WHAT WAR MUST BE
“War must be, while we defend our lives against a destroyer who would devour all; but I do not love the bright sword for its sharpness, nor the arrow for its swiftness, nor the warrior for his glory. I love only that which they defend.”
― J.R.R. Tolkien, The Two Towers
It's September 1st 1971. It's been twenty-six years since the end of the reign of Grindewald, the most powerful dark wizard known tomankind. Perhaps your parents ormaybe even your grandparents had fought against him, or even by his side. Or maybe you don't really know who Grindewald is in the first place. Perhaps you were raised in the Muggle world with no idea of your heritage to magic. No matter. Even if you were raised to believe that you had the purest of blood, or you were raised to believe that magic was imaginary, you are still here, at Platform 9 and ¾, King's Cross Station, to board the train for Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry for the first time of your life. Maybe you are anticipating what house you will be in. Perhaps you are excited to be in the school that has the most powerful wizard in the century, Albus Dumbledore, as the headmaster. You could be trying to make friends. Perchance you are wishing your family goodbye or even nicking something from the food trolley. Are you figuring out the kinks in the plan for the prank that you are going to pull? Did you lose your toad?
Make friends! Have fun! This is your first year. After all nothing bad can happen when you have the most powerful wizard in the world as your headmaster, can it?
…But... Something is stirring in the Ministry of Magic. The Ministry is trying to keep it hidden, but occasionally a few vague.hints get into the Daily Prophet.“A self-proclaimed 'Dark Lord' threatening the ministry,”... “A man who calls himself Voldemort gathering followers for a new reign... Ministry says that everything is under control.” If you are a muggle-born you are being insulted a lot more than you would have before; you are being called things like, Dirty Blood, and Mudblood Filth. If you are a muggle-born then sometimes your clothes are sprinkled in itching powder or your homework is stolen. If you are a muggle-born then people in the school continuously push you into the wall or hex and jinx you in the hallways. Purebloods who associate themselves with “mudbloods” are named “blood-traitors” and are bullied just as much if not more so.
Dark times are coming, if they aren't already here.
The RP will be in Britian in the 1970's: during the time of the first Wizarding War. There will be no Canon students unlesssomeone will like to play them. Original characters are heavily encouraged. Because of this, the plot-line might not follow Canon exactly. There will be a war, but the outcome is uncertain. There will be casualties, but who, we do not know. There might even be a prophecy. Maybe Voldemort will be defeated much sooner. The characters will start at in first year, make friends, learn things, etc cetra. First year will pass relatively quickly. Second year is when the killings start up. Children's family members will be murdered. Death Eaters will start to be recruited within the school. Third year is when muggleborn students start dissapearing when they go to Hogsemeade. Aurors will get the Defense Against the Dark Arts position, tensions will rise. Things will happen each year.