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D&D Campaigns => Eberron => School => Topic started by: Dray on February 13, 2008, 12:57:59 PM

Title: THE CAMPUS
Post by: Dray on February 13, 2008, 12:57:59 PM
THE CAMPUS

Living Arrangements

Students live within the 40 dormitories, each one is a three floor building with the following:


Buildings have high-pitched roofs, as most do in Safe-Haven, due to the heavy snow fall months. Dormitory buildings are all also connected by well-lit and well-used tunnel system to the major academic school buildings, this is easier for the students in the winter months.

Library

One would think that a culture that has lived for only a two millennia, and, was limited to only 50 miles in all directions, wouldn’t have that much to offer. The school Library proves that thought wrong. This grand building of towering granite columns and expansive stained glass windows is almost as picturesque as the Great Church of the Spire. It also took almost as long to build, as the 256 year old building took your ancestors over 40 years to construct. And it is full of history, art and knowledge that has taken 2 millenia to develop in the kingdom.

It is said that within the secret vaults under the marble floors of the public rooms are tombs lined with ancient texts of the former human empire. The Whisper Gang is very interested in finding out if this is true.

Academic Buildings

Although the Academic buildings are just bigger three-floor versions of the dormitory buildings, each one has visual queue’s that speak to the specific trade studied within. And although the house headquarters are in each respective building, the dormitories are not segregated by House adjacent to them. The House Leaders maintain personal quarters in these buildings but also occupy large offices within them.

Garrison

Although the Department of Defense has its own Academic Building and is a field of study, a separate building is occupied for the Campus Guard. This contingent is not affiliated with the school and answers only to the government. The Truancy Office operates out of this Garrison, and although the Office Chief coordinates and cooperates with the school staff, he also does not answer to them.

Residences

All of the teaching staff and all citizens who work in the school system have residences scattered amongst and across the campus.
Title: THE CAMPUS
Post by: Dray on February 13, 2008, 07:43:51 PM
This is but a snapshot of the Campus, but it gives you guys another piece in the overal puzzle for background generation.

Please ask any and all pertinent questions you want, I know the short post above may have summoned quite a few in your minds.

Thanks.
Title: THE CAMPUS
Post by: Wildfire on February 14, 2008, 10:50:44 AM
What manner of trades are taught? Art, Engineering, Medical, Smithing, Tailoring?

Is the curriculum a general one or can one choose to take a major?

Is there a regimented "wake time", "chow time", lanterns out time"?

Is there a uniform that's worn?

What are the months that school is in session?

What is the penaltly if the truant officers find us playing hooky?

Are all kids (short kids, skinny kids, kids that climb on rocks, etc...) required to go to school? What if they're crippled or just plain dumb and can't get to it or through it?
Title: THE CAMPUS
Post by: Johan on February 14, 2008, 11:21:22 AM
Quote from: Dray

...Dormitory buildings are all also connected by well-lit and well-used tunnel system to the major academic school buildings, this is easier for the students in the winter months.


Smacks of Northeastern, eh?

Quote from: Dray

One would think that a culture that has lived for only a two millennia, and, was limited to only 50 miles in all directions, wouldn’t have that much to offer.


Yeah, seriously...how far do you think that humanity can go in 2,000 short years...what is it now, the year 2008 KCE (Kaine Common Era)?
Title: THE CAMPUS
Post by: Dray on February 14, 2008, 11:44:20 AM
Great Questions, forthcoming posts in the other Sub-Forums under the SCHOOL heading should answer them.

Yeah, haven't developed the A.K timeline yet, still spinning in my head.

What's cool about the tunnel system? Is that it is old, has a lot of nook and crannies the Gang can hide in to discuss Gang Activity.

Just found out I have a rough draft of a research paper due by Sunday, so be patient while I sneak posts in during down times.

Thanks!