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 ===== The City of Duerstadt ===== ===== The City of Duerstadt =====
  
-Duerstadt has been the capital of [[zioth:​place:​rang|Rang]] since the reign of Diure XXXVIII (729-749). It is a major trading port on the [[zioth:​place:​ice_sea|Ice Sea]] (so called for the occasional iceberg that shows up therein). The [[zioth:​place:​ice_sea|Ice Sea]] seperates ​Rang from the [[zioth:​place:​skendu|Skendu Islands]] to the north. Although the harbor of Duerstadt isn't threatened by pack ice in the winter, the various Skendui ports are, and the distance between the north coast of Rang and the southernmost of the Skendus isn't really all that extreme. Duerstadt is one of the best sources of glass in Rang.+Duerstadt has been the capital of Rang since the reign of Diure XXXVIII (729-749). It is a major trading port on the Ice Sea (so called for the occasional iceberg that shows up therein). The Ice Sea separates ​Rang from the Skendu Islands to the north. Although the harbor of Duerstadt isn't threatened by pack ice in the winter, the various Skendui ports are, and the distance between the north coast of Rang and the southernmost of the Skendus isn't really all that extreme. Duerstadt is one of the best sources of glass in Rang.
  
 Duerstadt lies at the heart of a relatively small subdivision of Rang known as the [[zioth:​place:​royal_estates|Royal Estates]], which are the personal holdings of the king. Duerstadt lies at the heart of a relatively small subdivision of Rang known as the [[zioth:​place:​royal_estates|Royal Estates]], which are the personal holdings of the king.
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 by Nathan Weismuller by Nathan Weismuller
  
-The University of Duerstadt is divided into the College of Letters (teaches Sarnam, rhetoric, literature, history), the College of Natural Philosophy (rudimentary physics, astronomy, botany and zoology, alchemy, and georgraphy), the College of Moral Philosophy (metaphysics,​ ethics, politics, theology, logic), the College of Medicine and the College of Music.+The University of Duerstadt is divided into the College of Letters (teaches Sarnam, rhetoric, literature, history), the College of Natural Philosophy (rudimentary physics, astronomy, botany and zoology, alchemy, and geography), the College of Moral Philosophy (metaphysics,​ ethics, politics, theology, logic), the College of Medicine and the College of Music.
  
 Those who have completed their course of study at the University of Duerstadt are accounted as "​Masters"​. ​ The specific title depends on which College was their base of study: Those who have completed their course of study at the University of Duerstadt are accounted as "​Masters"​. ​ The specific title depends on which College was their base of study:
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 No matter what College a student has as their base of study, a considerable chunk of study at the College of Letters is required. As well, ambitious students may take additional electives from outside their College, but such studies do not credit toward their title of Master. No matter what College a student has as their base of study, a considerable chunk of study at the College of Letters is required. As well, ambitious students may take additional electives from outside their College, but such studies do not credit toward their title of Master.
  
-The Physician'​s Guild of Duerstadt requires that practicioners ​of medicine in the city either be counted Master Physicians from the University, or be specially certified as equally qualified through examination by the Deans of the College of Medicine, as well as paying a special additional induction fee to the Guild.+The Physician'​s Guild of Duerstadt requires that practitioners ​of medicine in the city either be counted Master Physicians from the University, or be specially certified as equally qualified through examination by the Deans of the College of Medicine, as well as paying a special additional induction fee to the Guild.
  
-As previously mentioned, many [[zioth:​religion:​jarram|Jarramites]] are concentrated in the intellectual classes of Rang. In the University of Duerstadt, Jarramite activity is concentrated in the Colleges of Moral Philospohy ​and Natural Philosophy. In the College of Natural Philosophy, there is little objection to the Jarramite presence, as the faculty of the College is more interested in whether you have interesting developments to offer than any philosophical background you may have. In fact, one of the current "​stars"​ of the College is a Jarramite, Reiner Blaufeld, who has recently demonstrated that the acceleration of falling bodies is independent of weight, as well as being a prolific experimenter in the field of alchemy. On the other hand, there are building tensions within the College of Moral Philosophy. The professors of theology, who, naturally enough, are uniformly devout Andrithans, are bitterly opposed to the ideas being spread by some of the Jarramite professors of "human philosophy"​ (ethics and politics). Further, some of the other professors of human philosophy regard Jarramite views as downright radical. On the other hand, some other non-Jarramite professors of human philosophy have started to be influenced by "On the Factors through which Wealth is created and disposed; and the effects of Institutions of Men and of the Natural World thereupon",​ a series of papers released by a clique of Jarramite human philosophy professors who have started the first tenative ​steps toward the more-or-less systematic study of economics in Rang. Amidst all this brouhaha, the significant,​ if quiet, Jarramite presence amongst the professors of logic (the department of logic also, incidentially, has a nascent theoretical mathematics field forming within it, as do certain departments in the College of Natural Philosophy, even though there is no seperate ​mathematics department in either College) goes more or less unnoticed.+As previously mentioned, many Jarramites are concentrated in the intellectual classes of Rang. In the University of Duerstadt, Jarramite activity is concentrated in the Colleges of Moral Philosophy ​and Natural Philosophy. In the College of Natural Philosophy, there is little objection to the Jarramite presence, as the faculty of the College is more interested in whether you have interesting developments to offer than any philosophical background you may have. In fact, one of the current "​stars"​ of the College is a Jarramite, Reiner Blaufeld, who has recently demonstrated that the acceleration of falling bodies is independent of weight, as well as being a prolific experimenter in the field of alchemy. On the other hand, there are building tensions within the College of Moral Philosophy. The professors of theology, who, naturally enough, are uniformly devout Andrithans, are bitterly opposed to the ideas being spread by some of the Jarramite professors of "human philosophy"​ (ethics and politics). Further, some of the other professors of human philosophy regard Jarramite views as downright radical. On the other hand, some other non-Jarramite professors of human philosophy have started to be influenced by "On the Factors through which Wealth is created and disposed; and the effects of Institutions of Men and of the Natural World thereupon",​ a series of papers released by a clique of Jarramite human philosophy professors who have started the first tentative ​steps toward the more-or-less systematic study of economics in Rang. Amidst all this brouhaha, the significant,​ if quiet, Jarramite presence amongst the professors of logic (the department of logic also, incidentally, has a nascent theoretical mathematics field forming within it, as do certain departments in the College of Natural Philosophy, even though there is no separate ​mathematics department in either College) goes more or less unnoticed.