The Academy of Saint Catherine is an institution founded by the Late Queen-Mother Maya of Muldav. The purpose of the academy is to offer a broad range of studies to those willing to learn. There are a plethora of courses available, including but not limited to; Haeseni culture, etiquette, and history, anthropology, histories of the neighboring human realms and many more.. The Academy is a tutor-based system, for one-on-one or small classroom education to provide easier learning spaces for children to young adults across the empire. Concentrations in the three main studies may be provided in tutoring upon request.
Outside the core studies, extracurricular classes are offered such as field work, creative writing, fencing, and swordsmanship. These classes will be limited depending on employment numbers in regards to tutors. Students who are studying abroad are welcomed to stay within the facility’s dorms. The academy resides within the new expansion, across from the city’s chapel.
Applying to the Academy
All interested students must schedule a meeting with the Headmaster Armande de Falstaff, or one of the tutors employed under him. There is no age restriction upon applying, however, if over 16 and not involved in some form of Haense department (military, stewardry, court, etc) there will be a processing fee upon enrollment.
Up to 3 subjects can be chosen per student. This includes extracurricular studies such as music and combat. One must be a common study. Students may change their courses after every two years.
Culture, as a common study, is a generalization of the people of Haense and their customs, traditions, and more. Tutoring will go over Haeseni holidays, daily life, games, and cuisine. A brief understanding of the New Marian language will also be provided, to allow students to know basic greetings, dates, and phrases. How culture has changed and been affected over the years will also be a major focus point of tutoring.
Etiquette, as a common study, is a generalization of the etiquette of Haense and the mannerisms within it. Tutoring will go over the current Haeseni etiquette, as well as past courtly etiquette in Queen Milena’s Court, which emphasized opulence, and the traditionalism bolstered by her premiere Grand Lady, Princess Sofiya Theodosia. Briefly, the common study will touch on and compare mannerisms and etiquette of other nations. In addition, beautifying one’s penmanship will be focused on within the study.
In the past the varying courses surrounding history were limited to Haense specialization. In the new rendition of the academy the courses offered in this field have been expanded to envelope all human realms, past or present. Courses on the various monarchs throughout humanity will be available, and given priority. There will still be courses pertaining to Haenseni history and all things relevant to it.
The study of descendant cultures and advancements, not to be pigeon-holed in specific Haense cultural advancements. Studies envelop the entirety of the realm, as well as various subcourses involving specific race and subrace history.
Those desiring a concentration will receive tutoring as a focus in that particular study, not as a generalization. For example, a student with a history concentration in Queens of Haense will not learn about Kings of Haense. Generalizations of Haeseni history will only be taught if no concentration is requested.
Only one concentration can be requested per study per two years. You can choose to have a concentration in all three studies, but may not choose multiple concentrations within each study.
Holidays, Festivals & Events
New Marian Language
Biharism & Important Texts
Cultures of Humanity
Titles and Addressment
Haeseni Fashion & Dress Standards
Imperial Etiquette of Past Empires (1st-5th)
Orenian Revised Code (Law and Judiciaries
Monarchs of Haense (Kings and Queens)
Haeseni Wars & Battles
The Petrovic Era: 1577-1612
The Ottonian Era: 1612-1666
The Early Bihar Era: 1666-1719
Contemporary Human History
History of Past Human Monarchs (Godfrey I - John VI)
Military History (White Rose-Haenseni Royal Army)
Imperial Observations (Cultural Figures, Saints, Folklore)
Renown in the Haeseni Courts, and more prominently among the peasantry, is the plethora of music and hymns generated by its inhabitants. Students will receive lessons from Haeseni bards and tangentially read through the compositions of minds such as Valera of Adria, Grand Princess consort of Kusoraev. Specific instruments can be taught to students upon request. However, both treble and bass clefs in sheet music will be taught regardless – as well as scales on the pianoforte.
Courses in botany are open to be taught upon request. Students will receive an intrinsic experience in the study of plantlife, as the Academy provides its own private gardens with varying plants across Arcas. Those within the tutoring will also be taken out to, and taught by, the waterside and greenery near Lake Milena to garner practice hands-on within the world and outside of the academy’s facility.
Fine arts are intrinsic within the realm of Haeseni education, the Kingdom itself boasting reputable many artists. Not only will students learn about the fundamentals of creating visual art, but also be subject to the case studies and portfolios of artists such as Diane Tiber-Marna and Princess Mariya Oliviya of Haense, two virtuosos who practiced in varying periods.
The art of swordsmanship, available upon request for any students wishing to pursue the ability. Although swordsmanship stands as its own course of tutoring, the Haeseni Cadet Leadership Course is available through partnership with the Brotherhood of Saint Karl. Students, upon requesting the extracurricular, must specify whether they wish to practice swordsmanship on its own, or join the BOSK’s military-focused course.
A vast course which shall cover numerous forms of the written word such as poetry and short stories. Classes may vary from tutor to tutor, although all will be extremely interactive for the students as they will expand their writing abilities and penmanship.
The Church of Canon and its principles are within this extracurricular course, although it is limited in the amount of students that can be brought on until there are more tutors. Students wishing to pursue the teachings will be allowed the ability to see the workings of the Church itself, if they wish to pursue it further in their life.
Various forms of survival techniques including but not limited to; foraging, fishing, trackong, spotting, hunting, firestarting, sheltering, knotting, etc.
Accredited course offered by licensed practitioners. Various forms of anatomy, herbal knowledge, safety techniques, crisis prevention, and treatment focuses.
(More may be available at a later date, and it will be publicly announced if so).
Applying to be a Tutor of the Academy
Any who are applying to be a tutor of the Academy must, similarly to a student's application, send a letter of interest. The letter must include past experience and education training, as well as any other applicable information regarding the potential position. All generalizations, concentrations, and extracurriculars that can be taught by the applicant must be listed. There is no limit to how many courses a tutor can teach, so long as they are proficient within the respective fields. All applicants must be 18 years or older, and will be interviewed in person soon after the letter of interest is sent by courier or bird to Armande de Falstaff
Tutors of the Academy
Armande de Falstaff
((ALL PAST STUDENTS MUST RE ENROLLED IN ORDER TO BE PROCESSED WITHIN THE ACADEMY. IF WE HAVE SPOKEN IG ALREADY NOT NECESSARY))
Armande de Falstaff, Headmaster