligrapher's Temperament (Ability)
  8. Flow (Pheme)
  9. Elleen's Eyesore (Action)
  10. Create Formal Invitation (Action)
  11. Expand Finesse +1

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Bookbinding

Before the discovery and widespread use of parchment, magicians and laypersons alike were forced to use clay tablets, papyrus, or sand boxes to express their thoughts in writing. With the new technologies, though, knowledge could be transmitted through scrolls and (albeit later) books. While valued for their ancient wisdom, scrolls are mostly frowned upon for tramsitting knowledge overlong periods of time because of their inherent frailty; books, on the other hand, are the preferred medium for libraries and serious thinkers. Those who understand how to properly bind and repair books can usually find employment in a library back rooom or in the home of a private collector, making it a skill both useful and interesting.

Dominant Attribute: Finesse

Training Levels and unlocks

  1. "The Loss of Tradition, Scribed by Snead" (Lore)
  2. Inform Binding Glue (Item)
  3. "Carlos Welton" (Lore)
  4. Inform Writing Supplies (Item)
  5. "Nottsworth’s History of Books, by Enid Nottsworth" (Lore)
  6. Inform High Quality Book Boards (Item)
  7. "Carlos and Kaladule" (Lore)
  8. Bookbinder's Cunning (Ability)
  9. Bind (Pheme)
  10. Restore Books (Ability)
  11. Sewing maximum Skill Level +1

To unlock Level 11:

Research Topic (Bookbinding)

  • unlocked when Grand Library is revealed
  • at Level 10: Bookbinding maximum Skill Level +1

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Forgery

No one hails the forger as an artist desperate to be discovered; just the opposite, in truth, for a forger is to be fearead in many realms. The study of Forgery is not technically illegal...only the use of their art is. One can skirt the law by creating a forgery for "speculative effect" only, yet the number of items and papers that have been created in this manner, only to find themselves in the "real world" is staggeringly high. Those who study Forgery will likely not have any issues making money in their lives, though they may have to constantly move to avoid those they have offended with their "speculative effects".

Dominant Attribute: Finesse

Training Levels and unlocks

  1. "He Led and They Followed" (Lore)
  2. Erasure (Pheme)
  3. "Old Dragons Cave, Among Others" (Lore)
  4. Forgotten Records Cubby (Location)
  5. Obscure (Pheme), "With Lies" (Lore)
  6. "Night Foraging and Solemn Sentinels" (Lore)
  7. Intelligence (Pheme), "To Be Dry, of Ink" (Lore)
  8. Examine Item for Forgery (Action)
  9. Transparency (Pheme)
  10. Copy Check (Action)
  11. Parental Approval + 25

To unlock Level 11:

Research Topic (Forgery)

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Forms

Calligraphy is not just about writing pretty; it is about writing correctly. Certain types of invitations require certain forms of letters and words, which is where the Skill of Forms comes into play. Those who look for a deeper understanding of the art of Calligraphy will be required to know many types of forms.

Dominant Attribute: Finesse

Training Levels and unlocks

  1. "Hard Lines" (Lore)
  2. "Properties of the Red Ink" (Lore)
  3. Expand Extra Credit
  4. Enrich (Pheme), "Properties of the Black Ink" (Lore)
  5. "Of the Large Forms" (Lore)
  6. Mediocre (Pheme)
  7. Time (Pheme), "Large Responsibility of Small Spells" (Lore)
  8. Graffiti Closet (Location)
  9. Ink (Pheme)
  10. Project Form (Spell)
  11. Illustration maximum Subskill Level +1

To unlock Level 11:

Research Topic (Forms)

  • unlocked when Graffiti Closet is revealed
  • at Level 10: +1 maximum Subskill Level

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Illustration

Illustration, as a subskill of Calligraphy, began as the illuminator's art: drawing cavorting pigs and rampaging dragons on the margins of expensive manuscripts by shared candles and feeble spell-light. With the rise of cheap, popular newspapers, though, illustration as storytelling has come into its own - particularly in regions where the written language isn't necessarily all that widely understood. This is also a skill very useful to fine artists, honing instincts for composition and dramatic posing that can inform painting and sculpture alike.

Dominant Attribute: Finesse

Training Levels and unlocks

  1. Illumination Cubicle (Location)
  2. "Diary of Jostin Creesty I" (Lore)
  3. "Diary of Jostin Creesty II" (Lore)
  4. Projection (Pheme)
  5. "Memoirs of Famed Author Rune Servee" (Lore)
  6. Humility (Pheme), "Analysis of the Work of Jostin Creesty" (Lore), "That May Have Transpired I" (Lore)
  7. Illustrator's Hand (Spell)
  8. Understanding (Pheme)
  9. "Analysis of the Work of Rune Servee" (Lore)
  10. Impart Understanding (Spell)
  11. Painting maximum Skill Level +1, Animated Illustrations (Spell)

To unlock Level 11:

Research Topic (Illustration)

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Ink Compounds

The world's most famous calligraphers often create their own ink and raw ingredients and careful Incantation, looking for specific effects - or just a stability of line - that they can't trust anyone else to deliver. You're not quite at that level yet, but the study of Ink Compounds can tell you a lot about what you can expect when pen touches paper, and about how to get a look you like on the page. In some schools, this would be considered a Brew subskill, but the Academagia... well, it takes its Calligraphy curriculum very seriously.

Dominant Attribute: Finesse

Training Levels and unlocks

  1. Gelcined Requine (Shop)
  2. "Ink of Age" (Lore)
  3. "Perfect Hue" (Lore)
  4. Inform Fading Ink, Blotter
  5. Hydration (Pheme), "A Poem Line by Line" (Lore)
  6. "In the Cold Wind" (Lore)
  7. Dehydration (Pheme)
  8. Ink Devotee (Ability)
  9. "All Ink, Made of Equal?" (Lore)
  10. Inform Imperial Ink, Blotter (Item)
  11. Bonus to Forgery

To unlock Level 11:

Research Topic (Ink Compounds)

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Orthography

Orthographers are those who inscribe items with words and signs of power, allowing them to expand their natures and to assume magical qualities. The Skill of Orthography does not lend its secrets to beginners; only those who put their full effort into learning this Skill will begin to see results. Those who put in the bare minimum will receive back what they put in...hardly anything at all.

Dominant Attribute: Finesse

Training Levels and unlocks

  1. "Roots in Dark Magic" (Lore)
  2. Fix (Pheme)
  3. Orthographer's Helper (Spell)
  4. "The Uninhabited Meadow" (Lore)
  5. Scry (Pheme)
  6. Expand Charge (Spell)
  7. "Floating Thoughts" (Lore)
  8. Conceal Inscription (Spell)
  9. Engrave (Action)
  10. Emboss (Action)
  11. Regenerate (Pheme)

To unlock Level 11:

Research Topic (Orthography)

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