Gangs of Dunwall
The Academy of Natural Philosophy
The Academy of Natural Philosophy, founded in 1572, is the chief authority of science throughout the Empire of the Isles. Accepting the finest minds from across the continents, admittance into this prestigious establishment is extremely selective due to a long and arduous application process. As such, only the best and brightest are allowed into this exclusive sanctuary located somewhere on the edge of Dunwall; firmly off-limits to everyone "except esteemed members and the few students accepted each year."
An ancient and esteemed establishment, it serves as a focal point for the study of nature, the human corpus, celestial heavens, and the physical universe. As such, its halls bustle with chemists, cosmologists, philosophers, alchemists, vivisectionists, and cartographers.
To those not initiated into its high-class academia, the only foray into this exclusive world includes glimpses of exotic crates being hauled into the back doors from the Wrenhaven River, or the odd smells that emerge from several smokestacks atop the Academy.