With speculation thick in the air as the date of the First Task of the highly anticipated Tri-Wizard Tournament looms closer, we consider less of fact and more of fan driven myth. Let us change this today by thoroughly analyzing the facts as they present themselves:
- The Tri-Wizard Tournament is a thrilling spectator sport. We can expect some thrill.
- It is likely that the champions from each school will be working in groups for the first task.
- Giant cages were reportedly brought into the country and have not been accounted for since. From this, we can deduce that the other theories have some basis in fact that our champions will be facing dangerous magical creatures of some sort.
- There will be some element of challenge, for without challenge, it would be a poor tournament.
Separate, these bits of factual information tell us very little about the first task, but there is one Task that fits all of these criterion, and more. It is with the fact that none of this can be disproven, in mind, that I present to you the first task of the Tri-Wizard Tournament: Skyfall.
Champions will be working in teams grouped by educational facility, and will begin the task thousands of feet in the air, under a bubble head charm and atop a flying carpet. Each champion will be secretly charmed a certain ‘colour’, and will carry a gobstone of a different colour. Upon the start of the task, the carpet will be set aflame and the champions will proceed to free fall towards the ground. Any form of assisted flight or levitation is prohibited, but slowing charms will catch their fall at ground level. The objective is simple: each champion must figure out their secret ‘colour’ and be in possession of the matching gobstone by the time they hit the ground.
The catch? Each champion will be also strapped onto the belly of a dangerous magical creature. Any and all harm to these creatures will be prohibited and punishable by immediate removal from the area, severely crippling one’s team. The species of the creature is unknown to us as of now, but two of the creatures will be the same species, a nursing mother and the mother’s child. Another of the creatures will be the first creature’s natural predator. The final creature will be the first creature’s natural prey.
Our source assures us that none of these creatures will be winged and will be physically unable to harm the particular human strapped to them, but other sources inform me that magical creatures do not like freefalling from extreme heights and are likely to be hostile. We have also been informed that it will not be a free-for-all flying pit of doom and the different schools will take turns to complete this task, if at all possible.
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