Black Steel Brandy
One thousand years have passed since Ragnarök. the world has thawed, new lands have been brought to Midgard do to the collapse of Yggdrasil, and new magics have been discovered by the survivors. The old gods are dead and have been replaced by the new or ones smart enough to avoid death.
Brand was born Jabari, a dark-skinned human that is seen to be monstrous or mysterious in the city which he lives. For his entire life, he's had to fight off attackers and deal with mistreatment. Worse, within 2 years he will be forced from the orphanage he's lived in his entire life to fend for himself on the streets of Vellia. Before he is forced to go, Brand intents on gaining as much wealth and power as possible in hopes of having the kind of freedom only the powerful ever known.
Little does he know an opportunity to learn magic at a school for nobility is nearby. He just has to survive long enough to reach it.