Fantastic Staff and Where to Find Them by Dumbledores Army
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The Bloody Baron
The Baron’s story…
Godric saves a young boy and learns the terrible secret of a small village.
It is the Dark Ages. The masses are oppressed by an everlasting cycle of dirt, pestilence, poverty and starvation with nothing to liberate them from the drudgery of their existence. They are exploited by petty rulers and the all-powerful Church who grows ever wealthier from the toil of the downtrodden. It appears nothing can be done, but a few forward thinking people seek to change the world and Rowena Ravenclaw believes there’s a way it can be done … one child at a time.
Helga Hufflepuff wanted nothing more than a simple quiet life. Yet she found herself unable to refuse Godric’s request that she join him in building Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry. But how will she be able to work with Slytherin, knowing the terrible warning a prophet once made about him?
Salazar Slytherin constantly fights with his old friend. Godric kicks him out of his own school...but what will he do about it?
The Grey Lady
You lie in bed, frightened, for it is your first night away from home. You endured the stares, the Sorting, the moving stairs and all you want is sleep. But wait! What is that?! It's . . . a ghost, for your night visitor is none other than The Grey Lady herself!
Sir Nicholas de Mimsy Porpington
Sir Nicholas's story of love and life lost and how he gained an eternity as the Gryffindor ghost.
The Fat Friar
The Fat Friar looks at another group of first years and remembers his own first day at Hogwarts. He tells us how he became a Hufflepuff, how he happened to be a friar later, and how he found his true calling in being Hufflepuff’s resident ghost.
And as I leave my home for 27 years for the final time, I look back on the Healing days and the "Headmistress"ing days to realize that the wait and patience was worth it. Seeing all those children grow up and become fine people made me realize what I was missing out on: My own grandchildren. Being my old age, I guess I might want to live life the fullest until I finally croak, and this is the way destiny lead me, to potions and prefects.
That was one of his very last dim memories of her, one of her whispering in his ear that he was going to be a great wizard. Ever since then, it had been his only ambition to make his mother proud of him like she was that day. To be the great wizard she had predicted he would be. To have his name sound across the whole of the wizarding nation. Most of all, to be memorable.
Phineas Nigellus Black
As Phineas Nigellus Black takes a step up in his career to the position of Headmaster, he reflects on some notable memories in his life...
What is the terrible secret that Headmaster Gideon Fortescue is hiding, and what will he do to keep it? His world is flying apart, and while he’d love to blame the retched Gaunts, he knows that everything is his own fault.
Tom Riddle plans the death of Moaning Myrtle. How much effort and schemeing really went into it?
Content to carry out the bidding of others, Armando Dippet never expected to become a powerful wizard. Now, as Headmaster of Hogwarts, he must deal with the death of a student named Myrtle, and make a decision that will affect the lives of many students in years to come.
As far back as Ogg can remember, humans have caused him nothing but misery. He prefers to live in solitude, with only his animal friends for company. How will he deal with the addition of an apprentice to his life - a boy by the name of Rubeus Hagrid? Will Ogg eventually come to terms with the fact that not all people are inherently evil?
Sometimes, when we get the chance to live our dreams, we find it hard to believe that time will ever catch up with us. We ignore the little signs of the passing years in hopes that we can pretend we will never be too old to do what we love. Time stops for no man or woman though, and there will come a day when we all must face the fact that we are no longer strong enough, or young enough, to live as recklessly as we once did.
Binns wasn't just a teacher...he was a hero. An hero in his own way.
Apollyon Pringle is caretaker for Hogwarts, but that's not where he wants to be. Find out his story, and why he is scarred for life.
What could possibly make Lily Evans lose her composure in such a drastic manner as to make her undecided? Perhaps she has finally given in to what she swore she would avoid like the plague ...
As their last night at Hogwarts draws to an end, James and his friends enjoy a final moment together before they all must say goodbye. And for one Marauder, a few quiet minutes gazing up into the night sky leaves him looking toward the future with stars in his eyes.
During her first day as Hogwarts’s newest Arithmancy Professor, Septima Vector learns that even a bad day can end with a smile.
Inspiration can come from various different places in the universe. Rolanda found hers while helping the Falmouth Falcons earn a place among the big league Quidditch teams. Within her words, we find what is truly important to a person- freedom.
The total eclipse is something Astronomy Professor Aurora Sinistra has been looking forward to for ages. However, what was supposed to be a once-in-a-lifetime experience of something spectacular leaves her feeling haunted and just a bit…mad. Can she figure out what is happening to her before she loses her mind completely?
Bill Weasley, gets his last task assigned as Head Boy - to write the Graduation Speech...
Professor Kettleburn is approached by one of his best students with a question which brings up some painful memories... but perhaps it's for the best.
We all know that Professor Quirrell took a year off to go to Albania. There, he met Lord Voldemort and became his follower. Let us now listen to what Quirinus himself has to say about this trip.
Ron learns the difference between being famous and being a hero.
It's the first day of term, and Gilderoy Lockhart's first day of teaching. He's not worried; after all, he'll be fabulus, right? Only he hasn't previously realised just how hard it is to keep his mind on the job...
Poppy Pomfrey reflects on her own bad memories as she cares for students in need.
Half a year has passed since the Basilisk in the Chamber of Secrets was killed. Yet, Penelope Clearwater still lives in constant fear. What is causing her to feel this way?
Little did Remus know about the possibilities of losing his sanity just because he wanted a decent cup of tea. It's Halloween. Sirius has just paid a visit to Hogwarts and loneliness is wreaking havoc inside Remus' poor werewolf mind.
Wilhelmina Grubbly-Plank takes up a temporary teaching job and is met by a sweet reminder of a man who saved her.
Percy recieves an early anniversary gift from his girlfriend, Penelope, only to find out what could ruin his career.
"As those two fatal words spilled out of his heinous mouth, a fleeting image crossed my mind. I thought not of myself and my wasted future, but of her face, sodden with tears, staring down at my lifeless form with a mixture of pain and regret."
We were told, by Remus Lupin, that there were a surprising number of people who had volunteered to escort Harry to No.12 Grimmauld Place for the first time. What prompted Alastor Moody to step in and volunteer to be a part of the advanced guard though? Why did he seem overly concerned about Harry’s safety and well-being once he arrived at the Dursley’s? Come take a journey through Moody’s memories and find out if there is any logic behind the madness.
We all know that Umbridge was selected by the Ministry to fill the position of Defense Against the Dark Arts Professor during Harry’s 5th year at Hogwarts, but we really don’t know the reason why she, out of all witches and wizards, was chosen over someone more qualified for the position. This is the story of how Dolores Umbridge was selected to teach at Hogwarts and the birth of Education Decree # 22.
Hannah is coming back to Hogwarts with a grin on her face and none other than her best friend Ernie Macmillan for their 5th year. She's now a prefect and has quite a load on her shoulders. From O.W.L.'s to struggles in Transfiguration. But will she be able to handle a little romance also?
Padma's sister Parvati talks her into joining Dumbledore's Army. What does it take for her to join, and what is she thinking along the way?
Draco Malfoy reflects on the joys and pleasures of power and authority as a new Prefect.
When Peeves, King of Catastrophe and Ruler of Ridicule hears of a special room in the castle, he knows that he must find out more.
Not only wizards make sacrifices to help destroy evil and fight for light.
Being a prefect isn’t Pansy’s only source of power, this is the story of the other means she uses to achieve her ends.
Pomona Sprout discusses The Gift and a student who she identifies with greatly.
Argus Filch is bitter. What do you expect after years of living in a world where you can never fit in? A world where even the youngest child has more talent than you, and you feel like a failure. A world where the only thing you should be guaranteed as a child in magical family is unattainable, and always will be. But there is one woman that Filch doesn't feel bitter with. He thinks that perhaps, just perhaps, he can be happy with her.
Contemplating a relationship with Argus Filch, Madam Irma Pince wonders whether it was wise to shut herself off so completely from the rest of the world.
A man, haunted by fearsome images by night, and filled with regret during the day is forced to hide, as he carries his burden every living minute. However, there is always a way to make things even worse. At moments like these, the worst decision might seem the solution when it gets harder and harder to resist the fear and shame of what that man once did. Thus the greatest mistake is yet to be made.
Professor Flitwick is spending his Summer Holidays on the German North Sea coast, travelling like a Muggle. He has just found a peaceful spot on the beach and decides to lie there in the sun all day when an owl from Albus Dumbledore arrives. One year after its re-founding, the Order of the Phoenix needs Filius’s services, because something important is said to be hidden in a sunken town not far from Sylt...
Have you always wondered what was going through the mind of Severus Snape on that fateful night? His thoughts race as he realizes it is no longer in his hands.
The final words have been spoken. There are no more moves left to make. All that remains is one last moment of fading recollection before Albus Dumbledore begins the next great adventure.
Terry Boot sometimes felt like a background character in the story of someone else’s life; the sort of character who gets mentioned once or twice but never has an integral role in the main plot. In one word, he was forgettable. Unimportant.
Hermione Granger finds she is unprepared for the unexpected turn of events and feelings that she encounters during the summer before her last year at Hogwarts. While she prepares to leave the Burrow to join Harry and the rest of the Order at Grimmauld Place, Hermione tries to deal with emotions and relationships that she never expected to find.
Barty Crouch Jr.
It is June 28, 1994. Just four days ago, the Dark Lord rose from his weak body and stepped into a fragment of his former power. He could not have done it, without this man lying on the morgue table now. The man is empty and does not blink, move, or talk... yet he is not dead. But he’s about to be, but what will go through the minds of the healers who will perform the exeuction?
“They needed an inconspicuous spy, and Minerva, in her Animagus form, was perfect for the assignment. She had been sitting, alert and inconspicuous, for nearly an entire day. And as she sat, she had been remembering.”
The stories told by the wind are not only of the famous heroes of life, but of the ordinary ones – the ones who pushed themselves for the greater good, who struggled with existence, yet managed to persevere. And here I am, your dear narrator, to spin a tale of one of those ordinary heroes. I stand here, not to tell you of the brave, the mighty, or the wise, but of a fiercely loyal and fiercely honest boy who struggled in life because he was a hero and an unappreciated one at that, who was determined to right the many wrongs that soiled his forsaken world.
Sybill reads her tarot cards, and begins to get a bit paranoid. Things only escalate when she runs into a certain poltergiest.
The Great Gamekeeper of Hogwarts finally decides to retire. It looks like the Game's Over.
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