Old Magic

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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?

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13. Chapter Thirteen

That next morning, Godric and Rowena devised the plan to Salazar and Helga. "I know it'll be tricky," Godric said. "but if we do it carefully, I'm sure-I know it will work."

"Well then," a grin was slowly unfurling across Helga's cheeks, turning them a rosy pink. "we have a society to fix!"

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It had been two weeks since that exciting morning, and already the team was exausted. They had decided to build a castle. Not just any fairy-tale castle, no. This was to be a school, where children can attend at a young age to learn about the magical arts, and to practice for what will be waiting out there in later life. So far, Godric had made quite a few blueprints, Rowena used a nice bit of spellwork to put up hundreds of protective enchantments (so the people wouldn't reconize it for what it really was), Helga had flattened out the land to build on, and with a wave of her wand had magicked dozens of animals around the campus, to 'give it some life' she said, and finally Salazar was making an extremly long list of various classes the kids ought to take. The four decided the children would live at the castle from the first of every September, and would return home every mid-June. 

"I just can't wait for it to be finished," Helga shared one evening, as they sat around a small fire, toasting bread and chattering about the future for the castle, while thestrals grazed the grass , redcaps and knargles popped in and out of the vast lake nearby, and random pigs streaked past.

"Same here," Salazar agreed.

"I was thinking.." Godric began, before Helga interrupted him.

"That can't be good," Helga teased playfully.

"As I was saying..." He continued, grinning at her. "I think we ought to name the castle."

"I know!" Rowena was laughing. A pig was attempting to jump over her lap. "I think-I think it should be named-wait for it- Pigzits Academy for All Magical Children!" It took a second for these words to penetrate their minds. They all burst out in laughter.

"Pig-Pigzits!" Salazar gasped. "Why on earth Pigzits Academy? We actually want people to come to the school, you know, not run away screaming!"

"Look! This pig's got a red bump on his stomach!" Rowena protested. Indeed, she flipped him over and there was a strange red marking on his tummy.

"Allright, then, I like the name!" Helga joined in. 

Godric said, "Same here, but I think we should name it.. something more attractive, like...Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry!"

The four nodded and muttered to each other. 

Salazar smiled. "Well then, we'd better get some rest if we're building Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry!"

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