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Arkus Academy


Aged spires of ancient stone peeked over the lush treeline, the glass of their vaulted windows glinting softly in the early morning light. Mist still hung hazy over the lake. From a distance, perhaps, the view would echo the prestigious and mysterious reputation of the old school. The spired administrative building cut the image of some ancient church or castle, an imposing and beautiful piece of architecture. The pale marble walls shown pink in the morning sun. Great prisms rotated on the tips of the building’s numerous spires, sending twirling cascades of multi-colored light pouring down onto the campus. The great gates already stood open for the day, revealing the rune-engraved red marble floor of the great hall. Golems and automatons busied themselves with preparing a host of decorations, as well as situating the stage that stood at the far end of the room. The ceremony had been repeated in a similar fashion for hundreds of years, and today it would be repeated again.

Despite the early hour, the campus was beginning to spark with life. Everywhere, decorations were being put up: brilliant streamers swam through the air like eels, multi colored willowisps fluttered about through the crisp fall air. The academy’s famous library, a great tower containing an unknowable number of texts, had begun to awake as well. Metallic wings propelled bird-shaped golems as they saw to replacing any defects amongst the thousands of gemstones that lined the exterior wall of the library. At night, the gems would glow, turning the tower into a pillar of gleaming color. It was for this curious decoration that the library was famously known as the Tower of Lights.

Soft, lilting music began to fill the air. Nowhere was this less appreciated than the series of buildings on the south end of campus. Blurry-eyed upperclassmen fumbled their way out of their dormitories, not particularly excited about the earlier-than-usual wakeup call. Still too groggy to even consider going out to greet the new students, they instead made their way to the cafeteria, which had been steadily serving breakfast since before the sun rose. Though not as awe-inspiring as some of the other buildings on campus, the low, red brick building had an air of comfort within its walls that was no doubt strengthened by the intoxicating scents that always floated from its doors.

The Hall of Instruction, a large building constructed seamlessly of smooth, black stone, was abuzz about the upcoming ceremony as well. Despite being in the shade of the great forest that surrounded the academy, the building was nevertheless vibrant and alive. Hundreds of butterflies flapped around the yard outside of the building, and vines bearing color-changing flowers had sprung up along the walls overnight. Instructors milled about the yard, some less amused by the decorative elements than others.

Even the forest seemed wholesome and comfortable. Birds sang in celebration of the morning, chipmunks and squirrels chittered and raced about through the trees, and silent nature spirits drifted through the trees, enveloping the woodlands in an aura of calm and serenity. A few curious eyes even peered through branches as the academy awoke in earnest.

While the rest of academy prepared for jubilation, the magi and constructs at the airship landing worked tirelessly to prepare for the newcomers. Obviously, the landing was the newest addition to the academy, a wide clearing of bright green grass lined by a low wall. The field had been landscaped flawlessly, and numerous carts and wagons were being produced to ferry the newcomer’s belongings to their new dormitories.

Indeed, the entire campus seemed united in the process of making the academy as welcoming as possible to the young spellcasters who would soon be making it their home. This fervor was more than a show of hospitality however, they had an ancient and influential reputation to contend with. For centuries Arkus Academy had instructed the magically inclined youth of Cresia, producing some of the most impressive spellcasters in the nation’s history. In recent years, however, the academy had begun welcoming students from the surrounding nations as well, a symbolic gesture to honor the peacetime following The Last War. This new policy had brought even more attention to the school, making the importance of a good first impression even more critical. Times had changed wildly, but the academy would continue to stand as an institute of learning, always seeking to reveal the secrets of the world to any student devoted enough to find them.




Hello everyone, and welcome to Arkus Academy! As you’ve probably gathered, this thread centers around an academy that trains spellcasters. New students are arriving at Arkus to study the arcane arts at one of the most prestigious academies for magic in the world. If you have any questions or need any assistance with making a character, I’ll be more than happy to help!

Rules:
1:No autohitting/autokilling another character
2: Please be civil OOC, if there’s a problem I’m sure we can work something out
3: All player characters should be between the ages of 12 and 18 and be first-years at the academy
4: Take care not to make your character too overpowered, don’t worry, they’ll get stronger over time.
5: You can start with up to two magic specializations at the beginning. Of course, this doesn’t mean you can’t learn more later.
6: Having multiple spellcasting classes is possible, but very rare. Most spellcasters will only have one class, but we’ll handle exceptions on a case-by-case basis.

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I kind of have an idea for a few concepts.

An intellectual is from a religious family that turns study and creation in a type of worship. They heal, create and bring life. My character hears the voice of this god and believes themselves a prophet or saint of their will. They actually hear the words of a demon, making them a warlock. I like the concept that demons are a bit less horns and pitchforks and actually are alien in nature, being described more as themes and concepts than anything humans fundamentally understand. So for this character, the demon might be a bringer of life and creation, whether benign or dangerous. Bacteria is essentially life too... as is disease...

The other concept is a more physical character, instead of studying, he trains his body to channel the magic as a type of supernatural martial artist. Elementalism or Alteration, maybe even a defensive form of sealing would be this guys magic.
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I'm already in a magic school rp but I got a good idea for a character so I want to give this rp a shot a shot. It'll have to be tomorrow, though, because I should probably be sleeping right now.
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Both of those concepts sound great! I like that Demon concept as well, seems like you’ve got the right idea. I’d totally be down for either of those characters, or both, if you wanted to run multiples. Either way, if you need any help with anything let me know!@ShwiggityShwah

Sure thing, sounds good! And no rush, should have plenty of time.@Lord of Evil
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Ooh, I had a very similar concept with Swiggty. A boy who is really good at one thing - punching. Punching things really hard. He focuses on alteration to gain the upper hand in hand-to-hand combat, and uses dispelling to counter opponent spells while he closes the gap. Or maybe Illusion/Distortion to compensate for the lack of proficiency in ranged combat.

Actually - what's the extent of 'physical empowerment' can mana give? Is it just 'stronger than human', or actually 'superhuman' levels?
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So since I'm probably going for a warlocky character, I got a question. I'd probably be taking pact magic since warlock, but when it says demon's 'power', does that mean I'd be able to use its own school of magic through the pact or something?
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@PigeonOfAstora Muscle wizard is an entirely viable option! As far as the alteration magic goes, it can definitely reach superhuman levels, though in a student it probably wouldn’t be at an insane level just yet.

@Lord of Evil So pact magic in general would be the rituals and knowledge necessary to make a pact with something like a Demon. Not every Warlock would necessarily make use of it, since you have some who kind of end up in a pact by accident. However, pact magic also includes any special kinds of magic specific to the Demon you have a contract with. So if your Demon had a particular theme or concept that you wanted to reflect in your characters abilities, that would fall under pact magic.
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@Lord of Evil

Great old oneesque demon

All tentacles all the time :3
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Great old oneesque demon

All tentacles all the time :3


Uh

Maybe?
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@DrowsyPangolin At any rate I have one more question, what would it take for a demon to manifest in this world? I'm currently guessing that it's possible and that you'd have to contain them with sealing magic or something.
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@Lord of Evil

Great old oneesque demon

All tentacles all the time :3


Oh dear.

@Lord of Evilits certainly possible for them to physically manifest, though it would cause instant uproar if it happened publicly. As for what it would take, that would depend on the Demons situation. Basically, in the past there were several Demons, many physically manifested, that kinda ruled over humanity. Eventually humans developed sealing magic to imprison/weaken them. If your Demon were from that time period, it might require the seal to be broken/weakened to physically appear. If it were a later Demon, it might currently be able to manifest and is biding it’s time, or maybe is recovering from damage it sustained in its previous home plane. Really, it’s a case-by-case basis. Although, do keep in mind that a demon physically manifesting, especially one the powers that be didn’t know about, would probably be perceived as a super major threat
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@DrowsyPangolin Do you think a Sealing - Transfiguration combo where the sealed spells and objects could be used to fuel the transfiguration could work?
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Might be interested. On a time crunch recently. Will put work on a character and post when I can
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@DrowsyPangolin Here she is. Let me know if she needs to be changed.

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@Moyai I'm sure there's a way that can work, how were you thinking about doing it?

@Timemaster Looks mostly good, there's just one thing, and its my fault tbh. I didn't explain the rankings on the stats very well in the OP. Basically, an S-rank is like top-tier, best-in-the-world level ability. It'd be unlikely for her to be quite that skilled already, though she could certainly get to that point. I would lower the S to maybe an A or a B and it should be good. Other than that though, she looks good, I'm a fan of the Phantosmia ability especially.

[@Everyone] I'm going to add an explanation for the stat rankings in the OP, and also I'll be adding another section to the stats: Control, which just covers your character's ability to control their powers. I had meant to add it originally, but I realized I forgot about it
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Ok I lied, I do have another question. What exactly would a pact magic spell be? I'm going to have it on my character but I have no idea what to do with it.
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I'm going to have it since she's going to have a pact with a nature spirit.
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@Lord of Evil
I'm going to have it since she's going to have a pact with a nature spirit.


Do you have any spell ideas for pact magic then? I've pretty much got nothing.
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Curses, debuffs, spells that follow a demonic theme.
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Ok I lied, I do have another question. What exactly would a pact magic spell be? I'm going to have it on my character but I have no idea what to do with it.


Okay, so basically it would depend on the Demon your character had a pact with. Pact magic would probably be closely associated with the patron themself, so if the Demon has a particular theme or domain associated with them, you could base their pact magic around that. For instance, a demon associated with war might have pact magic that creates cursed weapons, or a demon associated with misfortune might manipulate luck. Really there’s a lot of options. If you’ve got any ideas for the Demon I can help brainstorm some ideas.
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