Zenal-Tarush is a bardic college formed in the tumultuous times when the Volgads were fighting for their lives at Aphelzâk. It is the first college on Bal-Kriav dedicated to music and the teaching of bardic lore through tales and music. In its early history in Aettein it was focused mainly on increasing morale and inspiring the people and most notably the military. The legendary military band Yônêrik was formed from members of the college. When Aphelzâk fell in 527 HE, the college members had abandoned the city for the safety of the distant lands of Magrâbik. The college was re-established at Nizgimân and continues to be the premier school for bardic training and musical study.