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Resources / Re: Face Claim
« Last post by Erla Higginsworth on 03/09/2020 at 18:03 »
Character name: Erla Higginsworth
Face claim (first name last name): Caroline Aaron
Link to accepted application/completed thread: http://hogwarts-school.net/sortinghat/index.php?topic=9362.0
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Shop name:
Erla’s Essential Essences for the Modern Magnificent Witch
Shop Type: Is this a restaurant, a store selling wares, et al.
Specialty creams, serums, and elixirs to allegedly enhance beauty and supposedly prevent aging.
Location: Diagon Alley
Subforum? (check here to see if you're eligible!) In progress.

Short Description (50 words max):
Got a wrinkle? Make it tingle! Look more femme-ish — blast a blemish! Eyelids saggy and feeling haggy? Try Erla’s mystical creams and be the witch of his dreams! Proudly beautifying mages of all ages since 1928.

Long Description (200 words min):

At the East end of Diagon Alley, Erla’s narrow brick shop sits nearly lopsided, only two metres in width and sandwiched between two neighboring establishments. A large lavender sign hangs above the entrance with golden curly letters: Erla’s Essential Essences for the Modern Magnificent Witch. (“Erla’s Essentials for short,” Erly would say.) A shimmering tapestry dangles off of the doorway with the message: Inquire within for a COMPLIMENTARY CONSULTATION with apothecarian-beautician and anti-haggifying expert, Madame Erla Higginsworth.

Upon stepping inside, customers are greeted by overwhelming smells of lavender, sage, frog’s legs, roses, cat’s bottom, buttermilk – as each customer is unique, each may uniquely experience the strange combination of fragrances in Erla’s shop. The tiny narrow shop is filled with shelves of differently sized and colored vials and jars of serums, ointments, and creams promising to “twinkle away that wrinkle” and “blast off that blemish!”. The walls glow with varying shades of purple, pink, and blue, with an oversized glittering chandelier dangling from the center of the slanted ceiling. Each display is adorned with ribbons, crystals, and sparkling knick-knacks. 

Facing the entryway sits a table with a large magenta sign: COMPLIMENTARY BEAUTY CONSULTATIONS. Here, Erla waits expectantly for new customers to seek advice on their particular beauty situation. Erla is quick to recommend a variety of her handmade creams and essences, using her warm honeylike persuasion and the power of placebo to make a loyal customer of any age and status!

What purpose will this shop serve other than selling things and being the home of your character? Why would people want to RP there just for fun?
Erla’s Essentials is a unique RP destination because every witch (or even wizard) would like a little beauty boost every once in a while! Whether one is looking for anti-aging products or a glowing complexion for a Hogwarts ball, Erla has something to offer (that may or may not be effective or rash-inducing, but worth a shot, right?)! Also, Erla absolutely adores giving free consultations to anyone and everyone at the expense of her time and profits.
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Adults & Children / ACCEPTED: Erla Dumplesours | Elsewhere Adult
« Last post by Calypso Ross on 03/09/2020 at 09:55 »
Congratulations! This application has been accepted.

http://hogwarts-school.net/sortinghat/index.php?topic=9362.0
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Elsewhere Accepted / Re: Erla Dumplesours | Elsewhere Adult
« Last post by Calypso Ross on 03/09/2020 at 09:55 »
Accepted!
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Elsewhere Accepted / Re: Erla Dumplesours | Elsewhere Adult
« Last post by Erla Higginsworth on 03/09/2020 at 09:36 »

E L S E W H E R E   A D U L T

CHARACTER INFORMATION
Character Name: Erla Higginsworth
Gender: Female
Age: 54
Blood Status: Halfblood

Education:
Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry

Residence:
A tiny flat on the East end of Diagon Alley.

Occupation
Shopowner

Do you plan to have a connection to a particular existing place (for example: the Ministry, Shrieking Shack) or to take over an existing shop in need of new management
Erla plans to own a beauty shop in Diagon Alley (upon OOC permit approval) that specializes in slightly magical serums to supposedly "prevent aging."

Requested Magic Levels:
Adult characters have 32 starting levels to distribute across these four categories (less levels can be used if you so desire, but no more than 32). The number of levels on the lowest ability must be at least half of the highest ability.

If you want levels above the usual 32 total, or a significantly uneven distribution of starting levels, please fill out and submit the Special Request form here.

  • Charms: 9
  • Divination: 7.
  • Transfiguration: 10
  • Summoning: 6.
Do you wish to be approved as a group with any other characters? If so who and for what IC reason?
No.

Please list any other characters you already have at the site:
Drew Crichton and Camille Bisset.

Biography: (300 words minimum.)


Madame Erla Higginson descended from a long line of (mostly) witches and wizards near Aberdeen, Scotland. Her father, Harold Higginson, was a successful potions maker who specialized in love potions for 35 years. Erla's mother, Bethelda Higginson, found herself sampling all of her husband's concoctions and was promptly swept away by a Beater from the Kenmare Kestrals when Erla was just entering her first year at Hogwarts. (This romance was naturally short lived.)

Though Erla was quite upset by the familial scandal that potions-making had caused, she fell in love with the subject nonetheless and found immense pleasure through crafting all sorts of bubbling brews. Erla had always fancied herself a Slytherin, given her wily and ambitious nature, but the Sorting Hat cried "HUFFLEPUFF!". Hufflepuff House became a home and business network for Erla, who soon convinced most of her female housemates to be her guineapigs for her "beauty creams." (Admittedly, one bright-eyed young girl lost an eyebrow; another less fortunate volunteer  sprouted potatoes on her cheeks and forehead. Most students, however, claimed to be satisfied customers.) Erla inherited the creativity and business mindset of her father and the witty charm of her mother; this shaped her goal of owning a shop specializing in beauty serums for witches (and wizards -- and everyone in between!).

After graduating from Hogwarts, Erla job hopped among various retail positions in Diagon Alley, from an upscale boutique (in which she sent all of the designer shoes skyrocketing away in a puff of purple smoke after applying her home-made "polish") to her father's apothecary (where she offered her secret "wrinkles-be-gone smoothie" to a silver-haired patron, who sniffed the mixture and sneezed on a priceless vial her father claimed to be brewed by a protege of Merlin himself, shattering it irreparably. Her father never forgave her for such a misstep.)  After years of soul searching and little success, Erla decided that she was destined to be her own boss.

Fate finally smiled on her when she inherited her father's tiny apothecary on the East end of Diagon Alley. Erla transformed the unassuming shop from top to bottom, filling the shelves with pink and purple ribbons, doilies, tapestries, crystals, and sickeningly sparkly knick-knacks. She emblazoned the shop name in large curly letters: "Erla's Essential Essences for the Modern Magnificent Witch." The shop, as over-the-top as Erla herself, became Erla's life passion from then on until the present day.



Roleplay: 
You come across one of these posts on the site. Please select one & reply as your character:

Option One -
Amelia Nixon was many things, but she was never a pushover reporter that people could just usher away with a busy shuffle past. She was dedicated and eager to cut to the very middle of the current political tensions because she was Amelia Nixon and her articles would most certainly become front page material.

“Sir, please! It’s for the Prophet, how do you feel-“

Another one brushed passed her, the shuffling busy masses making their way through Diagon Alley for the lunchtime rush. This had been the best possible time to get people, but none of them were giving her anything to go with.

Only momentarily discouraged, the short red headed lady took a seat on a nearby bench. Her quill resting in her left hand and her notepad ready in the opposite hand. Amelia pouted, tapping the quill against her leg as she scanned the waves of people for somebody - anybody - who looked like they had something to say.

She had been dreaming of her name in bold print, Amelia Nixon: The Source of Today’s Tomorrow. She had been dreaming of the larger office and the secretaries that would fetch her the morning coffee and fetch her anything she needed. The VIP interviews and the most exclusive press passes. But all Amelia had was a page seventeen piece on the rising number of frogs in London.

Hardened by a day of no success, the reporter stood up and started to trod off down the alley. A loose stone on the cobble path caught her heel, sending the distraught girl toppling down to the ground.

“Merlin’s fog watch, my heel is broken! Help!” she yelled as she tried desperately to recover her shoe frantically in the middle of the Diagon Alley moving crowds.

Roleplay Response:
Option One:

Madame Erla Higginson hummed merrily to herself as she locked up her shop with a quick swish of her wand while rummaging through her three purses to locate her lipstick. Click-clacking along absently, she nearly collided with a figure crawling on all fours.

"Heavens above and boggarts below!" she gasped. Her eyes widened, discovering that the strange creature was a young woman. "Dear girl! What has happened?" She knelt beside the girl, her tone dripping with honeylike sympathy.

Erla's eyes widened further upon assessing the quality of the girl's shoes; she gasped again at the realization that she was only wearing one! "Oh! Deary me, deary me. These silly cobblestones, I say. They've aged me, let me tell you. Agony, really, to try to keep these lovely click-clackers in top shape." She gestured gravely at her shimmering designer boots (one had an imperceptible stain). "Anyhow, let's find the little missing bugger, shall we? Madame Erla Higginson." Erla introduced herself importantly, extending a bejeweled hand. "Pleased to meet you and at your service."



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Elsewhere Accepted / Re: Erla Dumplesours | Elsewhere Adult
« Last post by Calypso Ross on 03/09/2020 at 09:12 »
Hi Erla, welcome to the site!

Your application looks great so far, there’s just a couple of things we’ll need you to edit before we can get you accepted.

Firstly, you’re only claiming 26 magical levels, but you’re allowed to claim up to 32. If you only want to claim 26, that’s fine, but I just thought I’d check if you want to add any more than that! Feel free to leave this as is or to edit in the extra 6 levels.

Secondly, in your biography, you write:
Quote
she offered her secret "wrinkles-be-gone smoothie" to a silver-haired patron, who sniffed the mixture and sneezed on a priceless vial brewed by none other than Merlin himself,
Given Merlin’s legendary status, this artefact would require a special request. You can get around this by editing it to read ‘a priceless vial her father claimed had been brewed by none other than Merlin himself’, or something similar. This way, some doubt is left as to whether it’s the genuine article or not.

Finally, I love the sound of Erla’s shop! Once you’ve been accepted, you can apply for a shop permit here, if you’d like to be added to our shop directory. Given that Erla’s shop sells magical potions/creams, please be aware that anything extremely out of the ordinary will need to be sent to us for approval first. Standard creams with a slightly magical element would be fine, but for anything more, please ensure you check with us first. You don’t need to change anything with this, it’s just something to be aware of.

Once you’ve made the required change and edited your levels if you would like to do so, please repost your entire revised application below, and we’ll be more than happy to take another look. Thanks!
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Adults & Children / Re: Pierce Huxley-Jewell (Elsewhere Adult)
« Last post by Calypso Ross on 03/09/2020 at 08:59 »
Hi Pierce,

Your application looks good, there’s just a few things we’ll need you to edit before we can get you accepted.

Firstly, we don’t allow members to claim positions such as captains of Quidditch teams, even in the past, as this can make tracking who was captain when very difficult and can quickly lead to inconsistencies in our canon (e.g. with multiple characters all having been captain at once). You’ll need to edit this from your occupation and from your biography. Bear in mind that there may be multiple other characters who have also claimed the position of Chudley Cannon Chaser in the past/might claim it in future, so this may have led to some games where Pierce was not playing. You don’t need to edit this or change anything about this part, but it’s something to bear in mind if it ever comes up in future.

Secondly, your magical levels are unbalanced—your lowest level needs to be at least half of your highest (so if you have 12 as your highest, the lowest needs to be at least 6). If you’ve submitted a special request for this, could you resend it via PM to me? If you haven’t submitted an exceptional levels request, please can you either do so by filling out this form and PMing it to me or edit your levels to make them balanced.

Thirdly, you mention in your biography that Pierce was a Chaser for the Slytherin Quidditch team. Given our extensive site canon, the Chaser position during Pierces’s Hogwarts’ years was actually already filled by other characters. You can still say he was on the Slytherin Quidditch team, but you’ll need to keep this vague to avoid causing conflict in our canon with other characters who actively played as Chaser during this time. Please can you edit out this role?

Finally, in your RP sample, you have Pierce catch Amelia before she hits the ground. This would be considered powerplay if this were a real thread, as you don’t give Amelia the choice to let herself be caught. You’ll need to edit this to have Pierce trying to catch her (but leaving it up to Amelia whether or not he succeeds) or letting her fall to the ground.

It’s also a little unclear whether or not Pierce is just turning to walk away, or is actually walking away at the end of the RP sample. If you mean he’s just turning to walk away, that’s fine, but if he’s actively leaving, you’ll need to edit this out, so that ‘Amelia’ would have something to reply to.

Once you’ve made the required changes, please repost your entire revised application below, and we’ll be more than happy to take another look. Thanks!
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Elsewhere Accepted / Re: Erla Dumplesours | Elsewhere Adult
« Last post by Erla Higginsworth on 03/09/2020 at 00:39 »
Note: I have just changed Erla's surname to Higginsworth (because I felt that "Dumplesours" sounded too similar to Dumbledore!). Thank you.
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Resources / Re: Face Claim
« Last post by Archer Redbosk on 02/09/2020 at 21:32 »
Character name: Archer Redbosk
Face claim (first name last name): Freya Mavor
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Elsewhere Accepted / Erla Dumplesours | Elsewhere Adult
« Last post by Erla Higginsworth on 02/09/2020 at 09:01 »

E L S E W H E R E   A D U L T

CHARACTER INFORMATION
Character Name: Erla Dumplesours
Gender: Female
Age: 54
Blood Status: Pureblood

Education:
Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry

Residence:
A tiny flat on the East end of Diagon Alley.

Occupation
Shopowner

Do you plan to have a connection to a particular existing place (for example: the Ministry, Shrieking Shack) or to take over an existing shop in need of new management?
Erla owns a beauty shop in Diagon Alley that specializes in magical serums to prevent aging.

Requested Magic Levels:
Adult characters have 32 starting levels to distribute across these four categories (less levels can be used if you so desire, but no more than 32). The number of levels on the lowest ability must be at least half of the highest ability.

If you want levels above the usual 32 total, or a significantly uneven distribution of starting levels, please fill out and submit the Special Request form here.

  • Charms: 5
  • Divination: 10.
  • Transfiguration: 6
  • Summoning: 5.
Do you wish to be approved as a group with any other characters? If so who and for what IC reason?
No.

Please list any other characters you already have at the site:
Drew Crichton and Camille Bisset.

Biography: (300 words minimum.)

Madame Erla Dumplesours descended from a long line of witches and wizards near Aberdeen, Scotland. Her father, Harold Dumplesours, was a successful potions maker (specializing in love potions) for 35 years. Erla's mother, Bethelda Dumplesours, found herself sampling all of her husband's concoctions and was promptly swept away by a Beater from the Kenmare Kestrals when Erla was just entering her first year at Hogwarts. (This romance was naturally short lived.) Though Erla was quite upset by the familial drama that potions-making had caused, she fell in love with the subject nonetheless and found immense pleasure through crafting all sorts of bubbling brews. Erla had always fancied herself a Slytherin, given her wily and ambitious nature, but the Sorting Hat cried "HUFFLEPUFF!". Hufflepuff House became a home and business network for Erla, who soon convinced most of her female housemates to be her guineapigs for her "beauty creams." (Admittedly, one bright-eyed young girl unfortunately lost an eyebrow; another less fortunate volunteer grew sprouted potatoes on her cheeks and forehead. Most students, however, claimed to be satisfied customers.) Erla inherited the creativity and business mindset of her father and the witty charm of her mother; this shaped her goal of owning a shop specializing in beauty serums for witches (and wizards -- and everyone in between!).

After graduating from Hogwarts, Erla job hopped among various retail positions in Diagon Alley, from an upscale boutique (in which she sent all of the designer shoes skyrocketing away in a puff of purple smoke after applying her home-made "polish") to her father's apothecary (where she offered her secret "wrinkles-be-gone smoothie" to a silver-haired patron, who sniffed the mixture and sneezed on a priceless vial brewed by none other than Merlin himself, shattering it irreparably. Her father never forgave her for such a misstep.)  After years of soul searching and little success, Erla decided that she was destined to be her own boss.

Fate finally smiled on her when she inherited her father's tiny apothecary on the East end of Diagon Alley. Erla transformed the unassuming shop from top to bottom, filling the shelves with pink and purple ribbons, doilies, tapestries, crystals, and sickeningly sparkly knick-knacks. She emblazened the shop name in large curly letters: "Erla's Essential Essences for the Modern Magnificent Witch." The shop, as over-the-top as Erla herself, became Erla's life passion from then on until the present day.



Roleplay: 
You come across one of these posts on the site. Please select one & reply as your character:

Option One -
Amelia Nixon was many things, but she was never a pushover reporter that people could just usher away with a busy shuffle past. She was dedicated and eager to cut to the very middle of the current political tensions because she was Amelia Nixon and her articles would most certainly become front page material.

“Sir, please! It’s for the Prophet, how do you feel-“

Another one brushed passed her, the shuffling busy masses making their way through Diagon Alley for the lunchtime rush. This had been the best possible time to get people, but none of them were giving her anything to go with.

Only momentarily discouraged, the short red headed lady took a seat on a nearby bench. Her quill resting in her left hand and her notepad ready in the opposite hand. Amelia pouted, tapping the quill against her leg as she scanned the waves of people for somebody - anybody - who looked like they had something to say.

She had been dreaming of her name in bold print, Amelia Nixon: The Source of Today’s Tomorrow. She had been dreaming of the larger office and the secretaries that would fetch her the morning coffee and fetch her anything she needed. The VIP interviews and the most exclusive press passes. But all Amelia had was a page seventeen piece on the rising number of frogs in London.

Hardened by a day of no success, the reporter stood up and started to trod off down the alley. A loose stone on the cobble path caught her heel, sending the distraught girl toppling down to the ground.

“Merlin’s fog watch, my heel is broken! Help!” she yelled as she tried desperately to recover her shoe frantically in the middle of the Diagon Alley moving crowds.

Roleplay Response:
Option One:

Madame Erla Dumplesours hummed merrily to herself as she locked up her shop with a quick swish of her wand while rummaging through her three purses to locate her lipstick. Click-clacking along absently, she nearly collided with a figure crawling on all fours.

"Heavens above and boggarts below!" she gasped. Her eyes widened, discovering that the strange creature was a young woman. "Dear girl! What has happened?" She knelt beside the girl, her tone dripping with honeylike sympathy.

Erla's eyes widened further upon assessing the quality of the girl's shoes; she gasped again at the realization that she was only wearing one! "Oh! Deary me, deary me. These silly cobblestones, I say. They've aged me, let me tell you. Agony, really, to try to keep these lovely click-clackers in top shape." She gestured gravely at her shimmering designer boots (one had an imperceptible stain). "Anyhow, let's find the little missing bugger, shall we? Madame Erla Dumplesours." Erla introduced herself importantly, extending a bejeweled hand. "Pleased to meet you and at your service."



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