Eleven years have passed since the Battle of Hogwarts. For most of the magical world, life after the end of the Second War was been relatively peaceful. But even the most optimistic witch or wizard knows that no peace can last forever.
In the adult world, the tentative peace since the end of the Second War was shattered by the Remembering Day attacks. The Wizarding Blood Alliance, seeking to style itself as a Robin Hood-like protector of the magical downtrodden, has declared a shadow war on the Ministry of Magic's Department of Magical Law Enforcement. The brave men and women of the Auror Corps have found themselves under assault, shaken by assassination attempts and threats to their families, as they struggle to balance the safety of those they care about with their duty to the public.
Meanwhile, Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry stands on the brink of completing another turbulent school year. Fifth year students rush to study for their OWLs, and the Graduating Class of 2009 is getting ready for an even bigger adventure: the transition into the real world. Many are preparing to enter the Ministry. A handful have set their sights high, hoping to be accepted to the prestigious Auror training program. But other students look to head in the opposite direction: disillusioned with Ministry policies, they have become entangled in the underworld, expressing sympathy for the controversial Wizarding Blood Alliance.
And behind it all, a new breed of werewolf - the Direwolf - prowls the land, transforming during the day and causing panic in the streets. Who's to blame? Some cast a suspicious eye towards the WBA. Others blame normal, law-abiding werewolves, who now suffer under harsh new draconian policies that seek to keep the magical public safe.
One thing is for certain: the past year has seen more strife than any other since the fall of Voldemort. No matter where your allegiances may lie, with the Light or with the Rising Darkness, there is no doubt that the same whispered prayer lingers at the tip of everyone's tongue:
Absit Omen is a Harry Potter play-by-post roleplaying game set in 2009. Writers may take up the part of original or canon characters from the Harry Potter series. For more information, visit our How to Join page.
Characters Needed: Current Hogwarts students, graduating Seventh Year students, Aurors, Ministry workers, Werewolf Capture Unit members, werewolves and direwolves, WBA members and other criminals, other Requested Adoptions, and many more!