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The Hogwarts Guide
« on: February 04, 2009, 09:56:19 PM »

Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry

"Draco dormiens nunquam titillandus"

Written by: Maire Dins, Virginia Moon, Lucie West and Marvolo Riddle

Howgarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry, it's design, layout, contents, houses, descriptions, canon characters and all related images and indicia are the creation of J.K. Rowling and are copyrighted by Warner Brothers, © 2001-2008.


Introduction


School term begins in September and ends in June


Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry is a co-educational boarding school where children of the British Isles possessing magical abilities receive training to become fully qualified witches and wizards. Students are between the ages of 11 and 18 years of age. Hogwarts is managed by a Headmaster, who is assisted by a Deputy Headmaster. The Headmaster answers to a twelve member Board of Governors. Students are required to pay for their own robes, uniforms, books and various needed supplies, however there is a fund available for those students in need. There are no fees for attending Hogwarts otherwise.

The Hogwarts School Song:
Hogwarts, Hogwarts, Hoggy Warty Hogwarts,
Teach us something, please,
Whether we be old and bald
Or young with scabby knees,
Our heads could do with filling
With some interesting stuff,
For now they're bare and full of air,
Dead flies and bits of fluff,
So teach us things worth knowing,
Bring back what we've forgot,
Just do your best, we'll do the rest,
And learn until our brains all rot.


Name Guide


Hogwarts is, arguably, the easiest school to pick a name for. As with the other schools, the name should to some extent match the nationality and for that reason, Asian names are unacceptable unless your character is approved for an Asian nationality. For example, your British as far back as possible character will not be called "Kumi Kisanagi" or something of that nature. Additionally, naming characters after book, movie, television or other media characters is unacceptable - so no, you may not play Buffy Summers or Kelandry, nor can you play Arwen, Legolas or Eragon. Please understand that this is an original roleplaying environment based on the Harry Potter books and crossover characters are a strict violation of Magical Hogwarts rules. Last, but certainly not least, it is inadvisable to name your characters after the book characters or their actors, including canon surnames.

Banned Names List

Surnames: Black, Malfoy, Lestrange, Snape, Potter, Prince, Riddle, Granger, Weasley, Halliwell, Gaunt
First Names: Kelandry, Draco, Hermione, Harry, Severus, Albus

When picking a name, it is a good idea to consult the memberlist to see if the first name you're planning to use is something in common circulation. (Such as Rosaline, Alexander, Olivia and variations/alternative spellings of these, both masculine and feminine alike.) While it is not uncommon to have names duplicated offline, on a roleplaying game you should try to be as creative as possible to avoid confusion between characters. In addition to that, when registering and setting your account display name, please do not include the middle name unless your character is called that frequently. (For example, if your character's name is Anna Marie Smith and she is often called Anna Marie, this is okay. If your character is named Christine Diana and she is called Christine, there is no need to include Diana in the display name.)

In the Harry Potter universe it is also common to follow certain naming patterns. Pureblood characters are often named after mythological figures (Minerva McGonagall) or stars and constellations (Sirius Black, Bellatrix Lestrange, Draco Malfoy). While this is by no means required (Ronald Weasley), it is a common theme that pureblood characters may like to consider. Also common in canon is for characters to have first and last names starting with the same letter (Luna Lovegood, Pansy Parkinson, Gregory Goyle); naming themes can vary depending on family and should be considered, especially when making a pureblood family.

When making a character, please try to make sure you also go with a unique surname. This is by no means a demand, but it grows confusing when too many characters that are not related all have the same surname. Family lines with EFBs may not be used without explicit permission from the people listed to be contacted about joining the families in order to avoid such confusion and conflicting story lines.

Gaelic names are a point of interest. While students from Ireland and Scotland in particular are prevalent in Hogwarts, it should be requested that people using Gaelic names handle them with care. There is no need to go to every thread stressing how to pronounce your character's name, nor is there any need to put it in your signature or personal text. If you must, one explanation in your profile is tolerable, but again not necessary. If you're picking a name that is so complicated that you feel you have to stress how it is pronounced, it is probably better to avoid the name entirely. As before stated, Hogwarts names are not complicated, so please do not make them so.


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Enrollment


Each birth of a magical child in the British Isles (Great Britain, Ireland, and adjacent islands) is recorded at Hogwarts in a large parchment book by a magical quill. Every year, the deputy headmaster checks the book and sends letters to those children who will turn eleven by August the 31st. A reply to this letter (either accepting or declining) must be received by July the 31st.

Children of Magical descent (those born to witches or wizards) are told of the letter as children and it is expected, arriving by owl post.

Letters to prospective students of Muggle parents are delivered in person by a representative of the Ministry of Magic. This witch or wizard explains the circumstances of the situation and provides them assistance to gaining access to Diagon Alley and the purchasing of equipment. The NPC Ministry official on Magical Hogwarts is Rupert Hollingberry.

Each following year another letter is sent after the school year ends but before the end of July. Included in each of the seven letters is a list of required supplies for the upcoming year. Letters can also include (if applicable) notifications of being chosen for student positions or O.W.L. results (after the fifth year).

Supplies


Students must have the following supplies to attend Hogwarts; a wand, a pewter cauldron, scales, potions ingredients and robes. Second through Seventh year students may also bring a broom.

Each student is allowed to bring a cat, owl or toad; exceptions to this rule can be made with approval by Hogwarts staff.

Arrivals


There are a few options in traveling to Hogwarts and the neighboring village of Hogsmeade. The most often used method is the Hogwarts Express, which carries students from Platform 9 3/4 in Kings Cross Station at precisely 11 a.m. on September the first and returning them home from the Hogsmeade station at the end of June. Knight bus tickets can also be purchased to or from Hogwarts. Other methods include broomsticks, the Floo Network and apparating outside the grounds of Hogwarts.

After arriving at Hogsmeade Station students are transported to the school itself one of two ways. First years ride small boats across the lake to the school and land near the castle, walking up a path to the main doors. Older students ride in carriages drawn by Thestrals, winged horse-like creatures that can only be seen by those who have seen death.

Sorting Ceremony


Rather than immediately joining the other students in the Great Hall at the beginning of term, first year students arrive after the other students have been seated for the sorting ceremony, a very important tradition. Each student must sit upon a stool that is placed in front of the High Table where the Sorting Hat is placed upon their heads. A speech by the Headmaster or Deputy Headmaster is given after which each first year is called in alphabetical order.

The Sorting Hat is a magical device that can speak and seems to have a mind of it’s own, in fact before each sorting it sings a song which it has written. It has intense powers of deducting what is inside each head on which it is placed and it is by this process that it sorts them into one of the four houses.

Houses


The houses of Hogwarts were founded at the same time as the school itself. Each student is sorted into one of the four houses after their arrival on September the first. The influence of the four founders, whose houses bear their name, is still felt to this day, as each house reflects the traits of it's founder. Each has a common room and dormitories where students reside, sleeping and doing homework when not in the library. Furnished for comfort rather than looks, each is home to the students just as their fellow housemates are their family.


Gryffindor

You might belong in Gryffindor,
Where dwell the brave at heart,
Their daring, nerve, and chivalry
Set Gryffindors apart;


Head of House:   Lincoln McKenzie
Symbolized by the lion and the colors scarlet and gold, the house of Gryffindor values courage, boldness and chivalry. Students chosen for this house are known best for their adventuresome natures and high sense of honor, doing what is best and right for themselves and others. Loyalty in friendship is also a trait often found in this group, giving them a sense of family within them.

Founded by Godric Gryffindor who believed that all who possessed magical ability would be allowed to attend Hogwarts, Gryffiindor is reported to be from North Yorkshire and originally owned the Sorting Hat.

The Gryffindor Common Room and Dormitories are located in the Gryffindor Tower, the entrance to which is located on the seventh floor behind a painting of a fat lady in a pink silk dress. The house ghost is Sir Nicholas de Mimsy-Porpington a.k.a Nearly Headless Nick and past Gryffindors of note include: Albus Dumbledore, Minerva McGonagall, Rubeus Hagrid, the entire Weasley family, Sirius Black, Lily Evans, Remus Lupin, Peter Pettigrew and James Potter.


Hufflepuff

These belong in Hufflepuff,
Where they are just and loyal.
Those patient Hufflepuffs are true
And unafraid of toil.


Head of House: Olivia Welks
As the most inclusive among the four houses, Hufflepuff is symbolized by the badger and it's colors are yellow and black. Valuing hard work, determination, strength, patience, friendship and fair play instead of a particular aptitude among it's chosen. Members of this house are most known for those who don't exactly fit in either of the other three houses.

Beloved for her charming ways and ability to bring together people from all walks of life, the founder of this house is Helga Hufflepuff, reported to hail from Wales.

The Hufflepuff common room is located in the basements near the kitchens. The house ghost is the Fat Friar and the most famous Hufflepuff is Cedric Diggory.


Slytherin

Or perhaps in Slytherin
You'll make your real friends
Those cunning folk use any means
To achieve their ends.


Head of House: Persephone Bane
Known most for favoring blood purity, Slytherin is represented by the serpent and the colors green and silver. Traits strong in this house include ambition, resourcefullness and cunning; along with a certian disregard for the rules when it comes to personal wants and needs. The only house that factors blood into the sorting, it is not actually the individual's heritage that comes into question but more their personal view point on the subject.

Founded by Salazar Slytherin, a parselmouth, he believed that only pure-blood witches and wizards should be allowed to attend Hogwarts. The many arguements on the subject between Gryffindor and Slytherin eventually led to Slytherin's leaving the school, though not before sealing the Chamber of Secrets, inside which he sealed also a monster that only his heir would be able to control. The plan was to rid the school of all Muggle borns, but was unsuccessful. Reportedly from Norfolk, North East of London, there is some evidence that Slytherin was different than others around him, being described as "ancient and monkey-like".

Located under the lake, the Slytherin common room is a low-ceiling dungeon-like room. The house ghost is the Bloody Baron and former Slytherins of note include: Tom Marvolo Riddle, Severus Snape, Regulus, Bellatrix and Narcissa Black and Rodolphus Lestrange.


Ravenclaw

Or yet in wise old Ravenclaw
If you've a ready mind
Where those of wit and learning
Will always find their kind.


Head of House: Samuel Dickinson
With the emblematic animal of the eagle and the colors of blue and bronze, Ravenclaw house desires those students who are full of intelligence, knowledge and wit. Ravenclaws are overwhelming described as being fair, handsome or beautiful and this trait may be one that is sought after during the sorting process.

The founder, Rowena Ravenclaw, is described as being 'fair' and hailing (reportedly) from Scotland. According to her Famous Wizard card she's best remembered for her creativity and intelligence and for inventing the ever-changing floor plan.

The Ravenclaw common room is located on the west side of the castle in Ravenclaw tower. The house ghost is they Grey Lady and the most famous former Ravenclaw is Filius Flitwick.

Hogwarts School Year


The school year at Hogwarts consists of three terms; the first term begins on September 2nd, the second term starts after the Christmas break and the third term starts after Easter break. The school year is completed at the end of June when all students and staff, save the caretaker and any permanent residents, leave the castle. There are four feasts throughout the year; the start-of-term feast, Halloween, Christmas and the end-of-term feast, in that order. During the Christmas and Easter breaks students may sign up to stay at the school instead of going home to their families. During this time there are no classes to attend and at Christmas there is, of course, the feast.


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Student Life


Each day begins with breakfast inside the Great Hall, where there are five tables; one each for the four houses and the High Table where the Headmaster, Professors and other staff sit. Students sit at their respective house tables to eat, socialize and catch up on reading or homework, if needed. Mail is distributed during this time, with school or personal owls bringing in letters, copies of the Daily Prophet or packages from family or friends. A bell signals the first class at 9 a.m.

A ten minute break intercepts the first two classes of the day, each long periods. After the second class there is a break for lunch, and then another bell signals the resuming of classes at 1 p.m. There is another break at teatime, then the final classes of the day, after which the entire school heads to the Great Hall for dinner. After dinner the students retire to their common rooms for the evening.

Outside of class, students can be found in various parts of the castle and grounds, including the library, owlery, gardens and hallways, in addition to the common rooms. Also, students third year and above (with permission from a parent or guardian) can be found in the village of Hogsmeade on designated weekends.

Students are not to leave the school grounds without permission and aside from holidays and emergencies are not to return home.


School Rules & Discipline


When a student at Hogwarts breaks a rule or otherwise misbehaves, the more minor infractions are punishable by a loss of house points. More serious misdeeds result in detention and on the rare occasion, expulsion.

A short list of example rules are:


  • Term begins on September the first.

  • Students are not to leave the school grounds without permission.

  • Students are not to use magic in the corridors and hallways.

  • Students are to report to their common rooms after dinner, they are not to leave without permission

  • For a list of restricted items, please see Filch (or the admins).

  • Cheating and/or plagarizing will not be tolerated in any form.

  • No student is to be out of their common room during the night.

  • Students will follow the rules Professors lay out for their individual classes.

  • Swimming at night, during the winter and without clothing is not allowed.

  • Students are to wear only their assigned uniforms to classes.

  • Snogging of House Elves is prohibited.

  • Students are never to come within branch distance of The Whomping Willow. The school will not be held liable for any objects destroyed or damaged by the tree.

  • Playing with the Squid, centaurs or any other magical creatures is not allowed and Professors will not be there to save you.

  • Students will be clean, well groomed and presentable at all times.

  • Dueling outside of approved dueling clubs is not allowed.

  • Students will respect the authority of the Headmistress/master, Professors, Staff, Head Boy, Head Girl and Prefects.



Hogwarts Classes


Each student of Hogwarts is required to attend classes. The first four years students are promoted to the next year on a pass/fail scale. Failed years must be repeated until they are pased. Starting in third year preperations for the Ordinary Wizarding Levels (O.W.L.s) begin with the examination being held at the end of the fifth year. Sixth and seventh years prepare for the Nastily Exhausting Wizarding Tests (N.E.W.T.s), more advanced exams held at the end of seventh year. Professors set requirements for N.E.W.T. classes by only accepting those students who have acheived certian grades on their O.W.L. tests. Passing grades on N.E.W.T. tests graduates a student from Hogwarts and qualifies them as regular pracitioners of Magic, more commonly known as fully qualified witches and wizards.

In canon, first and second year students' schedule is comprised of the core classes. Electives are chosen at the end of second year and begin in the third year, with students choosing two or more classes to add to their schedule. Sixth and seventh year students choose their schedule based on their furture employment goals and the results of their O.W.L.s.

Here at Magical Hogwarts we do not require any student to take any set of specific classes. Electives are open to all students (though each elective class is subject to it's Professors opinion. Some Professors choose to only have upperclassmen) as are core classes. Members are not required to take any classes at all, though the student will not earn enough class posts to move up a year otherwise.

For a list of current professors please see the Positions thread.

Core Classes


Astronomy Theory and practical regarding position of constellations and celestial bodies. Students are often assigned essays in which they must report facts and figures regarding the plants or the constellations.
Textbook(s): Astronomy Handbook

Charms Theory and practical class; charms and hexes using wandmagic.
Textbook(s): The Standard Book of Spells / Grades 1 - 7

Defense Against the Dark Arts Theory and practical of defending oneself against dark magic, dark creatures and curses.   
Textbook(s): The Dark Forces: A Guide to Self-Protection
Defensive Magical Theory
Confronting the Faceless

Herbology Theory and practical regarding the care of magical plants.
Textbook(s): One Thousand Magical Herbs and Fungi

History of Magic Theory only, over the history of magic throughout the years.
Textbook(s): A History of Magic

Potions Theory and practical of potion-brewing, ingredients preperation and potions storage.
Textbook(s): Magical Drafts and Potions
One Thousand Magical Herbs and Fungi
Advanced Potion-Making

Transfiguration Theory and practical of transfiguring items and creatures into other things.
Textbook(s): A Beginner's Guide to Transfiguration
Intermediate Transfiguration
Guide to Advanced Transfiguration

Elective Classes


Ancient Runes Using the ancient runes to translate text, also enchantments and bans using the runic magic.
Textbook(s): Ancient Runes Made Easy
Magical Hieroglyphs and Logograms
Spellman's Syllabary
Other various rune dictionaries

Arithmancy Using the magic of numbers, theory and practical.
Textbook(s): Numerology and Gramatica

Care of Magical Creatures Theory and practical, the care and controlling of magical creatures.
Textbook(s): Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them
The Monster Book of Monsters

Divination Using the gift of 'the sight' to foresee events in the future or further understand events in the past.
Textbook(s): Unfogging the Future
The Dream Oracle

Muggle Studies Wizarding-born students can learn about the lives of Muggles and their ways.
Textbook(s): Home Life and Social Habits of British Muggles

First Year Exclusive Classes


Flying Class First year students learn how to fly a broom. (MH also has Advanced Flying for older students)
Textbook(s): No textbooks assigned, practical class only.

Grading


Passing Grades

O = Outstanding
E = Exceeds Expectations
A = Acceptable

Failing Grades

P = Poor
D = Dreadful
T = Troll

Positions - Student & Non-Professor Adults


Prefects

Prefects act as a higher position than the students, but still under the Professors at Hogwarts. Prefects are chosen by the Headmaster/Headmistress. A prefect will be someone respected by the students and the staff at the school. They normally have good leadership qualities, and be able to keep up with schoolwork and their duties. Two prefects are chosen from each house, normally a boy and a girl. Each year these positions change unless of course, there is no one else for the job.

Prefects have a certain amount of jobs they must do during the year. They are responsible to maintain order. They also are able to take away house points, but they are unable to hand out detention or send anyone to see the Headmaster/Headmistress. Most of the time if they feel a student needs to be punished; they pass it by a Professor or even the Headmaster or Headmistress.

Head Boy and Head Girl

Once again, the head boy and head girl are chosen by the Headmaster/Headmistress. These two are expected to take charge over the prefects and be an example to everyone else who attends Hogwarts. Their responsibility is to maintain order and administer discipline just like the Prefects. Their power is a bit more than the prefects, but not too much.

Quidditch Captains

Quidditch Captains are players on their Quidditch team as well as a type of coach. Their duty is to lead practices, devise strategies, and choose new players to be on the team as well as see them through their training and introduction. Tryouts are normally held during the second week of school and the captain is expected to provide a good team for the rest of the term. Lastly, they are expected to schedule individual practices for their house team. Most teams practice every day or whenever possible, so it is up to the captain to decide when.

Quidditch captains are also given similar rights as the prefects, like the password to the prefect's bathroom, but are not allowed to dock points.

Non-Professor Adult Positions

Non-Teaching members of the staff include: the Caretaker, Keeper of the Keys and Grounds, the school nurse and the librarian.

History of Hogwarts


More than one thousand years ago four of the most gifted sorcerers of the age, decided to found a school where magical children could study their craft free from muggle persecution in Europe. The founders, two witches and two wizards, all hailed from Britain and all shared the dream of founding this school and pooled their individual talents to create Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry. It was at this school that students would be safely taught for seven years in an array of magical disciplines until they graduated as fully-trained witches and wizards themselves.

Although the four founders varied greatly in their personal methods and principles, at first these differences seemed to work in their favour, as each would handle different aspects of running the school. The Hogwarts Four created the house system (which is still in use today) and would hand-pick the students who would be in their respective house. Each of the founders had very specific standards for which students they would accept into their house, and often times these values essentially clashed with those of other houses. While the houses competed against one and other, for many years they remained fundamentally united, and everything ran smoothly. However as more and more students were admitted to the school, tension began to grow between the different founders, especially between Godric Gryffindor and Salazar Slytherin. 

Despite the fact that Slytherin mistrusted those of muggle-heritage, Gryffindor was adamant about keeping Hogwarts open to any student who possessed magical abilities. Eventually the tension manifested itself in blatant hostilities and Slytherin fled the school. Sobered by this loss, the remaining founders re-established their friendships and strived to maintain harmony amongst themselves and all four houses.

Sometime before Slytherin left Hogwarts, he created a secret chamber in which he away hid a basilisk. Legend had it that someday his successor would return to the school and open the chamber. Since Slytherin was a Parselmouth (as well consequently his future descendent) his heir would be able to control the hidden serpent and use it to purge the school of all muggle-bourn students, thus completing Slytherin’s unfinished objective.

The Chamber of Secrets was apparently discovered in 1943 and Hogwarts was nearly shutdown by the Ministry of Magic after one fatality. However, once the suspected perpetrator was caught and expelled the threat seemed to be no more. It was not until more recent history that the chamber was reopened for a second time. Fortunately there were no fatalities and Slytherin’s monster was destroyed.

Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardly has many important rituals and traditions, but perhaps one of the most exciting is the famed Tri-Wizard Tournament. The event, encourages healthy competition and interaction between Hogwarts, Durmstrang, and Beauxbatons, which generally accepted as the top three magical schools in Europe. Established in the late 1200’s, the tournament continued for several centuries until the death toll became too great. Although many attempts were made to restore the event, the efforts were not successful until only this past decade.


Location of Hogwarts


Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry is located in the British Isles. The school is situated in a remote and mountainous region area of north-eastern Scotland, and the closest neighbouring town would be the all-wizarding village of Hogsmeade (which lies to the southeast).  In addition to the castle itself, Hogwarts has very extensive grounds. To the south the castle overlooks an impressive black loch, about a half a mile in diameter and home to an array of magical creatures (including a colony of merpeople and a giant squid). The Forbidden Forrest is also notorious for its magical residents, many quite dangerous, making the forest off-limits to students without explicit permission from the staff. Perhaps one of the most popular features of Hogwarts is its regulation-sized Quidditch Pitch, which hosts house-team practices, as well as all inter-house matches. Additionally, the grounds include several greenhouses, sloping lawns, vegetable patches, flowerbeds, the gamekeeper’s cabin, and a large willow tree (which whomps anyone who ventures too close).

Since there are very strict Anti-Apparation and Disapparation wards surrounding the castle, students, staff, and all visitors are required to enter from a location outside of the grounds. Easily the most popular method of transport, the Hogwarts Express which annually conveys students to and from the school. The train stops at the Hogsmeade Station, which is not actually located in Hogsmeade, but south of the black lake.

It should be noted that Hogwarts is also charmed to repel any curious muggles who might venture near. Any non-magical people who look upon the school will see nothing more than a dilapidated ruin with a sign that reads, “DANGER, DO NOT ENTER, UNSAFE!" This measure is as much for muggle-safety as the protection of the castle and its inhabitants.


Hogsmeade


The sole all-wizarding town in Great Britain, Hogsmeade lies to the northwest of Hogwarts, connected by a road that runs from the school grounds all the way to the Hogsmeade Station. Hogsmeade is a quaint little village consisting of cobblestone streets, thatched cottages and various shops. It was said to be founded around the same time as the school, and by a man named Hengist of Woodcroft, who wished to be free from muggle persecution.

In order to visit Hogsmeade as a student attending Hogwarts there are certain requirements. You must be of third year status or above. You must also have a permission slip signed by your parent or legal guardian allowing you to go there. If you are not a third year, you will not be able to go. As a third year, if you do not have the slip signed, you are not allowed to go to the village either.

Hogsmeade offers a wide array of things to do, whether one is interested in a little afternoon shopping or a pint at one of the town’s famous pubs.

The Three Broomsticks pub is a regular haunt of students and locals alike. Well know for their top-notch butterbeer, patrons can order everything from gillywater to red currant rum there. Madame Rosmerta, the establishment’s lovely owner, is almost as popular with the customers as the drinks themselves.

The Hog’s Head is another town watering hole and inn, famous for being the headquarters of the 1612 Goblin Rebellion. Although many questions have arisen about the general cleanliness of the vicinity, it remains a popular joint, tending to attract a clientele that’s distinctively different from its competitors‘. Located off a side street from Hogsmeade’s main road, the establishment is easily recognized by its sign depicting the head of a wild boar dripping blood onto a white cloth.

A popular escape for young couples, Madame Puddifoot’s can also be found off the main High street. This tea shop always offers a romantic atmosphere, and special pains are taken on Valentine’s Day to make sure that the décor fits the occasion.

Perhaps the favourite amongst young witches and wizards, Honeydukes Sweetshop has gained worldwide renown for their excellent treats. The Flume’s sell everything from popular wizard sweets like Chocolate Frogs and Fizzing Whizzbees, to their mouth-watering signature fudge. Yet they offer indulgences to tempt even the most fastidious palate, including blood-flavoured lollipops for their more nocturnal customers.

The town’s post office houses hundreds of different owls, all available for rent to make deliveries. Each owl is colour-coded according to speed, smaller birds for local deliveries only with the larger ones delegated for international deliveries.

Dervish and Banges is the place to go if one wishes to buy or sell magical equipment. Located on the end of High Street it is impossible to miss.

Or if one is in need of a quill or parchment, they can be certain to always find what they’re looking for at Scrivenshaft’s Quill Shop, which is also located off the main road.

The Hogsmeade branch of Gladrags Wizardwear offers clothing and accessories, including a wide variety of one-of-a-kind socks. 

Finally, no trip to Hogsmeade would be complete without a stop at The Shrieking Shack. Reputed to be the most haunted house in all of Britain, the building gets its name from the ‘terrifying screams and noises’ heard coming from it almost twenty years ago. Even though the shack has been quiet for years, the stories continue to live on. However, there is no known way to get into the shack, seeing as how all entrances are sealed.


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