Magic College Admissions
The Magic College accepts 16 students every year, each hand-picked by the Grand Wizard.
The Admissions ProcessThe Admissions Process to get into the Magic College is a rather arduous set of tasks beginning with a written exam and ending with a test of skill administered by the Grand Wizard.
The Written ExamThe Written Exam is the first stage of the Magic College Admissions Process. The test is taken at home, where the applican will send in the mail for a test, noting what kind of applicant they are to the Magic College. This will then determine what test they will be given, as it varies from one type of mage to another. These magic types include:
- Bardic Practice
- Forbidden Practices (Including Necromancy and Puppetry)
- Kenku Abilities
- Area Devil Abilities
- Healing Magic
- Combatative Magic
- Utility Magic
- General Magic Practice
The Practicality ExamThe Practicality Exam is a test of one's skills, either magical, combative, or moral tests that occur on the journey to the Magic College. The most common is the hiring of random bounty hunters, normally to attack the applicants and see if they can take them. If not that, the bounty hunters are given questions to ask the applicants or moral dilemmas to pose. The Grand Wizard will normally outsource this job, and sometimes the bounty hunters they hire have ulterior motives. Sometimes they'll also find assassins have already been hired out, in which they will then try and ensure that the bounty hunter is not truly too strong for the applicant. However, there is a large chance that applicants will die due to these assassins if they are not prepared.
The Elevator TestThe Elevator Test is the next step, when the applicants make it to Zephys. At the center of Zephys, they must make it to the elevator that leads from Lower Zephys to the floating layer of Upper Zephys. Upper Zephys is where the final level of the test may be. However, there is a Magic College Guard stationed beside this elevator. They will deny access to all people on the day of the admissions test. Many citizens of Zephys detest this day, as they cannot access Upper Zephys, but the Grand Wizards insist it must stay this way. Most Zephys residents either stay off the streets on this day or rely on Lower Zephys goods and services. This day, due to this and the influx of people trying to get into the Magic College, is the best day for Lower Zephys businesses. Every shop and restaurant is open every single hour of this day, and then often closes for a day not long after to recover. The hopeful students are meant to find a way up to Upper Zephys on their own. There are many ways this is expected to happen:
- Convince the Guard to let them up
- Trick the Guard
- Fly up, demonstrating their magic
- Find an alternative way up
- Building their way to Upper Zephys
- Buy off mages to fly you up there
- Kill the Guard
Each year, various major figures in the world are able to send a recommendation, a singular student who they believe is fit to be in the next Magic College Class. These recommendations are weighed differently depending on the recommender. If recommended by a leader of an entire race of people, such as the Elven King, the Dwarven King, or the Gnomish Grand Duke, then you are considered to be the pinnacle of your people and are granted immediate admission to the class. However, only about three recommended seats are available in a particular class, and thus recommenders must be strategic to choose what year to recommend a certain student. If there are too many recommended students, no matter the prestige of the recommender, their student may not get in. Thus, they are firstly only allowed to recommend every four years, and often will wait an extra year or two afterwards. Smaller regional leaders like Dwarven Generals, Village Chiefs, or Elven Captains have less power in terms of recommendation, but their recommendations are often students who have magical and combatative promise anyway and would likely get in off their own merit. Therefore, some recommended students do not get immediate admission, as there may be too many recommended, but then make it in off of merit alone.
- Class of 500- Balrus (King Poardred), Roaster (King Talker), Fepar Tilrak (Chief Clurjul Cayries)
- Class of 520- Ikkul Ravofarn (Chief Fepar Tilrak), Marnis (King Aratorin Nerifir), Tarthekar Padorim (Chief Sirlini Glirdog)
- Class of 522- Flopper (King Liar), Durask the Forsaken (Grand Wizard Drixodal Vortrin), Ilxar Nimphonker (Chief Krildrac Calumorn)
- Class of 547- Coldrid Saxan (Chief Ikkul Ravofarn), Ram Rodraz (Head Priest Briffault Law), Linfire (World Court)
- Class of 548- Bartharn (Thane Hjoldar), Bupo Sickfoot (Matriarch Limpl Sickfoot), Orlayas Ojeux (Grand Wizard Salasar Feaphed)
- Class of 549- Hadon (King Daeric Nerifir), Mastema (Profit), Caddos Damolnath (Fepar Tilrak)
- Class of 550- Gak Funki (Matriarch Sullore), Kaltoth Vracrath (Chief Onkesh Tazwunak), Head Priest Prayer (Himself)
- Class of 551- Boris Nesti (Tsar Sackerton), Galgarn (General Bromdrus), Head Priest Halfer (Himself)
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