The Fountain House School was a school in Sanctaphrax which provided basic weather-study training. After graduating, its students would typically move to a more specialised school such as the College of Rain or the Knights' Academy. Students sometimes referred to the building as the "Holey Bucket".


The building was topped with an enormous metal dish. In heavy storms the dish would overflow, sending the water through an intricate pipe system to produce elaborate fountain jets and streams which emanated from the dome, the water cascading down to an ornamental moat, populated by birdfish. In good weather the white ravens used the dish as a birdbath. The halls of the Fountain House were lined with portraits of various professors who had taught at the school through the centuries.

Fountain House Professors

Known pupils

Academies of Sanctaphrax
Major Schools
School of Light and DarknessKnights AcademyAcademy of WindCollege of RainInstitute of Ice and SnowCollege of CloudSchool of Mist
Minor Schools
Academy of GloomAcademy of DuskAcademy of DrizzleAcademy of HailstonesAcademy of BreezeAcademy of BalmAcademy of DawnAcademy of SquallAcademy of FogAcademy of GustAcademy of WhirlwindAcademy of SleetAcademy of ThunderAcademy of Lightning
Viaduct Schools
School of Colour and Light StudiesSchool of Potions and PoisonsDepartment of Psycho-Climatic StudiesFaculty of MoistureSchool of Refraction and ReflectionSchool of Sight and Smell-FilteringFaculty of Air Studies
Fountain House