Anyways. Now that I'm finally a bit better, I found that there is an Ogre Wrapper for C#. As Irrlicht isn't as far along as I had hoped, this is great for me; because I originally wanted Ogre.
In further news. I've decided to switch from a full 3D layout to a 3D World with 2D billboarded sprites (see screenshot 'A' (taken from Ragnarok Online) below). This should cut down on the production time for assets by quite a bit, as well as reduce the amount of work I would have to do for model animations and the like.
Essentially, I'm left with roughly 3 months to get this into a somewhat polished state for the competition in my C# class at school. If I buckle down, I should do fairly well.
I've also decided to use Lua to handle the brunt of the scripting in the game, which should also help my teammate balance the load with myself. That being said. If anyone knows of a 2D sprite artist that would be willing to produce a few sprites for free to help me get something decent as a placeholder, it would be GREATLY appreciated. Cheers :)