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THE REIGN OF THE BLACK FEATHERED WITCH
Real world 2012-2013 Another September has come, and with it a new class of potential Witches and Wizards arrive at Hogwarts, ready to be sorted. Headmistress Hightower officiates the ceremony, and the rekindling of friendships and rivalries, both new and old, commenced. The reconstruction of the old castle, which had taken a great deal of damage in the previous year, did little to interfere with the students learning. As winter approached, Hightower was seen less and less around campus, and just before the holidays a new headmistress was named, Eponina Hawthorne.
The students returned to a decidedly different Hogwarts than they had left. Within the first month of the year there were attacks by both a troll and banshee, as well as the death of Professor Addison. To add to the chaos that had gripped the school, Headmistress Hawthorne disappeared as abruptly as she had arrived. Her return would not be a welcome one however, as it saw her attack the very school that she had sworn to protect. Hawthorne was an Animagi, turning into a dragon she attacked the Hogwarts Express while Professors Li and Wentworth attempted to spirit a group of students away to Diagon Alley. After the students who remained entrenched in Hogwarts raised the ‘Down With Hawthorne Army’, the school went into full revolt and defeated Professor Hawthorne, beginning a new spring for Hogwarts.
GOODBYE MISTER SNOWMANS 2020-2020
Real world 2013-2013 Enchanted Snowmen arrived on the grounds of Hogwarts. Voices were heard, but yet nobody could figure out where they came from. The snowmen played pranks on anyone whom passed by. The snowmen would wait until nobody had their eyes on them before throwing snowballs. A week later, it became clear that those voices were the voices of snowmen. One snowman in particular was named Chauncy Plonker. The snowman had tasks set and referred to someone as ‘gov’. As the weather began to get warmer, the snowmen gathered to say their goodbyes. The snowmen in turn revealed that Professor Fox was this ‘gov’ they spoke of, but Professor Fox denied such claims. After these accusations from the snowmen, Professor Fox asked a friend, Rufus, whom then took the snowmen north to live among the ice of Greenland.
THE CURSE OF THE GOLDEN FROG
Real world 2013-2014 With the next Sorting underway the newest students at Hogwarts met the latest Headmistress appointed to run the school, Headmistress Fischer. Fischer’s administration was kept in close watch by the Ministry, with former Headmistress Hightower casting a long shadow over every action taken by Fischer. That fall would see the return of the Triwizard Tournament return the school and its grounds, with Drumstrang defeating Beauxbatons as well as its host Hogwarts.
Before the closing of the Triwizard Tournament that Headmistress Fischer left the school under mysterious circumstance, leaving the students in the very capable hands of Professor Oreyn Fox. With all the commotion in place from the Tournament and the school naming its 4th Headmaster in two years that the History of Magic professor, Oswalt Digby, unwittingly took possession of a cursed object. Shortly thereafter the school was flooded with frogs, which gave out an airborne toxin which nullified the use of magic wherever the frogs appeared, which was almost every inch of Hogwarts. It took the ingenuity of three students to follow the clues that lead to Professor Digby, who after holding the cursed object for a number of months had been entirely possessed by its evil magic and become a vehicle of ill-intent. With the help of the spirit of Nimue who had been resting peacefully in her cave beneath Hogwarts the students destroyed the source of the frogs, allowing their magic nullifying toxin to dissipate. Professor Fox caught notice of the commotion, and arrived and dueled an enraged Digby, disarming him and taking the cursed object, thus breaking the curse that a mysterious Dark Wizard had placed upon him.
LOW DOWN DOXY BLUES 2021-2021
Real world 2014-2014 A wild and uncontrolled Doxy infestation sealed off The Divinations classroom. As with an international shortage of doxycide, with cut-backs from the Ministry, students were left with a task to gather ingredients used in the brewing of doxycide for Professor Bulloch.
THE HAG OF CROWSCREEP
Real world 2014-2015 Disappearance at Hogsmeade! After the mysterious arrival of a Hag in the forest near Hogsmeade, known only as “The Hag of Crowscreep”, a local man went missing.
Authorities searched for the Hag of Crowscreep but found no trace. Back at Hogwarts, the school year began and students arrived for the
sorting ceremony. Nearly a month had gone by with no sign of the hag when the missing person returned, alive, and with no memory of having ever left. Strange appearances and rumoured attacks from what everyone suspected to be the hag increased mysteriously about Hogwarts, leaving everyone with questions.
A few students claimed to have heard the voices of their closest friends screaming and calling to them, but when they rushed to their aid not a soul, living or dead was found. Was it that they were going mad? Meanwhile, the attention of many turned to the arrival of Zimelda Zemeckis, Vice
Chancellor and direct agent of the notorious Judy Dorchester. Word of a “Shadow” began to surface, rumours that spoke of the “Shadow” creeping about the castle grounds. Did the Hag manage a way into Hogwarts?
While a wild storm rampaged the grounds with thunderous rain and flahses of bright lightning, a weakened Headmistress Fischer gathered frightened students in the Great Hall. As a bright white light illuminated the walls from the outside storm, students spotted a lurking “Shadow”. After a piercing scream from a girl, Professor Fox broke from the Great Hall to investigate and found the “Shadow”. In an eerie fit of laughter, the “Shadow” plunged itself into the lake below. Sometime later, Headmistress Hannah Fischer uncovered information that had exposed Zemeckis as a former Death Eater. Zemeckis enraged by this, engaged in a fiery duel with the Headmistress, leaving Fischer cursed by deadly, and unknown dark magic before fleeing.
The meddling of a group of students uncovered that the Honeydukes Clerk was the enigmatic “Shadow”, a dark wizard with unknown interests in
Hogwarts, that had been using the secret passage there to infiltrate the school. After a confrontation late in the night of the 13th of June, the intrepid lot found themselves overwhelmed by the dark magic of the “Shadow.” The timely arrival of Professors’ Fox and Digby, along with the unexpected aid of the Hag of Crowscreep, drove the dark wizard away, but not before vengeance was sworn. Following the epic – ‘Midnight Duel at Hogsmeade,’ Chief Warlock and Hogwarts Board member Judy Dorchester arrived, having been informed of a late night disturbance in the village. Dorchster arrived in time to find Professor Fox and students, in conversation with the Hag of Crowscreep, which promoted the Hag to flee in a whirl of cawing crows.
THE HEART OF FOUR
Real world 2015-2016 Political tension rose within the Ministry of Magic with the unexpected rise of Judy Dorchester, taking the seat of Head of Hogwarts board, and many began to question whether or not Headmistress Fischer was in fact the right person to manage and run Hogwarts. Meanwhile, Fischer’s condition – having been cursed deeply by none other than Zimelda Zemeckis the year prior – spread rapidly through out the Headmistress. Save not for the potions brewed by Professor Oryen Fox, it was no doubt that the Headmistress of Hogwarts would surely perish.
As the school year ventured on and Fischer’s curse getting worse by the day, Fox found himself in a conundrum. Resist the rise of Dorchester or save Hannah Fischer. For Professor Fox, the choice was a simple one and he set out, leaving the school in the care of the professors to do what aurors have failed to do. Hunt down and find Zimelda Zemeckis.
In the coming months it all seemed as if things at Hogwarts had simply calmed down, but anyone that knows Hogwarts, knows that any calm, is merely a calm before the coming storm. That storm came in the form of Judy Dorchester, whom had burst into the Great Hall bringing an end to the day’s Hearty Party. Dorchester – with no Headmistress Fischer, nor Professor Fox to be found, used her power as Chief Warlock and Head of Board, to instate herself as acting Governor of Hogwarts until which time a new Headmistress or Headmaster could be appointed. Dorchester spent the next month manipulating many professors to her cause while alienating others, effectively pitting professors against professor and student against student. Along with her team of goons, the gluttonous Magwina Leech, the greedy Morton Fallax, the envious and jealous Priscilla Knotts, the prideful and obedient Boris Boggs, and the insane and lustful Ironhand, Dorchester managed to enact her will upon every corner of Hogwarts, transforming it into a cold, dark, lifeless, military-esque school.
Meanwhile Oreyn Fox found himself pulled as far as Germany in his quest to track down Zemeckis, and eventually came upon her. In an agreement made, Zemeckis revealed that should could make a temporary cure of sorts that would halt the curse, provided Fischer maintain a steady dosage for the rest of her life in exchange for Fox ensuring that she would not come to harm, nor punishment by the Ministry. Fox agreed and the pair traveled back to Hogwarts.
There was more going on at Hogwarts however that just Dorchester and her goons. The strange and mysterious dark wizard known only as the shadow had seemed to returned, puppeteering the voices of students, spreading confusion about the school. This prompted a group of students to seek out answers, and to solve what was going on, and what this shadow that they faced the year prior was, or what. Discovering a clue that was left behind by none other than Professor Fox himself, they found that they were led to Crowscreep, the dreaded thicket where the Hag of Crowscreep was suspected to reside, a cursed place that none venture to. In the late evening, these students, along with Professor Drachenblume sneaked out and began their flight. Crowscreep Thicket surely lived up to it’s name. A dark, twisted, eerie place that had a dense hallucinogenic pollen that caused the band to witness fears, the absurd, and desires. The hallucinations pulled at their minds, mixed with the pegging caw of thousands of crows that seemed to mimic and laugh… Til all went black.
They awoke in a small cave.
THE OUROBOROS 2023-
Real world 2016- The Ouroboros appears to be a mysterious organisation that has infiltrated the school to destabilise it by spreading discord amongst students and staff. From January of 2023 the symbol of the snake eating its own tail has found itself alongside slanderous rumours in the owl post, attacked staff members, destroyed classrooms, and most recently a batch of tainted oranges.
13 HALLOWED NIGHTS 2024-2024
Real world 2017-2017
FROM HEADMISTRESS TO MINISTER FOR MAGIC 2024-2026
Real world 2017-2019
A NEW HEADMASTER AND DEPUTY HEADMISTRESS 2024-2026
Real world 2017-2019
THE RETURN OF THE WOLVES 2024-2025
Real world 2018-2018
With the full moon, trouble once more came to Hogwarts under the name Gwendolyn Greenteeth. During the first full moon of the year, a group of children, some werewolves and some not, snuck out from the castle. While the professors and prefects entered a state of panic searching for the missing students, Gwendolyn Greenteeth found them, just in time for an attempted midnight snack. This attack marked the start of a new reign of terror.
Over the next few months, Greenteeth, who later was discovered by Essa Nazari to be a former Hogwarts student by the name of Eleanore Lovelace, terrorised the school, attacking students and leaving a permanent mark on them, clawing at doors, murdering centaurs, and stirring up the Department for the Regulation and Control of Magical Creatures. Tensions grew between the general Wizarding populace and those inflicted with Lycanthropy, resulting in Daily Prophet articles and Ministry panic. Some Hogsmeadeans took it upon themselves to deal with the werewolf threat and initiated ‘Wolf Hunts’, attracting witches and wizards from all walks. Within Hogwarts, students turned on friends, professors turned on colleagues – division reigned. With wolfsbane stock dwindling, things only grew worse as students began to disappear from Hogwarts one by one.
Deputy Headmistress O’Keeffe found herself forced to state that unless the attacks stop and missing students don’t return, Hogwarts will be closed. She also announced herself and newly appointed Headmaster Fox would be departing as the pair had been requested to meet with Minister of Magic, Hannah Fischer. With the final Hogsmeade weekend of the year cancelled, students had little to do but stew in paranoia and fear. That very same day a student set out to face Greenteeth herself. She was returned a few hours later by the centaurs who call the forest home, bleeding out and missing a limb.
At the same time explosions were heard at the rear of the castle and wolves began to attack the castle, led by Greenteeth. Battle ensued with students and professors alike fighting for their lives. In the chaos, Fox and O’Keeffe returned, the letter requesting their meeting having been forged as a distraction. Eventually, they found themselves face to face with Gwendolyn Greenteeth herself and were forced into a duel. O’Keeffe tried to talk down Greenteeth, having attended school with her but the witch was too far gone. As the crazed witch attempted to strike down O’Keeffe, Fox cast a Flippendo, sending Greenteeth over the Grand Staircase railing where she fell to her death.
With Greenteeth’s death, the Imperious Curse Greenteeth had cast ended, leaving wolves around the castle. Catching on, the professors and older students realised the wolves were the missing students transfigured and they worked to reverse the spell. In the end, few had been infected, many scarred, and even more traumatised.