Here’s some more information about the the scholarly paths available at New World Magischol. We want to reiterate that students of any house can study any of the five paths. Let’s examine the Path of the Marshal.

Marshals develop the most detailed understanding of the institutional functioning of the Magimundi, and the necessary means to protect it from all its enemies.

The Path of the Marshal (Marshal students do not allow it to be referred to as the Marshal Path) is perhaps the most arduous and prestigious path of scholarship (according to Marshals).  More than merely law enforcement, experience as a Marshal is considered to be a requirement for eligibility as a Province Justice.  Marshal students must learn to become formidable magical combatants in addition to having a deep working knowledge of the nuances of magical law.  Marshals have a special responsibility to enforce the Edicts of Justices, resolve contractual disputes, capture criminals, escort criminals to Avernus, and be its province’s standing military.  Successfully graduating as an Accredited and Certified Wizard on the Marshal Path also does not necessarily mean that a student will actually inducted into the Marshals.  Membership usually requires some degree of patronage from a mentor.  However there is no shortage of employment, with very lucrative Leeuwendaalder compensation for a graduate with Marshal training.  Marshals are also generally contemptuous of the European Guardian Tradition, though they often fill the same roles, which stems from a very serious professional rivalry that exists to this day.

Types: Judge/Jury, Secret Agent, Sheriff, Political Activist, Well Informed Criminal, Enforcer, Magical Lawyer

About Maury Brown

After working as a marketing and communications executive for a Fortune 500 company, Maury Brown moved to the education sector, where she has more than 15 years experience designing curriculum, delivering and assessing instruction, and conducting research on engagement and learning with students in elementary school through graduate school. A diverse writer of fiction, poetry, and non-fiction with degrees in literature and creative writing from the University of Virginia, she is finishing her PhD in Rhetoric & Cultural Studies, researching larps as participatory design and interactive storytelling. She has been involved in role-playing games since the early 1990s.