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"One of the more famous is built into a pavilion at the town hall of Höchstädt-on-the-Buranau in Zoedorf, and it's called "the Dance of the Silver Princes" after a local romantic saga.  It has 144 automated dancers (though the majority just bob up and down; only 48 have more complicated patterns), and it runs continuously for just under a month in any given year - from the night of the Festival of Lanterns to Juvenalia.  It's about sixty-five years old.

If you know the story, you can make out details - the burgomeister being hauled away after failing to poison the youngest prince (who's dancing with his fiancee, freshly restored from her time as a white deer), the party of traveling scholars from the Academy stealing food from the grand feasting table, and the two hunters who had thought they were long-lost siblings discovering that it was actually safe to marry."

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Given that the player is already framed in year 1 by other students that (s)he using forbidden magic, I'm sure there gate and master mages that learned how to shift the blame for their magic to innocent humans.

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1 hour ago, Schwarzbart said:

Given that the player is already framed in year 1 by other students that (s)he using forbidden magic

Is this an adventure, or just a random event?

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I know the RE you're referring to, though I'm not able to find it. I was able to find Random Event Rumor 17, which has the PC accused of learning a "secret—and illegal for our age—levitation spell", so that's kinda close, I guess?

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@Legate of Mineta: If a student at the Academagia were to be known to have written a work whose tragic twist would be that a sympathetic and otherwise virtuous character, in order to avert friends' deaths, had engaged in Gates Magic in a successful effort to save friends, would such a student get in trouble?

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Generally, yes, they would be in trouble.

"If Honors wrote a story like that, passed it around the Durand dorm, and didn't dwell in great depth on actual Gates practice...

"Oh, Reynaldo!  I shall summon a spirit to see thee safe, though it be my end!"

... it would be pretty much fine.  Briardi might feel obligated to confiscate it, but Honors wouldn't be in trouble and Briardi might even share it with Sido and Orso when nobody was looking.

If Girars (as an example of a kid with a more fractious relationship with authority figures) wrote the same story and Professor Storey got a hold of it, Girars might be stuck "volunteering" to clean a local temple for a few weeks.  Not so much because he was seen as a threat as because Storey would fear that if he did something like that in the outside world, he could end up in real trouble.

Which brings us to worse-case scenarios: if an Academy student tried to sell a story outside the school that seemed to be justifying Gates use, the Guard might well be called in.

And if a student tried to sell a story outside the school that not only seemed to be justifying Gates use but which also seemed to demonstrate real knowledge of Gates practices and phemes (even if it was just convincingly invented from scratch), the Guards, at the very least, would be involved- and probably more than that.

It would certainly raise questions about how a Student might have learned such things..."

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@Legate of Mineta: Would students at the Academagia get in trouble if, in efforts to locate secret practitioners of gates magic for exposure, they were to pretend to be interested in gates magic in an effort to lure suspected aspiring gates mages into the open?

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