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Hilary Swift is the second youngest child of Timone, and Theresa Swift making her a member of House Swift through her father and a member of House Crane through her mother. Hilary Swift has three siblings in the form of Taylor, William, and John Swift, of which William is a member of the Order of the Red Dragon, her sister Taylor leads the Brill order of the Dragon, and her brother John Swift is the heir to the Patriarch of House Swift and to prepare him for this he leads the military forces of House Swift. Hilary Swift is also married to Mike Swift, and they have one young daughter together named Melanie Swift.
Hilary Swift is a level three Magi sensitive human being that is a controller of the Conjuration Family of Magi.
For most of her life she secretly practised Magi, and was always on edge about being caught. She was constantly sneaking out of Brill and practising her Magi in the wild forests west of the town, and during this time she came to truly love the wild in a way that she could never understand. While she kept her life a secret as best she could the amount of times she lost control of her powers dwindled but they still happened and her parents became painfully aware of what she was. They like many other noble houses who discovered a Magi capable child in their family decided to keep it a secret to keep her safe, but eventually others begin to understand what she was, and thus they decided to find another solution. In a lucky meeting Timone Swift met Tarnide Hale and together they decided to send their children to Hogwarts where they could learn for a time how to control their powers before they returned home again. Hilary then spent two years in Hogwarts alongside Edward Cullen who came to become her best friend, and the two stood side by side as the situation in Hogwarts escalated. When she returned to Lucerne she would travel to Lucerne with Edward becoming his only friend other then a few while he was being left out by his former friends, and it was during her time there that she would sleep with William of whom seduced her in order to get to Edward. Following the issues that arised from her sleeping with William Lovie III. she would return to Brill where she was able to more easily join the society, and she married Mike Swift in a quaint ceremony, before her life was once again changed when the best friend of her best friend Edward Cullen in the form of William Lovie became the king. With the creation of the Order of the Blue Dragon she has found a safe place to practise her Magi and to help the Kingdom she now loves so much. Hilary Swift would join with her Stone Dragon's and make her way to Westbridge where she would assist her friend in fighting that conflict. While Edward was the Voice in Tevinter she was fighting in the western front with Gemma Cullen, but she returned to the west when it became clear that he was having success.
Hilary Swift was born in Brill to her parents Timone, and Theresa Swift. She was born the second youngest of the children of the two and during her youth she struggled greatly with what she knew was a growing uncontrollable amount of Magi within her. This Magi ability wasn't something anyone elce in her family suffered from, and so she was quite scared for much of her youth of people discovering her secret.She eventually realized that the only way to control it was to use it regulary. This was hard for her since she didn't want anyone to know about her abilities. For most of her life she secretly practised Magi, and was always on edge about being caught. She was constantly sneaking out of Brill and practising her Magi in the wild forests west of the town, and during this time she came to truly love the wild in a way that she could never understand. While she kept her life a secret as best she could the amount of times she lost control of her powers dwindled but they still happened and her parents became painfully aware of what she was. They like many other noble houses who discovered a Magi capable child in their family decided to keep it a secret to keep her safe, but eventually others begin to understand what she was, and thus they decided to find another solution.
In a lucky meeting Timone Swift met Tarnide Hale and together they decided to send their children to Hogwarts where they could learn for a time how to control their powers before they returned home again. When Timone returned home and told his wife about the plan, she was heartbroken but she told him that she was starting to hear talk from her friends that their enemies were becoming aware of Hilary's gifts and were attempting to get House Jestife to have her executed. With this knowledge Theresa also jumped on board the idea, and they got the entire family together and told them all what was happening.
Going to Hogwarts
| Leaving the Valley|
I do not want to leave home father. I wish to remain here with you and my friends. Please father. Please father do not send me away.
As time went on Edward's father Carlisle Cullen became very worried that Edward would end up the way of so many other children or men who were found to have Magi powers and then killed because of it. In order to help his son control his Magi abilities he went about finding solutions that would save his son. In a lucky meeting Timone Swift met Carlisle Cullen and together they decided to send their children to Hogwarts where they could learn for a time how to control their powers before they returned home again. Carlisle sent a letter to Hogwarts asking them if they would accept his son along with Hilary Swift from House Swift, and then he kept silent as he waited weeks for the letter to return. When the letter did return he silently sent word to his friend Timone, and then went to find Edward, and when he wasn't at home he immediatly knew he would be wherever his best friends were, and he was proven right when he found Edward hanging out with William, Jasper, Emmett, and Alice. When Edward, and the group saw him coming they knew that something was wrong by how emotional the usually reserved Carlisle appeared. Carlisle tried to get Edward to come with him so he could explain to him in private but he refused to leave his friends and thus in front of his best friends he was told that he would be leaving for Hogwarts. To say the group took it badly was an understatement with William nearly attacking Carlisle for betraying his best friend, the situation only calmed down when Carlisle left the group with the grenade that he had just thrown in their mists, and the knowledge that he would be leaving in a week.
Edward now having said goodbye to his bestfriends, the love of his life and the entire House Cullen he boarded the wagon and headed towards Brill where he was told he would be picking up Hilary Swift who would be coming with him. When Hilary saw the wagon arrive that was going to take her to Hogwarts she cried and begged her family to not send her away, but her parents again tried to explain to her that if she didn't leave then there enemies were going to have her executed. Hilary was still distraught but as she cried on the front yard of their estate she felt a hand on her shoulder, and when she turned around she saw a young boy similar age to her. The boy kneeled down to her level and whispered to her the words that would carry her while she was away.
"You and I don't have the easiest of lives. But niether do our families. We have to do this for them. I don't know you, and you don't know me but take my hand and let's do everything we can to make sure we do our families proud."
Taking his hand she followed Edward onto the wagon, and while her family went inside crying but still believing that she may have just found her future husband the two of them spent the weeks of riding the wagon and stopping in towns talking, and getting to know eachother. The two of them became closer then any relationship that Hilary had ever had, and she rivaled his love for his best friends, and his Tanya back in Lucerne. When they arrived in Hogwarts they were greeted by the awaiting members of the upper leadership of Hogwarts, who saw in these young children both the chance to teach but also to create a relationship with two powerful houses inside the Kingdom of Lucerne.
As the two got started in their first year they were both sorted into the Ravenclaw house, and because of this they continued to remain the best of friends, and went so far in making sure that all of the classes they had were the same. Edward and Hilary were very close, and for Edward this allowed him to be around someone that he truly enjoyed as opposed to the endless girls that threw themselves at him in the hopes of getting to have sex with the foreign prince that was so handsome. This led to gossip throughout their house that the two were lovers and this caused many of the girls of Ravenclaw to turn against Hilary as many had their eyes on Edward. Edward was completely blind to these attacks, and instead of going to him Hilary decided to protect him from the attacks by simply pretending that they were in a relationship for months so that he could escape the constant badgering that she knew he hated.
"I was at a crossroads in my time there. On one hand I was learning great knowledge that I knew would allow me to help my friends in Lucerne better. I was getting to spend quality time with Hilary in a way that I would never be able to again. But on the other hand there was a growing death count following this school like a plague."
| The Goblet of Fire |
Goblet of Fire
Main Article : Triwizard Tournament
The Goblet of Fire would become the moment of divergence for the region of Hogwarts, and would bring about the destruction of the fake peace and the illusion was finally broken that Lord Voldermorte wanted peace for the lands of Hogwarts. Hermione was very close to Harry Potter so she was obviously very close to the forefront of the Civil War as the forces of Lord Voldermorte and the forces of Hogwarts silently battled it out for victory. The lives of Hermione Granger and the rest of the Triumverate were still at this point quite idealistic as most of the wizard world of Hogwarts had no idea that Tom Malfoy had become the sadistic man that he had become. The first strikes against the realm of Hogwarts would come silently and it would all begin during the normal event hosted in Hogwarts called the Triwizard Tournament. For Edward Cullen he was beginning to become homesick, while his friend Hilary was beyond just wanting to go home, she was crying nearly every night, and only the excuse of the Triwizard tournament brought them any kind of peace.
At the Hogwarts start of term feast, Professor Dumbledore announced that Hogwarts would host the Triwizard Tournament, a recently-revived inter-school competition in which the Beauxbatons Academy of Magi, the Kirin Tor, Nubian Academy of Magi, Magisterium of the Tevinter Empire, and the Durmstrang Institute would also participate. The Beauxbatons were a school tended to and trained from the greatest Magi that the Kingdom of Alcase could find, while Durmstrang was a secret Magi school hidden in Norway of northern Europe. The Kirin Tor was the Magi fortress and organization within the Kingdom of Lorderon, and the Kirin Tor sent the largest delegation led by Medivh. The delegation from Beauxbatons arrived in a large carriage pulled by Abraxan horses, and brought with them some thirty Magi, alongside some two hundred attendants. The delegation of Beauxbatons pupils was led by their Headmistress, Madam Olympe Maxime of whom had once trained at Hogwarts before using her long Numenorian lifespan to create the Beauxbatons Academy within Alcase. The Kirin Tor would arrive with some forty Magi and a force of some five hundred conventional forces, and would house themselves north of Hogwarts where they basically constructed a Magi tower that could store all their people. The Nubians would arrive following the Kirin Tor and had arrived via Magi boat which they had traveled west of France going north into Germania before travelling south down the Rhine River, and the Nubians only brought some twenty Magi, and a hundred retainers led by Hele Halone.
The Magisterium from the Tevinter Empire would come shortly following the Nubians and led by Calanthus Vyrantus they were the picture of nobility and honor of which was noted by all who saw them, and they came with some two hundred Magi, and nearly a thousand men at arms and retainers making them one of the largest groupings there. Shortly after their arrival, the delegation from Durmstrang, under the watchful eye of their High master Professor Igor Karkaroff, arrived in a magical ship that could travel underwater. A feast to welcome the new arrivals was held in the Great Hall, where Professor Dumbledore introduced the other Tournament judges - Bartemius Crouch Sr, Vonded Forden, and Ludo Bagman - to the assembled students. After explaining the rules of the Tournament, Dumbledore unveiled both the Goblet of Fire and the Triwizard Cup to the assembled groups. Students would have until the start of the Halloween Feast the following day to enter their names. In agreement with the new rules regarding underage students entering the Tournament, Dumbledore drew an Age Line around the Goblet of Fire, of which concluded that only those over the age of fiteen could enter their names into the Goblet of Fire.
Chosen as a Champion
During the Halloween Feast, Dumbledore presided over the selection of the Champions. Artem Belovich, from Durmstrang, was selected first, followed by Fleur Delacour of Beauxbatons. The Goblet selected Edward Cullen as the Hogwarts Champion, and Cerin Menathil was the only entree from the Kirin Tor and thus for this reason Cerin was selected easily by the Goblet of Fire. The All four Champions left the Great Hall to receive further instructions. To the surprise of everybody, the Goblet spat out a fifth name, as Barty Crouch Jr had intended. Harry Potter, like the rest of the school, was shocked to hear his name called, and went to join the other Champions. After a heated debate, during which Karkaroff and Maxime questioned the motives of Dumbledore and the Ministry, since Hogwarts now had two Champions, it became clear that Harry must participate. Despite his not having entered his own name in the Goblet, the fact that his name had been entered and selected by the Goblet constituted a magical contract that bound him to compete. Even his age was not a real issue; the Age Line was only an effort to stop unprepared students entering and being killed. Traditionally, students as young as Harry had been allowed to compete in the Tournament.
Despite the secrecy surrounding the Triwizard Tournament, Lord Voldemort found out about it from Bertha Jorkins, a Hogwarts Magi of whome had been holidaying in Westbridge and had run into Peter Pettigrew at an inn. Pettigrew brought her before Voldemort, who, using Dark Magi, extracted from her mind information concerning the Tournament. He also learned that one of his faithful servants, Barty Crouch Jr, was still alive and under the Imperius Curse at his father's home, and this would eventually lead to his freeing. Armed with this information, Voldemort set a plan into motion. He freed Crouch Jr from the Imperius Curse, and ordered him to disguise himself as Alastor Moody, Hogwarts' new Defence Against the Dark Arts teacher. There, he would manipulate the Tournament as his Master commanded to achieve the Dark Lord's goal: the destruction of Harry Potter.
At some point, most likely during the night, Barty Crouch Jr, who was using Polyjuice Potion to pose as Professor Moody, bewitched the Goblet with a powerful Confundus Charm. He made the Goblet believe that there would be four schools entering the competition, then entered Harry Potter's name on a scrap of parchment under a false school name. Since no other entrant would be associated with the school, Harry's name was the only one that the Goblet could select. Thus because of this Harry was mysteriously chosen as a fourth competitor, even though he was under-age and never entered his name into the Goblet of Fire during the selection process. Many people did not believe Harry's story, including Ron believing this to be nothing but another attempt to gain fame. This caused extreme tension between the two friends. Hermione, on the other hand, "accepted his story without question," and assisted Harry in preparing for the Tournament by teaching him useful spells, such as the Summoning Charm, which Harry used in the first task of the Tournament. Besides the resentment that came from Ron for his enlistment, he also received a lot of backlash from the other students, who appeared unwilling to accept his story. Edward Cullen at this point was becoming very popular, as he was seen as Hogwarts true champion, and a generally nice guy. As Harry Potter became the subject of abuse his brother Neville attempted to stand up for him, but this only got him in more trouble and eventually Harry talked him into simply letting it go. It was during this time that Harry and Edward first came into becoming friends, as Edward didn't like the abuse he was taking, and tried desperately to get them to stop but Hilary convinced him to just keep his head down.
The First TaskThe First Task of the Triwizard Tournament took place on 24 November, and the objective was to retrieve a golden egg that was being guarded by a dragon - the egg would be located within a clutch of real dragon eggs. Using Sleeping Draughts, a team of wizards, including Charlie Weasley, transported nesting mothers of different breeds to Hogwarts from a dragon sanctuary in Croatia. The dragons were hidden in the Forbidden Forest to stop students from discovering them. However, despite the secrecy, the Champions became aware of the task that faced them. Rubeus Hagrid, a great lover of dragons, innocently invited Olympe Maxime to watch the dragons with him, unaware that she would tell her Champion, Fleur Delacour, about them. Harry Potter was also present, again at Hagrid's request, to see what was in store for him, hidden under his Invisibility Cloak. Igor Karkaroff sneaked into the Forest to discover what was being hidden, and told his Champion, Viktor Krum. Medivh would tell Cerin Menathil after Medivh watched the Dragons in his mind using spells he had left all around the hidden forest believing that would be where anything would be hidden. Even though Edward Cullen was not present, he was told about the dragons from Harry, who considered it unfair that Edward should be the only one of the Champions who had no clue what the First Task was. After lunch on the day of the First Task, the Champions assembled in a tent near the arena that had been built specifically for the Task. In the tent, they were informed of the task ahead by Barty Crouch Sr. and Ludo Bagman, who would also be acting as judges alongside Professor Dumbledore, Madame Maxime, and Professor Karkaroff. Each Champion was required to dip their hand into a bag that contained miniature replicas of the various dragons they would face, and pull one out. They would then face the real version in the arena. In addition, each miniature dragon had a small number hung around its neck, indicating which order they would face in.
Harry Potter drew the fiercest of them all, the Hungarian Horntail. On the advice of Crouch Jr (disguised as Professor Moody), he used a Summoning Charm to bring his Firebolt broomstick to him, and manoeuvred past the dragon to retrieve his egg. After the First Task, Harry and Viktor were tied for first place, with Edward, and Cerin tied for second, and Fleur in third. The champions were told that, the Golden egg they retrieved contained a clue on how to pass the Second Task. Without it, they had little chance of succeeding. After seeing how dangerous the task was, Ron, as well as the other students, made amends with Harry, with Ron telling him, "I reckon someone is trying to do you in." He managed to escape the first task with only an injured arm.
To prepare for the second task, Harry had to open the egg he won from the dragon, but every time he did, it screeched. His rescue from that particular problem came when Cedric paid him back with the information that he would figure it out if he "take[s] a bath" with the egg. Harry followed this advice; while in the bathroom, he had an uncomfortable exchange with Moaning Myrtle, and on the way back to the Common Room, he ran into Professors Snape and Moody. The latter informed Harry of Barty Crouch Sr's obsession with catching Dark Wizards. Harry did learn that the second task was going into the Black Lake to rescue "the thing they would miss most" from the Merpeople. Harry's new problem was that he had no idea of how to survive underwater for an hour. He got his answer in the form of gillyweed from Dobby, who had come to work at Hogwarts.
The Second Task
All five Champions assembled on the shore of the lake, and were told that they had one hour to retrieve that which had been stolen from them from the merpeople's village, and return. The Champions entered the water; Harry had to eat the gillyweed, which gave him gills to breathe underwater, and webbed hands and feet to allow him to swim faster. Both Fleur and Edward utilised the Bubble-Head Charm, while Viktor partially Transfigured himself into a shark. Cerin Menathil surrounded her entire body with a bubble and would move throughout in this protective shield. The five Champions headed through the lake to the village; although Fleur was forced to retire when she was attacked by grindylows. Harry reached the village first to find that the "item" that had been stolen from each Champion were people close to them. Placed in an enchanted sleep, then tied to the tail of a stone Merperson, were Harry's best friend, Ron Weasley, Hermione Granger, who had been Viktor's date to the Yule Ball, Edward's best friend Hilary Swift, and Fleur's younger sister, Gabrielle. Concerned for the safety of all the "hostages", Harry refused to just take Ron and go. Edward arrived shortly after and rescued Hilary, followed by Viktor. Viktor's partial Transfiguration had left him with the head of a shark, and he found it difficult to free Hermione. Harry passed him a sharp rock to cut her bonds with, then Viktor left carrying Hermione and headed for the surface. Cerin would wander the waters unable to find her way around as the Merpeople had become angry at her after she casually killed one of them, and surrounded her with mist leading to her wandering around for hours unable to know where she was.With no sign of Fleur, Harry made the decision to rescue the remaining hostages himself. Although the merpeople objected and tried to stop him, Harry managed to free himself, and dragged Ron, Perseiphone, and Gabrielle to the surface.
Back on shore, Harry learned from Ron that none of them had ever been in real danger, and that he should have just rescued him and got back as quickly as possible. Edward, the first Champion back, had arrived one minute outside of the one hour time limit, followed by Viktor in second place. Harry was third, and, because they did not finish Fleur, and Cerin were in last place. Despite finishing third, Merchieftainess Murcus informed Dumbledore that Harry arrived at the hostages first, and only his desire to see them all safe had stopped him from finishing first. After a conversation with his fellow judges, which included Percy Weasley deputising for the ill Mr. Crouch, it was decided that Harry, for showing moral fibre, would be awarded second place. Edward scored forty-seven points, Harry scored forty-five points, Viktor earned forty points, and Fleur and Cerin came last with twenty-five points. After the first two tasks, Harry and Edward were tied for first place, with Viktor second, with Cerin third, and Fleur fourth.
The Yule Ball
A month before the final task, the Champions were shown the beginnings of the challenge. They were told the third and final task was going into a maze filled with obstacles to find the Triwizard Cup. On the way back to the castle Krum took Harry aside to ask him something. Thinking that this was something important, Harry went with him. Krum then asked Harry about his relationship with Hermione, in whom Krum was deeply interested. Harry told him that there was nothing between him and Hermione and that she was just a friend, but by this point he knew he was lying to himself. Edward went to the Yule Ball with Hilary, and after dancing all night they returned to his room where they would kiss romantically, but as they parted they both laughed realizing for sure that they were only to be friends. Cerin Menathil, and Medivh would begin at this point to become aware of dark Magi permenating the air, as Lord Voldermorte had entered the area in secret, and Cerin and Medivh came to believe that the person was Harry Potter after hearing the eventual news that he was seen walking madly out of a room.
To prepare for the final task, Harry, Ron, and Hermione used vacant classrooms to practise spells and jinxes. In Divination class between two of these study periods, Harry dozed off dreaming about Voldemort and left the classroom in a disturbing fashion. Rita Skeeter had witnessed this event, and she wrote on the day of the final task, that Harry was disturbed and dangerous. This did nothing to boost Harry's morale, but when he spent the day with Bill and Molly Weasley, they cheered him up when they also came to watch the final task as his substitute family. As the training continued Harry would continue to see signs of darkness in Draco Malfoy, and finally with time to deal with this he would confront the Malfoy heir and the two engaged in a fight which almost led to Harry killing Draco. Leaving Draco broken and wounded on the ground of the bathroom he erased his memory and told noone of the event, while also not getting information from Draco this was a terrible moment for Harry.
The Final Task
On 24 June, the Third Task was to navigate a maze grown on the Hogwarts Quidditch pitch. The maze was populated by various obstacles and dangers that each Champion had to overcome. Crouch Jr, as Professor Moody, was entrusted with placing the Triwizard Cup at the centre of the maze. While doing this, he enchanted the Cup to be a Portkey that would be activated by touch, and thus sealed the fate of Harry of whom they planned to win this event. Edward and Harry, tying for first place after two tasks, were to enter the maze first, followed by Viktor, and then Cerin, before Fleur entered last. The first Champion to successfully navigate the maze and reach the Cup would be declared the winner.
During the task, Edward encountered a Blast-Ended Skrewt, which he barely escaped from, but was able to use his Magi to deflect the fire bolts it sent at him before he finally killed it. Harry had to deal with a Boggart in the form of a Dementor, and overcame an odd golden mist which turned things upside-down. Crouch Jr, however, was leaving nothing to chance. Using Moody's magical eye, he watched events unfold in the maze, keeping the more dangerous obstacles out of Harry's path, while making sure to severly target Cerin and Edward of whom he knew to be the greater targets of getting to the end first. He also Stunned Fleur by ambushing her with thousands of weeds of which surronded her and pulled her inside the bushes where she was knocked out for the remainder of the final task. As Viktor accidently neared the end of the maze Crouch Jr would place the Imperius Curse on Viktor, and begin to use him as his personal force. He used Viktor to attack Edward with the Cruciatus Curse in order to clear Harry's path to the Cup, but Viktor couldn't defeat him and only managed to push him back away from the maze entrance and towards another way in.
Cerin would come across Viktor next, and when Cerin begin to soundly beat up on Viktor Crouch Jr would intervene by sending dozens of Giant Spiders at her which distracted her long enough for Viktor to begin targeting her. Harry encountered the Blast-Ended Skrewt that had attacked Edward, then heard Cerin being tortured, and rescued her by Stunning Viktor. Cerin and Harry parted company, and Harry had to answer a riddle from a sphinx to continue on into the maze, while Cerin had been poisoned by the spider and fell into a coma before being pulled into the bushes and losing the match but becoming safe. Edward and Harry joined forces to defeat another Giant Spider of whom was so large it tore down pieces of the maze ironically making it easier for them to reach the end of the maze, and after defeating the spider they both arrived at the Cup together. After an argument over who deserved to win more, they decided to take the Cup together, since it would still be a Hogwarts victory. Touching the Cup at the same moment, they activated it as a Portkey, and were transported out of the maze and into the graveyard. Following closely behind them was Viktor of whom touched the Porkey minutes later also entering into graveyard where he would be released from the Imperius Curse once touching it.
The two had been transported to the graveyard in Little Hangleton, the Malfoy's family's final resting place, where Lord Voldemort was waiting. The two boys who had been on such a high from their success were now suddently in a graveyard surrounded by a series of robed men with clearly hostile intentions towards them. As the two wandered about the graveyard they were met with a loud shriek as Viktor would come through as well after following the residue left by the Porkey. As the three talked and learned that Viktor had been bewitched they became unsure if this was part of the tournament and this ws proven to them when Harry discovered the grave of a Malfoy. Tom Malfoy would appear alongside nearly a dozen of his deatheaters including Peter Petingrew, and would begin to berate Harry Potter for his stupidity. Edward of whome was the older of the two attempted to understand what was heppening but Tom Malfoy had no intention of entertaining Edward Cullen so he simply ignored him, and when he moved closer Viktor stood between them and Voldermorte struck him down with the killing curse. As Harry and Edward raised their wands Lord Voldermore would strike their wands away with Magi and then on his order, his servant Gragorix stunned Edward Cullen, and grabbed Harry.
When Harry saw Tom Malfoy at first he was shocked because he knew of this man, and he knew of the influence that Tom held. After watching them knock Edward Cullen uncontious he became horrified that someone of his power would be after Harry, and this led him to beg to understand what was happening. At this point Tom believed he had won and thus he took time to explain to Harry what his plans were, and told him of why he was being ambushed. Following this angry exchange Lord Voldermorte attacked Harry emotionally and the two had a heated argument before finally Tom raised his wand. Harry and Voldemort engaged in a brief duel, but their wand cores connected and created the effect known as Priori Incantatem, and the "echoes" of Voldemort's past victims emerged from Voldemort's wand. They helped Harry to escape from Voldemort by distracting the Dark Lord, giving him enough time to reach Edward Cullen's knocked out body and the diseased Viktor, then Summon the Portkey to him and return them to Hogwarts.
Returning to Hogwarts with Edward Cullen, and the corpse of Viktor, Harry was promptly whisked away from the crowds by Crouch Jr, still in the disguise of Professor Moody. While the assembled crowd learned what happened in the graveyard from the waking form of Edward Cullen, Hermione realised that something was amiss with Moody, since she believed that Moody would never have taken Harry away from the tragic scene. In his office, Crouch Jr started to question Harry on what had happened, and how it felt to stand in the Dark Lord's presence. Unnerved by Moody's seeming adoration of Voldemort - something that went against everything he knew about Moody - Harry was rescued by Hermione who in her panic at seeing Harry in any kind of danger had convinsed Professors Dumbledore, McGonagall, and Snape to follow her, and from the outside of the door they listened to the argument so that they knew for a fact that their was bad things going on. The effects of Crouch Jr's Polyjuice Potion wore off, since, in the excitement, he had neglected to take it at the proper time to maintain his cover. Crouch Jr was questioned under the effects of Veritaserum, and he revealed Lord Voldemort's plan to resurrect himself, and Crouch Jr's involvement in getting Harry to the graveyard.
Following his near death the entire order of Hogwarts decided that no longer could Harry Potter be exposed as publically as he was until the time came that Lord Voldermorte was truly defeated. In this way he along with his parents went into hiding in a farm that was known to only James, and Lilly Potter along with their most trusted friends which unfortunatly also included unknown to Harry the traitor Peter Pettigrew.
- "Viktor was murdered by Lord Voldemort... The Ministry of Magic does not wish me to tell you this.. It is my belief, however, that the truth is generally preferable to lies, and that any attempt to pretend that Viktor died as the result of an accident, or some sort of blunder of his own, is an insult to his memory."
- —Dumbledore speaking to all of the students of Hogwarts, and the students who went there for the Tri-Wizard Tournament
Return to Lucerne
Order of the Blue Dragon
See Also : Order of the Blue Dragon
The Creation of the Order of the Blue Dragon was the moment that Hilary Duff had been waiting for most of her life to come. She was in her estate spending time with Taylor and Mike when Edward arrived at the door with a robed man that introduced himself as Khadgar. The three engaged in a long conversation which ended with Hilary joining the Order of the Blue Dragon underneath the position of her best friend Edward who was the Azure Lord of Conjuration. Once Khadgar had left the two talked more about their future in the order, and they came to a decision that Hilary and he would grow thier section together and would always go to eachother before they made any big decisions.
Civil War in Lucerne
Main Article : Lucerne Civil War
Invasion of Westbridge
Main Article : Invasion of Westbridge
| Invasion of Westbridge |
The Fall of Westbridge would shake the entire continent to its core.
As the Invasion of Westbridge was being planned it was always clear that one of the largest and most daring of the sections of the Invasion of Westbridge was the fact that a large part of the overall invasion relied on the attack on the northern section of the city of Westbridge by the Order of the Blue Dragon. The Order of the Blue Dragon had built itself to a level where it now had four hundred trained Magi of which were all grouped into sections of the Order each with specific goals in mind. Unlike the rest of the Army attacking Westbridge the Order of the Blue Dragon left for Westbridge the day after William ordered their part of the invasion. A small group of Conjuration Magi left quickly and when they arrived a week later they summoned a portal from which the entire Order of the Blue Dragon managed to make themselves through as the portals of Magi allowed those with the ability to touch the Fade to enter through them. The fact that they were so far ahead of the rest of the force meant that they had more time to prepare themselves for the coming attack.
While the Azure Lords planned things out they had the Illusion Lord in the form of Benjamin Ordos scout out the inside of the northern Gate alongside the members of his Illusion Faction. Over the course of several days the Illusion Magi were able to scout out the entire northern section and from this they were able to discover the large weaknesses that existed in its defenses. Where there were strong points they pushed this information towards the Order of the Violet Dragon who were then able to silently remove certain guards from duty through killing, or capturing them and hiding them in secret locations.
The Other Dark Lord
Voldermorte had already been heavily talked about by high command but the main problem was that everyone just said that he needed to be driven away and that was fine and good but the problem of actually getting him away from the region north of the city was the difficult part. It was learned from the Order of the Green Dragon of whom had spies within Voldermortes ranks that the Dark Lord enjoyed staying north of the city where he continuously used his Magi powers to pester the ally of Hogwarts in the Kingdom of Dowenshire. This meant that he was not actually inside Westbridge but at that range he would be close enough that he would be able to reach Westbridge in a matter of less then a day which would not give the Order of the Blue Dragon enough time to secure the northern Gate in case something went wrong. In order to drive him away from this place it was devised that the Order of the Blue Dragon would work alongside the Order of the Green Dragon, and the rebels that had been founded by the Order of the Violet Dragon in order to push information to Tom Malfoy that Hogwarts was planning on creating an alliance with several of the regions small kingdoms in order to destroy
Following the capture of Westbridge it was Morrigan that made her way northward from Tree Hill and waited north of where Lucas was camped waiting for him to travel northward as she knew he would. Morrigan would find herself crying on the road waiting for Lucas, as she had been commanded to infiltrate the Lucernian camp and get close to William Lovie III. where she would then kill him. She did not want to do this, but her control over herself was still weak as the coruption had only been somewhat drained by Odin, and thus she believed she would be forced to do this act no matter what she actually wanted to do. Lucas had been placed in an inferior role to his brother now that the siege was over, and he attempted to help with meetings but he was told he was uneeded, and thus he was basically just gaurding the camp east of the town. When he grew tired of garrisoning Westian he would take a small troop of soldiers and make his way northward where he located Morrigan along the road waiting for him. She would join him, and used her Magi to make him convinsed as to why she was coming northward, and why she was waiting for him. Morrigan would speak to him during this trip northward about the happenings in Tree Hill, and she would openly lie to him when he asked her how his sister was doing. Arriving at the Lucernian main army camp south of Westbrige she would pull him towards where she could feel Edward Cullen was, as she enacted the next step of her plan.
Inside the camp Morrigan would quickly find Edward, and she used the coruption she had been using against Lucas to make Lucas convinse Edward to spend time with Morrigan. For Lucas he had no idea why he was doing what he was doing, but he was helpless to stop the words that flowed from his mouth. Leaving behind a nearly comotose Lucas Scott Morrigan would walk with Edward of whom she attempted to persuade to get him to take her to meet with William. Edward himself powerful in Magi he was found himself feeling the desire to listen to her, and would take her into Westbridge proper, all the while the two being followed closely by Lucas. Edward was able to easily bypass all the checks and other gaurds that stood before the king, and got to his location in the main keep of Westbridge where he was finally stopped by Jasper Hale, and Leven Martell.
Morrigan, and the more hidden Lucas Scott would watch on as Edward was berated by Jasper Hale for his reasoning in bringing Morrigan there despite her unknown nature and the fact that she was a Magi. Edward had little explanation as he had been tricked using Magi to let her come, but Morrigan did her best to explain her reasoning making Jasper understand that she was a member of the Order of the Blue and just wanted to meet her king. Jasper was despite her attempts of Magi menipulation utterly unable to be corupted shocking Morrigan, and just as she was about to be sent away William came out and told Morrigan to come inside. Jasper pulled Edward aside, while Morrigan followed Leven and William into the old throne room of Westbridge. Lucas Scott would from this point on begin to hyperventilate, and fell through a window into a room nearbye where he would begin to have visions through the eyes of Morrigan.
Morrigan now in the room alone with William, and Leven she begin to hear terrible whisperings in her mind from Flemeth of whom begin to try and conjure a dagger in her hand so that she could assasinate William. As the whisperings begin to get through to her she felt her hand forming a dagger, but as that begin to happen another voice begin whispering to her in the form of Odin of whom was able to push away the presence of Flemeth and free her from this mission and thus saving William. Without the coruption Morrigan became herself in that moment and spent the time getting to know her great great nephew. William would be captivated by her kindness, and Leven would also come to like her during this conversation, and William gave her an invitation to come stay with them at Lucerne and act as a sort of steward to them for the Order of the Blue.
Demons on the Loose
| Demons on the Loose |
Arthas was the source of so much evil, and we had just allowed him to walk around in front of us.
Gemma Cullen would be in a meeting for Order of the Blue Dragon alongside her cousin Edward Cullen when she was told that a letter had arrived at the Tower labeled for her. She would remain for the meeting and not immediatly get the letter but following the meeting with the Order of the Blue Dragon she had recieved a letter from a Magi from the Kirin Tor that she had met long before named Medivh and had wished to known if she had an audiance with the King. He asked her that if she did have an audience with the king that she needed to use that right away to give him word of something terrible happening in Lorderon. When Gemma responsded questioning why Medivh wanted to speak with the King, and what terrible thing this was that was happening in Lorderon he would respond with the truth. He told Gemma in the letter that Arthas had lost his mind, and was forming a chaos cult of which was growing more powerful each day within the walls of Lorderon, and that unless he was stopped he was going to destroy the entire state.
Gemma was moved by the letter but she knew that she had no business speaking to the King of Lucerne even if she had been rather friendly with him during their youth. She knew that this couldn't be left unsaid so she responded to Medivh that she couldn't help him but if he talked to Edward Cullen her cousin then he would be able to tell the King himself. She would go to find Edward, and when she did she showed him the letters, and when he saw who they were from he too believed their content. Knowing they were in a very tricky situation Edward would leave immediatly with Gemma for the capital where he would attempt with all that remained of his clout with William to do something about this situation.
Edward Cullen following the meeting with Medivh would go to Lucerne to meet with William but when he arrived he discovered that William had travelled up the mountain to meet with the dragons. Most believed they had seen him for the last time based on the tears flowing from both Alice and Emma, and so he made the decision that he couldn't sit idle while his friend risked everything to save the people of Lucerne. He would travel alongside his wife Tanya to Hilary's home and while there they came up with the plan of going to Lorderon under the pretend mission of growth of Dragonoph while in fact investigate the supposed chaos worship of Arthas Menathil. During this time his relationship with Tanya is collapsing, and she shows him little to no affection of which he responds to Gemma he isn't suprised about. Meeting as well with Alice Lovie, and Emma Bell they would make the suggestion that Taylor Swift be the one they use as the center of plan, as she was known far and wide for her Dragonoph beliefs and would be more accepted then the very influencial Edward Cullen. Alice would later in a discussion with William admit that she was trying to distance Taylor from the romantic drama she was beggining to have with Emile Hirsh in Brill, but she didn't want them to know that was a major reason for her being sent. Also realizing they needed more Dragonoph involvement they went to Erica Steinmare of whom Edward knew of from school, and they got her to lead a contingent from House Steinmare to Brill where they would then move to the Port of Stormwind on their final stop before they went to Lorderon. Erica Steinmare agreed to go, but her brother forced himself into going as her brother hated Edward as he was a close friend of Jaspers and he also took his wife with him of whom had always wanted to see Lorderon and the massive Rhine. Alongside this would also be Emma Bell who would travel with Edward to give their Dragonoph mission further credence as she was a member of the royal family as the cousin of William Lovie III. and joining Emma would be a force of some thirty House Bell guards, and her husband Draco Highmore.Taylor Swift would make her first appearance in Westros when Edward Cullen, and the group would arrive in Brill and when they did they would immediatly travel to the Brill Keep where they met with Timone Swift, and John Swift and they would explain to the two that they needed Taylor for an important mission and this would be agreed to and then they were told that Taylor was at the Temple of Brill praying. It would be while praying in the High Temple of Brill when she would be approached from behind and was shocked to find those who had joined her in prayer were none other then Emma Bell a member of the royal family, as well as Dylan Steinmare and Edward Cullen two man who she had never met before but she knew to be extremely promient members of the kingdom. Continueing to pray now joined by this group her mind would be overcome by questions of what could have brought such a group to her temple, and after fifteen minutes of prayer she finishes and at her ending she and the group finally speak. Emma tells Taylor that she is being tasked with leading a Dragonoph contingent to Lorderon where they will be attempting to make further inroads into converting the new state to the Dragonoph, and when she questions why her they are reluctent to give her a straight anwser instead Emma hands her a letter directed to her signed by Alice Lovie who is the acting regent of the Kingdom of Lucerne while William is away. Anna Kendrick would be watching through the window of the temple as Taylor speaks to the group, and she is disgusted that Taylor is being given such an opportunity while she is once again passed over for Taylor. As she continues to watch she is discovered by Freddie Highmore of whom she talks with for some time, and eventually is able to convince Freddie to put in a word for her to travel with them to Lordeorn. Following this discussion Anna would return to the Freddie Highmore does put in a word for Anna but this overruled by Emma who was aware of the situation between Taylor and Anna and did not want the trouble of those two being together. Following this conversation with Freddie she returns to the Kendrick estates where she convinses her brother Tyson Kendrick to travel with her to Lorderon where she uses his desire to regain his honor following his failure at the Nortburg tournament during the events of the Journey, and with this hope he jumps at the opportunity. Following this she returns to the keep and finds Freddie Highmore of whom apologizes to her telling her that she cannot come as Emma had indicated the group was full but clearly there was more to it and Anna takes this as Taylor interfering and thus decides to go around Emma Bell to Dylan Steinmare of whom she had known during her time at the academy. Finding Dylan spending time with his wife she feels sadness at how happy they look and longs to see Orival again which shocks her that she doesn't think of Josh Hirsh for even a second when she sees there happiness. Speaking to Dylan she is able to trick him into taking her with them offering her families forces in assistance against Edward if the chance arises, and he agrees to not tell Emma about this as the two conspire that they will keep it a secret until it is too late for her to go back, and Anna promises to Dylan that she will support Dylan if the opportunity to kill Edward Cullen arises. Lole where they would take a boat all the way east to the Port of Stormwind in order to make the final part of their trip to Lordeorn. When they did arrive in Lole they discovered Tanya Cullen awaiting them in the city, and she refused to be left behind, and while this should have been a happy moment for the married couple instead they just argued along the way from Lole to the Port of Stormwind as there marriage had clearly fallen apart. While in the Port of Stormwind Edward would be joined by Candice Anthor of whom would say that she had been planning a trip to Lorderon in order to arrange a series of trade deals, and this would be the perfect opportunity. Convinsed by Hilary, and Gemma that the more people they brought with them with civilian purposes the more real this whole thing looked he would agree to have her come, and Candice brought with her a large contingent of troops on six ships from the Port of Stormwind.
On the Path of a Demon
Edward, Taylor, Hilary, Tanya and a small entourage of troops from House Swift, House Steinmare, House Kendrick, House Hirshe, and House Cullen would join the six man fleet of Candice Anthor and her large force as they travelled to Lorderon and after making the trip from the Port of Stormwind, and Edward would set Tanya to the task of making Taylor believe that she was actually there for the purpose they told her she was. Tanya was by this point nearly constantly fighting with Edward, and Edward knew that barking orders at her was only going to make it worse, but a part of him knew the marriage was over and really just wanted to save lives. While Taylor and Tanya visited several Dragon Temples that were under construction in Lorderon, it was Edward and Hilary that visited the Kirin Tor. When they arrived they were met by Medivh and several of his loyalists and they went about the conversation of how to prove Arthas's madness. Medivh told Edward that in his investigation he had discovered the existence of a group calling themselves the Sons of Lorderon of whom were being potrayed to the public as a revolutionary group wanting independance for Lorderon, but under the surface he discovered that in fact they were a chaos cult founded by Arthas. Edward needed more proof and so Medivh took him and Hilary to a small Kirin Tor Magi tower south of Lorderon where he kept one of the cultists captive.
Taylor, Tanya, Anna, Josh, Emile and the Steinmare's would travel throghout the capital visiting the different Dragon Temples on their first day, and during this time Taylor and Emile would sleep together nearly the first moment they had alone, and Anna was nearbye and she confronted them on it, and neither would even apologize and she would leave shortly after with Josh in tow. With those two gone they were met by the Steinmare's of whom Taylor watched look with amazement at the newly constructed Temple, and in that moment being held by Emile she knew she had to tell them the truth, and she would reveal to them the true purpose of the trip to Lorderon. Dylan would leave to go find Candice Anthor in order to warn her, and the rest of them would decide they would make the best of it, and expand the Dragonoph as much as possible. Taylor Swift would reveal to Erica Steinmare that she wasn't going to continue with the marriage to Josh Hirsh and planned to marry Emile while the two were here in Lorderon, and Erica gave the two space and left to go and find her brother in the port. Anna would get into an argument with Josh and went off her own finding herself in the Lorderon market where followed by Emma Bell she and Emma who had for so long fought to keep Anna out of this whole trip found Anna crying and finally saw the real person beneath the rumors. The two would discuss openly the situation and for the first time Emma heard about the lies that Anna believed in regards to Taylor and revealed the truth to Anna of whom would be horrified to know what the truth was and how horrible she had been to Taylor over what now amounted to nothing more then her mothers manipulations. Emma would tell Anna that she was heading north to Westbridge and knew that Orival Crane was there if Anna wanted to go with her, but Anna would politely refuse saying now that she knew the truth she had to make things right with Taylor and once she had done that she would end things with Josh and go north to find Orival.
While the main group was looking into the cultists or working to expand the Dragonoph influence in the Lorderon capital Candice Anthor was working at her trade agreement in the port itself. When she begin making her deals and talks with the leading houses in the port she begin to feel that she was being followed, and watched wherever she went, and this led to her going to find Edward of whom she found while he was on the way to the Kirin Tor tower south of the Magi fortress, and he was dismissive wanting to go quickly, and thus he lied to Candice and told her nothing was going on. This made her feel like she was being ridiculous in thinking she was being watched, and thus she let her guard down as the cultists - who were actually watching her heavily as she had brought a large military force into the port - spied on her, and prepared for an assassination attempt on her. During this time though her cousin Hedrin Tolhmave II. would become concerned after he saw several men watching Candice and he followed them, and watched them enter a tavern of which he followed them into, and when he did they entered a back room which after following them led him into a large tunnel system where he would have to kill both of the men after they discovered him following them. Leaving the tavern as quickly as possible he met Dylan Steinmare on the street and together they raced to find Candice Anthor and arrived just as cultists attempted to assassinate her.
The cultists had surrounded the port with nearly thirty men, and once Candice arrived they killed several sentries watching for violence, and then with the way clear they would move forward. As the cultists went to attack Dylan Steinmare, and Hedrin Tolhmave would arrive and scream to the guards that cultists were about and an attack was going to happen, and realizing they had been discovered the cultists would let off a horn and charge forward into the maelstrom. The fighting was intense but the guards now aware were able to repulse the horribly outnumbered cultists of whom had been relying on the shock of their arrival to succeed and Dylan captured one of the cultists but as they were taking him away the man was shot with an arrow from another cultist on a rooftop of whom then was able to escape.
Arriving at the tower it was Medivh, Edward, Hilary, Gemma, Markus Flowers, and several of Medivh's men and Medivh would lead them as they moved to the top and discovered a single man chained to the floor and roof. Medivh explained to him that this man was evil, and that no matter what he believed after talking to the man he needed to understand that fact alone. He told Edward that everything in life was a choice though and he had the decision to make if he was going to be the man that was tricked by evil, or if he would be able to see evil in all of its forms and be able to defeat it.
Edward would be told by Medivh where Tilder's wife lived and the group would leave the tower and go to find the women that Edward silently had no idea what would happen with. On one hand if she was truthful then he would know Medivh a liar. If she was a liar then he was a fool who had been tricked by a demon. On the way to the wife he spoke with Hilary who told him that she felt a horrible taint coming from Tilder. She wondered how he did not feel it, and he wondered why he was unable to sense what clearly so many around him were feeling. Medivh told him that his demon wasn't revealed yet, and when Edward finally understood he would know exactly why he couldn't see what was just beneath the surface.
Arriving at the house Medivh forced Edward to wait until thirty men from the Menathil's arirved, and then he allowed Edward to enter the home. Entering the home he found the skinned bodies of untold number of people all over the walls, and the decaying bodies of a young women, and two children sitting a table in the middle of the home with a giant hole in the ground. Medivh said he would explain everything after the ambush, and moments after this happened cultists came through the roof and a fight broke out which ended with the death of the cultists as the reinforcements were too much for the weakly armed, and trained cultists. Medivh would then explain as they carried away the bodies to be buried that Tilder was once a Magi of the Kirin Tor but had been removed due to the reading of banned Magi's and this had eventually led him to becoming possessed by a demon which had then proceeded to murder his wife and children and become a dangerous serial killer of whom killed dozens in Lorderon before the Kirin Tor finally caught up with him and took him under their custody.
Following the discovery by Edward that the cultists controlled the massive Great Temple of Lorderon he and his group would travel with Medivh back to the capital where they planned to attack the temple. As this was happening Taylor Swift and the Steinmare's would be told by a Dragon Priest that several Dragonoph worshipers had come to him to admit that they had been members of a cult in Lorderon and that the Great Temple of Lorderon was their headquarters of sorts. Disgusted that a Temple would be used for this purpose and despite the attempts by Dylan and Erica to stop her she would travel to the Great Temple and alongside Laera Steinmare would enter the Temple and using key words learned from the traitor cultists were able to enter the Temple. Entering the Temple they went through a recruitment process of sorts, but things begin to go bad after the cultist leading them around attempted to rape Laera and she stabbed him through the eye killing him and forcing them to hide his body while they escaped the Temple. Finding there way out wasn't easy though, and outside Dylan would meet with Edward telling him what had happened, and learning from Edward how serious the situation was they believed they had the proof they needed but Emile, and Josh Hirshe arrived to tell them that Arthas had left the city with a force in order to supposedly help Arnor, and Marcel Lovie. Edward told Emile, and Josh to go to the keep and force them to recall Arthas, and at the same time attempted to send word to Marcel Lovie of what was happening, but unknown to him the cultists were watching them, and the letters, and ravens were all intercepted meaning Marcel was not warned.
Taylor Swift, and Laera Steinmare at this point would finally make their way out of the temple, but as Laera exited the door Taylor would be knocked on the head and the gate shut causing a siege of sorts as they attempted to break there way into the Temple. Forcing their way into the temple using the troops they had brought, they would fight against dozens of cultists of which forced the involvement of more troops and a battle broke out, but despite victory after the dust had settled they also found that there was no sign of Taylor, because she had been taken to the real home of the cultists of which was a large tunnel system beneath the temple itself. By this point the cultists were aware they had been discovered, and they would begin plans to launch the overall assault on Lorderon, and those traitor cultists would in these last moments release this information to the Menathil loyalists, or the Lucernians, or also in many cases the Magi of Kirin Tor.
Captured by the cultists Taylor is forced to endure captivity for hours, as the cultists by this point are simply stalling within the tunnel system, and Taylor witnesses the leadership of the cultists flee the grounds to safety, while the few that remain behind in order to show resistence are weak old men, and ones they question the devotion of. During this torture she is somewhat protected by a young cultist of whom stops an older man from raping her, and she is saddened as he tells her of his life, but despite her attempts to get him to surrender he sees no life past this, and leaves her as Edward's force finally breaks into the tunnels. The cultists that are left are weak and are easily defeated leaving Edward in control of the temple, but as soon as he releases Taylor's mouth coverings she reveals to him that nearly all the cultists already fled, and those left were expendable to them. With the cultists destroyed Taylor reveals that the cultists are a part of a chaos cult led by Arthas Menathil of whom has not taken any true forces north to assist Marcel but is in fact taking monsters and demons of whom are planning great destruction. As they attempt to make their way out of the temple they find the route blocked by design, and they are unable to escape by means of the entrance, and instead must make their way through ancient tunnels out of the city. After days of travelling through the tunnels they find themselves in the fields far to the south of Lorderon and a note is left on the edge of the entrance on the body of a soldier with the sigil of House Scarlet on him.
Edward became infuriated by this and the realization that it was already well to late to save Marcel, or to do any of the good things that he knew in his mind he had to do in order to regain what he had lost. The army of Arthas had left nearly a week ago, and he knows that a raven will never reach Arnor in time to do any good, and he breaks down crying for his continued failure. Eventually calming down the group gathers themselves and make their way to a nearby village where they receive horses and make their way back to Lorderon to warn Arnor of the coming chaotic army. Back in the city Laera, Erica, and Dylan Steinmare retreat to the Menathil Palace, and rally the Lucernians to their cause as well as sending out word of the what everyone now knows will be a very large attack on Lorderon by a unknown amount of cultists. Josh Hirshe, and Anna Kendrick had become stranded at the port and were forced to hide themselves with the garrison there. Taylor Swift and Emile Hirshe would retreat with the main force and retreated into the Menathil Palace, and it was here where they would remain as the palace came under siege by the forces of the cultists now bent on destroying the city. Candice Anthor in the port itself sends word to Kul Tiras in order to have them send aid, and it is this quick thinking that would eventually save the city, as noone in Lorderon had been willing to ask Kul Tiras for help due to the bad blood between Lorderon, and Kul Tiras as of late.
Lorderon Civil War
Main Article : Lorderon Civil War
| Lorderon Civil War |
Arthas had planned this. He wanted everyone to feel as dead, and depressed as he did.
Following the return of Edward Cullen to the city after his destruction of one cell of the cult that Arthas had formed it became clear to the leadership that Arthas had formed it in order to destroy Lorderon, and thus they went about dealing with the cult for the first time. After the conversation between William and Edward the decision is made to make Talia Menathil the new Lord of Lorderon, and she is given this immediatly after thus removing the taint of Arthas somewhat from Lorderon. This transfer of power doesn't go completely according to plan as during the ceremony for her gaining the title of Matriarch of the family, and the Arch Lord of Lucerne position the site is attacked by a force of cultists and many demons that a Magi with the cultists summons into the area. Edward, Gemma, and Hilary lead Talia out of the building and fight there way through waves of cultists, and are nearly trapped until a counter assault by Imlad Menathil breaks the attacking cultists and allows them to return her to the keep of Lorderon with her new power.
Talia would recall her sister Talia to her side, and alongside Imlad Menathil they formed a sort of Menathil council for the leadership of the land alongside Edward of whom advised them as best he could. Realizing the situation they were in they knew they needed more forces loyal to them in the city, and thus they decided to call the vassals, and ask for assistence from the nearbye Lucerne forces. As they begin to recall Menathil forces from the smaller villages, and towns they begin see that the cult had become aware of the situation and the cult summoned nearly its entire force into the capital and begin besieging sections of the city and ambushing and murdering loyalists to the Menathils. Sending word to the Riverlands, and Kul Tiras, and then the main Lucerne army south of Lorderon in the Scarlets, and the Cleganes they would beg for assistence saying that the streets were becoming a battleground.
As fighting broke out in the streets Kael'Thuzad would abandon secrecy and led his command structure into the city where he and his other Magi would summon the dead to their side adding thousands into his ranks and causing great destruction. As this happened the citizens of Lorderon begin fleeing by boats in the dock out of the city, and those men that couldn't and the old would retreat into the Menathil Keep in the center of the city. Arming these citizens the defence of the keep would be expanded knowing they were defending to the last man. Edward Cullen, and Imlad Menathil led the defences with Edward using his Magi stone to alert the forces south of the wall of what was happening and making sure they knew they had to do something soon. Kael'Thuzad would raise buildings, and go about damaging the city, while he sent his commander Lord Gnarls eastward towards Kirin Tor where he was to capture the fortress and bring its knowledge back to him so that they could then leave for Arthas northward. Fighting would break out heavily in the port as the Cult would attempt to commendeer boats in their eventuall search to escape, and they would be resisted by the navy of Kul Tiras of whom had sent many ships to blockade the city, and provide support.
Ras Frostwhisper would come to the dock and summoning hundreds of giant sea creatures that had long laid dead at the bottom of the sea outside Lorderon, and used these creatures to assault the fleet of Kul Tiras and push them back. The fleet was forced to pull back or risk destruction as these ancient creatures pulled entire ships under the water when they got close enough, and they were only able to destroy a dozen and lost nearly twice that number of ships in return.
Battle of Kirin Tor
Led by a mysterious Magi named Lord Gnarls the cultists would send a force to Kirin Tor as well in order to sack the Magi castle, and attempt to steal its stored knowledge for Arthas, despite the near impossiblity of this task and then getting north. During the inital movement towards Kirin Tor turncoats within the fortress of Kirin Tor would murder several high ranking members of the Magi organization including the high leader in Antonidas leaving the council shattered and left with three of its members with Jaina also in the capital and not inside Kirin Tor. With their leader dead, and the council reduced Medivh would stage a sort of coup using his own forces and took control of the Council of Kirin Tor and would imprison the remaining members of Kael'Thuzad's family including his son who attempted to murder him when he took him prisoner. Medivh would lead the forces loyal to Lucerne in defence of the Kirin Tor and was able to use the superior defences of Kirin Tor to massacre the inital wave of Cultists supported by demons that assaulted the fortress. As the battle reached the second wave though numerous Magi would turn to the side of Chaos, and the fighting got dire as the chaos cultists used these turncoats to enter Kirin Tor and were able to sack parts of the library.
As Kirin Tor became a battleground Saiden Scarlet would send Illen Purne one of his vassals alongside Kren Scarlet to relieve the Kirin Tor with a force of Kul Tiras, and native Lorderon troops. Arriving at the scene they found the cultist army flowing into Kirin Tor, and they would attack them from behind where the cultists were killed in huge numbers but managed to keep the Lucernians away for a time. Inside Lord Gnarls made his way through Vault after Vault inside Kirin Tor attempting to make his way to the deepest and most powerful infortmation, and as he did this Medivh would lead a skilled force of Magi and elementals behind him defeating Lord Gnarls luitenents one after another until both were nearing eachother. By this point Trimier would complete the summoning spell, and this allowed several dozen Blue Dragon Magi and their support troops to enter Kirin Tor, and they asisted in stemming the flow of cultists while the main army was defeated outside by Kren Scarlet, and Illen Purne.
Battle of Lorderon
Following the defeat of the Cultists at Kirin Tor two shadow council members would arrive in the form of Emmett McCarty, and Leven Martell of whom brought with them thirty men each from their houses and the most elite men they both had. The cultists had barred the main gates into the city and were defending them with great strength, but many smaller gates were less defended and it was through these gates that Leven, and Emmett would infiltrate through avoiding the gaurds through the assistence of several Violet Dragons that were still in the area. Now inside the city Leven, Emmett and their sixty men would fight their way to the keep where they found the Lucernian loyalists holding out within, and thousands of citizens hiding inside the walls for protection. Kael'Thuzad would marshal nearly his entire remaining force and pulled many if not all forces from the walls and brought them to the keep where he launched an all out assault. Thousands of demons and cultists charged the high walls of the keep, and the defenders led by Emmett, Leven, and Imlad would hold out against the inital assaults and cause horrendous casualties to the unprepared cultists attacking the walls.
As the attack of the Cultists failed all over it was Kael'Thuzad that went to the eastern gatehouse himself and using Magi alongside his commanders would shattter the entire gatehouse destroying it and leaving a massive gaping hole in the defences. Losing a significant amount of defenders Leven pulled all the reserves from the keep, and alongside her men and Emmett's men she and Emmett would charge into the breach and attempt to hold off the attacking cultists. The defenders were hardpressed to hold the massive numbers off but the untrained barely equipped cultists were cut down in droves, and this led to Kael'Thuzad ordering in several of his commanders including his second in command in Lord Voren of whom would kill many in front of him but was confronted by Leven Martell. Leven and Voren would fight one on one as the defenders slaughtered the cultists forcing many to attempt to retreat but these retreaters were killed by Kael'Thuzad of whom sent in Lord Savryn to deal with the situation. On the western gatehouse Imlad would murder the commander of the attacks there and charged his forces through the gatehouse and massacred hundreds of cultists forcing them to retreat southward, and allowing him to send several scouts to make the Lucernians come quicker.
The scouts reached the Lucernian forces of whom were assaulting through the weakely defended outer walls, and moving slowly fearing it was a trap. Meeting the scouts Saiden Scarlet would understand it wasn't a trap and commanded all forces towards the keep with all haste, while he sent Mathew Clegane and his forces against the dock to deal with Ras Frostwhisper. Kael'Thuzad getting word that the army was only minutes away knew he had to move quickly to take the keep and then murder the population, so he waded into the battle himself. Fighting his way through his own forces he reached the front just as Leven, and Emmett killed Lord Savryn and pushed back Lord Voren. Smashing Emmett McCarty with a blast of Magi he flew back uncontious leaving Leven to fight against Lord Voren while Kael'Thuzad sent Magi blasts into the defenders of the breach killing dozens. Sencing Kael'Thuzad enter the breach Edward had left the southern gate and mvoed to the east where he reached the fighting and was able to block a spell that would have badly injured Leven. Fighting against Kael'Thuzad he and the Liche would battle for minutes until Lord Voren fell destroyed and Leven charged him as well turning the tide of the fight. Kael'Thuzad attempted to flee but was struck through the back by Leven's sword and destroyed. At the port Mathew Clegane would overwhelm Ras Frostwhisper with the support of Gemma Cullen of whom overpowered the tired Ras Frostwhisper but he retreated using a stone and disapeared alongside several of his commanders.
With the death of Kael'Thuzad and the defeat of Ras Frostwhisper the skeletal elements and demons fizzled out of excistence, while the human elements of the cult were swiftly either killed or surrendered and made to live out the rest of their short lives in prison before they were executed. With Talia Menathil now Lady of Lorderon the population shifted back to the capital but was diminished from the numbers before as some one quarter of the city had turned to the cultists and were basically all dead while another quarter had died during the fighting leaving half the city dead. It was following the clean up that a letter came into the keep adressed to Edward Cullen, but it would be read by Leven Martell and the rest of the commanders inside the keep.
Voice in the North
| Voice in the North |
I wanted to make a difference. I wanted to make the world a better place.
Edward Cullen realizing the flux of the war was turning in their favor infiltrated the powerful Kingdom of Antiva as an individual he called "The Voice of Antiva". Edward Cullen and the Stone Dragons wanted to wait for Gemma Cullen before they travelled into Antiva, but as they told this to their Antiva spy Loghain Colave he would tell them that there would be no time for such things as the borders would be closing soon with the arrival of the Third Tevinter Army which was only days away. Realizing they had no time to wait they travelled with Loghair northward into the Mountains of Antiva where they took control of Castle Colave of which was Loghain's families hold, and would stand as their base of operations. The group was led up a heavily fortified mountain trail of which was one of the mountain trails that were the only way into the Valley of Antiva outside of the Ostrogar pass where the might fortress gaurded the way through. Arriving in Castle Colave they would work alongside House Colave and with great assistence from the Kingdom of Antiva's leadership in Jase Folwyn of whom desperatly wanted to rid himself of the Empire of Tevinter. As "The Voice" he begin an uprising amongst the peasents that gained momentum and created a huge problem for the large army of Tevinter of whom found their supply lines captured and taking hit and run attacks constantly. This large Tevinter army named the Third Tevinter Army was hamstrung around the valley of Antiva as they had been sent to ensure the loyalty of the Folwyn's but instead were facing what was quickly devolving into a popular uprising against the Tevinter goverment.
Back in the capital the Empire of Tevinter Lord Voldermorte was hearing more about this "Voice" that was killing his men in droves throughout Antiva, and so enraged was he that he killed several of his men in the council chambers before summoning Clary Folwyn to his personal quarters to give her a task. The moment she walked into the personal quarters she knew the result wouldn't be good and she was right when he took all of his anger out on her, and then while she was lying broken on the ground he whispered to her what her task was. She would later confide in Edward about what had happened, and the truth of the sort of violence she was subject too from Lord Voldermorte was something that Edward came to understand was the main reason for her eventual betrayal of him, and the Stone Dragons.
It was as she was leaving that she entered the throne room room one last time to see Lord Voldermote and he told her that he would be sending two more brigades in order to further appease the situation in Antiva, and that she would have to be quick before the Antiva situation deterioted out of control. Once she had left Lord Voldermote would recall his nephew Gregory Malfoy of whom he commanded to travel to Neromenia and meet with his sister where he would gather together another force from Neromenia of which he would use to move against the Fereldens as Lord Voldermote was beggining to understand that the uprising in Antiva might spread to Ferelden, and the Fereldens could not be trusted to uphold the power of Tevinter. Gregory would leave as well with a detatchment of Deatheaters, and in the final act of Lord Voldermortes plan he commanded sixteen Deatheaters led by Antonin Stelov of whom were commanded to watch Clary Folwyn very carefully and if she showed any signs of failure they were to kill her, and then kill the Voice as well.
Following the success of the rebellious movement under Edward's command he gained more and more support until the point came that he had nearly two brigades worth of troops of differing levels of training and equipment. This led to Edward deciding to plan an ambush on a larger scale whre they would destroy an entire brigade using conventional forces, and hopefully from this victory they would install more belief in the population of Antiva, and this battle would come to be known as the Battle of Hetina Fields. Edward would use local spies, and his allies in the court of Bastion to spread word of the fall of a local village near the capital, and then in a swift reply the Third Tevinter army sent two brigades - the 12th Brigade, and the 22nd Brigade - against the village in order to retake it and not allow what they thought would be the first holding of the "Voice". As Edward Cullen surrounded the village with his forces while at the same time fortifying it to hold against attack he was joined by three very influencial people of which he would only come to understand after the battle of whom they were in the form of Aldric Folwyn, his best friend Elsa Croken, and her husband Jack Croken. These three would join him in the fight for the village where the main thrust of the Tevinter Brigades would swipe against, and thus the fighting would be fierce while they awaited the relief of the ambushing forces in the forest. The Tevinter 12th, and 22nd Brigade had nearly 4000 men split between their two forces and also carried with them some three hundred local scouts of whom had been brought in the hopes of eliminating the threat of ambush in a land they didn't know well. Unfortunatly these scouts were of varied loyalites with the vast majority loyal to the rebel movement, and those that were not were atleast unwilling to die for a cause they didn't truly believe in.Awaiting the attack of the Tevinter forces the rebels in the village were busy fortifying the village for attack, and during this time Edward would come to discover the identity of Aldric Folwyn when Loghain would bow before him, and this led to the discussing how he had been sent there to begin a relationship between the Kingdom of Lucerne, and the Kingdom of Antiva of whom he told him the royal family was behind the rebellion in terms of support. When Edward questioned their loyalty and the fact that the royal family had not sent anything until now it was Loghain that stood forward and admitted that he had been commanded to do everything he had done not only by his own beliefs, but also due to a royal command from Jase Folwyn. Elsa Croken, and her husband Jack Croken would also admit there families loyalty to the rebellion, and would promice that once the time came they would support the rebellion, and until then they would remain by Edward's side as assistence but also as a hostage of sorts. The two Tevinter brigades would arrive at the village, and waited several hours for their local scouts to return to them and tell them of the surrounding area, but of these scouts those few who were not already in the pocket of the Antiva rebels were dealt with by the rebels and thus when they returned they reported a small rebel force fortified in the village, and that there was no danger anywhere else. By this point the rebels had fortified the houses in the village, and palasade walls had been placed all across the village of which were hidden behind villages so that if for some reason the scouts saw them there would be no alerting them to the danger in the village. Attacking the village directly the 12th Brigade would surround the village and attack from all sides while the 22nd moved into a circling position around the 12th attempting to further make sure the rebels and "The Voice" did not escape the noose they believed they had placed on the village. As the 12th attacked the village from all sides they had difficulty as the brigade was only 1500 men, and the forces of the village were at nearly that same number but were defending from behind palasades, and inside houses. Elsa Croken would at this point show herself as a very powerful Magi - A member of the Antivan Circle - and would alongside her husband and Aldric Folwyn route the attack that had come from the western part of the village killing the commander of the attack, and dozens of the men with him. At this point the defenders would let loose the signal for the hidden forces to attack, and they did this with a mainly cavalry force that struck the 22nd brigade in several places, and since they had split their forces very thing so as to completely surround the village they were horribly outnumbered by the nearly two thousand hidden troops. Realizing they were being attacked from all sides the command of the 22nd Brigade would begin blowing horns marshaling his forces together, and this would lead to the 22nd Brigade and elements of the 12th Brigade to begin linking up northeast of the village, but it would also lead to the rebels completely routing the forces attackin the village as these attacking forces realized the retreat was underway and didn't want to be caught on the wrong side. Edward Cullen would lead the countercharge alongside the now known to be Magi Elsa Croken of whom was using Frost Magi alongside Edward's Fire Magi, and Hilary's illusion to cause chaos amongst the retreating Tevinter forces. The Tevinter retreat was a disaster as hundreds either outright surrendered, or were killed, and only a few hundred were able to make it to the retreating 22nd Brigade of whom by this point was being harrassed from the forest by rebel archers and the three main rebel forces on the east were all converging on the force. The commander of the 22nd Brigade would at this point be struck by an arrow and killed, alongside his second in command leading to the third in command to quickly judge the situation, and realize that surrounded on three sides, and only the forest as an escape that they were doomed, so he commanded a last stand be put into place. As he was making the orders for this several of the luitenents would come together and kill him in order to stop the suicidal last stand he was commanding, and with this in mind they would command the Tevinter force to lay their swords down and surrender. The three rebel forces would then move in and take them prisoner where every single troop had his armor, weapons and rations taken and this was spread throughout the rebels, while after this the regular troops of non-noble blood were set free and made their way in a sad convoy back to the Tevinter Base in Bastion. The rebels would then abandon the village, and take all the officers with them, and the massive trove of equipment they had stolen from the Tevinter forces.
Following their victory in the Battle of Hetina Fields the rebellion was now nearly open, and Edward Cullen commanded his forces to assault the Tevinter Third army wherever they were found, and in this they were attacked nearly all across Antiva. Edward Cullen would during these raids, and fighting come to meet a young women named Clary Folwyn of whom was the daughter of the king of Antiva, and she proved herself in several fights to be loyal to their cause. Bringing Edward to meet with her father the two became better friends, and with the deterioating relationship with Tanya they begin to see eachother romantically. During this Clary was loyal secretly to Lord Voldermorte and because of this all the information gatherered by Clary was handed off to Lord Voldermorte.
An Alliance Broken
Main Article : Antivan Coup
Edward would make arrangements with the King of Antiva of whom told him that he would side with him and sign papers of alliance between Lucerne and Antiva, but unfortunate for the entire group they were accompanied by Clary Folwyn of whom would pass on the meeting arrangement to her lord in Voldermorte of whom together with Mayen Folwyn would work to set up the portals in Bastion which would allow the entry of the Deatheaters. The vengeful, and cowardly Mayen Folwyn would leave the throne room during the Coup of Antiva hunting down the wife of his hated cousin Aldric and finding Aldric's wife and daughter he would rape them before killing them both finally gaining what he deemed was revenge.
Going to meet with the King he arrived at the castle to find that every single person in the castle was dead including the King, and despite warnings from Hilary he continued into the throne room where he found Lord Voldermorte, and several Deatheaters surrounded by the bodies of the royal family and many of his men. Edward and Hilary would try and fight there way out but at the final moments before they were to escape Edward was stunned by a spell and Hilary was captured trying to pull him over the fence to where their horses awaited them.
Betrayed and Captured
The Death of Edward Cullen
| The Death of Edward Cullen|
He told me he was going to earn his place in the world. The moment he came to me asking to leave we both pretended that I was oblivious to the truth, but in the end I knew his real purpose. He went to Tevinter to die.
Following the betrayal that happened in Antiva it is Edward that wakes up tied to a chair and the man across from him introduces himself as Amycus Carrow of whom is a leader of the Deatheaters and demanding to know the location of the retreating rebels he is tortered, and from the shadows of his torture he believes he is saved when he sees Caryl Folwyn, but is shocked when she appears as a member of Voldermorte's forces, and while she pretends to care about him she is trying to push him morally over the line more then any actual affection. Somehow Coldhands is able to also get into his prison cell, and attempts to convince Edward to kill Clary using a dagger he gives him, and for a moment Edward thinks of it, but Coldhands leaves once more when Edward rejects the offer. Edward is once again visited by Clary of whom questions Edward on why he continues to resist, but Edward who now sees the truth of things wishes he had taken the knife from Coldhands, but breaks down as Clary lists the things she has done. Clary is removed from the room by Thomas Avery, and his son Edmund Avery of whom use Magi to abuse Edward forcing him to have halucinations about his greatest fears. Edward Cullen is then forced to watch Vonder of Lucerne murdered in front of him when he wont join Voldermorte, and when he continues to resist joining them Hilary Swift is brought out he finally relents but they kill her anyway despite him gaining the dark mark, and becoming a member of the Deatheaters.
See Also : Mike Swift
Mike Swift, and HIlary Swift first met eachother during Mike's training for House Swift Honor Gaurd, and briefly after her return from Hogwarts. At the time they were both in their late teens, and had both gained some experiance with the other sex. This experiance leant itself to them both knowing what they wanted.
In this they begin sneaking around together, and after months of this Mike realized he loved this girl, and so he left the Honor Gaurd and joined the Brill Defence Force. This made Hilary love him even more, and the two became inseperable from that point on. Two years after leaving the honor gaurd Mike proposed to Hilary and they got married a year after that.
"Mike accepted me. He didn't care that people called me a freak or that there were times I would lose control and move objects with my mind. He just loved me."
See Also : Edward Cullen
Edward Cullen and Hilary Swift built a friendship amongst the wreckage that was their departure from Lucerne after their parents decided that the two should be sent to Hogwarts to keep them safe. On the weeks long ride to Hogwarts they came to know eachother on a level that for Edward was only eclipsed by his best friends in Lucerne, and for Hilary this was her deepest relationship that she had at the time, and even into the future they know eachother on a level that noone elce knows them. In Hogwarts they only grew closer, and their time in Hogwarts only ended after Hilary was nearly killed, and this led to Edward to demand that they be returned to Lucerne and his growing power and control meant that they were allowed to leave. Hilary Swfit would accompany him when Edward went to Lorderon to find out what was wrong with Arthas. Fighting together there further solitified what was for him his best friend, and from that point on he grew increasingly close to Hilary and Gemma and somewhat gave up on the Shadow Council outside of William.
William Lovie III.
See Also : William Lovie III.