Welcome new students to Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry!!
I am Adella, and I am the Headmistress of Hogwarts for this week, as we at DragonMount like to take over the castle on occasion. Please, come in and find a seat at an unmarked table, you will be able to be sorted into your houses shortly. But, first I have just a bit of information and a few rules, as is standard for the beginning of a new year (or week) at Hogwarts.
First, the Forbidden Forest is absolutely open to students, because it always seemed like a fun place for Potter and his friends to go.
Second, Harry Potter Week is a very long standing tradition of the Blue Ajah, and we put a lot of love and care into it every year, so please participate in each thread as much as you would like. We do have a couple of new teachers on the staff for the week, so please do your best in the following classes:
Ithillian Turambar will be teaching ourDivination Class
Dar'Jen Ab Owain will be leading us through this yearsOwl Post
Turin Turambar has volunteered to help us with our skills with thePensieve
Cross is our newDefense Against the Dark Arts teacher, may she have a long reign
Adella is leading us on aTroll Hunt throughout the castle
And lastly, don't miss the only annual White Towermafia game hosted by Shad and Adella
Somehow, that still isn't everything!!
Background on Harry Potter week, the Blue Ajah used to be know at the "Harry Potter Ajah" because it so happened that several of it's members were very passionate about both The Wheel of Time and Harry Potter. For a time this took over at the theme for the whole Ajah, and it was great fun and embraced as such. Maybe Daruya will step in here and tell us more about when Harry Potter Week started and how many years it has been going, because I believe it started before I was even a member on DragonMount. Needless to say, it is a very strong tradition for both the Blue Ajah and the White Tower as a whole. Here are some links to previous years of Harry Potter Week:
The fun doesn't stop there!!! We will be using this thread to sort you into your Houses! Dicetosser1 will be along to assist us with that shortly (the poor guy had to work around my schedule). While participating in the above listed activities you can win points for your House, so please post here with what House you are sorted into, and at the end of the week I will announce our winner! *Whispers* Now do I announce an extra 150 points for Gryffindor? Isn't that how this House Cup thing works??