Some [No Filter] History…
UFA was originally a small coven of witches that called themselves “Lords of the Cerulean Blade” which originated in late 1800s. They were to put it bluntly a group of eccentric and awkward group of white “nice guys” who felt like society wasn’t paying them much of a fair deal (times never seem to change do they). They always seemed to blame some sort of “Alpha Male” figure for their problems without any sense of self-reflection or introspection on themselves. Always the victim, never the victor…they were the butt of many jokes.
That was until 1925 with the boom of their membership and power. They started invested into a lot of Port Town’s economy and the magical academia that we know today. You’re probably are thinking that this is going to be a story of triumphant self-starters right…well not exactly.
See the Lords of the Cerulean Blade had a very bad habit of human sacrifices, eldritch experimentations, and inhumane torture of supernatural creatures, hazing, sexual misconduct, extortion, and pillaging if you can believe it. And because they were credited for a lot of their “contributions” a lot of it was overlooked and unchallenged.
Five years later the University of the Azure Flame appeared, welcoming young men of upstanding status [white, male, affluent] into their mix opening the door to several generations of ass- I mean several generations of talented male witches…including the fucc bois high street witches. This also resulted in the creation of the Silver Vine Institute in 1932 for colored students to attend and the two have been rivals ever since.
In 1955, the Lords of the Cerulean Blade would thrive as the controlling coven in politics in a lot of Port Town until the Morrison Papers were introduced.
The only recorded photo of the Kennedy Five
The Morrison Papers and the Kennedy Five...
The Morrison Papers started out as an investigative report into different covens of Port Town with an unsavory history. And the stars of the papers were The Lords of the Cerulean Blade. One particular incident they were looking into were the disappearance of the Kennedy five.
The Kennedy Five were a group of five freshmen staying in the Kennedy dorm and disappeared without a trace in 1945.
The local Police had investigated the campus looking for the five students, resulting in them declaring it a disappearance brought on by supernatural means…aka “They were spirited away by ghost or some sh*t who cares.” But one reporter by the name of Erikah Chambers aka Eric Chamberlin took it upon herself and enrolled into UAF as a freshman to get a firsthand account on their disappearance. She was a black woman passing a white man and able to get into the school’s inner circle to retrieve a set of papers documenting every incident that took place within the campus and also the Lords of the Cerulean Blade.
So what did she find out about the Kennedy Five?
The Kennedy Five were a group of scholarship students that had certain particular traits. All of them were turning 18, virgins, born on Walpurgisnacht or Walurgis Night, and had an affinity for elemental magic. Which isn’t anything too out of the ordinary, but one thing that really stood out was the fact that each of them was able to “Hear the World Speak.” Most of the files that describe what this mean have been redacted. One clue as to what this could mean is the multiple mentions of “The Myst Wytch” who is said to be the speaker of the land. But there’s nothing to really go on.
On April 30 1945, The Kennedy Five were given an invitation to join the Lords of the Cerulean Blade as initiate members. They were told to meet in the hollowed grounds behind The Watchtower and head straight into the forest for the initiation. What waited them was a ritual and their doom, apparently that coven was going to use them to gain power of the elements and one step closer to the gods. Everything was going as planned.
But what they weren’t expecting was the grounds having their own say in the matter. A bad storm had appeared, striking the Kennedy Five and making them disappear without a trace. Without any evidence or success from their endeavor, the coven made these five young man disappear from the records.
In 1957, Erikah Chambers would not only be the first black woman to have a front page featurette in the Lordship Press, but also became the first woman graduate of UAF well that was after she was suspended as Eric Chamberlin in 1959.
When Erikah Chambers released this information to the public, the town was in an uproar which resulted in the 1968 trial and execution of the head members of The Lords of the Cerulean Blade. This would also lead to the coven’s disbandment after accounting for 200 gross violations of inhumane uses of magic and the school being transferred to being in the hands of the public.