Homework isn't most people's idea of a good time, on this particular day it becomes particularly exasperating to Miss Lilliana Devane. Matters go from bad to worse when Miss Ruth Andrews accidentally knocks over a goblet of juice - you guessed it - all over Lilliana's paper. Alisabeth Javor happens upon the pair, who have already defiled her breakfast quiet time. This drama should come with its own warning label: Beware, addicting material ahead, so make sure you read this month's winner, Wrong Place Wrong Time.
In this month's runner up, Homesick, we see that Serinea Blackwood is itching to get away from the busyness of the school and to find a quieter and calmer place for her to practice her violin. Having found such a spot, she begins to play her Violin while reminiscing about her time back home, particularly her time with her mother. While she is off in her own thoughts, the sound of her music seems to catch the attention of fellow Slytherin Evan Rosier, who decides to follow the music until he stumbles upon the girl in the midst of playing a song. With both of them seeming to be nervous about the others presence, only time will tell out this tale turns out!
In our second runner up, Prior To An Alibi, we see that Matt GreenSpark and Dellyla Rosier both seem to be battling the demons of their past, but while Matt seems to be trying to face his head on, Dellyla chooses to run away from hers which leads her to find Matt standing waist deep in the lake. After diving under the water and not seeing him come back up, she decides to take action and goes in after him to save him but ends up needing to be saved herself. You'll need to keep reading this story to see how things turn out for the two of them!
Attention all Quidditch fans in Slytherin and Gryffindor!
If you have been impatiently awaiting for your chance to participate in this amazing and challenging sport and fly for your house team, then I am happy to announce that the wait is over! Eager applicants are invited to check the Slytherin and Gryffindor Common Rooms for instructions on the application process.
You're a Gryffindor or Ravenclaw, you've had enough of schoolwork and need some time out? Well, then grab a portkey to Chillingham Castle and have some fun at the Gryffinclaw Harvest Festival! Here, your wonderful house staff has organized multiple activities and contests for you. And of course, RPs are more than welcome!
So, what are you waiting for?
First of all, you may have already noticed that the lovely Brynlee Silversmit had decided to step down as our Headmistress, but no worries. She's still staying with us as the Foods Professor. :3
Subsequently I would like to congratulate Ms. Lana Van Sarkin, who has kindly agreed to become the new Deputy Headmistress, as well as Ms. Alexandria Calla. She has accepted a position of Hufflepuff Head of House.
Well done, both of you. I know you'll make us all proud.
For those, who are interested in learning more about the unexplainable catastrophic events, affecting both wizards and muggles, the special correspondent Sierra Shumway is going to talk about them on Wizarding Wireless Receiver. Stay tuned and keep your WWR close for more reports.
This months winner for RPotM is Target Practice, a fun Hufflepuff RP at the Renaissance Faire. It starts with Elliot Isles, the Hufflepuff Quidditch Captain strolling around the Ren Faire and ending up shooting arrows at the archery station. He is joined by two fellow Hufflepuffs, Anna Capello and Grace Hewitt, shortly after. Together, they practice a bit and start a small competition. This well written and witty RP is definitely worth reading! So, head over to the Ren Faire and congrats to our three Huffies!
Ever have that pushy friend? The one that's loud and proud, and annoyingly insistent? Well our first runner up chronicles a run in with with just that type. In Namless Girl an over zealous Dellyla Rosier finds fellow housemate Margret Blairs nose-in-book-itis very concerning and pledges to take the bookworm under her wing. Will Margret snap under the loss of her book? Will Dellyla throw said book at the opposing Quidditch team? The only way to find the answer to this, and other burning questions, is to pop over to the Quidditch Pitch and watch it unfold.
In this month's second runner up, we have A Hearty Farewell, in which Matt GreenSpark is found by Anna Capello while playing a song at the Renaissance Faire. Curious as to whether he is someone that was hired to play at the fair or just a normal student like herself, Anna strikes up a conversation with the Slyherin, but with some sweet words and another song, how will things turn out for the two of them? Only time will tell.
The Ren Faire is officially over, and we are proud to present the results to all of you. Coming in the first place is no one other than Hufflepuff with impressive 277 points, closely followed by the runner ups - Gryffindor with solid 178 points, Ravenclaw with a total of 114 points and Slytherin with 58 points. Wonderful job, guys! If you wish to see the individual scores, the Faire forum will remain open for next few days.
Now, to the prizes. Our most enthusiastic contestants – Anya Parkin and Malcovich Idzadorek – are going to receive a galleon reward, in addition to a special item given to every participant of the Magical Jousting event.
For the Coat of Arms contest the honors go to Elliot Isles and his splendidly hand drawn crest, Malcovich Idzadorek and this remarkable artwork and Claudia Visby with her pretty colored design.
Finally, the winners of Renaissance Faire Awards are as follows:
King: Elliot Isles
Queen: Anna Capello
Princess and her Prince: Anya Parkin and Malcovich Idzadorek
Knight: Matt GreenSpark
Court Jester: Jaiden Jung
Bard (Best RPer award): Elliot Isles.
Congratulations, all of you! Your efforts will be rewarded generously. Everyone, who completed the maze challenge and visited the Fortune Teller's tent, are also going to receive the special keepsakes.
I hope you all had a great term break, but it's finally time for you all to get back to work and start earning some points for your house once again! Term 18 has officially begun as well as the race for the house cup! To start off the term, I'd like to announce the LA Award winners!
Most Spirited: a tie between Dellyla Rosier & Danielle Ashford
Mr. Lumos Alliance: Jaiden Jung
Mrs. Lumos Alliance: Katherine Thompson
Most Helpful: a tie between Lana Van Sarkin & Lumina Brier
Most Popular: a tie between Lana Van Sarkin and Brynlee Silversmit
Best Role-Player: Keith Summers
Most Improved Role-Player: Matt GreenSpark
Best Newcomer: Lilliana Devane
Congratulations to all of the winners, and we hope everyone has a great term!
Serious debilitating affects of the weather have been reported by muggles and wizards alike. We would advise everyone to not rely on their wands in this time of distress, because several wizards and witches have reported that their wands haven't been working either. Tearing tornadoes have done almost irreparable damage as well as thunderstorms causing record breaking floods and fiendishly fiery fires, in which muggles and magical folk alike were lost.
The conditions have been so erratic, there are rumors they aren't natural at all. The Department of Magical Accidents and Catastrophes has vehemently denied any magical cause for this weather and is taking the measures necessary for prevention and repair. Though the ministry assures everyone they have the situation under control, we would recommend maintaining caution, keeping your near and dear ones close and safe.
As many of you know, we've recently closed professor applications and have added two people to the staff. I like to welcome Alexandria Call who will be the new Potions Master, and Acuzio Balint who will be teaching History of Magic. With that being said, Rikuto Jun has officially graduated which means that I'd also like to announce that Danielle Ashford and Alisabeth Javor will now be taking Alexandia and Rikuto's old student staff positions!
Last but not the least, Julie Harman is stepping up as the newest Hufflepuff Prefect. It was a tough competition, and Hufflepuff staff is forever grateful for all the great applications you had submitted. I want to congratulate all of you on your promotions and positions!
It's the moment you've all be anxiously waiting for. Now that everything has been graded, it's my pleasure to announce that the house cup goes to Ravenclaw! Congratulations Eagles, you've earned it! I also want to say great job to everyone that worked hard to earn points for their house, you all did wonderfully! With the house cup aside, it's also time to announce the departmental award winners as well as the Bonus Point winners:
Defense Against the Dark Arts: Mallory Haggith
Herbology: Katharine Thompson
Foods: Hana Yukimura
History of Magic: Edwin Cavendish
Muggle Studies: Anna Capello
Charms: Lilliana Devane
Astronomy: Loki Languini
Transfiguration: Anna Capello
Potions: Wil Anon
Care of Magical Creatures: Emily Gray
Congratulations and good work to all of you! Now that we have all our winners announced, I'd like to let everyone know that you may apply for year ups here and that they'll be open until the start of next term. Along with that, we currently have three professor positions open: Potions, Astrology, and History of Magic. Those applications can be found here and are open until August 27th 11:59 p.m LA time. Lastly, we encourage everyone to cast their votes for the LA awards. Those can be filled out over here. Once again, congratulations to everyone and I hope you all have a great term break! We'll see you back on September 1st!
First Year Musings is a delightful RP in which a Hufflepuff firstie meets a Gryffindor fourth year over a weekend meal. The pair chat about cookies, chocolate and unicorns before things take a turn for the worse. Friends or enemies, it is will be interesting to see. Anna Capello and Jaiden Jung are both great in this well written RP. Good work to the both of you.
Getting Out of Trouble is excellent read about two cousins and the conquesences of a pranking gone awry. Cousins and fellow Ravenclaws Katharine Thompson and Lilliana Devane deal with the aftermath of a prank along with the Ravenclaw Prefect, Alisabeth Javor. It is a great read and well written.
In Quiet time... two First Years have a chance meeting in the Sixth Floor Corridor. After almost falling over the Ravenclaw (Lilliana Devane), the young Hufflepuff (Emily Grey) makes her introductions. After a few awkward seconds, will the two of them become friends? This is a well written story of the awkwardness of a first meeting.
Classes might be over, but it doesn't mean we are going to leave you with too much free time on your hands. The Renaissance Faire has begun, ladies and gentlemen, and will last till August 31st, 11:59 pm LA time. Don't forget that it's a roleplaying contest, and all the points you earn will go straight to the scoreboards. Have fun writing.
I know you've all had a busy term and have been trying to earn all those house points, but the end of the term is officially here. With that being said, any homework that manages to get turned in will automatically get a 0 since it's now past due. The staff will be spending the next few days grading any remaining homework. Once everything is graded, we'll announce the winner of the house cup along with the department award winners and we'll be opening year up applications along with staff applications. We hope everyone has a great term break, and we'll see you back on September 1st!
Lumos Alliance is an online Hogwarts RPG Online Game based in a non-canon world of Harry Potter