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The many poisonings of Barney Pt II

Posted on Monday, 30th of September, 2013 @ 9:13pm by Professor Johnathan Heartseed & Fourth Year (G) Satele Dragomir & Seventh Year Prefect (R) Millie Anderson & Third Year (R) Shandra Westhaven & Seventh Year Prefect (G) Evan Grant

Mission: September 1 A new Beginning
Location: Great Hall
Timeline: Backpost, just after 2nd challenge

[Old]
Warren led the three of them to the edge of the forst near some large boulders. Polishweed, uprooted was thrown behind them as if to hide it. Near where it had been thrown they found a signet ring with the initials ML on it.

[Continued...]

"Whats this about?" Emily asked.

"Polishweed doesn't grow in the forest. It only grows in Greenhouse four. This is stolen, not to mention it can be used to make..."

"You don't think?" Millie asked.

"Yes" Craig said. "Poison"

"Stay here Emily, Millie will stay with you. We need a teacher down here" Craig said. "Can I borrow your broom Millie?"

Milllie seemed to stiffen up as if he had just asked her something impossible. "Only if you don't scratch it..."

"Okay" Craig said. Luckily for him the Quidditch pitch wasn't too far away and the broom storage closet was just in the door.

Next Shandra told her story:
Third Year Ravenclaw student Shandra Westhaven made her way out of the Herbology greenhouse after class had finished. She turned the corner out of the corner of her eye she noticed that something didn't quite look right about the storeroom door. Nervous about the recent events around the castle, Shandra approached the door cautiously. Without disturbing or moving the door, the strawberry blonde 13 year old girl peered inside. Even with the small amount of light that made it into the storeroom, as she looked around it was clearly obvious that the room had been ransacked. Shandra didn't want to disturb anything more than she already had. She bolted back down the hall as she yelled, "Professor!"

She had come upon Professor Longbottom first, he had follower her back, The things that had been ransacked had been things he was growing and part of what had been taken had been ingredients for the most powerful of love potions.

Shandra thought about what Professor Longbottom had said was ransacked in the Herbology storeroom on her way back to the Ravenclaw dormitory. "Love potions and poisons," she mumbled absent-mindedly. "There can't be all that many common herbs to both types of spells," she told herself. The third-year student got the idea to head over to the library for some research.

Next up, Satele and Bre told their story. Although it wouldn't be as helpful as the others, Satele figured she may as well chip in, "Bre and I were searching along the edge of the forbidden forest near the old game keepers house. We found a bunch of broken things. A mirror, pieces of cloth, and a bracelet that was all smashed up. My Familiar, Kora, seemed a little spooked but that was about it"

Evan pulled out an old book from his backpack. " I found this in the library, I think it is rather suspicious, It was in the possession of the Hogwarts Champions." he said as he recounted his story... A few days earlier;

Evan was living it up, It gave him great pleasure to be keeping an eye on Reg and Jen. To think he was responsible to keep Reg safe he knew that was bound to annoy the slick slithering and he couldn't be happier.

Nathan tagged along to keep Evan company even though he was proving to be mildly distracting.

Evan was watching Jen and Reg huddled together in the library with the candlestick. It was all rather suspicious.

After they left Evan meandered over and looked through the books on the table there was a old advanced potions book sitting there as Evan paged through it he found a page missing. the pages before and after were full of poisons. "The plot thickens" he mumbled to him self. Taking the book and putting it in his back pack he was going to show this to Professor Heartseed. Surely it was more than coincidence that a book of poisons with a missing page turn up right after a student was poisoned.

After Evan had finished his story, and none of the other students spoke up Johnathan added, "Lola Morgan complained that a student had broken into her room and several items, including a ring were stolen." Johnathan looked around "The ring found near the plants that were found in the forest, as well as the items broken near the caretaker's shack."

"As well, Professor Sangfroid reported the theft of a cauldron, and several "restricted" ingredients from his private stock. The perpetrator left no trace. These seem to have to do with the love potion." Added Johnathan.

"Alright, that was a fair enough result from the first full meeting of the group, and I'm happy with the work that all of you have done. If you all would keep looking for anything suspicious on this- Carefully. No wandering into the forest, no putting yourselves in danger." Johnathan looked to the ceiling to resist looking at particular people, "No using the ESC to try to skip classes or to try to get extra snacks out of the elves, they would be more than willing to give you some even if you weren't part of the ESC, but Miss Lopez will of course STILL be informed if you're on a diet, and I for one don't want to be on her bad side."

"If you come up with anything else, just come see me, professor MacCauley or Mr Wolfe. Any one of us would be happy to help." Smiled Johnathan. "So off with you, Scoot!"

 

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