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Cogniata, excellan, servi . . . Knowledge, excellence, service.
—The Academy of Arcane Arts motto

Omnio incipus equa liberatus corsisi mei . . . All begin equal but only the curious thrive.
—Library of Antioc motto

Semperis vorto honos . . . Courage, fortitude, honor.
—Arcaner motto

Saenius praetius kavoss . . . Speed, stealth, cunning.
—Whisper Blade motto

Ascendi, eo stroma . . . Rise up, ever strong.
—House Brewerson motto (The Girizzly)

Honos alvara avenga . . . Honor always avenged.
—House Von Edgeworth motto

Adversi alua probata . . . Against all odds.
—House Arinthian motto

Del servi o tei ancro balan . . . In service to the sacred balance
—House Sepherin motto

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Birthdays:

Augum’s birthday is the 2nd day of the 2nd month.

Leera’s birthday is the 7th day of the 4th month.

Bridget’s birthday is the 27th day of the 5th month.

* * *

A reader by the name of Jack asked an excellent question:  What the trio did in their spare time when not training or studying?

The trio do a lot of reading, usually by a fire, especially when it’s raining or snowing heavily. Aside from that, they ride their horses (which unfortunately have not been mentioned much yet) in the surrounding areas of forest and meadows. Augum and Leera spend a lot of their time together, of course, and Leera often plays with Sir Pawsalot. They visit their friends in Arinthia (Haylee, Jengo and his girl, Priya, a few notable others).

A solid ten percent of the trio’s spare time is dedicated to proata mentora, the practice of serving one’s community. It is an age-old tradition meant to foster trust between the warlock community and Ordinaries. They repair broken things, help move heavy objects, help with defending Arinthia from bandits, teach kids and adults alike about arcanery, help the young and old learn how to read, help the very old with chores, and so on. Bridget usually goes above and beyond in this regard, while Leera slacks off a touch, and Augum does what is required.

In the academy, the trio have a wealth of activities to choose from. Once a quint (remember that the academy runs on a five-day cycle) the girls get together with the Sacred Sisterhood of the Academy of Arcane Arts, and the boys with the Sacred Brotherhood of the Academy of Arcane Arts, where they get into all sorts of mischief (this will hopefully be fleshed out in a future book).

Although it hasn’t been mentioned in the books yet, each of the trio also has an after-school elective, usually in the form of a club. There are a huge amount of clubs in the academy, from the Animal Rescue Club (which Bridget almost joined), to Blacksmithing, to Games Club, Student Council, theater, writing, and so on. Last term Augum chose Horsemanship, Leera Art, and Bridget the Charity and Community Club.

(More to come in due time)

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WARNING: SPOILERS BELOW!

Recommended only for people who have read or are about to read any of the Fury of a Rising Dragon books.

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THE SACRED CHIVALRIC CODE OF THE ARCANER:

Thou shall never refuse a challenge from an equal.

Thou shall never turn thy back on a foe.

Thou shall always show thy stripes before thine enemy.

Thou shall not duel the lower ranks without serious provocation.

Thou shall be gallant and fair to those unable to learn the craft.

Thou shall never take the life of a weaponless Ordinary.

Thou shall always accept a bent knee.

Thou shall give succor to widows and orphans and beggars.

Thou shall refuse pecuniary reward for doing thy duty.

Thou shall fight for the welfare of all.

Thou shall guard the honor of the arcane craft.

Thou shall seek knowledge that contributes to the craft.

Thou shall preserve and honor the Hallowed Trust.

Thou shall never break thy word.

Thou shall serve thy lord and king and kingdom with valor and courage and an open heart.

But thou shall also root out corruption in all its forms, and the sanctity of the truth shall vanquish any title.

Thou shall swear fealty to this code of honor, for it is the war ye are locked in from this moment on.

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Augum, Bridget and Leera’s 7th degree Academy of Arcane Arts class schedules:

(E) = Elective class

[Note that the schedules below are relevant only to the FIRST book in the Fury of a Rising Dragon series. Formatting may be a bit wonky, depending on browser.]

ACADEMY OF ARCANE ARTS SCHEDULE
(For term during Burden’s Edge)

Pupil: Augum Stone
Element: Lightning
Degree: 7th                              
Term:  Autumn / Winter
Year: 3342

The academy quint, comprised of five days:

 

STUDY DAY

 First day

 Sercond day

 Third day

 Fourth day

8th morn bell

 

History
(Arcanist Gonzalez)

The Written Word

Survival (E)

Military Strategy
(The Grizzly)(E)

9th morn bell

 

10th morn bell

 

Heraldry
(Arcanist Rowan)(E)

Theory of Elemental Spellcraft

Theory of Standard Spellcraft
(Arcanist Flagon)

Runes
(Arcanist Fungal)(E)

11th morn bell

 

Aft bell

 

Lunch

Lunch

Lunch

Lunch

1st aft
bell

 

Arithmetic
(Arcanist Flagon)(E)

Arcane Element of
Lightning

Sword and Sorcery
(The Grizzly)

Arcane Army Combat
(The Grizzly)(E)

2nd aft bell

 

Classes end at the 3rd afternoon bell

         

ACADEMY OF ARCANE ARTS SCHEDULE

Pupil: Bridget Burns                                          
Element: Earth
Degree: 7th                                                          
Term:  Autumn / Winter          
Year: 3342

   The academy quint, comprised of five days:
  STUDY DAY First day  Second day Third day  Fourth day
8th morn bell   History
(Arcanist Gonzalez)
The Written Word Mythology(E) Arcaneology (E)
9th morn bell  
10th morn bell   Heraldry
(Arcanist Rowan)(E)
Theory of Elemental Spellcraft Theory of Standard Spellcraft
(Arcanist Flagon)
Runes
(Arcanist Fungal)(E)
11th morn bell  
Afternoon bell   Lunch Lunch Lunch Lunch
1st aft bell

 

(Class ends at 3rd afternoon bell, when
school day ends)

  Arithmetic

 

(Arcanist Flagon)(E)

Arcane Element of Earth Sword and Sorcery
(The Grizzly)
Arcane Army Combat
(The Grizzly)(E)

ACADEMY OF ARCANE ARTS SCHEDULE

Pupil: Leera Jones                                              
Element: Water
Degree: 7th                                                          
Term:  Autumn / Winter          
Year: 3342

   The academy quint, comprised of five days:
  STUDY DAY First day  Second day  Third day  Fourth day
8th morn bell   History
(Arcanist Gonzalez)
The Written Word Cryptography (E) Alchemy (E)
9th morn bell  
10th morn bell   Heraldry
(Arcanist Rowan)(E)
Theory of Elemental Spellcraft Theory of Standard Spellcraft
(Arcanist Flagon)
Runes
(Arcanist Fungal)(E)
11th morn bell  
Afternoon bell   Lunch Lunch Lunch Lunch
1st aft bell

 

(Class ends at 3rd afternoon bell, when
school day ends)

  Arithmetic (Arcanist Flagon)(E) Arcane Element of Water Sword and Sorcery
(The Grizzly)
Arcane Army Combat
(The Grizzly)(E)

Last updated November 12th, 2019 (updated house mottos)

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