Weather: Warm for season (warm); no wind; no precipitation
Location: Helios Academy
- Light: Bright
- Visibility: Clear
It was bright and unseasonably warm for January in Chicago when the seven teens were led onto the public campus of Helios Academy. It was still a couple days before students arrived, so they would have time to settle in and acclimate themselves before classes began in a week.
The campus was divided into five sections. Central campus had the library and computer center, main classroom facility, science building, and art building all situated around an open quad. Surrounding the buildings was a circular perimeter drive separating central campus from the other sections.
East campus was the grounds surrounding a large, impressive mansion, the home of Dr. Helios. It had a hedge maze, an orchard, and extensive trails around the campus. It also had a stable and paddock for horses, and a boathouse and dock on Lake Michigan. There was a large garage, and a smaller building that was the campus chapel.
North campus contained the school’s administrative building, as well as the student services building, which had the dining hall, auditorium, a game room with pool, foosball, and other games, and multipurpose rooms.
South campus consisted of the athletic facilities. The fieldhouse and football and soccer fields, as well as baseball and softball diamonds were here.
West campus was the dorms, where the students lived. There were two dorm buildings on an open commons area. Both dorms were co-ed, though males and females were in separate wings, with a common area between them.
Each dorm was a shared suite for two students, with two small bedrooms with a desk and closet on either side of a shared common area. Each floor had a communal bathroom. Each floor also had a common lounge between the male and female sections. The lounge had a common kitchen for each floor to use, as well. The basement held laundry and storage facilities and a quiet study lounge. On the first floor of the dorm was a faculty apartment, with Tamar Todd living in one dorm and Caleb Black in the other.
Each student was also given a copy of the school handbook, with a couple of added verbal instructions about being a mutant on campus
Helios Academy Campus
Katherine “Kat” Wilhelm/Hexx
GM Bennies: 7/7