Education & Indoctrination Service of Raspur/Sarayzenana
An underground sanctuary and stately pleasure dome for senior Babkhan nobility, now utilised as a breeding farm for perpetuating high prestige bloodlines.
Following the Babkhan Holocaust of 1598 the footballing community of Babkha for the most part perished, sharing the miserable fate of that nation's populace - exterminated in the atomic cataclysm and its immediate aftermath. The only two notable survivors were Mahmoud Cheremshar, of the Raspur Militants, and Daras Dakera, of the Athletic Sajin Slavers. In consequence their bloodlines were deemed amongst the most valuable in Eura, after the scions of the House of Osman, the senior cadres of SAVAK and the Yemin Zoka, and certain prominent academics who were already enjoying subterranean confinement before the bombs dropped. As such the footballers found themselves amongst the select few recovered by Yemin Zoka, snatched in their particular instances from the vast column of refugees stampeeding towards the Alexandrian enclave of Luthoria, and brought to the underground facility known as the Sarayzenana.
Built in secret by the Education & Indoctrination Service of the then Emirate of Raspur, the Sarayzenana was intended to be a refuge for the House of Osman and a few favoured loyalists during the new year celebrations of 1600, when a pre-emptive first strike on Ashkenatza and Alexandria was scheduled.
After the establishment of the Khanate of Raspur these underground facilities were returned to the Education & Indoctrination Service to serve as a breeding farm for high prestige bloodlines - particularly those for noted descendants of academicians and athletes.
Physically, the Sarayzenana consists of exceptionally luxurious conditions, particularly for princesses and women assigned to the surviving footballing families. Extreme restrictions have been placed upon access to the underground facility, however these are recorded as offering courtyards, ponds, fountains and gardens, all illuminated and sustained by artificial light and environmental systems powered by legacy Babatom reactors. The Sarayzenana's interior is decorated with mirrors, paintings, valuable carpets, and murals of flying angels.
With the surface Khanate being in a deplorable condition, lacking the knowledge-base and industrial capacity to sustain legacy Babkhan-technology, the Khanate is obliged to rely upon the strategic alliance with the ESB Group and Constancia to keep critical infrastructure online. The non-disclosure agreements that foreign engineers working on site are required to sign runs to five hundred pages and seven chapters.
The facility also lends its name to a series of associated schools and training institutions which oversee the development of children born to the programme until they attain the age of sixteen and are either to be assigned to service or returned to the Sarayzenana to participate in the propagation of the next generation.
Athletes, politicians, academics, soldiers, and other eminent personages invited to contribute to the various programmes of the EISR would be assigned a suite of quarters in the outer compound of the Saraymardana and afforded strictly supervised and tightly scheduled access to the andaruni or inner sanctum of the Sarayzenana.
Est. 1664, Raspur Province, attends to the education of boys born to the Special Breeding Programme until the age of seven and of girls until the age of twelve.
Est. 1664, Raspur Province, attends to the education of those boys born to the Special Breeding Programme until the age of twelve.
Est. 1670, Raspur Province, attends to the education of boys born to the Special Breeding Programme between the ages of twelve and sixteen.
Est. 1670, Raspur Province, attends to the education of girls born to the Special Breeding Programme between the ages of twelve and sixteen.
Evaluation and allocation procedures
The evaluation and allocation process begins at birth, with infants born to the Special Breeding Programme being evaluated for their physical and cognitive abilities. These evaluations include assessments of their overall health, genetic makeup, and potential for future development. Based on these evaluations, the infants are assigned to one of the four associated schools, with the Sarayzenana and Saraymardana catering to younger students and the Dabirestân-e Andarûn and Dabirestân-e Pardanashin catering to older students.
Throughout their education, students are continually evaluated for their academic and physical performance, as well as their adherence to the strict codes of conduct and discipline upheld by the schools. These evaluations determine their progress within the programme, and ultimately, their allocation to specific roles within society upon graduation.
The allocation process is based on a combination of factors, including academic performance, physical abilities, and adherence to the programme's codes of conduct. Graduates with the highest potential for leadership and service are typically allocated to roles within the government, military, or other influential positions within society. Those with exceptional physical abilities may be allocated to elite sports teams or other physically demanding roles.
In addition to academic and physical evaluations, students are also heavily indoctrinated in the principles of Humanism and the ideologies of the Khanate of Raspur and the Raspur Pact. This includes a strong emphasis on loyalty, obedience, and service to the state.
Service and perpetuation
The Sarayzenana and its associated schools have served as a means of preserving and perpetuating the high prestige bloodlines of Babkhan nobility and elite individuals. These bloodlines, deemed valuable by the ruling authorities, include descendants of notable academicians, athletes, politicians, and soldiers.
The Sarayzenana, specifically, serves as a breeding farm for these bloodlines, with strict restrictions placed on access to the underground facility. The Saraymardana, Dabirestân-e Andarûn, and Dabirestân-e Pardanashin, on the other hand, serve as educational institutions for the children born to the breeding program. These schools are responsible for the education and training of the next generation of Babkhan elite until the age of sixteen, when they are either assigned to service or returned to the Sarayzenana to continue the propagation of their bloodline.
The evaluation and allocation procedures for the Sarayzenana and its associated schools are rigorous and systematic. The Education & Indoctrination Service of the Khanate of Raspur, which oversees the program, conducts extensive genetic testing and evaluation of the physical and intellectual abilities of the children born to the programme. These evaluations are used to determine the most suitable educational and career path for each individual, with the goal of ensuring the continued excellence and preservation of the bloodlines.
Once allocated to a school or training program, the children are provided with exceptional education and living conditions, designed to enhance their physical and intellectual abilities. This includes access to the latest technology, world-class facilities, and highly qualified and experienced educators.
The bloodlines are maintained and enhanced through a combination of selective breeding and genetic manipulation, under the guidance of the Education & Indoctrination Service. This includes the use of artificial insemination and preimplantation genetic diagnosis to ensure the continuation of desirable traits and the elimination of any genetic disorders.
Characteristics of the graduates
The graduates of these schools are highly sought after by the Khanate of Raspur and the wider Raspur Pact for their exceptional abilities and characteristics.
One of the primary desired characteristics of the graduates is their exceptional intelligence and academic aptitude. These individuals are expected to excel in a wide range of subjects, including science, mathematics, literature, history, and languages. They are also expected to possess a deep understanding of the Khanate's political and cultural heritage and to have a strong sense of loyalty to the Khanate and its ideals.
Another important characteristic is physical fitness and athleticism. The graduates of the Sarayzenana and its associated schools are expected to be in excellent physical shape and to possess a high level of skill in a variety of sports, particularly those that are popular in the Khanate such as football, wrestling, and martial arts. This is due to the fact that the Sarayzenana was originally built for Babkhan nobility and the elite athletes of the time.
Additionally, the graduates are also expected to possess exceptional leadership abilities. They are trained to be decisive, strategic thinkers and to possess the ability to inspire and motivate others. They are also expected to be able to work well in teams and to have excellent communication skills.
The graduates are also expected to possess a deep understanding of the Khanate's religious and cultural heritage. They are trained in the customs and practices of Zurvanism, and are expected to be able to engage in religious ceremonies and rituals with skill and understanding.
In order to maintain and enhance the bloodlines, graduates are expected to participate in the Sarayzenana's special breeding programme. Typically it will be those who have manifested demonstrable accomplishments in their subsequent careers who will be recalled to make their further contribution to the programme.
Notable guest residencies
- Daras Dakera (Early 1600's AN)
- Mahmoud Cheremshar (Early 1600's AN)
- Katja Magda Thorgilsdottir (1668 AN)
- Sfeir Kheldumeh (1686 AN–1687 AN), at the invitation of the Khan for scoring three goals in the Copa Apollonia of 1686.
- Nasim Parvin Sherazi Cheremshar (1714 AN–1715 AN), at the invitation of the Khan.
Notable students & alumni
- Ayesha al-Osman
- Lors Bakker
- Miranda Teal
- Javier Husayn
- Farah Wren (enrolled 05.II.1681 AN, graduated 24.IX.1697 AN, assigned 04.I.1698 AN)
- Pardis al-Osman (enrolled into the Sarayzenana at age of 7 in 1689 AN, graduated the Dabirestân-e Pardanashin in 1698 AN)
- Avina Mira Avon-El (enrolled at age of 2 on 20.III.1684 AN, transferred to the School of the High Inquisitor of Tiegang at age of 9 on 24.IX.1691 AN)
- Kari Noor Truls (enrolled 01.I.1695 AN)
- Ardashir Isorzadeh al-Osman (enrolled 01.I.1695 AN)
- Osman Isorzadeh al-Osman (enrolled 01.I.1695 AN)
- Daniyal Simranzadeh al-Osman (enrolled 01.I.1695 AN)
- Marie Beatrice (enrolled at birth on 20.XV.1696 AN)
- Madani Avon-El (enrolled at age of 12 on 01.VI.1697 AN)
- Sara Zachariasion Avon-El (enrolled at age of 11 on 01.VI.1699 AN)
- Assad bin Omar bin Omar Husseini Al Shim (enrolled at the age of 8 in 1699 AN)
- Emil Josef Tarjeisson (enrolled at the age of 8 in 1700 AN)
- Temüjin Tokaray Erdenechuluun al-Osman (enrolled at the age of 8 in 1700 AN)
- Azardokht Boragchin Erdenechuluuniin al-Osman (enrolled at the age of 8 in 1702 AN)