Harry forced his eyes open when he heard the shout. For some reason he felt very off, almost weak, and as he began to look around he realized why: he was in a basket on a very familiar front step in front of Number 4 Privet Drive. This was very off-putting given that his last memory was of being seventeen and watching a streak of green light shoot at him from Riddle's wand.


Hello, Mr. Potter. Your universe has recently been taken over by new management who found themselves… displeased with the recent course of events. You, as well as 26 others from around your world, have been given the chance to save said world from being scrapped in favor of a new project.

While each of you have been given different duties, the basic premise is the same. You were born as a pivotal person at a pivotal point in time that occurred within the last 30 years 5 days 16 hours 7 minutes 41 seconds (Earth-time) of new management taking over. During that pivotal time some things went wrong, and the world's progress slowed considerably across many different spectrums.

In your case you must completely rework the British magical country and have some impact on other magical countries which are seen to be delaying progress, including Magical Mitteleuropa. The latter goal is secondary.

You have been sent back to when you were dropped off at your maternal aunt's house in order to give you sufficient time to accomplish these goals.

Given that the cards, as the earthen expression goes, have been stacked against you, as well as the 26 others in your position, you will be given a tool to help you.

As you may or may not be aware, there are a number of 'video games' in which one's skill can be easily measured. Your life now mimics these 'video games'. You have 25 years 4 days 10 hours 11 minutes and 4 seconds to show noticeable progress towards your goal, and 52 years 285 days 55 minutes and 0 seconds to complete your goal sufficiently.

Good luck.

That was… worrying.

"Vernon! There's a baby on the porch! Oh my god, I think it's Lily's freak son!"

So was that.