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WIP Blood Crest by Cauchy

Discussion in 'Dark Arts' started by Alindrome, Jul 8, 2015.

  1. Feuer der Nacht

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    Adding to Taure's tirade, I'd like to point out that magic is multi-paradigm in this, but Harry is primarily exposed to Petri's reductionist view. Voldemort, the Yaxley family, et al. clearly each have different means of achieving results in magic than Petri's methodology.

    Take Voldemort's teaching of the conjunctivitis curse. Hairy cast that spell without understanding it, and too much understanding shook his faith in his own ability to perform once it was explained. Voldemort went on to claim that curses were often initially made by the pure desire to have magic do something, and the how was unimportant. The formalization of a spell did not necessitate understanding how it worked.

    So, there's more likely than not more than one approach to magic. Bottom-up, top-down, outside-in. Who knows? We can only hope that we can see where the other systems come from, go, or are used as the story progressed.
     
  2. Xion

    Xion Robot Overlord Admin

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    Blood Crest has been updated with a new chapter.

    Story Stats
    Chapters: 44
    Words: 337,998
    Updated: 2020-05-18 04:01:26 UTC
    Published: 2014-08-19 00:34:26 UTC
    Previously updated: 14 days ago

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  3. Xion

    Xion Robot Overlord Admin

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    Blood Crest has been updated with a new chapter.

    Story Stats
    Chapters: 45
    Words: 349,070
    Updated: 2020-06-07 00:15:14 UTC
    Published: 2014-08-19 00:34:26 UTC
    Previously updated: 20 days ago

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  4. Xion

    Xion Robot Overlord Admin

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    Blood Crest has been updated with a new chapter.

    Story Stats
    Chapters: 46
    Words: 362,272
    Updated: 2020-06-29 05:53:59 UTC
    Published: 2014-08-19 00:34:26 UTC
    Previously updated: 22 days ago

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  5. MonkeyEpoxy

    MonkeyEpoxy Fourth Champion DLP Supporter

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    Fucking utterly, completely, undeniably magnificent. It could tie in perfectly to @Taure's dope ass dungeon crawl of a restricted section.

     
  6. Xion

    Xion Robot Overlord Admin

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    Blood Crest has been updated with a new chapter.

    Story Stats
    Chapters: 47
    Words: 374,084
    Updated: 2020-07-28 05:55:42 UTC
    Published: 2014-08-19 00:34:26 UTC
    Previously updated: 29 days ago

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  7. Xion

    Xion Robot Overlord Admin

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    Blood Crest has been updated with a new chapter.

    Story Stats
    Chapters: 49
    Words: 385,986
    Updated: 2020-08-17 05:52:10 UTC
    Published: 2014-08-19 00:34:26 UTC
    Previously updated: 20 days ago

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  8. aspiring_failure

    aspiring_failure First Year

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    Nice story with the ghosts and Joachim's response was interesting. Also, in chapter 47 the scene with Trelawney is really well executed!
     
  9. DooomCookie

    DooomCookie First Year

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    This story just cracks me up. The way Harry experimentally captures a ghost and poor Hannah and Neville are just ...wtf.

    Some fics few are more ambitious, some fics are more polished. But this story is just such an unprecedented combination of ambition and polish and sheer fun. Cauchy gives no fucks and I love it.
     
  10. Xion

    Xion Robot Overlord Admin

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    Blood Crest has been updated with a new chapter.

    Story Stats
    Chapters: 50
    Words: 398,378
    Updated: 2020-09-08 15:58:26 UTC
    Published: 2014-08-19 00:34:26 UTC
    Previously updated: 22 days ago

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  11. valrie

    valrie Fourth Year

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    I hope Harry becomes a cultivator and spends the next century in a cave cultivating and opening his meridians or something. Then he comes back, vastly more powerful and obliterates Voldemort.

    The chapter was pretty interesting though. More AU elements with the book, Voldemort and Dumbledore's non-killing declaration. Keeps the mystery going!
     
  12. douter

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    I love how strange this Harry is, his first thought at seeing someone grieving is thinking their cursed.
    It's always a delight to read a good Dumbledore, plus all these little drops of world building are great.
    I'm not sure I like Vince and Neville, but Hannah has been a good moral character to Harry.
     
  13. aspiring_failure

    aspiring_failure First Year

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    I don't think I've ever really found such a good Dumbledore (apart from Victoria Potter) in any fanfiction.
     
  14. quixoticcool

    quixoticcool Second Year

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    Considering I've been on a xianxia kick for something like a year now this most recent chapter hit a bit too close to home. It's too bad that having read reverend insanity the rest of cultivation novels are dead to me.
     
  15. LordVoldemoore

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    I'll have to read Victoria Potter. The fem!Harry trope is something I struggle to enjoy.

    I remember LOVING the Dumbledore in the sequel to 'The Accidental Horcrux'. Probably my all-time favourite. Him and a really unexpected character had this huge interesting/academic conversation in his office towards one of the last several chapters.
     
  16. MaxQuill

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    Chapter 51 is out.

    As always, I find the author's way of portraying magic as fascinating. This story is easily one of my favorites in terms of capturing the magical feeling that fanfics should have. I also love that the author is making Harry more and more like Petri in his mannerisms and the way he thinks, it's very realistic and satisfying.
     
  17. Xion

    Xion Robot Overlord Admin

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    Blood Crest has been updated with a new chapter.

    Story Stats
    Chapters: 51
    Words: 409,744
    Updated: 2020-09-28 16:30:27 UTC
    Published: 2014-08-19 00:34:26 UTC
    Previously updated: 20 days ago

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