Ferucha, the capital of Ortral, is considered a melting pot of civilizations. The residents are progressive and incorporate a blend of the continent’s many different cultural traditions into their daily lives. Humans comprise the majority of its population, but the university attracts numerous races to its ranks. Ferucha has a reputation for encouraging and accommodating cultural expression, making it a welcome home for travelers and students from great distances.
Ortal Academy is a destination for diverse higher learning. Practical lessons for trades and job skills, as well as formal academic research are offered. The high quality of education is administrated by halfling Headmistress Cosma Oathholder, and even the mayor of Ferucha has been known to defer to her authority.