The Academy of Magic has seven Colleges, each with its own history, character, and core curriculum. As you consider your place in the school, brief introductions may be in order.
Aranaz College is named after King Aranaz, a legendary tactician whose brutality is no less famed than his skill. This college once championed the art and science of Orthography, but the Praetexta council folded this discipline into Astrology and Artifice. The college remains, however, and is known for its pursuit of perfection, order and power.
Motto: Beware Courtesy
Regent: Sixt von Rupprecht
Automatically Informed for all Aranaz students:
- Aranaz Common Room (Location)
- The Cold Room (Location)
- The Wand and Brush, Merchant (Shop)
- Honor of Mallen Field (Heraldry Subskill)
Avila is one of the first Colleges of the Academagia, and it is named for Queen Avila, who was Queen over the Chardissian Isles and is famed for her part in beginning the revolt against the dragons. When she first came to the crown, she refused to serve the wyrms, setting off a great war amongst the beasts that turned to the advantage of Men. This college is known for its seers, luck and stubborness.
Motto: Tyranny Shall Not Prosper
Regent: Kate Badcrumble
Automatically Informed for all Avila students:
Along with Avila, Durand is one of the first Colleges of the Academagia. It is named for King Durand, who was the master of the Rimerta, now Meril. Over time, this college has become associated with the earth, agriculture, nature, and the powers of denial against Draconic magic.
Motto: Courage and Hope
Regent: Polisena Briardi
Automatically Informed for all Durand students:
- Durand Common Room (Location)
Godina college was one of the last colleges entered at the Academy. Its namesake, King Godina, was renowned for the depth of his treasury, the endurance of his warriors, and his famed battle-rage. Today, this college is known for its powerful incantations, quick abilities at creation, and their penchant for destruction.
Motto: Wherever the Foe
Regent: Leo Massioti
Automatically Informed for all Godina students:
- Godina Common Room (Location)
- Godina Common Room: South Corner (Location)
- Striving Against the Foe (Compete Subskill)
Hedi College, located next to the Vasastra Campanile, is named for Queen Hedi of Tiljat, justly famed for her powers of diplomacy. During the southern revolts, she was able to play the Dragons and their Men against one another long enough to keep her realm free, before the victorious armies of the West drove the last of the wyrms from her lands. This college is known for its secret glamours, illusions and enchanters.
Motto: Speak Quietly of Riddles
Regent: Finus Piaxenza
Automatically Informed for all Hedi students:
Morvidus College is nestled under the eaves of the forest of Pal, as befitting their namesake. King Morvidus came unexpectedly to Durand's fleet from the untamed north, with many hundreds of hardy men and their beasts at their side. This college is known for its affinity with familiars, nature and friendship.
Motto: Friendship is the Treasure
Regent: Oliver Storey
Automatically Informed for all Morvidus students:
- Morvidus Common Room (Location)
- Seeking Friends in Hidden Places (Explore Subskill)
Vernin College is named for King Vernin, who ruled over much of Strozza, although the great mines of Prastimmio remained upon Cyve in the Exile. His wealth was in the crafters of his people, whose matchless weapons could pierce even the scales of the most dreadful dragons. This college is known for its artificers, mercantile acumen and resourcefulness.
Regent: Giovanni di Lucca Alazzo
Automatically Informed for all Vernin students:
- Vernin Common Room (Location)
- Vernin Grand Forge (Location)
- Legacy of Many Towers (History Subskill)
One of the two no longer existing Colleges. House Icanicix focused on Gate Magic and was forced to close down once again when Gate Magic was banned around 300 years ago.
The other of the two no longer existing Colleges. House Kazus focused on Mastery and also was forced to close down when Mastery was banned around 300 years ago.