One Year Later Part 2
One Year Later Part 2

15 June 2020

Brilliant Event

INTRO

HERMIONE

Harry is fairly convinced this surge is different from the others. Myself? I am a tad more sceptical.


But there is no debate that this recent surge has changed and become suddenly more focused on the Ministry itself. There has to be SOME reason for that...


But what is it?


BRILLIANT SENIOR MINISTER HERMIONE GRANGER

HERMIONE

I now understand what Ron and Harry were going on about -- I also have a new memory of speaking with Grim, coinciding with my recent experience as a Foundable...


It's like I've been left a message in the form of a hazy, unclear memory. It's not perfect but...


This is vital! Grim Fawley is reaching out to us after over a year in absentia. Incredible!


BRILLIANT MINISTER KINGSLEY SHACKLEBOLT

CONSTANCE

I ran across Minister Shacklebolt the other day - he told me something rather shocking. HE has a memory similar to Harry and Ron's...


Except in his, Grim was saying that he had gained some ability to manipulate the Calamity... to "guide" what it steals as Foundables.


It really feels like we've finally made some kind of breakthrough!


Jr. UNDER-SECRETARY CONSTANCE PICKERING

CONSTANCE

Grim Fawley reached out to me! I mean, I think he did. It is definitely some sort of strange message, wrapped in a memory I never had...


He's telling me that he isn't responsible for all of this. It WAS his spell, but he isn't at fault...


CALAMITY INCIDENT MAP

CONSTANCE

Now the Calamity is creating Foundables of our attempt to track the Calamity's creation of Foundables. It's almost like the Calamity is self-aware -- and taking the mickey out of us.


REGISTRY RESEARCH BOARD

CONSTANCE

The Registry is the Task Force's creation, but the underlying organisation is inherent in the Calamity itself...


In other words, we didn't sort Foundables into Families; the Calamity did. We just put names to those Families.


The whole Family "thing" has always struck me as curiously methodical for such a chaotic spell. But Grim Fawley is said to have a highly organised mind.


Why is it that all creatures have cute babies - except for birds? They're all hideous, and if one seems cute it's because it's actually so hideous you feel bad for it and start finding it cute out of guilt. It's weird.


PILE OF RUNESTONE

CONSTANCE

We've long known that the Runestone's Family corresponds with that of the Foundable you return after a Wizarding Challenge -- but we still don't know why.


Why require Runestones to enter a Fortress at all? There are so many questions I would love to ask Grim Fawley...


END

HERMIONE

Well, that surge is over -- but what a surge it was! Grim Fawley can reach out to us - perhaps to any of us at any time... It's very exciting.


HARRY

Hermione. before you get too excited, it might be worthwhile to consider something... Grim can communicate with us, right?


HERMIONE

Yes...


HARRY

And he did a LOT of communicating. He told us he can manipulate the Calamity Spell to some degree, that he has been imprisoned for a year, and that he is innocent... But he left the most important thing out.


He didn't tell us how to end this, did he? Or whose fault it was. I think we tread very lightly moving forward. None of us knows what he is really on about, do we?