It has recently come to our attention that power has gone to Jack Flynn's head since his recent promotion to the Head of Gryffindor. His most recent act has seen him kidnapping a student against their will, forcing them to do his bidding with no pay.
Please join us in congratulating Nathaniel Rosenthorn on his return to the role of prefect - for Gryffindor!
After much deliberation, Professor Alera Summers has decided to step down as Gryffindor's Head of House leaving the ever so lovable and slightly sexy Jack Flynn in charge. Let's give a special congratulations to him as this means a big change for him as well as Gryffies! What kind of change? We shall see. Though it should be expected that they all receive new mirrors and a Sass 101 class taught exclusively by the Head of House himself. Congrats Professor Flynn! May you prosper in all that you do, wherever you turn.
There’s been a lot going on down by the waters of Loch Lake this month, so it’s no surprise that it’s the setting for this month’s winner. One of the Rosenthorn twins has decided to face some fears under the cover of night! However, neither he, nor his eventual guest – one of the Faulkner twins, seems all that willing to admit their reasons for being out so late at night. Check out A Scandal in Loch Lake for some after-curfew intrigue.
Nothing like a good fall to introduce yourself to Hogwarts, as Ivana Flynn learns in this month’s 1st runner up, Not Off to a Great Start. Two helping hands come to her rescue, from other houses no less! Hufflepuff’s Ezra Seeley, and Ravenclaw’s Xiomara Higgins do their best to set the girl back on her feet and straighten out the wrinkles in her first day at Hogwarts.
One girl is lost; one girl is purposefully running away. When Hufflepuff students, Charlotte and Hattie, bump into each other in the Forbidden Forest, things are sure to get interesting. The forest plays tricks on the ears and eyes. Find out what it is one of the girls thinks she’s seen in this month’s second runner up, I’m Good, I’m Gone.
It looks like the train ride home will be anything but smooth for this month's winner. In Thanks for your Input, the antagonistic Faulkner twins, Dorian and Cecily, seem to take sibling rivalry to the top. After the various exchanges of insults, snarky observations made, and a few things left intriguingly unexplained, we can't wait to see what these two Hufflepuffs will be up to next so make sure you give this role play a read!
Trying to find something to do that's not located by fire, Roseanne finds herself interrupting fellow house mate Bertram Knowles attempt to try to fish. Deciding that now is as good as a time as ever, Bertram tries to teach Roseanne how to fish but she doesn't seem to be as thrilled about the idea as he is. Though Roseanne doesn't find interest in the activity, that doesn't stop Bertram from trying to convince her otherwise as it means that he gets to spend more time with her, even if Roseanne seems to have a surprise in store for him. To see how this little fishing adventure ends you'll want to make sure to read August's first runner up, When We First Came Here.
In our second runner up, Shake It Off, we see the infamous duo of Damien Blackwood and Abigail Winston are back in action but things are a little different for them this time around. Now out in the world as adults, Abigail is beyond excited when she finds out that she's been employed as an Auror. Wanting to share the exciting news with the one person she never finds herself that far from, she breaks into Damien's house but is met with a couple of mishaps and ends up doing something she's not quiet sure was the right thing to do. If you want to see how this story plays out then you'll need to make sure to give it a read!
Several days ago it was reported that an explosion inside Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry completely obliterated the History of Magic classroom. Professors have come forward to tell us the classroom has been closed for the foreseeable future but declined to say whether their investigations have turned up the cause of this catastrophe.
Left in the dark over the nature of the explosion, several students have taken to their own devices and have started investigations of their own. When students were contacted regarding responses to the current situation a second year said to one of our reporters, “well if we can’t get a straight answer from those meant to be in charge of this place, what are we gonna do, yeah?”
Recently appointed History of Magic Professor is still nowhere to be found. As Headmistress Brynlee Zane confirmed yesterday, not only did Mr Stanton fail to arrive at Hogwarts for the new term he hasn't answered any owls. Visits to his home in Shrewsbury have also been unsuccessful and neighbours informed us he hasn't been home for weeks. One neighbour told us he was going to visit his sister in Spain for a long holiday to celebrate his appointment to Hogwarts staff, although his sister is adamant that Mr Stanton had not made any such plans with her and she had been about to leave for a weekend in Hogsmeade when she received an owl inquiring about her brother's location.
The last known location of Mr Stanton was the Leaky Cauldron, the inn at Diagon Alley where he rented a room for two nights. Mr Stanton's personal effects are still neatly placed in the room and there is no signs of either a struggle or break in, so as of yet the Ministry's official view is that Mr Stanton left of his own accord and they are waiting for new evidence to turn up before they treat the situation as suspicious.
"We are very worried about this sudden disappearance," says his former boss Joseph Higgins "Hopefully, nothing serious has happened and he comes back soon and says that he mixed up dates. Naturally, we already sent people looking for him," Higgins adds hastily, trying to calm some of the parents already worried by the recent explosion that destroyed part Hogwarts school.
How can Hogwarts guarantee a proper education if professors just vanish? Will someone step up in the meantime?
"We don't think it's necessary at this point," says Hillary Mowting, a senior worker in the Department of Magical Law Enforcement. "Should he not appear in two to three weeks or if we get hints a crime might have happened, we will start looking deeper into the matter."
Until then, or until Stanton appears again, there's nothing to do but wait and hope. We will keep our readers informed about anything new concerning this mysterious disappearance.
Hogwarts have recently made three new additions to their teaching staff. Finnigan Cross joined the team as the new Potions Master, Danielle Ashford will be teaching Charms to the students, but the newly appointed History of Magic Professor has failed to show up for pre-term lesson planning.
While this isn’t the best start to a new career for Mr Thomas Stanton, management at Hogwarts have already dispatched an owl to locate their absent professor and seek clarification of his missed arrival.
The new term has started and as you can see the Professors have been eager to post! Classes are opened and you all may start on any homework that has been put out! Hopefully all of you enjoyed your break but now it's time to shuffle through those doors and get back to studying. Let's get out there and make Term 21 the best one yet!
Keep in mind, term will end on November 30th at 12:00 am LA time. So get in as much homework as you can. There's a House Cup to be won folks!
I know you all have been patiently waiting, but after reviewing all of the applications we would like to congratulate Finnigan Cross and Danielle Ashford who will be joining the staff as Potions Master and Charms Professor respectively! Along with that, we've tallied up all your votes for the LA awards and your winners are the following;
Mr. LA: Matt GreenSpark
Mrs. LA: Meghan Frisk
Most Spirited: Elissa Galivare
Best RPer: Roseanne Hawthorne
Most Improved Rper: Rachel Owens
Best Newcomer: Bertram Knowles
Most Helpful: Brynlee Zane
Most Popular: Elizabeth McLaggan
Slytherin is in need of an active, enthusiastic new Prefect to join our excellent team. You may apply no matter what year or house you're in; simply fill out the following application and send it to Elizabeth McLaggan by September 1st:
How long have you been on LA?:
* How much time can you dedicate to Prefect duties per week?:
* What are your key strengths (e.g activity, graphics, leading discussion etc)?:
* I've asked you to write a blurb naming Brynlee Zane as Slytherin of the Month - could you please show me an example of that blurb?
* Things got a bit heated between you and the other Slytherin SS and now tensions are running high; what would you do?
* You're just about to go offline for the night when a student pops up and asks you to edit a thread for them because they made a typo, but you really do need to go - what, if anything, do you say/do?
Gryffindor is now opening up applications for Prefect. We are opening this to students from all houses. We are in need of active members that are willing to work hard and help make our house a fun and enjoyable place to be. In order to qualify you must be sexy like me currently active, willing to transfer to Gryffindor, willing to work as a team. Please fill out the questionnaire below and owl them to me, Jack Flynn.
1. What do you feel is the most important aspect of being a Prefect?
2. How long have you been an active member of Lumos alliance?
3. Do you have any experience as a moderator or prefect?
4. If chosen what 3 activities would you suggest to help promote Gryffindor activity?
In July's RPoTM, things get a little heated between "just friends" Abigail Winston and Damien Blackwood. After hearing about Damien's Quidditch injury, Abigail rushes to the Hospital Wing to confront him and make sure he's okay, even though he's been avoiding her recently. After making up, the two share a little more than words... But who's that listening in? You'll have to read Broken Arms and Fumbled Words to find out!
A dreary day at the Lake turns into an enchanting sing-along of a Scottish melody with this month's first runner up. First year Badgers Astrid Macrae and Ava Blanchard examine their feelings about being sorted into Hufflepuff, and both finding their new house may take some getting used to. This is a wonderful thread that gives an opportunity to see what these girls are like. Curious? You should be! Go read Lakeside Songs!
Rivalry between lions and snakes seem to be higher than ever with our second runner up. Sure enough, Pride and Prejudice is befitting of Slytherin's prefect, Bertram Knowles, and Gryffie's own: Miss Rachel Owens! In this rendition, the two are forced to partake in a nasty detention. Having spent their time cleaning out an old closet, it's no surprise that they've stumbled upon something. Just what could it be and how will they get out of this mess? Go ahead and take a peak!
I am pleased to present the Four House Festival held at Camp Loch Lake!
There will be a cooking contest and story telling at the blazing magical campfire, a magical petting zoo with wonderful creatures, and tent-colouring for those with an artistic spark. When the camp closes (and unfortunately it will) there will be prizes given to any contest winners, including an adorable pug puppy!
What are you waiting for? Stop by Camp Loch Lake today because this event ends on August 31st!
As mentioned briefly in the last update, we have been restructuring the staff on LA, and a few changes have been made. The important new positions are as below:
-Brynlee Zane is returning as Headmistress
-Lilliana Devane, currently Head of Ravenclaw, will be Deputy Headmistress
-Gregory James will be taking up the position of Head of Hufflepuff
-Elizabeth McLaggan will be the new Head of Slytherin
Feel free to join me in congratulating the above on their new appointments.
For those of you that are eager to join our ranks, Professor Applications are also now open! We are accepting applications for Charms, Potions and History of Magic.
Applications will be open until 25th August, so give your apps due consideration. We look forward to hearing from you!
Lumos Alliance is an online Hogwarts RPG Online Game based in a non-canon world of Harry Potter