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Is Pievre associated with a particular animal, like on it's flag or banners hung in it's seat of government or whatever?

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M;

"Yes.

It's a stylized orca - for which no contemporaneous references exist, but which survives in distorted form in folk legend and a preserved set of bones.  It's understood that they were almost as big as dragons, traveled in cooperative groups, and occasionally took human form to intermarry with human royalty and/or exceptional sailors back before the islands divorced the sea.  They were noble, fiercely loyal, and good omens."

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When that former legate who stole days of life from the academy's students  every year had the spell go bad, did the students ever feel the effects of the backfire? It would be difficult to tell, but did they get any of their life back? 

I can only assume that the backfire was... Unpleasant... for the poor former legate, but is it known what likely caused the backfire? Too much life for the contraints of the spell?

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14 hours ago, Legate of Mineta said:

M;

"Yes.

It's a stylized orca - for which no contemporaneous references exist, but which survives in distorted form in folk legend and a preserved set of bones.  It's understood that they were almost as big as dragons, traveled in cooperative groups, and occasionally took human form to intermarry with human royalty and/or exceptional sailors back before the islands divorced the sea.  They were noble, fiercely loyal, and good omens."

Are there still noble / royal bloodline that claim to have the blood of a orca?

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Free and S;

"1)  It's said that, at various points in their old ages, the former students each enjoyed one day when all their aches and pains were simply gone, and when they slept they had healing dreams of childhood adventures.  That said, no, it doesn't appear that any of them reported any unusual sensations when the spell failed.

As to why it failed: the handful of forensic astrologers who have investigated the incident over the years broadly agree that a student's familiar (possibly a chipmunk) discovered what was going on and found a way to interfere with Erato's work - probably with the help of an enchanted mirror.

2)  There's a Baron Summerland in Thewkes whose paternal grandmother claimed to be the illegitimate daughter of "the Mariner King," and had both exotic jewelry and really weird astrological portents to back up her claims to connection to the old line.  The Summerland family added an orca to their family crest in the current baron's father's generation.

Not much can be said about the mysterious Mariner King himself - he appears to have been a Gates mage, and he left a cluster of rune-marked stones (since defaced) around a saltwater lake in western Mall Borough."

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If the player learn about this Mariner King and the left behind rune stones, would Professor Briardi allow the study how this stones where "negated"?

(Because this subject appears to combine 3 topics, negation, enchant variation, redacted, that could be interesting to some of my characters I'm wondering ^^)

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From the Team:

"Professor Briardi probably wouldn't object to the research in principle - rune-breaking is a worthy magical pursuit if done in the right places for the right reasons.  But she would be hesitant to let one of her students travel to distant islands to examine a site of documented Gates resonance.  Just seems like asking for trouble."

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How thoroughly are the various dorm rooms cleaned and searched for hidden/forgotten goodies before a given new year's worth of students move in?

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if it is encouraged to write a letter to the next one having the same bed then our Characters should know about it by the end of the year!

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It is not encouraged, but there is a sort of a tradition around it- nonetheless, if it is found, they will remove it. Some Students simply come by after the cleaning is done and leave it, of course.

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Ohh I see so that means after the holiday break at the start of Y2 we will get a event if we want to follow this tradition :D

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Do (or did) either of Rui's brothers (or siblings? if I'm misunderstanding thirdborn son) attend the Academagia?

Realized he and Phillippe are both the youngest of three, but we don't hear from Rui's brothers. Which is easily explained by them not being there, and it would fit his character very well if he was the youngest by a large gap. But it would also be interesting if they just didn't associate with or help him in any way, even in that Vernin adventure phase where he's in a very tight spot with some upperclassmen. (And a great contrast to the Marchants.)

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if I remember right 1 is still in Academagia and the other already finished. You even meet one of his brother in one of the year 1 adventures.

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Oh interesting! I know you meet Dexter Marchant in a Hedi adventure, as well as in the Strange Doll introduction, but Olivier Marchant is unseen (edit: at least in the Hedi one - don't remember the strange doll as well) because he's a big important fifth year. 

So if we see one of Rui's brothers as well, then that makes them mirror each other fairly closely. Anyone remember that adventure?

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I don't think so, unless there's some outside indication (or I'm just completely spacing out on something). We meet the Prankster Society. There's a girl named Rylla, someone named Buttergump (which I hope is his last name, but who knows), Jere Niemela, and someone Rui refers to as Hobbie. Rui is at least the de facto leader, whether or not they have an official one. He gives commands to everyone, refers to having sent Rylla to follow Philippe, and no one moans about it at all. That already stands out to me because they're upperclassmen. It'd be even more unusual if one of them was his older brother. That doesn't make it impossible though, it's the school of the unusual. 

On the other side is just Philippe and a sinister girl (probably second year).

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@Legate of Mineta: 1. Would a student at the Academagia found with a book about serpents'/reptiles' anatomy and not taking any course in reptilian anatomy get in trouble?

2. Does Uliva have any understanding about why studying reptiles' anatomy is taboo?

3. If a student were wanting to know what the Academagia claims Sima's homeland is, would there be records which such a student could check?

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"1.  Almost certainly not.  Herpetology is a blind spot, even in Morvidus, but it's not like the study of salamanders and geckos is absolutely banned.

2.  If pressed, she could probably repeat the arguments with a fair degree of accuracy, even if she's unconvinced.

3.  Homeland?  Maybe not.  The Colleges keep registries that generally include contact addresses, and in Sima's case that's a villa in Braida."

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@Legate of Mineta: 1. Does Sima and/or her brothers claim to be from Braida?

2. Are Sima/her brothers living in Braida when not at the Academagia - even sometimes?

3. Would it be unusual for a student's contact address to not be eir home-address (or even within eir homeland)?

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"If asked, Sima and Magsa both live in Braida, while Tabin has an address in Porziana - both counties are slightly south of the Mineta, and both cheaper and more secluded.  Sima has rooms in a family villa, Magsa is living in a kind of temple-run alms house, and Tabin seems to have some kind of summer bookkeeping job that comes with rooms.

3.  It's not unusual at all.  A lot of the kids identify relatives or family friends who live relatively near the school who can be called upon in case of emergency."

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1 hour ago, Legate of Mineta said:

"If asked, Sima and Magsa both live in Braida, while Tabin has an address in Porziana - both counties are slightly south of the Mineta, and both cheaper and more secluded.  Sima has rooms in a family villa, Magsa is living in a kind of temple-run alms house, and Tabin seems to have some kind of summer bookkeeping job that comes with rooms.

3.  It's not unusual at all.  A lot of the kids identify relatives or family friends who live relatively near the school who can be called upon in case of emergency."

1. Are these claims by the triplets true?

2. Is Porziana really so foreign to the average Minetan?

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