The dawn light always brings about a new start, a new spring. Animals wake up, plants wake up, the world wakes up. As millions of lives are stirred, so does it stir the Nidhogan. Whether a gnarled tree, a large bush, topiary, or just a mound of compost, the Nidhogen roots itself into the ground, drawing the life from the soil to feed the copious life within it. The Nidhogen was an elemental, though a powerful one that encompassed the complexity of life. The Air blows, Fire Burns, Earth stands, and water flows. Life, life grows.
With the dawn it rises, every sound an movement the sound of wind through an overgrown forest, wood bending and twigs snapping. It would rise to tower over the average man, nine feet at the shoulder, its hunched form causing it to walk on four limbs, the only way it could fit in the school corridors without shedding its husk. The Nidhogen was used to it by now. Nettle brought it here, a different world from the outside. Still the banquet of colors and the creatures it has seen had made this part of its existence quite fun.
It begins to move, its vines and branches furling into its form, the various insects and creatures crawling in and out of its form as it set itself into a shape that it can move and prepare itself. A few rabbits
scurried about it, trying to figure out the new place they found themselves in, the courtyard, a vast and lush and beautiful courtyard surrounded by the halls of the academy. The Nidhogen would sleep here most nights, or the gardens around House Phantasma, but the Nidhogen would always try to eat the undead summons of the other students, viewing them as nice rotting compost.
With a new morning came a new day. Nettle would let it do as it wished, which seemed primarily to be involved in the classes and clubs and other students. It led to some chaotic and interesting moments in the past but getting approached and greeted by the big friendly elemental was just a part of life now.
Nidhogen began to walk its path waiting for someone, anyone to enter the halls surrounding the courtyard. It would run towards anyone who came nearby, giant leaves on its back to collect the sunlight, and little bulbs and flowers forming on its arms and body. By the time it would rush to a student, its arm would already would have disappeared in a patch of twigs leaves and the bulbs of ripe fruit.
Today the Nidhogen grew apples, a free treat some of the cheaper students would take advantage of. However the Nidhogen was in a very exuberant mood this morning and when it was excited, it would be a little too helpful. A group of students wouldn't receive a single apple, but the Nidhogen would shout its greeting. "Green morning!"
Its voice never seemed to stay the same from word to word, masculine, feminine, childlike, always echoed by the sound of bending wood and splintering trees. It would then hold out its arm over the students and offer them their breakfast. A small avalanche of apples.
Back in House Phantasma, one of the students, a leaf on his blazer would run back to their dorm house. @A Lowly Wretch"Nettle! Can you get a hold of that giant thing of yours!? Its making a mess!"
Indeed, the hallways around the courtyard would be littered with apples, too many for even a class to finish.
In the Head Mistress's personal quarters. @Artifex
0550 - Exit sleep cycle and recharge.
0551 - Open curtains, brew coffee, lay out the Madame's clothes.
0552 - Heat skillets, set up breakfast utensils on cart.
0554 - Double check daily itinerary. Set up automatic schedule for all teachers and prospectors for daily announcements and activities.
0555 - Cook breakfast. Two eggs, sunny side down, bacon cut into inches, sliced fruit and berries, pour orange juice.
0558 - Prepare coffee lattee. Talian Sweetner, half cup. Three cubes sugar, twelve stirs.
0559 - Be by the headmistress' side for 0600 for foor prepared.
0600 - Scheduled wake up."Good morning Madame."
Cogsworth in his immaculate butler attire with the cart of food for the woman of the school. He had awakened her with a greeting and playing very soft violin music to make sure she starts the day right and easily. Despite her capability and renown, he knew full well by now that she needed a pleasant start, and pleasant end to a busy day, and Cogsworth was more then willing to provide."The Temperature is 23 degrees Celsius, 26 percent humidity with light clouds. Another beautiful day on campus madame."
He set about offering her the tray, her breakfast and coffee laid out before her in a lavish banquet and diligent care, including a flower in a vase, a splash of color with her breakfast. Once done he would stand back, at attention, his cerulean eye watching her, awaiting any changes and orders she required."If there is anything you need to announce to the school, I will make sure the messages are updated."
After her breakfast, he would draw her morning bath, get her lunch ready, and perform some minor cleaning and maintenance before starting his own day, aiding the teachers and house representatives for maximum efficiency.