At the University of Corporeal & Ethereal Studies meddling with unknown powers can be dangerous work. Courses in arts and sciences experiment with supernatural forces to solve the mysteries of the universe, but when school projects go awry, the students may discover more than they would like to about the madness of the cosmic 'Beyond'. Eight interwoven stories follow students whose school work, social lives and inner demons crash together, leading to fantastic and horrible experiences, supernatural powers, and a fuller understanding of the dark depths of their world. Classes include subjects such as time travel, alchemy, oneironautics , psychedelic transformation, rogue automatons, cosmic ghosts, reality-warping crystals, and more. Inspired by many authors of science fiction, fantasy and horror, including H.P. Lovecraft, Edgar Allan Poe, J.K. Rowling, Neil Gaiman, William Gibson, Kurt Vonnegut and Isaac Asimov. Buy on Amazon / Nook / Book Baby Wolfgang Edwards was born in Chicago, Illinois in 1987. He has been an aspiring writer since he was a child and intends to keep writing the rest of his life.
Since its founding, The University of Corporeal & Ethereal Studies has invoked the spirits of creativity and curiosity of the founding scholars and artists who settled in the town of Byndal following the War of Conquest. Their mission was to establish a facility where brave professors and perspicacious students could experiment with the supernatural, far, far away from any densely populated urban centers.
Today, The University of C & E has become the leading school for studying the dark Beyond, through scientific research and artistic exploration. By inviting thousands of the nation's brightest youths from all walks of life to join their unique skills and psyches together, under the direction of the most experienced and stalwart professors for hire, the University has expanded its reach up to the cosmos and into the depths of the dark Beyond.
Graduating students are virtually guaranteed promising careers in the leading industries of the New Enterprise, using their newfound knowledge and powers to fulfill the promise made to this institution's investors. Together, the Executives of the Conglomerate have built this school to advance their various business interests with cutting-edge technology, elements of nature and the innovations of the human mind.
The University of C & E has a wide variety of schools, with classes for students of all interests. Alchemy, Quantum Physics, Psychological Business, Paradoxical Mathematics, Pre-Cataclysm History, Spiritual Arts, Biological Calisthenics and more. The only limits to the coursework and experimentation are the ever-expanding frontiers of the imagination.
We also give back to the community with a school of Mental Studies and an asylum for the criminally insane to receive a variety of controversial treatments in the hopes of curing madness in all its forms. The Calisthenics department and Alchemy researchers are exploring the boundaries of human endurance and mortality. The applications of University studies are endless.
The University is built on Mount Dareo, once shunned and revered by the tribes of Painted People who used to live in the vicinity. Now the towers of brick and stone look down on the town of Byndal and across the forests and plains for miles around. Spires, domes and telescopes reach up toward the heavens and the mysteries hidden beyond our world.
-The University of Corporeal & Ethereal Studies brochure