First Year at Hogwarts Part 2
First Year at Hogwarts Part 2

24 August 2020

Brilliant Event

INTRO

HERMIONE

The most recent surge has returned... And it remains... Delightful.


CONSTANCE

You sound disappointed. Is it more of the same?


HERMIONE

Not quite. This one is centered more around Hogwarts itself... Mostly the professors and house ghosts, to be specific. We need to return all of it as soon as possible, as per our normal protocols. For those whose memories have been taken this experience is rather awful... We cannot forget that.


CONSTANCE

I do wonder why this surge has been so... delightful...


HERMIONE

Me too. It is incredibly odd - it doesn't match to any previous surge that I can recall. Hopefully an explanation shall reveal itself?


MYSTERIOUS NOTE

1st PIECE

CONSTANCE

Hermione - what do you think that is?


HERMIONE

It looks like a piece of some... note, perhaps? Something certainly written... I wonder if there will be more of them?


5th PIECE

CONSTANCE

Look, Hermione: we've assembled several pieces now... It's most certainly a hand written something-or-other.


HERMIONE

Yes, it is certainly a “something-or-other...” It looks to me like it may be some sort of prophecy - the language is very dense. Perhaps someone transcribed this?


What is unusual is that it seems to be “attached” to these Traces somehow - it's not simply a Foundable out on its own. That makes me think that it is being placed here intentionally. And whoever placed it wants us to find it.


FINISHED RECOVERING

HERMIONE

This is truly interesting... This is indeed a prophecy - apparently made by Professor Trelawney in the nineties - years ago! In it, she predicts the Calamity...


CONSTANCE

Incredible! I thought she was a one-hit wonder.


HERMIONE

Yes, but there's more. She also claims that the “Ministry of Fools” (I don't appreciate that commentary, I'll be honest) will blame “the Grim man” - does she mean Grim Fawley? - for at least a year. Is she saying he didn't do it?


My God... If this is real, this may well be confirmation that Grim's not behind this disaster after all.


CONSTANCE

If it's real. And if it's not? Is Grim Fawley trying to deceive us?


BRILLIANT FLITWICK

CONSTANCE

Professor Flitwick. I was never quite as adept at Charms as I would have liked. I failed in Charms, never really got over it. We had a parent's meeting which included Headmaster McGonagall. It was awful and I spent the time between classes practicing various Charms on my pet newt, Nevin.


BRILLIANT POMONA SPROUT

HERMIONE

Do you remember a while ago when we were returning stolen pieces of my past in another surge and I came back with a distinctly new memory? One of a conversation with Grim Fawley?


CONSTANCE

Of course. Do you have another memory?


HERMIONE

No, but Professor Sprout does. According to the Professor, Grim Fawley claims to have found a way to influence the Calamity enough to truly modify it. This surge? It's made from his memories - almost exclusively.


His First Year experience and his memories of the Professors - that is what we've been returning... He has figured out a way of affecting it... If this is true, this is massive.


NEARLAY HEADLESS NICK

CONSTANCE

I always liked Nearly-Headless Nick. I mean, he's terribly daft, but he has so many great stories. If you ever get the chance, put an afternoon aside and get him started...


PROFESSOR SLUGHORN

CONSTANCE

I never met Professor Slughorn, but, I always thought I would have been a perfect candidate for the 'Slug Club'.


PROFESSOR TRELAWNEY

HERMIONE

For years Professor Trelawney took a lot of stick about her divination powers. And since the end of the Second Wizarding War new, similar accusations have seeped into the conversation again since then - until now. She predicted this Calamity. Mind you she also predicted the Chudley Cannons would have a flawless season this year...


END

HERMIONE

Well, despite our delightful trip down memory lane, this was some surge! And still we're left with so many questions... Did Professor Trelawney predict the Calamity? Was she referring to Grim Fawley in that prophecy?


And is that prophecy even real? We know Grim can manipulate the Calamity... And there's no record of such a prophecy within the Ministry...


CONSTANCE

It seems rather odd that he can control what the Calamity steals, and he can send messages through it... but he cannot stop it, and he cannot escape wherever it is he is being held.


We need to find Grim Fawley.


HERMIONE

Yes. And soon.