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April 25, 2017

HEX Mentor Applications


2:01 pm - vally


It's time to hire more HEX Mentors. Do you know everything there is to know about HEX? Do you love helping newbies? We're looking for mentors who will be diligent about sending out their welcome owls as well as committed to responding quickly and kindly to questions.

If you are interested in becoming a HEX Mentor, please head over to the Entrance Hall for more information. The deadline to submit applications is May 5th at 11:59 pm HEX time.



April 23, 2017

Goblins of Gringotts - Auction


11:20 am - Nelly




The Goblins have always felt a deep connection with money, after all they mint much of the wizarding worlds currency. So it comes as no surprise that it makes the goblins of Gringotts VERY angry when people do not pay the fee for their vaults... So angry in fact that the Goblins of Gringotts have decided to do something they have never done, auction off valuables from the vaults that are over-due on their payments.

Now is your chance to win some of the more coveted items from these abandoned vaults! Head on over HERE to check it out.

Keep an eye out, they will be holding these sales periodically in Goblin City



April 22, 2017

Magical Archives :: Update


9:10 pm - bizarre




It is now Ginny and Molly Weasley's turn to explore a tale from The Tales of Beedle the Bard with us. Grab your quill and parchment to join Ginny in a hunt, or put on some muggle-style headphones with Molly. There are prizes to be won and, as always, participation in any Archives hosted activity will count towards your chance of winning the Book of Records.

The Five Fables :: Fountain of Fair Fortune
Contest || Activity

Obscure Paintings || Draco's Dismal Year || Riddle of the Sphinx
semi items contest || april's monthly discussion || house points contest

The Magical Archives' two year long event, A Journey Through Time, is finally coming to a close. Join us here as we unveil our event winners.



April 20, 2017

House Staff Elections: Spring 2017


10:54 am - Zoe




It's that time of year again! Some people plan months in advance, others decide today that they want to run for a spot on House Staff. That's right. I'm talking about House elections. If you've ever been intrigued by what goes on behind the scenes and are keen to get more involved in your House, then this is the perfect opportunity for you! Head to your Common Room to get your campaign going!


GRYFFINDOR Rules Campaigns Nominations
HUFFLEPUFF Rules Campaigns Nominations
RAVENCLAW Rules Campaigns Nominations
SLYTHERIN Rules Campaigns Nominations

Good luck to all!



April 19, 2017

April Fan Fiction


2:54 pm - Aetherene




He tilts his head to the side and pokes the item on the table. It lights up, and something appears on the display. He had never seen anything like this before, but it was his Muggle Born friend's property, which she said she used on a regular basis when not at Hogwarts. She said it was a "portable felly phone"? What did that mean?

Muggles are more technologically advanced whereas the magical world has...well, magic. But when a witch or wizard has no idea about how to work Muggle technology, what sort of mayhem (or confusion) will this cause? Join Fan Fiction for the April Theme Prompt and write your version today!

This prompt doesn't suit your fancy? No worries! There are plenty more activities to participate in to earn tickets for the Monthly Raffle!

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



April 16, 2017

The Daily Prophet - April 2017


10:28 pm - Artemis Eve



This month, the Daily Prophet's April issue is choc(ocolate)-full of Easter goodness! Reports on hopping holiday pranks going awry at the Ministry and the sweet effects this season seems to be having on the economy await you. Our writers have also cultivated a number of eggcellent in-depth profiles on how your favorite celebrities, Quidditch stars, and fellow witches and wizards around the country are spending their holiday -- after all, one can never start planning too early for next year. What are you waiting for? Hop on by and spend some of your Easter with us!

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 or Snowleetah. You may also get in touch with Artemis Eve or Nicole2013 with Publications Management.

Written by rachel mcadams



April 15, 2017

Caretaker Concoctions: April


10:53 pm - Crowy




Caretaker Decathlon



Forget about the Triwizard Tournament - how about competing against the whole school in TEN contests?! Enter the Caretaker Decathlon and fight your way to the top, to be crowned as grand winner!

Prizes:


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!



April 14, 2017

Someone CATCH that bunny!


2:54 pm - HEX Staff



The sun is shining, the flowers are in bloom, and signs of spring are everywhere, which can only mean it's time to celebrate! Come join us here for an Easter celebration, and see what you can find. There are many curious things to be found when you follow a rabbit Down The Rabbit Hole!

Speaking of rabbits, the Easter Bunny RE is returning this year! Rabbits are hard to catch (just ask Alice), but if you catch the Bunny RE, you may find yourself holding a very special prize.

What would Easter be without some lovely, decorated eggs? Collect plain eggs, dippers, and dyes to decorate your eggs for a chance at finding items from the Harry Potter verse that have been scattered across the fairy tale lands. We also have one special egg this year that will be given based on activity level.
So, what are you waiting for? Hop on over to the Easter forum to join the fun!



April 11, 2017

From the Grounds!


4:58 am - Char



The barrier between Platforms Nine and Ten has been concealing one of the most famous wizarding hubs for over a century now. What are the consequences when an unsuspecting Muggle makes their way through this magical barrier? Head off to Platform 9 3/4 to solve this conundrum in Muggle on the Platform! All entries are due April 30, 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 Roleplay and Roleplayer of the Month.



April 8, 2017

Down the Rabbit Hole


9:58 am - Jojo




It's Easter, and you have found yourself in the Hogwarts library, where a beautiful leather tome has caught your eye. Walt Disney's Tales, it reads. Excited, you open the book right at the start of Alice in Wonderland. The words seem to be enticing you to dive into the book, and so, feeling a sudden pull in your belly, you do just that! As your vision clears, you see that you have fallen Down the Rabbit Hole.



Join us in our Gryffindor House site-wide event! Fantastic adventures await you in many of the magic worlds Walt Disney has brought to life. And the prizes are all worth dying for too...



April 6, 2017

RPC Update: April


9:25 pm - Pyper



An overabundance of rain has swept through Scotland, and the Great Lake has flooded. Hogwarts is taking the brunt of it. Water is flowing through the first floor of the castle, and the staff and students are running about. This month's Roleplay of the Month, April Showers, begs the question: What are you and your friends doing to help or hinder the situation?

The Muggle world hasn't fared any better than the wizarding world. All of the rain has kept everyone inside where it's nice and warm. However, boredom has set in. Rain, Rain Go Away is an escape from the monotony. Grab your friends and meet us in the RPC! You can also earn tickets to our monthly raffle; all you have to do is participate in one or both of our events.

Our events:
April Showers
| Rain, Rain, Go Away! | Participation Raffle



April 5, 2017

Arts & Graphics :: April


10:11 pm - Erikka




The mouse ran up the clock...


Time is always ticking, even in an odd place like Underland! As the clock makes it's rounds, make your way through Father Time's castle for an experience worth your....well, time.

Though out of sequence and most likely sense as well, a moment or three from a subject's timeline is quite a tale to be told in this place. And the sites are quite something to behold. Which is why we must freeze time and capture a scene to last eternity in Time's castle.

Then, see what is in a run for one artist who seized the dark hours of the day in their work. And always remember that days come and go, so make the most of the moments you have.

Tick-tock!


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



April 4, 2017

The Five Fables


1:09 am - bizarre




Fairy tales are more than true: not because they tell us that dragons exist,
but because they tell us that dragons can be beaten. - G.K. Chesterton


The Tales of Beedle the Bard played a crucial role in understanding some of the key elements of the Harry Potter series - namely The Tale of Three Brothers. But, as all Potter fans know, there are many other tales of Beedle the Bard. The Magical Archives is presenting you the opportunity to explore these five tales with us, whether you've read the book or not. And of course, what's an event without fabulous prizes? There are prizes to be won, familiar faces to talk with, read-alongs to participate in and so many more contests and activities for everyone.

Join us in the Five Fables.



April 3, 2017

New Issue of The Quibbler!


7:03 am - Zoe


Do jigsaws make you jolly? Do you think that Sudoku is superb? Do you think that word searches are wonderful? No matter which type of puzzle you prefer, this month's issue of The Quibbler is sure to satisfy your puzzle-loving side. Join us as we talk about all things puzzly... and discover the deep-rooted hatred that some of the writers seem to have for jigsaw puzzles!

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



April 2, 2017

Quidditch: Gryffindor vs Ravenclaw


6:07 pm - Sophia Oceanborn



Gather 'round everyone, it's the last match of the season! A bit of cloudy sky definitely didn't scare the teams away as the Gryffindors take on the Ravenclaws. If you want to see how this pans out, make sure to head down to the Quidditch Pitch so you don't miss any glorious moment.



April 1, 2017

Choose Wisely.


11:41 pm - Lord Voldemort


My loyal followers, the battle is done for now. Today, my Death Eaters, you reigned terror upon those that follow a dead man's ideals, and so I consider this day's work a victory and will allow the Order to fool themselves into thinking they managed to push us back.

We need to regroup and consolidate our strength for the upcoming final battle. Today, we just gave them a taste of fear. They were brave to stand up to our powerful forces, but that bravery will be their downfall in the end. Several Order members recognized that and have defaulted to our side, weakening them further and increasing our strength. Soon, we will not have to hide.

Follow me, my loyal servants, and leave this battle for another day. Lord Voldemort will return soon enough. And to those who opposed me, who chose to follow that fool, Albus Dumbledore: Lord Voldemort will remember the choice you made today. Choose more wisely next time. Or you will lose everything.



Declare Yourself!


12:32 am - Ninja Kitten


Dark times have begun to unfold once again. This time, however, the source that started it all? George Weasley.

George Weasley is at it once again! He came into contact with a rare time turner that somehow made it through the Battle of the Department of Ministries.... and we all know that he simply cannot resist messing around with it, hoping to use it to create a new WWW product. Unfortunately, as things usually do when near a Weasley twin, things have gone horribly wrong! George has brought the entire site back to the year 1998. While this does mean that he gets to see his beloved twin, Fred, once again, it also means that Lord Voldemort is still around. Will Harry be able to win once again? Or will The Dark Lord be able to assume full control this time around?

Join us as we figure out how this one will play out!



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