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Unseen University

On the fictional Discworld created by English fantasy author Terry Pratchett, Unseen University (UU) is a school of wizardry in the city of Ankh-Morpork. Staffed by a faculty composed of mostly insane and inane old wizards, and a Librarian who has been transformed into an orangutan, one can always find some sort of mischief going on there. Modo is the dwarfish gardener at the Unseen University who doesn`t bother the wizards as much as they bother him.

The motto of the UU is "Nunc Id Vides, Nunc Ne Vides". Loosely translatable as "Now you see it, now you don't".

One of the most notable rooms in the UU is room 3b. This room is not believed to exist, but a surprising number of classes are scheduled there. In fact, at times of great celebration in the city of Ankh-Morpork it is not uncommon for the entire faculty to be teaching there.

After learning the basics of spellcasting, UU students are challenged to continue their research in the Library. The high concentration of magical lore has warped the Library interior into a locus of L-Space where the concepts of distance and direction are only vaguely defined. There the students will encounter the Librarian and seek out the grimoires binding the more formidable spells. Since the contents of all magic libraries are in L-Space, it is possible to enter a Library in one city and exit in another.


Notable Past Students