Strength of Thousands
- ~ Twilight Sparkle
- ~ Twilight Sparkle
Listen, for this is a story that means something. The devastation of Earthfall resulted in the deaths of too many people to count, and the obliteration of civilizations erased much of humanity’s knowledge. The man credited with bringing magic back to humanity was Old-Mage Jatembe, a folk hero and a myth to the people of the Mwangi Expanse. During the Age of Anguish that followed Earthfall, Old-Mage Jatembe and his students, the Ten Magic Warriors, traveled the Mwangi Expanse and beyond to deliver lore and, with it, hope. Perhaps the greatest and most long lasting of Jatembe’s achievements was founding the oldest—and perhaps the greatest—magic school in the world, the Magaambya.
To this day the Magaambya strives to spread the same knowledge and hope that Old-Mage Jatembe and the Ten Magic Warriors did long ago. Teaching a blend of arcane and primal traditions, the Magaambya aims to do more than educate wizards and druids; it hopes to act in service for all of Golarion.
The hierarchy of the Magaambya is as old as the school itself. Newcomers begin as initiates. Initiates engage in a period of public service called a Perquisite before they become attendants. Attendants receive a wooden mask (typically in the form of an animal, and typically crafted by the student) that holds a fragment of the student’s spirit and reflects their spirit face. Those attendants who have shown enough self-direction to serve the school more broadly become conversants. Conversants range farther from the school, advancing its interests as they advance their own education. After demonstrating sufficient mastery of Magaambyan techniques, a conversant becomes a lore-speaker. Many lore-speakers become teachers at the Magaambya, shepherding the knowledge of still more students. In this way, every generation of students at the Magaambya builds upon the strength of thousands of teachers and students who have come before them.
You have come to the Magaambya as a prospective initiate, but you will rise through the ranks, and your might is destined to be legendary.
- Starting level: 1
- Hero Points: 2 + 1(for diligent students)
- Levelling: Standard
- Free Archetype: Wizard or Druid.
- Ancestries: Treat Gnoll, Grippli, Catfolk, Kobold, Lizardfolk, Leshy, Orc ancestries and Planar Scions versatile heritadges as common.
- Academy Subsystem
- Media: Discord Async + Foundry VTT
- Strength of Thousands Player's Guide
- Lost Omens: Mwangi Expanse
- Lost Omens: World Guide p.84-95
- Lost Omen: Character Guide p.96-105
- Secrets of Magic p.7-27