Professor M.L. Clarke
The Thief's Friend [Years 1-3]
Mon Feb 17, 2014 09:37

The wireless in the corner was emitting some up beat tune, Mary-Louise had never heard of. She probably wasn’t ‘cool’ enough to know what was considered good these days, then again when had she ever been thought cool? However, surely the screeching currently assaulting her eardrums could not be called music? Shaking her head a little in disbelief, she finished setting up for her next lesson.

It was with the younger ones; although Mary-Louise enjoyed the sensible conversation and responsible attitude of her eldest students, it was the antics of their smaller peers that caused the thritysomething to smile most. Today she had large trunks placed around the classroom and as the children scuttled inside they began to study the objects with some interest.

“Alright, everyone settle down and split yourselves into groups of two or three,” she waited until they had all found their buddies and found a spot on the floor. It wasn’t unusual for them to arrive only to find all the desks and chairs had been removed and so they knew the drill by now.

“Everyone, open up your textbooks at page three hundred and three. I assume the unlocking charm we are all most familiar with is Alohmora. But do you know the history behind it? Prior to this spells such as Portaberto and Open Sesame were most commonly used. The inventor of Alohamora is unknown but it is thought to have originated in Africa and came to Britain and therefore the rest of the western world by Eldon Elsrickle in the 27th Century,” the English woman knew she was likely boring the children to tears but she never saw any harm in giving them a little backstory, “Elsickle used it to terrorise London, stealing from the homes of Muggles and Wizards alike. And so it has become known as the Thief's friend. Now, before you go getting any ideas about robbing a bank let me set you straight. Elsickle’s spree was put to an end when Blagdon Bay invented the Anti-Alohamora which you’ll find protecting most homes...but that doesn’t prevent it from being rather useful in everyday life.”

Producing her wand the witch pointed it at the nearest trunk and uttered, “al-LOH-ha-MOR-a !”

The lock sprang open only to reveal another smaller trunk inside. There were six trunks in total but she didn’t tell the children that. Only, she did explain that they would be expected to magic their way through them to find a little surprise at the end. Mary-Louise had placed some chocolate frogs inside the last box as a treat for them to find. They were her daughter’s favourite and so she always had a large stash in the pantry at home. “You may begin! If anyone requires any assistance just give me a shout.”

OOC: Salutations and hello friends! If anyone is in need of assistance please tag Mary-Louise and I will try to get back to you as soon as possible. All the regular rules apply such as no god-modding, etc. So that I can easily award your House points put your House and character name in the author box like this: Aoife McGuire (Cetus). Post away little ones!

    • Then thieves we shall beArnold Bittleby and Emily Wiggins (Cetus), Wed Feb 26 15:08
      Arnold sighed as he entered the Spellwork classroom. Once again, all of the desks were gone, prompting the students to sit on the floor. He figured he ought to be used to the uncertainty of Professor ... more
      • I can thieve too...Beka Hiemer (Aquila), Fri Feb 28 18:46
        While it wouldn't have been a surprise at the beginning of the year to see Beka creeping inconspicuously into the classroom at a point of time after the beginning of the lesson, it was becoming more... more
    • Alohaaaa-aa-a-ah What are we doing?Kenneth Wilson, Wed Feb 19 21:45
      Kenneth Wilson wasn't lazy , no. He...just liked to conserve energy. Yeah, conserve energy. And why would anyone who was against the deplorable wasting of energy seen in the world today wake up... more
      • Try to pay attentionJustin Key (Draco), Sat Feb 22 13:10
        Entering the classroom, Justin scowled. The desks were gone, again . His classmates sat on down, but he took a moment to grumble -internally- about having to sit on the floor, feeling especially out... more
        • But then what use would I have for you?Kenneth Wilson, Sun Feb 23 00:00
          Kenneth nearly slapped himself when he realized who he was speaking to. It was that weird kid from his first Opening Feast! Justin had acted awkward and uncomfortable the whole time and then just... more
          • I... don't know what to say to thatJustin Key, Tue Feb 25 22:20
            Justin tried not to exhale too loudly when he noticed that the other boy was examining his robes and hair. At least Justin had been somewhat discrete about his disapproval of his classmate's attire.... more
            • DIVERSIONKenneth Wilson, Mon Mar 3 16:53
              Kenneth tried not to feel too smug when it took Justin three tries to get any result. He reminded himself that it would probably take a couple tries himself to get the trunk open. When the lock... more
              • How terribly distracting.Justin Key, Wed Mar 5 23:35
                It was difficult, annoyingly difficult, to avoid cringing as the lock of their trunk broke. At least, he was fairly certain it was broken. What were they supposed to do now ? And his partner, he... more
                • Thank you!Kenneth Wilson, Thu Mar 6 18:09
                  Kenneth was relieved when Justin did not make a big thing of his display, aside from a snide remark. His classmate only fixed the lock and performed the spell correctly. Kenneth felt a tinge of... more
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