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The Impossible Task

Rowena is a very modern woman living in a very intolerant time.

The world as it was "a thousand years or more ago" is not made for her. She is a woman when women were undervalued and an outspoken, intelligent woman at that. She is a witch at a time where people were killed for the sin of sorcery.

By society's norms, Rowena should be married and producing children - She should certainly not be one of the four Founders of a school of witchcraft and wizardry. Her father should have made her a match that was beneficial and that should have been that. Rowena is not the sort to go for that, but she needs a suitable excuse as to why she has not taken a husband.

And so I have created a new plotline:

Rowena is reportedly the brightest witch of the era. It is unlikely that many could tangle with her wits. And so, she has used that to her advantage and issued a challenge:

She will marry on the condition that she is outwited by her groom.

The Impossible Task.

Do you remember how we met?

The Parting

(determinedsnake and fromwildmoor were used lovingly, and with permission. Helga's use is non-binding to any/all Helgas currently in play. Comments appreciated.)

Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry was generally a merry place to be. It was a serious institution of learning, of course, but laughter was no stranger to the castle. It was not uncommon to see children engaged in a game of hide-and-seek or racing up and down the staircases. The merriment had been scarce, though, since Rowena Ravenclaw had fallen ill.

Her illness had come on suddenly, without warning, and had been dragging on for the better part of two weeks. The dark-haired woman was confined to her bedroom with a fever where Helga Hufflepuff played the part of nurse as best she was able and Godric Gryffindor visited, often. The woman had always been fair-skinned but the pale nature of her skin looked unhealthy – there was no longer a rosy tint to the apples of her cheeks and her pink lips were drained of their color. She shivered and complained of cold despite the blankets that had been set over her and the fire that burned nonstop.

The students of Hogwarts could tell that all was not right in their world...Collapse )

fic requests

This journal has been fairly empty; a lot of Rowena's play has been on SWS and I haven't had the need to post anything here. I've been struck by the desire to write, though and so:

To celebrate the ending of the first week of school and my upcoming time-off from work, I am taking fic requests for Rowena.

Is there something that you would like to see? Comment here and I'll write you a fic based on your suggestion.


Aug. 4th, 2009

I would not marry a fool.


i am better than you
Rowena Ravenclaw

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