Title: The Erect Wizards
Prompt: Shades of grey
Points: The Watch
Archchancellor Ridcully calmly inspected the erect statues in the big hall. Half of his senior staff had been turned to stone of varying shades of grey.
To his left, Dr. Hix uncomfortably shifted from foot to foot. The calmness Ridcully showed was more unnerving than an outbreak of anger would have been.
"Why?“ Ridcully asked, not taking his gaze off the statue that had once been the Lecturer in Recent Runes.
"The skull ring, remember? University statute?“ Hix tried feebly, his voice pitched high by nervousness. Somehow he just knew those words wouldn’t be able to save him this time.