Arc 1 ~ ~ ~ ~ Celestial Dawn Episode 1, Trinity Institute Glimmers of light snuck past the thin veil of the classroom's curtains and shimmered as they struck the translucent figures of the room's many digital screens. It was well into the morning of a new day in a new week, where students of young and old had previously arrived at the expansive campus that defined Trinity Institute's excess funds. In comparison to the small,historic town of Yurich, Maine, Trinity Institute was a bustling scene of modernistic design and sheer expanse in terms of campus size. Unlike many similar campuses, Trinity Institute did not consist of numerous academic buildings conjoined across a span of many square miles, but rather a single behemoth which stretched both laterally and horizontally. Across the ground, co-ed dorms, divided by appropriate range of age, existed on either end of the single, steel and glass tower which boldly shot into the sky. It was in this tower where all academic lecture and research was performed; the lowest grades beginning on ground level and gradually rising to the graduate level research on the twentieth floor. Past the twentieth floor was considered restricted with seemingly no students or professors having access to its secrets. Surrounding the academic tower and its dorms were endless fields of green and brown for the various levels of athletic students and hobbyists who wished to compete in casual, intramural, or professional sport. Nearly every classroom was similar in nature, and the one in question was no different than its peers. Inside, several desks shared by two individuals existed with a digital screen projected above the center. The screen stretched a fair distance both ways, allowing for a potential split screen experience determined by the two keyboards on either end of the desk. The technology was state of the art and one of its kind; its inventor having come from the very institute which housed its benefits. Regardless, it was because of this classroom design that students were often assigned a partner for the entirety of the semester and potentially those to come. Seated at the front of the classroom was a single male individual who appeared far more bored and uninterested than he seemed excited to be there. It was as students began to slowly trickle in that he directed halfhearted acknowledgments towards the particular students who either greeted him anew or from past experiences. For first-time students at Trinity Institute, the current experience might have seemed odd as individuals from both primary and secondary educations were present in the same room. Nonetheless, it was as the clock hit nine and the classroom doors slid shut that answers began to emit from the professor's mouth. "Welcome, primary and secondary students. My name is Dr. Augustine Moon. Feel free to call me by any variation of my name and honorific. Some of you are probably confused as to why you're all together; however, this is by design of the Institute. We believe the two schools are of noticeable similarity that it is beneficial for a wider gap in age to exist for academic interaction. Please remember that you are no longer enrolled under the academic system of the nation. This is a unique system which has been proven to work in developing the unique qualities and traits that determine tomorrow's harbinger of change. Now, without further ado..." With the press of a key from his own computer, the professor sent a document to the screens of each desk. Immediately, the document opened and began displaying the contents that it held; a list and description for each Major Arcana which existed in a deck of tarot. "This course is a mandatory per-semester survey in which we will be exploring both local and global diversity through non-intensive projects. These assignments will generally stretch a single week and be due on the last day of our meeting. They will require some research from the town and the internet to successfully complete; however, they will be graded solely on effort. As such, this class is very easy to pass. Look to your left or right. That individual will be your partner for the rest of this semester. Occasionally, partners will join with others for large group activities; however, as a baseline expectation, you will be working in pairs. Everyone in this classroom is from the same dorm assignment, so there will be no complications for after class meetings." The professor paused to catch his breath all while gazing upon the classroom of students who mostly began acknowledging their partnered peer. The break in lecture continued for some time after until Augustine regained the classroom's attention with an explanation for their first assignment. "On your screen, you can see the twenty-one major arcana. This will seem familiar to those with exposure to a tarot deck; however, regardless of experience, selecting any card will give you a brief description of that card's meaning. Each group should find a single card which defines a shared viewpoint in personality, lifestyle, or any other criteria you might wish to explore. Once your pair has determined a single card, you are to depart from the tower and make your way into town. Along Ghast St., there will be a small store known as Ravenwood. Further instruction will be given to your pair upon your arrival. This assignment may seem peculiar and tedious, but it is very easy to complete. I highly recommend your pair completing the assignment and starting the year with an A. Full credit will be given upon your group's arrival at Ravenwood. Good luck and have fun."