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  1. ramou; HAHAH! I have the *exact* same issue.
  2. Rhi; "1. It's definitely an interesting idea, but it's not consistent with where we leave off at the end of Y1. At the close of her student adventure, she'd happily just dived into a magic spring that apparently broke the magical forces that were making boys nuts over her; the long-term consequences are not going to be what she expects, but for now it would be a bit off to start from a place where the player was actively beguiled. Unless, ironically, it was someone else responsible for the magical infatuation. We could see Olivia Solari trying to make somebody fall in love with Neta to get her away from Cyrus - who actually respects Neta's glamour techniques quite a bit. 2. Given the aforementioned pack of boys who became magically obsessed with her in Y1, it's totally fair to say that rumors that the pattern is repeating itself might arise...."
  3. I've read the books, but didn't know there was a PC version!
  4. M; Thought I sent the response, but I see I did not! "The bureaucratic purpose of each neighborhood/district is to call up a set number of troops (as a percentage of their population) to support the Guards in case of invasion - draconic or otherwise. Unsurprisingly, in Frontino that tends to mean hiring mercenaries; in the Undergate it's oldest sons and daughters. The central political figure in every district, therefore, is the Censor - or the keeper of the local census. He or she, and his or her office, is responsible for keeping track of the numbers of citizens, where they can be found (very loosely), and an account of their general fitness and living conditions. If the people of Undergate are going to have a problem mobilizing in case of attack because, say, the wells are contaminated and the water is bad, it's the obligation of the Censor to report it to both the Guard and the Major Council (not the Golden Council, which is more elevated) so that they can come up with a solution. The Censor can't pass laws unilaterally or anything, but in matters of public health (whether that pertains to disease or to rioting) they can issue Edicts that apply for thirty days at a time (though they can be overriden by the Captain or the Council). Note that candidates for a censorship are usually nominated from inside the neighborhood, and the Captain signs off - but the final choice is almost always the Captain's. Now, there are special cases. Frontino has an elected mayor who also serves as Censor; the Captain can call for an audit of the mayor's work, but he can't legally refuse to accept the mayor himself or herself. (At least, that's Frontino's collective position, and the Captain has never challenged it.) The docks don't have a mayor, but it's the tradition that the guilds select a Censorial Council of five rather than a single individual, with a simple majority needed to authorize major decisions. 2. They would seal the room and do some general astrology to see, broadly, if any catastrophe was going to arise because of its existence. If the answer was yes, Orso would do a more thorough off-the-record investigation. But it’s definitely one of those deals where the school would keep things quiet if they could. 3. There’s a lot of chickpea use among people looking for plant-based protein, and there’s a subspecies of mandrake that can be induced to taste a lot like meat (though it also causes hallucinations if improperly prepared). As for soy/tofu - it does exist, but it’s extremely rare."
  5. Rhi; "The Beatrix situation is a little bit complicated. Durand de Thiomines and most of the Vernin kids know exactly what her standing is, because they would - the lords of Wetgen are not politically inconsequential in Staade, and in the northeast more generally, and Beatrix is likely to be a countess one day - and she doesn't exactly deny it if any other kids ask if she's of noble blood, though she's vague about it. Still, nobody really treats her like a noble, she's not in Vernin, and half the time she's covered in mud and grass stains. If you asked someone like Herbert Downes, he'd probably guess that she was some poor, weird knight's daughter. [Redacted] I should add that Everwine is probably somewhat in awe of Beatrix - Wetgen isn't too far from where he's from - and Louise may even have met her once or twice in passing before they came to the Academy."
  6. Rhi; Good; and the sooner the better from the view of a reader.
  7. Rhi; Novelization rights would be a tricky thing, and I imagine the Team might find it difficult to advise you without a fair amount of time. I don't think there is any problem at all writing a story in the setting, or in even writing a story which follows along the official content, but to make it an 'official' novelization would require more time than the Team is likely able to put into it currently.
  8. Rhi; Hmmmm. I don't know. I don't think so? You've put the suggestion in the right spot, though.
  9. OK, GC: "1. Mostly complaints and horror stories from second years happy to have a impressionable audience. The most frequently told tale would’ve been that of the entire first-year class, three years before, who had given detention on the second day of studies and forced to trim a good chunk of the Morvidus green with fingernail clippers. (Someone had pranked Storey and the kids had refused to divulge the prankster’s identity.)" Schwarbart: "2. [Redacted]"
  10. Metis; For you: "It's not common, but it's happened plenty of times over the centuries. In fact, a big part of why student access to the Imperial Reserve is restricted is the most notorious cause for spontaneous departure: Satyric abduction (though the Satyrs themselves would say it was Satyric fellowship). Roughly every twenty or thirty years (most recently in 1644) an older student will fall in with one of the great Satyric revels and adopt the lifestyle - sometimes they're encountered again years later, in many cases as powerful wizards in their own right, and sometimes they just vanish into the wild. Somehow, the Satyrs and/or something else in the Reserve tend to block any Astrological attempts to track the kids down. Other students have cracked under the pressure of their studies, usually compounded by hostile relationships with their Regents, and still others have stumbled into magical opportunities or disasters that didn't allow for bureaucratic niceties. One rather famous example of the latter: in 1483, a Hedi student named Conselo Jax discovered a homeless woman who was actually the partially Mastered Countess of Breuve; he freed her from her state on a Monday night and ten days later was the flag-carrier on her campaign to retake her homeland, his face hidden behind a mask of rubies and alabaster. The school had no idea where Conselo was until about six months later, when it came out that he had been adopted as the countess's heir, had changed his name to Selus de Breuve, and had taken up residence at the Floating Court on the river Bres." GC and Schwarzbart, I just sent yours- I missed them the first time.
  11. M; The answer is definitely yes.
  12. S; They've gotten pretty good feedback, I'd say. More to come in the Beta, I bet.
  13. Rhi; Well, yes, a Conflict can be won or lost, and can have Success/Fail Exits.
  14. v_L; There's a good amount of feedback from the Alpha the Team's addressing, which is what I think they meant. May of this year? But we better see how the next couple of Alphas go.
  15. Thanks. The Team is focused on other areas of Academagia right now, but I'll toss them the save file. Sounds like some kind of doubling occurred, but I can't see how.
  16. rodman; Ooooh, boy. You'd have to use the Steam client to get the update, and we closed off the upgrades some time ago. You might try reaching out to academagia at gmail.com, maybe they still have some codes left? Never hurts to try.
  17. Jonathan; On the face of it, I think we've only seen this issue when there are competing entries in the DB. If you haven't already, you might try clearing (rebuilding) the cache- this may get you back into your game.
  18. Jonathan; Hey there! Echoing Schwarzbart, are you using only 1 of the official DLC?
  19. Rhi; It's more interesting/complex than a simple list. For your own purpose, just specify the opponent as a name- for now.
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