The Greater Aetherian Academy is located somewhere near the coastline of Lorica.
The Greater Academy strives to prepare aspiring young heroes for the rigorous life of an adventurer. During times of war, it works closely with the royal council and the many guilds to train thousands of commoners as adventurers, who will support the kingdom's military using whatever skills they posses. Some of these young trainees were drafted -- sometimes, even before graduation -- and invited to very prestigious guilds such as the Knights of Aetheria and the Holy Order of Dawnblaze. Many trainees joined craft guilds and assisted the kingdom as a blacksmith, stone mason, alchemist or other such profession.
You will also be able to unlock your visual enchantment at the Eternal Tower if you are a student at the Academy. The Academy is open to all races, and has a uniform policy depending on your class.
Along with the opportunity to learn in The Greater Aetherian Academy, there are many benefits that come with being a student at the Academy. This includes:
- A free capital weapon that will typically be better than what they had prior to joining
- A protective amulet that can cast a protective shield spell once per day.
- The Adventurer Certification
- Training on the first floor of the Maze (a large dungeon recently discovered under the capital)
Requirements for Students
While attending The Greater Aetherian Academy, one must:
- Train in a gathering skill (mining, herbalism, etc)
On the 15th Day of Frost Harvest, every city, town and village with more than 100 doors was required to send "fifteen of its finest young men and women to the capital" for training, in addition to the people that join the Academy voluntarily. This was due to the Realm Levy, an effort to raise more manpower due to the world situation devolving into total war.