airwalkrr's Out of the Abyss
Most bards of the Flanaess learn their training from one of seven Colleges of the Old Lore. In order from least to greatest, these are: Fochlucan, MacFuirmidh, Doss, Canaith, Cli, Anstruth, and Ollamh. Bards do not generally associate with members of “lesser colleges,” except for the Magna Alumnae who have graduated from all seven. The colleges do not usually have a literal location, but rather are loose associations and traditions passed down orally via apprenticeship.
Bards of the College of Valor are most commonly skalds of the Thillonrian Peninsula where the Frost, Snow, and Ice Barbarians dwell. Others come from tribal peoples such as the Wolf Nomads or Tiger Nomads. Like bards of the College of Lore, the bards of the College of Valor follow a mostly oral tradition passed down from master to apprentice.
House Rule: bard magic is a type of nature magic.