CrossSwords Combat Academy members are placed into one of our school’s 3 Houses. Their names are House Wisdom, House Virtue, and House Ardent. Together, these tightly-knit groups of students work together during our seasons of competition to bring an added element of challenge and exercise to CrossSwords training.
However, the true purpose of our triad of houses, are to provide students a starting point for their journey toward Knighthood. We believe that the Knight is embodied in the key aspect of Nobility — we understand this nobility of soul to be a sublime principle at the center of three wings: wisdom of thought, virtue of action, and ardency of belief.
Through House, our members obtain a self-discovery and community, which enables eventual self-transcendence and growth. Students move circularly from their core innate attributes, through and into those more challenging (and less innate), until reaching Knighthood: the vision of themselves that embodies all 3 aspects nobility.