E3 2022 - A message from The Academy

An announcement from our Academy Team!

Hello Parents and Young Players of The Empire!

We are looking forward to opening the doors of the Academy again in a few weeks and wanted to highlight a few key points before we see you all. If you have any questions or concerns then please do send them in to the academy@profounddecisions.co.uk and we will look to answer them. With so many new and returning players we wish everyone to be fully aware of what we offer and ask for.

Wikipedia Pages: As a starting point please have a read of the following wikipedia pages to understand what the Academy offers. The Tests of Arms and Citizenship pages have been updated to try and better explain what they involve.

Rules: We’d like to stress a few rules that it is important everyone follows with particular reference to the Academy.

Masks: The Academy is a PD run space and so will conform to the mask rules published recently on the wiki. COVID face mask - Empire

Guardian Attendance: Any young role player at the Academy must be overseen by a nominated guardian or parent at all times and at no point can the crew of the Academy be considered to be in loco parentis of a child. The specifics of what level of supervision is required for your young player can be found here. All guardians must be aware of this page and the links at the bottom of it. Children - Empire. The bottom line is that under 7s are accompanied 24/7, 7-10s must always have a parent responsible for them and 11-15s need regular parental check ins.

Friday Evening: To help welcome players and characters to the Academy we will be open from 1700 for any questions players may have. At time in we will have our usual parents evening 1800-1900 which will have a specific opening brief at 1830 where we will introduce the staff and the key activities planned over the weekend. We would ask all parents and young players to try and attend that 1830 opening brief to ensure that you are aware and can sign up for whatever activity interests you. This is also really helpful for us as it allows us to understand how many academy attendees we have and ensure our activities and scaled appropriately.

Timetable Please take a look at the main Academy page for the draft schedule for our main activities next event. This is to help you plan your own activities but please understand this may change depending on what happens on the weekend itself and we’d ask all guardians to check the Academy chalkboards throughout the event for the most up to date timetable. Where possible we have tried to highlight the rough age range we think an activity is suited for. There are a few event specific activities I would draw your attention to:

Tests of Citizenship & Arms [Citizenship: 1900 Fri and 1530 Sat. Arms: 1900 Fri and 1300 Sat]. Please speak to us early in the event if you have a young role player wishing to take these. This is not only for us to help prepare them for success but to also gauge whether they are ready to take them immediately or need a little more time. We intend to hold sessions of both tests Friday evening to maximise the ability of young role players to engage fully with Empire from the very start of the weekend and work through new attendees.

League Fashion Show [1300 Sat]: Scrapheap Fashion Show - Create an outfit out of old newspapers, paper tape and fabric scraps in this team challenge. Entries will be judged by fashion magazine The Looking Glass in a Bridgewalk Parade. Registration for the contest 13:00, Adelaarsgilde Tent, The League. Judging & bridgewalk 14:30, League Plaza (central square).

Summer Battlemage Tourney [1400 Sat]. This event the battlemages of the Empire are engaging in a tournament sponsored by Summer eternals. There will be opportunities for a select few of our older students to support this and begin to understand the machinations of the Summer Realm.

Investigations Club [1630 Sat]. A chance to understand the fun of day rituals and investigative magic.

Cadets Quest [1945 Sat]. A later quest this event but one that is likely to be of interest to any cadets that have been questing with us this year.

Finally all I would like to say is that we are hugely excited to welcome all of you at the end of the month including students both old and new! See you soon.

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