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Gifts of a Ghost. - Indexed

Postby Danul » November 2nd, 2012, 5:58 am

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'But there is something you could do for me', said Nick excitedly. 'Harry - would I be asking too much- but, no, you wouldn't want-'
'What is it?' said Harry.
'Well, this Hallowe'en will be my five hundredth deathday,' said Nearly Headless Nick, drawing himself up and looking dignified.
'Oh,' said Harry, not sure whether he should look sorry or happy about this. 'Right.'
'I'm holding a party down in one of the roomier dungeons. Friends will be coming from all over the country. It would be such an honour if you would attend. Mr Weasley. and Miss Granger would be most welcome too, of course - but I dare say you'd rather go to the school feast?' He watched Harry on tenterhooks.
'No,' said Harry quickly, 'I'll come -'
'My dear boy! Harry Potter at my Deathday Party! And,' he hesitated, looking excited, 'do you think you could possibly mention to Sir Patrick how very frightening and impressive you find me?'
'Of - of course,' said Harry.
Nearly Headless Nick beamed at him.


Going to a Deathday Party, as a living, breathing, being is a rare thing, but doing so will honour the host ghost immensely. You'd be missing out on that scrum-diddly-umptious Halloween feast: so it'd only be fair that you would get a gift in return, even if this is, at it's core, a sombre occasion. Yet it would be unjust if just turning up got you the gift (this isn't like muggle birthdays where you get a goodie bag), and even more so if the burden fell onto the deathday man himself to hand out a present to each and every party goer. No, it makes much more sense for each house to get a little present...and to earn it. Turning up will only get you so far after all.

With the other three house ghosts in attendance to Sir Nick's Deathday Party (yes, even the Bloody Baron - though even at a party he's generally given a wide berth), and willing to help their house earn a gift, it'll be easy to help your house achieve it's little gift. Unfortunately these gifts will take a little bit of effort to unwrap, and to transform from such sombre monochrome. 4 houses. 4 house ghosts. 4 steps to earn the prize. Simple. Now gaze just below these scribbled words and see what stages your house gift is in: start [1], coloured [2], engulfed with house spirit [3], opened [4], or fully unwrapped [5]. :3

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Gryffindor [5] // Hufflepuff [5] // Ravenclaw [1] // Slytherin [3]

How it works:
* To 'unlock' the next stage members of a house must complete a requirement listed below.
* Houses can complete the requirements out of order, but a fulfilled requirement won't unlock a stage unless all previous stages are unlocked.
* Each stage is based on the qualities of a house i.e. Ravenclaw intellect.
* If a requirement requires a answer, please post it in a spoiler, and state that's what in the spoiler (then others can work it out too).
* You may discuss what the answer(s) for your house could be the thread.
* If you know another house's answer(s), you may help them (but don't spoil it).
* If all stages aren't completed by the end of the party, then that house's present will remain in the most unlocked stage. (=[)
* All previous stages will be contained at the bottom of the post, in case anyone wants them.
* You may use the internet to help, if you like. :]

So take heed, as the four house ghosts tell you all you need to know...

Requirement 1:Sir Nick's Challenge
Gryffindor [x] // Hufflepuff [x] // Ravenclaw [_] // Slytherin [x]
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'I'm ever so honoured that you came to my Deathday Party. Truly I am. I mean, it's like a dream, all these wonderful students attending my little do. You really shouldn't have to do much more in my eyes, so let me start this off with something simple. You just need to prove how brave you are.

It can be rather scary to move around a party and socialize; particularly, I suppose, when many of those in the room are ghosts. So put your courage to the test and mingle.'


To pass this requirement, you simply need to post in the other threads that form part of Nearly Headless Nick's Deathday Party.

At least 3 house member need to post at least 5 times, in the other threads to unlock this requirement.
(And that's valid, none spam posts. =p)


Requirement 2: The Grey Lady's Anagrams
Gryffindor [x] // Hufflepuff [x] // Ravenclaw [_] // Slytherin [x]
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'*Hides*

Do you have intellect, like my beloved house? Challenge yourself with these Anagrams, and we'll all see.
Three for each house, seems fair.'


Gryffindor
A Squib Coin Mount [Solved]
Magical Rumpled [Solved]
Dry Less Rum [Solved]

Hufflepuff
Peck Ere Trees [Solved]
Churned Ten Mugfuls [Solved]
Cage Ego Roust [Solved]

Ravenclaw
Arch Mild She
A Replace Peeler Town
Witch Curl Dud Pod Qi

Slytherin
Am Tragic Holey [Solved]
Redo Oil Vow [Solved]
A Chummed Trillions Sin [Solved]


Post the answers in the thread, by using a spoiler.
You may only post the answer to 1 anagram in a single post.
Only 1 house member needs to post a correct answer to each anagram unlock this requirement.
(But you can keep solving it, even after it's been unlocked.)


Requirement 3: The Fat Friar's Search
Gryffindor [x] // Hufflepuff [x] // Ravenclaw [_] // Slytherin [_]
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'So nice to see you all again, be you a member of the great house of Hufflepuff, or the other three. Isn't this just the most spiffying Deathday party you've been too? I suppose it would be even more spiffy if it wasn't for Peeve's. *Laughs*. He's released some ghost animals, one for each Hogwarts house, in the party. I suppose that can set up this challenge nicely though.

For you see Hufflepuff's are exceptionally good finders; can you prove your finding skills, and catch the menacing ghostly ghouls? They really should be running free.


Post 'I think I've seen my house's pet ghost in ______'
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Gryffindor's pet ghost was behind 15!
Hufflepuff's pet ghost was behind 3!


You may only post 1 guess in a single post.
You must wait until 2 more of your own house members have guessed, before you can guess again.
Only 1 house member needs to post the correct guess. ;]
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Requirement 4: The Bloody Baron's Riddles
Gryffindor [x] // Hufflepuff [x] // Ravenclaw [_] // Slytherin [x]
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'*Groan* Oh, must we continue we these trivial games. Nicholas is barely worth such celebration, and what's with celebrating your death? Childish. I'd never celebrated the day I died... *Moan* Of course you students would relish such things. What...even my house is represented. Well I'm sure my Slytherin's are here just to taunt you other houses, and win a prize. And what's more, I'm sure my house will complete this first; we're strong competitors in the house cup you know. 6 consecutive wins at the end of the 1980's. *Laughs*

So, are you cunning enough to see through these riddles, for what they really are? I'm sure you Slytherins are, but I doubt you other three houses could come anywhere near.'


Gryffindor
Though three are used, there may be more,
For I will tell you of number 4.
Used by a being as old as time,
As Hadewijch learnt to rhyme,
A traveller moved with another or two,
Hoping to live life anew.
Yet this 4th resulted in one too strong,
That in hands of darkness would be wrong.
So head this warning, and beware,
The threat of using ____________.

Hufflepuff
Oh my it's hard to speak,
But here I find myself able to squeak.
A weekend trip I dared to take,
Just for my own sake.
I took a walk just a bit up the way,
Were Hogwart's students spend many a day.
I had a craving for something sweet,
And what I found was oh so neat.
For in this shop, oh so nice,
I discovered some ____________.

Ravenclaw
Teenage angst can be a pain,
So head this knowledge you can gain.
It'll work as well as a charm,
Keeping the rant at an arm.
If you friend goes on about a snog,
Sit there quietly like a log.
With your head engrossed in a text,
You'll escape the need to make them hext.
I warn you though, you'll need to rest,
After looking through _____________.

Slytherin
Trace that line along the wall,
All the way back to when a Raven did call.
Forever more it would crow,
That knowledge you should know.
Not complete, with holes a many,
Burned away for helping muggles, any.
Yet it remains like those of cards,
Whilst shattered into many shards.
But do not talk like a quack,
Or face the wrath of the _____________.


Post your answer's in the thread, by using a spoiler.
Only 1 house member needs to post a correct answer to unlock this requirement.
(But you can keep solving it, even after it's been unlocked.)

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'Good luck. <3'


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Re: Gifts of a Ghost.

Postby Hermione Leviosa » November 2nd, 2012, 7:23 am

Hi Danul. :) So all we Gryffs have to do is post this: 'I'm ever so honoured that you came to my Deathday Party. Truly I am. I mean, it's like a dream, all these wonderful students attending my little do. You really shouldn't have to do much more in my eyes, so let me start this off with something simple. You just need to prove how brave you are.

It can be rather scary to move around a party and socialize; particularly, I suppose, when many of those in the room are ghosts. So put your courage to the test and mingle.' :?:
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Re: Gifts of a Ghost.

Postby Danul » November 2nd, 2012, 7:30 am

Nope. Each house needs to do the four things.

1. Post in the other party threads.
2. Solve their 3 riddles.
3. Find their ghost animal hidden behind the picture (I still need to add the image but guessing can happen)
4. Solve their house riddle.

Sorry, do the bits next to the requirement numbers make it a bit confusing? I'll edit them slightly when I'm home to clear it up. :]

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Re: Gifts of a Ghost.

Postby Hermione Leviosa » November 2nd, 2012, 7:42 am

So, the Gryffindors have to post 5 times in the Welcome to My Party thread? :?: Sorry Danul for being so thick, I thought I understood. :oops:
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Re: Gifts of a Ghost.

Postby Danul » November 2nd, 2012, 7:53 am

Nope. It can be in any of the Deathday party threads, so the other two games and that thread. It doesn't have to be five post in the same thread just over all.

It's fine. I'm happy to answer questions, there's a lot there.

Edit: Images added now. ^^

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Re: Gifts of a Ghost.

Postby Pipamonium » November 2nd, 2012, 3:15 pm

So for the Slytherin one we need to answer all 4 riddles?
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Re: Gifts of a Ghost.

Postby OakNight » November 2nd, 2012, 4:50 pm

I think I've seen my house's pet ghost in square 23
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Re: Gifts of a Ghost.

Postby Danul » November 2nd, 2012, 5:06 pm

Nope, just the Slytherin riddle. I've renamed the requirements to the ghost names instead of the houses, to avoid confusion.

Hufflepuff's ghostly animal isn't behind 23.

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Re: Gifts of a Ghost.

Postby Pipamonium » November 2nd, 2012, 5:12 pm

Ah - ok - so each house needs to complete their part from each challenge? Works for me! :D

Edit: Adding my attempt to answer the Bloody Barron's riddle for Slytherin
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Trace that line along the wall,
All the way back to when a Raven did call.
Forever more it would crow,
That knowledge you should know.
Not complete, with holes a many,
Burned away for helping muggles, any.
Yet it remains like those of cards,
Whilst shattered into many shards.
But do not talk like a quack,
Or face the wrath of the House of Black.
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Re: Gifts of a Ghost.

Postby ElmSparks30289 » November 2nd, 2012, 5:17 pm

I'm still super confused, lol :(. So for Gryffindor (or any other house), do we complete our puzzle for each requirement? And how do we tell when the requirement's are completed? :oops:
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