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>New skill points in DADA, Herbology and History of Magic added.
It's March. The weather is cold, the grounds and the castle is white with all the snow, the sun rarely reveals herself behind the clouds. The House Cup results are as follows:>Gryffindor 165>Slytherin 200>Ravenclaw 235>Hufflepuff 290Hufflepuff thanks to their last victory in Quidditch, is also on the lead in the House Cup. Professor Flitwick seems quite excited for today's match and even attends to the breakfast and eats at the same table with you students, cheering and chanting during all the meal to much annoyance of other Houses and Professors tables. After the breakfast you take your broom and your Quidditch kit to head to the pitch with Tim. Anya, Glenn and Valdis all wish you good luck and they also get going to get a nice spot.The weather is seeming to get worsen. It's not snowing anymore but the clouds are pretty dark. It doesn't even look like a morning but like dusk. You are sure a storm is about to start. With the first whistle blown, you and the rest of your team start flying. >Ravenclaw vs. SlytherinI will use the same rules as the last match for the game. I will get 3 rolls in total for the match. Let's see how it goes. >Roll 1d10
Rolled 1 (1d10)>>43045864Starting pretty late today huh?
>>43046031Actually really really early for me. I usually finish at this hour. My sleep cycle is fucked so today will be the opposite.
>>43046064Fuck mate where ya live? I'm east coast us but I've worked overnights so I have no sleep schedule.
Rolled 9 (1d10)>>43045864I should not be awake. Why am I here and not asleep?
>>43046205The old world. It's okay though I can run this one for really long time, as people start coming.
>>43046241To roll good for the glory of Ravenclaw of course why else?
>>43046241To roll like a damn boss Tiger!>>43046258Ahh. Well I'm stepping out for a quick minute to get some food.
>>43046241The Ravenclaw starts the game quite good. Anthony leads the attacks with high speed Woollongong Shimmy movements, and confuses the defenders of Slytherin with rapid zig zags and fast passing of the Quaffles back and forth. Ravenclaw chasers start scoring a lot while the Slytherin is slow and has no score.The weather starts getting worse. You see a bright flash and a few seconds later the sky roars and the water follows as if somebody is dropping buckets from the clouds on you. It's raining as hell.Roll 1d10
Rolled 10 (1d10)>>43046323If I disappear, don't worry. I just passed out.
>>43046342WHERE ARE THESE ROLLS COMING FROM?
>>43046368The magic of dance.
Rolled 10 (1d10)>>43046323You did tweet that you were running right?
>>43046342>>43046433Double 10 auto-win?
>>43046394I keep thinking he's trying to be Kevin Bacon.>>43046433Hoh... mighty fine shooting there, Cowboy.
Well, there's my contribution, I'm going to sleep. Have fun with my curse Gringott.
>>43046433Lot of 10s for the 10th threadThe storm is going on full force...just like the Ravenclaw team. With the rain, howling wind, roaring sky and flashing lightnings it looks like a complete tornado of blue and bronze in the Quidditch pitch. Slytherin is yet to score any goals while the Ravenclaw is completely destroying them.You start diving like crazy suddenly, going full speed descend, the Slytherin seeker, thinking you have seen the Snitch also follows. Just at the right moment you suddenly pull up, the clueless Slytherin seeker still going down fails to notice your sudden pull-up, continues to descend. You manage to make a quite good Wronski Feint move. The Slytherin seeker understand his mistake all too late, trying to slow down at the last seconds, (thankfully) falling down on the ground at a reasonable speed without major injuries yet he will have to waste some more time getting up and flying.Roll 1d10
>>43046553forgot the trip>>43046477Good night
Rolled 1 (1d10)>>43046553Streak has to end sooner or later.
Rolled 2 (1d10)>>43046553
>>43046609...well, you did better than me.So endeth the streak.
Rolled 2 (1d10)>>43046553I require this redemption. Then to dreamland.
>>43046671Well, I tried, but the world refused to change.
>>43046609You are back on a higher altitude yet no sign of the snitch. It is very, very difficult to spot anything in this weather at all. You can't even see properly your teammates or the people who are watching the game. You can hardly make out what the commentator is saying. Ravenclaw is ahead of Slytherin by a lot of points, that seems practically impossible to catch up, even with the Snitch. Yet the Slytherin seeker, who feels very embarrassed to be fooled by a first grader new seeker, has decided to end the game on his own terms.He catches a glimpse of the Snitch and rapidly dives to get it. Once you realize what is happening it's already too late. The Slytherin seeker catches the Snitch. The match finishes. Yet it's a victory for the Ravenclaw. >Ravenclaw 210 - 160 Slytherin1/2
>>43046752>Ravenclaw was 200 points upDamn. Slytherin suck this year.
>>43046801If only we'd rolled better than a 2, could have destroyed them.
>>43046823Imagine a 350 point victory. That poor snek quidditch team would get lynched.
>>43046853Yeah. But the snitch is worth 150 Tiger so it woulda been 360 to 10. How bout that Wronski Feint? All the quidditch girlies gon be after John now.
>>43046880Yeah, would have been 350 points up.But damn. Whoever was playing seeker for Slytherin, they are going to be the only one on that team walking out of this with any pride intact. Except maybe the one chaser that scored. Their pride will only be moderately shredded.
>>43046752After the match, the team is hailed as heroes back in the Ravenclaw tower. You feel a bit strange to not catching the Snitch, as if your victory is not quite complete but after you see Professor Flitwick going crazy in the tower with chanting for Ravenclaw you forget about it. This means of course the next match between Ravenclaw and Hufflepuff will be the final match to decide who will be the Champions. Too much pressure.The party goes on yet Anya leaves early to go to the sleep. Valdis makes a bit fun of her after she leaves. "She needs to relax a bit!" You spend a couple of more hours having fun with Valdis, Tim, Glenn and some other first graders like Bryan, Juliette and Alice. People usually talk about the Quidditch match, how you tricked the Slytherin seeker, how Ravenclaw won despite now catching the Snitch, how we will destroy Hufflepuff in the final...and then some gossips, you hear some stupid story about two fourth grader girls in Ravenclaw fighting with each other for a Gryffindor boy, how annoying Professor Snape is, is Professor Flitwick half Goblin or Half Elf, how can a newborn baby not get killed by the Killing Curse, what happens to the people in Azkaban, Professor Binns is the most boring person in history of the world...and so on.You start to feel sleepy too. >Go to bed>Speak a bit more with Glenn before going>Speak a bit more with Valdis before going>Speak a bit more with Tim before going>Speak a bit more with Alice before going>Speak a bit more with Juliette before going>Speak a bit more with Bryan before going>other
>>43046994>>Speak a bit more with Alice before goingJohn is getting all the A's this year eh? Okay I'll stop.
>>43046994I'm tired enough that I honestly can't remember who any of these people are.So I'll say John should>>Go to bedand follow my own advice. Toodles.
>>43046994>>Speak a bit more with Alice before going>>43047029Night Tiger
Before I crash, idea. We research a magical plant-growing potion to get extra credit in Herbology and Potions.
>>43047022>>43047038You speak a bit more with Alice before going to bed. She is a short petite girl with short blonde hair and a quite pale skin. She tells you one day she will have her own articles in the Prophet and she wants to be a journalist. She says she wants to create a club for journalism minded students next year and asks you if you will be interested. You have never shown any interest in newspapers, news or journalists in general so you politely say "Maybe..." and change the subject. After a bit more chat you leave the common area to go to sleep. Next day, the stories of the Quidditch are still the only thing spoken in the Ravenclaw tower and also in the castle in general. You and your friends make your way to the DADA class, that is in common with the Gryffindor. >Sit with Alba>Sit with Glenn>Sit with Anya>Sit with Bryan
>>43047190>>Sit with AlbaY me voy a dormir
>>43047190>>Sit with Anya
>>43047190>Sit with Anya
>>43047209Good night>>43047210>>43047222>>43047221You sit next to Anya and wait for the class to start. You look around to see Alba for the first time after the Gryffindor's defeat. She looks normal, even waves at you friendly. Anya starts telling you about something she has read in a book while doing some research on the Goblins. "...you know that they always consider objects made my them to be theirs, no matter even if they sell it to the wizards...And we saw he was carrying some kind of chest or something...so I think he was trying to take something from the Castle that is made by him or other Goblins." "So he was stealing something you think?" you ask."Yes...well not stealing for him because to him it's already his stuff...but yeah. What do you think?">Makes sense, could be.>I don't think so...I think he was up to something else>No idea>Other
>>43047323>Makes sense, could be.
>>43047323No, that goblin knew he was stealing. If he thought he was in the right, he would've just ignored a bunch of first years. Like what could we do that warranted sending a doxy after us?
>>43047412Maybe he didn't want people spotting him, could have replaced what he stole with a fake maybe? Gives him time to lug the chest away
>>43047323>>I don't think so...I think he was up to something else
>>43047412>>43047436"I am not sure... I mean he knew he was stealing something...why would he run away and let that creature on us otherwise? I think he was up to something else..." Then you are interrupted by the Professor Phyillia starting the class. "Today we will be learning about a spell that can help you a lot if used well. It is not a curse or a powerful charm. It is not anything offensive. Our class is the Defence against the Dark Arts so I will be teaching you how to defend yourself and your best defend is your allies and friends. Of course there is certain power you would find in offensive spells, charms or curses. Something that would give you courage and trust. Even joy. There are not many people honest enough to admit that it is a pleasure to inflict pain, to have power to defend yourself or to make others fear you. That is why many wizard and witch find the Dark Arts attractive and that is precisely why you need to know how to defend yourself and to know how they think. The spell you will learn is "Periculum" it is a simple and basic spell, that makes you shoot a very big and bright beacon to the sky so anyone for miles can spot it...and hopefully come to your help." She walks around the classroom with grace and speaks with a soft silky voice. She claps her hands and the ceiling of the room changes dramatically to a night sky that looks like there are no more ceilings anymore. "Now...who can show me how to do it? Anyone cast this before? Ah yes Miss Morteno." Alba looks confident, casts the spell perfectly, aimed at the sky. A red beacon of light launches from her want that looks like a flare gun. "Very good! 10 points to Gryffindor!" Alba looking happy, sits back down to her seat. Then Professor continues to teach about the spell and finally everyone tries to cast it. Roll 1d10
Rolled 2 (1d10)>>43047534have we done a DADA spell yet?
Rolled 10 (1d10)>>43047534
>>43047571Master Apise pureblood comin through! You half bloods don't even know!
>>43047571ha, our best magic is rollin.
I keep reading our name as aspie
>>43047571You concentrate and follow every step of the Professor, and cast the spell aimed at the sky ceiling. "Well, well, very good Mr. Apise. In fact a perfect one! 5 points to Ravenclaw!" >Learned the spell Periculum"Wow you are really good at this, John!" Anya whispers, trying to cast her own. After all the castings are done Professor keeps talking about the Dark Arts and the Dark Wizards. "Well in our wizarding world, most wizards and witches are much too concerned with themselves to be malicious, thankfully. Yet many are also drawn to the Dark Arts originally in the pursuit of knowledge." She seems to be more addressing the Ravenclaw side of the class now. "The knowledge, the secrets, hunger for more, the forbidden knowledge... Tempting... This is how many wizards fall into ruin. By trying to achieve more than what is permitted and in the meantime lose themselves. We will read on some of the tragic stories next week..." After the class finishes Alba catches up with you. "Hey John! I heard you did a really nice move at the match. I wasn't there because Professor McGonagall has put me in detention..." She seems really angry about it. "But anyway... When I was in the library I saw a Slytherin boy named David, there was really nobody else in the library since everyone was at the match and it was the Slytherin's match so I found it odd that he was in the library also. Then something really strange happened. Some books near the main door suddenly caught fire. And I of course tried to run there to help with the fire as the Madam Pince was trying to take out the fire like a crazy person... I think she is in love with those books...Anyway, after it was done a few minutes later I saw this David coming out between the books on the other side of the library. Near the restricted section. Then he just left... So then I checked the library book and his name. I found out he checked out six different potions book in the last semester. I don't think this is normal."
>>43047739>"Ah...are you sure you are not just trying to see something where there isn't any? I think you become excited about the story I told you. It sounds normal.>Well that seems odd... so he was looking for some potions or how to do one... That is probably illegal.>He was just looking for some potions. I am sure it's nothing. >Other
>>43047752>>He was just looking for some potions. I am sure it's nothing.purebloods stick together
>>43047752>He was just looking for some potions. I am sure it's nothing. We should probably see if we have the time to take him up on that offer he gave us a while back.
>>43047752>>He was just looking for some potions. I am sure it's nothing.
>>43047752>Well that seems odd... so he was looking for some potions or how to do one.
>>43047760Isn't he a half-blood?
>>43047760>>43047766>>43047788"So he was just looking for some potions. I am sure it's nothing" you say. Alba doesn't seem convinced. "And the weird sudden fire? Him coming out near the restricted area? No I don't think so. I think he wanted to do an illegal potion but couldn't find it in all the books. Then he created a distraction and entered the restricted area to steal another book." >I think that is far fetched>Maybe...it could be true>I don't think so>I think you are right>Other
>>43047871>I think you are right
>>43047884>>43047890>>43047899"Well...maybe you are right." You accept her theory. "And do you remember someone stole some herbs from the Professor Sprout? So first he stole the herbs and then tried to make his dark potion." She seems to get excited. You calm her down and tell her it might not be him and that you need more evidence. She leaves for some class leaving you with strange questions in your head.You can spend your time as>Study something>Research>Chat with someone>Practice Quidditch>Brew a potion>Write a letter to mom>Other
>>43047973>>Write a letter to Aunt
You may want to call it quits for the night and start when more of your regular players are awake.
>>43047981>>43048009>>43048029You spend the next week mostly studying potions in your free time. During your studies you brew a vial of Wideye Potion. >Acquiered a vial of Wideye PotionIt is the Herbology class. You are paired with Juliette, your fellow Ravenclaw classmate. "I hope you are better in this than me John... my cup of tea is Transfigurations...not plants.." she complains while both of you are trying to plant a strange three headed mushroom with ears in the ground. Meanwhile you can see the Hufflepuff girl Mary from the Book Club keeps looking at you during her work. Glenn and Anya are trying to plant some mushrooms also and the rest of the class just faking to work in the ground but actually chatting or killing time. After the class Professor Sprout talks about a Herbology Club and that she says she accepts students starting from the second year. You consider joining next year maybe.1/2
>>43048183After the classes that day Alba comes to your table at the dinner and inform you about something she thinks important. "I heard David talking with another Slytherin student about a meeting they have tonight...he said it was to be held in the usual place outside. ToNIGHT at OUTSIDE! It's him, John! He was the one attacking people because they discovered his place outside." She looks at you like she has discovered the biggest secret in the world, quite excited.>Calm down, Alba, David has a study group it must be their meeting, nothing important>This means nothing Alba.>Looks like you are right! Let's bust his place tonight!>I don't think he has anything to do with anything>Other
>>43048229Oops forgot to add.>But he was also attacked. I think it's nothing to do with him.
>>43048229>>Calm down, Alba, David has a study group it must be their meeting, nothing important
>>43048229>>But he was also attacked. I think it's nothing to do with him.
>>43048229>Calm down, Alba, David has a study group it must be their meeting, nothing important>But he was also attacked. I think it's nothing to do with him.
>>43048229>>Calm down, Alba, David has a study group it must be their meeting, nothing importantJesus calm down. Next thing I know your going to say I've been doing it. Relax and think about it. He was attacked as well correct? Does he actually seem the type to hurt himself to throw suspicion off?
>>43048239>>43048256>>43048260>>43048267"Woah calm down Alba.... He was also attacked remember? You are getting ahead of yourself." You say, surprised. "Well maybe John, he has a beast or a monster in this "meeting place" of his and for one time it got out of control and actually hurt him. Why would he be going outside at nights? Something shady is going on. I can smell it.">I think you are getting paranoid>Well...maybe you are right>Your typical Gryffindor hatred of Slytherin has blinded you>Just drop it and calm down>Other
>>43048286>I think you are getting paranoid
>>43048286>Somethings going on with him, but I don't think it's related to the attacks.
>>43048286"Maybe you should try to get to know him. Either your theory is right and you can find clues by being his friend, or your theory is wrong and you made a new buddy anyways. Expand your worldview a bit, maybe."
>>43048320>>43048329"Well I agree that somethings going on with him...but I don't think it's related to the attacks. I think he does not have anything to do with it." She seems disappointed. >Let her leave>"But we can still check his meeting at night outside if you want?">Other
>>43048369>>"But we can still check his meeting at night outside if you want?"
>>43048369>>Let her leave
>>43048369"I did get invited. I guess I could check it out and tell you what I see, if you really want to know what it's about."
>>43048379>>43048389"I did get invited. I guess I could check it out and tell you what I see, if you really want to know what it's about." She seems surprised. "You were invited? But...but why would he invite you to his club?">I don't know (lie)>Because I am pureblood and I think it's a pureblood club>Because I am good at my classes (lie)>Other
>>43048398>I don't know (lie)
>>43048398"I think it's one of those things to cement future political or powerful careers - people with prominent families or promising ability making connections and studying together. It's not that uncommon even in the muggle world, I read."
>>43048424Sorry, meant to say politically or financially powerful careers
>>43048424This works, it like lying, but nicely.
>>43048424"I think it's one of those things to cement future politically or financially powerful careers - people with prominent families or promising ability making connections and studying together. It's not that uncommon even in the muggle world, I read."She seems thoughtful and not sure. "Well...anyway then. Perhaps you are right. I will just keep researching. No need to go and bust this meeting." With that she leaves. You are left with your own thoughts. Some strange things either happening around or nothing is actually going on and people are starting to get paranoid. You also start to take notice of certain rivalries getting more and more serious with the passing time as the first graders truly starts to feel like they are in Hogwarts now. The Gryffindor and Slytherins do seem to like dislike each other greatly. And Hufflepuffs seems to be trying to be at odds with Ravenclaw at any given turn, especially when everyone is waiting for the final match between Ravenclaw and Hufflepuff. They sure seem to be taking it really seriously. And for Gryffindor and Slytherin, since they have no more chance to become champions, for them the last match is even more important now to beat each other. You can sense trouble brewing...You choose to spend the rest of the day and the evening>Studying a class>Researching>Playing wizard chess with Valdis>Write a letter>Read a novel>Brew a potion>Chat with someone>Other
>>43048521>>OtherWorking on quidditch skills
>>43048521>Studying a classLets learn some more charms
>>43048521Quidditch practice. Work on get Wronski feint.
>>43048534>>43048543>>43048549>>43048571You choose to spend the rest of the day practice your Quidditch skills. The weather is still cold but at least not raining. Roll 1d10
Rolled 2 (1d10)>>43048594
Rolled 6 (1d10)>>43048594
>>43048630You practice your moves and tactics for an hour or so. You think you are doing well. Not bad for sure. Maybe not perfect either. But at least you are trying. The sun slowly sets and you feel it is time to finish practicing. As you slowly descend you think you saw something. Or did you? Did you just imagine it was something because of the near darkness? You thought some dark shape was just flying from near the Astronomy tower to the forest. >Was probably a bird or trick of light, head back home>Fly towards the forest >Other
>>43048667>Fly towards the forestHey maybe focusing on an object will make us better at finding the snitch.
>>43048667>>Fly towards the forest
>>43048686>Oh boy we get to find the snatch>I said snitch, you're eleven
>>43048692>>43048688>>43048686You continue to fly towards the Forbidden Forest. You haste and then you catch a glimpse of the shadow again. There is definitely something flying some hundreds meters ahead of you towards the Forbidden Forest, in a slow descent. >Turn back>Follow>Try to cast Periculum towards it to see with the light what is it>Other
>>43048771>>Try to cast Periculum towards it to see with the light what is it
>>43048771>Try to cast Periculum towards it to see with the light what is it
>>43048771>>Try to cast Periculum towards it to see with the light what is itit's a bird, it's a plane
>>43048783>>43048784>>43048805Roll 1d10. It is more difficult to cast a spell while flying.
Rolled 8 (1d10)>>43048826
Rolled 2 (1d10)>>43048826John pls
>>43048864You try to cast the spell but you fail and you almost lose control of your broom and almost drop your wand. The flying shadow descends more and more and enters the forest. You are about to cross into the Forbidden Forest's area, which is obviously: forbidden. >Head back home>Check Astronomy tower>Try to enter the forbidden forest risking great mortal danger or worse: expulsion.>Other
>>43048896>>Try to enter the forbidden forest risking great mortal danger or worse: expulsion.Why not, first year is the most exciting,
>>43048151Not sure if anyone here now is first-timer. Is there?
>>43048896>Try to enter the forbidden forest risking great mortal danger or worse: expulsion.
>>43048900You should probably end soon and start again later, slow going right now
>>43048929Yeah I think I will leave the last post's decision for the next thread.
Thanks for joining in AND see you next time people, in our usual time!
>>43049016See you next time Gringott!
Dang, i was too late. It's 8AM here, if only i had woken up earlier... Well, see you on the next thread Gringott.
>>43049055It's all right. I started this one on the complete opposite time. Yet at least Ravenclaw won!
>>43049122Hell yeah! Go Ravens! Next time, we'll devour some badgers!