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. About Brakebills


Brakebills College for Magical Pedagogy is a prestigious, hidden institution of magic located in North America. Founded in the 17th century, it has since hosted students with magical aptitude from all over the world.

College students here may choose to specialize in one of five Disciplines:

The magical ability to manipulate matter.
Aptitude for manipulation of natural elements.
Magical ability to create and manipulate vivid illusions.
Aptitude for magical healing.
Magical abilities concerning psychic abilities.

This school exists for a single and timeless purpose - to reveal your innate abilities and hone them to the highest degree.

Do you have what it takes?

Welcome to Brakebills!

If you are interested in joining, please read these journals before trying to click join!


If you've read them all, then you're ready to create your Brakebills student!


♚ Characters from around the world are allowed. While Brakebills is situated in North America, the institution accepts students from all walks of life with magical aptitude.

♚ Characters can only be 18+. Feel free to make older characters if you wish, but as this is a university setting, we'd like to keep all characters above basic undergraduate age.

♚ Unnatural hair and eye colours ARE allowed. However, please state somewhere in your written app that the hair is dyed/they wear contacts.

♚ It is a college/university, so no uniforms! Your character is free to wear whatever they like, as long as they keep in mind the school setting.

♚ While having a detailed backstory is good, please try to make sure their traits and backstories are balanced and not over the top! Despite what the series says not all magic has to come from pain.

♚ Having magician parents are okay. However, magical aptitude is NOT entirely based on blood relation, so being the child of magicians will not make your character more powerful or more talented.

♚ Each student is entering as a first year, regardless of their age. They have just discovered magic (or have no idea what it is yet) and have just been recruited. Please write your history to reflect that! No character should have five years of magic under their belt already, though they might have done some mild experimenting before finding Brakebills. For the sake of simplicity, the setting is that all characters have been scouted by Brakebills and passed their preliminary examination, no exceptions.

♚ Have fun and make your character original!

If you have any questions beyond these guidelines, please comment below and we will answer to the best of our ability!



♚ Traditional or digital is okay! Just keep it nice and clean.

♚ All art must be yours (see Rules journal for more details).

♚ At least include a full body and a head shot. You can add items or backgrounds to your liking as long as the original template is not disturbed!


♚ Name
♚ Birthday
♚ Age
♚ Gender
♚ Height . Weight
♚ Orientation (optional)

♚ Discipline
♚ Specialization (optional. What kind of magic would they be most adept at?)
♚ Weakness (optional, but must be included if you add a specialization. What kind of magic are they bad at?)

♚ Personality (at least three positive/negative traits each. Feel free to elaborate more, but have at least one line describing each trait.)
♚ History (At least a paragraph! Feel free to add a TLDR if you go into a lot of detail. Note: make sure to include how they were scouted for the preliminary examination! Did they accidentally use a spell? Are their parents magicians who taught them? How did they pass the exam to get in? Feel free to detail on their childhood and schooling, and even whether or not an older character had a job before being introduced to this world. Why did they decide to attend Brakebills? What do they want to use magic for?)
♚ Likes and dislikes

♚ Trivia (any details you'd like to add about your character)
♚ Relationships (optional)
♚ RP info (where you like to RP, whether you do lit/script, etc.)

Once you've filled out all the necessary information, feel free to send in for an app check (via notes) WHEN THEY ARE OPEN.

Likewise, when join requests are open (it will be announced in this journal and the Announcements journal), feel free to send in a request via this format:

Character name:
Link to app: (can be via or a link to your uploaded app)

If you have any further questions, feel free to leave a comment!
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mr-crowbot Featured By Owner Apr 16, 2018  Hobbyist
this looks really fun wtffff
can i feature it in a journal?
hiyochii Featured By Owner Apr 17, 2018  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Yeah sure ^o^
hiyochii Featured By Owner Apr 15, 2018  Hobbyist Digital Artist
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