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Felix Simmons

    (27/08/2014 at 18:14)
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Hey all,

just a few quick squib related questions. :) I'm in the process of putting together a little family of adoptables, so just wanna get everything straight first.

HERE WE GO;

1. Can Squibs be played characters here on the boards, or do they have to exist only as NPCs? I'm assuming that Wizarding Society can be a pretty hard, and dangerous place for those who are squibs, but what if they are married into/born into a wizarding family? They can't just not exist in the Wizarding World. (aside from those few dumped and disowned by their parents)

2. What are Ministry laws like surrounding squibs? Are they, for example, allowed in wizarding establishments (eg. St Mungos, and Diagon)? Do they have to register with the blood registration committee even though they're technically not magical? How about ID? Would they be required to carry the same ID as magical folk?

3. If squibs are okay to be played on site, what restrictions are there with their interaction with the magical world? And is there a handy little badge that says 'squib' instead of the M,H, or P :P
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Isabelle Valentine

    (28/08/2014 at 03:09)
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Ooh Squibs! I love Squibs.

1. Squibs are absolutely playable characters on the board. We have one or two (although I think they're largely inactive now) on the Elsewhere boards. Because Squibs have no magical ability - they're essentially Wizard-born muggles - they generally aren't admitted to Hogwarts, but the Squibs who have been created and played so far are still able to reside in the magical world, a la Argus Filch from canon.

2. In general, Squibs would be subject to the same laws and regulations and restrictions as Muggleborn wizards. That said, some establishments may be willing to employ them in roles that don't require much magic (such a receptionist or something), and they aren't exempt from treatment at Mungo's. However, as most careers in the Wizarding world require at least some magic to perform the required job functions, I expect it would be incredibly hard for a Squib to find employment.

That doesn't mean, of course, that a Squib couldn't employ himself in...whatever manner or legal or illegal means are available to him. (But you didn't hear that from me. ;)

3. I think I've pretty much covered this above, but as Squibs have magical blood, they are able to view and interact with the magical world. Think again of Argus Filch or Arabella Figg from HP canon - Mrs. Figg, in particular, was quite helpful to Dumbledore. Their restrictions are mainly self-imposed, as they can't perform their own magic, and Squibs need to be transported through assisted means, like Side-Along Apparition.

We don't actually have an 'S' badge (although maybe we should!) because there is so little call for Squibs. Instead, we put it in your subbie - where students display their year and levels, Squibs just say 'Squib'.

Hope that was helpful! Please let me know if you have other questions, or if I missed anything.
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Felix Simmons

    (28/08/2014 at 19:54)
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Brilliant! Thank you, that was all super-duper helpful. Expect to see a wonderful squib-daddy around soon! I think I may keep him all for myself...
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