- 1 Introduction
- 2 Faceclaims -
- 2.1 Does my model have to be in period costume?
- 2.2 Okay, but where can I find models in costume?
- 2.3 I can't find one for the correct time period! Help?
- 2.4 What's the Claimed Model List?
- 2.5 Sounds cool. How many models can I put on there?
- 2.6 What? But I've got more than 5 reserved?
- 2.7 How long are models reserved for on the list?
- 2.8 Are there any models I can't use as a faceclaim?
- 2.9 Is there anything else I should be aware of when using images?
- 2.10 Wow, that was a really helpful guide!
- 3 Tl;dr?
Firstly, welcome (or welcome back) to the Medieval Hogwarts RP wiki! On behalf of our very small current administrative team, I'm very excited to see where we take the wiki :) Just a quick introduction to the roles of myself…
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 …
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…
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 …