Most Bards are trained by a single master but some journey to a specific school. The Elves were the first to establish a place for Bards to study. Located on Starsfall Isle, it was established to record history. The Halflings founded the next famous school in the Land of Three Tears. It is said this school produces skilled spies and tricksters. The most recently founded bardic school is in the Iman town of Townton. The best performers in Althura have come from Townton of late. Bards can receive a wide range of receptions around Althura, but are generally considered to be casual adventurers, vagabonds or troublesome rogues.