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Fern-hunting parties became popular, allowing young women to get outside in a seemingly innocuous pursuit with less rigid oversight and chaperoning than they saw in parlors and drawing rooms. They may have even had the occasional romantic meetup with a similarly fern-impassioned beau. — Bree


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Now that he had walked up to them, he couldn't exactly whirl around and get going. That would be rude. And was not, presumably, how straight men seduced their future wives.

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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
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Play-By Directory by Fortuna Lockhart
Yesterday – 10:54 PM

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
380 Topics   |   743 Posts
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William Broomhead (WIP) by William Broomhead
Today – 12:25 AM

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

Accepted, Abandoned
Helping Hand
15 Topics   |   105 Posts
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Maintenance by Aldous Crouch
June 17, 2018 – 2:48 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
6 Topics   |   29 Posts
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June 2018 by Cassius Lestrange
June 21, 2018 – 2:25 PM

Keep up to date with the latest happenings by reading our announcements.
Contests & Events
28 Topics   |   137 Posts
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June "Writing" Challenge by Cane Backus
Yesterday – 8:02 PM

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

Past Contests & Events, Stamp Station
Charmers' Chit Chat
119 Topics   |   1,054 Posts
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Alignment Memes by Ophelia Devine
1 hour ago

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

A Charming Book Club, Character Logs, Games, Graphics
Plottage
97 Topics   |   810 Posts
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
143 Topics   |   642 Posts
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Demons On Our Doorsteps! by Fortuna Lockhart
21 minutes ago

Anything your characters may need to write down.

Journals, Post, Homework Assignments
The Daily Prophet
50 Topics   |   80 Posts
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The Rumor Mill by Rumor Mill
Yesterday – 4:13 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
16 Topics   |   87 Posts
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
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All Quiet On The Hogsmeade Front by Percival Adlard Jr.
June 21, 2018 – 4:10 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   |   317 Posts
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Have a Drink? by Jameson Jewell
13 minutes 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
33 Topics   |   160 Posts
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This Year by Killian Macmillan
17 minutes 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
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We're Gonna Rattle This Ghost Town by Helga Scamander
Yesterday – 8:15 PM

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
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Legends by Edric Umbridge
11 hours ago

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
1 Topics   |   4 Posts
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want to touch the other side by Jude Wright
June 5, 2018 – 12:50 AM

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
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The Family In The Fog by Sarah Townsend
Today – 1:33 AM

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
1 Topics   |   1 Posts
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
3 Topics   |   14 Posts
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Little Boy by Lyra Potter
June 19, 2018 – 7:21 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
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Coming Down by Calla Potts
Yesterday – 1:23 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
35 Topics   |   121 Posts
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Take Me Out by Helga Scamander
Yesterday – 12:38 AM

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
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Holding Out For A Hero by Emmeline Woodcroft
Yesterday – 8:18 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
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Exception to the Rule by Emmeline Woodcroft
Yesterday – 8:12 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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The Great Quest for Snacks by Calla Potts
Yesterday – 4:30 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
4 Topics   |   18 Posts
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Post practice group shower scene by Mundungus MacFusty
June 20, 2018 – 3:46 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
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Out on the Front Doorstep by Sarah Townsend
Today – 1:01 AM

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
14 Topics   |   81 Posts
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Full Dark, No Stars by Temperance Fairchild
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
37 Topics   |   272 Posts
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Guns and Dogs by Antigone Lestrange
Yesterday – 11:13 PM

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
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Fowl Play by Sarah Townsend
Today – 12:34 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
23 Topics   |   147 Posts
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Meeting After Matrimony by Magdalena Byrne
2 minutes ago

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
1 Topics   |   1 Posts
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Knocturn Alley Alternative Locations: An Index by Charming
January 29, 2018 – 4:28 PM

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

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British Isles
32 Topics   |   225 Posts
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He'll be Fin-ished by Finnian Byrne
Yesterday – 9:03 PM

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
6 Topics   |   33 Posts
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Problems Conceived by Finnian Byrne
Yesterday – 9:03 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   |   387 Posts
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Freeeeedom! by Dahlia McRae
Yesterday – 7:45 PM

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

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The Archives
179 Topics   |   2,493 Posts
Last Post
Remember Me by Frida Lestrange
8 hours ago

All of the finished threads are stored here.

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



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