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Lore

The lore of the Gast Academy universe.

Shadowlands

Heed my warning cadet, swear you will not forget: danger and the Shadowland go hand in hand. Ignore me and I promise you this, for without caution you will be missed. -Cyanberry, Espionage Hall tribune The Shadowlands is a plane of existence parallel to Blueheim, often described as its muted and duller reflection. It’s neither… read more »

Icegard

It’s in the accursed name itself. Ice! That’s all they have up there. Watching them beat each other senseless in their barbaric Honor wrestling, one begins to understand the kind of people who would choose to live in such an inhospitable wasteland. -A disgruntled Zholese diplomat Icegard is a member of the Populo Federation, located… read more »

Fenrir’s Maw

Did you hear? Old Man Time is fighting tonight. We’ve got to . . . what? No. I don’t care if you have ciphers to finish for class. Tell your tribune the situation. What do you mean will he know who he is? Kojin, listen. If your tribune has even a speckle of a soul,… read more »

Dalyéwo

My people refused to adapt and almost lost everything because of it. I’ll bring them into the future, even if it means I have to drag them there kicking and screaming. -Bagaan, Hach’hihem’s advisor The pacifistic dalyéwos are natives of Hafland, with evidence putting them on the island as far back as 11,000 years ago…. read more »

Zho

I could have been a countess, did you know that? I dated a man in the Imperial Court for a couple months. It was all hush, hush, and he never told me his full name. I had to find out by sneaking a look at one of his correspondences while he was in the bath:… read more »

Kavi

You ever visit the Radiant Empire? It’s creepy. Damn creepy, indeed. There could be a thousand people around you, but you’d hear a fart a mile away. -Edward IV “Chummy” Cortez, Councilor of Anchors The kavi are natives of the continent, Aahana. Perhaps the most infamous race on the planet, their reputation is not undeserved—at… read more »

Human-Kavi Conflict

In a way, we were fortunate the kavi showed up the way they did. Without a common enemy, I’m sure we would have cannibalized each other until there was nothing left. -Yong Lu, 5th Emperor of Shang 1278 FA: First Contact The kavi were the first to successfully sail across the Altum Ocean and make… read more »

Hafland

I’ve heard it called many different names. ‘The Gilded City’, ‘Little-Giant Island’, ‘Land of Opportunity’, and my personal favorite: ‘Cesspool of Degeneracy’. -Evie Darling, Legate of Gast Academy’s Panacea Hall Hafland is a sprawling city located in the Altum Ocean, at the halfway point between the Populo Federation and the Radiant Empire. This convenient location… read more »

Gast Academy

Damn mercenaries . . . is there nothing you parasites won’t do for some coin? -General Voorhees, during the siege of Castle Blackhorn Gast Academy is a major mercenary academy located on Hafland. Their base of operations is the northern island, in the steep mountains and snow. Although most academies maintain neutral independence, Gast Academy… read more »

Federation Calendar and Language

There was a time when Kavinagari was the most spoken language in the world. Now everyone speaks that horrendous Basic, which sounds like nothing more than nails on a chalkboard. -Unknown kavi Federation Calendar The Federation calendar is the most widely used civil calendar. It was conceived the same year the Populo Federation was formed…. read more »

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