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Forntormer

To wizards, Forntormer is considered a grand monument to the human will and the ability to surpass natural barriers, even less academic ones like the Arcanum. However, to other humans, especially those who live near the tower, it is a frightening edifice that could cause destruction at any moment, what with all of the experiments taking place in the middle of the night. And to non-humans, Forntormer is just a reminder of the scars humanity left on the land thousands of years ago.
— Flip, The Great Book of the Nations
 
It is my prerogative as the new Harmage is community outreach. I seek to dispel the ignorance that blankets our world, especially concerning magic and wizardry. I shall also maintain, if not improve, the quality of education for our young wizards. They are incredibly important for wizardry is the future of magic and these student are the future of wizardry.
— Brynjar Geirson, the 26th Harmage in his Ascension Speech
 
Yeah, I don't trust them wizards in their tower or their university. You never know what kind of things they're planning. It just ain't natural, it ain't human.
— Anonymous resident of outer Galdorborg

Purpose / Function

Fortormer houses the Harmage , who is both a Jarl of The Old Kingdom and the headmaster of The University of Wizardry in Galdorborg. While it does have living quarters for both the Harmage and the assistants, its mostly been used for magic experiments in developing new wizardry. There is also a conference hall near the top of the tower for hosting meetings of prominent wizards.

Alterations

After the renovations upon its rediscovery in 764 NE, the stonework of Forntormer hasn't been changed, but there are temporary wooden walls within the tower that are shifted around on will, especially when the Harmage changes.

Architecture

The architecture of Forntormer takes on a relatively utilitarian style, with a smooth exterior with a single window per floor that alternate which side of the tower they are on. The inside of the building is more hectic, as there are one or two stone walls per floor, along with various wooden walls that are commonly changing. The spartan decoration was chosen to help the Harmage and the assistants concentrate on their studies.

History

Forntormer was modeled after the wizard towers of the Yakuls around 150 AE. After collapse of the old Human Empire, the tower was abandoned. It lay dormant for hundreds of years before it was rediscovered by the Old Kingdom and was refitted to act as a tower for the Harmage in 786 NE when the University was established. Since then, Forntormer has one of the most visited buildings in the Old Kingdom as many prospective students of the University come to meet with the Harmage. In addition, the Harmage occasionally hosts meetings of prominent wizards in Belkora as they discuss developments in magical experiments and the occasional mention of current events.

Forntormer
by Stringman99
Alternative Names
The Harmage's Tower
Type
Tower, Mage
Parent Location
Galdorborg
Owning Organization
The Old Kingdom

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15 Feb, 2019 22:06

Overall, I feel like this article is a solid start. The opening quote would look better within a quote box: [quote]To wizards, Forntormer is considered a grand monument to the human will and the ability to surpass natural barriers, even less academic ones like the Arcanum. However, to other humans, especially those who live near the tower, it is a frightening edifice that could cause destruction at any moment, what with all of the experiments taking place in the middle of the night. And to non-humans, Forntormer is just a reminder of the scars humanity left on the land thousands of years ago. Flip, The Great Book of the Nations

15 Feb, 2019 22:07

Well, Ive hit the enter button too soon. Quote box. Check it out.   Otherwise, some imagery, lists, links and article blocks to other reading and even perhaps another quote could knock this up a notch.

15 Feb, 2019 23:31

Thank you for the feedback! I didn't know about the quote box, but I'll make sure to try it out.