1. Nurchan Overview
Widely known as The School of Sorcery for its academy of the same name, Nurchan is the second largest center of academic knowledge in the world. Its large population for a southern city is supplemented by a myriad of exotic goods traders and scholars.
Nestled in the jungles of the Fair Isles Sea, Nurchan was founded decades ago as a trading outpost, before being eclipsed by Ghoal as the gateway to the inner Fair Isles Sea. Over the years, Nurchan earned its fame by also becoming the seat of the School of Sorcery, which increased the appeal of the town many-fold to a lot of new demographics, mainly magic users and scholars. It is said that « everything finds its way to Nurchan », be it ancient artifacts, illicit substances, components for queer rituals, and especially elsewhere-forbidden knowledge.
The students and scholars of the School of Sorcery have since its foundation been known to have barely no taboo, and will research any field of magic, frowned upon or not, in ways other scholars around the world decry as unethical and dangerous. Such concerns are here laughed at or seen as too conservative for the true advancement of magic. (Quite unsurprisingly, the Nurchan School of Sorcery refuses to divulge the mortality rate of its first-year recruits, always alluding to isolated incidents.) Accounts of travelers and sailors tell of demons and fiends summoned in the halls of the school, foul necromancy, and brothels ran by succubi. Sailor tales being what they are, these claims are most likely exaggerated, but when talking about Nurchan, not much is entirely impossible.
Nurchan often finds itself in conflict with the wizard’s guilds in Malland, whom mostly see the School of Sorcery as a depraved institution of lunatics that will one day bring doom upon the world by abusing magic, as the First Tome users did.
The Nurchan Typhoons wax incredible fandom on the Footbrawl scene, having established quite the dynasty over the years. However, rumors of magical augmentations of its players have begun to surface.
Nurchan the Sorceress
Writer : Guillaume Lupien