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It's been a couple of days since you have witnessed the prophecy of Glenn. You three decided to keep it to yourself until you gather more information and learn what does it mean. Anya has been researching some books and she thinks she will come up with some ideas soon. Glenn also tried to visit David at the Hospital Wing but they didn't let him inside during the day.You are now entering the DADA class, one day before the Quidditch try outs. The classroom is as usual, dimly lit, Professor Phyillia waits sitting at her desk. Everyone quickly takes their seats. You are sitting next to Anya. It's the common class with Gryffindor so Alba is seating somewhere near the Professor. And you can see the boy who shoot a Bludger on your way also at the Gryffindor seats.Professor seems calm and slowly starts the lecture. She spends the first hour as a repeating of the previous lectures and asks some questions to the students about the spells and creatures she taught you."You should always feel the spell you are about to cast. You need to feel your magic, deep inside you, burning like a volcano ready to erupt at any given time. Thoughts are the shadows of our feelings, always darker, emptier, simpler. You have to know what you are feeling in order to properly channel your magic." She walks between the desks while talking. Then she stops at the desk near Tim. Tim is reading a book that says "Lockheart" on the cover. "Do not waste your time on charlatans like that, Mr. Nello. That man is a liar. His so called adventures are all fake. I know for a fact all about his "quest" in the Eastern Europe is completely made up. But anyway..." she returns to the class leaving a confused looking Tim alone with his book."For the next week I want you all to come to this class with every knowledge you can find about the Hinkypunks." With this class dismisses. >Catch up to Alba before leaving the class>Talk to the Professor before leaving the class>Talk to someone else>Other
>>42911036>Talk to the Professor before leaving the classAsk her about vampires
>>42911036>Catch up to Alba before leaving the classJust in time for the quest
>>42911036>Talk to the Professor before leaving the classAsk her about hinkypunks.See, she never said you couldnt use her as a resource. And, being the dada teacher, she is the best resource to use. Its witty to ask her directly about them.
>>42911111Quints confirm, professor wanted us to ask her
>>42911111Quints have spoken.You walk towards the Professor's desk. She is talking with Tim about the book. "...The charlatan takes very different shapes according to circumstances; but at bottom he is a man who cares nothing about knowledge for its own sake, and only strives to gain the semblance of it that he may use it for his own personal ends, which are always selfish and material." Tim looks quite confused but also bored just nods and promises he will spend his time on better things and turns around, winking you before leaving. "Yes, Mr. Apise, how may I help you?" She asks in a silky voice. "Professor, I wanted to ask you about the Hinkypunks. You said we should gather all the information we can and you are the best source, ma'am." She smiles slightly. "Indeed you have a Ravenclaw brain." Then she explains you more about the creatures. "They are elusive creatures. They usually have one leg. From a far they would only look like a gray smoke or maybe a blue haze. They would look like a lamp carrying man wandering in the mist. They lure the travelers from their paths and they ambush you, they mesmerize you, and then they take you to eat in their lairs deep down in the dark and wet marshes. They are known as Mewlips by the Muggles." Then she recites a small section of a poem. "The Shadows where the Mewlips dwellAre dark and wet as ink,And slow and softly rings their bell,As in the slime you sink.You sink into the slime, who dareTo knock upon their door,While down the grinning gargoyles stareAnd noisome waters pour."Then she hits the desk suddenly. "And bam, if you keep listening like this, mesmerized Mr. Apise, you get eaten." She smiles. You shake your head and get your focus. You thank the professor. She tells you to find and read the rest of the poem.>Thank her and leave.>"Oh Professor one more thing..." ask something more.>Other
>>42911369>>Thank her and leave.
>>42911404>>42911523You thank her and leave, still feeling a bit strange.You are free until the Quidditch try outs of tomorrow. So it's open world time.>Talk to someone>Study something>Research something>Visit somewhere>Other
>>42911369>Thank her and leave.
>>42911687>Research somethingPotions like liquid luck.
>>42911687>Study somethingDADAgotta keep up the pace
>>42911711Ay you! Do a quest!
>>42911771Ay you! I'm slacking at work and wanted to plug a quest I like!
>>42911687Study dada i guessTry to find the rest of the poem
>>42911712>>42911853You decide to study DADA.You can,>Gather more info on the Hinkypunks>Try to learn the Curse of the Bogies>Try to learn the Verdimillious Charm
>>42912009>>Try to learn the Verdimillious Charm
>>42912009>Gather more info on the Hinkypunks
>>42911687>Research somethingMesmerizing Creatures and effects, how to identify, defend against, and replicate them.
>>42912009>Try to learn the Verdimillious Charm
>>42912009>Try to learn the Verdimillious CharmIt's a good standby and can be useful when we're searching for something.
>>42912009>>Try to learn the Verdimillious CharmI have no idea what it does but I like the name.
>>42912037>>42912123>>42912173You study on your textbook and one particular charm takes your interest. You read about this spell and try to understand the idea behind it. You spend some hours reading about the Verdimillious Charm and you are halfway done. You will need to study it more before trying to cast it.As the sun sets the Ravenclaw Common Area starts to get less and less crowded and students heading to their beds. Except for Anya and Glenn. They come to you and tell you what they have gathered so far. Glenn says he couldn't see David no matter how much he insisted but they told him he will be out in "a couple of days". Anya tells you she had read some stuff about prophecies and suggests to Glenn maybe he should use some sort of coffee or tea leaves or a globe. Glenn disagrees saying his mom always considers this stuff to be useless. "So we have around ten days until there is another victim and we don't even know what are we looking for." she says, defeated.>Suggest something>Let's deal with it later, I am going to bed.>Other
>>42912458>Let's deal with it later, I am going to bed.
>>42912458>Well... what if we tried that plant you wanted Glenn?Oh come on, we're a kid, you know we'd try that.
>>42912458>>Let's deal with it later, I am going to bed.
>>42912458>Meditate with Glenn and Anya
>>42912480>>42912542With the Quidditch try outs in your head you just can't think about this right now. "Let's deal with it later. I am going to bed." You enter the room, feed Cordy, and enter your bed. Tim and Valdis are already sleeping, one of them is snoring you don't know which one.It feels like only 1 second has passed after you closed your eyes but, here it is, the morning. Today is the day to see if you will make it to the Quidditch team or not.>To the try outs.>Do something before going>Other
>>42912731>>To the try outs.Mom will be proud.
>>42912731>To the try outs.
>>42912731>>To the try outs.
>>42912731>get a tiny bit of practice in on the way to tryouts
>>42912731>Do something before goingMeditate upon flight. Watch Cordelia fly; observe her Fly through the air, how she moves. Become one with the bee.Then go, and don't fuck this up.
>>42912754>>42912773>>42912814>>42912823>>42912833Just before you leave the Ravenclaw Tower you watch Cordelia and take inspiration of her flight. You feel ready. But super excited. You feel a bit nauseous also in your stomach. You take your broom and head to the Quidditch Pitch. The Captain Anthony waves at you when you arrive. "I thought you were not interested Apise?" You just nod and mumble something about your mom and flying and broomsticks. You are not sure what did you say because of your excitement. And then he asks you the most important question. Which position you want to try for?>Chaser>Beater>Keeper>Seeker
>>42913022>What do you think Captain?
>>42913045"Well I doubt you can beat our Keeper...you are quite small too, Apise. Also there is tough competition for both Chasers and Keepers this year... Your age is a disadvantage for sure... Might be helpful for the role of the Seeker though. Up to you, Apise."
>>42913022>>42913120>SeekerAnswers my question.
>>42913022>>Seeker>>42913120Trust the captain
>>42913120>SeekerYou know the only thing quidditch is for broom casting battles.
>>42913120Beater.Like our mom. And this is a team sport!
>>42913205I wouldnt mind mom showing us how good of a beater she isShe can beat us any day
>>42913152>>42913165>>42913184Keep in mind that grabbing the Golden Snitch isn't an auto-win.It's very easy to lose if you depend on your Seeker to win the game for you.
>>42913232But we need to find a Keeper.
>>42913152>>42913165>>42913184>>42913382"I want to try for the position of Seeker!" You say with a fake confidence. There are 4 contestants for the position. All of them are older than you. Captain first watches all of you 4 dive, rise and try to catch practice Snitches and then he decides which two will last to the practice match afterwards.Roll1d10.
Rolled 6 (1d10)>>42913469We got this
>>42913285What? That make no sense for the position of Beater or Seeker.And the team isn't looking for a new Keeper right now.
Rolled 3 (1d10)>>42913469Come on, don't fuck this up, Apise.
Rolled 8 (1d10)>>42913469Fuck you captcha
>>42913512Well fuck, please use the best of three method Gringott, it fucks us over so much less
>>42913535Speak for yourself.
>>42913535Accept your mediocrity with grace, anon.
>>42913535I been sayin it from de start
>>42913563Cowboy your quests are an outlier, I've never seen such a lucky quest outside of RE: Monster Ex
>>42913512>You get a 6. You seem to be quite average at the practice. One third year old boy is quite good and you can see he is kind of the Captain's favorite. But the other two, one boy and one girl is actually quite bad. One of them has a bad eyesight and the other one just can't dive properly. After a fifteen minute of exercise Anthony announces you and Robert have been selected for the practice match. Before the match starts you have just a few minutes. You see also Tim is selected for the match and he is trying to become a Chaser."You are lucky John! But I hope your luck will continue because this Robert guy is good at this.">Don't worry I will nail this>I think I will not be selected>Other
>>42913612>>Don't worry I will nail this
>>42913612>Don't worry I will nail this>>42913563Wait, what quest do you run cowboy?
>>42913535But how can you ever fail with this system? Sounds easy.
>>42913612>Other"Thanks for the sentiment, but I want to win because I'm good, not because of luck. Luck is fickle, but skill endures."
>>42913668I run Hundred Year War Quest currently, but this isn't my thread.>>42913676Crits active. In theory
>>42913612>This is an experiment right now. If I fail, I'll move on to another project. I won't quit my broomstick training. I'm good enough but I can do better.
>>42913676It's still possible to fail, albeit unlikely, using instant critfails on a 1 or success on a 10 is viable. Though I suppose that only really works with a d20/d100 system
>>42913668>>42913646>>42913739>>42913747"Don't worry, I got this. Not because of luck but because I am good. Even if I fail I will not quit training in this."Everyone gets ready and takes off. Half hour passes and you can see Tim is doing quite okay, scoring a lot. You keep looking around trying to find the walnut sized Golden Snitch.>Robert also gets +3 for his rolls. Like you. I will roll one for him to see how he does and you also roll 1d10+3
Rolled 1 + 3 (1d10 + 3)>>42913982Maybe we'll luck out
Rolled 1 + 3 (1d10 + 3)>>42913982>Suspense is killing me
>>42913982Its easier to find small things when you stand still and try to search for movement instead of flicking your eyes all over the place, i find
>>42914010This is Robert's roll. It's 1.
Rolled 3 + 3 (1d10 + 3)>>42913982Wait no this time
Rolled 1 (1d10)>>42913982
>>42914010>>42914005>The Bee totally Biffs it.
Rolled 8 (1d10)>>42913982No whammies...
>>42914010>>42914048The twist is that neither of us know how to play Quidditch.
>>42914010>>42914048>Robert got 4, you got 6.You see Robert looking around frantically trying to find the Snitch. You can see he is losing his edge slowly. He is panicking a lot. And this makes him do mistakes. You see it. Just next to Robert's ear, a golden shinning small ball. You dive like crazy. The wind blows your hair, many sounds echo in your ears, your eyes gets teared up. Finally you reach a very fast speed and dive right next to Robert. You reach, reach, reach and grab. You grab the Snitch! You did it! You caught your first Snitch! You can see Tim cheering on his broom and Anya and Glenn waving at your from the benches. Robert seems upset and confused. Anthony laughs at you with a look on his face that just says "I told you it was in the genes">You are accepted into the Ravenclaw Quidditch Team as the Seeker.
>>42914110>"Joke's on him, I'm not wearing jeans"
>>42914110Man.I actually empathize with Robert.Let's try to get him as our substitute and training partner.
How do you like my second roll rule now. Every roll has been 1 except the second roll for John.
>>42914169It displays that the best of three rule can still end up with unfavorable results. It just displays a difference of your choosing.
>tfw most fa/tg/uys were tubby nerds who never played sports in adolescence so quest threads like these never have /sp/ crossover>tfw sort of railroaded into itthanks OP, you're based,
>>42914219That's presumptuous, I played Rugby for 3 years...
After the try outs, Captain Anthony tells you that from now on you are required to come to practice every week, twice, because you might be the best Seeker he got but you are definitely not the best Seeker in Hogwarts. He wants you prepared for the first match, against Gryffindor next month. Tim is also in the team. So you are team mates now. You can choose 2 from the followings to do and a few days will pass:>Write to Mom>Meet with the Cousin>Ask Alba if she made it to the teams too>Study with Anya, Glenn and Valdis>Try to sneak in the Hospital Wing>Research what the Goblin chanted>Finish practicing Verdimillious Charm >Read the Hobbit>Brew a potion>Other
>>42914317>Finish practicing Verdimillious Charm>Ask Alba if she made it to the teams too
>>42914317>>Study with Anya, Glenn and Valdis>Research what the Goblin chanted
>>42914317>Write to Mom>I MADE SEEKER! YOU PROUD OF ME MOMMY?!?>Finish practicing Verdimillious Charm
>>42914317>Finish practicing Verdimillious Charm >Research what the Goblin chanted
>>42914317>Read the Hobbit>Research what the Goblin chantedI want us to start referencing Gandalf whenever we use Lumos.
>>42914317>>Research what the Goblin chanted>>Finish practicing Verdimillious Charm
>>42914317>>Finish practicing Verdimillious Charm >>Read the Hobbit
>>42914317>Write to Mom>Meet with the CousinWe did kind of set up a meeting with him.
>>42914343>>42914351>>42914362>>42914370>>42914374>>42914379>>42914429You decide to finish practicing your new spell and then try to find something on the weird things the Goblin said at the dark corridor. You spend some more hours on the spell and read how to cast it properly. After you are sure you memorized the wand movement you try to cast it. Roll 1d10
Rolled 6 (1d10)>>42914501
Rolled 8 (1d10)>>42914501I got this
Rolled 8 (1d10)>>42914501Yes
Rolled 9 (1d10)>>42914501Also, we should tell a responsible adult about the scary prophecy!
>>42914566Good luck finding a responsible adult here
>>42914535First you cast it aimed at the wall and you see small green sparkles like an electric discharge hits the wall, you can see this can hurt someone slightly. And then you make a different kind of wand movement and wave it over your head and then you see your wand creates a green bright light like a lamp, illuminating around with the strange green color.>You have learned the Verdimillious Charm
>>42914589Fine, a non-vampiric adult. Which speaking of, we should probably research vampires and have our bee collect more garlic.
>>42914640Where did Cordy get that? It didn't seem important until now.
You head to the library. You spend hours and hours. You come back day after day. You only know these three words: "intrare occultum tribunalis" You search many books to find something about this. Since you didn't shared this with anyone nobody knows what you are searching for. In this time did you read about:>Books on Hogwarts>Books on Goblins>Other kind of books (like...)
>>42914692>Books on vampires
>>42914692>>Books on Hogwarts
>>42914692>Books on Hogwarts
>>42914692>>Books on Goblins
>>42914692>Books on Goblins>Basic Latin
>>42914692>Books on Goblins
>>42914729>>Basic LatinEnter into hidden tribunal?
>>42914753It's for more than just this, spellmaking would require some degree of skill in pseudo-latin.
>>42914726>>42914729>>42914734>>42914746>>42914767You mainly focused on the Goblin you saw. So you want to get more information about him before trying to understand who was he or what was he doing. You start reading on Goblins. As someone with an interest in magical creatures you knew what a Goblin was basically and some small information but you never actually studied their history or culture.You take some notes from what you have read and learned. >Goblins are a highly intelligent race>Goblins converse in a language known as Gobbledegook>Goblins are adept metalsmiths notable for their silverwork>They control the Gringotts and the Wizarding World's economy>Goblins have their own type of magic and can do magic without a wand>Goblins dislike theft, but use a different definition of the word. By goblin standards, the maker of an item, not the purchaser is the rightful owner; the item is required to be returned to it's maker after the death of the purchaser. Goblins believe that the wizard paying for a goblin-made artefact is merely renting it, not owning it.>Throughout the history of the Wizarding world, there have been several goblin rebellions. >Biggest rebellions were started because of these reasons:>An allegation by Ragnuk the First that Godric Gryffindor stole his sword >The Ministry of Magic decree of 1631 preventing magical beings other than wizards and witches from carrying a wand. After your studies you still don't know much about THAT goblin in particular. >Tell the crew about the Goblin>Talk with them about how to solve the Prophecy issue>Don't care about any of this and concentrate on Quidditch>Other
>>42914932>OtherMake a social link with our cousin.
>>42914932>>OtherWe should probably meet our cousin
>>42914932>>Tell the crew about the Goblin
>>42914932>>Talk with them about how to solve the Prophecy issueThis is pretty pressing, but we should also practice Quidditch, perhaps ask Alba to help practice and then ask about the giant bat she keeps seeing
>>42914932>>Don't care about any of this and concentrate on QuidditchWhy not?
>>42914959>>42914973Let's meet with the cousin then.Sorry that today I can't run my usual 7-8 hours long questing. And it was quite a nice crowd today. Thank you all for joining in. We'll see each other very soon I think for the next one. I'll be lurking just a bit more for any suggestions or comments. We'll continue with the meeting with the cousin next time.
>>42915164Thanks for running!Can we change the Verdimillious charms colour?
>>42915195Normally not but I think it is possible to create a spell very very very similar to that charm but just different in color. I am not sure if John can handle it but feel free to try.
>>42915218Thanks for running, what year will we have the opportunity to take a Care of Magical Creatures Class?
>>42915164Was lurking in between other tasks and distractions, I enjoy this quest, please keep up the good work.
>>42915269third year is when we get to choose our subjects
>>42915312Thanks>>42915269>>42915316That is correct.
>>42915316Gotcha, I really hope we make it to third year then. Love these quests, Harry Potter always struck me as a universe that has way more interesting shit implied than was covered in the books
>>42915366That is my wish also. I only followed one back couple of years ago with Millicent Fauxly and it ended abruptly too I think. Best way to keep it going is I think when everyone suggests something. Usually the best things come from the suggestions rather than my directions.
>>42915407>Millicent FauxlyI miss Millie.
>>42915366Given the time we're in, just after Voldemort's defeat, that leaves some interesting things to work with when John gets older. Right now we're an angel of course
>>42915407Awesome, I'll be sure to throw suggestions in then, speaking of which, since we actually got a Pureblood in one of these quests (and a smart one at that) some exploration on how wizards study and invent their things would be awesome. Learning and applying the scientific process is the normal direction these things seem to go but wizards aren't dumb and I always felt like if that was something that worked it would have been applied long ago. Just my two cents though.
>>42915505You can also check the rulebook but I am not sure if the rules are enough to cover all aspects of this kind of things. But anyway. See u soon people. Bees are the best kind of insects (well maybe along with ants)
If we don't become a puritan activist through dealing with minority affirmative action mudblood students then this will end in disappoint.
>>42915573>well maybe along with antsWill we meet a rival in the coming years who will have an Ant (Queen) as their familiar?We we have a grand contest between the conquerors of the ground and the undefeated of the air?
>>42915573I really want spellmaking to be based on a random roll table to mix effects. Then refining that spell combination in order to make a "new" spell. Adds some mystery to the process.