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March 25, 2016

Here Comes Peter Cottontail....


3:16 am - HEX Staff


Hopping down the bunny trail. Hippity hopping, Easter's on its way! Spring is here, the flowers and trees are in bloom, and the sun is shining! Come and celebrate Easter with us in our special forum here, maybe you'll find a nice surprise waiting for you there?

We've got a couple newly decorated eggs for you to collect ingredients for in order to follow the recipes . Who knows, maybe you'll see someone funneling those ingredients into the donations box at times? This year we have one special egg that will be given based on activity level as well.

The Easter Bunny RE is also making a triumphant return, catch him and you may find yourself with a brand new Diricawl plushie! Those boxes of limited edition every flavor beans are also back, perhaps they have a few new flavors inside?

So hop on over to the Easter forum to join in on the fun... you may even make a new friend or three!



March 20, 2016

Lorcan & Lysander's Hogsm-Easter


12:29 am - Zoe


Do you remember your first trip to Hogsmeade? The rush of anticipation when stores filled with wild wares, sugary sweets, and delicious drinks were finally within your grasp - it's a memory that lasts a lifetime. This Easter, the Ravenclaw staff wants to give you the opportunity to relive the moment by arranging a sp-egg-tacular trip into Hogsmeade with the Scamander twins: Lorcan and Lysander. Join the Ravenclaw staff on an adventure-filled time in Hogsmeade in Lorcan & Lysander's Hogsm-Easter.



March 19, 2016

Magical Archives Update


6:33 am - bizarre


We are well into this step of our Journey Through Time as we continue rediscovering each book, chapter-by-chapter. The Knight Bus is just about finished traveling through Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban, so come hop aboard while you still can. There are tons of prizes to be won, as well as our Book of Records incentive. While our Journey Through Time event is truly magical, keep in mind that the Magical Archives forums also holds two other contests in our eight forums each month! For your ease, here are the current, on-going contests:

Tricky Tournament Tasks | The Seven Potters | Complimentary Snape



March 17, 2016

Do you have the Luck o' the Irish?


12:00 am - HEX Staff


Have you seen him yet? We sure haven't. He's a downright sneaky fellow.

That's right! St. Patrick's Day is upon us and that elusive leprechaun is back yet again and this time he's trying to board a brand new animal model. Can you catch him and earn your own copy?

Don't forget to come on over to our special forum to celebrate with us and try out our special cauldron, it's full of something that looks an awful lot like gold- molten gold that is. Check out our special dipping guide to see how you can earn ingredients and try your hand at making golden items yourself!

The annual prank items like Auld Sod and Shillelaghs are also making a triumphant return! We hope y'all enjoy it!



March 16, 2016

New Issue of the Daily Prophet!


12:37 pm - kay85


March rolls by and with it, a dash of luck! You lucky readers get exclusive access to news from all over the globe - Magical and Muggle! Come read the St. Patrick's Day issue - we have lots to share!

Can't get enough of the Daily Prophet? Step this way to our Official Archives! Head on over to the top secret location to peruse our extensive database.



If you have any concerns regarding this Daily Prophet issue, please contact Samantha Bradley or Kay85. You can also contact Icemousey with the Publication Management.



March 15, 2016

Caretaker Concoctions: March


2:16 am - Mark


Unidentified Flying Green Objects


What are UFGOs, you ask? Join the Caretakers to find out. You may even win a prize and some House points. So what are you waiting for, click here!

Prizes:

First: Berry Ocky Rot + 3000 House Points
Second: Beetle Berry Whiskey + 2000 House Points
Third: Barrel of Single Malt Whiskey + 1000 House Points

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



March 14, 2016

A Series of RP Events


2:13 am - _sky_


Treasure - the one thing we all dive for in the Lake during our time at Hogwarts. What happens when it causes a centuries old feud though? One golden egg is all it took to set two families against each other. There is a frenzy happening over in the Lake between the Merefolk and the Leprechauns. Who is right? What started this debacle? How will it end? Head on over to The Lake to find out! All entries are due March 31, 2016, 11:59 p.m. HEX time.

For more updates on Grounds events, please keep the Grounds Watch Thread on watch.



March 12, 2016

Promotions!


9:29 pm - Ninja Kitten


We've got more promotions to announce, but this time it's not only BIGGER than ever, but there are a few new levels as well! Exciting times!

First, we'd love to welcome aboard Angela, Rhyoko, BLMB, IFocusOnThePain, OxFairyDustxO, sparklinntearszz, humanity_era, kay85, Pugz51081, EvilAngelx, The Shortie, Joe Hunters, smitz_19, SatNav, Marki, bizarre and Bruce as our newest group of Global Moderators!

We would also like to introduce a new level of site staff - Junior Staff. This new level is between that of Global Moderator and Staff Member. We have promoted Tinuel, Deidra, Em, Artemis Eve, Nicole2013, The_Sharpie_Fairy and aetherene to this new position!

Last, but certainly not least, we are also creating a new area on HEX dedicated to managing new user accounts. HEX has grown exponentially the past year and we wish to rise up to better meet those demands. We would love to welcome AmberArtemisBlack, Brit, DominicanSr, Joslyn, Miss Havokk, starrystar, Teknickel, TisTaiOre, and Tootje as our new Account Officers.

We'd love to extend a warm congratulations to all of our newest members of HEX Site Staff. Let's get to work!



March 11, 2016

Quidditch: Slytherin vs Hufflepuff


8:14 pm - Raventhefree


As the snow melts away and birds finally begin to spread their spring cheer, the Quidditch pitch is looking green enough to play on. Fresh off their victory over Ravenclaw, Hufflepuff is ready to turn their attention towards Slytherin. But Slytherin is flying in to fight hard - the Quidditch Cup is not yet out of reach! Both teams, however, are braving the first thunderstorm of the year to bring you this contest. So don't miss out on the action - head over to the Quidditch Pitch with a pack of friends and some umbrellas to tune into the excitement!



March 10, 2016

Dueling


7:42 pm - Ninja Kitten



Red Carpet? Check. Designs? Check. Lockhart Award Trophies? Check. All that's left? Well, an audience, of course! Gilderoy Lockhart is at it again! He's sick and tired of everybody celebrating the Oscars. Why can't he have his own Lockhart Awards show instead? In lieu of this, he wants all of you to be his guests. It's going to be a spectacle that only the best of the best can participate in. What better way to celebrate it along with Dueling too, right? Get ready as the Dedicated Ravenclaws and the Persevering Gryffindors battle it out in a sea of blue and red while trying to win the esteemed prize - a Lockhart! (Not to be mistaken for an Oscar). The battle begins now in the Great Hall. It's a show you wouldn't want to miss!



March 9, 2016

New Issue of the Quibbler!


8:21 pm - icemousey



This month's Quibbler is dedicated to the man who played our beloved Professor Severus Snape on the silver screen. That's right -- our issue this month is all about the late Alan Rickman. If you have questions or comments about The Quibbler or Hex's Publications, please either visit the Newsstand here or send an owl to Allie. We hope you enjoy our tribute to this great actor.



March 8, 2016

Tumblr Team Applications Open!


2:16 am - Lu


If you're well-versed in social media, Hex needs your help! We're looking to expand our reach, specifically with Tumblr. Do you know Tumblr well? Can you make graphics and/or gifs? If you answered yes to these questions, then we need you to apply! Click here to read more.



March 6, 2016

RPC Updates


5:55 pm - Artemis Eve


Ambrosius Flume prided himself in being prepared for every holiday. His shop in Hogsmeade was one of the most visited during these occasions. Easter would have been no different, except ... it was. He was just filling up a jar of Liquorice Wands when a loud boom echoed from the other side of the shop. Ambrosius whirled around and stared with horror at the horde of chocolate frogs coming right his way. All he could do was curl under the counter as the enchanted candy frogs jumped through the shop and out the open door. He needed a moment to fathom what had just happened.

"Linda! Did you just release our bestselling products?"

He couldn't imagine his wife doing such damage to their joint business, but he had to ask. How else would the chocolate frogs be able to hop out of their boxes and onto the selling floor?

Join the RPC for our March's Roleplay of The Month: Easter Mayhem in Hogsmeade. You have until March 31st, 11:59 PM HEX time to complete your roleplay.

Prizes
Best Plot: 5,000 Galleons and 2,500 HP (each)
Best Character: 5,000 Galleons and 2,500 HP
Best Overall Post: 5,000 Galleons and 2,500 HP



March 5, 2016

Arts & Graphics Forum Update :: March


12:09 pm - deidra


Just as we have two eyes and two feet, duality is part of life.
-Carlos Santana

We are almost through winter! Those of us who are living on the top half of our little blue planet, anyway. Those of you living on the southern half, well, we're sorry. That's the downside of the Equator. This month we're all about double meanings or finding something different after looking deeper than the surface. For the writing challenge, you're going to be writing a a letter that seems amorous on the surface, but underneath, it's full of bile and insults. The writing challenge is inspired by Graphic Designer, Olly Moss, and challenges you to dig a little deeper in your design. If you haven't checked out the Artwork of the Month, you should run, not walk, to that thread. March's AOTM is fabulous! Great work!
As always, 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



March 1, 2016

The Magic Awakens


8:07 pm - deidra


Episode X

A long time ago in a Wizarding school far, far away... A great battle is forming with wizards and Jedis. These beings have gathered together to save their races, And ensure the Force has been awakened. A new Jedi Master has been chosen. However, Dark Wizards and Sith block their path to Greatness and Purity with the Force. Only one can save them all- And united they must be to succeed. May the Force be with you. Join the Slytherin Staff in The Magic Awakens for an out-of-this-world adventure you can't miss!



21 Years of Magic
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