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PostSubject: Treasure Hunt - Stephanie Richardson   Sat Apr 22, 2017 6:02 pm

The Great Hall begins to empty as the students trickle out from breakfast. Eventually, the Hall is bare of any students except for you, and as you stand from your seat to leave your attention is pulled away from the treasure hunt by something unusual out of the corner of your eye. At the front, where the Professors usually sit, is a pedestal. It’s not that tall, perhaps only half your height, and is pure white. You can see intricate designs of leaves carved around it.

On top of the pedestal is a chest. You take a few steps closer to investigate. It’s not too large but you know that with magic, it could hold far more than meets the eye. It is a bit shabby and old looking, as if it's gone unopened for many years, a layer of dust and what seems to be cobwebs covering it. There are hints of water damage; the lock is tight and made of a strong metal that has some traces of rust on it, and there is moss growing on the side of the chest.


What do you do?

a) Approach and investigate the chest
b) Open the chest with Alohomora
c) Ignore the chest and leave the Great Hall

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PostSubject: Re: Treasure Hunt - Stephanie Richardson   Fri Apr 28, 2017 5:01 pm

Breakfast was delicious and after Stephanie was finished with hers, she chatted with a few of her friends, exchanging the latest news and school gossip. Ever since that talk she had with Toryn, she'd been more aware and observant of the people she hung out with. No longer was it all about her and making sure she was saying the right things. Now, as she talked with them, she was more critical of their behaviour. Were they only hanging out with her because she was a Richardson? Because of her status and wealth? Or because they genuinely wanted to be friend with her?

As her friends left the Hall, Stephanie stayed behind, contemplating her life so far. It wasn't until the last student left that she got up to leave as well. That was when she spotted the pedestal. And the chest on top of it. Frowning a little at such an odd sight in the Great Hall, Stephanie glanced around, thinking that someone must have left it there by accident. Seeing no one, she turned her attention back to the object. Perhaps there would be a name on the thing and she could return it to it's owner?

As she walked closer, she took a moment to appreciate the design carved into the pedestal. Having grown up with the wealth of her family, she was no stranger to tasteful and expensive decorative - albeit useless - items both at home and at the many balls and parties she attended. She could see that this pedestal wasn't a very cheap object. Her eyes moved to the chest on top of it. Now there was a contradiction. Contrary to the clean white of the pedestal, the chest was old, stained, and dusty. There was even moss on the thing. How did that happen?

Taking a deep breath as she glanced one last time around, she took out her wand and said, "Alohomora."


b) Open the chest with Alohomora


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PostSubject: Re: Treasure Hunt - Stephanie Richardson   Fri Apr 28, 2017 7:39 pm

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Deciding that the best option is to use Alohomora, you get out your wand and cast the spell, moving the wand in the familiar ‘s’ shape. The purple light hits the chest and a click echoes around the hall as the lock opens and drops to the floor. Nothing happens for a moment and you take a step closer. Suddenly, the top bursts open and there are squeaks that fill the empty hall. There is a blur of blue as something emerges from the chest and flies over your head.

The door to the great hall slams shut and you turn to find that it’s being guarded by six creatures. They are eight inches high and are electric blue. They have long pointed ears and long arms, three fingers on each hand. You recognise them as Cornish Pixies.

They start chattering to each other, loud, shrill noises that hurts your ears. You notice one of them is holding a piece of paper -- that must be the clue! Gripping your wand tightly, you prepare to fight them.


a) Defeat the pixies in order to receive the clue. End your post with picking up the clue.
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PostSubject: Re: Treasure Hunt - Stephanie Richardson   Sat Apr 29, 2017 5:35 am

With her wand in hand, Stephanie watched as the lock fell to the floor. At first, nothing seemed to come out of the chest but Stephanie knew better than to approach it. She would bide her time until she was sure nothing dangerous was inside - it could be a pieces of parchment or some inanimate object after all. But until she was certain nothing would come out, she wouldn't go nearer. Her cautiousness was proved right when something burst out of the chest, making her jump back a little as she was startled.

Not hesitating, she cast a shielding charm around her just as a loud bang echoed through the hall. Her eyes followed the creatures until they stopped in front of the door. Blue in colour, pointed ears, three fingers...Cornish Pixies! They were relatively harmless though known for their pranks and love of mischief. Her eyes roved over the group as their loud chattering got on her nerves, and landed on a piece of paper in one of their hands. That was it! That would give her some idea as to what was happening.

She casted the first spell that came to mind. Holding out her wand, she charged up the spell, keeping the magic in her wand and watching as the blue light turned purplish-red. She released the spell then, saying, "Flipendo!" Since the pixies were rather close to each other, all of them were knocked back. Not waiting for them to get their bearings, she went on with her magic. "Glacius!" As the pixies froze over, some with frost covering them as they dropped to the floor, she casted another spell, just to make sure the would not disturb her. "Depulso!" All six pixies moved to the extreme end of the hall and Stephanie summoned the piece of paper to her with Accio.


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PostSubject: Re: Treasure Hunt - Stephanie Richardson   Sat Apr 29, 2017 5:55 am

The clue reads:

Brewing potions isn’t easy unless you have all the ingredients and the skill. Luckily, three have already been made for you. Find them where you first learnt how to use your cauldron. Choose wisely and your next clue will be revealed.

Quickly, you make your way down to the dungeons, bypassing empty classrooms until you reach the Potions Classroom. Stepping inside, you find, as the note had said, three small glasses on the table. You approach them.

The first contains liquid that is clear and has no special scent, instead appearing to be water. Upon closer examination, you realise that it’s slightly thicker than normal water, but other than that there’s nothing to give away what it could be.

The second glass has a light gold liquid inside, reminding you of the sky at sunset. It’s got swirls of orange inside, and smells faintly of carrots, but other than that has no scent. It’s thick, like medicine, but doesn’t look unpleasant.

The last glass contains a beautiful dark blue liquid that sparkles in the light. There appears to be bits and pieces of glitter inside it as it refracts the light. It smells familiar, but you can’t quite place it. It makes you feel safe and relaxed.

You are now faced with a choice.


Which potion do you drink?

a) The clear, almost water-like liquid
b) The bright golden liquid
c) The dark blue, sparkly liquid

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PostSubject: Re: Treasure Hunt - Stephanie Richardson   Sun Apr 30, 2017 9:11 am

As she read the note, Stephanie frowned a little. She knew exactly where she had to go since the clue essentially told her which room to head for. That last sentence, however, she didn't really understand. It wasn't a clue; it was more like a statement of sorts. Perhaps she would find out more in the classroom.

It didn't take her long to get there, ignoring everything else but still keep her eyes and ears out for anything that might come along as she navigated the halls and corridors. She pushed the door open and entered the room, walking towards the table that held three potions. The golden one caught her eye immediately and she picked it up, sniffing it gently. Carrots. She wrinkled her nose, reminded of the vegetable she didn't particularly enjoy eating, and set it back down, not keen on drinking something carrot flavoured.

Next, she picked up the dark blue one. The colour reminded her of a dress she would wear to a ball or party. She owned countless blue dresses, but none as eye-catching as this shade of blue. It helped that it was sparkly. She spent a whole minute just turning the glass around and admiring the way it refracted the light, before reminding herself that she wasn't here to admire a potion bottle. She took a whiff of it and almost against her will, smiled softly. It didn't have a distinct scent she could name but somehow it made her feel nice.

The next potion she picked up was the clear one. It looked just like water but Stephanie knew better than that. She picked it up and swirled it around a little, noting that the liquid was thicker than water. She put her nose to it and when she couldn't pick up a smell, she sniffed harder and closer. Her efforts yielded no results and she frowned. Now that was fishy.

The clue was still in her hand and she opened it up again, reading that last line again and taking the time to pick each word apart. Choose wisely. Wisely. Was there a potion she'd learned before that made someone wise? No, she would've remembered that. ...revealed Revealed? How in Merlin's wet boots did that apply to the potions in front of her? The transparent one which she could see through? It couldn't be as simple as that, could it? The blue one that was really beautiful? Or the golden one which smelled of carrots? Wait. Carrots. She remembered being told over and over again to eat her carrots so she would have good eyesight. That was it, wasn't it?

But she hated carrots. Sticking out her lower lip in a pout, she picked up the golden potion once again. If this wasn't it, she was going to hate herself the rest of the year. She placed the clue safely in her pocket and used her now free hand to pinch her nose, hoping to Merlin that it just smelled of carrots and didn't taste like the horrid vegetable. It took a few swallows to get it down but she did it, and set the glass back on the table.


b) The bright golden liquid
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PostSubject: Re: Treasure Hunt - Stephanie Richardson   Sun Apr 30, 2017 9:22 am

8a.
The golden liquid seems to be a wise choice and you down it. It’s not unpleasant, tasting only slightly of carrots, but it’s thick and hard to swallow. For a while, nothing happens and you wonder if you’ve wasted your time -- but then, slowly, your start to see a tint of gold around your vision. You blink a few times, trying to clear it, but it only gets worse until all you can see is a film of gold.

Abruptly, the film clears, and as you look around, you realise you can see something written on the wall that wasn’t there before. Written in gold letters, it says:

Make your way to Greenhouse Two to find the next clue. Remember to watch your step, but don’t be afraid to take a leap of faith!

You leave the potions behind and make your way outside to the Greenhouses, finding Greenhouse Two easily enough. Opening the door, you find it’s pitch black. You take a while to adjust, but once you do, you realise that in front of you is a pit. Remembering the instructions of the clue, you take the jump and find yourself being grabbed by a plant! It twists itself around you and starts to squeeze.

You realise that you can’t reach your wand.


What do you do?

a) Struggle
b) Don’t struggle

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PostSubject: Re: Treasure Hunt - Stephanie Richardson   Wed May 03, 2017 2:38 pm

Stephanie waited, wondering if her reasoning had been right, or if she had been completely wrong and had to drink the clear one. Deciding to play it safe, she waited a little longer. When the gold tint first began, she thought she'd chosen wrong. When it got worse she knew she'd chosen wrong. Blinking furiously, she tried to get her vision to clear, panicking slightly when nothing happened.

Her first instinct was to call out for somebody. Perhaps in a stroke of luck, someone would be passing the room and would be able to help her. But before she could so so, her vision cleared and she exhaled, putting a hand on her chest in an effort to calm her racing heart. After reassuring herself that she was just fine, she glanced around the room and saw the words written on the wall. She read them through, committing them to memory and double checking by turning her back and reciting them.

Once she was certain she could remember it word for word, she headed out of the dungeons and to the greenhouses. Glad to be out, she took a slow stroll to Greenhouse 2 and opened the door. All she could see was darkness and she frowned. What is this supposed to be? She took out her wand, ready to cast Lumos but remembered what the clue said. ...a leap of faith. Her eyes adjusted to the darkness and she made out a pit. So that's what she had to do. She had to cross over. Although tempted to just levitate herself over the pit, she knew she had to follow the directions.

Taking a deep breath and keeping her wand away so she wouldn't drop it, she crouched and launched herself into the air, only to find her body being grabbed by tentacles. No, no, no. What is happening? She couldn't reach her wand, the thing she needed most to get herself out of this mess. Panicking, she began to struggle, hoping she could break free of the plant.


a) Struggle
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PostSubject: Re: Treasure Hunt - Stephanie Richardson   Wed May 03, 2017 2:46 pm

9.
You panic, struggling to get free. You can feel the tentacles of the plant wrap tightly around you, cutting off air supply. It gets harder and harder to breathe, and that just makes you struggle all the more. You try to go for your wand, but find you can’t reach it; the plant has your arms pinned to your side.

Just as you think it’s over and you’re going to pass out, you hear, in the distance, someone mutter Lumos and a bright light appears.

The plant retracts at once, loosening its grip on you and you find yourself slipping down, past the tentacles. You land with a soft thud on the ground below and take a few moments to gain your bearing. You hear the Greenhouse Professor somewhere above you asking if you’re okay and if the Devil’s Snare hurt you in any way.


a) In order to move on to the next part, please write the above scenario.
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PostSubject: Re: Treasure Hunt - Stephanie Richardson   Sat May 13, 2017 1:28 pm

Stephanie struggled, trying to get free of the tentacles around her. Her heart rate picked up and she began to sweat from the exertion, tossing from one side to the other in an attempt to break free. Nothing worked. Instead, the thing began to tighten around her and she felt herself struggling to breathe. No, can't die yet. Panting for air, she wriggled her fingers - the only part of her hand she could move - to get to her wand. But without being able to use her whole arm, it was hopeless.

It was getting harder and harder to breathe. The effort of tossing her body from side to side didn't help at all. Very soon, Stephanie began to see black spots in her vision as she choked, no longer able to take air into her lungs. She closed her eyes, ready to yield, when somewhere in the corner of her mind, she heard a voice.

The next thing she knew, she was falling down. As her body hit the ground, she groaned softly before promptly coughing, her body heaving with every breath she took. Tears of pain escaped her eyes and she shut her lids, panting heavily. From somewhere outside her state of shock, she heard someone asking if she was okay. Are you stupid? Of course I'm not okay. That thing just tried to kill me was what ran through her mind. But after catching her breath, she opened her eyes to see the Greenhouse Professor, and nodded her head in a silent yes. She would be alright after a short rest.
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PostSubject: Re: Treasure Hunt - Stephanie Richardson   Sun May 14, 2017 10:56 am

10b.
After assuring Professor Loverin that you are alright, you take a few moments to readjust to the dimness of the area. Look around, you find that you are in the middle of a small hallway. In front of you is a door with a note on it.

Your next task brings you into the lake. Choose wisely.

To your left is what appears to be a dead tree stump on top of a bottle of something green. From where you are, it looks like slimy, grey-green rat tails. There’s a label on the jar, but you can’t make it out from here.

To your right is a small table with ingredients and a cauldron in the middle of it. There’s a piece of parchment beside it, and while it appears to be a list of instructions, you can’t read what the potion is or how to make it.


Which do you choose?

a) Investigate the potions table
b) Investigate the mysterious jar under the stump

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PostSubject: Re: Treasure Hunt - Stephanie Richardson   Wed May 17, 2017 5:39 am

Once she'd felt well enough to get up, Stephanie thanked the professor for his concern and glanced around her, trying to get her bearings. It appeared that she'd landed in a hallway. The first thing her eyes landed on was the note on the door. She approached it carefully, wary of anything that might jump out at her again. When she reached the door without any mishaps, she breathed more easily and read what was written. Choose wisely? How would that help her at all?

Frowning a little, she glanced around, seeing that one her left was a tree stump. From this distance, all she could see was what looked like a jar of rat tails. Disgusting, she thought to herself, scrunching her nose up and turning her head away. The next sight was more welcome, a potions table with what looked like instructions. Stephanie didn't have second thoughts, heading straight for the potions table. After the incident with the plant, she wanted to be careful.

She didn't really enjoy potions, but she was good enough in all her classes. Most of her potions turned out well and she had yet to fail in making one.


a) Investigate the potions table
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PostSubject: Re: Treasure Hunt - Stephanie Richardson   Wed May 17, 2017 6:38 am

11a.
You decide to go with the potions table. Once there, you pick up the parchment and read the instructions. It describes a potion that allows you to breathe underwater! It will take about an hour to brew, which means you will be delayed by some time, but it is an easy potion and not one that can be messed up easily, so there isn’t much chance of it going too wrong.


”The instructions for brewing is:”:
 


What do you do?


a) Brew potion (write the successful brewing of potion in your post to continue)
b) Go over to Investigate the mysterious jar under the stump instead


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PostSubject: Re: Treasure Hunt - Stephanie Richardson   Sun May 21, 2017 5:27 pm

Reaching the potions table, Stephanie picked up the instructions. It was rather lengthy and as she read through it, she realised it required a lot of precision, but it seemed doable. She just had to be very careful not to mess it up. Putting the parchment down, she gathered her hair into a neat bun and began on the potion.

Taking the measuring cup, she poured out the required amount of potioning water, doing it a few times to get it exactly at 1500mL. She poured it into the cauldron and turned the heat on, reading through the next few steps and memorising them while she waited for the water to boil. Ready with the morning dew, she added in three drops and set it aside once she was done. In a normal potions class, she would be chatting with her friends while waiting for a potion to respond. Here, she was alone with no professor to help her if she messed up, so she kept her attention on the potion.

Once it turned a dark blue, she added the lionfish spine, stirring the liquid counterclockwise four times before adding three pinches of octopus powder. She hated anything measuring system to do with pinches. One person's pinch was different from another person's pinch, and she had slender fingers, but she brushed that thought aside, continuing with the seventh step.

Slowly, she stirred the potion counterclockwise util the was a light brown colour, then she changed direction and stirred it clockwise five times. She set the timer for five minutes and once it range, she turned the heat off and added one teaspoon of dried seaweed powder, watching as the potion turned green.

Taking the ladle, she stirred the liquid counterclockwise, counting out loud until she reached twelve and left it to cool. She set the timer for two minutes, stirring the potion three times once it rang, and setting the timer again for another two minutes. After every set of timer-stir, she lifted her hand above the potion, and once she felt no heat, she put in three serpent scales.

She stirred the potion counterclockwise two times then clockwise another two times, watching with bated breath to see if the potion would turn lighter. As it did, she exhaled, relieved to know that she'd done it right so far.

She picked up the cup and dipped it into the potion, adding one drop of the sea serpent venom ot it. Putting it to her lips, she drank it, fighting against gagging at the taste of dried seaweed. It was downright disgusting but she finished it. Soon after downing the potion, she felt her whole body tingling, her vision starting to blur. She didn't panic, knowing that it was the effects of the potion and was prepared for the effects this time.

Her vision cleared and she felt her skin, grunting in disgust when her once soft and perfect skin was now rubbery. She only hoped that it would last long enough for her to do whatever needed to be done and that the effect would fade quickly after that.


a) Brew potion
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PostSubject: Re: Treasure Hunt - Stephanie Richardson   Mon May 22, 2017 6:36 am

13a
You finish brewing the potion and drink it. It seems to take effect and you leave the hall through the door, making your way down to the Black Lake. Reaching the shore you look around and notice there is a sign post that has never been there before. Beneath it is a locked box. The sign post explains that the box is magically locked and can only be opened with the key -- which is located somewhere in the marked out section of the lake.

It goes on to tell you that there are three areas for you to explore. The first is the kelp forest. The second is a rock pile. The third is a small cave. It ends wishing you luck and adds that if you run into trouble to shoot red sparks from your wand; the merpeople on standby will assist you.

You enter the water and find that you don’t feel cold nor do your clothes get wet. You start to swim downwards, and soon find yourself facing the decision of which area to search first.



Where do you go?

a) The kelp forest
b) The rock pile
c) The small cave

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PostSubject: Re: Treasure Hunt - Stephanie Richardson   Thu May 25, 2017 11:03 am

After drinking the potion and waiting for the effects to take root, Stephanie made her way out of the hall and to the Black Lake. The Lake didn't bring pleasant memories for her. The last time she was here, she and Toryn had a blown up argument about everything in Stephanie's life. Everything she knew to be true, everything she believed in had been opposed by Toryn and his Muggle views. She'd at first been very angry and had said some nasty things, but she'd thought it through after calming down and she had to reluctantly admit to herself that he did have a point. Several points in fact.

Reaching the Lake, Stephanie tried to suppress her memories. Now wasn't the time to bring it up. She had a mission to complete and she was determined to finish it. Glancing around, she noticed the sign. The instructions were simple enough; pick either the kelp forest, rock pile, or cave to search for the key. It didn't seem too hard and yet Stephanie knew that dangerous creatures inhabited the waters of the Black Lake.

Not wanting to spoil her nails digging through rocks, Stephanie dived into the water and headed for the kelp forest. It seemed to be the safest place to search and the hardest place to find a key. The kelp could easily hide something as small as that. One thing she was grateful for was that she didn't feel the cold from the water. She congratulated herself further on making the right decision of the potion when she realised that her clothes also weren't wet. That was definitely a bonus. All of Stephanie's clothes were expensive, tailored and made especially for her; no one had the clothes that she had. To have it destroyed by disgusting lake water would be a huge waste.


a) The kelp forest

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PostSubject: Re: Treasure Hunt - Stephanie Richardson   Thu May 25, 2017 9:34 pm

14a
Deciding to start in the kelp forest, you head to the thick mass of green seaweed and begin your search. After a long time swimming in and out of the green mass, searching for the key, you come up short. The most interesting thing you find is a herd of flying seahorses that seem to want to play with you, but you ignore them and keep searching. Still finding nothing, you decide to head back to the start only to find you are lost!

Looking around all you can see is green surrounding you and you have no idea how to get back to the starting point. For a while, you wander around until you spot a break in the green and swim there quickly. You’re finally back at the start! You have two options left.


Where do you go?

a) The rock pile
b) The small cave

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PostSubject: Re: Treasure Hunt - Stephanie Richardson   Tue May 30, 2017 3:28 pm

The feeling of the seaweed brushing against her skin made goosebumps pimple on Stephanie's skin. She pushed the mass of plants aside, feeling as if insects were crawling everywhere the leaves touched her. She started her searche methodically, mentally dividing up the area into a grid and going row by row as she searched for the key. As time passed and her search turned up nothing, she worried that the potion's effect would run out. How long did it last anyway?

Besides the seahorses - which she didn't really find amusing - she didn't see anything else that caught her eye. Sighing as well as she could underwater, Stephanie decided to go back to where she started search a different place. Only, she had no idea where she was. Was it that way? she thought, swimming a few strokes before pausing. No, can't be. Maybe..but I don't..where..ugh, everything looks the same! And everything did look the same. All her around was just a mass of seaweed and she couldn't see anything besides green and more green.

Starting to panic because she didn't know how long she had to breathe underwater, Stephanie began pushing through the kelp frantically. Anything was better than staying still; if she kept moving, she would eventually get out of the thick growth. Right?

It was then that she remembered that the sign had said to shoot red sparks and merpeople would help her. Taking her wand out, Stephanie was just about to produce red sparks when she looked up and spotted the end of the eternal green. Almost crying in relief, she swam as fast as she could, kicking away the kelp that had somehow entangled around her.

Reaching the start, she took a moment to consider her next choice. The kelp forest had been a complete disaster. She wasn't about to destroy her nails on rocks, so perhaps the small cave was the answer? Plus, she wouldn't get lost there. Her mind made up, Stephanie headed towards her decision.


b) The small cave
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PostSubject: Re: Treasure Hunt - Stephanie Richardson   Tue May 30, 2017 6:59 pm

16b
Deciding to try the cave next, you swim towards it. It’s badly lit and small, and you take a moment to adjust to the light. Something glimmers at the very back. You just manage to make out the shape of a key hanging on the wall! It seems that the cave was the smart choice, and you move forward to take the key. Suddenly, something darts out from a small crevice hidden at the back.

It’s a small creature, green in colour, long tentacle like fingers moving around it. It’s a grindylow! It bears its teeth at you. The key seems to be under its protection. If you want it, you have to fight it. As you prepare to do so a second thought hits you -- you could always ask the merpeople for help.


What do you do?

a) Fight the creature yourself
b) Ask the merpeople for help

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PostSubject: Re: Treasure Hunt - Stephanie Richardson   Sun Jun 04, 2017 12:20 pm

Hoping that she'd made the right choice, Stephanie swam as quickly as she could to the cave. It was dark and she could barely see but she waited until her eyes adjusted. As she glanced around, something caught her eye. Squinting a little, she saw that it was what looked like a key. Could that be what she was supposed to take? There was only one way to find out. Swimming a little closer, Stephanie reached out to take the key when a movement made her pause.

Glancing to the side, she saw that it was a grindylow, its tentacles and teeth sent her retreating a few strokes. There was no way she could get the key without getting rid of it. She took out her wand ready to cast a spell when she remembered what the sign said, to ask for help if she ever ran into trouble. She knew that merpeople tamed grindylows but this was just one grindylow and she'd learned how to repel them in class. She just had to use the Revulsion Jinx and she could get the key. After all, wasn't this whole thing a way for her to test herself, to know what she was capable of beyond being a Richardson?

Steeling herself, Stephanie pointed the wand at the grindylow, ready to release the spell.


a) Fight the creature yourself


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PostSubject: Re: Treasure Hunt - Stephanie Richardson   Sun Jun 04, 2017 12:48 pm

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You decide that you will fight the grindylow. As you prepare to fight, the creature begins to make a low gurgling noise. Before you can blink, more grindylows appear! They form a barricade between you and the key. You turn around and find that even more have arrived, blocking the entrance. You are now entirely surrounded by them. They reach out and grab at you, their tentacles wrapping themselves around your arm and legs, pulling at your hair and clothes.

You start to struggle, trying to break free. After much struggling, you pull yourself from their grip. You are now in the middle of a circle of grindylows, surrounded on each side. You are clearly outnumbered and you realise that fighting would be useless; there are far too many of them. Luckily, you still have your wand on you and you do the only thing you can -- you call for help.


a) Ask the merpeople for help
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PostSubject: Re: Treasure Hunt - Stephanie Richardson   Sun Jun 04, 2017 1:37 pm

Just as she was about to say Relashio, the grindylow began to make a strange sound. Stephanie paused, not knowing what was happening. Then, as a swarm of grindylows appeared out of nowhere, she gasped and turned around to flee, only to find that more of the creatures had surrounded her completely. There was absolutely no way she could fight off that many grindylows and even less of a chance she could swim away to safety.

But as they came after her, their tentacles grabbing onto her arms and legs, tugging at her, she let out a scream that did nothing but make bubbles shoot out of her mouth. She didn't care, continuing to scream and struggle, turning her body as much as she could and trying to pull free of the creatures. "Let me go, let me go!" she yelled, or tried to yell. It came out as more of a jumble of muffled sounds. Not knowing how she did it, she managed to loosen their hold on her, panting heavily as she surveyed the creautres around her. Tears starting to leak out of her eyes, mixing with the lake water.

She sniffed, trying to contain her tears as she peered at the bruises forming on her arms and legs. That's when she saw that she was still holding her wand. Pulling herself together, she summoned red sparks from her wand, calling for help from the merpeople.


a)Ask the merpeople for help
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PostSubject: Re: Treasure Hunt - Stephanie Richardson   Tue Jun 06, 2017 10:03 pm

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You raise your wand and conjure up red sparks. Within seconds a merperson is there and begins to talk to the grindylows. They begin to leave, and soon they are all gone. The merperson takes the key and passes it to you before leaving.

You make your way out of the cave and back to the shore. Quickly, you unlock the box. Inside is your next clue.

Follow the path of life to find the shack in the middle of the forest.

You head into the forest, walking down the only path further into the thicket of trees. A few moments in, you find that the road splits into three. A signpost labels the paths with a mere picture; the one on the right is marked by a crude drawing of a flame, the one in the middle is marked by a drawing of a water droplet, and the one to the left is marked by a drawing of a leaf.


Which path do you take?

a) The right one (marked by the drawing of a flame)
b) The middle one (marked by the drawing of a water droplet)
c) The left one (marked by the drawing of a leaf)

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PostSubject: Re: Treasure Hunt - Stephanie Richardson   Thu Jun 08, 2017 6:42 am

In a moment, a merperson came, talking to the grindylows. With a sigh of relief, Stephanie watched as they left, trying to gather herself and stop her sniffles. By the time the merperson handed her the key, she had recovered somewhat, taking it and mumbling her thanks.

Thank Merlin ther was no other mishap as she swam back to shore, once again grateful that she'd chosen the potion and her clothes remained dry. Inserting the key into the lock, she opened the box and picked up the clue that was inside. It contained only one sentece, telling her to follow the path of life. She'd find out soon what it meant.

She turned her footsteps towards the forest, following the path and coming to a three-way split in the road. She supposed this was what the clue was talking about. Stopping, she took a moment to study each of the three paths. The one on the far left had a sign of a leaf. That made sense. Leaves were on trees and trees grow; it was a sign of life. Plus, almost everything relied on nature. The one in the middle had a water droplet. Now that was life. Nothing coudl survive without water. All animals and humans needed it. The last one was marked by a flame. That also made some sense. Fire kept people warm in the winter and it was also used to cook food.

Stephanie thought everything through, finally settling on the middle path. Nothing could survive without water. It was logical.


b) The middle one (marked by the drawing of a water droplet)
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PostSubject: Re: Treasure Hunt - Stephanie Richardson   Thu Jun 08, 2017 6:51 pm

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You chose the water path. You begin to walk along a dirt path that veers to the right. As you walk, you notice the dirt slowly starts to get muddier and muddier, to the point where it’s incredibly slippery. You see that up ahead, to your right, a river bed with water slowly beginning to trickle. You continue along, the path following the water. The trickle begins to get faster, the amount of water increasing, and the ground dipping farther and farther away from the path on which you walk. Soon enough, there’s a full-fledged river, flowing rapidly, dangerously.

Though strangely, after a while of walking, your path veers to the left, away from the river. You continue to follow it, oddly the path becomes drier once more, and the vegetation seems to thicken once more. It has been a good half an hour, and your shoes are covered with mud. Looking up, you see that the path had looped around. You’re back at the beginning, somehow having come out of the leaf path.


a) There’s only one option left -- the path of fire.
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