The Shadow Schools are the mysterious training schools of the Lion Blades of Taldor. They are housed all over Oppara. Two are located in forgotten pockets of the sewer system, one beneath the Kitharodian Academy, one beneath the Rhapsodic College, one in an unused crypt beneath the Basilica of the Last Man. Three more are scattered under other parts of the city. Only the masters know the location of more than one of the schools, and only Dominicus Rell knows the location of all of them. The new recruits are trained for at least a year before taking on missions.