posted in I'm Not Good with People
Oct 21, 2021 14:50:21 GMT
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Tapping just the right brick in the wall behind the Leaky Cauldron in London ("Three up...two across...") will reveal an archway which is a portal into Diagon Alley, a long cobbled street where is to be found a strange and exciting assortment of shops and restaurants. It is unquestionably the hub of commerce in the British wizarding world, with virtually every wizarding business stationed there. Consequently, the demand for space here is steep, and rent costs "loads of Galleons".
posted in You Need a Break, Darling (Chris)
Oct 23, 2021 2:10:30 GMT
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One may enter the Ministry via the Visitors' Entrance which is located in a payphone outside on the sidewalk. The entrance code on the payphone is number 62442 ("MAGIC").
Following the prompts of the Operator, passes are issued and the telephone box will descend through the ground into the lobby (Floor 8).
posted in Krama, where for art thou (Karma)
Oct 20, 2021 23:33:57 GMT
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Just around the corner from Diagon Alley lies a dark, twisting alleyway devoted to the Dark Arts: Knockturn Alley. Not only are the wares sold there are a bit dodgy, but the wizards hanging around behave fairly suspiciously as well. From the shops and the street vendors one can purchase, among other things, shrunken heads, poisonous candles, human-looking fingernails, and Flesh-Eating Slug Repellent.
posted in Astronomy Class 1 : First & Second years
Oct 23, 2021 1:35:25 GMT
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Hogwarts Castle is a large, seven-story high building supported by magic, with many towers and turrets and very deep dungeons, built in the late Early Middle Ages (c. 993) by a wizard architect and the four most celebrated wizards of the age: Godric Gryffindor, Helga Hufflepuff, Rowena Ravenclaw and Salazar Slytherin. The Castle houses Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry, regarded as the finest wizarding school in the world.
Hogwarts is built in a valley area — surrounding mountains are part of the landscape — with the fairly large Black Lake to the south of the main building. The huge main oak front doors leading into the Entrance Hall face the west, and open up to sloping lawns. The deep Forbidden Forest extends around to the west of the Castle. There are also exterior greenhouses and vegetable patches on the school grounds.Hogwarts is located in the Scottish Highlands, near the all-wizard village of Hogsmeade and "not far" from Dufftown, in Banffshire, and Achintee, in Lochaber.
posted in A Change (James)
Oct 21, 2021 22:34:30 GMT
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Hogsmeade is the only entirely wizarding village in Britain. According to tradition it was founded over a thousand years ago, around the same time as Hogwarts. It's a picturesque little village of thatched cottages and shops, with enchanted candles hanging in the trees during the holidays. It is located just down the road from Hogwarts and on select Saturdays throughout the school year the village is filled with Hogwarts students, who are allowed to visit beginning in their third year.
Founded in late 1500s or early 1600s by Mungo Bonham, St. Mungo's Hospital is the primary wizarding hospital in Britain. Each wing and floor is dedicated to its own specialty and practice, with some restructures made in 2005 following the Battle for the Blood Moon. (Site-canon AU battle.)
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Azkaban is a prison located on an island in the middle of the North Sea that serves the magical community of Great Britain. Using certain Charms, the prison is hidden from the muggle world, and is unplottable.
posted in I'm sorry it's been so long... (Open)
Oct 20, 2021 14:34:41 GMT
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The Neighbourhoods of the Wizarding community are located around Britain. All types of houses, some castles and even manors are widespread. Hidden from the Muggle World and have been for centuries and will continue to be so for many many more generations.