an intermediate harry potter inspired roleplay
Welcome to ALOHOMORA! We are an intermediate, non–canon Harry Potter inspired roleplay that takes place in Hogwarts School of Witchcraft & Wizardry. From magical happenings to personal interactions, the site offers a casual slice of life experience for its members. If you're interested in complex characters, good writing, and creating your own elaborate plots, then ALOHOMORA may be your RP home!

Interested? Read through our informational threads and say hi to us in the cbox! We hope to see you around.
ACTIVITY LOG 11, 02/15 —
It's that time again! Please reply to our latest activity log by the 28th of this month in order to save your characters! If you want a quick way to gather posts, you may also want to check out our current event.

With the log closed, we've made a few updates regarding faculty, claims, and more! Check it all out here!
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 01. Q&A
Below is a compilation of questions and answers for members to reference if they're confused. If you have a comment or question, please respond to this post or ask us through PM or the cbox—we'll be happy to answer them for you!
Who's the staff?
Alohomora is staffed by Stark, Viv, Pandora, and Sonnet. If you have questions about anything you see on the site, you can ask any of us for clarification. If we're not in the cbox, the best way to contact us is through PM.

Does my account need to be approved before I log in?
When you first register, you will receive a notification about validating accounts. This is a Jcink feature that we use to increase the site's security and privacy. Luckily, you can log in immediately after registration! To reiterate: you do not need admin approval to log in after registration.

What's the setting of the site?
This roleplay takes place during present time at Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry. As it is non–canon, none of the characters from the Harry Potter universe existed. However, some historically famous witches and wizards, such as Merlin, will be mentioned during roleplay.

Does that mean I can't create a Potter or Weasley?
That's exactly what it means. There can be no descendants of Potters, Weasleys, Malfoys, or the like because they did not exist in our universe. As for other heirs, no one should play a character that is heir to a founder of the school.

How does time work?
Even though the roleplay is set during the modern day, you may notice that our seasons don't correlate with real time. For all intents and purposes, our roleplay takes place a few months into the future. So, even though we opened close to spring 2017, our starting season was fall 2017.
Update 7/3: In addition to the season, months are now viewable in the skin to help members keep track of time. Please note that threads cannot take place anytime after the current month; however, they can take place anytime during the current month or before.
How does technology work?
The original series focused on the 1990s, before technology grew quickly and efficiently. Since this is set approximately two decades after the majority of the final book, the staff imagines there have been changes to technology's availability. We imagine computers and cellphones are viable tools now located in Hogwarts, though we will say that they differ from muggle technology. Therefore, the wizarding world cannot communicate with the muggle world through technology by any means, and must rely on letters as usual.

Does my character have to be from Britain?
Nope! There are students that study abroad in muggle schools, so it's possible that wizarding families around the world may enroll their students in Hogwarts—it is the best there is, after all. Keep in mind, however, that this is a rare occurrence; most students will study magic in their district.

Can I make a transfer student?
You may. Simply make sure that you do any research you can on the school they transferred from. Not all wizarding schools are the same; some will differ from Hogwarts. Please remember that your character may face language barriers, learning barriers, and the like.

Who is Connor Brass?
Connor Brass is an NPC that originally appeared in Tony Bisognin's application. Not much is known about him, other than he is a 7th year bully, wears glasses, and has a little brother in 4th year named Andy. He has since appeared in a myriad of applications, including but not limited to: Attilie Mun, Agatha Vermillion, Colby Connelly, Elijah Aurion, Juliet Hawkins, Meredith Blevins and Ira Saluja. His brother Andy also makes appearances in the applications of Evander Rylan and Reverie Gunning. You may also see him mentioned in threads or the cbox.

He's sort of a site gag — so anyone is welcome to include him or his brother in applications or threads! However, in order to revel in his and Andy's mystery, we would prefer no one actually play the Brass brothers.

Where's the site store?
You can only view the site store after you have registered your account. Once that's done, check your userlinks; the shopping basket [] represents the store, which you can access by clicking on the link!

I'm confused about the freebie. Help?
Every member (not character) receives one "freebie" from the site store. The item must be 150g or less (for example, you can use it for a prefect position, but not a head girl/boy position). Finally, you can use the item on any character—not just your first. Please take any more questions about the freebie to the staff or current members!

What classifies as "mature" content?
We classify mature content as content that deals with sexuality, violence, mental health, and the like. We allow members to explore these concepts, but only if it is handled respectfully and marked with an [M] or a trigger warning. Please keep in mind that characters under the age of 15 should not participate in any sexual content during roleplay.
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Since there's been some more questions we've been getting, here's a part two of the FAQ! If you have a comment or question, please respond to this post or ask us through PM or the cbox—we'll be happy to answer them for you!
Are there any limits on membergroups?
Members are limited to three faculty positions due to the limited spaces. While some professors may take assistants of TAs, none are required to. Members are also limited to one core class professor. This is to make it fair, and more accessible to other and newer members.

Why was I kicked from the discord?
If you joined the discord server before finishing a character, chances are you missed an activity log. After each log, inactive members and guests are kicked to keep things tidy. If you're still interested in joining, though, don't worry! You can always rejoin by clicking on the link by the cbox!

A thread was archived without my knowledge?
After each log, any threads that haven't been posted in for over two months are subsequently archived. This is to keep the boards clear of unfinished or abandoned threads. If you'd still like to continue the thread, let a staff member know, and we'll move it back to the appropriate board!
Something's out of stock in the store. Help!
If something is out of stock, it usually means one of three things. Either it was a rare item given out during an event and is not for sale (ex., invisibility cloak, deluminator, etc.), the position or ability is limited and already taken (ex., headmaster, quidditch captain, parselmouths), or the item is currently banned.

In the case of the latter, if you are purchasing a ban override to get an item or ability current out of stock, please contact a staff member! Hereditary abilities may not be re-stocked despite the ban override, so be sure to ask!

I want a prefect position, but the spot might be taken depending on how they're sorted.
If the prefect position is already taken in the House your character is sorted into, they simply won't be a prefect. You may sell back the position to the store, or staff will remove it within 24hrs. No points will be refunded. If you tried using a freebie, it will be considered "unused," so you can redeem it later.

How do I know which Quidditch Captain position to buy?
As of 2018, quidditch captain spots are to be purchased after acceptance, so the position matches the character's House. If the position is already taken, they simply won't be quidditch captain.

Why are male veela so expensive?
As male veela never appear in great lengths in the series, and all close veela offspring in the books are female, we've decided to treat them as rare. Hence the adjusted price.
What's the difference between male and female veela?
Aside from gender, not much. They are attractive in the same way female veela are, so they'll attract stares and attention the same way female veela will, with this lessening depending on how much veela they are.

Can I have a half-breed that's also a squib?
Nope. The magic gene is dominant according to JKR, so any child from a wizard/non-wizard union will always be magical. Species included!

Can different species mix? Say, a 1/4 veela + 1/4 goblin?
Nope. As interesting a concept it is, we don't allow those, for simplicity's sake. As far as Alohomora goes, half-breed couples can't produce children.

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