Still yet another O.O.C.   Posted by Hogsmeade Village.Group: 0
Hogsmeade Village
 GM, 104 posts
Tue 14 Aug 2012
at 15:09
Still yet another O.O.C.
Third installment of this wonderfully wacky Out of Character thread!  WooHoo!
Lady Red
 GM, 389 posts
 Queen
 She who must be obeyed
Tue 14 Aug 2012
at 17:07
Re: Still yet another O.O.C.
I have updates the Staff and Professors post #3 to reflex whether or not the class is a core one or one of the electives.
Lloyd Biggs
 player, 176 posts
 Hogwarts' Resident
 Redneck
Tue 14 Aug 2012
at 17:32
Re: Still yet another O.O.C.
The post about the "Hogwarts Squad" amused me greatly.  I don't know if being a redneck will cause any problems with him joining up with the aurors, but if it does...he could always become a magical version of a "private contractor".  I'm not certain how magical law works in GB so far as that goes.
Athene Shoe
 player, 741 posts
 Muggle-born Ravenclaw
 Orphan
Tue 14 Aug 2012
at 17:36
Re: Still yet another O.O.C.
I had to go back and find what you are talking about, Lloyd.  Sorry Robert, but I don't see Athene ever working for Lady Red.  She's just as bad as Moldy Voldy in her mind.  I'm sure there are private investigators in the magical side of GB.
Severus Snape
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Tue 14 Aug 2012
at 17:43
Re: Still yet another O.O.C.
Neat, you read my mind on what to call this thread, Lady.  Sometimes I fear we think too much alike...

Anywho, I am diligently wokrking on posts.  Nother one is up and you can feel free to ask questions.  Yes, LeFey is a response to a player many of us know and, yes, she is the new head of Slytherin House.

New DADA prof should be up in a few seconds in the appropriate thread, though students will not know about her until next year.
Lady Red
 GM, 390 posts
 Queen
 She who must be obeyed
Tue 14 Aug 2012
at 17:47
Re: Still yet another O.O.C.
^________^

I know what we can use for the fourth one.... "And now for something completely different (O.O.C.)"
XD

That or "The 4th of O.O.C."

We seem to go through 1 OOC a year.  I think that's a good thing.  ^_^
Athene Shoe
 player, 742 posts
 Muggle-born Ravenclaw
 Orphan
Tue 14 Aug 2012
at 17:49
Re: Still yet another O.O.C.
Oooooooo!  Muddle Studies actually sounds interesting!  Aaaaaargh!  Now I've got too many I'd like to take!

::runs off to figure out which to cut from the list::
Severus Snape
 GM, 722 posts
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Tue 14 Aug 2012
at 17:51
Re: Still yet another O.O.C.
In reply to Athene Shoe (msg # 7):

Yeah, I couldn't do it the way it was in the books.  It is more going to be the class that supports the things like Movie Club from year one...  I plan on you guys learning the potion that generates electricity for muggle devices as one of the lessons.
Lloyd Biggs
 player, 177 posts
 Hogwarts' Resident
 Redneck
Tue 14 Aug 2012
at 18:06
Re: Still yet another O.O.C.
Now that's a muggle studies I'd be interested in.  I hope it's still going in that direction when I get to third year.

Also, in terms of muggle artifacts, I ran into this in another game and I wanted to make a suggestion.  I'm not sure how it works in this game's world, but I recall in the books that "muggle artifacts" are very regulated as to what you could do with them magically...like almost nothing.  I thought of a possible loophole.  I don't think it was ever mentioned how the law was actually worded, but if it was worded as "it is illegal to enchant a muggle artifact to act in any way alternate to its intended purpose" that might allow for a certain amount of leeway.

For instance, it would still be illegal to make a carpet to fly, but if a jacket was enchanted to mimic armor, a case could be made that the jacket is intended to be a protective device and therefore an enchantment to make it more protective is not alternate to its intended purpose.  Just a thought that occurred to me.
Severus Snape
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Tue 14 Aug 2012
at 18:14
Re: Still yet another O.O.C.
Flying Carpets are a midwestern thing and illegal to import.  Not su if they are illegal to manufacture domestically.  And, my world's relationship to the muggle world is very diffent from most HP games.  The muggles know about wizards, though they ignore them mostly.  Wjzard rule is fairly totalitarian and muggles are left alone, mostly, while Muggleborn wizards are oppressed.

Lady Rec's policy on muggle artifacts is 'NO'... of course, the ministry still plays with them, but other people aren't even supposed to have them without permit!
Lloyd Biggs
 player, 178 posts
 Hogwarts' Resident
 Redneck
Tue 14 Aug 2012
at 18:23
Re: Still yet another O.O.C.
Gotcha.  Thank you for clearing that up.  So if you've got enchanted muggle artifacts, better be ready to show your paperwork...if you can get it.
Amanda Davis
 player, 706 posts
 Pureblooded Ravenclaw
Wed 15 Aug 2012
at 05:06
Re: Still yet another O.O.C.
Professor Aquilla had recommended that Amanda consider taking four electives. She’ll definitely be taking: Arithmancy, Ancient Runes, and Magical Languages.

I was thinking about using a schedule conflict to justify taking the muggle studies class instead of the care of magical creatures class.  She's fairly certain that Divination is a waste of time.  But, I don’t want to mess up anyone else’s schedules.  Is anyone wanting to take  Care of Magical Creatures,  Arithmancy, Ancient Runes, and Magical Languages.

This message was last edited by the player at 05:09, Wed 15 Aug 2012.

Athene Shoe
 player, 744 posts
 Muggle-born Ravenclaw
 Orphan
Wed 15 Aug 2012
at 05:35
Re: Still yet another O.O.C.
I'm waffling with a list of five to cut down to three hopefully maybe four if I can manage it:  CoMC, Magical Languages, Muggle Studies, Ancient Runes and Arithmancy.

What do the the rest of the second years planning on?  Might make deciding easier.
Severus Snape
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Wed 15 Aug 2012
at 06:19
Re: Still yet another O.O.C.
I am going to try and get a third year schedule up this weekend!

Also, work is coming along on a massive year wrap up, ugh!
Robert Smith
 player, 585 posts
 Half blood, Hufflepuff
 decent surfer also.
Wed 15 Aug 2012
at 12:04
Re: Still yet another O.O.C.
 Hmmm, hard choices. He at this year/month is sure he wants to go into a field of caring for magical creatures, so he will go for Comc. Though he has lived quite a while among the humans so he is not sure he will take Muggle studies though he still might thinking it would be an easy class to score points.

 So COMC,Muggle studies?, and or Magical languages.
Claire Cowlings
 player, 644 posts
Wed 15 Aug 2012
at 13:11
Re: Still yet another O.O.C.
So I guess Snape decided for the point loss after all.
Amanda Davis
 player, 707 posts
 Pureblooded Ravenclaw
Wed 15 Aug 2012
at 14:30
Re: Still yet another O.O.C.
Typing up a post now that may have a significant impact on some of the things that happen during the downtime.  I'll type up something more comprehensive later, but my muse is currently inspired and I think this may be dropping a bit of a bombshell.

This message was last edited by the player at 14:37, Wed 15 Aug 2012.

Robert Smith
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 Half blood, Hufflepuff
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Wed 15 Aug 2012
at 14:34
Re: Still yet another O.O.C.
 Ahh, and this bombshell announcement?, are you going to claim that you are the daughter of Rita?. That would be an announcement. ^-^
Amanda Davis
 player, 708 posts
 Pureblooded Ravenclaw
Wed 15 Aug 2012
at 14:37
Re: Still yet another O.O.C.
Robert Smith:
Ahh, and this bombshell announcement?, are you going to claim that you are the daughter of Rita?. That would be an announcement. ^-^



You'll see soon (probably in less than an hour).  Rita is going to be thrilled...the headmaster...not so much.
Severus Snape
 GM, 726 posts
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Wed 15 Aug 2012
at 16:29
Re: Still yet another O.O.C.
Yes, there were point losses...  you all mostly argued you way out of it, but James certainly did not.  So, while Robert and James kept points, James lost a ton.  Amanda and Kiri lost a few for Ravenclaw for following James.  The rest of you didn't lose points but were guilty by association unless you chose to distance yourselves.
Severus Snape
 GM, 728 posts
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Wed 15 Aug 2012
at 18:21
Re: Still yet another O.O.C.
Oh. third years to be, you'll needpermissions to visit Hogsmeade this coming year as well.
Amanda Davis
 player, 712 posts
 Pureblooded Ravenclaw
Thu 16 Aug 2012
at 04:47
Re: Still yet another O.O.C.
Headmaster Snape:
Alright, I will be making the 'Closing Ceremony' post once this is resolved.  All characters will receive the FIVE points to add to their characters.  Also, remember to select spells learned for your year.  I would also like people to suggest some potions they might know now.  6-7 for second years and about 8 for first years, they study simpler potions and get through them faster.  Once I have lists we'll work with them like we d spells.


I'm assuming that the advancement rules in post four of the rules thread all still apply.  Correct?

I'll try to have an updated sheet for you soon.

This message was last edited by the player at 04:47, Thu 16 Aug 2012.

Severus Snape
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Thu 16 Aug 2012
at 05:20
Re: Still yet another O.O.C.
They do indeed!

Don't forget potion suggestions!
Athene Shoe
 player, 747 posts
 Muggle-born Ravenclaw
 Orphan
Thu 16 Aug 2012
at 17:27
Re: Still yet another O.O.C.
Well finally got one post done, now to work on the other stuff.
Severus Snape
 GM, 732 posts
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Thu 16 Aug 2012
at 19:43
Re: Still yet another O.O.C.
Okay, I realized recently that I may not have been real great at responding to sheet updates last time, so let me make a statement to cover thst.  If I did not object, then it was okay'd.  Also, appeals for a skill result in a point gained in that skill.
Athene Shoe
 player, 748 posts
 Muggle-born Ravenclaw
 Orphan
Thu 16 Aug 2012
at 20:56
Re: Still yet another O.O.C.
I suppose 5 electives is right out?  I'm having a devil of a time trying to figure out which one(s) to drop from my list.  XD
Severus Snape
 GM, 733 posts
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 Fallen Hero
Thu 16 Aug 2012
at 21:14
Re: Still yet another O.O.C.
Well, you can aleays go talk to Aquila about it.  He'll have questions and advice that might help you narrow it down.  I can run Aquila in a OM for you.
Athene Shoe
 player, 749 posts
 Muggle-born Ravenclaw
 Orphan
Thu 16 Aug 2012
at 21:38
Re: Still yet another O.O.C.
Sure lets do that.
Severus Snape
 GM, 735 posts
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Fri 17 Aug 2012
at 03:45
Re: Still yet another O.O.C.
Third year schedules posted, well I updated one of the previous sets to be the third years' schedule.  This was much easier than last years!  I'd like to point out that anyone could take five of the six electives, if I got them all, but the course load and schedule would probably burn you out badly inside of a few weeks.  Many of you are thinking of three or four, I need to see the massive course loads that will entail reflected in posts this coming year.  Remember, just the base classes stretched you, now you are adding two to four more!

If you do not have the listed elective in any time slot, then you have a free period.
Athene Shoe
 player, 750 posts
 Muggle-born Ravenclaw
 Orphan
Fri 17 Aug 2012
at 04:17
Re: Still yet another O.O.C.
Potion suggestions for first year:
Boil Cure Potion
Bruise-healing Paste
Cough Potion
Forgetfulness Potion
Wound-cleaning Potion

Potion suggestions for second year:
Antidote for Doxy bites
Calming Draught
Deflating Draught (antidote for the Swelling Solution)
Cleaning Solution
Hair Raising Potion
Swelling Solution

Potion suggestions for third year: (yeah I'm buttering up to the GMs, so what? XD)
Antidote for Doxy bites
Beautification Potion
Burn-healing Paste
Pepperup Potion
Shrinking Solution
Sleeping Draught

<<I looked through various sites about the potions in the books for many of these>>
Amanda Davis
 player, 713 posts
 Pureblooded Ravenclaw
Fri 17 Aug 2012
at 05:11
Re: Still yet another O.O.C.
For my initial contribution to the potion list, I looked up every potion that we’ve officially been taught so far.   The potions are pulled from the Time Changes, In the Meantime, and Potion Room threads.  I’m pretty sure that I found all of them, but it’s certainly possible that I overlooked something.

First Year:

Calming draught
Unsubstantiation potion
Giggling potion (probably the same potion as the laughing potion which was also mentioned)
Stinking potion
Sleeping draught that mimics the effect of narcolepsy
Potion that causes rapid blinking
Liquid bandage potion
Icing potion


Second Year:

Blinding draught
Cures for poisons and burn remedies
Sleeping elixir with variable timed sleep
Ulceriative Remedium
Severus Snape
 GM, 736 posts
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Fri 17 Aug 2012
at 05:39
Re: Still yet another O.O.C.
^^^^^
I was hoping someone would do that!  Haha.  Should have expected it of you Amanda...  Thank you.
Robert Smith
 player, 591 posts
 Half blood, Hufflepuff
 decent surfer also.
Fri 17 Aug 2012
at 10:20
Re: Still yet another O.O.C.
 I agree, cudos Amanda.

Ummm, Headmaster Snape, what happened to my ex girl friend Corrina?, is she still in hogworts or has she found a new boy toy?. ^-^
Severus Snape
 GM, 738 posts
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Fri 17 Aug 2012
at 16:42
Re: Still yet another O.O.C.
Oh no, she is still around and Corina thinks your a hero and hunky now.  She tells you so.  She promises that next year you two will go on dates in Hogsmeade!

She didn't go anywhere, I just misplaced her in my mind in all the hubbub.  I have a lot of plot elements to track.
Severus Snape
 GM, 744 posts
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Sat 18 Aug 2012
at 16:52
Re: Still yet another O.O.C.
Right, I am waiting for Nik and James to post a In The Mean Time... then I will update.  Note: I have had to ake copious notes to keep strait all what I need to respond to!  However, reminders would be appreciated as I don't want to miss anything.
Claire Cowlings
 player, 647 posts
Sat 18 Aug 2012
at 17:24
Re: Still yet another O.O.C.
I stiill have to do Claire, and why are you waiting on James?  I need Robert to react to me in the hufflepuff common room.  Hopefully I can do it tonight,

This message was last edited by the player at 17:25, Sat 18 Aug 2012.

Athene Shoe
 player, 752 posts
 Muggle-born Ravenclaw
 Orphan
Sat 18 Aug 2012
at 18:13
Re: Still yet another O.O.C.
Yep, you missed Claire on your list, oh glorious GM!  XD

As far as anything for the wrap up.
     What happened to mysterious House Elf (Ally?).
     Who really did curse James at Myrtle's Bathroom and cursed Drackina, and Gladius up in the tower?
     Was there any importance to the centaur in Athene's nightmares?
Severus Snape
 GM, 745 posts
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Sat 18 Aug 2012
at 18:33
Re: Still yet another O.O.C.
Oh, sorry Claire, and James even told me he was waiting for you, too!

All three of those questions, Athene, you do not get answers to this year.  I know the answers, but they ahveyet to be revealed.  All in good time.
Amanda Davis
 player, 714 posts
 Pureblooded Ravenclaw
Sat 18 Aug 2012
at 21:36
Re: Still yet another O.O.C.
Athene Shoe:
Yep, you missed Claire on your list, oh glorious GM!  XD

As far as anything for the wrap up.
     What happened to mysterious House Elf (Ally?).
     Who really did curse James at Myrtle's Bathroom and cursed Drackina, and Gladius up in the tower?
     Was there any importance to the centaur in Athene's nightmares?


I have a sneaking suspicion that this

Severus Snape:
He nodded, "Take your time child... As far as the dreams go.  I suspect that the leaking he was talking about was to his own pet, Bellatrix.  O communicate with her the way it did must have been brutal and made Be,,a's unstable mind even more so.  I suspect that it was Bella sending Lysandra and Claire's nightmares, two girls that woman was abnormally focused on.  Although..."

He trailed into silence and seemed to be contemplating something for a long few moments, then shook his head.  "No, I doubt even Bellatrix is that stupid.  Though... No!  Thank You Miss Shoe, you are dismissed.  Report to the infirmary."

He smiled as he sent her to her friends.  Then, after she had left he turned around to face the picture of Dumbledore, a long conversation ensued.


May provide a couple of hints towards question number two.

And, I should have the second part of my In the Meantime thread up tonight.

This message was last edited by the player at 21:37, Sat 18 Aug 2012.

Amanda Davis
 player, 716 posts
 Pureblooded Ravenclaw
Sun 19 Aug 2012
at 03:09
Re: Still yet another O.O.C.
I realize that my posts got very long this year, so I thought I should do as you requested and provide reminders.

Items that probably need a response:

1.  Results from Amanda’s outburst in study group revealing much of what happened in the Chamber of Secrets.

2.  Results of showing Professor Aquila the wand she received while in the Chamber.

3.  Situation with the twins both relating to how they are reacting to the groups involvement with their grandfathers death and relating to the bullying conversation

4.  Tentative:  any unexpected results from the conversation with Peeves.

5.  Anything else you feel needs a response.


Items that you probably need to be aware of but that don’t necessarily require a response:

1.  Amanda sent a letter to her parents telling them much of what happened.  They sent an angry letter to Headmaster Snape.

2.  Electives for next year:  Ancient Runes, Arithmancy, Magical Languages, Muggle Studies
Claire Cowlings
 player, 649 posts
Mon 20 Aug 2012
at 09:22
Re: Still yet another O.O.C.
So much for last night, I shall try to get my in the meantime post up tonight.
Lady Red
 GM, 402 posts
 Queen
 She who must be obeyed
Mon 20 Aug 2012
at 13:19
Re: Still yet another O.O.C.
Good to hear, but no worries, we still have Lloyd and James to go as well.

And the race is on!  Who will have the spot of shame by being the last one to post!?!?!?!?!?

Bwhahahahahahahahah
James Evans
 player, 288 posts
 Snape's Ward
 Lonely Child
Mon 20 Aug 2012
at 13:44
Re: Still yet another O.O.C.
Ce n'est pas moi!  J'ecrit!  J'ecrit!  Mon deu, j'ecrit...
Lady Red
 GM, 403 posts
 Queen
 She who must be obeyed
Mon 20 Aug 2012
at 13:50
Re: Still yet another O.O.C.
Et maintenant, nous sommes descendus à deux concurrents!

* for those who don't speak French or like to use Google's translate: 'And now we are down to two competing (contestants)!'
Amanda Davis
 player, 717 posts
 Pureblooded Ravenclaw
Mon 20 Aug 2012
at 21:43
Re: Still yet another O.O.C.
I realized that despite the fact that I probably wrote far too much, I didn't actually mention that Amanda regularly visited Claire while she was in the infirmary.  Please feel free to assume that she did so and was perfectly willing to share her notes and help with homework if needed (though it sounds as if Athene had that well covered)

This message was last edited by the player at 21:44, Mon 20 Aug 2012.

Lloyd Biggs
 player, 180 posts
 Hogwarts' Resident
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Mon 20 Aug 2012
at 23:33
Re: Still yet another O.O.C.
I'll get my post up as soon as I can.  Work has been rather exhausting on the creative parts of my brain.
Robert Smith
 player, 593 posts
 Half blood, Hufflepuff
 decent surfer also.
Wed 22 Aug 2012
at 23:17
Re: Still yet another O.O.C.
We sure Athene is a child of Rita?, ok maybe not but if she starts wearing glasses i might change my mind again. ^-^
Claire Cowlings
 player, 652 posts
Wed 22 Aug 2012
at 23:28
Re: Still yet another O.O.C.
In reply to Robert Smith (msg # 47):

That would mean that somewhere along the line Tom Riddle managed to sire Rita.  That I can believe.
Athene Shoe
 player, 758 posts
 Muggle-born Ravenclaw
 Orphan
Wed 22 Aug 2012
at 23:50
Re: Still yet another O.O.C.
Huh?  Whaaaaa?  What are you guys talking about?
Athene Shoe
 player, 759 posts
 Muggle-born Ravenclaw
 Orphan
Thu 23 Aug 2012
at 00:26
Re: Still yet another O.O.C.
Okay, looked back and Robert made a joke about Amanda announcing that she was Rita's daughter.  So when did this turn into Athene being Rita's daughter?  I'm confused.
Robert Smith
 player, 594 posts
 Half blood, Hufflepuff
 decent surfer also.
Thu 23 Aug 2012
at 01:01
Re: Still yet another O.O.C.
 Not much based on the facts but it does seem to this surfer that Athene and Amanda both end up in alot of trouble for a decent part of the school year, true its not their fault but i (the char) have read that somehow Rita ends up involved with alot of scandal or troubles herself, which she relishes. In school gossip they would put those two facts together to reach the wrong conclusion.
Amanda Davis
 player, 718 posts
 Pureblooded Ravenclaw
Thu 23 Aug 2012
at 01:10
Re: Still yet another O.O.C.
I believe you may be a bit confused.  Unless I’ve forgotten something, Amanda and Athene have lost points/gotten detention exactly once this year, the Chamber of Secrets incident.  And, technically speaking, neither of them should have gotten the detentions, because unlike the Hufflepuffs, they were outside their dorm room with permission.

This message was last edited by the player at 01:12, Thu 23 Aug 2012.

Athene Shoe
 player, 760 posts
 Muggle-born Ravenclaw
 Orphan
Thu 23 Aug 2012
at 01:15
Re: Still yet another O.O.C.
Harry Potter got into a lot of trouble in school, does that make me the daughter of both Harry and Rita?  Eeeeeeewwwwwww!  Not!


Where are you seeing that Rita was involved with a lot of scandals?  Making up scandals and stories, yes, but the subject of them?  Not really that I can see.
Robert Smith
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 Half blood, Hufflepuff
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Thu 23 Aug 2012
at 01:17
Re: Still yet another O.O.C.
 Fine, no more soup for you!, you want to take it too serious..ok no more joking with the girls.
Athene Shoe
 player, 761 posts
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 Orphan
Thu 23 Aug 2012
at 01:21
Re: Still yet another O.O.C.
With you Robert, it's hard to tell if you are joking or not.  XD
Robert Smith
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Thu 23 Aug 2012
at 03:13
Re: Still yet another O.O.C.
 Hmmm, one thing i have kinda wondered about Hogwarts and the older students is that none of them drove their cars to the school.(not counting Ron and his fathers flying car) but that was one of the status symbols for almost any senior was to have a car of some kind. I have to wonder if their are roads leading to that area of England.

 Does seem strange to build a railroad but no roads in that area...Hmm, that leads to another question, how does Hogsmeade get new stock for all the stores without trucks to haul in the goods?.
Lady Red
 GM, 406 posts
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Thu 23 Aug 2012
at 04:00
Re: Still yet another O.O.C.
Rowlings never touched on that subject really.  However she did have the MoM have magically enchanted cars (enchanted to carry more than they should) and then there is the Knight Bus which provides emergency transport for the stranded witch or wizard; all they need to do is hold out their wand hand.

So theoretically there could be other enchanted vehicles which could be used by freight companies to transport goods around the country.  As to needing roads leading to Hogsmeade... why?  The Knight Bus moved from city to city without traveling the distance in between so why would the freight vehicles (whatever form they take) need to do so as well?  So long as there are roads where the vehicles have to arrive there shouldn't be a problem.

Maybe some form of old fashioned lorry....  I'll  have to go look for something. ^___^

As to why the Hogswart Express works the way it does without popping everyone in between, that's Rowlings secret.  It's possible that in addition to moving massive amount of underaged kids around, it could be responsible for putting the Trace on the kids and maybe other protections as well.  Who knows.
Lady Red
 GM, 407 posts
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Thu 23 Aug 2012
at 04:03
Re: Still yet another O.O.C.
Just found this (It comes from Pottermore so that makes it cannon from Rowlings):

History: The Hogwart’s Express

As we know from early historical accounts, and from the evidence of early woodcuts and engravings, Hogwarts students used to arrive at school in any manner that caught their fancy. Some rode broomsticks (a difficult feat when carrying trunks and pets); others commandeered enchanted carts and, later, carriages; some attempted to Apparate (often with disastrous effects, as the castle and grounds have always been protected with Anti-Apparition Charms), others rode a variety of magical creatures.

In spite of the accidents attendant on these various modes of magical transport, not to mention the annual Muggle sightings of vast numbers of airborne wizards travelling northwards, it remained the responsibility of parents to convey their children to school, right up until the imposition of the International Statute of Secrecy in 1692. At this point, it became a matter of urgency to find some more discreet method of transporting hundreds of wizarding children from all over Britain to their secret school in the Highlands of Scotland.

Portkeys were therefore arranged at collecting points all over Britain. The logistics caused problems from the start. Up to a third of students would fail to arrive every year, having missed their time slot, or been unable to find the unobtrusive enchanted object that would transport them to their school. There was also the unfortunate fact that many children were (and are) ‘Portkey-sick’, and the hospital wing was frequently full to bursting for the first few days of every year, while susceptible students overcame their hysterics and nausea.

While admitting that Portkeys were not an ideal solution to the problem of school transportation, the Ministry of Magic failed to find an acceptable alternative. A return to the unregulated travel of the past was impossible, and yet a more secure route into the school (for instance, permitting a fireplace that might be officially entered by Floo powder) was strongly resisted by successive Headmasters, who did not wish the security of the castle to be breached.

A daring and controversial solution to the thorny problem was finally suggested by Minister for Magic Ottaline Gambol, who was much intrigued by Muggle inventions and saw the potential in trains. Where exactly the Hogwarts Express came from has never been conclusively proven, although it is a fact that there are secret records at the Ministry of Magic detailing a mass operation involving one hundred and sixty-seven Memory Charms and the largest ever mass Concealment Charm performed in Britain. The morning after these alleged crimes, a gleaming scarlet steam engine and carriages astounded the villagers of Hogsmeade (who had also not realised they had a railway station), while several bemused Muggle railway workers down in Crewe spent the rest of the year grappling with the uncomfortable feeling that they had mislaid something important.

The Hogwarts Express underwent several magical modifications before the Ministry approved it for school use. Many pure-blood families were outraged at the idea of their children using Muggle transport, which they claimed was unsafe, insanitary and demeaning; however, as the Ministry decreed that students either rode the train or did not attend school, the objections were swiftly silenced.
Lady Red
 GM, 408 posts
 Queen
 She who must be obeyed
Thu 23 Aug 2012
at 04:07
Re: Still yet another O.O.C.
Also from Pottermore:

There is one major exception to the general magical aversion to Muggle technology, and that is the car (and, to a lesser extent, motorbikes and trains). Prior to the introduction of the International Statute of Secrecy, wizards and Muggles used the same kind of everyday transport: horse-drawn carts and sailing ships among them. The magical community was forced to abandon horse-drawn vehicles when they became glaringly outmoded. It is pointless to deny that wizardkind looked with great envy upon the speedy and comfortable automobiles that began filling the roads in the twentieth century, and eventually even the Ministry of Magic bought a fleet of cars, modifying them with various useful charms and enjoying them very much indeed. Many wizards love cars with a child-like passion, and there have been cases of pure-bloods who claim never to touch a Muggle artefact, and yet are discovered to have a flying Rolls Royce in their garage. However, the most extreme anti-Muggles eschew all motorised transport; Sirius Black’s love of motorbikes incensed his hard-line parents.
Severus Snape
 GM, 747 posts
 Resistance Leader
 Fallen Hero
Thu 23 Aug 2012
at 05:01
Re: Still yet another O.O.C.
That was some research, Lady.  Interesting facts, too.

Anyway, the nect update is under construction but might take a few days.  I am in teaining for my GA position and it is more intensive than I thought.  It should be up this weekend.

Until then, discuss among yourselves.  I'll give you a topic...the jelly bean is neither made of jelly nor a bean.  Discuss.
Athene Shoe
 player, 762 posts
 Muggle-born Ravenclaw
 Orphan
Thu 23 Aug 2012
at 05:13
Re: Still yet another O.O.C.
It is however bean shaped.  According to Wiki it's actually a gummy with a hard candy shell.

Interesting trivia:  "Jellybean" back in the 1910s and 20s was a slang term for a young man who dressed stylishly to attract women but had little else to recommend him.

What war were they first sent to soldiers as an easily kept quick source of energy?
Lloyd Biggs
 player, 182 posts
 Hogwarts' Resident
 Redneck
Thu 23 Aug 2012
at 05:50
Re: Still yet another O.O.C.
I've often wondered about that one.  The bean I get, but jelly?  That one's a mystery to me.  I know that Ronald Regan was a big fan of 'em.


On a personal note, my favorite flavor of jelly bean is pear, but buttered popcorn comes in at a close second.
Robert Smith
 player, 597 posts
 Half blood, Hufflepuff
 decent surfer also.
Thu 23 Aug 2012
at 12:30
Re: Still yet another O.O.C.
 Wow, bravo Lady Red, nice collection of studies for the transport problems at hogworts and hogsmeade.

 I had forgotten Sirius and his motorcycle and the magical lorrie(bus), Kudos Lady.
Lady Red
 GM, 409 posts
 Queen
 She who must be obeyed
Thu 23 Aug 2012
at 13:46
Re: Still yet another O.O.C.
How about this but with a box truck instead of the flatbed design?  I think it looks old enough and yet something that wouldn't completely stick out if spotted by muggles.

http://i177.photobucket.com/al...hotos/Chieftain2.jpg
Claire Cowlings
 player, 653 posts
Thu 23 Aug 2012
at 17:57
Re: Still yet another O.O.C.
In reply to Robert Smith (msg # 51):

confusion since apparently, right now, I have the memory of a peahen.  swapped amanda and athene,
Athene Shoe
 player, 763 posts
 Muggle-born Ravenclaw
 Orphan
Fri 24 Aug 2012
at 00:54
Re: Still yet another O.O.C.
Lloyd wins an internet cookie for getting my trivia question right.  The correct answer was The Civil War.  ^_^
Robert Smith
 player, 598 posts
 Half blood, Hufflepuff
 decent surfer also.
Fri 24 Aug 2012
at 18:52
Re: Still yet another O.O.C.
 Think the girls/guys could talk their parents/guardians into letting them come to america and spend a week along beach?. I am sure i could talk my parents into letting some of my school mates to come for a short vacation.
Athene Shoe
 player, 764 posts
 Muggle-born Ravenclaw
 Orphan
Fri 24 Aug 2012
at 19:11
Re: Still yet another O.O.C.
Yeah but who'd foot the bill for the plane?  Tickets ain't cheep!
Robert Smith
 player, 599 posts
 Half blood, Hufflepuff
 decent surfer also.
Fri 24 Aug 2012
at 19:39
Re: Still yet another O.O.C.
You know how to fly a broom?... ^-^

 Most likely if my mother agreed she could appertate? the students to our house. I know that is not the right word but it is close enough to Teleporting.
Lady Red
 GM, 410 posts
 Queen
 She who must be obeyed
Fri 24 Aug 2012
at 20:05
Re: Still yet another O.O.C.
You are thinking of Apparition (the verb being Apparate and the person doing the apparating is called an Apparator).

Small problem with that:  Apparition becomes more difficult as distance increases. Only highly trained wizards would try intercontinental Apparition (This is from Quidditch Through the Ages).

I would imagine that Side-along Apparition intercontinentally would be even more difficult to do, especially with several people.

Looking back at the first year, Robert, you said:
quote:
Ya, i remember the flight over to london, seemed like it took forever to get there
  Which sounds like you took a plane from California to England.

As to the idea of flying brooms all the way there.  A) do you have the brooms?  B) it would still take a long time to fly there.  C) Could be very dangerous to fly such long distances without stopping.

There is the notion of there being an International Floo Network, however this is fan based speculation only.  I could see that such a thing would be highly regulated by the MoM and the only fireplaces allowed to network with other countries would be in the MoM building itself.  Otherwise they could be used for invasions or illegal trafficking.

Now if you can afford to hire a flying carriage (like was used by Beauxbaton to attend the Triwizard Tournament) or a ship like the one used by Durmstrang then you could probably avoid needing to use muggle transportation (and also the muggle passports that would be needed).
Athene Shoe
 player, 765 posts
 Muggle-born Ravenclaw
 Orphan
Fri 24 Aug 2012
at 20:10
Re: Still yet another O.O.C.
Yeah if I remember right, Claire doesn't care much for brooms.
Robert Smith
 player, 600 posts
 Half blood, Hufflepuff
 decent surfer also.
Fri 24 Aug 2012
at 20:20
Re: Still yet another O.O.C.
 Well they are living in London right now but in the summer they go back to their huntington beach Calif home they own. Almost paid off  my dad said last summer.

 As to the flight, yes it is a long flight, Los Angeles to New York and from there to London.
Amanda Davis
 player, 719 posts
 Pureblooded Ravenclaw
Fri 24 Aug 2012
at 22:50
Re: Still yet another O.O.C.
I’d guess that international and other long distance magical travel is normally handled by port key.

As for the visit, I don’t think it’s very likely, especially not this summer.  Depending on what Rita’s next article says, I think that Amanda is probably going to spend part, if not all, of the summer grounded.  She may also be busy trying to convince her parents that some of her friends aren’t “bad influences, best avoided.”
Athene Shoe
 player, 766 posts
 Muggle-born Ravenclaw
 Orphan
Sat 25 Aug 2012
at 01:38
Re: Still yet another O.O.C.
XD  Yeah I could see Amanda getting grounded.
Amanda Davis
 player, 720 posts
 Pureblooded Ravenclaw
Sat 25 Aug 2012
at 02:58
Re: Still yet another O.O.C.
Fortunately, she’s not in Kiri’s position.  If, on top of everything else, Amanda had neglected her studies to the point where she didn’t get anything higher than an acceptable, not only would she be grounded all summer, there likely would have been other consequences as well.

Actually, that is one thing I’ve been wondering about (and don’t actually expect to get an answer on).  Is there something intrinsic to the journal that caused Kiri’s obsessive behavior, or was it simply Kiri’s personality that caused the problem.
Severus Snape
 GM, 748 posts
 Resistance Leader
 Fallen Hero
Sat 25 Aug 2012
at 04:58
Re: Still yet another O.O.C.
Nothing of my doing...

Next update should be tomorrow.  Taking notes now and going to sleep on it.
Athene Shoe
 player, 767 posts
 Muggle-born Ravenclaw
 Orphan
Sat 25 Aug 2012
at 19:22
Re: Still yet another O.O.C.
Looking ahead to my summer post... How much of what happened in Feb. made it into the mainstream (ie Muggle) news?
Severus Snape
 GM, 752 posts
 Resistance Leader
 Fallen Hero
Sat 25 Aug 2012
at 19:58
Re: Still yet another O.O.C.
Rough idea for a magical airline up.  Hope that solves some issues.  I see them traveling without detection and about as fast as SSTs.
Robert Smith
 player, 601 posts
 Half blood, Hufflepuff
 decent surfer also.
Sat 25 Aug 2012
at 20:01
Re: Still yet another O.O.C.
 That works ok for me. Solves many of the problems for the magic set. I might also have to make the guess that it bypasses the Immigration passport checks.?
Severus Snape
 GM, 753 posts
 Resistance Leader
 Fallen Hero
Sat 25 Aug 2012
at 20:09
Re: Still yet another O.O.C.
Yeah, it does.  However, there are magical security around constantly.  Britain's relationship with other nations isn't all rosy and such.  It is much lighter than muggle security and gives the term 'wand' a new definition.
Amanda Davis
 player, 721 posts
 Pureblooded Ravenclaw
Sat 25 Aug 2012
at 21:38
Re: Still yet another O.O.C.
Just to verify, are we supposed to start posting our summary of the summer posts in the Vacation thread now?  Or are we actively playing out anything on the train ride back, etc?
Severus Snape
 GM, 754 posts
 Resistance Leader
 Fallen Hero
Sat 25 Aug 2012
at 21:47
Re: Still yet another O.O.C.
Well, if there is amything in those posts you wish to react to, do that.  I am working on a summer post which should be ady sometime next week.  There are a few events that need some work.

That said, you can begin working on some of the specific events for summer.  I expect the Hogsmeade thread will be busy with the girls sooner or later and James can start on his trip to America. while Lloyd can start working on the details of his summer with the Malfoys.  However, don't get too far ahead as there areevents coming up in the summer that you will all hear about but I have not posted yet.
Athene Shoe
 player, 768 posts
 Muggle-born Ravenclaw
 Orphan
Sat 25 Aug 2012
at 22:08
Re: Still yet another O.O.C.
Oh I can think of at least one thing that Athene wants to react to as soon as it happens in school.  XD  But most of that backlash won't hit until a few days after school's out.
Amanda Davis
 player, 722 posts
 Pureblooded Ravenclaw
Sat 25 Aug 2012
at 22:15
Re: Still yet another O.O.C.
::nods::  There are portions of my earlier In the Meantime writeups that will need editting as a result of things that have occurred in the last writeup.  Trying to figure out the best way to handle it.
Severus Snape
 GM, 755 posts
 Resistance Leader
 Fallen Hero
Sat 25 Aug 2012
at 22:18
Re: Still yet another O.O.C.
Yes, I meant Snape.

And, make another post that we will understand supercedes your previous post.  You an edit the previous as well, if youfeel like it.
Severus Snape
 GM, 756 posts
 Resistance Leader
 Fallen Hero
Sat 25 Aug 2012
at 23:28
Re: Still yet another O.O.C.
I had thought of working counseling into the last post, but didn't think wizards would think of it.  A suggestion to Professor Bones might be the trick!
Amanda Davis
 player, 723 posts
 Pureblooded Ravenclaw
Sat 25 Aug 2012
at 23:35
Re: Still yet another O.O.C.
Severus Snape:
I had thought of working counseling into the last post, but didn't think wizards would think of it.  A suggestion to Professor Bones might be the trick!


I had been planning to have Amanda's parents send her to a mind healer this summer, especially considering the way she's going to look once she gets home this year (that's one thing that's being affected in the edit) and due to a couple of notes home from teachers who had noticed her reaction to them getting anywhere near her.  But, yes, I can see the Hogwarts not even thinking about bringing in a counsellor.

This message was last edited by the player at 23:36, Sat 25 Aug 2012.

Athene Shoe
 player, 769 posts
 Muggle-born Ravenclaw
 Orphan
Sat 25 Aug 2012
at 23:36
Re: Still yet another O.O.C.
Oh that's not Athene's style.  She's going to get the Matron all worked up about it, she's going to run it up the flagpole.  XD

And I agree, the wizarding world wouldn't think about grieve counseling.
Amanda Davis
 player, 724 posts
 Pureblooded Ravenclaw
Sat 25 Aug 2012
at 23:40
Re: Still yet another O.O.C.
Athene Shoe:
Oh that's not Athene's style.  She's going to get the Matron all worked up about it, she's going to run it up the flagpole.  XD

And I agree, the wizarding world wouldn't think about grieve counseling.



You know, I could almost feel sorry for Headmaster Snape, if this weren't primarily his fault.  I get the whole keep your enemies close thing, but hiring someone you know to be "bat shit crazy" to teach students and even making her head of a house, that was a very bad decision
Claire Cowlings
 player, 654 posts
Sun 26 Aug 2012
at 00:00
Re: Still yet another O.O.C.
In reply to Amanda Davis (msg # 89):

did he have a choice about keeping batship nutsy?
Severus Snape
 GM, 757 posts
 Resistance Leader
 Fallen Hero
Sun 26 Aug 2012
at 00:05
Re: Still yet another O.O.C.
In reply to Claire Cowlings (msg # 90):

Not really, she was hired under the regime of Voldemort after all, and Snape did what he could.
Claire Cowlings
 player, 655 posts
Mon 27 Aug 2012
at 23:24
Re: Still yet another O.O.C.
The other named character form the orphanage who was in slytherin, TOmas Carrow, is he one of Lysandra's or on the other side?
Lady Red
 GM, 412 posts
 Queen
 She who must be obeyed
Mon 27 Aug 2012
at 23:26
Re: Still yet another O.O.C.
He's on Lysandra's side ATM.
Kiri Wilson
 player, 207 posts
Wed 29 Aug 2012
at 11:28
Re: Still yet another O.O.C.
second question

Is homeschooling allowed in Lady Red's Britain?  It wasn't in VOldemorts, all students had to attend Hogwarts.
Severus Snape
 GM, 760 posts
 Resistance Leader
 Fallen Hero
Wed 29 Aug 2012
at 13:12
Re: Still yet another O.O.C.
the Lady Red requires schooling, but not Hogwarts.  Plenty of families sent children to Beauxbatons, Durmstrangs, or even Salem.
Severus Snape
 GM, 761 posts
 Resistance Leader
 Fallen Hero
Sat 1 Sep 2012
at 18:24
Re: Still yet another O.O.C.
Alright, I am working on the summerr posts and should have them up this weekend.  Everyone can go ahead andstart their vacations up to the middle of July or so.

Has it beendecided how and when the group mightrendevous/communicate?
Robert Smith
 player, 602 posts
 Half blood, Hufflepuff
 decent surfer also.
Sun 2 Sep 2012
at 12:10
Re: Still yet another O.O.C.
 Ok, i can see that the girls dont want to see or cant see the headmaster as part of the rebellion so i will stop saying what he is thinking once again. Robert is put into his proper place.
Athene Shoe
 player, 771 posts
 Muggle-born Ravenclaw
 Orphan
Sun 2 Sep 2012
at 15:35
Re: Still yet another O.O.C.
Actually I haven't weighed in on that theory yet, Robert.  I was just trying to wrap up the discussion on how we were going to keep in touch over the summer for our beloved GM.  BTW- Working on my summer posts.  ^_^
Amanda Davis
 player, 727 posts
 Pureblooded Ravenclaw
Sun 2 Sep 2012
at 21:30
Re: Still yet another O.O.C.
Robert Smith:
Ok, i can see that the girls dont want to see or cant see the headmaster as part of the rebellion so i will stop saying what he is thinking once again. Robert is put into his proper place.


I'm sorry if I made you feel bad Robert, or as if you felt as though Amanda was putting down your character.  I have noticed that our charcters (and posssibly us as players) generally draw very different conclusions from the information we gather during the game.  And, Amanda typically does try to explain why she disagrees with a theory, which I suppose could be seen as being overly negative.

I think I can see one way to modify my post that may help.  Doing so now.

This message was last edited by the player at 21:31, Sun 02 Sept 2012.

Claire Cowlings
 player, 656 posts
Mon 3 Sep 2012
at 01:36
Re: Still yet another O.O.C.
In reply to Robert Smith (msg # 97):

Claire and Kiri havn't said anything, I'll try to post tonight
Amanda Davis
 player, 728 posts
 Pureblooded Ravenclaw
Mon 3 Sep 2012
at 03:19
Re: Still yet another O.O.C.
Claire, you're a mother in real life, so you'd probably have a better idea than I would.  I left the amount of time Amanda spent grounded fairly vague.  Considering the factors I mentioned in my post, how long would you consider reasonable if it was your child?  A month, two weeks, other?

This message was lightly edited by the player at 03:19, Mon 03 Sept 2012.

Claire Cowlings
 player, 657 posts
Mon 3 Sep 2012
at 09:14
Re: Still yet another O.O.C.
In reply to Amanda Davis (msg # 101):

Depends on what you're trying to accomplish.  Amanda has been amply punished at school and unless I had good reason to believe that her friends were leading her into trouble, which they weren't and that should have been obvious from the confession,  the girls were out there under a teacher's orders originally, in this case the fault lies with the school for continuing to employ a teacher known to be crazy.  I would NOT ground my kid at all from her friends although I might prefer that they come over to our house.

This message was last edited by the player at 14:14, Mon 03 Sept 2012.

Claire Cowlings
 player, 658 posts
Mon 3 Sep 2012
at 14:19
Re: Still yet another O.O.C.
In reply to Claire Cowlings (msg # 102):

I edited my previous Post to add in a not.  Also I would be protective of my daughter, but the situation is such that the only reason I would not withdraw her from hogwarts is if I had no choice but to send her there, but magical parents seem more forgiving of the school than muggle parents would be.
Amanda Davis
 player, 729 posts
 Pureblooded Ravenclaw
Mon 3 Sep 2012
at 18:31
Re: Still yet another O.O.C.
Thank you for your input, and honestly part of me was thinking the same way.  The other part was pointing out that if she had gone back to her dorm after she’d delivered the message to Professor Prewitt (as he and the Prefect had expected) or had obeyed Professor Malfoy and gone to get help, she’d have been in much less danger.  Though obviously, it would have also resulted in very bad things happening to Claire and Athene.  And, that at least based on stories I’ve heard (it wasn’t a situation I ever personally experienced), that normally punishment at school resulted in equivalent punishment at home rather than counting as the full punishment.

For the record, being a parent seems hard.

Since I’ve already implied that her parents are at least mildly grounding her, and since the GM had them send her a second angry letter after the article came out, I’ll go with two weeks.  One for each of the decisions mentioned above.  And, her parents don’t think that Claire or Athene were leading her into trouble.  Though they are a bit concerned about James.

I totally understand the withdrawal from school comment as well.  Though Amanda is quite glad they didn’t do so.  She doesn’t want to go to Beauxbatons.

I'll make a few minor edits to my first vacation post and do a second one coverning the rest of the first segment of summer later this evening or tomorrow.

This message was last edited by the player at 18:38, Mon 03 Sept 2012.

Severus Snape
 GM, 763 posts
 Resistance Leader
 Fallen Hero
Tue 4 Sep 2012
at 16:30
Re: Still yet another O.O.C.
Mwahahaha! And, summer begins!
Athene Shoe
 player, 772 posts
 Muggle-born Ravenclaw
 Orphan
Tue 4 Sep 2012
at 16:33
Re: Still yet another O.O.C.
I'm trying to finish up my post for the last three days ever at Howleys.  Just got back form having a CTscan so at least that's done with for the year.
Severus Snape
 GM, 764 posts
 Resistance Leader
 Fallen Hero
Tue 4 Sep 2012
at 16:39
Re: Still yet another O.O.C.
In reply to Athene Shoe (msg # 106):

Checking to make sure. our brain ahsnot liqfied, yet?  I hope itwent well!
Athene Shoe
 player, 774 posts
 Muggle-born Ravenclaw
 Orphan
Tue 4 Sep 2012
at 16:54
Re: Still yet another O.O.C.
No my brain isn't scrambled.  XD  It was a pelvic and chest scan to make sure my cancer isn't making a comeback.  Three years clear!  ::knock on wood::  Got an appointment with the doc on Friday to go over the results.
Severus Snape
 GM, 766 posts
 Resistance Leader
 Fallen Hero
Tue 4 Sep 2012
at 17:10
Re: Still yet another O.O.C.
In reply to Athene Shoe (msg # 108):

Ahh, yes, that.  I am fourteen years in remission myself.  It never stops scaring me, honestly.
Athene Shoe
 player, 775 posts
 Muggle-born Ravenclaw
 Orphan
Tue 4 Sep 2012
at 17:24
Re: Still yet another O.O.C.
I've a very good chance of making it to the five year mark.  If so, that'll put my chances of not getting it again back down to normal for my age.
Athene Shoe
 player, 776 posts
 Muggle-born Ravenclaw
 Orphan
Tue 4 Sep 2012
at 19:16
Re: Still yet another O.O.C.
The kind of things that distract me from finishing my post.  XD

http://geek-art.tumblr.com/pos...-i-am-lord-voldemort
Athene Shoe
 player, 778 posts
 Muggle-born Ravenclaw
 Orphan
Wed 5 Sep 2012
at 16:48
Re: Still yet another O.O.C.
Sorry my first vacation post is so long, but I thought her last days ever at Howleys merited it.
Kiri Wilson
 player, 208 posts
Wed 5 Sep 2012
at 17:54
Re: Still yet another O.O.C.
kiri has research going.
Claire Cowlings
 player, 659 posts
Thu 6 Sep 2012
at 01:59
Re: Still yet another O.O.C.
when do bella and Rolo escape from prison?  when does it hit the papers?  or did I just miss it in rita's article?
Lady Red
 GM, 418 posts
 Queen
 She who must be obeyed
Thu 6 Sep 2012
at 02:01
Re: Still yet another O.O.C.
It was published July 15th.  It's down at the bottom in orange.
Claire Cowlings
 player, 660 posts
Thu 6 Sep 2012
at 02:04
Re: Still yet another O.O.C.
jU;y 15th.  not much time to relax at home yet.  hmm.
Severus Snape
 GM, 770 posts
 Resistance Leader
 Fallen Hero
Thu 6 Sep 2012
at 02:20
Re: Still yet another O.O.C.
Actually, if I remember right, Hogwarts lets out in early May... so, you do have some time.
Claire Cowlings
 player, 661 posts
Thu 6 Sep 2012
at 02:25
Re: Still yet another O.O.C.
In reply to Severus Snape (msg # 117):

June. according the the Harry potter lexicon, school ends in the third or fourth week of june.  finals conclude in the second week of june and the last task of the triwizard tourney was like the 24th of june.

I do admit that I had to look it up, but I remember it being hot and talking about june getting on at the end of one of the books.

This message was last edited by the player at 02:26, Thu 06 Sept 2012.

Severus Snape
 GM, 771 posts
 Resistance Leader
 Fallen Hero
Thu 6 Sep 2012
at 02:39
Re: Still yet another O.O.C.
Ah, okay.  Hmm, not much time but I am still fine with the dates I provided.

For people's timign, we'll say it is the third friday of June when school lets out.  You all can look that up as I am notoriously bad at remembering what year it is!
Lady Red
 GM, 419 posts
 Queen
 She who must be obeyed
Thu 6 Sep 2012
at 02:41
Re: Still yet another O.O.C.
The third friday of June would be the 19th (and the year is still 2020).    XD
Severus Snape
 GM, 772 posts
 Resistance Leader
 Fallen Hero
Thu 6 Sep 2012
at 03:46
Re: Still yet another O.O.C.
What she said.  Iwill be trying tohaveanother update together soon, tomoorrow or Friday I hope.

Also, woot for breaking 6000 posts!
Claire Cowlings
 player, 662 posts
Thu 6 Sep 2012
at 11:56
Re: Still yet another O.O.C.
In reply to Amanda Davis (msg # 104):

to hit another of your points, the idea that punishment at school leads to equal punishment at home only factors in when the kid is actually at fault.  IF my child got a detention for fighting, and I discovered that they had been fighting because that was the only way to come to someone else's rescue, no, there wouldn;t be any punishment at home.  THere are the kind of parents that support the kid regardless of what they did, but honestly, once he'd verified what had happened, I'd be going, "you gave her a month's detention?  she deserves an award for special services, you twit."
Claire Cowlings
 player, 663 posts
Fri 7 Sep 2012
at 20:42
Re: Still yet another O.O.C.
is there a magical equivalent of a cell phone?  Something parentts might give theier children to wear in case of emergency?  (of course those things would probably  be on every kid in Hogwarts by now)
Lady Red
 GM, 420 posts
 Queen
 She who must be obeyed
Fri 7 Sep 2012
at 20:52
Re: Still yet another O.O.C.
The closest there is is the two-way mirrors like James Potter and Sirius Black used in school (and that Sirius later gave one to Harry in 1995).  They only come in pairs however so you can only talk to the other person; if they notice you in their mirror.
Athene Shoe
 player, 780 posts
 Muggle-born Ravenclaw
 Orphan
Sat 8 Sep 2012
at 00:54
Re: Still yet another O.O.C.
Bwahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahah!
Amanda Davis
 player, 732 posts
 Pureblooded Ravenclaw
Sat 8 Sep 2012
at 01:19
Re: Still yet another O.O.C.
::evil smile::  nicely done Athene.

Thought, I will admit that I am feeling a bit sorry for Headmaster Snape and Minister Malfoy now.

Honestly, Snape is working under a disadvantage that Dumbledore wasn’t.  It was a lot easier to get away with bad things happening to Harry, Herminone, and Ron.  Harry’s aunt and uncle would have been just as happy if he’d accidently died at school and certainly weren’t going to make waves if he got hurt.  Hermione was a muggleborn and probably realized that if she told her parents the truth about things that had happened at school she’d be withdrawn.  They probably got a very whitewashed version of the events, if they heard anything about them at all.  And, Ron’s family was part of the Order of the Pheonix and was quite firmly in Dumbledore’s pocket.

On the other hand, Headmaster Snape is dealing with protagonists who have families/guardians that are much more likely to learn the truth, get involved, and who aren’t necessarily in his corner.
Athene Shoe
 player, 781 posts
 Muggle-born Ravenclaw
 Orphan
Sat 8 Sep 2012
at 01:22
Re: Still yet another O.O.C.
Thank you.  ^_____^

Um, James?  Rita's article on the escape didn't come out until the 15th of July.  He wouldn't still be in the air when it was published if he left for home on the 30th of June.

Oh, Mister GM!  When does Rita's article on the Ministry bru-ah-ah get published?
Severus Snape
 GM, 773 posts
 Resistance Leader
 Fallen Hero
Sat 8 Sep 2012
at 01:35
Re: Still yet another O.O.C.
James has adjusted his post.

I have added a date to Rita's article.

As for the post I just put in announcements, I know ti has vague times in it.  that was so that you guys could figure out when to work them it.
Robert Smith
 player, 605 posts
 Half blood, Hufflepuff
 decent surfer also.
Tue 11 Sep 2012
at 02:19
Re: Still yet another O.O.C.
 Hard to believe almost time to start the 3rd year school term. Way cool, we get to look at the new 1st years and chuckle at them.
Severus Snape
 GM, 776 posts
 Resistance Leader
 Fallen Hero
Tue 11 Sep 2012
at 03:00
Re: Still yet another O.O.C.
New first years?  In practice, sure, in truth, I will not be adverting for new players.  I am satisfied with the crew we have.

Third year: Amanda, Claire, Athene, Robert, James
Second year: Nik, Lloyd, Kiri

A good lot and some excellent players to boot.  I will, however, let anyone who wants play a second charcter in the grade their character is not in and off the list of kids at school.  But that offer has been on the table for a while now.
Severus Snape
 GM, 778 posts
 Resistance Leader
 Fallen Hero
Tue 11 Sep 2012
at 21:30
Re: Still yet another O.O.C.
Right, I am starting the write up for the next update.  Can people please collate and post here all the ends I am responsible for?  They are getting to be many and I need to have them in one place so I can see potentials for tieing some of them off...  This summer has had a lot of development in it and it has all been very good stuff for the game, but my poor brain is trying to juggle that and Graduate School.  I fear an imminent meltdown if I have to collate it all myself.
Lloyd Biggs
 player, 188 posts
 Hogwarts' Resident
 Redneck
Wed 12 Sep 2012
at 01:25
Re: Still yet another O.O.C.
I don't think I have much.  Just the results of the PM conversation and whether what Lloyd said was enough to get at least part of what he wishes.  That and whether or not the twins are interested in what Lloyd suggests.
Amanda Davis
 player, 738 posts
 Pureblooded Ravenclaw
Wed 12 Sep 2012
at 07:34
Re: Still yet another O.O.C.
I am only aware of two areas where I am awaiting a response:

1.  What the French wandmaker was able to tell Amanda about the unusual non-wooden wand.

2.  Whether or not Miles wrote back to the couple of letters Amanda sent him during the summer.
Claire Cowlings
 player, 670 posts
Sun 16 Sep 2012
at 14:35
Re: Still yet another O.O.C.
Now how to get da to let her go schoolbook shopping.
Claire Cowlings
 player, 671 posts
Sun 16 Sep 2012
at 19:24
Re: Still yet another O.O.C.
If I remember correctly, the story here and cannon diverge some time after school starts in the seventh year , right?
Severus Snape
 GM, 779 posts
 Resistance Leader
 Fallen Hero
Sun 16 Sep 2012
at 19:38
Re: Still yet another O.O.C.
Yes, the story diverges at the point when Ron leaves Harry and HErmione in the forest of Dean.  As far as the world is concerned, HArry Potter disappears at the wedding of Bill and FLeur and was never seen again.  NEither was Hermione.  ROn reappeared later in the service of Lady Red.  WHy?
Lady Red
 GM, 424 posts
 Queen
 She who must be obeyed
Sun 16 Sep 2012
at 19:40
Re: Still yet another O.O.C.
Yes. Something drastically different happened around the end of 1997/early 1998.
Claire Cowlings
 player, 672 posts
Sun 16 Sep 2012
at 19:43
Re: Still yet another O.O.C.
Just making sure that I have some incidents right.
Amanda Davis
 player, 743 posts
 Pureblooded Ravenclaw
Sun 16 Sep 2012
at 22:03
Re: Still yet another O.O.C.
I don't really have anything in particular in mind with the Hogsmeade thread and am fine with it ending whenever.  Though, of course, I'm certainly willing to play it out more if Claire or Athene have additional posts they'd like to make.
Athene Shoe
 player, 787 posts
 Muggle-born Ravenclaw
 Orphan
Sun 16 Sep 2012
at 22:12
Re: Still yet another O.O.C.
I can't think of anything in particular, so we can let the scene fade to gray with the trio doing their usual stuff.  Unless Claire has something in particular.
Claire Cowlings
 player, 673 posts
Sun 16 Sep 2012
at 22:29
Re: Still yet another O.O.C.
nah, I figure we got a couple hours before Claire is locked up tight for the rest of the summer, excep[t for the time she's traveling with Amanda and Athena, and one of her adults will go.  Her folks, all of them, will accompany her to diagon alley.  Snape will conviunce them that HOgwarts will be safer than HOgsmeade and likely safer than anywhere else.  On the good side, Claire has a lot of time to learn cooking and cleaning and sewing and knitting spells. as well as get started using old books around the house for some of her electives
Athene Shoe
 player, 788 posts
 Muggle-born Ravenclaw
 Orphan
Sun 16 Sep 2012
at 23:17
Re: Still yet another O.O.C.
Will Aberforth let Athene go with the Cowlings and Davises?
Claire Cowlings
 player, 675 posts
Sun 16 Sep 2012
at 23:21
Re: Still yet another O.O.C.
Da's willing to take Athene, and be responsible for her, if she's willing to abide by the stay with us at all time rules.
Robert Smith
 player, 607 posts
 Half blood, Hufflepuff
 decent surfer also.
Sun 16 Sep 2012
at 23:30
Re: Still yet another O.O.C.
 I am just curious for the new year for the third year students. What electives is everyone committed for.

 I know i am set for Magical Languages/Care of Magical Creatures/ancient runes?/ and Muggle studies?-mostly to see what he is missing since he has lived amongest them since he was a babe. Not sure if he can keep that work load up but he knows he has to buckle down in potions this year to help his electives.
Claire Cowlings
 player, 676 posts
Sun 16 Sep 2012
at 23:40
Re: Still yet another O.O.C.
Claire is going to try to be Bill and get 12 owls.  SHe' signed up for everything except divination.
Robert Smith
 player, 608 posts
 Half blood, Hufflepuff
 decent surfer also.
Sun 16 Sep 2012
at 23:43
Re: Still yet another O.O.C.
 Hmmm, now i know where Herominie went, she must have been playing with the time turner again and is stuck in Claires body. ? ^-^
Amanda Davis
 player, 745 posts
 Pureblooded Ravenclaw
Sun 16 Sep 2012
at 23:46
Re: Still yet another O.O.C.
Amanda’s taking four electives:  Arithmancy, Ancient Runes, Magical Languages, and Muggle Studies.  Four electives were what her Head of House and parents both recommended.  However, she’s also getting the books for Divination, Care of Magical Creatures, and last year’s third year Dark Arts book.  She won’t be studying them during the school year, but she will be reviewing them during the summer and may be trying to get her hands on good notes from those classes to copy (especially if she can learn a Xerox type spell this year).
Amanda Davis
 player, 746 posts
 Pureblooded Ravenclaw
Sun 16 Sep 2012
at 23:50
Re: Still yet another O.O.C.
Robert Smith:
Hmmm, now i know where Herominie went, she must have been playing with the time turner again and is stuck in Claires body. ? ^-^


Well 12 owls are clearly doable.  We know that Bill, Percy, and Barty Crouch Jr. all did it.  And, most likely other students have as well.  But, yes, I do feel sorry for Claire.  She's going to have a challenging few years.

This message was last edited by the player at 23:50, Sun 16 Sept 2012.

Athene Shoe
 player, 789 posts
 Muggle-born Ravenclaw
 Orphan
Mon 17 Sep 2012
at 00:01
Re: Still yet another O.O.C.
Athene is going with Athrimancy, Ancient Runes, Magical Languages, and Muggle Studies.
Athene Shoe
 player, 790 posts
 Muggle-born Ravenclaw
 Orphan
Mon 17 Sep 2012
at 00:03
Re: Still yet another O.O.C.
Also, I think we can agree that our plan to secretly meet together before school started have gone the way of the dodo? XD
James Evans
 player, 291 posts
 Snape's Ward
 Lonely Child
Mon 17 Sep 2012
at 00:09
Re: Still yet another O.O.C.
We might br able to meet at Luna Ice Cream parlor, wouldn't be a secret though...
Amanda Davis
 player, 747 posts
 Pureblooded Ravenclaw
Mon 17 Sep 2012
at 01:18
Re: Still yet another O.O.C.
Athene Shoe:
Also, I think we can agree that our plan to secretly meet together before school started have gone the way of the dodo? XD


=)  Blame the Lestranges.  Escapes by insande attempted murderers tend to make parents much less likely to let their kids roam around by themselves.
Claire Cowlings
 player, 677 posts
Mon 17 Sep 2012
at 01:49
Re: Still yet another O.O.C.
who is athene going to officially go with, Mrs Jones, or Da?
Athene Shoe
 player, 791 posts
 Muggle-born Ravenclaw
 Orphan
Mon 17 Sep 2012
at 01:57
Re: Still yet another O.O.C.
Hmmm that's a good question....  All three of us have reason to be a target of Bellatrix.  Athene because her Lord still needs Athene for the ritual.  Claire because she wants to get rid of the stain on her family's honor.  And Amanda because she thwarted her down in the Chamber.

Athene will officially go with the Cowlings but she'll try to keep all three girls together as much as possible.
Amanda Davis
 player, 748 posts
 Pureblooded Ravenclaw
Mon 17 Sep 2012
at 02:48
Re: Still yet another O.O.C.
Mrs. Jones will have no problem with joining the Cowlings and keeping the girls together
Severus Snape
 GM, 781 posts
 Resistance Leader
 Fallen Hero
Wed 19 Sep 2012
at 23:32
Re: Still yet another O.O.C.
If the Wilsons or the Australian delegation expressed any concern over it, then, yea, Alfred would be allowed to come onto Hogwarts grounds as personal security for a diplomat's daughter.

Snape and them are in enough political hot water with the british equivalent of CFS, they don't need any angry Aussies to boot.
Athene Shoe
 player, 794 posts
 Muggle-born Ravenclaw
 Orphan
Wed 19 Sep 2012
at 23:46
Re: Still yet another O.O.C.
So are we going to see that play out this year too?  XD
Severus Snape
 GM, 782 posts
 Resistance Leader
 Fallen Hero
Wed 19 Sep 2012
at 23:48
Re: Still yet another O.O.C.
Yes, lots of new staffat Hogwarts this year...

Speaking of which...
Severus Snape
 GM, 786 posts
 Resistance Leader
 Fallen Hero
Mon 1 Oct 2012
at 05:14
Re: Still yet another O.O.C.
It is late and I am tired.  Was a long weekend.  Will update tomorrow.

Also, as a bit of fun and a relief on my brain, we have three aurors to name and I am taking suggestions for good names.  They can be from anywhere really, though the aurors themselves graduated from Hogwarts.  But, if you use a nationality other than Elglish, Scottish, or Welsh, let me know.  More important, this is to be had fun with.  I mean I named a guy Tallowhide and Robert's girlfriend is named Beaglehole!  English names and names in general are just silly sometimes!
Athene Shoe
 player, 800 posts
 Muggle-born Ravenclaw
 Orphan
Mon 1 Oct 2012
at 20:39
Re: Still yet another O.O.C.
Here are my entries:

Alberic Figg (m) [distant relative of Arabella Figg]

Nyx Sakndenberg (f)
     [the surname is Albanian/Germanic; but the family has lived in England since at least the 15th century.  Famous member: Eoessa Sakndenberg- she was both a professor at Hogwarts as well as Headmistress; died in 1503.]

Eudora Dungeon (f)

Sigurd Skeeter (m) [distant relative of Rita Skeeter]

Perecles Rackham (m)

Concepta Thrussington (f)
Severus Snape
 GM, 788 posts
 Resistance Leader
 Fallen Hero
Mon 1 Oct 2012
at 21:39
Re: Still yet another O.O.C.
Nik, the shop woman answered your question in post 522 in Diagon alley.
Lloyd Biggs
 player, 195 posts
 Hogwarts' Resident
 Redneck
Tue 2 Oct 2012
at 15:03
Re: Still yet another O.O.C.
Okay, how about Eustice Scrub and Oglethorp Snodgrass?  Both male names.  For female names, if one of them's a Lovegood the sky is the limit.  I like the idea of a female auror having been named Nebula (or Nebby for short.)
Severus Snape
 GM, 789 posts
 Resistance Leader
 Fallen Hero
Thu 4 Oct 2012
at 20:30
Re: Still yet another O.O.C.
Interesting name suggestions.  I will take them under advisement.

Fair Warning: I will be moving us to the express this weekend.  Finish up the conversation and, no, nothing eventful is happening in Diagon Alley this year.  IT was just for the group to reunite IC.  PLans are being plotted, I see, and that is good.  The plan for the year is coming into focus day by day, and I think you will all enjoy it.  I have started my plans for year four as well and have had a few inklings for five, too.

This game has been a true joy, by the bye.

Check in a few days for the names of our new aurors, but I am still taking name suggestions, though COncepta Thrussington seems a shoe in to my aesthetic.  Hmm, SLytherin house perhaps?
Robert Smith
 player, 614 posts
 Half blood, Hufflepuff
 decent surfer also.
Sat 6 Oct 2012
at 19:19
Re: Still yet another O.O.C.
 Cool, glad to see most of us will survive until year 5. One has to wonder if its time for Athene and Amanda to find a "boy friend", now that Claire has begun to make the first efforts at looking for what she wants in a "friend".

 No, not trying to be snide or crass, it seems to me that students at Hogwarts did find their close friends fairly soon after the third year at school...Umm well Ronald took a bit longer to realize that he liked Hermione.

 Robert is perhaps a slight bit further along liking girls due to where he from, not saying he knows what he is doing but it is attractive.

 Now, to our fearless DM, headmaster Serveus Snape. It is nice that we have a talented bunch of writers who are on the ball and post often. Here's to another couple of years ahead.
Amanda Davis
 player, 757 posts
 Pureblooded Ravenclaw
Sat 6 Oct 2012
at 21:35
Re: Still yet another O.O.C.
I'm quite pleased to hear that you are still coming up with plans for future years.  This is a game that I'd love see make it through all seven years of Hogwarts.  As is, I already have ideas in mind relating to Amanda's preparations for the OWLs during her fourth summer and fifth year of school.

As for the boyfriend issue, I have thought about it.  But, Amanda is only 13.  It doesn't seem unreasonable to wait another year.  Maybe I'm remembering wrong, but it seemed like most of the pairing up happened during the middle of the fourth year, around the time of the dance.  Plus, at least at the moment, I'm not really feeling significant chemestry or romantic tension between Amanda and any other character.  That may change at some point.

This message was last edited by the player at 21:35, Sat 06 Oct 2012.

Athene Shoe
 player, 803 posts
 Muggle-born Ravenclaw
 Orphan
Sat 6 Oct 2012
at 21:41
Re: Still yet another O.O.C.
Yeah, it was more Goblet of Fire rather than Prisoner of Azkaban when the dating started.
Robert Smith
 player, 615 posts
 Half blood, Hufflepuff
 decent surfer also.
Sat 6 Oct 2012
at 21:45
Re: Still yet another O.O.C.
 Hmmm, does Hogwarts start at 11 years old or at 12 years old?, i would have to replay the first HP to see. If we are just 13 then yah, it could be a little while before romance rears its ugly head up for the students.

 I am not one to urge one direction or another but i might make a offering to our fearless DMs to allow one or more of us to make the quiditch team?.
Claire Cowlings
 player, 686 posts
Sat 6 Oct 2012
at 21:47
Re: Still yet another O.O.C.
6th grade.

when I was in 6th grade, all the fifth graders were going steady.  (this was in 1977), but I don't think it went any further than holding hands,  but there are dances at the middle schools now, (though all my kids have gone stag to them)
Lady Red
 GM, 430 posts
 Queen
 She who must be obeyed
Sat 6 Oct 2012
at 21:50
Re: Still yet another O.O.C.
You started Hogwarts at age 11; as per the books (and movies).
Kiri Wilson
 player, 216 posts
Sat 6 Oct 2012
at 21:58
Re: Still yet another O.O.C.
In reply to Lloyd Biggs (msg # 162):

narnia?  he's have to be in slytherin though, he was snot and a prig before he learned better.
Claire Cowlings
 player, 688 posts
Sat 6 Oct 2012
at 22:09
Re: Still yet another O.O.C.
also, what is the advancement for the next year?
Lady Red
 GM, 431 posts
 Queen
 She who must be obeyed
Sat 6 Oct 2012
at 23:40
Re: Still yet another O.O.C.
Do you mean the standard skill/ability advancement that happens at the end of each year?  Or something else?
Claire Cowlings
 player, 689 posts
Sat 6 Oct 2012
at 23:43
Re: Still yet another O.O.C.
In reply to Lady Red (msg # 172):

the standard one that I've managed to forget,
Lady Red
 GM, 432 posts
 Queen
 She who must be obeyed
Sun 7 Oct 2012
at 00:14
Re: Still yet another O.O.C.
Message#4 under Rules:

Severus Snape:
Advancement will work thus.  At the end of each school year the Magic stat will increase by .5 and students will receive 5 point to custom increase their stats and skill.  Point buy a new +1 in any skill while it buys .5 stat points.  No more than a .5 increase in stats a year is possible.  Lastly, each person will be allowed to make the case for one skill and will receive an award to that skill based on the performance in that area and their appeal.

Claire Cowlings
 player, 690 posts
Sun 7 Oct 2012
at 00:29
Re: Still yet another O.O.C.
obviously, I need more sleep, since there it was,

thanks
Lady Red
 GM, 433 posts
 Queen
 She who must be obeyed
Sun 7 Oct 2012
at 00:41
Re: Still yet another O.O.C.
Not a problem.  ^_^
Lloyd Biggs
 player, 196 posts
 Hogwarts' Resident
 Redneck
Sun 7 Oct 2012
at 05:46
Re: Still yet another O.O.C.
Hey there, peoples.  I disappeared for a few days and regrettably, given craziness of RL right now, I'm going to have to pull out of most if not all of the games on rpol I'm involved in.  This one included I'm afraid.  I've had a lot of fun, don't get me wrong, but that's the situation I'm in.  Sorry, folks.  Y'all have a good time, now.
Severus Snape
 GM, 790 posts
 Resistance Leader
 Fallen Hero
Sun 7 Oct 2012
at 19:54
Re: Still yet another O.O.C.
Regrettable, deeply regrettable.  Lloyd was a fun character and a welcome bit of color.

We will marshall on and I have no intention fo seeking new blood.  Lloyd will still be at school but an NPC now.

MOving things forward now...
Amanda Davis
 player, 759 posts
 Pureblooded Ravenclaw
Wed 10 Oct 2012
at 00:55
Re: Still yet another O.O.C.
I’m starting to get a little confused.  I’d initially thought my character had been the only one to find information written in Greek (which she transcribed into one of her notebooks and did not bring to the ice cream shop).  She’d been planning to ask Nik if he could read/translate it either on the train or when they were back to school.

Of course, she did also tell Kiri about the article.  Did I overlook Kiri bringing a copy of the article or is there a second set of information in Greek floating aroud?

This message was last edited by the player at 00:56, Wed 10 Oct 2012.

Kiri Wilson
 player, 219 posts
Wed 10 Oct 2012
at 02:04
Re: Still yet another O.O.C.
I thought athene brought a computer search, with 2 lines in english and the rest in greek.   (goes back to reread the area.)

ok, I complete misread what was going on.  I thought Athene had copies of greek stuff on that paper,  so what kiri did made sense thinking that.


Nik, we'll have to rewite that.  probably having her asking him to  just bring along the greek book.  She will ask Amanda to bring the greek article for Nik to translate.

This message was last edited by the player at 02:10, Wed 10 Oct 2012.

Athene Shoe
 player, 806 posts
 Muggle-born Ravenclaw
 Orphan
Wed 10 Oct 2012
at 02:08
Re: Still yet another O.O.C.
Nope, no greek at all for my search.  Purely etymology which came up with French and English derivations.
Nikolous Androus
 player, 128 posts
Wed 10 Oct 2012
at 02:16
Re: Still yet another O.O.C.
 Ok, but will wait and see how Kiri redoes her post to see how he responds.
Kiri Wilson
 player, 220 posts
Wed 10 Oct 2012
at 02:17
Re: Still yet another O.O.C.
In reply to Nikolous Androus (msg # 182):

just did.
Nikolous Androus
 player, 129 posts
Wed 10 Oct 2012
at 02:23
Re: Still yet another O.O.C.
 Done and done.
Claire Cowlings
 player, 693 posts
Wed 10 Oct 2012
at 19:57
Re: Still yet another O.O.C.
SHoudl the girls go to the train together?  Or will athena come with the other kids from the hogsmeade orphanage, or should all the hogsmeadians arrive together?
Athene Shoe
 player, 807 posts
 Muggle-born Ravenclaw
 Orphan
Wed 10 Oct 2012
at 20:58
Re: Still yet another O.O.C.
Athene's all for going with her friends, but she'll go along with whatever Dumbledore says.
Severus Snape
 GM, 792 posts
 Resistance Leader
 Fallen Hero
Wed 10 Oct 2012
at 21:56
Re: Still yet another O.O.C.
Aberforth is fine letting Athene go with either MRs. Smith or Mrs. Cowlings as long as she gets one of them to sign a consent form.... okay, he is fine as long as one of them picks her up from the orphanage.  But they have to come get her so that custody is tracked.  Some little minx has the muggle CHild Protective Services watching the orphanage like a hawk lately.  He'll make that comment while smiling brightly at Athene and winking.
Claire Cowlings
 player, 694 posts
Wed 10 Oct 2012
at 22:21
Re: Still yet another O.O.C.
ok if we all ride the knight bus to the train station, Amanda?
Athene Shoe
 player, 808 posts
 Muggle-born Ravenclaw
 Orphan
Thu 11 Oct 2012
at 18:46
Re: Still yet another O.O.C.
Well regardless of how we get there, I'm going to post at the station. ^_^
Robert Smith
 player, 619 posts
 Half blood, Hufflepuff
 decent surfer also.
Thu 11 Oct 2012
at 18:49
Re: Still yet another O.O.C.
 Ummm, curious. I had thought that Athene had moved to the Hogsmeade orphanage?, if so she would not need to ride the train?.
Lady Red
 GM, 434 posts
 Queen
 She who must be obeyed
Thu 11 Oct 2012
at 18:53
Re: Still yet another O.O.C.
All students (even those living in Hogsmeade) must ride the train to the school at the beginning of the school year.  Otherwise, Amanda and Claire would never have needed to ride the train at all.
Athene Shoe
 player, 810 posts
 Muggle-born Ravenclaw
 Orphan
Fri 12 Oct 2012
at 04:31
Re: Still yet another O.O.C.
Yep there are some theories that a renewal of the Trace charm is placed on all the underaged students during the train ride each year.
Claire Cowlings
 player, 696 posts
Fri 12 Oct 2012
at 15:33
Re: Still yet another O.O.C.
makes sense.  Seriously, Rolf shouldn't have to ride the bus, he lives at Hogwarts, same would have been for James and Lysandra,  since their guardians work there.  So what do they do with anyone who shows up late?
Robert Smith
 player, 620 posts
 Half blood, Hufflepuff
 decent surfer also.
Sat 13 Oct 2012
at 19:16
Re: Still yet another O.O.C.
 Yaa for me. I remembered to place my electives he was going out for in the scratchpad. Did something right. ^-^
Amanda Davis
 player, 761 posts
 Pureblooded Ravenclaw
Mon 15 Oct 2012
at 06:58
Re: Still yet another O.O.C.
Nik, did you mean to address your last comment to Kiri rather than Claire?  Kiri is the one with a bodyguard following her around.  Or is there a guy following the group of Claire, Amanda, and Athene that we haven't noticed?  I'll hold off on posting until I find out for sure.

Oh, and Snape, was there anything in the Daily Prophet about what happened with Ollivander?
Severus Snape
 GM, 793 posts
 Resistance Leader
 Fallen Hero
Tue 16 Oct 2012
at 03:51
Re: Still yet another O.O.C.
YEs, I am working on an article in the paper.  No... no one that you can see is following CLaire and the girls...
Severus Snape
 GM, 794 posts
 Resistance Leader
 Fallen Hero
Tue 16 Oct 2012
at 04:20
Re: Still yet another O.O.C.
HAve fun meeting the aurors!
Severus Snape
 GM, 795 posts
 Resistance Leader
 Fallen Hero
Tue 16 Oct 2012
at 06:07
Re: Still yet another O.O.C.
Auror descriptions updated in the staff thread.  What a bunch of characters you guys have to deal with!

Wonder what the new profs will be like this year?
Severus Snape
 GM, 797 posts
 Resistance Leader
 Fallen Hero
Fri 19 Oct 2012
at 05:13
Re: Still yet another O.O.C.
Waiting on Nik and Robert, I think, as the girls responded right quickly.  ONce I get that, I will move along.
Robert Smith
 player, 623 posts
 Half blood, Hufflepuff
 decent surfer also.
Sat 20 Oct 2012
at 22:41
Re: Still yet another O.O.C.
 That has been brought up to speed for both chars. Now we can wait for the Wraiths? to attack the train.
Severus Snape
 GM, 798 posts
 Resistance Leader
 Fallen Hero
Sat 20 Oct 2012
at 22:46
Re: Still yet another O.O.C.
Sorry, have been bust with midterms, will try to get a post up tonight or tomorrow morning.
Kiri Wilson
 player, 225 posts
Sun 21 Oct 2012
at 08:02
Re: Still yet another O.O.C.
Kiri's gonna thwap Robert for running out on them in the ice cream shop.  They had a chance to talk there, but no, hehad to go try to bring in his girlfriend who freaks over stuff.  Now the group is gonna have to sneak around to talk about stuff.

Just kiri's opinion
Robert Smith
 player, 624 posts
 Half blood, Hufflepuff
 decent surfer also.
Sun 21 Oct 2012
at 12:11
Re: Still yet another O.O.C.
 The second year student is going to swat the third year student?, hmm. This should be interesting..now do you prefer warts or just vomiting slugs?.

 Umm, and if my memory is still working, he did not bring Corine into the ice cream shop..i will have to recheck that but dont think so. I might caution to not push to hard against Corine or risk pushing Robert further away.

This message was last edited by the player at 12:15, Sun 21 Oct 2012.

Kiri Wilson
 player, 227 posts
Sun 21 Oct 2012
at 13:38
Re: Still yet another O.O.C.
In reply to Robert Smith (msg # 204):Wands, who said anything about wands.  fisticuffs.  How tall are you now, Kiri's 5'5.  (I;ve been going to middle school concerts for 3 years now, and every year they do the eighth grade recognition, and all the girls are tall and only out of 5 of the boys is actually as tall as the girls, it's really kind of amusing, as a mom).  Basically, Kiri's at the top of the height curve for her age and Claire's at the bottom.


Corinne will be perfectly welcome if she pitches in, but if she's going to freak out like she did last year, and they have to hide what they are doing from her,  when robert runs off in the middle of the closest thing they have to a planned meeting, Kiri's gonna get a little pissed, and so should some others.  I'm not saying Robert will understand why she;s pissed, that why she wanted James to talk to him, but that's whats going on here.  And now they can't talk on the train,

This message was last edited by the player at 13:39, Sun 21 Oct 2012.

Claire Cowlings
 player, 700 posts
Sun 21 Oct 2012
at 13:48
Re: Still yet another O.O.C.
Claire would appreciate it if you would recruit Corinne, we could use a fourth year.  They know some things we don't.  But again, she can't freak out.
Severus Snape
 GM, 799 posts
 Resistance Leader
 Fallen Hero
Sun 21 Oct 2012
at 14:40
Re: Still yet another O.O.C.
No worries, it is part of the plan to make Corina part of the group this year.  She is not just a plot element, but a plot device this year.
Severus Snape
 GM, 801 posts
 Resistance Leader
 Fallen Hero
Tue 23 Oct 2012
at 03:17
Re: Still yet another O.O.C.
So, I realize now that I must not have made this apparent.  Robert and James are in their own compartment with Eustice Scrub.  It was not my intention to imply they were wth the gorls.  The aurors are splitting them up.
Robert Smith
 player, 626 posts
 Half blood, Hufflepuff
 decent surfer also.
Tue 23 Oct 2012
at 03:25
Re: Still yet another O.O.C.
 Ahh, ok, will edit.
Lady Red
 GM, 438 posts
 Queen
 She who must be obeyed
Tue 23 Oct 2012
at 03:41
Re: Still yet another O.O.C.
Ahem.... only one auror in there with you and James and he's a guy.  No ladies in your compartment.
Robert Smith
 player, 627 posts
 Half blood, Hufflepuff
 decent surfer also.
Fri 26 Oct 2012
at 12:21
Re: Still yet another O.O.C.
 Ummm, do we keep up the chatter with the oppressive Aurors?
Severus Snape
 GM, 802 posts
 Resistance Leader
 Fallen Hero
Fri 26 Oct 2012
at 20:53
Re: Still yet another O.O.C.
Will update tonight!
Severus Snape
 GM, 803 posts
 Resistance Leader
 Fallen Hero
Sat 27 Oct 2012
at 04:36
Re: Still yet another O.O.C.
How is everyone liking the Aurors?  Kiri had to go poking the mad hatter, revealing that aspect of his personality prior to my intentions, but I am loving all four of them so far.  They are proving very unique personalities.

IF you feel as if they are pushing you around a bit, that is my purpose with them in the game.  I am trying to add a certain psychology this year and I hope it works.
Amanda Davis
 player, 766 posts
 Pureblooded Ravenclaw
Sun 28 Oct 2012
at 03:10
Re: Still yet another O.O.C.
The aurors are definately interesting and very distinct characters.  Amanda may not enjoy her train ride or year.  But I think I will.
Claire Cowlings
 player, 704 posts
Mon 29 Oct 2012
at 16:56
Re: Still yet another O.O.C.
We're not, but is anyone in the path of Sandy?  If so stay safe.
Athene Shoe
 player, 814 posts
 Muggle-born Ravenclaw
 Orphan
Mon 29 Oct 2012
at 16:58
Re: Still yet another O.O.C.
In the midwest, so not I.  Looks like they are getting hit hard though.
Robert Smith
 player, 629 posts
 Half blood, Hufflepuff
 decent surfer also.
Tue 30 Oct 2012
at 02:11
Re: Still yet another O.O.C.
 Anyone under the storm on the east coast?, i hope not. It does look like trouble.

 Still from the news footage i watched today i am of the opinion that Katrina was worse due to the flood canals failing.
Claire Cowlings
 player, 707 posts
Thu 1 Nov 2012
at 01:59
Re: Still yet another O.O.C.
and here too, in texas, we have chosen poorly when it comes to having a house that gets lots of trickortreater.

Illinois, last year 0
Texas, this year 2
my kids, loaded bags,
other kids, all over the place, just not on our street.
Robert Smith
 player, 630 posts
 Half blood, Hufflepuff
 decent surfer also.
Thu 1 Nov 2012
at 12:34
Re: Still yet another O.O.C.
 I am curious to see how the auror is going to handle Kiri. Not in harsh manner but she is going out of her way to "Punk" the auror it seems. Why do i have a mental picture of Kiri dressed in Goth clothes and spiked hair with heavy makeup, like the movie "girl with the dragon tattoo".
Kiri Wilson
 player, 233 posts
Thu 1 Nov 2012
at 13:42
Re: Still yet another O.O.C.
In reply to Robert Smith (msg # 219):

Actually, since she hasn't seen poor lysandra, she thinks she's being perfectly reasonable. she wants to sit with her friends, as many of them as she can get.  Just like every other student on this train.  And she's even willing to let him come along,

Besides, right now, she's in the loo.  She hasn't decided what she's gonna do after that.

This message was last edited by the player at 13:43, Thu 01 Nov 2012.

Athene Shoe
 player, 817 posts
 Muggle-born Ravenclaw
 Orphan
Thu 1 Nov 2012
at 20:48
Re: Still yet another O.O.C.
I can see Athene pulling the goth look just to freak people out.  XD
Claire Cowlings
 player, 708 posts
Thu 1 Nov 2012
at 22:11
Re: Still yet another O.O.C.
Robert and lloyd are muggle raised, right?
Athene Shoe
 player, 819 posts
 Muggle-born Ravenclaw
 Orphan
Thu 1 Nov 2012
at 22:20
Re: Still yet another O.O.C.
I think you meant that last post to be Claire and not Kiri. ^_^
Robert Smith
 player, 631 posts
 Half blood, Hufflepuff
 decent surfer also.
Thu 1 Nov 2012
at 23:09
Re: Still yet another O.O.C.
 Mother was a witch and father a muggle.
Lady Red
 GM, 439 posts
 Queen
 She who must be obeyed
Thu 1 Nov 2012
at 23:15
Re: Still yet another O.O.C.
I think she meant you were raised in the muggle society as opposed to the wizarding one, Robert.
Robert Smith
 player, 632 posts
 Half blood, Hufflepuff
 decent surfer also.
Thu 1 Nov 2012
at 23:18
Re: Still yet another O.O.C.
 Ahh, yes indeed. Dad worked out of a major corp in southern California beach city, so he spent alot of time out of doors and in the water. Very little with the magical side of the family till he was old enough to understand it and to learn what little she would teach him. She was of the opinion that he would most likely have the magical ability but he should know how to live among the muggles of america.

This message was last edited by the player at 23:20, Thu 01 Nov 2012.

Severus Snape
 GM, 805 posts
 Resistance Leader
 Fallen Hero
Sat 3 Nov 2012
at 01:33
Re: Still yet another O.O.C.
I'm a halloween scrooge.  Anyway, will update later tonight.  Look forward to it.
Claire Cowlings
 player, 709 posts
Sat 3 Nov 2012
at 08:58
Re: Still yet another O.O.C.
In reply to Severus Snape (msg # 227):

Where exactly are we all on the train?  Which cars etc,  I'm trying to figure that out

If you don't want to let on where each of the groups are to the others, we should all at least know where we are in relation to the front of the train and the prefects car.

This message was last edited by the player at 12:29, Sun 04 Nov 2012.

Robert Smith
 player, 633 posts
 Half blood, Hufflepuff
 decent surfer also.
Sat 3 Nov 2012
at 10:34
Re: Still yet another O.O.C.
 Hmmm, this should be interesting for James. Having the daughter of the prof that we had a hand in sending her to Azkaban, not to mention that her mother was kinda threatening claire in the snake room.

 "May the Odds ever be in your favor". Still i will have to consider how Robert might feel about having a Lestrange in the same coach, i am leaning towards the idea that he is American and most likely have room to give the benefit of the doubt towards the daughter.
Kiri Wilson
 player, 236 posts
Tue 6 Nov 2012
at 17:13
Re: Still yet another O.O.C.
In reply to Robert Smith (msg # 219):


See, Kiri isn't just a brat, she just usually doesn't have to explain herself like this, to a certain extent, she's a spoiled only child, this summer was a bit of a shock, but nothing like what this year is (probably) going to be like.  She actually thinks she's being quite reasonable, not to mention, downright nice, by explaining something to the auror that he should already know, that they've stayed alive by being together, safety in numbers proven and all that, not to mention the social aspects of sitting with your friends.

I'm surprised they seperated Lysandra from her friends (unless she was already alone, but I'm sure she'd never admit that).
Athene Shoe
 player, 820 posts
 Muggle-born Ravenclaw
 Orphan
Tue 6 Nov 2012
at 18:00
Re: Still yet another O.O.C.
I'm not surprised, they split us up after all; why wouldn't they split up Lysandra from from her cronies?
Severus Snape
 GM, 807 posts
 Resistance Leader
 Fallen Hero
Tue 6 Nov 2012
at 21:14
Re: Still yet another O.O.C.
Interesting conversation, will try to update tonight.
Robert Smith
 player, 634 posts
 Half blood, Hufflepuff
 decent surfer also.
Thu 8 Nov 2012
at 03:59
Re: Still yet another O.O.C.
 Think they will let us operate the train?. If the train stops at Hogwarts station where does it go from there?. It would seem to very expensive to only use it ..what?, 6 times a year. So what does the train do when its not running students back and forth?. Maybe we can ask the Aurors.?
Amanda Davis
 player, 772 posts
 Pureblooded Ravenclaw
Fri 9 Nov 2012
at 22:18
Re: Still yet another O.O.C.
Robert Smith:
Hmmm, this should be interesting for James. Having the daughter of the prof that we had a hand in sending her to Azkaban, not to mention that her mother was kinda threatening claire in the snake room.

"May the Odds ever be in your favor". Still i will have to consider how Robert might feel about having a Lestrange in the same coach, i am leaning towards the idea that he is American and most likely have room to give the benefit of the doubt towards the daughter.


Well there is also the fact that Robert is well aware that Lysandra has bullied Claire for the last two years.


Kiri Wilson:
See, Kiri isn't just a brat, she just usually doesn't have to explain herself like this, to a certain extent, she's a spoiled only child, this summer was a bit of a shock, but nothing like what this year is (probably) going to be like.  She actually thinks she's being quite reasonable, not to mention, downright nice, by explaining something to the auror that he should already know, that they've stayed alive by being together, safety in numbers proven and all that, not to mention the social aspects of sitting with your friends.


When you consider that Kiri is the spoiled only child of a diplomat, her actions do make perfect sense.  Mind you, I don’t think that the auror is going to be impressed in the slightest with her “reasonableness.”  But, I can certainly see where she’s coming from.


Robert Smith:
Think they will let us operate the train?. If the train stops at Hogwarts station where does it go from there?. It would seem to very expensive to only use it ..what?, 6 times a year. So what does the train do when its not running students back and forth?. Maybe we can ask the Aurors.?


I would assume that the track and the engine see regular use transporting raw materials and various other supplies from London to Hogsmeade and possibly other magical villages.  Considering how small the magical population really is and how common apparition and the floo are,  it’s a bit harder to see the passenger cars getting much use.


You know, it’s funny.  While I’m pretty sure that this isn’t the case, my mind keeps casting the conflict between Athene and Auror Thrussington as a battle for dominance.  i.e.  “I’m the alpha female of this compartment, not you.”  =)
Athene Shoe
 player, 822 posts
 Muggle-born Ravenclaw
 Orphan
Fri 9 Nov 2012
at 22:37
Re: Still yet another O.O.C.
Amanda Davis:
You know, it’s funny.  While I’m pretty sure that this isn’t the case, my mind keeps casting the conflict between Athene and Auror Thrussington as a battle for dominance.  i.e.  “I’m the alpha female of this compartment, not you.”  =)



Alpha female pissing contest?  Not so much.  Athene just hates bullies and this woman, no matter what her job, is a bully in Athene's eyes.  That and the fact she resents the woman's implication that all this is their (Athene and her friends) fault and not the fault of the Lestranges.
Kiri Wilson
 player, 237 posts
Sat 10 Nov 2012
at 04:20
Re: Still yet another O.O.C.
In reply to Amanda Davis (msg # 234):

honestly, I'm surprised Kiri is the only one putting up a fight about being seperated from her friends, but then again, she was actually in pursuit of 2 boys who ignored her (and they will hear about that, she does not like being kangaroo meat) when she was intercepted and forced to stop.

And seriously, she has the opinion, which may or may not be wrong, but given what she's seen of Madame Bellatrix, if bella actually chooses to attack the train and there is only one auror with whomever she chooses to attack, the student or students in that compartment will get to see the auror die just before they do.  SHe really doesn't have a problem staying with an auror, but she really wouldn't mind it being more than one, especially if she gets to sit with more of her friends that way.
Robert Smith
 player, 635 posts
 Half blood, Hufflepuff
 decent surfer also.
Sun 11 Nov 2012
at 03:35
Re: Still yet another O.O.C.
 From what i can read the lack of civility towards our protectors is almost entirely held by the female members of the school house's. I wont do a shrink to work out why the have this mental rebellion against authority. I would hope it does  not get boosted up the chain and come to either Ron Wheasly's attention or even as far as Lady Red's attention.

 I can see the report sent up the command section: Sir, it is like this. The girls had been taken by professor lestrange down into the hidden lair. Well they claim to have been rescued or depending who you listen to, they fought their way out by themselves. Now when we try to protect them, the girls are very much against the idea and work to make our job much harder by the lack of respect and to follow orders.

 Just a thought.
Athene Shoe
 player, 823 posts
 Muggle-born Ravenclaw
 Orphan
Sun 11 Nov 2012
at 03:39
Re: Still yet another O.O.C.
LOL.  So Robert believes that it's all the girls' fault too?
Kiri Wilson
 player, 239 posts
Sun 11 Nov 2012
at 03:50
Re: Still yet another O.O.C.
This is robert and James fault, they didn't notice Kiri almost upon them and made her try to chase them. IF they'd let her catch up, she wouldn't have this problem.  (She'd have a different one)
Lady Red
 GM, 440 posts
 Queen
 She who must be obeyed
Sun 11 Nov 2012
at 03:56
Re: Still yet another O.O.C.
Yeah, but that would have left poor Nik all by himself with an auror.  <bwahahahahahahah>  Of course then they might have stuck Lysandra in with him instead of with Robert and James.
Robert Smith
 player, 636 posts
 Half blood, Hufflepuff
 decent surfer also.
Sun 11 Nov 2012
at 16:11
Re: Still yet another O.O.C.
 Our fault?. Perhaps, still as i read over the post's i can see James and nick and myself are accepting what is at this moment. Maybe that is just a gender thing, that guys are too passive?.
Kiri Wilson
 player, 240 posts
Sun 11 Nov 2012
at 20:32
Re: Still yet another O.O.C.
In reply to Robert Smith (msg # 241):

Yes, your fault, RObert and James.  Kiri was chasing you, in fact, I had her coming up to you two on the train, but you two left her in the dust.   Now reading back, I realise this was led by James, who is a gm run characcter, and the illustrius gms couldn;t actually have them meeting up just to be seperated, but Robert followed James, in a verbally stated hunt for 'the girls', no acknowledgement from either of you, James or Robert, that they saw Kiri, hence, her complaint about being Kangaroo meat.  From her point of view, her predicament is at least partially, if not wholely, your (in the plural) faults.  If you two had just noticed what was around you, there could be four of you together.

This message was last edited by the player at 20:34, Sun 11 Nov 2012.

James Evans
 player, 303 posts
 Snape's Ward
 Lonely Child
Mon 12 Nov 2012
at 04:04
Re: Still yet another O.O.C.
@ Kiri - It is most likely that I, a GM run character, simply did not see you approach them and failed to include that fact in my posts.  However, I prefer for it to be understood that I did it on purpose!  Bwhahahahaha
Kiri Wilson
 player, 241 posts
Mon 12 Nov 2012
at 17:37
Re: Still yet another O.O.C.
In reply to Robert Smith (msg # 241):

passive is not the word Kiri would use, but then again she's pissed at the situation she's in and the people she perceives as assisting the aurors either by not paying attention to people around them or by not supporting her in her rebellion.
Robert Smith
 player, 637 posts
 Half blood, Hufflepuff
 decent surfer also.
Mon 12 Nov 2012
at 18:21
Re: Still yet another O.O.C.
 Hmmm, ok, be sure and tell me how that rebellion goes, ok?. No, he is smart enough to make the guess that if the Aurors have gone ahead and used enough aurors to keep the group seperate, that could mean up to 6 aurors with the students. Now how many Aurors are with the train?. So, from his point of view, they have a whole pile of Aurors and officials aboard the train and they are either fairly sure Lestrange is going to attack the train along the tracks or at the station.
Kiri Wilson
 player, 242 posts
Mon 12 Nov 2012
at 23:24
Re: Still yet another O.O.C.
+1, there's alfred.

Didn't say she accurately percieved the situation, she just figured if JAmes and RObert had turned around, she might be with them and if Nik had come with her, the auror might have given in.  Robert's in extra trouble cause they couldn't finish at the icecream shop cause he had to go see Corinne the minute the group tried to accoplish something.  That's all.
Severus Snape
 GM, 808 posts
 Resistance Leader
 Fallen Hero
Wed 14 Nov 2012
at 15:32
Re: Still yet another O.O.C.
Nice setup Athene, updates tonight so post if you haven't.
Athene Shoe
 player, 825 posts
 Muggle-born Ravenclaw
 Orphan
Wed 14 Nov 2012
at 15:44
Re: Still yet another O.O.C.
<maniacal laugh!>
Robert Smith
 player, 639 posts
 Half blood, Hufflepuff
 decent surfer also.
Sat 17 Nov 2012
at 18:16
Re: Still yet another O.O.C.
 Ok all, comps on the fritz. So going to be slow posting for me.(library comps)
Severus Snape
 GM, 809 posts
 Resistance Leader
 Fallen Hero
Mon 19 Nov 2012
at 06:24
Re: Still yet another O.O.C.
Weekend went poof, will post tomorrow evening if this theory doesn't rot my brains.
Robert Smith
 player, 640 posts
 Half blood, Hufflepuff
 decent surfer also.
Sat 24 Nov 2012
at 18:43
Re: Still yet another O.O.C.
 Got a couple of friends working on the comp, with luck should have it back this sunday.
Hogwarts Academy
 GM, 287 posts
Sat 24 Nov 2012
at 23:34
Re: Still yet another O.O.C.
I will post tonight and the game will move forward Monday evening, so finish whatever business you have on the train this weekend.

Hope everyone had a lovely holiday!
Hogwarts Academy
 GM, 288 posts
Sun 25 Nov 2012
at 03:46
Re: Still yet another O.O.C.
Just noticed a lack of posts to respond to. No one's issue as it is the holiday. Will let things go to tomorrow then I will update the arrival at the Hogsmeade station!
Robert Smith
 player, 641 posts
 Half blood, Hufflepuff
 decent surfer also.
Mon 26 Nov 2012
at 02:57
Re: Still yet another O.O.C.
 Ok, sounds good to me. I am not sure what more he could press for that he would know. The player could dig for information but i dont think the char would have that information.
Claire Cowlings
 player, 714 posts
Mon 26 Nov 2012
at 09:59
Re: Still yet another O.O.C.
In reply to Robert Smith (msg # 254):

I just remembered a question that we should have asked the headmaster last year but didn't.

Did they kill the snake?  Or what happened to it?

Although I'm not sure either of my chars would ask the aurors that question.
Athene Shoe
 player, 828 posts
 Muggle-born Ravenclaw
 Orphan
Mon 26 Nov 2012
at 16:26
Re: Still yet another O.O.C.
Last Athene knew, Snape had put the snake into an urn in his office.  What he did after that, who knows?  And the way he was treating us kids after that, she didn't want to risk getting any more detentions or points taken away to ask.
Claire Cowlings
 player, 715 posts
Mon 26 Nov 2012
at 16:34
Re: Still yet another O.O.C.
Claire had a perfect chance when he cam to the house to talk about hogwart;s defense, and she didn't take it.

good night, I'll see you all tonight on my break.  circa 3 ish.  the joys of night shift and an ipod that can get the internet.

This message was last edited by the player at 16:35, Mon 26 Nov 2012.

Lady Red
 GM, 443 posts
 Queen
 She who must be obeyed
Thu 29 Nov 2012
at 20:33
Re: Still yet another O.O.C.
A reminder to those who witnessed Prof. Malfoy's murder.  You can see the Thestrals pulling the carriages now.
Kiri Wilson
 player, 245 posts
Thu 29 Nov 2012
at 21:25
Re: Still yet another O.O.C.
I think we were all down there.

second question, where is lloyd in all this, cause he makes 9.
Severus Snape
 GM, 813 posts
 Resistance Leader
 Fallen Hero
Fri 30 Nov 2012
at 17:26
Re: Still yet another O.O.C.
One carriage will have five is all. THe player is no longer with us though. We can just ignore him as well, potentially.
James Evans
 player, 306 posts
 Snape's Ward
 Lonely Child
Sat 1 Dec 2012
at 06:19
Re: Still yet another O.O.C.
"Pitbull horses"

I am a genius!
Kiri Wilson
 player, 246 posts
Sat 1 Dec 2012
at 09:49
Re: Still yet another O.O.C.
In reply to James Evans (msg # 261):

But Athene was most definitely present when Lucius Malloy died, so wouldn't she be seeing the thestrels?
Athene Shoe
 player, 830 posts
 Muggle-born Ravenclaw
 Orphan
Sat 1 Dec 2012
at 16:04
Re: Still yet another O.O.C.
But the criteria is that you *see* someone die, or as Luna put it, * see death*.   Athene was in her waking dream at the time that Bellatrix killed Lucius, therefor she didn't see it.  If it was that you had to have seen a dead body, then anyone who has ever gone to an open casket funeral could see them, which is not the case.
Kiri Wilson
 player, 248 posts
Wed 5 Dec 2012
at 23:13
Re: Still yet another O.O.C.
kiri wants to know james got Claire into the carriage with her or Robert?
James Evans
 player, 308 posts
 Snape's Ward
 Lonely Child
Thu 6 Dec 2012
at 02:10
Re: Still yet another O.O.C.
Oh, when I posted I thought that Robert had specified a carriage he was in, but I see he did not and Kiri only specified 'not Robert.' I am in a conundrum. James would want to sit with Robert, but he is also a bit aware that maybe he wants time apart from Robert with Claire. He knows that he would still ahve company...

Claire, would you have indicated a carriage preference?
Robert Smith
 player, 644 posts
 Half blood, Hufflepuff
 decent surfer also.
Thu 6 Dec 2012
at 23:36
Re: Still yet another O.O.C.
 He is not to picky, he will set in the nearest carriage to get to some hot food.
Amanda Davis
 player, 779 posts
 Pureblooded Ravenclaw
Fri 7 Dec 2012
at 06:08
Re: Still yet another O.O.C.
Kiri Wilson:
second question, where is lloyd in all this, cause he makes 9.


Considering that he spent most of the summer with the Malfoys, Lloyd may have ended up in their train compartment and possibly in their carriage.  After all, while Bellatrix doesn’t have a personal grudge against the twins, they are the children of the Minister of Magic and thus would make excellent hostages.  I’m sure the aurors are trying to keep a protective eye on them as well.

This message was last edited by the player at 06:08, Fri 07 Dec 2012.

Robert Smith
 player, 645 posts
 Half blood, Hufflepuff
 decent surfer also.
Thu 13 Dec 2012
at 03:09
Re: Still yet another O.O.C.
 Must be time for finals. Posting has really slowed down?. Or it may be all the holidays coming in fast and furious.?
Lady Red
 GM, 444 posts
 Queen
 She who must be obeyed
Thu 13 Dec 2012
at 03:26
Re: Still yet another O.O.C.
Yep, last I heard from El Hefe he was studying like krazy.  XD
Robert Smith
 player, 646 posts
 Half blood, Hufflepuff
 decent surfer also.
Thu 13 Dec 2012
at 20:23
Re: Still yet another O.O.C.
 Something totally out of game. Not one to promote movies books etc that i personally enjoy reading normally, but there is one i recently read that i really enjoyed. It is called "The Rook" by Daniel O'Malley.

 It is a novel, set in todays england, mostly around london. Imagine a blend of men in black,a little bit of fantasy,a touch of ghostbusters, and toss in a bit of mystery. All well written.

 In the intro, it starts off with: Dear You,the body you are wearing used to be mine. So begins the letter Myfanwy Thomas is holding when she awakens in a london park surrounded by dead bodys-all wearing latex gloves. With no memory of who she is or how she got there. She must follow the instructions her former self left behind to discover her identity and escape thosewho want to destroy her.

 It has my vote and i suspect most here would enjoy a good read.(got mine at the library)
Severus Snape
 GM, 814 posts
 Resistance Leader
 Fallen Hero
Tue 18 Dec 2012
at 20:07
Re: Still yet another O.O.C.
In reply to Lady Red (msg # 269):

Hilarious... I hope to have the opening ceremony starting son. Let's move a bit now.
Robert Smith
 player, 648 posts
 Half blood, Hufflepuff
 decent surfer also.
Fri 28 Dec 2012
at 03:13
Re: Still yet another O.O.C.
 Almost another year here and a new year in school. I like the new spell everyone else has learned except for me...I think it is called "Silence". Hopefully everyone has had time to recoupe and we can surge forth and take on Lady Red....errr, i did not say that...err it was Athene that said that...Points a wand at Athene. ^-^
Severus Snape
 GM, 815 posts
 Resistance Leader
 Fallen Hero
Fri 28 Dec 2012
at 03:21
Re: Still yet another O.O.C.
Still recouping, will be moving us forward soon though.
Robert Smith
 player, 649 posts
 Half blood, Hufflepuff
 decent surfer also.
Sun 30 Dec 2012
at 15:27
Re: Still yet another O.O.C.
 No hurry professor. Hope you passed the wizards first exam (owl's), always a pain to have to take them again. ^-^
Severus Snape
 GM, 816 posts
 Resistance Leader
 Fallen Hero
Wed 2 Jan 2013
at 01:21
Re: Still yet another O.O.C.
Sorry for delays, I will be restarting the game tomorrow. Hopefully this is enough time for everyone's holiday breaks to be over.
Severus Snape
 GM, 819 posts
 Resistance Leader
 Fallen Hero
Sat 5 Jan 2013
at 08:28
Re: Still yet another O.O.C.
Updated the list for head boy/girl and prefects.
Amanda Davis
 player, 782 posts
 Pureblooded Ravenclaw
Sat 5 Jan 2013
at 13:31
Parent's Age
Severus Snape:


That sounds good.  The 70s had been the other time period I was thinking about. For some reason, I was incorrectly remembring Riddle attending school at approximately the same time as Harry's parents.  Probably becauese I'd remembered he had primarily recruited from his classmates and that was when several of the more memorable Death Eaters had attended school.
Severus Snape
 GM, 820 posts
 Resistance Leader
 Fallen Hero
Sat 5 Jan 2013
at 18:56
Re: Parent's Age
Ah, Voldy attended with Hagrid and came back to recruit after disappearing for many... Bah, you know. Alright, go as discussed then.
Amanda Davis
 player, 784 posts
 Pureblooded Ravenclaw
Thu 10 Jan 2013
at 01:21
Re: Parent's Age
Quick question.  Is the incident with Crouch pretending to be Mad-Eye Moody covered in the various history books about the War of the Wizarding Worlds or has it been covered up?  I have a feeling neither Dumbledore nor the Ministry would have wanted that story being common knowledge.
Severus Snape
 GM, 821 posts
 Resistance Leader
 Fallen Hero
Thu 10 Jan 2013
at 01:37
Re: Parent's Age
In reply to Amanda Davis (msg # 279):

More or less covered up. None of you would have a way to know anyways... Except James.
Kiri Wilson
 player, 253 posts
Thu 10 Jan 2013
at 13:37
Re: Parent's Age
ok, will go back and change second posat..

This message was last edited by the player at 13:38, Thu 10 Jan 2013.

Robert Smith
 player, 653 posts
 Half blood, Hufflepuff
 decent surfer also.
Mon 14 Jan 2013
at 02:04
Re: Parent's Age
 Thought i better check on my school mates, what with the weather being so mixed up, cold in the west and warm in the east. Everyone surviving the flu.?
Severus Snape
 GM, 822 posts
 Resistance Leader
 Fallen Hero
Tue 15 Jan 2013
at 17:52
Re: Still yet another O.O.C.
Hey, lady, what bloody year is it again?
Kiri Wilson
 player, 254 posts
Tue 15 Jan 2013
at 20:24
Re: Still yet another O.O.C.
2013.

oh, you mean ingame?
Severus Snape
 GM, 823 posts
 Resistance Leader
 Fallen Hero
Tue 15 Jan 2013
at 21:01
Re: Still yet another O.O.C.
In reply to Kiri Wilson (msg # 284):

Yeah.
Claire Cowlings
 player, 722 posts
Tue 15 Jan 2013
at 21:29
Re: Still yet another O.O.C.
well Claire was born in 2007 and turned 13 earlier this year, so it would be 2020.  by the same token, Kiri was born in 2008 and turned 12 earlier this year.  So it would still be 2020, to be 2021 in 4 months.
Robert Smith
 player, 654 posts
 Half blood, Hufflepuff
 decent surfer also.
Tue 15 Jan 2013
at 22:21
Re: Still yet another O.O.C.
 Ummm, wondering if the school has handed out the class assignments yet.? I know we filled out the paperwork last year for what elective's we wanted to try this year but did we get all the classes we wanted.?
Severus Snape
 GM, 824 posts
 Resistance Leader
 Fallen Hero
Tue 15 Jan 2013
at 22:33
Re: Still yet another O.O.C.
Schedules, as always, are handed out at the first breakfast...
Nikolous Androus
 player, 142 posts
Thu 17 Jan 2013
at 01:31
Re: Still yet another O.O.C.
 Ok, that sounds like a workable plan(handing out the new class room assignments over breakfast.

 OOC in the ooc: I hope everyone is healthy, what with this nasty flu season going around and the slow posting i have noticed.
Amanda Davis
 player, 788 posts
 Pureblooded Ravenclaw
Fri 18 Jan 2013
at 07:38
Re: Still yet another O.O.C.
I've managed to avoid the flu so far.  Since I got a flu shot several months ago, I'm hoping I'll either avoid it entirely or only get a very mild case if I'm unlucky.
Lady Red
 GM, 445 posts
 Queen
 She who must be obeyed
Fri 18 Jan 2013
at 21:29
Re: Still yet another O.O.C.
No flu but I've been under the weather a bit.  And yes, it's 2020 in game.  ^_^
Severus Snape
 GM, 825 posts
 Resistance Leader
 Fallen Hero
Sat 26 Jan 2013
at 07:44
Re: Still yet another O.O.C.
Sometime Saturday, I will update.

Second years will be doing a run in DADA so we can all meet Prof Prince. I know you technically have it at separate times, but we'll work with that. Third Years will be having Muggle Studies and meeting Prof Bluebottle. There may or may not be *looks innocent* plot element drops. I am sure that Miss Davis will spot them if they occur, Miss Wilson as well most likely. I seem to get very little past any of you really.

Anyway, after these two classes, the first event of the year will occur. I wonder what it could be?!?
Claire Cowlings
 player, 725 posts
Sun 27 Jan 2013
at 20:36
Re: Still yet another O.O.C.
In reply to Severus Snape (msg # 292):

blueberries was in Azkaban as a muggleborn right?
Severus Snape
 GM, 826 posts
 Resistance Leader
 Fallen Hero
Sun 27 Jan 2013
at 20:47
Re: Still yet another O.O.C.
In reply to Claire Cowlings (msg # 293):

She was, during voldy's reign.
Claire Cowlings
 player, 728 posts
Mon 28 Jan 2013
at 23:06
Re: Still yet another O.O.C.
so who did the crocheting 1st year, robert or James?
James Evans
 player, 312 posts
 Snape's Ward
 Lonely Child
Mon 28 Jan 2013
at 23:38
Re: Still yet another O.O.C.
Oh, that WAS me! I forgot!
Amanda Davis
 player, 794 posts
 Pureblooded Ravenclaw
Tue 29 Jan 2013
at 22:50
Re: Still yet another O.O.C.
Due to some significant housing issues (badly flooded apartment), I may not be posting for a while.  Actually, I may be needing to move into a hotel room for a few days/week.
Athene Shoe
 player, 839 posts
 Muggle-born Ravenclaw
 Orphan
Tue 29 Jan 2013
at 22:52
Re: Still yet another O.O.C.
Ouch!  I hope you can save some of your things.
Amanda Davis
 player, 795 posts
 Pureblooded Ravenclaw
Tue 29 Jan 2013
at 23:12
Re: Still yet another O.O.C.
Thankfully, the maintenance guys were able to save all of my books and probably most of my stuff (many things that did get wet can simply be washed/dry).  The problem is that my apartment tends towards maximum entropy (i.e. I'm a slob), so every flat surface in here (such as my bed) is now covered with stuff, and furniture has been completely rearranged to get it off of the carpets.  My kitchen is packed, my computer room is barely walk through able, etc.  Next few days are going to be fun.  =(  Stupid stupid toilet
Severus Snape
 GM, 827 posts
 Resistance Leader
 Fallen Hero
Wed 30 Jan 2013
at 03:16
Re: Still yet another O.O.C.
Oh, oh my! Best wishes and I understand.
Robert Smith
 player, 659 posts
 Half blood, Hufflepuff
 decent surfer also.
Sun 3 Feb 2013
at 20:11
Re: Still yet another O.O.C.
 So, who is still around school?. I feel like the faint stirring of players slowing down is in the air. ?
Athene Shoe
 player, 847 posts
 Muggle-born Ravenclaw
 Orphan
Mon 18 Feb 2013
at 00:09
Re: Still yet another O.O.C.
Since everyone else made their essays visible, I'm might as well do so also.  ^__^
Lady Red
 GM, 446 posts
 Queen
 She who must be obeyed
Mon 18 Feb 2013
at 17:43
Re: Still yet another O.O.C.
Claire and Amanda?  You both have DADA in your essay headers, you might want to change that to Muggle Studies.  ^_^
Claire Cowlings
 player, 735 posts
Mon 18 Feb 2013
at 20:46
Re: Still yet another O.O.C.
oops.

is the dada teacher going to answer?
Amanda Davis
 player, 802 posts
 Pureblooded Ravenclaw
Tue 19 Feb 2013
at 02:55
Re: Still yet another O.O.C.
Good catch.  Thank you.
Robert Smith
 player, 664 posts
 Half blood, Hufflepuff
 decent surfer also.
Sat 23 Feb 2013
at 00:39
Re: Still yet another O.O.C.
 So while we wait, what are the 3rd year students plans for their future. Any have a profession they want to go into when the graduate.? I know Robs plans are to work with magical animals in a marine enviroment.
Amanda Davis
 player, 804 posts
 Pureblooded Ravenclaw
Sat 23 Feb 2013
at 04:55
Re: Still yet another O.O.C.
Amanda hasn't decided yet and if pushed would probably come up with a different answer each time.  Odds are good that she'll end up in an academically oriented field.  Both of her parents are and have contacts in those areas which would make it easier for her to get apprenticeships/first jobs in those types of fields.

After the planned vacation to South America next summer, she'll be enthusiastic about magical archeology for a while.

Honestly, I'm not quite sure exactly what she'll be doing once she graduates from Hogwarts.  Although considering her skill with charms (she's already at charms x3), it wouldn't surprise me if she ended up with a career relating to them somehow.

This message was last edited by the player at 05:07, Sat 23 Feb 2013.

Robert Smith
 player, 665 posts
 Half blood, Hufflepuff
 decent surfer also.
Thu 28 Feb 2013
at 13:47
Re: Still yet another O.O.C.
 Ok, now i am starting to worry some. We have really slowed down. I hope all is well with our fearless DMs.?
Athene Shoe
 player, 850 posts
 Muggle-born Ravenclaw
 Orphan
Thu 28 Feb 2013
at 15:19
Re: Still yet another O.O.C.
Well I'm still here, waiting on the DADA class to catch up with things.  (psst- the GM posted there for you guys)
Severus Snape
 GM, 828 posts
 Resistance Leader
 Fallen Hero
Thu 28 Feb 2013
at 15:44
Re: Still yet another O.O.C.
Trying to write the next scene is all, it is being a bit tricky. I hope to have it done tonight, sorry for the delay.
Severus Snape
 GM, 830 posts
 Resistance Leader
 Fallen Hero
Sat 2 Mar 2013
at 05:46
Re: Still yet another O.O.C.
Finally done, and a bit of a large post! Have fun with it.
Lady Red
 GM, 447 posts
 Queen
 She who must be obeyed
Sat 2 Mar 2013
at 16:33
Re: Still yet another O.O.C.
I'll edit Snapes' post for Ancient Runes hopefully this afternoon (not feeling the best this morning).  I'll also have Bones' response for Robert then too.
Lady Red
 GM, 448 posts
 Queen
 She who must be obeyed
Sat 2 Mar 2013
at 18:59
Re: Still yet another O.O.C.
Updated the 'Time changes and absences' post to reflect the Ancient Runes class for the first 2 months.  ^_^
Severus Snape
 GM, 833 posts
 Resistance Leader
 Fallen Hero
Sun 3 Mar 2013
at 01:20
Re: Still yet another O.O.C.
That reporter article is a bit scathing, isn't it?

I will give everyone time to process the time jump as post an ...in the mean time post, then we will be on to the first weekend in Hogsmeade.

Claire, permission is given for your Da to meat the excursion group at the gates and accompany them. Two of teh aurors will be goign as well.
Athene Shoe
 player, 852 posts
 Muggle-born Ravenclaw
 Orphan
Sun 3 Mar 2013
at 05:04
Re: Still yet another O.O.C.
What date does the Rita Skeeter article come out on?
Severus Snape
 GM, 834 posts
 Resistance Leader
 Fallen Hero
Sun 3 Mar 2013
at 06:21
Re: Still yet another O.O.C.
In reply to Athene Shoe (msg # 315):

The first week of October.
Amanda Davis
 player, 807 posts
 Pureblooded Ravenclaw
Mon 4 Mar 2013
at 04:36
Re: Still yet another O.O.C.
The conversation between Professor LeFey and Claire has me thinking about an interesting experiment that we could try during our N.E.W.T years.  Find an obscure spell, one that the subject has never seen or heard being cast.  Teach the subject the spell using incorrect words that “sound right.”  Use silent magic to demonstrate that the incorrect words “work”.  See if the subject can learn to cast the spell using the incorrect incantation.
Athene Shoe
 player, 854 posts
 Muggle-born Ravenclaw
 Orphan
Mon 4 Mar 2013
at 04:39
Re: Still yet another O.O.C.
That might just work!  ^____^
Kiri Wilson
 player, 259 posts
Mon 4 Mar 2013
at 13:40
Re: Still yet another O.O.C.
for athene
http://www.kickstarter.com/pro...tes?ref=discover_rec
Claire Cowlings
 player, 745 posts
Mon 4 Mar 2013
at 18:06
Re: Still yet another O.O.C.
well, I was going to have claire smart off to the teacher, but never mind.  this is much more interesting.
Athene Shoe
 player, 855 posts
 Muggle-born Ravenclaw
 Orphan
Mon 4 Mar 2013
at 18:39
Re: Still yet another O.O.C.
In reply to Kiri Wilson (msg # 319):

I own a copy of this book: http://www.amazon.com/Tesla-Ma...Cheney/dp/158663187X

^__^
Athene Shoe
 player, 856 posts
 Muggle-born Ravenclaw
 Orphan
Mon 4 Mar 2013
at 18:42
Re: Still yet another O.O.C.
In reply to Claire Cowlings (msg # 320):

I know Athene would have.  XD  But then I don't see her ever seeking out LaFey out of class unless she had no other alternative.
Claire Cowlings
 player, 746 posts
Tue 5 Mar 2013
at 04:27
Re: Still yet another O.O.C.
In reply to Athene Shoe (msg # 322):

Unfortunately, or fortunately,she hasn't responded in a way that would bring out the particular version of smarting off Claire was gonna do.  But she will not ever get Claire to agree to any of the pureblood vs McClendon stuff she says, . So I suppose Claire may an d up smarting off some other way, just not the lines I was hoping to use.
Athene Shoe
 player, 857 posts
 Muggle-born Ravenclaw
 Orphan
Tue 5 Mar 2013
at 04:43
Re: Still yet another O.O.C.
Ah but Claire isn't a mudblood.  At the very least the worse that LaFey could call you is half-blood.  Her big argument is pure-blood vs muggleborn.  You were raised in the wizarding world and not outside it, so you, while of a lower class within the wizarding world, would still be head and shoulders above anything she's think about someone like Athene.

Now if Athene had tried to start a conversation even remotely like you are having, I would imagine that LaFey would have taken points away for being disrespectful at the very least.
Claire Cowlings
 player, 747 posts
Tue 5 Mar 2013
at 12:24
Re: Still yet another O.O.C.
In reply to Athene Shoe (msg # 324):

I just can't do the particular line I want.  But that's ok.  I'll find somewhere else to use it.
Claire Cowlings
 player, 749 posts
Mon 11 Mar 2013
at 17:45
Re: Still yet another O.O.C.
SO who're we waiting on?
Lady Red
 GM, 451 posts
 Queen
 She who must be obeyed
Mon 11 Mar 2013
at 19:35
Re: Still yet another O.O.C.
Robert and Nikolous.
Severus Snape
 GM, 835 posts
 Resistance Leader
 Fallen Hero
Tue 12 Mar 2013
at 20:36
Re: Still yet another O.O.C.
In reply to Lady Red (msg # 327):

What she said. A few more days and then I will move forward anyway.
Robert Smith
 player, 669 posts
 Half blood, Hufflepuff
 decent surfer also.
Tue 12 Mar 2013
at 20:53
Re: Still yet another O.O.C.
 Machine got infected with russian virius, so going to be real slow. Just go ahead and i will catch up as soon as i can.
Athene Shoe
 player, 858 posts
 Muggle-born Ravenclaw
 Orphan
Tue 12 Mar 2013
at 21:43
Re: Still yet another O.O.C.
Does that mean your computer is russian around your home?  Get it?  Russian around?   XD

Seriously though, hope you get it cleared up.
Robert Smith
 player, 670 posts
 Half blood, Hufflepuff
 decent surfer also.
Wed 13 Mar 2013
at 19:16
Re: Still yet another O.O.C.
 Naw, the warning said my computer was infected and did i want to remove the virius?. I had guessed it was my virius protector and said yes, then it asked if i wanted the 59.95 version or the 79.95 version of protection?. I hit cancel but it was too late. Sigh.

 Got some friends working on it when the have the time.
Amanda Davis
 player, 808 posts
 Pureblooded Ravenclaw
Thu 14 Mar 2013
at 00:20
Re: Still yet another O.O.C.
You have to hate those fake virus protection pieces of malware.  Hopefully you and your friends will be able to get it cleaned up soon.
Severus Snape
 GM, 837 posts
 Resistance Leader
 Fallen Hero
Mon 18 Mar 2013
at 02:41
Re: Still yet another O.O.C.
Amanda, there oight not be any "second years" going to Higsmeade... I am nearly certain I picked from the right lists.
Amanda Davis
 player, 810 posts
 Pureblooded Ravenclaw
Mon 18 Mar 2013
at 02:43
Re: Still yet another O.O.C.
Typo.  Fixing now.  Thanks for the catch.

This message was last edited by the player at 02:44, Mon 18 Mar 2013.

Athene Shoe
 player, 861 posts
 Muggle-born Ravenclaw
 Orphan
Sat 23 Mar 2013
at 18:01
Re: Still yet another O.O.C.
Hey James!

::Kicks James Evans!!!!::

Post or we're just going to drag you along to Gladrags and have you try on girl's clothes!

XD
Lady Red
 GM, 453 posts
 Queen
 She who must be obeyed
Sat 23 Mar 2013
at 19:03
Re: Still yet another O.O.C.
So now we can have a wiki for our games.  Is there anything you guys would or wouldn't like to see in it?  Currently it's an empty link on the http://wiki.rpol.net.  Specifically at: http://wiki.rpol.net/?id=44267.

I don't have any experience with editing or building a wiki but since we can have it I thought I'd put it out there for your input.
James Evans
 player, 316 posts
 Snape's Ward
 Lonely Child
Sat 23 Mar 2013
at 20:23
Re: Still yet another O.O.C.
Goggles at the wiki thing. What an... idea?

Sheesh, I'm posting already!
Amanda Davis
 player, 812 posts
 Pureblooded Ravenclaw
Mon 25 Mar 2013
at 05:49
Re: Still yet another O.O.C.
Sorry.  My muse is being stuborn.  I promise that I will post after work tomorrow.
Amanda Davis
 player, 817 posts
 Pureblooded Ravenclaw
Sat 6 Apr 2013
at 21:54
Re: Still yet another O.O.C.
Robert, just a friendly heads up.  Your character is already with Corina.

The relevant part of post 21

Hogwarts Academy:
Corinna, Robert's girlfriend as she often called herself, stole her man away and had him walking with her, her two friends, and their boyfriends.

Robert Smith
 player, 673 posts
 Half blood, Hufflepuff
 decent surfer also.
Sat 6 Apr 2013
at 22:45
Re: Still yet another O.O.C.
 Sorry about that. I can lose my train of thought if i am not on everyday to keep track of what is happening.
Amanda Davis
 player, 818 posts
 Pureblooded Ravenclaw
Sat 6 Apr 2013
at 22:55
Re: Still yet another O.O.C.
It's easy to do.  Especially if there has been a bit of a time gap.
Robert Smith
 player, 675 posts
 Half blood, Hufflepuff
 decent surfer also.
Wed 17 Apr 2013
at 17:39
Re: Still yet another O.O.C.
 I might have posted we crossed each other during the day but it seems we are enjoying the day being "Not close" to each other for a short while. I am not sure if its good but i might suspect it would be real life actions at this stage of their lifes. ^-^
Robert Smith
 player, 677 posts
 Half blood, Hufflepuff
 decent surfer also.
Fri 19 Apr 2013
at 17:23
Re: Still yet another O.O.C.
 Hey, i will have you know that any offspring we have will be name Severus or "Red" if the child is a girl. Still its nice that you are thinking of the future. ^-^
Athene Shoe
 player, 869 posts
 Muggle-born Ravenclaw
 Orphan
Fri 19 Apr 2013
at 19:47
Re: Still yet another O.O.C.
No, no, no.   Not talking children.   Nicknames of famous celebrity couples.  Like Brad Pitt and Angelina Jolie are called Brangelina.
Robert Smith
 player, 679 posts
 Half blood, Hufflepuff
 decent surfer also.
Wed 1 May 2013
at 23:20
Re: Still yet another O.O.C.
 That was the plan the last time they had talked. He would need the extra few minutes to convince those with them to go join everyone else.

 He was thinking of seeing if he might talk them into being part of the breakfast club team, we could use the extra eyes and ears that are not being watched by the Aurors.
Amanda Davis
 player, 826 posts
 Pureblooded Ravenclaw
Mon 6 May 2013
at 05:25
Re: Still yet another O.O.C.
I'd misrembered a conversation between Amanda and Athene, so I made a significant edit to my last IC post.
Robert Smith
 player, 681 posts
 Half blood, Hufflepuff
 decent surfer also.
Fri 17 May 2013
at 21:32
Re: Still yet another O.O.C.
 I know summer is a slow posting time but hopefully we can pick up the pace some?.

 I am not nic-picking due to knowing at times i can slip a few days before making a post but i for one lose track of what was going on if i dont stay with the thread constantly.
Amanda Davis
 player, 828 posts
 Pureblooded Ravenclaw
Tue 21 May 2013
at 22:29
Re: Still yet another O.O.C.
In case any of you remembered that I lived in Oklahoma City and were concerned, the tornado passed well south of me and I was unaffected.  All of my coworkers came through physically unharmed as well, although several lost their homes.

I'll be posting IC later this evening.
Claire Cowlings
 player, 769 posts
Tue 21 May 2013
at 23:55
Re: Still yet another O.O.C.
No, I didn't, but that's good to hear.
Athene Shoe
 player, 875 posts
 Muggle-born Ravenclaw
 Orphan
Wed 22 May 2013
at 00:47
Re: Still yet another O.O.C.
Glad to hear you are okay.
Robert Smith
 player, 682 posts
 Half blood, Hufflepuff
 decent surfer also.
Wed 22 May 2013
at 17:17
Re: Still yet another O.O.C.
 I am sure there is a spell to dispell a class 5 tornado, now where did i put that spell?.

 Glad all is ok with you and yours.
Athene Shoe
 player, 876 posts
 Muggle-born Ravenclaw
 Orphan
Wed 22 May 2013
at 22:11
Re: Still yet another O.O.C.
This post is the 6,666th post of the game.  You know what that means, dontcha?  It's the country cousin of the devil!!1!!  XD
Robert Smith
 player, 685 posts
 Half blood, Hufflepuff
 decent surfer also.
Fri 31 May 2013
at 20:57
Re: Still yet another O.O.C.
 Umm, not sure if i need to make another post or not?. By history summer slow downs but its not quite summer but i will have to give a sad nod to the wild weather in the middle of the country and the east coast as well.
Severus Snape
 GM, 840 posts
 Resistance Leader
 Fallen Hero
Fri 31 May 2013
at 23:23
Re: Still yet another O.O.C.
Was waiting for Claire to post.
Severus Snape
 GM, 841 posts
 Resistance Leader
 Fallen Hero
Tue 11 Jun 2013
at 17:04
Re: Still yet another O.O.C.
Have fun with that!
Robert Smith
 player, 687 posts
 Half blood, Hufflepuff
 decent surfer also.
Tue 11 Jun 2013
at 20:59
Re: Still yet another O.O.C.
 Ok, let me be clear about the "dance"?, Severus is approving the event?. Methinks there be a confundus charm on the headmaster.>>>>Looks over at James.
Severus Snape
 GM, 842 posts
 Resistance Leader
 Fallen Hero
Tue 11 Jun 2013
at 22:36
Re: Still yet another O.O.C.
IF by Confundus you mena some very strong willed ladies, then you are correct. Feel free to post up in teh Great Hall thread. I might post something later if I get time.
Claire Cowlings
 player, 777 posts
Thu 13 Jun 2013
at 14:25
Re: Still yet another O.O.C.
we'll post this evening, I'm falling asleep over the computer.
Amanda Davis
 player, 841 posts
 Pureblooded Ravenclaw
Sat 15 Jun 2013
at 05:15
Re: Still yet another O.O.C.
Heh, my timing this evening is awful.  I managed to crosspost in both threads.  Once with Snape and once with Athene.  And Athene and I definately think alike.

This message was last edited by the player at 05:17, Sat 15 June 2013.

Claire Cowlings
 player, 784 posts
Sun 16 Jun 2013
at 09:08
Re: Still yet another O.O.C.
Which thread should we go to to find prof bones and then to snape?
Robert Smith
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 Half blood, Hufflepuff
 decent surfer also.
Mon 17 Jun 2013
at 23:33
Re: Still yet another O.O.C.
 Gee,thanks Claire. Now Robert will have to endure your dad staring at him during the party. Hmmm. O' just for us Robert would not do something like that without James knowing of it, though if James was ok with it then he might spring a surprise for you.

 He might do it for all his friends...err, he might want to check on how cold Athene's cutting comments were before doing something nice for her today.^~^
Athene Shoe
 player, 891 posts
 Muggle-born Ravenclaw
 Orphan
Tue 18 Jun 2013
at 00:23
Re: Still yet another O.O.C.
You were bringing up a secret in front of someone she doesn't trust.  Of course she was going to do her best to neutralize what you were insinuating.  Besides, Athene didn't lie.  <smirk>
Nikolous Androus
 player, 149 posts
Thu 27 Jun 2013
at 13:23
Re: Still yet another O.O.C.
 Hmmm, not sure if Nik is ready to be Kiri's boy toy yet. He is a little slow on picking up the subtle hints that she is dropping on his head. Umm, well, maybe its the fact that he is the only 2nd year around for her to pick on. ^-^
Kiri Wilson
 player, 267 posts
Thu 27 Jun 2013
at 13:28
Re: Still yet another O.O.C.
Nah, she just wants to dance.  He's convenient.  If he'd said no, she'd have gone after lloyd.  If necessary, she'd have pulled her gun and gotten a 'shotgun dance' with James or Robert, "Of course, Corinna, I didn't want to dance with her, but she has a gun."   Robert should have gotten it, even if Corinna didn't.

This message was last edited by the player at 13:31, Thu 27 June 2013.

Athene Shoe
 player, 894 posts
 Muggle-born Ravenclaw
 Orphan
Thu 27 Jun 2013
at 16:00
Re: Still yet another O.O.C.
Who needs guys anyways?  They just step on your toes. j/k James :P  Come free style with me, Kiri!  LOL
Claire Cowlings
 player, 790 posts
Fri 5 Jul 2013
at 21:36
Re: Still yet another O.O.C.
Where is everyone??????   Sniff.
Athene Shoe
 player, 896 posts
 Muggle-born Ravenclaw
 Orphan
Fri 5 Jul 2013
at 21:52
Re: Still yet another O.O.C.
I think we are waiting on Robert.  But I could be wrong.
Robert Smith
 player, 691 posts
 Half blood, Hufflepuff
 decent surfer also.
Fri 5 Jul 2013
at 22:20
Re: Still yet another O.O.C.
 Me?, i was dancing with Corrina(if you wish to call it dancing (^-^), so as far as i am aware, we are all up to "Date" (get it) i believe.
Athene Shoe
 player, 897 posts
 Muggle-born Ravenclaw
 Orphan
Fri 5 Jul 2013
at 22:30
Re: Still yet another O.O.C.
LOL. Then we are waiting for El Hefe.  ^_^
Severus Snape
 GM, 845 posts
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 Fallen Hero
Sat 6 Jul 2013
at 03:42
Re: Still yet another O.O.C.
Sorry, got busy. Will post tomorrow night, I think.
Amanda Davis
 player, 848 posts
 Pureblooded Ravenclaw
Sun 7 Jul 2013
at 02:58
Re: Still yet another O.O.C.
I'm still around as well.  Mom's surgery went well.  But the recovery is going a little slower than expected.  She's still in the hospital and we've not heard when she'll be released.
Athene Shoe
 player, 898 posts
 Muggle-born Ravenclaw
 Orphan
Sun 7 Jul 2013
at 03:25
Re: Still yet another O.O.C.
Hope she gets better soon. >>thinking happy thoughts<<
Amanda Davis
 player, 850 posts
 Pureblooded Ravenclaw
Tue 9 Jul 2013
at 04:02
Re: Still yet another O.O.C.
Sorry for the delay.  Today was a bit busy.

And thank you for the happy thoughts and well wishes.  It sounds like they may keep Mom in the skilled nursing section for up to 2 weeks.  Which means I'll keep playing taxi and helping Dad while we wait for her to get strong enough to come home.
Claire Cowlings
 player, 793 posts
Tue 9 Jul 2013
at 12:06
Re: Still yet another O.O.C.
Hope she gets to come straight home, rather than stopping off at a rehab place.
Athene Shoe
 player, 901 posts
 Muggle-born Ravenclaw
 Orphan
Tue 9 Jul 2013
at 12:42
Re: Still yet another O.O.C.
It really does depend on a lot of factors, I'm sure.
Robert Smith
 player, 693 posts
 Half blood, Hufflepuff
 decent surfer also.
Fri 19 Jul 2013
at 01:05
Re: Still yet another O.O.C.
 Hope for good news from Athene about family.

 Again i am wondering if i am the slow poster this time?.
Athene Shoe
 player, 903 posts
 Muggle-born Ravenclaw
 Orphan
Fri 19 Jul 2013
at 01:11
Re: Still yet another O.O.C.
I think you mean Amanda and yeah, I think you are the slow poster this time.  :)
Amanda Davis
 player, 853 posts
 Pureblooded Ravenclaw
Fri 19 Jul 2013
at 03:31
Re: Still yet another O.O.C.
Robert Smith:
Hope for good news from Athene about family.


Mom’s still in the skilled care unit at the hospital.  It sounds like extended stays are common with hip replacements.  Her recovery seems to be going reasonably well.  She still has problems doing a few of the things required to go home, such as get in and out of bed by herself.  But, the doctor has said that she will  be going home on Monday.  I’ll be going home next Thursday.  My sister lives in Pueblo and will be able to help out some.  And, Dad  can provide some assistance as well.  Though, I have a feeling the two of them will be stuck at home for quite a while since he is no longer able to drive.  Honestly, even without Mom being home, it’s been a long three weeks and I‘m sort of looking forward to being back in Oklahoma.
Athene Shoe
 player, 904 posts
 Muggle-born Ravenclaw
 Orphan
Fri 19 Jul 2013
at 03:35
Re: Still yet another O.O.C.
Well that's good news at least.
Claire Cowlings
 player, 796 posts
Fri 19 Jul 2013
at 12:10
Re: Still yet another O.O.C.
That's good to hear.
Claire Cowlings
 player, 797 posts
Sat 20 Jul 2013
at 20:33
Re: Still yet another O.O.C.
NOw who're we waiting on?

RObert, James is shielding from the goons, not the teachers.  and be careful what you say to Claire, or she'll throw up on you.
Amanda Davis
 player, 854 posts
 Pureblooded Ravenclaw
Sat 20 Jul 2013
at 22:29
Re: Still yet another O.O.C.
I believe we’re waiting for the GM now.

Two quick addendums:

1.  Amanda was being honest when she said “It wouldn’t be the first time that she has tried to get one of my friends in trouble for something that wasn’t their fault.”  But, it is quite possible that her memory is wrong/biased.  As she remembers it, Lysandra tried to get James in trouble last year for petrifying her friend in the Great Hall.  But, it may have all been Professor Lestranges doing.  She also blames Lysandra for getting them all in trouble their first year.  Though, she’d probably agree they were partially at fault if pressed.

2.  Don’t forget that Corrina is with your group as well.  Robert brought her with him when he joined you in post 449.
Athene Shoe
 player, 906 posts
 Muggle-born Ravenclaw
 Orphan
Mon 22 Jul 2013
at 22:50
Re: Still yet another O.O.C.
ROFLMAO at Claire's post!!!!!!
Claire Cowlings
 player, 800 posts
Mon 22 Jul 2013
at 23:01
Re: Still yet another O.O.C.
I've got one game going at light speed and all the others have been scarily silent.  <<looks about nervously>>

This message was last edited by the player at 18:46, Wed 24 July 2013.

Amanda Davis
 player, 856 posts
 Pureblooded Ravenclaw
Sun 28 Jul 2013
at 01:54
Re: Still yet another O.O.C.
Sorry for the delay in posting.  I'm back home now and my posting speed should be back to normal.  Unfortunately Mom is still in the hospital, but I couldn't stay in Pueblo indefinately.  Hopefully Lynn will be able to handle things and next week will go better than last week.

This message was last edited by the player at 01:54, Sun 28 July 2013.

Claire Cowlings
 player, 801 posts
Sun 28 Jul 2013
at 02:49
Re: Still yet another O.O.C.
well, hopefully, she'll be good enough to come straight home without a stop at nursing home first.
Claire Cowlings
 player, 803 posts
Mon 29 Jul 2013
at 09:20
Re: Still yet another O.O.C.
Did anyone follow Claire to the bathroom, besides I would assume da?
Athene Shoe
 player, 907 posts
 Muggle-born Ravenclaw
 Orphan
Mon 29 Jul 2013
at 12:49
Re: Still yet another O.O.C.
Athene will be.
Claire Cowlings
 player, 807 posts
Thu 8 Aug 2013
at 23:18
Re: Still yet another O.O.C.
Robert, you gonna come out the next morning.
Robert Smith
 player, 698 posts
 Half blood, Hufflepuff
 decent surfer also.
Fri 9 Aug 2013
at 00:19
Re: Still yet another O.O.C.
 Hang on, will add an edit to my post.
Claire Cowlings
 player, 808 posts
Fri 9 Aug 2013
at 00:31
Re: Still yet another O.O.C.
Robert.  Was the last part the next morning?
Robert Smith
 player, 699 posts
 Half blood, Hufflepuff
 decent surfer also.
Fri 9 Aug 2013
at 00:39
Re: Still yet another O.O.C.
 Yup, i think i did say he woke up and got ready for classes before going downstairs to have breakfast.?
Claire Cowlings
 player, 809 posts
Fri 9 Aug 2013
at 00:45
Re: Still yet another O.O.C.
I;vw noticed that reading changes works better if I actually read the post with changes. sorry.
Severus Snape
 GM, 848 posts
 Resistance Leader
 Fallen Hero
Fri 9 Aug 2013
at 23:09
Re: Still yet another O.O.C.
Working on the next bit, will try to post tomorrow morning. Going out with new coworkers tonight.
Claire Cowlings
 player, 814 posts
Tue 20 Aug 2013
at 10:40
Re: Still yet another O.O.C.
Claire and Kiri may be gone for awhile.  Our husband passed away suddenly, the me just took him, I'm not sure what to do until things wake up here and I can do something.  please npc us if you need us.
Severus Snape
 GM, 849 posts
 Resistance Leader
 Fallen Hero
Tue 20 Aug 2013
at 15:26
Re: Still yet another O.O.C.
Gah, shit! NP, take the time you need. So sorry.
Athene Shoe
 player, 915 posts
 Muggle-born Ravenclaw
 Orphan
Tue 20 Aug 2013
at 16:59
Re: Still yet another O.O.C.
I'm so sorry for your loss.
Amanda Davis
 player, 864 posts
 Pureblooded Ravenclaw
Tue 20 Aug 2013
at 23:17
Re: Still yet another O.O.C.
I am so sorry to hear about your loss. You and your family will be in my thoughts.
Robert Smith
 player, 702 posts
 Half blood, Hufflepuff
 decent surfer also.
Wed 21 Aug 2013
at 13:24
Re: Still yet another O.O.C.
 Aye, same here. Most of us have gone thru what you are now going thru. It will ease in time.


Now a side note, umm, have we gotten a clue to what is happening this year?. I know we have Aurors keeping watch over those of us deemed at risk.
 We have our fabulous dark witch running around somewhere, keeping us entertained.

We have Snape in his usual good mood, we have a few new professors(not sure about them yet). Anything else of note we can add to the formation year?.
Severus Snape
 GM, 850 posts
 Resistance Leader
 Fallen Hero
Wed 21 Aug 2013
at 18:06
Re: Still yet another O.O.C.
I have dropped a few hints...

I am sure Amanda is taking notes.

I do try and make it a mystery for you all. Hmm, the next big scene I am planning ought to make some revelations though. Not sure, exactly, what the scene is, but it needs to be revelatory. Yes, that is how I plot this game! Hell, I am not yet sure, exactly, what James' secret is! I know the gist of it, but not the exact idea. Blah, off to plot.
Amanda Davis
 player, 866 posts
 Pureblooded Ravenclaw
Thu 22 Aug 2013
at 01:26
Re: Still yet another O.O.C.
Snape typically takes inspiration from the novel that corresponds with our year.  Thus, it is quite probable that the climax will involve a confrontation/conversation between Claire (and her friends) and her birth father.  Note that he has already made contact with her at least twice (Diagon Alley and the Halloween costume).

Additionally, the Headmaster made a very intriguing comment during his conversation with Athene in the Headmaster's Office thread last year.  I’m still uncertain exactly what will come of that thread (and may be missing certain hints relating to it) but I’m looking forward to see how that will play out.

I will admit as more and more gets written in this game and more and more time passes, it grows harder to remember everything that might be important.  I probably should start keeping actual notes.  Nevertheless, I do have a few mental notes and theories.

This message was last edited by the player at 01:41, Thu 22 Aug 2013.

Athene Shoe
 player, 916 posts
 Muggle-born Ravenclaw
 Orphan
Thu 22 Aug 2013
at 05:28
Re: Still yet another O.O.C.
I agree, and things I think I remember, I can't find right away when I go searching for them!  LOL
Severus Snape
 GM, 851 posts
 Resistance Leader
 Fallen Hero
Thu 22 Aug 2013
at 05:43
Re: Still yet another O.O.C.
In reply to Amanda Davis (msg # 401):

Hehe, well, the game is... What two years old now? More? Lots of things to remember. Gets a bit confusing for me as well.

Will try to post tomorrow if I can.
Amanda Davis
 player, 867 posts
 Pureblooded Ravenclaw
Thu 22 Aug 2013
at 23:00
Re: Still yet another O.O.C.
Robert Smith:
Now a side note, umm, have we gotten a clue to what is happening this year?. I know we have Aurors keeping watch over those of us deemed at risk.
 We have our fabulous dark witch running around somewhere, keeping us entertained.

We have Snape in his usual good mood, we have a few new professors(not sure about them yet). Anything else of note we can add to the formation year?.


Speaking of theories, I have one about Snape's statement below.

Severus Snape:
No worries, it is part of the plan to make Corina part of the group this year.  She is not just a plot element, but a plot device this year.


Mind you, I doubt Robert would like the theory much IC.  But, it probably would be fun to play out OCC.

This message was last edited by the player at 23:00, Thu 22 Aug 2013.

Robert Smith
 player, 703 posts
 Half blood, Hufflepuff
 decent surfer also.
Thu 22 Aug 2013
at 23:05
Re: Still yet another O.O.C.
 Oooo, intrigue?, does it help Robert grow up somewhat?. I have been trying to slowly develop him as a bit naive but good heart in dealing with people. Still if she is going to break his heart i wont tell him.
Amanda Davis
 player, 868 posts
 Pureblooded Ravenclaw
Fri 23 Aug 2013
at 00:35
Re: Still yet another O.O.C.
Note that this is all OCC speculation.  Much of this is based on things that Amanda could never know IC.

Claire’s birth father took a huge chance passing her a note saying: “Claire, beware false friends.   SYF".  I doubt he would take that type of risk unless he truly believes that someone she is friendly with or likely to become friendly with is a threat to her.

As I see it, there are three options:

1.  One of the core group is a false friend.  It’s not impossible.  I have a GM that quite enjoys having secret plots with various PCs.  But, that type of game tends to be quite different from this one.  And, I don’t see it being very likely that James, Athene, Kiri, Nik, or Robert are secretly planning to harm Claire.

2.  Sometime in the future, one of the background characters (Rolf maybe) will attempt to become closer friends with the group as part of a plot against Claire.

3.  Corina is up to something.  I think option three is the most likely.  After all, she was with our group shortly before Claire’s birth father passed her the note.

Mind you, I may be completely off base as well.

Edited in:

It's also possible that Mr. Lestrange is either wrong.  Or, that he is deliberately attempting to make Claire suspicious of her friends in an attempt to isolate her from the group and make her more vulnerable to some plot of his.  Those would be Amanda's current theories, IC.

This message was last edited by the player at 01:26, Fri 23 Aug 2013.

Claire Cowlings
 player, 815 posts
Fri 23 Aug 2013
at 13:54
Re: Still yet another O.O.C.
Kiri wouldn't.  But anyhow.  This is to reassure people that I will be back.  Probably in a week or two.  Things will settle down, and I will need rpol.  I still find myself logging in  even though things are crazy here.

Katrina
Robert Smith
 player, 705 posts
 Half blood, Hufflepuff
 decent surfer also.
Thu 29 Aug 2013
at 14:46
Re: Still yet another O.O.C.
Hmmm, so, if we follow a wild chase with Amanda's conjecture of enemy's being close to the group, does that mean Claire might get cozy with Snape and he is the bad guy?.
^-^ wow. They say that strange attractors do work in relationships. :-(
Claire Cowlings
 player, 822 posts
Fri 6 Sep 2013
at 18:49
Re: Still yet another O.O.C.
well, claire's mother did have a schoolgirl crush on snape.   Although I think he might be getting a little long in the tooth for Claire herself
Severus Snape
 GM, 852 posts
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Tue 10 Sep 2013
at 18:22
Re: Still yet another O.O.C.
Let's see who figures it out! Heeheehee!
Severus Snape
 GM, 853 posts
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 Fallen Hero
Thu 19 Sep 2013
at 17:49
Re: Still yet another O.O.C.
Certainly going to try and update today.
Severus Snape
 GM, 854 posts
 Resistance Leader
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Fri 20 Sep 2013
at 05:23
Re: Still yet another O.O.C.
Failed: I will try again tomorrow!
Severus Snape
 GM, 855 posts
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Sat 21 Sep 2013
at 04:30
Re: Still yet another O.O.C.
Trying to update, where is the bloody centaur dream! I remember writing it, but forgot where I put it.

Seriously, I love that this game is 3 and there are thousands of threads, most of the time.
Amanda Davis
 player, 881 posts
 Pureblooded Ravenclaw
Sat 21 Sep 2013
at 04:46
Re: Still yet another O.O.C.
Severus Snape:
Trying to update, where is the bloody centaur dream! I remember writing it, but forgot where I put it.

Seriously, I love that this game is 3 and there are thousands of threads, most of the time.


If you mean the nightmare where Athene was chased by a yin yang symbol and kicked by a centaur, it is in the "Ravenclaw Common Room" thread, post msg #44.

The conversation between the centaur and Athene, it is in the "In the Meantime Thread" post 140.

Though both of those are Athene's writeups of what I'd assume to be PMed conversations.

This message was last edited by the player at 04:48, Sat 21 Sept 2013.

Athene Shoe
 player, 929 posts
 Muggle-born Ravenclaw
 Orphan
Sat 21 Sep 2013
at 05:04
Re: Still yet another O.O.C.
Yeah he sent me a private line in one of the Time Changes and and absences posts.  I just expanded a little on the detains of the dreams before the centaur showed up.  ^_^  The conversation with Ajax was in a PM we had back and forth that I cut and pasted together.
Severus Snape
 GM, 856 posts
 Resistance Leader
 Fallen Hero
Sat 21 Sep 2013
at 05:19
Re: Still yet another O.O.C.
Wow, that took me longer than I thought to find out what that meant...

Finally got the gist of it. Man o man!
Kiri Wilson
 player, 284 posts
Sat 21 Sep 2013
at 12:09
Re: Still yet another O.O.C.
So have any of us figured it out?
Athene Shoe
 player, 930 posts
 Muggle-born Ravenclaw
 Orphan
Sat 21 Sep 2013
at 14:57
Re: Still yet another O.O.C.
I doubt it.  Just like last year, we are probably misreading something that's been said.  LOL
Amanda Davis
 player, 885 posts
 Pureblooded Ravenclaw
Mon 23 Sep 2013
at 23:48
Re: Still yet another O.O.C.
Since Amanda was delayed by her meeting with Professor Prince, I plan to hold off on posting to the Hogwarts Grounds thread until Robert, Claire, and Kiri have had the chance to do so.
Severus Snape
 GM, 858 posts
 Resistance Leader
 Fallen Hero
Sat 28 Sep 2013
at 21:46
Re: Still yet another O.O.C.
I ahve so much fun writing Le Fey... she may have to stick around.
Robert Smith
 player, 717 posts
 Half blood, Hufflepuff
 decent surfer also.
Wed 9 Oct 2013
at 18:30
Re: Still yet another O.O.C.
 That is fine, she is the seemingly typical Slytherin house mother?, cold aloof and most likely very intelligent. Just so long as she is not a poly-morphed Le Strange.
Amanda Davis
 player, 893 posts
 Pureblooded Ravenclaw
Tue 15 Oct 2013
at 05:05
Re: Still yet another O.O.C.
Can you believe that we've broken the 7000 post mark.  I've never played in any PbP game that came close to that.
Severus Snape
 GM, 859 posts
 Resistance Leader
 Fallen Hero
Tue 15 Oct 2013
at 05:18
Re: Still yet another O.O.C.
I am pretty proud of this game, yeah! I am just sort of letting the picnic play out. Should post for James though. Expect that shortly.
Amanda Davis
 player, 894 posts
 Pureblooded Ravenclaw
Tue 15 Oct 2013
at 05:58
Re: Still yet another O.O.C.
Just in case anyone was curious, I'm getting most of my ideas for our racoon from

http://remocoon.mnsi.net/index2.htm

And yes, it looks like at least one racoon is easily smart enough to deliberately take an action that will cause someone to drop/give him a treat.
Athene Shoe
 player, 937 posts
 Muggle-born Ravenclaw
 Orphan
Tue 15 Oct 2013
at 05:59
Re: Still yet another O.O.C.
Oh yeah they are smart little buggers.  But Athene isn't a very trusting soul now is she?
Robert Smith
 player, 720 posts
 Half blood, Hufflepuff
 decent surfer also.
Mon 28 Oct 2013
at 01:16
Re: Still yet another O.O.C.
 Ummm, are we suppose to discover something about the raccoon?, as it stands we are fairly much at a standstill of ideas, or at least from my char.?
Amanda Davis
 player, 897 posts
 Pureblooded Ravenclaw
Mon 28 Oct 2013
at 01:33
Re: Still yet another O.O.C.
No.  After being inspired by an overly friendly skunk at work and a story I'd read on-line, I asked the GM if he'd mind my introducing our raccoon.  I just thought it might make for a fun interlude and possibly give your (Robert) character a chance to take the leadership role for a bit (since I remembered your character was rather interested in dealing/working with animals).

I think, at the moment, we're just waiting to see what Athene decides to do about her spell/the raccoon

This message was last edited by the player at 01:34, Mon 28 Oct 2013.

Robert Smith
 player, 721 posts
 Half blood, Hufflepuff
 decent surfer also.
Mon 28 Oct 2013
at 01:47
Re: Still yet another O.O.C.
 Aye, he likes animals but his currant area is magical creatures and possibly studying any magical marine life forms.

 As to the Raccoon he is fairly sure it is like someone said a Pet and has just wandered into a picnic without scarey people guarding it. Not sure but my guess would be that it will run away if given a chance.
Amanda Davis
 player, 898 posts
 Pureblooded Ravenclaw
Mon 28 Oct 2013
at 02:07
Re: Still yet another O.O.C.
Robert Smith:
As to the Raccoon he is fairly sure it is like someone said a Pet and has just wandered into a picnic without scarey people guarding it.


That would be a very good guess.  Unless the GM happens to decide something different.
Severus Snape
 GM, 860 posts
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Mon 28 Oct 2013
at 03:31
Re: Still yet another O.O.C.
Muahahahahahaha... *cough* erm, I am definitely not evil. Ignore all laughing evilly.

I have been using this interlude to do a bit of brainstorming on what happens next. The current date/time/place will be wrapping up soon as the picnic is over. If someone wants to run with what James recently said, go for it. I am giving players a chance to get on the same page as far as what is happening this year. Also, I am plotting something for Nik and Kiri.

I am hoping for something interesting for Christmas this year... IC. Also, working on something with a Quidditch game again. It's all half formed right now.

No worries, I am jut about killing myself this semester, but I won't let this game go. I like ti way too much. Also, I really want to get what I planned for year four. i have been looking forward to that for like... two years IRL!

Anyone think that there is a bad prof this year or who it might be? Wait, what did I do with Peter Pettigrew! *goes to look for him*
Robert Smith
 player, 722 posts
 Half blood, Hufflepuff
 decent surfer also.
Mon 28 Oct 2013
at 03:42
Re: Still yet another O.O.C.
 LoL. Something to look forward to. Ummm, how about wedding bells for one of our group or at least a ring being exchanged?. Lets see Athene and ?, Amanda and ?, Claire already has James, Robert has his girl friend..whats her name.^-^
Amanda Davis
 player, 899 posts
 Pureblooded Ravenclaw
Mon 28 Oct 2013
at 03:57
Re: Still yet another O.O.C.
::grins::  I don’t plan on going anywhere either.  After all, I have plans for Year 5 that I came up with over year ago myself.  I’m still hoping we make it through all seven years.

Severus Snape:
Anyone think that there is a bad prof this year or who it might be? Wait, what did I do with Peter Pettigrew! *goes to look for him*


1.  We definitely have one or more teachers and/or aurors with a significant secret.
2.  Obviously, Professor Prince has a fairly large secret relating to her project and to vampires.
3.  While he or she is currently laying low, the individual that was working with Professor Lestrange is probably still at Hogwarts.
3.a.  However, I have a hypothesis (based on far too little evidence) that that person might not actually be a Professor.
4.  If there is a “bad” professor this year, it probably won’t be Professor LeFay (too obvious) or Professor Prince  (Although, she will be leaving at the end of the year due to the curse and probably due to her secret coming out).
5.  I’m fairly certain that no one’s pet is going to turn out to be an animagus.  But, if one does...my bet is on Gigi.

And yes, I’m perfectly willing to explain the reasons behind any of those statements in probably far too much detail.  =)

Just as a heads up to the GM, I do plan on having Amanda do a little bit of research on Mr. Lestrange soon too.  She’s going to want to know exactly what he did that got him put in Azcaban.

I’ve also remembered that I owe you a letter/post.  I’d started mentally composing it, and then got distracted by raccoons.  =)


Robert Smith:
LoL. Something to look forward to. Ummm, how about wedding bells for one of our group or at least a ring being exchanged?. Lets see Athene and ?, Amanda and ?, Claire already has James, Robert has his girl friend..whats her name.^-^


Amanda is far too young to get engaged thank you.  Though, she will be getting her first kiss (on the lips) this summer if all goes according to plan.  Such a shame that long distance relationships pretty much never work out.

This message was lightly edited by the player at 05:18, Mon 28 Oct 2013.

Severus Snape
 GM, 861 posts
 Resistance Leader
 Fallen Hero
Mon 28 Oct 2013
at 04:12
Re: Still yet another O.O.C.
Now, why would anyone think Professor Prince had a secret? Also, DADA doesn't have to be cursed! Hmmm, thoughts upon thoughts.

Yes, I need to develop the aurors. That might be the final piece of the next scene i needed! I have been itching for another shot at Concepta Thrussington. Lysandra is due as well.

No worried, this games pace may slow at times, but it is perennially on my mind and will make seven years! Year three is just behind schedule and I blame grad school.
Kiri Wilson
 player, 291 posts
Mon 28 Oct 2013
at 15:28
Re: Still yet another O.O.C.
update on our life, before we go run with whatever james said.

Moving again.  we leave San antonio on Dec 22, and arrive in Morton, Il on Dec 23.  My aunt (a professional long distance bus driver) and my sister (who helped us move down her last July) are flying down on the 21st to help us drive back up.    I'm just waiting for the house to close (thank all the gods for life insurance, we'd be really screwed without it.)  My company has four facilities within driving distance to our new house, we are in process of getting the college kids transferred to that junior college, not to mention an entire legal pad page double column list of things that have to be done before we go.    And to distract me, there is rpol and facebook.

Once we are there, my entire immediate family will be in a five mile radius of my parents.
Amanda Davis
 player, 900 posts
 Pureblooded Ravenclaw
Wed 30 Oct 2013
at 04:13
Re: Still yet another O.O.C.
It sounds like a busy and stressful few months.  Hopefully it all goes smoothly. At least you will be quite close to family once it is completed.
Robert Smith
 player, 723 posts
 Half blood, Hufflepuff
 decent surfer also.
Wed 30 Oct 2013
at 23:13
Re: Still yet another O.O.C.
 Yes, i would have to agree. Not only all the physical work to move but the mental stress and legal wrangling to wade thru. I can feel your pain, add to that the extreme change in weather..warm to cold climates.

 and to our fearless DM, goody, i will be finally be able to get a graduation paper from this school. Doesn't staying 7 years mean you are going for a profession during the last year of study?.
Claire Cowlings
 player, 834 posts
Wed 30 Oct 2013
at 23:40
Re: Still yet another O.O.C.
Have you dear people in grad school seen grad school Barbie?  She is hilarious.
Severus Snape
 GM, 862 posts
 Resistance Leader
 Fallen Hero
Wed 30 Oct 2013
at 23:46
Re: Still yet another O.O.C.
In reply to Claire Cowlings (msg # 437):

I have seen her. I know a lot of folks in Gender and Women's studies... they're nuts about it.
Robert Smith
 player, 724 posts
 Half blood, Hufflepuff
 decent surfer also.
Fri 1 Nov 2013
at 12:29
Re: Still yet another O.O.C.
 Hmmm.......verrrrrrrry interesting. ^-^
Athene Shoe
 player, 938 posts
 Muggle-born Ravenclaw
 Orphan
Fri 1 Nov 2013
at 14:57
Re: Still yet another O.O.C.
Sorry I've been gone, but I'm back again.
Amanda Davis
 player, 902 posts
 Pureblooded Ravenclaw
Sat 2 Nov 2013
at 05:43
Re: Still yet another O.O.C.
Welcome back.

You know, I can’t help but feel a little sorry for Ricky.  It started out as the perfect day: freedom, exploration, the discovery of a few new treasures.  And, he thought he had the perfect plan: get the human kits to feed him until he was completely full, sneak away with another treasure, and then have a nice nap in the bushes.  And now he’s being held and carried off by something he can’t see, escape, or even bite.
Claire Cowlings
 player, 835 posts
Sat 2 Nov 2013
at 15:26
Re: Still yet another O.O.C.
any of you remember Ranger RIck?  I still have some of the magazines from when I was a kid in the 70's.
Severus Snape
 GM, 863 posts
 Resistance Leader
 Fallen Hero
Sat 2 Nov 2013
at 17:11
Re: Still yet another O.O.C.
I do not believe that I ever established an office for Weasely. Just post in the hall and corrido0rs thread for his office and label it correctly. If I am wrong at I did, let me know.
Claire Cowlings
 player, 836 posts
Sun 3 Nov 2013
at 04:19
Re: Still yet another O.O.C.
Claire didn't go with athene,  kiri did.  Claire's still sitting there sort of dumbfounded trying to take everything in.

This message was last edited by the player at 04:20, Sun 03 Nov 2013.

Amanda Davis
 player, 903 posts
 Pureblooded Ravenclaw
Sun 3 Nov 2013
at 04:47
Re: Still yet another O.O.C.
Claire Cowlings:
any of you remember Ranger RIck?  I still have some of the magazines from when I was a kid in the 70's.


I didn't actually remember the magazine until you asked about it and I don't think we ever subscribed it.  But the mascot (a racoon in a Ranger costume) looks familiar.  I probably either saw ads for it or read it in the library.

The magazine I really enjoyed as a kid was Cricket.  I still have a huge (probably several decades worth) collection of it in my parents basement.

This message was last edited by the player at 04:47, Sun 03 Nov 2013.

Claire Cowlings
 player, 837 posts
Sun 3 Nov 2013
at 05:21
Re: Still yet another O.O.C.
and speaking of preteen romance, I now get to witness it personally (the older daughter didn't pick up a boyfriend until high school).  My 7th grader has a 7th grade boyfriend.  She's actually on her second one, the first one lasted a week and a half.  This one's lasted a month.  Although come dec, they go into long distance relationship mode, otherwise known as Skype.  I'm making careful observations for ideas.
Severus Snape
 GM, 864 posts
 Resistance Leader
 Fallen Hero
Sun 3 Nov 2013
at 23:41
Re: Still yet another O.O.C.
Okay, the plotting is taking forma and I think I will be jumping us forward sometime in the coming week. Unless I chose to wait for this scene to play out... we'll see...
Robert Smith
 player, 727 posts
 Half blood, Hufflepuff
 decent surfer also.
Thu 14 Nov 2013
at 02:19
Re: Still yet another O.O.C.
 Did we win?, the sounds of silence is deafening.
Severus Snape
 GM, 865 posts
 Resistance Leader
 Fallen Hero
Thu 14 Nov 2013
at 02:21
Re: Still yet another O.O.C.
Sorry, life jumped me. i have my notes organized, it is just a matter of time.
Kiri Wilson
 player, 293 posts
Thu 14 Nov 2013
at 18:33
Re: Still yet another O.O.C.
MAybe nik can run into us and the raccoon in the hall and we can compare getting into trouble notes.
Robert Smith
 player, 729 posts
 Half blood, Hufflepuff
 decent surfer also.
Wed 20 Nov 2013
at 15:42
Re: Still yet another O.O.C.
 Tis true, we are in that time of year, it is the Holiday slow down.(at least here in Usa).
Amanda Davis
 player, 906 posts
 Pureblooded Ravenclaw
Thu 21 Nov 2013
at 01:43
Re: Still yet another O.O.C.
::nods::  And our illustrious GM is probably getting close to finals/term papers being due.  I'm sure things will pick up again after the first of the year.  My only real concern is Athene.  She's usually around a lot more frequently than she has been recently.  But, life has probably been keeping her busy as well.
Severus Snape
 GM, 866 posts
 Resistance Leader
 Fallen Hero
Thu 21 Nov 2013
at 02:04
Re: Still yet another O.O.C.
BusyBusyBusy, hoping to have time this week end.
Kiri Wilson
 player, 294 posts
Sat 23 Nov 2013
at 23:14
Re: Still yet another O.O.C.
Our folks are here this week, I may not able to really post until December.
Hogwarts Academy
 GM, 318 posts
Sat 23 Nov 2013
at 23:16
Re: Still yet another O.O.C.
No worries, I had time and wanted to get the next prompts up. I recently alleviated myself of a burden and have more time now, so i should be able to pick things up again lightly.
Robert Smith
 player, 731 posts
 Half blood, Hufflepuff
 decent surfer also.
Thu 28 Nov 2013
at 03:30
Re: Still yet another O.O.C.
Wonder if the centaur will let me ride with him off into the sunset.?
Robert Smith
 player, 732 posts
 Half blood, Hufflepuff
 decent surfer also.
Sun 1 Dec 2013
at 17:21
Re: Still yet another O.O.C.
 I was going back in time and remembering the first train ride to hogwarts, seems like a long time ago.
Robert Smith
 player, 733 posts
 Half blood, Hufflepuff
 decent surfer also.
Wed 4 Dec 2013
at 21:52
Re: Still yet another O.O.C.
 Well, i know it is that time of the year when people have real lives but there should be someone alive on this site, Hellllloooooo out there. ^-^
Severus Snape
 GM, 867 posts
 Resistance Leader
 Fallen Hero
Fri 6 Dec 2013
at 04:59
Re: Still yet another O.O.C.
Still here, but it is the slow time of year. I will hope to see the story moving again soon.

How is everyone's holiday season progressing?
Amanda Davis
 player, 908 posts
 Pureblooded Ravenclaw
Fri 6 Dec 2013
at 19:11
Re: Still yet another O.O.C.
I'm still here as well.  My holiday season is progressing nicely.  I have most of my Christmas shopping done, have been enjoying various Christmas specials and movies, and will be flying hom for the week of Christmas and the week after.  So, I probably won't be posting regularly from Dec 23-Jan 5.  Of course, the same is probably true for everyone else too.

This message was last edited by the player at 19:12, Fri 06 Dec 2013.

Kiri Wilson
 player, 295 posts
Sat 7 Dec 2013
at 00:04
Re: Still yet another O.O.C.
Me and Claire are going to be really slow until we are moved into the new place until after the new year.  Although if the game is slow enough, I might be able to keep up.
Robert Smith
 player, 734 posts
 Half blood, Hufflepuff
 decent surfer also.
Sun 15 Dec 2013
at 03:23
Re: Still yet another O.O.C.
 No  worry there, it is in holiday mode.
Severus Snape
 GM, 868 posts
 Resistance Leader
 Fallen Hero
Sun 15 Dec 2013
at 18:11
Re: Still yet another O.O.C.
Still here; still busy. How is everyone else fairing this holiday season?
Robert Smith
 player, 735 posts
 Half blood, Hufflepuff
 decent surfer also.
Sun 15 Dec 2013
at 19:23
Re: Still yet another O.O.C.
 Enjoying the quiet. Only family is on the other side of the country. Still glad that others can have a good time with their close ones.
Robert Smith
 player, 736 posts
 Half blood, Hufflepuff
 decent surfer also.
Thu 19 Dec 2013
at 11:59
Re: Still yet another O.O.C.
 Gets out his playing cards and goes for a rousing game of solitaire.
Robert Smith
 player, 737 posts
 Half blood, Hufflepuff
 decent surfer also.
Sat 21 Dec 2013
at 00:49
Re: Still yet another O.O.C.
 Wonders how the deck has 6 aces and all of the same suit?. Hmmm
Amanda Davis
 player, 909 posts
 Pureblooded Ravenclaw
Thu 26 Dec 2013
at 02:57
Re: Still yet another O.O.C.
Just a quick note to wish everyone a Merry Christmas (or any other holiday that you celebrate at this time of year.)
Robert Smith
 player, 738 posts
 Half blood, Hufflepuff
 decent surfer also.
Thu 26 Dec 2013
at 16:51
Re: Still yet another O.O.C.
 Yaa, someone is alive on this thread. Cheers.
Athene Shoe
 player, 941 posts
 Muggle-born Ravenclaw
 Orphan
Thu 26 Dec 2013
at 20:31
Re: Still yet another O.O.C.
Sorry, been feeling extremely blah lately.  Haven't even logged into RPOL long enough that I had to look up what my password was because the site wasn't automatically logging me in any more.  <blush>
Severus Snape
 GM, 869 posts
 Resistance Leader
 Fallen Hero
Fri 3 Jan 2014
at 06:31
Re: Still yet another O.O.C.
Nik, you may have missed message #312 in the Corridors thread about a small cozy reading room waiting for him.

Hey everyone, how was the holidays? Let's get this game back on tracks. A small amount of stuff and then I think a time jump.
Amanda Davis
 player, 911 posts
 Pureblooded Ravenclaw
Sun 5 Jan 2014
at 05:17
Re: Still yet another O.O.C.
Athene Shoe:
Sorry, been feeling extremely blah lately.  Haven't even logged into RPOL long enough that I had to look up what my password was because the site wasn't automatically logging me in any more.  <blush>


Welcome back.  The game wouldn’t have been the same without you.

Severus Snape:
Hey everyone, how was the holidays? Let's get this game back on tracks. A small amount of stuff and then I think a time jump.


The holidays were quite fun.  As usual, I spent them with my family.  The kids all loved their presents.  Though, we made a bit of a mistake in figuring out what size of TV we needed to buy for Mom and Dad.  Lynn exchanged it for a much bigger one; but it still hasn't been installed.

A few days after Christmas, I took my sister and her children to see Frozen.  It was very good.  I'd recommend seeing it if you haven't already done so.
Robert Smith
 player, 740 posts
 Half blood, Hufflepuff
 decent surfer also.
Wed 8 Jan 2014
at 19:04
Re: Still yet another O.O.C.
 Claire still off on holidays?.
Amanda Davis
 player, 912 posts
 Pureblooded Ravenclaw
Mon 13 Jan 2014
at 01:54
Re: Still yet another O.O.C.
Robert Smith:
Claire still off on holidays?.


She'd mentioned that she was going to be moving around the beginning of the year.  She's probably still getting settled in to her new home.
Kiri Wilson
 player, 296 posts
Mon 20 Jan 2014
at 03:16
Re: Still yet another O.O.C.
 I'm moved.  I have somewhat regular internet, in my house even, the kids are back in school (two oldest go back on Tues) and I'm not looking for a job for a couple months, so I think I can handle this now.  Now all i  have to do is read for a bit.
Nikolous Androus
 player, 169 posts
Mon 20 Jan 2014
at 17:40
Re: Still yet another O.O.C.
 Glad to see Kiri back and healthy. Somewhat reliable Internet?, sounds maddening.
Robert Smith
 player, 742 posts
 Half blood, Hufflepuff
 decent surfer also.
Tue 21 Jan 2014
at 14:47
Re: Still yet another O.O.C.
 Hmmm, i see that Athene logged on the game on the 7th but did not post, hope she is ok and not burnt out. :(
Amanda Davis
 player, 913 posts
 Pureblooded Ravenclaw
Wed 22 Jan 2014
at 00:25
Re: Still yet another O.O.C.
It could simply be because our thread is at its natural end.  She may not have had anything worth adding to it.  Hopefully, things will be moving along soon.
Severus Snape
 GM, 870 posts
 Resistance Leader
 Fallen Hero
Wed 22 Jan 2014
at 04:02
Re: Still yet another O.O.C.
Yes, I will move things forward soon. Sorry for the delays.
Robert Smith
 player, 743 posts
 Half blood, Hufflepuff
 decent surfer also.
Fri 24 Jan 2014
at 18:12
Re: Still yet another O.O.C.
 I am guessing our fearless GMs are living on the east coast and are subject to the nasty weather out there. I am on the west coast(socal) so i am not in possession of personal knowledge of bad weather.
Robert Smith
 player, 744 posts
 Half blood, Hufflepuff
 decent surfer also.
Mon 27 Jan 2014
at 00:57
Re: Still yet another O.O.C.
 Wow, that is going to take some thinking to work thru the break and mid terms. I am sure i can get Amanda to help with my paper work?. ^-^
Amanda Davis
 player, 914 posts
 Pureblooded Ravenclaw
Tue 28 Jan 2014
at 01:34
Re: Still yet another O.O.C.
It's going to depend on when you ask her.  Amanda is in for a busy few weeks.  I'll be breaking my In the Meantime post into at least two parts.  You should see the first tonight.
Amanda Davis
 player, 916 posts
 Pureblooded Ravenclaw
Thu 30 Jan 2014
at 01:00
Re: Still yet another O.O.C.
Would you prefer that I wait for you to have a bit more time to respond to my first In the Meantime post before starting on the second one?
Robert Smith
 player, 746 posts
 Half blood, Hufflepuff
 decent surfer also.
Thu 30 Jan 2014
at 01:07
Re: Still yet another O.O.C.
 Still trying to work up some good inspiration for the Meantime thread. Hopefully i can kick myself to get going soon.
Claire Cowlings
 player, 839 posts
Wed 5 Feb 2014
at 16:16
Re: Still yet another O.O.C.
ack, I post I'm back, then I'm not/  Will work on the meantime threads.
Robert Smith
 player, 747 posts
 Half blood, Hufflepuff
 decent surfer also.
Wed 5 Feb 2014
at 16:31
Re: Still yet another O.O.C.
 Hey, welcome back. Mrs "C"
Nikolous Androus
 player, 171 posts
Fri 7 Feb 2014
at 22:46
Re: Still yet another O.O.C.
 Hope everyone is still alive, nasty weather back east.
Severus Snape
 GM, 871 posts
 Resistance Leader
 Fallen Hero
Sat 8 Feb 2014
at 20:33
Re: Still yet another O.O.C.
Message number 91 in the Grounds thread has been updated. Seems I made errors when my fact checker was not monitoring. The warning previously mentioned was for Claire, not Athene. I made the warning more vague so I could capture a couple of possibilities though.

This message was last edited by the GM at 06:00, Sun 09 Feb 2014.

Athene Shoe
 player, 943 posts
 Muggle-born Ravenclaw
 Orphan
Sat 8 Feb 2014
at 20:36
Re: Still yet another O.O.C.
Sorry for being AFK.  the winter blahs have been hitting me particularly hard this year.  :/  Working on my post now.
Amanda Davis
 player, 918 posts
 Pureblooded Ravenclaw
Sun 9 Feb 2014
at 04:28
Re: Still yet another O.O.C.
Severus Snape:
Message number 32 in the Grounds thread has been updated. Seems I made errors when my fact checker was not monitoring. The warning previously mentioned was for Claire, not Athene. I made the warning more vague so I could capture a couple of possibilities though.


I'm sorry, but I think I'm confused.  Post number 32 of the Hogwart's Grounds thread was made by Robert several years ago.  Am I looking at the wrong thread?

Sorry I've been a bit slow to post, I'd been waiting for the GMs response to my last question. (msg #482).  And, admittedly, to see what everyone else was planning to post in the In the Meantime thread so that I could use their posts as inspiration.  =)

I've finished up my In the Meantime posts baring any changes/edits and should be posting in the Vacation thread just as soon as I hear Professor Aquilla's response.

This message was last edited by the player at 04:32, Sun 09 Feb 2014.

Severus Snape
 GM, 872 posts
 Resistance Leader
 Fallen Hero
Sun 9 Feb 2014
at 06:00
Re: Still yet another O.O.C.
Message 487 of this thread has been edited. Nit pickers! LOL
Athene Shoe
 player, 945 posts
 Muggle-born Ravenclaw
 Orphan
Tue 11 Feb 2014
at 21:50
Re: Still yet another O.O.C.
Yay!  finally managed to post!  *does a victory lap before falling into her bed for an afternoon nap*
Kiri Wilson
 player, 297 posts
Mon 17 Feb 2014
at 16:55
Re: Still yet another O.O.C.
Does Nikolaus share his clues with anyone?
Nikolous Androus
 player, 172 posts
Mon 17 Feb 2014
at 17:23
Re: Still yet another O.O.C.
 Hmmm, good question. Everyone should know he began this on a whim of wanting to know more about what really took place during the war back then, so he was alone at the time and most likely would not have been spreading it around what he was interested in doing(remember he is a foreign student) and having seen the reaction of the head of the Aurors he is a bit scared of being arrested or shipped back to Greece.

 He most likely would have shared his ideas with his friends, those that were his friends anyway, he is somewhat shy and is not good with students or teachers laughing at his ideas or his birth place or family.

 Not sure if that helps or not.?
Lady Red
 GM, 457 posts
 Queen
 She who must be obeyed
Mon 17 Feb 2014
at 17:29
Re: Still yet another O.O.C.
Well, as you are the player, you have to decide whom he would have told, if anyone.
Nikolous Androus
 player, 173 posts
Mon 17 Feb 2014
at 17:35
Re: Still yet another O.O.C.
 Well, he at one time considered Kiri a friend but she has been putting distance between herself and nik, then she prefers hanging with the older students alot more now, so he would be hesitant to pass on much to her anymore, fearing that she would quickly pass it on to the upper classmen who would have a good laugh at the boy from greece.

 So he would tell his fellow students and friends but not Kiri at this time. Now she may have heard it from other students in her class?.
Kiri Wilson
 player, 298 posts
Mon 17 Feb 2014
at 18:24
Re: Still yet another O.O.C.
Just a point, the last time we interacted ic, Kiri went over to him and asked him if he wanted to go to the picnic with them.  Nik refused.
Nikolous Androus
 player, 174 posts
Mon 17 Feb 2014
at 18:36
Re: Still yet another O.O.C.
 True, because he did not know any of the western dances mostly. Kiri i am not picking on how you play the char, she can be played how ever you want to, that is perfectly fine. Just from my poor memory there have been ego bumps several times between them and as a foreigner i suspect he is careful how he deals with the students here.
Athene Shoe
 player, 946 posts
 Muggle-born Ravenclaw
 Orphan
Mon 17 Feb 2014
at 19:12
Re: Still yet another O.O.C.
He didn't want to go on the picnic because he can't dance?  Huh?  o.O?
Amanda Davis
 player, 919 posts
 Pureblooded Ravenclaw
Mon 17 Feb 2014
at 19:31
Re: Still yet another O.O.C.
I think Nik just misread Kiri's post and thought she was talking about the dance rather than the picnic.

If I can be honest, it is growing increasingly challenging to see how Nik can be included in the action with the other PCs.  He doesn’t seem to like or trust the third years or Kiri.  Amanda is probably the most outgoing of the third years and has maintained a few friendships with second years other than Kiri.  But, at this point, she doesn’t see him as part of her circle.  And she remembers how he reacted last year when they brought him in on some of the secrets/discussion.  Their shared interest in history might serve as a link; but since she dropped out of the Ancient Studies club at the beginning of the year, even that doesn’t work very well.

Lloyd might be the best option, since he is a boy, a fellow Hufflepuff, and still on friendly terms with the group.  But, since the player is gone, he’s been moved to minor PC status.

Of course, maybe you are having more fun playing Nik as entirely separate from the group and would prefer that he mostly interact with PCs.

This message was last edited by the player at 19:50, Mon 17 Feb 2014.

Severus Snape
 GM, 873 posts
 Resistance Leader
 Fallen Hero
Tue 18 Feb 2014
at 18:11
Re: Still yet another O.O.C.
Never fear, your tired GM has plans for everyone: especially Nik and Kiri. Dumdumdum!

Anyway, read the daily prophet thread carefully, I did just make an edit from the initial post. Respond to that and James' post In the Mean Time...

Hope that you like the developments, I had fun dreaming them up.
Kiri Wilson
 player, 299 posts
Thu 20 Feb 2014
at 17:45
Re: Still yet another O.O.C.
due to a quick pm with nik, with the gm's permission, everything the teacher told nik should be common knowledge amoung the pcs on the train.  This would leave james out though, I think.  Kiri buttonholes nik on the train and he talks to her and she talks to everyone else on the train, or he comes along and gets questioned by the rest of the group on the train, so that they know everything he does, unless there's slomething he holds back.

Nik,  Do you tell everything the teacher told you?  If not, please specify what you leave out.
Nikolous Androus
 player, 175 posts
Thu 20 Feb 2014
at 17:53
Re: Still yet another O.O.C.
 Ummm, right now Nik would be scared by Kiri's in your face demeanor, so he would give out what he had heard but he would not talk about where his research is leading.
Amanda Davis
 player, 921 posts
 Pureblooded Ravenclaw
Thu 20 Feb 2014
at 20:25
Re: Still yet another O.O.C.
Two questions for our illustrious GMs

1.  Prior to finding out a few things that have been kept secret, what did we know about Mr. Lestrange and the reasons that he had been placed in Azkaban.  In other words, what story did we learn from last years DoDA class, the newspaper articles about his escape, and any supplemental reading we did?

2.  I've been wondering this for a while now, how on Earth did Mrs. Lestrange manage to avoid being sent to Azkaban.  It's hard to imagine her turning traitor or even pretending to betray Voldemort.  She's never seemed all that subtle.  (Though perhaps I'm biased).
Severus Snape
 GM, 874 posts
 Resistance Leader
 Fallen Hero
Thu 20 Feb 2014
at 20:47
Re: Still yet another O.O.C.
In reply to Amanda Davis (msg # 503):

Allow me to answer in reverse order:

2. After Voldemort took over, Bellatrix became an instructor at Hogwarts with Snape as the Headmaster. There were some rumblings that she would soon be headmaster, but that never happened. Instead, he duties as an instructor were always... mitigated by Snape and she ended up playing a much more minor role in the dark times. After the rise of LAdy Red, She was tried but not real material witnesses to her crimes surfaced and the case was weak; rather than pursue it doggedly she was released under the urging of Snape, who has kept an eye on her since then until her recent crimes.

1. Rodolphus, however, was a member, and a high profile one, of VOldemort's cabinet and he was easily tried on many warcrimes. However, quite a few of these could not be made to stick and others were being dragged out with red tape and the new government's unwillingness to bring certain charges, many believe they did not want their role in such things broadcasted. In the end, Rodolphus was tried by a secret court and convicted on count of murder in the first degree for which he received a life sentence. It was kept a pretty tight secret who he was convicted of killing until recently. As you guys learned, even the victim of his supposed crime's own status as murdered was sort of covered up.
Claire Cowlings
 player, 841 posts
Fri 21 Feb 2014
at 22:08
Re: Still yet another O.O.C.
That's ok, I'm sure that all the females in this group will be having a heart to heart with nik and picking his little brain on the day we get back. Claire will be.
Severus Snape
 GM, 875 posts
 Resistance Leader
 Fallen Hero
Fri 21 Feb 2014
at 22:35
Re: Still yet another O.O.C.
My machinations are bearing fruit, erm, i mean, good, glad to hear that!
Nikolous Androus
 player, 176 posts
Fri 21 Feb 2014
at 23:16
Re: Still yet another O.O.C.
 Little brain?. That's it, going to turn in my Mensa card for something better.
Amanda Davis
 player, 922 posts
 Pureblooded Ravenclaw
Sat 22 Feb 2014
at 00:11
Re: Still yet another O.O.C.
So, would we like for me to do an inital post for an after Christmas meeting of the second years and Kiri at Amanda's house?  Or, would you all rather have a few more days to type up your intial Vacation posts?

This message was last edited by the player at 00:12, Sat 22 Feb 2014.

Amanda Davis
 player, 923 posts
 Pureblooded Ravenclaw
Sat 22 Feb 2014
at 04:10
Re: Still yet another O.O.C.
A few more questions:

1.  Did Amanda learn anything else of interest from Malificent’s journal or should I just go with the things mentioned in PMs?

2.  Did Professor Weasley learn anything else about the raccoon?  As instructed, Amanda checked back in with him that next week.

3.  What has been decided about the career day?

3a.  If the girls have been given permission to go ahead with it, Amanda is going to use that as one of the reasons for she gives her parents for inviting everyone over.

3b.  When they get back to school, she may also approach Auror Thrussington for advice/assistance with it.  After all, while they were on the train, the Auror said that she’d be interested in helping with it and implied that she thought it was a good idea.  It also is a subtle way for Amanda to hint that she and her friends are trying to be good and focus their attention on the types of things that adults approve of.

3c.  Of course, it might also provide cover and another reason for members of the group to be having involved discussions amongst themselves or to be communicating with various adults.
Severus Snape
 GM, 876 posts
 Resistance Leader
 Fallen Hero
Sat 22 Feb 2014
at 04:49
Re: Still yet another O.O.C.
In reply to Amanda Davis (msg # 509):

1. The Journal has nothing too much else of interest except if you are overtly interested in the Dark Arts. Malificent, despite a somewhat bad rap in the fairy tales, was definitely a dark witch. If you want toooo, you can study her notes and gain a rank in the Dark Arts at the end of the year as a skill as well as learn a couple of new spells. Her original spells are all hexes and curses though, except her spell for Mistform Travel.

Malificent's version of things:
There were four sisters and a son born to a famous wizard of the time, Malificent (Born with the name Sympania) was the eldest. The youngest was a squib boy and their mother died in birth. As a consequence, Malificent was expected to help raise her younger siblings while her father was off advising kings and heros. She grew resentful as her siblings seemed to grow and flourish under her care while Malificent stagnated. She grew even more resentful after she graduated from Beau Batons and was still held at home by her father, not married off as each of her sisters was. By the time her brother was married to the local king's daughter and became king, she was too old to marry by that time's customs.

With all her siblings out of the house, she had time for herself now and began to study the Dark Arts. The first victim of her vengeance was her own father. He disappeared one day, but no one suspected Malificent of transforming her into the raven she was now always seen with. A force of darkness invaded the land, a new dark witch named Malificent was using Goblin and Giant minions and dark magic, but no one suspected her as she was the sister of three prominent wizarding families that fought for good. She was seen as a darker person, but not evil yet. Not until the birth of her first niece. When she was not invited to the child's chirstening, she flew off the handle and laid the now famous sleeping curse on her, but still it was actually secret. The kingdom slowly fell into even more ruin. Goblins were growing more and more aggressive (at the time they were at war with wizards) and worked with Malificent.

Only once a young wixard, one of her sister's sons, worked a countercurse did it come out finally that the new dark witch was Malificaent. Her old name was forgotten and a long war was waged to subdue her. She was responsible for killing two of her sisters and several others before she was caught and exiled as her brother, even then, could not bear to execute her.

The story most people do not know is what happened after that. She moved to Ireland and became a hedge witch, she even married and had a daughter late in life, Doreen Kelly. She became an innovator in magical travel. She live d along life but her journal reveals a mind warped by what she saw as abuse and oppression by her father. There is no excuse for her behavior, but her mind was obviously warped. The last entry in the journal is by her granddaughter, Collette, describing that she had passed peacefully in her sleep at the age of 179.


2. Professor Weasley reveal to anyone who visits hi on the topic that the raccoon was ensorceled with a Sensibus Remotum which allowed someone to see through its eyes, but there was no tracking who had cast the spell without their wand. He will let you know that he had reported this event to the Headmaster.

3. A group of students is hand picked to form the "Career and Academic Training Society" which will have the purpose of being a student organization for arranging vocational experience opportunities for students at Hogwarts. They are given their first assignments, organizing the first annual Hogwarts Career Day and recruiting members. Amanda, Athene, Claire, Nik, and Kiri are amongst the first given this news by CATS's mentor, Professor Lefey. There are also a trio of fifth years, a fourth year and one seventh year. All prize students of LeFey.

3a. Fine.
3b. That conversation can take place, who all goes?
3c. It does indeed...

Hope that gives you something to chew on guys.
Severus Snape
 GM, 877 posts
 Resistance Leader
 Fallen Hero
Sat 22 Feb 2014
at 04:49
Re: Still yet another O.O.C.
Oh, and, within reason, add whatever you like to Malificent's story.
Amanda Davis
 player, 924 posts
 Pureblooded Ravenclaw
Sat 22 Feb 2014
at 05:18
Re: Still yet another O.O.C.
Severus Snape:
3b. That conversation can take place, who all goes?


Amanda remembers what happened on the train.  So, while she won't keep her plan to speak with the auror secret from Athene and Claire, she's fairly certain it would be best for everyone if she talks to Auror Thrussington by herself.  That said, if they push to come along, she won't object too much.
Claire Cowlings
 player, 842 posts
Sat 22 Feb 2014
at 21:37
Re: Still yet another O.O.C.
i need some time for my vacation posts.  and some questions in pm.
Severus Snape
 GM, 878 posts
 Resistance Leader
 Fallen Hero
Tue 25 Feb 2014
at 06:27
Re: Still yet another O.O.C.
Kk, working on answers to orrow. If you want to know things, ask. Answers are in limited supply though. Claire, answers in Pms coming tomorrow.

Btb, the offer of answers is for those who wish to refresh any queries they have for me.
Amanda Davis
 player, 925 posts
 Pureblooded Ravenclaw
Thu 27 Feb 2014
at 06:09
Re: Still yet another O.O.C.
I do have one small question that I think I already can guess the answer to.  Did the aurors say what they were looking for when they searched Amanda's house?  On American police shows, when a search is done the police typically say that they have a warrent to search for such and such.  I'm fairly sure that things are quite different in Magical England under Lady Red, but I suppose it's foolish not to make sure.
Severus Snape
 GM, 879 posts
 Resistance Leader
 Fallen Hero
Thu 27 Feb 2014
at 06:53
Re: Still yet another O.O.C.
In reply to Amanda Davis (msg # 515):

No, they do not tell what they are looking for. Also, sorry for slowness. I finished a huge chunk of my thesis yesterday and have been celebrating!
Amanda Davis
 player, 926 posts
 Pureblooded Ravenclaw
Thu 27 Feb 2014
at 19:27
Re: Still yet another O.O.C.
I understand.  Admittedly, I’ve been checking the site multiple times a day hoping for a Vacation post from Athene, Claire, Robert, James, Kiri, or Nik,  (In part because this is my only active game at the moment).  But, I realize that there is probably a bunch of stuff going on in PM and that people are busy with real life things as well.  Congratulations on completing a large portion of your thesis.  =)
Severus Snape
 GM, 880 posts
 Resistance Leader
 Fallen Hero
Thu 27 Feb 2014
at 20:11
Re: Still yet another O.O.C.
Indeed, I just fielded the PM questions, and I hope to see vacations posts from others soon in response to the Daily Prophet post. I have been enjoying how people handle it so far.
Robert Smith
 player, 750 posts
 Half blood, Hufflepuff
 decent surfer also.
Wed 5 Mar 2014
at 11:45
Re: Still yet another O.O.C.
 Ummm, getting lost here, so where are we time wise and game wise?. Can we declare war on Lady Red....er just joking...Heh..heh.
Amanda Davis
 player, 927 posts
 Pureblooded Ravenclaw
Wed 5 Mar 2014
at 13:26
Re: Still yet another O.O.C.
We are currently approximately half way through Christmas Vacation.  The bombshell about Claire's parents came out on Christmas Eve.  Amaneda's house was searched on Christmas day.  Her dad lost his job on December 26th.  She sent out the message saying that we needed to talk on December 27th.

It is highly likely that other PMed significant events have been occuring at and or around that time as well.  If you haven't already, I would make sure to check the section under the most recent Daily Prophet post and see if there are any PMs for Robert or Nik.  I wouldn't be at all supprised to learn that other houses had been searched as well.  And, of course, Claire's family has to be reeling at the revelations.

Honestly, I'm not sure how best to handle the fact that your character won't be available to attend the meeting for another week or so.  (We probably don't go back to school until the Monday after New Years.)  Amanda's going to want to talk to her friends about everything as soon as possible.  But, even if we did two meetings one "now" in game and once after your character gets back, that leaves you with nothing to do for who knows how long.

Of course, depending on whatever is going on with the other PCs, they may not be able to get together until later either.

For now, we're mostly waiting til Claire, Kiri, Athene, and Nik have time to post.

This message was last edited by the player at 13:33, Wed 05 Mar 2014.

Robert Smith
 player, 751 posts
 Half blood, Hufflepuff
 decent surfer also.
Thu 13 Mar 2014
at 01:49
Re: Still yet another O.O.C.
 Evening all. Ok, maybe i am rushing it but to build a little momentum again perhaps we could move on from break?. We have a good team(squabbles aside) doing post ups and a good stretch of time in our game, hopefully it smooths out again.
Amanda Davis
 player, 928 posts
 Pureblooded Ravenclaw
Thu 13 Mar 2014
at 02:44
Re: Still yet another O.O.C.
Moving on won't do much good if we've lost half of our group, especially since so much of the storyline is focused on their characters.  Honestly, we're probably best off remaining patient and hoping that they end up missing the game and coming back or that their real lives calm down.

This message had punctuation tweaked by the player at 02:45, Thu 13 Mar 2014.

Severus Snape
 GM, 881 posts
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 Fallen Hero
Thu 13 Mar 2014
at 03:57
Re: Still yet another O.O.C.
I have been waiting for Athene. I will nudge her again soon.
Amanda Davis
 player, 931 posts
 Pureblooded Ravenclaw
Sat 22 Mar 2014
at 04:02
Re: Still yet another O.O.C.
Although I hate to ask, I’ve been concerned about this for several months now.  If Athene has lost interest and decides to leave the game, will it be canceled?  After all, she is your co-GM, the leader of the group, and her character appears to be integral to the overall plot.  Obviously, I hope that I’m worrying about nothing.  After all, I quite like Athene as both a player and a character and am eager to see her return to the game.  But, I can’t help but be concerned about the fact that it’s close to a month since her last post and the one prior to that was a couple of months ago.
Athene Shoe
 player, 947 posts
 Muggle-born Ravenclaw
 Orphan
Thu 27 Mar 2014
at 18:36
Re: Still yet another O.O.C.
Again I'd like to apologize.  What I really need to do is again have the RPoL page be my default in my browser and for me to get off my ass and actually go for walks everyday.  My doctor thinks I'm not getting enough Vitamin D through skin production.
Severus Snape
 GM, 882 posts
 Resistance Leader
 Fallen Hero
Thu 27 Mar 2014
at 18:51
Re: Still yet another O.O.C.
Yay, I don't have to answer the Athene question! It is too scary to contemplate. I will have Vacation posts and James at the gathering soon! Tonight?
Robert Smith
 player, 753 posts
 Half blood, Hufflepuff
 decent surfer also.
Sun 30 Mar 2014
at 00:57
Re: Still yet another O.O.C.
 Ummm, i thought boy were verboten from Claires house, let alone being in her room unless you were a girl?.
Athene Shoe
 player, 949 posts
 Muggle-born Ravenclaw
 Orphan
Sun 30 Mar 2014
at 00:59
Re: Still yet another O.O.C.
We are at Amanda's
Amanda Davis
 player, 937 posts
 Pureblooded Ravenclaw
Thu 24 Apr 2014
at 06:19
Re: Still yet another O.O.C.
Since it appears as though the Hogsmeade conversation has died out and that we have probably shared the various things we've learned over our Christmas breaks, maybe it's time to move on?
Robert Smith
 player, 758 posts
 Half blood, Hufflepuff
 decent surfer also.
Thu 24 Apr 2014
at 21:42
Re: Still yet another O.O.C.
 I will add my vote to Amanda's observation and press on. At the present time all we have going is talking about the breakout and massive auror presence at the school and around the students.

 Something needs to stir up the pot and get everyone going again.
Amanda Davis
 player, 939 posts
 Pureblooded Ravenclaw
Thu 24 Apr 2014
at 23:08
Re: Still yet another O.O.C.
Have we learned that spell yet?  It's not in my known spell list.
Robert Smith
 player, 760 posts
 Half blood, Hufflepuff
 decent surfer also.
Thu 24 Apr 2014
at 23:11
Re: Still yet another O.O.C.
 I think it is a third year spell?, if so we should have it?.
Kiri Wilson
 player, 306 posts
Sun 27 Apr 2014
at 15:00
Re: Still yet another O.O.C.
In reply to Robert Smith (msg # 532):

Where should we post for the first month, which thread?
Severus Snape
 GM, 883 posts
 Resistance Leader
 Fallen Hero
Sun 27 Apr 2014
at 19:16
Re: Still yet another O.O.C.
Sorry, In the Mean Time...
Amanda Davis
 player, 941 posts
 Pureblooded Ravenclaw
Mon 28 Apr 2014
at 02:24
Re: Still yet another O.O.C.
I'm here.  I'm just holding off on posting until after Kiri has a chance, since I have a feeling that her post could influence mine.
Amanda Davis
 player, 942 posts
 Pureblooded Ravenclaw
Sat 3 May 2014
at 06:08
Re: Still yet another O.O.C.
I know I said that I was going to wait for Kiri's "In the Meantime" post before posing mine.  But, since everyone else seems to be to busy to post at the moment, I decided to go ahead and kick things off.  I'll edit later if needed.
Amanda Davis
 player, 945 posts
 Pureblooded Ravenclaw
Wed 7 May 2014
at 08:50
Re: Still yet another O.O.C.
Where is everyone?  I understand real life can slow things down.  But, it's been almost two weeks since Snape's prompt.  I'd have assumed that at least one other person would have responded to it by now.
Robert Smith
 player, 762 posts
 Half blood, Hufflepuff
 decent surfer also.
Wed 7 May 2014
at 10:42
Re: Still yet another O.O.C.
 I had waited to let others get their say in first, due to Robert being on the edge of the inner circle of girls. He knows that he is part of the group but he has never been a close part, some because he wont always go with the group mentality and because it seems correct to say they are smarter then him and James on picking up clues. He is still a friend but has learned to stay quiet most of the time now so the second year wont put him down for not being smart.

 Kiri is studying Dark Magic?, and the girls are ok with this?. Point made.
Kiri Wilson
 player, 308 posts
Wed 7 May 2014
at 21:05
Re: Still yet another O.O.C.
apologies, life seemed to get in the way.

kiri is not practicing dark magic, she's reading the texts to see if she can find anything about horcruxes in there, and anything else useful.  But so far as anyone knows, she hasn't actually ever cast a dark spell, although until the year we started dark magic was a required class, so why would anyone be upset by the fact that she's reading the books?
Robert Smith
 player, 763 posts
 Half blood, Hufflepuff
 decent surfer also.
Wed 7 May 2014
at 21:56
Re: Still yet another O.O.C.
 Just for chuckles, since i have lost most of what was happening before we went on break and was missing alot of what was going on before that.

 Can someone give me the cliff notes of what is going on with Claire?, something to do with being part of Voldys group?.
Claire Cowlings
 player, 850 posts
Wed 7 May 2014
at 22:42
Re: Still yet another O.O.C.
Claires house got searched over break, she got a memory bubble, but da hid it, pro lefey told nik stuff about her mother and grandmother and her parents aren;t talking, she's taking every class offered except div, without the benefit of a time turner, and she;s horribly overworked, but she wants to know stuff, and is terrified of Lefay, which is why she waited intil the night before to go talk to her.
Robert Smith
 player, 764 posts
 Half blood, Hufflepuff
 decent surfer also.
Wed 7 May 2014
at 22:48
Re: Still yet another O.O.C.
 Cool thanks Claire.
Amanda Davis
 player, 946 posts
 Pureblooded Ravenclaw
Wed 7 May 2014
at 23:41
Re: Still yet another O.O.C.
As for the Dark Magic issue:

Amanda’s views about Dark Magic have been influenced by the culture she has grown up in.  She lives in a country where the Queen is openly a Dark Sorceress; where the Dark Arts were offered as an elective (just like any other type of magic); and where Dark Arts books can be checked out of the unrestricted section of the library.  As has probably become obvious through the last few years, Amanda tends to trust authority figures.  And, those authority figures are implying that studying the Dark Arts is perfectly normal.

Amanda also tends to believe that knowledge in and of itself is not good or evil.  What you do with the knowledge is what is important.

She has a point.  After all, according to the Harry Potter Wiki, spells classified as dark are those meant to cause harm, which includes Jinxes, Hexes, and Curses.  So technically, even something as harmless as the Jelly Legs Jinx, or the Trip Jinx, is covered under the Dark Arts.

And honestly, even two (possibly three) of the unforgivable can be used in ways that most people would consider ethical and good.

That said, she was a bit uncomfortable with some of the things she read in Malificent's journal, a Dark Arts primary source that was given to her by a Professor that is a retired auror.

This message was last edited by the player at 23:51, Wed 07 May 2014.

Amanda Davis
 player, 947 posts
 Pureblooded Ravenclaw
Wed 7 May 2014
at 23:47
Re: Still yet another O.O.C.
Oh, and Robert, I apologize if you had already realized this.  I wasn't sure based on your last post.  The time jump covered January and half of February.  We've been back to school for about six weeks now.

Just in case you were wondering Kiri, the reason I'd been waiting for your post was to see if you were going to tell us who wrote the second diary once we got back to school.  If so, it might have influenced my research.

And everyone, don't forget to place yourself in the Great Hall for the politeness meeting.
Kiri Wilson
 player, 310 posts
Thu 8 May 2014
at 01:28
Re: Still yet another O.O.C.
I'm going to go into it in my pm with you, but Kiri was afraid to tell anyone whose journal it was, she doesn't want to give it up until she's solved any codes in it, and if she told you she had Charlene Parkers journal, she's sure claire will find out and want it.  She;s having problems around claire cause she's feeling guilt about not giving it to her, but now she's hit a roadblock in the code, she needs help, and she needs help telling claire she kept it from her.
Amanda Davis
 player, 948 posts
 Pureblooded Ravenclaw
Thu 8 May 2014
at 23:17
Re: Still yet another O.O.C.
Robert, I think I might be just a bit confused.  This is the second post (In the Meantime and then Great Hall), where you've made it sound like your character has just gotten back to school.  All of the rest of us have been back for 6 weeks now.  Did your parents keep you out for an extended break; am I misreading your posts; or are you a bit confused about the timeframe?
Robert Smith
 player, 766 posts
 Half blood, Hufflepuff
 decent surfer also.
Thu 8 May 2014
at 23:24
Re: Still yet another O.O.C.
 Ok, will update post.
Amanda Davis
 player, 949 posts
 Pureblooded Ravenclaw
Thu 8 May 2014
at 23:50
Re: Still yet another O.O.C.
Snape:  Two quick questions before I can answer Athene's question.

1.  How did my conversation with the Aurors go?
2.  Have I heard back regarding any of the career day invitations?

This message had punctuation tweaked by the player at 23:50, Thu 08 May 2014.

Severus Snape
 GM, 884 posts
 Resistance Leader
 Fallen Hero
Fri 9 May 2014
at 02:29
Re: Still yet another O.O.C.
I will update tomorrow. Glad things are swinging again!
Severus Snape
 GM, 886 posts
 Resistance Leader
 Fallen Hero
Fri 9 May 2014
at 19:32
Re: Still yet another O.O.C.
In reply to Amanda Davis (msg # 548):

Both of the approached aurors are interested in participating. Auror Sekndeberg approaches Amanda and offers his services as well. See in thread not about career day, gimme a list of invitees and I can confirm, deny, and add as I wish.
Amanda Davis
 player, 951 posts
 Pureblooded Ravenclaw
Fri 9 May 2014
at 19:48
Re: Still yet another O.O.C.
That works, thank you.  I just wanted to make sure that Athene's statement in her post that she hadn't heard back from anyone yet wasn't an indication that our characters were or would be experiencing problems with the event.

Oh, and don't worry, at least for now, I have no idea who Ovidian is.  (Other than the information provided of course)

This message was last edited by the player at 19:49, Fri 09 May 2014.

Athene Shoe
 player, 955 posts
 Muggle-born Ravenclaw
 Orphan
Fri 9 May 2014
at 19:50
Re: Still yet another O.O.C.
Well... that was actually a hidden message that she hasn't herd back from the centaur.
Amanda Davis
 player, 952 posts
 Pureblooded Ravenclaw
Fri 9 May 2014
at 19:50
Re: Still yet another O.O.C.
Ah, totally missed that.  And yes, I should have caught it.  With so many plot threads and the amount of time that has passed, I'm starting to forget significant details.  I need to make my own set of notes for this game one of these days.

This message was last edited by the player at 19:54, Fri 09 May 2014.

Severus Snape
 GM, 887 posts
 Resistance Leader
 Fallen Hero
Fri 9 May 2014
at 20:09
Re: Still yet another O.O.C.
Right, taking notes. Will go track that down and respond Athene. Anything else that has been mossed?
Amanda Davis
 player, 953 posts
 Pureblooded Ravenclaw
Fri 9 May 2014
at 20:14
Re: Still yet another O.O.C.
Great Hall post updated.

And, I can't think of anything else that needs to be addressed.

I'll submit a nice detailed career day PM for you.  Though it may be a day or so.
Severus Snape
 GM, 888 posts
 Resistance Leader
 Fallen Hero
Sun 11 May 2014
at 05:41
Re: Still yet another O.O.C.
Will begin the great hall meeting tomorrow evening. Look forward to it.

Also, I am a. Master!
Amanda Davis
 player, 954 posts
 Pureblooded Ravenclaw
Sun 11 May 2014
at 05:53
Re: Still yet another O.O.C.
Congratulations
Robert Smith
 player, 767 posts
 Half blood, Hufflepuff
 decent surfer also.
Sun 11 May 2014
at 09:02
Re: Still yet another O.O.C.
 Wow, nice. I will guess that is in the academia field and not in ...ummm..games people play.?

 No, really nice job. Let us hope it adds the big bucks to the family coffers.
Athene Shoe
 player, 956 posts
 Muggle-born Ravenclaw
 Orphan
Mon 12 May 2014
at 23:24
Re: Still yet another O.O.C.
Hey Kiri... You posted that from your phone didn't you?  ROFLMAO!

quote:
(she had been too busy making a copy of the diarrhea in its entirety for Claire., )

Severus Snape
 GM, 890 posts
 Resistance Leader
 Fallen Hero
Tue 13 May 2014
at 03:05
Re: Still yet another O.O.C.
In reply to Robert Smith (msg # 558):

Wel, as I am single and childless, the family coffers are just my personal bank account. But, things look good because my atatus allows me to move freely enough. I am actualy looking at teaching abroad!
Athene Shoe
 player, 958 posts
 Muggle-born Ravenclaw
 Orphan
Tue 13 May 2014
at 03:08
Re: Still yet another O.O.C.
I would suggest teaching a whole class at a time... and not just one lady.  XD
Amanda Davis
 player, 956 posts
 Pureblooded Ravenclaw
Fri 16 May 2014
at 02:00
Re: Still yet another O.O.C.
Quick question.  It's been long enough that my memory is fuzzy and I can't seem to find the original thread.  Exactly what did we discover hidden in the corridor our first year.  As best I remember, it was a bottle with potion that transported us to Headmaster Snape.  Is that right?  Was there anything else?

This message was last edited by the player at 02:01, Fri 16 May 2014.

Athene Shoe
 player, 960 posts
 Muggle-born Ravenclaw
 Orphan
Fri 16 May 2014
at 15:55
Re: Still yet another O.O.C.
Just a quick post from the road.   I hate road construction!   Almost 3 hrs on the road and only on the north side of the twin cities. :/
Severus Snape
 GM, 891 posts
 Resistance Leader
 Fallen Hero
Fri 16 May 2014
at 18:19
Re: Still yet another O.O.C.
In reply to Amanda Davis (msg # 562):

I think someone else knew more. I will seek the thread. I might have closed you know.
Athene Shoe
 player, 961 posts
 Muggle-born Ravenclaw
 Orphan
Fri 16 May 2014
at 18:40
Re: Still yet another O.O.C.
Duluth, I am in you!


And the anti-destination league was out in force today.   <sigh>
Severus Snape
 GM, 892 posts
 Resistance Leader
 Fallen Hero
Fri 16 May 2014
at 18:44
Re: Still yet another O.O.C.
I know the prophecy was afoot, but I am unsure, and can't rmemeber, if anyone found it. Anyone wanna volunteer? Nearly certain it got out somehow...
Athene Shoe
 player, 962 posts
 Muggle-born Ravenclaw
 Orphan
Fri 16 May 2014
at 18:52
Re: Still yet another O.O.C.
I'll take a look, but I don't remember any prophecy being revealed.
Athene Shoe
 player, 963 posts
 Muggle-born Ravenclaw
 Orphan
Fri 16 May 2014
at 19:17
Re: Still yet another O.O.C.
The portrait of Dumbledore said that the prophecy was on the other side of a pink door.  Which Athene interpreted as opening the vial of mist they found behind the plaque.  That took them outside where Dumbledore's crypt was and Snape who was waiting there.  So, no we didn't see or hear the prophecy.
Severus Snape
 GM, 893 posts
 Resistance Leader
 Fallen Hero
Fri 16 May 2014
at 19:26
Re: Still yet another O.O.C.
Mayhap that was revealed year two... Hmm.
Athene Shoe
 player, 964 posts
 Muggle-born Ravenclaw
 Orphan
Fri 16 May 2014
at 19:30
Re: Still yet another O.O.C.
Certainly not in the Chamber of Secrets that's for sure.
Amanda Davis
 player, 958 posts
 Pureblooded Ravenclaw
Fri 16 May 2014
at 20:06
Re: Still yet another O.O.C.
I don't remember anything about a prophecy either.  And it definitely seems like you must have closed the forbidden corridor thread.  It's something I haven't been able to see since we started Year 2.

This message was last edited by the player at 20:14, Fri 16 May 2014.

Severus Snape
 GM, 894 posts
 Resistance Leader
 Fallen Hero
Sat 17 May 2014
at 04:52
Re: Still yet another O.O.C.
Ah, yes, it did never get out! Grr, a vit of research usually helps, neh? Still, it was around then.
Claire Cowlings
 player, 853 posts
Wed 21 May 2014
at 19:29
Re: Still yet another O.O.C.
I has the flu
Amanda Davis
 player, 960 posts
 Pureblooded Ravenclaw
Fri 23 May 2014
at 03:37
Re: Still yet another O.O.C.
I hope you get feeling better soon Claire
James Evans
 player, 360 posts
 Snape's Ward
 Lonely Child
Fri 23 May 2014
at 03:52
Re: Still yet another O.O.C.
Just realized that i somehow mixed up who got what PM. Apparently, you can set it up so it sends to not people. The hell. Anyway, fixed.
Claire Cowlings
 player, 854 posts
Fri 23 May 2014
at 13:23
Re: Still yet another O.O.C.
I has a nasty uti, not the flu, but levofloxin has made a huge difference.

If it is ok with everyone, I'm going to set up what kiri telling Claire about the notebook and send it pm, get what you guys do, and them post it as one.  The plan was for all the girls to go outside and talk, but kiri will want to at least bring along James and Robert will probably be there.
Amanda Davis
 player, 961 posts
 Pureblooded Ravenclaw
Fri 23 May 2014
at 14:35
Re: Still yet another O.O.C.
Claire, I'm not sure if the timing works right on your meeting.  I got the impression from Snape's speech and the following posts that we were all being escorted back to our dorms after the lecture.  And, we each witnessed an event  in the dorms once we were back there.  While Amanda wants to help you with this, she'd definitely encourage you to wait until later so we wouldn't' all end up getting in trouble for "sneaking off" while we are supposed to be "thinking about what we've done."

Snape, would you mind clarifying whether or not we can meet when Kiri wants without getting in trouble?
Severus Snape
 GM, 896 posts
 Resistance Leader
 Fallen Hero
Fri 23 May 2014
at 15:26
Re: Still yet another O.O.C.
Students were sent back to the dorms, but by late afternoon the kids will be allowed the hallways again. Wait a bit for that though, there is so,ething coming in that.
Kiri Wilson
 player, 313 posts
Fri 23 May 2014
at 19:07
Re: Still yet another O.O.C.
that's why I did this in pm, so I can change the time if needed.  I will partially edit the pm after my doc appointment this afternoon.  and we;re gonna go see xmen tonight.
Amanda Davis
 player, 964 posts
 Pureblooded Ravenclaw
Wed 28 May 2014
at 21:02
Re: Still yet another O.O.C.
Snape, are you waiting for one of us, or just busy?
Severus Snape
 GM, 897 posts
 Resistance Leader
 Fallen Hero
Wed 28 May 2014
at 23:15
Re: Still yet another O.O.C.
Busy. Working on things, sorry.
Nikolous Androus
 player, 179 posts
Wed 28 May 2014
at 23:38
Re: Still yet another O.O.C.
 I guess Nik wasnt the only one who was delaying giving out information, o well, i guess there is a reason Kiri is delaying doing so...sigh.

This message was last edited by the player at 23:53, Wed 28 May 2014.

Amanda Davis
 player, 965 posts
 Pureblooded Ravenclaw
Thu 29 May 2014
at 00:28
Re: Still yet another O.O.C.
Severus Snape:
Busy. Working on things, sorry.


It's all good.  I guess I'm just a bit overeager at the moment.
Severus Snape
 GM, 898 posts
 Resistance Leader
 Fallen Hero
Fri 30 May 2014
at 13:56
Re: Still yet another O.O.C.
Will wait on Kiri and Claire in the PM for now.
Claire Cowlings
 player, 857 posts
Fri 30 May 2014
at 17:06
Re: Still yet another O.O.C.
Is nik going to show  in the pm?
Claire Cowlings
 player, 858 posts
Wed 4 Jun 2014
at 19:27
Re: Still yet another O.O.C.
I'm going to try to post later tonight and then tomorrow, but we are leaving bright and early fri am for virginia, to return the 15th of June.  I may or may not have internet beyond the hotel room fri night and on the return trip.
Robert Smith
 player, 771 posts
 Half blood, Hufflepuff
 decent surfer also.
Mon 9 Jun 2014
at 17:36
Re: Still yet another O.O.C.
 Kinda wondering what thread is the current one or we in summertime flow control?.
Amanda Davis
 player, 966 posts
 Pureblooded Ravenclaw
Mon 9 Jun 2014
at 21:40
Re: Still yet another O.O.C.
The current one is the PM:  "Right After the Politeness Assembly"  We are currently awaiting Claire/Kiri's post which will occur once she gets back from her vacation.

Ref Posts:

Severus Snape:
Will wait on Kiri and Claire in the PM for now.


and

Claire Cowlings:
I'm going to try to post later tonight and then tomorrow, but we are leaving bright and early fri am for virginia, to return the 15th of June.  I may or may not have internet beyond the hotel room fri night and on the return trip.

This message was last edited by the player at 22:35, Mon 09 June 2014.

Robert Smith
 player, 772 posts
 Half blood, Hufflepuff
 decent surfer also.
Fri 13 Jun 2014
at 00:48
Re: Still yet another O.O.C.
 Glad that you get to take a break and refresh, that and it is summertime (almost) so it is all cool.
Claire Cowlings
 player, 859 posts
Wed 18 Jun 2014
at 20:50
Re: Still yet another O.O.C.
Nothing like no internet on the road or. Either  hotel or IPAs or when we get home.  My kids nearly dies of withdrawal.

Nothing like no internet on the road or in either hotel or opa's or when we get home.  My kids nearly died of withdrawal.

I hate autocorrect.

This message was last edited by the player at 23:48, Wed 18 June 2014.

Severus Snape
 GM, 899 posts
 Resistance Leader
 Fallen Hero
Wed 18 Jun 2014
at 21:50
Re: Still yet another O.O.C.
Welcome back, let's get movin!
Amanda Davis
 player, 967 posts
 Pureblooded Ravenclaw
Wed 25 Jun 2014
at 02:54
Re: Still yet another O.O.C.
Kiri/Claire:  Have we accomplished what you wanted to with the PM thread, or are you still waiting for something in particular?

This message was last edited by the player at 02:56, Wed 25 June 2014.

Amanda Davis
 player, 968 posts
 Pureblooded Ravenclaw
Wed 25 Jun 2014
at 21:45
Re: Still yet another O.O.C.
Absence Notification:  As happens every summer, I will be in Colorado from June 30th-July 11th.  I should have access to my Mother's computer.  But, response times will likely be slower than normal.
Kiri Wilson
 player, 315 posts
Thu 26 Jun 2014
at 03:26
Re: Still yet another O.O.C.
In reply to Amanda Davis (msg # 592):

Yes, we have.
Robert Smith
 player, 773 posts
 Half blood, Hufflepuff
 decent surfer also.
Mon 30 Jun 2014
at 16:25
Re: Still yet another O.O.C.
 Not sure right now, i think some are enjoying a vacation?. Some like myself are waiting to get a sense that there is something to do. I know there is Claires mothers diary and the Aurors smothering presence at the school and else where. Just need direction since time is rolling on and my old memory is not as sharp as it use to be.

 In fact i have a T-shirt that has a message on the front of it. "The older i am,the better i was."
Amanda Davis
 player, 969 posts
 Pureblooded Ravenclaw
Thu 3 Jul 2014
at 19:12
Re: Still yet another O.O.C.
I believe that Claire got back from her vacation a while ago.  I’m currently on vacation but available to post.  Since we’ve finished what Claire/Kiri wanted to do in the PM thread, we are currently awaiting the GM’s next post.
Severus Snape
 GM, 900 posts
 Resistance Leader
 Fallen Hero
Thu 3 Jul 2014
at 20:02
Re: Still yet another O.O.C.
Sorry, been fighting some summer depression and my APP. Anyway, I'll have a post up by the end of the week. Thank you all for your patience! I am going to try and wrap this year up in July.
Robert Smith
 player, 774 posts
 Half blood, Hufflepuff
 decent surfer also.
Fri 4 Jul 2014
at 02:39
Re: Still yet another O.O.C.
 Ya, i dont think it is anything to do with you, it seems everyone is slow posting up save Amanda. I might do more but am not really sure what is happening other then a diary that Kiri has found has something to do Claire's mother.

 We never found out anything about the goblin that fell into the great hall and was taken in by the Aurors. I am loosing the plot of what we are suppose to be doing.
Amanda Davis
 player, 970 posts
 Pureblooded Ravenclaw
Fri 4 Jul 2014
at 04:28
Re: Still yet another O.O.C.
The thing to keep in mind is that each year’s game is inspired by the related book (in this case, the Prisoner of Azcaban).  Claire is the primary character this year and the plot is revolving around the escape of her biological father and about her learning that there is a lot more to her family than was originally known.  She had believed that her deceased mother was simply a tavern worker and possibly a prostitute.  And, she’d believed that her Mum (her Grandmother) simply worked in a clothing store.  She’s discovered that both of them had been members of the Order of the Phoenix,  that they had exceptional talents, and that the government had them obliviated.  She has also received a few hints that her mother might actually still be alive.  The final resolution will probably be an encounter with either her mother or her father or both.  Just like the resolution of the Prisoner of Azcaban was the meeting between Harry and Sirus.
Amanda Davis
 player, 971 posts
 Pureblooded Ravenclaw
Fri 4 Jul 2014
at 04:58
Re: Still yet another O.O.C.
As for the house elf, she was from year two.  She is probably one of the current deliberately unfinished threads (just like the one about why Professor Anderson left so suddenly).  I doubt we will learn any more about either of them until Year 5, the Order of the Pheonix year.
Amanda Davis
 player, 973 posts
 Pureblooded Ravenclaw
Wed 9 Jul 2014
at 15:36
Re: Still yet another O.O.C.
I thought that everyone might be interested to know that a new Harry Potter short story is out on Pottermore.  Or, you can read it at
http://www.today.com/books/rea...er-gossip-1D79887288

It's a Rita Skeeter gossip column set when Harry is in his 30s
Athene Shoe
 player, 968 posts
 Muggle-born Ravenclaw
 Orphan
Thu 10 Jul 2014
at 02:25
Re: Still yet another O.O.C.
Yeah I read it, it's pretty funny.  LOL  Typical Skeeter writing.
Amanda Davis
 player, 975 posts
 Pureblooded Ravenclaw
Sun 27 Jul 2014
at 00:33
Re: Still yet another O.O.C.
Severus Snape:
Sorry, been fighting some summer depression and my APP. Anyway, I'll have a post up by the end of the week. Thank you all for your patience! I am going to try and wrap this year up in July.


If we're going to wrap up this year in July, we probably need to get moving.  =)
Severus Snape
 GM, 901 posts
 Resistance Leader
 Fallen Hero
Sun 27 Jul 2014
at 04:07
Re: Still yet another O.O.C.
Ah, yes, expect a post tomorrow. We are getting close to the end. Probably not IN July though, my bad.
Robert Smith
 player, 778 posts
 Half blood, Hufflepuff
 decent surfer also.
Fri 8 Aug 2014
at 01:29
Re: Still yet another O.O.C.
 So, we have Amanda and Athene and Kiri running back to the castle while Claire and James and I are headed for ...Hogsmeade?. Not sure James and Claire will like the extra company but we will see.
Amanda Davis
 player, 978 posts
 Pureblooded Ravenclaw
Fri 8 Aug 2014
at 01:33
Re: Still yet another O.O.C.
Kiri is a second year, so she and Nik aren't with us at the moment.  Presumably they are currently in the castle and will be brought in soon.  Or did you drop Nik as a character?  I haven't seen much of him lately.
Robert Smith
 player, 779 posts
 Half blood, Hufflepuff
 decent surfer also.
Fri 8 Aug 2014
at 01:57
Re: Still yet another O.O.C.
 Nik was suppose to be the studious one. That is why he enjoyed Magical history, so he would be at the castle,wanting to learn more of what happened during the last war with Voldemort and how the lady Red Came into the leadership, or working for his uncle at Diagon alley.

 Ummm, there has not been a lot of threads to dig into for Robert or Nik lately. Maybe now that Bellatrix has shown up something will begin to roll onward and pick up speed.
Severus Snape
 GM, 902 posts
 Resistance Leader
 Fallen Hero
Fri 8 Aug 2014
at 02:05
Re: Still yet another O.O.C.
Will post soon. We are close to the end of year three now.
Claire Cowlings
 player, 863 posts
Wed 13 Aug 2014
at 04:22
Re: Still yet another O.O.C.
question:  you mention three death eaters, two men and a woman.  does the second woman join them from hogwarts, or were there originally actually four,

and if I just can't read, sorry.
Severus Snape
 GM, 903 posts
 Resistance Leader
 Fallen Hero
Wed 13 Aug 2014
at 06:04
Re: Still yet another O.O.C.
No, my initial post had four figures emerging from the tree hole.

This message was last edited by the GM at 06:05, Wed 13 Aug 2014.

Claire Cowlings
 player, 865 posts
Wed 13 Aug 2014
at 16:14
Re: Still yet another O.O.C.
In reply to Severus Snape (msg # 610):

Ok, so I just can't read, I can handle that.
Robert Smith
 player, 780 posts
 Half blood, Hufflepuff
 decent surfer also.
Wed 13 Aug 2014
at 17:55
Re: Still yet another O.O.C.
 I still have my doubts that Claire's family will let James and i into the house..at least without chaperoning the entire meeting, and what would they say if Claire tells them about the Death Eaters at the college ?.
Severus Snape
 GM, 904 posts
 Resistance Leader
 Fallen Hero
Wed 13 Aug 2014
at 18:05
Re: Still yet another O.O.C.
In reply to Robert Smith (msg # 612):

You will find out soon...
Claire Cowlings
 player, 866 posts
Wed 13 Aug 2014
at 21:50
Re: Still yet another O.O.C.
Claire doesn't care if her parents chaperone, she wants her parents to chaperone, she wants her parents to protect her.  and it's perfectly fine with her if they protect james and robert too.
Amanda Davis
 player, 980 posts
 Pureblooded Ravenclaw
Sun 24 Aug 2014
at 22:51
Re: Still yet another O.O.C.
Robert, I think it's your turn.
Robert Smith
 player, 781 posts
 Half blood, Hufflepuff
 decent surfer also.
Tue 26 Aug 2014
at 22:06
Re: Still yet another O.O.C.
 I was kinda waiting to see what the result of Claire and James and myself's efforts to run somewhere else then back to Hogwarts. As i know at this moment we are just running, nothing has changed that physical effort.
Severus Snape
 GM, 905 posts
 Resistance Leader
 Fallen Hero
Tue 26 Aug 2014
at 22:18
Re: Still yet another O.O.C.
Posting tonight guys. Wait for it.
Claire Cowlings
 player, 867 posts
Wed 27 Aug 2014
at 02:14
Re: Still yet another O.O.C.
Kiri and I just started college again.  Online BSn Program.  fun fun fun.
Athene Shoe
 player, 972 posts
 Muggle-born Ravenclaw
 Orphan
Wed 27 Aug 2014
at 03:15
Re: Still yet another O.O.C.
Use Intellect for the perception roll?
Severus Snape
 GM, 906 posts
 Resistance Leader
 Fallen Hero
Wed 27 Aug 2014
at 03:17
Re: Still yet another O.O.C.
That works!
Robert Smith
 player, 783 posts
 Half blood, Hufflepuff
 decent surfer also.
Fri 29 Aug 2014
at 16:58
Re: Still yet another O.O.C.
 Hmmm, so Claire is going down into a basement with two boys from school while her aunt and uncle are there?. I could forsee possible troubles or at least questions about proper young ladies. :)

This message was last edited by the player at 23:35, Fri 29 Aug 2014.

Athene Shoe
 player, 974 posts
 Muggle-born Ravenclaw
 Orphan
Fri 29 Aug 2014
at 17:01
Re: Still yet another O.O.C.
LOL!  Well she is following her Mum's orders this time. :P
Athene Shoe
 player, 975 posts
 Muggle-born Ravenclaw
 Orphan
Fri 29 Aug 2014
at 20:19
Re: Still yet another O.O.C.
::pokes Amanda::
Amanda Davis
 player, 981 posts
 Pureblooded Ravenclaw
Sat 30 Aug 2014
at 02:19
Re: Still yet another O.O.C.
Sorry.

Quick question before I post Amanda's action.  Is the perception roll to notice that we're missing two of the Death Eaters?  I'm guessing not, but considering the chaos of the situation, I wanted to make sure.
Athene Shoe
 player, 976 posts
 Muggle-born Ravenclaw
 Orphan
Sat 30 Aug 2014
at 02:30
Re: Still yet another O.O.C.
Could be, or it could be we might realize that none of the aurors have shown up.

Or have they!?!?!  "Why there is nothing under here but a neck and some tendons!" <giggle>
Severus Snape
 GM, 907 posts
 Resistance Leader
 Fallen Hero
Sat 30 Aug 2014
at 06:46
Re: Still yet another O.O.C.
It is to notice something.
Amanda Davis
 player, 982 posts
 Pureblooded Ravenclaw
Sat 30 Aug 2014
at 06:59
Re: Still yet another O.O.C.
::nods::  The reason I asked, was that if I don't need to succeed at the perception roll to realize that only two of the four death eaters are present, the actions I will be taking in my next post are significantly different than the actions I will be taking if I do need to make the roll to notice that.
Amanda Davis
 player, 990 posts
 Pureblooded Ravenclaw
Mon 13 Oct 2014
at 13:39
Re: Still yet another O.O.C.
Away Notice:  I'm going to be out of town for a few days.
Amanda Davis
 player, 993 posts
 Pureblooded Ravenclaw
Sun 2 Nov 2014
at 02:24
Re: Still yet another O.O.C.
I've been reading a bit of Harry Potter fanfiction today which has me in the mood to see the game progress.  So, I thought I'd try giving it a bit of a nudge.
Robert Smith
 player, 787 posts
 Half blood, Hufflepuff
 decent surfer also.
Sun 2 Nov 2014
at 19:06
Re: Still yet another O.O.C.
 I too still have hopes for us to survive but this hit and miss is hurting the game as far as i can see, true it is getting into the holiday flow but we are hurting.
Athene Shoe
 player, 982 posts
 Muggle-born Ravenclaw
 Orphan
Sun 2 Nov 2014
at 19:19
Re: Still yet another O.O.C.
Well I think the GM went through a major move so I'm not sure how settled he is in yet.
Severus Snape
 GM, 909 posts
 Resistance Leader
 Fallen Hero
Sun 2 Nov 2014
at 20:41
Re: Still yet another O.O.C.
Yes, I am prepping to move to Taiwan and it is taking all my time right now. Never fear, this game might limp but it won't die. I will try to push some updates through this coming week though. After the tenth, when I fly out, I will try to keep up but there is no garuantee it won't be slow again. Sorry! We are close to the end of year three and I have a plan for year four as well, but that won't be until next year probably.

Sorry for the sporadic updates! I still love this game.
Claire Cowlings
 player, 875 posts
Wed 5 Nov 2014
at 05:46
Re: Still yet another O.O.C.
whatcha doing in taiwan?  How long you expecting to be there?
Severus Snape
 GM, 914 posts
 Resistance Leader
 Fallen Hero
Wed 5 Nov 2014
at 07:09
Re: Still yet another O.O.C.
It's going to be at least two years, during which I will be teaching English as a cram school. I hope to be in Taipei and have most modern conveniences, but do not know my city of assignment as of yet. That said, continuing this game is a priority for me. I am super excited for years four and five as I have some unique plans for them! Finally, some plots devised just for Robert are going to come up. I have been planning his bit for years! Seriously! He's to be our Cedric Diggory!
Robert Smith
 player, 790 posts
 Half blood, Hufflepuff
 decent surfer also.
Wed 5 Nov 2014
at 12:54
Re: Still yet another O.O.C.
 Hmmm, is that good?, didn't he die in the maze?.
Lady Red
 GM, 466 posts
 Queen
 She who must be obeyed
Wed 5 Nov 2014
at 15:57
Re: Still yet another O.O.C.
Bwahahahahahahah!

No seriously, our beloved GM isn't doing things exactly as in the books.  It's more of like having a similar role to play.
Amanda Davis
 player, 997 posts
 Pureblooded Ravenclaw
Thu 6 Nov 2014
at 00:53
Re: Still yet another O.O.C.
Working in Taiwan should be a cool opportunity.

Lady Red:
Bwahahahahahahah!

No seriously, our beloved GM isn't doing things exactly as in the books.  It's more of like having a similar role to play.


That said, if you mysteriously end up as the fourth participant in the Triwizard tournament, you might want to avoid being the one to grab the winner’s cup.

::evil grin::  Better you than me though.

This message was last edited by the player at 00:53, Thu 06 Nov 2014.

Severus Snape
 GM, 915 posts
 Resistance Leader
 Fallen Hero
Thu 6 Nov 2014
at 01:04
Re: Still yet another O.O.C.
You all have no idea how long it took me to come up with a tournament/festival for my year four and how eager I am to run it! As a teaser, you all will be taking part in the First Annual International Wizarding Goodwill and Cooperation Festival. Nik and Kiri will be playing parts on the plot and Robert will have a roll in the action and central events.

I may be trying to get a few guest players for the year as well, international students. That said, there are seven international schools being represented and I think it would be fun to do something like I did with Auror Sekndenburg, get you guys to do some naming. So, of course we have Beauxbatons, Durmstrangs, and The Salem Institute, but I need names for a school from Hong Kong, Japan, Amazonia, and Africa. So, have at it and come up with soem fun school names and histories to add to our world. Note: there may have been names for Japan already or China.
Amanda Davis
 player, 998 posts
 Pureblooded Ravenclaw
Thu 6 Nov 2014
at 01:31
Re: Still yet another O.O.C.
Severus Snape:
I may be trying to get a few guest players for the year as well, international students. That said, there are seven international schools being represented and I think it would be fun to do something like I did with Auror Sekndenburg, get you guys to do some naming. So, of course we have Beauxbatons, Durmstrangs, and The Salem Institute, but I need names for a school from Hong Kong, Japan, Amazonia, and Africa. So, have at it and come up with soem fun school names and histories to add to our world. Note: there may have been names for Japan already or China.


While they are all set in America, the schools described in this thread might provide some inspiration/idea fodder.

http://forum.rpg.net/showthrea...g-Schools-%28Long%29
Lady Red
 GM, 467 posts
 Queen
 She who must be obeyed
Thu 6 Nov 2014
at 02:41
Re: Still yet another O.O.C.
Mahoutokoro (Japanese: 魔法所, Mahōtokoro) is a Wizarding school located in Japan. Students of this school prized wands made out of cherry wood, and those who owned them were held in a place of high honour.[1]

A student from Mahoutokoro competed in the Wizarding Schools Potions Championship.

This is from the Wonderbook: Book of Potions by Sony and Pottermore.

Two other schools mentionsed in that aug. book/game:

Koldovstoretz (Russia)

Uagadou School of Magic (Africa)
"Uagadou School of Magic was a wizarding school located in Africa. It was the only school of magic in the world to select students via Dream Messenger, which left a token in children's hands while they slept,[1] much as young witches and wizards in the United Kingdom received a Hogwarts letter."

Supposedly there is a school in Brazil but no name is ever given for that one.
Amanda Davis
 player, 999 posts
 Pureblooded Ravenclaw
Thu 6 Nov 2014
at 02:49
Re: Still yet another O.O.C.
Since it sounds as though we are going to be wrapping up this year soon, it might be time for our Third Year spell list as well.  I don't remember our illustrious headmaster mentioning any specific spells that were taught in our classes this year, though I'll be happy to do a quick skim read later to confirm.
Severus Snape
 GM, 916 posts
 Resistance Leader
 Fallen Hero
Thu 6 Nov 2014
at 03:43
Re: Still yet another O.O.C.
Interesting information. Go ahead and scan for spells and potions, but I think this year was pretty bare that way. I am focusing less and less in class as the books did, but it is pretty easy to generate a list from the wikis and books and such. Have at it!
Robert Smith
 player, 791 posts
 Half blood, Hufflepuff
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Mon 10 Nov 2014
at 01:06
Re: Still yet another O.O.C.
 Not much we can do at this time without risking the others safety, so we remain silent.
Severus Snape
 GM, 917 posts
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Mon 10 Nov 2014
at 02:42
Re: Still yet another O.O.C.
Alrighty, My flight is in less than ten hours, so I am going into silent mode. Lady Red has information to answer questions and push thing forward as she sees fit. I might have reliable internet access as I am setting myself up over there, but can't guarantee it! If I have access, I will continue updates; if not, Lady Red will get us to year end and through clean up stuff like test and summer vacay. Either way, by 2016, I hope to start year four.

I have decided to open up for a few guest spots. I prefer to stick to my regular cast as central players, but want to do some fourth year, international student spots. Wil see what happens with that. It should add some sugar and spice!
Amanda Davis
 player, 1000 posts
 Pureblooded Ravenclaw
Mon 10 Nov 2014
at 03:07
Re: Still yet another O.O.C.
Have a safe flight and I hope that the move and setting up your new home goes smoothly.

I did do a quick glance through the last year and the only spell that was mentioned was the mist travel one that I learned about while doing the make up report.  I'm not sure if I learned to cast it or not though.
Claire Cowlings
 player, 876 posts
Mon 10 Nov 2014
at 04:44
Re: Still yet another O.O.C.
happy flying
Severus Snape
 GM, 919 posts
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Thu 13 Nov 2014
at 00:23
Re: Still yet another O.O.C.
In Taiwan and prepping a post.

I have an old friend lined up as a guest spot next year, playing an exchange student of sorts. All will be explained in time. She will be added and I will advert for a few more once this arc is officially done. Hopefully, that will be very soon.
Robert Smith
 player, 792 posts
 Half blood, Hufflepuff
 decent surfer also.
Thu 27 Nov 2014
at 14:08
Re: Still yet another O.O.C.
 Yummm, turkey day. eat away everyone.
Severus Snape
 GM, 922 posts
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Thu 4 Dec 2014
at 04:25
Re: Still yet another O.O.C.
Alrighty, I do not have perfect access to the internets, but I want to move us forward again. I want to get us in between years soon.

As such, if anyone could propose a list of third year spells and potions?

I am going to laboriously work on a post with my phone for this afternoon.
Severus Snape
 GM, 923 posts
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Mon 8 Dec 2014
at 08:36
Re: Still yet another O.O.C.
Just waiting for athene to post.
Amanda Davis
 player, 1003 posts
 Pureblooded Ravenclaw
Mon 8 Dec 2014
at 22:32
Re: Still yet another O.O.C.
Severus Snape:
As such, if anyone could propose a list of third year spells and potions?


I think I'm going to leave this in the capable hands of Lady Red.  She's the one that has handled it for the last two school years.  And, to be honest, its been so long since I've read the series that I'm not really sure which spells go with which years.
Severus Snape
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Sun 14 Dec 2014
at 17:47
Re: Still yet another O.O.C.
Knocked on Athene's door to keep things rolling.
Amanda Davis
 player, 1004 posts
 Pureblooded Ravenclaw
Tue 16 Dec 2014
at 23:42
Re: Still yet another O.O.C.
While I doubt it will be an issue, I will be out of town from December 22 – January 2.  I’ll probably check in occasionally but less frequently than normal.  Also, it looks as if there may be a problem developing with my computer.  If I drop off the face of the earth for a while after I get back, that’s probably why.
Amanda Davis
 player, 1005 posts
 Pureblooded Ravenclaw
Wed 17 Dec 2014
at 02:27
Re: Still yet another O.O.C.
While I don’t want to leave Athene out, maybe we should assume that she is just being quiet at the moment.  After all, Amanda answered Professor Bone’s question and Kiri didn’t feel the need to add anything.  It would be nice to get at least one more set of posts in this week.
Severus Snape
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Wed 17 Dec 2014
at 15:57
Re: Still yet another O.O.C.
Perhaps, I will post tomorrow then.
Amanda Davis
 player, 1007 posts
 Pureblooded Ravenclaw
Fri 19 Dec 2014
at 06:04
Re: Still yet another O.O.C.
Snape,

I realize how busy you are and will understand if you simply don’t have the time to do so.  But, if you get the chance, it might be very helpful if you typed up a brief list of the important details that our characters should remember from the last three years.  While I was glancing through the History Lesson thread earlier, I saw the post about Ovidian Schwartzwald IV and had an extremely hard time remembering when we’d heard about him and why our characters were supposed to be researching him.  (It related to something that was sent to Kiri over Christmas, right?).  I have a feeling that there are a lot of other details that I’ve been forgetting due to the amount of time that has passed since this year and since the game in general started.  And, with over 7000 posts spread over dozens of threads, it’s getting very hard to go back and find information.
Severus Snape
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Fri 19 Dec 2014
at 11:58
Re: Still yet another O.O.C.
K, I will try to do some thngnlike that and get a spell/potion list together as well. Maybe Sunday.
Robert Smith
 player, 796 posts
 Half blood, Hufflepuff
 decent surfer also.
Wed 24 Dec 2014
at 02:56
Re: Still yet another O.O.C.
 Sorry Claire dont expect Robert and most likely James to allow you to walk into their hands without objection from your school mates.
Claire Cowlings
 player, 880 posts
Wed 24 Dec 2014
at 15:55
Re: Still yet another O.O.C.
my heros.
Severus Snape
 GM, 927 posts
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Wed 24 Dec 2014
at 18:52
Re: Still yet another O.O.C.
Hoping to update inside of twenty hours or so after work tomorrow.

Still missing Athene....
Amanda Davis
 player, 1009 posts
 Pureblooded Ravenclaw
Sun 4 Jan 2015
at 02:09
Re: Still yet another O.O.C.
Just a minor correction and addition to the “Third Year story elements of note”

Amanda, not Kiri, received the journal of Malificent.  Professor Prince loaned it to her to use in her report on Mist Form travel and Amanda returned the journal when she turned in the make-up report.   Since the journal was written in French, Amanda asked Serena Black help her translate it and in addition to learning about Mist Form travel they got to read about a few other hexes and curses and Malificent’s version of history.

Kiri received Charlene Parker’s Diary at Christmas and it’s where she found the picture of Ovidian Schwartzwald IV.  Based on some research that Kiri did, she thought that Ovidian was Claire’s actual grandfather.  The diary was in code and she had been having problems decoding it.  Amanda either has or promised to do her best to learn a copying spell and make a copy of the journal for Kiri so that Claire can have the original.

Amanda also checked with Professor Weasley about the raccoon and learned that it had been ensorcelled with a Sensibus Remotum which allowed someone to see through its eyes, but there was no tracking who had cast the spell without their wand. He told me that he had reported this event to the Headmaster.
Severus Snape
 GM, 929 posts
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Sun 4 Jan 2015
at 07:42
Re: Still yet another O.O.C.
Thanks Amanda! I updated the information dump thread. If Nyone wants mr to add bits and piece, please post here and I will. Think of it as a way of collecting all our notes. You can feel free to extrapolate and discuss as well.
Amanda Davis
 player, 1010 posts
 Pureblooded Ravenclaw
Sun 4 Jan 2015
at 17:00
Re: Still yet another O.O.C.
I plan to try re-reading the relevant threads for Year 3.

Can you believe that Year 3 train ride to Hogwarts started on October 10 2012.

I'd forgotten that there are only 12 first year students (total) this year and that there was a riddle in the Sorting Hats song.

Over the next few OCC posts, I'll try tracking down additional information on the relevant topics and adding a few of my own extrapolations.

This message was last edited by the player at 17:06, Sun 04 Jan 2015.

Severus Snape
 GM, 930 posts
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Sun 4 Jan 2015
at 17:47
Re: Still yet another O.O.C.
This game has been an awesome ride! Hmmm, have not seen Athene in a while, even on FB. Trying to get abold of her but will move forward anyway. Also, the first posts in this game were late fall 2010! A long time ago. Still have some awesome plans for year four coming up!
Amanda Davis
 player, 1011 posts
 Pureblooded Ravenclaw
Sun 4 Jan 2015
at 17:47
Re: Still yet another O.O.C.
Notes from the Daily Prophet Thread relating to Year 3:

1.   On March 31, 2020, Bellatrix Lestrange was sentenced to the Dementor’s Kiss, which was to be applied on July 31.

2.  On June 30, Bellatrix and Rodolphus Lestrange escaped from Azkhaban.  An unnamed squib was found in Bellatrix’s cell and Rodolphus was discovered to be missing a short time later.

3.  An incident happened at Ollivander’s shop and he was escorted away to be questioned by the aurors.  His daughter and head apprentice said “a student had touched a thing he shouldn't have, that her father had left out when he shouldn't have, and that a lot of shouldn't haves turned into quite a bit of bother and misplaced merchandise.”  Ollivander is back at his shop and things are back to normal.

Speculation:  The misplaced merchandise (a wand or wands) was stolen by one of the Lestranges during the distraction caused by a student touching something he shouldn’t have.

4.  Claire is revealed to the readers of the Daily Prophet as the illegitimate child of Rodolphus Lestrange.  Charlene Parker is accused of being the parish harlot/working girl.  However, it is also noted that Charlene Parker had excellent marks right up until her seventh year.

5.  Shortly after her escape, Bellatrix Lestrange was spotted in France in the company of Sirius Noir.   According to the History thread, Sirius Noir is the father of Serena Black (3rd year Ravenclaw).  The Noir family (descended from the disowned Phineas Black) has been pressing their claims to the Black name and fortunes.    (Unfortunately Amanda wasn’t paying attention when she read the article and missed that.)

6.  In a letter to the editor, Malificent Quigley, an Obliviator, revealed that Maggie and Charlene Parker were members of the Order of the Pheonix and fought in the Second Wizarding War.  They were obliviated when the Red Lady took office.  Claire’s Da was assigned to guard Maggie Parker and eventually fell in love with her.  Rodolphus Lestrange was framed for Charlene Parker’s murder.   Memories exist to prove that it was actually Bellatrix that killed her.

Speculation:  Based on this and a few other events, it appears as though Claire’s Da, a master of memory charms (per post 122 in the Hogwarts ground thread), may still be ensuring that Claire’s Mum doesn’t remember the details of her past.  This might be in an attempt to protect her.

This message was last edited by the player at 17:48, Sun 04 Jan 2015.

Amanda Davis
 player, 1012 posts
 Pureblooded Ravenclaw
Sun 4 Jan 2015
at 19:19
Re: Still yet another O.O.C.
Notes from the Diagon Alley Thread relating to Year 3:

1.  There was more description about the events that took place at Ollivander's, but nothing significant that wasn’t already mentioned in the Daily Prophet notes.

2.  Athene reported that she had found a bit of information about horacruxes:

From Old English: ‘hor’ or ‘hore’ meaning dirt, evil, impurity + ‘crux’ or ‘crúce’ meaning container, pitcher, jar =   Evil container

From Old French: ‘dehors’ meaning outside + ‘crux’ meaning soul =  The Soul Outside

3.  Amanda added additional information:  “They work by breaking the Arete.  The definition of arete wasn’t very clear, but I think it means the virtues.”  She also found an article in Greek that she asked Nik to translate.  I don’t remember if he ever provided the translation to us.  I’ll keep my eyes open for it in the other threads.

4.  Kiri obtained the following information about horacruxes:

They are exceedingly old, powerful, and dark magic.
They are something only the darkest of souls would do to themselves.
It takes powerful magic to destroy them.
The items themselves can be anything
(no set form or characteristics mean that it can either be anything, or the thing can change so that it would be different all the time)
There is no way to tell by non-magical means what they are.
It might not be possible to easily tell by magical means either.

5.  Nik may have found a book in ancient Egyptian that talks about horacruxes.  He had been studying the language in an attempt to read it.  Several of the Ravenclaws offered to help.

This message was lightly edited by the player at 19:19, Sun 04 Jan 2015.

Amanda Davis
 player, 1013 posts
 Pureblooded Ravenclaw
Sun 4 Jan 2015
at 21:03
Re: Still yet another O.O.C.
Notes from the Platform 9 ¾ Thread relating to Year 3:

1.  Auror Concepta Thrussington shared a compartment with Claire, Athene and Amanda.   We learned that she is a metamorphagus with an eccentric and colorful appearance.  She is also a half-blood who has a muggle father.  She was assigned to guard the Slytherins.   It was a rather tense ride.  Several of the Auror’s comments antagonized Athene and Claire.  Their reactions lead to additional subtle comments and threats from the Auror.  It didn’t help that Athene saw Auror Thrussington as a bully.  Amanda remained on her best behavior for the trip.

2.  Auror Eustice Scrub shared a compartment with Robert, James, and Lysandra Lestrange.  He is a half goblin and has a Scottish brogue.  He seemed to be friendly and good-natured.  Lysandra’s presence prevented him from sharing much information with the boys.   He was assigned to guard the Ravenclaws.

3.  Auror Wesley Tallowhide shared a compartment with Nik and Kiri.  He wears patchwork clothing and has a scrawny, scarred cat named Mittens.  While he can appear pleasant, Kiri’s attempted rebellion showed that he can be scary when provoked.  He was assigned to guard the Hufflepuffs.

4.  Lysandra Lestrange spent the summer with her Grandmother.  The Grandmother’s eyes were either as hard as stones or completely unemotional when she noticed Claire looking at them through the window.

5.  According to Auror Thrussington, Mr. Cowlings is an expert on security.

6.  According to Auror Tallowhide, each of the aurors has talents which are wholly unique and unreproducible by magic.
Amanda Davis
 player, 1014 posts
 Pureblooded Ravenclaw
Sun 4 Jan 2015
at 22:00
Re: Still yet another O.O.C.
Notes from the Hogwart's School of Witchcraft and Wizardy (Year Three) Thread:

1.  Because  wizarding families starting to question the safety of their children at Hogwarts, there were only 12 first years this year.

2.  Headmaster Snape was clearly unhappy about the presence of the Aurors.

3.  The sorting hat’s song was unusual and may have contained a riddle.

“Crooked nose, funny hat
Stumpy legs, shiny crown
Weird hums, no face
Dark looks, funny hat

Worse luck that a black cat
Watchful eyes in the halls
Watching this, watching that
Look out! or Hogwarts falls.”

Speculation:  It may be referring to the aurors.  Stumpy legs could refer to the very short Auror Scrub.  No face could refer to the fact that Auror Thrussington is a metamorphagus and can change the appearance of her face at will.  Dark looks fits with Auror Sekndenberg.  And Auror Tallowhide might have a crooked nose.

4.  Professor LeFey had a lengthy discussion with the Slytherins during the Feast and appeared to be lecturing them.

5.  Professors LeFey and Price were giving Athene more than casual looks throughout the meal.

This message was last edited by the player at 00:10, Mon 05 Jan 2015.

Severus Snape
 GM, 931 posts
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Mon 5 Jan 2015
at 05:19
Re: Still yet another O.O.C.
Wow, my own Harriet the Spy! lol. I will do my own sicting and update the information post of mine in short order, ermm, tonight for me. Closing in on the end.
Amanda Davis
 player, 1015 posts
 Pureblooded Ravenclaw
Mon 5 Jan 2015
at 06:35
Re: Still yet another O.O.C.
Severus Snape:
Wow, my own Harriet the Spy! lol. I will do my own sicting and update the information post of mine in short order, ermm, tonight for me. Closing in on the end.


Hopefully the approach that I am taking isn't proving annoying to anyone.  If it is, I can handle things differently.  Trying to organize/post by subject proved to complex since the information was scattered over multiple threads and this seemed simpler.  I thought posting the information as I found it might provoke discussion, correction, and additions from my fellow PCs and might help remind everyone else what has happened over the last few years.  I've already found several things that I'd forgotten.

If I continue with this approach, I'll probably be sticking to one thread a night for most nights.
Nikolous Androus
 player, 180 posts
Mon 5 Jan 2015
at 14:39
Re: Still yet another O.O.C.
 I remember vaguely of Nick investigating what took place during the last wizardry war with Lady Red and Voldemort but truthfully i don't remember much of what he had dug up from the professors and his dad that was around at the time.

 I can remember talking his dad about what had really happened during the war.
------------------------------------------------------------------------------------

On the subject of what has taken place that as far as Robert knows(or remembers), would be: Did we ever hear anything more about the house elf that was talking with us before being captured at the dining hall?.

 Why during the three years have we not heard much about Harry Potter.
 Did we get to talk to Hermione?.
 Was there talk about the Goblins getting upset and threatening war again?.
Severus Snape
 GM, 933 posts
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Mon 5 Jan 2015
at 15:13
Re: Still yet another O.O.C.
In reply to Nikolous Androus (msg # 671):

Really, Nik did not learn much of the wizarding wars except a few key bits and pieces of information such as the stuff he learned about Maggie Parker. IF he wants to talk to folks about it, I think we had a conversation planned between Nik and his father that never happened in PMs.

As for Robert, His big thing this year was twofold and working well. The thing with his girlfriend is more important than some realize. Also, Robert is a bit of our Ron, so his courage is something I have been trying to bolster through various means. No worries, next year is Robert's big year, really big.

As for Harry and Hermione, nope, you guys are in the dark on that. Though, you have dealt with Harry more than you think. As for the Elf, you have not heard much yet. And, the Goblins have been threatening war for a while, but that is not quite to fruition yet.

Yes, Amanda, there are probably clues in there for you as well.
Amanda Davis
 player, 1016 posts
 Pureblooded Ravenclaw
Mon 5 Jan 2015
at 21:23
Re: Still yet another O.O.C.
quote:
On the subject of what has taken place that as far as Robert knows(or remembers), would be: Did we ever hear anything more about the house elf that was talking with us before being captured at the dining hall?.


Here is a summary of what we know about Ally, the house elf.

During the summer before our second year, while we were in Diagon Alley, a group of goblins and a house elf apparently broke into Borgin and Burke's, ransacked the store, and hurt Mr. Borgin badly enough that he was reported to be at St. Mungo’s in critical care.

Note, much of this information was taken from a Rita Skeeter article and is likely not entirely accurate and highly biased.  However, I am fairly certain that they did steal a book from the store.

High Auror Ronald Weasley pursued the rebels and they took shelter in the same ice cream parlor as several of the PCs.  Ultimately, the goblins were captured (mostly alive) and the elf escaped.

While they were in the ice cream parlor, Ally exchanged the book that she was carrying for Kiri’s DODA book.  Kiri discovered the exchange once we got to Hogwarts that year.

According to Ally’s statement, she ran and hid for a long time before she could find a way to get into the school safely and retrieve her Mistress’ property.  But, other wizards had used the same route as Ally and they attacked and hurt her.

The book that Kiri found and that Ally was trying to retrieve was Hermione Granger’s sixth year diary (which was written in code).

On the last page of the diary, in a script that is obviously not Hermione’s was written the following:
“We failed, if anyone else should ever find this, we failed and the world is so dark now... forgive me Hermione.”   I have a feeling that this is important.

The Headmaster discovered the presence of the elf at the Ravenclaw table and cast a body bind spell on her.  He then had Madame Point take her to the infirmary.

We have been unable to find any information about what happened next and for the time being do not have any way to obtain that information.

However, we can assume that either

1. The Headmaster turned her over to the Ministry since she was a wanted fugitive.  If he did so, she is probably either in jail or dead.

You could ask the aurors about it.  But doing so would probably be a horrible idea and if the Headmaster didn't turn her in is likely to get him into serious trouble for aiding a fugative.

2. More likely, he “accidently” allowed the elf to escape or returned her to her mistress, especially since if the Order of the Pheonix still exists both the Headmaster and the mistress are probably members of it.

There are two possibilities for who Ally’s mistress is.

1. The journal originally belonged to Herminone Granger and thus could be hers.

2. The mistress is the person who wrote the note on the last page of the journal.  I’m not sure who wrote it though.  (One of my options would be interesting but is probably wrong).

Honestly, odds are very good that we won’t find out what happened to/with her until year five when we learn about the Order of the Pheonix (or the current equivalent of it).

Let me know if you have any questions.

This message was last edited by the player at 21:55, Mon 05 Jan 2015.

Robert Smith
 player, 797 posts
 Half blood, Hufflepuff
 decent surfer also.
Mon 5 Jan 2015
at 22:15
Re: Still yet another O.O.C.
 So off hand i would hazard a guess that we (the principles) should gather and go over what you have highlighted in bringing up the summary(Thanks for slow thinkers like myself) and go over each one and see what we can dig out what the information might be(of what we might already know).

 Other then that i will leave the solid thinking to Amanda. I hope that Athene comes back also.
Amanda Davis
 player, 1017 posts
 Pureblooded Ravenclaw
Tue 6 Jan 2015
at 07:00
Re: Still yet another O.O.C.
Nikolous Androus:
Why during the three years have we not heard much about Harry Potter.
Did we get to talk to Hermione?.


A summary of what we know about Harry Potter and Hermione.

Harry Potter was attending Hogwarts when Voldemort rose for a second time, and many people believed that he was fated to save the Wizarding World once again.  However, instead, he and one of his friends, Hermione Granger, vanished and were never heard from again.  Most people believe that they either died, with the bodies never being found, or that they went into hiding, most likely in another country.  They vanished in 1998 (which I believe was their seventh year.)

While I don’t believe that it was ever stated directly, it is quite likely that if they returned Lady Red would view them as a threat and have them arrested or killed.

As I mentioned above, Kiri found has (and has decoded) Herminone Granger’s sixth year diary.  It basically provided Herminone’s perspective of the events that occurred in cannon during their sixth year.  It is where we heard about horracruxes.

During the holidays of our second year, Kiri, in Lloyd’s presence, was giving a letter by a house-elf wearing clothes.  (Probably Dobby.)  The letter was addressed to Slytherin’s heir and was written in parseltongue.

It said:

To whom ever,

I am not yet sure which one of you is the child.  However, you must be in great danger, so I have asked an old friend to carry this letter to anyone he hears speaking this language or their friends.  He who must not be named still has many servants and, I am sad to say, is not dead.  You have allies.  Harry Potter also still lives and fights.  The Chamber of Secrets' original occupant is long dead, but the place is still dangerous.  Stay away from the Chamber of Secrets, but if you must go...  just tell it to open.

 Hermione Potter

Note that since Harry Potter was the one who spoke parseltounge rather than Herminone, he was likely involved in writing the letter.

Also, note that since she signed the letter Herminone Potter, Hermione is likely now married to Harry.

It is also quite likely that in addition to quietly fighting against Voldemort and his Death Eaters, they are both a part of the rebellion against Lady Red.

There is something else that is extremely important that Athene has learned in character and that Amanda probably wouldn’t be entirely surprised to discover in character.  But, I can’t detail that out without GM permission.
Amanda Davis
 player, 1018 posts
 Pureblooded Ravenclaw
Tue 6 Jan 2015
at 07:10
Re: Still yet another O.O.C.
Nikolous Androus:
Was there talk about the Goblins getting upset and threatening war again?.


There has been little information provided about the Goblins.  But, we know the following.

“Sub-Humans and Half-breeds

England - In England many of the opinions about sub-humans are the same only more aggressive and vocal.  Flitwick lost his job because of these sentiments.  In England, Half-breeds are frowned upon, but not officially outlawed or discriminated against.  However, many crimes committed against them are never prosecuted.  Because of this many have fled overseas, where attitudes are far more liberal.

Overseas - Attitudes are far more liberal.  In several countries certain sub-humans are even seen as good things and Half-breeds are seen as boon upon the family (especially in the far east.)

Muggles - Of course, with the masquerade down, there was a reaction from Muggles to the existence of magical creatures.  Many sciences and religions were questioned.  Wars were fought in America, England, and several other places.  Most of these wars have settled into uneasy truces.

The wars - In England the wars are mostly led by Goblins.  The official term is wars, but it is more like a very violent civil rights movement.  Magical creatures want right, including the right to fight back against Muggles.”


It is said that an alliance between the Rebels and the Sub-humans exists.

Whenever Rita Skeeter, a notorious mouthpiece of the government, comments about the goblins in her articles are always very biased and uncomplimentary.

Goblins aided Ally in her raid on Borgin and Burke's in Year 2 (and were captured by High Auror Ron Weasley).
Amanda Davis
 player, 1019 posts
 Pureblooded Ravenclaw
Tue 6 Jan 2015
at 07:14
Re: Still yet another O.O.C.
Snape:
As for Robert, His big thing this year was twofold and working well. The thing with his girlfriend is more important than some realize. Also, Robert is a bit of our Ron, so his courage is something I have been trying to bolster through various means. No worries, next year is Robert's big year, really big.


I will speculate a bit more about the thing with Robert’s girlfriend once I get to that point in my notes reviewing Year 3.
Robert Smith
 player, 798 posts
 Half blood, Hufflepuff
 decent surfer also.
Tue 6 Jan 2015
at 12:29
Re: Still yet another O.O.C.
 Very nice Amanda. I take it this is known by all the inner group..except Nick..he may not know all the details..yet.

 Ok, when we meet again for next year, i am thinking that we need to begin putting out feelers for information overseas, to see what is the street word on the rebels and thus Harry and Hermione.

 I am doubting that any goblins would talk to us but maybe we could find out who Dobby works for?.

 My char may have read about the Chamber of Secrets but he has no idea where it is unless it was written about in harry s story.
Amanda Davis
 player, 1020 posts
 Pureblooded Ravenclaw
Tue 6 Jan 2015
at 13:24
Re: Still yet another O.O.C.
Robert Smith:
Very nice Amanda. I take it this is known by all the inner group..except Nick..he may not know all the details..yet.

 Ok, when we meet again for next year, i am thinking that we need to begin putting out feelers for information overseas, to see what is the street word on the rebels and thus Harry and Hermione.

 I am doubting that any goblins would talk to us but maybe we could find out who Dobby works for?.

 My char may have read about the Chamber of Secrets but he has no idea where it is unless it was written about in harry s story.


Yes, the information provided above (with the exception of the thing that I'm not sure that I can mention), is known by the entire group.  Nik was present when we learned about the letter, the journal, etc.  But, his reaction to being told is one of the main reasons that he isn't considered part of the inner group and Kiri is.  He pretty much gave everyone the impression that he didn't want to be part of the group.

And we all know where the Chamber of Secrets is.  We were in it last year.  That's where Bellatrix took Claire and Athene and where we fought the giant snake.

Please note that pretty much everything mentioned above related primarily to our second year and we are now in our third year.  Our current focus should be on the third year mystery.

This message was last edited by the player at 14:21, Tue 06 Jan 2015.

Nikolous Androus
 player, 182 posts
Tue 6 Jan 2015
at 15:11
Re: Still yet another O.O.C.
 Nick is not so much a non joiner,rather he considers that rules are there for a reason and breaking the "Rules" is hard for him. So he is a little reserved and nervous at the groups desire to test the rules.

 Kiri scares him frankly. Still he will do his help where he can.
Severus Snape
 GM, 934 posts
 Resistance Leader
 Fallen Hero
Tue 6 Jan 2015
at 19:19
Re: Still yet another O.O.C.
Alright, time to check my external memory. I Checked several threads for them but where are the lists of potions learned first and second years? I am working on a spell list for year three now.
Amanda Davis
 player, 1021 posts
 Pureblooded Ravenclaw
Tue 6 Jan 2015
at 19:32
Re: Still yet another O.O.C.
The lists do not exist.  There was some discussion at the end of year 2 about trying to create lists of potions likely to be learned during the first and second years.  But, it appears that Lady Red was never able to find a good source of information for them and the issue was dropped.
Severus Snape
 GM, 935 posts
 Resistance Leader
 Fallen Hero
Tue 6 Jan 2015
at 20:20
Re: Still yet another O.O.C.
I'll look into it at some point then.

Thanks Amanda, the spell list for this year is up after some serious creative juices flowed! Most of the optionals are foreign language spells and such for some fun flavor from Magical Langauge class. As always, feel free to look around and ask for stuff from the interwebs.
Severus Snape
 GM, 937 posts
 Resistance Leader
 Fallen Hero
Wed 7 Jan 2015
at 19:31
Re: Still yet another O.O.C.
I will state right now that if anyone of my current longterm players wants to make a change in the player profile, that is fine. Specifically, if you want to play a guest spot for next year, let me know!
Robert Smith
 player, 799 posts
 Half blood, Hufflepuff
 decent surfer also.
Wed 7 Jan 2015
at 19:50
Re: Still yet another O.O.C.
 Wow, I might say Claire is pissed off at James and I for being there but would prefer to say she has been charmed somehow.

 The idea of her close friends to stay or go, and that she left unsaid but it was hinted that she was going to do what she wanted to and her friends could go outside and run into the bad guys as they wanted to do. Sigh.
Amanda Davis
 player, 1022 posts
 Pureblooded Ravenclaw
Wed 7 Jan 2015
at 20:40
Re: Still yet another O.O.C.
::makes a small sound of frustration:  This is the second time that I’ve assumed that something meant by the GM as a clue was actually a mistake and thus in an attempt to be polite deliberately overlooked it.  (The other time was in a different game).

I remembered that Mrs. Duckworth had been one of those who questioned us downstairs.  But, when she came and asked the same questions upstairs, I assumed that during the delay between posts the GM had gotten confused. Thus, I succeeded in sending either a polyjuice using Bellatrix Lestrange or the metamorphagus Auror Thrussington straight at Claire, James, and Robert.

Note to self.  ALWAYS ASK, even if you are afraid that you’re being overly nitpicky.  ASK.

This message was last edited by the player at 20:52, Wed 07 Jan 2015.

Amanda Davis
 player, 1023 posts
 Pureblooded Ravenclaw
Wed 7 Jan 2015
at 21:01
Re: Still yet another O.O.C.
Robert, I think you may be misinterpreting Claire’s post.  What she was saying is that since the hiding place has been discovered, there is no benefit in staying downstairs.  If you go upstairs with Rodolphus, you have a better chance of either escaping or fighting, though she probably hopes that neither will prove necessary.  Also, she has implied through the last several posts that she is willing to sacrifice herself (by going with the bad guys) in an attempt to protect you two and give you a better chance to get away.  She assumes, correctly, that they are more interested in her than you.  By remaining in the cellar (when it has been discovered and has almost nothing you can take shelter behind), you are basically fish in a barrel.

Of course, she is also worried about her Mum and Da and is also eager to find out if they are alright.  She also wants to learn about her birth mother and is probably hoping that her birth father actually loves her.  (And he has given several signs through the year that he does).  Those signs included the warning he gave her in Hogsmeade and the dress at the Halloween party.

This message was last edited by the player at 21:05, Wed 07 Jan 2015.

Robert Smith
 player, 801 posts
 Half blood, Hufflepuff
 decent surfer also.
Sat 10 Jan 2015
at 03:55
Re: Still yet another O.O.C.
 I was sitting here and looking at the cast list to see who checks in much anymore, and even Lady Red has slowed way down, so i guess the question is are we going to try and recruit players?.

 I know we have so much background together it would be hard to bring fresh blood in but can two players plus DM keep the game moving forward?.
Amanda Davis
 player, 1025 posts
 Pureblooded Ravenclaw
Sat 10 Jan 2015
at 06:14
Re: Still yet another O.O.C.
Actually, there are three currently active players, (Amanda, Claire/Kiri, and Robert/Nik).   The only person missing is Athene.  (And I have to admit that I am really hoping that she returns.  I miss her).  Though, and I realize it is a futile hope, I'd love to see Lloyd come back someday as well.

That said, as he has mentioned in the OOC thread, the RTJ thread, and the rules thread, the GM is currently advertising for temporary players for year four.  (And has said that they will be given the option to continue after that if they wish).  It appears as though at least two players have been accepted:  one from Salem Witches’ Institute and one from Uagadou School of magic.  I am aware of at least one person the GM asked to join, and if she does, she will be an excellent addition.  It is quite likely that any others will be as well.  Based on the advertisement, Snape is choosing very carefully.
Severus Snape
 GM, 939 posts
 Resistance Leader
 Fallen Hero
Sat 10 Jan 2015
at 06:55
Re: Still yet another O.O.C.
Athene is MIA and I am a bit worried. I am trying tk get ahold if her through the other channels we have. She has been an IRL friend of mine for over a decade now and she is usually very active online but she has not been on FB even for almost a month now! I will keep trying.

Yes, I am trying to get some new blood fkr year four and I think I know the player Amanda is speaking to as I have know he for some time as well from previous HP games. She will be an awesome addition as is the player from Uagadou. I hope to find a player or two more for next year as well.

Cheers!
Robert Smith
 player, 802 posts
 Half blood, Hufflepuff
 decent surfer also.
Sat 10 Jan 2015
at 12:48
Re: Still yet another O.O.C.
 Thanks, that will help.
Claire Cowlings
 player, 884 posts
Sun 11 Jan 2015
at 04:55
Re: Still yet another O.O.C.
Sigh.  If we survive this, Claire is going to smack Robert.   Kiri is just very frustrated with Nik.  She cannot figure out why she scares him, other than she is physically bigger than him.
Amanda Davis
 player, 1027 posts
 Pureblooded Ravenclaw
Sun 11 Jan 2015
at 05:05
Re: Still yet another O.O.C.
If you need for Amanda (and those she is with) to follow the adults to Hogsmeade, she'll need a nudge in that direction from either an NPCed Athene or from Kiri.  At the moment, she believes that the smart choice is to stay where they are (for the reasons mentioned in her last post).

If they aren't needed there and nothing else is planned at Hogwarts, I'm fine with my side of things being quiet for a bit.

This message was last edited by the player at 05:08, Sun 11 Jan 2015.

Claire Cowlings
 player, 885 posts
Mon 12 Jan 2015
at 15:48
Re: Still yet another O.O.C.
AANNDD  Claire goes down.
Athene Shoe
 player, 985 posts
 Muggle-born Ravenclaw
 Orphan
Mon 12 Jan 2015
at 20:28
Re: Still yet another O.O.C.
I live.  There's been a lot of stuff going on but honestly, none of it should have affected my game play like this.  :(

Busy reading everything to try and catch up.
Amanda Davis
 player, 1028 posts
 Pureblooded Ravenclaw
Mon 12 Jan 2015
at 22:41
Re: Still yet another O.O.C.
Welcome back.  You've been missed.
Robert Smith
 player, 804 posts
 Half blood, Hufflepuff
 decent surfer also.
Tue 13 Jan 2015
at 00:45
Re: Still yet another O.O.C.
 Hey, welcome back Athene. Glad to see you have finished another year of Hogwarts.
Severus Snape
 GM, 941 posts
 Resistance Leader
 Fallen Hero
Tue 13 Jan 2015
at 05:01
Re: Still yet another O.O.C.
Yes, welcome back. I am glad it was nothing too bad but hope it clears soon! I was quite worried.
Amanda Davis
 player, 1030 posts
 Pureblooded Ravenclaw
Wed 14 Jan 2015
at 02:25
Re: Still yet another O.O.C.
In case people have forgotten and are wondering about Amanda’s second wand:

Last year, while they were in the Chamber of Secrets, an eight and five eights inch, flexible, black wand appeared in Amanda’s wand holster.

Athene, Claire, Professor Aquilla (who probably told the Headmaster), and her parents all know that she has it.  Since they were with her when she spoke to a French wandmaker about it, Athene, Claire, and her parents know a bit more about it.


The wand may have been mentioned in passing to James, Robert, Kiri, and Lloyd, but it’s not something that the group has ever actively discussed.  Amanda’s not trying to keep it a secret from them, but it’s just never really come up.

This message was lightly edited by the player at 02:26, Wed 14 Jan 2015.

Severus Snape
 GM, 942 posts
 Resistance Leader
 Fallen Hero
Wed 14 Jan 2015
at 14:29
Re: Still yet another O.O.C.
Noted about the wand, but I am waiting for a few more replies before I advance the game.
Severus Snape
 GM, 943 posts
 Resistance Leader
 Fallen Hero
Thu 15 Jan 2015
at 17:13
Re: Still yet another O.O.C.
Ipdated the Cowlings' location post.
Athene Shoe
 player, 987 posts
 Muggle-born Ravenclaw
 Orphan
Thu 15 Jan 2015
at 19:16
Re: Still yet another O.O.C.
Snape, you listed Athene twice in your post.  Which one is suppose to be Amanda, the one by Kiri at the roots or the one by the branch?
Severus Snape
 GM, 944 posts
 Resistance Leader
 Fallen Hero
Fri 16 Jan 2015
at 04:56
Re: Still yet another O.O.C.
Post edited.
Amanda Davis
 player, 1032 posts
 Pureblooded Ravenclaw
Fri 16 Jan 2015
at 05:20
Re: Still yet another O.O.C.
post edited to reflect the change.
Athene Shoe
 player, 988 posts
 Muggle-born Ravenclaw
 Orphan
Fri 16 Jan 2015
at 05:48
Re: Still yet another O.O.C.
So I don't need to roll the Perception?  I get it that I can't see behind me, but can I roll to see if I can detect if the spell is aimed at me or that it's aimed over my shoulder?  It would make a difference as to what she would do.
Severus Snape
 GM, 945 posts
 Resistance Leader
 Fallen Hero
Fri 16 Jan 2015
at 07:31
Re: Still yet another O.O.C.
You sure can, one higher dc due to circstances though. You can add half your chamrs skill as well. To notice the flick aim or something.
Amanda Davis
 player, 1033 posts
 Pureblooded Ravenclaw
Sun 18 Jan 2015
at 16:13
Re: Still yet another O.O.C.
Quick question about the optional spells:

Do you have to know Fulgur to learn Fulgur Maximus?

While we wait for Robert and Claire to get a chance to post, I’m trying to decide on my optional third year spells.
Robert Smith
 player, 805 posts
 Half blood, Hufflepuff
 decent surfer also.
Sun 18 Jan 2015
at 16:29
Re: Still yet another O.O.C.
 Still waiting to hear if my body binding spell worked on the mind witch.?
Amanda Davis
 player, 1034 posts
 Pureblooded Ravenclaw
Sun 18 Jan 2015
at 16:58
Re: Still yet another O.O.C.
Snape:
Duckworth's wand fired a pair of thick black ropes at Claire which bound themselves around her tightly. At first, it seemed like a binding spell the group had seen before many times. For Claire, it was instantly different from them as it constricted toghter with each of her panicked breaths. James' spell was poorly aimed and Duckworth was moving to dodge Robert's own spells, so he grazed her and she fell to the packed earth of the trail. Robert's spell was well aimed but he had not figured on the witch flying from James' spell's impact, so it flew past her and toward the figures coming up the trail jnstead. They could be seen scattering. They appeared to be in dark clothing.

James whitled toward Claire and dropped close to grab at a cord and try to aim his wand, "Claire, hold still. I am trying to cut them! Robert, please, help!" Desparate, he tried to cast diffendo but his wand just fizzled. He had always been bollocks at charms but this was a bad time.


So, it looks like your binding spell missed due to the partial hit from James' spell.

This message was last edited by the player at 16:59, Sun 18 Jan 2015.

Severus Snape
 GM, 947 posts
 Resistance Leader
 Fallen Hero
Sun 18 Jan 2015
at 17:00
Re: Still yet another O.O.C.
In reply to Amanda Davis (msg # 707):

Nope, Maximus is just a tougher spell to know and requires a longer concentration/use of resources is all.
Amanda Davis
 player, 1035 posts
 Pureblooded Ravenclaw
Sun 18 Jan 2015
at 17:04
Re: Still yet another O.O.C.
Cool.  Thank you.
Severus Snape
 GM, 948 posts
 Resistance Leader
 Fallen Hero
Mon 19 Jan 2015
at 08:07
Re: Still yet another O.O.C.
Just waiting for Claire and Robert.
Severus Snape
 GM, 949 posts
 Resistance Leader
 Fallen Hero
Mon 19 Jan 2015
at 15:41
Re: Still yet another O.O.C.
Okay, we will wait for Claire here, but the end of year three is nigh so consider your year four character advancement applications. I have admitted our first two year four students have one in active negotiations and the last submitted an RTJ. So, next years cast will be introducing themselves here shortly. Please, be the awesome players, friends, and gamers you ahve been the last four years and make them welcome.

New folks, get set up and introduce yourselves. Look around and get acquainted! You are welcome to post in the OOC and to think about posting In the Mean Time... if you want to tive folks a glimpse or two into your schools. Do not overdo it though. The last two should be along within the wek I think.
Ganiah Nkosi
 player, 1 post
Mon 19 Jan 2015
at 15:56
Re: Still yet another O.O.C.
Hi everyone! I've worked with the GM to create one of the visiting wizards from Uagadou in Southern Africa. Take a look at the history thread for some of the backstory on magic in Africa. Can't wait to get started!
Amanda Davis
 player, 1036 posts
 Pureblooded Ravenclaw
Tue 20 Jan 2015
at 00:32
Re: Still yet another O.O.C.
Welcome Ganiah.  I'm looking forward to gaming with you.
Robert Smith
 player, 807 posts
 Half blood, Hufflepuff
 decent surfer also.
Tue 20 Jan 2015
at 00:38
Re: Still yet another O.O.C.
 Yes, welcome to the breakfast club. The ring leaders in order i will introduce you to them. Athene, Amanda,Claire,and Kiri, then my humble self is in the order.

 Welcome to the game. There is one other but i am still considering if he is part of the inner group yet, nice kid but a bit of a loon, he likes magical history. Sheeesh.
 His name is Nikolaus from Greece.
Liu Bao-Yu
 player, 1 post
 Chinese Witch from SWI
Tue 20 Jan 2015
at 11:36
Re: Still yet another O.O.C.
Hi all. I am another one of your visiting students. I'm actually from another HP game that that GM and I played in.

@Ganiah
Hi too. I quite often play a Candomblé witch in games. The background is fantastic. Interesting and real in a way that it can be hard to get in fantasy games.
Athene Shoe
 player, 990 posts
 Muggle-born Ravenclaw
 Orphan
Tue 20 Jan 2015
at 15:54
Re: Still yet another O.O.C.
Hello to the pair of you.  ^_^
Liu Bao-Yu
 player, 2 posts
 Chinese Witch from SWI
Tue 20 Jan 2015
at 18:02
Re: Still yet another O.O.C.
Hi Athene.
Athene Shoe
 player, 991 posts
 Muggle-born Ravenclaw
 Orphan
Tue 20 Jan 2015
at 18:22
Re: Still yet another O.O.C.
I should probably update my description.
Amanda Davis
 player, 1037 posts
 Pureblooded Ravenclaw
Tue 20 Jan 2015
at 23:54
Re: Still yet another O.O.C.
Welcome Bao-Yu

Athene Shoe:
I should probably update my description.


I was thinking the same thing.  Speaking of which, if anyone else was likely to remember, it would be you Athene.  Did I ever establish in game when my character's birthday was?  If you don't remember, don't bother hunting for it.  I'll just go with what feels right now.

This message was last edited by the player at 23:55, Tue 20 Jan 2015.

Athene Shoe
 player, 992 posts
 Muggle-born Ravenclaw
 Orphan
Wed 21 Jan 2015
at 00:00
Re: Still yet another O.O.C.
I don't remember if you did or not, but if you did it was probably in the first year stuff?
Kiri Wilson
 player, 328 posts
Wed 21 Jan 2015
at 02:02
Re: Still yet another O.O.C.
Claire and me say hello.
Amanda Davis
 player, 1038 posts
 Pureblooded Ravenclaw
Wed 21 Jan 2015
at 06:04
Re: Still yet another O.O.C.
Description updated.
Severus Snape
 GM, 950 posts
 Resistance Leader
 Fallen Hero
Wed 21 Jan 2015
at 07:52
Re: Still yet another O.O.C.
Good plan, everyone might consider updating their desciptions for the new players and if you want add bits. Hmm, also remember that next is year four and there may or may not be a ball. You have been warned. Also, everyone shoukd be 14/15 this upcoming year. A few of you if your birhdays are in the late fall should be 15/16. I assume Hogwarts is like American school in that if your birthday is msplaced you start a year "late" so to say. My fact checkers can correct me if wrong.

Updating the threads tonight.
Liu Bao-Yu
 player, 3 posts
 Chinese Witch from SWI
Wed 21 Jan 2015
at 08:05
Re: Still yet another O.O.C.
In the UK it's 'how old are you on the cut off date'. No choice. The cut off date is the first of September. No negotiation. Go to jail if you mess up (I exaggerate a little on the goto jail)

Causes problems
http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/magazine-15490760
Lady Red
 GM, 468 posts
 Queen
 She who must be obeyed
Wed 21 Jan 2015
at 08:30
Re: Still yet another O.O.C.
Yep for Hogwarts you have to be 11 on or before Sept 1st for your first year.  So if you turn 11 on the Second of September, tough titties, you have to wait until next year to start.
Severus Snape
 GM, 951 posts
 Resistance Leader
 Fallen Hero
Wed 21 Jan 2015
at 15:16
Re: Still yet another O.O.C.
Updates.

Also, there is the word on ages. Make it so unless we discussed some other arrangement at some time in the past.

Last, still trying to decide which dorms each of our guests will be staying in! I have had a Gryffidor/Slytherin dorm forever now but never used them. I have considered putting the guests in there for the hey of it, but also want them to be able to interact with the long term players. decisions, decisions!
Liu Bao-Yu
 player, 4 posts
 Chinese Witch from SWI
Wed 21 Jan 2015
at 16:01
Re: Still yet another O.O.C.
Slytherin! I so want to be in Slytherin! I'll fit right in (not).

We'll find ways of interacting... Clubs... Meals... The outside... Going to Hogsmeade.
Claire Cowlings
 player, 889 posts
Wed 21 Jan 2015
at 22:37
Re: Still yet another O.O.C.
I thought the original idea about having the characters be puffs and claws was since so many games are slytherin vs gryffindor.
Liu Bao-Yu
 player, 5 posts
 Chinese Witch from SWI
Wed 21 Jan 2015
at 22:52
Re: Still yet another O.O.C.
Well as visitors would we actually be that house, or just 'honary members' Would our points count towards that house?

I am very ambitious but not very brave... So of the two it would be Slytherin for me... *chuckles* I suspect I wouldn't have a great time there...
Amanda Davis
 player, 1039 posts
 Pureblooded Ravenclaw
Wed 21 Jan 2015
at 23:10
Re: Still yet another O.O.C.
Actually, some of the slytherins are quite nice.  Amanda and Athene are friends with the twins and eat with them (and their circle of friends) at least once a week.  Or at least Amanda does.  I think Athene joins her, but I'm not positive.

Even Lysandra is better this year than she was last year.  And, some of her circle have been proving friendly or were already somewhat friendly when Lysandra wasn't around.

Speaking of which, something I've been curious about for a while.  Which are the slytherins that are part of Scorpio and Scorpiana's circle?

If I remember correctly Lysandra has Regulus, Rolf, and to a lesser extent Tomas. I'd assume that Dolores is probably part of her circle as well.  But I'm not sure if that's been said.

I'd assume Corinne is one of the twins friends?  Or do the twins draw all of their Slytherin friends from the other years?

This message was last edited by the player at 23:16, Wed 21 Jan 2015.

Severus Snape
 GM, 952 posts
 Resistance Leader
 Fallen Hero
Thu 22 Jan 2015
at 05:10
Re: Still yet another O.O.C.
Lysandra's core are Regulus and Rolf while Dolores and Tomas are more toward her than the Twins. Corrine and the Twins are thick as thieves. Amongst the second years, Miles, Adam Rosmerta, and Aiden Higgs aree friends while the rest seem friendly to the Twins. The twins have only a small group of true hangers on while they tend to have the favor of the other cliques in Slytherin house. Older students certainly don't hand out with them but approve of them due to their confrontation of Lysandra. Slytherins aren't a house of assholes, they just have ideas about who is better and most of them get along just fine with other witches and wizards, even those considered lower, as they have a sense of decorum and civility.

AS for houses, technically there will be guests in all the dorms. Not permanent members, no, just temporary housing while at Hogwarts since they have space available. I am just considering what schools in which dorms, etc. Yes, the idea here is Huffs/Ravens since I was so annoyed at all the Slyth/Gryy games. It still is and has shown to be quite rewarding. I like my cast of Huffs and Ravens. That cause cannot override what would make good sense though. Like Beauxbatons students housed in Ravenclaw tower. Each school will not be bringing a house with them like in the book as there are just too many and not as many students from each school in my version.
Severus Snape
 GM, 953 posts
 Resistance Leader
 Fallen Hero
Thu 22 Jan 2015
at 05:13
Re: Still yet another O.O.C.
Expelliarmus is a DADA skill.

Claire, that 13 will make something happen and it will be funfunfun!
Amanda Davis
 player, 1041 posts
 Pureblooded Ravenclaw
Thu 22 Jan 2015
at 06:19
Re: Still yet another O.O.C.
Severus Snape:
Expelliarmus is a DADA skill.


Thank you.  Post updated.
Athene Shoe
 player, 993 posts
 Muggle-born Ravenclaw
 Orphan
Thu 22 Jan 2015
at 07:10
Re: Still yet another O.O.C.
I'll post in the morning.  I've spent much of the day dealing with an uppity cranky old toilet.  <sigh>  And it's still not 100% fixed.  /rant
Liu Bao-Yu
 player, 6 posts
 Chinese Witch from SWI
Thu 22 Jan 2015
at 08:56
Re: Still yet another O.O.C.
That's what husbands were invented for., *shudders* and brothers and fathers..

I can just about fix a stuck ball valve, anything more and I yell for help.
Severus Snape
 GM, 954 posts
 Resistance Leader
 Fallen Hero
Thu 22 Jan 2015
at 14:40
Re: Still yet another O.O.C.
Sheehs, the top part of a toilet should not be dirty inside... unless someone has been upperdecking in your bathroom. Fixing the pipes can be a dirty job. That's what plumbers are for!

Also, please welcome our Mahotokorou student Akane Shimazu. And, yes, she has a tail!
Akane Shimazu
 player, 1 post
Thu 22 Jan 2015
at 14:44
Re: Still yet another O.O.C.
Ohaiyo =]
Liu Bao-Yu
 player, 7 posts
 Chinese Witch from SWI
Thu 22 Jan 2015
at 14:44
Re: Still yet another O.O.C.
Hi Akane

Just checking you aren't Motoko in my game are you Akane?
Akane Shimazu
 player, 2 posts
Thu 22 Jan 2015
at 14:50
Re: Still yet another O.O.C.
Nope.
Ganiah Nkosi
 player, 2 posts
Thu 22 Jan 2015
at 14:50
Re: Still yet another O.O.C.
Welcome! Good to see the delegations begin to fill out.
Athene Shoe
 player, 994 posts
 Muggle-born Ravenclaw
 Orphan
Thu 22 Jan 2015
at 16:59
Re: Still yet another O.O.C.
No husband, no dad (he's been dead for decades) and my brothers are both no where near me (and only one of whom I'd trust to do any plumbing!).

Yeah the upper half of a toilet, no problem.  I've even cut pipe and put a new shut off valve in myself!  (so proud)  No, this is a leaky bottom, so it's calling the plumber time.  :/

Welcome to the madhouse, Akane!

Bwahahahahahahah
Ganiah Nkosi
 player, 3 posts
Fri 23 Jan 2015
at 03:41
Re: Still yet another O.O.C.
Just an FYI I'll be in the woods all weekend sans internet. See you Monday!
Hogwarts Academy
 GM, 344 posts
Sat 24 Jan 2015
at 07:20
Re: Still yet another O.O.C.
Okay, everyone welcome Jacques from Beauxbatons and our last fourth year guest. I will be posting some information on the delegations later today for everyone to see. Also, I will post which delegations are staying in which dorms.

Newbies, you can all write a post in the "In the Mean Time..." Thread if you want to do something intro like. My suggestion is to write a brief  post about the last year you spent at your schools etc. This is just to let other see what you will write and act like IC and to give you a chance to stretch your legs IC. Just the one post please.

Announcement: at the end of this year, I will be closing and archiving the current Great Hall and Grounds threads as they have become cluttered messes and badly off topic. I will open new threads with similar names in my style for next year. Especially since I am planning to used the Hall thread a lot.

Also, someone remind me what year it is IC! 2021?
Liu Bao-Yu
 player, 8 posts
 Chinese Witch from SWI
Sat 24 Jan 2015
at 09:13
Re: Still yet another O.O.C.
Hi Jacques
Lady Red
 GM, 469 posts
 Queen
 She who must be obeyed
Sat 24 Jan 2015
at 15:06
Re: Still yet another O.O.C.
<giggle>  Yes, it is the spring of 2021.  The game started the fall of 2018 (1st year).  The fourth year will start the fall of 2021.
Liu Bao-Yu
 player, 10 posts
 Chinese Witch from SWI
Sat 24 Jan 2015
at 15:06
Re: Still yet another O.O.C.
Now I need to go through my time line and make sure it all works. Thanks.
Liu Bao-Yu
 player, 11 posts
 Chinese Witch from SWI
Sat 24 Jan 2015
at 15:39
Re: Still yet another O.O.C.
ARRGGHHHH The world hates me

I'm in Ravenclaw dorm.

I'm going to be totally and utterly the slowest and thickest and least magical capable person in almost every lesson. I will rename myself to Neville Longbottom. What is the feminine version of Neville?

Beth... help me out here...
Akane Shimazu
 player, 3 posts
 Mahoutokoro
 Kitsune Wizard
Sat 24 Jan 2015
at 15:44
Re: Still yet another O.O.C.
Hufflepuff is about right for Akane i think, not sure about one or two of the other japanese students but Akane will fit right in XD
Athene Shoe
 player, 996 posts
 Muggle-born Ravenclaw
 Orphan
Sat 24 Jan 2015
at 15:54
Re: Still yet another O.O.C.
In reply to Liu Bao-Yu (msg # 749):

Hey!  Don't dis our Herbology Professor!  He's alright.

;)

Neville is French for new town.  Don't know any female versions of the name.  Sorry.
Beth Allerton-Good
Sat 24 Jan 2015
at 15:59
Re: Still yet another O.O.C.
No worries, me and all the other smarties in Ravenclaw will help you cram!
Severus Snape
 GM, 956 posts
 Resistance Leader
 Fallen Hero
Sat 24 Jan 2015
at 16:50
Re: Still yet another O.O.C.
My old crew. Don't forget to make a case for a skill from the year.
Amanda Davis
 player, 1043 posts
 Pureblooded Ravenclaw
Sat 24 Jan 2015
at 21:18
Re: Still yet another O.O.C.
Welcome Shimazu and Jacques.  I look forward to getting to know you.
Severus Snape
 GM, 957 posts
 Resistance Leader
 Fallen Hero
Sun 25 Jan 2015
at 11:48
Re: Still yet another O.O.C.
Waiting for an update in the grounds before I post again.
Severus Snape
 GM, 958 posts
 Resistance Leader
 Fallen Hero
Mon 26 Jan 2015
at 14:19
Re: Still yet another O.O.C.
Will give Claire a day or two more.
Amanda Davis
 player, 1045 posts
 Pureblooded Ravenclaw
Tue 3 Feb 2015
at 01:00
Re: Still yet another O.O.C.
I realize that you’ve probably been busy, but since it’s been almost a week since Snape posted the last set of actions and since everyone else has already gone, I thought I’d just give you a friendly nudge Robert and remind you that you’re up.
Athene Shoe
 player, 1000 posts
 Muggle-born Ravenclaw
 Orphan
Tue 3 Feb 2015
at 22:21
Re: Still yet another O.O.C.
I think Athene's growing a bit paranoid.  Notice how she didn't say where Claire and the others are?  She's afraid that "Bones" isn't really the real Bones.   LOL
Liu Bao-Yu
 player, 12 posts
 Chinese Witch from SWI
Wed 4 Feb 2015
at 02:47
Re: Still yet another O.O.C.
You are paranoid?

In the game I'm from every time I meet my fiancée the first thing we do is an 'are you polyjuiced check'.We have code words set up for 'I'm coerced but can't say any thing' and a code for what to do when kidnapped

Given we've been poisoned gassed, shot at, inperioused and hunted by an ancient evil vampire, attacked by werewolves (twice), chased by corrupt aurora and had our best friend kidnapped and raped by the quidditch coach, we don't see those as paranoid. Right now we are making honeymoon plans involving a cement mixer, lots of barbed wire and a plot of land in Alaska.

Most of that has happened of course, so this incarnation isn't paranoid
Severus Snape
 GM, 959 posts
 Resistance Leader
 Fallen Hero
Wed 4 Feb 2015
at 04:46
Re: Still yet another O.O.C.
Sheesh, you think you're paranoid this year? Wait until my plans for next year! Year 4 has some interesting possibilities for making the students mistrust and suspect everyone inckuding themselves then you throw newly bubbling hormones in the mix, yay, and a big batch of new faces!

Waiting for Claire but things are almost done. Their is one final bit to do to wrap year three. It does require Claire though as it involves her...
Amanda Davis
 player, 1047 posts
 Pureblooded Ravenclaw
Wed 4 Feb 2015
at 09:50
Re: Still yet another O.O.C.
Athene Shoe:
I think Athene's growing a bit paranoid.  Notice how she didn't say where Claire and the others are?  She's afraid that "Bones" isn't really the real Bones.   LOL


I’d intended to have Amanda be suspicious of whichever adult showed up next as well.  But, between the body and mind numbing spell and the fact that Bones took out Lestrange, at the moment she’s not too worried about Bones not being the real Bones.

Liu Bao-Yu:
  In the game I'm from every time I meet my fiancée the first thing we do is an 'are you polyjuiced check'.We have code words set up for 'I'm coerced but can't say any thing' and a code for what to do when kidnapped.


That sounds like a very dark game, and as though your paranoia is justified.  So far, Amanda, Athene, and Claire were working on a project last summer to create a device/devices that would act as distress beacon/tracking device.  But, while they had fun learning a bit about enchanting, they were too young to succeed in actually making anything.  The code word for “I’m coerced but can’t say anything” does sound like a useful idea though.

Severus Snape:
Sheesh, you think you're paranoid this year? Wait until my plans for next year! Year 4 has some interesting possibilities for making the students mistrust and suspect everyone inckuding themselves then you throw newly bubbling hormones in the mix, yay, and a big batch of new faces!


It sounds like we are going to be having an interesting year.  Speaking of bubbling hormones, do you want dibbs on any of the NPCs as a possible boyfriend for next year Athene?
Liu Bao-Yu
 player, 13 posts
 Chinese Witch from SWI
Wed 4 Feb 2015
at 11:03
Re: Still yet another O.O.C.
Mostly it's because my fiancée is actually a paranoid sociapath... The game is about as dark as Harry Potter itself..which is to say quite dark. Those devices sound quite cool. Sort of a version of Mrs Weasley's clock I guess.
Athene Shoe
 player, 1001 posts
 Muggle-born Ravenclaw
 Orphan
Wed 4 Feb 2015
at 17:04
Re: Still yet another O.O.C.
In reply to Amanda Davis (msg # 761):

Not yet.  LOL
Amanda Davis
 player, 1048 posts
 Pureblooded Ravenclaw
Wed 4 Feb 2015
at 22:42
Re: Still yet another O.O.C.
Liu Bao-Yu:
Mostly it's because my fiancée is actually a paranoid sociapath... The game is about as dark as Harry Potter itself..which is to say quite dark. Those devices sound quite cool. Sort of a version of Mrs Weasley's clock I guess.


I was fairly certain that the clock would be much to complex.  So, I was thinking something like the medic alert buttons.  You know from the “help I’ve fallen and I can’t get up” commercials.  They would have been something like charms on a necklace.  If you were in danger, you could use a code word or take a certain action and it would cause a reaction in the matching charms on your friends’ necklaces and would somehow (hadn’t quite detailed it all out) provide them with an idea of your current location.

Ideally, she’d like to create something like a magical cell phone with a built in “where’s my friend” application.  But, obviously that would be a good bit harder to make.
Severus Snape
 GM, 960 posts
 Resistance Leader
 Fallen Hero
Thu 5 Feb 2015
at 04:18
Re: Still yet another O.O.C.
Not to oversimplify, but all you would need is said cellphone to enchant. You could easily enchant a cellphone to work without a service provider like wizards do with radio waves. Magic is a fundamental manipulation of theaws of nature after all. Now you make a sprll that writes code as that is just a bit too technical and complex. I shppose you could do it, but it woild write mundane programs as there is no C++ for magic, however with a cellphone so "jail roken" you could enchant something else like a pendant to enter certainkeystrokes/commands into the cellphone to activate certain function based on a verbal code.

Again, perfectly possible if a bit anove the head of third/fourth years. Sounds like a thesis project for a student wo goes on the magical graduate school. Yes, there are magical colleges and graduate schools in my world. They are rare and exclusive. Well the graduates are, most will go on to a program to train them in a specific profession which is like a technical college or something I guess. The world's most prestigious graduate school is at the Library/Lighthouse in Alexandria.
Amanda Davis
 player, 1049 posts
 Pureblooded Ravenclaw
Thu 5 Feb 2015
at 06:16
Re: Still yet another O.O.C.
Snape:
Not to oversimplify, but all you would need is said cellphone to enchant. You could easily enchant a cellphone to work without a service provider like wizards do with radio waves. Magic is a fundamental manipulation of theaws of nature after all. Now you make a sprll that writes code as that is just a bit too technical and complex. I shppose you could do it, but it woild write mundane programs as there is no C++ for magic, however with a cellphone so "jail roken" you could enchant something else like a pendant to enter certainkeystrokes/commands into the cellphone to activate certain function based on a verbal code.


::nods:: that would be one way to do it, especially if you have a muggleborn friend and understood a bit about muggle cell phones.  Another way might be doing a variation of the paired mirrors that Harry and Sirus had in fifth year.

quote:
Again, perfectly possible if a bit anove the head of third/fourth years. Sounds like a thesis project for a student wo goes on the magical graduate school.


Agreed.  I’m not surprised that we didn’t have much luck last summer and if we don’t have much this summer.  (If we work on the project again and don’t get distracted with other things).  Most of the magical items invented in the books (by the Weasley Twins, by the Mauraders, and by Hermione) were invented in their fifth year or later.

quote:
Yes, there are magical colleges and graduate schools in my world. They are rare and exclusive. Well the graduates are, most will go on to a program to train them in a specific profession which is like a technical college or something I guess. The world's most prestigious graduate school is at the Library/Lighthouse in Alexandria.


Considering the extremely small size of the magical world, I’ve always assumed that most Hogwarts graduates either go on to an apprenticeship or learn on the job (like Charlie and Percy did).  According to my math, there are probably only 5,000 wizards in Great Brittan.  (50 magical births a year x 100 years.  Based on the assumption that Harry’s class size was average and that no more than 20% of the students born each year are home schooled or go to school in a different country.  And the assumption that average life span of a wizard is approximately 100 years).

This message was last edited by the player at 06:27, Thu 05 Feb 2015.

Liu Bao-Yu
 player, 14 posts
 Chinese Witch from SWI
Thu 5 Feb 2015
at 08:00
Re: Still yet another O.O.C.
My two penceworth:

HP magic is really simple. Wham Bang Thank you Ma'am in general. Wizards don't use magical phones because they can't. (Not talking even mobile phones, just phones) They use owl mail. Dumbledore uses his pictures. Prior to the Order of the Phoenix no one knew that Patronus's could be used for carrying message. Hermione's funky coins are probably close the limit. I can image a 'mirror book': anything I write in one appears in the other. I can't imagine a phone in genre: it would be a really different genre called Magictech.

There's no sentience in magic. When you zap someone, if that zap misses the effect gets whoever was hit. Given the wizarding stuff has been around for thousands of years, if they could put IFF into the spells, I think they would. They haven't because magic is too raw.

Don't forget that muggle-born have been coming into the wizarding world and doing things for ages. Voldemort for example. Hermione and effectively Harry for another. If phones were easy, they would of done them. The ability to communicate that effectively is a huge advantage, and the muggle-borns know what can be done.
Severus Snape
 GM, 961 posts
 Resistance Leader
 Fallen Hero
Thu 5 Feb 2015
at 08:52
Re: Still yet another O.O.C.
Absolutely! Magic is not some sentient force subverting or altering the fundamental laws of nature. All of my favorite authors, as well as I, seem to. Iew magic as yet another fundamental law of nature which can be understood and manipulated just like thermodynamics, gravity, or magnetism. However, just like thise forces it is also subject to the yet undiscovered unified field theory. This means that they can interact. So, no, no magic phones exist but magic can be usd to manipulate the phone or enchant it. Direct magic is the most common and easiest of course, as you say, but more subtle magic exists and is extremely complicated and powerful, such as the defenses of hogwarts, the room of requirement, horcruxes, and especially magical creatures and plants! A basilisk is not some ensorcelled lizard but a creature whose very evolution involved the force of magic! The magical stuff is influencing its genetic makeup at a fundamental level, right? This is my ratinale as to why transfiguration and enchantment are very complicated and difficult while potions is like but unlike chemistry.

As for training after scool, most is vocational. They even mention in the books that Harry would have to teain with the aurors in their version of a police academy to become one. I think Tonks mentiones it too. It si my assumption then that a lot of post-secondary education in the magical world is vocational or apprenticeship but some things were and are a matter for university education such as enchantment design and magical theory. There are a few places dedicated to post-secondat study of magical matters. They are a lot like whT Boligna, Paris, and Alexandi would have been in medieval and ancient times, exclusive and prestigious.

Or, that is my take on things, but Inread a lot of Brandon Sanderson, Neil Gaiman, and Patrick Rothsfuss.
Liu Bao-Yu
 player, 15 posts
 Chinese Witch from SWI
Thu 5 Feb 2015
at 08:59
Re: Still yet another O.O.C.
Brandon Sanderson is awesome. I keep wanting to run / play a game in his world. Neil Gaimen good too (Good Omens is one of the best books of all time) Not read Patrick Rothfuss
Severus Snape
 GM, 962 posts
 Resistance Leader
 Fallen Hero
Thu 5 Feb 2015
at 10:56
Re: Still yet another O.O.C.
Way of Kings, Elantris, or an Allomancy gam woukd be awesome!

Rothsfuss is awesome but has written only two books.
Claire Cowlings
 player, 891 posts
Sun 8 Feb 2015
at 08:26
Re: Still yet another O.O.C.
Work and school hit us at the same time, augh.  Started working evenings, and school online (whihc is coming out to 50 hours a week.)   On the good side, i hope to be on nights soon and I have the wifi code for work (finally got it last night). and only 4 weeks to go in public nursing hell.  Soon to be nursing infomatics hell.
Severus Snape
 GM, 963 posts
 Resistance Leader
 Fallen Hero
Sun 8 Feb 2015
at 10:30
Re: Still yet another O.O.C.
Sounds like a rough schedule, but I still need a post from Claire in the Hogwarts Grounds. Claire is conscious... free... and standing over her Da.
Amanda Davis
 player, 1050 posts
 Pureblooded Ravenclaw
Sun 8 Feb 2015
at 19:35
Re: Still yet another O.O.C.
While I agree that communication is definitely much more limited in the Magical World than it is in the muggle world, I think that you (Liu Bao-Yu) might be understating things a bit.  I’m fairly certain that floo calls are meant to be the equivalent of a standard telephone.  Admittedly they do have a significant disadvantage, since they are made via a fireplace and thus are a good bit more uncomfortable to use than a phone.  On the other hand, you can physically pass objects through a flue call (such as feeding toast to someone calling you) and you can also use the floo network to travel to someone's location.  I have a feeling that most wizards use the floo to ask if it would be alright to come by for a quick visit when they need to have an extended and time sensitive conversation with someone.

I’d say that the two-way mirrors introduced in Book 5 are probably a limited equivalent to cell phones with the disadvantage that they can only be used to call a person with the paired mirror (or possibly mirrors) and the advantage that you can see the person as you speak with them.  And of course, Hermione’s coins are the equivalent to a pager.  It’s possible that the protean charm was part of the creation of both of those devices.  And I do agree that mirror books seem quite likely and make frequent appearances in fan fiction.  And, of course, a tracking charm would basically act as the GPS function.

That said, I agree that actual cell phones would be incredibly challenging and likely something that would be a used to earn your mastery in enchanting.  But an enchanted object (like the coin) that you could use to alert your friends you were in trouble and that was paired with a tracking charm, might be more feasible for an older Hogwarts student.  Ultimately, none of it is likely to actually be happening in game any time soon.  Which doesn’t mean that Amanda can’t continue to try.

And, I do like the idea of having at least a few magical universities.  Who know, maybe Amanda will attend one someday.   It also sounds like there are a few new authors that I need to try out one of these days.

This message was last edited by the player at 19:36, Sun 08 Feb 2015.

Liu Bao-Yu
 player, 16 posts
 Chinese Witch from SWI
Sun 8 Feb 2015
at 20:05
Re: Still yet another O.O.C.
It's just worth remembering the norm. The norm is that wizards use owl mail. That's the primary communication channel in the book. If it was easy to enchant better communications then owl mail wouldn't be the primary communication channel

Hermione was a bone fide genius and the coins were not 'normal'. The teachers and the death eaters were not looking for things like that

I don't have a strong axe to grind on this topic, other than a desire to stay in genre. Easy communications is such a game/world changer that I'm never a fan of it unless the genre demands it

As for tracking charms let us remember how much Voldemorte... Probably the most powerful wizard in the world... wanted to find Harry. Basically that sort of magic is very very hard. The counter example to this argument is The Trace of course, but I suspect that the ability to do those things is incredibly rare, or Harry would of been found very quickly. Dumbledore's gift to Ron was created by the other most powerful wizard in the world.. (Perhaps even modified by the elder wand), so perhaps doesn't weigh in on the 'how easy it is to track people' one way or the other.

It may well be that tracking charms are much easier with willing people. Certainly these sort of magics are cool, and probably get you a lot of respect in the Wizarding World. Even Dumbledore expressed envy for the Weasley's clock
Severus Snape
 GM, 964 posts
 Resistance Leader
 Fallen Hero
Mon 9 Feb 2015
at 07:49
Re: Still yet another O.O.C.
Now, now: enchanting cellphones is against the law just like most significant muggle devices. Hush! Obviously, the enchanting would be prohibitively difficult and exspensive as well. Double hush.

Also, I will update tonight when I get home and move us into the final stretch of year three... FINALLY. Then the finals, summer, and year four!
Amanda Davis
 player, 1052 posts
 Pureblooded Ravenclaw
Mon 9 Feb 2015
at 15:26
Re: Still yet another O.O.C.
I made a significant modification to my post on the Infirmary thread.
Liu Bao-Yu
 player, 17 posts
 Chinese Witch from SWI
Tue 10 Feb 2015
at 11:19
Re: Still yet another O.O.C.
Do we have an ETA for when year four starts? this isn't a chase up it's just getting an idea.
Severus Snape
 GM, 965 posts
 Resistance Leader
 Fallen Hero
Tue 10 Feb 2015
at 11:48
Re: Still yet another O.O.C.
The group at the infirmary is done; I need a cycle or three more more at the Coings home then the end of year three commences and the beginningnof year four. I have plans for thise of you coming ot American being involved in the summer down times, so it should be soon.
Severus Snape
 GM, 966 posts
 Resistance Leader
 Fallen Hero
Fri 13 Feb 2015
at 05:08
Re: Still yet another O.O.C.
KK, a biggish post coming today after work. Caire gave me a lot to work with in her post, so I might be able to wrap with it. We shall see...

Friday is my rough night, work-wise, so it might be Saturday instead. I will let y'all know how tired I am tonight.
Amanda Davis
 player, 1053 posts
 Pureblooded Ravenclaw
Fri 13 Feb 2015
at 17:02
Re: Still yet another O.O.C.
I apologize if this seems like a stupid question, but I just wanted to make sure that my understanding of the situation is clear.

So far as our group, and the rest of the school remembers, the etiquette class was interrupted by the Whomping Willow exploding due to an experiment gone wrong and any lingering effects from our injuries were a result of that.  Correct?

Also, when you said that we didn’t remember anything to do with Maggie Parker’s roll in the Second Wizarding war, that means we’ve forgotten the conversation that we had with Nik on the train prior to Christmas.  Correct?  Have we forgotten about the Prophet editorial as well?
Severus Snape
 GM, 967 posts
 Resistance Leader
 Fallen Hero
Fri 13 Feb 2015
at 17:11
Re: Still yet another O.O.C.
Yes, you are assuming correctly. Conversation and article forgotten about but the article still exists if they have a reason to read it again or see it... It's an awesome spell. Nik's report will also still exist but he has forgotten he wrote it unless he discovers and reads it again.

Edit: Editing the Students list for your year guys so it has 32 students I went back the first 5 pages of the diagon alley thread and resurrected some names... whew that was a long time ago and some names were a blast from the past. Will be posting a Time Change as soon as it is done being typed.

This message was last edited by the GM at 17:13, Fri 13 Feb 2015.

Athene Shoe
 player, 1003 posts
 Muggle-born Ravenclaw
 Orphan
Fri 13 Feb 2015
at 20:36
Re: Still yet another O.O.C.
Are Athene's electrical burns dealt with before the memory charm is used?

This message was last edited by the player at 22:32, Fri 13 Feb 2015.

Nikolous Androus
 player, 184 posts
Fri 13 Feb 2015
at 21:57
Re: Still yet another O.O.C.
 Since Nick was not with the group during this short battle at the school, does he remember nothing of maggie parker or the prophet?. He would still have the notes he wrote about that research he did on the Lady Red and the war. Unless they came into his house and took his notes. I just want to pin it down.

 As to why that girl is ranting about Robert and Corrina, true she maybe upset with Robert and James but that has nothing to do with Corina.
Lady Red
 GM, 470 posts
 Queen
 She who must be obeyed
Fri 13 Feb 2015
at 22:30
Re: Still yet another O.O.C.
Not sure about the first part, but your second question is a matter of Snape mistyping Corina's name.  The first reference I can find to her is Corina Adams.  But her name has been misspelled several times.  And her mother's name is given as Moxie Beaglehole which is where there might be confusion as to her last name.

Hope that clears up your second question.
Severus Snape
 GM, 968 posts
 Resistance Leader
 Fallen Hero
Fri 13 Feb 2015
at 23:16
Re: Still yet another O.O.C.
Robert, yes it is supposed to be his girlfriend chewing him out. I never remember her name! She doesn't like him and Claire being friends. As to the spell, it affects everyone who had memories of Maggie Parker or Cowlings, so it affects Nik as well. The spell makes people ignore all information regarding a certain topic, so he even forgets the paper he wrote unless he stumbles upon it an reads it. Then he would recall writing it but not why and get a slightly fuzzy headache upon reading it. Same goes for everyone concerninf Maggie Parker/Cowlings. You all know Claire's Mum for instance but if tou try to remeber her name it seems perpetually on the tip of your tongue as to what it is. ClIre will knkw her Mum's name but her past is that sort ofnslippery thing most parents' pasts are to their kids when the kids are young. Da Cowlings is the same for everyone.

Athene's electrical but s were already treated but no one took the dagger. You can have a hole in your memory.
Claire Cowlings
 player, 894 posts
Sat 14 Feb 2015
at 00:24
Re: Still yet another O.O.C.
BOth of us are in possession of the same diary, kiri has a copy and Claire the real one because Kiri gave it to her on the advice of Athene and Amanda.

I'll have to go back and hunt, but I know it had Ovidian's picture in it. which only Kiri has.
Athene Shoe
 player, 1004 posts
 Muggle-born Ravenclaw
 Orphan
Sun 15 Feb 2015
at 16:03
Re: Still yet another O.O.C.
Another question: Was it reported at all of Bellatrix's capture or is she "still at large" as far as the public knows?
Severus Snape
 GM, 969 posts
 Resistance Leader
 Fallen Hero
Sun 15 Feb 2015
at 16:10
Re: Still yet another O.O.C.
Nothing is reported... yet.

That is coming soon.
Amanda Davis
 player, 1055 posts
 Pureblooded Ravenclaw
Sun 15 Feb 2015
at 17:07
Re: Still yet another O.O.C.
As you probably remember, I’d been planning on Amanda and her parents going on several week vacation/business trip to South America this summer.  Since you mentioned that you had summer plans that would involve our new players, I wanted to make sure that Amanda’s family doing so wouldn’t interfere with anything.  If not, I have a bit of time this week and was thinking about researching a few things they'd be seeing and doing in South America and maybe getting starting writing things up.

This message was last edited by the player at 17:07, Sun 15 Feb 2015.

Severus Snape
 GM, 970 posts
 Resistance Leader
 Fallen Hero
Sun 15 Feb 2015
at 17:23
Re: Still yet another O.O.C.
Absolutely, go for it. Also, remember, one of our schools is over there and Amanda might meet one of the representatives if you want to work them into your plans. Take a look and do as you will, they are all free, for now.

The Summer plans are a few Daily Prophet releases, a couple things with Claire and Athene, and the continued harassment of folks by the Lady Red government... shouldn't affect SA plans too much. Parents might even want to take the trip for a break from English nonsense... yeah?

Actually, if anyone wants to establish knowing any of the NPCs from the schools or even the PCs, feel free to do so here where I can see or let me know in a PM so I can okay it, but you are all free to do so. I know and trust most of you well enough to work with the world and NPCs freely.
Liu Bao-Yu
 player, 18 posts
 Chinese Witch from SWI
Sun 15 Feb 2015
at 17:34
Re: Still yet another O.O.C.
Id be happy to meet you in South America.

I can quite see me being on the beach in Brazil. In fact I'd love that...  Not sure how we'd meet up, except perhaps at a Wizarding Resort.
Akane Shimazu
 player, 5 posts
 Mahoutokoro
 Kitsune Wizard
Sun 15 Feb 2015
at 21:26
Re: Still yet another O.O.C.
I'm in england over the summer so...
Amanda Davis
 player, 1056 posts
 Pureblooded Ravenclaw
Sun 15 Feb 2015
at 21:49
Re: Still yet another O.O.C.
Liu Bao-Yu:
Id be happy to meet you in South America.

I can quite see me being on the beach in Brazil. In fact I'd love that...  Not sure how we'd meet up, except perhaps at a Wizarding Resort.


Most of Amanda’s trip will be spent in other area.  But how does this sound for the last week of her vacation and for Liu Bao-Yu’s vacation.

The Fernando de Noronha, an archipelago located approximately 220 miles away from the Brazilian coast, is famous for its pristine beaches, landscapes and wildlife.  This beautiful setting is home to a wide assortment of plants and animals, many of whom can only be found on those islands.  The natural rock formations have created many natural aquaria and the underwater life is especially diverse.

Muggles would tell you that the archipelago consists of 21 islands, islets, and volcanic rocks, with one main island making up 91% of the total area.  This is not actually the case.  The archipelago contains another large island and several smaller ones that have been protected from muggle eyes and intrusion by an extensive assortment of muggle repelling and warding charms.

Sao Lourenco is home to an all-wizarding community (containing approximately 1,000 witches and wizards).  It is also home to one of the most popular wizarding resorts.  The Turquoise Resort sits directly on the beach.  The luxurious hotel consists of a mixture of villas and suites and can comfortably accommodate up to 200 guests.  It is home to several restaurants and bars and more can be found in the nearby wizarding village.  The resort also offers both guided tours of both marine and landbased sites and a wide range of activities including a quidditch/quodpot pitch.

http://wikitravel.org/en/Fernando_de_Noronha

This message was last edited by the player at 21:54, Sun 15 Feb 2015.

Liu Bao-Yu
 player, 19 posts
 Chinese Witch from SWI
Sun 15 Feb 2015
at 21:58
Re: Still yet another O.O.C.
That sounds very nice.
Athene Shoe
 player, 1005 posts
 Muggle-born Ravenclaw
 Orphan
Sun 15 Feb 2015
at 22:18
Re: Still yet another O.O.C.
I'm working on my "In the mean time..." post hopefully I'll have it done tonight.
Amanda Davis
 player, 1057 posts
 Pureblooded Ravenclaw
Mon 16 Feb 2015
at 00:11
Re: Still yet another O.O.C.
And for a bit more South American magical flavor, Fernando de Noronha could be home to a large pod of ocean dwelling rather than river dwelling Encantado.

“Encantado means "enchanted one" in Portuguese and refers to a special kind of boto, or long-beaked river dolphin native to the Amazon, that can take human form. Encantados are curious about humans and are especially attracted to big, noisy festivals, which they often attend as musicians, staying in human form for years. How can you recognize one? Look under its hat: They always have bald spots that are actually disguised blowholes. Encantados are usually friendly, but they occasionally hypnotize and kidnap young women and take them back to the Encante, their underground city. Sometimes the women escape and return...pregnant with an Encantado baby.”
Severus Snape
 GM, 971 posts
 Resistance Leader
 Fallen Hero
Mon 16 Feb 2015
at 04:22
Re: Still yet another O.O.C.
Spunds lovely Amanda. Wish I could visit that place! Spunds ideal as a place to resurrect the Surf Ninjas franchise! LOL
Looking forward to in the mean times...

Akane, James is in London all summer if you want to mingle a bit and get into things.
Robert Smith
 player, 814 posts
 Half blood, Hufflepuff
 decent surfer also.
Mon 16 Feb 2015
at 04:57
Re: Still yet another O.O.C.
 Well Robert will be flying back to the US (southern California) and enjoying a few weeks travel with his family and resting then will be volunteering at the magical ocean rescue for sea creatures based out of Huntington Beach Calif.

 While he still has friends back in SoCal i am guessing that he is growing beyond those childhood friends.
Severus Snape
 GM, 972 posts
 Resistance Leader
 Fallen Hero
Mon 16 Feb 2015
at 14:55
Re: Still yet another O.O.C.
Robert - was that post in the In The Mean Time... meant to be more than a copy/paste of the Third Year finals?

Second year finals are the same as they were last year for Kiri and Nik, BTWs.

James will have his up this week sometime. I got Chinese New Year coming up and a ton of free time to kill this cold I got from the cesspit of disease I work in. Kids are cute right until you watch one sneeze into their hands, wipe it on their pants, then come running to hug you... Seriously, you gotta be nice while your cringing and hoping everything you know about microbiology doesn't apply to this case.

Anyway, we get a full on week off for the national holiday in which I will explore by day and try to get some work done on the game by night. I really hope to move us a good ways toward the next year or at least well into the summer.

Hmm, I might post some threads and possible hooks for NPCs to connect with or places for PCs to connect to NPCs.

Lastly, our player from Beauxbatons never logged in again after being added to the game. He is gone as of now and I plan to seek a replacement. If anyone knows someone who would like this game, send them my way. They can fill the Beauxbatons spot or work with me on one of the other schools. That is all.
Athene Shoe
 player, 1007 posts
 Muggle-born Ravenclaw
 Orphan
Mon 16 Feb 2015
at 20:10
Re: Still yet another O.O.C.
Yay!  I finally finished it!  ::victory dance!::
Robert Smith
 player, 815 posts
 Half blood, Hufflepuff
 decent surfer also.
Mon 16 Feb 2015
at 20:26
Re: Still yet another O.O.C.
 My In the Mean Time post is a work in progress, as i get time and a bit of inspiration.
Liu Bao-Yu
 player, 20 posts
 Chinese Witch from SWI
Mon 16 Feb 2015
at 20:53
Re: Still yet another O.O.C.
Sadly I asked the better writers in my HP game. But a spin off game has just started (same game world playing the children of the characters in my game) and they are all HP-ed out. That games doing the typical '100 posts a day' that some high post rate games get. I get exhausted just watching it.

I'll ask again in a week.

I'd just post in Looking for Players each week. Within a month I would expect you to get a good applicant. You don't need them to be here at the start: the camera just didn't shine on them...


@Chinese New Year
My Tai Chi lessons are being seriously disrupted by it. The Sifu is also part of a Lion in a Lion dancing team, and they are busy busy busy right now. I occasionally join in as the 'Cheeky Buddha' which is a lot of fun.
Amanda Davis
 player, 1058 posts
 Pureblooded Ravenclaw
Tue 17 Feb 2015
at 04:59
Re: Still yet another O.O.C.
Robert, are you sure that your character was taking five electives (Ancient Runes, Arithmancy, Magical Langauges, Muggle Studies, and Care of Magical Creatures)?   I thought only Claire was trying to take that many and it is nearly killing her.  If you remember from her earlier posts, she only has time to study, eat, and sleep (and is barely sleeping).  Even Amanda and Athene are only taking four electives.  I could have sworn that your character was just taking three (Magical Langauges, Muggle Studies, and Care of Magical Creatures).

Btw, James.  I think I remember that last year your character was thinking about trying out for the quidditch team.  Is he still interested and, if so, is he planning to try out next year.  It might affect the gift that Amanda will be bringing back for him from South America.

This message was last edited by the player at 05:04, Tue 17 Feb 2015.

Lady Red
 GM, 471 posts
 Queen
 She who must be obeyed
Tue 17 Feb 2015
at 05:18
Re: Still yet another O.O.C.
I think Robert just cut and pasted all the classes for the finals and is still working on his post.  So he'll probably delete those electives he isn't taking when he gets to them.
Amanda Davis
 player, 1059 posts
 Pureblooded Ravenclaw
Tue 17 Feb 2015
at 05:38
Re: Still yet another O.O.C.
Lady Red:
I think Robert just cut and pasted all the classes for the finals and is still working on his post.  So he'll probably delete those electives he isn't taking when he gets to them.


He updated his post this evening and is currently showing grades for all of them, along with his characters reaction to the argument with his girlfriend.

This message had punctuation tweaked by the player at 05:39, Tue 17 Feb 2015.

Severus Snape
 GM, 973 posts
 Resistance Leader
 Fallen Hero
Tue 17 Feb 2015
at 05:41
Re: Still yet another O.O.C.
I am pretty sure both James and Robert were only in three electives. James took Muggle Studies, CoMC, and Magical Languages. I listed all the exams for electives as some are far large gluttons fot punishment.

As for Quidditch, the trials for next years' house team are coming up and as long ad Claire and his friends encourage him, James is going out for chaser or beater. He is vocally on record that seekers are premadonnas and ruin the sport. I will have James' post up in a few hours! Gotta run into work for a bit before the long vacation/holiday.

I like his reaction to the argument... Evil GM ideas are spawned!
Lady Red
 GM, 472 posts
 Queen
 She who must be obeyed
Tue 17 Feb 2015
at 05:55
Re: Still yet another O.O.C.
In reply to Amanda Davis (msg # 805):

Ah I didn't see that he had done that.  As far as I know he has 4 electives: CoMC, Magical Languages, Muggle Studies, and Ancient Runes.
Amanda Davis
 player, 1060 posts
 Pureblooded Ravenclaw
Tue 17 Feb 2015
at 06:11
Re: Still yet another O.O.C.
Severus Snape:
I listed all the exams for electives as some are far large gluttons fot punishment.


Hey now, we were just following the advice of our Head of House and fellow Ravenclaws.  =)

Severus Snape:
As for Quidditch, the trials for next years' house team are coming up and as long ad Claire and his friends encourage him, James is going out for chaser or beater. He is vocally on record that seekers are premadonnas and ruin the sport. I will have James' post up in a few hours! Gotta run into work for a bit before the long vacation/holiday.


Amanda will be happy to encourage him and will even promise to cheer for the Hufflepuffs if he plays, unless they are up against the Ravenclaws.  (Of course, she typically does that anyhow.  But, she doesn't have to remind him about that part.)
Severus Snape
 GM, 974 posts
 Resistance Leader
 Fallen Hero
Tue 17 Feb 2015
at 11:46
Re: Still yet another O.O.C.
Lots of work put into the game today. Whew! Also, line on a new student snagged. We will see how it pans out.
Liu Bao-Yu
 player, 21 posts
 Chinese Witch from SWI
Tue 17 Feb 2015
at 12:17
Re: Still yet another O.O.C.
Hurrah to both. Especially the student
Amanda Davis
 player, 1061 posts
 Pureblooded Ravenclaw
Wed 18 Feb 2015
at 03:23
Re: Still yet another O.O.C.
James, the bit about Valentines day was very cute.  I could almost be jealous of Claire.  =)
Severus Snape
 GM, 975 posts
 Resistance Leader
 Fallen Hero
Wed 18 Feb 2015
at 06:24
Re: Still yet another O.O.C.
I hope it was cute! I rewrote it three time trying to make it perfect until I realized imperfect is perfect! LOL. S'okay I am jealous of James, so... Will give Claire time for her post as well as time for Nik and Kiri if they wish end of hear posts. The. We will move into summ and Bacation posts.
Severus Snape
 GM, 978 posts
 Resistance Leader
 Fallen Hero
Wed 18 Feb 2015
at 17:19
Re: Still yet another O.O.C.
Still haven't decided the fallout of the Aurors situation, but the DADA, Mind Witch, an student leadership for next years are decided.

Look to the Daily Prophet thread for a couple of things here quick.
Lady Red
 GM, 474 posts
 Queen
 She who must be obeyed
Wed 18 Feb 2015
at 17:34
Re: Still yet another O.O.C.
Nik/Robert  Arithmancy is an elective course, not one of the core classes.
Liu Bao-Yu
 player, 22 posts
 Chinese Witch from SWI
Wed 18 Feb 2015
at 17:38
Re: Still yet another O.O.C.
I'd forgotten how much I like Rita Skeeter
Severus Snape
 GM, 980 posts
 Resistance Leader
 Fallen Hero
Wed 18 Feb 2015
at 17:41
Re: Still yet another O.O.C.
She has been an important part of my storytelling so far, as you can see from her various articles. I enjoy writing as her as well from an Literature student point of view. I have introduced many an interesting and important tidbit via her. Amanda usually catches them...

I find I do a lot of my best writing when I think to myself, How can I make this a challenge but not impossible puzzle for Athene, Robert, Claire, and Amanda? I have great players who always challenge my plotting and I hope to have added a few more, too.

EDIt: Also, Kiri and Nik should see post #69 in the Time Changes thread for year two finals.

This message was last edited by the GM at 17:44, Wed 18 Feb 2015.

Nikolous Androus
 player, 186 posts
Wed 18 Feb 2015
at 17:43
Re: Still yet another O.O.C.
 On it.(Msg#814,lady Red)
Severus Snape
 GM, 982 posts
 Resistance Leader
 Fallen Hero
Wed 18 Feb 2015
at 18:23
Re: Still yet another O.O.C.
Okay, I will give Claire a day or two more to post her In the Mean Time... then move on to Summer Vacations. Most of the information for the Summer is up. Tomorrow, I will post the Time Change for the Summer with some more information to react to for Vacations posts.

Everyone, for Vacations posts the new players are more than allowed to post as well. Many of these events are international or you will be in Britian when they occur. Just do what you think is right for your characters.

We will eventually get ourselves to Diagon Alley!

BY the bye, anyone got a good line on Fourth year books? I am a bit researched out at the moment.
Severus Snape
 GM, 983 posts
 Resistance Leader
 Fallen Hero
Thu 19 Feb 2015
at 07:06
Re: Still yet another O.O.C.
K, that was a whopper post. IF there are any questions or concerns, please ask me. otherwise, begin the Summer Vacation stuff. New students can start to post as they see fit in Diagon Alley or the Vacations thread. I will give folks a week or two to get accommodated. There might be another Time Change post as I see developments and such going on during the Vacation times.

Beauxbatons student on the line and in process. Hope to have them mingling soon!
Liu Bao-Yu
 player, 23 posts
 Chinese Witch from SWI
Thu 19 Feb 2015
at 08:24
Re: Still yet another O.O.C.
Just checking the transportation times

Is it only a few hours to get from Sunny South America to Diagon Alley? i.e. can I post there?
Severus Snape
 GM, 985 posts
 Resistance Leader
 Fallen Hero
Thu 19 Feb 2015
at 08:51
Re: Still yet another O.O.C.
That is a good question. I had not considered the complications of internationalness this year... Inwill resolve it in a very obvious fashion shortly...

As for travel, yup it only takes a few hours by Magical Airline, whatever it is named, to arrive in manor international locals like Rio and then normal magical travel speeds from there. So, very quick like.
Liu Bao-Yu
 player, 24 posts
 Chinese Witch from SWI
Thu 19 Feb 2015
at 11:23
Re: Still yet another O.O.C.
I'm planning on doing an 'on the beach' opening post. I was going to put '6pm sometime during the holiday' to make it easy for other people to respond, but then I noticed that you've requested we mark them with a date and time.

So if I'm going to do this, when is a good date to meet up with any one else at Sao Lourenco? (I pretty much have to do it in the evening as my days are very busy)

This message was last edited by the player at 11:43, Thu 19 Feb 2015.

Severus Snape
 GM, 987 posts
 Resistance Leader
 Fallen Hero
Thu 19 Feb 2015
at 11:52
Re: Still yet another O.O.C.
Bao-Yu, if you wanted to specify the place and time of day and a range of dates then you could have anyone drop by while she is there. At the least, I would have an NPC show up to keep you company for a few posts. Remember, summer vacation is not the main show just a place to jump into the game. I do want it to give you new guys time to dry run the characters and get settled in though.

Another avenue would be to write up a post summarizing in broad strokes her summer with specific dates and notes as to when other PCs could encounter her and go from there.

This goes the same for everyone, a broad outline of the summer in the Vacations Thread and then move to IC threads for specific parts of that Vacation.
Liu Bao-Yu
 player, 25 posts
 Chinese Witch from SWI
Thu 19 Feb 2015
at 12:03
Re: Still yet another O.O.C.
Thanks: my range of dates if I get to pick is 'any time after the first week of the summer holiday for most of the summer holiday'. I can then edit it to match the other players. Could you let me know what that would correspond to in sensible units (i.e. Gregorian calendar)?

I like getting my RP voice chatting with other players if that's possible, so if no other player is turning up, I'd probably not worry about posting there.

@Vacations
I mostly covered off the broad outline in the 'in the mean time' thread. Do you want another one focusing in on the vacation itself? If there is going to be (even casual) RPing in the vacation, I'd probably do that after the RP was over, although I can do it now if you want
Severus Snape
 GM, 988 posts
 Resistance Leader
 Fallen Hero
Thu 19 Feb 2015
at 12:16
Re: Still yet another O.O.C.
Finals week in 2021 will run from May 31st to June 4 that year. Students will be sent home on the Hogwarts express Saturday the 5th. So Summer vacation will begin on Monday the 7th kinda. Does that work for dates for you?
Liu Bao-Yu
 player, 26 posts
 Chinese Witch from SWI
Thu 19 Feb 2015
at 12:21
Re: Still yet another O.O.C.
That's the start date: 7th June 2021. When would the end date be: 31st August 2021?

I'll do a post with those, thanks. I can edit it if I get it a bit wrong
Akane Shimazu
 player, 6 posts
 Mahoutokoro
 Kitsune Wizard
Thu 19 Feb 2015
at 12:24
Re: Still yet another O.O.C.
English schools start the first term halfway through the first week of September usually. (for no logical reason that I have ever been able to see)

Although after checking an actual calendar the 1st is a wednesday so that's probably about right.

This message was last edited by the player at 12:27, Thu 19 Feb 2015.

Severus Snape
 GM, 989 posts
 Resistance Leader
 Fallen Hero
Thu 19 Feb 2015
at 12:37
Re: Still yet another O.O.C.
Yes, August 31. Other English schools do not matter, Students arrive at Hogwarts via the Express on the 1st of September (per the books), that is how I have always run things. That is a Wednesday this year and classes begin on Thursday the 2nd of September.
Liu Bao-Yu
 player, 28 posts
 Chinese Witch from SWI
Thu 19 Feb 2015
at 12:38
Re: Still yet another O.O.C.
I seem to have missed finals. So I'm starting my 'vacation' a little early. One of the big wins for having to take the year again!
R. Bethany Allerton-Good
Thu 19 Feb 2015
at 12:49
Re: Still yet another O.O.C.
I would definitely support sulking! You had it hard girl! Whatcha wearing, anything good?
Liu Bao-Yu
 player, 29 posts
 Chinese Witch from SWI
Thu 19 Feb 2015
at 13:06
Re: Still yet another O.O.C.
Hmm.. *ponders*

Probably a bikini: it is Brazil after all. Colour: plain maroon. It's not a 'sexy bikini' (i.e. thin strings and small triangles) it's more a 'sports' bikini as I came to swim and/or fight/dance.

And I am so not sulking! Nicole would just call it 'Diva-ing'.
Severus Snape
 GM, 990 posts
 Resistance Leader
 Fallen Hero
Thu 19 Feb 2015
at 13:06
Re: Still yet another O.O.C.
Added three student from the Beauxbatons delegation. Fourth ought to be along shortly-ish.
R. Bethany Allerton-Good
Thu 19 Feb 2015
at 13:24
Re: Still yet another O.O.C.
In reply to Liu Bao-Yu (msg # 831):

Phah! String Bikinis are NOT sexy. Not inherently. It's the strut not the butt. Know what I mean?

I'd be sulking if it were me... or spear fishing... or playing them drums. You know how I love music.
Liu Bao-Yu
 player, 30 posts
 Chinese Witch from SWI
Thu 19 Feb 2015
at 13:48
Re: Still yet another O.O.C.
Yup.

Mind you that evening I am planning on doing some Samba dancing. There are few better things for practicing your strut! Of course if someone doesn't turn up to take me there, I'll probably just sulk...

The drum is the hardest thing to play there. It drives all the other music. Get the timing wrong and 'whoosh' all the energy goes out of the game.
R. Bethany Allerton-Good
Thu 19 Feb 2015
at 14:07
Re: Still yet another O.O.C.
I understand, Bass Guitar is part of the rhythm section of most bands except maybe punk.

Mmm, Samba! Gonna make me drool thinking about it. If only my oversized feet could hack it, Jade. Sorry. Also, I am in the upper Midwest with *rolls eyes* fa-mi-leee.
Liu Bao-Yu
 player, 31 posts
 Chinese Witch from SWI
Thu 19 Feb 2015
at 14:15
Re: Still yet another O.O.C.
I nearly linked to some 'how to' samba stuff in the previous post to demonstrate my point about the 'strut'.I do like it. Just need a partner to help me do this IC  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Fh6ZGe3Pcs4

And ... you know as well as I do that the oversized feet is an excuse!
R. Bethany Allerton-Good
Thu 19 Feb 2015
at 14:48
Re: Still yet another O.O.C.
*sigh /drool*

Sorry, Jade, big feet might be an excuse, but half a world away definitely works, not that I am not regretting the situation. Ohhh, I wish I could dance like that, You will simply have to teach me when we get to that clammy Scottish place, Hatwards or something. I will teach you other things, like always. We always trade skills right? Humm, of course, I cut my hair last year so that won't be a good trade, any interest in guitars anymore? COuld you imagine how I'll drive all those British girls nuts if I could make my ass move like that?

*wiggles and giggles*
Amanda Davis
 player, 1062 posts
 Pureblooded Ravenclaw
Thu 19 Feb 2015
at 14:56
Re: Still yet another O.O.C.
It looks as though I’m going to have quite a bit to cover in my vacation post(s).  So, even though I’m planning on breaking it up into pre and post South America sections, it may be a day or so before I get my first missive up.  Since we are getting out of school on June 5th and will probably want at least a week or so to finish travel arrangements.  I’ll probably be in South America from late June to mid-July.  That means that I’ll be at the wizarding resort from July 12th – July 18th.

I  should have my saying goodbye in the Great Hall post up today and others will follow.
Liu Bao-Yu
 player, 32 posts
 Chinese Witch from SWI
Thu 19 Feb 2015
at 14:59
Re: Still yet another O.O.C.
@beth
*rolls eyes* *ignores comments*

Guitar good. I mostly play the flute though. Or the Pipa.

@Amanda
Got it.
R. Bethany Allerton-Good
Thu 19 Feb 2015
at 15:27
Re: Still yet another O.O.C.
In reply to Liu Bao-Yu (msg # 839):

*pouts*

Man oh man, I think I missed some fun not porting over to your game when hat orignam SMI game went dead.
Liu Bao-Yu
 player, 33 posts
 Chinese Witch from SWI
Thu 19 Feb 2015
at 16:04
Re: Still yet another O.O.C.
Well it's an adult game, but that's only been about a quarter of the focus... maybe less. Quite a lot of romance, only a little bit of hot steamy stuff.

The spin off game (I'm only in it as Aunty Jade and OOC stuff at the moment) is almost all sex as far as I can see *rolls eyes*

Tell you what though, in a few months I'm getting married in game. I can't remember if I've asked you to attend the wedding.
R. Bethany Allerton-Good
Thu 19 Feb 2015
at 16:23
Re: Still yet another O.O.C.
The adult stuff is not the issu, just missed being Beth.

We shall see. Someday I will get to play HP again and maybe even Beth. I forget why I didn't port over even.
Severus Snape
 GM, 992 posts
 Resistance Leader
 Fallen Hero
Sun 22 Feb 2015
at 10:56
Re: Still yet another O.O.C.
Nice Vacations Post Amanda. I will wait a bit to see some more Vacations threads Posts and then put up James' post as well as some reactions from the universe about it.
Liu Bao-Yu
 player, 34 posts
 Chinese Witch from SWI
Sun 22 Feb 2015
at 10:59
Re: Still yet another O.O.C.
I'm only casually following this game at the moment (IC I wouldn't know much) is there anything I need to read apart from the Daily Prophet thread?
Severus Snape
 GM, 993 posts
 Resistance Leader
 Fallen Hero
Sun 22 Feb 2015
at 11:16
Re: Still yet another O.O.C.
Hmmm, I would say yes, but not sure what. The letters post and Amanda's post seem most pressing for Jade. There was four reports in the Prophet about the real Mrs. Duckworth being found, some scandals surrounding Hogwarts, the Festival being announced. Nthing major though I tend to like to hide plot hooks in such inconsequential posts.
Liu Bao-Yu
 player, 35 posts
 Chinese Witch from SWI
Sun 22 Feb 2015
at 11:58
Re: Still yet another O.O.C.
What is the 'letters post'?

I'll look at vacations, although as I say I'll post mine after I've RPed some in the exotic locations (where I am now is pretty exotic!... kind of wish I was there IRL)

I read the Prophet, but my view is that my character at the moment could care less about scandals like that (are they about important people like movie stars???), so I'm deliberately not putting my 'detective eye' on them. I'll go back if/when I get sucked into 'caring actually quite a lot'!.
Severus Snape
 GM, 994 posts
 Resistance Leader
 Fallen Hero
Sun 22 Feb 2015
at 12:06
Re: Still yet another O.O.C.
Letters post, the one where you got your letter from Hogwarts in the Time Change thread. IT also had some bits for you and such.

I am sure you read it and will deal with it more later, but she had it early in the summer and knowns what she will need for the next year at Hogwarts.
Liu Bao-Yu
 player, 36 posts
 Chinese Witch from SWI
Sun 22 Feb 2015
at 12:10
Re: Still yet another O.O.C.
Sorry I thought by letters you meant the name of a thread.

Got it now thanks.
Severus Snape
 GM, 996 posts
 Resistance Leader
 Fallen Hero
Sun 22 Feb 2015
at 20:01
Re: Still yet another O.O.C.
GM ninja strike! More tomorrow... Or not? Mwahahahah * oughs* oh, I need a glass of water. Got a bit of evil laugh in the wrong tube.
Liu Bao-Yu
 player, 37 posts
 Chinese Witch from SWI
Sun 22 Feb 2015
at 20:35
Re: Still yet another O.O.C.
I see Evil GM Ninja tactics!

I'll probably post after Amanda does (it's been a long day!)

And woot! here we go game starts!
Amanda Davis
 player, 1066 posts
 Pureblooded Ravenclaw
Mon 23 Feb 2015
at 01:41
Re: Still yet another O.O.C.
Two quick questions for a GM.

1.  Would you prefer that I hold off on my second Vacation thread post until after you've had a chance to respond to the first portion?  (Regardless, it will probably be at least a couple of days before the second post).

2.  Is the end of the year dance an end of the school year dance (in May) or an end of the calendar year dance (in December)?  Either way, I think it is very evil of the headmaster to make us spend months trying to decide who to ask and when to ask them.  =)
Athene Shoe
 player, 1013 posts
 Muggle-born Ravenclaw
 Orphan
Mon 23 Feb 2015
at 01:53
Re: Still yet another O.O.C.
Well Athene will have responded to Amanda's queries about makeup and anti itch at the appropriate time in the chronology; mainly giving advice as to the types of places to look for them (since she wouldn't know what brands would be available over there) and what terminology for Mrs. Davis to use.  She's probably mention getting makeup to cover up tattoos given the unusual nature of the color to be covered.

^_^
Amanda Davis
 player, 1068 posts
 Pureblooded Ravenclaw
Mon 23 Feb 2015
at 02:11
Re: Still yet another O.O.C.
::nods::  The amusing thing is that a green rash probably doesn't seem all that odd to witches and wizards.  Amanda and her mother probably thought the reason that people were staring when they checked into the hotel was because of their clothing or just a fear that Amanda might be contagious.
Athene Shoe
 player, 1014 posts
 Muggle-born Ravenclaw
 Orphan
Mon 23 Feb 2015
at 02:22
Re: Still yet another O.O.C.
LOL Too true!
Severus Snape
 GM, 997 posts
 Resistance Leader
 Fallen Hero
Mon 23 Feb 2015
at 06:23
Re: Still yet another O.O.C.
In reply to Amanda Davis (msg # 851):

The end of year ball will be May 1. Let the torture commence. You mY post your second vacations post when you feel you have gathered enough data for it. The summer is very loose in order things. It is why all my posts are dated sk you can lnow what to react to when as you write.

Clear-ish?
Severus Snape
 GM, 998 posts
 Resistance Leader
 Fallen Hero
Mon 23 Feb 2015
at 08:38
Re: Still yet another O.O.C.
Really should be more careful when posting with my phone! Will do more ninja stuff later today. Plotting and planning now how to make ninja stuff secretly important..
Athene Shoe
 player, 1016 posts
 Muggle-born Ravenclaw
 Orphan
Mon 23 Feb 2015
at 14:26
Re: Still yet another O.O.C.
Yeah you need to turn your auto-correct on.  ;)
Severus Snape
 GM, 999 posts
 Resistance Leader
 Fallen Hero
Mon 23 Feb 2015
at 14:46
Re: Still yet another O.O.C.
Yeah, yeah: I am an awful typist and horrible proofreader... I will try better.
Amanda Davis
 player, 1069 posts
 Pureblooded Ravenclaw
Tue 24 Feb 2015
at 06:12
Re: Still yet another O.O.C.
Ganiah:  Just a friendly heads up about something that you probably were unaware of.  I think the last time it was mentioned was in a post over a year ago.  I noticed that you were planning to have your parents be acquainted with the Carrorws and assume that you meant for them to be the parents of Thomas Carrow.  However, Thomas Carrow is an orphan and lives in the magical orphanage with Athene.  If you were wanting to select a family that lives in Hogsmeade, your options are Amanda’s family, Claire’s family, and Roran Thomas’ family or if you want to go with a student that is one year younger than us Cynthia Potage’s family.  Rolf MacNair’s father lives in the groundkeepers hut near Hogwarts (which is within walking distance).

If you were trying to select an NPC that is not particularly fond of the PCs, your options would be Regulus Avery, Lysandra (who now lives with her Lestrange grandparents), and Dolores Yaxley.  Per Snape:  “Lysandra's core are Regulus and Rolf while Dolores and Tomas are more toward her than the Twins.”
Lady Red
 GM, 478 posts
 Queen
 She who must be obeyed
Tue 24 Feb 2015
at 06:31
Re: Still yet another O.O.C.
Actually the Carrows he is staying with are distantly related to Thomas.  Not sure of the exact relationship, but probably at least second cousins.
Amanda Davis
 player, 1070 posts
 Pureblooded Ravenclaw
Tue 24 Feb 2015
at 06:44
Re: Still yet another O.O.C.
Oops.  Sorry about the confusion.  Thanks Lady Red.

I've been curious about something for a while, when people address her do they use your majesty, your grace, or another phrase.
Lady Red
 GM, 479 posts
 Queen
 She who must be obeyed
Tue 24 Feb 2015
at 06:56
Re: Still yet another O.O.C.
In England Your Grace is used for Dukes, Duchesses, and Archbishops.  Your Majesty would be appropriate for Lady Red.  Yeah it's a bit confusing being called Lady Red while being a Queen, but that's the way she likes it and she's the Queen.  ^_^
Severus Snape
 GM, 1000 posts
 Resistance Leader
 Fallen Hero
Tue 24 Feb 2015
at 07:05
Re: Still yet another O.O.C.
Don't forget, as the queen of England she is also Your Eminence since she heads the Church of England. I think that is how it works? Also, she is sort of a dictator and can be called anything she likes. A real sticky wicket as she could change her mind and you end up in the tower!

LOO, The Lady hath spoken her peace on it for now though!
Liu Bao-Yu
 player, 39 posts
 Chinese Witch from SWI
Tue 24 Feb 2015
at 07:44
Re: Still yet another O.O.C.
I believe that unless she is appearing 'in a role', you use  "your majesty". If she is in that role for a formal engagement, I suspect you use that title.

Your Eminence is (I think) Roman Catholic, certainly not Church Of England.  So for instance an Arch Bishop would be 'your most reverend'. If the arch bishop was also (say) a knight it would be 'your most reverend, Sir XXX'.

It's funny that even though she is female, she is a Duke (two Duchies IIRC) not a Duchess.
Amanda Davis
 player, 1072 posts
 Pureblooded Ravenclaw
Tue 24 Feb 2015
at 07:53
Re: Still yet another O.O.C.
::nods::  That certainly makes sense.  If I remember correctly, the muggle Queen of England is still around.  So I wasn’t sure whether or not Lady Red had selected a different method of being addressed to distinguish herself, especially since she goes by Lady Red.  But, as Snape said, since she is dictator she can choose any titles she likes.  Though I doubt someone as wise, gracious, generous, and wonderful as Lady Red would throw someone in the tower just for selecting the wrong term.  =)  Provided that it appeared to be an honest mistake and not an attempt to insult her.
Severus Snape
 GM, 1001 posts
 Resistance Leader
 Fallen Hero
Tue 24 Feb 2015
at 08:31
Re: Still yet another O.O.C.
I can't even remember if I said E2 was still alive and still around or if there is still a crown if it is Charles. Maybe, Lady Red usurped? Who knows what I said or disn't say 4 years ago.
Lady Red
 GM, 480 posts
 Queen
 She who must be obeyed
Tue 24 Feb 2015
at 15:34
Re: Still yet another O.O.C.
I always imagined that Lord Voldemort killed E2 and the immediate royal family in taking over the UK.  Good way to demoralize the muggle rabble after all.

From going back and reading the early posts, it does seem as though Voldemort styled himself more like a Cromwell; in that he was Lord Protector rather than King.
Liu Bao-Yu
 player, 41 posts
 Chinese Witch from SWI
Tue 24 Feb 2015
at 15:53
Re: Still yet another O.O.C.
I'm surprised Lady Red didn't marry Charlie Boy before accidentally killing him. Or one of the younger princes.

It's a really easy way to demonstrate firstly power, and secondly claim legitimacy.
Lady Red
 GM, 481 posts
 Queen
 She who must be obeyed
Tue 24 Feb 2015
at 16:07
Re: Still yet another O.O.C.
Well if Voldemort did kill off the major heirs to the royal throne, Lady Red would have had to gone further down the list to find a marriageable heir to do that.  Not that she couldn't have done that but lets be honest here, if the rest of the royal family was being killed, would you stick around England or GTFO while you could?
Liu Bao-Yu
 player, 42 posts
 Chinese Witch from SWI
Tue 24 Feb 2015
at 16:13
Re: Still yet another O.O.C.
Most people have inertia. The story of the frog in boiling water is a myth, but gets the idea across.

It's a big thing. Right now I have a husband, two kids, a cat. As well as that a job, friends in the community... etc etc...

So *shrug* It would be really hard to move. And is anywhere else going to be any safer would be a big issue
Severus Snape
 GM, 1002 posts
 Resistance Leader
 Fallen Hero
Tue 24 Feb 2015
at 16:19
Re: Still yet another O.O.C.
I might have to consider it and go on the official record on this at some point! Voldy would have had first crack at the Muggle royalty; not sure what he would have done. Any of my friends here who are cannon fans ever seen something that discusses the royal family and magic?

Just curious!
Lady Red
 GM, 482 posts
 Queen
 She who must be obeyed
Tue 24 Feb 2015
at 16:29
Re: Still yet another O.O.C.
responding to Liu:
True, but during a war, flight or fight trumps inertia.

A lot of muggleborn witches and wizards also fled the UK since Voldemort was killing them too.

I imagine a lot of them fled to Canada or Europe.

responding to Snape:
I don't think the royal family was ever mentioned in the books, but we do know that the Prime Minister did know about the magic world.  No official word as to whether or not the Queen was also in on the secret.
Amanda Davis
 player, 1073 posts
 Pureblooded Ravenclaw
Tue 24 Feb 2015
at 16:50
Re: Still yet another O.O.C.
::Nods in agreement with Lady Red::   Unless something was posted on pottermore, there is very little cannon information about the Royal Family.  According to a quick google search, there is nothing in any of the books.  There is a small reference in one of the films (there is an image of a document saying that her corgi was turned into a hamster).

Semi-cannon:
There was a sketch made to celebrate the Queen's 80th Birthday. When her handbag goes missing, the muggle Prime Minister directs a message to Hogwarts to help return it. Although there's no special mention of the Queen actually communicating with wizards, Harry Hill takes the part of The Keeper of Her Majesty's Owls, suggesting that the Crown not only knows about the Wizarding world but also has a semi-regular method of communication.  A Youtube search of Harry Potter and the Queen’s handbag should pull it up.

There is tons of fan-fiction relating to the question.  But it goes all sorts of different ways.  The most common assumption is that the Royal family is a mostly squib line that produces the occasional magical child.
Severus Snape
 GM, 1003 posts
 Resistance Leader
 Fallen Hero
Tue 24 Feb 2015
at 16:52
Re: Still yet another O.O.C.
Oh, I meant good fanfic mentioning the royal family. I don't read fanfic for anything anymore except what I write I guess. This game counts as fanfic, right? Looking for inspiration in case the royals ever matter or something. I mean, the Hannover Dynasty has been going since the 1700s or so! And Hogwarts has been going since before the Norman Invasion! You telling em some muggle royalty or nobles weren't magical folk along the ways?

@Amanda- interesting...
Severus Snape
 GM, 1004 posts
 Resistance Leader
 Fallen Hero
Wed 25 Feb 2015
at 18:17
Re: Still yet another O.O.C.
KK, we got peeps going in all directions for a bit here which is fine. James will post tomorrow. Still waiting for Claire and such in the Vacations. Will post something for Robert shortly.
Amanda Davis
 player, 1077 posts
 Pureblooded Ravenclaw
Fri 27 Feb 2015
at 18:30
Re: Still yet another O.O.C.
Okay, I think that should cover the rest of the overview of Amanda's Summer.  If I've forgotten anything that needs to be addressed please let me know.

Jade, I've not forgotten about you and plan to have another post up in our thread later today.
Severus Snape
 GM, 1008 posts
 Resistance Leader
 Fallen Hero
Sun 1 Mar 2015
at 07:58
Re: Still yet another O.O.C.
Alright, this is dragging a bit. I'll try to wrap up the bits I am involved in and will ignore what others have chosen to ignore. Sometime this coming week I will post for everyone to move to Diagon Alley.

Internationals, there was a tour of the school on August 15th lead by James around Hogsmeade village, then up to the castle, and around the grounds. Parents were welcome. It was a lovely scottish summer day, yaddayaddayadda.

Amanda, Claire, Athene, and others met at Madame Puddifoot's the day before for tea and catchup!

Anyone want to enter any details into the logboooks?

Robert, Right around August 21st Headmaster Snape and James arrived at the Smiths residence, with notice, for supper.  James stays on afterwards until the Smiths bring Robert back to England for school.

We will be mingling in Diagon Alley soon. I may or may not blow up Ice Cream Shops, rob the bank, murder Rita Skeeter, or any other mischief I may have planned for the new year. Hint, I like Rita too much to bump her off. I probably won't do the other things either.
Liu Bao-Yu
 player, 48 posts
 Chinese Witch from SWI
Sun 1 Mar 2015
at 18:18
Re: Still yet another O.O.C.
quote:
But, that didn’t change the fact that the Headmaster was going to kill her.


Just so you know... I now have coffee over my keyboard. I blame you Amanda...
Amanda Davis
 player, 1083 posts
 Pureblooded Ravenclaw
Sun 1 Mar 2015
at 19:16
Re: Still yet another O.O.C.
I appologize for the coffee on your keyboard.  =)
Claire Cowlings
 player, 897 posts
Sun 1 Mar 2015
at 23:47
Re: Still yet another O.O.C.
We'll post later this evening.  THis final project is kicking my butt.  Sorry
Ganiah Nkosi
 player, 6 posts
Mon 2 Mar 2015
at 02:22
Re: Still yet another O.O.C.
I've been sick as a dog all weekend. I'll add a post about the pre-school tour tomorrow! Then perhaps one last swing through Diagon Alley to get last second items that might have been hard to find in Africa
Severus Snape
 GM, 1009 posts
 Resistance Leader
 Fallen Hero
Mon 2 Mar 2015
at 08:17
Re: Still yet another O.O.C.
Posted something for you in diagon Ganiah. Respond when you can before I kick off the last day of vacation.
Amanda Davis
 player, 1087 posts
 Pureblooded Ravenclaw
Tue 3 Mar 2015
at 16:11
Re: Still yet another O.O.C.
Does anyone remember where the first year books are listed?  I was able to find a the posts relating to the books for third and fourth year.  But, they both say that we're using most of the same books as we had been in the previous years.  I was trying to find the title of our potions book and to see if it was written by Professor Clearwater.  I've tried looking in the Time Changes, In the Meantime, Diagon Alley, Potions Classroom, and the first OCC threads, but I'm not having much luck.
Severus Snape
 GM, 1010 posts
 Resistance Leader
 Fallen Hero
Tue 3 Mar 2015
at 16:42
Re: Still yet another O.O.C.
I believe that for year one, I used the standard list of books from HP cannon, but I am not sure. I do not think I started to modify the books until second year. The only book I might have changed first year was the DADA book, but I can't seem to find any indication of this.

So, there is a post early in Diagon Alley with a list in it that seems to work by Evageline Kapplehoff that works.
Amanda Davis
 player, 1088 posts
 Pureblooded Ravenclaw
Tue 3 Mar 2015
at 16:55
Re: Still yet another O.O.C.
Thank you.  I just wanted to make sure I wasn't missing anything.
Amanda Davis
 player, 1092 posts
 Pureblooded Ravenclaw
Thu 5 Mar 2015
at 21:52
Re: Still yet another O.O.C.
Severus Snape:
Alright, this is dragging a bit. I'll try to wrap up the bits I am involved in and will ignore what others have chosen to ignore. Sometime this coming week I will post for everyone to move to Diagon Alley.

Internationals, there was a tour of the school on August 15th lead by James around Hogsmeade village, then up to the castle, and around the grounds. Parents were welcome. It was a lovely scottish summer day, yaddayaddayadda.

Amanda, Claire, Athene, and others met at Madame Puddifoot's the day before for tea and catchup!


While I've been having fun posting with Jade in the International, Exotic, and other Non-School Related Locales, I'm also fine with moving along to Diagon Alley whenever your ready.  Or, I could post to both threads for a bit if there is anything else Jade or Oscar would like to play out.
Liu Bao-Yu
 player, 56 posts
 Chinese Witch from SWI
Thu 5 Mar 2015
at 22:01
Re: Still yet another O.O.C.
We are at a sensible place to stop I think.

Diagon alley is fine
Severus Snape
 GM, 1011 posts
 Resistance Leader
 Fallen Hero
Fri 6 Mar 2015
at 05:46
Re: Still yet another O.O.C.
I am going to advance to Diagon Alley tomorrow, Saturday, my time. You can keep up with your conversation if you wish.
Liu Bao-Yu
 player, 57 posts
 Chinese Witch from SWI
Fri 6 Mar 2015
at 06:59
Re: Still yet another O.O.C.
Today is a crazy busy day IRL. The focus of about three months work. I might get to post, I might not.
Amanda Davis
 player, 1097 posts
 Pureblooded Ravenclaw
Sun 8 Mar 2015
at 20:46
Re: Still yet another O.O.C.
I’m sitting here reading an amusing piece of Harry Potter fanfiction  (https://www.fanfiction.net/s/4...-the-Improbable-Plot) which is really tempting me to edit my last post to add in a boy defacing/correcting some of the books.

Scorpius Malfoy and the Improbable Plot:
"And you," Harry said, turning on the skinny, bespectacled, bushy-haired boy. "No more writing in text books. I don't care if the questions are badly worded or the information is wrong, d'you hear? I will not pay another two hundred galleons for ruined books just because you cannot restrain yourself."

"Grphlmbrk," Hugo muttered in annoyed acquiescence, ducking his head and shoving his glasses back up his long nose when they started sliding down. Harry smiled tightly.


Scorpius Malfoy and the Improbable Plot:
"Albus, Scorpius, James. No going near Knockturn Alley. No loud arguments and no 'accidentally' starting tavern brawls. No tormenting the girls. No stealing Hugo's glasses and not giving them back until he says 'ain't', you know it makes him cry for days. No feeding the girls sugar and setting them loose on your enemies. No eating sugar yourselves, I do not want to deal with vomit today and I know how you get. I do not want to see anything like last summer's Broom Incident, and trust me, neither does anyone else, I think you scarred the entire world for life. Scorpius, James, no selling forgeries of my autograph this time, no, not even to Hufflepuffs. Al, no covering for them when they inevitably do."

"I wouldn't--" Al started, all innocence and hurt feelings, but Harry just gave him a Look (Lily had, just possibly, come by her tendency of practicing facial expressions in the mirror honestly) and the young Slytherin shrugged in silent and utterly faked resignation.

"And all of you, for the very last time, and I really mean it this summer, I don't care if I laughed the last time or the time before that or, you know, every single time you've done it: no kidnapping any goblins."


Scorpius Malfoy and the Improbable Plot:
At least this time Harry caught Hugo before he defaced more than three texts—though Victoire, damn her, was helping him ("What is this nonsense, the Sticking Charm doesn't work that way at all, hand me a red pen, I'll tell them how it's done!"). He even managed to snag Rose before she could free a few extremely dangerous tomes that were chained to their shelves for very good reasons, like them being man-eating and made up of undiluted papery evil.

This message was last edited by the player at 00:53, Mon 09 Mar 2015.

Severus Snape
 GM, 1013 posts
 Resistance Leader
 Fallen Hero
Mon 9 Mar 2015
at 15:48
Re: Still yet another O.O.C.
Rough Day; bed; post tomorrow; witty comments about Amanda's reference.

Nite!
Amanda Davis
 player, 1099 posts
 Pureblooded Ravenclaw
Wed 11 Mar 2015
at 01:19
Re: Still yet another O.O.C.
Ganiah Nkosi:  I noticed in your post that you are planning to head to the familiar store.  If you'd like the chance to get to talk with one of the PCs, please feel free to assume that Amanda is still there when you arrive.
Severus Snape
 GM, 1014 posts
 Resistance Leader
 Fallen Hero
Wed 11 Mar 2015
at 05:55
Re: Still yet another O.O.C.
AWESOME! Okay, I will update in about 8 hours, after work. Still, looking good. Oh, and beware of plot bubbles. They can be ANYWHERE!

Heehee, Xenatia hasn't mentioned yet that she will be a prefect next year, has she?

Claire, I may be misremembering, but who is Claire's Grandmum?
Severus Snape
 GM, 1015 posts
 Resistance Leader
 Fallen Hero
Thu 12 Mar 2015
at 17:32
Re: Still yet another O.O.C.
Planning to update tomorrow.

Looking at you Ice Cream shop group!
Claire Cowlings
 player, 902 posts
Thu 12 Mar 2015
at 19:39
Re: Still yet another O.O.C.
Charlotte 'Lottie' Parker, the local midwife/potioneer.
Athene Shoe
 player, 1026 posts
 Muggle-born Ravenclaw
 Orphan
Thu 12 Mar 2015
at 20:29
Re: Still yet another O.O.C.
Would she be referred to as Ms. Parker?
Akane Shimazu
 player, 10 posts
 Mahoutokoro
 Kitsune Wizard
Fri 13 Mar 2015
at 01:39