Ignore the Provost
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From: Superbe et sophistice
Summerset and Benthic colleges are fierce rivals. Benthic is radical, secular and not as nearly wealthy as the more conservative, religious Summerset. Ignoring the Provost would declare your loyalty to Benthic.
Nobody of consequence
After your chat with Benthic's Principal, you linger in the quadrangle. Eventually, the Provost emerges smiling from his offices. You march away purposefully. The Provost's smile evaporates. Your loyalty is declared.