Avlis Tower University (ATU)
Base of operations: ATU Campus, Temple District of Mikona
What we do: Spread knowledge to all people, regardless of race, religion, gender, or social status
What to expect: ATU members often gain knowledge related to important plots first, and are responsible for spreading it to the outside world. This guild is for roleplayers who enjoy a non-hack/slash environment, and I encourage those interested to apply immediately.
The Avlis Tower University is an institution dedicated to research and the distribution of knowledge to the people of Avlis. It was originally founded as the Magus Tower University of Mikona by Master Astoroth Dyacon. After his disappearance the University was led by Master Sage An'gora Gend where it flourished for many years. In order to attract a more diverse set of faculty members and student body, the name was later changed to the Avlis Tower University. After An'gora disappeared the University was left without a leader. This fact, coupled with the untimely death or disappearance of several of the key faculty members, left the University in a serious state. Not wishing the institution to crumble before him, Senior Sage Kered Rose took on the responsibilities of the Master Sage, but only took the title of Senior Sage. Rose worked diligently to keep the University in operation through the many years he acted as leader. Many years later Willem Lightheart sought membership. After several lectures and events run by Willem to promote the University, Senior Sage Rose took the title of Master Sage, only to name his replacement as Sage Lightheart and immediately stepped down, making Sage Lightheart the next Master Sage.
Many books have been published, lectures given, essays written, and events hosted all under the umbrella of the ATU with the sole goal being to teach those uneducated of the world. An observatory exists on the roof of the tower and is open to the public as well as most of the other facilities there within the tower walls. In addition to the observatory is a great library with areas for study and research as well as a large lecture hall set up for public debates and lectures.
One may seek membership by contacting Master Sage Lightheart at the University or speaking with any of the active Sages. Ranks and position titles are awarded based on services performed for the University.
- Examples of Popular Lectures & Published Research by Faculty Members
- Avlissian Clerics by Kered Rose
- Marriage Customs by Janur da Medican
- Planar Structure of the Known Multiverse by Miriel Hana
- PC name, rank and board name of the player in superscript
Founding Members of the Faculty
- N'uquerni-Delothion, Honorary Sage, Lorewarden of Vorin (Retired) Lorewarden
- Feeb Ironfist, Honorary Sage, Financial Contributor to the ATU (Deceased) ?
- Zacharia FeatherFingers, Honorary Sage, Financial Contributor to the ATU Tharliss
Present Members of the Faculty
- Names in bold denote actively played PCs.
- Willem Lightheart, Master Sage dhocott
- Kered Rose, Elder Sage, former Lorewarden Mikona Great Library (MIA) Fifty
- Raen Tate, Staff, Event and Fundraising Promotions Expert Raen
- Lillith DuCoin, Staff Demonlady
Retired Members of the Faculty
- Selwonk Sirch, Administrative Staff (Retired) Fifty
- Sun-and-Moon, Staff, Lorewarden Ferrell Library (Retired) frogmella
Present Members of the Student Body
- Names in bold denote actively played PCs.
- Alexyzar K'Nase, student Alexyzar
- Caitlin Swift, student Kerrick
- Calatin, student DorianHawkwind
- Eudaimon Dawnblade, student Aramithran
- Sephira Raynes, student Sephira
- Sywyn Foxglove, student Bjorne da Bear
- Vana, student Jazz
- Zor, student scribe
Students of the ATU from the Recent Past
- (Some retain membership as alumni or otherwise)
- Dame Aerill Ailpera, student Aerill
- Artemidoros d'Hyaina, student Hyaina
- Azastra Bauglir, student (Deceased) The Constrainer
- Brian de Ville, student Brian Deville
- Destrien Zakharov, student DrachenWolf
- Finrod Meneldur, student KilrathiSly
- Grag Tharashk, student chilingsworth
- Hebrin Maul, student loki70
- Heldor, student j5hale3
- Lafreth Theoalideth, student Vipact
- Dame Moira Callindraes, student Marleh
- Morran Unuldur, student VETT SCALES L7
- Rory Olaveil, student PlasmaJohn
- Tahni Soulsinger, student (Deceased) Tahni
- Thalarian Arc'Thass, student Thalarian Arc'Thass
- Thaya Gathertwig, student Zilgrin
- V'heress, student Gairus