Written by Melanie Brackney
Created by Adam Spunberg & Shylah Addante
Designed by Sam Cushion





You stand on the platform before the golden Cornucopia.  In just a few moments the gong will sound and the Potter Games will begin.  You stare around at the other 23 Tributes that the Ministry assembled.  You remain quite unimpressed by the group. Several of the Tributes look so scared that they are likely to die from fright once the gong sounds. However, you cannot deny that a few of them might prove to be fierce competition. Tributes such as Cedric Diggory, who is both handsome and athletic, are likely to earn favor amongst many of the more wealthier witches of the UK.  You also have Tributes such as the Weasley twins, who are both poor and blood traitors, but have spent the last several years inventing jinxes so advanced it's hard to believe they are still Hogwarts students. It's possible that they could win the Games without any help from Sponsors at all!  Then there are Tributes like the mudblood Granger and the ever famous Harry Potter; you try very hard not think of them because it is likely to make you ill.  Of course, you have friends amongst the Tributes as well; most notably, Draco Malfoy. The idea of having to kill him almost brings you to tears.

But now is not the time to be sentimental.

You bring your attention back to the items in the Cornucopia; the wands are assembled in the center opening.  You can't see your wand, which is unnerving. But most Tributes do not have their wands at the beginning, so that thought eases your mind a bit.  Not much in the Cornucopia interests you and you begin to wonder if your best bet is to head for the forest area. Then your interest is drawn to a small, crushed velvet bag which is almost certainly enchanted and filled with items. The bag mesmerizes you–you know your best bet is to run, but as the gong sounds, you are forced to make a split-second decision.

Should you:
A.) Go into the Cornucopia and retrieve the velvet bag
or
B.) Run away