Baard's College for musicians and storytellers
"Feels like home to me here. This place changed my life much like it changed the whole city. Neither of us would be who we are if it wasn't for the Traveling Notes."
Baard Nordrum, a Hero of Archana also known as The Peacesinger, left many marks in the Kingdom's history. One of them is the Traveling Notes, a college for bards in Hrastgar, with a franchise in the capital Nouvemond, that has shaped the locals' culture as it is known today.
The goal of the College is to educate and prepare its students to perform the role of a bard in society. While music is understandably its most known subject, it teaches many other subjects of equal importance without which a bard could not survive, such as how to keep a crown engaged, preparations for a safe trip, emergency survival skills, oratory, composing, theory on music magic, story structure, fighting basics, and so on.
Originally named "Baard's College for musicians and storytellers", the Traveling Notes was Baard's attempt to keep the hrastfolk's culture alive in a time when written documents were scarce due to the lack of paper. Back then it was a small and basic business, but it only gained traction after he earned his fame for ending the War of the Oaklands, quickly becoming a popular attraction to those who wanted to follow on Baard's footsteps.