1:01 am - John
A new default site layout has been added. It is titled, The Last Battle, and was made by Josh (HPfanextrm). Great job!
Six month donation rares have finally been handed out. This includes items for December 2010 and June 2011. December's item is Werewolf Saliva. The item has a special action that can be used on other users. June's item is Hermione's Perfume.
From now on, six month rares will no longer have actions. The actions are what have always caused the delays, and it is simply not feasible to try and have an action for every six month rare. Also, if you feel that you qualified for a six month rare and did not receive the item, please owl me.
Because there has been a lot of confusion and delays for the six month rare, anyone that signs up for a subscription from now until Tuesday, October 11th, will receive this December's rare. Please note that you must have the subscription all the way through the end of December.
Lastly, as you have probably noticed, a lot of changes have been occurring on the site lately. We are in the process of optimizing everything behind the scenes to bring the site fully up-to-date and to make it run at optimal speeds. Steven has played an integral role in this process. We are also re-designing and polishing up many sections of the site that can actually be seen. All of the errors and odd occurrences during this time are simply a part of the process. I want to thank everyone and their patience. Script updates like this will continue to happen in the coming days.
3:48 pm - Jaessa
HEX now has two re-vamped forums for visiting!
The Harry Potter Movies Forum is a new forum specifically for discussing any of the eight Harry Potter movies. The movies may be complete, but we can discuss them to our hearts desire here!
The Books Discussion Forum has been re-vamped to allow discussion of any and all books you read--not just Harry Potter. So feel free to come in and discuss your newest favorite book, or give a suggestion to others in our Suggestions Thread!
12:19 pm - Aiden Jakorr
The first debate of the term begins today! Head to the Magical Theories forum to watch Slytherin and Hufflepuff battle it out for a monumental amount of house points. Please make sure you read all the rules available. We can't wait to see you there!
9:46 am - anacrusis
The Slytherin Staff welcomes you to a sitewide event based on one of our favourite and most heroic characters in the entire series; Severus Snape. Click on the image above and enter our contests, where you can let your imagination flow and create graphics, RP with your friends, write stories and much more, while you'll have the chance to win some of our beautiful prizes.
12:42 am - Hpfanextrm
The battlefield has been cleared and the injured cared for. The fallen have received appropriate send-offs and those that contributed most have been determined.
Each Death Eater defeated meant a varying degree of service to the wizarding world. Each was assigned a "point value", so to speak. The list is as follows:
Stan Shunpike - 5 points
The Giant - 15 points
August Rookwood - 25 points
Alecto Carrow - 15 points
Narcissa Malfoy - 10 points
Lucius Malfoy - 8 points
Pius Thicknesse - 12 points
The Dementors - 15 points
Antonin Dolohov - 15 points
Gregory Goyle - 8 points
Vincent Crabbe - 10 points
Draco Malfoy - 15 points
Amycus Carrow - 9 points
Fenrir Greyback - 15 points
Bellatrix Lestrange - 30 points
Lord Voldemort - 50 points
Altogether, the maximum score possible was 257 points.
The user that accumulated the most points throughout the entire Final Battle, overcoming as many challenge thrown her way was Shining Star
with 212 points!
Not far behind her was another brave warrior who let nothing stand between her and the Dark Lord was MissAlyssaMarie
with 195.5 points!
Rounding out the top three with an equally impressive number of enemies defeated was Iguna
with 182 points!
Shining Star will choose which Hallow to claim as her own, followed by MissAlyssaMarie, leaving the remaining Hallow to Iguna. These three winners will each receive 7,500 house points
to their respective houses. They will be contacted individually regarding their prizes.
Those that did not come out on top, but still fought bravely with their lives on the line will not go away with nothing. By random drawing from the remaining Final Battle participants, Sadie Something
will receive Voldemort's Wand
and Peagus Harry's Wand
! All participants will also receive 700 + their score * 1.5 in house points
! A listing of all scores may be found within this thread
First, second, and third place winners for all previous Horcrux main and side contests will also be awarded 1,500, 1,000, and 500 house points, respectively.
Results for The End of the Journey
have been posted, and a thread with hidden replies has been setup for those who won real-life prizes to submit mailing information.
Finally, all those who did not have a chance to participate in the Final Battle will find that they too now have the opportunity to face the challenges and enemies that these challengers faced. No prizes will be awarded for completing it, though. It may be found here
Heather, Saphy, Nefa, Jade, Calen, and myself, on behalf of the HEX Staff, would like to congratulate to all winners and thank all participants throughout the entire event. This event would not have been possible with you, the users.
9:40 am - Orion
There are some major changes going on with classes this term. We are adding an additional six classes to the 2011-12 school term. Please view this thread for further information.
8:24 am - Jeleme
The wizarding world of Harry Potter that we all know and love has drastically changed. Harry Potter is no longer "The Chosen One", Hagrid is in charge of Hogwarts, Dobby wants to be a House Elf, Sirius teaches Potions class, and so much more. Click here to join the Ravenclaw Staff as they venture into the wild, parallel world of Harry Potter and discover all of the crazy things happening there.
11:41 pm - Xeneixian
The next school term is nearly upon us, but we still have a few things to clear up from last year. Top Students from the 2010-2011 school term should go to the Entrance Hall where rewards await them. There's a limited time to claim a prize, so don't delay.
Meanwhile, in the Great Hall...
The house tables have been pushed back and individual desks fill the space. Adorning each of the desks are a jar of ink, a single quill, and a roll of parchment. The Dark Lord's assault on our school prevented examinations from being held at the end of the term, but it didn't take us too long to get all that mess cleaned up. We teachers are
rather good at magic, you know; Professors Hagrid and Sprout are still busy restoring the grounds, but the castle at least is completely back to normal. Better yet, representatives of the Wizarding Examinations Authority
have just arrived!
Recent graduates and witches and wizards who are about to start their first
sixth year at Hogwarts? I hope you've been studying. File on into the Great Hall
and find a desk. When you're ready, unroll your examinations, grasp your quills, and do us proud. And remember: anti-cheating charms have been applied to each roll of parchment; don't earn yourself a detention this early in the term.