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Arithmancy Learn how to solve the mysteries of numbers.

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Old 05-05-2019, 01:01 PM
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quill Arithmancy 1: The Basics of Arithmalethilogy

Bright and early on a windy Thursday morning is the first Arithmancy lesson of the term, and subsequently the first with Professor Ayana Sissay. She's just as excited as all the students obviously are, possibly even more considering how most teenagers and preteens feel about early mornings. But no matter! This is the best time for Arithmancy class. She'd checked the numbers.

The classroom is set up in quite the traditional Hogwarts fashion, with rows of tables and chairs facing the blackboard. On the desk at the front of the class is an assortment of seemingly random objects which will assist Professor Sissay with her lesson today; tiny animated elephants in a tiny enclosure, several leather coin bags, potted flutterby bushes, some broken clocks and finally, plastic muggle joysticks.

The Professor herself is gently leaning against the side of her desk with her arms by her sides, waiting with a smile for her new students to come in and take their seats. Behind her, the blackboard has already been filled with the notes they'll be needing for the lesson, but all that has all been hidden for now. No need to cause panic with new concepts just yet, which is why it currently only sports the following words in soft, curly handwriting:

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Good morning and welcome to Arithmancy!
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OOC: Helloooooooo everyone and welcome to Arithmancy! We're BACK. As always, don't forget to read over the rules here before you post. Please remember that this is indeed your characters' first lesson with Professor Sissay but it is certainly possible that this is not the first time your character has interacted with her (and seen her, definitely) since it's been two whole days since the year began on a Tuesday! Trust me, I checked!

You'll have around 24 hours to post your characters arriving, and then we'll dive right into the fun with the numbers because numbers are fun. Are you excited? I'm excited. Much excitement is happening in this head of mine. Always remember that you can pretend your character has been with us this entire time, or not and deal with the IC consequences. Happy RPing!

Lesson progression:
- Part 1: What are some uses of Arithmancy? On what do the calculations we perform depend on?
_______Think about how you would carry out a numerological calculation. What do you need in order for that calculation to be possible?
- Part 2: What are some problems with name based arithmancy? Use examples mentioned by Ayana as guidance.
- Part 3: The Number Revealing Charm.
- Part 4: Number Analysis - Single Digit System, combinations, and the central figure.
- Part 5: Wrapping Up - closing commentary, homework assignment.
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Eiji was still on the fence about Arithimancy as a whole. While he had already ruled out two electives entirely - Divination and Muggle Studies - there was something about this subject that he could not entirely shake and let go of. Perhaps it was because he appreciated the sturdiness and certainty that was numbers. After all, two plus two always equaled four no matter what language you spoke or who you were. There was a consistency there that was fantastic.

So...he was giving the subject another chance. Or...he was until he stepped into the classroom and saw the rubbish on the professor's desk. Bloody hell. Unless those were cursed and them practicing a bit of cursebreaking today, Eiji Rasting was not here for this.

"....professor," he greeted calmly, questioningly, as he made his way about the desks to find himself a seat.
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They we're now a few day's into term and Eleanor was slowly finding a Hogwarts routine for herself. She was a morning person so going up bright and early for a class was not a problem. A small yawn did though slip out of the brunette lioness's mouth upon entering the Arithmancy classroom since, she was also a teen that needed her sleep.

After surveying the step up and the weird collection of objects on the professors desk for a moment she turned her attention to the professor, which Ellie greeted with a sunny smile in passing on her way to an empty desk. "Good morning Professor Sissay, why do you have such an odd combo of items on your desk? The elephants are cute though."

Choosing an empty seat in the same row as Holly she quickly took out parchments, quill, inks and her Arithmancy textbooks from her backpack and placed them on the desk in front of her. She was now ready and eager to start her first arithmancy lesson.
Which happened to be beside a Gryffindor girl who was asking questions that, obviously, the woman was not going to answer. At least not yet.

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Avalon smoothed down her hair as she entered the arithmancy classroom. The wind this morning was not a good match for her meticulously styled locks! She tucked a stay strand that had fallen loose from her braid behind her ear and scanned the classroom for an empty seat. She liked sitting on the aisle, because it meant for a quick escape if anything were to go awry. After spotting an empty end seat toward the front of the room, Avalon gave the professor a polite smile and nod as to say hello. She didn't want to seem too overeager by greeting the professor with a hearty "good morning" phrase.

Her eyes narrowed in curiosity as she noticed the strange collection of objects on Professor Sissay's desk -- specifically the tiny elephants. What in the world did they have to do with arithmancy? Avalon had to admit that this subject was the one that she was looking forward to the least. But thankfully, it seemed like the professor would try to make things interesting.
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Hanna mostly felt indifferent towards numbers. She could do them, but they didn't particularly interest her. Still, she had decided to keep Arithmancy as a subject because it certainly wasn't the worst subject to explore for her future. Plus, all of these new Professors were a little bit exciting. The wind wasn't an exciting experience, though. Rather than bring any of her winter accessories, though, Hanna braved it in the morning coolness.

"Good morning Professor Sissay," Hanna greeted with a smile. She'd not had the chance yet to speak with the Arithmancy Professor but had certainly seen her throughout the castle. She took in the things on the desk, her mind not trying too hard to guess what they were for. She found an empty seat and took it, getting her things ready for the lesson.
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This was a great start to the morning, wasn’t it?

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They were a couple of days into the term, but Kaiser was still struggling to re-adjust to being back at school. He was exhausted, and that was something that just didn't seem to want to go away, and having class after class certainly didn't help. But still, he was here, so there was that.

Stifling a yawn as he entered the Arithmancy classroom, Kaiser gave the room a cursory glance, but found it to be remarkably ordinary. Good, that was good. Still, he wasn't discounting any strangeness later on in the lesson, and he was, as always, on his guard. "Morning," Kaiser said to the professor as he took his seat and waited quietly for class to start.

As the first student made his way through her doorway, Ayana sat up a little straighter and she smiled at that stifled yawn. Teenagers were the same all around the world. "Good morning."

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Having the ability to pick new classes was great. Having the option to only pick 2 or 3 before completely over burdening yourself, was not. Holly Tamesis wanted to learn things. All the things. About everything. But she also didn’t want a constant headache for the next five years, so she had limited herself to Arithmancy, Runes and Creatures. What? She couldn’t say no to the cute creatures that had the ability to maul people. They were too interesting!

So, here she was. School bag over her shoulder, uniform properly in place (it hadn’t been long enough for it to not fit her yet, thankfully there had been no more growth spurts). With a small smile and her hair curly and free around her face, the third year walked into the classroom. ”Morning, Professor." She wiggled her fingers a bit, before picking a random seat right in the middle of the classroom and then took her books and supplies out to get ready for the class.

Was everyone else excited? She was excited.

Ah, this one looked appropriately excited! Ayana appreciated that. "Good morning to you too."

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Patrick needed to be early. It was the one batty trait he had acquired from his mama. He wanted to make good impressions with the new professors even though they had met him already... being a prefect and all. He just wanted the term to go well. He supposed it was something easy to do if he this lesson better than he had last term.

Walking in slowly, a clunk with every other step he got into the classroom. “Morning professor.” he greeted calmly and not out of breath. One thing this boot had done was prevent him from sounding like he was running a marathon before every class cause he was usually bum rushing from the great hall. He took a seat taking note of his housemates who were present and those not yet there.

The next student who walked in was not entirely unfamiliar, and Ayana smiled brightly at him. She wondered why he hadn't been to see Healer Beryl yet about that leg, but the prefect's affairs were his own. "Good morning Patrick."

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Daisy entered the Arithmancy classroom and greeted the new professor with a smile and a "Good morning, Professor," as she quickly glanced at the assortment of objects on the desk located at the front of the classroom. Daisy then preceded to sit down on a seat in the middle and began to get her supplies out from her bag, before placing them on the desk in front of her.

Ah, a student showing interest in her little array of objects. Wonderful! "Morning," Ayana replied with a pleased smile.

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Bright and Early were not words in one Eloise Fairfield's vocabulary. It didn't really even help that this was her fourth year. It just didn't help. Well, sleep would help but that's an entirely different subject. Onwards to Arithmancy and walking through the door and seeing Professor Sissay and her weird desk. Not as weird as a boot but close.

"Hey Professor Sissay looks like a lot of junk on your desk. But i like the elephants"

She said smiling and as casually as possible. Yeah, she didn't say her name correctly but give it a couple more classes. Hopefully...depending on her mood and who she was talking to and if she liked her.

She was going to find a seat now

This next one looked a little tired. She was somewhat amused right up until the girl opened her mouth, and Ayana's own smile turned even softer. It was certainly not outside the realm of possibility that students would be unfamiliar with her surname. "Professor Sissay," Ayana corrected the girl, emphasizing the open 'a' sound at the end.

Ah, and another thing. "I wonder, why you would use such a word to describe these items on my desk?" The elephants would certainly protest to being called junk. She would be offended on their behalf. "I'd like you to think on it, and perhaps hand me a paragraph on the word?" A friendly suggestion. And a slight warning, to use proper language in her classroom.


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With the first few days of Hogwarts truly flying by, Ewan had arrived bright and early for his first Arithmancy lesson of the year with the faintest of smiles on his face. upon entering, his eyes were instantly drawn to the various array of objects that sat at the front of the classroom. "Good morning Professor. What's with all of the objects?" he inquired in an inquisitive tone, his eyes moving from one object to anther trying to decipher the connection.

After a few seconds had passed, Ewan quietly moved along the rows to find a seat that was empty and sat down before finally taking out his parchment and quill, ready to start the lesson.

"Good morning," Ayana replied cheerfully to the next student who seemed almost happy to be hear. That sent her spirits soaring, it truly did. Like that younger girl who was already sat in the classroom. "What is with them? Quite a peculiar question," Ayana remarked with a twinkle in her eye, though she did wonder at the previous Arithmancy professor. Had they allowed such informalities in the classroom?

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Returning to Hogwarts for a new term was an amazing feeling. Jade spent the past two days going to the classes she liked, having good food and just being happy about finally being back at school. She was able to wake up early in the morning to get ready for Arithmancy - another class that she had decided to take this year to challenge herself.

"Good morning, Professor Sissay," the Ravenclaw greeted, pronouncing the woman's surname accurately (yes she did her research!!). She looked around the room and took note of the random objects on the desk at the front of the room. She had done some background reading on the subject before class, but failed to understand the purpose of these objects. Wondering about what they would be learning this lesson, Jade took a seat and waited for class to begin.

Oh, this one's pronunciation was spot on! Heart warm, Ayana smiled brightly at her as the girl looked at the desk. "Good morning."

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They we're now a few day's into term and Eleanor was slowly finding a Hogwarts routine for herself. She was a morning person so going up bright and early for a class was not a problem. A small yawn did though slip out of the brunette lioness's mouth upon entering the Arithmancy classroom since, she was also a teen that needed her sleep.

After surveying the step up and the weird collection of objects on the professors desk for a moment she turned her attention to the professor, which Ellie greeted with a sunny smile in passing on her way to an empty desk. "Good morning Professor Sissay, why do you have such an odd combo of items on your desk? The elephants are cute though."

Choosing an empty seat in the same row as Holly she quickly took out parchments, quill, inks and her Arithmancy textbooks from her backpack and placed them on the desk in front of her. She was now ready and eager to start her first arithmancy lesson.

"Good morning!" she watched as the girl took her seat beside the excited one with a smile. "An odd combination indeed, aren't they?" Ayana tickled the back of one of the elephants, and it made an admittedly sweet sound with its trunk.

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All of these new Professors made Odaline uncomfortable with the fact that they now needed to learn that she didn't do well at conversing or discussing or talking.

As she walked into the Arithmancy classroom, she bit the inside of her cheek as she looked at the Professor before hurrying to sit down without a word and unpacking her supplies. Her important supplies.

Oh, a silent one. Her first one. Ayana smiled as the little one looked her way, but looked up as another student walked in and allowing the girl to prepare for the lesson.

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Eniola came into the class, more like stumbled through the doors, but that is neither here nor there. Finding a seat near the front, her attention span truly is too terrible to sit any further back, and setting her textbook out she waited. That is until she got bored. Looking around the classroom she saw many familiar faces.

If Eniola was being truthful she was quite nervous. She wants to do well in all her classes, but you can never be too sure with a new professor how they'll be. She really hopes she likes this one.

Two silent students in a row. No matter, Ayana smiled at the next girl all the same as she took her seat. As long as they paid attention and took their coursework seriously, Ayana had no complaints towards quiet students.

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Arithmancy. One of the few lessons that could give her a headache just by mentioning it. And yet here she was making her way into the classroom right one time, her bag slung over her shoulder.

"Good morning, Professor Sissay," Rylee greeted cheerfully as she made her way towards the front to find herself an empty seat. Blue-gray eyes spotting the variety of items that were laid upon the women's desk. The little elephants causing most of her curiosity and making her question what it was they would be working on so early in the morning. Did any of the stuff even have anything in common?

Still silently pondering the possible connection between the items on the professors desk and Arithmancy, the Gryffindor choose an empty seat. Pulling what she would need for the lesson from the bag she laid everything out on her desk, her bag sliding from her shoulder and onto the floor beside her chair.

For now she was ready to get started. Hopefully.

Another curious one! By the numbers, it really did make Ayana very happy to see the students try and make sense of what they were seeing on the desk. "Good morning," she replied with a warm smile. Quite a futile undertaking, but she appreciated the effort nevertheless.

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Józef didn't like mornings, especially when they were filled with new subjects and new teachers. He didn't like mornings when they had Quidditch, and he LOVED Quidditch.

With a nod to the Professor, he shuffled into a seat at the back of the classroom, but not before noting the elephants moving inside their little pen. They manager to bring a little smile to his face, and he couldn't help but wonder if he could, you know.... keep one. After the lesson, of course.

If curiosity warmed her heart, this next student's expression made her practically soar. She nodded back to him, and glanced down at her elephants. They were proving to be an excellent ice breaker, and a source of genuinely joy this morning. Ayana tickled yet another one, and looked up when the next student arrived.

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Indigo was present. Physically, at least. He was still feeling a bit distant, and weird. He had been back at Hogwarts for a few days now and he had still barely spoken to anyone besides a select few. He wasn't sure exactly what would shake this weirdness but he supposed going about his normal business was a start. That included going to class, even if he was sure he wasn't going to do so great on the participation front.

This class also made him a bit anxious because the professor was new and he didn't know anything about her. But from what he had heard she seemed pretty nice so he wasn't too concerned, but he was still cautious. "Good morning," he said quietly as he walked in. He glanced around, then took a seat by himself.

"Good morning," Ayana smiled at this next student, noting the general air about him with some worry. His affairs were his own, quite like the Slytherin prefect's and the rest of the students, but it never stopped her from worrying about them.

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Being on time to lessons wasn’t going to be a problem, or at least Stasya was telling herself that. Considering there weren’t SORE exercises that absolutely needed to be completed before they could get to actual lessons, nor were there mutants to look out for. Just the usual castle things, the moving staircases and talking portraits, and while she generally did greet the latter when they spoke to her, escaping without getting pulled into a long conversation had become habit. Therefore, it wasn’t difficult to arrive at the Arithmancy classroom well before the scheduled time, and she’d smiled at the professor once she’d walked in the door.

“Good morning Professor Sissay,” she said, eyes on the tiny elephants as she chose a desk and settled in. Parchment and ink out for notes, focus still at least partially on the miniature creatures.

Another prefect strode through her door, and Ayana smiled at the Gryffindor girl. It provided a small relief, to know at least the prefects by name. "Good morning Stasya," Ayana nodded towards the girl with a smile.

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After his usual very early morning run, which he had been doing (almost) everyday ever since the s.o.r.e had been introduced, Dorian was wide awake and as fit as a fiddle as he entered the Arithmancy classroom. "Good morning, Professor" he greeted before his eyes moved towards the objects on the desk. Wondering what those were about but also knowing he would find that out later, he looked back up, gave her a small smile before he turned to sit at the free desk nearest him.

"Good morning," Ayana replied with a smile of her own. A seemingly healthy lad! Always good to see. Always good indeed. Or perhaps he was just considerably more awake than most of his fellow students. Also a possibility.

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Meeeeh mornings were not Austin's favorite time of day. He preferred the nighttime. He walked into the classroom though, trying his best to tame his messy bedhead. He gave the professor a friendly wave and then found a seat. He took out his notebook and pencil and put it on his knee.

Ayana's smile faltered at the next student, and that hair of his. "Please see to it that you arrive looking presentable next lesson," Ayana stated with a pointed look at the boy's head. It was the first lesson of the term, but her rules made it very clear what her opinion was on her students' level of grooming for her lessons. She was here to teach Arithmancy, but alongside that they were all here to raise a respectably group of young adults, and she would not waver on this.

She wasn't a big fan of that wave either, but decided to let it slide for now.


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Like Ancient Runes, Arithmancy was a class that Nina Castillo thoroughly enjoyed. Also like Ancient Runes, however, Arithmancy was also a class that she pretended to loathe. Merlin forbid anyone actually find out that she was good at it, it would be an absolute travesty. She'd have to tell Hudson that she didn't need his private lessons anymore and though she didn't need them to begin with, she very much enjoyed the time they spent together. So as far as anyone else was concerned, Nina and Arithmancy were NOT big fans of each other.

As she made her way into the classroom, she sported her classic pout. She politely paused in front of their Professor's desk to nod in greeting, taking note of the strange collection of objects placed on the desk before her. How peculiar. Immediately, her mind began forming an obscene amount of guesses as to what their lesson would be focused on today. The possibilities were seemingly endless and perhaps only time would tell.

Furthermore, she had bigger issues worth her preoccupation. Aka finding the right place to sit. If she took a seat towards the front, she would appear to be too eager. People would think her to be studious and concerned with her marks. If she took a seat at the back, she would be stuck with the burnouts. Kids who were bound to flunk their way out of school and amount to absolute nothings like drivers for the Knightbus, or worse... busboys at the Leaky Cauldron. While she wanted to appear casual, she did not want to be surrounded by idiots.

And so, she settled for a seat somewhere in the middle. Perfect.

Ayana nodded back at the girl who reminded her a lot of Ife when she was refused vanilla ice cream, her smile brightening considerably. Any reminder of her children, even if unexpected, is always welcome.

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Maeve did not do numbers. She didn't do anything that required her to sit for long periods of time, actually, but particularly disliked anything that required attention to detail and Arithmancy was one of those subjects. Another thing she disliked? Lessons at the crack of dawn. She'd barely had time to run down to the Great Hall and eat a quick breakfast before heading up to the Arithmancy Classroom. Honestly, how rude of the professor? Who did she think she was?

Yet the blonde was somehow here on time. A biscuit or two in her robe pocket from breakfast along with some fever fancy candies from opening feast. Just in case class got to be too much for her.


Finding a seat close to the door so she could make a quick escape if need be, the sixth year gave a small nod at the Professor. At least she had pretty handwriting.

Oh, this one didn't seem to be particularly pleased to be here either. Hmm. Following a standard pattern then, the students who had arrived earlier seemed generally more enthusiastic about the lesson. The thought amused Ayana, as teenage mannerisms usually did, and she nodded back at the student as she sat.

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Valencia was unsure why the board specified that they needed clean robes. Who wasn't wearing clean robes? That was weird. Oh well. She'd try not to be bothered.

IT WAS FINALLY SCHOOL TIME.

The young Ravenclaw enjoyed learning and enjoyed being in educational settings.

"Hello Professor." she greeted before taking an empty seat.

"Hello, good morning," Ayana greeted the next student who, at the very least, didn't seem quite so sullen. Always a plus.

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Maxie sat directly beside Odaline. He had a plan. A big one. She was scary, but not just for him- for everyone- so, if he sat next to Oda people would leave him alone thanks to her presence. it was full-proof, or so he believed. "H-hello." He said, greeting his fellow second-year with a little nod as he settled in. Carefully laying out his textbook, quill and ink pot, Maxie almost felt like humming- so pleased he was with himself.

The Hufflepuff brushed his fingers over his quill's feathers, a small habit he had formed while waiting in other - usually more stress-related - classes. This new Professor, Maxie had seen her at the feast, and then of course at every meal, but he still had very little idea what to expect from her. He sincerely believed in most of the adults who taught here - even the meaner, drummer ones - but that didn't mean his guard wasn't up.

Caution was, after all, his other other middle name. "M-morning, Professor." Maxie greeted, licking his dry lips.

Ayana smiled as the young one sat next to an already present student, and nodded in his direction. "Good morning."

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It was starting to get harder and harder to wake up early. Sure, it was still the first week and he hadn’t gotten used to the new timetable yet but........ no. No no no. To make matters worse, they had Arithmancy at this time of the day. That was not on.

But even if he didn’t want to get out of bed earlier, he also didn’t want to be late either and so, he found himself stuffing the last bit of toast into his mouth and furiously munching along as he walked down the corridor to the class. Munch munch, chomp chomp. He did, unfortunately, find himself lingering by the door to let his mouth catch up but that was expected.

It was only when he’d swallowed the last bit of toast - and wiped any crumbs off of his robes - that he entered the classroom. "Hello, Professor," he said quietly, making his way towards the nearest empty seat he could find and settling himself down. He glanced over at the blackboard and then at-

Were those tiny elephants??

"Good morning," Ayana cheerfully greeted the next student, and her smile widened as he caught sight of the every popular mini elephants.

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Analiese had a good feeling about lessons this morning. She walked into the Arithmancy classroom and smiled at the professor. She sat down at her desk and took out her required... things. The 11-year-old caught Austin's eye and gave him a little wave.

Analiese looked at her reflection in the window. Oh no. She'd been walking around the school with a beadhead. But to be honest, Analiese's bedheads were very nice compared to other girls. It didn't look like a lion's mane, unlike her mum's. It just looked like her hair just finished drying after coming out of the shower. She tried her best to do her hair before class actually started. She searched through her robes for a hair tie. She pulled out a turquoise ribbon instead. A ribbon would do. Analiese tied her hair quickly.

Ayana held back a chuckle as the next student rolled into class, and nodded to her as she sat. She watched her tie her hair for a moment before looking towards the door once more. Better late than never, she supposed.

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Eiji was still on the fence about Arithimancy as a whole. While he had already ruled out two electives entirely - Divination and Muggle Studies - there was something about this subject that he could not entirely shake and let go of. Perhaps it was because he appreciated the sturdiness and certainty that was numbers. After all, two plus two always equaled four no matter what language you spoke or who you were. There was a consistency there that was fantastic.

So...he was giving the subject another chance. Or...he was until he stepped into the classroom and saw the rubbish on the professor's desk. Bloody hell. Unless those were cursed and them practicing a bit of cursebreaking today, Eiji Rasting was not here for this.

"....professor," he greeted calmly, questioningly, as he made his way about the desks to find himself a seat.

Which happened to be beside a Gryffindor girl who was asking questions that, obviously, the woman was not going to answer. At least not yet.

"I'm hoping for a bit of cursebreaking," he offered the Gryffindor as he set his dragon hide messenger bag on the ground and proceeded to pull his textbook and other necessities for class from it.

"Good morning," Ayana greeted the next student with a smile as he sat, and blinked in slight surprise at his words. Oh dear. Cursebreaking? Not quite. But it was always a subject students always seemed to find intriguing. Perhaps she'd squeeze in a lesson on the basics, during her spring module.

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Avalon smoothed down her hair as she entered the arithmancy classroom. The wind this morning was not a good match for her meticulously styled locks! She tucked a stay strand that had fallen loose from her braid behind her ear and scanned the classroom for an empty seat. She liked sitting on the aisle, because it meant for a quick escape if anything were to go awry. After spotting an empty end seat toward the front of the room, Avalon gave the professor a polite smile and nod as to say hello. She didn't want to seem too overeager by greeting the professor with a hearty "good morning" phrase.

Her eyes narrowed in curiosity as she noticed the strange collection of objects on Professor Sissay's desk -- specifically the tiny elephants. What in the world did they have to do with arithmancy? Avalon had to admit that this subject was the one that she was looking forward to the least. But thankfully, it seemed like the professor would try to make things interesting.

Ayana nodded in response to the next students, and was delighted to see her peer curiously at the desk. More curious students, the happier Ayana became. Curiosity meant an open mind, and that's exactly what Arithmancy demanded. A clear, analytical, open mind.

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Hanna mostly felt indifferent towards numbers. She could do them, but they didn't particularly interest her. Still, she had decided to keep Arithmancy as a subject because it certainly wasn't the worst subject to explore for her future. Plus, all of these new Professors were a little bit exciting. The wind wasn't an exciting experience, though. Rather than bring any of her winter accessories, though, Hanna braved it in the morning coolness.

"Good morning Professor Sissay," Hanna greeted with a smile. She'd not had the chance yet to speak with the Arithmancy Professor but had certainly seen her throughout the castle. She took in the things on the desk, her mind not trying too hard to guess what they were for. She found an empty seat and took it, getting her things ready for the lesson.

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Lenora entered the classroom, a little breathless after all that running. She couldn’t help but feel a little relieved that class hadn’t started yet.. she gave the professor a small smile, smoothing out her messy hair. “Hello, professor. Good morning.”

She took a seat near the front of the classroom, suddenly realising that she hadn’t applied any lip gloss. Ugh. Awesome.

Hello and good morning. Ayana smiled and adjusted her leaning position on the table. "Good morning," she nodded at the slightly panting student - running so early in the morning, what a wonderful form of exercise - and looked down at her watch.

Ah, still a few more minutes to go. Ayana's eyes moved to look over the students currently present, and noted with some sadness that no one had seemed to bring any water with them. Hydration is so important at every stage of a person's life, she sincerely hoped they'd had a lot to drink at breakfast. And would hydrate more at lunch. Perhaps she'd put up a fun little sign reminding them how vital it was to have drink at least two litres of water a day.

Speaking of, she reached for her hip, where her own water flask was located, and took a few sips.


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Jackson entered the room and as he gave out his "Good morning, Professor!", his eyes caught on the random assortment of items he saw. Were those... joysticks? What in the world could they possibly be doing with little elephants and broken clocks? Intrigued indeed... Kudos to you, Professor Sissay. Realizing that he had slowed down a bit to look at the various items, Jackson picked the pace back up and found a vacant desk.
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She turned around to see a familiar face (Avalon). At least she didn't forget to do her hair. Analiese smiled a little bit and opened her textbook. Hmm. This was an interesting read. Ooh, how to calculate your life path number! So Analiese's would be... She decided she would try it out later. If she remembered, that was.
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- and then she found a seat, and even though there were two empty ones, she slipped next to Nina, for reasons all related to one Keenan Burton.

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Tina was having one of those days! She was dressed in her uniform and ready on time, but halfway between the Ravenclaw common room and the arithmancy classroom, her bag caught on something and ripped. She'd managed to mend her bag with a quick charm, but the process of picking up and repacking all her supplies put her behind schedule. She practically ran the rest of the way to class, pausing only to straighten her tie and check her watch. She'd made it on time but just barely. Thank Merlin! Imagine the horrible first impression a late arrival would've made!

"Good morning, Professor," Tina greeted politely. Her eyes fell to the strange assortment of items on the desk, particularly the tiny elephants, as she tried to guess how they could relate to arithmancy. Hmm... the broken clocks would likely have numbers on them, and assuming those bags had actual coins inside, those would represent some numeric value. But the flutterbye bushes, the elephants, and the joysticks... nope, she had no idea! Still pondering, she made her way to the nearest empty seat and arranged her supplies on her desk. She could only hope she'd find out the objects' purpose soon!
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Thursdays weren't the best days for Aaron, yet... he'd slept well the night before, waking early enough to grab breakfast, and a shower. In fact, his mood was so light, the Hufflepuff was bopping his head as he entered the classroom, aiming a heartmelting grin at the Professor.

Numbers had never been his friend, but he was always up for the challenge. He was eager to learn, at least. "Good morning, and welcome to Hogwarts, Professor." She'd probably heard that plenty, but Aaron usually had no real reason to be anywhere near the Arithmancy classroom. So, he was saying it now. And don't think he hadn't caught sight of all the miscellaneous objects laid out on the front table...

.... and today, he dropped himself into the seat beside Lenora. She was quickly becoming one of his favorite people, equally eager to learn. They'd worked out a schedule that would work well for both of their timetables. "Morning."
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Jackson entered the room and as he gave out his "Good morning, Professor!", his eyes caught on the random assortment of items he saw. Were those... joysticks? What in the world could they possibly be doing with little elephants and broken clocks? Intrigued indeed... Kudos to you, Professor Sissay. Realizing that he had slowed down a bit to look at the various items, Jackson picked the pace back up and found a vacant desk.

In strolled another one of the few students she already knew by name, the Ravenclaw house prefect. "Good morning Jackson," Ayana greeted him, and watched with delight as he seemed to analyse the her desktop. Wonderful, wonderful. Healthy curiosity at its finest!

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Analiese looked back towards the front of the classroom. Then she noticed all the objects on the desk. What were those for? "Professor Sissay, what are all those objects for?" She was just curious. There were two mini elephants... they looked nice.

She turned around to see a familiar face (Avalon). At least she didn't forget to do her hair. Analiese smiled a little bit and opened her textbook. Hmm. This was an interesting read. Ooh, how to calculate your life path number! So Analiese's would be... She decided she would try it out later. If she remembered, that was.

Ayana smiled widely at the young student's question. She loved questions, even if she was unable to provide a straight answer. "All in good time, I promise. These will all assist me in today's lesson," she answered, or rather non-answered, and her eyes twinkled merrily. Ayana tickled one of the little elephants in the desktop enclosure, causing it to make that noise that made even her want to coo at it.

Not that she cooed. Ayana Sissay rarely coos at anything or anyone that's not her son, Leul.


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Missa wasn't late but she wasn't early either - and so clearly because almost everyone was in class, and even Eiji had someone sitting besides him.

Frowning a bit to herself, the fourteen year old waved at the professor as she looked for a seat, "hello professor" -

- and then she found a seat, and even though there were two empty ones, she slipped next to Nina, for reasons all related to one Keenan Burton.

Regardless, she passed the girl a smile as she settled down with her things.

"Good morning." Ayana nodded at the next student who entered her classroom, though once again she was met with a wave. Honestly, these waves were odd no? They weren't signaling each other from opposite ends of a Quidditch stadium.

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Tina was having one of those days! She was dressed in her uniform and ready on time, but halfway between the Ravenclaw common room and the arithmancy classroom, her bag caught on something and ripped. She'd managed to mend her bag with a quick charm, but the process of picking up and repacking all her supplies put her behind schedule. She practically ran the rest of the way to class, pausing only to straighten her tie and check her watch. She'd made it on time but just barely. Thank Merlin! Imagine the horrible first impression a late arrival would've made!

"Good morning, Professor," Tina greeted politely. Her eyes fell to the strange assortment of items on the desk, particularly the tiny elephants, as she tried to guess how they could relate to arithmancy. Hmm... the broken clocks would likely have numbers on them, and assuming those bags had actual coins inside, those would represent some numeric value. But the flutterbye bushes, the elephants, and the joysticks... nope, she had no idea! Still pondering, she made her way to the nearest empty seat and arranged her supplies on her desk. She could only hope she'd find out the objects' purpose soon!

Wonderful, wonderful! More curious students! "Good morning," Ayana replied warmly, and watched the student take her seat.

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Thursdays weren't the best days for Aaron, yet... he'd slept well the night before, waking early enough to grab breakfast, and a shower. In fact, his mood was so light, the Hufflepuff was bopping his head as he entered the classroom, aiming a heartmelting grin at the Professor.

Numbers had never been his friend, but he was always up for the challenge. He was eager to learn, at least. "Good morning, and welcome to Hogwarts, Professor." She'd probably heard that plenty, but Aaron usually had no real reason to be anywhere near the Arithmancy classroom. So, he was saying it now. And don't think he hadn't caught sight of all the miscellaneous objects laid out on the front table...

.... and today, he dropped himself into the seat beside Lenora. She was quickly becoming one of his favorite people, equally eager to learn. They'd worked out a schedule that would work well for both of their timetables. "Morning."

Another student leader, which meant she knew the young man's name. To her delight, the hufflepuff prefect proved to be the most welcoming of the current students and she offered him and warm, bright smile. "Thank you very much, Aaron," she nodded towards him as he sat. This is the sort of manners she would expect from all her students.


Ayana glanced at her watch and saw that 9am had almost arrived. She turned towards the area to the left of her desk and quietly murmured under her breath, casting a quick series of charms and immediately conjured a rope around the blink-and-you'll-miss-it shimmer her spells produced. Excellent. Now it was less likely any students should wander into the area.

The door closed gently behind any students cutting it close as Ayana walked in front of her desk to smile at her class. "Good morning everyone! Welcome back from your summer holidays. My name is Ayana Sissay, and I'm your new Arithmancy professor here at Hogwarts," she introduced herself, just in case anyone had missed the official announcement. Or all of the dinners after that. Or her general presence. Students could be impressively unobservant.

"Arithmancy, for those joining us for the first time, is a subject that deals primarily with numbers, magical properties of numbers, and the numerical properties of the world around us." Ayana smiled kindly at all the younger students, hands moving around as she spoke. She was very excited for them to be taking their first Arithmancy lesson, even if they themselves had heard less than pleasant things about her subject. Arithmancy got such a bad reputation, it was quite disconcerting considering how beautiful and pure it is.

Light golden robes shimmering as she crossed a sunbeam streaming through the window, Ayana addressed the class at large. "What are some uses of Arithmancy that you have heard of? Most of you must know that it is a calculations based field. On what parameters do these calculations depend? Also, please tell me your name before you answer, so that I might start learning who each of you are." She was quite talented with names, if she did say so herself. The talent, she suspected, went hand in hand with her knack for number manipulation and memorisation, and had proved to be extremely useful ever since she'd become a teacher.



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She raised her hand and when called upon - benefits of being in the front - she answered, ”Hello, Professor. My name is Eniola Abara. A common known use for Arithmancy is in helping predict trends in the future.”

Who knows, maybe I’ll like this class this year. Eni thought to herself.
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Analiese put her hand up answered the questions. Or rather one of the questions. "My name's Analiese Allanach-Senchuri, professor. Arithmancy can be used to help predict trends in the future. For example, if you were planning on taking someone on a walk, it can help you find days that they will be in a better mood for one. It can also be used for calculating a person's heart number, social number, life path number, et cetera." She had found all that out around 3 minutes ago, from the textbook she was reading.

The 11-year-old continued getting her equipment out of her bag. She gave a little yawn. What was with Analiese and getting up at 4 am for no reason?
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Austin cought the look...sorry but he wasn't able to speak. Was he physically mute? No. But he wasn't able to speak either.
As the answers were going aroun, Austin was writing down his. He was not entirely sure if this was correct but he decided to wing it.

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My name's Austin professor, would arithmacy be similar to the muggle's arithmetic?

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Hanna listened to Professor Sissay's introduction of herself and her subject, and had a think of what some uses of Arithmancy were. It was certainly not her best subject, though. She liked numbers, loved muggle mathematics, but didn't particularly put her trust in the subject of arithmancy. That didn't mean she didn't respect it, though. It just wasn't something that came naturally to her mind, and she struggled to come up with an answer.

Raising her hand, Hanna said "I'm Hanna Newton. Just adding on to Daisy's answer with personalities, there's sometimes a parallel between someone's personality number and what a big characteristic of them is. Like... some with the number one might account for a lot of the leaders in the world." Might, of course. She wasn't sure if she had made that up or read it somewhere.
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"I'm hoping for a bit of cursebreaking," he offered the Gryffindor as he set his dragon hide messenger bag on the ground and proceeded to pull his textbook and other necessities for class from it.


One minute Ellie was sitting alone and the next an older boy in slytherin robes had chosen to sit down in the bench next to hers. At this school student’s weren’t shy or at least not this boy. Glancing sideways at him she replied quietly. "Cursebreaking would be so cool to practice, but i doubt that is what Professor Sissay has in mind with those objects on her desk." Because they obviously had a part in todays lesson. "I’m Eleanor or Ellie for short, by the way." She introduced herself since class hadn’t started and this boy was going to sit next to her for the next hours.

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Light golden robes shimmering as she crossed a sunbeam streaming through the window, Ayana addressed the class at large. "What are some uses of Arithmancy that you have heard of? Most of you must know that it is a calculations based field. On what parameters do these calculations depend? Also, please tell me your name before you answer, so that I might start learning who each of you are." She was quite talented with names, if she did say so herself. The talent, she suspected, went hand in hand with her knack for number manipulation and memorisation, and had proved to be extremely useful ever since she'd become a teacher.


Ellie swallowed up what she was going to say her desk mate and stayed quiet as Professor Sissay got the lesson started introducing herself and the subject. Those golden robes we’re pretty. She got more alert and listened closely as Professor Sissay didn’t waste a lot of time before she tossed out some questions for them to answer. Ellie considered what she knew about Arithmancy for a moment and then deciding on an answer she raised her hand in the air to answer in a clear voice when it was her turn. "I’m Eleanor Smethwyck of Gryffindor house. One use of Arithmancy that i’ve heard of from my grandmother is that you can by studying the magical properties of numbers and numerology predict the future like a sort of divination by numbers. An example of that is that you with the help of the arithmancy’s numbers system where letters are assigned numbers created very long by the ancient greeks and later chaldeans get an estimate of which day for example a friend would be in a more receptive mood for say going on an exploration of the maize maze on the grounds." Taking down her hand and leaning back against her chair she hoped her answer was okay.
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Thursdays weren't the best days for Aaron, yet... he'd slept well the night before, waking early enough to grab breakfast, and a shower. In fact, his mood was so light, the Hufflepuff was bopping his head as he entered the classroom, aiming a heartmelting grin at the Professor.

Numbers had never been his friend, but he was always up for the challenge. He was eager to learn, at least. "Good morning, and welcome to Hogwarts, Professor." She'd probably heard that plenty, but Aaron usually had no real reason to be anywhere near the Arithmancy classroom. So, he was saying it now. And don't think he hadn't caught sight of all the miscellaneous objects laid out on the front table...

.... and today, he dropped himself into the seat beside Lenora. She was quickly becoming one of his favorite people, equally eager to learn. They'd worked out a schedule that would work well for both of their timetables. "Morning."
“Hi.” Lenora couldn’t help but grin a little as Aaron sat next to her, already feeling a lot better. He was kind, patient, a lovely friend and the best violin teacher. She enjoyed being around him. “It has been a lousy morning for me.. hey, does my hair look nice?” She ran fingers through her messy hair, wishing again for the tenth time that morning, that she hadn’t woken up so late.

.. She turned to look at the professor, frowning just a little as she considered the question. It was a basic level question, really. The fourth year wasn’t exactly great with numbers but she was pretty good. Reasonably good. She waited for some of her fellow classmates to answer before raising her hand.

“Hi, my name is Lenora. Well, like what some of them have said, it helps to calculate future events.. be it tomorrow or ten years from now. It’s kind of like Divination, I suppose.. except with numbers.” Short and simple.
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Dorian straightened up in his chair as the door closed and placed his pen down neatly next to his notebook which he had been doodling on. He watched as the Professor moved around and he had to admit that her golden robe was beautiful, especially when it seemed to shimmer in the light. Purple was still the best color though. Go purple!

While he listened to the Professor's question, he waited until it was his turn to speak and lowered his hand. "Wasn't Arithmancy also used to value the names of combatants so that they could foretell the outcome of a battle?" he wasn't exactly sure about that though. "Oh! I'm Dorian Katharos by the way. Sorry, should have mentioned that first"
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Why her Professor was looking at her like that was quite puzzling. It made Nina highly skeptical. There wasn’t much time to dwell on this however, because she had immediately busied herself by sorting through her supplies. Pulling out each item and neatly placing it atop her desk. Quill. Ink. Parchment. The likes. As she adjusted her ink pot’s placement on the very left side of her table, she drew her gaze back up, noticing Missa and her ever-present smile. She gave the girl a polite grin in return, though it all felt slightly uncomfortable. If Nina were slightly less in-tune with her surroundings, she may have thought nothing of it. But she knew better than to assume the best and Missa was quite friendly with Keenan Burton. "Morning Missa," she'd rather play dumb. Mhm.

Nina was quite eager to learn something new, but caught herself engaging rather immediately. She quickly corrected her demeanor, needing to look mildly disinterested at all times. Lest she risk someone like Eloise taking notice of her delight.

Their Professor commanded the room rather elegantly, an admirable quality for a Professor to possess. It made paying attention a painless task. The questions posed were also rather interesting ones. There were most probably an infinite amount of uses for the subject. Nina’s immediate thought were along the same vein as what the Ravenclaw boy (Dorian) had just shared. When the mathematical system first arose it was tied to combat, though later the Chaldean’s would develop their own systems to gain insight on the universe at large.

While the Slytherin wasn’t entirely keen on some of the less stable uses for the subject, she appreciated it for the more practical uses. Curse-breaking, for example. Though this was perhaps an area where Arithmancy toyed with Defense Against the Dark Arts, dipping into an ever expanding territory where the two subjects were not entirely on their own. She imagined that curse-breaking would be much like puzzle-solving, with a higher risk, of course.

But instead of voicing any of her thoughts, the fourth year simply began noting them down alongside some of the answers her classmates gave (only the ones that weren’t entirely obvious— Classic Castillo Eye-Roll™).
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Józef wasn't really listening to anything Professor Sissay was saying because he was still far more interested in the elephants. He was even straining to see them from his seat, because they were so cool and he was still intent on getting one.

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Vita wasn't the best at arithmancy, but she tried hard and was willing to learn, so points for that, maybe? In any case, she had her parchment and quill out and she was ready to take all the notes because Merlin knew once exam time came around that she'd be needing all the help she could get to pass.

Raising her hand, the seventh year listened to her classmates while she tried to think of anything she knew about the subject and felt confident sharing with the class. "Vita Mallari, Professor. I believe when you're performing arithmancy, you assign numbers to your birth date and also your name."
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Listen. Kaiser was not very academically inclined. He was not one of those students that was likely to come up with an awe-inspiring response to a simple question. He was barely likely to come up with a simple response to a simple question, for that matter, but he would still have a go.

For a moment, he simply sat there, frowning in concentration as he mentally translated Professor Sissay's words, or at least as much as he could. 'On what parameters do these calculations depend?' Did that mean... what were the calculations based on? Or did it mean something else? Well, only one way to find out. Kaiser raised his hand.

"My name is Kaiser," he said when it was his turn to speak, forgetting to specify that that was his surname, as he rarely actually needed to do so in casual conversation. "The calculations in Arithmancy usually depend on names and birth dates." There. Simple answer. The less information he gave, the less likely he would say something incorrect. He was fairly sure what he had said was right, it was now just a matter of whether it had answered the question that had been asked.
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Still grinning, Aaron quickly dug for his notebook, quill, ink, and textbook, removing them all from his bag. Hopefully his awesome mood was a good omen for the day. Specifically in this class.

Sigh. Numbers.

.... aaand the only reason Aaron had anything to offer in this context was because of his late grandfather. He'd talked before about needing to use numbers for Runes study in relation to his Professorship in Egypt. "Aaron Botros, ma'am.... Cursebreaking is a big one. A NEWT in Arithmancy is required for the job." .... and also Defence Against the Dark Arts, Potions, Transfiguration, Charms, and Ancient Runes. He'd wanted to be one once upon a time, so he'd researched. Obviously his mind had been changed. Potions remained a disastrous area for him, so it seemed rather impossible, anyway.
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