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Plot Update: April 2018
IT'S ALL DOWNHILL FROM HERE... Thomas Sollozzo is back, and that's not  a good thing. No one knows exactly where he is, or what fa...
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Tally's 2018 Post-a-coaster!
That's right, it's POST-A-COASTER TIME! Now - May 18th, 2018 For each in-character post you make, a point will be added to yo...
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Shiny buttons system!
You might have got a flood of notifications recently. This is part of our Shiny Buttons System! (aka: Awards) Awards are little ackno...
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Character Database Updates & Stuff
Hello all! It's been a while since I last pestered you by tinkering with things that probably don't need to be tinkered with (but damn it...
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Our House Heads!
House Heads! We've looked through the current Professors and allocated four to be the Heads of each House. This is based part on exp...
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Mousie's Bug Bashing Thread
Mousie is the worst and tends to make new things when there are probably things that need to be fixed/clarified/all of that fun stuff.  ...
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Timeline Time!
The Great Tally Timeline So it's a struggle remembering when things happen to your character, and that's why we've got the "Signific...
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Quoting, Tags, Following, Activity Streams, Search, Links & Images in posts!
What a big week! It's time to introduce you all to some MORE FEATURES! Huzzah! Quoting Quoting on this software is glorious. At t...
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Linked Accounts, Reputation, Leaderboard, House Points, Avatars & Who Posted
I have had such a big day today coding, my brain feels like it's slowly melting out of my ears! Following up today with a few feature...
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Using Reactions
Hey guys, and welcome to the first of your tours on the new board! Today's feature: Reactions! At the bottom of each post, you'll...
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How to Apply
Welcome to Tally!  Looking to join a community of crazy writers as we explore the magical hijinks of the Australian wizarding world?...
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Beta Testing
Hey guys! Welcome to the new-look Tally! With a new look comes a new method of submitting your character. This guide is... quick and ...
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Gossip
Lions and Tigers and Bears... oh my!
A couple of farmers have been talking about sightings of a large wild cat of some kind, but when the try to chase after it to get a better...
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Music to your Ears
Bet you didn't know that the latest news is the performer on the net who goes by 'BlueEyed' is taking up schooling in Tallygarunga! Even s...
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No longer "AT", but we saw THAT coming.
It's official. Papers have been filed, and the unexpectedly long marriage of @Adele DeVylissea is over. Dear oh dear. At least the Drunk...
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Using Tally Gossip
Posting Gossip Small towns are notorious for gossip. The wizarding community that inhabits Narragyambie and Tallygarunga is no exception. B...
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Plotting
Ravioli Inside®
Ravioli A little bit about me and my roleplaying habits: one, I clearly have a very bad sense of humor. two, you should usually e...
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pyjamaviking's splotter
Current Characters I Have for RPing With 1. Scarlett Fate - a First Year Spencer   ...
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Bare feet like a tomboy, and a crooked smile
Alrighty, here be the characters unfortunate enough to be written by me---Mousie! Alan Burdett 50 | Headmaster of Tallygarunga |...
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Heather's Babies
Elliot Morietti 41 | Surgeon/Healer | Ellen Pompeo Ellie is still grieving the loss of her husband three years ago. She's grumpy,...
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Ducklings
  orion arua-karras 17. Seventh Year. Bourke student. ...
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Come and have a butchers.
Albertine Bellerose ● 16 ● Spencer ● Former Child Model ● Pureblood Even though she is a Spencer, Albertine doesn't fit...
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Roar!
ThistleProse's Minions 100% stole the code from Lily! *tips hat* I am up for all kinds of plots! Just hit me up on Discord and I'l...
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Callie's Chars
Callie's Characters Always up for plots and threads, post below with ideas!   Liam Somersfield  32 | Keeper for A...
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Kai's Little Lies
    Marcus Carsen     Species: Dhampir Blood: Half-Breed(Wizarding Pureblood parent) Age: 25 Gender: Male...
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out of hiding
JOSIE WILSON 22 | School Nurse | Former Spencer | Lily Collins Once a student of Tallygarunga herself, Josie has returned as th...
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Flowers Made From Iron
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Lily's Lovelies
Lily's Characters Always up for plotties and connections and threads, post below with ideas!Jez25(?) | Actress, Princess, and Super...
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Highlights
Unflushable...
Rachel was like that floater that just refused to flush... And it was Audrey's self-designated job to be there for him and the kids whenev...
Miss Piggy Del
"What a delightfully ugly snort there, Adele! Don't tell me the pink cheeks are spreading and affecting your brain, I'm not sure how I'll ...
Blood to Blood, Shade to Shade
"...The other part owner is basically dead, and his wife is a swamp donkey. She let the place go and refused to do anything to save it, so...
Unwavering Faith
"Mamiere will cook." Caleb interjected, before looking squarely at Zane. "And then you will die." ...
Adoptables
Emily Burdett
Single Mother Youngest sister of Alan Burdett Former Flinders, class of 2001 Protective baby of the family Has a daughter from a sca...
Liam Burdett
Public Relations Representative Youngest of the Burdett brothers Of his siblings, is closest to Liz Works for the Australian Federal Ministry of Magic as a ...
Adam Longhurst
Interior Designer Is the twin brother of Matthew Belmont Currently has custody of his half-siblings, Aiden and Valerie Longhurst Has been in a...
Elizabeth Burdett
Waitress - Melbourne Eldest of the Burdett sisters Struggling actress Among her siblings, closest to Liam Does not enjoy country life ...
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Callie
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Heather
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Characters
Alexander Winfield
18 ☆ Halfbreed ☆ Sorceraic Alexander is an extremely friendly young man and enjoys the better side of life. He has already dealt with what it felt like and even now ...
Lucy Fischer
27 ☆ hb ☆ hu Headstrong | Stubborn | Spontaneous | Loyal | Adventurous | Strong in her convictions ...
Gemini Demetra
22 ☆ hbr ☆ vt A good egg for the most part, Gem has always been free-spirited. Always eager to use her knowledge to basically turn whatever she can into...
Maddison Harris
16 ☆ mb ☆ hu Maddie is like a rose, a delicate flower who can prick you with thorns if mishandled. She is a bit shy but a complete goofball around her ...
Lux Hightower
33 ☆ mb ☆ hu Overall Lux is rather dualistic in her nature, she find the number two to be of great significance she sees herself as the saint and the s...
Patrick Kelly
35 ☆ hb ☆ hu  Patrick likes to think of himself as the antihero.  While he was always laid back so to speak he has found his nature had changed quit...
Tony Wolfe
38 ☆ hb ☆ hu Srengths: Compassion- regardless of what others may think of him Tony has a rather large heart. He keeps it hidden as much as possible, th...
Naoki Nakamura
17 ☆ pb ☆ hu Player Friendly Fake Outgoing Fashionista Polite Casual ...
Kiera London
33 ☆ pb ☆ hu In her Tallygarunga days, Kiera was known as a quiet nerd. She was bookish and was often found in a squishy chair with her feet up and a ...
Alan Burdett
50 ☆ pb ☆ hu As a general rule, Alan is open, honest and likes to have a joke around. He was a Spencer student in school, and well known for his pranks...
Scarlett Fate
11 ☆ hb ☆ hu She is eccentric and very creative. She paints a lot and her favourite style of painting is abstract. She favours loud colours and messy ...
Jackson Renner
17 ☆ hb ☆ hu At first glance, Jackson appears to be a very quiet and withdrawn boy, in fact many gave mentioned that there is something calming about h...
Susan Summers
22 ☆ mb ☆ hu Frank and serious with little regard for easing the blow of opinions and facts. It’s not that she doesn’t care about people's feeling...
Lot Karras
38 ☆ hb ☆ hu ven when he appears self-controlled and calm there is a seething intensity of emotional energy under the placid exterior. Lot is like a vo...
Vladimir Valentin
527 ☆ pb ☆ hu Vladimir is a bit of a mix in terms of his personality, however the most noticeable feature of his is the fact that he is extremely calc...
Marcus Carsen
25 ☆ Halfbreed ☆ Dhampir To narrow it down to a 'playful sort' would do Marcus a grand discredit. Being in the business of news and socially active there is a cert...
Mairead Townsend
14 ☆ hbr ☆ vt Bright, Mairead is unafraid to raise her hand in class, pushing forward whatever answers she might know.  She's quick to learn, but she ...
Kevia Hale
27 ☆ hb ☆ ww Kevia has always been a quiet child, not shy, but she always liked to observe before she found herself engaging in something.  She was n...
Kenna Westmore
16 ☆ hb ☆ vt Kenna acts as though she is driven by a motor, she is constantly moving constantly doing something and constantly attempting to be product...
Samhain Eros
16 ☆ hb ☆ hu Samhain is very quiet, and prefers to be on her own. She views people as untrustworthy, and tends to avoid them. However, she desperately ...
Michael Grant-Jones
27 ☆ pb ☆ hu Michael is a complicated man, who has two distinct personalities; that when he is in public company and that when he is with his loved on...
Tory Pierce
22 ☆ pb ☆ hu Tory has always been a tomboy who loved getting into scrapes. She is more courageous than is good for her, and particularly susceptible to...
Zane Nedvidek
25 ☆ hb ☆ hu Serious. Sociopathic. Distant. These are just some words to describe Zane. He isn't much of a talker, but when he chooses to speak to you...
Iris Glauert
15 ☆ hb ☆ hu Iris is the type of girl that can easily overload herself. She likes to start projects, but not necessarily finish them, and her dreams ar...
Morgan Ohara
13 ☆ hb ☆ hu Despite her situation, Morgan is a very sweet girl. She is rather shy, and introverted, but isn't afraid to make friends. She just needs s...
Siwan Llewellyn
16 ☆ hb ☆ hu Organized and studious, but erring on the aloof and dreamy side of it. Siwan spend so much time traveling, that it was difficult for her t...
Stella King
20 ☆ mb ☆ hu Stella is rather reserved and guarded.  Her family was close knit and traveled a lot.  She never had an actual home as a kid as the fami...
Sean Rhodes
27 ☆ hb ☆ hu Sean is a serious soul, but that doesn’t mean that he won’t stand up for himself or others. He’s incredibly loyal and you can always...
Elena Bihar
30 ☆ pb ☆ hu Elena is one of the most stable women you will ever meet. she had an unnatural calm about her as well as a shrewd work ethic and strong wi...
Elliot Morietti
41 ☆ mb ☆ hu Stern | Grumpy | Short | Compassionate | Dry humored ...
Rue Delaney
28 ☆ hbr ☆ fr Rue is odd. She’s always been odd. There’s just something mildly unsettling about her. It could be her eyes, that startling shade of ...
Frankie Oliver
16 ☆ pb ☆ hu Perfection is her ultimate goal. It drives her crazy sometimes really Frankie spends a lot of time reaching for perfection. She feels that...
Cassandra Sullivan
18 ☆ pb ☆ fr Wildcat, pocket rocket, little bundle of constant energy and amusement, there's a reason she needed to take up dancing to burn some of tha...
Alic Eron
24 ☆ hb ☆ hu Alic is a very mercurial person; he can be your worst enemy one minute, and your best friend the next. How he treats you depends on how he...
Thomas Sollozzo
53 ☆ pb ☆ hu Thomas is a dangerous individual who enjoys nothing more in life than money, murder, and torture. Sociopathic by nature, he shows very li...
Jason Miller
38 ☆ pb ☆ hu Jason is a very colorful guy. A fun-loving individual, he loves to be around a crowd of people, having fun and cutting up when it's accept...
Caldwell Hughes
24 ☆ mb ☆ ww Clever - Stickler - Kind of a hard ass toward students - Can loosen up around the right people ...
Orion Arua-Karras
17 ☆ hb ☆ hu Orion is an independent, somewhat sociable, somewhat funny, somewhat stubborn young man. His life has always been full of 'somewhat' and '...
Violet Kalifa
28 ☆ hb ☆ hu Violet is incredibly tactile, but also very calculated and self conscious. While at first she may appear amiable she is very socially awar...
Ilia Collins
10 ☆ mb ☆ hu Ilia is rather unique. She tends to ramble, not able to pick up that other people have gotten bored, or checked out of the conversation. O...
Eudoxia Miller
33 ☆ hb ☆ hu Eudoxia comes across to most people as cool and collected. She prides herself with always being in control of emotions, though she does no...
Tyson McKennis
17 ☆ Muggleborn ☆ Human Driven and Ambitious, Tyson's major noticeable traits is that he always finds something to work hard towards living under the shadow of h...
Dylan Connell
38 ☆ Pureblood ☆ Human Dylan Connell can be considered a very grim sort of man on the surface, more of actions than words. Often when he -does- speak it is short...
Lazar Valov
28 ☆ pb ☆ hu Lazar is a mechanic, in a way. He likes to take things apart and put them back together. He tends to be more internal in his thinking and ...
Ikedi Azikiwe
43 ☆ mb ☆ hu Ikedi is the type of person you want in your corner. He is compassionate and caring, and incredibly driven. Because he was the eldest of t...
Marielle Prince
17 ☆ hb ☆ hu Happy | Fun-loving | Talkative | Optimistic | Believes the best in people | Loyal ...
Gideon Monk
36 ☆ pb ☆ hu at first glance Gideon is energetic and youthful. many have told him he can be impulsive but he knows that this is really his ability to b...
Liam Somersfield
32 ☆ pb ☆ hu Liam is a very quirky soul. He's extremely depressed from previous life experiences but he hides it well by constantly joking around and b...
Lorelei Valentin-Blair
8 ☆ hbr ☆ sc To say Lorelei's personality is complex would be an understatement. She holds a deep intelligence that is clearly abnormal for a young ch...
Boaz Izem
30 ☆ mb ☆ hu Boaz would tell you he has led a fate filled life, full of dramatic personal relationships. This has led him to believe that he has all th...
Adele DeVylissea
35* ☆ Halfblood ☆ Sorceraic There are two very distinct sides to Adele. One, is the happy, carefree, laid back person she would like to be all the time. During these ...
Elektra Devereux
31 ☆ mb ☆ hu Ely takes most of her life's problems on the chin. Most. For the rest, she usually hides it behind a mask of dry humour and sarcastic rem...
Artemisia Bellerose
22 ☆ pb ☆ hu Having moved from one country to the next and then the next, Arti often had a problem making, or keeping, friends when she was younger and...
Vladimir Valentin
27 ☆ hbr ☆ dh Vladimir is one of the quietest people a person could ever meet. The man hates intruding upon the affairs of others. He respects everyone ...
Maks Valentin
9 ☆ pb ☆ hu Maks is a cheeky little boy with a honey badger attitude to go along with it. Always cheerful, and willing to do whatever he wants and nee...
Keith Anderson
45 ☆ hb ☆ hu Keith is a shy person when he is in a new place. However, once you get to know him, you realize he is a fun loving, down-to-earth kind of ...
Bryan Hawthorne
45 ☆ hb ☆ hu Bryan Hawthorne is a down-to-Earth kinda guy. He enjoys the simple things in life such as the great outdoors with camping and hiking. He l...
Ethan King
24 ☆ mb ☆ hu Energetic | Hyperactive | Friendly | Focused | Spastic | Inquisitive ...
Grant Thomas
25 ☆ hb ☆ hu Grant is a shy but smart guy, incredibly loyal to his friends. ...
Scarlett Van Acker
31 ☆ hb ☆ hu Scarlett is a no-nonsense type of girl. People who complain about how sad and pathetic their life is drive her absolutely crazy. She lacks...
Viktor Valentin
27 ☆ hbr ☆ dh Viktor is a fairly quiet man, but is more than comfortable with engaging in conversation with others, even those he has not met before. No...
Amea Nedvidek
25 ☆ hbr ☆ sc She's not easy to understand. She is for the most part, a cool calculating woman with a very serious look on life. She takes things person...
Vito Salvatore
28 ☆ pb ☆ hu Vito is a ballistic stubborn short tempered man. He is quick to anger and he doesn’t have a problem holding back or physically harming w...
Penny Quinland
27 ☆ pb ☆ hu Stubborn, willful and determined to accomplish her goals, Penny has proven that even if there were some detours along the way, you can rea...
Gerry Richter
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Kate Belmont
48 ☆ pb ☆ hu Kate is Daddy's little princess all grown up. She's never had much of an interest in romance, beyond creating the odd scandal here and the...
Stanley Pike
17 ☆ mb ☆ hu Pike struggles to take most things seriously when it comes to his education, magical or otherwise. While not outright disruptive, his eff...
Daria Bishop
28 ☆ pb ☆ hu Many would say that Daria is the very definition of stubborn. The traits she has are almost a shock when you get to know her, she is outsp...
Jezebel Blair
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Aiden Longhurst
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Lilith Evenstar
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Atlas Karras
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Jonathan Azai
25 ☆ Halfbreed ☆ Fae Jonathan is an enigma of switching phases and no one personality or image he shows is entirely true only a fragment of what he wants to b...
Matt Belmont
51 ☆ hb ☆ hu Matt’s obsession with neatness and cleanliness is a defining part of who he is. He keeps detailed records of everything, organises his m...
Derrick Ackers
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Josie Wilson
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Keeley Monroe
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Amy Lee
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Calixta Karras-Pappas
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Audrey Adagathguarde
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Ashkar Gastrell
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Mary Ohara
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The Australian Home of Magic Tallygarunga is an 18+ post-Potter non-canon forum RPG, featuring Australia's only public wizarding school Tallygarunga.
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Location: Rural Victoria, Australia
Current time: April 2018
Term Two: April 18th-June 30th
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  1. Ilia listened intently as the professor spoke, before demonstrating what to do. Her eyes widened at the sight of the banksia pods, wondering what they had to do about this. To her shock, it turned out to be sentient, to the point that it had a mouth and snapped its mouth shut when she offended it. The ten year old tilted her head as she recieved her Banskia pod, before hesitantly starting up the best conversation a ten year old could have with a seed pod. She was startled at a sudden explosion of sound, watching as a girl stormed off after throwing stuff everywhere, and another girl took off at a run. What was going on?
  2. Ilia jogged from her dormitory down to the Charms classroom, pulling her hair back as she did. Charms was certain to be a hands-on class, so she didn't want to risk having her hair in the way. She slid into her desk only moments before the teacher came in, and was quick to make notes on what she'd be doing and what the teacher said. To her surprise, they were doing Cheering Charms, and the teacher had a shrunken head prepared. Ilia stared down at the shrunken head, tongue sticking out as she cast the spell. Her shoulders slumped as nothing happened, not even feeling her Magic react.
  3. Evidentally, the Professor did not like the girl-with-the-dog's answer. Ilia flushed, and drew a line through the notes she'd made on what the girl had said, instead adding in the Professor's comments. The Killing Curse sounded very scary, and she hoped she never had to face it. The teacher continued speaking, finally switching to the Patronus Charm. The Patronus Charm? She'd never cast that before, and only barely knew what it was. So she waited for her turn, before raising her hand. "I've never cast a Patronus Charm, but I guess it would be a dog of some kind? Maybe a Golden Retriever?"
  4. Evidentally, the teacher didn't care for her answer. Ilia flushed, looking down at her desk, fiddling with the buttons on her uniform. She had thought it was a good idea, but the teacher didn't seem to agree. The young First Year stared at her desk as the teacher continued speaking, her face going redder and redder. She hated being called out in front of other students, so she stayed quiet even as she listened. However, suddenly she was being given points. Her eyes widened, and her head snapped up as she mouthed, 'ten points to Bourke'? But hadn't she gotten the answer wrong? As the teacher asked another question, she all-but vibrated in her chair, wanting to answer. But she hadn't addressed her, so she kept her mouth shut.
  5. Ilia panted, feeling her face flush, eyes welling with tears. Don't cry, don't cry, don't cry she thought to herself, jogging towards the door of the Muggle Studies classroom. She was counting down until the bell rang, and if she was right, she'd just make it. The class had suddenly shown up on her schedule. She almost hadn't noticed it; it had been greyed out before, because there hadn't been a teacher. So she'd not noticed when it had gone black, until taking a second look. She'd sprinted, and was barely able to catch her breath. Thankfully, she managed to slide into her desk only moments before the bell went off. She was quick to begin to fill out the paper, only looking up when a girl in a wheelchair scooted in. Once she'd finished the paper, she hurried back to the front of the room, turning it in before leaving.
  6. Thankfully, she wasn't late. Ilia smiled as she walked into the Defense Against the Dark Arts classroom, humming quietly. Her hand clenched at the strap of her backpack, thumb running along the strip of fabric she'd tied to it. The silkiness was soothing, and she wouldn't give it up for anything. She frowned at the sight of the desks, if one could call them that. They were only chairs, with no table or writing surface. How were they to write their notes, then? Look at their books? But, thankfully, her preferred chair was still available, so she quickly sat in it, reading the board. Once the teacher came around to her, she smiled uncomfortably. "My name is Ilia, please call me Ilia or Il, I don't care much. Um... I'm afraid of heights? As a group, I'd like to help each other with what we're struggling with, while helping others with our strengths. And as an individual, I'd like to strengthen my magic. As for whether something falls under the category of Dark Arts, umm... I guess it depends? If it can be used consistently to harm someone, then it's a Dark Art."
  7. Ilia sat uncomfortably in her table. This was so uncomfortable, she wished they were using desks, and inside a proper classroom. Out here, she couldn't have her usual seat: against the wall, front row. So she'd compromised, sitting in the table that was the most 'right' from the teacher's position. Her supplies were placed in front of her, and she fiddled with a stick in her hands. Anything to keep her fingers busy, to help calm her down. She looked around once the teacher finished her spiel, waiting for someone else to volunteer. But, when it seemed no one else would, she raised her hand, before speaking. "My name is Ilia. I'm a Bourke, of course. My parents were both Muggles, so I don't know much about Magical plants. I'm pretty good with Muggle plants, though." once done, she sat back down, fiddling with the stick again.
  8. Ilia scrambled down the hallway, panting, her heart racing in her chest. She couldn't be late, she just couldn't! No, no, no! Her eyes stung, tears threatening to spill over. If there was one thing she hated more than anything, it was being late. People stared at you, and the teacher got mad at you, and she hated it! Thankfully, she got to the door in time, and took a minute to wipe her eyes. She took a few deep breaths, before slipping inside, taking the seat she always chose; front row, against the wall. She quickly put out her supplies, in their proper places, before looking at the board. A pang of annoyance ran through her when she saw the runes weren't put in alphabetical order. There was alphabetical order for a reason, why wouldn't you use it? But still, she copied it down, although she made sure it was in alphabetical order. She waited for her turn, before adding in. "My name is Ilia, so my Rune is Isa, or ice."
  9. Ilia trotted through the halls of Tallygarunga, heading towards her first class: History of Magic. She couldn't wait! She was excited to learn about the history of magic, anything about magic to be honest. But history was fascinating! And she loved how the textbooks were organized, with lots of pictures and reasonable placement of text. The First Year student grinned as she found the classroom she was looking for, stepping inside. She wasn't late, nor was she early, just on time. Just the way she liked it. Like always, she went to the desk in the front row, directly against the wall across from the door. After sitting down, she pulled out her materials. All of her writing utensils went on the right upper corner of her desk, her textbook on the left, and her journal in the middle of the desk, opened to a page already labeled with the date and number, turned at precisely thirty-five degrees. She began to read the pages that they were told to, jotting down notes. Once she was done, she raised her hand, waiting to be called on. Once she was, she would clear her throat, before speaking. "Instead of releasing all of the house elves at once, they could have released them in groups. When they released all of them, there wasn't a chance for the wizards to get used to house elves not being servants, and the house elves didn't have anywhere to go. But if they released them in groups, then people would have been able to get used to house elves being a part of their communities. And house elves could have been given lessons to teach them things they didn't know, that weren't necessary when they were servants."
  10. Ilia Collins

    Ilia Collins

    Ilia is a true Muggleborn, being born to a pair of Australian Muggles. Neither have any magical blood that can be seen in their family trees, although it's possible there may be some that went unrecorded. Her parents had a shotgun marriage, when her mother found out she was pregnant at seventeen. Despite this, they truly loved each other, and wanted to make it work. She was born while they were leaving with her maternal grandparents, who were supporting them for the time-being. At first, she seemed like a normal baby. She giggled, and laughed, and played. However, as time went on, she began to seem odd. It took her longer than most children to learn to walk, and she didn't talk until she was five years old. After growing concerned, her maternal grandparents took her to the doctor and, some months later, she was diagnosed as autistic. Thankfully, her parents were accepting. They got her into therapy, and got her a tutor to help teach her. With their care, she flourished, although she still stems sometimes. She even went to a special school, to help her learn. However, she began to get weirder. Odd happenings seemed to happen around her, and finally they were taught that she was a Witch. They enrolled her in Tallygarunga as soon as she was able, hoping to get her taught properly.
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