Classes, finally [2 Chirreb 4261]
Appreciation of Chairs, taught by Prof. Yrrkyrr. He didn’t
give me a very good grade last term. He’s a bit of a
Rassimel bigot — in the sense that Rassimel get better
grades than non-Rassimel for exactly the same work.
(Viz. Yarwain and I worked together on everything, but
Yarwain got “Finely Considered” and I got “Tolerably
Still, he remembered me, and he would be glad to have me in
his class again. And it’s a late afternoon class, and he
is an interesting lecturer, and I was a bit desparate
for a fourth class. I’m officially not doing very well on
Eitharheinen’s requirements for getting my big stipend, but
I think zie won’t mind. In any case, I’m getting adventurer
experience up to my snout and ten times deeper, which should
make up for it.
Speaking of which: I bought an assortment of minor spells in
a variety of arts, including some which exercise as many as
they can cram into a tiny spell, which I must make sure to
cast when I’m with Vae or on my way to her.
Yuck. Now I’m thinking like an adventurer.
The kind of adventurer who takes a course on Appreciation of
Sythyry’s Courses (third term of 4261)
|Applied Enchantment III||Prof. Nethry Alzagond (Rassimel woman)||Esory, Rhedwy, Irigatur||Every morning at dawn, of course|
|Nendrai Ethology||Profs. Wynge and Phrass||Ilottat, Anoof, Cheffnarry, Esory, Ghirbis Vlaan,
Havune, Leiska, Mendrugai, Narngi, Nestrune, Real-Eel,
Rhedwy, Spirshash, Strenata, Tethezai, Valeriant, Yarwain,
and a few people I don’t know.
|Every third day, after I get back from Vae, so they
can get the latest report.
|Appreciation of Chairs||Yrrkyrr||Ilottat||Afternoons on the 2nd, 5th, 8th, etc.|
|Dissection of Spells||Gostegg||Some advanced students I don’t know||After ‘Chairs’ but only on the 2nd and 5th days of the
|Formal Enchantment II||Prof. Trillisanguinus Spreen (Rassimel woman)||
More of the same. ~Mother~ shall be so pleased.
I shall be so more stipendulous.
|Applied Enchantment II||Prof. Nethry Alzagond (Rassimel woman)||Perhaps I shall finish the cursed thing this time
|Very Dangerous Knobbles||Prof. Vengtomerax Bloodthorn Tears-bringer (Gormoror woman!)||
A course on spellbinding. The name of the course refers
to the use of attaching spells to little lumps of this
or that, for use as traps.
|Biology of Elementals||Prof. Verra Tardamos (Rassimel man)||
One of those marginally-magical courses, half natural
philosophy and half magic, with which I must pad my
studies because Enchantment takes so much cley
and I don’t really have enough left for something like
spell invention. Still, I have more or less decided
that I shall be an enchanter. Esory is being entirely
too influential…. or, perhaps, ~mother~ is.
|Leap into this Pool of Boiling Acid||Prof. Phrass||
Another course of anecdotes and snippets of history,
this one about famous demises and the demises of famous
people. It is arguably the most practical course I am
taking — at least, Ghirbis argues so. It will
contribute greatly to my powers of smalltalk at court.