Thursday, October 9, 2008

Ravenclaw Treasure Hunt Results!

Overall Winner with 200 points
The Clever Corvus Dorm Room
Bevin Rae Mooney
Waverly Trimble
Amethyst Aurag
For completeness and team spirit! Congratulations!

Second Place with 175 points
Quills, Cauldrons & Feathers
Cassandra ZeHorrid
Chrysta the Cursed
Minerva Kwikspell
Wisteria Lovegood
This team showed perseverance!

Third Place with 160 points
Knit 1, Percolate 2
Andromache Tonks
Fiera Firenze
Minverva Wood
This team showed exceptional creativity like true Ravenclaws!

Fourth Place with 150 points
Bella Shacklebolt
Kitty Diricrawl
Olive Bumblebirch

Fifth Place
Gene & Stu
Eugene Nigeno
Stuart Cauldwell

Sixth Place
Charming Chums
Cassandra Crimsonchin
Emma Wigworthy
Molly Crookshanks

Highest Individual Points
Amethyst Aurag (170)
Bella Shacklebolt (160)
Bevin Rae Mooney & Waverly Trimble (155)

Honorable Mentions
Most Creative: Minerva Wood
Most Ravenclaw Pride: Emma Wigworthy
Most Lyrical: Eugene Nigeno

Everyone gets a badge for awesome participation and team spirit!

A quick word about scoring: Teams earned points only for the items which all team members found, plus the bonus points earned by individual team members. If a roommate had technical difficulties or was simply missing in action this whole past week, I did not hold it against the other teammates, but there was consequently fewer possibilities to earn bonus points. Extra points were awarded for things like:
* all treasures found
* unique originality markers
* best taste in US football team
* creative ministers & magical creatures
* silliest puns
* sock monkey love story
* Ravenclaw fashionwear

Great job everyone! I'm so proud of the creative effort you all put into hunting for treasure, and I hope you had fun!

Wednesday, October 8, 2008

Ravenclaw Treasure Hunt

I hope you all had as much fun as I did! Everyone's still got 3 more hours...

broom (5)

This broom was not used in the quidditch world cup...but it's still very useful.

diadem (10)

"Wit beyond measure is a man's greatest treasure!"

engagement ring (5)

Not traditional, but perfect for me! Garnets in rose gold, circa 1900. My husband Paul picked it out for me from a vintage jewelery shop. Also a great way to save money for the honeymoon!

fanged frisbee (10)

Here is Paul about to deploy his fanged frisbee around the room... escaped and chased some girls outside. They thought it was fun until it started biting them.

glass of butterbeer (10)

From my trip to Hogsmeade this past weekend. The lighting in the Three Broomsticks is very dim, perhaps so you can't see the food?

government employee (10)

horcrux (15)

This poor muggle repairman collected items like this cup, and didn't even realize he had a horcrux in his office all these years...

house socks (being worn) (5)

Knitsy obligingly let me take a picture of her wearing discarded socks she found around the castle. I think one used to belong to a Slytherin and the other to a Ravenclaw.

lucky potion (10)

My potion, Felix Felicis on the right. I need it to get through this week! Paul's Pepperup potion on the left.

magical creature (15)

This food is magical! (Not made of pegasus.)

muggle artifact (5)

I think muggles use these instead of owls? Looks complicated.

public art (5)

A smaller representation of a larger nearby bridge.

raven's feather (15)

I wonder where the rest of the feathers are now?

shady shop (10)

I wouldn't go in here even during daytime hours. Sketchy.

tree changing seasons (5)

Fall is here! At least for the northern hemisphere...

used textbook (5)

A used textbook in use by a student in the library. Muggle libraries are remarkably similar to normal libraries, except they need a lot of staff to move the books around. I'm so glad my books put themselves away!

That's almost all of them for Team Tailfeathers! Sorry I couldn't find a government employee. I thought for sure I'd see a police officer or a fireman or the postman. I even live next to a post office and I never got home form work before they closed. Well, it was fun!