The Rhydin Observatory Complex
The Observatory Complex boasts a number of facilities for the citizenry. Various classes are held, year round, including swimming, cooking, baking, dance, arts & crafts, astronomy, public speaking, basic computer operations and research skill. Classes for adults wishing to learn to read and write in the common language of Rhydin are available as weekday, evening, and weekend programs.
ROCBG has several available job opportunities. Information is available at the second floor reception desk during operating hours.
Morgan le Fay du Cornwall Magic and Alchemy Laboratory
Named in honor of the Lady Morgan le Fay du Cornwall: 96th Overlord of the Duel of Swords, former Baroness of Old Market, and former holder of the 4 and 5th baronial rings.
The Philosophy and Practices of Alchemy - This class covers the history of the ancient forerunner of modern chemistry. Experimentation based upon those methods is a part of laboratory instruction.
Young beginners’, ages 5-10, sessions are on Tuesdays and Thursdays, 1pm-3pm.
Second level beginners’, ages 11-17, sessions are on Monday and Wednesdays, 1pm-3pm.
Classes for adults, 18 years and older, are two mornings, 9am-11am, (M&W or T&Th) per week. Adult students may also arrange for classes by appointment. The adult class includes a unit on preparing gems and gem dust for experiments.
Magical Studies, begin at 4pm and ending at 6pm, 7 days per week. Anyone age 10 and up may sign up. Students between 5 and 10 years will have a private group class and all students 5-17yrs must have a signed approval from a parent or guardian. Private sessions by appointment. Books and other materials are provided for all classes.
Secondary and undergraduate students may apply for credits toward their diploma. Approval from their school is required.
Edward Batten Science Laboratory
Named in honor of philanthropist, entrepreneur, and owner of Batten Industries, Edward Batten. Mr. Batten’s contributions to the city, including the safe delivery of RBF vaccines, are numerous.
Basic chemistry classes for students 10-17 are held in the basement lab, M-F, 1pm-3pm. Science classes for young children, ages 5-10 years, are held from 10am-noon, M-F. Week day classes are held in cooperation with several local schools. Weekend and evening classes are also eligible to be used as credit for several of Rhydin’s undergraduate programs.
Mur Ollavan Vinification Laboratory
Named in honor of Mur Ollavan. Mur is one of the few to have held the top title in all three of Rhydin’s dueling venues. He is also known for his appreciation of various alcoholic vintages.
This lab is for private and public group usage. Wine making classes are in the basement classroom from 7pm-9pm, M-F. This class is open to students 18 and older. Adults and children are invited to take part in the afternoon or weekend class series for juice making. Some of the beverages created here as well as a recipe book are available for purchase in the café. Specially crafted storage units create an ideal atmosphere to age various beverages.
All laboratories have been set up in the basement level rooms in order to allow the fullest protection to the other students and general populous from accidents. Walls, floors, and ceilings in the labs have been carefully reinforced to withstand seismographic vibrations and provide protection against fires.
Candy R. Hart Natatorium
Named in honor of Candy R. Hart: 90th Overlord of the Duel of Swords and former Baroness of Old Market.
The natatorium covers nearly a third of the basement level. The pool has depths from two feet to fifteen feet to accommodate swimmers of all skill levels. Restroom, shower, and baby changing facilities are located in the pool area. A saltwater aquarium has been installed in the entrance wall.
Swimming classes for beginner, intermediate, and advanced students are held in the Natatorium. Several instructors are on hand and positions are open for qualified lifeguards. Hours are posted in the building for swimming, CPR, and first aid classes for certification, as well as availability for private events and small parties.
G'nort Dragoon-Talanador Recreation Center
Named in honor of G'nort Dragoon-Talanador: 103rd Overlord of the Duel of Swords, one of two people to have been the Baron of all seven of the named districts, former holder of the 4th, 5th, and 9th baronial rings, and former owner of the Rhydin Duel of Swords Arena. He is well known for his quick wit, sense of humor, and service to the city of Rhydin.
The recreation center fills the remaining space in the basement level. Several games including pool tables, foosball, arcade machines, chess tables, etc. are located in a comfortable space. Students can take a study break and unwind. Others can have a little fun increasing their skills or challenging friends.