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 Posted: Mar 11 2018, 06:55 PM
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The weather in September in the town of Greylock was always a bit warmer than it should otherwise be. Charms helped keep the weather more mild and warm than they might have otherwise be, even their winters tended to be slightly milder than the other side of the mountain. Summer breezes were still drifting lazily through the air during the month of September. The warmth fluttering through the long tresses of the women or giving a new fun bedhead look to men.

The breeze wasn’t anything to be concerned about. Not at first, anyway.

It started out as normal breezes through the beginning of the month. Small bouts of warm air occasionally throughout the day. But soon those small bouts of warm breezes became sudden bursts of unexplainable wind so strong that one light enough could topple over and trees bent wildly. The bursts could be of both warm air or of cold air, shocking those who felt it and sending their teeth chattering. They never lasted long, but they left people puzzled by the uncharacteristic wind pattern. But they were never constant enough to pinpoint any known cause. Still, the people of Greylock and the residents of Ilvermorny were made aware of the strange breezes, at least enough to warrant a few casual conversations and questionable looks moments after the occurrences happened.
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 Posted: Mar 18 2018, 05:10 PM
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Surly these sporadic winds of hot and cold would make anyone in the town of Greylock and school of Ilvermorny a bit cautious when it came to leaving their homes or school to venture outside. The sudden gusts that were so strong that a person could fear being swept away if they weren’t careful enough. The wind made most of the trees appear bare as the leaves were ripped from their branches. By the end of September, one would have thought winter had already begun by how dreary the place looked.

As the summer season waned away into that of fall and September turned into October, the weather began to change with it. The cool breezes that had taken over slowly died off and disappeared just as suddenly as they had appeared. Though, they were not all free and clear from the strange weather patterns that were happening in their small mountain town.

A thick fog began to roll through the forest on the mountain. At first it stayed low to the ground and simply looked a bit spooky but not worrisome. But then it began to rise until it was over the tops of the trees, engulfing the town and even the highest points of the school. It wasn’t the sort of misty fog that could be around after a rainy night, the sort of fog that you could easily maneuver through, no, this fog was thick and heavy. So much so that a person would hardly be able to see their hand straight out in front of them.

Unfortunately, due to this mysterious fog, outdoor activities had to be postponed until further notice. Those who choose to walk around town do so at their own risk, and classes outside? Almost laughable. Make sure to walk with a buddy or else you might find yourself lost without any way back...
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 Posted: Mar 30 2018, 03:56 AM
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The time of ghouls and ghosts to prowl the grounds for their next young morsel was only after the sun was to set; until then the students could enjoy their overheated day in the luxury of a Pool Party!!

The confusing and contradictory weather plaguing the grounds had morphed from howling winds, to mysterious fogs and now an unrelenting heatwave that coated the mountain of Greylock like gravy over a juicy steak. The Staff of the school thought it was too much and transformed their grand hall space into an indoor swimming extravaganza!! Set up for the first to fourth years were three medium to large pools; one of depth as it had two long circling slides coming in at each end. Their ever spurting of water was replaced with mucky green slime that stuck to the skin and only dissipated the longer one stayed in the pool.

The smallest of the pools was also the shallowest and situated in the middle of the hall filled to waist height. The body of water was a child’s playground as it hid semi-transparent ropes scattered about ready to trip and play with any unsuspecting victim, dozens of brightly coloured inflated beach balls and screaming baseballs that threw out pink water as their flew through the air. Beside the pool was an open space, buckets of water balloons that housed fowl smelling multi-coloured liquid ready for a free for all.

Sitting at the far end of the grand hall was the biggest body of water ever to fit inside the castle. Deep, murky blue held the biggest inflatable obstacle course ever seen. Self-swinging ropes and charmed moving punching bags ready to knock over anyone brave enough to challenge them. But in the deep wasn’t so safe either. Half a dozen deadly rubber sharks were swimming around ready to chomp onto their latest victim.

The seniors weren’t left out in any regard, but they had to brave the unnatural elements to get it! The fourth to seventh years had their escape at the Hidden Lake and its mystery, dark underwater secrets. Large roped off areas were set up at multiple depths; perfect for swimming about, splashing and enjoying to hearts content. Scattered along the banks were assortments of water absorbing balls, inflated beach gear and soft rubber battering poles.

The water’s surface was covered in a mist that echoed whispers of the deep, patches of gross seaweed like moss plants floated about to tickle and catch on any unsuspecting limb to happen upon them. Bubbles pulsed and shadows shifted wherever you looked. A large enchanted tree was rooted strong at the water’s edge. Giant, alive, flailing oak tree held rope swings from its thick branches and many high jumping points willing to throw anyone off whom dared to climb it.

To the side of the area, upon a flatter section of land, lounge chairs were set out along with blankets and mats for those whom would rather take in the sunshine and rays than swim the day away.

Meanwhile, in the sun-bleached town of Greylock, business owners took to the streets to celebrate the holiday. The town square was filled with tents to block the sun, and charmed to keep the people beneath them reasonably cool. Booths from all of the different shops with goodies and gadgets for beating the heat. No melt ice cream, dragon breath desserts, ice mice and cool refreshing beverages were just some of the fares available. A splash pad was placed in the center of it all, where jets of water danced throughout the square, squirting anyone who got in their way.

When the sun went down, and there was finally a bit of relief from the blistering heat, the inhabitants of both the town and the school atop the mountain donned their spookiest costumes in order to attend both the annual part at town hall and the traditional festivities held inside the castle. More themed foods were on display at both, and the ghosts and poltergeists were out in full force. More cooling charms were used to keep the temperatures bearable as the halls began to fill with people.

A frightfully fun evening was sure to be had by all.

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OOC: Pukwudgies would be on lifeguard duty at both swimming locations, as well as staff members--so no drowning, please. First through third years, please stay in the hall. Fifth through seventh, the lake and surrounding areas are yours. 4th years, being the middle children, can participate in either event.

Staff can invite their significant others to the school event in the evening or if they do not wish to chaperone, they can attend the town party (HoHs must be at the school party as part of your responsibilities).

Remember that the 200-word count does not exist during the Rapid/Fire Event (and therefore, do not count towards posting goals). Please keep ALL posts that are for R/F within the R/F forum. Create a New Topic and specify what part of the day your character is in if it is not during the party (your character can be posted in multiple threads so long as they occur at different times throughout the day).

Should the R/F event end before your thread is complete, you may continue the thread on normal site boards, but they have to follow the 200 word count rule.

The Event will end next Friday, April 6th at 1am PST.

((Credit goes to Reko for the bulk of this post!))
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 Posted: Apr 30 2018, 03:33 AM
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ooc: Early December

For such unrelenting, it could no longer be called rain. For nearly a month the torrential downpours continued to drown Mount Greylock with no signs of relief. The skies were a constant heavy grey and while the temperatures continued to drop as December closed in, snow was no match for the current storm. Only water. The lake atop the mountain was expanding; overflowing and flooding the surrounding landmarks. Throughout the castle grounds, the colossal masses of water caused destructive mudslides where the earth could no longer bear the weight. The Headmistress; too worried about the dangers of the present conditions when mixed with darkness and youth, announced that all outdoor classes and activities were to be limited to daylight hours or moved indoors wherever possible and safe to do so.

Further down the mountain’s side, a slope of rock and earth eroded from the surge that continued to cascade from Greylock’s peak. Mud, rocks, plant-life, trees, and debris washed out the only road connecting the Ilvermorny castle to the township; effectively blocking travel by carriage or foot until further notice. The rain’s destruction went further still, flooding the streets of the small village at its base. Shop Owners had begun to feel the sting of slower business as fewer and fewer people dare to venture into the bone-chilling, dreary weather. Will the rain ever end? Or will waters only continue to rise, threatening homes and shops alike?
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 Posted: May 26 2018, 09:34 PM
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The roads and tracks were destroyed by the flooding in and around Greylock, and Ilvermorny, which posed a serious problem with Winter Break approaching. The Aurors stepped in to assist, making arrangements for a secure floo location inside the town office, the only place which will have access directly to the school. The network would be open for three hours, twice a day, to allow the students to safely leave the school.
Once the students were in the township, they were officially signed out of the school for the holiday period. The seniors; ones whom were licensed to apparate had an assigned area to do so at their leisure.
The younger students, ones unable to be collected by their parents through the school floo network on the available days/times, were assigned to Auror teams whom would collectively take them to the no-maj town at the base of Mount Greylock, by either floo or apparation. This service was limited and could be done in only so many numbers. Parental permission students, sent in prior to the day was given priority over those whom made last minute judgemental decisions.

Law enforcement officials are continuing the efforts to find the source of the strange weather, and encourage anyone who knows anything about it to step forward.
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