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22nd-May-2007 07:36 pm
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People, what do you think Ravenclaw's relic (that might have been turned into a Horcrux) might be? I'm doing a picture of her and wanted to put her 'thing' in the pic. Like I did with Godric and his sword. We know Hufflepuff had a wee cup, and Slytherin had a locket... 

shocolate, I know you had Ravenclaw's being a necklace in your most excellent story, but does anyone remember what those Arthurian things/items were that were being bandied about a while back? I've forgotten and want to save myself a bit of time looking for it. :~P  So if any of you can remember off the top of your head I'd be very grateful!!

22nd-May-2007 09:51 am (UTC)
22nd-May-2007 11:32 am (UTC)
*hugs* Thanks!
22nd-May-2007 09:57 am (UTC)
As for the relic... wanna bet it's going to be either a book or a quill?
22nd-May-2007 10:16 am (UTC)
I heard some discussion along the lines of Tarot suits, which would make Ravenclaw's a wand- more specifically, the really old wand that got stolen from the display case in Ollivander's shop.
22nd-May-2007 10:09 am (UTC)
Hmmm, how about a mirror? I dunno why, it just came to mind. I guess I was thinking of other things that are metal trinkets... not sure why. LOL, that makes me think of bronzed baby booties! ROTFL!

I like the idea someone else had about a quill.

Or how about a small box? Like a music box?
22nd-May-2007 10:31 am (UTC)
lawks, mine was only a necklace because my daughter came up with the Ravenclaw's Horcrux bit - don't quote me on anything!

Hey - can we post the cover art, now????
22nd-May-2007 10:45 am (UTC)
Well, it's yours to post, so I don't see why not! Unless TQP girls didn't want it posted yet? But I think they just wanted it for the convention and that's over now so... :~)

The necklace worked really well in your fic, although I supect we'll only have one necklace-horcrux, which would be the locket. It could be a book perhaps - although, once again, we've already had the book horcrux in the diary. So, yeah, I'm a bit flummoxed on this one! And it didn't really occur to me that I didn't know what she should be holding until I needed to draw her holding...whatever it was! :~P

22nd-May-2007 10:38 am (UTC)
I'd given her a puzzle-box in my big Trio-fic-in-progress, but I'm, as of right now, abandoning that theory in favor of zorpisuttle's taro suits, which is magnificent.
22nd-May-2007 11:14 am (UTC)
I've always thought it was the tiara that was in the Room of Requirement when Harry hid the Prince's book.
22nd-May-2007 12:21 pm (UTC)
Well my horcrux theory was sort of adapted into one of my Mute!Ron fics but here was the gist of it.

It was her brain.

Want more gist? Okay! *lol*

I thought that it was her brain that attacked Ron in the DoM and that, being the brain of a notoriously clever and powerful witch, the powers that be would have wanted to preserve it - hence the brains in the tank.

Anyway, my theory was that when the brain burned scars into Ron's arms it was transferring Voldemorts sould into him and making him the horcrux instead so Harry would have to face the possibility of killing Ron to defeat Voldemort.

Anyway, since the brain attack isn't happening in the OotP movie that must mean the scars don't come back into play in the final book so that's my theory ut the window.

Was a good one though eh?
22nd-May-2007 12:43 pm (UTC)


I just have to worship you for that theory, that is so cool!
22nd-May-2007 12:22 pm (UTC)
I think it's a wand.

This is because of the balancing Tarot symbology in the other three Founder icons we've seen; Slytherin, locket (coins or pentacles). Hufflepuff, cup. Gryffindor, sword. Ravenclaw should be wand.
22nd-May-2007 12:52 pm (UTC)
Ooo! Now THAT'S interesting! Thanks! :~D
22nd-May-2007 01:01 pm (UTC)
There's a theory I've heard about her relic being a tiara. As we all know, JK Rowling has a way of barely mentioning things that end up being important later (the locket making a seemingly unimportant appearance in OotP, for example) and I think this might be another instance. There is a tiara mentioned in HBP when Harry goes to the Room of Requirement to hide his Potions book and although it really could just be nothing, it could also be that the tiara was mentioned for a reason. Ravenclaw's relic, perhaps? I think the idea definitely has some merit.
22nd-May-2007 10:44 pm (UTC)
I may sound dumb, but
"the locket making a seemingly unimportant appearance in OotP" ?
When? I really don't remember...
22nd-May-2007 07:40 pm (UTC)
22nd-May-2007 08:10 pm (UTC)
According to the Tarot, Ravenclaw's Horcrux should be a stick, i.e. a wand. I reckon it was the wand on display on a purple cushion at Ollivander's (and thus why he disappeared.)
22nd-May-2007 08:47 pm (UTC)
The wand theory makes sense and would tie in with the Ollivander disappearance, though I personally think Ollivander left of his own free will. I think Tom would have hidden a Horcrux better than a wand that was sitting in a window, though.

I wonder if Florean Fortescue's disappearance has something to do with the Ravenclaw Horcrux--bothering to mention his knowledge of wizarding history must be for something. But taht doesn't help with an image, does it? Maybe he knew it was a wand, and Ollivander was recruited to help track it down.
23rd-May-2007 04:38 pm (UTC)
Dude. I wanna see the Ollivander/Fortescue team-up fic. NOW. That is made of awesome.
22nd-May-2007 10:15 pm (UTC)
I say it's a statue of Ravenclaw and it's in the Ravenclaw common room, so they'll need Luna to get them in to destroy it.
23rd-May-2007 04:39 pm (UTC)
I like the wand theory, too. It makes sense, and also, Rowling's never been terribly specific about what happens to a wand when its owner dies.
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