Citor

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The City of Knowledge

Details

Citor is home to the College, which is the only educational facility that is fully backed by the Treblian Administration, and for that matter, the primary facility that comes to mind when someone mentions they've gone to school or gotten an education. Citor is physically more than just it's College, but not so in spirit. The College's policies and social norms extend out into the city as well. This means there's little discrimination, racism or general bigotry throughout the city. Of course, like any place, it has its bad apples, but it's a place that values education and knowledge above all else - there's not much room for personal bias, especially when it comes to finding volunteers. Be careful when accepting drinks from strangers here. Not for any nefarious reasons, but you may find yourself wrapped up in an experiment before you know it.

The city's reputation is generally positive in a "Yeah, I'm glad they're doing their thing" kinda way as opposed to a "Yeah, I wanna visit that place some day" kinda way. The city is a spectacle in its own right, but many people find the combined over-bearingness and irreverence of the city's inhabitants to be a little too much. All types are welcome in Citor, but it takes the right kind of person to thrive.

The College

To say the College is the largest educational facility in Centria is a bit misleading. Reason being that if you exclude the College, the largest educational facility in Centria might be able to accomodate ~60 students. The College currently sees to the education of about 4000 students, and theoretically has room for a total of 6000.

Progression through the school is unique. There's a point system. Basically speaking, students are graded on how well they do in a class from 1-100. These scores are recorded as points. After attaining so many points, a student can rank up. Once a student ranks up, they have access to new classes. A general education would be represented by 1 or 2 years at the College, looking for a minimum of 1000 points of general first rank classes.

Most students pay tuition. For those who don't, it is usually because of some extenuating circumstances or exceptional brilliance or talent. Part time work is available for students in the College by working in the library, helping to gather spell components, cleaning the common areas, or working the mess hall. Not to mention, there are plenty of people around looking for people to try their latest formulas or spell scrolls, and they often offer some form of monetary compensation. Some have opted to make livings as guinea pigs, and these brave individuals are known as Spotters. "Even a Spotter's not that thirsty" is a phrase used occasionally to convey that a situation is particularly shady.

Treblian Involvement

Much of the College's funding comes from Treblia. In exchange, Treblia gets final say on all curricula taught in the College. Generally speaking, they're pretty lax about what's taught these days, but they are oddly strict about history. There are legend and lore classes available to students, but no history courses. This is, of course, because we should be looking to the future, not the past.

The other thing that Treblia is oddly adamant about is the student project program. Every student that's getting more than just a general education works on a project of their own devising. This could be a physical device, a spell, a potion, a concept, a theory - basically anything that students can demonstrate passion for and apply their knowledge toward. Students are explicitly prohibited from sharing projects with anyone other than their advisors, and advisors are prohibited from sharing students' projects with anyone but the Treblian representatives in the school. Promising projects, their students, and their advisors are all granted passage to Treblia, where they are given the chance to work directly for the Administration. It's quite an honor to be accepted, so no one ever turns down the offer.

Recent Events

According to rumor, it's currently snowing in Citor.