Time changes and absences.   Posted by Severus Snape.Group: 0
Kiri Wilson
 player, 97 posts
Wed 8 Feb 2012
at 00:48
Re: Time changes and absences
Severus Snape:
Someone mentioned this, so I thought I'd respond.  First years will be doing pretty much what last year's crop of firsties did for this period of time.  Not finding any posts that talks about it though, right now.  Will look more when I get home, unless someone else can remember where it is and reference before then.

The big change is DADA, in which you are pretty much reading Mr. Malfoy's book (he offers to sign your copy Lloyd) and transfiguration, the subject is the same but the professor more amiable, though very surprised by any over bright Hufflepuffs.

Professor Howell would definitely console you on having dead parents, "Terrible news, old top." though he would seem, but never say, that he was sorrier to hear your mother was a squib.  "Unfortunate lot, that sort.  Understandable that she'd want to live in the Colonies."

As for the long standing question of the commonwealth.  Relations are strained but most of the countries had little they could say about the matter.  Some of the bigger voices, Canada, Australia, India, made a hullabaloo, but the politics were still up in the air when Lady Red took over and she lets them go their own way as long as they observe all the old hands off fussiness and niceties..

And what would lady red do if the larger parts of the commonwealth decided that they didn't want to be part of the commonwealth?  The only way great Britain keeps them now is because they want to be kept.

In another game I was in the question of what a squib was came up. The boy in question was the child of a pure blood squib and his blood was counted as pure blood while the boy's mother was a muggle born, therefore the character was a half blood and not a mudblood. Having a squib as a parent was still something to be consoled over, but he was still counted as pureblood for blood status, since the squib had.not been disowned.

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Lady Red
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Wed 8 Feb 2012
at 01:07
Re: Time changes and absences
He would be a half blood at best. Having a squib for a mother would be a step down as far as society was concerned.
Claire Cowlings
 player, 502 posts
Wed 8 Feb 2012
at 01:14
Re: Time changes and absences
In reply to Lady Red (msg #50):

I suppose it depends on who the magical grandparents were.  I've not seen the problem brought up in any other game I've been in
Lady Red
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Wed 8 Feb 2012
at 01:22
Re: Time changes and absences
His father alone would make him a half blood.
Lloyd Biggs
 player, 14 posts
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Wed 8 Feb 2012
at 01:27
Re: Time changes and absences
This one's just a guess (correct me if I'm wrong) but I get the feeling that those who are likely to be overly legalistic about heritage are likely to err on the side of lower rather than higher "blood-purity".  'Course, in the case of Lloyd, he's likely not to care or see what the fuss is about...so long as nobody's crowding those with the "wrong background" into concentration camps or any such thing.
Lady Red
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Wed 8 Feb 2012
at 01:37
Re: Time changes and absences
<evil grin>

No, that was life under Voldemort.  Things are much better now... under me.


<evil grin>
Kiri Wilson
 player, 98 posts
Wed 8 Feb 2012
at 02:10
Re: Time changes and absences
Lady Red:
<evil grin>

No, that was life under Voldemort.  Things are much better now... under me.


<evil grin>


So what would lady red do if Australia or Canada decided it were no longer part of the commonwealth?  I don't see how she could keep them if they wanted to go.   I'll play it like they still  are part, but I really can't see that as anything other than Australia's choice, not yours, your highness.
Lady Red
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Wed 8 Feb 2012
at 02:13
Re: Time changes and absences
Actually that bit about life under Voldemort was aimed at Lloyd's question, not yours, Kiri.

But why would they want to leave the commonwealth?  I visit them regularly to make sure they... remain happy.   Well at least their leaders that is.  <evil grin>
Kiri Wilson
 player, 99 posts
Wed 8 Feb 2012
at 02:38
Re: Time changes and absences
In reply to Lady Red (msg #56):

 So she keeps them under the imperious curse.  I wonder if there isn't an under ground in most of those countries that are anti LAdy red, since the masquerade is down and all that.  Unless wizards are unquestionably in charge in all those places, and that could be problematic, since at least Canada and Australia have some sort of democracy in place and there really aren't enough wizards if it comes down to it.

the real reason for the masquerade.

http://www.gossipgamers.com/th...s-hide-from-muggles/

hopefully this won't give you a virus warning , it didn't me.
Severus Snape
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Thu 9 Feb 2012
at 00:17
Re: Time changes and absences
There most certainly is.  There is an underground in England, sooooo...  Check out the Lee Jordan post in the History.  Voldemort was expanding his war abroad, while Lady Red lets the commonwealth be, as long as they toe the line.  And, yeah, many of the governments in the larger nations are puppets of hers.  While she is absolute monarch in England, she remains mostly a figurehead (openly) in the commonwealth countries.
Severus Snape
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Sun 19 Feb 2012
at 19:28
Re: Time changes and absences
[Nov 23rd, 2019]

Alright, that scene is done.  So, time to move on.  We are stopping again on Saturday, Nov. 23.  This is the day of the Ravenclaw/Hufflepuff Quidditch match.

In the mean time...
Classes continue for first years-  For the first years, the most exciting stuff is the harvesting of snapdragon peas in the first year garden.  Many a student has their fingertips nipped by the feisty little vegetables because to pick the pods one must first rub under the chin of the guardian pod.  Charms is also fun as you are working on Wingardium Levioso now and, having finished basic theory work, you are trying to turn slivers of wood into Bobbie Pins.

DADA proceeds to be boring for everyone until Professor Malfoy hangs a picture of the dark lord himself up in class to instruct on some of the more common features of a dark wizard.  He also hangs pictures of Rodolpho Lestrange, Fenrir Greyback, Peter Pettigrew, and alludes to many of the features of Lady Red.  Risquee stuff.

Classes continue for second years- In potions, you learn how to make a sleeping elixir with a variable timed sleep, anywhere from 5 hours to 5 years, as you adjust just one ingredient, Doxie Blood, in amount.  In Charms, you begin to learn a few defensive charms such as Protego and a Charm that allows you to use your wand to parry spells like it were a sword, Declino.

Socially- nothing much occurs.  Lysandra and her cronies continue to be brats and seem to especially love picking on Claire whenever they can separate her from the crowd.  None of the Huflepuffs can explain the spite.  For his part, Miles begins to prove himself a complete dink as well.  Pulling stupid pranks and, now that he has a few spells under his belt, flinging jinxes at others.  He is a fan of the Locomotor Mortis spell.

A few days before the big game, James has this spell cast upon him as he descends some stairs.  He falls badly and spends two days in the infirmary with a broken arm and leg.  He can't say he saw Miles anywhere nearby though.



Of course, the group can and probably does spend some more time on the flying snakes problem.

This message was last edited by the GM at 19:03, Mon 20 Aug 2012.

Severus Snape
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Tue 20 Mar 2012
at 07:13
Re: Time changes and absences
[Dec. 13th, 2019]

We are moving forward again.

It is Friday the 13th of December around 9am.  Today is the day that students board the train to go home.  You can stay over at Hogwarts if you have permission from parents.  As Always, post a nice summary in the "In the mean time..." and you can, of course, finish up some things real quick if you need to, but make them super quick.

The rest of the first semester passes rapidly with only a few events to mark it as odd.

Midterms were given this week, much to the anguish of students, and much of the prior two weeks were devoted to furious studying.

In Charms, first years are expected to be able to produce the Lumos and Nox charm while second years are expected to be able to deflect a spell.  Professor Prewett one by one casts a leg locker curse at each student.

In Herbology, second years must tame a Dandelion and get it to take a sunflower seed from your hand.  The feat only requires patience and calm, the react poorly to aggression and raised voices.

First years must produce an Icing potion, something good for applying cold to a injury.  The potion produces an aqua colored goo that feels like silk as is sticky to the touch.  It melts after an hour then turns to mist.

Transfiguration wants a god looking needle from first years, from a matchstick of course, and a paper mache pot must be turned into a clay pot by second years.

Fallout from James' scuffle with Rolf is brutal for a week or two, but dies down.  Still, there is a small war between Hufflepuffs and Slytherins escalating in the end of November until Professors Bones and Lestrange hold a meeting and discuss it.  Bones is reasonable, charming, and convincing while Lestange is terrifying and cold.  Between them, the war dies down.  The stray bodybind and leglocker are still flung and a new fad of jinx arise: The Veneficae Naribus.  It causes people's nose to grow long, crooked, and puts a wart on the end of it.

The buzz ins school though, is that on the 8th, just that Monday, Drackina Janiewicz was found with Gladius Bowling at the top of the Astronomy tower in an embrace and crying.  They were both under the effects of a Lapis Caput curse, which caused them to go deaf and blind.  They had been up there all night, afraid to move.  It was soon a major talking point that they had been snogging and maybe more.  Ravenclaws accused Hufflepuffs of sabotaging their team and Hufflepuffs said some unflattering things about Drakina.

It seemed to get lost as to why an advanced dark curse had been used on the pair.

This message was last edited by the GM at 19:03, Mon 20 Aug 2012.

Severus Snape
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Tue 20 Mar 2012
at 21:02
Re: Time changes and absences
More information for the time change...







For all: Lysandra and her cronies are far more active of late and it seems to be due to Lysandra being far touchier and cranky than normal.  SHe always has bags under her eyes and snaps at anyone that is not higher status than her.  She is the terror of first years, though the Malfoy twins do their best to mitigate her influence, or at least her reflection on their house.

Also, Mr. Davien is known to be more cracking down on pranks involving his duties, at least those that make him have to clean up more.
Severus Snape
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Mon 21 May 2012
at 03:12
Re: Time changes and absences
[January, 2020]

After a long, exhausting, and, mostly, enjoyable holiday, the day comes for the students to return to Hogwarts and their studies.  The older students settle down to studies for various end of terms tests while most everyone else gears up for the brunt of the Quidditch season.



We are jumping to Monday February the third, of 2020.  Feel free to make mean time posts for the first month back at school.  Responses to the points below might get responses from me on them.







It is twelve twenty in the afternoon.

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Athene Shoe
 player, 646 posts
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Mon 21 May 2012
at 04:54
Re: Time changes and absences


now a PM

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Severus Snape
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Mon 21 May 2012
at 05:00
Re: Time changes and absences


also, now, a PM.

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Lady Red
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Wed 23 May 2012
at 16:12
Re: Time changes and absences
Okay, due to something that was revealed by our glorious GM- Snape, there will be a quick stap back to the beginning of the new term.  Shortly after coming back to school all PCs are being asked (by Lloyd, Kiri, Athene, and Amanda) to go to the gardens (which is located in the Courtyard thread).  Oh and Robert, you are asked to specifically NOT bring Corina with you.
:P
Robert Smith
 player, 531 posts
 Half blood, Hufflepuff
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Wed 23 May 2012
at 16:22
Re: Time changes and absences
 Hmm, seems like a ravenclaw outing almost or with the sneaking it could be slytherin. We hufflepuffs are honorable anyway...no sneaking here..nope not us.

 This?, o well sneaking pastry's don't count do they?.
Lady Red
 GM, 315 posts
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Wed 23 May 2012
at 16:45
Re: Time changes and absences
Ravenclaw?  Huh? Everyone is being asked to go, because something BIG needs to be revealed.  Not a Ravenclaw outing at all.
Amanda Davis
 player, 631 posts
 Pureblooded Ravenclaw
Mon 11 Jun 2012
at 17:23
Re: Time changes and absences
Absence Notification:

I'm going to be out of town from June 28 - July 13.  I should still have computer access for most of that time.  But, July 1 - 6 will be spent in Las Vegas with no computer access.
Hogwarts Academy
 GM, 273 posts
Wed 15 Aug 2012
at 07:40
Re: Time changes and absences
[Aftermath of Feb 2nd, 2020]

In the immediate aftermath of the events in the Chamber of Secrets, none of the other students know much more than the pariahs have cost them points again and gotten themselves some serious detentions.  Myrtle's bathroom is a mess and many students sneak in to see the damage, but there are wards that prevent snooping downstairs and myrtle is insufferable.  It is when Rita Skeeter's article comes out that this all switches overnight.  OF course, that leaves about a month of time when the crew is once again scorned like lepers.

On march the fifth, the first clue to the changes are strange looks the kids get as they come into the Great Hall that morning.  The world at large may not know which kids were involved, but the kids know.  What other group of kids got detentions, lost points, and had several members laid up for several days?  Short of making this worse, the pariahs became instant celebrities.  They had, for all intents and purposes, gotten rid of one of the least favorite teachers in the school.  Granted, Headmaster Snape was subbing for DADA and Dark Arts and was temporary head of Slytherin house, which no one was ecstatic about, but the kids were pestered with questions about the events until the tenth when Snape made an announcement at breakfast that if he so much as heard the words 'Chamber of Secrets' or fond out a student had spoken of it outside school, they would seriously regret it, no one thought he was bluffing.  It will get out eventually, look for another Prophet post when it does.

One group of kids was not a fan of the group, though. Lysandra Lestrange, Miles Davis and their cronies were suddenly quite the outsiders.  The war for power in Slytherin, without Bellatrix on Lysandra's side, went spontaneously and decidedly against her.  She might as well have been in her own house now and the Slytherins were NOT kind about the process or quite about letting people know that she was on the outs.  The group kept to themselves and were insular and xenophobic.  Lysandra only had looks of hatred for the group and nothing but nastiness for most of them.

Other than this, classes proceeded as normal, second years had their advising meetings with the head of house about electives and pamphlets on them were handed out.  They had until three weeks before end of term to make their decisions and were advised to choose carefully, an elective could be dropped but not started after the beginning two weeks of third year.

Beginning on March the 31st, Lysandra was not seen for a full week.  When she came back she was a haunted thing, pale and withdrawn.  Rumors spread that she was now in the custody of her paternal grandparents. 

Some PMs

Those who were injured are all in the infirmary for a few days then sent on your way.  Except Athene, who is kept coming back once a week until the middle of March and Claire who Madame Point wants to keep an eye on, as your injuries were quite severe and she is afraid of trauma.

DADA changes overnight under Snape's control.  It goes from a reading of Malfoy's book to a crash course on identifying several cruses, hexes, and jinxes.  You are not expected to be able to cast them, just know them on sight (first and second years).  Second years are taught, definitely, how to cast Expelliarmus.

Finals: First years, there is a post somewhere with the finals from last year, those are yours.  Postt 33 in this thread

Charms- Successfully cast Sonorus and Quietus as well as the Bluebell Flames charm.

Transfiguration- Turn and Acorn into a thimble.  Take a written exam where you must name and describe one of the five exceptions to Gump's law.

DADA- Identify several spells cast on the fly and silently by Headmaster Snape.  Cast Expelliarmus.

Herbology- Harvest a peck of Gunpowder peppers (peppers you must sing a lullaby to while picking or they explode.  They aren't super dangerous, but the powder from an explosion is about the equivalent of getting maced.)

Potions- Identify five items (a bezoar, Whistlegrass, Willow Bark, Blackbeetle Eyes, and troll bile), then prepare the Ulceriative Remedium these ingredients go into, (this was the lesson from April).

Astronomy- Identify, chart, and name ten constellations named for animals (humans do NOT count) and write five inches on one of them.

HoM- Exhaustive multiple choice test on the Renaissance, including a section of famous paintings by wizarding artists you must name, date, and identify the artist for.

Alright, I will be making the 'Closing Ceremony' post once this is resolved.  All characters will receive the FIVE points to add to their characters.  Also, remember to select spells learned for your year.  I would also like people to suggest some potions they might know now.  6-7 for second years and about 8 for first years, they study simpler potions and get through them faster.  Once I have lists we'll work with them like we d spells.  Also, as a note here, remember, take any electives you want next year thirdies, but I need everyone in at least one of Magical Languages or Muggle Studies.  The Quiditch post will be up soon as I can write it letting people know who won the cup.

More PMs

Last: a general prompt, what, if anything, do people say about the specifics that occurred in the CoS?

This message was last edited by the GM at 19:01, Mon 20 Aug 2012.

Robert Smith
 player, 588 posts
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Thu 16 Aug 2012
at 03:02
Re: Time changes and absences
 Response to msg# 69.

 About the only part which is still a mystery is the snake and is Voldemort in control of the snake?, we could guess that is the case with the way Lestrange was acting but no sure results.
Severus Snape
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Sat 25 Aug 2012
at 19:51
Re: Time changes and absences
I will not be addressing certain things: the snake, Ally, and who actually cursed the children.  I have answers to all these questions, but you don't know any of them and some of them are plot points for next year.  So, be patient and keep on as you have been most excellently doing.

After the out busrt during the study group on April 20, the story blazed through the school like a fire and it was unsurprising when it was leaked to the outside.  Kids wrote home about it, parents grew concerned, and Rita Skeeter wrote an blazing op.ed.  It gets out and Amanda is punished thrice for it.  The first is a scathing letter from her parents, the second is sitting another month of detentions with Snape himself , and lastly by a visit of her parents to the school

On an interesting note: the situation appears to not have entered the muggle magazines excepting that the family of the Prime Minister was in mourning over the death of his father.  No details are made available, but there is minor coverage of the family along these lines for a few weeks and some muggles try to spy on the funeral very unsuccessfully.  It is reported that Lady Red herself attends the funeral.  The spying reporters are never heard from again-also noted.

Amanda is pulled from Astronomy lab one day in late April by Professor Aquila.

The situation in Slytherin gets worse before it gets better.  Lysandra and her crew were never really liked, but the twins are irate over her mother's murder of their grandfather.  Still, the bullying is soon obvious and several steps are taken to resolve it.  Amanda and friends' attempts to talk to the twins and Miles results in Miles drawing even further into Lysandra's camp while the twins realize what they have been doing.  The physical bullying stops but the group is still actively ostracized.  Lysandra is not happy that she was saved by anyone, the twins told her about it.  She is infuriated.

Peeves soon starts to annoy the caretaker with a new and colorful array of songs, including one that Lloyd does not remember teaching him, and the caretaker begins to become suspicious of the children.  He watches the poltergeist closely when he interacts with the children from around the end of march onwards.

On April the 30th, a centaur is seen to visit the school and spends a pair of hours locked away in the Great hall with select members of the staff: Snape, Aquila, Brown, Bones, Longbottom, Travers, Point, and Weasley are all there. 

After April the 20th, the relationship between Claire and Lysandra will shift:





Finally, the day of the closing ceremony arrives and all the children are congregated in the Great Hall for the last meal before leaving on the train.  The normal array of food is on the tables and students are dressed in their best.  The Headmaster stand to give a speech.  His demeanor is grave and dark.  "It has been a bleak year.  The loss of Lucius Malfoy is a blow to wizarding folk the world round and he will be missed.  I encourage all of you to write our condolences to him and for some of you to send more than that.  As to the other events... I recommend putting them behind us, all of us." He glanced here to Claire then Lysandra and finally Kiri.  "On a lighter note, The Hufflepuffs have taken the Quidditch cup.  Congratulations!  However, the Slytherins have squeaked them out for the House Cup.  A few too many losses of points this year for the Hufflepuffs.  So..." He motioned his wand and the Hall was decked in green and Silver for a second year.  "Alright, enough of speeches.  Let the fest begin and have a lovely summer.  I will see you in brighter time this coming fall."

Snape does not stay, but leaves and takes James with him as he has business in London and can't afford to pick him up later.

This message was last edited by the GM at 23:18, Sat 25 Aug 2012.

Severus Snape
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Sun 26 Aug 2012
at 00:20
Re: Time changes and absences
Forgot this part!

Two weeks after Amanda is given detention, Snape finds out that it was that leaked the story to Rita herself.  A seventh year named Connor Daupin is expelled a month before his graduation as a result of the investigation and his two friends are given a month's detentions each.
Severus Snape
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Tue 4 Sep 2012
at 15:30
Re: Time changes and absences
PMs regarding research: if I forgot you, remind me in the OOC then look here for an update.