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Edward Elric, former state alchemist of Amestris, now a normal teenager displaced in an alternative world, had been living with his father in London for a little over three months when it happened.

He had spent all of the day before and most of the night devouring the books in his father's study, as was his habit sense he had arrived in this world, when his father shook him awake from where he had dozed off over a history book at his father's desk. Hohenheim stood over Edward, a slightly befuddled look in his golden eyes that mirrored Edwards, "Edward, were you expecting a letter by any chance?" He asked his son.

Hmmm?" Edward said, smacking his lips and yawning hugely as he thought carefully over this strange question of his father's. "No, no letters. Don't know anyone here other then you really, why?"

In answer Hohenheim set a cream colored envelope in front of Edward and left. Edward was bemused to notice that the letter was addressed to him in astonishing detail, stating right where his room was as well as the general address. Turning it over he looked at the crest that had been pressed into the red wax that sealed the envelope. A raven, snake, lion and badger surrounding the letter h was the image of the crest.

The letter read as such:



Headmaster: Armando Dippet

(Order of Merlin, Fifth Class.)

Dear Mr. Elric,

We are pleased to inform you that you have been accepted at Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry.

Please find enclosed a list of all necessary books and equipment.

Term begins on September 1. We await your owl by no later than July 31.

Yours sincerely,

Rita Hawk,

Deputy Headmistress

PS: We are aware that you are older than the standard age for first years,

but you will have to start out at year one, as must all new students. We apologize in advance and welcome even those that arrive late to our institution.

A repasenative will arrive to aid you once your owl is received.




First-year students will require:

1. Three sets of plain work robes (black)

2. One plain pointed hat (black) for day wear

3. One pair of protective gloves (dragon hide or similar)

4. One winter cloak (black, silver fastenings)

Please note that all pupils' clothes should carry name tags


All students should have a copy of each of the following:

The Standard Book of Spells (Grade 1)

by Miranda Goshawk

A History of Magic by Bathilda Bagshot

Magical Theory by Adalbert Waffling

A Beginners' Guide to Transfiguration by Emeric Switch

One Thousand Magical Herbs and Fungi

by Phyllida Spore

Magical Drafts and Potions by Arsenius Jigger

Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them

by Newt Scamander

The Dark Forces: A Guide to Self-Protection

by Quentin Trimble


1 wand

1 cauldron (pewter, standard size 2)

1 set glass or crystal phials

1 telescope

1 set brass scales

Students may also bring an owl OR a cat OR a toad


Edwards first thought was that it must be one huge practical joke, but there was only one person who could pull something like this off and he didn't even know if he existed in this world. Edward set the letters carefully on the desk and stared at them, he was still staring at them as the aroma of breakfast cooking wafted into the room. When the smells reached him he gathered the papers up and made his way into the breakfast room and handed the papers over to Hohenheim and dug into his meal, all without speaking once.

Hohenheim read them over, "Ah, well, whatever your decide I'll support you."

Edward snorted at this pronouncement, "Do you happen to know anything about them?"

Hohenheim shook his head no and begun to eat his breakfast as well.