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{ welcome to a prestige college where hunger for knowledge meets hunger for power; a world where magic exists and is trained only at Ninth House }

Please refrain from writing in this thread! It will be used only for announcements and future polls!
At a certain point this roleplay will have SG feel to it - to keep the points and power levels of your characters in check. In PMs I will guide you to make sure the game is fair to every character.


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19 February, Monday


Agastya & Devon

Time for voting (just the two of you), our first pair that might find something if they separate from everyone else.

Do you wish to go and explore?
  • Yes
  • No
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If yes, every choice you make will affect the outcome - you can either find something or not.
The paths you can take:

How will they leave the ball?
  • Staircase
  • Entrance door
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  • Left
  • Right
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You can go on and continue their interaction based on your choices. I will leave you to do your thing for a little bit before giving you more polls!

@Tina.G @Mouschi


Celestine & Dante

Our second pair. Seeing they are already separated from everyone else here is an opportunity to discover something. So time for voting (just the two of you).

Do you wish to go and explore?
  • Yes
  • No
0 voters

If yes, every choice you make will affect the outcome - you can either find something or not.
The paths you can take:

They could stop by:
  • Garden Gate
  • Statue
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You can go on and continue their interaction based on your choices. I will leave you to do your thing for a little bit before giving you more polls!

@cordyx @Jass



Hi friends @NinthHouse
Time to see when we are going to have our first skip? How are you all feeling?
I’ll give a few options so we’ll see. You can always continue your convos in misc so don’t worry about that!

  • One week
  • Earlier (Thursday?)
  • Two weeks
  • Later
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Hi friends @NinthHouse
Let’s be more specific and finally set the date!

  • Monday - Apr 1
  • Thursday - Apr 4
  • Saturday - Apr 6
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It’s me again, hi, helllllo!
However, I’m not here with an announcement today. I just wanted to encourage a little use of magic, you can all do whatever you want, whenever you want it so here is a little… Guide? Explanation of how things might work :sparkles: Get as creative as you wish
@NinthHouse ps sorry for so many tags

Shadow Manipulation

Shadow manipulation magic (inspired by Darkling, Shadow and Bone tv show and book) is an ability that allows students to control shadows and darkness to various ends. It taps into the elemental essence of darkness, granting practitioners the power to shape, manipulate, and even create shadows at will.

Creation: One of the fundamental techniques of shadow manipulation is the creation of shadows where none exist. Advanced practitioners can conjure shadows out of thin air, shaping them into tangible forms or manipulating their size and density. This ability allows users to obscure their surroundings, create illusions or shadowy constructs for various purposes (for example google: The Black Heretic creating The Fold - Shadow and Bone. but less intense okay)

Manipulation: With mastery over shadow manipulation magic, individuals can exert precise control over existing shadows. This includes bending, stretching, and reshaping shadows to suit their needs. Shadows can be molded into solid barriers for defense, twisted into tendrils for offense, or shaped into intricate patterns for deception and camouflage.

Examples of use:

  1. By shaping shadows into intricate illusions, students could create lifelike images or mirages to confuse and mislead their opponents. For example, they might conjure phantom figures or false landscapes to distract enemies while they make their escape.
  2. Students could form solid barriers of shadow to shield themselves and their allies from incoming attacks.
  3. In situations where light sources pose a threat, such as during a confrontation with light-based magic users, students could use their shadow manipulation abilities to suppress or extinguish sources of light, plunging the area into darkness and gaining the upper hand.

Cryptomancy revolves around the study and manipulation of symbols, codes, and hidden messages. It enables students to encode and decode information, conceal or reveal secrets, and interact with mystical glyphs or sigils. Cryptomancy is deeply intertwined with the principles of secrecy, encryption, and mystic symbolism, making it a versatile branch of magical study.

Symbolic Manipulation: Students possess the ability to manipulate symbols and glyphs, altering their meanings. They can create intricate sigils or runes with specific intentions or spells, using them for protection, divination, or enchantment purposes.

Encryption and Decryption: One of the primary skills is the ability to encrypt and decrypt messages using codes or ciphers. Students can learn various encryption techniques to safeguard sensitive information or communicate secretly. They may employ magical symbols, numerical sequences, or linguistic algorithms to encode messages that only those with the corresponding decryption knowledge can decipher.

Divination and Scrying: Students can employ their knowledge of symbols and hidden meanings to perform divination and scrying rituals. They may use cryptic symbols or patterns to glean insights into the past, present, or future, interpreting the messages encoded within the mystical glyphs or sigils.

Warding and Concealment: This enables students to create wards and concealment spells using hidden symbols or geometric patterns. They can inscribe protective sigils or concealment glyphs to ward off evil entities, obscure their presence from detection, or shield areas from unwanted intrusion.

Magical Traps and Locks: Students proficient in cryptomancy can devise magical traps and locks using symbols and hidden triggers. They may create mystical glyphs that activate defensive spells or stop trespassers when triggered, safeguarding valuable artifacts or securing restricted areas within the Ninth House campus.

Historical Research and Analysis: Students can apply their cryptomancy skills to decipher ancient texts, encrypted manuscripts or artifacts. By unraveling hidden meanings and decoding symbolic languages, they can uncover lost knowledge, unravel historical mysteries, and possibly gain insights into rituals.

Examples of use:

  1. Before going on a dangerous mission, a team of students inscribes protective wards around their campsite using cryptomantic symbols. These wards serve as magical barriers, shielding them from malevolent entities or unwanted intruders during their expedition.
  2. Seeking insights into an upcoming event, a student performs a cryptomantic divination ritual using a deck of mystical cards inscribed with arcane symbols. By interpreting the patterns and meanings of the cards, they gain glimpses of possible outcomes and future paths.
  3. During a class assignment, students uncover an ancient manuscript containing hidden messages encoded in cryptic symbols. Using their cryptomancy skills, they decipher the hidden meanings within the text, unveiling secrets long forgotten by previous generations.

Examples of use for poetry and writing (classes):

  1. A student writes a seemingly normal poem about the changing seasons, but embedded within the verses are cryptic messages hinting at upcoming events or personal revelations.
  2. A student infuses their writing with cryptomantic energy to evoke specific emotions in their readers. Each word resonates with subtle power, stirring feelings of longing, nostalgia, or hope (use it as a love spell heheh)
  3. Students keep cryptomantic dream journals, recording their nightly visions in a language of symbols and metaphors. Over time, they learn to interpret the cryptic messages hidden within their dreams, gaining insight into their subconscious desires and fears.
Illusion Crafting

Illusion Crafting allows students to create illusions that deceive the senses. Through manipulation of light, sound, and sometimes even other sensory stimuli, students can craft illusions that appear entirely real to their intended audience.

Visualization: Illusion Crafting begins with students visualizing the desired illusion in their mind. They imagine every detail, from the appearance of objects and creatures to the sounds, smells, and textures associated with them.

Projection: This projection can take various forms, such as holographic images, auditory hallucinations, or even tactile sensations.

Sensory Deception: Illusion crafting can also mean deceiving the senses. Illusions created can look, sound, and feel indistinguishable from reality, leading observers to perceive them as real.

Duration and Complexity: The duration and complexity of an illusion depend on the skill and concentration of the student. Simple illusions may only last for a few moments, while more elaborate constructs can persist for extended periods and involve multiple sensory components.

Versatility: Illusion Crafting is a versatile form of magic that can be used for various purposes. Students may use it for entertainment, creating lifelike illusions for theatrical performances or illusionary art installations. They can also use it for practical purposes, such as concealing objects or creating decoys to distract adversaries.

Examples of use:

  1. A group of students collaborates to create a theater production for a play. Using this magic, they conjure lifelike illusions of fantastical creatures, magical landscapes, and otherworldly effects to transport the audience into the world of the play.
  2. Seeking to avoid the watchful eyes of someone, student can use illusion crafting to create an illusionary cloak of invisibility. By manipulating light and shadow around themselves, they effectively conceal their presence and slip past unnoticed (hehe use it)
Photokinetic Resonance

Photokinetic Resonance is a unique form of magic that harnesses the power of light and sound to create frequencies that can manipulate and influence physical objects and energies.

Light and Sound Manipulation: Students can manipulate both light and sound waves simultaneously. By channeling their magical energy, students can control the intensity, frequency, and direction of light and sound emissions.

Resonance Frequency Generation: One of the primary abilities is the generation of resonant frequencies. By harmonizing light and sound waves at specific frequencies, students can create powerful resonances that can affect the physical properties of objects and energies around them.

Vibrational Manipulation: Through the manipulation of resonant frequencies, students can induce vibrations in various materials and substances. This ability enables them to shatter objects, disrupt magical barriers, or even levitate and manipulate objects through sound waves.

Illusion Crafting: In addition to its practical applications, students can use this creatively to craft intricate illusions. By manipulating light and sound waves, students can create realistic holographic projections, auditory illusions, and immersive sensory experiences (however this is not on the same level as previous magic explained)

Examples of use:

  1. In laboratory settings, students can do experiments to study the properties of light and sound waves, explore resonance phenomena, and develop new applications of their magic in fields such as acoustics, optics, and material science.
  2. In artistic pursuits, students can use this to create stunning visual and auditory displays for performances, concerts, and theatrical productions. They can choreograph intricate light shows, synchronize sound effects with visual effects, and captivate audiences with their innovative use of magic.
  3. Bring your plans back to life
  4. Amplify your voice and project is over long distances. This can be particularly useful in situations where verbal communication is challenging, such as during outdoor activities, rescue operations, or large gatherings. By manipulating sound waves, students can ensure that their messages are heard clearly and effectively by those around them.
  5. Most of them would know morse code
  6. In certain environments where visibility is limited, such as dark or foggy conditions, students can use their magic to enhance their sensory perception. By creating light sources or manipulating existing light sources, they can illuminate their surroundings and improve visibility for themselves and others. Similarly, they can use sound waves to detect obstacles or objects in their path by listening for echoes or vibrations.

Since we’re preparing for a skip it’s time to look at our schedule and start thinking about what those “free days” are going to look like. You can find this on slides.


Amani & Arya

Hi girliesss, what’s happening in that new mystery room?
Is there space for you to get a little distracted and maybe find something?

So while you’re there, Amani how did you find that room? And did one of you, perhaps, maybe, by any chance, maaaaybe, prick herself while walking through that lush beautiful garden?

  • Yes - Amani
  • Yes - Arya
  • No
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@CerealKiller @Kristi


Amani & Arya

Sorry girls, nothing is going to happen. You’ve been safe.

@CerealKiller @Kristi


Time for a time skip, huh?
We will do it this week but I wanted to see when everyone would like it

  • Tomorrow
  • In two days
  • Friday
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This is what we’re doing, prepareeee

Each year the school organizes this scavenger hunt that unfolds across the campus, leading participants through corridors, chambers, and mystical locations. The scavenger hunt is shrouded in riddles, cryptic clues, and magical challenges that draw upon the unique abilities and expertise of each school group. Students from the Enigma Stag might encounter illusions that conceal the true path, while members of the Cipher may decipher clues hidden within enchanted artwork. The Umbra Coven might navigate the hunt based on celestial alignments, and the Quantum could unravel cryptic messages that guide them through the labyrinthine journey.

The climax of the Hidden Wonders Scavenger Hunt, however, holds a deeper significance in the overarching plot. The final clue leads participants to a sacred space within the college. Here, the best student, often the one who excels in solving the arcane challenges and navigating the hidden wonders, is presented with a choice - a choice that will affect the graduation ritual.

The best student, having delved into the mysteries of the school and faced the choices presented during the scavenger hunt, becomes a central figure in the unfolding narrative. The choices made during this event play a crucial role in shaping the student’s destiny.

The day begins with an assembly in the Grand Hall where the headmaster addresses the entire student body. His welcome speech emphasizes the importance of the scavenger hunt, highlighting its role in fostering teamwork, honing magical skills. He explains the rules, the significance of the event, and the grand prize awaiting the most resourceful and skilled participant.

Following the assembly, students proceed to the Dining Hall for a buffet breakfast. This time serves multiple purposes: it allows students to energize for the challenging day ahead, and it provides an opportunity for socializing and team formation. As students mingle, they form teams, blending members from different houses, or same?

After breakfast, the scavenger hunt officially begins. Each team will receive their first clue and a map of the school.Their first clue, a riddle or puzzle that hints at the location of the next clue. This initial clue is critical, setting the tone for the entire hunt. The headmaster gives the signal to start.

You can start your posts with them waiting in the grand hall, have your own little interactions and when we’re ready to proceed I’ll post another announcement! This will just give you a little more tome to figure everything out!
We’ll work on making teams together too! I’ll let you all decide if you want to make them mixed (by houses) or make it random? this does not mean you have to stay with your team, leaveee… go explore everything on you’r own. you want to be the best here, don’t you?



Map of Ninth House campus
You can also find it here, take a good look at it :)