Your name is Shane Morris. You are a wizard. After a some amount of negotiation you have convinced Jenny to go with the Order of the White Marigold to steal her prophecies from the Ministry of Magic.You awaited an answer and when it finally arrived you were a bit surprised. The infiltration wont be until sometime in May more than half a year off.You half expected, instead of a return letter, an entourage of people to pick you up and take Jenny to the Ministry. But you suppose infiltration the main headquarters of the wizarding government shouldn't be easy enough to think up in an afternoon.You have time to study, prepare, learn things.>Study [subject]>Study [specific spell/potion/information]This quest is run using these rules http://1d4chan.org/wiki/Harry_Potter_and_the_Tabletop_RPGPrevious threads can be found here http://suptg.thisisnotatrueending.com/archive.html?tags=Hogwarts%20Muggleborn%20QuestYou can follow @Tiddlybum_HE for announcements when the threads go live.You get one free reroll per session, use it well.
You focus most of your efforts for the next week on Charms. At the same time, you keep attending dueling club where you are learning a surprising amount. Jenny is still a bit distant but she's getting over it, focusing more on her trip to the ministry in May.One morning you're walking to class and you hear a noise. Poking your head into a disused classroom you see a first year Ravenclaw boy crying. He hasn't noticed you yet.>”Hey, what's wrong?”>Continue to class>Get a teacher>Other
>>42337915>”Hey, what's wrong?”
>>42337915>>”Hey, what's wrong?”
“Hey, what's wrong?”The boy looks up and quickly wipes his eyes. “Nothing.” You notice that one of his eyes is swollen shut and turned a strange orange-y color.“Who did this to you?”“I'm fine, go away.” He says looking away.“Hey, I just want to help you. I won't tell anyone. Who did this to you?”“One of the older kids.”Your mind immediately goes to Dorner and Yates. “Do you remember what house they were in?”“Uh huh.”“Which one?”“Ravenclaw.”You weren't expecting that. At first your mind flounders for an answer as to who it could have been, but then you realize. “Lom.”“Yeah, him. He called me names and cursed me. Then pushed me in here and locked the door.”>Take him to the hospital wing>Try to help him yourself (roll 2d10)>Take him to a friend.>Other
>>42338191>Take him to the hospital wing
“Okay, we need to get you to the hospital wing to get that eye checked out.”“But you said that you wouldn't tell anyone.”“It's fine, the nurse doesn't even look into these sorts of things. He just patches you up and sends you on your way.”The boy gives you a reproachful look. “Okay.”You lead him to the hospital wing and send him inside. As soon as you're sure he's taken care of you start to leave.>Go to class>Go find Lom>Other
>>42338405>>Go to class
>>42338405>Go find Lomayyyy why you gotta be a dick?
>>42338405>Go find Lom
You start looking for Lom. You know he has Charms right now, just like you, but you also know he's been skipping classes lately to hang out in one of the empty classrooms on the fifth floor. You head up there.>Be forceful and angry>Be calm and helpfulVotes are split but I'm going with this because I had it written and I want to keep this rolling because I only have another hour or so to run.
>>42338866>>Be calm and helpfulbeing angry isn't going to work
>>42338866>>Be calm and helpful
>>42338866>Be calm and helpful
You find his room and knock. “Lom. It's me.”“Fuck off.”“Lom, I found that first year you cursed and locked in a room.”“Door wasn't locked I just told him it was.”“You know that's not my point. Lom, I want to help you. You can't keep doing things like this.”“Who's gonna stop me? You?”>If it comes down to it yes>Lom, I'm not here to fight you>Other
>>42339008>Lom, I'm not here to fight you
>>42339008>>Lom, I'm not here to fight you
“Lom, I'm not here to fight you.”“Then leave. I'm busy.”“What are you even doing in there?”“Fuck off, Shane. It's none of your business what I do in my free time.”“It's the middle of class Lom. We're both skipping.”“Just fucking leave alright!”“Lom? Lom, you still there?”Silence.>Open the door>Go get a teacher>Give up>Other
>>42339142Peek through a keyhole or under the door.
>>42339142>>Open the doorHave a ward up
>>42339142>>Open the door
>>42339142>Open the door
You prepare yourself and then try the door. It's locked so you unlock it with a spell and burst in.The room is dark so you create a light, and it takes all you have not to drop your wand. The room is bloody, some wet, some long dried and various books and notes adorn every surface. In a chair in the corner is Lom, who is covered in blood up to his elbows and is holding his wand. His face is white, his hands are shaking, and his eyes are wide in fear.“You shouldn't have come in here Shane.”>Lom, what are you doing>Think about this, don't do anything you're going to regret>Other
>>42339415"Jesus, Lom, are you okay? Is this your blood? You look like you need some medical attention, man!"
>>42339415>>Think about this, don't do anything you're going to regretSeriously Lom this isn't you.
>>42339415>>Think about this, don't do anything you're going to regret+>>42339461
>>42339415>Other"Lom, this is no good. Do you understand? I need to get a teacher."
>>42339415>Think about this, don't do anything you're going to regret
>>42339415>>Think about this, don't do anything you're going to regretget ready to body bind his ass.
“Don't do anything you're going to regret, Lom.”“Not anymore. Avada Kedavra.”>Roll 1d10Making a change just for this roll because its so important, best of 3.
Rolled 10 (1d10)>>42339600shit.
Rolled 8 (1d10)>>42339600tfw we didn't ask him about the bloodi mean, with a white face i'm pretty sure some of it must have been his
Rolled 8 (1d10)>>42339624we slap his wand outta his hand and say GET THAT SHIT OUTTA HERE
Rolled 5 (1d10)>>42339600
>>42339600Looks like best of one would have been good enough for this one!>>42339624
You roll to the right just as a flash of green light destroys the door behind you. You land in the blood, and feel its slickness on your hands. You come up and try to body bind but as you level your wand at Lom he tries to stand up and instead collapses to the ground, becoming lost behind the table that stands between you two.You jump up onto the table as a flash of light sings through the air under the table leaving a black mark on the red wall. The table, a small classroom model, shudders under your weight, and all at once collapses. You hear a bellow from Lom, and throw yourself wide from the collapse, hoping to be out of Lom's range when you land.You land poorly and collapse into a pile of bloody paper. Everything is silent while you lay there trying to catch your breath, sure that any moment Lom will loom above you.A minute passes and you raise yourself slowly from the paper. On the floor next to the broken table is Lom's wand, and a trail of blood leads out into the hall.>Find a teacher>Pursue>Other
>>42339881>Pursueflag down a teacher on the way.
>>42339881>OtherGrab his wand and then>Pursue
>>42339881>OtherPick up the wand and persue
>>42339881>Grab Lom's wand, and Pursue.
>>42339881>>Pursuegrab his wand
Scooping up his wand you chase Lom down the hallway, following the trail of blood.It leads down, all the way down. It becomes hard to follow at the shifting staircase, but you pick up the trail again in the great hall where it leads straight out onto the grounds.You follow him outside, and looking out down the hill to the edge of the grounds you see him disappearing into the forest.>Follow into the forest>Get help>Other
>>42340031>>Follow into the forestget our body bind spell ready.
>>42340031Weird that we didn't run into a single person on the way outside>Follow into the forestLom's defenseless in there, not good for either of us.
>>42340085Its the middle of class.
>>42340031>>Follow into the forest
>>42340106Hall monitors, nonteaching staff, etc
>>42340031>Get helpNo way in fuck would I go into there alone. For all we know he's waiting to ambush us. I say get back, let the teacher know of what happened in there, and wait him out.
>>42340126he'll get eaten or bleed out.
>>42340126Are you saying that after he nearly did for us you're going to miss him if something awful happens? We didn't get sorted into Gryffindor, let's leave the heroics and get back to the bloody room before someones removed the evidence.
You dash down the hill and into the forest. The oppressiveness of the place sets in right away. And every sound makes you jump. The leaves and the dirt make tracking him by blood more difficult, and as you go deeper the forest darkens.You hazard a yell. “Lom!”Nothing but the crack of twigs and leaves under your own feet.“Lom, come out please!”You travel as deep into the forest as you dare, trying to follow his path. Eventually, you loose it. You retrace your steps and find it again, but everytime, you lose it again.You spend what feels like hours in the forest, calling yourself hoarse, trying to find him. But you find nothing. Wherever he is, he's long gone, and probably can't hear you anymore. As you pick your way back out of the forest to the rapidly darkening castle, you start to cry. A part of you would never leave the forest, because to you, this is the first person you had the chance to save, but failed. And it didn't hurt you anywhere near as much as it did him.End of Part 5
>>42340272we are responsible for his current mental condition and we aren't an asshole. >>42340318shit, were going to find his corpse hanging from a spiders web aren't we.
>>42340318What could we have done better in this sequence?
>>42340364A few threads back you could have said some different things to make him not go dark. Bringing in a teacher before he started running would have at least kept him in the castle.If you had said the perfect things to him in or outside the room you could have made him back down.Remember horror movie rule 1: Not dead until you see a body
>>42340441were going to have to fight him to the death at the end aren't we.
>>42340318Thanks for reading everybody. Thread started incredibly slowly (5 posts in an hour) but picked up really well. We're slowly gearing up for you guys to take another shot at figuring out the main story. Can't wait to see how you guys react.>>42340468Shane: You were supposed to bring balance to the force, not destroy it!Lom: Nooooooooooooo!
>>42340504"You were my bother Lom!""I have no family!"