Year 4 Game 1:
Ghost of a Soul

First day of Hogwarts and there are dementors everywhere. Obviously this is Harry Potter’s fault. But it mostly didn’t affect us that much except for things like Hogsmead trips until Gryffindor is playing Hufflepuff in the quidditch match. Cedric got the snitch (yay not Gryffindor!) but the dementors swarmed the field for whatever reason and it is, if I’m honest, rather terrifying. My ears begin ringing and it feels like there is no light in the world eventually the teachers are able to drive back the dementors. Basically Harry Potter ruins everything, including quidditch. He should be expelled.

[Secret] Tale’s mask thing looks slightly different. The eyeholes in the mask allow Tale to see out of the dementor’s hood and control its actions?!?!?! Tale can “feel” them talking to each other. They need to feed to alleviate their condition worse than death but Dumbledore won’t let them get closer to do so.

Tale notices there there is something missing from the room… Amiri. After experimenting with the mask it seems that Amiri is invisible to the dementors.

The hunger and other symptoms that they are experiencing are those of someone with heavy soul damage. [end secret]

Many of us have some “special” dreams.

Allistor has some dreams…

Rodney dreams of being changed by masks (from a wall in a shop) chasing him around the quidditch pitch.

Tale has terrible nightmare of being very hungry and the only thing that will satiate the hunger are the souls of others and sneaks into the hogwarts grounds and into a child’s room (when Tale wakes up Tale will recognize themself) and maybe the child can be convinced to bring others outside the castle walls or maybe this child could do something to release you from the soul crushing robe and existence.

Tale gets a book about dementors from the Ferga Bletchly from the restricted section.

The new DADA professor Lupin is shabby but actually teaching us some things. Nothing VERY dark but not bad either.

Apparently all of the darkest arts have to do with souls and destroying, splitting, or otherwise deforming souls. Horcruxes are mentioned. Dementors began appearing in the 9th century and although they could have occurred before then, Herpo the Foul (by another name), they started to appear more frequently and Herpo with his experiments with maimed souls would force them into a stable form as we now recognize dementors. And now dementors can make themselves and repopulate. Herpo may have a way to control the original ones but not the newer ones. We also look for ways to enrich souls. Cordelia vows to research and devote her life to soul healing, especially for Carobelle who won’t eat chocolate. Tale seems uncomfortable by all of this discussion and eventually reveals that Amiri brought her a mask at the end of last year. Tale goes to get mask and Rodney says that it it the same as the ones he saw on the walls in Borgon and Burkes. He then tells us about his dream and being chased by the mask. We may be able to use fiendfyre as a defense against dementors. Cordelia makes a note to determine other ways to heal the soul and repel dementors.

After all of this research Rodney finds a box at his door from Snape and a note that says “some of the headmaster’s old things” and some miscellaneous alchemy things.

Carobelle ponders if grabbing and transferring the magical essence from others is similar to the soul transfer that can happen.

“Is a ghost just a soul waiting to be used?”

We also notice in the common room little pamphlets for a new school club The Knights of Walpurgus started by Imogen Stretton but the next day there is a note that the group was in poor taste or something to that effect. Cordelia’s father, in the play, was trying to help the muggles, Milt Kreeger of the Knights was warning him against that.

We ask Lupin and learn about the patronus charm and he agrees to ask Dumbledore if he can teach us.

That night Tale has a dream that she doesn’t remember but wakes up thinking about the mask. She puts on the mask and is traveling in a small group of dementors through the forbidden forest. The dementor that Tale is seeing through is one of the original ones and directing the others who are looking for Sirius Black like a pack of dogs before you. At one point it seems like they have found his trail but the trail went cold at the edge of the forest. After they do a rattle to call the hunt. Tale takes off the mask and sneaks out of her room to go onto one of the towers. Suddenly Tale hears a set of heavy footsteps coming down the stairs. She is not able to hide but the person, who is not anyone she recognizes though they are shabbily dressed, pays her no attention. She goes to the top of the tower. There isn’t much out on the grounds but she hears a commotion below her and sneaks down to see what is happening.

When the commotion dies down a bit Tale plans to sneak back down to her room but an alarm sounds and Tale goes along with the Gryffindors to the great hall. Tale tells us about what she saw. Dumbledore announces that we are to stay in the great hall. It is ridiculous to expect us to sleep in sleeping bags. We perform cushioning and transfiguration charms on them to make them more comfortable and elegant.

We start a whisper campaign about starting a petition to get rid of Potter.

The next morning a letter comes and drops a letter between Rodney and Allistor. It says:
“Dear Allistor and Rodney,

I enjoyed meeting you the summer before last at my dear brother’s establishment. I had an interesting idea that came up relevant to your studies and would like to consult with you as soon as possible. I sent another letter to the headmaster along with my annual contribution to the school and am sure that this meeting will be arranged forthwith. Do come along to the headmaster’s office and see what arrangements have been made.


Dumbledore gives us permission to learn the patronus charm from Lupin sometimes and to arrange the meeting in a week or so.

Rodney works to be friendly with other people, especially the Hufflepuffs that we share classes with. I help him a bit.

Lupin gives us some more information about dementors and their creation. Said that there was a mass creation for the founding of Azkaban. We practice our patronus.

Mid-Season Teaser
Game 0, Year 4

The cast of our show sits around and recounts all the best memories of the previous 3 seasons and leaks teasers for Season 4.

The fact that Alastor has a skull in his briefcase might be important and come up.

Fuel will come up again next year, as you know this is the year of time turners.

The cast starts showing a clear division of political philosophy, tensions rise.

Tale still holds one of the mysterious masks that Rodney keeps dreaming about.

Over the Summer:
We go on a yacht trip.
• Alastor loved it that Tale shows all how to use Gilliweed to be able to swim and breath under water
• Rodney really loved it when Flora teaches us to act and we put on a show for the crew of the ship
• Tale really loved that one night when we all stayed up super late, drank butter beer and fell asleep cuddled together on the deck of the yacht under the stars.
• Cordelia loved waking up early and enjoying quiet time, especially breakfasts with Tale where they got to know each other better.
• Flora enjoyed it that one day when Gilderoy Lockheart’s ship came by and needed some Grey Poupon.

And then… it starts raining, and there is a massive horn. Things seem darker than we remember, but it’s reminiscent of the first year. We are on the way to Hogwarts, we are sitting there thinking and recounting our favorite moments of the summer. The train slows down and a coldness sweeps over the train.

There is a distant terrible screech. A feeling of foreboding just overcomes us all. Anxious thoughts cross our minds, Alastor stands and opens the curtain to look out. The light bulb buzzes, flickers, and pops off. A dark mass passes and a large white hand hits the window. A hooded face gets approaches the window. There is another scream, the creatures breath fogs the window and the creature moves on. The light bulb flickers back on.

Mr. Dimes arrives at our car. He looks awful. We welcome him in and close the door. He lets us know that demeantors are on the train and are looking for an escaped prisoner – Sirius Black.

Cordelia reminds us all that we should eat some chocolate.

Game 23 - 3rd year 6th game

We return to the castle without the diadem, it turns out Percy didn’t have it.

Flora gets a new scroll that is around Milt Kreager (sp?)
• Cordellia remembers he testified in the 70s about Muggles about dangerous groups of Muggles who knew about wizards.
• He is a member of the Knights of Walpurgis, a secret spy group in the ministry of magic.

Penelope beat up Percy pretty bad.

Rodney and Alastor have breakfast while Cordelia, Talia, and Flora try to waylay the house-elves loading the trunks.

Cordellia convinces them to stop and finds the trunk for Penelope (to give her a present).

They find a box that may have the diadem. Talia causes a distraction, Cordellia fails to stealthily take the diadem box, ends up running off while Flora pockets the box.

Talia gets a note from the Slytherin Prefect (Felix Brunt) – Minus 25 points from Slytherin.

Cordellia tries to open the box. There’s nothing in there but a voice-note that drains all of Cordellia’s willpower.

We try to follow Penelope to get the diadem from her, which we assume she is carrying, but she eludes us.

After the feast I read a note, inviting to the grand high ceremony of the Mors Mordre club. (AR on behalf of EB), midnight.

We make gold masks and dark robes to go as the eternal court.

Alastor takes on the mantel of the heir of slytherin and after some hesitation he allows his arm to be tattooed.

Rodney hears a snake. Alastor mentions that the serpent is near and that it will kill somebody. Uchi suddenly realizes everything he’s doing is real.

The Elizabeth Burke painting is unphaised by all the things as if she expected all this.

Alastor assigns Rodney to check it out. Rodney convinces the snake not to go anywhere, but apparently it already had killed.

Alastor receives the dark mark.

Rodney begins to wander the halls day and night to try and hear the basilisk before it kills so he can stop it.

Rodney gets more notes from Thomas and needs to make sure Ginny is okay as well as killing all the roosters and collecting 2 chickens worth of blood.

One of the notes contains a reference to the Knights of Walpurgis.

Alastor stops Rodney from killing 2 roosters, Alastor kills them by breaking their necks, Rodney drains the blood.

The bloody baron has distracted the ghosts around the Tomb, we want to get the notes, there is a trip over new years weekend.

On the way to Hogsmead Alastor breaks up with Rachel Etham, and he loses popularity.

We take our lunches into the hills and find where we fought the knight ghost. The knight ghost is wrapped up in chains now. Descending into the mountain past tombs. We come across 2 partial cave-ins. There is a thick layer of dust all around.

We pass under an arch after the 2nd cave in, the tunnels are covered in ancient runes. Find a handle-less door, these were all built by Hingus the Woodcroft. We may need liquid to get through the door.

Cordellia talks about a water summoning spell, Flora uses another theater spell which would “condense the water molecules in the air” but for some odd reason it doesn’t work.

Alastor transfigures the dust on the door to water, and the door opens.

There’s a door with a bar across it and covered in ancient runes. Cordellia translates one of the symbols which translates as danger.

Alastor summons Gordon Pummel, 5th year, to open the door.

The door binds Herpo the Foul, dark wizard – died before Hangust the Woodcroft, Hangust was moved from this place.

Gordon opens the door, there is a booming voice with a warning. Alastor gets the group, there is a bunch of clay tablets that shattered in the blast. There is a desiccated corpse. It appears that the zombie was destroyed by the blast.

Alastor takes the skull of Herpo the Foul and places it in his briefcase. Alastor dismisses Gordon back to Hogsmead.

Everyone tries to repair and then take rubbings and then translate the tomb notes.

Hermione Granger & Penelope Clearwater are petrified.

Gordon has been bound to not discuss horcruxes or Herpo the Foul.

Herpo invented Horcruxes, ancient magic that allows you to reach for immortality. It is created by murdering someone, thus splitting your soul in two. You put the other part of your soul in an object, when you die you are mystically rebuilt from the other portion.

Game 22 - 3rd year 5th game

Good news! Flora’s play is taking place near Hogwarts so she is joining those staying for Christmas Holiday. With her inclusion, that means all of us are staying.
Allister and Rodney have decided to start practicing with their off hands with wands. This and the preparation of the potion protecting our rooms hopefully prepares us for the next time the teachers decide not to protect us.
On the last day, Professor Snape cancels potions class, but our potions Poindexters decide to have their own class. At breakfast, the blizzard outside gets worse and Herbology is also cancelled. The potion practice group spends more time talking about boys than potions, but does come up with the good slang name for Hufflepuffs – PUFFS!
After the free time we all head to transfiguration. The mood is light and no one is able to concentrate. Toward the end of class, Peeves gets our attention by yelling “We are under attack.” We discover that Harry “Mother-Fucking” Potter has attacked and defeated a ghost! Caught red-handed and looking guilty, we see a Puff at his feet. Some muggle born. Potter denies any involvement. He was not even smart enough to cover it up. The other Puffs walk the victims to the infirmary. We go to lunch. We speculate that there is a worldwide puff hive mind for them to know when one is in danger.
Rodney hears in the wall a parsal tongue voice asking to meet him in the dungeon. Rodney tells his friends and Tale follows him to the meeting. Jenny is still possessed by Thomas. Thomas asks Rodney to get the Diadem for him and he will no longer need the notes. Percy Weasley has an agreement with a Ravenclaw girl to share it and do well in their classes. After discussing it with the group, they spot Percy talking with a girl. Professor Lockhart left a note telling everyone to read quietly. We all ignore it and trail the girl to the Ravenclaw common room. After giving her a head start up the spiral stair case we climb the stairs and find Dumbledore’s bird chilling in his weird birdhouse. The markings on a key that Allister’s uncle gave him. He gave it to him saying “you might need this. These markings on the birdhouse match the key’s decoration.
AT the top of the stairs there is a landing with a statue of Rowena Ravenclaw wearing the described Diadem, We head back down the stairs before we get caught.
We brain storm as to options. Everything from making a mini basilisk to just planning the party. We decide to get the Ravenclaw girl off to the side and threaten to reveal her cheating ways unless she loans us the cheating device to us just for Xmas break. If she agrees, then we will use it. If she doesn’t, we can plant rumors and destroy her credibility. We discover her name is Penelope Clearwater and she is Prefect. Carobelle is going to lure Penelope to a side quiet location so we can have a conversation. Carobelle fails to come up with an idea, so Allister is going to ask for help with classwork.
Cordelia and Rodney wait in the room. Tale will follow Allister in with Flora and Carobelle will watch the door. No way this plan can fail.
The plan kind of fails. She agrees to allow us to use it if she can be there, but we have to get the Diadem from Percy. After putting our heads together we remember the Diadem is silver, has blue gems with a bird motif. It may be etched with the Ravenclaw motto. It is supposed to give mystical wisdom. Highly sought after for many years. It is rumored to require intelligence to find. No rumor exists that it makes people mean or cruel.
Flora is going to use her wiles to get close to him and try and locate the Diadem. Tale is going to shadow him tomorrow to see if he returns. Heading from the common room we hear Percy talking to someone insisting that his trunk be loaded tonight. We immediately “borrow” the Slytherin brooms and fly out to train and discovered that Percy had been beaten pretty badly. We assumed based on conversation that it was Penelope that beat him. We return back to the castle.

Slytherin Game Session 21; Year 3 Game 4
Looking for the Tomb

Game 4 of year 3; Game session 21; July 26, 2015

Present: Tale, Cordelia, Rodney, Alistor, Flora
Ancient Runes party scheduled for spring

Uchi Akimbo, approaches Alistor, who is alone in the hallway, and invites him to a party of the Morris Mordre club (death eaters) on Friday night to make up for treating him poorly. Alistor goes to his friends and they discuss if he should go to the party. They agree he can go, but Tale who is good at sneaking, will hide in the hallway just outside as backup in case he needs help. Allistor follows the directions Uchi gave him up to the 4th floor, which is mostly abandoned, lit by torches, and he finds a door at the end of the hall. Entering the room, the goes to the center and stands next to a giant cauldron in the center of the oval room. 20 or so people in masks encircle this scene, and Uchi removes his mask. From behind the curtain opposite the entrance a tall woman is revealed. She asks, on behalf of the founder, for Alistor to state his name and bloodline. When the woman retreats to behind the curtain, she returns and announces that everyone else is to leave; they remove their masks as they step out. In the hall, Tale sees a shadowy fog emerge from the open doors, but as the lights are is dimmed when those figures pass, Tale is also hidden.

In the room Alistor steps toward the curtain. He is asked questions by the disembodied voice about what he knows, Alistors reveals that he knows of the Basylisk’s existence, as well as it’s name. The voice notes that he is her heir, and the heir of Slytherin. After much discussion, the voice declares that she built the chamber when she was headmistress to have a place for the returned founders who were heirs to Slythern: the multi-legged snake, Tenguin; Kendren, the golden haired king of the unicorns who enjoyed being outside and so was never interested in being the headmaster; Donnalee the squid, who was also the heir of Godrick, and doesn’t have his human memory; and Fawxilmore (pronounced Fozzelmore) is a phoenix. It seems that whenever an heir is needed, an heir can be produce and the memories of being heir may slowly erode over time. It is unclear, and Alistor isn’t able to find out from the voice, who put the heirs in there present forms. He finally pulls back the curtain to reveal a 17th century portrait of Headmistress Elizabeth Burk!

When Alistor returns to the common room, everyone follows him into his second bedroom and he tells them of what he learned as well as the fact that, as the heir to Slytherin he becomes the automatic leader of the club. We know that Thomas opened the chamber through Ginny, because Rodney had conversations with Thomas in Parseltongue. He learned that opening the chamber and releasing the heirs in their ascended form one can gain vast amounts of knowledge. We know that Ginny is being possessed by Thomas, and in the conversation Rodney had with Thomas they made a deal: 1) Thomas will help find them find the Tome in Hogsmeed where the can find the scroll with the spell to release the heirs from their trapped forms (Ascended Form per Headmistress Burk); 2) that Thomas wouldn’t harm Ginny. Flora states that her Aunt has a portrait here in Sytherin but she has been hanging out in her portrait in France, so Flora has to contact her family to be able to connect with her Aunt and that may be a good way to learn more about the Headmistress.

In the days leading up to Christmas break, many people who are unknown to Alistor greet him in the hallways. Flora asks Alistor to help her learn to fly better. She did get a new broom when the Slytherin team also got new brooms.

The students discuss things they have learned in a few classes. In Muggle Studies with Professor Burbage he recommends everyone wear a variety of patterns in the same color to best fit in with Muggle society. They learn that the Chamber of Acumun is Rowena Ravenclaw’s chamber where only smartest students figure out the way into the chamber. They know Circle of Everwood is Hufflepuffs chamber.

Snow covers the ground on the last Hogsmeed weekend, also called “shopping weekend.” The students have cast spells for warming cloaks and are ready to set out on their adventure. It takes about 45 minutes to walk up the hill before they arrive at the ruins of “The Good Inn” (which they believe was the headquarters for the war). As the students know, the inn stores its food in the pantry cave that belongs to Nibget. They approach the boulder and knock to see if someone will enter and answer so they can enter. Flora calls out but Alistor immediately pushes the boulder past the door and the cave behind is revealed. They see the narrow cave, about 20 feet deep with shelves carved into the walls and food piled up around the edges. Flora, who had agreed with Nibget that, “your pantry is yours,” goes in and explores the shelves looking for a leaver that would open a secret passage to another cave where they could find the scroll. Behind a small pile of loose stones Flora finds something that looks like it could be a leaver, pulls it out, lifts it up and discovers it looks like someone’s wand, and noting to herself that it can’t be Nibget’s because Goblins don’t keep wands. Flora puts the wand back, exits the cave, and they go off to explore more around the cave. They continue up the path looking for a graveyard or tomb near the church further up the hill. They find old tomb stones, all written in Ancient Runes, many of which have fallen over. No crypts are around this area and the only place without tombs that we can see is the ruins of a building foundation – Tale and Cordelia melt the snow to see the foundation better. It’s possible to see that the stones go very deep into the ground, and they wonder if it used to be a very tall building, or if there is an underground space. It’s possible that if it had been a tower one would have been able to see the Good Inn below. Tale, exploring the hill side near by, finds a few cave entrances in an area relative to this building foundation in the same way the pantry was relative to the Good Inn. The caves are covered with boulders. Alistor is called and helps move the boulder. Everyone enters the cave.
The floor of the cave slants downward, and eventually becomes stone carved steps. It is unclear if the stones were carved by humans or shaped by wizards. At the bottom of the steps appears to be a statue of a person. It turns toward them, drawing a golden sward, and charges up the stairs.
(Action sequence):

Rodney trys to stun him but the spell goes straight through
Alistor trys an impediment jinx but that spell also goes straight through
Tale dodges the figure
Cordelia throws a rock at it and the rock passes through him
Flora attempts to cast a spell that is supposed to work on ghosts, “Confundus abundus” which doesn’t do anything to the non-solid form
Alistor is “struck” by the sword, he feels that he’ll never be cheerful again.

R – sends a spell, strikes the apparition which yells as its sword soars out of it’s hand
A – runs
T – runs to get the sward, but sees a pantry, rugs, and other passage
C – also runs for the sword but swerves to go down the passage
F – trys spell for disarming a hostel personality that she learned from Lockhart – “Personus acomodus” the spell goes through the apparition

The apparition floats down stars, picks up his sword and yells, enraged

R – again knocks the apparitions sword out of his hand but it only flys into air and lands at apparition’s feet
A – trys spell “wadawasi” on the sword but his wand flys out of his hand
T – trys a freezing charm, and though the spell goes through him energy is seen
C – runs down tunnel (6.5 meters long) and sees there is another chamber that slops away from the entrance. In the center of that room there is a “stairwell” lined with tiers that each holds a sarcophagus, she sees about 30 coffins to the edge of the light source
F – turns on her Vela powers to distract the apparition and let everyone run out, but the apparition picks up his sword and, as though he suddenly remembers who she is, points it at her then runs down tunnel and almost runs into Cordelia
C – dives through the apparition

R – calls out to Cordelia and lights his wand to call to everyone to get out
A – runs back down stairs to get everyone out and notices that the “sacks” on the side of the shelves are somewhat human shaped
T – covers Cordelia in a shield charm
F – continues to help everyone to get out
The ghost turns and though Tale is the closest, he runs straight for Flora

Rodney blasts the ghost once more and the sword goes flying. Everyone is running for the door though the ghost is between half of the party and the door, they dodge around him as they pass. Flora runs to try to go around the ghost, and as she passes him she sees that the armor is “really old timey goblin made armor” and similar to one she saw in a period play she once did. Flora makes it up the stairs and outside
the ghost runs back and grabs his sword. Alistor and Randy are the last to run out out of the cave. Once outside, both Flora and Alistor, having been struck by the apparition, feel disheartened and are struggling want to walk or move forward at all. They finally make it down to the village and buy chocolate at honeydukes – which helps Flora and Alistor to recover. Eventually they make their way back to the castle following Jeremiah Blitzen and Angelina Johnson who are on the path ahead of them. Back in Slytheryn, everyone is exhausted goes to sleep.

Slytherin Game 20
Dance and discoveries

Our dates for the dance:
Carobelle – Omar Shaw – Slytherin
Cordelia – Rodger Davis – Ravenclaw
Alastor – Rachel Etham – Slytherin
Tale – Miles Bletchley – Slytherin
Rodney – Ferga Bletchley – Slytherin
Flora – Lee Jordan – Gryffindor

In the few days leading up to Halloween there was a lot of excitement surrounding the secret dance that first through third years have no idea about, unless they are in the exclusive few invited.

The girls all spend some time to go get ready for the dance. Carobelle mentions that she will not be eating at all if she wants to look her best. We all dress and arrange our hair. The boys also look smart in their dress robes or other formal attire. Donning out dresses and heading to the feast in and the dance after. Some of our less fortunate fellows have no idea why we are dressed up. One of the first years comes to get Rodney to tell him to meet with Ferga. “You look amazing!” he says. She asks him to go for a walk with her and they make small talk. As they are walking the small, cloaked figure of a child dashes across the hallway ahead of them. “Is that music?” she says. Rodney hears a raspy screeching noise but she wants to investigate and so they do, Rodney pulling out his wand just in case. After a bit there is another hallway and Rodney thinks he hears his name being called from down the hallway. He thinks it is his younger cousin. Ginny Weasley. They go down the hallway. “Ginny? What are you doing down here Ginny?” No response from her. He then hears a disturbing voice telling him to kill them tear their flesh. “It’s my younger cousin. I can’t just leave her down here.” He grabs her arm and walks her back up the stairs. He apologizes to Ferga and escorts her back up to a group of Gryffindors. “That side of my family is all really weird.”

When the other girls are ready we walk down the stairs into the common room. Flora had arranged to meet Lee at the top of the stairs. All of the boys seem properly appreciative of our attire. We are all sitting at our house tables for the feast but talking with our dates. Carobelle gets more information about the Shaw family and seem to be having a lovely time. Rodger and I discuss our curriculum and upcoming academic projects. Rodney couldn’t help but be thinking about Ginny after noticing that she exited the hall but was also having pleasant conversations with his date. Rachel and Alastor seem to be having a lovely time.

Jeremiah Blitzen comes over to pay compliments to Tale and took a plate of food from the table as an excuse. He does not seem to remember their last encounter though. Rodney still glares at him and then noticed that Ginny returned to the great hall for a moment.

Finally the feast ends and people begin to file out to go to their dorms. Those who are going to attend the dance go to the front of the hall while house elves file in to rearrange the tables. Then a mid-year ravenclaw runs in the side door. Whispers spread through the hall and everyone begins to rush out the great hall to see what has happened. We see that someone has vandalized the hall with some red paint (Rodney supposes that it might be blood) and Filch is screaming about something.

Rodney and Ferga go to the front and see that it says “The Chamber of Secrets has been opened Enemies of the heir… beware” and notice that Dumbledore and Filch are arguing. Word starts to filter through the crowd that Mrs. Norris, who we suppose to have been an animagus, has been petrified. We aren’t sure if it is some attack on Filch or perhaps they figured out it was not a cat or maybe Harry Potter trying to get attention or perhaps the Heir of Slytherin has returned to Hogwarts and opened the Chamber of Secrets.

We all hope the dance is not canceled.

After some time the dance begins and, despite some distraction regarding the mess in the hallway. The dance was not as upbeat as we were expecting but still quite fun. Carobelle told Omar all about our theory that Mrs. Norris is an unregistered animagus. With varying degrees of success we all dance with our dates and when Dumbledore comes in to end the dance early we all say goodnight to our dates and head back to the dorms. Rodney kisses Ferga on the cheek as they part and thanks her for a lovely evening.

Then as we all gather in the common room Alastor gathers us all up “Did you all see how Jeremiah Blitzen was dancing his date next to Tale the whole time?” “No.” “Well I did.”

Rodney then told us that the house elf he had heard before had told him to kill again. He tried to mimic the voice and Tale and Cordelia remember that it sounds like what they think is Parseltongue and Cordelia hurries everyone to Alastor’s spare room and discuss it rather than in the common room. We all agree to not tell anyone about this but promise to look into it further.

Carobelle gets fixated on Rodney’s bloodline and Rodney doesn’t believe any of it but agrees to find a snake and test it. We think that we may have opened the chamber last year and that Dumbledore’s traps have disturbed his bones or caused something to happen.

The next morning, at breakfast Rodney goes over to the Gryffindor table to see the other Gryffindors and asks Ginny to come talk with him a bit. “Are you ok? Last night I found you wandering around the dungeons…” She appears very nervous at this line of questioning. “When you were down there last night did you hear anyone talking?” Ginny bursts into tears and all the Gryffindors all turn to look. He tries to play it off but the Gryffindors begin to get upset and he backs away apologizing. Ginny runs out of the room crying.

While he was over there Carobelle and Cordelia had a conversation about the use of magic in the household and different levels of tutoring before attending Hogwarts.

Rodney came over to tell us what happened.

As we are leaving breakfast we see signs for a dueling club and all agree to sign up. Flora is particularly excited about Prof Lockhart teaching it. She is sure that she can impress Lockhart because of a play she was in.

In brainstorming how to find a snake to test Rodney we think to go visit Prof Kettleburn. His residence is in the tower next to the owlry with the animal menagerie above him. We try to sneak up without him noticing planning a story about helping Tale look for Amiri in case we are caught.

The door to the menagerie was locked but Cordelia opened the door with an unlocking charm and we entered the room to the menagere. There are a couple of rooms with various cages and shortly Rodney finds a cage with a snake in it. It looks at him when he says his name in Parselmouth. Another snake wakes up, they look at each other for a moment and then say “Food.” After he established that we could not hear them and when he talked to them it sounded like hissing to us we quickly left the menagere. Rodney thinks he saw one of the snakes escaping as we left.

Over the next few days Rodney is very withdrawn. Tale and Carobelle went to find information about the Slytherin ghost hoping he might be able to help us.

We found out that the next chance we would have to meet the Baron would likely be the Christmas feast. After some discussion Carobelle, Tale, Cordelia, and Rodney decided to stay over the holidays. Flora and Alastor needed to check in with their parents first.

At the dueling club meeting we all arrived early because Flora was so excited. Lockhart was busy with other students though so she didn’t get a chance to speak to him personally.

- see book for scene -

Harry had hissed at the snake and after everyone started saying that Potter was a parselmouth. We all quickly left the room. Carobelle proposed that Potter may have been the one in the hall telling Rodney to kill things. We talk about it and decide that he is probably NOT evil even if he is a thoughtless yutz.

When we get back to the common room one of the first year students comes up to Rodney. His name is Daryl Morden and he tells Rodney that there was a letter delivered to him through the professors’ house mail system rather than by owl. It is a very pretty letter which says: “Dear Rodney, Please meet me behind greenhouse 3 tonight at 9:00pm.” It is unsigned but it appears to be a girl’s writing. We are all a bit nervous and Rodney invites Tale to go with him in case it is a trap.

They sneak out with the key a little before 8:30 planning to wait out by the greenhouses. Tale hides in the bushes and Rodney waits to meet the person.

At the appointed hour a shadow passes over the moon and a small figure comes around the greenhouse. It’s Ginny Weasley. She greets him in parseltongue. Tale gasps quietly in the bushes. Rodney pretends to not understand her and Tale gets her wand out. Rodney realizes that it is not Ginny before him.

“Who ARE you?” he said in parseltongue.

“I am someone who recognizes your potential.”

Rodney then begins to have a discussion with this person about what they want from him. “Ginny” tells him a bit of history and Rodney remembers from the History of Magic that it was a backfired curse that caused the designated heirs of the founders to become animals which were then bound to the castle. It was also the start of the animagus ability in wizards. They have a conversation about this. Rodney wonders if whatever has possessed Ginny might be the ghost of Salazar Slytherin and what it has planned that it needs Rodney’s help. Eventually it says that it wants him to release the heir so that it can turn him back into a man. Rodney will receive a package which will explain more.

Rodney told us about the beasts of the houses. A giant squid for Gryffindor, some sort of draconic beast for Slytherin. He doesn’t remember the others. He told us that it had offered it money and fame but had agreed to teach him alchemy. Carobelle thought this was a wasted opportunity for money and fame but agreed that alchemy could be useful.

Carobelle thinks that the animals might be the founders themselves. That maybe Mrs. Norris and Rick and whatever the other animals are are trapped in their forms.

We come up with a way to pretend that if Rodney slips up with parselmouth we will pretend he is making fun of Potter.

On her way to breakfast the next day Cordelia goes to the docks to see if she can talk to Rick. It is bitterly cold and started to snow the night before so she doesn’t stay long. Cordelia finds Rick and has a conversation with him asking about the beast of Slytherin or the Chamber of Secrets of the Heirs of the Founders. Rick said that he was once called the Heir of Godric but he is now called Rick. He doesn’t remember more though and Cordelia promises to come back in a week to talk more.

At breakfast an owl appears and lands in front of Rodney. It is a huge owl and has a sizable package that appears to be a book. He doesn’t open it right away though.

Cordelia hurries back to the great hall to talk to her friends. They sneak off into a hallway and Cordelia tells them that Rick is short for the Heir of Godric. Rodney also opens the package to find a book from the Hogwarts library about history and a handwritten journal about alchemy. He devotes himself to reading both books.

Cordelia begins working on another batch of the memory potion for Rick. Carobelle works to find a means of reversing the petrification. Flora went to talk to Lockhart to get a pass to the restricted section but he doesn’t seem to be in his office much these days.

In the book Rodney finds an illustration of four fields of colors. In the green field a multi legged snake named Tenguin. In the red field, a giant squid with the name Donnalee. The yellow field contained Kendren a golden haired unicorn which Carobelle pointed out appeared to be the King of the Unicorns who had died in our first year. The blue field contained a phoenix with the name Fawxilmore. (pronounced Fozzelmore)

We remember that we thought it was the Dark Lord who had killed the unicorns and that if that was Kendren then when an heir dies, as an animagus dies, in their animal form then they die.

Carobelle found a book in the library depicting a basilisk as the multi legged serpent that must be the heir.

Then we studied a bit and Carobelle then went to talk to her Ravenclaw friend Peregrine and learned that Dumbledore has a phoenix but not the name.

She comes back to tell us that Dumbledore has a familiar that’s a phoenix. “What if Dumbledore was the one who put the memory charms on them all and trapped them in their animal forms? We need to free the phoenix from Dumbledore.” “What if Dumbledore doesn’t even know?” We discussed it for hours it seemed.

We also researched the fidelius charm and discovered that it didn’t make you forget but it did keep you from telling anyone which might make you forget eventually.

The writing on the wall did not match any writing that we had seen but Rodney received another letter supposedly from Ginny to meet her at the same time and place. One of the Weasley’s noticed us, the prefect, and told us that a student had been attacked and that we should return to the common room.

Once we return Malfoy came up to us to tell us that it was Creevey who had been attacked but that he was petrified. He didn’t think it was Potter though since his friend was a mudblood.

Rodney gets another message and we all prepare to sneak out with him. We all hide within sight but not hearing range. It is cold but Cordelia put warming charms on us all before we left the castle. Rodney thinks that Ginny will not show up because of the tightened security but she does.

“The heirs are trapped because of a magic that they put on themselves and then other witches and wizards took advantage of them. I want to help all of them but primarily the heir of my ancestor. When the curse is broken on one I believe it will lift on the others as well. You must find notes from the time of the founding within this castle. A wizard alive at the time of the heirs would have taken to his grave his notes about a fidelius charm.”

Rodney learns all of this and that there will be more information about alchemy as well within this tomb. He also learns that the being inhabiting Ginny is named “Thomas” and is a descendent of Slytherin.

We decide to start contacting the goblin that we met to make plans for the party and try to get information about the tomb of the famous goblin there Hangus of Woodcroft. The founder of Hogsmeade.

Slytherin Game 19
Alastor - Social Master Manipulator

We had a picnic at the “good inn” at the old Hogsmead. Original buildings (foundations are still visible).
Tale snuck away to investigate the village while the others were eating. We return with the members of the Ancient Runes Club to Hogwarts. There are some rumors about our group and the Ancient Runes Club and it being perhaps more than it is.

Over the next week Mr. Dimes comes on campus. His partner the frizzy haired witch Ms. Crane is not with him this time. One day after Charms class on a Wednesday, Katie Bell approaches Alastor to inquire if he knows anything about Tale Atwell – Jeremiah Blitzen might be interested in her.

Alastor approaches Tale and the group in the hallway outside of the potions class. Alastor lets the group know of Jeremiah’s interest in Tale. We debate whether we should do anything with this information. We go into Potions class and Roy Jones pulls Tale aside “Watch out for Jeremiah Blitzen, he’s a scum bucket.” I confide in Alastor what Roy says. Alastor thinks that Roy also likes Tale.

We have lunch and then head to Herbology – Greenhouse 3. It has significantly more dangerous plants. We are gathering Seed Pods. We have a debate on whether it’s weird that plants could be sentient. Rodney sarcastically says “Now we’re supposed to care about House Elves.” Cordialla quickly responds “No, but you have to agree that their sentient.” The argument is then made that “Hufflepuffs are also sentient…” and we all break into a fit of giggles.

At the beginning of October another Hogsmeade trip is scheduled. The Ancient Runes club appears to have several new members. The Hogsmeade trip has also appears to have several more people attending with blankets and picnic baskets. People are discussing the upcoming Halloween Feast.

Rodney is trying to convince the would-be followers to have their picnic at a location other than where the Runes are in an attempt to be able to leave them behind. We sneak off. Rodney tries to locate a keyhole – we all try to follow his lead, but we all fail. The Runes club arrives and discovers Rodney taking some rubbings of the Runes. Alastor goes off to try to locate Rachel Ethem. He leads her off to look at some Runes. Alastor holds her hand and then brings up the social gathering after the Halloween Feast and how some 3rd years are hoping to attend. Rachel suggests that it could be ok, if they were invited by a 4th year. Alastor hints that he’ll have to find a 4th year to invite him. Alastor spends a willpower to try to impress Rachel. She inquires if he likes to dance and he says he does. She says “Good, it’s a date.”

We are all nodding knowingly (although clearly bored) at the various Runes. We hear from behind the inn a commotion. We all determine that we should go check it out. We see a hole in the side of the mountain. A short creature is trying to block the hole with a large rock. He is able to get the rock back in place and turns around to pick up his pack. He’s a goblin. Rodney offers to help him with his pack. This is Nibgit. We met him in the Forbidden Forest during our first year when we were trying to rescue Rachel Ethem. He asks what we are doing and we let him know we are studying Runes. He wants to know if we are treasure hunting in tombs. Somehow he diverts are attention discussing food and we start talking details about hosting a large feast event during our next Hogsmead trip. He asks us to make a “Goblin Promise” that we will not steal his pantry. Finally after much debate and clauses Nibgit allows Flora to look inside his pantry. We agree that we will coordinate with him via owl the details and confirmation of the feast.

By the time we get back to Hogwarts everyone seems to know that Alastor and Rachel are now a thing.

Later on, Rodney overhears a house elf mumbling to itself about killing chickens. He asks us if we think the kitchen brings in chicken meat or if they pluck and kill chickens. We decide that we don’t really know. We think it’s odd that Rodney would hear this. He says yeah he said “slah si saww ssstteh sas”. He then shrugs it off and walks away. Next morning no chicken or eggs at breakfast, nor lunch or dinner. Later in the day there is a rumor that all the chickens in the chicken coup were found murdered.

Flora goes on a quest to get an invite to the dance. She seeks out advice from Cordialia and Tale. She goes to try to find Uchi Akimbo – this 4th year that she’s had a crush on for a while. Her goal is to catch his attention and try to see if she can convince him to ask her to the dance. Unfortunately she fails and finds that she’s lost popularity by being so publically rejected.

Alastor approaches Tale to see if she would say yes if Miles Bletchley were to ask her to the dance. She agrees that she would, if he were to ask her. He then goes off to find Adrian Pucey to find out which 3 girls he’s asked to the dance.

Miles later approaches Tale in the common room “Hey so, are you going to the Halloween Feast? Cause there is this thing afterward that I thought you might be interested in.”
Tale – “Yeah, I’d be interested.”
Miles “Cool, I don’t really know how to dance, so yeah…”
Tale “Well, I’ve never really tried to dance, so yeah… we could try to figure that out.”
Miles “Cool”
Tale “Yeah, cool”

Alastor continues his quest to try to set us all up with dates. As he approaches Cedric Diggory and Lee Jordan they both inquire about who Tale is going with. He tries to convince Lee to ask Flora to the dance. He might be interested but didn’t commit and said he was heading off to the library. Alastor goes back to the common room and tells Flora to head to the library. Tale insists that Rodney should go with him. They head out and as the approached the end of the hallway, they pass by Lee Jordan who is lurking around trying to figure out where the Slytherin’s area is. Rodney continues on toward the library and Lee awkwardly finds the nerve to ask Flora to go to the dance with him.

Omar Shaw (6th year) has asked Carobelle to attend the dance with her. We also get a special invitation to go shopping with Carobelle in London about a week and a half before the event. Flora insists that Tale should go shopping with them, even though clearly she’s not super interested in any of this nonsense.

Alastor, Flora, Tale & Carobelle continue to try to get dates for Rodney & Cordelia. Miles Bletchley suggests that his sister Ferga could take Rodney for 40 Galleons. We decide that it’s not right to buy her. But we try to locate her to see if she’d be interested in taking Rodney. Alastor goes to try to distract Prof. Sprout while Flora & Tale approach Ferga. They clearly don’t have skill. An owl arrives mid conversation and Ferga opens it. She then suggests that we should walk back to the castle. She again proposes that we need to pay her 40 Galleons for her to take Rodney.

Later at dinner Flora approaches Lee to see if he knows anyone without dates. Lee says his only friends are the Weasley twins and they already had dates.

Carobelle gives us 40 Galleons to get Rodney a date. So Alastor approaches Ferga again about the proposition and she agrees. Right before the dance Roger Davies and his girlfriend broke up. Roger asks Cordelia to attend the dance with him. Somehow we are all invited to go to this event. It is going to be AMAZING! Now… what to wear?

Slytherin Game Seventeen (End of 2nd year)

The Hogwarts students have been taking their end of year exams.

Rodney, Tale, Cordelia, Alastor, and Flora were taking their astronomy exams, but chose to leave to investigate suspicious behavior. Rodney and Alastor confronted Jeremiah Blitzen. He admits that he pretended to be Roy Jones. He and the grabbers are taking Rachel. Blitzen breaks Rodney and Alastor’s wands.

Rodney accepts that he is going to fail astronomy.

Carobelle arrives around this time, with her personal “proctor” who helps administer her exams to her in an “alternate format”, arranged by her father’s wealth and influence. The proctor is a mild mannered old man.

They tell Sinestra that Rachel has been kidnapped by the grabbers. Sinestra reveals that Dumbledore is away from the castle for some reason, and she will get a message to him. Sinestra’s patronus is a silver hawk.

The students debate whether they should simply wait, and leave this matter in Dumbledore’s hands.

Carobelle thinks this is a mistake. If Dumbledore doesn’t return quickly enough, Rachel could be left an empty shell. Rachel has been a bit off lately, with a rattled memory and a drinking problem, but she is still a friend, or at least a girl who was popular enough once to be worth pursuing as a friend.

Flora is certain her roles as an action heroine have prepared her to help in just such a situation.

Cordelia is uncertain if they can make a difference.

Rodney uses a telescope in the room to study the forest. Something in a tree catches his eye. A first year training broom.

It must have been there from the last time the students took out the training brooms, at the beginning of the school year, almost nine months ago.

Alastor uses the broom he took from Crabbe to fly out to the forest and recover the training broom. Now they have two brooms.

Malfoy who has been watching all of this while taking his astronomy exam comments that this is surely Longbottom’s training broom from the Remember-All incident.

They decide that they could ride three to a broom and get down to the ground level from the astronomy tower. Alastor takes the lead in flying one broom, and Flora takes the lead in flying the other broom. They both fly well, ensuring that the students land safely on the ground.

They fly out to the forest, hovering along closer to ground level, so it is not as dangerous.

(Aside: Their astronomy scores will be:
Alastair – 17 (troll)
Rodney – 22 (poor)
Flora – 17 (troll)
Cordelia – 21 (dreadful)
Tally – 20 (dreadful)
Carobelle – 0 (did not take; will ultimately get an “acceptable incomplete”)

They reach the edge of the forest. Flora is curious since she hasn’t been to the forest before. Rodney and Alastor are using Draco & Goyle’s wands. (Alastor has promised to help get Draco on the Qidditch team in exchange for this help.)

Rodney remembers the way to the grabber’s hut.

There is less devil’s snare in the forest than the last time the group was there, likely due to the change in the weather.

They see a distant glow, and put out their own lights, and try to creep up the hill stealthily, towards the hut.

Tale, Cordelia, and Carobelle creep up the hill. Tale stumbles and has to grab a thorny branch to maintain her balance, taking a minor wound.

Rodney and Alastor fly up on one broom. Flora flies up on another broom. She struggles, but makes it.

However, the sounds are enough to cause a man in a black cloak to emerge from the hut.

Rodney and Alastor recognize him as one of the men who were with Jeremiah. The grabbers are here!

Flora attempts to use a spell she used in a movie that would cause a rope to shoot out from her wand and bind the man. Nothing happens.

Rodney attempts to stun the man, using Draco’s wand. The wand must be really special [he rolls like double 40s or something equally crazy]. The man in the black cloak slumps to the ground.

Cordelia sneaks around to the back of the hut. The hole that they snuck in last time is boarded over, but she is able to transfigure the board covering the hole into sand.

Tale adds a sleep spell to the man stunned on the ground so he won’t get back up.

Carobelle watches for anyone else to come out, wand at the ready.

They all hear whispering inside the hut. “Get back in here.” A girl screaming!

Alastor flies closer to the door.

Rodney rushes inside and sees three men with knives. Jeremiah Blitzen is one of the three.

Rodney stuns one of the adults with a wand in his hand. He falls to the ground and drops the wand.

Cordelia sneaks in the back and sees Rachel chained to a bed, and Rodney facing Jeremiah Blitzen and another man.
Tale follows Rodney inside and casts sleep on the adult who is still standing. He falls asleep.

Jeremiah laughs. “You fool, that was the squib.”

Jeremiah pulls out his wand and casts a spell. The hut is engulfed in darkness. Outside, Carobelle and Alastor can see blackness rolling out the door.

Alastor attempts to transfigure the darkness into something they can see through, but it doesn’t work.

Flora continues to try spells from movies. They continue to not work. She looks very stylish, though.

Rodney successfully casts Lumos. It makes him visible to everyone in the hut, but he can’t make out anyone else. He snuffs the light.

Cordelia thinks she may have seen Jeremiah turns towards her and the back of the hut. She attempts to cast a curse on him, but thinks it didn’t work.

Flora crawls towards where she remembers the bed to be located to try to unchain Rachel. She tries an “out of the book spell” – the unlocking charm – which finally works. She frees Rachel, and feels the sensation of real magic flowing through her.

There is a sudden strange feeling of approaching horror. Something is coming of unspeakable dread. It’s coming from the direction of the castle. It’s like a scream inside each of their souls.

Carobelle outside the hut turns back towards the castle to see what is coming. She sees trees falling over and something moves towards them.

Rodney crawls along the floor and recovers the dropped wands from the wizard on the floor of the hut, and at the door.

Tale helps levitate Rachel over to the hole in the back.

Carobelle sees four men in robes running up the hill away from what is coming from the castle. They look like they are also with the grabbers.

She casts Tarantallegra on the man in the lead. He starts dancing and falling back down the hill.

Alastor transfigures the ground in front of the men coming up the hill. They fall into the quicksand, but the falling trees give them sound traction. They are falling back towards whatever is coming.

One of the men succeeds in casting “Confrigo”. A huge ring of fire surrounds the hill that the hut is on. It’s 24 feet high. A barrier perhaps, to keep out whatever is coming.

The sense of immense evil approaching continues. The wall of fire bows inward as if something is pushing against it.

Flora tries to open a hole in the back of the ring of fire, behind the grabber’s hut. But, as she opens the fire, she sees more black cloaked men on the other side. She closes the curtain of fire.

Rodney hears a loud crack inside the hut.

Alastor swoops down with the broom, and picks up Carobelle. They attempt to flee upward. As they get higher, they can see, on the other side of the flames, what looks like an empty cloak. It’s risen up, like a snake. The flames are parting in front of it.

Carobelle has the brief thought that it has come to save them from the grabbers, crazy as that sounds.

The cloak slithers up the hill, ignoring the quicksand and enters the blackened hut.

Rodney runs out of the hut with a fistful of wands. The three bad guy wands, Draco’s wand, and his own broken wand.

The cloak wraps around one the grabbers and drains him.

Everyone flees by broom. They flee first away from the castle, and then circle up and turn around.

Rachel is just gibbering. It’s likely her memory will never recover, though Cordelia vows to continue to study and master memory charms and help her.

We fly back to the astronomy tower. The plan is to take Rachel to the nurse. On the way, coming down through the astronomy tower, we pass Sinestra’s office.

She sees us. She sees Rachel.

We try to tell her what we saw. She orders us into her office, while she takes Rachel to the nurse.

It’s a long wait.

We see the exam tubes and consider finishing the incomplete exams, but decide that the risk of getting caught is too great.

Sinestra returns. She assures us that Rachel will be fine, and is in Madame Pomfrey’s care.

She pours tea and asks for the whole story.

We suspect it’s truth-telling tea, but aren’t afraid to tell the truth. [Everyone spends willpower to describe what’s happened to a teacher.]

Sinestra seems to believe them. She does say that she won’t make them take remedial astronomy if they fail as a result of their adventures, but that she won’t change their grades.

Rodney pockets one of the grabber’s wands, and gives the other two to SInestra as evidence.

Sinestra offers to arrange a special trip to London for them to purchase new wands. Carobelle offers to buy them extremely nice wands, and fast enough that they would have wands to finish their exams (rather than waiting for their parents to send the money). They forgive her for ignoring them sometimes for more popular people.

Sinestra speculates that Dumbledore won’t believe it, and will think it is anti-muggle propaganda. She agrees to call for Mr. Dimes to return, so there is an objective outside party involved in the investigation.

She is not sure that she can return for the London shopping trip.

Carobelle suggests that Quirrel could take them. He’s nice.

Sinestra’s face falls. “Harry Potter killed Professor Quirrel last night.”

They are all shocked.

“Is that a Gryffindor thing? Murder?”

Sinestra nods solemnly. “Yes. Yes it is.”

Harry Potter claims the Dark Lord was inhabiting Professor Quirrel.

It does seem connected to what they saw last night. The cloak coming from the castle…

We say nothing of our adventures, but hear a lot of gossip about Harry Potter’s adventure. There was a 3-headed dog as rumored. There was something Dumbledore was protecting. Something taken from Gringotts. The philosopher’s stone. The alchemical key to eternal life.

It is ultimately Madame Pince the Librarian who takes us to London. Rodney and Malfoy return Draco and Goyle’s wands so they’ll have them for class.

In London, at Olivander’s, Carobelle tells him to bring out “the good stock”. He brings very fancy wands, set in velvet boxes.

While Rodney and Alastor shop, the group asks Olivander questions about wands, and what can be learned from them.

He says you can usually find the last spell cast, and the person who owned it or borrowed it.

Rodney shows him the third wand that he’d kept.

Olivander identifies it as the wand of a dead witch with a French sounding name. She was killed 8 years ago under mysterious circumstances. It’s a French wizard from wizarding family with members in London. This is dangerous. Magical Law Enforcement still has the case open; they never caught the killers. Rodney plans to give the wand to Mr. Dimes when he arrives.

We return in time for breakfast.

We take more exams:
Rodney Outstanding in Charms
Carobelle Outstanding in Charms
Flora Carrow Exceeds Expectations in Charms
Talle Atwell Outstanding in Charms
Cordelia Outstanding in Charms
Alastor Burke Outstanding in Charms

At lunch, we are feeling cheerful, though everyone else is more awake than us.

Carobelle = barely Acceptable
Flora = Poor
Rodney = Outstanding
Talle = Outstanding
Cordelia = Exceeds Expectations
Alastor = Exceeds Expectations

Total grades:
2 Acceptable (Potions & Transfiguration)
3 Exceeds (Herbology, Defense Against Dark Arts, & History of Magic)
1 Outstanding (Charms)
1 N/A (Astronomy)

Sinestra finds them at lunch. She had wanted to investigate the wand with McGonagall, but it was reclaimed by its owner.

She warns them that they cannot go after Jeremiah Blitzen. There is not enough evidence. His parents are very influential and popular. He might have been acting under an Imperius Curse.

She does want them to keep an eye on him.

Carobelle observes that if they want to make him unpopular, they would have to first make his parents unpopular.

They all attend the end of year feast, happy at Slytherin’s dominating lead (160 points). Then, Dumbledore changes everything and awards a bunch of points to Harry Potter and his stupid friends. Just enough for them to win. And then he changes the banners from Slytherin to Gryffindor. Like that’s fair.

Such obvious favoritism.

Absolutely no acknowledgment of their heroism. Of course.

Rodney plans to apply to study alchemy.

Cordelia tells them that she is planning to go to Beaux Batons next year, and so this is goodbye, except for Carobelle who is still her step-sister. They are surprised and concerned by this.

Cordelia and Carobelle invite everyone to their house over the summer for a two-week house party.

Flora is expecting to spend most of the summer working on the play, and expects another scroll with more of the script over the summer.

Sinestra invites us to retire to her tower, after we are deeply disappointed by house cup outcome.

Many students have already left; we go with Sinestra

“Well, I told Dumbledore everything. And, he seemed troubled. I believe he will actually investigate the whole matter. However, he told me he will need to seem to pay it no mind, and discount it. He believes, as I do, that dark forces have penetrated the castle, and are spying.”

“Dumbledore is showing utter favoritism to Gryffindor over Slytherin on purpose. Because Slytherins are suspicious of muggles, he suspects those helping grabbers are in the other houses. By appearing to slight Slytherins at every turn, he is lulling the muggle-friendly grabbers into a false sense of security.”

Sinestra says that we have restored her faith in the future of the house, and that Slytherin is way ahead in house points this year, in her heart.

She warns us to be careful over the summer.

Mors Mordre has taken a blow on campus with the graduation of Miss Akimbo. She and her cohorts could be causing trouble out in the wizarding world now.

We board the train. Snape gives us permission forms to be able to go to Hogsmeade as 3rd years, next year.

When the train reaches London, we are met by our families.

Rodney’s family meets him. They are full of congratulations to Gryffindor (and family members in Gryffindor) for the big house cup victory. Rodney grumbles, but then plays along, being a very good sport, so his family will let him come to the summer house party at the Nott’s.

Alastor’s parents are there, along with his older brother Valraven. His parents are relatively cool to him after his misadventures this year, but his sister is warm to him. His parents ask him about the Dark Lord rumors. They don’t really believe it. They think it is a cover for Harry Potter to not get in trouble for murdering a professor.

Cordelia & Carobelle are met by the Nott’s butler. He also picks up Theodore (Carobelle’s brother) and Cordelia’s sister. Theodore has done pretty well in his first year. Carobelle helped him as she could to be popular.

Flora is joined by her sister as she gets off the train. Her parents rush them both out of the train station. They are not mingling with any of the wizarding families, and seem conspicuously uncomfortable.

Tale is met by her parents and brother. Her big cat looks wistfully at the train, missing Hogwarts where he is King of Cats.

2nd year is over

3rd year book will be called:
[Your character’s name] and the Hogmeade’s Tomb

Slytherin Game 16
Grabbed again!

Rumors are going around that there is a three headed dog living on the third floor.

In early May – Slytherin is going against Hufflepuff in quidditch. It should not be problem.
While walking to class a little late Rodney is almost surprised when a person is who is attempting to leg lock charm him. In response, Rodney attempted to use a blocking charm and to stun the prankster. The stunning spell works very well and the prankster is discovered to be Jeremiah Blitzen. Rodney decides to turn this wand into his teacher’s possession for safe keeping. There is something odd about the wand but neither Rodney nor his friends can tell what. 13" ebony – quite rigid.

It is raining at the match as it begins. Alastor does well, but not as well as last time. Slytherin wins. If it was against anyone other than Hufflepuff we would have been excited.
Later, some of the first year Slytherins are speaking very quietly about something. Turns out Malfoy says that Potter has a dragon. We send him on his way saying “we will be watching”.
At the same time Rachel Ethem is found “hitting the potion” again and has forgotten much. Cordellia gives her a remembering potion. This seems to depress Rachel when she remembers and is also hesitant to enter her room – the same place from which she was “grabbed”. Cordellia leaves her in her room and goes to Madam Pomfrey a few days later to report the problem.

We return to our rooms and both the boys’ rooms have been ransacked. It appears nothing is missing from Rodney’s room but something may have been planted. They investigated his pepper up potions but did not take any – maybe they added something?

Alastor’s room has been searched too. Nothing is found to be missing or added. Malfoy searches his room but it was untouched.

At lunch Professor McGonagall announces that there is still a wand that was found Rodney suggests to Duncan Ingle(s)bee that it might be his wand. When he looks at it he screams and runs away. McGonagall questions Rodney but can find no wrong doing. Cordellia then goes to the library to look for him but instead find Jeramiah Blitzen putting back an advanced potions book behind the shelves. She then attempts to switch the covers form a different book in order to hide another book back there.

After switching the covers she leaves the library with the book and heads to an alcove without a suit of armor. She then gathers with everyone for lunch and then Alastor’s spare room. The book is booked marked at the polyjuice potion section. It is suspected that Blitzen may be using this – it is also suggested that Rachel might be replaced.
Ravenclaw beats Griffindor in quidditch. Ravenclaw wins the quidditch cup but Slytherin . Gryffindor lost a lot of points for some reason.

Cordellia copies a horrible spell that makes people forget that they have ever been loved.
Rodney researches a way to defend his room from being ransacked again. Quirrill tries to get him a book from the forbidden section but Dumbledore has kept it. He gets a lesser version of the book that has some spells in it. One was a potion that lets you know when someone crosses a line. Another is a fifth year charm that would make a contingency trap for opening something. He makes the potion twice and both Alastor and Rodney use it to protect their rooms.
Studying for finals begins.

Rodney goes to Professor Sinerstra and asks about alchemy. She lectures him about the dangers and ends up using Occlemancy and Veritas potion to get information from him. She discovers the stolen fuel in Rodney’s head. She offers to endorse Rodney in Alchemy if Alastor turns over the fuel to her. By doing so he would also avoid expulsion from Hogwarts. Before they can be delivered, we had to sit our Herbology exam. After Herbology, the fuel is given to Sinestra. Tale still has one because Rodney did not know about it.

Four exams are taken – but in the middle of Astronomy the test is interrupted.

Ingl(s)bee meets in the library and reveals that the wand that Blitzen had was one of the grabbers wand. This combined with the polyjuice book leads us to think that Jeremiah Blitzen might be a grabber. It is decided that Rodney will speak to Joshua to get him to lead his “brother” into a trap in the key room.

During astronomy exam , Tale spots a flash from the portal in the forest. After we adjust the telescopes to see what was happening, we all spot two individuals running up to the castle. They use a key to open the front door. After a while the alarm on Rodney’s room goes off. They leave the exam to investigate. Alastor and Rodney catch Blitzen and two adults. Rodney is stunned and Alastor is bound. Blitzen monologues the plot. He says we cannot stop him this time muhahaha. He was Roy Jones and knows the password for the Slytherin common room. Real Roy has Ingle(s)bee’s power. Rachel will be grabbed and the room trashed. He then breaks both of their wands. As the stun wears off, Rodney cuts ALaster free and they discover that Rachel has been kidnapped and her room has been trashed again. Rodney and Alaster grab Alaster’s broom and fly straight to the astronomy tower after having retrieved their broken wands. Upon arriving, they “borrow” Draco and Crabe’s wand in exchange for making sure Draco makes the Quiddich team. Sinerstro finally notices our arrival. She asks “What is the devil is going on?” and Rodney responds with “Professor, I am afraid I have to fail your exam.

Slytherin Game 15
The Eternal Court is born.

Year 2, Second Term Game Recap:

Train from London, Jan 2nd. Overcast

Cordelia, Tale, Randy, Carobella, Flora and Alastor sitting on the train together talking about their Christmas vacation. Carobelle and Flora introduced by Cordelia. Flora notes that she knows Gilderoy Lockhart and suggests the girls reread his books before Flora is sent his advanced copy of “Magical Me” that he’s currently working on.

Rodney got a kitten sweater for Christmas from his family. He spends most of the time in the train looking out the window.
Rachel Ethem, 3rd year, visits cabin, gives Flora advice to avoid tasting “forgetting potions” so that she can remember her lines.

Carobelle gives Rodney a 6th year Arimanthy text book (because it looked like a smart people book) and Tale ceramic jungle cat, respectively. She gives Alastor a signed picture of his favorite Quiditch team the Grimport Huckers from Holland. Rodney gives Carobelle a ribbon that becomes a butterfly and perches in her hair. He gives Tale a swath of cloth like a silk handkerchief that cleans her face. He gives Cordelia a necklace that is a stone that changes color.

Gifts from Alastor: Rodney self-repairing glasses, Carobell slippers, Cordelia bracelet, Tale dream journal with lock, Flora auto-quill.

Alastor, who has been quiet, gets up and leaves the car just after Uchi Akimbo (3rd year), brother of Mika, the girl he liked before, passes by.

Cordelia and Flora get pumpkin pasties from the trolley. Tale gets a chocolate frog with a card of Felix Summberby 1447-1508, inventor of Cheering (people up) Charms.

Flora and Carobelle go for a “mean girls” walk down the corridor. See Alastor talking with Miles Blechly, 3rd year Slytherin, Qidditch player. Uchi Akimbo is also there. The boys do not notice Flora nor Carobelle. The boys are talking heatedly about brooms, Uchi wants them to “lean on the captain” to allow someone (a first year) on the squad, and they’ll get new brooms from that someone’s father. Broom Nimbus 2001, which Flora is very interested in. Boys move off without noticing Flora or Carobelle, the girls return to the cabin, Flora and Tale go to change into their robes.

Jeremiah Blitzen, who had been a squib prior to that year but displayed magic recently, (too handsome for his own good) stops by the cabin and meets Flora; Carobelle appears to adjust her clothing and seems to like him. He offers to do something with Flora and promises to send her an owl. (He never follows up with this which pleases Carobelle but confuses Flora.)

The train arrives in the station.

Tale and Flora wait on the platform as Rodney goes back to train to look for Alastor. Jeremiah runs off the train and Rodney and Carobelle enter the train to find Alastor. In the last car they see several adults talking to Alastor and on the walk toward the last car. The adults are intense with Alastor, Carobelle calls to him, he runs over and says they should leave. Professor Kettleburn (who teaches Care of Magical Creatures) introduces himself to the other adults on the train.

Everyone gets into the last cart as it’s pulling away to take them up to the castle. The rest of the ride is uneventful. Everyone settles in their rooms and goes to the supper meal. Professor Snape approached all to do an unknown task with Prof Kettleburn. Cordelia offers to help Flora learn how to take notes and do homework.

Rodney leads the group to find Prof Kettleburn near the Hufflepuffs. Prof Kettleburn tells them all to go find Rubius Hagrid, tell him that they are doing Prof Fliwicks work. Kettleburn gives Rodney a note to allow them to remain out of doors after curfew. The kids go down to the hut. Hagrid takes them to the shed for burlap sacks and shovels. Instructions: Go to the hall of keys, scoop up the scooping’s /molting’s left by Flitwicks 20 Fwoopers, put them into bags, then elsewhere put them into bags sorted by colors (green, yellow, orange, red). (The Fwoopers have been silenced and pose no harm to the kids.) Take the colored molting’s to Flitwick and then return shovels to the shed.

As the kids walk back to the castle, we see 2 redheads (guessing Weasley twins) headed toward the forbidden forest. Can’t determine what they’re doing. We all go back to the castle, down the hall, to the Hall of Keys with a large door. Open the door, along wall there are thousands of keys. On other wall are purchases and many brightly colored birds with piles and piles of feathers below (the Fwoopers). There are no labels on the keys. We begin with scouring and Alistor shovels, take the bags of feathers in the bags into the hall, dump them out and begin to sort by color – Alastor, Rodney, Tale, and Carobelle pocket one of each color feather, Flora follows suit, Cordelia does not. Rodney takes the largest, oldest looking key. When the task is completed, they take the key and determine that it fits into the front door to the castle.

Tale leads the group to go see the 3rd floor corridor which has been forbidden, though she doesn’t know why as she was there last year and it was neat but nothing special. They see Kim Sharingham (girlfriend of the guy who “likes” Cordelia) during this “restricted time” after hours. She is carrying a scroll and she brandishes this before passing them without a word and heading downstairs. This is the hall behind the unused classrooms. At the end of the hall, there is a door with an iron lock that looks fairly new. Flora tries “Alohamora” to unlock the door, but it doesn’t work. Rodney tries to open the door without success either. Tale looks under the slit at the bottom of the door but can’t see what’s in there; at one point she gets a face full of fowl air. As they continue to try to strategize how to find out what’s in the room, Mrs. Norris comes in and Amiri begins to confront her. The kids decide it’s time to go, so they head down to the front door and out to return our shovels to the Keepers Hut. As we pass across the ground, see a large hulking figure, about the size of Hagrid, pacing back and forth in front of the Forbidden Forest. As the creature begins to move to all fours and comes toward the group, everyone runs toward Hagrid’s hut, pursued by the creature, which turns out to be a werewolf. Alastor manages to change the mud into a trap for the werewolf and the kids return the shovels to Hagrid who then escorts them back to the castle. Hagrid hands the kids off to Filtch and he marches them back to their common room.

The next day, first day of classes

1st class: Charms with Prof Flitwick 1 hr. Flora sits next to Cordelia and learns how to take notes during lecture. Carobelle sleeps during class. At the end of class Prof singles out each student of our goup and gives 10 points each for “special but secretive services”.
2nd Class: Defense Against Dark Arts, with Professor Quirl, double session with Hufflepuff. The whole classroom reeks of garlic, yet Prof intent about talking about Hags despite questions from our group. The rest of the afternoon is uneventful:
3rd Herbology 1 hr
4th Transfiguration 1 hr
5th History of Magic 1.5hrs

2 weeks go by, then Quidditch game Slytherin Ravenclaw

Ravenclaw wins match.
Alastor and Uchi chat about adding a first year to the team; Alastor agrees to promote idea to the captain so they can get new brooms.

Next day:

The next installment of the script arrives for Flora. Flora and Cordelia discuss it.

Some weeks later:

All in the library “studying.” Rodney called away by someone else to talk. Rodney returns and says he suspects Jeramiha Blitzen or someone impercenating him is making polyjuice potion. Moste Potente Potions was a book by Phineas Bourne that gave instructions on how to brew advanced potions. This is the book we are looking for, it was supposed to be in the restricted section but we can’t find it anywhere.
While sitting together, they explain to Flora what happened to them last year and that Squibs hire “grabbers” to get a wizard and suck the magic out of them utilizing a magical ritual.
Rumor: Roy Jones got snidged and is not returning to school.

Toward the end of the semester approaching Easter Holiday:

One day released early from History of Magic, sent to common room where head of house address us all. Only the second year Slythryn class is present, but everyone is there. Snape informs all that it’s time to choose elective classes for next year.
Everyone’s electives: Arymanthsy, Muggle Studies

The kids decide it’s time to put together their group officially. The name of group: The Eternal Court


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