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Welcome to Tallygarunga, an original roleplay set in the Harry Potter universe. Set in present-day Australia, tensions are high between the Ministry of Magic and the only Ministry-run wizarding school in the country. Become like the other snooty private schools? Not a chance.

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Tallygarunga
a non-canon au potterverse roleplay
October, 2019 :: Spring


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Narragyambie ☆ Photographer✩ Tecri
23 year old Halfbreed Fairy ☆ She/Her/Hers

Robin laughed at Jamie’s words a bit louder than she thought she would, she couldn’t really heard how it came out but the look of a lady that just peeked on their corridor told her everything she needed to know and she quickly covered her mouth once more so that she wouldn’t be reprimanded for making noise. She should have figured that he would enjoy some adrenaline rush, if she remembers correctly, he did some pretty dangerous stunts back in the day, nowadays shouldn’t be too different. If he wanted to do some free falling off the top of a waterfall down to a lake bellow, she was always in for it, and if anything went wrong the usage of magic could potentially save someone from getting seriously injured during their adventure.

“I can read it later tonight, or we can use it as a guide.” Reading it while visiting the house would be great. She assumed there wouldn’t be too much details about it, at least not a whole chapter on the house, but if it was important for the community it should have at least more than just a couple of pages about it. Her hand stopped over the book and it opened where they wanted. The house was old and had a Victorian style, it had been rebuilt in the past decade by using the original blueprints which were a few centuries old. “Well, what do you say? Pick that survival book and shall we go then?” her smile grew as she looked at Jamie before walking to the reception to check her book out.  

Once they were ready, Robin searched for a secluded place so that she could apparate them both to the house in question. Landin in front of the house, she removed the key from her pocket and opened the book again. “I hope you’re ready for some spooks.” She said, slightly excited about the exploration of the house. She walked inside and waited for Jamie before she closed the door, she didn’t want people walking on by wondering what they were doing there. “This place is huge.” She looked up towards the ceiling. The Corridor lead to the kitchen, with a few locked doors and a long staircase lead to the other floors.

“Where should we start?” she looked at Jamie as she did the same thing she had done at the library, opening the book on the house and its small history.

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Narragyambie ☆ Australia National Quidditch Team Seeker, Living Merch Machine✩ Kirupachi
22 year old Halfblood Human ☆ He/Him

"If you say so, I guess it's fine then." Jamie replied as he accompanied Robin to the front desk so she could check out her book, as well as the one she had recommended to the Seeker. He felt horribly out of place in that library, and consequently uncomfortable. As he waited for the redhead to be done he looked around awkwardly with a wry smile and pursed lips as he visually greeted the various library-goers without a word, whom didn't seem to take too kindly to his presence in general - in hindsight, he looked like too much of a jock to be welcomed in a place of studying.

He held onto Robin's arm once they were somewhere more secluded, bracing himself for the Apparition. It was something he had to do every day for practice (thank goodness he had teammates willing to make the stomach churning trip for him every time) and he wished he could do it himself, but the circumstances demanded he rely on the Spencer alumna anyway. The two reappeared on the porch of the house in question. It prompted him to quickly look behind towards the street to see if anyone had spotted them, but it didn't seem to be the case.

"Uh, let's see..." He said as he stepped inside carefully, then refraining from speaking much as he left Robin to her book. With careful steps he walked forwards deeper into the house, looking around to peek past any nearby door frames. He only spoke when he managed to get her attention next. "Maybe start slow... Something like the living room or the dining room. No need to go to the main event first thing. Lead the way, miss."

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Narragyambie ☆ Photographer✩ Tecri
23 year old Halfbreed Fairy ☆ She/Her/Hers

She was quite excited to go on such adventure, that could be a wild goose chase, but at least they could still have some fun exploring the house, they could search the backyard after. The manor like house was however giving her some vibes, the same type as the twins that often roam her own house, perhaps they would be able to find a ghost or two. She looked up at Jamie who was speaking, she didn’t want to miss any word he said, and if she was in front of him, she wouldn’t be able to hold a conversation with the young man. It was that moment that she came to realization that she was quite boring due to not being able to talk in a situation like that.

Robin hesitated a little before tilting her head. “We do have time. I have no where to be.” She mentioned, to make sure neither of them would have to hurry that trip, and that they could both take all the time they needed or wanted, around that house. She opened the book, the layout of the house was the new one, followed by the first one, and she could see some hidden passages. “Living room it is, there’s this here that could be fun.” She showed the book to Jamie, showing him both the new and the old layout of the house. “I’m thinking secret passage.”

The door to their right was closed but with magic they could open it up to reveal the living room. Robin used magic to pick through the lock, she refrained from using wizard magic, and just proceeded with her fae abilities. While magic wasn’t traced by the ministry in adults, it left a feeling in the air, almost like an aura, fae magic just dissipated into the environment. The door opened and the room was a decent sized living room, with a couch bigger than Robin’s bed. “Here we are, look at this place.” Her house was old and big, but that just looked like a palace.

She looked and snooped around the living room, unable to find the secret passage she so desperately thought she would. “Maybe they closed it? It’s disappointing, I wanted to see where it led to…”

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Narragyambie ☆ Australia National Quidditch Team Seeker, Living Merch Machine✩ Kirupachi
22 year old Halfblood Human ☆ He/Him

"Diving headfirst, are we? Secret passage it is." So much for slow, but despite his words, that didn't actually bother Jamie so much. In the old layout there was indeed an entryway to a secret passage, which was entirely absent in the new sheet. "Did it have multiple stories?" He asked her, the fleeting look across the book not being enough to decipher such details. Nevertheless, he followed the redhead deeper into the house. Hopefully nobody would catch them moving through the windows, as he was fairly sure he could be sued for trespassing at that point.

The house was enormous. Calling it a 'house' was an understatement in his point of view - even if he had a lot of money saved up, his own home couldn't hold a candle to what he now dubbed to be a mansion. He felt quite diminutive when standing in the living room despite his impressive stature and build, and he felt like a kid in a candy store as his eyes feasted in the sights that was the intricate construction.

"Well, you know why they call them secret passages." He attempted to joke, a roguish grin stretching on his face as he retrieved his wand from its holster. It felt like cheating, but if someone wanted things hidden, there's no way people would find it without magic no matter how hard they tried. "Maybe it's still here, maybe not. Let's bet on it, yeah?"

He took a few moments to look around. Charms were his specialty, and surely a good one could cover for the area. Waving his wand in an specific motion, he exhaled. "Revelio." Hopefully it would reveal something for them to work with; if not, then it would be truly gone.

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Narragyambie ☆ Photographer✩ Tecri
23 year old Halfbreed Fairy ☆ She/Her/Hers

Robin laughed at his comment. She lived to dive in headfirst, call her stupid or brave, the fact was that she didn’t quire care, she loved to jump into adventure with everything she had, and that case wasn’t an exception. “According to the book it’s supposed to have four if you count the basement and the attic.” She said circling Jamie in a hunter sort of way, mostly to scare him a little bit, but one could argue that her actions were weird. “There might be some not so friendly ghosts downstairs, maybe it belonged to a cult.” She stopped in front of the young man as her eyes grew the more she stared at him. The thrill of being there was making her show her true colours when it came to adventure and adrenaline, a junkie, and she wasn’t even ashamed of it.

She watched Jamie; her smile grew as she chuckled before watching him pick his wand. “Alright, let’s make a bet, if I win what do I get? And what if you win?” she was sure the passage was there, if they hadn’t covered it with cement, but event then they could use magic to make it disappear and put it back to normal, they would just seal the hole and not the whole passage. “And I bet the passage has some cement on it, at least the entrance, unless they just boarded it up.” If they just boarded it up to get the new wall that would mean Jamie would win the bet. What could he possibly want thought? She was going to have some fun figuring that one out.

Jamie used the spell and Robin looked around the place, a piece of paper on the wall indicated something was hidden in there, the passage perhaps? And upon confirmation Jamie had won the bet, Robin would have to pay up whatever he decided. “Very good Mr. Collins. What do I have to pay you?” she joked lightly, standing in front of the passage while looking at him, her smile growing bigger the more her eyes met his. She had to stop being a fucking idiot about him like that.

“Want to do in first? Ready to swat some ghosts away? Or maybe some creepy crawlers?” she handed the book to Jamie, showing the passage, it would go through all over the house, all he had to do is chose where he wanted them to go.

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Narragyambie ☆ Australia National Quidditch Team Seeker, Living Merch Machine✩ Kirupachi
22 year old Halfblood Human ☆ He/Him

Robin hadn't exactly succeeded in her quest to scare the young man with her actions. Rather, as the redhead circled around Jamie, he found himself smirking with confidence and mischievousness. When was the last time he had been dragged into an adventure of any sort by a friend? Everyone had gone out their own path after Tallygarunga days, everyone was too busy working and studying to afford to plan such activities; and, unlike Robin, most people weren't spontaneous enough to drag Jamie along to do just about whatever. While part of it was his own fault as he wasn't the spontaneous sort either, the former Bourke was visibly raring to go and explore the mansion from top to bottom with his friend. The more floors and hidden passages, the better.

"You can decide what you get if you win." Jamie spoke as he let the spell cover the entire room. "I bet no cement. Either some sort of magic covering it, or a more Muggle-like passage, or something of the sort. Sounds fair?" He didn't have time to claim what he wanted if he were to win as the spell revealed something - there was a piece of paper on the wall. Before he could walk up close to inspect it, Robin had handed him the book covering the house.

"Well, first things first. If you got to get whatever you wanted, so do I. If you're free sometime soon, how about I take you on a broom ride through the Bushland? And I mean that quite literally." It was starting to be obvious they were pushing at each other's buttons to do things they shouldn't do. That was only a potential escalation of it: dashing through the woods at high speeds with a broomstick supporting two people and trying to dodge trees and animals sounded like their type of activity.

"And now, to answer your question... Ladies first, I still have my manners." Holding the book safely with one hand, he motioned with his free one towards the wall, daring her to go through with it. He didn't mind the idea of going in first, yet he couldn't deny the intense curiosity growing in him to just see what Robin was truly capable of.

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Narragyambie ☆ Photographer✩ Tecri
23 year old Halfbreed Fairy ☆ She/Her/Hers

She could decide what she gets, but, what about him? He hadn’t even decided what she wanted if he wins the bet. Robin was either having trouble understanding what he was saying, not being able to read his lips, or Jamie was making no sense. The girl was genuinely confused by his words but didn’t pursue them, there were other things that needed attending, like going back to the bet itself, ignoring the prizes. They weren’t that important, were they? At least they were betting against each other, what if they both thought the same thing? It would be completely hilarious, both would win, or both would lose. She nodded as his question as a smile grew on her lips.

Before they could proceed Jamie dropped a little adventure onto her lap, Robin’s smile grew as her lips parted, her eyes dancing in excitement about their next adventure. “Now there’s something I never did. I’m in. Can your broom carry us both?” she asked, her eyes fixated on his, as hers seemed to continue to dance, as the expectation of such an adventure grew. Robin was never good at flying, she preferred to use her fae magic for other things that didn’t involve using a broom for transportation, but if Jamie was the one leading, she was sure they wouldn’t crash so easily.

Jamie had won the bet, and yet he wasn’t going to go first. It was a shame, but they wouldn’t be able to talk either way, unless the passage was wide enough for them to walk side by side. “Alright.” Robin stuck her head inside the hole, webs dangling over her head, which she removed with her hands before going inside. It was a corridor, enough for a person to walk through, it even had some candles left. Whoever used that was well prepared, no wonder the house looked bigger, considering how smaller the rooms were.

She turned around to look at Jamie, who was still on the outside of that passage. “Scared?” she asked, curiously and in a provocative manner. “Come one, don’t be shy, it’s just spider webs.” Robin walked a bit ahead and waited for the young man to join her in the cramped place.

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