OOC part the fourth part (or is it fifth?)   Posted by Hogwarts Academy.Group: 0
Serena Black
 player, 6 posts
 Ravenclaw
Sat 12 Sep 2015
at 14:14
OOC part the fourth part (or is it fifth?)
I can easily edit of course and I should have said that you were the other girl instead of saying, 'the other girl'. My bad there.

I could take it back to where she is excusing herself and you can stop her, if that works.
R. Bethany Allerton-Good
Sat 12 Sep 2015
at 14:23
Re: OOC part the fourth part (or is it fifth?)
Serena Black:
I could take it back to where she is excusing herself and you can stop her, if that works.


This. This is the officially sanctioned course of action.
Liu Bao-Yu
 player, 101 posts
 Chinese Witch from SWI
Sat 12 Sep 2015
at 14:37
Re: OOC part the fourth part (or is it fifth?)
I'd like that. Thank you.
Serena Black
 player, 7 posts
 Ravenclaw
Sat 12 Sep 2015
at 14:40
Re: OOC part the fourth part (or is it fifth?)
Let me do a little edit then and since we have the approval of our GM. It would be my pleasure.
Serena Black
 player, 8 posts
 Ravenclaw
Sat 12 Sep 2015
at 15:04
Re: OOC part the fourth part (or is it fifth?)
Edited.
R. Bethany Allerton-Good
Sat 12 Sep 2015
at 17:40
Re: OOC part the fourth part (or is it fifth?)
Will reply in the morning, bed time for me!
Serena Black
 player, 10 posts
 Ravenclaw
Sat 12 Sep 2015
at 17:42
Re: OOC part the fourth part (or is it fifth?)
No problems here for me and I am hopefully getting into the role of Serena. She is so far removed from most of my characters that it isn't funny. But I mean that in a good way. lol
Liu Bao-Yu
 player, 104 posts
 Chinese Witch from SWI
Sat 12 Sep 2015
at 18:35
Re: OOC part the fourth part (or is it fifth?)
Bao-Yu is my 'main' character. But she's about 19 now and getting married real soon... So it's fun going back to this time in her life. She's being a bit of a weed as well which is fun all by itself
Serena Black
 player, 11 posts
 Ravenclaw
Sat 12 Sep 2015
at 18:42
Re: OOC part the fourth part (or is it fifth?)
Cool...and I am getting myself slowly into the shoes of Serena...trying to do the kind of flirty polite course though most of the flirty is unintentional. It is more her nature than her normal way.
Liu Bao-Yu
 player, 105 posts
 Chinese Witch from SWI
Sat 12 Sep 2015
at 18:56
Re: OOC part the fourth part (or is it fifth?)
Unintentional...right...
Serena Black
 player, 12 posts
 Ravenclaw
Sat 12 Sep 2015
at 19:03
Re: OOC part the fourth part (or is it fifth?)
Well, sort of considering that the GM said that is something that Serena has no control over. She just oozes sex appeal.
Athene Shoe
 player, 1055 posts
 Muggle-born Ravenclaw
 Orphan
Sun 13 Sep 2015
at 03:33
Re: OOC part the fourth part (or is it fifth?)
Wow get a bit busy for a few days and things explode!  Now I have to go over them with a fine tooth comb to make sure Athene isn't missing any part of the conversation.  LOL
Severus Snape
 GM, 1040 posts
 Resistance Leader
 Fallen Hero
Fri 18 Sep 2015
at 15:39
Re: OOC part the fourth part (or is it fifth?)
Will get an update out tomorrow if you want to try and post before then!
Amanda Davis
 player, 1143 posts
 Pureblooded Ravenclaw
Tue 22 Sep 2015
at 12:27
Re: OOC part the fourth part (or is it fifth?)
A quick question before I head off to work, and an IC post after I get home.

In Harry Potter’s era, it appears as though there were approximately 280 (10 x 4 x 7) students in the school.  Due to the war and the result of the events in second year, the school is smaller now.  It appears to be closer to 200 [(8 x 4 x 7) – the students who left or choose not to attend due to the incident in the chamber].  Does that sound about right?
Severus Snape
 GM, 1041 posts
 Resistance Leader
 Fallen Hero
Tue 22 Sep 2015
at 16:51
Re: OOC part the fourth part (or is it fifth?)
I will concede that point. Yes, attendance at Hogwarts has dropped the last two decades for various reasons. IT is at about 8 students per house per year, yes.
Liu Bao-Yu
 player, 107 posts
 Chinese Witch from SWI
Tue 22 Sep 2015
at 18:14
Re: OOC part the fourth part (or is it fifth?)
It really isn't a lot of wizards/witches is it?

Say that's 50 a year in the UK, and wizards an witches live an average of a hundred years (Dumbledore was 150 apparently) then there are only a few hundred... maybe a thousand...wizards and witches.

I got the feeling that 'Hogwarts was it' for the UK. The other schools were different countries.
Asuka VillaLobos
 player, 7 posts
Tue 22 Sep 2015
at 18:19
Re: OOC part the fourth part (or is it fifth?)
That does seem quite small considering how many are seen at the ministry and the like. Especially if there are only 2 smaller schools in Europe, one in Russia. Two in East Asia (China has over a billion people so compared to the UK their school should be massive?)
Amanda Davis
 player, 1144 posts
 Pureblooded Ravenclaw
Tue 22 Sep 2015
at 18:29
Re: OOC part the fourth part (or is it fifth?)
During Harry Potter’s time, there were approximately 5,000 (50 x 100), witches and wizards in Great Britain.  (I have links to a few interesting analysis/commentaries about that if you’re interested).  The number is a bit smaller now.   It does make sense when you consider how few teachers and staff there are at Hogwarts compared to the average muggle school.  But, I regularly have to remind myself of how small Hogsmeade and the magical community is and how that affects Amanda’s activities, who she knows, etc.  Basically, it’s the equivalent of living in a very small town where everyone is at least familiar with everyone else.
Asuka VillaLobos
 player, 8 posts
Tue 22 Sep 2015
at 18:33
Re: OOC part the fourth part (or is it fifth?)
Then, considering the UK's population, would that make China and India's wizard population close to 200,000? And would they require far more schools in that part of the world?

It always amazes me when I actually see the population numbers from those two countries.

This message was last edited by the player at 18:35, Tue 22 Sept 2015.

Athene Shoe
 player, 1057 posts
 Muggle-born Ravenclaw
 Orphan
Tue 22 Sep 2015
at 18:47
Re: OOC part the fourth part (or is it fifth?)
Sounds about right.  And it's not so much that there are only three schools in Europe, but that those three are the big three.  There are probably smaller schools around.  Just like the schools being used for this year's event are the big "Ivy League" schools of their countries.
Liu Bao-Yu
 player, 108 posts
 Chinese Witch from SWI
Tue 22 Sep 2015
at 20:35
Re: OOC part the fourth part (or is it fifth?)
It's not clear that magic isn't genetic. For example it's common in fantasy literature to have 'England and Ireland' (especially ireland) be 'particularly magical'.

I think it's up to the story teller (or GM) to decide how many wizards there are in those countries. Obviously as a Chinese PC I like the idea that we have more wizards and witches than any other country!
Athene Shoe
 player, 1058 posts
 Muggle-born Ravenclaw
 Orphan
Tue 22 Sep 2015
at 21:02
Re: OOC part the fourth part (or is it fifth?)
I see it as genetic/epigenetic thing.  Multiple genes needed to be present and their epigenetic markers to turn them on and off (The high squib count in overly inbred purebloods for an example of the "off" position).  There would also be epigenetic markers for intensity of the innate magic in each witch/wizard.

I see the squibs happening as a way to return more of the magic genes to the muggle gene pool, where they mix and rematch after generations to give rise to new "muggleborns".  Keeps the gene pool from stagnating.  ^_^
Amanda Davis
 player, 1145 posts
 Pureblooded Ravenclaw
Wed 23 Sep 2015
at 01:58
Re: OOC part the fourth part (or is it fifth?)
The GMs description of Kunlun implies that China probably has one of the largest magical populations.  Kulun is the only school with multiple satellite campuses.

quote:
Kunlun: Located on Jade Mountain, the whole of which is unplottable, and this is the singularly oldest school of wizardry in the world. It was founded by Huangdi, grandson to the Yellow Emperor himself. The school is also, without peer, the greatest magical school in the world. It in no way fails to measure up. Kunlun has many satellite campuses which have specialties and accept a variety of students, but the main campus accept only pureblooded wizards and occasional half-bloods if the magical lineage is old enough with unimpeachable talents. All other students are sent to the satellites. The school teaches a variety of Buddhist, Taoist, and Confucian philosophies and has an eclectic array of magical courses. It has the most elective courses of any magical schools in the world and students are pushed hard to master many subjects.


Salem sounds as though it might be quite large as well.  It's building was described as "massive on the inside."

India's magical school is probably huge as well.  But, not one we are likely to be introduced to this year.

It wouldn't surprise me to learn that Hogwarts is one of the smallest magical schools (at least among those participating in the cultural exchange.)

This message was last edited by the player at 02:00, Wed 23 Sept 2015.

Severus Snape
 GM, 1042 posts
 Resistance Leader
 Fallen Hero
Wed 23 Sep 2015
at 02:14
Re: OOC part the fourth part (or is it fifth?)
Hehe, I am not overly knowledgeable of what may or may not have bern spoken of in the canon HP, but Hogwart's is one of the smallest of the school's represented. Durmstrangs and Beauxbatons being a bit bigger as well. I am going on the fundamental assumption that a certain percentage of the world's population is magical like with genetic drift. Some pockets have higher concentrations of the trait and others less. There would also be slight variations in it. However, since it is magic, I admit to some small epiphenomenal McGuffins in there. We might think Celtic backgrounds are more mystical but then so are Austrian Aboriginals and Tibetans and such, yeah? Anyway, I don't think about it too much and IC chatter is a lot of fun too! Will be moving things along in a few days, so chat on the train!

This message was last edited by the GM at 02:56, Wed 23 Sept 2015.

Robert Smith
 player, 833 posts
 Half blood, Hufflepuff
 decent surfer also.
Thu 24 Sep 2015
at 13:50
Re: OOC part the fourth part (or is it fifth?)
 Small is better for learning i think.

 I am curious, who is in my compartment on the train?, i dont want to include anyone in any conversation that is in a different compartment.

 Of course with the magic of dimensional space, i guess each compartment could fit as many students as wants to enter that compartment.