Edmonton Imperial Arcane Academy

Domain Summary

Prince Synthas Leanhaun’s personal domain and home of the Imperial Arcane Academy, Edmonton is a dark landscape of twisted spires and hallowed halls. The city is wondrous as magic rules here. A city of wizardry, is it not uncommon to see certamen or experimentations happening on academy grounds. Many landmarks around Edmonton are warded and protected for specific magics. The main body of the school is a large manse with classrooms, laboratories, offices, and courtyards. At each of the four corners of the manse is a tower. The top floor of the estate is a suite where the headmaster can look out upon his school and see all that is happening. It is from here that Synthas guides the academy to great heights. When walking upon the grounds, one always has the feeling they are being watched. After staying at the school for sometime, the notion becomes more familiar, as if the watchful eye is protecting you somehow.

Dominant Races

Mages and Fae, some Vampires

Costuming and Archetypes

Magical garb of any and all types from around Dischordia

Umbral Realms

  • Low Umbra - Shroud 6
  • Middle Umbra - Gauntlet 5
  • Dreaming - Mists 0 (Far Dreaming - Mists 1, Deep Dreaming - Mists 2) / Banality 2
  • High Umbra - Periphery 6 (Arcanum - Periphery 3, Elemental Court - Periphery 5, Epiphanies - Periphery 4)

Historical Information

Founding of the Arcane Academy

In the two centuries after the Founder’s era, several Will-workers forged an academy chantry for the pursuit of arcane knowledge. Transcending domains and factions, the academy’s doors were open to an exchange of ideas between any who sought such arcane knowledge. Archmages of many domains supported the venture, and Prince Synthas Leanhaun was the official Imperial sponsor. Mages from across Dischordia invested much of their personal resources into the venture, growing the chantry into a truly impressive collection of arcane lore and power. Every member was free to learn from anyone, though they still faced difficulties overcoming the barriers of Paradigm.

War of Aether

The first Imperial Territory to fall witnessed the defeat of the Voice of Balor. Wounded from Nul’s strike in Aranta-Shadur, the Voice returned to find his territory under siege. He fought the armies of nothing with his remaining forces and evacuated the other nobles staying behind to ensure their survival. Standing against Nul himself, the two battled fiercely. However, in his demise the Voice laid a trap for Nul and avoided the fate of being unmade. At the moment Nul had him beat and was stripping his essence, the Voice used this connection to destroy himself and in the process, weaken Nul for the rest of the war. After his battle with the Voice, Nul was no longer seen on the front lines. The wounds he received could not heal as pure creation tore through his being. It was the first turning point in the war and a great sacrifice for Dischordia.

Following the Voice’s sacrifice, Synthas and acolytes of the Academy teleported the Academy to Prince Synthas’ personal domain of Edmonton to protect the knowledge collected and practiced there. Here he has presided over not only the Imperial Arcane Academy, but also his collection of rare and odd creatures and artifacts. Few ever go here, or want to, as it is as close to a nightmare that Dischordians can achieve without falling prey to them. Many feared the Prince calling upon them, as the Academy became part of Synthas’ territory and few looked in on him for fear of reprisal.

War of Maelstrom's Rebuke

During the Court of Empires, diplomatic relations between Dischordia and Lazarus' Kingdom failed, and the longstanding hostility between those two kingdoms erupted into war. A coordinated attack by Dischordian nobles on the European domain of Carpathia and its lord, Alyosha Buljiev, precipitated the conflict, which would come to be called the War of Maelstrom's Rebuke.

The Sublime Cataclysm

With the tides of the war turning quickly to their enemy’s favor, the Dischordian domain lords prepared a spectacular attack certain to bring a swift end to the conflict. Sultan Suleiman, unsurpassed master of spirit magic, led the largest ritual Dischordia had ever seen. Aided by New Faith ritualists, the Arcane Academy, and a million occultists assembled from every domain, the sky itself bled with the power they summoned. Chunks torn from the spirit realms themselves bombarded Lazarus’ Empire. As each realm impacted, it laid waste to thousands of miles of Lazarus' territory, destroying immense swaths of land and destroying millions.