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Dagon Academy

by BrilliantRain

"This dress is wonderful, but wash your hands next time! You simply reek of fish!"
- Icefire Jasmine talking to Elegant Koi, esteemed graduate of the Academy.
"Damn it! This is the sixth time I've gotten lost today!"
- Luminous Eel, new student at the Academy.

Located near the edge of the Cinnabar district, on the banks of the Yellow River, stands the prestigious Dagon Academy, the premiere school for tailors and other workers of cloth. The building, designed by a southern architect on the ruins of an old temple from the first age, is quite large and rather easy to get lost in. In fact, some older students claim that the reason the architect, Abdul, hasn't been seen since he finished the building is that he became lost inside it.

The teachers are very noticeable, not just for their amazing designs (which uniformly have a rather eerie alien beauty) but for their oddly luminous eyes and pale skin. They are also famed for their prowess in all arts relating to the making of cloth, clothing, and other such items. The rumors relating to the supposed nepotism of the faculty in terms of potential students are totally untrue, although the decision-making process is fairly arcane and not explained to outsiders.

Most classes are held in the main building, although some of the higher-level classes that deal with secret tailoring methods are taught in another building on a nearby island that is safe from prying eyes. This building is also where they keep the dyed cloth they buy from the Rainbow Spire. The security system is quite good; only the Mole-Spider Thief is known to have successfully stolen anything from the place. However, there are no indications as to the nature of the security system other than the persistent smell of fish that seems to hang around the place after any attempted robbery.


  • "Them people are up to somethin'! They goes swimmin' all the time and makes squelchin' noises when they walk."
  • "They say that the foundation that the academy was built on was once a temple to some goddess named Kimbery. What? Did I say somthing wrong? Hey! Come back!"


  • Luminous Eel is putting out for the teachers in an effort to improve her grades. (Yes this is actually the biggest secret they have.)



Hard-returned in some places to make this more readable; hope you don't mind. Also, you should have a phantom link.
~ Shataina

Thanks. I was under the impression that we were trying to cut down on the phantom links at the moment, but ok.
It's been suggested, but Moxiane gives the impression that she still considers it BadForm for an entry to lack a phantom citation, and since this is her baby we bow to her. It's worth noting, however, that linking to a phantom that has already been created elsewhere (e.g.TheNexusProject/RadiantSpear) is totally fine.
~ Shataina
Ahem... *points to boy-parts* I thank you. - exposed Moxiane
PS: Yeah, part of the reason for the "minimum one unwritten link" rule is that it binds the entries together in potentia, so to speak...
I'm familiar with the rules, and I understand why they were made. The idea I had for this one just didn't really encourage phantom links. Still, I added one and all is now well. Now, does anyone have any comments on the content?
Oh my gosh, you're a man? What is it with men taking feminine names on this wiki? (Come on, you have to admit "Moxiane" is at least vaguely feminine, or at least interpretable as feminine ....) Anyway ... well, sorry ... if there's anything I can do to make up for your injured manhood, let me know. <grin>
~ Shataina, contentlessly
I think it has something to do with the nature of the world of exalted and the common names they use there. Or something. see the discussion at the Names page. And does anyone have any comments on what I wrote as opposed to how I wrote it? Please?

*engages content comment mode* I like it. A nifty way of slipping Lovecraft and the Yozis into Nexus. Although the secret is kinda wierd, given that it's the only place where Luminous Eel is mentioned. - questioning Moxiane

Hmmmmm.... Looks like I was too subtle. Luminous Eel is mentioned in the quotes, but the whole point of this entry was to make it obvious that there was a mythos cult there and then have there not be one. I.e. make it look like the secret is going to be all about an evil yozi cult then have the only secret thing thats going on there at all is one student cheating. it's supposed to be a joke. that would also be the reason for my original comment as it is a very bad joke. Ah well, I'll try to be funnyer next time.

Given, the this technically has no known magical creatures and only one person who is kind of prostituting herself, I think it qualifies for a point.

Added a bit extra to the secret to make it more obvious that this is not the site of a Mythos/Pelagial Cult. --BrilliantRain