Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry is a boarding school for young witches and wizards, located several hours north of London by train. It is over a thousand years old and was founded by Godric Gryffindor, Helga Hufflepuff, Rowena Ravenclaw, and Salazar Slytherin, after whom the school's four houses are named. The Headmaster is -name-, and the Deputy is -name-.
Located in Scotland, the mighty castle is in the mountains near a loch. The precise location can never be uncovered because the school is hidden by the most powerful spells possible, and is Unplottable. If a Muggle were to pass by the school, all they would see is a pile of rubble with a sign that says "Danger". There are approximately a thousand students attending Hogwarts at any given time. Upon arriving at the school, students are Sorted into four houses: Gryffindor, Hufflepuff, Ravenclaw, and Slytherin based on the qualities and aspirations of the student. Students are rewarded with points for good behavior, quidditch match victories, and correct answers to questions, and points are taken away for wrongdoings. At the end of the year, the House with the most points wins the House Cup.
Established between the 9th and 10th century, Hogwarts is considered one of the finest magical institutions in the wizarding world. Children with magical abilities may be enrolled at birth and acceptance is confirmed by Owl post at age eleven.
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Aponi The Aponi are a predominantly female race of hunters who call the Lassin Plains home. Cunning and quick witted, the Aponi have been amazonian warriors and hunters since the Age of Beasts and their culture reflects this. The Aponi form tribal communities, with each tribe overseen by a Chieftess. Furthermore, these tribes are answerable to a single Tribal Chieftess who acts as the society's ruler, governing the entire Aponi community. Currently, there are two Tribal Chieftesses, one in Lassin Plains and one in Basepin Fen.
Due to the rarity of male Aponi, the men stay at home to raise the children while the women form the political and warrior classes. With sleek but firm forms, they have very high dexterity and agility. The Aponi are born with tribal-like birthmarks on their bodies; as a genetic trait the same marks can be passes down within bloodlines, revealing what family or ancestry and Aponi may be from. Due to their free-willed and feisty nature, the Aponi prefer the life of a mercenary to the disciplined life style of regimented forces. As such, most of their military organization are mercenary forces.
Ila Originating from the El Kharda region, Ilas have spread to the furthest reaches or Villaesta. This race is characterized by its equally balanced abilities, moderate intelligence, and high level of skill in numerous areas. This combination of traits has played a large role in El Kharda's growth into a prosperous nation of technology and industry. They have an uneasy partnership with their "roommates".
OnfroiThe Onfroi are a hulking race of powerful warriors. The Onfroi's original home, located to the far south of El Kharda, fell to a mysterious disaster several hundred years ago. The surviving Onfroi spread throughout Villaesta with the majority of them settling in El Kharda. Their sheer strength and powerful physiques is second to none. They have used their skilled to contribute to the construction and development of El Kharda, though it seems some Onfroi have less than fond feelings for members of the Ila race.
The exact details of Onfoi reincarnation are not known. When an Onfoi reaches his final days, he will go into seclusion in the wild, and upon his death will be engulfed in pure white flames. A week later, a child Onfoi will be found wondering into a town or village with no memory of his past life. Only the Talekeeper, who serves as leader of the Onfoi, has recollection of not only his past, but the past of every Onfoi for the last three hundred years.
Vampires Long ago a Paladin named Abel defeated a Demon named Cain. As they both lay dying, the Demon whispered to Able over and over, "If you want to live, take my blood", and Able finally gave into the temptation; the will to live overrode the chance of a heroic death. Able drank the blood of the Demon Cain and survived.. but he was forever changed. Able soon discovered that the food he once enjoyed now made him ill, that the craving for blood made him a monster. However, Able was a fighter and soon realized that he did not need to kill his victim, but just take enough to quell the hunger. He could no longer go out in full sunlight, but the older he got, the more he could handle the early morning and late evening sunlight. He could manipulate both man and beast with a thought, move things with just a thought, and heal himself and others. Maybe, Able thought, this wasn't such a bad half life. Thus the first Vampire was born.