Some of you may be excited to know that it's finally that time of the year where we take and auction some of the staff and student staff of LA, that's right, it's time for the Yule Ball auctions to begin! If you would like to bid on someone to take as a date, just head on over to the Yule Ball auction house.
The auctions will end on December 21st at 11.59 p.m. LA time. After that date, if you've won an auction then you MUST transfer the money to the correct account BEFORE you can role play with them at the Yule Ball. The Yule Ball will start on December 25th. Have fun!
The staff have noticed a lot of people role playing using items such as cell phones or Ipods lately. With this being said, everyone needs to remember that NO muggle devices like ipods, cell phones, digital cameras, ect, work at Hogwarts. This is even stated within the book itself. I do not care what year you are, those types of things don't work at Hogwarts no matter what you say. Please refrain from from using these items within the school grounds or we WILL start poking you about it and asking you to edit your posts.
I know that with the term ending early a lot of you have been wondering when the new term will start. After much discussion with the staff, we've decided that it would be best to start the term on January 1st. I know that seems like a long time to wait, but never fear, we have some awesome stuff planned for you all. To help tie everyone over, some of the staff will be offering classes that we don't normally teach here on LA. These classes will be a little different in that instead of earning points you'll get a special item for each class where you complete all the lessons (there will only be 1 or 2 lessons per class). So far we'll be having:
Archery/Mythology with Kasia Lisette
Gaming with Silvanus Bevan
Baking/Cooking with Brynlee Emory
Muggle Defense with Ava Everwood
and a special Super Hero class with Alera Summers!
Each of these classes will be taking place in the professor's office with the exception of Gaming, which will be held here. All you'll need to do is owl in your answers to the homework that will be provided and that professor will grade the homework and owl you back with your score. For every class that you complete all the lessons for, you'll get a special item. These classes will no longer be available after December 28th 11:59 pm LA time.Have fun!
Lastly, we would like to announce that all professor applications need to be turned in by December 10th 11:59pm LA time. Any application turned in after that will be ignored. Good luck!
Gryffindor is currently looking for a new Prefect. Regardless of the house you are in at this time, you can still apply. If you have any questions, feel free to owl me and I will help you the best I can.
Owl me with your completed application. You have until December 10th to get your applications in to me.
How long have you been on LA?:
How much time can you dedicate to Prefect duties?:
Why do you want to be Prefect?:
What are three ideas you have to increase house activity?:
Before the crash we had implemented second accounts. At this time, applications are closed until we sort everything out. Do not fret, however, we will be opening them back up once we remake the application and make sure everything is working properly. If you do have questions, you can owl myself or Brynlee and we will help you the best we can.
Also, if you had an account prior to the crash and have yet to make it, please owl me as soon as possible so we can get you sorted. Even if you've already made your account again, I do need you to owl me so I can make sure everyone is accounted for. (Some I already know, but some I don't remember. Sorry. >.>)
With the term break there comes the time for some of our members to graduate while some of the others must move on as they take on bigger challenges in their life. With that being said, we have some of our student staff who will be moving on in the world. Marci Lynch, Acuzio Balint, Kiara Fornax, and Edward Starr have all graduated or decided to moved on. I would like to take the time to thank all of them for all the wonderful work and dedication they have put towards the site. Each one of them were great assets to LA and I want to wish them the best in any of their future endeavors.
With that being said, I would like to welcome back Geordy Stavins who will be taking back the spot of Slytherin Quidditch Captain. Since Marci has graduated, Mr. Dorian Faulkner will be stepping up as the new Hufflepuff Quidditch Captain as Jameson Frost will be taking on the role of Ravenclaw Quidditch Captain since Acuzio has graduated as well. Lastly, Ms. Danielle Nguyen has stepped up as Ravenclaw Prefect. Congratulations to all of you!
We're finally back! I wanna welcome everyone back to LA as we are now up and running again! To help keep the site stable, we're now on a different server. Due to some of the data that was lost in the crash we have decided to end the term and move into term break, however, since a lot of you have had to re-start so many times, we're offering a free year up to anyone who fills out the year up application. That's right, everyone gets to move up a year! Year up apps can be found here, so make sure you fill them out to get your free year up!
In other news, we're currently in need of some new professors, so professor applications for Herbology and Muggle studies have been opened as well! If you're interesting in becoming a professor, just fill out the application here and we'll get back to you towards the end of term break if you're application was accepted. Good luck to all of those who apply!
I know a lot of you have been waiting, but the wait is now over, Term 15 has begun! The classrooms are now open and you may start completing homework as it's posted, so get out there and earn those points for your house!
The term will end November 30th at 11:59pm LA time. I hope everyone has a great term.
With the crash, the activity of the site has slacked a bit. Because of this, we have drawn back the SS to two per house plus the two Heads. So, each house will have one Prefect and of course, their Quidditch Captain. The Head Boy/Girl will be separate. We feel this will be much better for now.
Also, we're sad to say that our Head Girl, Marci Lynch, has stepped down. We're glad she's staying as Quidditch Captain for Hufflepuff but we'll sure miss her being our Head Girl. Because of this, we chose a new Head Girl. Congratulations, Anastasia Wilkins! We know you'll do a marvelous job. Keep up the hard work and make us proud.
I wanna take this time to welcome everyone back to Lumos Alliance! As some of you know we sort of had a pretty bad crash, but we're now back! Bad news is that we lost all the data from the term that we had currently been in, so we're going to have to start the term over. This also means that anyone who had joined LA after April 2013 will have to rejoin since all accounts in that time frame were lost in the crash. I'm really sorry for the inconvenience and I hope this doesn't discourage anyone.
Something else you may have noticed is that Mr. Keith Summers won't be running as Headmaster. Keith has dedicated a lot of his time to LA over the past years and has done so much for the site in so many different ways. He's an amazing person and we all wish him luck in all of his endeavors. Stepping up to fill his spot as Headmistress will be Brynlee Emory while Ms. Alera Summers will now be stepping up as Deputy Headmistress. In wake of this, Kasia Lisette will now be taking the spot of Head of Slytherin while Silvanus Bevan will be the Head of Graphics.
Lastly, I wanna let everyone know that term will start September 1st and end November 30th at 11:59 p.m. LA time. Until then, the staff will be working to get the site ready.
Allow me to present to you our latest edition-- Lumos Alliance's RP Tournament!
Starting next term, we will be hosting an event where a number of participants will compete through RPs. There will be 4 rounds within one whole term-- each round lasting a week. Competitors will be eliminated after each round and it will eventually come down to one winner... the ultimate champion.
There will be 4 game hosts who will act as the judges of your RP posts. This is to be a fun event, not one where everyone gnashes their teeth and gets upset because they don't win. This is a game that requires good sportsmanship-- there will only be one winner, but the journey there is guaranteed to be an exciting one. There is a prize for the final winner, but there are no details as of yet.
You guys have until the 27th to register. Registrations close on April 27th-- once that's over with, noone else can join. The first match will start on May 1st and you will be paired up with a random person. We are hoping to get enough members to make this a memorable event, so don't let the 'competition' part scare you, it will be fun :).
--Just so you know, this event is for RP Status only. Those who only have chat status may participate by cheering the contenders on.--
More details on this event will be revealed once registrations close. Stay Tuned! In order to register, please send me an owl.
We wanted to give everyone a heads up that on April 17th LA will be shutting down around 10pm as it moves over to a new server. This process hopefully won't take too long and before you know it, LA will be back up again!