Akrabahadran
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Community Alignment LN
Size Small Town
Community Leader Exarch Halis
Population 317
Statistics Corruption -2; Crime +0; Economy -2; Law +1; Lore +2; Society -2
Qualities Academic, insular
Government Magical
Danger +0
Marketplace
Base Value 1,200 gp Purchase Limit 6,000 gp Spellcasting 6th

Akrabahadran is a school for gifted children with the potential to become summoners, located within the southern wastes of Rahadoum on the continent of Garund. The school is a sprawling palace built atop a windswept plateau, shielded from the outside world by wards of powerful illusion magic. Oddly, much of the school appears to be devoted to the dead god of humanity, Aroden.

Academy Map

Below is a map of Akrabahadran's levels. Areas off-limits to students are blacked out and known entrances to those areas are marked with a red X.

Ground Floor

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1 - Entrance: This entrance hall is a semicircular chamber open to the air with a fifteen foot high ceiling. It leads back to a row of pillars and eventually a set of iron-bound wooden double-doors of ceiling height that lead into the school. A small entrance hall beyond the front doors has a matching set of double-doors within it and has enough space for unannounced guests to comfortably wait. Presumably, the school gets very few of these. That foyer chamber is decorated with four suits of full plate armor from Imperial Taldor and two round iron shields on the opposing walls, bearing the symbol of Aroden.

2 - Grand Hall: This enormous room boasts a twenty-five foot high ceiling and two long bench tables capable of seating the school's entire collective of students at once. Meals are served in this hall three times, daily, once in the early morning shortly after dawn, another at mid-day, and the last at dusk. Meetings of students and faculty also take place in this chamber. At the head of the room is a raised dais where the six members of Akrabahadran faculty sit at a horseshoe shaped table during functions.

3 - Kitchens: Serviced by a staff of fifteen cooks, the kitchens of Akrabahadran are spacious, well-appointed and typically quiet. During the two hours proceeding and following major meals they are bustling with activity, but in the off-hours there is only a handful of cooks present to handle day-to-day requests of students and faculty. While this room isn't off-limits to students, they are usually shooed out during busy hours.

4 - Basic Spellcraft: This classroom is maintained by Danos Thir and is where first-year students are taught the basics of spellcraft and magic. It is a long, stone-walled room lined with angled desks. The left wall from the entrance is plated with enormous sheets of slate that have been buffed smooth so as to be written on with chalk. At the back of the room Danos maintains a messy and disorganized desk laden with old books and loose parchment. The room is lit by several tall candelabras and torches of continual flame.

5 - Artifice: This spacious classroom, maintained by Danos Thir is where second-year students and onward learn the trade of crafting magical items. The room is decorated with rows of long, marble-topped tables set with tools, reagents and other supplies necessary to perform artifice. Six everburning torches light the room, and the south wall is plated with large sheets of slate buffed smooth to serve as a writing surface.

6 - Alchemy Lab: Adjacent to the greenhouse, this large classroom has the furnishings and supplies of a fully-stocked alchemy lab. Here, students learn how to create and mix potions and other reagents under the supervision of Danos Thir. The outside wall is set with tall, clear windows that give a foggy view into the steamy greenhouse beyond.

7 - Greenhouse: Tended to by Advanced Spellcraft instructor Vesix Thir, the greenhouse contains a minagerie of exotic plants and herbs as well as some plant creatures and plant-like entities known as leshy, which are grown by some second year students as projects. The greenhouse is two stories tall, containing a catwalk that circles around the tops of trees and other taller plants growing inside of the metal and glass framework.

8 - Grand Convocation Chamber: The largest room in Akrabahadran is a two-story tall marble-floored ballroom. The vaulted ceiling of this enormous chamber is painted with ancient murals depicting the god Aroden raising the isle of Kortos from the Inner Sea. Much of the chamber are two-story tall glass windows showing the view from atop the plateau over the Rahadoumi countryside. Enormous gold-plated chandeliers hang here, swirling with seemingly-alive motes of greenish blue light (actually dancing lights made permanent) that cast dancing shadows across the floor. A balcony on the second floor overlooks the grand convocation chamber from the Hall of the Exarch, where Exarch Halis typically addresses the students. Two antechambers connected off of this hall serve as multi-purpose function rooms for smaller meetings or lectures.

This chamber is often used by the Advanced Spellcraft or Conjuration classes due to its great size.

Second Floor

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1 - Upper Hall: Traditionally a meeting-place for first-year students on orientation day, the Upper Hall is an enormous chamber with high ceilings that is dominated by the presence of a grand stained glass window that rises from floor to ceiling, flooding the hall in a dazzling array of colors during daytime hours. A hearth burns at the back end of the hall, and large pieces of leather-upholstered furniture is scattered across the space for students to lounge on and recreate. This is one of the few multi-year meeting areas in the school where students of different years congregate in their off-hours.

2 - First Year, Men's Dorm: Lit by an enormous arched window that faces the keep-town outside of the school's walls, the men's dorm for first-year students is furnished with bunk bedstwo beds tallto conserve space. Writing desks, circular tables, chairs and a workbench finish out the room, giving first-year students access to suitable environments to continue their studies in their downtime. A modest bookshelf containing selections of literature and thaumaturgical informative texts rests on the opposite wall from the window. A spacious closet partitioned off from the room by a folding screen contains space for excess possessions of the students.

3 - First Year, Women's Bath: Marble-tiled walls and floor dominate this spacious bath house. A single tub fifteen feet on a side is set into the floor with shallow steps descending into it. A single silver font in the shape of a dragon's head extends from the wall, dispensing hot or cold water depending on the whim of the individual using it.

4 - First Year, Women's Dorm: Lit by an enormous arched window that faces the keep-town outside of the school's walls, the women's dorm for first-year students is furnished with bunk bedstwo beds tallto conserve space. Writing desks, circular tables, chairs and a workbench finish out the room, giving first-year students access to suitable environments to continue their studies in their downtime. A modest bookshelf containing selections of literature and thaumaturgical informative texts rests on the opposite wall from the window. A spacious closet partitioned off from the room by a folding screen contains space for excess possessions of the students.

5 - Men's Common Room: Serving all four years of students, but reserved for after-curfew gatherings of male students, this sitting room is lavishly appointed with soft furniture, hardwood tables, tall bookshelves filled with literature from around the Inner Sea and even a 250-year-old antique piano from Cheliax set in the north-east corner of the room. The walls are decorated with shields and prop weaponry, as well as paintings and tapestries depicting landscapes from around the world.

While the partitioning of the genders was more common in the past, more recent classes of Akrabahadran have been less strict about males and females conversing after curfew as the Exarch has become less and less directly involved with the school's day-to-day activities. While some girls do sneak in to the men's common room to talk and socialize, it is still uncommon and female students found in the men's common room after curfew by Nisanci will be politely escorted back to their rooms.

6 - First Year, Men's Bath: Marble-tiled walls and floor dominate this spacious bath house. A single tub fifteen feet on a side is set into the floor with shallow steps descending into it. A single silver font in the shape of a dragon's head extends from the wall, dispensing hot or cold water depending on the whim of the individual using it.

7 & 8 - Outer Towers: These enormous tower rooms are often used as discrete meeting places by students during the night, as they have little through-traffic and provide moderate privacy. During the daytime hours, these spacious and utilitarian towers are practice chambers, sometimes used by students testing new conjurations or spells, or other times occupied by classes that are concerned about damaging other, more decorative, chambers.

9 - Women's Common Room: Serving all four years of students, but reserved for after-curfew gatherings of female students, this sitting room is lavishly appointed with soft furniture, hardwood tables, tall bookshelves filled with literature from around the Inner Sea. The room also features a six-foot tall solid gold harp taken from the island of Iblydos that radiates an aura of magic, but no student has ever been able to identify its powers nor activate them. The Nisanci refuse to give explanation of its nature or origin. The walls are decorated with paintings and tapestries depicting landscapes from around the world.

While the partitioning of the genders was more common in the past, more recent classes of Akrabahadran have been less strict about males and females conversing after curfew as the Exarch has become less and less directly involved with the school's day-to-day activities. While some boys do sneak in to the women's common room to talk and socialize, it is still uncommon and male students found in the women's common room after curfew by Nisanci will be politely escorted back to their rooms.

Third Floor

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Fourth Floor

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Fifth Floor

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Sixth Floor

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