April 3rd - Shooting star
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April 8th - Morning star
April 10th - Evening star
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April 23rd - Evening star
April 25th - Meteor shower
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Post by Lady Alanna on Mar 21, 2023 16:04:58 GMT -7
The Rosenthal Academy and College is a boarding school open to all with magical abilities. In accordance with Rosenthal's ideals the Academy has always been free to attend. Though buying school supplies is another matter.
The grounds of the school are home to a great many facility and faculty amenities, such as: a tower that holds the classrooms, five separate dormitories, and various other buildings. By far the largest structure would be the Tower of Erudition made of blue-grey stone with purple shingle roofs.
Post by Lady Alanna on Mar 21, 2023 16:05:53 GMT -7
Facilities and Amenities
The Academy does its best to meet all of its students' needs. There are many amenities available to those enrolled at Rosenthal, such as the arcane engine, dormitories, an impressive gymnasium, a flying field, expansive library, a bountiful dining hall, and elegant shrines to various deities.
The Academy grounds are a 2 hour ride from Mayris Fields, school year is held from Sept 1st to May 31st. Students and faculty members are able to travel safely to and from the academy by use of an arcane engine. It runs twice a day, once in the morning and again in the evening. Most choose to travel to and from the school by use of the train or teleportation magic.
There are five dorms, separated by age and gender, which house the many students of Rosenthal. Each building is equipped with full washrooms on each floor, communal living spaces on the ground floor, as well as a shared kitchen area on the ground floor.
The dorm rooms themselves are 25 square metres (or just shy of 270 square feet) of living space that students can decorate as they see fit. Each room comes with a desk, chair, a twin bed, and dresser. Food is not to be kept in dorm rooms though students can claim locked cupboard space in the communal kitchen to house snacks and cooking supplies.
Post by Lady Alanna on Mar 21, 2023 16:07:54 GMT -7
The uniform for Rosenthal Academy is provided by the school, each student gets a limited wardrobe for free consisting of two variations of their choice, and enough five days. Though students can opt to buy more uniform options at their own expense. The school offers a unisex uniform and holds all genders to the same standards. There are several options giving students a wide variety between long or short sleeve button down shirts, sweater options, and a choice of pants, knee length shorts, and two lengths of skirt.
The most variety comes from sweater choices, all sweaters come in either medium grey or dark grey with or without detailing that matches their favoured school of magic. They can choose a button down or pullover knit vest, long cardigan, pullover cable-knit sweater, or a knitted pullover with a hood.
Students can wear their choice of white, light grey, or royal purple button down shirt with long or short sleeves. No more than the two highest buttons may be left undone. Paired with their shirt students have the choice of a tie or ribbon in a colour matching their favoured school of magic.
All pants and skirt options, like sweaters, come in either medium grey or dark grey with or without detailing that matches their favoured school of magic. Any and all socks are allowed as long as they do not depict anything inappropriate. Shoes are to be black or dark grey with a heel no higher than three inches.
Post by Lady Alanna on Mar 21, 2023 16:12:07 GMT -7
Familiars & Animal Companions
Students are allowed no more than one animal companion or familiar. The animal must be well trained and able to live with the student comfortable within their own dorm room.
Should a student opt to have an animal companion or familiar they must care for all its needs by themselves while maintaining their studies. Should they fail to care for their animal school will revoke their right to have one.
Sneaking an animal into the dorms is prohibited, doing so is grounds for suspension.
It is uncommon for mages to have proper familiars, as creating a pact for one requires study and commitment. Once a pact is formed it is formed for life, mages do not take on such commitments lightly. To form such a bond one must first understand their sigils, and have a clear idea as to why they would want a familiar.
Though costly at times, a familiar can be a great asset to its mage. They can amplify power if their bond is deep enough, a familiar can be an extra set of eyes, hands, or ears to their mage, they can even help with complex magic and provide companionship.
Creating a Familiar: All familiars were once living creatures that a mage formed a bond with, because of this familiar pacts are often formed with close animal companions or an animal found on a ‘Pact Quest’.
Once a willing animal is chosen the mage must complete a ritual which imbues the familiar with a portion of the mage’s own magic, thus bonding the familiar’s life with that of the mage. The magic grants the familiar unnatural intelligence, a telepathic connection with the mage, and the ability to use limited amounts of magic at the mage’s command. Mage’s can even see through their familiar’s eyes and take limited control over the familiar while within range of each other.
All magic comes with a price though, often there is a cost to forming a pact, usually something of importance to the mage is lost. Or, the animal companion might have some sort of requirement for its service to the mage. Because the familiar holds a portion of the mage’s magic, being too far can weaken the mage as they are unable to access the magic the familiar holds.
Post by Lady Alanna on Mar 21, 2023 16:12:26 GMT -7
Rosenthal Academy is equipped with multiple arenas and designated fighting areas in the gymnasium. Outside of these areas fighting is strictly prohibited. Anyone caught fighting will be reprimanded, should a student show a history of violence and rule breaking they will be suspended or even expelled at the Headmaster’s discretion.
Post by Lady Alanna on Mar 21, 2023 16:13:48 GMT -7
23rd of Sept: A fest is held for all to celebrate Frost's Embrace and the end of the harvest season. No classes are held and Curfew for Academy students is pushed back to 11pm.
31st of Oct: Out of respect no classes are ever held on Axuna Rosenthal's Death Day, there are a series of ceremonial Cenotaphs set up for students to pay respects to. Academy students are able to request permission to go back to Mayris Fields for the day to be with family.
20th of Dec to the 3rd of Jun: Winter break starts, classes are suspended for winter break and Students are sent home to be with family. Students are allowed to stay if they wish.
1st of March: There is an evening service held for all students to welcome in Nature's Reawakening. Curfew for Academy students is pushed back to 1am in honour of the holiday.
20th of March: No classes are held, and Dew's Break games are organised for all to enjoy. There are six symbols hidden around Rosenthal grounds with tokens at each, students can collect these tokens and exchange them for treats. Finding all six gets an extra prize.
30th of May: In celebration of Flame's Ashes a competition is held, each grade of students work together to build a bonfire. By sunset the grade with the largest bonfire receives a prize. The next morning Academy students escorted by teachers and/ or college students are expected to work together to deliver ashes to vaiours farms nearby.