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Kermit Princeley

Phase/Post Three | 103 words

 

He did not have time to celebrate moving onto the next phase. Kermit knew that they were only going to get a little harder each time. It almost reminded him of Mercutio, who enjoyed putting the team through their paces every single practice. Did he miss that? No chance in hell.

 

He flew towards the lake. Flying without a purpose was fun, flying with a purpose was his daily pleasure. It was the whoosh of a bludger that caused him to turn around. A sound he was all to familiar with on the pitch. He looked… to bat… this was going to be bad.

 

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Devlin P. Whitehorn

Trish's work was not yet done, even though people had crossed the finish line. There were still plenty of people that needed assistance, and she had to make sure that any side effects from the brooms was accounted for.

 

She spent the next several minutes observing each person still on the obstacle course, noting when one wavered unnecessary. It reminded her a bit like Quidditch practice, and suddenly, she missed her old team. Had @Kirk Lawson managed to survive a year without terrorizing the ickles?

 

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Passed

Inara (8 > 4 )
 

 

Failed

Eli (2 < 4 )
Kermit (13 < 16 )

 

Multiples

Misty (16 > 10 )(10 > 1 )(8 > 4 )(13 < 15 ) : Succeed x3
Delia (10 > 8 )(7 < 19 )(18 > 10 )(9 > 7 ) : Succeed x3
Alecia (1 < 15 )(2 < 12 )(3 > 1 )(4 > 1 ) : Succeed x3
Zsuzsanna (20 > 6 )(15 < 19 )(4 > 2 )(11 < 18 ) : Succeed x2
Josephine (5 > 4 )(9 < 12 )(15 > 11 )(17 > 16 ) : Succeed x3
Vladmir (3 < 12 )(7 < 11 )(13 < 19 )(18 > 6 ) : Succeed x2

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Inara Kennedy

And she was flying. She guessed that she really just needed to stretch first and no exceptions! Luckily, that was behind her. She set up to start the course and wondered if she would be good at this. She was good at Quidditch but this wasn’t exactly Quidditch. In fact, it was quite different.

 

She shrugged to herself and started off. She had to get through some hoops. And they were getting bigger and smaller. Great. She stopped and then… flew forward as quickly as possible. That was a great strategy, right? It had to be because it was what she was going with. No going back now!

 

Phase 2, Post 3

Number: 8

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Kermit Princeley

Post Four Phase Three 70 words

 

He was going to do this.

 

Kermit was not going to be beaten by a bludger. He had spent seven years ensuring that they did not attack his own team. He was used to thwacking them away, to send them towards the other team players when he needed to the most.

 

He tried once more.

 

He was determined to make sure that the bludger did not get anywhere near him.

 

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Zsuzsanna E. Maverick

Phase o3

 

Zsu gave a small squeal of excitement as she successfully navigated the hoops, finding that each obstacle heightened her enthusiasm. She wondered if she’d be able to calm down by the end of the seminar enough to actually practice her spells without any extra…robustness, but highly doubted it considering previous scenarios that she’d found herself in. Maybe she’d just have to forgo practicing until tomorrow.

 

Snapping back, she found herself flying over the lake, poles in the distance. What she hadn’t expected, however, were bludgers seemingly appearing out of nowhere and on her tail. Leaning forward, she gripped her broom tightly and let a smile crack her face –she was certainly ready to see just how well she’d be able to do on this particular part of the course.

 

The Huff had faith.

Post o3 WC: 133

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Avery Potter

Phase One | Post Two | 100 words

 

It was like she had never flown before.

 

Avery hadn’t managed to smash the first task. Instead, she faltered behind, just as she had when she first learnt to fly on her child broom many years before. Instead of growing upset the fact caused her to grown more determined. She needed to improve her skill if she were ever to appreciate it. The brunette attempted to get off the ground once more in a less than graceful style. If it worked she would not care about the way it had happened.

 

She needed to life…to go up, up and away.

 

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Misty Leaf

Post 2, Word Count 66

Phase 2: Fly Through 3 Shrinking/Growing Hoops

After avoiding the bludger, Misty set off towards the first obstacle- flying through shrinking hoops. Three of them. In a row. It was at times like this when Misty felt extremely glad for her shortness. If all went well, she should be able to get through them easily. Not to brag or anything... but if she couldn’t fit, then barely anyone would get through this course.

 

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Jaxon Sinclair

Phase III || Post IV || WC: 125

 

So there were still bludgers, which was a problem, and Jack still didn't have a bat, which was a bigger problem.  The biggest problem, however, was the unfamiliar broom that lurched beneath him, adding weight where he wasn't used to having weight.  His Firebolt felt distinctively different in a way he couldn't adequately describe, not right now, anyway.  Maybe when he wasn't fleeing for his life.

Rolling, the boy managed to avoid being hit by another of the loose bludgers, which seemed to be following no set of rules but their own, and he reached blindly for the wand in his back pocket.  Maybe he could just...jinx them out of the sky or something like in the first seminar.  Nobody had told him he couldn't.

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Shiloh Paige

Shiloh rubbed her hands together as she mounted a broom; obstacle courses were things she could do pretty easily; and if that was what this was going to be it would be a simple task. Or at least more simple than just sitting down and listening to an adult prattle on about things that weren't action.

 

This she could do.

 

Post 1 || WC: 60

 

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Misty Leaf

Post 3, Word Count 88

Phase 3: Flying Over a Lake While Avoiding Bludgers

The first two hoops were simple enough, even for someone larger in size, and though Misty slowed down before approaching the last hoop, it was still quite easy for her to glide through by leaning forward on her broom.

 

To fly over a lake while being pelted by bludgers was a whole other story. This was probably the magical equivalent of driving in the opposite direction of everyone else. Except the “people” are not trying to stop themselves from crashing. Quite contrary, these bludgers are looking for collisions.

 

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Radueriel Benson

Post #1 | Phase 1

 

An obstacle course. Flying through the air on a broomstick. This certainly didn’t bring up any traumatic memories related to a certain Hufflepuff and the freakin’ Rubber-Arm Jinx. Not at all. Thanks so much, Miss Whitehorn.

 

But he reasoned to himself that this was the perfect way to push past that and make some more positive broom-related memories. After all, if he was interested in trying out for Quidditch next year, he couldn’t get all jumpy whenever a broomstick came up. That kind of came with the gig.

 

And besides. Despite the fact that he had utterly failed the course set up by the Flying assistants, it remained the truth that Rad was much more coordinated up in the air than on the ground. So long as nobody was sending mature dueling spells, he should be fine.

 

Right? Right.

 

So he swung his leg over the Nimbus broom and pushed off toward the sky.

 

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Vladimir Valentin

Phase II

 

Once Vladimir was up in the air, the boy proceeded to move ahead in this course that had been set up, his first destination being the hoops. Before he flew headlong through them, he carefully observed for a few moments. His eyes were trying to map a timeline in his head, calculating the seconds as each hoop shrunk or grew in size. He also needed to account for his own size and frame upon the broomstick.

 

Vladimir managed through the first hoop, and then the second. He stopped before he attempted to fly into the third one, the timings of it being quicker than his mind had calculated. However, Vladimir was not deterred. Patience, after all, was key.

 

WC: 118 | Post III

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Misty Leaf

Post 4, Word Count 97
Phase 4: Mini Maze of Poles
Rapidly swerving through a bunch of tightly packed poles on a broomstick was not how Misty wanted to spend the day. Yet she was still doing it, just because it happened to be a part of the obstacle course that she willingly partook in. Then again, at this point in time, practically anything other than reading could be considered an unexpected activity for Misty. Gosh she was out of practice. Not only did she almost collide with several of the poles, she also seemed to be lost. Who knew mini mazes were so difficult to fly through?

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Vladimir Valentin

Phase III

 

With the hoops successfully dealt with, Vladimir continued along the course, ducking his head down quickly when a bludger came speeding out from his peripheral vision. Quickly glancing around to survey the area, Vladimir could see that the next leg of the journey would not be pleasant in the slightest. It would have helped if he had a beater's bat in order to help knock the bludgers away, but alas, he would have to rely on his own reflexes.

 

Swerving to the side to avoid another bludger, Vladimir began to proceed over the lake.

 

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WC: 94 | Post IV

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Zsuzsanna E. Maverick

Phase o4

 

Once more Zsu found herself victorious, successfully dodging the bludgers and keeping herself upright on her broom at the same time. She’d been worried that she was going to lose her grip and fall into the lake as she ducked and bobbed about, but apparently she’d gotten more experience as a Seeker than she’d thought.

 

Clearing the lake, she found herself surrounded by poles set in an intricate framework. Immediately she wondered if it was some sort of maze replication, though she continued forward regardless so that she could get to the finish line. She leaned closer to her broom, picking up speed as she began to weave around the poles. Time was of the essence, but even more so, she was curious to see just how well she could do with tossing caution to the wind.

Post o4 WC: 137

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Josephine Tindall

PHASE FOUR

POST TWO

WC - 84

 

It was easier than she'd anticipated. 

 

Still relatively new when it came to flying, Jo was slower than a lot of the other students but at least she was successful and having less fumbles. 

 

Now it was the maze of poles, and Jo tightened her grip on the brooms handle. She moved, slight veering to the left or right. Her shoulder colliding  one of the poles and throwing her concentration off. She cursed to herself, brow furrowing as she steadied herself on the broom. 

 

NUMBERS - 7

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Julian Pritchard

Post #3 | 118 Words

 

Apparently, yes it was! Before he knew it, he was through the incredibly annoying hoops. By this point, Julian was convinced that he’d actually picked one of the regular brooms, as nothing had happened out of the ordinary (that, or it was a really good prototype broom, but the broom was just a mite slow, like many of the regular Hogwarts brooms).

 

His momentary sense of relief evaporated as soon as he saw what they were facing next. Why did every person running a seminar (except for the dragon guy) think they needed to dodge bludgers? Raising his hand to clutch at his helmet, Julian fought the instinct to close his eyes - bracing for impact - and leaned down.

 

Phase 3: 17

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Radueriel Benson

Post #2 | Phase 2

 

Sweet, he was airborne! Not that he was really worried about this aspect of the task ahead, but… still… Any victory was a victory, okay? Now he had to contend with these hoops, through which he wended and wove. You know, if there were ever like… a broom race, or something like that, like an obstacle course game, or something, Rad would be really good at it. Though he wasn’t the most graceful Quidditch player, the boy had speed for daaaays.

 

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Radueriel Benson

Post #3 | Phase 3

 

Oh man, more Bludger-dodging. But this too was a game of agility and speed, and whereas the tiny boy was a verifiable klutz on the land, he was apparently a freakin’ ace in the sky. No thanks to Maesson, mind you. He hurdled and careened, doing his best not to get tossed off his broom. He wondered vaguely, only for a moment, how this was meant to prepare him for Quidditch next year. Oh well. He didn’t have time to think about this now— there were more Bludgers to dodge.

 

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Radueriel Benson

Post #4 | Post 4

 

Time for more wending and weaving, apparently. Now it was a series of poles, and Rad went whoosh, whoosh, whoosh through them, whooping for joy. Now this was fun. Maybe he ought to try out for Seeker, since from what he understood, it mainly involved zipping around the whole time ignoring everything. Rad was really good at both of those things! How else do you think he survived the Slytherin boys’ dorm? Lots of zipping about, lots of ignoring everything. It was practically an art, now.

 

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