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12.15.8 The Academia Sylvalis
For almost two millennia, the pinnacle of mortal achievement that was the Academia Sylvalis was thought lost, ruined by the Horde's sacking of Caanae. In 457 AD, the mortals of Aetherius rediscovered their lost heritage when Danaglas, the Essence of Consciousness, encouraged them to push aside the illusions that had plagued them for so many years. It now resides upon a island termed the "Eglondes Gecnawing" by its denizens, little more than a mountain jutting out of the sea. Preserved in bodies of crystal, the researchers, scholars, and artists of the Academia continue their explorations into the nature of the world, no longer burdened by the constraints of the body or time.