Open Thread for 1st Year Ravenclaws
This is an open thread for any first year Ravenclaw to join. Please only post once in between any Prefect posts so everyone has a chance to talk and to respond. This is all IC, and the 200 word count minimum must still be met in your post. Let's have fun with this and happy RPing. If anything is unclear, you can owl me directly for clarification.
Luna looked at all the new students occupying the table of Blue and Bronze. Her robes had been freshly cleaned, her hair neatly braided, a badge donned upon her. A good first impression went a long way after all. Besides, this was her first day taking on Prefect duties. She hoped to exceed the expectations placed upon her.
The first day of school was an important one, and many new students would require guidance. This was the job of each and every Prefect. To show those unfamiliar with the great ancient halls the way around. How to get to the Ravenclaw tower was the very first thing on the docket. A good overview of basic rules was a good idea as well. Things like curfew, off-limits areas, etc. And getting those new to feel like they have someone on their level they can go to for any issues that may arise. Adults could be intimidating after all, and while Luna trusted the Professors implicitly, some kids struggled when talking to adults.
Luna would be the first to speak. She stood proudly, all five feet of her, ready to represent the house. The dim roar coming from the feasting students came to an end, indicating the completion of dinner. The first years would no doubt be tired, and ready to unpack, relax, or just plain rest. The amount of energy expended on crossing the Great Lake, waiting to be and actually being sorted, and taking in the scope of everything would be exhausting. Luna knew that for those unfamiliar with the Wizarding World, it would be even more taxing.
As the time came, Luna stood, moving to the front of the table. She hoped her appearance wasn’t too startling. Standing tall, or as tall as a five-foot girl could stand, she did her best to raise her voice so everyone could hear.
“Everyone! Your attention please!” Her voice carried its elegant tone over the roar of the students.
“You all are excused to the dorms, except for First-Years! All First-Years please gather in the corridor outside the great hall with the Prefects.”
Luna waited with her fellow Prefects in the corridor, watching the older students make their way to their familiar dorms. She waved at friends she had met in the previous year as she watched First-Years gather into a crowd before her. Some seemed excited, taking in everything with bright curiosity. Others...not so much. She waited a few more minutes, and once she was satisfied everyone was present, she stood before the new students and members of her house.
“Welcome First Years! To Hogwarts, and to the House of Ravenclaw. The Sorting Hat has seen fit to place you in the House of Wit and Intelligence. Perhaps some of you may think you don’t belong here, that you aren’t “smart” enough. Possessing knowledge is a good indicator, but the drive to seek it is what will stand us apart. And so I welcome you to the House of Blue and Bronze. I hope you have had a good feast as now we Prefects will be leading you all to your dorms in Ravenclaw Tower.” She glanced among the students, checking to see if they were paying attention. “A quick introduction is in order. My name is Luna Aurelius. I am one of the two female Prefects. The remaining Prefects here with us today are Delilah Stewart, Kaegen Deathmote, and Adam Harrington.” As she spoke she motioned to the remaining Prefects standing nearby. “If anyone has any questions, now is the time to ask. We will do our best to answer as we proceed on a tour of the Castle. Don’t wander off from the group, or you will face detention on your first day. Also, be sure to prepare to think. After all, it’s what we do best”
And with that, she motioned the group to begin following her.
Knowledge is a weapon. I intend to be formidably armed.