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December 31, 2016

The Daily Prophet - December

5:57 pm - Artemis Eve

Once again, the writers at the Daily Prophet have been working diligently to bring you a fantastic new edition! In this issue, we are featuring an in-depth look at the mayhem surrounding the Ministry of Magic, and a recipe for gingerbread that will be the centerpiece for all dining tables! We sincerely hope you enjoy this month’s selection of magical articles, and we’ll see you in 2017. All of us here at the Daily Prophet wish you an amazing new year!

Want to read more of the Daily Prophet? Then head on over to the Official Archives and enjoy! If you have any concerns or comments regarding the Daily Prophet, please contact the editor, Rosie_May. You can also get in touch with Artemis Eve or Nicole2013 with Publications Management.

Written by Rosie_May

December 30, 2016

It's almost the New Year!

12:54 am - HEX Staff

New Year's Day is right around the corner and HEX Staff would like to wish you all an extremely happy New Year! Just because HEXmas celebrations are winding down don't think we are finished celebrating just yet! We have a couple more things up our sleeves to bring in the New Year and to thank you all for such a wonderful year!

Oh, and keep your eyes peeled for a couple treats that may just pop out of nowhere.

December 25, 2016

Merry Christmas!

1:16 am - John

The Hogwarts Extreme Staff would like to wish everyone a Merry Christmas and Happy Holidays! We hope everyone is having a fun and safe holiday.

Gifts can now be opened under your trees! As a reminder, you can go around and check out what people got once they've unwrapped their gifts. The gift from HEX in your inventory can be opened as well!

December 22, 2016

Magical Archives Update :: December

10:10 am - bizarre

It is now nearing the end of December, and with that the end of our Journey Through Time through the Half Blood Prince is also reaching its end - but it's not too late! We've still got a couple tasks left for you to join in on. Along with A Journey Through Time, we've got other contests and as always, our ongoing chance to win your very own Book of Records. So stop by the Archives and get involved in one of our current contests and activities for a chance to win Galleons and items:

Felix Felicis | Fred's Holiday Store | Love in the Air
In Loving Memory Forum

December 20, 2016

House Elves in the Dorms!

12:08 pm - Spiora

What's Going On?!

For the first time since the infamous SPEW boycott of 1994, the house-elves ventured back into the dorms...and they were horrified with what they found. Abandoned, dusty old rooms with no a sign of life. They took it into their own hands to bring back the energy that the Hogwarts dormitories once held...and they did a pretty good job!

What's New?

A new improved hub:
To help you find the right dorm for you!

An interior overhaul to bring the dorms into this century:
We never liked those tatty old drapes anyway

New dorm membership options:
You can now open up your dorm to anyone who wants to join if you choose, no invite necessary.

A dedicated house-elf just for your dorm:
And I hear they can do some pretty awesome things for you. Find your friends gifts? Organise your trunk, you say? I duno, you'd better go check it out!

December 19, 2016

A Special Gift

10:36 pm - HEX Staff

For many of us HEX is a welcoming community, a place to create new memories and traditions. HEX wouldn't be possible without each and every one of you. As a thank you for all of your support and the time you spend with us, anyone who logs on from now until December 25th will receive one (1) special gift from HEX. These are untradeable and will not be able to be opened until Christmas Day. So no peeking!

In addition to the above, the professors here at Hogwarts have been drinking a little too much eggnog in celebration of the holidays. We need your help with consuming the eggnog before the party gets out of hand! You can receive a Glass of Eggnog by being generally active around the site. Please keep in mind eggnogs will be deleted after the event.

December 17, 2016

Hogwarts, a HEXmas

4:12 am - Lu

Christmas at Hogwarts is always a special time - the trees, the fairies, the snow! This year is extra special because some of the Hogwarts professors have gotten together to host a Christmas Play and Party, and thanks to the Hufflepuff Staff, you're all invited! So put on your Santa hats and grab a mug of hot cocoa, because when the Magic of Christmas meets the Magic of Hogwarts, anything can happen.
Hogwarts, a HEXmas

December 15, 2016

Caretaker Concoctions: December

12:26 am - Mark

Missing in Christmas

Merry HEXmas! This Christmas, Hogwarts remains cozy with all the fire burning in every fireplaces throughout the castle but there is a mystery going on. Join the Hospital Wing and the Great Hall to find out more and win awesome prizes. What are you waiting for, click here!


Be sure to watch the Student Hangout's Watch Thread and our Student Corkboard for regular updates on the happenings inside the walls of Hogwarts.

December 14, 2016

From the Grounds

5:03 am - Jaessa

You wake up in your dorm on Christmas morning, eager to run outside and have fun in the snow all day. Your plans, however, are dashed when you find only clear, sunny skies and not a snowflake in sight. How could all the snow disappear from Hogwarts overnight, and how will you spend your day now? Come gather in the Main Yard as you experience Christmas Miracles! All entries are due December 31, 2016, at 11:59 p.m. HEX time.

Please keep the Grounds' Watch Thread on watch for updates regarding activities and events like the current Bi-Weekly Chat, as well as the Roleplay and Roleplayer of the Month.

December 13, 2016

What's Missing?

5:27 pm - HEX Staff

The fire is lit and the armchairs are cozy, come on in and sit down for a nice relaxing... wait. Something isn't quite right in the common rooms. Decorations! We forgot the decorations. Your House needs YOUR help sprucing up the common room and making things a little more festive. Please head over to the House Activity Guide to learn more.

Your pleas for a way to "claim" an item on a friend's wish list for the holidays have not only been heard but implemented! Now there can be a smaller chance that you and someone else bought a friend the same gift. Please head on over the Wish List Claiming Guide for more information on how it works. Click HERE for a shortened version of the guide.

12 Days of HEXmas

12:15 am - Lu

This HEXmas Social Media has something for you! 12 Days of HEXmas! Each day we will link you to a HEX thread found on one of our social media platforms: Facebook, Twitter, Instagram or Tumblr. You follow these links to a daily task on HEX. Once you complete each daily task you get a special prize for that day. These tasks are only open for 24 hours. Complete all 12 days and you get something AMAZING (we promise it is worth it).

But that's not all! We also have 12 Days of Shoutouts! Here you can buy a shoutout on one of our platforms for anyone on HEX.

Have a Happy HEXmas!

December 11, 2016

Site Store - It's the Holidays!

2:06 am - Grant

The Holidays are just around the corner and many of us are still running around searching for that perfect gift for that perfect someone. The good news is that there is still time to order form the Official HEXRPG Site Store and receive your shipment BY Christmas! Below you can find the shipping dates for this Holiday Season.

Click here for Holiday Shipping Dates

We have added new designs to the shop! Be sure to check them out!

Also remember, as December rolls in so does the snowy weather! The site shop offers many Winter items, including hoodies, sweatshirts, coffee mugs, and our NEWLY ADDED long sleeve tees for women!

OH! - one final thing.
Then you better check out the Official Site Store Holiday Contest! Jump over to the Hexmas forum for more info - or CLICK HERE

December 8, 2016

Trading Updates

7:03 am - Spiora

As many of you may now be aware, our Trading area has undergone a major overhaul. In addition to a face-lift, two new features are also available. Try 'Duplicating' a trade or 'Reoffering' on one today, and look out for more features coming!

In addition, some of you may also have noticed that we are now cancelling old trades. This has been requested time and again by our users to help keep the trading section up-to-date and relevant, and we have finally had the opportunity to act on this. From here on out, your trades will stay safe and sound for 90 days after you create them. After this, the trade will be cancelled and all items from this trade and its offers will be returned to the respective users.

December 7, 2016

Hear Ye, Hear Ye!

12:15 am - HEX Staff

Fred finally got organized enough to bring out his Holiday Sale items! For the rest of the month Fred's Holiday Store will have some winter themed items up for grabs. The store stock will not be changing, as Fred doesn't want anyone to miss out on the chance to buy an item they have their eye on.

Make sure you check out the few action/prank items in the store as well! Winky's punch is sure to make your head spin. Pour a little holiday cheer on your friends with the Holiday Cheer Potion. Don't forget Ludo's wand, which can be used to cast sonorus and quietus on a member of your choosing.

Christmas Spirit entries are once again making it around HEX. We are accepting entries here. Approved Christmas Spirit submissions will show up as random events for everyone on the site. A page to view all of the submissions as well will be added when we get enough approved entries.

Lastly, a huge thanks to Erikka for creating this year's Christmas layout for the site!

December 6, 2016

RPC December Update: Roleplay of the Month

6:54 pm - Artemis Eve

"Mr. Boddy is dead!"

The words, screamed by Mr. Boddy's maid, are heard by all of the dinner guests in the Great Dining Hall. At first there's silence, and then panic. People run for the doors, terrified that they'll be the next victim. All except one. Sherlock Holmes stands, pipe in hand, and puffs away as he rolls his eyes at the scene. Absolutely pathetic.

"It has come to my attention," he calls over the panicked foray, "that our esteemed host has been murdered. And I would bet my deerstalker that the murderer is in this very room with us. Ah, yes, the game is afoot!"

Join the RPC for our December's Roleplay of The Month: A Murder Most Festive. You have until December 31st, 11:59 PM HEX time to complete your roleplay.

Best Plot: 10,000 Galleons and 2,500 HP (each)
Best Character: 10,000 Galleons and 2,500 HP
Best Overall Post: 10,000 Galleons and 2,500 HP

December 5, 2016

Arts & Graphics Forum Update :: December

6:09 pm - Sara

Is it just me or is it getting a bit chilly? That's right, winter is arriving in the Arts & Graphics Forum! Join us this month to show of your hand-lettering skills with a winter quote! Or if you're more the fairy tale type join the writing challenge and write us a chilly tale to keep us entertained through the winter!

While you're hanging out in the forum be sure to also check out the Artwork of the Month created by Birdy! And if you're in need of some art or graphics work stop by the ISO thread and put your requests in!

The winners will go home with galleons and House Points, and their entries will be published on the official HEX Tumblr page.

1st Place: 10,000 Galleons + 3,000 House Points
2nd Place: 5,000 Galleons + 2,000 House Points
3rd Place: 2,000 Galleons + 1,000 House Points

Writing Challenge || Graphics Challenge || Artwork of the Month || ISO Thread

December 4, 2016

Gifts & Trees!

3:45 am - HEX Staff

While Fred goes through his back-stock double checking to make sure everything is just right for the holidays he decided to distract his customers with a gift wrapping counter. He's even so generous that you can bring your own items and have them wrapped right in the store! For more information on Fred's Gift Wrapping Service please check out the Holiday Guide Thread.

Of course, you can't have presents without having a tree to put them under. This year not only are we bringing back all the trees you know and love, but we have added some additional trees to choose from! To get your tree, head on over to the Tree Farm. Please remember that the tree you pick is the tree you must keep all month long, so think carefully before chopping it down.

Please note that any gifts wrapped with the regular wrapping paper item, from your inventory, CANNOT be placed underneath the trees. Only gifts using Fred's services may be placed underneath a user's tree. All gifts placed under trees can be opened on the 25th of this month!

Lastly, Fred's Holiday Store has re-opened in Diagon Alley. More items will be stocked throughout the month. Candy Cane Grams have returned and are ready for you to send to all of your friends!

December 3, 2016

New Issue of The Quibbler!

9:54 pm - Zoe

Whether they're jumping from rooftop to rooftop or slinking through the sewer munching on a piece of pizza, ninjas are everywhere. Join The Quibbler this month as we karate chop our way into the world of ninjas and uncover some sneaky truths!

If you have any questions, concerns, or comments about The Quibbler, please either visit The Newsstand or owl Zoe, Art, or Nicole.

December 2, 2016

Teaching Center: Hiring RP Mentors

10:57 pm - Artemis Eve

Do you love creating fantastic worlds and developing fictional characters? Do you excel at role-playing? Are you patient and a good teacher to boot? If your answer is yes to all the above, then have we got news for you. The Teaching Center is now hiring RP Mentors, and we want people like you to join us. So don't miss out on this wonderful opportunity to help someone grow into a first-class role-player!

Apply here!

December 1, 2016

December is here, give out a cheer!

11:07 am - HEX Staff

HEXmas is here and we couldn't be happier to spend our time with our fellow HEXians during the most wonderful time of year! Please head on over to the HEXmas Forum for breakdowns of all of this year's activities as they unfold!

Making its way back is Santa Daily Money. Santa is quite a generous fellow and wants to spread some holiday cheer. Check Daily Money often as you might come across a special galleon offer from Santa himself! The multiplier hour will continue throughout the month so you'll have to ask yourself, "Am I feeling lucky?"

If growing things is more your style you can try your green thumb on poinsettias over in Hagrid's Hut. Be sure to check out the Guide and FAQs before you start.

Staff will also be sharing a bit about themselves and who they relate to in the Harry Potter Universe. Each daily post will provide a simple task that you will have the option to complete within 24 hours of the posted task. Upon doing so, you will receive a HEXmas Lottery ticket that you can activate from your inventory for a chance to win prizes! You can see what the current available prizes are here .

We're excited to bring you much more as the month unfolds! Stay tuned.

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