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Preceptorhood & Edifoo

Courses and Faculty for the 2021 Uldzbel term. Full roster to be sorted by 01 February:

ADJUNCT ANNEX PRECEPTORS

Charles Spratley

Charles Spratley 

  • Paranormal Merrymaking (filling in for Ysbrid Snud who is on a Styx River cruise). Edifo will cover how to find locations of spectral activity, best practices for making contact, traditional mourning customs, honing your powers of clairvoyance, and using your gifts and knowledge to assist others in this world and beyond.
  • Preceptor Ashcroft is the founder of Messages from Beyond. He is a respected historian, compelling storyteller, and an in-demand tour guide of haunted habitats. In addition to teaching this course, he will be hosting live (and not-so-live) paranormal and history-based events with the ocademy in 2021.

DJ Piper 

  • Sluggery Basics: Raising, Training, and Showing Your Slug - Slugs are a welcome and loving addition to any home. Your new family member will bring years of affection and companionship but must be socialized and trained. Sluggery Basics will cover best practices in the selection, raising, and training of your slug as a household companion or for participation in the high-stakes, low-speed world of slug racing and showing.
  • DJ Piper is best known as the author of The Detective Scott McGregor Mysteries along with a budding series of children's books. She has extensive experience breeding, riding, and showing slugs. She has multiple Grand Champion wins from the annual Slug-Fest Rodeo and Riding Competition. As a breeder, her slugs have won a total of 11 “Slug of the Year” championships. She is sharing her expertise in this ten-lesson course. (You may read her popular Slug-fest account in the ocademy's Besties & Beasties anthology, available on the site run by Amazonians.)  

Dr. Heather Brims 

JSD Johnston 

  • Author's Journey - A comprehensive multi-month writing intensive designed to take would-be authors from inspiration to publication
  • Naturim - Edifo covers all the basics: pronunciation, alphabet, numbers, conjugation (or the fortunate lack thereof), most-oft used phrases, choice insults, and more.
  • Squallix Primer (based on Everette Sheffield's notes) - You'll learn more than the rudiments of the sport. You'll also dive deep into the lore and legends that make Squallix the most revered athletic endeavour in the Omniverse.
  • Adjunct Preceptor Johnston is considered Dimension Q's preeminent authority on the ancient language of Naturim. In addition to serving as an Ocademy Plenipotentiary, she is currently chronicling the extraordinary story of fellow Aquin, Peyton Drake. She is an event host with Platen's Tea Travellers Societea, a special agent who occasionally works on cold cases with the Tea & Sympathy Investigative Agency, and is on the board of the ocademy's arts nonprofit, Whimsicalidocious.

Sanndi Thompson, art sorceress 

  • Aroma as Therapy - Learn not only how to make your own aromatherapy products, but which types are best for which circumstances to ensure your sangfroid regardless of what's going on around you. Course to be introduced in the Midzbel term.
  • Preceptor Sanndi is the artist force behind Sanndi Art where she creates whimsical multimedia art. Her mermaid, witch, and belly dance pieces are especially popular, and she has been commissioned on more than one occasion to create works correlative with literary series.

Tanniyum Nonesuch, Wrangler First Class 

  • Dragonkind Care - Learn how to identify and recognize various species, master the skills needed to properly tend to your charge and how to avoid incendiary situations. Course to be introduced in the Midzbel term.
  • Retired Wrangler Nonesuch has been involved with dragons for decades. In recent years, his wrangler partner, Lyle Dagnen, crossed over and is now riding her black steed in the Hereafterworld. Nonesuch has since taken the reins and dedicated himself to educating dragonless realms on the nuances of dealing with these most noble of creatures. You may recognize his brother Justice from the Ocademy's Omnicast news reports. Tanniyum's half-brother Marcus' written works can be found in la Vie Sirene magazine (now in dormancy) and in the ocademy's published anthologies.


Teaching appointments made with the zealous approval of the academy Bureau. 

Coming next term:
Fashion throughout the Ages
Aetherean Wisdom
Interview Tips & Techniques

Regrettably, Dame Prunylda Figg has withdrawn from teaching etiquette this term, citing Dim Q Gaia's "incivility" as the reason