The current official name of the school is the Ornath Academy of Elemental Survival and Science, however everyone calls it by the more traditional name of "The Adventurers' Academy" except in the most formal of documents and business dealings. The Academy is thousands of years old and older than any of the written histories belonging to the currently existing nations or city-states. The Academy has been taken by force and sacked at least twice in its existence, renamed frequently, and has been remodeled or rebuilt periodically.

By tradition, the Academy is neutral ground and a neutral party in terms of territorial conflicts or political battles between other parties. It has on occasion provided a neutral place for parties to negotiate treaties -- either in secret or in public. Its students are, for the duration that they are students, supposed to set aside their allegiances and politics and focus on their studies, learning, and working with their fellow classmates. In practice, this works out to varying degrees. While in theory a purely neutral party, the Academy is its own floating city, with its own small economy, and a very well-practiced if not always disciplined defense force of graduate students and professors who are all experienced adventurers and who tend to be very well equipped. The leaders of the Academy have been known to use the neutral status of the Academy to influence by moving the Academy into influential or important trade routes and thus creating a neutral zone which can complicate the actions of nations or city-states in trying to control traffic or move military forces through. ("Tell the rogue and spy instructors that they may award extra credit for any ... uncouth vessels that happen to suffer unusual failures, thefts, or problems for trying to pass through the neutral space around the Academy. A sufficiently impressive performance, and the students may be awarded some trifle from the graduate equipment vaults.")

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