Tallygarunga offers a wide range of character opportunities across the board. This is a guide to the different character types, plus some links to information you may find useful while developing your character.Tallygarunga staff
If you're not sure what to create, and would like to fill a gap here at Tally, check out our What Tally Needs topic and Adoptables forum. You can also find out how blood status and species prejudice works in the Blood, Species & Prejudice topic!
Tallygarunga staff come in two varieties: teaching, and non-teaching.Tallygarunga students
Teaching staff are expected to hold one in-character class thread per school term (total of four per year), or more if they choose to.
Non-teaching staff fill functional positions in the school, such as librarian, groundskeeper, administrative and medical staff.
Useful information for prospective Tally staff:
Technically Tallygarunga is two schools: the Whitlam Bilby wing (students aged 5-10) and Tallygarunga Academy of Magic itself (students aged 11+). Once accepted into the school, students are sorted into a house that best suits their temperament.Narragyambie residents
Although Tallygarunga has a full boarding/dormitory system available, students that have family in Narragyambie (or who are willing to travel) may attend as day students. Day students are still involved in the house system, and have a bed allocated in their house area for use when they require.
Useful information for prospective Tally students :
Narragyambie is loosely-based on the real-world town of Nagambie in Victoria, Australia. At the same time, it's an amalgamation of remote, small towns that can be found across Australia. It is a town where wizards live "in plain sight" among muggles, and the nearby school Tallygarunga is assumed to be some specialised school for children with destructive tendencies.Melbourne residents
Members are encouraged to have their characters start up a business in Narrie. For this reason, only a few positions are listed as "open", new positions will be created as members implement them.
Useful information for prospective Narrie residents:
Melbourne is based in the real-world city of Melbourne, Victoria, Australia. It is the home of two private wizarding schools (Penrose and Greyheme), Victoria Magical University, the Victorian Ministry of Magic, and the Australian Ministry of Magic. Most characters living and working in Melbourne will have some tie back to Narragyambie. Eg: friends, family, work obligations.VMU students & staff
Members are encouraged to have their characters start up a business in Melbourne. For this reason, only a few positions are listed as "open", new positions will be created as members implement them.
Useful information for prospective Melbourne residents:
As with Tallygarunga, VMU staff may be teaching or non-teaching. Teaching staff are expected to hold one lecture per school term (four per year) if sufficient students are enrolled into their study area. Non-teaching staff fill functional roles across the campus, and include administrative staff.Government employees
VMU is also the training facility for the Australian and Victorian Auror forces, as well as offering research programs.
Useful information for prospective VMU students & staff:
Two branches of government can be found in Melbourne. The Victorian Ministry of Magic oversees wizarding concerns across the state of Victoria, and can be found by requesting to view the "extremely rare and delicate" section in the State Library of Victoria.Visitors
The Australian Ministry of Magic is located beneath the city loop train system, and is largely responsible for the magical interference that causes mobile phone reception to be spotty in the tunnel. The Ministry is accessed by travelling down the terrifyingly steep escalators at Parliament station, and dropping down the free-fall shaft hidden behind a disused door. From there, it's only three minutes of falling in pitch-black before you land in the Ministry lobby.
Useful information for prospective government employees:
Visitor characters are those brought onto the board for the purpose of a plot, or those who do not fit into any other category. Mostly they are not permanent characters on the board, though they can be upgraded to any of the above member groups as needed.
Useful information for prospective visitors:
- Not Australian? - a guide to Australian wizards and culture.