Professor Natille and Easrim had almost reached Professor Natille’s study when Easrim asked, “What are the core classes at buffleatoes?”
“You are a little old to be thinking about coming to school.” Professor Natille mused
“No, I was just wondering what type of core classes would you teach at a magical school,” Easrim explained.
“Well...Let’s see. Core classes for all students are, Potions, Programming, Congregation, and Mythical creature study,” Professor Natille said.
“That is interesting. Why are those core classes?” Easrim asked
“Potions is a lost art so we should teach the students. Witches and wizards are great programmers, we have to because we program objects to do things quite a lot. Conjuration, our students should be able to survive if they leave school early. Mythical creatures study is a class where students learn how to take care of Mythical creatures and what to be careful of. And Ancient Magnoric the language of magic. Then each house has there own core classes which are … ” Professor Natille stopped with a look of realization on her face.
“I haven’t told you the houses, yet have I?” Professor Natille asked
“No you haven’t yet, but that is fine.” Easrim said
“I am so sorry here let me tell you them now. Fitornic is the house of the phoenix and they specialize in nurture talent even more so than the school. Endurcity is the house of the Griffin and they specialize in survival. Mystrin is the house of the Dragon and they specialize in magic. Formrawn is the house of the true werewolf and they specialize in transformation. And finally Swindlgrnn which is the house of the nine tail fox and they specialize in mischief and trickery.” Professor Natille explained
“I wondered why those creatures were on the coat of arms” Easrim said.
“Then let's get back get back to the what the houses core classes are. For Endercity it is Physical Education and Self Defense. For Formrawn its Transformation and Companion Bonding. For Mystrin it is Magical Study and Ancient Runes. For Fitornic it is Healing 101 and class of choice and for Swindlgrnn it is ‘It's a Laugh’ and Mischief Maker.” Professor Natille finished.
They had reached the door to the study. Professor Natille put her hand on the slab and said “Buffleetoe’s head study.” the door cracks flashed gold then faded. Professor Natille opened the door to her study and walked in. Easrim also walked in and shut the door behind him. The door cracks flashed gold then faded again.
Professor Natille said “Breakfast starts at 7:00 and ends at 9:30. Lunch goes from 11:00 to 1:30 and dinner is from 6:00 to 8:30. If you need anything from me I will usually be in my office from 9:00 to 6:00 except for lunch, the password for this month is ‘Sphinx’ I will tell you the new password at the end of every month. Well I think that is it for now you will receive your schedule for teaching next week and term starts the following week. I hope you will have a lovely time at buffleetoes.”
Easrim left after that and decided to unpack his stuff.
At five minutes to six Easrim left his classroom and headed to get dinner. He reached the port door, touched the slab and said with a clear voice.
“The dining room” the door did not glow. Easrim tried the handle the door refused to open. Easrim put his hand back on the slab and said “Dining room” in a clear voice. Yet nothing happened. Easrim tried “Mess hall”, “Great hall” and a few other words that he thought might be the right phase, but the door wouldn’t activate. Easrim decided that he needed help. So he said
“Entrance hall”. The port door glowed. Easrim turned the handle and the door opened to where Easrim first entered the mansion. Easrim looked up to where the the stone unicorn was in the position of resting.
“Madam Naomi sorry to disturb you, but what is the phrase to get to the dining room? I forgot to ask.” Easrim asked the statue.
The statue started to move then it opened its eyes and looked at Easrim.
“It is fine you can call on me whenever you like if I don’t answer I am in deep conversation with someone that requires all of my concentration.” Madam Naomi said to Easrim.
Easrim let out a breath in relief.
“Ok that is good to know. Thank you.” Easrim said
“Your welcome.” said Madam Naomi in amused voice then she continued “Now the phase to get to the mansions great hall is ‘The great chamber’ then it will open a huge chamber filled with port doors and at the end of the chamber is the door to the great hall and to the right of the door is a staircase it might be faster to just use the stairs since it connects to the basement”
“Ok. Thank you” Easrim thanked Madam Naomi and turned to the port door again.
“Your welcome” said Madam Naomi then looked straight and closed her eyes then became still once more. Easrim placed a hand on the slab and said in a clear voice.
“The great chamber” the port door glowed and Easrim opened the door to a huge hall that was filled with port doors. Easrim walked down the hall for a while and then a huge double doors appeared at the end of the hall and there was two flights of stairs on the right of the door just like what Madam Naomi had said. Easrim opened the doors and saw a huge pentagon shaped room. There were five extremely long tables (one per house) and in the center of the room was a round table filled to the brim with food and had a group of people sitting around the table this must the teachers table Easim thought. Then Easrim looked up to see that the the ceiling was painted. Above each of the tables had a painted mythical animal that corresponds to there house. Above the teachers table was the painting of the world with a unicorn running around it like the carpet in the Professor Natille’s study. At the ends of the house tables was statues of the houses mascots. Easrim started walking to to the teachers table when he saw Professor Nate get up from the table saying that he can’t eat with halforms and how any of them could was beyond him. He left leaving behind a strong stench of a not washed body., but with a wave of a stick by someone at the table the stench was gone. Easrim walked to the table and asked
“Is it alright if I eat here?”
A man with a ridiculously long pointed nose that extended about a foot long a five seats to the right “If my name isn’t billy mick scorchy pants then yes you can.”
Easrim cracks a smile then asks while pointing to a empty seat.
“Well is someone sitting here?”
Again the man speaks and says “Just my imaginary pet squirrel that I got from the grand canyon.”
Easrim tried to sit down and he sat on something. PFFFFFFFFFF. A woman with glasses that had swirling lines on it spinning clockwise in a slow motion that it was funny not hypnotic four seats to the right laughed Easrim got up quickly and looked at his chair. Nothing was there. He tried to sit back down again and sat on something again. PFFFFFFFFFF. Easrim jumped up again and looked at his seat nothing was there a few more people were chuckled the woman with glasses was laughing harder. Easrim sat down again and yet again he sat on something. PFFFFFFFFFF. A few more people started to laugh the woman in glasses was holding her sides with a stick in one of her hands. No one was laughing in a mean way of course. Easrim tried to reach under him to see what it was as it felt like a whoopee cushion, but as soon as he reached the thing he sat on Easrim noticed that the woman that was holding her sides flicked her stick and the object underneath him disappeared and Easrim could no longer feel it. Easrim got an idea he lifted himself off his chair by placing both his arms on the table and put his full weight on his arms. A muscular man that sat to two seats to left of Easrim nodded in approval everyone else was watching to see what Easrim was doing. The woman holding her sides was watching closely Easrim took the weight off from his arms and returned it to its natural position and started to fall back to the chair. The woman flicked her stick and as soon as she had done that Easrim at a faster speed than she could see grabbed the object under him and held it above his empty plate. It was a whoopie cushion. Easrim smiled. Everyone didn’t didn’t react for a second, but then everyone was startled looking at the the whoopie cushion in confusion as they didn’t see how or why Easrim had it. The woman with that caused this event said with a grin “I do that to all the new teachers . So no hard feelings right?”
Easrim smiled and said “I know you didn’t have bad intentions, so it is fine.”
The woman said “Alright, I am glad you didn’t take it the wrong way.” Easrim then said
“Well, hello my name is Easrim Orbis Pax and I am the new potions master.”
The people started to introduce themselves in a clockwise formation starting from the right of Easrim.