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First names were most often used by childhood or school friends. If the friendship was made after school age, first names would only really be used by women. Men were far more likely to refer to their friends by their surnames, a mark of familiarity. — Documentation


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Carson Bixby for Sloane Bixby. You can take the middle-aged man out of quidd—oh, apparently you can't.
Separating was also not a great idea, though they weren't doing great at staying together anyway. If she were to volunteer to be the human sacrifice.. well... Hogsmeade had plenty of debutantes anyway...

Barnabas Skeeter in CYOA: Group D


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Well-Traveled

Complete threads set in ten different forum locations. Threads must have at least ten posts, and three must be your own. Character accounts cannot be combined.

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Acquaint Yourself
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Want to know more about us? All of the information as to how the game is run can be found here. Click here for the index!
Character Development
15 Topics   |   101 Posts
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Character Directory by Lycoris Dempsey
1 hour ago

Any topics regarding character development can be found inside. If you need to claim and/or reserve something, the lists can be found inside.

Pre-Made Characters
Applications
431 Topics   |   844 Posts
Last Post
Gilbert Whitechapel by Aldous Crouch
2 hours ago

Ready to join us? Post your application here. Accepted and Abandoned applications are stored inside as well.

Accepted, Abandoned
Helping Hand
18 Topics   |   108 Posts
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Student Updates 1888 [Important!] by Charming
August 4, 2018 – 1:33 PM

Need a bit of help? Our maintenance requests, guest help and member suggestions forum are located here.

Guest Help, Questions & Suggestions

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Announcements
8 Topics   |   42 Posts
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August 2018 by Elsie Beauregard
August 10, 2018 – 1:45 AM

Keep up to date with the latest happenings by reading our announcements.
Contests & Events
38 Topics   |   210 Posts
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August 1888 by Hudson Podmore
August 4, 2018 – 4:05 PM

Information regarding our monthly contests and events can be found inside.

Past Contests & Events, Stamp Station
Charmers' Chit Chat
146 Topics   |   1,374 Posts
Last Post
Absences by Aldous Crouch
2 hours ago

Out of character discussions, graphics, and postlogs should all be directed here.

A Charming Book Club, Character Logs, Games, Graphics
Plottage
113 Topics   |   999 Posts
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Lonely Threads by Tybalt Kirke
Yesterday – 4:11 PM

A forum where you can post specific plot ideas to get feedback, find interested members and create all sorts of awesome plots! Networking requests to establish relationships with other characters should be posted in the appropriate subforum.

Networking

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Quill & Ink
230 Topics   |   1,352 Posts
Anything your characters may need to write down.

Journals, Post, Homework Assignments
The Daily Prophet
65 Topics   |   102 Posts
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Argus Scrimgeour Sentenced by Daily Prophet
August 7, 2018 – 3:28 PM

Extra! Extra! Read all about it! The Daily Prophet covers all IC happenings that are worth mentioning to the rest of the wizarding society. Any article published can (and probably will) be read by other characters in the game. To learn more or submit articles, click here.
Witch Weekly
24 Topics   |   135 Posts
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Issue #192 - Belby Responsible For Werewolf Attack? by Witch Weekly
August 12, 2018 – 11:09 AM

Witch Weekly is a tabloid magazine geared toward witches who are inclined to gossip. It is considered a bit frivolous and can be frowned upon in upper-crust circles (as gossip is unladylike) but has a rather high readership just the same. WW is published every Sunday. To contribute, click here.

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Hogsmeade Station
1 Topics   |   5 Posts
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Home Again by Acacia Ruskin
August 6, 2018 – 1:49 AM

The only train station that travels to and from Hogwarts, Hogsmeade Station is your one-stop-shop for all transportation needs. Almost kitschy in atmosphere, the station is made of big, melodramatic archways and high, vaulted ceilings that serve little purpose. The colors tend to be equally gaudy, and artwork, upholstery, trains, and floor tiles range in color from royal purple to neon orange. A handful of restaurants and gift shops can also be found within.
High Street
56 Topics   |   392 Posts
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An Elephant In The Room by J. Alfred Darrow
9 hours ago

Bursting with activity at all hours of the day, every respectable (or not) establishment can be found along this avenue, wide enough to accommodate the constant rush of pedestrians and carriages. The Three Broomsticks, Ollivander's and many other businesses can be found in varying states of occupation all day and all night.

Hogsmeade Hall, Hogsmeade Hospital, Hogsmeade Memorial Ballroom, The Hog's Head, The Painted Lady, The Three Broomsticks
Wellingtonshire
20 Topics   |   148 Posts
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This Year by Killian Macmillan
10 hours ago

A cut above all of the rest, Wellingtonshire is the residential district for those of considerable wealth. Though the houses are tightly compacted and built somewhat like miner's homes, the outer facades are deceiving. Enchanted to hold more than they ought, the homes of Wellingtonshire are exceptionally and intimidatingly grand on the inside, and few pedestrians litter the immaculately kept streets for fear of being thought of as potential thieves.
Padmore Park
13 Topics   |   77 Posts
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The Words by Odira Potter
August 10, 2018 – 12:53 AM

Padmore Park is a green expanse located next to North Bartonburg and the Black Lake. Greenery is spread all around with bright and colorful flowers sprinkled thickly. Among the sprawling grass and shady copse of twisted trees are paved paths, for walking or bicycling. Benches are scattered through the park. Several decorated boats are enchanted to give lazy and gentle rides around the pond, though the spells are not strong enough to resist the tampering of troublemakers. Several families of ducks have decided to make the park their home, as have dozens of songbirds. In the evenings, the park is lit up by golden orbs that levitate above the walking paths. They have been known to become attached to a person and to try to follow them home. A person of any class is welcome here, though most stick to their own social circles and ignore the rest.
Bartonburg
22 Topics   |   187 Posts
Home of the middle class, the Bartonburg District is a modest but extremely dense bit of Hogsmeade, holding more than half of its inhabitants in a series of townhouses that all interconnect in various, confusing ways. Homes are known to be stacked aslant on top of one another, though naturally the magic ingrained into the architecture makes the homes of the Bartonburg District sturdy, cozy, and just big enough for your average family.
Pennyworth
0 Topics   |   0 Posts

Redeveloped in 1886, this district boasts a cleaner, safer quality of living for the working class. Well-lit by gaslights and with ample curb appeal, Pennyworth is not affordable to all members of the working class. (For specifics on residency, see here.)
The Slums
2 Topics   |   15 Posts
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The Family In The Fog by Frederick Townsend
August 10, 2018 – 10:06 PM

The Slums are just as glamorous as they sound. Small, squat buildings line the streets, which are littered with garbage and muck. Though during the day The Slums are unpleasant, it's the night which really gives the area a bad name — even those who live here are rarely seen outdoors after nightfall, as the shadiest of characters can be found in every nook and cranny.

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The Black Lake
2 Topics   |   2 Posts
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And Then There Was One by Loretta Browne
August 4, 2018 – 3:54 AM

Cold and mysterious, the Black Lake looks exactly the way it sounds - the depths in the middle of the lake are so deep that the water takes on a blackish hue. Closer to shore the bluer the water is. Within its depths live a colony of merfolk, a giant squid, various grindylows, and unknown other aquatic species.
The Forbidden Forest
2 Topics   |   20 Posts
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Things That Go Bump In The Night by Lyra Potter
August 10, 2018 – 5:26 PM

Thick and dark, the Forbidden Forest offers many dangers for those adventurous enough to breech its borders. Magical creatures of all kinds call the forest home, though not all are friendly. Please note that Hogwarts students are strictly forbidden from entering the forest, and risk punishment from the Headmaster. Enter the forest at your own risk.

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Castle Grounds
4 Topics   |   53 Posts
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Coming Down by Handsome Whitledge
August 12, 2018 – 6:37 AM

As wide and varied as the rooms of the school itself, the school grounds extend for what seems like eternity. However, there are certain landmarks students learn to identify as the brink of permissible exploration. Overall, the grounds are beautiful, even with its occasionally violently vile quirks.
The Great Hall
11 Topics   |   96 Posts
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Scrawled Up Against the Wall by Elliot Carmichael
August 11, 2018 – 8:31 PM

When not being used for meals, the hall is a common place for students to meet in order to talk, study, and generally mingle. The room is amorphous in appearance: the ceiling is alternately starlit, filled by floating candles, garnished with garishly opulent colors, or decorated for the holidays. The tapestries on the walls likewise change depending on the headmaster's mood. The only solid features are the four tables for the four houses, the staff table at the front of the room, and the headmaster's podium.
Corridors
5 Topics   |   68 Posts
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Crunch Time by Sisse Thompsett
Yesterday – 10:54 PM

The corridors of Hogwarts are just as varied as the classrooms - some are wide, some narrow, some tall, some you have to duck in order to pass through and some seem to shift direction as you pass by. They lead to the different rooms in the castle, while some lead to nothing at all.

Classrooms, Library, Hospital Wing
Upper Levels
2 Topics   |   20 Posts
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On the Eve of Disaster by Benjamin Turner
August 12, 2018 – 5:09 PM

The higher levels of the castle consist of a smattering of towers, including the highest-reaching point of Hogwarts, the Astronomy Tower. The Gryffindor and Ravenclaw Common Rooms can also be found up here, as can the North Tower.

Gryffindor Tower, Ravenclaw Tower
Lower Levels
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Bargaining by Elijah Urquart
Yesterday – 2:01 PM

The lower levels of the castle are located underground. The basement is the first level where the Hufflepuff Common Room can be found alongside the kitchens. Below the basement are the dungeons. Underneath the Black Lake, the dungeons are as ominous and chilly as they sound and their labyrinthine passages are almost identical in appearance, making it easy to get lost. Besides the Slytherin Common Room, the dungeons also contain the potions classroom and the Potion Master's office. Other, less frequently used rooms, can be found in the dungeons and are sometimes used for detentions, among other things.

Hufflepuff Den, Slytherin Dungeon

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Hawthorne Hollow
7 Topics   |   348 Posts
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Keeping Pace by Dionisia Tweedy
Yesterday – 2:41 AM

The area around Irvingly is filled with a lush forest. Set about a mile into the forest is Lake Greer, a lake nearly the same size as the town itself. It holds freshwater fish of the non magical variety. The hollow offers room to hunt, forage and explore. Meadows are woven in and out of it at random. The northwest section possesses steep hills and small mountains that are accompanied by valleys and creeks throughout.

Podmore Zoological Gardens, Church of St. Fergus
Swallowbury District
14 Topics   |   217 Posts
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A Fork in the Road by Castor Allaway
August 13, 2018 – 3:49 PM

The north side of Irvingly is decidedly different than the south. While the muggles had solid homes built for them, the magical residents were left to their own devices when it came to shelter. Homes of different styles and skill levels have been erected. Magic is not allowed on the streets even in the north side, so wizards have to be careful to keep such things inside the privacy of their homes.
Salem Square
18 Topics   |   288 Posts
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All Wet by Atticus Sharpe
1 hour ago

The commercial district lies in the very heart of Irvingly. The casino and the home and office of the Magical Liaison are set at the very center, a perfect location for neutrality. Over time, more and more businesses have grown around them, and a large, open area lies just in front. For more information on Irvingly, see here.

Irvingly Casino, Chance D'Amour, The Irvingly Arms, Irvingly Infirmary, Irvingly Schoolhouse
Dovecote District
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Originally made of poorly built ramshackle huts, the south side of Irvingly has since been remade into neat and organized red brick and stone two story homes that are identical in appearance. The muggles tend to stick to this side of the town in order to avoid running into the magic folk.

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London
36 Topics   |   268 Posts
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You've Got Something by J. Alfred Darrow
1 hour ago

The largest city in Britain—larger even than the muggles know. With several magical side streets accessible only to those who know they are there, the city boasts the most commercial magic activity outside of Hogsmeade.

St Mungo's Hospital for Magical Maladies & Injuries, Crowdy Memorial Library of Writing & Witchcraft, The Museum of Magical Miscellany, The Augurey Beak Cafe
Ministry of Magic Offices
10 Topics   |   63 Posts
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Political Animals by Kieran Abernathy
Yesterday – 4:07 AM

A large, imposing facade marks the entrance to the Ministry, however, the facade is just that; upon entering the building in Hogsmeade or London, you are transported to the atrium of the Ministry of Magic building in London. The main floor, the atrium, is located on the first floor. Gold gilded fire places are pressed up against two of the walls and serve for arrivals and departures. The floor is black and white checkered squares, while the ceiling stretches up so high that one cannot see it. It is a vast blackness and most try not to look at it. Farther down the room is a long hallway which holds several lifts, operated by a person of lower class. The lifts can move forward, backward, right as well as left and are able to reach all the way up to the ninth floor.
Diagon Alley
27 Topics   |   170 Posts
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A Generic Wand Thread by Archer Belby
Yesterday – 11:35 PM

Tightly-packed buildings pile high over the narrow cobblestone streets in the hub of Magical London. Though the area is primarily commercial, some magical residents have taken on flats above the myriad shops that line the district. Accessed via the rear of The Leaky Cauldron.

The Leaky Cauldron, Gringotts Wizarding Bank, House of Lytton
Knockturn Alley
3 Topics   |   5 Posts
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Veni, Vidi, Vici by Kristoffer Lestrange
August 13, 2018 – 3:37 PM

A shadier shopping district for the darker soul. Accessible via Diagon Alley.

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British Isles
23 Topics   |   208 Posts
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Baby Will Roam by Bella Scrimgeour
10 hours ago

Threads that take place around the British Isles are located inside. Wizarding families must be sure to keep themselves hidden throughout the country, with only magical areas of London serving as a safe haven.

The Sanditon Resort, Professional Quidditch Pitches
Around the World
1 Topics   |   18 Posts
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Problems Conceived by Lorcan Byrne
August 6, 2018 – 10:23 PM

From Germany to France and China to Russia, all threads that take place around the world can be found inside.
The Past
51 Topics   |   388 Posts
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Carry You by Tybalt Kirke
Yesterday – 10:54 PM

Want to roleplay something that happened in the past? You can do it here.

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The Archives
295 Topics   |   5,132 Posts
Last Post
Intrusion in Red by Edric Umbridge
Today – 12:44 AM

All of the finished threads are stored here.

Pre-1888, 1888, Archived Competitions, A Charming Library



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