The School of Havoc, formerly a school of villainy, now devotes itself to the study of mythology. While our definition of mythology includes the classical sense, of gods and heroes whose names we’ve heard again and again, it encompasses more than that. At its core, a myth is an attempt to explain that which seems inexplicable, like an echoing of one’s voice, with a fantastic story. There is a reason that most myths are ancient: science has come a long way since the days of myths, so the ocean of the inexplicable has gotten shallower and shallower. This gave rise to the Anti-myth: rigorous, precise analysis of the fantastic. As the myth attempts to explain the world around us, the anti-myth attempts to explain a world that could have been, or perhaps even a world that could not have been. They can invert science fiction, which uses science to explore new worlds of fantasy, into fictional science, which uses fantasy to explore new worlds of science.

Or perhaps this is all hollow rationalization, and what lurks in this library is nothing more than the scribblings of a madman, running a school without any students.