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Offline someinheritthewealthTopic starter

Harry Potter Roleplay Set in Russia During Reign of Stalin
« on: March 07, 2014, 06:00:54 PM »
I really should not be doing this, but so many of you guys seem to love Harry Potter so I will, may well regret this, but I think could handle it, a Co-GM be awesome, here's the details:

Here is the premise which may or not intrigue you all. It's in HP universe but far before the actions of Voldemort it concerns a Wizarding School in Russia that was taken over by the Soviet Union as Stalin fear Wizarding world and instead figured he could make them into loyal Communist. The roleplay would centre around the short lived experiment where wizarding world of Russia after surviving the purges had to experience pain, humilation, torture and paranoia, soldiers within the school, their own classmates perhaps willing to report them if sensed they were questioning the cause, thus why many are silent and many roll over rather than face punishment.

Offline AndyZ

Re: Harry Potter Roleplay Set in Russia During Reign of Stalin
« Reply #1 on: March 07, 2014, 07:27:37 PM »
Interesting prospect, and the shift means that you can easily have 18+ characters.  As part of a weird question, though, wouldn't having magic make things very easy to handle a dictator?  Or would there be some sort of magical resistance?

Offline someinheritthewealthTopic starter

Re: Harry Potter Roleplay Set in Russia During Reign of Stalin
« Reply #2 on: March 07, 2014, 07:43:28 PM »
Interesting prospect, and the shift means that you can easily have 18+ characters.  As part of a weird question, though, wouldn't having magic make things very easy to handle a dictator?  Or would there be some sort of magical resistance?

Stalin was known for his paranoia so he has made sure to educate himself on this and learn to understand it, he may well have powerful magic users in his military up high.

Offline RubySlippers

Re: Harry Potter Roleplay Set in Russia During Reign of Stalin
« Reply #3 on: March 07, 2014, 09:00:30 PM »
What if you do support the cause and are a witch that accepts Communism and what is going on, after all serving the state as a powerful witch would have benefits?

I suspect outside magical governments would have issues after all Russia is scary, add in magic they could be terrible as a force against any country.

Offline someinheritthewealthTopic starter

Re: Harry Potter Roleplay Set in Russia During Reign of Stalin
« Reply #4 on: March 08, 2014, 01:28:35 AM »
Then you are pretty much loyal to Stalin and accept the purges.

Offline RubySlippers

Re: Harry Potter Roleplay Set in Russia During Reign of Stalin
« Reply #5 on: March 08, 2014, 09:10:05 AM »
Of traitors to the State, not an issue at all. If you or a relative did nothing wrong why were you Purged? She serves the State not Stalin if he is usurped she will be loyal to the new regime. And likely oppose going back to the old ways.

There are benefits like State approved use of the Unforgiveable Curses for special operatives.


Offline someinheritthewealthTopic starter

Re: Harry Potter Roleplay Set in Russia During Reign of Stalin
« Reply #6 on: March 08, 2014, 09:29:12 AM »
Essentially,  Stalin paranoia made him nervous of magic in general.  He decided to force obedience via fear. And yes those higher up in the regime can use unforgivable curses.

Offline RubySlippers

Re: Harry Potter Roleplay Set in Russia During Reign of Stalin
« Reply #7 on: March 08, 2014, 12:38:19 PM »
I'm picturing a brilliant and cold bitch that is very black and white in her thinking, if they said her mother was a traitor and said kill her she would. Likely a program success story for the Regime. What time is this set in pre-WW2, WW2 or Cold War? I have no issues blasting German elite with horrific magic.

Its not all bad equality is relative those of special standing get more benefits from the State.

What is Stalin's view of magical creatures like Goblins?


Offline someinheritthewealthTopic starter

Re: Harry Potter Roleplay Set in Russia During Reign of Stalin
« Reply #8 on: March 08, 2014, 04:03:48 PM »
I'm picturing a brilliant and cold bitch that is very black and white in her thinking, if they said her mother was a traitor and said kill her she would. Likely a program success story for the Regime. What time is this set in pre-WW2, WW2 or Cold War? I have no issues blasting German elite with horrific magic.

Its not all bad equality is relative those of special standing get more benefits from the State.

What is Stalin's view of magical creatures like Goblins?

After the Stalinist purges which I think was after WW2. The location where the school is Magnitorsk probably spelling that wrong, sorry. But yes glad you are interested. As for magical creatures, unlike Hitler Stalin was not so much about racial purity so he would probably use them anyway he could.

Note the reason HP never mentions said school it was burned down and forgotten from history because of what a strike Stalin ego it was.

Offline RubySlippers

Re: Harry Potter Roleplay Set in Russia During Reign of Stalin
« Reply #9 on: March 10, 2014, 07:49:44 AM »
Well my character will be advising her superiors to move advanced education to KGB hidden campuses since if the rest of the magical world finds out they will strike at some point, magical folk are to important to risk to the future of the State.

Offline someinheritthewealthTopic starter

Re: Harry Potter Roleplay Set in Russia During Reign of Stalin
« Reply #10 on: March 10, 2014, 11:27:39 AM »
Well my character will be advising her superiors to move advanced education to KGB hidden campuses since if the rest of the magical world finds out they will strike at some point, magical folk are to important to risk to the future of the State.

Well glad you are on board, need at least two or three more then we could begin :).

Offline RubySlippers

Re: Harry Potter Roleplay Set in Russia During Reign of Stalin
« Reply #11 on: March 10, 2014, 02:23:00 PM »
Surprised there is not more interest its a chance to blaze into utterly new territory, is so virginal it needs to be sacrificed to the gaming gods and goddesses in the most pleasant way.  ;D

Offline someinheritthewealthTopic starter

Re: Harry Potter Roleplay Set in Russia During Reign of Stalin
« Reply #12 on: March 10, 2014, 02:31:05 PM »
Surprised there is not more interest its a chance to blaze into utterly new territory, is so virginal it needs to be sacrificed to the gaming gods and goddesses in the most pleasant way.  ;D

Ditto I figure get more people due to this being HP.

Offline AndyZ

Re: Harry Potter Roleplay Set in Russia During Reign of Stalin
« Reply #13 on: March 10, 2014, 02:46:26 PM »
Trying to think up a good concept.

Offline someinheritthewealthTopic starter

Re: Harry Potter Roleplay Set in Russia During Reign of Stalin
« Reply #14 on: March 10, 2014, 02:49:27 PM »
Two more people interest and I shall post profile skeletons :).

Offline someinheritthewealthTopic starter

Re: Harry Potter Roleplay Set in Russia During Reign of Stalin
« Reply #15 on: March 12, 2014, 02:32:12 PM »
*pokes around* I would rather not do this with only three characters...

Offline RubySlippers

Re: Harry Potter Roleplay Set in Russia During Reign of Stalin
« Reply #16 on: March 12, 2014, 02:40:01 PM »
Well we can start with three and maybe someone else would join. Like I said the lack of interest is shocking for a HP with no baggage from Hogwarts or the canon locations getting in the way.

Offline someinheritthewealthTopic starter

Re: Harry Potter Roleplay Set in Russia During Reign of Stalin
« Reply #17 on: March 12, 2014, 02:43:24 PM »
Well we can start with three and maybe someone else would join. Like I said the lack of interest is shocking for a HP with no baggage from Hogwarts or the canon locations getting in the way.

Ruby if you know anyone who would be interested could ya try messaging them?

Offline RubySlippers

Re: Harry Potter Roleplay Set in Russia During Reign of Stalin
« Reply #18 on: March 13, 2014, 05:26:28 PM »
What is wrong with three characters I say start with what we have, then can add more later.

Offline someinheritthewealthTopic starter

Re: Harry Potter Roleplay Set in Russia During Reign of Stalin
« Reply #19 on: March 13, 2014, 05:33:21 PM »
I suppose right now will give character skeletons at least, maybe that might help people:

PROFILE SKELETONS
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[b]Name/s:
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[b]Appearance and Description: [/b]

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[b]Loyalty: [/b]

[b]History:[/b]

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[b]Theme for Character:[/b]

Offline RubySlippers

Re: Harry Potter Roleplay Set in Russia During Reign of Stalin
« Reply #20 on: March 13, 2014, 06:20:31 PM »
UNDER CONSTRUCTION

Name:  Katyusha

Surname: Brezhnev

Age: 18

Height: 5'7"

Weight: 141#

Wand: A 11 1/2" long Blackthorn wand with a curved handle and is rigid with a rounded tip with a Chimaera Scale core.

Pet: Female Cat with Black Fur mottled by White [Ilisa]

Appearance and Description:


Personality: Is actually quite pleasant normally unless you prove to be an enemy of the state or a threat then her talons come out, she is a Dark Witch and has no issues using her array of curses to full effect. Is a niece to a prominent Party member and enjoys the benefits but also has much to prove as a Witch under the New Order, being a proponent of the enlightened Communist government system. She is a lesbian and hides it well until she gets enough power to not be threatened if found out. Is rather open minded not having a bias to other magical folks, intelligent magical creatures or blood status finding such against the ideals of the equality of the socialist state.

Loyalty: The State

History: A half-blood she was found out at twelve and sent to the national magical school, the niece of a major Party official in good with the powers-that-be she is among the elite, joining the Party at eighteen. The school take over was not unwelcomed in fact she sided with the State having been brought in by the government earlier and prepared a List for the State. She also joined the school purge and purge of the magical government selecting Squibs to be shock troops. It was her wand that felled more than one Professor including her father and she sent her mother to mental hospital after extended use of some dark spells. Her young sister is at an orphanage being raised by the State in case she can use magic. This solidified her status and she is a Rising Star brilliant in magic, loyal to the State, a student of Communist ideology and ruthless if doing her duty she is a force to be feared and admired.

Goals: Promote as a loyal citizen and member of the Communist Party the advancement of the new enlightened society among the Wizarding Community and Muggle Worlds. If some of the old order must be ,dealt with, its necessary unfortunately to use strong means at times.

Theme for Character: Rising Star of the State
« Last Edit: March 14, 2014, 03:07:23 PM by RubySlippers »

Offline RubySlippers

Re: Harry Potter Roleplay Set in Russia During Reign of Stalin
« Reply #21 on: March 13, 2014, 06:21:32 PM »

Offline RubySlippers

Re: Harry Potter Roleplay Set in Russia During Reign of Stalin
« Reply #22 on: March 15, 2014, 08:53:15 AM »
My character is done.

Offline someinheritthewealthTopic starter

Re: Harry Potter Roleplay Set in Russia During Reign of Stalin
« Reply #23 on: March 15, 2014, 08:56:14 AM »
Been feeling ill, which is why things have stalled, shall post when feeling better.

Offline AndyZ

Re: Harry Potter Roleplay Set in Russia During Reign of Stalin
« Reply #24 on: March 15, 2014, 10:19:22 AM »
I've been trying to come up with an idea but nothing really interesting has popped up of late.  Apologies.