The Department of Hidden Sequences (DHS) is one of six (rumored, seven) departments at A New School. Their subjects of study include mathematics, biology, music and code-breaking, and they meet in the Birdcage.
Averno Bible Description
The Department of Hidden Sequences is bright. Too bright. On top of the abandoned grain factory, there is a Birdcage. At least, that’s what the DHS students call it. A glass box, half Rubix cube, half maze, with endlessly repeating geometric patterns that form the only code to navigating the twisting halls. On the weekend, the Birdcage is a strobe beacon, music pulsing loud enough that you hear it in the DCM Cottage across campus. Students from the other departments steer clear unless they have a guide- they all know that there is a specific madness that lives in those halls, a madness made of numbers that promise answers and shapes that pretend to govern life. Students play music at all hours of the day, experimenting with how different time signatures affect their thought patterns. They code video games and trip on acid, comparing notes about the patterns they see. They get into heated arguments about QRNGS and theories of reality, bible numerology and the predictability of the universe. From the double helix staircase to the Fibonacci spiral that divides the dorms, the Department of Hidden Sequences is equal parts chaotic and measured. Its students are the same- cold and calculating, playful and mysterious. Sharp eyes and sharp words, trying to divine the secrets of the universe from the hidden patterns on the underside of the world.
They will come for Us.
Andromeda Faye - Professor of Calculus
William Gordone - Professor of Theological Numerology.
Stella Bryce - Professor of... Coding?
Michael Ortiz - Professor of Patterns, Codes, Symbols, Code-Making and Code-Breaking
This department's majors are Math, Biology, Music, Curved Wall, and Maze.
Known DHS Students
- RAVE CLOWN
- The crest of the Department of Hidden Sequences (pictured above) includes a snail with a pink shell oozing bright green slime.
- The department colors are chartreuse and royal blue.
- The department's motto is 'there's always a connection'.
- The department’s mascot is a snail named Jerry.