Iin order to complement the Royal Academy of Military Science and to compensate for the distances involved in sending auxiliaries to the Royal Academy from the border duchies Grand Duke Degwin Zabi and Duke Hari Seldon are pleased to announce the construction of an Academy of the Military Arts in order to train combat engineers, medical orderlies, and artillerists in their duties and to provide advanced martial training to those who wish to further their combative prowess.

The Zabi Academy of Military Arts is to be located in a newly built annex of Zabi Castle in Partetribus. The Dukes of the Zabi Demesne are seeking staff to fill administration and teaching positions within the Academy.

 

The Dukes are currently seeking:

Bursar: The role of the Bursar is to administer the finances of the Academy

Dean of Engineering and Artillery: The Dean of Engineering is in charge of training combat engineers, artillerymen and hiring any extra trainers needed.

Dean of Medicine: The Dean of Medicine is in charge of training military medical personnel and hiring any extra trainers needed.

Head of Martial Affairs: The Head of Martial Affairs is in charge training those who wish advanced martial training and hiring any extra trainers needed.

All positions are paid and include accommodation for the staff and their immediate family.

 

What does it cost to be a student at ZAMA?

If you intend to study our engineering, artillery or medicine courses the Demesne offers free tuition to those students willing to join the Zabi Legions as auxiliaries for a minimum of four years ((one RL month)). Tuition is also available to those who do not wish to serve as auxiliaries however they must pay for their lessons.

Our martial training courses also have costs associated with them, however, completion of the basic courses is looked upon favourably when joining the Zabi Legions. Completion of the knight’s course will culminate with the granting of the title of Knight Bachelor of Zabi, a full knighthood granted by the Zabi Dukes.

There are also minor costs associated with staying in the ZAMA dorms should the student wish to do so, though subsidised accommodation is available for Engineering, Artillery, and Medicine students who have limited funds.

 

Potential Courses

At this time there are six potential courses for students these are:

Combat Engineering: The combat engineering course seeks to train students in the basics of martial engineering skills such as carpentry, architecture, masonry and the construction of earthworks. These skills are to be advanced to the Apprentice (30-39%) level at the least.

Artillery: The artillery course seeks to train students in the basics of using artillery such as catapults, ballistae, and trebuchets. The related skills should be advanced to the Apprentice (30-39%) level at the least.

Combat Medicine: The combat medicine course seeks to train students in lifesaving medical skills and techniques for battlefield medicine. The related skills should be advanced to the Apprentice (30-39%) level at the least.

Infantry Course: The infantry course is designed to allow potential and current infantrymen to improve their combat skills in a taught environment. At this time the skills taught are to be sword fighting, shield work, and spear work.

Archery Course: The archery course is designed to allow potential and current archers to improve their combat skills in a taught environment. At this time the skills taught are to be archery, crossbow archery and the use of daggers.

Knight’s Course: The knight’s course seeks to train potential knights in the skills required of a knight to an acceptable level. These skills include combat skills, riding, ettiquette, administrative skills and logistics skills.