07-20-2009, 02:36 PM
The day was bright and sunny, perfect for the arrival of the deputations from Beauxbatons and Durmstrangs. The Hogwarts students, along with the Headmaster and some teachers, were waiting at the requisite spot for the arrivals; it was a Sunday, so there were no lessons.
First there was nothing, then a huge ship, reminiscent of olden day sailing ships, rose out of the water of the lake. This ship however looked as tho it had lain on the sea bed for hundreds of years. A flag was hoisted aloft, showing the Durmstrang crest.