To the Wizarding community, Godric Gryffindor, Helga Hufflepuff, Rowena Ravenclaw, and Salazar Slytherin are considered to be the greatest witches and wizards of their age. To that of the Mage society, they are known as the instigators of the largest genocide in recorded history. Rule 65!Atem (which is how it is described in the summary, but really Rule 63), bisexual polyamorous relationship, massive AU, warnings inside.
Basically it's a unique crossover between Yu-gi-oh and Harry Potter which deals with the issues of what happens if there are different kinds of magic-users in the hp world. The story deals realistically with issues of abuse, murder, racism and social exclusion. Do not be put off with the warnings of 'bisexual polyamorous relationship'; it barely features in the story.
Completed at 18 chapters, the story is well-written with a well-planned plot and excellent characterization, although it's focus is more on the Yu-gi-oh characters and not on Harry Potter and co. The story also features the Department of Mysteries and provides an explanation for what they actually do it's not pretty
Can be found at: 'The Three Kings: Hunt
The Three Kings: Hunt has the following tropes:
- Assimilation Plot: By Department of Mysteries, who forcefully convert any mage born into an upper class wizarding family into being a wizard. They kill all the other wizardborn mages.
- Bullying the Dragon: Ryou's classmates think it's a good idea to bully and socially exclude him for being a mage; after they threaten his sister he cripples 3 of them.
- Blessed with Suck: Mages, who get superpowers but are hunted down and murdered by wizards.
- Curb-Stomp Battle: Bakura is literally particles in the air, but he still kills the wizards chasing down Weevil, Rex and Rebecca with no effort at all.
- Discard and Draw: Ryou can 'steal' the powers of anyone he beats and keeps them as long as he is not defeated himself.
- The Dreaded: Zorc, who mages refuse to refer to by name.
- Elemental Powers: Mages seem to sometimes have powers based on the elements. Bakura has power over air and darkness. The Lady Pharoah has power over lightning while the Knight-Commander has power over fire. Rebecca has powers over shadow.
- Fantastic Caste System: The 'Sacred 28' at the top of the British wizard world and who are 'royalty'; followed by 'respectable' pureblood families like the Andrews', than most other wizards with the muggleborn at the bottom (who are frequently discriminated against). The lowest in the pile are the wizards who are also partially non-human (werewolves, half-giants etc.)
- Here There Were Dragons: Word of God is that in the time of Camelot around 3 in 10 of the human population had some form of magical power. Needless to say this is no longer the case
- Hermetic Magic: Spellcasting mages seem to have a form of this or/ and of Ritual Magic. Wizards seem to rely more on Functional Magic (ie. Inherent Rule Magic plus Alchemy)
- Honor-Related Abuse: James Andrews was not happy to have a mage son. At all.
- Idiot Ball: when Ryou disintegrates and returns as Bakura, Pegasus instead of having a Oh, Crap! moment thinks that the Millenium Ring is destroyed and so the return of the Three Kings is unlikely to happen.
- Innocent Bigot: Muggle in this fic is a derogatory term used by all wizards (even those who are in favour of non-magical rights or have non-magical relatives) for all non-magical people.
- Kill the God: Many wizards believe that they've killed the gods a 1000 years ago, might be a subversion and more a case of God's Hands Are Tied by whatever the wizards did during the Fall of Camelot
- Kleptomaniac Hero: Ryou, who steals cutlery and Snape's potion supplies repeatedly.
- Magic Versus Science: Played with; wizards don't do science, mages on the other hand have adopted the information/ internet age with all its advantages and are finally able to mount some sort of effective resistance against the wizards.
- Medieval Morons: Played with; the story is in the 21st century and the mages and non-magicals are most definitely not morons and neither are the wizards; but their society is extremely stagnant with no innovation for the past 400 years - for example Heliocentrism isn't mentioned in Hogwarts Astronomy lessons because it's a 'muggle' discovery
- Names to Run Away from Really Fast: Thief King Bakura, child of the moon and the night and the air. The Master of Souls. The blood born survivor of Kul Elna
- Purple Is Powerful: The 3 Kings' purple eyes seem to symbolize their magical power.
- Released to Elsewhere: Sometimes mage children born to wizards who are not 'converted' are sent to 'camp' in order to keep them away from 'proper' wizards. They're actually killed by the Unspeakables
- Sympathetic Murderer: Keith Howard, who is a subversion in that none of his victims deserved, it but the fic portrays Keith in a sympathetic light. Keith seems to be undergoing a HeelFace Turn.
- Technicolor Eyes: All 3 Kings have purple eyes.
- The Time of Myths: 5000 years ago when the 3 Kings were around. Mages used to have more power than, but recently these powers (such as their ka manifestation) have been returning
- Underground Railroad: Mages try to find other mages and warn them about the danger they're in, as well as try to get them to safety.
- What Measure Is A Nonhuman: Most wizards think that mages are monsters, and the prejudice against them is insane.
- Witch Species: The wizards who were magically genetically engineered as such by the Peverell brothers.
- Written by the Winners: Wizarding history was rewritten after the statute of secrecy, to quote the fic: "Heroes were made of murderers and murderers were made of heroes. And for nearly two hundred years, wizard-kind was left to revel in its own secretly assumed superiority."