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Hello all. I'm role-playing as someone who spent time studying at the scholasticate, but for the life of me I cannot remember the name of the books they normally read. If anyone has knowledge of, or can point me to a reference area for their studies, books, and some of the quotes used or reference when doing quests pertaining to the Scholasticate, that would be really appreciated!!!

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The Parables of Saint Daniffen is another tome often referenced in the Scholasticate quests. Some regard it as a religious text, others regard it as little more than a collection of children's stories.


In any case, I'll drop some other lore tidbits and quotes I have on the Scholasticate:


The Saint Endalim Scholasticate is where gods-fearing men and women come to seek a proper theological education. We are an equal opportunity institution' date=' I might add. Here you will find the sons and daughters of great houses studying side by side with those of more humble origins. All that is required is a recommendation provided by one of the clergy. Our curriculum encompasses a diverse range of subjects, from the fundamentals of Ishgardian theology to the intricacies of canon law. We also offer more specialized instruction for those who wish to focus on medicinal or magical fields. However, to ensure that seminarians are adequately prepared for these studies, they must first complete both the trivium and the quadrivium: rigorous courses comprised of grammar, rhetoric, logic, arithmetic, geometry, astrology, and music.[/quote']


Saint Reymanaud's Cathedral

Formal mass is conducted in this majestic cathedral, named for the first archbishop of the Ishgardian Orthodox Church. The adjacent Saint Endalim's Scholasticate provides a comprehensive theological education to those who wish to don the robes of the clergy.


While many seminarians of the Saint Endalim Scholasticate show great aptitude for defensive and restorative magicks' date=' they must also be capable of employing the destructive kind as the situation demands. We have need of three suitable rods for the upcoming trials to join the vaunted ranks of the Temple Knights.[/quote']


While Ishgard's scholars are quite adept at manifesting Halone's blessings from their ancient grimoires' date=' summoning an entity from a tome is something that had fallen entirely outside the realm of permissible magics, as heretics oft use them in their occultist plots. However, with more liberal interpretations for the sake of our advancements in the war, the scholasticate under the auspices of the Holy See has been granted special permission to experiment so as long as they are wrapped in the skin of a fallen dragon to remain faithful to the teachings of the Enchiridion. They request three volumes at once.[/quote']


A priest with a penchant for capturing the hearts of the common people through conjury of ice and fire during his recitations of Halonic scripture has requested two staves for his faithful altar boys so that they may practice and participate in the sermons. Given that his reception by the lowborn has led to increased attendance' date=' I would pay you greatly to provide me the proper wands for thauma─er, religious purpose.[/quote']


Ser Noudenet the Shrewd

The third son of a baron who held an estate in Coerthas Central Lowlands. To reduce the number of mouths he was responsible for feeding, Noudenet’s father sent him to the Saint Endalim Scholasticate. His father and brother expected him to become a member of the high clergy and acquire political clout within Ishgard, but Noudenet himself had no interest in politics, and instead immersed himself in the research of magic. In recognition of his peerless knowledge of conjury, he was invited to join the ranks of the Heavens’ Ward.


Ser Hermenost the Thunderous

A veteran from the previous Lord Commander’s tenure, Hermenost was originally a friar in the service of Halone, and is known as a particularly devout man. Although he wields an axe on the battlefield, he is also a skilled mage, and devised a unique method of combat that involves imbuing his axe with lightning.


The same can be said regarding religion. Each city-state has a patron (matron) deity, and most people in that city-state will follow the teachings of that god or goddess. There are, for the most part, however, no strict religious codes that must be followed. Some Eorzeans will choose to worship a deity connected to their profession (for example, weavers often follow Nymeia the Spinner). Some follow the deity associated with their nameday. There are even some Eorzeans who choose not to follow the teachings of the Twelve, but they are few and far between...and often will not admit it.


The exception to this rule can be seen in Ishgard, where they take the teachings of Halone very seriously... to the point that the church and state have become inseparable. They go as far as calling those who do not follow the Fury 'unbelievers,' and those who are found to have communicated with the dragons of Dravania (the mortal enemies of Ishgard), are branded as heretics and in some cases executed.


Publication: The Enchiridion

The holiest of Ishgardian scripture, this tome outlines the teachings of Halone.


The foundation of our great city-state rests upon the wisdom of the Enchiridion. Alas' date=' the lowborn in particular have suffered greatly as a result of erroneous interpretations. Some have even begun to wonder if all our precepts have been thus distorted.[/quote']


There are a very scant few references to the actual texts and teachings found within.


There is a well-known excerpt in Halonic teachings which states' date=' [b']“If thou hath not suffered much of battlefields, worry not of the Fury's discontent, for in Her halls may yet be thy sanctuary. Grasp in thine hand a coarse sapphire and paint thy mind with those who forsaketh Her name. Should thy wish be pure, the stone's surface shalt smooth in time, and grant thee a vision of Halone's halls, O Fury's gift, sated by thy wish.”[/b] While the stone resembles a lifetime of “polishing” dedication and prayer, so inspired are the nobles of the High Houses that they never tire of their want for star sapphires fashioned into rosaries and decadent adornments worn from head to toe. Of course, none but the church can provide baubles of saving grace that have been properly blessed (and hence taxed accordingly). I shall pay you in full should you bring me quality star sapphires so that those gentle lords and ladies may be given some salvation from the comfort of their homes, in lieu of joining the battle.


"Of the Fury's love will all men receive' date=' and by the balance of Her spear will all be set free." So it is written in volume eleven of the [i']Seventy-two Articles of Halonic Polity[/i].

"Equal under Her ever watchful gaze."


Now, the following aren't exact texts from the Enchiridion, but teachings from it or the Halonic Church:


There is some divergence in interpretations of the Enchiridion' date=' yet all lead towards one doctrine writ in dragon blood. Regarding magic, there are those who believe thaumaturgy puts the clergy's prayer to action, and those who believe prayer alone is sufficient to manifest the Fury's miracles. After the recent incursions by the Dravanians, I tend to favor the “burn and destroy” school of thought, and would ask you supply us with staves with which to practice fighting fire with fire.[/quote']


'Tis with great sorrow that I have received a letter from a commander who writes that we lost scores of men in the western highlands during a skirmish with an enormous dragon. While the fiend was vanquished' date=' the carnage was such that the deceased cannot be returned to the capital, and we have no choice but to bury them in the field. [b']Other armies may leave their dead to rot as they press on, but Halonic law states that all knights are to be prepared for their ascension to Her halls, and thus I have asked for a handful of priests to join the mortuary contingent[/b], who must needs replace their thin slippers with something more formidable for the journey.


As is described in the Enchiridion, to ensure the realm of man did not drift apart from the firmament, Halone stuck the Nail through both, ever binding the two. And though assailed on all sides by great metal shards fallen from the lesser moon Dalamud's crust, the ancient peak remained standing, a testament to the land's life force.


A place holy to all Ishgardians, it is believed that when a man stands within this hidden grotto, the Fury Herself will reach deep into the darkest recesses of his soul and lay out his sins before him, allowing the man to repent those failings. The Monument Tower nearby was built to protect this hallowed ground from the taint of dragons and heretics.


Among the dusty tomes of the church library' date=' I discovered a sacred contraption lost to time?a set of complex and beautifully ornate metal boxes intended for none but the most exalted. He would be seated with hands and feet shackled and his head held pointed to the sky, propped up with a tightened iron collar. The only light that penetrates the dark casket is shone through a large-grade star sapphire, set into the top of the box. When the morning light hits the stone just right, it reflects its radiance into the holy man's eyes, and allows him to see a grand vision from paradise. The tome's excerpt said a handful of priests in history have even been given the gift of a vision so holy that their eyes are burnt blue and can see the dregs and impurity of this world no longer! The ornate boxes have already arrived from Ishgard's finest artisans, but I yet require star sapphires large enough to bathe our eyes in Her merciful light. I will pay a hefty price to any mineral hunter who can bring me the largest sapphires in Chocobo Forest.[/quote']


An Ishgardian wedding is nigh' date=' therefore I would ask you to harvest some giant artichokes for me from the floating isles. Why artichokes, you ask? Well, I shall forgive your ignorance just this once, outsider. There is a tale of a humble bride, who traveled with her knight lover to the battlefield because she did not want him to cease his cause in the name of Halone. It was there in the camp that she shirked a flowery bouquet, commenting the flowers were far too decadent and instead took an artichoke in hand. She admired its resilient and spiked exterior that enveloped the plant's soft, pure heart, and she remarked the beauty of Halone was indeed similar to this plant, and thus should be her bouquet. Many Ishgardian brides are so inspired by the tale that there are often requests of the church to place the thistles near the aisles to represent a humble but fiercely devoted deliverance to the Fury.[/quote']



Hope this helps!

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