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Plot Bunny Threa(d/t) V

Discussion in 'Fanfic Discussion' started by Dark Minion, Mar 1, 2015.

  1. Mordecai

    Mordecai Drunken Scotsman ~ Prestige ~ DLP Supporter

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    The summer after the Triwizard tournament he walks past a muggle gift shop and realises there's money to be made by putting his face on cups and saucers and other such things, and lightning bolts on everything from quills to robes. He enlists Fred and George to manufacture them and starts an owl order business out of Gryffindor Tower. Umbridge gets sidetracked from the whole Dumbledore's Army thing by starting to investigate whether he's running a legitimate business and whether he's paying his taxes correctly. Turns out no one told him he had to pay taxes on any of his income thus far, and the Ministry slaps him with another load of debt that sets him back to just about square 1.
     
  2. FitzDizzyspells

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    @Mordecai I've waited three months for the comp to be over to ask you if I could use your idea in my comp entry that I wrote. I created a wizarding park, which people can currently access by squeezing between Quality Quidditch Supplies and Eeylops Owl Emporium in Diagon Alley. I like your idea better — that they could access it through a different combination of brick taps on the wall behind the Leaky Cauldron.

    I would've asked you sooner, but it didn't seem fair to use somebody else's idea in a competition, even if I got your permission. Now that it's over, I'd love to write this idea into my fic when I put it on FFN and give you a mention in an A/N.

    Also, it's more than fine if your answer is "no" — this isn't the Steal My Plot Bunny Thread, after all. Feel free to DM me.
     
  3. Mordecai

    Mordecai Drunken Scotsman ~ Prestige ~ DLP Supporter

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    Mate, have at it! Send me a link when you've got it up on FFN.
     
  4. Naja

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    I’ve been on a Destiny binge of late and the idea of a HP crossover stuck with me. I doubt I’ll have the time to write something unfortunately. Those who haven't played the game might be a little lost.

    Essentially, the Traveler arrives same as cannon and its paracausal nature is magic by another name. The magical world maintains its secrecy but undergoes a golden age of its own, learning to harness its Light and work wonders.

    Enter the Darkness, the Fall affects the magical world just as badly, if not worse than the muggle. Practically every magical person dies, targeted directly by the Darkness. The sole survivors are those holed up in the magical schools. It would be implied that they were intentionally spared by the Darkness as test of its philosophy, given the opportunity to start anew without the Travelers influence and given the chance to embrace its logic.

    The world falls into chaos, the Hive, Fallen and Cabal arrive and wreak havoc as per canon. Wizards survive through evasion and secrecy and the three schools of Hogwarts, Beauxbatons and Durmstrang form the core of a new magical society. There’s no Last City for wizards, but a string of secret settlements and fortresses. The Hive are considered particularly dangerous as they have magic of their own and can pierce through wizarding wards and find their settlements. The other factions are dangerous but easier to evade.

    A new threat to Earth would be the emergence of magical creatures, which find themselves well suited to the more dangerous world. The spread across the globe, minus dragons which are mistakenly slaughtered wholescale during the Great Ahamkara Hunt.

    The Last City arises as per canon, but wizards keep their distance. There are few if any Guardian wizards and the “paracausal” nature of the Guardians worries the wizards. The same hold true for Queen Mara and the Reef, although the former is at least aware of their existence.

    The story begins with the Hive beginning its invasion of Earth, beginning at the Cosmodrome in Russia and making straight for Durmstrang. Wizards are diplomatically isolated and massively outgunned. Things look grim.

    A Ghost drifts into a White Tomb in search of its Guardian.
     
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  5. Andrela

    Andrela Plot Bunny DLP Supporter

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    The Harry Potter series is set in the world of Cthulhu Mythos and magic works according to them.

    First, a little background info:

    In Lovecraft's universe, magic comes with tremendous danger to the user. For some greater spells it even requires the sacrifice of the soul.

    Magic is usually very difficult to wield and requires knowledge and preparation, whether it needs several hours of chants, intricate esoteric circles or sacrifices, it is a very dangerous discipline that no regular human tends to come across.

    Almost all magic users are servants of some higher entity like an Outer God or Great Old One.

    On with the Plot:

    There's no Ministry of Magic or any centralized magical government. Wizards live in hiding like in canon, but here they have normal knowledge of the muggle affairs.

    Most wizards gain knowledge through apprenticeships and only the rich and influential can go to Hogwarts, which is smaller than in canon, but still a large castle. It is a school for adults, no children allowed.

    While all wizards are cultists of some kind, they tend to not get in each other's way to maintain the exchange of knowledge.

    Except Tom Marvolo Riddle.

    Raised an orphan, he was always interested in the mystical and the occult due to his ability to communicate with snakes.

    He finished his normal education, left the orphanage and began accumulating any magical knowledge he could acquire.

    Eventually he learned of Hogwarts and discovered that to learn there he had to pay a lot of money. However, once Headmaster Grindelwald heard of Riddle's abilities he allowed him to join without paying as long as he could research them.

    Eventually Riddle became Lord Voldemort, the most powerful wizard serving Shub-Niggurath in history.

    Grindelwald, whose efforts to duplicate Voldemort's snake-speaking abilities proved fruitless became terrified of Voldemort. In an effort to halt his rise to power he expelled him from the school. Or rather tried, as Voldemort murdered him in his sleep and reanimated his body as an undead servant.

    Voldemort's plan was to take over the British government while also acquiring immortality.

    However his plans were foiled however on Halloween 1980 when he came to the house of James and Lily Potter, his most defiant enemies and servants of Nyarlathotep.

    He managed to murder both of them, but when he attempted to murder their child Harry his body was suddenly turned to dust.

    News of Voldemort's death spread like wildfire among the cultist communities, with many theories about what happened. Worship of Nyarlathotep rose for a few years before most people forgot about the whole affair.

    What they didn't know, is that Voldemort wasn't dead and that everything went according to his plan. His soul was now in the body of Harry Potter, a child sacrificed. Voldemort now had his way of achieving immortality and once his new body grew up enough he would finish his plan to take over the government.

    So yeah, no Harry but instead a story focused on Voldemort's rise to power. Political but assisted with magic.
     
  6. Mordecai

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    The idea of combining HP with Lovecraft just made me think...The Laundry Files but done HP style. Hermione joins the Unspeakables, only to find they're merely one division of The Laundry, part of the Civil Service, an intelligence agency responsible for keeping society safe from the unspeakable horrors that lie outwith our reality. And the world's only ISO 9001 accredited intelligence agency.

    For those that haven't read them, the Laundry Files are equal parts James Bond, Yes, Prime Minister, and Lovecraftian Horror. Could be interesting to try and tie HP and the Laundry together...
     
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