Prof. Isis Carter
Following the leader [HoH speech]
Sat Aug 4, 2018 11:46

Isis was not a bad-tempered woman, but the high spirits in which she was in were still a bit unusual. But how could she not be riding high? She’d had the summer of her life, with the promise of a future ahead of her. The sparkly diamond on her left ring finger still felt so foreign, and she couldn’t keep from occasionally fiddling with it, as if to guarantee it wasn’t a hallucination.

After a delightful feast with her fiance (!!), it was time to collect her new Pecaris. She parted ways with Nathan, who had to be off to gather his own new students as well, and began seeking them out. After a few minutes of calling, “Hey, new Pecaris this way!” she was fairly certain she had gathered them all. One of them had some kind of gelatinous goo on him, which she couldn’t help noticing, but it didn’t seem to be affecting the kid, and, well, this was Pecari, so at this point there was no reason to be surprised. It just showed that he fit.

“Welcome to Sonora,” she smiled. “My name is Isis Carter, and I’m your Head of House. You’ll also see me in class sporadically, as I function as the substitute teacher around here. Now, if you’ll all follow me, we’ll be on our way to your dorm rooms.”

From the Cascade Hall, Isis led the first years into the Labyrinth Gardens. She wondered idly if they had passed by the entrance to their Common Room earlier, during their tour, before they even knew about it. Hopefully, if they had, the memory of the happenstance would help them remember the location. “Stick to me,” she said back to them. “And keep in mind that even if the Gardens seem a bit spooky at night, they are perfectly safe. Not to mention, you don’t have to go too far.”

She stopped semi-abruptly beside a suit of armor. Gesturing toward it, she smiled. “This is the entrance to Pecari Common Room. Please keep in mind that its location is supposed to be kept secret from those who aren’t in your House, so don’t spread it around. If you happen to forget where it is or how to get into it, just find me or one of your Housemates, and we’ll help you get back in. This week, the password is Phoenix frenzy.”

Immediately, the suit of armor sprang to life and leaped out of the way, revealing the path inside. As she had with the class before, she offered a merry, “After you,” to the student nearest her and let them enter in front of her. It was a good way to keep track of them, but it was unfortunate that she therefore couldn’t see their reactions to their new home. Pecari Common Room was tailored to its students. It was a warm place in both temperature and aesthetics, with plenty of comfortable seating, oak tables, and brown and gold decor strewn about. Physical heat was provided by the burning fire, set earlier by a prairie elf. “Welcome home,” Isis said with soft enthusiasm.

“That way,” she continued a moment later, her voice returning to more of a tour guide style, “is the bulletin board. Be sure to check it often, because it will have the new password each week, as well as any announcements. Your House prefects are Theresa Whittaker, Lily Spencer, and Isaac Song. The Head Students, Joe Umland and Nevaeh Reed, are not in Pecari, but they are also excellent resources for help.” Isis happened to be very pleased with the results of the Head Students election this year, personally. “If you need anything at all, you can go to any of those student leaders. Or me, of course; my office is right over there,” she added with a gesture in that direction, “if you need me. I’ll have a schedule of office hours posted on the door, but if you’re in trouble, I can always be found.”

Isis led the first years across the Common Room to the two identical stairways. “This way leads to the girls’ dormitories, and this way leads to the boys’. If you go down the wrong way, you’ll be re-deposited back out here in the Common Room. Curfew is ten o’clock PM; it’s up to you to go to sleep on time, but you have to be back to Pecari Commons before then. Otherwise, you will be locked out and will have to come to me to get back in.” She had no intention on being too terribly strict with that, just as she wasn’t with timeliness for class, but it was good to at least try to set the boundary. “Does anyone have any questions? If not, you’re free to go explore your new home.”

OOC: Welcome to Pecari! You are now free to post on any board except other houses and the staff/prefect lounge. You may continue your threads at the feast as well as posting here. This does not mean your character is in two places at once, as we operate under fuzzy time, whereby the time passing in the real world is not the same as Sonora - so long as threads are set at different times and do not have an effect on each other, you can be in multiple threads at once. You are not obliged to reply to this post but may do so if your character had questions to ask. Enjoy!

    • Happy faces [Tag roommate]Evelyn Stones, Sat Aug 4 22:45
      Evelyn listened Professor Carter with some amount of concentration. Certainly she preferred to focus her attention there than on anything else that was gnawing at her mind. Malikhi was still by her... more
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