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New Ravenclaw Prefect Chosen
Posted by Lana Van Sarkin on 8/20 11:36:35 (5 Comments)

We have reviewed all apps received and are happy to announce that we found a new Prefect for Ravenclaw.

Please join me in welcoming Ms. Cassie Sullivan to the student staff and the Ravenclaw house staff! We're happy to have you on the team and can't wait to work with you.

Two New Forums!
Posted by Lilliana Devane on 8/19 23:10:07 (0 Comments)

Hey Everyone!

So staff have been working hard on trying to accomodate everyone and we've had several ideas for updating the website. I'm sure you've seen quite a few already and as I've probably mentioned quite a bit: there will be more to come!

For now though you have two new forums to role-play in which can be found linked in London and Knockturn Alley. Eventually, when we finish with things, The Regent in London will sell food but for now role-play in there as you wish! Somnia, the nightclub in Knockturn is all ready to go and you can purchase things to your heart's content; though stay tuned as we may add more things to the shop soon!

We are so excited to release both of these forums and new stores and can't wait for all of you to see what else we have planned for Lumos! ♥

Facebook, Twitter and More!
Posted by Lilliana Devane on 8/19 15:06:43 (1 Comments)

So some of you who are already in the Facebook group may have noticed that we've updated the cover photo as well as the description. For those of you who are not in the Facebook group but wish to be, please owl either myself or Ashton.

We've also made a new twitter for Lumos Alliance so make sure to follow us on there! Things are still a work in progress but you will see quite a few changes over the next couple of weeks (and not just over social media).

And once again, we also have a Tumblr page that you can follow here!

Ravenclaw Prefect Apps
Posted by Lana Van Sarkin on 8/15 13:58:37 (0 Comments)

Attention all students:

Ravenclaw is currently searching for dedicated members to be a part of our House Staff. We are looking for people that are willing to put in enough time into Ravenclaw and Lumos Alliance as a whole to get things done. You should be friendly (at least OOC), willing to work with others, and you should have a drive to help make this site better. New ideas are more than welcome! We don't care which house you are currently in or how long you have been on the site. This application is open to all houses and all years.

To give you a general idea of what prefects do around these parts please refer to the list below:

- Greet new members and help them around the site.
- Assist staff and student staff members from your own as well as other houses in assigned projects (site wide events, site wide plot, etc.).
- Monitor forums for any rule-breaking and attend to it properly.
- Get involved in House Projects.
- Be proactive! If something looks like it needs to be done, get it done or ask a staff member if you're unsure about what to do.

If you feel you meet these qualifications and you’re motivated to work with us, please send me, Lana Van Sarkin an owl with the following application:


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Application

Name:
House:
Year:

Why do you want to be a Prefect?
How active can you be on the site?
What kind of ideas or activities would you like to do to help with activity?


Please be as detailed as possible in your application. This application can also account for anyone wanting to be a junior prefect as well.

July Roleplay of the Month
Posted by Ashton Mcalister on 8/13 23:52:54 (9 Comments)

In this month’s winner of the RPotM, tensions rise as two clashing personalities, Gryffindor Levi Whitacre and Slytherin Nikolas Eldridge, have a run-in by the school corridors that quickly takes a turn for the unexpected. Shocking, dramatic, and filled with roiling emotions, Back to Square One will leave readers wondering where the two young students’ feelings lie and what will be next in store for them.

A badger and a snake walk into a bar -- oh wait, no, they're walking down a corridor to potions and they happen to bump into each other. Leighton Fontaine is completely obliviously of Faine Denton's attitude towards having to show an older student around so a mysterious Levi Whitacre steps in to help the situation. Things only seem to grow worse and suddenly the infamous Sebastian Rosenthorn gets thrown into the mix. Seems like a potion for disaster, really. What could possibly be the outcome in But First, Let Me Take a Selfie?

After a horrific accident during a session of experimental wand-making, Cecily Faulkner ends up in the Hospital Wing with a whole new “perspective” on things. Head Boy, Bertram Knowles, visits the misanthropic Ice Queen with the intention of righting the wrong he’s done. However, he goes about it in a very unexpected manner. Witness the hilarity yourself, and give this month’s second runner up, A Few Words May Suffice, a read!

End of Term!
Posted by Ashton Mcalister on 8/1 20:02:27 (12 Comments)

It's been a long term will with many exciting and mysterious happenings, but it's the moment that everyone has been waiting for. After all the work they put in, the winner up the house cup goes to Slytherin! Congratulations to everyone and all the hard work and effort they put in no matter what house. Along with that, here are your term 23 departmental award winners as well as the top ten bonus point earners!

Astronomy - Xiomara Higgins
Care of Magical Creatures - Felia Eve Viciousity
Charms - Shadrak Walls
Defense Against the Dark Arts - Giovanni DiPietro
Foods - Arabella Caverly
Herbology - Audrey Young
Muggle Studies - Luke Sankho
Potions - Xavier Moorstead
Sexiness 101 - Levi Whitacre (not a legit class though, it was a joke/test xD)
Quidditch/Flying - Alicia Spinner
Transfiguration - Cassie Sullivan


Top 10 bonus point earners:

Xiomara Higgins – 89
Luke Sankho – 82
Arabella Caverly - 72
Piper West – 68
Shadrak Walls – 66
Alicia Spinner – 61
Griffin Oshanahan – 60
Cassie Sullivan – 60
Xavier Moorstead – 56
Giovanni DiPietro – 37

Now that awards are out of the way, year up applications and Platform 9 3/4 are now open, and don't forget to cast your vote in the LA awards! Applications and voting closes August 30th. We hope you have a nice break and hope to see you again come next term.

Common Room Disasters
Posted by Lilliana Devane on 7/14 20:35:44 (2 Comments)

It would seem the strange occurrences at Hogwarts were only on hiatus for a short time. Spring Break is over kiddos, and there is strangeness afoot inside our beloved school once more! Is it foul play? Is it just oddly timed pranks? The thing is… rumor has it that strange things started happening in all four common rooms at the exact same time, on the exact same day. While the Ministry took a man into custody for the kidnapping of our young students…who’s to say he was the only player at the game table? Skip the rumors and find out yourself by heading on over to your Common Room to see just what we mean!

June Role Play of The Month
Posted by Gregory James on 7/13 15:26:07 (3 Comments)

In this month's RPotM winning thread This Isn't Neverland, first year Luke Sankho meets Muggle Studies professor Theron Balavan to discuss a topic of keen interest. An informative and fascinating read, both authors display their knowledge and theories on the possibilities and practicalities of Ley Lines. The back-and-forth between professor and student is too good to miss! Congratulations Luke and Professor Balavan on a job well done!

After sharing a kiss with his crush things finally seemed to be looking up for the Gryffindor Captain. Read the fallout following their brief entanglement; with plenty of twists and turns in Storm in a Teacup, our first runner up, is a tale of longing and heartbreak. Levi Whitacre and Nash Jennings give readers plenty of angst to sink their teeth into and leaves them wanting more.

Our second runner up of the month proves that “open” threads can sometimes lead to unexpected meetings and fantastically surprising role-play partners! In Laisse moi respirer, two fifth years meet when neither was really expecting to take part in the tedious task of introductions. The greetings between Ravenclaw’s Audrey Belmont and Slytherin’s Faine Denton start off with a bite, but the students seem to soften towards each other as the thread progresses. Why not take a look for yourself, and make your own judgment?

Role-Play Headquarters!
Posted by Lilliana Devane on 6/30 23:04:07 (0 Comments)

So it's come to my attention, as well as some of the other staff members, that the "Active RP Listing" wasn't being used in the way that it should of been. To make sure that there is no more confusion we've gone ahead to make sure that you will now see it as the "Open RP List".

Please note that if you plan on adding any Role-Plays to this listing that they must be an open RP that has recently been posted. If the post seems like it doesn't have room for more people or has been up for over a month then please do not list it. Only active and open Role-Plays should be added there to ensure that people perusing the list will find someone they can RP with.

Please keep in mind that if you do happen to have an open RP but it turns into one that you only want the other person to respond to then you may ask a Staff Member to change the topic side note so that it is closed. This will better ensure that people won't become confused and post there.

As for the rest of the Role-Play Headquarters, you will see that staff is diligently working on making the guideline easier to read and up-to-date. We are hoping to have this done soon so keep an eye out! The Hall of Fame has been updated as well and lists all of the current winners and runner ups. Role-Plays that no longer qualified for the active listing have been cleared so that new Open RPs can easily be found and replied to.

We hope that this will help clear things up. Happy Role-Playing folks!

LA Tumblr!
Posted by Brynlee Zane on 6/27 22:09:40 (4 Comments)

The staff have decided to start a La tumblr were we'll be posting site news, making grahpics, and many other things. If you're interested, the blog can be found here.

Enter the Contest
Posted by Lilliana Devane on 6/27 19:51:05 (1 Comments)

Hey everyone! So we have a very special contest that we'll be holding from now until the 5th of August where you can submit your very own spell to the Lumos Alliance website. After careful review, your spell will be announced and entered into our spell book! That means Lumos Alliance will officially have your spell on record and people will be allowed to use it in their Role-Plays. Staff may even use your spell in their lessons! Go ahead and get creative, this is a contest after all, and should your spell be chosen then you'll be a part of Lumos history!

You may click here to submit your application. Remember on August 5th, 12:00 am EST the contest will be closed. We ask when you send in your application that you follow the ToS for all parts. We will be choosing multiple winners if applicable so good luck everyone!

Multiple Accounts
Posted by Brynlee Zane on 6/7 23:31:28 (0 Comments)

It's come to my attention that a lot of people are making multiple accounts without permission and then lying about it and trying to cover it up. This stops now. If you would like another account then all you need to do is talk to either myself, Brynlee Zane, or Lilliana Devane, your Headmistress. If we catch anyone else creating multiple accounts without permission or signing up and saying it's your friend/sibling/other only to find out you lied and that it's actually you, you'll be suspended for a week and then you'll come back to a detention. Please make sure you read over the Terms of Service (it's been updated and I know that everyone got a notification about this change) and please make sure you're following the rules. Staff shouldn't have to keep getting on people about this. Sorry to sound rude about this, but it's getting old.

Hogwarts Unveils New Duelling Arena
Posted by Gregory James on 6/6 21:48:39 (2 Comments)

Hello, Hogwarts! Have we got a lot in store for you this month! Your staff have been hard at work for many months now both in character and OOC, and we are now proud to finally present you with the fruits of our labors!

Some of you will recall the large explosion that completely obliterated our old History of Magic classroom. Sadly, this accident came at the worst possible moment, and it made speculations arise that Hogwarts’ staff and administration were up to no good. Well, now we can reveal to you the purpose (and secrecy) behind our inability to comment and our unwillingness to divulge more information.

The explosion was caused by the exploratory and experimental work of two of our professors, James and Van Sarkin. These two masters of magic were working together to create an entirely new space at Hogwarts, which sadly forfeited the once-stable structure of the History of Magic classroom. However, thanks to their experimental work, Hogwarts is now home to one of the most advanced and sophisticated dueling arenas known to the Wizarding World! We can all be sure that it will be put to use for grand tournaments and other auspicious occasions. However, for now, it is yet another area for students to expand upon their magical knowledge. Be sure to take note of the rules and procedures expected of all those who enter the arena. The Arena Officials will be keeping a close eye on the newest addition to the Hogwarts campus.

In out of character news, staff have listened to our lovely members and created a new way for you to further develop your writing skills! We’d like to introduce you to the new Writer’s Role-Play Workshop. Here, once every month or two, a new way to expand upon your skills as a writer will be posted by one of our staff (or perhaps even an RPotM winner or two!). There may be a task attached to these, which you may choose to complete. These workshops are not a requirement, but do offer rewards beyond simply the expansion of your own writing toolkit. Be sure to check back to the forum often and see what new adventures await!

May Roleplay Of The Month
Posted by Brynlee Zane on 6/4 20:48:52 (8 Comments)

There’s tension. There’s sarcasm. There even seems to be a possible detention in their near future! In Nice Trip, See You Next Fall, Levi Whitacre and Zeke Hendrix get themselves into a tight fix with the Headmistress, Lilliana Devane. This Role-Play of the Month is sure to leave readers on the edge of their seats as we all await the outcome of this action-packed and intense thread!

Our close runner-up for this month features a new face to Lumos Alliance, the lovely and fiesty Adrianna Corona. This snake goes finds herself confronted with the whirlwind known as Fin! Mr. Oshanahan certainly has a nose for mischief and a mouth that apparently can’t be stopped. It’s no wonder that these two pranksters have teamed up to create a mouth-watering masterpiece of comedy and animosity in Out of Balance.

Last, but not least, we round out this month’s top threads with a combination of Ravenclaws doing what those birds do best – thinking. Well, perhaps they’re doing more than that, but Xiomara Higgins and Milah Moorstead certainly find themselves in some deep conversational waters after the initial greetings pass in A Cleared Conscience. For those of you who have forgotten, Ms. Moorstead was one of the victims who was abducted from our hallowed halls. Perhaps you should also check up on her, and see how she’s doing by giving this thread a read!

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