Wednesday, December 23, 2009

Winnie's Box of Clues

"Dear Wisty, Siobahn, and students,

After weeks of travel and following leads, I've found the person I was looking for: the thief who stole the Quidditch World Cup trophy! He was very reluctant to talk, quite angry and I had to defend myself. I'm sorry to say there won't be getting any information out of him anymore, and that's a problem because he's hidden the trophy somewhere. I gathered all of the personal belongings he had with him before his sudden demise, and am enclosing them in this package. Please take care as I haven't had time to inspect them for magical qualities beyond the obvious. See if you can identify where the trophy might be hidden. I will be staying at a low-profile inn awaiting your conclusion. Just send a note back by this same owl--she knows where to find me.

Winnie"


So here are the clues that were hidden in the box.

* Peruvian Instant Darkness Powder
* Broken Wand
* Blood Pops
* Hand of Glory
* Hogs Head
* Golden Snitch
* A Quidditch Broom

I have been going back and forth between Diagon Alley, Hogsmeade, and maybe even Hogwarts itself but have come no closer to where the trophy could have been hidden. The first thing that entered my mind was Draco Malfoy but not sure about the whole Blood Pops thing unless he likes them. So maybe the greater London area? Yeah, totally not helpful at all but I can't think right now.

ETA:
Some of the clues point toward the thief’s identity. If you’ve been following Winnie’s updates, you should have a vague idea by now of who he is, so think of which items would just be his because of who he is.

Some of the clues point toward the theft and/or hiding of the trophy. Think about which items would be useful in such an endeavor.

A couple of the clues point toward the location the trophy is hidden. These items are not obvious at first glance, so look closely.

Just like all of Winnie’s previous travels, the location will be a well-known place. As far as we know, Harry Potter has never been there (so think real-world places…though this doesn’t mean it was never, ever mentioned in the books).

So this latest information just confuses me even more. So I am just gonna go off on some wild tangent and say the Black Forest of Germany.

Thursday, December 17, 2009

Winnie's Secret Mission


Apparently a mysterious box has arrived from the Headmistress with a mysterious clue on the outside flap. How mysterious is that? The clue is as follows:

5 words: 6, 9, 5, 3, 6

That might be the reason for all of those bolded letters in her notes that we have been getting.


CLR CLS DNT DOT DOT EOU HPU HWPY IQ IR

So what does this all mean?

STOLEN QUIDDITCH WORLD CUP TROPHY

Wednesday, December 16, 2009

Slytherins Take House Cup



Slytherins take House Cup
Harry Potter Knit/Crochet House Cup


Saturday, December 12, 2009

Where is Winnie????


This week I'm heading to the place where Christmas began as I seek to find the hiding place of a souvenir of sorts somewhere near the notorious being from last week's letter. It is Rather cold here and making it almost impossible for me to continue writing this letter, so I will keep it short.
Going from last week near the notorious being of Dracula, my guess would be somewhere near Transylvania. I've seen guesses that included Bethlehem as well as the North Pole. And since the North Pole is a little away from Transylvania, I think I will go with Bethlehem. But of course, I could be wrong.

Saturday, December 5, 2009

Where is Winnie????

"I'm in a large city stocking up on supplies before a dangerous trip. I'm not sure How long it will take to get there but I've got Plenty of garlic. It should be easy to find holy water and a cross here, and hopefully they're authentic beCause I'm going to need them."


That sounds like the Vatican City located in Rome, Italy. There should be plenty of holy water and crosses there. And she could even get them blessed before her next trip.

The next letter came just last week and said,

"I've finally arrived in a dark region nortHwest of a mountain range. As expected, I've already used the supplies I picked up last Week to keep unwanted guests away, though an invisibility cloak helps, too. Good thing I've been practicing my Protego charm! The other daY I had a close run-in with a certain notorious being, but escaped just in the 'neck' of time!

I wonder if she dropped by Transylvania, Romania which is by the Carpathian Mountains. That area is often associated with Count Dracula. Hopefully she will come back in one piece and not as a creature of the night.

I'm definitely getting tIred of all the traveling, but I'm hoping I'll be able to return to Hogwarts soon. I've got just one more Quick trip to make, and I'll send an owl as soon as I find what I'm looking for."

November Classes for HPKCHC


So for the third month in a row, I have completed all 6 classes. I even managed to complete an OWL in Muggle Studies and do 3 hats for Quidditch. It was a very project packed 3 months. Right now we are just waiting on the final points to be awarded. The next term starts in January and I will once again be in the Mighty House of Slytherin as a 5th year. I'll post my OWL projects in another post.