Old Magic

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  • Updated: 2 Mar 2014
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What was the story behind Hogwarts's four founders? What were their lives like, fighting to create a peaceful magical society, and why were they fighting among themselves?


1. Chapter One

Hello! KB.17 here. I just wanted to thank you guys so much for taking the time to read my novel; it is my first one, so i hope you enjoy it! =) Also please note that i do not own Harry Potter Characters, places, animals, etc. I give credit to J.K. Rowling for inspiration on this story. Also i am sorry if this doesn't necessarily follow the books; i know the founder's stories were a bit different from the way i am putting it, but i am making this up so it will fit in my story. 


It was 991. There was no Hogwarts, or Ministry of Magic, or even a magical society. The only thing to distinguish between what they called "normal people" and witches and wizards was that one was normal and the other was, well, strange. In an act to eliminate all magical beings, people began to round up suspected witches and wizards, and try to burn them to death. Of course with the wizards being smarter, and more able, they easily escaped these burnings. However, the time finally came for the witches and wizards to seek refuge.  

One particular wizard, by the name of Godric Gryffindor, had been born and raised into this horrible era. He was half-blood, meaning one parent was magical, and the other was not. In his case, he had a witch for a mother. Sadly, when Godric was seven years old, He and his mother had fled when the people came to kill them. His father assumed he could hold them off. His father was killed. After reaching a safe place, his mother had kissed him goodbye, and walked away into the night. Godric never saw her again.  

Another wizard, Salazar Slytherin, had grown up as an orphan. No one knew what happened to his family. The only thing they knew for sure about Salazar was that he was a wizard, and he was pure-blood. 

A witch, named Rowena Ravenclaw, had been told by her parents to run away at a very young age. She was determined to reunite with her family, but after years of searching, Rowena concluded that they were killed in the burnings. After all, she was a half-blood, her father being a wizard.

Helga Hufflepuff was a muggle-born witch. Even though the rest of her family was not magical, she had left to protect them. She knew as long as she wasn't in contact with them, they would never be in danger of the burnings. Nevertheless, Helga missed them dearly.

These four witches and wizards had no knowledge of each other, until 997, when they were each seventeen years of age, and were united when magical beings from all around Britain met together to find out who was gone, and who remained. Little did Godric, Salazar, Rowena, and Helga know that someday, they would change all of this. 

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