Greetings my creepy little lovelies. It is I, your mistress of all things spooky and eerie, Baroness Bloodfang, here to tantalize you with tales of the ghosts that roam our halls and live among us as we go about our daily lives. They walk among us each and every day. But how much do we really know about them? I plan to tell the story of a specific ghost each week, so that you the reader can get to know them better. This week’s edition will be about that jolly ghost of Hufflepuff, the Fat Friar.
The Fat Friar
Curing peasants of the pox
Pulling rabbits from the Communion cup
The early days of the Friar aren’t well known, but we do know that he was born in the British Isle sometime around 989 AD, and at age eleven came to Hogwarts where he was sorted into Hufflepuff. He was then taught the magical arts by none other then Helga Hufflepuff herself. His large appearance states how much he enjoyed the pleasures of food and drink, and continued to do so through his life and even his after life. He also became quite skilled in healing magic.
After leaving school he joined a religious order whose purpose was begging for charity. This a worthwhile job for any Hufflepuff, and nobleman, however it was this unwavering kindness that was his downfall. Church officials became suspicious of his ability to cure people of the pox by the simple poke of a stick. We here at Hogwarts know he was using magic to cure people of this terrible disease. This is a cautionary tale for all those who think we don’t need to conceal our magic from the outside world.
He was put on trail, which such issues were brought up, but also his seemingly unholy acts of pulling rabbits from communion cups. He was found guilty and executed quickly. After his death he returned to Hogwarts and became the local ghost of Hufflepuff tower where he resides today.
Despite his gruesome death he managed to retain his jovial and kind manner, and is usually the first among the ghost to greet new students to these halls. If you ever need help don’t be afraid to ask this cheerful ghost for it. He also has a great tendency to look past the faults of others and is one of the few beings in the castle who actually likes Jeeves. The only grumble anyone has ever heard from this jolly ghost is the fact he never made it to Cardinal.
Next week I will be talking about the Bloody Baron of Slytherin House…stay tuned my creepy little lovelies.