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The rise and fall of Supra Mortalitas and the Order


T I M E   W A R P


1974

September 15, 1974
One Direction
Spencer Malthus and J. Walsingham talk about a pocketwatch or locket or something.

October- November 1974
It Belongs in a Museum
A collection of correspondence between Spencer Malthus and Ainsley Alcott in which Spencer Malthus tries to acquire a certain locket.

Mid-December 1974
The Item in Question
Spencer becomes an uncle, introduces New Year to Christmas, and finally manages to get his paws hands on the troublesome locket. Walsingham is invisible.

December 31, 1974
The Beginning is the End is the Beginning
Michael does a B&E into Spencer's apartment and sniffs some clothes before finding the locket in question. He opens it and all Time breaks loose.



1937

d a y   1 .
January 1, 1937

Beauxbatons - The Ballroom - Oh Dear
It's just after midnight in France and Sophie Thistlecomb's watching the sky from the ballroom. Come see the lights with her as the sky changes from black to green to blue and back again.

Elsewhere - Wizarding London - Countdown
The social climbers of the British wizarding world are hobnobbing, but the New Year they're ringing in isn't the one they're expecting. Also lights in the sky so pretty, they've stopped time.

Elsewhere - Muggle London - Displacement Theory
Muggleborn witch goes to muggle party. Muggleborn witch ends up crashing someone else's ...without her so much as moving. But perhaps the world around her has?

Elsewhere - St. Mungo's - We Solemnly Swear We're Sober
It was supposed to be a quiet night at the office, until half the wizarding world decided to get hungover. All at once. And none of them even really seem drunk. Chaos ensues.

Elsewhere - Ministry of Magic - Time Flies
Chaos erupts in the Department of Mysteries, specifically the Hall of Prophecies and the Time Room. Destroyed prophecies and broken timepieces have left one Unspeakable incredibly shaken.

Hogwarts - Astronomy Tower - Fugue
Aries is watching the lights in the sky just past midnight. They are pretty, if unexpected. What could they mean?

Hogwarts - West BaileyTick, Tick, Tock
Late at night near the Professors' quarters, unusual events begin to unfold.

Salem - The Lobby - Bad Time for a Field Trip
Nigel's about to leave Salem and venture into Boston! Want to explore the wreckage? Feeling humanitarian and wanting to find your Muggleborn classmates? Grab your coat and get going.

Salem - Boys Dormitories - Hysteria
Oh dear, Trent seems to have lost his most prized possession. Check out what else you've lost and start a support group with him!

Salem - Hospital Wardl - Keep Calm & Carry On
Need someone to talk to? Ophelie Lecuyier & Winston Elbrick are here to listen to all of your concerns, hopes, fears, and Feelings. Simply start an open thread (dialogue-only, please!) and link them to it.

Salem - Dining Hall - Panic on the Streets of… Salem?!
Filius Pendragon and Delaney Roberts are trying to corral order in the Dining Hall - all students at Salem are required to report!


t h e   P O L I T I C A L   b a c k l a s h


1974

September 1974
In the editorial section of the Daily Prophet, two sides start locking horns over the role of the Order, the Ministry that party controls, and where the citizens have a say.
An Open Letter
An Open Letter No. 2
A Letter Concerning Toleration
A Letter Concerning Intent



1937

January - June 1937
Words turn into action post-time warp changes, and suddenly letters are beginning to shift into a movement.
A Letter of the People, by the People
A Letter for the People
Ninety-Five Theses - Diagon Alley Main Street - open petition

August 3, 1937
Wizengamot Session: Blood Status Bill
Meanwhile, the Ministry and its ruling elite take steps of their own to address the rising tide of problems both at home and abroad.

August 1937
Ministerial Decree 37.8.5: Blood Status Census - Ministry of Magic, sign-up
The Ministry has spoken, and the census has begun. How many will lie? How many will attempt to ignore? And still how many will use the information to further their own ends?

Fall 1937
Wizengamot: Subcommittee Hearings on Blood Purity
The purebloods convene behind closed doors to dictate where they would like the next steps to this law to go, and they probably have good reason to keep it all behind closed doors, too.



m e a n w h i l e   i n   t h e   m u g g l e   w o r l d .
January 1-8, 1937
Anthem
Three purebloods take a pleasure jaunt, crossing France, Germany and Austria, and find a world has gone to war without them.

November, 1937
The Rules of the Game
Assumed identities & a reconnaissance mission abroad.



1938-39

December 23, 1938
Wizengamot: Midnight Emergency Session
The walls are breaking down and the Wizarding World needs to react.

January 7, 1939
The Blueprint
Two purebloods who knew too much are silenced.



p o s t - s h o o t i n g   l o c k d o w n
Calling All Aurors
Inside St. Mungo's
Outside St. Mungo's
The Daily Prophet
Panic with Miss Prothero
Party with Mrs. Prothero


E X T R A O R D I N A R I E S  &  T H E  I N S T I T U T I O N S


1940-41

August 1940
Decree for the Welfare of Extraordinaries
Under the First Supplementary Decree for the Welfare of Extraordinaries, set fourth by the Minister for Magic in August, 1940, those persons of all abilities considered to be extraordinary are required to register their details with the Department of Social Affairs.



i n t e r v i e w s
Aries Paladin
Juniper Ellwood-Luxe
Marcus Altair
Charles Kedding
Chantal Renard
Pryce Hir
Kristoffer Carlisle
Pandora Duke



June 1941
Are You Safe From Your Ministry?
The Daily Prophet publishes an article about the sudden health tests being imposed on Extraordinaries against their will. Many arrive at St Mungo’s.

June 1941
Skinned.
Charles Kedding is brought to the Institute.

June 1941
My Immortal
Pandora Duke and Kristoffer Carlisle in Cellblock D.

Summer 1941
Nightmare
Pandora Duke is tormented by Geryon Crowley.

Summer 1941
All that I'm living for
Pandora Duke and Sarah Ann Darcy are brought to the Institute, experiments begin and conditons deteriorate.

Summer 1941
And time goes by
Experiments begin on Charles Kedding, conditions deteriorate.

September 1941
Breaking News - The Cost of Being Extraordinary
The Daily Prophet is sent a letter with pictures of where people are being held, and what their living conditions are really like. Shetland Institute is exposed and students are freed.

December 21, 1941
Operation Wilk
MOD discovers the final Institute and takes it over.

H E X E N R E I C H


september 1944 - august 1945

t h e  i n v a s i o n .

October 1944
Filling In
Hogwarts: Headmistress Ivanova gives teaching assistants Genevieve Adele Lawrence and Audric Knutsson additional responsibilities in watching over the students.

November 1, 1944
Don't It Always Seem to Go
Hogwarts: Professor Proud discovers that the Sorting Hat has gone missing. In its place is a beautifully decorated phoenix tail feather.

November 1944
Have You Seen My Hat?
Hogwarts: Headmistress Ivanova questions Oliver Razi regarding the disappearance of the Sorting Hat. No progress is made in uncovering its whereabouts.

Late November 1944
Stump Mining [Herb II]
Hogwarts: Professor Oliveroot's wand has gone missing from his desk drawer, but the only foul play suspected by the Professor is on the part of his students. (He later finds a beautifully decorated phoenix tail feather.)

February 1945
The Case of the Missing Comb
Hogwarts: Professor Leighton's favorite comb goes missing. It is a somewhat hilarious tragedy. In its place is a beautifully decorated phoenix tail feather.

June 7, 1945
As the Dust Settles
Elsewhere 4:10pm: The Ministry of Magic is attacked as Thierry Perilloux sets off explosions in the Magical Accidents and Catastrophes break room and the bathroom of the Magical Games and Sports department after disabling communications. He feigns panic and successfully blends into the crowd. Meanwhile, searches for clues and any signs of suspicious activity are underway. Martin Hawksworth directs Aurors of all ranks, while Shepard T. Kedding directs the MoD forces. Perilloux slips into the Minister’s office undetected amid the chaos. Survivors are found and rescued.

WWN BREAKING NEWS
Elsewhere 4:21pm: A transmission on the Ministry’s attack, the details of which are hazy and indefinite.

Upheaval [Transfig III]
Hogwarts 4:30pm: During the Transfiguration final exam, in which the students' wands are collected "to prevent cheating", Genevieve Lawrence takes Wilhelmina Mason captive and demands to speak to the Headmistress. Students have mixed reactions ranging from staying seated and quiet to standing and shouting insults at the woman. Emma Grace Birch manages to arm herself and attempts to disarm the invader. She is tragically killed in retaliation, and other dissenters are bound or silenced prior to Headmistress Ivanova's arrival with Audric Knutsson. Genevieve demands that the Headmistress remove the anti-apparition barriers around the castle on pain of the death of her daughter. Headmistress Ivanova reluctantly agrees.

Black or White [Herb EC]
Hogwarts 4:34pm: During the Herbology extra credit, Jaecar Gruber interrupts the class by taking Estella Ricardus hostage. The Professors and students gathered there attempt to stop him from leaving the Greenhouse with her. Professor Flair spouts a haunting prophecy: "A snake will die so a lion may live."
(Jaecar and Estella join the group in Upheaval prior to its completion.)

Game On
Hogwarts 4:50pm: Audric Knutsson informs Headmistress Ivanova of the capture of her daughter. After a battle of wits and spells, she demands to be taken to her daughter as proof that the girl is unharmed.

Set the Stage
Hogwarts, following Upheaval: The Professors and students are all disarmed and corralled into the Great Hall, where held hostage. The invading forces await word from the invasion force that is attempting to use the school as leverage to overtake the Ministry. Students and Professors await their fates in The Aftermath subforum.

The Hero's Dilemma
Elsewhere, following the events at Hogwarts: Alone in his office, Minister Hir contemplates the action he must take in response to the invasion in the Ministry and at Hogwarts School.

The Price to be Paid
Elsewhere, following The Hero's Dilemma: Ministry in lockdown. Minister (now ex-Minister) Hir surrenders the control of the Ministry over to the Germans/French. Hir vanishes from the face of the earth, Ministry workers are at a loss, while the DP documents this tragic, tragic event.

Fortitude
Elsewhere, at the same time as The Price to be Paid: General Shepard T. Kedding watches the Ministry surrender from the outskirts of the room. After the Minister disappears, he slips Colonel Vincent Kennith Thalman a galleon Portkey and issues his orders: to do nothing when the Hexenreich takes Kedding prisoner, to secure the location the galleon delivers him to, to protect and recruit the people, to resist when possible, and above all else - to stay above suspicion by cooperating with the Hexenreich.

Try to Remember the Kind of September…
Gringotts, following Fortitude: General Shepard T. Kedding is taken prisoner by the Hexenreich and finds himself locked in a Gringotts vault. Days pass, but he has a plan…

Steal Away
Elsewhere: As General Shepard T. Kedding approaches Colonel Vincent Kennith Thalman, he signals to Colonel Aries Paladin to make his escape as per earlier orders. As the avenues of escape are severely limited, Paladin, a Parselmouth, bids his familiar to steal the portkey confiscated from the General, which he and his mentee, Alastriona Underwood, use to escape from the Ministry.

Just Another Night on the Run
Elsewhere, following Steal Away: Colonel Aries Paladin and Auror Alastriona Underwood discover the Merlin's Order of Defence in ruins and realize the situation is dire. The remainder of the thread chronicles their time as fugitives in the wilderness of Scotland...

June 10, 1945
Breaking News
A quick recap of the 7th June 1945 events, detailing the casualties in Hogwarts, Emma Birch’s untimely death and Minister Hir’s desertion. Who can we trust?

NOTICE: MOD Dissolution
Merlin’s Order of Defense and its affiliates are recalled from duty.

June 1945
Seeking Guidance
Hogwarts, following the invasion: In her office, Aubrey Kedding finds the stolen Sorting Hat, Professor Oliveroot’s wand, and Professor Leighton’s comb, which had been stolen throughout the term by the Germans. (What terrible deeds might they have been used for? Hogwarts may never know!)

July 2, 1945
Next,  On Catch a Villain!
Ministry of Magic: An intern delivers Wanted posters to the Auror Office. The faces of Pryce Hir, Aries Paladin, and Alastriona Underwood can  all be seen on the pages he carries, as well as the face of an unknown boy.

August 25, 1945
Invasive Species
A Muggle has entered Wizarding London.



september 1945 - august 1948

h e x e n r e i c h   r u l e .



h e x e n r e i c h   s t u d e n t   i n t e r v i e w s .
September 13, 1945: Serena Rose
October 4, 1945: Addie Ross
October 30, 1945: Zailey Pavlova
October 31, 1945: Calypso Galanis
November, 1945: Venus Lind
November, 1946: Addie Ross



December 31, 1945
Auld Lang Syne
Tchaikovsky, 11:48pm: The Resistance is on a mission to send a special message for the entire country  to ring in the new year - delivered by Pryce Hir. The Hexenreich don't waste any time in trying to capture the rebels and fighting breaks out in the street.

January 1, 1946
Faux
St Mungo’s, 12:01am: Nate Ross is on a quick break when he hears the Minister’s message. Not giving it much more thought, he gets back to work… But Petra Möller and Nikolaus Kinsinger soon arrive to take him hostage.

July, 1947
Jazz Funeral
Tchaikovsky: Panic breaks out at Tchaikovsky when Nikolaus Kinsinger murders the establishment's owner, Arden Cadwallader, and a pleasant evening descends into a battle of Hexenreich against Resistance members.



september 1948

f a l l   o f   t h e   m a g i c a l   b a r r i e r s .

September 1, 1948
What Is This?
Platform 9 & 3/4, 10:35am: As families are gathering at Platform 9 ¾ to see their children off to Hogwarts a crack is heard, followed soon after by visions of shocked Muggles staring at them.

Oh, Hello!
Wizarding London Marketplace, 10:40am: A sprawling marketplace on the edge of the city, hidden by unrealized barriers, becomes suddenly visible to Muggles all around.

Damage Control
Ministry of Magic, 10:45am: Orders are being given as fast as they can be conveyed by Martin Hawksworth within the Department of Magical Law Enforcement.

Internal Affairs
Ministry of Magic, 11:55am: There’s no time to lose when it comes to organising a scarce commodity. Martin Hawksworth enlists a group of idle employees to help calm the chaos. 

S O C I A L   R E C O N S T R U C T I O N   C O M M I T T E E


1940 - 1950

b e h i n d   t h e   s c e n e s .

1940
Being Human
Where Francis Turin shows off for having killed off his twin brother in order to steal his life.

1946
Tempus Fugit
Eve Hallows snoops around asking questions about the disappearance of Francis Turin.

Nothing but the Whole
After years of fumbling in the darkness, Altair is trying to get back up on his feet and is attempting making the final cut of the ties between himself and his former mentor.

July, 1949
New Names, Old Faces
JC visits Altair before forming SRC, in hopes of having him help to create it all.

Psychurgy
Altair approaches Sebastian Petrocci about brewing troubles.

October 15, 1949
Disclosure
Remaining on the outside of the SRC, Altair is testing the waters, trying to figure out where the loyalty of Juniper Ellwood-Luxe Steele's lies.

December 10, 1949
Associations
JC introduces Juniper Steele to C.M. Weatherbee, two people closely connected in his "inner circle".

July, 1950
Serpent and Fire
JC and Altair meet again, JC once more trying to recruit Altair to join him.

September, 1950
Opportunities
JC attempts to recruit Leon Delaney into his group.



september 1950 - june 1952

n e w   b e g i n n i n g s .

September, 1950
Introducing the Social Reconstruction Committee!
A full-page advertisement appears in The Daily Prophet.

September 7, 1950
SRC Information Meeting
Hogsmeade: Jean-Claude Ouellet hosts a meeting for members of the public to gather information and ask questions about a new government project, the Social Reconstruction Committee. Also in attendance are his right-hand men and subcommittee leaders.

September 9, 1950
HOP: An Open Forum For All
Hogwarts: Juniper Steele announces the opportunities that the Hogwarts Outreach Programme will offer, and discusses them with students.

December 9, 1950
Brainstorming
Bryce & Co. Bakery: Ella Galanis hosts a meeting for the Social Events & Fundraisers SRC subcommittee. Ideas are exchanged and many cakes are eaten.

March 23, 1951
Germination
The Flowering Pot: Margaret Harkiss and Mavis Lerner host the first SRC Garden Club meeting.

August 25, 1951
Lifelines
Diagon Alley Marketplace: Altair hosts a meeting open to all members of the public, during which people are invited to share their thoughts on the SRC's progress so far.

April 12, 1952
An Egg-citing Afternoon
Godric Park: Ella Galanis and Marie-Anne Sharppe host an SRC-sponsored Easter Egg Hunt for children aged fourteen and under. Moira Duncan wins first prize.



july 1952 - june 1953

c h a n g e s   i n   l e a d e r s h i p .

August 31, 1952
Mystery At the Ministry
The Daily Prophet publishes an article drawing attention to the sudden disappearances of SRC leaders, Jean-Claude Ouellet and Altair.

August 1952
The Secret Visitor
Pryce Hir visits Altair in at St. Mungo's after JC's mysterious disappearance.

September 1, 1952
Head of SRC Missing
The Daily Prophet publishes an announcement by Libatius Grimsdyke, on behalf of the SRC: Jean-Claude Oullet is still missing and Altair is currently recovering from serious injury at St Mungo's. What could have happened? Nobody knows for certain.

December 4, 1952
Altair Says 'No' To Leading SRC
The Daily Prophet publishes an article outlining Altair's refusal to replace Jean-Claude Oullet. The SRC remains without clear leadership.

January 20, 1953
SRC Searching For New Head
The Daily Prophet publishes an article claiming that the SRC are searching for a new leader. The official job advertisement and its requirements are quoted for those who are interested in applying.

June 1, 1953
New SRC Leadership Finally Confirmed
The Daily Prophet publishes an article outlining the internal restructuring of the SRC and the committee's new leadership.

June 26-28, 1953
SRC Carnival & Gala*
A nationwide carnival and gala is hosted to celebrate the arrival of the new SRC leadership. The event is sponsored by the Kingsley Gazette.

A Night To Remember*
The new SRC leaders are welcomed to the stage at the gala. A brief Q&A session follows.



m e a n w h i l e . . . ( m a g i c a l   m o n o )

July 1, 1952
Spread The Love
Camp Loki: Pax Fellwater starts up a game of Spin the Bottle. Unbeknownst to him (and to everybody else), he's highly infectious with Magical Mono. Over the course of the next two months, the disease reigns over the campers. It appears to die down in late August.

September 8, 1952
Easy, Breezy, Beautiful...or NOT!
Hogwarts: Newton Mariner and Jeremiah Smallweed wake up to faces full of colourful spots. Magical Mono has made a comeback, and it's bigger and better than ever. Introducing...MEGA MONO!

November 10, 1952
Serendipity
St Mungo's: Cyrus Galanis holds a staff meeting for Spell Damage Healers to discuss potential Mega Mono cures. The rest of the thread chronicles the day-to-day activities of St Mungo's workers during the epidemic, and Mega Mono's final resolution.

December 28, 1952
SRC Sponsors Research For Mega Mono Cure
The Daily Prophet publishes an article noting the financial contributions that the SRC is making towards St Mungo's medical research into Mega Mono.

June 22, 1953
Mega Mono Cure Found
The Daily Prophet publishes an article detailing the cure for Mega Mono, found and developed by a group of St. Mungo’s Healers.



july 1953 - present

July, 1953
Future of the SRC
Minister Pryce Hir meets with the SRC Directors to discuss the committee’s aims and goals moving forward.

* - denotes an ongoing thread open for member participation!