15 is the ideal limit, yes. Originally, I was only going to have 5-8 students, but expanded the limit due to the length of the class. As I believe I mentioned about the time zone differences earlier, we shall try to work out a time that fits MOST the different time zones, though I acknowledge that I will rarely have all 15 students in any given IRC session. For those who may not be able to make it to particular classes from time to time, logs will be provided in the private forums for my students, and then the students who missed the chat itself can email, PM, or IM me with any input or questions they have. I can assure you, however, that even if a particular time is convenient for 14 of the students, it will not be the time of the lessons if that 15th student will never be able to make a single class due to his/her scheduale. Out of 24 hours in a day, and 7 days in a week, I shall try my hardest to find one time in the week that it is at least possible for all 15 students to attend, even if they can not attend every class, so that no one student will ever completely miss out on the interactive classroom experience.
Concerning the teachings themselves, most of it shall be restricted to my personal students, and not released publicly on the forums. However, as time progresses, varying degrees of certain subjects covered in my classes will be made into an article for the main userbase here at Veritas, though shall not be as detailed as the original lesson itself. I may also expand upon several of my current articles after having conversations with my students about the corresponding subjects, as several of the classes themselves will be nothing but discussion about one of my public articles here at Veritas.
The limit of 15 students, Tsumaru, is not set in stone, but would be ideal to keep the nature of the classes personalized. I was not expecting these many people to wish for application, unaware we had so many interested in magic, and may expand the limit to 20. The applications shall be judged according to there content. If it looks like the questions were answered and filled in a way that would suggest the applicant was serious about wantint to learn, and dedicated enough to do so, that person shall be considered above the rest. For example, one of the questions on the application is:
"3.) What is your goal? What fruits would you like to reap from your studies? Provide, and explain why."
If an applicant answers that question with "i want to bcome powrful because i think it would b cool and because lots of people hav dun meen things to me and they need to be punished can you please help me.", that person will most certainly not be considered as a potential student as much as the individual who answers it in an extended, detailed, well-written manner(the likes of which I will not provide an example of, to prevent copying). Also, I can assure you that anyone who puts "Please please please let me be your student" will not be considered as a potential student.
Furthermore, the final question on the application is an essay question that requires the applicant find a specific esoteric text(which I made sure was easy to find online), and then write a 300+ word summary on a chapter of his choice within that book. Now naturally I am not expecting a beautifully crafted, educational essay concerning the chosen chapter. I don't even expect any of the applicant's conclusions about that chapter to be correct. However, even if most of his conclusions on that chapter that he provides in his summary are wrong, he will still likely be chosen as a potential student, provided that it is obvious he truly tried. Why? Because it shows that he posesses the dedication required to be a student of magic. I will not waste my time and effort speaking to undedicated children with A.D.D.