Sunlight bit down on the earth, glinting off of the metal platforms each new year stood upon. Professor Alice Wunderland looked each and every student in the eye. Their expressions ranged from nervous to excited to downright bored. Hm. She'd have to fix that. "All of you have trained for years to reach this point. Now you'll all be tested in our very own Emerald Forest. In the middle of this forest you will find a temple with different chess pieces." The students immediately craned their necks, trying to see this temple. "Your mission is to collect one of these chess pieces. However in between you and these chess pieces are grimm and other beasts. You will be forced to fight or die." Professor Wunderland paused for effect, her bright blue eyes watching the students pale in realization. After having instilled enough fear for her tastes, she continued. "You will partner up to finish this test. The person with whom you partner up will be your partner for all four of your years here." Before the students could sigh in relief Professor Wunderland continued. "Your partner will be the first person you make eye contact with. Now good luck." With that the platforms activated, flinging the students into the air and toward the forest. Professor Wunderland's blonde hair whipped behind her, the short women moving to stand next to a tall and lanky man. The man's wild purple hair also fluttered from the breeze the launched students caused, an almost permanent smile on his face. Striped cat ears twitched on top of the man's head as he silently handed a scroll over to Wunderland, letting her watch the various students. Vance whooped in pure joy as he soared through the air. Now this is what he was talking about! He did a few flips tricks, his amber eyes scanning the ground for a proper place to land. He felt some other students fly past him, each either finding a place to land, screaming, or just enjoying the experience like him. His hair whipped about as his ears twitched in the wind. If this was what birds felt everyday Vance was envious. The ground sped below him, becoming increasingly closer. Vance looked around at the branches before finding a good sturdy one. Angling himself, Vance reached out his hands before hitting the branch, managing to flip over the branch before reaching out for another. He flipped through two more before landing on his feet. Smiling wildly, Vance ran off to try and find someone to partner with, his eyes scanning the forest ahead of him. Being flung into the forest was a surprise, but not one that Sylvia found too disorienting. She took it in stride, letting the world fly by her as she sailed through the air. She noticed that she fell quicker than most of the others, but that was fine. Just meant she'd find her partner a little sooner than the others. Her coat fluttered in the wind, blowing past the silverette and creating a pretty cool look if you asked her. The ground approaching swiftly, Sylvia quickly straightened out to let her feet take all the impact. If she could just avoid landing on her more soft body parts then she would be fine. The colors started to blur more and more as Sylvia reached her target, bracing herself for impact. Bending her knees, the green eyed girl landed on the ground with a loud BOOM. the beginnings of a crater formed around the girl as she straightened, glancing around. Welp. Now it was time to find her partner. Hopefully she found someone good.