The Dawn: Rebirth Only a short time ago, mankind established its first fortified settlements. Across the map of Remnant, four kingdoms have risen, kingdoms that, while still new, will stand as the foundations of human civilization in the years to come. They are called Vacuo, Vale, Atlas, and Mistral. These key capital cities are surrounded by smaller towns and villages, each under the protection of formidable huntsmen, who serve as protectors and Nobles in this age. They are the knights of the realms, keeping the creatures of Grimm at bay in order for humanity to grow and thrive. However, even as humanity struggles to establish itself in the face of the threat of the Grimm, the Lords of the land, who form the Councils of the cities, squabble over petty things. Borders of feudal holdings are drawn and redrawn, trade routes fought over, bribes are made for political gain, and the loyalty of Hunters is bought. Not all Lords are so corrupt. Some are truly noble, working to protect and uphold and build. However, it seems that the majority have fallen further and further into selfish darkness, Faunus and human alike. As the youth grow older and take up trades to practice, fewer and fewer have chosen the way of the huntsmen. All too often, the life of a huntsman is cut short in service. Due to the draw of human hardship and lack of protection, the creatures of Grimm have become a larger plague than they previously were. Only those who live in the four fortified cities are truly safe. The outliers all too often come under attack and are lost. The situation is dire and those in power seem to care only for furthering themselves. The call has been put out for future Hunters and Huntresses to answer. However, it is uncertain how many will rise to heroism in the face of danger. In the desperation for new Hunters and Huntresses to rise up and protect humanity, the council of Atlas came together with the idea of forming the first Hunting Academy. Previously, huntsmen were trained by following an older, more experience Hunter or Huntress about, and acting as an apprentice. However, this method keeps the numbers low and does not allow the protection for the students that an established school would. All too often, young prospects are lost to the Grimm before they can complete training. In order to remedy this, the Lords of the council have decided that an academy must be built in order for greater numbers of potential protectors to be trained efficiently. However, with the numbers of active Hunters and Huntresses low already, they have had great difficulty finding instructors for this new academy. They have sent the offer of employment as far as the other three kingdoms and have been met with just enough success to begin schooling. All that is needed now are brave young souls who will answer the call to protect humanity. To attend this new school, called only ‘The Academy’.