Fish Out Of Water

Mon. 12/16/2250 – By Kayla Salmon

It had been almost three weeks since Thanksgiving break when all hell had broken loose in the basements and his class area had been almost torn to shreds, but everything was finally looking normal again. He’d managed to get new desks to replace the ones that had been broken beyond repair and he’d gotten out all of the hellfire scorch marks that a certain hellhound had left.

It was fourth period, one of his free periods on Mondays, and he was cleaning beakers and some of the pots and cauldrons that they used to brew the potions. It was like an odd collection of old and new technology in the room, but it couldn’t be argued that some potions didn’t brew properly unless they were brewed in a cauldron. He always had to set aside some time in this period to check on the equipment, as the class prior was for the first year students and they weren’t exactly the most responsible lot. The next class would be much more relaxing as it was his Research class, made up of students who wished to be in the class, rather than it being a requirement.

A knock sounded on the door and Marius looked up from the beaker, setting the glass down on the counter and moving to unlock the door. He didn’t have office hours and he usually kept the door locked so he could get some peace and quiet while he cleaned. However, it wasn’t a student on the other side of the door, but the school’s nurse.

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Chemical Warfare

Tuesday, 12/17/2250 – By Rebecca Green

It was an art. Each ingredient was time sensitive, had to be brewed just right. Sweat dripped from his brow from the heat of the concoction and the concentration necessary to complete the spells, magic not coming easily for the mage. Koda had been up for the past hour and the clock read a clean 3:30 AM. Technically he wasn’t supposed to be in the potions lab so late, but he had reason to be there and had swiped a key off a janitor.

What was he making? An addictive substance, brought to Earth from Atlas, not unlike cocaine or meth. Except it was magical, which brought a whole new level of high. Made of beetle juice and newts eyes, along with the extract of an illegal worm that he had growing under his bed back in his dorm. He told his roommate it was just a pet of sorts and he was unaware of its true breed. The substance, known as Synthesis based on the fact that it fostered creativity and certain insanity based actions that could be explosive and erratic. But it made the user feel fantastic, feel new again, and those with depression, those that were in a rut, would take it to feel good. Even when they were neurotypical, with repeated use, addiction was inevitable, thanks to the maple leaves he added, reacting with the worm extract.

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Text: Ourani to the Staff

Fri. 11/22/2250

Adrian Calver, Ari Sommerfield, Biric Sommerfield, Elyon Tyrell, Hakidonmuya, Hermes Gryph, Isabelle Marquart, Ismisis Zydrate, Jeltima Gatei, Karina Smith, Lana Kassem, Lennox Beaumont, Levi Matutina, Magnus Chen, Marius Vann, Max Vinci, Rhea Vander, Rodney Murdoch, Ross Blackhall, Raxedithe Coveticus, Seren Azarys, and Wynona Grace have been added to the group.
Ourani J’Dvouir 4:15 PM: Babes what’re u all doing this week? Can’t leave the campus entirely devoid of responsible people.
Ismisis Zydrate 4:16 PM: I’ll b around. freezing my ass off.
Ourani J’Dvouir 4:17 PM: You don’t count
Rodney Murdoch 4:17 PM: I will be on campus, Ourani
Jeltima Gatei 4:20 PM: I’ll have cookies at my house if anyone gets a hunger over the break.
Max Vinci 4:22 PM: Pretty sure that’s something inappropriate but idk so i’m just gonna stay out of it
Max Vinci 4:26 PM: Levi and I are taking Eolande to New York for the week, so we’ll be gone. All of you crazies take care
Rhea Vander 4:28 PM: Raxon still not back for those cookies?
Jeltima Gatei 4:30 PM: No, his father is still having medical issues.
Ourani J’Dvouir 4:35 PM: Give Eo love from me for thanskgiving, max!
Max Vinci 4:36 PM: I will
Biric Sommerfield 4:39 PM: I too will be home for the week. It’s just Chicago though, so if you need any back up, give me a ring.
Hakidonmuya 4:43 PM: ouani come over here now and show me how to stop thse notifications.
Marius Vann 4:45 PM: As always, I will be here. Now if you don’t mind I have a lab to clean.
Marius Vann has left the group.
Elyon Tyrell 4:49 PM: I will be home with family, but the University students are adults so I’m not too worried about them…
Elyon Tyrell 4:50 PM ….Mostly…
Elyron Tyrell has left the group.
Lana Kassem 4:51 PM: Unfortunately I can’t stay this time, I’ll be heading home, everyone have a Happy Thanksgiving!
Isabella Marquart 4:52 PM: I’ll be home for Thursday and Friday, but I’ll be back Saturday
Isabelle Marquart and Lana Kassem have left the group.
Max Vinci 4:54 PM Holy crap my phone is exploding, I’m out.
Birc Sommerfield and Max Vinci have left the group.
Ari Sommerfield 4:57 PM: I’ll be home with Biric, but I’ll probably come home on Saturday at the latest.
Ari Sommerfield has left the group.
Rhea Vander 5:01 PM: I guess I’ll stick around then, someone has to keep this place from blowing up.
Hermes Gryph 5:02 PM: I’ll be heading to Bulgaria for the break, I plan to leave right after classes on Tuesday.
Hermes Gryph has left the group.
Karina Smith 5:02 PM: I’m staying. Making cookies too, and I’m like 99% sure they’ll be better than Jetil’s. 🙂
Jeltima Gatei 5:03 PM: I smell a challenge.
Raxedithe Coveticus 5:05 PM: Didn’t you burn them last time?
Jeltima Gatei 5:06 PM: I’ve been practicing
Karina Smith 5:07 PM: There’ll be another burn in the near future, too
Adrian Calver 5:07 PM: Staying. Now if you’ll excuse me, I was in the middle of something and this is distracting me.
Ismisis Zydrate 5:07 PM: Aw don’t leave me so soon bookworm 😦 it pays to smile once in awhile
Adrian Calver 5:08 PM: Please don’t refer to me as a bookworm. And I smile plenty, I don’t know what you’re talking about.
Ismisis Zydrate 5:09 PM: A real smiler would love being called bookworm, it’s a pet name, which I’m sure you’ll be getting use to soon enough 😉
Adrian Calver 5:09 PM: I am not about to get drawn into one of your juvenile debates; I’ll see you around
Ourani J’Dvouir 5:10 PM: I heard that Bookworm’s got a little crush
Hakidonmuya 5:12 PM: ourani or ismisis please come fix my phone
Adrian Calver 5:12 PM: I do not have a crush, i don’t know what you’re talking about
Ismisis Zydrate 5:15 PM: Miss.  Vanerjakjfsandgknsdkdj
Ismisis Zydrate has left the group.
Karina Smith 5:15 PM: Awww he left? It was just getting good! And Haki, I’ll help you if the others won’t.
Hakidonmuya has left the group.
Ourani J’Dvouir 5:16 PM: So how ‘bout it Adrian? I’ve heard letting out ur troubles does wonders for ur skin.
Adrian Calver 5:16 PM: No thanks.
Ourani J’Dvouir 5:18 PM: I’m sure I could set you up if you asked nicely 😉
Adrian Calver 5:19 PM: No- I’m good, thanks, and I think I’m just gonna go because you won’t drop it and I still don’t know what you’re all going on about
Adrian Calver has left the group
Karina Smith 5:20 PM: The denial is strong with that one.
Karina Smith 5:20 PM: Or maybe his glasses aren’t strong enough- poor blind man.
Rhea Vander 5:21 PM: you are all so insufferable
Rhea Vander has left the group.
Ourani J’Dvouir 5:23 PM: oh they’re hilariois. Id say we should set them up but its too fun to watch
Karina Smith 5:24 PM: Too right. So back to plans; what are you doing this year?
Ourani J’Dvouir 5:25 PM: Well this campus cant survive without me, so ill be here. Sister might be visiting though.
Karina Smith 5:27 PM: You mean you’re not tempted to take off, just to see if we can make it a day without your awesome nursing skills?
Ourani J’Dvouir 5:30 PM: maybe just for Thanksgiving day, can you all survive that long?
Karina Smith 5:30 PM: Absolutely! I’ll keep an eye on them in your absence.
Levi Matutina 5:32 PM: Did we just witness Professor Vander taking out Professor Zydrate?
Levi Matutina 5:33 PM: Is that allowed???
Karina Smith 5:34 PM: Allowed or not, it happened. Lighten up, new guy, and roll with it.
Ourani J’Dvouir 5:35 PM: Oh she definitely did. Probably stole his phone, they were hanging out when he started to tease her boyfriend.
Jeltima Gatei 5:38 PM: I don’t think they’re together officially
Ourani J’Dvouir 5:40 PM: Not yet
Jeltima Gatei 5:41 PM: Well  while you’re playing matchmaker, I’m going to go get my cookies ready to beat Karina
Jeltima Gatei has left the group.
Karina Smith 5:46 PM: Bring it, Gatei
Karina Smith 5:46 PM: Oh, damn, he left
Karina Smith 5:57 PM: I should go, then- gotta make my cookies for this challenge Jetil so foolishly started.
Magnus Chen 6:00 PM: I’m going back home to see my mom.
Karina Smith and Magnus Chen have left the group.
Seren Azarys 6:01 PM: I’m staying here, you guys talk a lot. I’m out.
Seren Azaryz has left the group.
Lennox Beaumont 6:03 PM: Staying here too, no plans. Going to leave as well.
Lennox Beaumont has left the group.
Ourani J’Dvouir 6:05 PM: Oh boo, everyone’s leaving.
Ross Blackhall 6:18 PM: I’m going to pop out to the Gardner’s place around dinner, but then I’ll be right back for the rest of the weekend. If Kassem is leaving, who’s watching the Ravens??
Ourani J’Dvouir 6:20 PM: I volunteer Marius one sec
Marius Vann has joined the group.
Marius Vann 6:22 PM: Why did I get added back in???
Marius Vann 6:23 PM: Oh, I see. Luckily the Ravens are a relatively quiet bunch. I can poke my head in a couple times to check on them.
Ross Blackhall 6:24 PM: Sweet, cause I already have the Eagles and that’s time consuming enough on its own
Ross Blackhall has left the group.
Marius Vann 6:26 PM: If that’s all, I’ll be going again.
Marius Vann has left the group.
Rodney Murdoch 6:29 PM: I think that accounts for everyone. Remember, the rest of our chefs will be serving a marvelous Thanksgiving dinner for the students and staff who are still on campus
Rodney Murdoch has left the group.