Post by Admin Sora on Sept 14, 2017 11:53:23 GMT -7
It was now the evening of the third task. The three champions had spent the remainder of the afternoon after the task in the hospital wing, healing up from their creature encounters in the third task. But now the evening feast had begun and all the students were in attendance. The great hall was a mix of Hogwarts black, Durmstrang red, and Beauxbaton blue with the schools' banners decorating the walls. Except for three. There were three banners up by the head table that remained stoically gray, as if waiting. And they were. From their placement the one in the middle was the highest, the one on the right second in height and the one on the left the lowest. The meaning was obvious. The banners would represent the champions in order of placement in the tournament. But for now it was still unknown. The winner of the third task, and the winner of the entire tournament would be announced tonight, the 30th of April.
It was a grand feast, the house elves in the kitchen whipping up a fantastic array of foods. From old favorites to foreign delicacies, and as soon as one tray was empty a new one would take it's place. Finally desserts came and they were just as splendid as the main course. Hogwarts had held nothing back for the feast that marked the end of the Twi-Wizard Tournament.
Only once every student and staff member were thoroughly stuffed did Headmistress McGonagall slowly rise to her feet. Despite not calling the hall to attention her movement did not go unnoticed and she students fell deathly silent in anticipation. Each of the Headmistress' stepped seemed to echo as she walked around the long staff table and moved to the owl podium in front. The hall was so quiet you could hear a pin drop.
"We have had the honor of hosting a historical event this year at Hogwarts." Professor McGonagall started, her heavy Scottish accent reaching every corner of the hall. "Three champions were chosen, of vastly different backgrounds, skills, strengths and weaknesses. The goblet of fire saw something in each of them that set them apart from their peers. While we may never truly know exactly why they were chosen these individuals have proven themselves to be true Champions of the Tri-Wizard Tournament. Champions. Please stand." There was a round of applause as the champions stood. Headmistress McGonagall let her gaze travel to each of them. Molly Weasley of Hogwarts. Emile Chevalier of Beauxbaton. Elias Greyback of Durmstrang. "Champions, you have faced many obstacles. You have proven your worth not only to your schools and to the magical community but also to yourselves. While there is only one ultimate Tournament Champion you will all go down in history as Tri-Wizard Tournament champions." More applause followed.
"Now, on to the third task results. In third place, and winning twenty points to their overall score is Emile Chevalier." She was forced to pause there due to powerful applause. "In second place, and winning thirty five points is Elias Greyback." it was almost deafening now, not just for Elias but because only one champion was left. "And in first place is Molly Weasley, winning fifty points to her score." Quite a few students had done the math by this point and their restlessness was obvious. They knew who the winner was.
"Which means!" Headmistress McGonagall had to speak loudly, calling order back to the hall. "The Tri-Wizard champion, with one hundred and thirty five points, is Molly Weasley of Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry." The applause and shouting was absolutely deafening. "In second place with one hundred and five points is Emile Chevalier of Beauxbaton Academy. And in third is Elias Greyback with 75 points."
The Great Hall did not come to order for sometime as every student celebrated. A phantom of a smile graced Headmistress McGonagall's lips as her gaze slowly wandered, watching the riot of students festivities. She could let them celebrate for a moment. It was a rather momentous occasion after all.
After several minutes students began to notice the Headmistress still standing there and began to quiet. Only once the hall was silent once more did she speak. "Our foreign guests will be with us a short two weeks and will be returning to their respective schools May eighteenth so they may prepare for their final exams and graduation. It has been a pleasure meeting all of you. While you were only here a short time, Hogwarts' doors will remain open to each and everyone of you, if you ever need." With those final words she stepped away from the podium and the banners above the long table finally changed. Hogwarts in the middle, beaxbaton on the right, and Durmstrang on the left.
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