University of Lepidstadt

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University of Lepidstadt

Scholars and tutors
Source: Rule of Fear, pg(s). 46

The University of Lepidstadt, or Lepidstadt University, is famous throughout Avistan and beyond; it specializes in the "mortal sciences" of medicine, mathematics, and science.1 The university was founded by the brothers Liron and Cadamon Treyes in 4422 AR as a place to record their research and deposit their treasure found in their investigation of Kalexcourt.23

Recent history

Numerous technological advancements originating from Numeria have found their way into the laboratories of Lepidstadt, facilitated by clandestine channels and black markets. This infusion of advanced technology has led to monumental breakthroughs in various fields, including clockwork automation, electricity, steam power, and more. These developments have propelled Lepidstadt's laboratories to the forefront of innovation and scientific progress.4


Its current leader is Dean Acciani Viacarri, while Dr. Leis Richleau of the university's School of Medicine is also a council member on the Palatine Council of Vieland.1 Many of its students and faculty are investigators, and its investigative graduates are held in such esteem for their deductive skills that the university regularly receives requests from throughout the region for the aid of Lepidstadt-trained inspectors.5


The major subjects read at Lepidstadt are:6

The University buildings

The university campus contains the following buildings:1

  • Laurelgauge Library
  • Vighkeir Hall
  • the Treyes Museum of Antiquities
  • half of the nearby Fort Cindercairn
  • lecture halls
  • dormitories

Duelling fraternities

The university also teaches the value of swordsmanship: it supports duelling fraternities like Gateguard and Malkenclaw. There is a tradition for freshers to duel at Fifthstones Hill, to the south of the city, until they receive a Lepidstadt scar: a prized cut to the face.1


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  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 1.3 F. Wesley Schneider. “Cities and Settlements” in Rule of Fear, 46. Paizo Inc., 2011
  2. F. Wesley Schneider. “History” in Rule of Fear, 6. Paizo Inc., 2011
  3. F. Wesley Schneider. “Legends and Hauntings” in Rule of Fear, 55. Paizo Inc., 2011
  4. Erik Mona, et al. Eye of Dread” in World Guide, 45. Paizo Inc., 2019
  5. Dennis Baker, et al. Investigator” in Advanced Class Origins, 15. Paizo Inc., 2014
  6. F. Wesley Schneider. “Counties” in Rule of Fear, 32. Paizo Inc., 2011
  7. Jason Nelson, et al. Homunculi of Lepidstadt” in Alchemy Manual, 14–15. Paizo Inc., 2014