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Gary Harper
Beginning the Hunt!
Tue Oct 10, 2017 19:56

Gary eyed up the labyrinth, as he arrived to the garden for class. He still wasn't sure about this place, there had to be more to the Labyrinth then the wizards were letting on. Sometime he'd get the time to explore it fully, but today he had Potions class. Despite what the professor had recommended, he had brought his books and notebooks with him. You should never be unprepared. They were going to be learning how to mix potions, at least that is what he assumed based on the information he could get about the class, and he would most likely need to take copious notes.

Initially he had wondered what potion they would be starting with. The standard Cure Light Wounds would make sense, it's a good one to have around in case of trouble. There was sure to be all sorts of trouble with a bunch of kids trying to learn how to throw magic around. Having everyone knowledgeable about making a cure potion would just be common sense, right? According to most of the source books he'd read however, knowing how to cast any given spell is a prerequisite to being able to make a potion out of it. However, he was well aware that the real world may not actually work like his books. There was always a chance though, that the game writers had some actual wizards giving some level of input. If the magical world ever needed to be revealed to the world as a whole, it wouldn't be a bad start to indoctrinate the non-wizards to the idea. After all, he and Dad had accepted the idea easily enough.

Gary's thoughts about actually learning how to mix potions today dwindled after he had found the professor and looked around the garden a bit. There was nothing else here. It wasn't long before the last of the students had arrived and Professor O'Malley began speaking. He answered when his name was called, and almost smacked himself in the forehead. Of course, you can't mix potions without ingredients. That oversight was going to cost him, he'd have to step up his game a bit to make up for lost ground. He took a worksheet when Peyton handed it to him and glanced over it. He recognized a few of the names from the textbook, but couldn't recall any details. Good thing he had brought his book along. Professor O'Malley had said she'd like everyone to work in pairs though, so he'd better find someone to work with. Ugh... social stuff.

The other students were beginning to mill about, and he'd only talked to two or three of them so far. Those had all been first years, now he was supposed to find a second year to team up with. Again, that made sense, they probably already knew all about these plants and would make finding them much easier. They also might know more about the Labyrinth... How to choose one though? Randomly pick one and say, 'Hi I'm Gary, wanna find some plants together?' Eh, why not? He took a quick head count of slightly older looking students that he didn't know and weren't already teamed up with someone. Then he took an appropriately size die from his pocket and shook it in his hand. When revealed, it showed the number 3. So he gathered up what reserves of social courage he could muster, walked over to Student #3, tapped them on the shoulder and said "Hi, I'm Gary, wanna find some plants together?"

  • Adventure! [Beginners Potions - Years I and II]Professor Sophie O'Malley, Sat Sep 2 15:34
    If she had twins again, she was gonna kill somebody. All of the medical professionals Sophie had seen thus far in her pregnancy assured her that this was going to be a singleton, but she just felt so ... more
    • Beginning the Hunt! — Gary Harper, Tue Oct 10 19:56
      • Joining you.Connor Priory,Crotalus, Tue Oct 17 18:07
        Connor was really excited to be back at school. He felt a lot more...relaxed about it this year if being both excited and relaxed at the same time made any sense. Which he wasn't sure it did.... more
        • Good to have you aboardGary, Fri Nov 10 19:03
          'Of the Wisconsin Priorys' the phrase stuck for a moment in Gary's head. There was a group, of Connor's family dedicated to the state of Wisconsin. Did each state have a section of Priory family?... more
    • Looking for a partnerPeyton O'Malley, Crotalus, Wed Sep 20 16:09
      Potions was a class that Peyton was sort of looking forward to, because her sister-in-law Sophie was the teacher. Having a familiar face around was tremendously comforting. Okay, though the Crotalus... more
      • Sure, I guessJennifer White, Aladren, Tue Sep 26 14:05
        Second year was so far only better than first year in that Jen had her board with her at school. She hadn’t used it yet because they’d barely been back, but she had it, and that was the main thing.... more
        • Your enthusiasm is overwhelmingPeyton, Wed Oct 11 17:45
          Although the second year girl had addressed Peyton, she didn't seem too enthusiastic to work with her. The Crotalus hoped it wasn't a bad sign. She really didn't want to meet anyone mean or make any... more
          • You noticed, huhJen, Mon Oct 23 04:55
            Peyton agreed to work together and even said it was nice to meet Jen, which was definitely one of those polite platitudes you were supposed to offer. It didn’t make much sense, because unless you... more
    • But not the kind I spent half of this post thinking of.Tatiana Vorontsova, Pecari, Tue Sep 5 21:02
      Tatiana loved being outdoors. At home, she could climb higher in the trees than anyone but Grisha, enjoyed long walks more than anyone did, and could play tennis even with Papa. She couldn’t win yet, ... more
      • There are many kinds.Madison Leifsson, Fri Sep 8 14:58
        Madison absolutely loathed classes. She didn’t really see the point of having to attend any when she already knew what she planned on being. She was going to be a world class soccer star, even better ... more
        • You have a point there.Tatiana, Tue Sep 12 22:17
          Of course. Tatiana knew that expression. The girl thought Tatiana was stupid. Tatiana could feel herself flushing just a bit. “I apologize,” said Tatiana stiffly. “I thought – animals were - for... more
    • I will almost definitely not set you on fireCleo James, Crotalus, Sun Sep 3 09:29
      Cleo wasn't sure what her professors had made of her during her first year. She wasn't a bad student by any means, and was certainly not intentionally disruptive. She did try hard with her spells,... more
      • Thats...comforting.Parker Fitzgerald, Pecari, Mon Sep 4 06:50
        Parker was still a bit confused about classes. What would he actually be learning? He understood the words for the classes, but was unsure of what they entailed. Would they just be teachers speaking... more
        • "Sounds good," Cleo smiled, as Parker tried to think of how he could help. She was glad to pair up with a first year. After all, Professor O'Malley had expressed a preference for them doing that, and ... more
          • Very true...partnerParker, Fri Sep 15 09:04
            Cleo seemed nice enough and whenever she smiled Parker became a bit heated. It could just be this cloak I have to wear. Parker thought, knowing it wasn't, or at least not entirely. Cleo listed off a... more
            • Off we go! Cleo, Mon Sep 18 02:48
              “Wow, you really know your stuff,” she grinned, when Parker talked about how they might be able to differentiate the white flowers. Some of the terms he rattled off she had struggled with a little in ... more
              • Indeed!Parker, Sun Sep 24 10:59
                "So that's what Professor X teaches," Parker responded to Cleo before he realized he was using the nickname in his head. He'd have to watch that in the future, especially in the Herbology class.... more
                • One down...Cleo, Sun Sep 24 20:59
                  Although Cleo had grown up with one foot in the Muggle world, she wasn’t much of a comics girl, so Parker’s nickname for their professor didn’t strike her as humorous. She simply assumed he was... more
                  • A hundreds of plants to goParker, Wed Sep 27 04:44
                    Clubs are set up and run by the students. This sentence made Parker think of all the things that interested him and what kind of club he would make. “Well it sounds like your dad’s a great guy,”... more
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