Athalia Academy: Season Three - We Found Bael (Sort Of) is the name of the third "season" of the Athalia Academy roleplaying game, and the third main arc of the Athalia universe canon. It occurs back at the freshly rebuilt Academy, and was written entirely on the Athalia Academy Forums.
Brief Summary of Events
- The students return to the Academy after the events of Season Two on Destiny Island and reacquaint themselves to campus life. Making things more interesting is a concurrent influx of new students, such as Britnia Humanborn and Mizuki, as well as new faculty, such as Mystique Orerra.
- Fate, the trickster goddess, arrives on the scene after having been mistakenly freed at the end of Season Two, and causes all students to be genderbent. Chaos ensues.
- The original plan was to resolve the genderbend by having someone discover Fate and then move on to planned character arcs including a time travel one, but the roleplay ground to a halt and was put on hiatus while a reboot was constructed (the result being Season Four, introduced under a new title (Legends of Lavanya).
Detailed Summary of Events
Unfortunately, the original transcript for Season Three was lost forever when the Yuku forum went down, so a detailed summary cannot be created. No cached versions of anything but the front page were ever preserved by the Wayback Machine, so there is no known way of retrieving the text. (The Carlily fanfiction suffered the same fate, though a large portion of it was later recovered from the Carlily Etherpad.)
Fortunately, unlike the first two seasons, Season Three was much less active and much less was written (the season was far from complete when it was abandoned for the Legends of Lavanya reboot). In fact, apart from the first time arrival of some characters, nothing occurred during the season that has any bearing on the overall canon. The most important event, the second destruction of the Academy at the hands of Marcus Cross and his forces, was never reached in the season and is only written about in passing, having occurred in between the third and fourth seasons.
Officially, the students returned to the rebuilt Academy on September 10, 2018, and Fate arrived to genderbend them on the 18th. November 5th is when Marcus Cross and his forces attacked, this time with many casualties. Season Three as it existed therefore took place in-universe over the course of eight days (September 10-18).
- Season Three was the only Athalia Academy season to take place on the Athalia Academy Forums. The reason for the switch was the Yuku forum architecture's numerous advantages over the Roleplayer Guild, which at the time was unstable and lacked features. When the season ground to a halt months later, the Guild had been significantly revamped with many features and no stability issues, so it was decided unanimously to move back to the Guild for the next season.
- A total of eight new characters were introduced this season: Mizuki, Lyra Wilhelm, Hikari Unsei, Tsuki Unsei, Britnia Humanborn, Lagus ("X"), Astaroth, and Terra Jagger.