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.

Life in the Domain

Only those in direct service to Prince Synthas Leanhaun actually live in this domain, but many visit. The halls and libraries of the Academy are often full of students and researchers. There is a palpable charge of magical energy in the air. The sheer number of magically inclined individuals has altered the resonance of the area.

Dominant Races

Fae, some Mages and Vampires

Paradigm: Mages rarely make their home here, but many spend some time to study at the Academy. All Paradigms are represented from time to time.

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

Several willworkers established a place dedicated to the study of magic and the pursuit of arcane knowledge. The Imperials saw the merit in such an institution. Prince Synthas Leanhaun, himself a student of the Arcane, sponsored this budding Academy. The Voice of Balor offered to house it in his personal domain, the former territory of the Lost Angels. Archmages of many different domains aided in building the Academy Chantry. Mages from all across the kingdom flocked to it to share their knowledge and to learn from one another. Transcending domains and factions, it would remain unhindered by politics. As part of Imperial lands, it would be open to any student who sought such knowledge.

War of Aether

The first Imperial Territory to fall accompanied the defeat of the Voice of Balor. The Voice returned from court to find his territory under siege. A fraction of his forces faced the much larger Aether army, as the Voice delayed the enemy. The bulk of his forces evacuated the other nobles and peasantry to ensure their survival.

Read more: (War of Aether)

An Arcane Renaissance

Once relocated to Edmonton, attendance of the Arcane Academy declined. Many instructors had fallen in the war, while others were busy fighting. Even those who could attend did not. Synthas' fearsome reputation and the foreboding atmosphere of his domain discouraged attendance. Still, the Academy proved to be a potent stronghold for Synthas and his arcane pursuits. Yet, at the dawning of the Court of Empires, the Arcane Academy experienced a resurgence.

Read more: (Court of Empires) Arcane Renaissance

War of Maelstrom's Rebuke

During the Court of Empires, diplomatic relations between Dischordia and Lazarus' Kingdom failed. Dischordian nobles learned of a dark ritual planned by the Prince Alyosha Buljiev. In response, Dischordia launched a coordinated attack on Buljiev's domain of Carpathia. Their attack, seen by Lazarus' Empire as unprovoked, precipitated the conflict. The hostility between the two kingdoms erupted into the War of Maelstrom's Rebuke.

The Sublime Cataclysm

The tides of the war began to turn to their enemy’s favor. The Dischordian lords of prepared a spectacular attack to bring a swift end to the conflict. Sultan Suleiman, a master of spirit magic, led the largest ritual the kingdom had ever seen. New Faith ritualists, students of the Arcane Academy, and a million occultists gathered from all domains aided him. The sky itself bled with the power they summoned. Chunks torn from the spirit realms themselves bombarded Lazarus’ Empire. As each realm struck, it laid waste to thousands of miles of Lazarus' territory. Millions perished in an instant, as the realms destroyed immense swaths of land.