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The College of Fochlucan was a traditional bardic college in Silverymoon.[1]

OrganizationEdit

The reestablished college sought to restore the ancient Fochlucan bardic traditions. Most of the bards attending it studied the College of Lore and practiced its methods.[1]

Base of OperationsEdit

The main site of the college lay on the northeastern edge of Silverymoon.[1]

RelationshipsEdit

The college was allied with the Harpers, but its master bards were always careful to keep their own mission separate from them.[1]

HistoryEdit

The College of Fochlucan was one of the seven elder bardic colleges, dating back to the legendary bard Falataer, who established it as the first level of his bardic college.[2] The Fochlucan bandore, one of the Instruments of the Bards, was named after this college.[3] It had been created by Falataer to test and reward his students who achieved mastery of the Fochlucan level of skill.[2]

Following this tradition, bards studying to obtain the rank of master bard attended all seven colleges, and Fochlucan was traditionally the first.[1]

After the original college had closed its doors, it was later reopened as Utrumm's Music Conservatory, which was subsequently moved to Southbank. The unoccupied site was then reopened as the House of the Harp by master bard Forell Luekuan, who already envisioned reviving the original college's traditions and teachings.[1]

After many years, with the support of the city of Silverymoon and the Harpers, the House of the Harp had recruited enough members with sufficient amassed knowledge to revive the original college and adopt the Fochlucan name again.[1]

AppendixEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 1.3 1.4 1.5 1.6 1.7 1.8 1.9 Kim Mohan ed. (2015). Sword Coast Adventurer's Guide. (Wizards of the Coast), p. 123. ISBN 978-0786965809.
  2. 2.0 2.1 Sean K. Reynolds, Duane Maxwell, Angel McCoy (August 2001). Magic of Faerûn. (Wizards of the Coast), pp. 160–161. ISBN 0-7869-1964-7.
  3. Wizards RPG Team (2014). Dungeon Master's Guide 5th edition. (Wizards of the Coast), p. 176. ISBN 978-0786965622.

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