The Choosing

Title: The Choosing
Series: The Hexator Chronicles
Series Order: 1
Author: Kylia
Fandom: Harry Potter
Genre: Alternate Universe; Post-War
Relationship(s): Harry Potter/Hermione Granger; Neville Longbottom/Draco Malfoy
Content Rating: PG-13
Warnings: Character bashing; ancient rituals; Arthurian tie-in
Word Count: 30,500
Summary: Hogwarts re-opens after the war to some changes, students both new and old, and the return of an ancient courting rite.

Chapters 1-3          Chapters 4-6

Sumo Ancient Courting Ritual, originating in King Arthur’s time, involving two stages of gift-giving, promised made, and a vow to Lady Magic. If completed successfully, results in an unbreakable magical marriage.
Tarrah First gift given during the Sumo. The gift is wrapped in some sort of fabric or other natural material, and created in ritual by the person doing the courting. During the ritual, they must make a vow to Lady Magic regarding their intention to court.
Compare Magic-Blessed Match
Probrum Without Honor – A harsh sanction that limits a magical person’s abilities to access resources, connections, and marital prospects, depending on the standing on the House that issues the sanction.

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