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  2. The Scar - Task 1

    The Cure (or the Reduction) of Levitation in the Case of Billywig Stings While it is important to remember that, in virtually all cases, Billywig stings are non-lethal, we have found that the severe allergic reaction of permanent floating can be alleviated or even undone by using an ingredient which produces an immediate reaction in the form affected of 'weight'. ** Unfortunately, this ingredient, dried salamander saliva, is very difficult to obtain since the internal heat of the salamander usually causes the saliva to evaporate immediately. To get the saliva, catch the salamander and put it on ice. That lowers the body temperature sufficiently that when it drools, you may catch the saliva. Be sure to use a metal container to catch the saliva as it has a tendency to disintegrate glass and human flesh. ** Note - in this, the later edition, we have discovered that this ingredient is found in Weasley's Wizard Wheezes 'candy' called ton-tongue toffee -- except they found a way around the difficulty of catching salamanders and using their saliva, and refuse to tell us what they did.
  3. Goblet of Fire Trivia

    Question #6 answer: a snake (I also accepted "Nagini") Those with the correct answer this round are italicized, total number of scales are after the name: Anna Snape-12 Aurelia West-12 Austin Ollivander Black-8 Bull J. Johnson-8 Marie Dark-10 Polaris Black-12 Prof. Amy Lupin-2 Prof. Scarlet Leslie-Lewis-12 Prof. Tarma Amelia Black-12 Shiloh Adlar-10 Vanessa Tilley-12 Will Lestrange-12 Question #7: How did the Dursleys explain Harry's absence? PM me the answer with subject: GoF Trivia #7 by 4am September 20 HOL Time to earn 2 scales!
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  5. Quidditch Team Elimination Game

    Magpies + Falcons - Falmouth Falcons 3Holyhead Harpies 25Montrose Magpies 17Tutshill Tornados 20
  6. Goblet of Fire Trivia

    Aaaaaaand we're back (a little early since i have to get up extra early tomorrow) with the next chapter!! Remember, you can join in at any time, and some scales are better than no scales! Question #6: In Harry's "dream," what had been on the hearth rug? PM me the answer with the subject: GoF Trivia #6 by 4am September 19 HOL Time to earn 2 scales!
  7. Quidditch Team Elimination Game

    Holyhead Harpies + Tutshill Tornados - Falmouth Falcons 4Holyhead Harpies 25Montrose Magpies 16Tutshill Tornados 20
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  9. Quidditch Team Elimination Game

    Tornados + Falcons - Falmouth Falcons 4Holyhead Harpies 24Montrose Magpies 16Tutshill Tornados 21
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  11. Guess the next poster

    *checks name tag* Nope, I'm still Scarlet. Aurelia?
  12. The Scar - Task 1

    Harry doubts that Common Magical Ailments and Afflictions will contain any information about cursed scars, but what helpful information would you be able to find in the book? Write a short snippet of a chapter that you expect to find in Common Magical Ailments and Afflictions. 10 scales if posted by Sunday 24th September, 23:59 HOL time. 5 scales if posted after that but before Saturday 30th September, 23:59 HOL time.
  13. The Scar - Task 2

    Where did Sirius go for the summer? How far south? Describe a potential location or create a postcard for where Sirius is. 10 scales if posted by Sunday 24th September, 23:59 HOL time. 5 scales if posted after that but before Saturday 30th September, 23:59 HOL time.
  14. The Riddle House - Task 1

    All further posts are worth 5 scales.
  15. The Riddle House - Task 2

    All further posts are worth 5 scales.
  16. The Riddle House - Task 1

    I also would probably fix up the house some before putting on the market. I'd try to market it based on its aesthetics, since it was mentioned to be the largest and grandest manor in the village. It also sits atop a hill overlooking the village, so I'd mention the beautiful view the inhabitants would have if they purchased it. I would probably appeal to older, rich folks who want to retire in a nice mansion, because I think they're the most likely to go for it, however I'd have to ensure they know that the place isn't inhabited by ghosts or anything of the like, as that would put a slight damper on it..
  17. The Riddle House - Task 1

    I think I would try to sell the Riddle House on the fact that it could be haunted. People are really into haunted houses and owning one, think Amityville. It can often become a tourist attraction for people. I would market to the younger crowd who had interest in the supernatural by telling them of the murder that had been committed in the house. I would probably go on some crazy story to make it sound really good. By doing this, I hook them in even more to buying the house. I may even give them a tour with tidbits here and there of where things happened. I would also add that a while back, voices were heard inside of the house with a random flickering light because that would for sure drive their interest. After all, I just want that house out of my hands and onto someone else.
  18. The Riddle House - Task 2

    200 miles from me is Carthage, Texas. The name itself kind of scares me off from that place. If you're not sure what I'm talking about, look up the Battle of Carthage which took place during, I believe, the Third Punic War. On the other hand, something that is interesting about this small town of 6779 people, is that it is the home to the Texas Country Music Hall of Fame. This museum also leads to the Tex Ritter museum, a singer and actor from Carthage. He acted mostly in B-Westerns, but he was most well known for being one of the first artists to sign with Capitol Records. Carthage is also the setting of the film Bernie which starred Jack Black, Shirley MacLaine, and Matthew McConaughey.
  19. The Riddle House - Task 2

    200 miles away from me is Fayetteville, Arkansas which is the third largest city in Arkansas. It is home to the University of Arkansas, the state's largest university, and is at 1,400 feet of elevation making it one of the highest major US cities in the midwest. It has gained the nickname "Track Capital of the World" since the University of Arkansas's men's track and field team has won 41 national championships to date. It has a pretty good emphasis on the arts and music scene and has a strong BBQ tradition, so I don't think I'd mind visiting if the opportunity arose. Mary Kate Wiles, an actress known for her work on various web series such as The Lizzie Bennet Diaries and Squaresville, was born there, which I hadn't known before and that kind of makes me want to visit more.
  20. True For Me, True For You? (Off to School)

    I don't get to play them very often but I do love it when I get the chance I know how to use a sword
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  22. Goblet of Fire Trivia

    Question #5 answer: "200 miles" Those with the correct answer this round are italicized, total number of scales are after the name: Anna Snape-10 Aurelia West-10 Austin Ollivander Black-6 Bull J. Johnson-6 Marie Dark-8 Polaris Black-10 Prof. Amy Lupin-2 Prof. Scarlet Leslie-Lewis-10 Prof. Tarma Amelia Black-10 Shiloh Adlar-8 Vanessa Tilley-10 Will Lestrange-10 Have a good weekend, and look for Question 6 to be posted on Monday, September 18, at 4am!
  23. The Riddle House - Task 2

    ~200 miles west from me in Ohio is a city called Cuyahoga Falls. Originally named Manchester, the city was renamed after the river which flows into Lake Erie and the series of waterfalls along the southern boundary of the city. To the north there is a National Park! They have a lot of cool little trails and river front activities. Bob Lewis, the founder of Devo is from there, as is Mark Foster of Foster the People! The city had one professional sports team (in the International Basketball League) but they moved in 2006 and became the Akron Cougars instead. It's actually the second largest city in Akron County, so that's pretty cool!
  24. The Riddle House - Task 1

    Here is a staged living room. I would refinish all of the floors and paint the walls a nice neutral eggshell. I would buy some neutral furniture so that people can see what fits in the room, but also can imagine their own furniture in it. Then, I would buy some nice flowers and flower pictures to brighten up the place!
  25. Goblet of Fire Trivia

    Question #4 answer: "Bertha Jorkins" Those with the correct answer this round are italicized, total number of scales are after the name: Anna Snape-8 Aurelia West-8 Austin Ollivander Black-4 Bull J. Johnson-4 Marie Dark-6 Polaris Black-8 Prof. Amy Lupin-2 Prof. Scarlet Leslie-Lewis-8 Prof. Tarma Amelia Black-8 Shiloh Adlar-6 Vanessa Tilley-8 Will Lestrange-8 Question #5: How far away is the Riddle House from Privet Drive? PM me the answer with subject: GoF Trivia #5 by 4am September 16 HOL Time to earn 2 scales! This is the last one for this chapter and for the week!
  26. Halfway through September! How's your homework coming along? Consider submitting to SerpenTimes!

    1. Bull J. Johnson

      Bull J. Johnson

      My homework for this month is all done. I'm already waiting for next month to come around.

  27. The Riddle House - Task 2

    The seaside city of Newport is approximately 200 miles away from me. It is located on Aquidneck Island in Rhode Island, 74 miles south of Boston. Since it is by the ocean, Newport is a popular summer destination. It is also an important training location for the United States Navy. Newport is full of history. Several buildings from colonial times are still standing. Mansions built during the Gilded Age are available for tours. Fort Adams dates back to the War of 1812, though it is currently used for annual music festivals in Newport. The 3.5 mile Cliff Walk along the shoreline is one of the most famous attractions in Newport. Several beaches are accessible and sailing is a common activity. Even off season, Newport is the home of many great restaurants and unique shops. It certainly sounds like a great place to vacation some day!
  28. Goblet of Fire Trivia

    Question #3 answer: "Wormtail" (I also accepted "Peter Pettigrew") Those with the correct answer this round are italicized, total number of scales are after the name: Anna Snape-6 Aurelia West-6 Austin Ollivander Black-2 Bull J. Johnson-4 Marie Dark-4 Polaris Black-6 Prof. Scarlet Leslie-Lewis-6 Prof. Tarma Amelia Black-6 Vanessa Tilley-6 Will Lestrange-6 Question #4: Who did the Dark Lord kill because she was "fit for nothing after my questioning?" PM me the answer with subject: GoF Trivia #4 by 4am September 15 HOL Time to earn 2 scales!
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