Previous threads:http://suptg.thisisnotatrueending.com/archive.html?searchall=millicent+faux(3 Fate Points)House: Ravenclaw Millicent is Anti-Social. This is the system-specific trait, not the popular definition of anti-social. She is not socially awkward, shy, or lonely; she actively hates people. But she is not a sociopath (she does feel emotions, and she does understand social expectations and rules, and does follow them, and is not manipulative; she just hates people).However, being thrust into an environment where she MUST interact with people, no longer having the safe haven of her own room or of Dad and Mum, and with the threat of being disowned, has forced Millicent to begin accepting more people.This does not mean that Millicent is lonely and wants friends for the sake of companionship or for the sake of friendship; she still feels hatred for people outside of the very small circle of family, familiar, doll, and acquaintance(s).And that hatred will only subside with time, or her being forced to get to know the person better and becoming acclimated to them.Her hatred isn't an uncontrolled thing either, unlike her fear of bodies of water or nausea regarding seafood; she can push down that hatred enough to work with people. People can do things they hate, and be unhappy with it but do it all the same. Traits:Near-Death>A fear of large bodies of water and being unable to stomach foods with obvious fish.Hexer>Natural aptitude to hexes, but not trusted by others because of it.Supernatural Luck: Able to refresh a Fate Point on an 8, 9, & 10 on a d10.
With the wand within your grasp you don't waste a second as you run back to the others, the figure giving you chills down your spine. Harriet has woken up but she has a nasty gash on the back of her neck where blood trickles down her back."We need to get her medical attention as soon as possible" Joel says as he holds her up "I have a plan" he says, drawing his wand. "Accio broom!" Nothing seems to happen as Joel and the others quickly make for the otherside of the school before any students or teachers arrive. Then, from the air a busted old broom falls down by Joel's feet. He sits on it and puts Harriet infront of him as she tiredly holds onto it too."I'm going to take her to Professor Trib's potion's supplies" he says "I should be able to find the correct healing potion"(More writefagging incoming - Roll 1d100 so I can count who's here)
Deciding it's best for you and the others to get out of sight while the getting is good you take the long way back to the castle. Finding the back entrance by the gardens as to avoid the throng of students looking out their dorm windows at the fire in the forest. Roll 1d100. Stealth. 80 or less wins.
Rolled 58>>23707485Nat 100, coming right up.
>>23707450>Dripping with anticipation.gif>You saved a .gif I posted with the exact file name I gave itToday is the day DagonDildo dances.
OH SHIT! I GOTTA CANCEL ALL OF MY PLANS TONIGHT!
Rolled 55>>23707533Nope. You're safe.Rolling because of this: >>23707440
Rolled 16>>23707606It was a good name, I couldn't resist.
You manage to return to the your dormitries without drawing attention to yourself, the door already open as students filled the entrance as they look to the forest fire. When you return to your room, parting ways with Nigel, you find Elise and sit on your bed, Tara clambering onto your should as she gives the feline equivelent of a hug. "Tergeo" says Olivia as she points her wand at herself and then at you, cleaning the soot and other forest dirt from your robes, night dress and bathrobe. You undress and change into your proper school clothes. You still feel a rush from casting the fireball spell so unexpectantly, killing the house elf out of self defense. Should you have let Joel fly off with Harriet like that? If the teachers had flocked to the fire then the potions storage closet should be unprotected."We should we do now?" asks Olivia>We go to our classes and act like nothing has happened>We wait here for Joel to come back>other
Rolled 2>>23707750>>We wait here for Joel to come back> Stick to the plan!
>>23707750>We wait here for Joel to come backI don't entirely trust him, and I don't want him getting caught.
>>23707811Or did we had a plan?
>>23707750"We should wonder why we let Joel take the lead and decide to completely circumvent the teachers, even though we're eleven."Seriously guys, what the hell?
>>23707750>We wait here for Joel to come backI still don't trust him, he's seeming less and less legit
>>23707397I looked at the pic and read "fingers crack".
>>23707845Harry and co didn't want or need teachers to hold their hands all the time. Also, you don't know which teachers you can trust, if at all, or even if they are even evil or not. It's complicated. What I'm saying is, you're the protagonist. Protag.
>>23707820You know, he's been having a lot of trouble casting spells in class since the beginning and now all of sudden he's become pretty damn contempt. The paranoia in me is telling me that he's been getting help or a "boost" to his magical capabilities but in return for his services. And who's been asking of his aid? Professor Avori! During the party he had a pretty weak excuse on the reason why he was chosen, and he began to get a little defensive when we kept badgering him on about what he did that day. I dunno what else to add but this, but does anyone have any more fuel to add to the fire?
>>23707922>>... he's become pretty damn contempt. >competentExcuse me.
You decide it's best to wait for Joel and neglect any lessons you may have coming up. Your thoughts wander to the figure in the forest. Next to destroying the house elf with your magic the image of the dark figure won't escape from your mind. What did you see?A long cloak with a hood that looked cheap and raggy, it was black and covered in specks of dried twig and debree. Roll for Memory. 80 or less wins. (I feel generous today)
Rolled 7>>23707976h-here I go!
>>237079947 degrees on my first roll? I dig italso naming since Op asked us to
>>23707994We remember EVERYTHING.
You remember seeing...a wand in the figures hand. And he was a man with a athletic build and heavy arching shoulder on which the house elf sat. He had turned to you when the dawn came and obscured his face.Had you seen those house elf's before? Possibly, they could have been the ones from the great hall kitchens but you would never be able to tell them apart. You think of Joel and the prowess he has been showing lately in his magic abilities, the way he conjured the broom and took control of the situation. In lessons he has always been average or a little more than, never to the point he could fight off three house elfs without taking so much as a scratch. Maybe he was good in difficult situations. Maybe it was something else. Roll 1d100. 65 or less for composure.
Rolled 15>>23708100zero fucks
>>23708115You are just on a roll man.
>>23708131Feeling good about this, will fuck up later when it's important
>>23708141Beats whenever I roll. Which reminds me, I guess I should join the others namefagging for this quest.
You keep your cool, feeling good as you close your eyes and relax with Tara and Elise cradled in your arms. After a few minutes Olivia speaks in a whisper. "Did you mean to kill the elf? It was self defense right?" >Self defense. You didn't mean to cast that spell. >It attacked me. It got what was coming to it. >I'm not sure. >Other
>>23708218>Self defense. You didn't mean to cast that spell.
>>23708218It was just an house elf.
>>23708218>Self defense, didn't mean to cast that spell.Honesty is the best policy. Let's keep the edgy stuff in store for when we're a teenager.
>>23708218I didn't mean to kill it. I was running on pure fear and adrenalin, heck, I doubt I could even cast that fireball again if I'd triedbut then, it's just a house elf right? no one's going to miss it
>>23707906Are we?Because so far it seems like Joel is.
"It was self defense" you tell her, explaining that you wouldn't be able to cast that spell again if you wanted to. "It's just a house elf" you say, casually as you look out the dorm window, watching as students stand and watch the smoke rising near the cottage. Good thing you managed to put out that fire when you did."Just a house elf?" says Olivia. "You don't really mean that">What? Their servants, like cats and rats.>No, sorry, I don't.>other
>>23707397*emotes like a retarded 12 year old gaiafag*
>>23708218>I didn't mean to cast the spell let alone kill it.also "it " lolAlso also DUMBLEWAITERS IN DIS THREAD
>>23708309I... guess? I mean everyone always said... I'm not sure
>>23708299Joel is too suspicious to be the protag. Calling that broom was some 4th year shit, man.>>23708309Are we intuitive enough to know we just fucked up in her eyes? If so, let's go for >>23708341. Otherwise, I guess we've no choice but to double-down.
>>23708309actually, disregard that I suck cocks>No, sorry, I don't.Olivia is conscience now
>>23708309>what? They're like cats. Like tara. i love her but someday she's going to pass, nothing i can do about it and no sense in getting all worked up over it.
>>23708309>No I didn't mean it I'm just shook up.
house elves die all the time. without people like us to take them in they'd probably be extinct by now.
>>23708332Glad to see you make it. And I'm back from my dinner. Looks like I missed quite a bit.
>>23708384this add it wasn't my house elf
>>23708440i over slept and was gonna make waffles to kill my hangover. It doesn't take to look to catch up on several threads let alone just one.
You don't understand. "They're like cats, and other animals. I have house elfs at home who serve my family, we never make a fuss when they die, we just get another one"Olivia is speechless. "You really aren't as smart as you try to make out to be" she says Before you can react to this you hear Joel call your names from downstairs. You follow Olivia and find him sitting on the sofa looking into the dying embers of the fireplace. His face is pale white like his hair as turns and looks at you. Nigel comes thudding down the stairs a moment later, wand drawn in the event of trouble. He eases up."She's okay" he says "I went to Trib's cabnet but I couldn't find anything to heal her with. I had to use a spell instead, thankfully it worked well enough to stop the bleeding and close the wound. She's going down to the ward in a few minutes to get herself checked out.">Questions>Other
>>23708407I don't think we can think that after last night, when it seems like they're involved with whatever's going on.
does anyone have the objectives post and the who's the most likely villan post handy? are we ready to make an accusation?
>>23708556How do you know all these advanced spell?
>>23708556"...Who are you, because it's certainly not the Joel I've been going to class with for the last couple weeks."
we can't just call him out in front of everyone, he's not going to rip off his mask and declare himself bbeg with other people watching. we need to get him alone and browbeat it out of him.
Rolled 62>>23708556Inquire about the crazy spells he knows, but make it sound more curious than accusing. Maybe even an "I'm glad we had you there."
>>23708586Let's not be so blunt. Ask him about Wingardium Leviousa. The first day, he couldn't levitate shit even with us helping, now he's got girls soaring into the trees? He's had time to practice, but it's still suspicious.
>>23708586this also point wand at him
>>23708556There's no way your joel. A first year isn't going to know accio and healing spells
> "You really aren't as smart as you try to make out to be."Gonna have to tell Olivia that we never claimed to be smart to begin with.
>>23707397Missed a thread and I have to sleep now.FMLWell, people don't fuck up, be the very best exc.. Apparently we are namefagging, at least this is the impression that I got from the last thread?OP can I ask a retarded question?>>23708556>I went to Trib's cabnet How?>>23708585I decline. Investigation is a must, but subtlety is even more important.
if we KNOW it's him, just knock him out before he can react.Ask questions later, he's obviously dangerous and probably more powerful than we.
>>23708653Well... down the road when we can tell her this. Along with an apology of sorts.
>>23708657We don't, we just suspect. I think we should push for more information at most, maybe try to entrap, but not accuse.
"You were great back there" you say, trying to figure him out "How did you know all those advanced spells?"Joel notices the lingering look of hostility in your eyes. "Like you I come from a pureblood wizarding family, not that it really means anything. However before coming to Hogwarts I made sure to read all of my father's old school books. I was prepared. This is Hogwarts, stuff like this is infamous for happening">Not good enough>I only wish I had taken the same precautions>But you're terrible in lessons?>other
>>23708682They bring me my 2nd greatest joy next to drawfags.
Rolled 35>>23708721I only wish...
>>23708721>>But you're terrible in lessons?
>>23708721>But you're terrible in lessons?>other"I suppose you're right. You just have a problem in lessons, then?"
>>23708738Seems like the best anti-social trait answer to me.
>>23708721>But you're terrible in lessons?Not TERRIBLE but... you know. Not nearly as good compared to what we just saw.
>>23708742I'd go with this instead.
>>23708721>so you just happen to have mastered all those third and fourth year spells when last month you couldn't levitate a feather consistantly?*brandish wand>who are you really? where's Joel?
>>23708721>So that's why you performed the levitation spell so well our first lesson.Let's see if we can trick him.
>>23708721>But you're terrible in lessons?also his whole manner seems to have changed
>>23708775If others like this then yay/nay it.
>>23708775Argh, never mind. THIS. Last time I change my vote.
Rolled 92>>23708775I like this idea. A lot
Rolled 24>>23708829They should
All these yays. What are you? A FAAAG.
>>23708859I guess it makes sense. He just comes out, does all the cool stuff, while we were considering him simply a possibly useful chess-piece.Also aggressive action might flesh out him a little bit more.
"I remember you were really good at using Wingardium Leviosar in class in the first week" you say, hoping to catch him out. Joel smiles and relaxes into the chair. "No I wasn't" he says "I sucked because the class was dull and I was bored">More Questions>other
This story is moving painfully slow for me. I have so much ship planned it's nuts.IF ONLY YOU KNEW.
>>23707397Ok. Here's what's going to happen:I'm going to watch and re-read everything about HP tomorrow because I'm no matter how mature I want the world to see me, no matter how much independent and successful, I'll always look back for comfort to things that made me happy as a kid. I need some of dem nostalgic feels and melancholy to get me through my own RL stuff. It is very likely I'll paint some fanart nobody is ever going to lay eyes on when I'm done.If you want something qualitative done, for free, this is your chance.
>>23708914i actually know that feel> Wut m8?
>>23708914how the shit does he know everything about everyone. does he.. fuck. he runs the fucking house elves.
Rolled 24>>23708914Rolling to seduce.
>>23708925>shipi thought that was our job>>23708934just post it here nigger
>>23708934>Dat Image>Dem feelsWhat do you have in mind? Examples of your work?
>>23708937Well, this is a first. The QM is getting bored of the quest first than the audience.
>>23708963Never. I'm excited. Really excited. I've got so much stuff planned and I'm looking forward to it. The nature of the quest is slow. I'm telling the story at the correct pace, making sure everything feels natural at the cost of moving shit along.
>>23708914> OtherRub temples and let out a frustrated sigh.
>accusenoone gets that good that fast. I don't care what you read in your dads books, that's impossible.
>>23708914Damn it, he's acting weird, but that's plausible. Somewhat. He was frustrated at the time, but I've done similar. Damn you, Joel, I thought I was joking when I said we'd think you were the BBEG.
>>23708914you know what? we aren't going to get anything out of him this way and he's suddenly become a smug dick, we should do something elsePerhaps if we get the chance we should try and patch things up with olivia and explain we didn't know she thought like that about house elves. also confide in her about how we think joel's suddenly gone all weird
>>23708986i actually like this
>>23709012she's here right now, lets just ask her in front of him if she's noticed a change
>>23708914o thank Merlin I thought you were an imposter
>>23708956I can draw in any medium. I assume you'd either request something digital fully rendered or graphite on paper respectively with render. I haven't got any work that can't be retraced to my persona, you've got nothing to lose and I'm not here to get attention. This is my last post so I don't derail - if you come up with something meaningful you want to be illustrated then leave it in this or the next threads, I'll find it>What do you have in mind?Anything you want, make it count.
Rolled 5, 30 = 35>>23708838ignore me...
>>23709031do we really need to get more standoffish?Wait we're antisocial as fuck, fuck you not-joel,good call bells
>>23708914Wait, who teaches that class? It might've been professor Avori's class and we suspect him, don't we?
>>23709062I know I do.
>>23709036Fuck you know how to lay the pressure on thick.Lets see....I'm cool for voting on something, the thread won't get derailed as long as I keep writing. So...I would like a big picture that would work as a thread banner for the rest of the quests. It'll have these characters in it >Millie>Maud>Joel>Robert>Olivia >Nigel>HarrietHave these together looking in different directions with their wands drawn. Have them standing in Diagon Alley.
>>23709096Have each of them standing apart. Not as a unified whole.
>>23709096That might be a bit complex, but if drawfag is down I'm all for it.
>>What do you have in mind?WHY TONIGHT? I HAVE TO BE SOCIAL TONIGHT. WHHHHY?
>>23709130because if you don't harriet will rape you
>>23708914"So you've just been -pretending- to have trouble this whole time?"
You let out a sigh and rub your temples as you sit next to him. "Olivia, Nigel" says Joel, looking up at them. "Can I be alone with Millie for a moment?"Olivia gives a glance to Nigel and he back. "Sure" they both say. Joel stands and motions for you to follow him upstairs into your dorm. "We need to talk">Go with him>stay >other
>>23709130My thoughts... >>23707609 exactly.Which is funny since they're HP fans and are interested in this quest--despite it being all "fan-fictiony."
>>23709164A boy in the girl's dorms? I seem to recall the founders not liking that.Let's do it.
>>23709164>Go with himMake sure we keep a hand near our wand.
>>23709164follow that nigga with your wand out, never know when he might get uppity.
>>23709164>Go with him
>>23709164>Go with himPlot thickensWhy does he wants to talk alone?So others don't hear it.Mmm, delicious secrets
>>23709183Oh crap, I didn't mean it like that. Ron and Harry got kicked out the one time I remember them trying in the books.
>>23709175other way around,
>>23709164>go with him, wand in hand
>>23709164go with him but defiantly be on guard.inb4 young headmaster
>>23709164>Go with him>otherMake sure that Elise and Tara come along. Be ready to pull out our wand.
You go with him with a hand ready to draw your wand. It he up to something? Can you trust him? What if he's the one who's been planning everything all along? How could he be so good at spells in such a short amount of t-"Millie just stop it" he says as you enter your room. You can't form words, there's a look in his eyes you've never seen before. He's deadly serious. "Stop with this act. I've had enough. I thought it was because you were brought up under those ridiculous parents of yours which sheltered you from the world. But no, even when you're at Hogwarts, one of the greatest places in the wizarding world, you're not happy. You don't trust anyone apart from Olivia. Is it really that hard to believe that I'm not the one causing all this trouble? Don't try to deny it I've seen the way you've been looking at me"He works himself up into a rage before calming. "You have to learn to trust others or you'll be alone forever. It is not how much you love that defines who you are, it's how much you are loved by others. Now stop this game and trust me, trust Nigel, allow yourself to have friends you can rely on. Can you do that, for me?">Yes>You're not being honest with me>No>other
>>23709096>>23709125>>23709127Like I said, I've no issue drawing anything.How about I just come back with multiple thumbnails and you guys just pick one or something, that'll be much easier. I'm pretty much free till the remainder of next week, revisions will be accepted.Expect some established shots of the whole composition due sunday or saturday evening. Afterwards we can talk over specific details such as each individual appearance, demeanor etc and if things go ok you'll have it done at the end of that day. One more thing though: Is there any specific style you'd prefer to be emulated? I'm not a regular here, don't want to come in blazing with semi-realism or anything out of place.
waffle time, don't make bad life choices while I'm away.
>>23709320We played right into your god damn hands...
>>23709317Make it as cool as you can. I think I'd like to get it to a level or realism that goes a cut above normal drawfagging.
>>23709282>You're not being honest with meI want to Joel, really I do but I just can't believe that you'd suddenly become this good out of nowhereBut whatever it is your doing, you've helped me, you saved harriet, if you weren't on our side, you could've got the drop on us then and thereSo I'll trust you, I guessI'm just...bad at people
>>23709320Let's point out that someone already tried to fool us once wearing someone else's face. We can't afford to trust anyone blindly.If Joel is bad, he already knew about the incident and we're giving him nothing. If he isn't, then at least he knows why we're being paranoid.
My internet is acting up. Forgive re-posts etc.
>>23709320How can i trust you If you're not being honest with me?
>>23709282>You're not being honest with me either.
Hug him. Start crying.
>>23709282>You're not being honest with me>other"You think I consider this a game? I am currently engaged in a contest which is obviously serious enough that people could get killed over, you're not being truly honest with me, and yet you want me to trust you?"You may not be the one causing the trouble, but you're involved, just as surely as I, Harriet, and Sam."This is no game, Joel."
>>23709282>>You're not being honest with me>>other"You're wrong. If people don't love me the way I am, they don't deserve me. and Why are you so angry, there is no reason for it?"
>>23709282"Someones already worn the headmasters face in front of me, Joel.""I want to trust you, but its hard when someone is trying to impersonate those around me."
>>23709383i like it
>>23709320>otherListen here you poncy twat, something is definitely off about you, and maybe i can't prove it right now but im on to you. You're way too good at magic, the elves in the forest ran when they saw you, and you act like the imposter i saw in my dreams when i got knocked out.*turn to leaveand i don't need you, or anyone. Im a Fauxly, after all.
>>23709374This is good too.
>>23709426>Those lip piercingsWHY
"I'm...sorry" you say, looking at your shoes. "Someone already fooled me into believing they were someone they weren't." you say "I can't just trust you like that"Joel clenches his fist and sits on your bed, putting his head in his hands. Then you think, something in your gut telling you he's not being completely honest with you."Then tell me why you're suddenly so good at spells and why you've been acting so different lately"He looks up at you, sizing you up."If I tell you it'll sound like I'm gloating" he says"Try me""Then you'll trust me? I can't go on like this">Yes>As long as you're honest. >I promise>other
>>23709477because it's creator had an acute lack of taste
>>23709489>As long as you're honest.
>>23709489>As long as you're honest
>>23709489>As long as you're honest."I'll trust you, if you trust me. I can't promise I'll LIKE you, though."
>>23709503>I can't go on like this"Nod and have both of hands on our hips, "Nor can't I."
>be 11>i cant go on like this yo its too muchwat.jpg
>>23709489>>As long as you're honest. >>I promise>>other"I just want to know whats going on. All this crazy stuff is happening around me, and I just want answers."
>>23709489Time for me to gloat but I told you he had secrets of his own.
"As long as you're honest, all this crazy stuff is happening, it's too much for me. I'm eleven"Joel holds his hands up and says "I'm...magically gifted, no, that's not right, it makes it seem as if I've got some kind of special power. Well, look, I'm good at magic. Like really good, and I know it sounds like I'm gloating but...I'm way ahead of everyone else. I try to hide it sometimes but it's hard, does that make sense?>Does it?
>>23709639i dunno, is there precedent for exceptionally gifted people like that in this universe?Ask him how it works.
>>23709639"Yes and its not gloating if its true. But do you why?" (I don't thinks hes just a wizard, perhaps half elf or half some other creature? either that or like a reincarnation of tom riddle or other uber wiz)
>>23709639"I... guess? Is it a hereditary thing? Can you cast spells you don't know, or can you learn spells extremely quickly?"
>>23709639I'm going with a tentative yes for now, but he's not entirely off the chopping block. Once we resolve this, can we ask him why he wanted to hide from Gleeson?
>>23709639"Yeah, I think I've heard of people like that, not with magic but other things."Right?
>>23709683*do you know why ..fucking typo
>>23709639"Well... you're in Ravenclaw for a reason. I'm guessing that's why Professor Avori has picked you out in his investigation."
>>23709639Hmmm. I guess this can happen. Some wizards are clearly more innately powerful than others - Voldemort etc. Might explain the white hair. He could have some magical creature in his lineage.
>>23709639"Not really. But more importantly, why did you want us to hide Harriet from Professor Gleeson?"
>>23709710In that case,>Why did you want to hide from Gleeson?Curiously, not accusingly. It seems strange to me that he'd want to hide a cursed student from a professor, even if it meant getting into trouble for being in the forest.
>>23709688Yes. Let's ask if Gleeson is a baddie or not. Also, ask if this is the reason why he wanted to do that extracurricular activity.
>>23709639It makes some sense I guess, why did you want to hide from gleeson? He seems a little slow but he doesn't seem like a bad person
This is a quest about lesbians and Harry Potter?
>>23709761> a little slowThat's a fair point. Chance are if Gleeson had tried to help, Harriet would end up trampled and eaten by wild beasts
>>23709782No lesbians, OP's image is just Sisterly Love.
>>23709782Very tenuously the latter despite some anon's efforts towards the former with millie
>>23709751Also why did he not trust the School Nurse, or why he decided to rob the Potions Master.
>>23709809Derp, olivia I meant
>>23709782I wish it had lesbians, but we're 11.
"I wish I could turn it off" he continues, losing himself in thought "Sometimes when I get angry, or sad, I can make things happen without meaning them to. When I enter into competitions with others I always win, unless I choose to lose. People don't like that. They're afraid of that. So I keep it hidden from everyone"He looks up at you. "Except you"You feel yourself blush and go weak in the knees. You change the subject."Why didn't you want Mr. Gleesan to find us?""Isn't it obvious? We would have been expelled and likely blamed for what happened to Harriet. What if he is the one behind everything? Haven't you given this any thought? It's a teacher. It's so obviously a teacher. You can't trust them">Questions>other
>>23709893>Questionswant sum fuk?
>>23709893and you called me paranoid? I think it's someone from outside the school but yes, there's someone helping them from the inside. I think it's to do with the tridentWhat's our list of suspects again guys? I seem to recall us deciding trib was legit and avori was prime suspect but I could be talking shit
>>23709807>>23709830>>23709809Well, sirs your opening image is misleading and deceptive of your actual content. So I will take me faps with me. Good day and good bye "sirs".
>>23709893"You know... it seemed odd that he didn't notice all those 'dug-graves' on our way back." Think its safe to tell him what we saw?
>>23709893>Questions"It's OBVIOUSLY a teacher. But which one? And how are we to win without a teacher on our side as well? We need to figure out how to win."And no one has noticed the dug up graves but me and Elise?"
>>23709893It can't be him though, he was asleep before we woke him up, then we found harriet, who'd been digging for a while out there.also>ginger cat? wonder if the paintings have seen one wandering around>harriet was covered in dirt like we were, so we were probably being used to dig for something in the forbidden forest. are there any rumors of something being buried there?
>>23709983> Older and younger sister, used to be at their throats, having a tender moment. You just don't have the proper context, and you thought the image was a lewd one. Sorry for the deception, gentleman or /u/nicorn. Carry on.
>>23710009Actually, he probably suspects Gleeson for that exact reason. how hard is it for THE GROUNDSKEEPER to go around digging shit up compared to anyone else?
>>23709893"Say it is a teacher. Are you really so confident in your natural to think that you can challenge a professor of what is perhaps the most prestigious magical school on the planet and expect to live?"
>>23709986I think it's safe, yes.>>23709983lol
>>23710042>naturalnatural talent, I mean.
"It's a teacher" you say "but which one?"Joel runs his hand throw his snowy white hair and thinks..."It's not Gleesan because we found him asleep when we arrived, he could have been faking but I highly doubt it...did you say that Nathaniel was bruied with the Trident?">Yes>No>I don't know
>>23710017>ginger cat? wonder if the paintings have seen one wandering around>harriet was covered in dirt like we were, so we were probably being used to dig for something in the forbidden forest. are there any rumors of something being buried there?"I think I was about to help Harriet dig some of those holes... Before I tried sneaking out, I heard a something coming from my window. It startled me. It purred and I heard a subtle, 'Shhhh.' Afterward I saw something move away from the window."
>>23710034But then why use Harriet who might draw suspicion, instead of himself?
>>23709782Yes. Technically no, but yes.
>>23710081"That's what he told me, yes. He seems trustworthy enough."
>>23710094Not if I have anything to say about it.
>>23710081"...Wait, if you agree that it probably wasn't Gleesan, why did you hide it from him?Also, that's what Nathaniel said, yes, but I'm not sure I believe him.Part of me still suspects that this might be about him and not about the trident.Like maybe if his body was found, it'd incriminate someone?"
>>23710081Yes and as far as I've gathered it's what he told everyone elseyou know what I still don't get? why the poisoning. it seems to be literally the most retarded thing you could possibly do if you were attempting to keep a low profile
>>23710096"Okay, who do we know that has easy access to the school grounds without drawing attention to his or herself? Someone who could make a quick getaway, someone who you wouldn't even consider at first sight?">answer
Regarding the cat, do we know what an animagus is yet?
>>23710126a house elf?
>>23710126Filch, or whoever his counterpart is
>>23710126Avori can transform into a barn owl.
>>23710115>implying it isn't already
>>23710126A house elf, an animagus, someone with an invisibility cloak, really quite a lot.
>>23710126Fuck, the woman who does broom training, she works on the grounds and CAN FUCKING FLY AWAY
>>23710126"The groundskeeper, a house elf, an animagus, the flying instructor..."
>>23710081>Yes"At least, that's what Nathaniel said, if you can trust him."
>>23710212"The groundskeeper, a house elf, an animagus, the flying instructor..."Joel looks up, snapping his fingers. "What was the last one?">The Flying Instructor....>No way it's him>Him?>other
>>23710246"why him over the rest though?"
>>23710246The flying instructor?
>>23710246>The Flying Instructor....>Him?Actually, does he fit the figure of the cloaked figure we saw?
>>23710246"An animagus? Kidding, him?"
>>23710246Flying instructor is Bergle, right? He'd have access to the grounds since he helps out with Gleeson's patrols, but he's 60 and we remembered the guy in the forest as athletic. Then again, maybe he's really in shape for his age? I should look up when he was introduced again.
>>23710300He IS a flying instructor, they get lots of exercise.
>>23710256>>23710264>>23710271"He does fit the figure I saw in the forest...""But that could be many people" says Joel"An animagus? Him?""He doesn't have to be one? You're referring to the cat?">Yes>No>other
>>23709893>"I wish I could turn it off" he continues, losing himself in thought "Sometimes when I get angry, or sad, I can make things happen without meaning them to. When I enter into competitions with others I always win, unless I choose to lose. People don't like that. They're afraid of that. So I keep it hidden from everyone">>He looks up at you.>>"Except you">>You feel yourself blush and go weak in the knees. You change the subject.Not sure how I feel about all this. Excuse the TVTropes term but I'm getting a "Relationship Sue" vibe from Joel and this really isn't the first time that's happened. I'll keep my paranoia over him being not what he seems out of blind optimism regarding OP's writing ability.
>>23710316>Yes"Harriet, in her controlled state, only turned on us when the cat noticed us. I should have petrified it when I had the chance."
>>23710347Oh don't worry about my writing ability. I'm shit
>>23710316"How many people have a disfigured muscular structure that leaves one shoulder much larger than the other? Unless he'd played years of quidditch, or was an archer as a hobby, that's a pretty telling characteristic."
>>23710379I think you misinterpreted what he wrote. I think the elf was just sitting on one shoulder. It wasn't deformed.
>>23710379Ever wonder what being a beater for years would do to you?
>>23710370But it doesn't stop you from writing and quest mastering.
"Harriet, in her controlled state, only turned on us when the cat noticed us. I should have petrified it when I had the chance."Joel's mind is racing a mile a minute. "Do you know what happened to Sam?">He was expelled, Tooledge told me so>other
>>23710405Could be, but from earlier in the thread.>he was a man with a athletic build and heavy arching shoulder (Singular) ON WHICH the house elf sat.
>>23710458>He was expelled, Tooledge told me so
>>23710458Tooledge told me he was expelled, but i've met two tooledges so I can't be sure he told the truth
>>23710458>He was expelled, Tooledge told me so.... well shit, did he? or was it another imposter?
>>23710458Did Tooledge tell us he was expelled? I remember Fake Tooledge saying he was under watch at home with Aurors guarding him, but don't remember what Real Tooledge said.
>>23710458>other"The Second Tooledge said he was expelled, but the First Tooledge, which I hope is the real one, didn't say."
>>23710458I don't know, we can go ask the headmaster.
>>23710507Go with this.
"The Headmaster told me he was sent home, but I can't be sure if it was the real Toolege or not""Then it all fits" says Joel "Professor Bergle has been taking polijuice potion from Tribs stores, I saw it was completely empty when I went there with Harriet. He never sent Sam home...Sam's the cat. He's been transfigured. When a person transfigures themselves or is transfigured by another, they resolve to the level of the animal they become. Was the cat hostile to you? What color was it's furr? Ginger?">Reactions>Questions>other
>>23710458We should let Olivia and Nigel join us by now
>>23710622>Reactions>Questions"The cat was ginger, yes, and it wasn't hostile. But why would he follow Harriet around? Wouldn't he have gone towards Nigel?"
>>23710622Why the hell has he transfigured sam into a cat then let him wander around?What possible benefit does that have?
>>23710622The cat watched us, but didn't attack. Harriet reacted to Gleeson arriving, not the cat seeing us. However, Harriet spotted us immediately, even though we were behind a tree. The cat could have told her. We'll put the cat down as Unknown.>>23710680I don't buy it either.
>>23710709Double entendre is best entendre
"I say we put this to the test" says Joel "We'll stage the perfect moment for Bergle to try something, if he is the one causing all this, then we'll tell the other teachers">Come up with plan>I don't think that's a good idea>other
>>23710760>other"Alright, but we'd better get Olivia and Nigel in on this. We'll need their help to pull this off."
>>23710790this >>23710760then>come up with plan
>>23710760>otherI'll let you handle that, then. There's possibly more than just one teacher doing something here and there's still the Trident itself and Nathaniel to consider.
>>23710760He seems convinced. Let's do it, what could possibly go wrong?
>>23710760This is going to end like a scooby doo episode isn't it?Whatever, we need a plan and we may as well invite the others back in for this
>>23710760I just want to point out, the ghost said he would answer one question with the trident. Which we haven't used yet.Why not simply use it to find out who it is? Much safer method.
>>23710822At least we have dibs on Velma.
Out of ten. How much are you like"I don't get any of this shit"1 being "I understand everything"
>>23710806music from the motion pictureTHEIR ELEVEN.
>>23710836we velma, Joel is fred, olivia is daphne and sam and nigel are scooby and shaggy respectively?why do I want a drawfag of this?
>>23710866Probably a 6 or 7.
>>237108664 or 5 I'm following along but it sure is a twisty ride.
>>23710866Lost me between here>>23710458and here>>23710622
>>23710872because its awesome. you have to do the thing were they are peeking around a corner heads on top of one another.
>>23710866I get what Joel's suggesting, but I'm not sure I buy it.
Ending todays session here. Questions welcome. Theories welcome. Have I strayed too far from what makes Harry Potter fun? I feel it's got too plot heavy.
>>23710866I'd put myself at about a 4.
>>23710866Around I'd say 5. None of it doesn't sound impossible or unlikely but I feel like it's kind of disjointed from the events we've seen.So I understand what's going on but not quite how we got here.
>>23710866like around a 6
>>23710866I'm a bit unfamiliar with the names of the characters outside the gang but I pretty much understand everything. Where did the bit about transfigured humans take on the mental power of what theyre tranfigured into come from?I found this quest thread's first episode on the same night I started re-reading the series
>>23710918i think its great so far just need to keep the conversations moving. This is the best quest i've been in on jackie four chans.
>>23710918No idea. I didn't get into the books, and I'm just here for the wild ride.
>>237109342 since I've been here since the beginning.
>>23710918I've enjoyed it greatly. The only negative comment I can make is that this solution seems a bit out of the blue. A little railroad-y. I would have preferred being allowed to form our own conclusions by being given more evidence.
>>23710918Joel's conclusion that Bergle is the culprit seems a bit hasty, and Sam being polymorphed into a cat doesn't make much sense. As for it getting too plot-heavy, it might be because some of the clues are too subtle. But it wouldn't be fun if the mystery is too easy, either.
>>23710918I like the plot, though I wouldn't mind more class scenes and social stuff. As for theories... hard to say. There's nothing really definitive on anyone, the only people I don't suspect are Gleeson and the real Trib. And Harriet, Nigel, and Olivia, I guess, but only because there's no evidence there.
>>23710999> a bit out of the blue> A little railroad-y. I feel the same, but I also feel like there's another quest running besides this one and it's titled, "Joel 'Something' and the Trident of Rowena Ravenclaw."
>>23710918Alright, here's where I'm atThe person behind everything is that squib guy from before, who is currently using a selection of artifacts. no one thinks to check for magical ways of him doing stuff since he's a squibHe's using something to change forms and lure the competitors for the trident out so he can zombify them and make them do his work for himHe's controling bergle since bergle can be outside after dark and just do stuff BUT he controls others so he can sweep a larger area in a shorter timeThe earlier poisoning was so that he could get a whole bunch of hogwarts staff working on a cure and therefore distracted while he workedSam is not a fucking cat, that's retarded
>>23711027We're not playing the main character in a quest thread and it's blowing my mind
>>23711027He does seem to have stolen the protagonist limelight.
>>23710918>>23710931 here.I honestly think the best moments so far were those moments Millie had with Maud and Olivia and I kind of want more of just Millie dealing with being alienated from her family over the Trident mystery but it's still fine and I'm having fun trying to figure it out. Though I feel Joel's conclusions to be a little too hasty and disjointed here and while I feel you want us to take them as correct I can't really see them that way.Actually, speaking of Joel, I kind of have to agree with what was said here >>23710347 to a certain extent. I feel like a lot of the suspicion and paranoia surrounding him comes from him seeming too good to be true and a little OP of a character.
>>23711014Whoops, meant the real Tooledge. Though Trib seems less likely after this thread, unless she's been polyjuicing.Something that struck me as odd when I went through the archives. It was during the hospital ward scene:>The faces of the Headmaster, professor's Avori, Leverty and Trib look in on you, faces deadly serious.Leverty was never mentioned again in the scene, though both the other professors were. In fact, it seems like he was specifically not there, since later "Tooledge" says this:> "I and the two professors who were just here have been keeping a close eye on you"Two professors, probably Trib and Avori, since they were talking. But I suppose this might just be a mistake on OP's part.
>>23711004> seems a bit hastySay as hasty as we were that it was him (Joel)?
>>23711097I may have been referring to the time when they were in the dorm. Otherwise mistake on my part.
>>23711130That makes sense. Also takes Leverty off my lists of people to be really suspicious of, since he's not shown up too much.
Here is where I'm at:Anon hasn't done anything to progress the quest or solve the plot. Really. All they've done is coast along and react to shit. I think we should try to be more proactive. Anon is saying that it's bad that we've become the sidekick, that's what happens when you roleplay a character poorly. Way too much paranioa.
>>23711167I would prefer to be building a clockwork golemn for a ghost, instead of chasing phantoms through the forbidden forest and starting fires.
>>23711162Neither has Bergle, really.
>>23711167Well... that's like, your opinion.
>>23711195I feel the same way. If Harriet isn't bluffing us, we have a lot of work to do and complete it mighty fast.
>>23711204Yeah, that's part of the reason I don't buy it. Though at least he has opportunity, since he helps Gleeson patrol the forest. Though if anything, that might count against him since he could just dig himself and draw no attention.
>>23711167The fastest and most direct way of progressing the quest and the plot is getting the Trident by finishing the clockwork golem, which is what we've been concentrating on.If we get the Trident, we lure the villain out of hiding. It also gets us the artifact. Really, we HAVE been doing everything to solve the plot in the most efficient, direct, and in-character method, but the villain keeps getting in the way.
>>23711276>but the villain keeps getting in the way.Isn't that the whole point of an antagonist?
>>23711255Not only that, but if whoever the cloaked figure is, has House Elves as his minions, then why bother mind-controlling students to dig for him, when he could just have the damn elves do it?They're HOUSE ELVES. No one will question whatever they're doing, because obviously they're doing something they were told to do.
>>23711304But they want to get the Trident themselves, so wouldn't it be more effective for them to help us find the Trident and then back-stab us just as we're about to get it in our hands?
>>23711337That's actually what they seemed to have been doing at first with the Fake!Tooledge thing, but now it's sort of unclear. I think whoever's just got sick at the rate of progress of the contestants.
So the plan we should propose next thread is that everyone pitch in to help us build this ghost a body, and then once we have the trident we can try to catch whoever is responsible for these events?
>>23711377That's what I'm thinking.
>>23711337Whoever suggested that this might not have to deal directly with the trident might be right. Maybe there's some reason Nathaniel shouldn't be running around with a body or something.
>>23711377make robo ghost catch them.
>>23711377>>23711394Wait, isn't this like our third week? What the hell are we going to do for the rest of it if that works? I mean, I'd be cool with just SLO shenanigans and trying to fix Millie's family problems and such but we kind of lose our sense of direction
>>23711399We told both Tooledge's about Nathaniel. Unless they were both fakes, and there is some reason that Nathaniel shouldn't get a body, wouldn't at least one of them have mentioned it?We could look up Nathaniel in the Hogwart's yearbooks, though, I suppose.
>>23711433>rest of itmeant rest of the school year, bleh.
>>23711433You'll just have slice of life stuff, mostly, till the end of the year.
So who here actually likes Joel?
>>23711433I figure that the conclusion of the adventure (Catching whoever is responsible for this) would be the end of the first 'book'. We'll do some slice of life stuff as a sort of break, and then on to a new adventure.
>>23711531I like him okay, I just don't like how he's acting lately.
>>23711483when millie is older how would we determine what gender she fancies?
>>23711483Oh yeah, and OP, we're down to 2 Fate Points. We're supposed to refresh them at the beginning of every game, but you said that they're going to refresh at the end of every year, right?The PDF actually suggests 2 to 4 Adventures per Year, but I think that's pushing things too much if skills are only supposed to go up at the end of a Year rather than at the end of an Adventure, or at most, a Semester.
>>23711531He's alright, but I don't particularly like him.
>>23711551You get three fate points to start. Then when you run out of them I'll give you one if I think you're doing a cool hero moment.
>>23711531I'm meh on him. Starting to outshine us, but not irrecoverably.
>>23711549I don't know. I'll just let organic relationships develop.
>>23711587Seems kind of arbitrary, though.
>>23711587>You get three fate points to start.That's 3 points at the start of each thread? Or from the start of the quest?
>>23711531he seems like our overpowered team mate.
>>23711665Start of the quest.
>>23711531I'm kind of meh on him but I feel like we're kind of stuck with him or can't really do much about what he's doing even if we tried. Which is kind of a problem in and of itself, but not necessarily a big one unless his presence starts chewing at the scenery.
>>23711543>>23711572>>23711593>>23711671>>23711681Yeah, that's about what I figured.
>>23711674Okay. Then OP should fix the opening post.We used 2 Fate Points last thread, but only refreshed 1.
>>23711531I kind of wanna see an Olivia and Joel ship.
>>23711859in a completely non-fetish way i want to see olivia and millie
>>23711928I dunno if that's possible, man. The non-fetish part. But I know that feel.
>>23711626I has question.How does exp awarding work? Are yuou just assigning it based on what we do in class?Can we see her character sheet? To make informed decisions, instead of using TG's fucked-up dice?
>>23710866I followed most of it, but didn't quite get it so lets say 3.>>23710918Honestly, with Joel, I am now -really- distrusting him. Calling us out on our Paranoia, and then bull-rushing us to a goal makes me go 'oh shit, it's him' or at least he might have some other game. If he gives us proof, I might believe him.
hey HPQ can you try to put millicent or HPQuest in the first post so the filters work?
>>23712163I can't blame you.>>23707922I don't trust him one bit.
I miss one thread and we become a sidekick, damn it.
>>23713029i blame you
>>23713112I blame it due to our anti-social trait.
>>23713112I blame myself as well. Anyway, I'm also kinda surprised by the way we handled Olivia and the house elf thing. The mean answer didn't even have the majority of votes...
>>23713232OP makes the law we don't often question Ms.Rowling. I was kinda erked by that as well. If we don't it up to her I'm gonna be pissed.
>>23713232I think it was at least in-character, pureblood family and all, but I do feel like it's a pretty bad situation. We've kind of basically alienated our only friend here and we're still being paranoid over Joel and depressed over our situation with our our parents.
>>23713232Yeah, but still, you can't expect Millicent to suddenly view house elves as anything more than slightly sapient things to be used and replaced as needed in the short time she's been here.
>>23713396While that's true, I expected her to keep quiet about it because it was obvious it would upset Olivia.Anyhow, now we've got the chance to show Olivia we care enough about her as a friend to change our opinon about house elves.... at least when she's around.
I feel like things have moved too quickly, and we should have continued on with our daily school life.
>>23713491I think at this point we should just speed things up so we can get back our daily school life. No use stalling at this point and it'll give OP time to prepare for next year while we just SLO it for the time being.
>>23713425I felt like we could have showed our blue-blood-ness through this scene. However, I would be quick to mend things.
>>23713491we just had a wild night i don't think we should be pushing or luck. Just making our plans and going to class is probably the best idea.
>>23713555Yep. Next time we get the chance to pull Olivia aside to make things right, we should do so.
>>23713551I feel like this is just a mini-challenge in the grand, big picture. OP has stated he had big plans in stored for us. Sure, we solved and captured whoever was behind the poisoning and student enchant, and perhaps even founs the trident. But does either of those things mean that the adventure is over? What if the muggle thief gets wind if our discovery and now decides to go after our prize?
>>23713672I haven't been able to accurately guess OP's plans and i think that she may be using these "theories and comments" as a way of keeping us wrong.
>>23713828No doubt about it. I think this is the reason why we're getting paranoid. Especially Joel.
OP confirmed for autistic.
>>23714665how so ?
>>23714740I don't really get what he's talking about, but he did seem pretty disappointed with how things turned out and how we reacted in this thread. It's very likely he didn't lay out or present things as well as he wanted to or thought he could.Calling him autistic for that is quite the stretch and honestly it isn't really much of a problem unless he gives up.