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March 21, 2017

Magical Archives Update :: March

9:16 pm - bizarre

The Magical Archives has been on a journey through the Harry Potter series for nearly two years now. We are now on the final book, getting into the last tasks and the final monthly contest. Take a look at our Journey Through Time, as there are still a few activities to get involved in and snatch some participation raffle tickets for some fabulous prizes.
As always, participation in any of our tasks, contests, or discussions will also earn you tickets towards winning your very own Book of Records.

Current discussion, tasks, & contests:

Task 09 | Final DH Contest | Task 10
The Invitation | The Ministry's Worst Fear | Exercising Your Inner Eye

Is that a book? Over on the bedside table?
Don't touch it! It's not even yours...

March 20, 2017

Graphics Management is Hiring!

2:08 pm - deidra

Graphics Management is Hiring!

Here on HEX, we have a fantabulous team of Graphic Designers who work their butts off to produce quality designs for all of our favorite forums. We have recently redone our application process, and we are very pleased to report that both our Junior and Senior applications are now open permanently! Intrigued? Come check out this thread for more info.

March 19, 2017

March Fan Fiction

6:56 pm - Aetherene

No! No! I'm innocent! You have to believe me! I'm not a Death Eater! I was under the Imperius Curse! I swear!

When a suspected Death Eater is on trial, what happens? There's a desperation in the air to put away all Death Eaters and make the wizarding world feel safe again now that Lord Voldemort is gone. Does the Wizengamot believe this objection? How does the trial progress? What is the final ruling?

In writing, there are many different possibilities to write about. What's yours? Join Fan Fiction with its March Theme Prompt and submit your version!

Writing to this particular prompt doesn't suit your creative energy? We have other contests that you can participate in to earn tickets for our Monthly Raffle!

Writing Circle | Character Journals | Picture Prompt | Continue the Story | Guess the Character

March 16, 2017

The Daily Prophet - March 2017

11:00 pm - Artemis Eve

Between Aunt Edna's tips for how to deal with "Puppy Problems," the newest threat to the Wizarding World's favorite Kelpie, and the recent discovery of 319 cats proficient in reading, writing, editing, and proofreading, this month's issue of the Daily Prophet is bursting from the seams with our furry (and fishy!) friends. For those who aren't animal lovers, feel free to check out our in-depth features on the lesser-known past of Griselda Marchbanks and the history of the Holyhead Harpies, among other articles. Go on and give the March issue a look!

Want to read more of the Daily Prophet? Then head on over to the Official Archives! Special access, just for our loyal readers!

If you have any concerns regarding the Daily Prophet, please contact Rosie_may. You can also get in touch with Artemis Eve or Nicole2013 with Publications Management.

Written by Rachel McAdams

Look Who's Back!

12:14 am - HEX Staff

Look who's back!

That's right, that pesky ol' Leprechaun is back causing more trouble than ever. We heard that he ransacked the Quidditch World Cup this year - makes sense, since Ireland gave the show of the century!

Come join us, and the Leprechaun, for some St. Patrick's Day fun. The REs are falling, the four-leaf clovers seem to be promising a great deal of luck, and the old prank items "Auld Sod" and the "Shillelagh Stick" are making a come-back!

March 15, 2017

Caretaker Concoctions: March

5:14 pm - Crowy

Caught in a Picture

Whether you enjoy taking pictures or just looking at them - say Cheese! and join the Pic Post Area and the Second Floor Hallways for this month's Caretaker Concoctions!


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

March 11, 2017

From the Grounds

3:37 am - Kljy

Have you heard about it? There have been whispers of a new, so far unseen creature in the Black Lake. The teachers have decided to give fifth year students the opportunity to find the creature. Are you going to look for the creature, or will you use this opportunity to go exploring? Head out to Under the Lake and join Unexplored Depths! All entries are due March 31, 2017, 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.

March 9, 2017

Life's Just Peachy

9:46 pm - Erikka

Thank you, Mario!
But our staff is in another castle!

From damsels, to heroes, to...villains? That's right, our favorite princesses are now back in the game! This time, the Slytherin Staff are in trouble and this lovely trio is to blame.
Who will save them? Join the game and power-up—it's all up to you!

Press Start!

March 6, 2017

RPC Update: March

11:15 am - Pyper

The Alyachary dynasty is under threat and in dire need of someone to protect them from Abarania and her comrades. Join this month's Roleplay of the Month, Destruction of the Dynasty, to discover what it's like being a spy and holding the fate of a country in your hands.

For those of you who aren't keen on roleplaying, perhaps you'd rather continue the story to figure out if our hero will manage to survive the Perilous Predicament and discover the identity of the assassin. You can also earn tickets to our monthly raffle; all you have to do is participate in one or both of our events. What are you waiting for? Get yourselves to the RPC and join in the fun!

Our events:
Destruction of the Dynasty
| Perilous Predicament | Participation Raffle

March 5, 2017

Arts & Graphics :: March

10:37 am - bizarre

Does anyone smell that? Burgers? Fries? Ice cream? It's gotta be coming from somewhere... Perhaps - what's that? A diner? Oh good, I've been craving a milkshake. It looks like this month the A&G team has discovered an old school diner. One that definitely could use a new sign. And I've heard that the wait staff has been there for years - I'm sure they've got some interesting stories for us to listen to while we slurp down a chocolate milkshake (they better have milkshakes)!

As always, be sure to check out our Artwork of the Month. While you're sifting through our corner of HEX, you might also want to check out the ISO Thread if you're in need of some new graphics.

The challenge 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

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

March 4, 2017

New Issue of The Quibbler!

8:29 pm - Zoe

Off with their heads! No? Okay, how about we go paint the roses red? Still a no? Fair enough. Instead, why don't you just pick up this month's issue of The Quibbler and jump down the rabbit hole with us as we recount our Wonderland-based adventures! Just be sure not to consume any demanding food-stuffs, and you should be okay!

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

March 2, 2017

The New HINT Forums

4:41 pm - Nicole2013

You heard that right, HINT is back in business. We've been working in our secret laboratory, doing some revamping to bring you innovative, exciting activities across our four (!) forums.

We are also proud to announce our new central forum for HINT.... *drumroll* The HINT Enterprises! In this forum, you can learn all about various hobbies HEXians have and keep up to date with all news across all HINT Forums.

Last but not least, some of you might have noticed that the Books and Films Discussion Forums have been closed. No need to cry, though, as we have a brand new forum for you: The Fandom Forum. Here is the place where you can gush, fangirl/boy and talk about your favorite fandoms across the entire Universe... books, movies, TV Shows, comics, you name it, we have it.

With that, we have this month's House Point Contest located right in the Fandom Forum, so you can dive right in! Come and join us in the fun of our grand opening!

March 1, 2017

Quidditch: Hufflepuff vs Slytherin

11:20 pm - Artemis Eve

Spring is almost upon us, but there is still a real nip in the air. But the cold isn't going to stop Quidditch fans from flocking to a game. Especially not when Hufflepuff goes up against Slytherin. Who will emerge victorious? Which team will reign supreme? The stakes are stacked high, folks, so grab your scarf and your gloves, and head on down to the Quidditch Pitch to watch the badgers and the snakes battle it out!

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