Preceptor of the Skarsind College of Warcasting
The Preceptor of The Skarsind College of Warcasting (often shortened to Preceptor of Warcasting, Preceptor of War, or even occasionally The Warcaster) is an Imperial Orcs Imperial title created following an announcement in Summer 380YE by the Bloodcrow Yargol, Civilian Commissioner of the Imperial Orcs. Construction was completed shortly before the Autumn Equinox of 380YE.
The position of Preceptor is a sinecure, requiring minimal responsibility but offering a regular income of crystal mana.
The Preceptor is called on to settle any disputes arising between students. The Preceptor is also responsible for ensuring the college runs smoothly, and dealing with anything that might threaten the good functioning of the college. They may also be called upon to advise on the curriculum, but most of the teaching is performed by veteran orc warcasters.
Bounty of Mana
The Preceptor of the Skarsind College of Warcasting is appointed by unanimous decision of the Imperial Orcs senator. If a unanimous decision cannot be reached, the title may be appointed by the Imperial Senate instead.
The title can be held by an Imperial Orc citizen. The Preceptor has tenure, and serves until they die or step down. They can be revoked by the General Assembly, the Imperial Orcs National Assembly, and by the Assembly of the Nine.
Skarsind College of Warcasting
Built on the northern slopes of Estermark, the College is often plunged into shadow even during the day. A dour, blocky building surrounded by a wooden pallisade houses the staff and students dedicated to training orc magicians in the battefield arts of the warcaster.
The college stands in a well defended area, with access to a spring of natural, fresh water, it could easily hold off a small group of attackers for some time. Below the building - and forming part of the cellars of the college itself - is an old mine long since played out at the bottom of which lies a significant mana site that provides crystal mana for use by the orcs studying at the college.