In the TR Mage Guild, we utilize a modified version of the Ithryn Acadamy of the Arcane Arts programme, utilizing the standard level requirements with a modified program to suit individual player schedules.
Lessons take about 1-2 hours and are offered in afternoon and evenings as needed or as requested. Classes consist of presentations given by long-term magic user role-players who utilize typed chat, voice, and graphical presentation within the second life virtual world.
Training is broken down by level with increasing complexity incomprehension as one goes up in level. Once reaching the 3rd level, the opportunity to become an instructor in the guild is offered to those suited to the role. With this comes the opportunity to grow and develop existing course materials, evolving them for player needs.
Unlike other guilds, the TR Mage guild focuses on progressing players at a quicker rate, more suited to today's gamer and sim needs focusing on self-study, mentorship and demonstration of skills through intensive role-plays with options for students to go on to become mages within other realm factions or to join their peers as members of the Black Tower.
"‘The earth which we tread. The fire which does not go out within it. The water from which all life is born and without which life is not possible. The air we breathe. It is enough to stretch out one’s hand to master them, to subjugate them...." ~ Yennefer of Vengerberg