Welcome to the Great Hall. This is where many Hogwarts meals are served. The Great Hall (only on the occasion), however, may be used as a "sanctuary" if any event that harms any of the students occurs. Meals are taken here, and the sorting ceremony is held here too. Every year during the Christmas holiday season, the Great Hall is decorated with many decorated pine trees and a big one behind the staff table.
She took her usual place in front of the students, waiting for it to quiet down. "Good evening, everyone. I am so happy to see all of you back here again. It fills my heart with joy to see the amazing future of the wizarding world sitting here, and am excited to see what each and every one of you will achieve this year. As always, if you ever need help or advice, every teacher here, including myself, is here for you. Don't let your problems go unsolved and your question unanswered. We are here for you, and will do all we can to help you succeed." She paused, smiling out at the students. "This year, I want you all to reach for the stars and do the best you can. Show the world what truly amazing students is Hogwarts is full of. Let us fill the world with love, respect, and knowledge. But, for now, how about we enjoy this miraculous feast." She smiled again, clapping her hands together, and summoning the food.
Sorting will be done in accordance to whoever is on at the same time as the sorter so that a few posts can be exchanged between character, game master and sorting hat. This will effectively cut the amount of time it takes to sort every user's first year student.
She'd calmly walk up to the front and jam the hat onto her head a little harder than necessary, her slight nervousness at being up in front of everyone showing through.
Sorting HatArtifact -- "Oh you may not think I'm pretty, but don't judge on what you see, I'll eat myself if you can find a smarter hat than me." – 13:33, July 25, 2017 (UTC)
The Hat hums curiously. "First things first, a stubbornness there - that's fine, everyone wants to be right, don't they? I know I'm never wrong - bravery and a loyalty to your friends, too. People like that in people. Confident but never greedy - yes, this is difficult, quite difficult - because there's a nugget of curiosity to know about things that might fit with the Eagles there, too..."
She'd jump a little when it started talking...but apparently she was the only one hearing it. She'd steel herself, controlling her actions to keep from jumping again and narrow her eyes and bit as she focused. She wasn't sure where she belonged...in fact other than some conversation on the train and the hat's song that she only got parts of, she didn't really know the differences. She had heard Ravenclaws liked to study though...and that wasn't her.
Sorting HatArtifact -- "Oh you may not think I'm pretty, but don't judge on what you see, I'll eat myself if you can find a smarter hat than me." – 13:43, July 25, 2017 (UTC)
"Not the Ravenclaws, huh? Perhaps not...there's a desire to see things for oneself, which implies exploration, and - ah. There we are. A certain disdain for authority until respect is earned. Now I know exactly where to put you; in the Lions' den, you could call it..." The next word was aloud. "...GRYFFINDOR!"
The applauding from the Gryffindor table dies down, albeit gradually. "Greer, Jackson!
Jackson GreerHufflepuff First Year -Son of the Greers – 17:53, July 25, 2017 (UTC)
He walked up, pretty confident that he knew what would happen as he took a seat.
Sorting HatArtifact -- "Oh you may not think I'm pretty, but don't judge on what you see, I'll eat myself if you can find a smarter hat than me." – 17:57, July 25, 2017 (UTC)
"There's a sense of want-for-nothing here, but also consideration...social to a point...questioning of much of what you see, even of what is supposedly familiar. This is difficult. Very difficult."
Jackson GreerHufflepuff First Year -Son of the Greers – 17:59, July 25, 2017 (UTC)
He frowned, confused. What was difficult? It was supposed to just yell Slytherin, like his family... right?
Sorting HatArtifact -- "Oh you may not think I'm pretty, but don't judge on what you see, I'll eat myself if you can find a smarter hat than me." – 18:02, July 25, 2017 (UTC)
"Slytherin? No, not that. I suppose 'it runs in the family' is more true of the Weasleys than others, perhaps...book studies isn't a topic of much interest, more so the curiosity is external...perhaps...yes. That seems to fit much better..."HUFFLEPUFF!"
Jackson GreerHufflepuff First Year -Son of the Greers – 18:08, July 25, 2017 (UTC)
He froze. That... that couldn't be right. He took off the hat, slowly rose from his seat, and walked over to Hufflepuff table, embarrassment all over his face.
Sorting HatArtifact -- "Oh you may not think I'm pretty, but don't judge on what you see, I'll eat myself if you can find a smarter hat than me." – 19:30, July 25, 2017 (UTC)
"Independent, intelligent and stubborn. Reminds me of someone from a while back. Some trouble trusting those around you though, very quiet...a cloaked ambition, there, huh, accompanied with a sharp intellect...yes, it's rather easy...you'll be a RAVENCLAW!"
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Serpentine seemed tl be the first person to enter the great hall so she could first pick at a seat. The white haired female found a spot near the head of the table with a clear view at the teachers and headmistress.
Nina Mikhailova- first year gryffindor ♡ little ballerina ♡ werewolf and orphan
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Nina happily bounched down the long aisle between her table and the Hufflepuff table, taking a seat where ever the food already served looked the best.
Alden AttawayGryffindor Seventh Year - Head Boy -"You just can't beat the person who won't give up." – 10:54, July 24, 2017 (UTC)
He took a seat at the table, looking around for trouble makers, a bit sad this was his final year."
She'd tentatively look at the food, unsure of what most of it was but start putting things on her plate. After a few bites she'd quickly start looking for something to spice the food up...it was a bit plain.
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Bella kept her head down as she quietly entered the great hall, making sure to quickly take an available spot. She tucked a strand of red hair behind her ear and glanced at some fresh strawberries, wondering if the teachers would be mad if she had a few.
- "you were made to be real, not perfect"
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Harper sat down at the table, and hungrily began mauling pieces of chicken, bacon, steak, and bascially everything at the table. This is what victory tastes like... She thought dreamily.. over the food... (weirdo)
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Dani stayed slumped in her seat, having been sorted away from Pythia. Not that she had been surprised. It just meant that she was currently alone at the table, letting the other newbie Hufflepuffs chat away on their own.
- "you were made to be real, not perfect"
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"So.." Harper drummed her fingers on the wooden table. This was, not how she imagined the Hufflepuff table. There was hardly anyone there, not asking anyone in particular, she added: "What's the common room like?"
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Mercedes sat quietly by herself, pouring over her notebook with ideas for the fkrst column of Hogwarts's Weekly.
Regan BlackRavenclaw Fourth Year -Hope and Ferlen Black's daughter – 10:54, July 24, 2017 (UTC)
She grabbed a seat next to Liliya and started right in on dinner.
Eilis O'ReillyRavenclaw Sixth Year -"The Lord does not look at the things people look at. People look at the outside of a person. But the Lord looks at what is in the heart." – 10:54, July 24, 2017 (UTC)
She sat down, hoping that Leo might sit with her, too.