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    Welcome to I Solemnly Swear! ISS is an active, literate/advanced Marauders-era roleplay based in the Marauders' sixth year. Please sign up with your character's First and Last name in Titlecase (e.g., Lily Evans).

    The beginning of the summer holidays are a much-needed break from the stress of schoolwork, exams, and the like. It has been a difficult year for everyone, what with the dark events happening during term, and the increasing panic and fear outside the school's walls. Now, with a fresh batch of graduates to go face the world, everybody must still be on their guard, because anything might happen, and everyone must be prepared to face it one way or another.

    Gryffindor 7 6
    Hufflepuff 3 6
    Ravenclaw 7 3
    Slytherin 8 5
    Professor 1 5
    Order Member 1 1
    Death Eater 5 1
    Neutral 2 2
    Order Sympathiser 2 3
    D.E. Sympathiser 0 1
    TOTALS 36 33

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No New Posts Site Information
Everything you need to know about the site is here - plot, rules, updates, the whole enchilada.

Subforums: About, Updates

9 0 Jun 19 2013, 12:45 AM
In: Frequently Asked Questions
By: Professor Albus Dumbledore
No New Posts Create Your Character
After you've read through all the rules you may apply for a character here. You may only begin roleplaying once you have been accepted.

Subforums: Forms and Information, Submissions, Rejected Applications

8 9 Jul 23 2014, 03:30 PM
In: Canon Characters
By: Professor Albus Dumbledore

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No New Posts The Files
This is where you will find all the accepted applications.

Subforums: Canon Students, Original Students, Canon Graduates, Original Graduates, Professors

60 59 Sep 3 2014, 06:25 PM
In: castro, mars m.
By: Professor Albus Dumbledore
No New Posts Listings
This is where you will find all our lists and sign ups, such as Face Claim, Member Directory, Special Abilities sign ups, Quidditch Team Sign-ups and other activity sign ups.

13 80 Nov 21 2013, 07:02 PM
In: Quidditch Team
By: Professor Albus Dumbledore
No New Posts Wanted Ads
Have a plot, but need a catalyst? Is there something missing for the 'perfect' storyline? Does your character want a friend or enemy, or even sibling or cousin? Post your wanted ads here and let others come to you!

Subforums: Females, Males, Mixed, Wanted Plots

17 20 Jul 27 2014, 02:06 PM
In: cruisin'
By: Graham Hudson
No New Posts Resources
Consists of maps, spells, potions, plants, jobs, guide to names, icons, et cetera.

10 14 Mar 30 2014, 01:27 PM
In: The Magical World in the 1970s
By: Professor Albus Dumbledore
No New Posts The Trophy Room
Think all that hard work you put into your character goes unnoticed?
Think again.

Subforums: About the Awards, Admins' Choice, Best Chemistry, Best Journal, Best Plot, Best Plotter, Best Tear-Jerker, Favourite Character, Favourite Couple, Favourite Feud, Favourite Friendship, Favourite Note Thread, Favourite Owl Thread, Favourite Thread, Future Diehard, Member of The Moment

35 13 Jun 23 2014, 11:21 AM
In: June '14!
By: Professor Albus Dumbledore

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No New Posts Plot Pages
This is where you can create your character's plot pages, and where all plotting should take place.

Subforums: Group Plotting, Gryffindor, Ravenclaw, Hufflepuff, Slytherin, Graduates, Professors

62 467 Sep 11 2014, 01:24 PM
In: love, save the empty
By: daisy hookum
No New Posts Thread Tracker
Have too many threads to keep track of? Come here and post a list of all the RPs you participate in for each character that you play!

Subforums: Reply Tracker, Gryffindor, Ravenclaw, Hufflepuff, Slytherin, Graduates, Professors

50 77 Sep 18 2014, 12:35 AM
In: Kel's reply trackers
By: daisy hookum

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No New Posts Character Development
Anything relating to the behind-the-scenes development of your character will go here.

Subforums: Diaries & Journals, Photo Albums, Owls From Home, Monologues

48 250 Aug 25 2014, 04:38 PM
In: California Dreaming
By: Noah Orchard
No New Posts Notice Boards
Want to know what’s going on around the schools – when’s the next club meeting, who’s playing who in the next Quidditch match, maybe you’ve lost something and it’s listed? All those academically inclined notices (as well as a few handwritten mentions from students) can be found here.

Subforums: Gryffindor, Ravenclaw, Hufflepuff, Slytherin

2 0 Mar 4 2013, 08:23 PM
In: October '76
By: Professor Albus Dumbledore
No New Posts The Hogwarts Herald
Are you too busy studying to stay caught up with the goings-on of Hogwarts and want a quick, informative recap? Or do you have a lot of opinions and just want your voice heard? The Hogwarts Herald has all that and more.

Subforums: Rita's Tabloid

4 28 Oct 25 2013, 07:45 PM
In: '76-'77 - issue two
By: Journalist

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No New Posts The Clock Tower
Probably one of the most impressive parts of Hogwarts once you’ve managed to get over the Quidditch Pitch and The Black Lake (not to mention the castle itself). It houses a huge clock and it starts on the Third Floor level since it’s on top of a hill.

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No New Posts The Entrance Hall
A large cavernous foyer with arching stone ceilings and stain-glass windows. Directly behind the giant oak doors leading into the castle from the grounds. First years assemble here before Sorting.

Subforums: The Staff Room

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No New Posts Great Hall
With four grand tables particularly placed side-by-side and a high table at the very end of the hall, this place was donned with immediate superiority. All meals are eaten here and feasts occur most often on holidays.

Subforums: The Kitchens

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No New Posts Common Rooms & Dormitories
The common rooms and dormitories of the the four houses. Come to chat, play games or just doze-off by the fire.

Subforums: Hufflepuff, Gryffindor, Ravenclaw, Slytherin

3 0 Aug 7 2014, 03:55 PM
In: earthquakes and lighting
By: Lily Evans
No New Posts Classrooms
Believe it or not, students actually attend classes at Hogwarts and learn things. All classrooms, regardless of in-castle location, are here, as well as a brief introduction to each professor.

Subforums: Alchemy, Ancient Runes, Arithmancy, Astronomy, Care of Magical Creatures, Charms, Defense Against the Dark Arts, Divination, Herbology, History of Magic, Muggle Studies, Potions, Transfiguration

16 0 Oct 4 2013, 12:29 PM
In: Meet Professor Crocker
By: Professor Libatius Crocker
No New Posts The Concourse
The Concourse is not only a place for kids of all Houses to go if they need a place to hang out or study, but it is also the only place visitors may enter or exit the castle. Filled with comfortable chairs and couches, as well as roaring fires and study tables, the Concourse is a perfect place for some inter-House unity.

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No New Posts The Practice Room
Situated on the second floor of the school, the Practice Room is a safe and secure environment for students to go and practice spells for classes. Whether it be for an exam, or just students wanting to improve their skills on a certain spell, any and all can do so in the Practice Room.

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No New Posts Room of Requirement
Secret room in the castle that can only be reached when you’re in great need of it. Located on the seventh floor of the castle, its hidden entrance is in front of the tapestry of Barnabas the Barmy trying to teach trolls to dance. To make the room appear, a person has to walk past the section of the blank wall three times concentrating on what is needed.

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No New Posts Hallways & Corridors
Every winding stairway, every hallway, and every secret passage way leads somewhere within this castle. Whether you're roaming around or even trying to get to class, these are the paths throughout the castle.

Subforums: Head Student Office, The Hole In The Wall

1 2 Jun 8 2013, 03:35 PM
In: The Heads' and Prefects...
By: Professor Albus Dumbledore
No New Posts Bathrooms
Number one, number two…look, no one wants to know what business you have in the restrooms. Just go in, come out, and move on. And try not to get too mad over the rumours written on the bathroom wall.

Subforums: Moaning Myrtle's Bathroom, Prefects' Bathroom, Bathroom Wall

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No New Posts The Hospital Wing
The place to come for any Hogwarts resident when they are ailed with injuries and illness.

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No New Posts The Library
Every single book is located in this library. It is commonly used for studying, but even if you need some peace and quiet, this is a great place to be.

Subforums: The Restricted Section

1 5 Jul 25 2014, 06:14 PM
In: any other way
By: Benjamin Burke
No New Posts Headmaster's Office
The Headmaster's office is a large, circular room with portraits of previous headmasters hanging on the walls. The entrance to it is behind a statue of a gargoyle on the seventh floor. When given the proper password, the gargoyle will leap aside and the wall behind it will split in two to reveal a spiral stone staircase that moves upward.

2 0 Jun 3 2013, 11:28 PM
In: Meet Professor Dumbledore
By: Professor Albus Dumbledore
No New Posts Filch's Office
Filch's office is a small room with a single oil lamp hanging from the ceiling. It smells of fried fish. In it are filing cabinets with details of the misdeeds of students, another cabinet marked as "Confiscated and Highly Dangerous," chains and manacles (not used these days but kept polished just in case), and lots of forms to write up malefactors.

1 0 May 15 2014, 08:48 PM
In: Meet Argus Filch
By: Argus Filch
No New Posts Astronomy Tower
A steep spiral staircase leads to the top of the tower, with a door (which has an iron ring as a handle) leading out onto the ramparts, which are crenellated.

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No New Posts Owlery
All owls are sheltered here as well as school owls, which are provided here, for the use of stuents who don't have access to one of their own.

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No New Posts The Courtyard
In the very middle of the castle is a courtyard with nothing but grass, trees and benches for your sitting pleasure.

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No New Posts The Lake
A large lake in the front lawn of Hogwarts is a nice place to relax. A large tree is placed directly next to it for shading. It's incredibly deep and the water is black, but kept a little warm magically throughout the year for the species living inside it. Swimming isn't against the rules, but it is not encouraged: the Giant Squid is the least of your worries.

Subforums: The Boathouse

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No New Posts The River
A small river runs from the lake into the Forbidden Forest, seeming to connect the Quidditch Pitch, greenhouses, and stables in its path. In the Forest is where the river turns more stream-like and eventually is absorbed by the forest environment.

Subforums: The Ruins

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No New Posts The Quidditch Pitch
A large field surrounded by different pillars is the main playing grounds for Quidditch practice and games.

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No New Posts The Whomping Willow
A huge willow tree planted not far from the school itself. Although it may look a harmless climbing frame, it's not all it may seem.

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No New Posts The Forbidden Forest
This very dangerous area is out-of-bounds to all students. Many wild creatures lurk this wide territory.

Subforums: Thestral Clearing

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No New Posts The Vegetable Garden
Professor Sprout, in an attempt to encourage students to actually use the skills she teaches them, created a student-run vegetable garden. Anyone particularly interested in Herbology can go out and tend the garden whenever they choose. It contains normal veggies such as carrots and lettuce, as well as some more...interesting menu items.

Subforums: The Greenhouses

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No New Posts The Stables
Built on the edge of the Forbidden Forest, the stables house the array of horses that are looked after by Hagrid, the school Groundskeeper. Many of the horses have been rescued by him, and by now, the stables have become a favourite visiting place of the Hogwarts students.

2 1 Oct 8 2012, 07:44 PM
In: Riding Rules & Meet the...
By: Professor Albus Dumbledore
No New Posts The Grounds
The general area around the Hogwarts castle that is not part of the courtyard, lake, river and so on. It mostly consists of grassy plains with the occasional tree or rock littering the area.

Subforums: Graduation: Class of '77

3 7 Sep 24 2014, 10:59 AM
By: Madeleine Castro
No New Posts Hogsmeade
Once a month, every student who is in the third year or above is permitted to visit the village of Hogsmeade. Provided, of course, they have got their permission slip signed by a parent or guardian. It is the only all-wizarding community left in Britain.

Subforums: Honeydukes, The Three Broomsticks, Madame Puddifoot's, Zonko's Joke Shop, The Hog's Head, The Shrieking Shack, The Caves

5 15 Sep 7 2014, 12:45 AM
By: Lavinia Brown

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No New Posts The Leaky Cauldron
Built by Daisy Dodderidge around 1500 "to serve as a gateway between the non-wizarding world and Diagon Alley", the Leaky Cauldron has remained a famous and popular place for five hundred years. Located not in Diagon Alley proper but on the outside, on Charing Cross Road in the heart of London.

6 37 Oct 23 2014, 10:21 PM
In: i just wanna get high;
By: Kyle Hudson
No New Posts Diagon Alley
Diagon Alley is a magical highstreet, situated in London, but hidden from muggle eyes. The only way to reach this enchanted place is through the inn, The Leaky Cauldron. Once through, you can buy anything your heart desires. From magical pets to wands and school robes, this is an essential destination for all Hogwarts students.

Subforums: Quality Quidditch Supplies, Gambol & Japes, The Daily Prophet Offices, Magical Menagerie, Apothecary, Flourish & Blotts, Madame Malkin's Robes for All Occasions, Florean Fortescue's Ice Cream Parlour, Ollivander's, Gringott's Wizarding Bank, Twilfit & Tattings

2 2 Sep 6 2014, 03:01 PM
In: Come on come on, don't ...
By: daisy hookum
No New Posts Knockturn Alley
Just around the corner from Diagon Alley lies a dark, twisting alleyway devoted to the Dark Arts: Knockturn Alley. the shops and the street vendors one can purchase, among other things, shrunken heads, poisonous candles, human-looking fingernails, and Flesh-Eating Slug Repellent.

Subforums: Borgin & Burke's

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No New Posts Ministry of Magic
The Ministry of Magic is the governing body for the magical community of Britain. The Ministry connects the British Government to the wizarding world. Its headquarters is in central London, deep underground. It is headed by the Minister for Magic.

1 2 Mar 30 2014, 09:30 PM
In: Delicacy
By: Evan Rosier
No New Posts St. Mungo's Hospital for Magical Maladies & Injuries
Founded nearly 500 years ago, St. Mungo's Hospital is located, hidden, in London.
With six floors of healers treating all kinds of magically-inflicted injuries, Hogwarts students sometimes visit the hospital on work-experience trips, or else to visit ill relatives or friends.

1 2 May 21 2014, 12:24 AM
In: i hear your heart beat to t...
By: Kyle Hudson
No New Posts Headquarters
Located in an abandoned Muggle apartment building in one of the older, shadier areas of London, Apartment 3F is the current headquarters of the Order of the Phoenix. Guarded by a powerful Fidelius Charm, it can only be seen by those to whom Albus Dumbledore has personally given information - be it word-of-mouth, or the address written on paper.

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The infamous wizard prison located out at sea, Azkaban holds the deadliest of magical criminals. It's heavily guarded by Dementors, and it is said that it's impossible to break out.

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No New Posts Estates
Estates are popular among ancient wizarding families - the ones who can afford them, that is. Many are famous for their size, and for the pureblood families that reside in them.

1 5 Sep 23 2014, 11:55 AM
In: ! what a feeling
By: Theo Grant
No New Posts The Knight Bus
The Knight Bus is a heavily enchanted, purple, triple-decker bus that transports witches and wizards. It’s faster than travelling by broomstick, but not as fast as near instantaneous Floo Powder and Apparating. The bus charges for the service; amenities such as hot-water bottles, toothbrushes, and hot chocolate are available for an extra fee.

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No New Posts King's Cross & Platform 9¾
King's Cross Station is the Muggle location of platform nine-and-three-quarters. On 1 September, you can see it full of kids with trunks and cages and running straight into a column. Funny thing, eh?

Subforums: The Hogwarts Express

1 7 Sep 6 2014, 09:08 PM
In: ` repeating itself
By: Roderick Baldwin
No New Posts Underground Railway System
Running late? Make a dash for the Underground—or the tube, however you wish to call it. Public transportation is definitely not for everybody, so make sure your pockets are guarded when you step inside it.

1 12 Oct 30 2014, 12:48 PM
By: Madeleine Castro
No New Posts Community
These Muggle communities have lately seen magical activity due to the heightened fear and caution caused by The Dark Lord’s rise and the sudden exodus of our finest wizarding families from their previous residences.

Subforums: Godric's Hollow, Tinsworth, Ottery St. Catchpole, Upper Flagley

7 45 Sep 15 2014, 10:46 PM
By: Madeleine Castro
No New Posts Downtown
Restaurants, pubs, shopping... Downtown has all your basic needs. Things will be great when you're downtown!

Subforums: Restaurants & Cafés, Bars & Pubs, Library, Mall, Cinema

2 6 Sep 3 2014, 11:54 AM
In: dance with me ,,
By: Amos Diggory
No New Posts Recreational
Are you tired of sitting around at home? Wanna get out and do something? This is the place to do so. All of your leisurely pleasures rest inside this board.

Subforums: Beach, Park

2 10 Sep 23 2014, 11:44 AM
By: Madeleine Castro
No New Posts Outside the UK
Everything international!

3 13 Sep 30 2014, 07:10 PM
In: The Lucky One
By: Donaghan Tremlett

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No New Posts The Time Turner
Want to roleplay an event that happened before term started? Just sling the chain around your neck and turn, turn, turn...

Subforums: Notes/Owls, 1976-1977

27 171 Oct 23 2014, 10:09 PM
In: lex talionis
By: Dyon Rosier
No New Posts Roleplay Games
No plot history applies in this strange parallel-universe-in-a-board, so the sky really is the limit. Post games and strange scenarios for your characters to play out.

9 175 Jun 27 2014, 10:37 PM
In: . taking on the world
By: Merton Graves
No New Posts Class Notes
Eyes drooping as you listen to the sound of your professor drone on and on? Why not slip a note to the person next to you? You never know - they may just write back. Please note that Class Notes can only be between corresponding years (4/5 and 6/7), but can be between any year in the library & concourse subsection.

Subforums: Library, Concourse, & Other Areas

17 484 Sep 10 2014, 11:28 PM
In: #kings
By: James Potter
No New Posts Owl Post
You're back at school and you're away from home. With all these weird and scary happenings going on, your family must want to keep contact with you. Either that, or you're getting messages from an anonymous admirer, or maybe there's been a spiff of blackmail going on. The mail arrives daily in the Great Hall during each meal, and you never know! One of those Howlers might be just for you.

18 373 Sep 24 2014, 11:25 PM
By: Orsino Thruston

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No New Posts Introductions
Are you new? Come say hi! This is where you can make a post/thread about you and the characters you play! There is also a sub-board where you can post any absence notes.

Subforums: Absences & Departures

13 97 Sep 6 2014, 03:52 PM
In: i'll burn for you
By: Roderick Baldwin
No New Posts The Chat Boards
General chat about anything.

18 51 Jul 25 2014, 12:00 PM
In: don't worry life away
By: Ludovic Bagman
No New Posts Games
The title says it all! Any message board games will be found here. Have fun!

24 414 Sep 6 2014, 09:56 PM
In: Admirer's Thread
By: Roderick Baldwin
No New Posts Graphics
From signature shops to requests, all your graphic needs will be found here.

Subforums: Requests, Personal Vaults

1 0 Jun 28 2013, 08:37 PM
In: Avatar Requests
By: Professor Albus Dumbledore
No New Posts Archives
The old thread graveyard.

Subforums: Dead Applications, Dead Diaries/Albums, Dead Trackers/Plotters, Old Announcements/Updates, In Character Threads, In Character Notes/Owls, Out of Character Posts

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No New Posts Advertising & Affiliation Requests
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Subforums: Advertisements, Denied Requests

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In: Calm After the Storm
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No New Posts Guest Book
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7 0 Oct 8 2012, 09:03 PM
In: Comments & Suggestions
By: Professor Albus Dumbledore

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