Quidditch began in the 11th century. In the next hundred years, it spread. In the 13th century it gained the snitch, which increased popularity even further, and before too long it was almost as common as it as today. In the 14th century the Wizards' Council started making rules about where you could and could not play it. And then progressively made those rules quite a bit stricter.
- 1362: Illegal to play within 50 miles of towns.
- 1368: Amended the ban, making it 100 miles.
- 1419: Decreed that Quidditch should not be played "anywhere near any place where there is the slightest chance that a Muggle might be watching or we'll see how well you can play whilst chained to a dungeon wall."
But we're still in the 11th century here. Quidditch as only just …Read more >
Many aspects of modern Hogwarts correlate to those of modern muggle schools. Prefects, for example. Starting at age 11, so by age it fits in easily with primary school.
Hogwarts has been around for something close to 1,000 years, and undoubtedly changed greatly over that time. Picking though aspects of the school, trying to figure out which should be the same and which should be different, is hard. Because of Hogwarts's habit of reflecting muggle school, I was doing some research into early medieval universities. I liked this podcast.
Most universities where part of the Church. They were all-male, and students started at age of 14 or 15. Latin was the language of learning (That's where the term "grammar school" comes from — you need to learn…Read more >
So the set up of this wiki wasn't as smooth as I personally hoped. This is mostly my fault, due to tech difficulties + me getting a job etc etc, I haven't been able to give the wiki enough effort that it deserved. I'm sorry cause I know a lot of you guys spent loads of time/effort on the wiki, so that's why I'm writing this blog.
If you guys are still up for RPing here, I'm gonna be on the chat here, every evening for the next week, working on classes/storylines/etc. I won't be able to do it alone, and I need my lovely helpers here, because this isn't a one-man job, (I'm sorry Rabbi, you've been doing everything for a long time), so if you guys are still up for helping, I'll be on chat. My main priority is making sure that we can g…Read more >
Soooo something came to mind the other night when I was in the process of creating signatures for my characters. My little Lyle came to mind. Lyle grew up in an orphanage. The likelihood that he learned to read or write before coming to Hogwarts was probably pretty low.
It's an interesting group of people at Hogwarts, with rich and wealthy Great Families that probably did teach their children how to read and write... and street urchins, though still magical, who did not. So... what do we do about this? In chat we've discussed a few ideas-- older students teaching younger ones, Quick-Quotes quills.... reading/writing lessons for younger students...
Additionally, I'm assuming it's common knowledge that up until recently in the course of human …Read more >
Betrothals are not uncommon in this time period, especially among the wizarding world, where bloodlines are often adamantly kept pure. So, the betrothal of young children is a common practice. Here, all current betrothals are listed.
If you want to propose a betrothal between two characters, either comment it here or ask the RPer of the other student. Please specify whether the betrothal has been confirmed or not. If it hasn't, just post the pairing, so the idea can be considered.