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Hi there!

I was browsing the HP Lexicon and came across some of the pictures of the famous Wizards and Witches portrayed on Chocolate Frog Cards (Wizard Trading Cards).

I've compiled a list of all 105 wizards and witches on the cards (yes it took me some time XD).

Some of them, we know a lot about (like Dumbledore), others are known names (like the Founders, Newt Scamander, Merlin or Morgana) and others again are fairly obscure (like Musidora Barkwith or Myron Wagtail) and all we know on them are what we read in HP Lexicon.

I think a lot of them could make for quite interesting stories and I like it when people characterise lesser known characters, hence this competition.

The rules:

  • Pick three numbers from 1 to 105. I'll give you the corresponding names and you pick one of them to write your story on. (Look them up on the Lexicon if you don't know who they are.) You may ask for three other numbers once, if the characters you got first don't inspire you.
  • Write a one-shot about the character that you've chosen out of the three. From the story, it must become clear why they are famous, without mentioning it in your summary or A/N. Let the story do the talking :-)
  • Your one-shot needs to be between 750 and 5000 words. Since it's (mostly) about characterisation, I think less than 750 words wouldn't work.
  • You have until December 31, which gives you four months to write.
  • Double claims are not allowed, since there's 105 people to choose from...
  • You can pair them (with an OC) if you want, but the main focus of the story must be connected to the raison why they're famous.
  • I can give you up to three additional prompts if you want.
  • All entries will be read and reviewed.

The prizes:

1st place:

I'll write you story on a Chocolate Frog Card Character of your choice.

I'll review five of your one-shots/five chapters of a multi-chapter.

I'll ask the site admins to add both the character you wrote about and the character I'll write about for you to the character database (if they're not already in there).

2nd place:

I'll review five of your one-shots/five chapters of a multi-chapter.

I'll ask the site admins to add the character you wrote about to the character database (If it's not already in there).

3rd place:

I'll review three of your one-shots/three chapters of a mulit-chapter.

I'll ask the site admins to add the character you wrote about to the character database (If it's not already in there).

8/28/2012 . Edited 1/14/2013 #1

Masterlist of characters:

#1. Yen Dzou

#2. Yardley Platt

#3. Xavier Rastrick

#4. Wilfred Elfick

#5. Wendelin the Weird

#6. Ulrick the Oddball

#7. Tilly Toke

#8. Thaddeus Thurkell

#9. Salazar Slytherin

#10. Sacharissa Tukwood

#11. Rowena Ravenclaw

#12. Roland Kegg

#13. Roderick Plumpton

#14. Randolph Keitch

#15. Quong Po

#16. Queen Maeve

#17. Ptolemy

#18. Perpetua Fancourt

#19. Paracelsus

#20. Oswald Beamish

#21. Orsino Thruston

#22. Norvel Twonk

#23. Newt Scamander

#24. Myron Wagtail

#25. Musidora Barkwith

#26. Mungo Bonham

#27. Morgan Le Fey / Morgana

#28. Mopsus

#29. Montague Knightley

#30. Miranda Gowshank

#31. Mirabella Plunkett

#32. Merwyn the Malicious

#33. Merton Graven

#34. Merlin

#35. Lord Stoddard Withers

#36. Leopoldina Smethwyk

#37. Laverne de Montmorency

#38. Kirley McCormack

#39. Kirley Duke

#40. Justus Pilliwickle

#41. Joscelind Wadlock

#42. Jocunda Sykes

#43. Ignatia Wildsmith

#44. Honoria Nutcombe

#45. Hesper Starkey

#46. Hespo the Foul

#47. Herman Wintringham

#48. Hengist of Woodcroft

#49. Helga Hufflepuff

#50. Havelock Sweeting

#51. Gwenog Jones

#52. Gunhilda of Gorsemoor

#53. Gulliver Pokeby

#54. Grogan Stump

#55. Greta Catchlove - Curd

#56. Gregory the Smarmy

#57. Gondoline Olliphant

#58. Godric Gryffindor

#59. Glover Hipworth

#60. Glenda Chittock

#61. Glanmore Peaks

#62. Gifford Ollerton

#63. Gideon Crumb

#64. Gaspard Shingleton

#65. Fulbert the Fearful

#66. Flavius Belby

#67. Felix Summerbee

#68. Ethelred the Ever-ready

#69. Elladora Ketteridge

#70. Elfrida Clagg / Cragg

#71. Edgar Stroulger

#72. Dymphna Furmage

#73. Dunbar Oglethorpe

#74. Dorcas Wellbeloved

#75. Donaghan Tremlentt

#76. Devlin Whitehorn

#77. Derwent Shimpling

#78. Darren O'hare

#79. Daisy Dotteridge

#80. Cyprean Youdle

#81. Crispin Vonk

#82. Cliodna

#83: Circe

#84: Chaunsey Oldrigre

#85: Celestina Warbeck

#86: Cassandra Vablatsky

#87: Burdock Muldoon


Participants and entries:

Cheeky Slytherin Lass: #26 - Mungo Bonham

Laux14: #5 - Wendelin the Weird

Jollyfish: #15 - Quong Po: Quong Po: The Search For The Magical Secret

l0stinl0ve: #6 - Ullrich the Oddball

Lucy Weasleys: #19 / #21 / #25

Mrs Bella Riddle: #7 - Tilly Toke

Wynnebat: #3 - Xavier Rastrick

MermaidGirl34: #55 / #88 / #100

TheTwoDL: #27 - Morgan le Fey

Dancer4813: #37/ #73 / #101

KatDuCat: #53 - Gulliver Pokeby

Sangkar: #55 - Greta Catchlove

Amelia Letter: #103 - Alberic Grunion: The Noble Life Of Alberic Grunion

Fire The Canon: #29 - Montague Knightley: Monty Knight: A Legend

JaseyRae9: #8 / #46 /#64

Lalala45: #2 / #102 / #14

The Composition Notebook: #31 - Mirabella Plunkett: The Story Of Mirabella Plunkett

Kailey Hamilton: #14 - Randolph Keitch: Limitless

Earlyable: #32 / #69 / #102

Arwen Granger: #67 - Felix Summersbee

Starlight Glimmer: #9 - Salazar Slytherin: Salazar Slytherin

CBlack19: #19 / #99 / #98

8/28/2012 . Edited 3/19/2013 #2
Cheeky Slytherin Lass
26, 49, 97, please.
8/28/2012 #3

I shouldn't do this, but oh well! (Number 9 on my list of in progress challenges...). Numbers 5, 9 and 96 please!

8/28/2012 #4
Could I have a go?:) numbers 45, 80 and 15 please!
8/28/2012 #5

6, 12, and 45 please.

8/28/2012 #6

Great that you're joining!

@Cheeky Slytherin Lass: You can choose between Mungo Bonham, Hengist of Woodcroft and Artemisia Lufkin.

@Laux14: You can pick between Wendelin the Weird, Salazar Slytherin and Balfour Blane

@Jollyfish: Your choice is between Hesper Starkey, Cyprian Youdle and Quong Po

@l0stinl0ve: You can pick between Ullric the Oddball, Roland Kegg and Hesper Starkey. However, if Jollyfish decides to pick Hesper Starkey, you can't do her.

Let me know who you choose or if you want a new draw.

8/28/2012 #7

Wendelin the Weird please! She sounds like fun to write :D

8/28/2012 #8
19, 21 & 25, please? (also this is an alternate account of mine, my actual account is currently keep my issues drawn, so sorry for any confusion :/)
8/28/2012 #9

I'll take Ullric the Oddball then and three prompts. I know what I'm going to do with him, but I need a jump off.

8/28/2012 . Edited 8/28/2012 #10
Mrs Bella Riddle

I love this! Can I have 14 please?

8/28/2012 #11
Cheeky Slytherin Lass
Ooh! This is hard to choose. I have plot bunnies running around for each of them. But I think I'll go with dear Mungo, as his is the most detailed bunny rolling around.
8/28/2012 #12
Cheeky Slytherin Lass
Ooh! This is hard to choose. I have plot bunnies running around for each of them. But I think I'll go with dear Mungo, as his is the most detailed bunny rolling around.
8/28/2012 #13
Quong Po, please! Lots of ideas for this one. Just reading Fantastic Beasts and where to find them.
8/28/2012 #14

@Laux: have fun with Wendelin!

@Lucy Weasley: You can choose between Paracelsus, Orsino Thruston and Musidora Barkwith.

@l0stinl0ve: Ullric it is! Your prompts are 'cheese', 'temporarily' and 'pupil'.

@Mrs Bella Riddle: You're actually supposed to pick three and pick from there, but I'll just give you number 14, which is Randolph Keitch. If you don't want to write about him, you can always two other numbers and see if you like them better.

@Cheeky Slytherin Lass: Mungo is yours!

@Jollyfish: Inspire away with Quong!

8/28/2012 #15
Mrs Bella Riddle

It's early sorry. 7 & 100 :)

8/28/2012 #16

No problem.

Your choice now includes Tilly Toke and Almerick Sawbridge. Do you still want to go with Randolph or do you prefer Tilly or Almerick? Or a new draw?

8/28/2012 #17
Mrs Bella Riddle

Could I please take Tilly Toke? I can't turn down someone from that era :)

8/28/2012 #18

Hi! Can I grab character #76?

8/28/2012 #19

Mrs Bella Riddle: Tilly it is then!

@Wynnebat: same as I told Mrs Bella Riddle earlier: you're actually supposed to pick three and then choose ;-)

#76 is Devlin Whitehorn. Do you want him or hear the other two options first?

8/28/2012 #20

Ack, I really need to read the rules more carefully! I'll go with 76, 3, and 25. Thanks!

8/28/2012 #21

Your choice is between Devlin Whitehorn, Xavier Rastrick and Musidora Barkwith. Keep in mind that if Lucy Weasleys should decide to use Musidora (she picked #25 as well, and she was first so she has first pick), you can't do Musidora.

8/29/2012 #22

This sounds interesting! I love characterization :) May I have 55 please?

8/29/2012 . Edited 8/29/2012 #23

I'll write about Xavier Rastrick.

8/29/2012 #24

Interesting competition. I really shouldn't be doing this but the deadline convinced me :) I'll take 9, 27 and 100 please!

8/29/2012 #25

@Mermaid Girl: could you please pick two other numbers as well? #55 is Greta Catchlove/Gurd by the way.

@Wynnebat: I've put you down for Xavier.

@TheTwoDL: You can choose between Salazar Slytherin, Morgan le Fey/Morgana and Almerick Sawbridge.

8/29/2012 . Edited 8/29/2012 #26

Oh okay, do I have to do all three? Or can I just pick one? And 88 and 100.

8/29/2012 #27
Never mind I just reread the instructions and I missed the 'one out of three' thing sorry
8/29/2012 #28

Never mind, that can happen :)

Your choice is between Greta Catchlove/Gurd, Burdock Muldoon and Almerick Sawbridge. (mind you, TheTwoDL gave her numbers first, so should she decide to pick Almeric, you can't do him.)

8/30/2012 . Edited 8/30/2012 #29

Sounds like fun! :D Can I try 37, 73 and 101? Thanks!!!

8/30/2012 #30
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