Strixhaven University is known for its illustrious undergraduate program -- but what about its grad students? HIGHER EDUCATION is an explosive dark academia campaign that follows five brilliant, jaded, and caffeine-fueled grad students on the verge of burning out. The Cycle of Ascension is coming -- a magical phenomenon by which mortals can become gods -- and each student has their own reason for wanting to ascend... or not. Either way, Arcavios beckons! Can our heroes wrangle their conflicting ideals about godhood, their obligations, and their graduate thesis? Or will the very real threats lurking in the halls of Strixhaven consume them all?
2:46:39cw: fantasy violence, complex & complicated relationships, romance and flirting, references to sex, and possession.Our graduate students share breakfast and research notes with their housemates and prepare for their trip to Paradox Gardens. Ecstasy shares details of their life as Jaisha tries to uncover the deeper truth. Stag gives the group an invitation – that Baru has already received.
2:46:23cw: fantasy violence, death of loved ones, trauma & grief, complex & complicated relationships, romance and flirting, references to sex, possession, and disreality.Our graduate students regroup in the wake of Professor Sorva’s revelations. They make plans for the future in Barugash’s workshop before heading back to Zuo House for a night of fitful – and terrifying – dreams.
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2:41:21Our graduate students are called to a campus-wide presentation about the Ascension Cycle, but this lecture had a lesson nobody was prepared for. Featuring SPECIAL GUEST Aabria Iyengar as Professor Salomé Sorva, our party wrestles with expectation, insecurity, and truth as their lies begin to fall down around them.
2:57:02X returns to the sewers to tie things up, the party pushes through the next few weeks of school coping in their own ways, Jaisha and Baru come together to problem-solve the rings they intend to make, the party meets in the bog to solidify their plan, Cirro has a tense lunch with Aurora, and Stag finally works up the courage to call home.
House of Cards
2:46:17Stag wrestles with the message her great-grandfather is trying to convey through the corrupted spiritual guardian. Kleca attempts to thwart the party from impeding his plans, whatever those might be. The party regroups after narrowly escaping and then disperses to process the events of the evening in their own ways.
Descent into Ratvernus
2:37:24Our party dives into the gaping hole left in the center of Aerojaunt Field and finds themselves in a long-forgotten sewer system. The unanswered questions pile up as the players catch themselves in a stampede of costumed rats and at the threshold of a room with a mysterious red X painted on the door.Catch Higher Education live every Saturday at 3 pm et on twitch.tv/vana!
A Hole Mess
3:03:06Aerojaunt Field has been torn asunder as an unknown force causes a sinkhole that takes several of the mage tower players with it. Our crew works to free themselves from the pull, uncover the source of this calamity, and do what needs to be done to protect Strixhaven - even if that means self-sacrifice.