The Whisperer in Darkness
The totally epic place where Oliver Finnagin works.
By far the oldest university in the kingdom, Heddibrun U. enthusiasts often claim that the university has been a place of research and learning for several millennia. This is not strictly true, for they are unfairly including previous incarnations of the university in their figures. Though Heddibrun’s present incarnation has still existed for an impressive 550 years, its campus buildings have actually been abandoned, demolished and rebuilt four times in this period.
The first “University of Heddibrun” was built by the Old Ones. It suffered centuries of disuse after the destruction of the Old civilisation, only to be renovated and re-opened in 178 P.U. when the Alban tribes had civilised enough to seek higher education. There were later a few instances where the Alban tribes then de-civilised enough to smash it back into the ground, but on the whole it has an unbreakable reputation.