Praetorian Training Academy

Praetorian Training Academy

The PTA is first and foremost a school for budding superheroes. While some people look down on ‘supertemps’, there’s few who would argue that the Academy doesn’t fill a much needed niche: turning teenage disaster areas into solid citizens. Current teams are Scythica, Alaudae, and Ferrata (the player characters).

All students have come to the Academy because they have caused massive property damage of one sort or another. The amount typically ranges from one to twenty million dollars. Because of the danger most of these youths pose to other people (and vehicles, and buildings), they live on campus after they sign the contract.

While there, they receive instruction typical of high schoolers (though several have graduated with advanced degrees) and specialized training to use and control their powers. All of the ‘special’ instructors are either supers themselves or are equipped to deal with such… they also have the patience and imagination required to deal with a wide variety of difficult situations.

The student are given a modest stipend but since room, board, and entertainment facilities are provided free of charge, there is little need to spend money. Housing ranges from utilitarian to lavish depending on how good the students have been at paying off their debt. There is a practical reason for this as well. A super with little control over their powers will trash typical quarters in nothing flat so their rooms are built more like bunkers than anything else.

The staff are all well-compensated and dedicated. Many of them would work for the PG simply out of a desire to help the next generation of Supers achieve their potential… but a nice paycheck doesn’t hurt as well! Everyone who works closely with the kids also rates hazard pay. Many of the duties normally handled by humans are dealt with by robots and automatic machinery. Very, very sturdy robots.

Praetorian Training Academy

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