It was a fairly windy and mild day as the enchanted school of Nefastus Lupata Academy glided through the air, hidden from the eyes of mortals as it floated through the white, fluffy clouds above. Soon, the "students" would arrive, the portals opening spontaneously along the courtyard. Many would depend on catching these passages to arrive on campus. After all, not many had the resources or power to reach the floating campus, as it never landed, and it was difficult to say just wear in the world it would be on any given day. Though missing the entrance portal was pretty much the only issue with attending a flying academy; the enchantment on the school made the air pressure and wind speeds just as they would be if the school were resting on the Earth, and with it being so difficult to find and reach, Nefastus Lupata was safe, at least from external conflict. The staff at the Academy, including teachers, nurses, shop keepers, maintenance and more, had been given the opportunity to come a couple days before the students would be brought aboard. Chester had no need to request a portal, with his Eldritch nature, but he was among those who arrived early in preparation. It hadn't taken much of the day to set up his room just the way he liked it, and to prepare the classroom for his lecture on Monday, and to memorize every inch of the school, so naturally he had plenty of time on his hands to explore, help out where he was needed, read a good dozen or two books and waste time until the midday portals started popping up. Taking the form of a young catboy, if only for the sake of blending in, and more importantly, mocking his older brother, Chester made himself comfortable on the steps of the front entrance, flipping through the last pages of some raggedy ancient text, looking occupied and engaged in his reading while in actuality he kept his eyes sharp and his ears listening, ready to keep a mental record of every last monster and superhuman who stepped foot out of those portals. He couldn't help but smirk slightly, intrigued and excited to see who was brave, ignorant or insane enough to venture into the chaos that would undoubtedly soon consume the supernatural halls of Nefastus Lupata Academy. At the very edge of the grounds, the first of the portals appeared, and from it emerged one of the many returning students. Despite the dangers that unquestionably would lie in store for this year, Nox Nirvana was bubbling over with excitement, her smile wide and brimming with enthusiasm from the moment the entrance portal arrived back at her home at Annabel Lee Cemetery. "Good to be back." Nox spoke softly to no one in particular, overjoyed to see the old building towering over her once more. It looked as shiny and new as the day it had been built, of course, not a scratch or dent left behind from last year's antics. After soaking the view in, Nox looked herself over, making sure everything was in order, then readjusted her grip on her luggage before skipping off towards the front doors.