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Roleplay Teaching Center Open Roleplay: Honey I Shrunk the First Years



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Mixed Blood
Ravenclaw
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The first years excitedly looked around the Great Hall, which was currently being decorated for the Halloween Feast. Live bats fluttered around the bewitched ceiling; it depicted a cloudy sky, with a bright sliver of moon peeking out from behind the clouds. Professor Flitwick was charming the candles to change from a warm yellow to a deep, festive orange. Finally, Professor McGonagall entered, followed by several prefects. She spoke to the assembled professors, and they all left the Great Hall in a hurry. One of the first years looked after them for a second before pulling out his wand.

"Asher, don't. You'll get in trouble," said a Hufflepuff girl near the Slytherin table. The boy named Asher scoffed and rolled up his sleeves.

"It's Halloween," was all he said before waving his wand. Suddenly, there was a burst of red light and then everything went fuzzy for a few seconds. A Slytherin girl standing by the doorway shouted, her voice quickly evaporating into total silence. A second later, when the students' eyes had all adjusted, everything looked different. A Ravenclaw boy looked around, dumbfounded. They were all standing in a group next to a chair. Only, the chair was now gargantuan. They could barely see where its wooden legs ended far above. Belatedly, they noticed that the ground was very springy and slightly wet.

"What the-?" Eyes raking over the unusually orange walls, they came to the joint realization that they were inside a pumpkin. Looking around in horror, they intuited that Asher's spell had shrunk them; now, by some mystical means, they were inside one of Hagrid's giant jack-o'-lanterns.


TASK

For this month's open roleplay, you will all be writing as first year students who somehow shrunk themselves and ended up trapped in one of the decorative jack-'o-lanterns that Hagrid prepared for Hogwarts' Halloween feast. What happens next? Does your group try to fix the situation? Do you all decide to take advantage of your small predicament and cook up some fun mischief? Let us know what happens next!

RULES

1. All HEX and RPC Teaching Center rules apply.
2. This is an open roleplay thread. You are to stay on topic and respond to one of the previous two posts before yours.
3. All work must be your own.
4. To qualify for a prize, you must post at least twice in this roleplay thread. Each post must be a minimum of five sentences (approximately one paragraph). As this is a beginner roleplay, please do not post excessively long posts (more than seven paragraphs of five sentences each). Shorter paragraphs of only dialogue do not count towards the paragraph limit.
5. You must wait for someone to respond before making another post; double-posts will not count towards your two post minimum.
6. You will be given 1 ticket for prizes, so long as you post at least twice, following the rules above. You may earn one bonus ticket if you respond to one of the twists posted throughout the month.
7. Winners will be randomized.
8. You have until
October 31st, 2019 at 11:59 PM HEX time to respond to the roleplay.
9. If you have any questions, please feel free to owl Richard.


PRIZES

1st - 1,000 HP + Everlasting Ink
2nd - 1,000 HP
3rd - 1,000 HP
4th - 500 HP
5th - 500 HP
6th - 350 HP
 

Pureblood
Slytherin
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Glancing all around him, Jackson’s eyes widen ever so slightly. Lifting a small, stubby hand, the Gryffindor reached out and tried to work out where they were. The walls were bright orange; it was as if he had stepped into a furnace. “What in Godric’s name---?” Then the reality of it all hit him hard, as if he had just been struck by a baseball bat. They had somehow shrunk and were inside one of Hagrid’s giant jack-o’-lanterns.

Suddenly, Jackson felt very claustrophobic. His breathing hitched and the air seem to catch in his lungs, as if it were trapped. Trying to find some space to sit down, the young man remembered what his parents had taught him to do when he was overwhelmed and could feel a panic attack about to come on. Leaning forward, he managed to put his head between his knees and focused on his breathing instead of the noise around him.

 

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Bella had been talking to her friend, Zelda, when she spotted Asher waving his wand. She had never liked him - not because he was a Slytherin, but because he often cast pranks on unwitting first years like herself. Moments after she saw a burst of red light emitted from Asher's wand, Bella found herself shrunk down to be only a couple of inches tall, and Zelda was in the same predicament.

"What are we going to do?" shrieked Bella. "I always wanted to be taller, not shorter! Do you know a counter-spell to whatever it is that has shrunken us, Zelda?" She then noticed a young Gryffindor with his head between his knees. "Are you okay?" she asked.
 

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Jackson heard the words, but they seemed very far away. He didn’t know what to make of them and was dazed and confused. After a while, the first year glanced up and shook his head, feeling extremely sick to the stomach. “I hate small spaces,” he said meekly. They reminded him of a time at the orphanage when strange things would happen, and he would be punished. He was never sure as to why he was always targeted by the staff.

Clamping his hands over his ears, the Gryffindor tried to block out all sound in the hopes that he would be able to think. Ever since he had arrived at Hogwarts, he had always felt like an outsider, never really quite fitting in. As he glanced around now, Jackson knew that he would never find true friends at the school.

 

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Kristen had been mid-bite into a delicious pumpkin pastry when the wand light caught her attention. Before she could turn to see the location of the distraction she noticed her pastry getting smaller. Outrage filled the hungry Gryffindor.

"What in the--" cursed the first year student.

It took a few moments before she looked past her slight sized pastry and realized her digits had also shrunk. "Oh, well this morning just took a turn for the strange. What just happened?" She looked around and saw that several other first years had joined her in their strange, slightly damp, cage. "We aren't in a... a pumpkin, are we?"
 

Mixed Blood
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Layla was busy munching her way through a large bowl of salted caramel ice cream, while trying to catch up on her Charms homework. She was so intent on her work that she didn't notice the change of size, she didn't notice the surroundings turning orange in color, she barely even noticed the panicked shouts coming from the other students. She only looked up when she felt someone passing close behind her and knocking her forwards.
It was at this point that she registered the comment made by Kristen at the next table
"We aren't in a... a pumpkin, are we?"
Layla became worried. She was allergic to pumpkin
 

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Kristen was relieved to see Layla confined with her. She had seemed quite nice from the interactions they'd had so far this year. But then the look of worry that overtook Layla's face incited some panic in Kristen.

"Are you okay, Layla? Do you not like pumpkin?" Kristen's eyebrows furrowed in concern and she walked closer to the girl.
 

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Jelly poked the soft, spongy wall next to her. She smelled her fingers, and wrinkled her nose. "Yuck... definitely pumpkin." Jelly had nothing against a good slice of pumpkin pie once in a while, but sitting inside a raw, unseasoned pumpkin? No thank you!

She tucked the ends of her thick, dark braids inside her shirt collar, to protect her hair from accidentally getting sticky as she took a look around. The other students seemed equally bewildered by the sudden change of scenery. Some of them were yelling, some of them openly panicking, but most just looked a little stunned, a look Jelly imagined was mirrored on her own face.

She poked the side of the pumpkin again. "Uhh... should we try to find a way out of this thing?" she asked no one in particular. "Or are we all good in here? Because, um, I'm good if everyone else is. I'm cool. I'm super cool." Okay, maybe Jelly was more in the panic party than she'd originally thought.
 

Mixed Blood
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Layla looked around at Kristen, grateful that someone was talking to her.
"Don't let it touch me" she said, as she scrambled up onto the table and started building herself some barriers out of stacks of plates. "I'm allergic"
Layla was aware of how strange her behavior would look to anyone not familiar with her situation, but she didn't care. Let them think she was mad. It was better than spending the entire week in the hospital wing, or worse
 

Mixed Blood
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Jason's favourite night was Halloween, purely for the food which brought nothing but joy to him. It was for this reason that he was most upset at being stuck inside a pumpkin with a bunch of other students. Jason wasn't a great thinker by any means but he screwed his face up in concentration hoping for some sort of inspiration to hit.

After about 30 seconds his mind started wondering back to his stomach. Looking around he decided the coast was clear and punched his fist into the sticky substance around them. Pulling it back out he ate into the orange flesh. Yum he thought. Maybe I can eat my way out? he started shovelling the goo into his mouth in earnest.
 

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Ravenclaw
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Claire wasn't fully adjusted to living in Hogwarts. Things were weird, from time to time. And sometimes, just sometimes, she missed her old schoolmates.
When suddenly everything around her changed, she didn't bat an eye at first. This happened. It was Hogwarts. This was supposed to be magic. Claire was sitting down when she shrunk so she stood up and walked around her new surrounding.

She wasn't the only one sitting here. Around her were other first-years, most of them she knew from face and some of them she knew their name. Layla and Jelly were from Ravenclaw and Claire had talked to them before. The rest of the kids Claire wasn't sure what their names were. A boy looked panicky, sat down with his head between his knies. Claire looked at him with an worried expression on her face. He looked unhappy, almost sick.

Layla was busy building something with plates but Claire was trying to make up her mind if she was going to help this boy out or that she would mind her own business. Meanwhile, another kid was trying to eat his way through the wall. That wasn't a bad idea, by any means. Claire promised herself that she was going to help him but that she was going to try to calm the boy down that still hadn't moved much.
Claire walked towards him and knelt down. Gently she put her hand onto his knee, trying him to look at her. When she got him to look at her, she said:
"Try putting your hands on your stomach. And concentrate on your hand, breath towards your hands." She smiled shyly. "You're going to be okay. First step: breath." [ @AccioNox ]
 

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Tikva was delighted to be at her very first Hallowe’en Feast, the floating Pumpkins, the long tables groaning beneath the weight of food, Tikva didn’t know where to look first, as she made her way to the Ravenclaw table, trying to decide what to eat first. Taking a huge gulp of pumpkin juice and snatching a pumpkin pasty with the other hand, she alternately drank and ate as much as she could. Finally looking up Tikva noticed an older boy wave his wand over the the tables and a popping sound echoed around the vast Hall. One by one first year students disappeared, and Tikva found herself in a pumpkin. Unperturbed, she carried on eating and drinking as the people she was with dealt with the situation in their own unique way. One boy was demolishing the pumpkin from inside out by bashing the soft flesh with his fist, although he splattered a good many of the occupants, and gobbling up the orange goodness. A girl close by was comforting a boy who was overcome by the experience. Having finished her victuals, Tikva thought she might help out with trying to eat some of the pumpkin, as she’d been told that this was a common prank that older students liked to cast at Hallowe’en, and until they managed to escape their confines, there was no way that they could return to normal size.
 

Mixed Blood
Ravenclaw
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Avalon was for the moment, not worried; she wasn't even that surprised. Of course, this was nothing all that new to her, it may be different, but growing up her elder brother always played pranks on her during this time of year. She had been expecting the older students to play some sort of prank on the first years, she had actually been looking forward to finding out what it was; it wasn't until she realized, that no, it wasn't just a few of the first years, it was all of them; more than that, they seemed to be inside of what looked like a pumpkin, probably one of the ones Hagrid had carved for Halloween.

Looking around herself, she noticed a few students trying to eat their way out; it wasn't a bad idea, but she quickly started to wonder what would happen when they reach the skin. She also noticed a boy that seemed to be having a panic attack, but there was a girl there that seemed to be helping him. Another girl, however - Layla, Ava thought her name was - seemed to be freaking out, trying not to let the pumpkin touch her; that was worrisome, because that probably meant that she was in some way allergic to pumpkin. Ava quickly made her way over, to see if she could help her in one way or another.

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Kestrel looks at the first year going to comfort Layla.. Who would have expected such compassion from such a young student? Personally, Kestrel kind of liked being in the pumpkin. She wondered if when they returned to their normal size if a pumpkin seed would be enlarged if she was holding it. She loved toasted pumpkin seeds and the thought of a huge one made her hungry for them. She quickly fund one and slowly started to remove it from the pumpkin goo around it. Funny how she didn't like pumpkin pie, but loved the seeds!
 

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Tikva was munching her way through a handful of pumpkin, and observing the students around her, some she knew by sight, others she’d never seen before, which if you considered the size of Hogwarts wasn’t so surprising. She wondered what other pranks were being cast as the first years were reduced to little more than pipsqueaks inside an orange prison, and a thought popped into her half-Muggle mind, ”Anyone seen ‘Orange is the New Black’?” and burst into peels of laughter, which wasn’t shared by many, ”just a bit of levity, you know, to brighten the situation.” shrugging her shoulders, Tikva continued to slurp down the pumpkin. ”We do have to get out from here. Anyone willing to help us with the ‘Great Escape’?” And she was off giggling at her own jokes.
 

Mixed Blood
Gryffindor
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Sebastian was thrilled to be joining the Hogwarts Halloween Feast! He could not wait to dig in to the delicious treats! He was talking to Professor McGonagall, sharing on how he is enjoying this event more then any feast that has happened this year. He suddenly saw Asher wave his wand, nervously, he walked to the table to start to dig in to the feast. He found himself not going anywhere, and noticed a lot more orange than before. He was speechless. His biggest pet peeve is the smell of pumpkin, and found the aroma gathering around him quickly. He noticed the sight of Professor McGonagall, her eyes as big as basketballs. He found a student he recognized from the halls, Tikva from Ravenclaw. He asked her what has happened. “Everyone in here has been a victim of Asher’s charm. We are inside of one of Hagrid’s pumpkins,” she said. Sebastian’s nightmare has always been the thought of shrinking down to miniature size. “Maybe someone can help me get out of here to my wand on the table so I can grow back to my average size....” he thought...........
 

Mixed Blood
Ravenclaw
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Holy guacamole! Was the first thought that went through Alex's head, before he corrected himself, thinking this most definitely is not guacamole, it's orange, and smells like pumpkin! Only then, did he realize that there were other people around, and that they all seemed to have shrunk somehow. He thought back to a few minutes ago, when he was just eating silently while reading one of his favorite books. How on Earth did this happen? he thought. I mean, I know that magic was involved, but on this level?! He took a look around, before spotting his sister, Avalon, doing her best to comfort a Ravenclaw girl who seemed to be freaking out. Though Alex couldn't seem to think of a reason to be acting that way, it seemed that Ava had an idea as to why; she was always more intuitive than he. He started to make his way toward them, hoping they might have an idea as to what was going on.
 

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The treacle tart seemed to have shrunken with her considering that when Margie began to take a bite everything appeared to be a perfectly normal feast, but by the time she looked back up, she wasn't in the great hall anymore. Quickly, she finished off her tart as she looked around and tried to assess her situation. Not too far from her, she noticed a fellow Gryffindor making his way to a Ravenclaw, so she took a few steps closer to them. Great, she thought as she heard them explain what was happening. This was certainly not the way that she wanted to spend the rest of her night, getting back to her usual petite size.

"Is there not some kind of counter-spell?" she asked curiously, assuming that a few people could hear her, including the two she had walked closer towards, but she wasn't honestly sure if she was heard at all. "Besides, you'd think one of the professors would notice that all of us are missing and fix the problem... right?" she asked aloud, less confident in her theory as she continued to speak it into the pumpkin.
 

Mixed Blood
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Sebastian looked over at Alex and introduced himself. “This is crazy,” said Sebastian. “Why us?” Alex laughed. Sebastian couldn’t bear silence and worrying thoughts throughout the pumpkin. “Let’s start a game,” he suggested. He got a few Ravenclaws’ and Gryffindors’ to join him in a game of gobstones. “I always carry around my gobstones” said Sebastian. “You never know what could happen, or when you might want to play gobstones,” suggests Sebastian. A roar of a loud burp fills the pumpkin. “ Oh no! Someone is coming towards the pumpkin! Hide everyone!” said a brave first year. The pumpkin tilts. “Oh no!” said Sebastian, as a first year fell straight from the pumpkin into a bowl of mashed potatoes, set on Hufflepuff table. “What are we to do,” said another 1st year. “I have an idea!” Said Sebastian. “We can.......
 

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Isabelle suddenly felt weird and she dropped her food to the floor before everything appeared to get bigger. She looked and could see a lot of other small people and she hurried over to the Gryffindor girl and the Ravenclaw. "What on Earth do you think has happened?" she asked the two as she looked at them. She hadn't wanted to by shrunk or anywhere inside a pumpkin and yet here she was. She looked at the Gryffindor girl, "Well this is all rather freaky..."

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