Yuri Krum, a high-ranking officer of the Second Zaubererreich, has every reason to be proud of the facility he is creating. But instead of satisfaction, there is doubt, and Chancellor Gellert Grindelwald is the man to answer Yuri’s questions.
The name of the facility is Nurmengard...
This is Tim the Enchanter of Ravenclaw House, writing for The Untold Story Challenge in the Great Hall on the Beta Forums.
Summary: Godric Gryffindor had his mighty sword, Rowena Ravenclaw her clever diadem and Helga Hufflepuff her noble cup, but have you ever wondered why Salazar Slytherin had a locket? This is a tale of love and loss, triumph and betrayal. This is the story of Salazar Slytherin before he met the other founders.
This is eternalangel of Ravenclaw writing for The Untold Story Challenge in the Great Hall on the Beta Forums.
Summary: When Isla Black is instructed to accompany her brother, Phineas, and his wife, Ursula, to Burma, she does not argue. A daughter of the House of Black, she is not allowed to argue or venture any opinions. She will marry ... and marry well.
But Burma is not England, and the stifling etiquette of the pureblood society has been left behind.
This is Equinox Chick of Hufflepuff writing for the Lofty Learning Challenge: How to Charm Snakes.
Thank you to Apurva for beta'ing this tale.
Disclaimer: I am not JK Rowling and cannot take credit for any of the characters and names you recognise in this fic.
This story won the 2010 QSQ for Best Historical Fiction - Thank you
Summary: Morgana, a sorceress with a grudge against King Arthur and his sorcerous adviser Merlin, has abducted Sir Lancelot. Meaning to rescue Lancelot, Merlin goes to Morgana. Merlin is confident of his winning out - but Morgana intends to send him away a broken man.
I am Minnabird of Hufflepuff, submitting for the Gift of Gab section of the Bookbasilisk Challenge.
Helena Ravenclaw has a secret.
Besides that, her mother does not understand her and she is to be wed to a man she doesn’t like. In a desperate act to get away, Helena flees to Albania with her mother’s most prized possession. We all know the ending, but what about the beginning? Journey through Helena’s last few days with her mother, and her life.
Summary: Godric Gryffindor and Salazar Slytherin have always tried to mend their friendship. But will this be the end? An all dialogue one-shot of the possible conversation between these two eternal enemies.
A Gryffindor Challenge Entry For The Summer Challenge
Summary: War comes everywhere. Even to Hogwarts.
Young Toby Collier feels the pull of duty to his compatriots more than the pull of magic, but during the First World War, the first fully mechanised war, duty is dangerous.
Summary: A newspaper clipping dated November 2nd, 1943, burned and later salvaged:
…sixteen year-old found dead at Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry. Headmaster denies all connection with previous events and the prior attacks on Muggle-borns…
When a student is found dead in the third floor corridor, Armelle Banks, Slytherin and prefect, is pulled into helping someone she would do anything to avoid.
Featuring Anrdomeda Tonks (née Black), Druella Black (née Rosier) and an argument. [dialogue-only oneshot]
This is Sainyn Swiftfoot of Hufflepuff house submitting for the Gift of Gab challenge.
Summary: It's 1935, and when Ysabelle Rosier's brother is the victim of a grisly murder, she vows to get her revenge. As her sixth year at Hogwarts dawns, she encounters not only muddled clues and the whims of her N.E.W.T. level teachers but also the unwanted affections of Hyperion Malfoy - not to mention the more intriguing ones of Muggle-born Will Roberts. Unwittingly sucked into the world of pureblood, Mudblood and murder, Ysabelle finds herself sinking helplessly out of her depth…
Summary: The true tale of Albus Dumbledore and Gellert Grindelwald.
Seventeen year old Gellert Grindelwald, a researcher at a dragon preservation, learns a few things about the greater good with the help of a few dragons and his friend Albus Dumbledore.
This is Tim the Enchanter of Ravenclaw writing for the Third Task of the Triwizard Tournament.
A writer struggling with writer's block.
A bedtime story.
Winner of Best History/Mystery in the '09 QSQ's. Thank you!
Summary: In New Orleans, wizards, vampires, and all men of races magical and non can be found. And in 1893, a non-discriminating serial killer begins picking off men on the streets, one by one, barely leaving any traces of the victims, let alone the killer themself. But when a British Auror becomes the latest victim, his partner joins the American Ministry in the investigation, only to find one conclusive possibilty in the form of a creature previously only known to Plains Indians that shows no compassion and no desire to stop killing...
The Deer Woman
Summary: Although they were never close and never thought the same way, they were, after all, brothers in the end.
In the night I hear them talk, the coldest story ever told.
Once upon a time, hidden in the marshes, lost in the hills and sheltered by the forest, there lived, in a house, a special type of witch.
Many men tryed to pass through the forest, some men got lost in the hills and a few men stumbled across a house in the marshes.
The witch would greet each and every one of them joyfuly. Feed them, wash them, love them, drop them.
Many of these men never returned.
Somewhere far along this road he lost his soul to a woman so heartless.