This roleplay is rated M for the following: Possible Violence, Possible Language, Possible Blood and Gore, Possible Alcohol Usage, Potential Sexual or Suggestive Themes
School for Magically Gifted Children
It's the September of 1998
And term's starting up again.
Old Rainfords was started way back in 1542 by the prestigious wizarding Rainford family. The Rainfords wanted to create a safe educational environment where magically gifted children of all shapes and sizes could come to learn and improve themselves.
The school has been running ever since, and has produced many well known members of everyday magical society. For example Theodora Luca, CEO of the widely known 'Enchantment' ©™
Line of cosmetics, Rodney D. Carlisle, First Werewolf blooded man to run for a seat in parliament and Bernadette Chang, the first shapeshifter to have her own reality TV show in the UK.
Here at old Rainfords, we pride ourselves on accepting children from any line and degree of magical intimacy, no matter their skill level or natural abilities.
For as our school motto says;
' Nos tam desperatis quis faciam! '
A Little on the Plot
So with regards to the plot, I'll be honest, it's gonna be pretty similar to the way Harry Potter sort of runs things. The school itself is effectively this alternative (trendier in my opinion)
version of Hogwarts. I'd like to clarify now though that this is not a direct parody or spin-off of the Harry Potter universe. Old Rainfords is a completely different thing, it simply takes a lot of influence and inspiration from some of the things Harry potter and Hogwarts did.
Anyway, story details. So yeah, like I mentioned, the plots will consist of various magical hijinks and mysteries that happen within the school throughout the year. These could range from small little fun adventures that are over in a day, to epic long lasting sagas that take up the whole year. As you'll have noticed, I have rated this as a M, but that's honestly more of a 'just in case' than anything. Overall I'd like to keep the theme of things in this one relatively fun and lighthearted, but if we feel the need for something a little serious or dark, we've got that M rating there for insurance.
Previously at Old Rainfords, we have accepted students that are:
- Ranging from pure to half
- Both of the Elven and Faeriy variety
- Both Ghostial and more Zombified varieties are welcome at Old Rainfords, although we ask that the latter give prior warning so all brain specimens can be adequately hidden.
- Shapeshifters or Animagus'
- Witches and Wizards are treated as equals here at old Rainfords in accordance to the Salem Act of 92'
( I made this little list just to give you a little idea of what your character could be, but I'm more than happy to have something that's not on here too. All I ask i that you discuss it with me first if it's something relatively major. Only so we could figure out how (for example) the school would accommodate a talking cat or something of the sort )
Your child will be sorted into one of our three School Houses upon their first day here at Old Rainfords. They will be re-evaluated for their school house each new school year also, and although it is rare for a child to switch school houses, it is possible and has been known to have happened before. They will from then on represent this house on all school competitions and events, as well as be living in the designated House dormitories.
Those put into the Sabriellus house often have a more intimate relationship with magic in its rawest form. Many of our Witches and Wizards reside in this house, though not all. Children in the Sabriellus house are known to be gentler and more considerate to those around them.
Children placed into the Sabriellus house will reside in the dormitories located by the Green Lake.
Those of confidence and dominance often reside in the Liraellian House. Children of a quick-thinking and bold attitude often seem to populate the Liraellian House. Many of the schools more physically attributed children alos get placed within the Liraellian House, though again, not all.
The Liraellian dormitories are located within the North wing of the campus.
The Abhorsen house values dedication and loyalty. A hard-working house, known for its intellect and peacekeeping attributes. Out of all the Rainford houses, Abhorsen is the most varied and diverse.
The Abhorsen dormitories are located next to the upper libraries.
- Madame Rainford would like to Clarify that despite what some may say, there is no favouritism or discrimination between houses at Old Rainfords.
Uniforms at Old Rainfords must be worn at all times throughout the school week. Uniforms are specific to a students house. Uniforms may be added to with various accessories and adornments that promote a students house, as long as said garments aren't too over the top.
Boys attending the school have no house variation to their uniform, save for any additional teacher approved and house promoting adornment they wish to display upon their person.
( I'm more than happy for you to create a teacher character too if you want. They might not have as much to do as your main student character, but if you wanted a little extra to do and write, it'd certainly help me out and get Bee points on your side )
Here at Old Rainfords we teach a variety of subjects:
- Advanced Level Jinxes and Hexes (Year five students and up)
- Basic level Jinxes and Hexes
- Basic Charms and Spells
- Basic Combat & Defence Training (Special Weapon training may be granted with parent permission)
- Magical Lore (Including International Studies)
- Rune Reading
- Transfiguration (Prioritised for Shapeshifters initially)
-Some pets are allowed on School propety, BUT only after specific permission and observation from the School Board.
- For the time being, Uniforms are still differently specific to boys and girls, despite Miss Yasmine's protests and ongoing 'Uniform Equality' project. Any student seen outside of correct school uniform during lesson time will be given detention.
- Prefect's are to report to Mr. Carlisle directly, and Madame Rainford when the Moon is full.
- Rumours and gossip regarding relationships between Mr. Carlisle and Madame Rainford SHALL NOT
- Mrs. Leda's knitting after curriculum class has been moved to Thursday evenings.
Actual Rules Now
Gotta have em I'm afraid
No godmodding straight into the IC please. If you've got an idea just run it by me first so we can check it fits in ok and everything
I don't have a particular posting requirement, as I understand that it can sometimes be difficult to get posts in to an adequate length and quality. But if you wouldn't mind writing up a paragraph every two days or so that'd be just swell
Try and make your characters unique in some way or form and different from others you see within the RP. It'd be pretty dull if we just had a bunch of Gary and Mary Sues. But then if there's something you're unsure of, just PM me and we'll see what we can do
I understand things I've said may be confusing or unclear so I cannot stress enough that I'm more than happy to discuss and answer anything you wanna say to me. Seriously, if anything, I'm eagerly waiting for discussion.
I've written quite a bit so far and in my opinion it's all stuff that needs to be read to understand where I'm going here. So just to check you're still with me, tell me a bad jokes about bees at the bottom of your character sheet please
Have fun... OR ELSE
Information the Bee didn't know where to put so here it is
Old Rainfords takes place in a world where magic is a known accepted thing, kind of. In the way that, some 'normal' people know about it, but then some don't. It's an accepted thing in the world but also declining somewhat, hence why Old Rainfords is one of the only magical schools still left.
Continuing on from my last point, Old Rainfords takes students from anywhere in the world, they don't just have to be from England.
Students also aren't limited to one particular trait of magic. So, for example, a Werewolf could also be capable of channelling magic through a wand and casting spells. But they probably wouldn't be as good at it as a Witch or Wizard would. Another example could be a Witch or Wizard also being capable or shapeshifting, but they might only be able to magically change themselves into one animal whereas a natural born shapeshifter is able to transform themselves into various different animals.
Accepted Students & Teachers
Shiyoshiavern 'Yoshi' Yasuhiro
Ferit Ali Sadik