Findalaran’s Journal: Answering the Call

   The call has gone out! Errin announced my uncle’s plan today and the need for volunteers. One hundred Lochfa will be sent to follow the Alfath and ensure they never threaten Tarros again. The sacrifice they ask is tremendous — both of the hundred they send off to the unknown and for those of us who remain, our numbers cut by one fifth. We are brothers and sisters in combat and faith and so the parting will be difficult no matter which of us they send. I will put forth my name and speak with Errin to get her word that I will be considered fairly. My position should not sway the selection in either direction — this calling is greater than any vanity or ego. Continue reading

Two Records

   Kit Elstock had already wrapped up everything on her schedule for the day, but the evening would bring a round of social obligations that came with being head of the Archeology Department.  She believed this time it was a reception at an art gallery intended to woo potential corporate donors. But while the status and pay of being highly placed in the Athae Academy meant she had a comfortable life, Kit missed the actual work — the exploration and discovery – of archeology.  And so instead of heading home to  freshen up and change into a fancy gown and thoroughly impractical high heels, she remained at her desk examining two incredibly rare samples of pre-human text. Continue reading

Rewriting History

[Transcript  of presentation to Lyceum Combined Faculty by Harold Stockmoor]

   Good morning. Throughout Thelian history it has been believed that the first documented use of magic was the Alyssum Incident of 0007, however while preparing a report on the history of Dawn’s Light, I came upon archived security footage taken aboard the Thelian Dawn itself that I believe shows an unexpected use of magic much, much earlier than we currently teach. Continue reading

Education, Spirituality and Magic

   Education has always been one of the highest priorities of the Thelian people.  School attendance is not mandatory regardless of age, but Thelian society is such that in is unfathomable to think a child may not wish to learn.  Educational programs are structured so that the families choose the school they feel best teaches their children based upon learning styles.  All schools teach the same things but in different ways. Continue reading