The prologue that I've posted on another thread and the suggesstions have made me decide to make a different turn. The prologue starts when Harry graduates, and either a Death Eater student kills Hermione or Ginny, not sure whom yet. The Trio split off during their fifth year (in the prologue, descriptions of what happened through 4-7). Harry is more well, political in a sense. Harry will use the Dark Arts, however, I do intend for him to pick up on some Light Magic. So many stories have Harry learn the Dark Arts out of the blue, and than well, he's some kind of expert. This story will be a HONKs, thought I don't know how to start the HONKS. I plan on introducing a whole new set of branch magic (blood, soul, etc.) to a limited scale, however if I do, I think I'm gojgn to have to introduce a whole new plane of demons and whatnot (manifestations of dark and light). Pureblood Cultures will play a role, however, I generally want some of the Great Families and whatnot to play a bigger role. Betrayal, betrayal. Too many fanfictions have people with Harry loyal, no sign of betrayal or anything. I do plan on having some betrayal pushed in. Harry's conenction wtih magic might force me to bring in the new set of magic and the demons, I'm not sure. I'm going to try my best to limited them fairly, if I do, I think I'm going to need help. Harry WILL be using Light Magic over Dark Magic fairly, to give them a sense that he's faithful to the Ministry and Dumbledore. Corrpution of Harry, maybe the Horcruxes will play a huge role in it. Too many fics have Harry use Dark Magic a lot, and than just forget about Light. They talk about all this balance crap yet he continues to use the darkness more than the light. If I do place the Horcruxes within the story, I fear that it might steer away from the intention of the story, which would be to show how Harry would survive and adapt to the political and fated battles that flow through his adventures. The resemblance of him and Tom Riddle will show even further, and something about Lily will play a huge role as well.