Seaside Seminary of Tohoraha
This Temple to the whale god Tohoraha, Whale, The Lore Keeper, The Watcher is built on a restored Hyperborean ruin bearing the traditional columns and features of the old empire. It has commonly been used as a temple to the whale God, but recent construction at the approval of the head priest has expanded it into a place of learning. A handful of priests and teachers offer education to those who pay the somewhat steep 500g fee. This includes food, board, religious services and education for the Gods - not just to Tohoraha - and basic education. Those gifted in the magical arts can receive instruction as well. Only the wealthy can afford it, but most in Saltmarsh and even some from neighboring towns bring their children here to enroll them. The temple is an attraction to many who come from far-off lands, and at the suggestion of Keledek, mooring fees are waved if the temple is allowed to copy a new book from the ship. Because of this, the temple has a burgeoning collection of books as the library continues to expand. It doesn't excuse ship captains from other taxes, but the knowledge that the mooring fees could be waved has resulted in traders bringing books from far off just to avoid them. Its structure is built directly on the sea, and its waterways extend in a series of canals throughout the structure akin to irrigation. These were likely decorative originally, but have been expanded to cater to Monroe, the Merfolk who runs it. This allows him to traverse to the various sections. The water in the temple goes into the sea, and as such it tends to cool the temple down. For this reason fires must be ran frequently to heat the place.