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September 2021 Grey Matters

Updated: Oct 4

The Grey Matters

September 2021



Table of Content

New Scabbard of Apprentice Leadership

Lodge Cup Winner Announced

Dean's List Recipients

The Hidden Provost's Riddle

October Book Sale at Magick Alley

October vGSW Updates

Headmaster Oberon Interview

Where Is My Class Feedback?

In-Person Classes at GSW

Candleside Chat

The Story of the Double Slit Experiment

Creating an Ancestor Altar

Between the Covers: New World Witchery

Ask the Wizard

New Scabbard of Apprentice Leadership

By Dean Emrhys Starhawk


Hear ye, hear ye! We have a new Apprentice Leadership Team to announce! Please congratulate the following Apprentices who will serve you and the school in the following roles this term:


Captain: Richard Crow Vice-Captain: Angela Rollins (BlueCapucian) Winds Prefect: Mac Anrothaic Waters Prefect: Milan Rodowicz Flames Prefect: Malcorr Greyseeker Stones Prefect: SelahNyx


These Apprentices are examples of some of the brightest minds here at the Grey School of Wizardry! Huge congrats to them on earning these Leadership positions and do not forget, YOU too can earn this position in the future! If you as an Apprentice or Magister need any assistance with the School please do not hesitate to reach out to them via their official Leadership email at GSWApprenticeLeadership@gmail.com you can also reach them on the forums and Discord. Congrats again!

Lodge Cup Winner Announced

By Dean Emrhys Starhawk


WHOAH! Lodge Cup Winner Announcement! Every term a Lodge has the chance to earn the coveted Lodge Cup! Merit points are earned throughout the term by completing School challenges, department challenges, and by impressing your Professors and Instructors in your classes with your hard work! These points are added up and the Lodge that earns the most merit points at the end of the school term earns the coveted Lodge Cup! Congrats to the Fall 2021 winners: Waters Lodge! Way to go Undines! Here is the complete list of Lodge Cup standings!


1st Place: Waters Lodge with 16.09 2nd Place: Stones Lodge (not bad Gnomes!) with 13.73 3rd Place: Winds Lodge (good work Sylphs!) with 13.02 4th Place: Flames Lodge (Salamanders bringing the heat!) with 10.79 5th Place: Psyche Lodge (excellent effort Psyche's!) with 3.26


Way to go everyone!

Dean's List Recipients

By Dean Adservio


Greetings and well met, Apprentices, Magisters, Faculty, and Friends of the Grey School of Wizardry! Today is the start of a new term here at the GSW, with all of the new possibilities that entails.


As we move forward, however, it is my pleasure to announce those deserving individuals whose high academic achievements have earned them places on the Dean's List in recognition of their outstanding work in their classes.


Please join me in congratulating:


Apprentice Grey_Owl Apprentice KammieOwltree Apprentice Malachite_Forestfoot Apprentice MedeaMoonstone Apprentice Phyrepharie Apprentice Stellaluna Apprentice Yifan Apprentice Macanrothaic


I would also like to recognize the following Honorable Mentions, who earned at least two nominations to the Dean's List but not the required three:


Apprentice Airin Apprentice Avallach Apprentice FoxMacTavish Apprentice GladiusDivini Apprentice LunaSkye Apprentice Lyssa Apprentice OberonMorningstar Apprentice RavenRose Apprentice FloraRose Apprentice Rievahdel Apprentice SelahNyx


The full announcement can be found on the forums at https://www.greyschool.net/.../6149fc498b23b000165e72aa. Details on the Dean's List award can be found at https://www.greyschool.net/.../what-is-the-dean-s-list.

The Hidden Provost's Riddle

By Provost Nicholas Kingsley


Congratulations to Apprentice Macanrothaic for finishing the Hidden Provost's Riddle on VGSW.


Not only did this vaunted wizard locate and solve each stage of the hidden riddle, he also did so in record time! Well done that man and good form!


As a reward for this Wizardly feat,

Five Merits are Awarded to the Society of the Four Winds.


As Apprentice Macanrothaic has now finished this Riddle Quest, he is sworn to secrecy and bidden not to reveal the secrets of the quest, so that others might test their wit with no spoilers of what may come.


Again, Congratulations and well done!

October Book Sale at Magick Alley

By Magick Alley Manager Arthur Kingsley


October is National Book Month, and Magick Alley is celebrating with new books and great deals until the 31st! This month, save 5-25% on all books, and get a free book when you buy 3 using coupon code: OCTOBERBOOKS


NEW BOOKS THIS MONTH: Book 4 by Aleister Crowley Death Rights and Rites by Reverend Judith Karen Fenley and Oberon Zell


BACK IN STOCK: The Magus by Francis Barrett The Big Book of Practical Spells by Judika Illes


Have a splendid National Book Month, and thank you all for shopping at Magick Alley!


October vGSW Updates

By Provost Nicholas Kingsley


Pumpkin Patch Notes:


-Added October Decorations to the VGSW

-Updated several textures to now show from multiple angles

-Added a new Seasonal game to the woods between the Flames and Winds lodges

-Updated Lighting

-Updated a path near waters Lodge which was causing some Visual glitches


Keep up the good work in your classes and Enjoy this Spooky season!

Headmaster Oberon Interview

By Grey Matters Staff


You can catch Headmaster Oberon's Latest interview on The 'X' Zone Radio Show!

You can listen here: https://www.spreaker.com/.../rob-mcconnell-interviews...




Where Is My Class Feedback?

By Dean Adservio


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