Bi-Weekly Update!

Professor Monty Pendleton

Inventor | Potions 1-4 | Adoptive Father | Deputy
 
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Claire
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Muggleborn
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Single
Sexual Orientation
Asexual
Wand
Straight 9 1/2 Inch Rigid Walnut Wand with Thestral Tail Hair Core
Age
1/1999 (49)
Hii guys!! Guess who? Ya, it's me, bringing you the first BWU of the new year!! Lots of super exciting things happening, so let's get started!

End of Week 3
Time really flies on HNZ. Week 4 begins tomorrow, so if you're behind on your lessons, students, now would be a great time to catch up!! Ravenclaw could proobably still catch Hufflepuff if we tried hard enough :r

Brightstone Weekend
Brightstone is open!! If your student has some shopping to do, or just fancies getting out of school for a bit, now's your chance! Third years and above are also allowed to ferry over to Makutu Mall for some extra shopping.

Electives Fair
As we approach the end of the year, second years should be starting to think about which electives they're going to take! Head on down to the electives fair to see and discuss your options with your professors. Students are also welcome to ask their Head of House for a one-on-one meeting if they need extra help deciding.

New Hufflepuff HoH!
You might have already noticed Professor Landon Carter walking around with his fancy new title, but if you haven't, join us in congratulating Kaye on Hufflepuff Head of House!! We can't wait to see how she and Landon settle into the new role.

Valentine's Mayhem
The Valentine's Dance may have ended, but there are still plenty of rose deliveries happening! Be sure to check out the Rose Directory in case you missed any of your own topics, or if you feel like lurking someone else's!! A big thanks to Rowan and Daphne for organising the event this year, and to everybody who signed up for deliveries!!

Duelling Tournament
Sign-ups for the duelling tournament closed yesterday, and the tournament will begin tomorrow. If you signed up, be sure to look out for it!! As always you'll only have 24 hours to post before you automatically forfeit the duel, so... don't let that happen. :p You can check out who signed up here!

Auror/Scit Activity...
Not to give away any secretz, but Aurors and Scitorari ought to check out their respective areas for topics and see if they can get involved!!



Return of the Shoutbox
OK, you've definitely noticed this one, but it warrants an announcement anyway. SHOUTY IS BACK! What's more, it's back with awesome new features, such as the ability to like people's messages, quote them, style posts, etc. So you can all chat to your heart's content!! Thanks Nick for installing this feature as a Christmas present to us all.

Galleons and Inventories
Shouty isn't the only old feature that's back. Galleons and inventories have made a return! First years have all received their starting galleons balance and do not need to apply for it. For everyone else, however, the app is open for you to make requests.

And a note re: inventories: if your student characters have bought anything since the site changeover and you would like that item added into your inventory, please PM a GM and we'll get that done for you! Shops should have a stickied post of their sales histories to help you if you've forgotten what you bought. You have until exams begin to PM us, and that's a firm deadline, so make sure you get it done sooner rather than later.

Ravenclaw HoH Vacancy
HNZ is hiring a new Ravenclaw Head of House! :o If you have a professor character and you're interested in applying for the position, you can read the full announcement and do so here. Head of House roles do require you to be more active around the school than a regular professor, but they're also super rewarding and a lot of fun!!!

Shopkeeper Vacancy
If you've ever dreamed of owning Eeylop's Owl Emporium, now's your chance!! The shop is hiring a new shopkeeper, and you can apply right here. Even if you haven't considered owning a shop before, we highly encourage you to apply. It can be a great way to breathe new life into a character you want to make more active again!

Finding Applications
Speaking of applications, there are two new ways to access the general application form! The first is a link through the Character Handbook entitled 'Applications Page', and the second is a nifty button at the top of the homepage called 'Forms' (on mobile it will appear inside a drawer). The applications are now just a click away! Yay!

Bigger Avatars?!
You're not going crazy - Nick recently increased the avatar size on our default theme!! Now we can see our character's faces properly again. :party: I for one definitely missed the bigger avatars and am loving having them back.






  • Duelling tournament!
  • Grad PMs!
  • Yevheniy's trial!

Whew, that's it!! Thanks everyone for reading, and feel free to leave your comments/concerns/questions below. Have an amazing week!!
~Clairey :claire:
(On behalf of the HNZ Site Staff)
 

Daisy Parker

Meow Meow Meow 🐶
 
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OOC First Name
Donna
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Heterosexual
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Knotted 16 1/2 Inch Rigid Blackthorn Wand with Boomslang venom Core
Age
6/2029
owning Eeylop's Owl Emporium, now's your chance!! The shop is hiring a new shopkeeper
You also get to work with Aspen so if that isn't incentive enough, I don't know what is :r :lol:

Thanks for posting Claire!!
 

Amber Chou Wilson

💗 Friendly | Fashionable | Hufflepuff 💗
 
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Daphne
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Mixed Blood
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Seeing Somebody
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Homosexual (Ainsley)
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Curly 11 1/2 Inch Flexible Ivy Wand with Fairy Wing Core
Age
7/2030 (17)
Thanks for the update Claire! so much has happened! I'm excited for the end of the year but also sad that Amber will be graduating!
 

Professor Cyndi Kingsley

Gryffindor HoH | Mother of 3
 
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Cyndi
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Mixed Blood
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Divorced
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Knotted 15 Inch Flexible Oak Wand with Meteorite Dust Core
Age
4/2005
Thanks for posting this, Claire!
 

Ainsley Lynch

🌼head in the clouds🌼6'3"🌼 🌼queen of flowers🌼
 
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Rowan
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Muggleborn
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Seeing Somebody
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Pansexual
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Knotted 12 Inch Flexible Pine Wand with Fwooper Feather Core
Age
3/2030 (18)

Sam Mackintosh

Intuitive | book smart | straightforward | caring
 
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203
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Clara
Blood Status
Half Blood
Relationship Status
Single
Sexual Orientation
Heterosexual
Wand
Curved 14" Flexible Oak Wand with Meteorite Dust Core
Age
6/2034
Thanks so much for the update Claire! So much stuffs happening :party: and congrats Kaye! :hug:
 

Samuel Phillips

Part-Veela | Artist | Scrivenshafts Owner
 
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OOC First Name
Annaleise
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Mixed Blood
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Interested in Somebody
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Bisexual
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Straight 11 1/2" Flexible Cypress Wand with Veela Hair Core
Age
4/2012
Thanks for the update!!! Graduation is going to be here before we know it and I'm sad :cry:

On a happier note, congrats to Kaye :wub:
 

Olive Layton

popcorn friend; nugget's mom
 
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Pheeb
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Muggleborn
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Curly 13 1/2 Inch Swishy Oak Wand with Phoenix Tail Feather Core
Age
5/2020 (28)
Thank you for posting this Claire although you're wrong that anyone will take over Hufflepuff ;)
Congratulations Kaye!
Also good luck to those in the tournament :devious:
 

Evelyn Manning

👗 Fashionista | Vain | Ambitious | Honest
 
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Jamie
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Half Blood
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Seeing Somebody
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Lucas
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Straight 11 Inch Flexible Ash Wand with Dragon Heartstring Core
Age
17
Congrats Kaye! I'm curious how Landon will act as Head of House! I'm so in love with the big avatars again!! Thanks! And for the amazing update Claire! ^_^
 

Sara Moon

Former 'Claw | Auror | Grieving
 
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OOC First Name
Maia
Blood Status
Muggleborn
Relationship Status
Engaged
Sexual Orientation
Heterosexual
Wand
12 and a half inches willow with unicorn hair
Age
5/2015
SO MANY HIGHLIGHTED PLOTSS!!! We love to see it. Thank you Claire!!
 

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