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Fan art of the Waldhexe mural[1] in the Soltryce Academy, by Joanna Johnen.[art 2]

The Soltryce Academy, also known as simply "the Academy", is based in Rexxentrum. It is the principal place of magical study within the Dwendalian Empire. It was regarded as a fancy, rigorous, selective school[2] but a wonderful place to learn, with good teachers and bright people.[3] In his childhood as Bren Aldric Ermendrud, Caleb Widogast was a student there[4] and after the Mighty Nein's adventures, became a teacher.[5]

Early in Campaign Two, Fjord had an interest in going to the Academy.[6]

In 835 PD, arcane experiments regarding time, gravity, and reality were being fielded at the Academy. A newer magical energy was discovered or rediscovered that could seemingly adjust such properties. It was being referred to as Dunamis.[7]



Rexxentrum is the principal campus of the Academy.[8] It is located in the Shimmer Ward of the city, with rising walkways and towers visible over the Shimmer Ward's yellow walls.[9] The massive, garden-like campus is well-crafted and well-kept with large marble halls and tall windows.[10]


Zadash has a subsidiary of the Academy, called the Hall of Erudition, located in the Tri-Spire District of the city. Its centerpiece is the Zauberspire. It has some connection to the Academy, but the main Academy is located in the Dwendalian capital of Rexxentrum.[11]


The Soltryce Academy, and by proxy the Hall of Erudition, train a number of war mages, some of which were stationed in Bladegarden and on the front lines against the forces of Xhorhas.[12]


Although there is mutual respect and appreciation for the work that each organization does, the Soltryce Academy has an uneasy and mistrusting working relationship with The Cobalt Soul.[13]


  1. See The Tale of the Waldhexe from Narrative Telephone.
  2. See "Curious Beginnings" (2x01) at 1:02:19.
  3. See "Lingering Wounds" (2x89) at 28:46.
  4. See "Whispers of War" (2x18) at 2:44:17.
  5. See "Fond Farewells" (2x141) at 6:50:48.
  6. See "Curious Beginnings" (2x01) at 1:02:19.
  7. See "Commerce & Chaos" (2x31) at 1:40:22.
  8. See "Disparate Pieces" (2x04) at 3:31:15.
  9. See "The Cathedral" (2x86) at 0:17:18.
  10. See "Lingering Wounds" (2x89) at 27:43.
  11. See "Disparate Pieces" (2x04) at 3:11:15.
  12. See "Whispers of War" (2x18) at 1:28:51.
  13. See "Whispers of War" (2x18) at 1:27:30.


  1. Fan art of the Soltryce Academy, by Cyarna Trim (source). Used with permission.
  2. Fan art of the Waldhexe mural[1] in the Soltryce Academy, by Joanna Johnen (source). Used with permission.