Welcome to Priori Incantatem
All witches and wizards aboard the Hogwarts Express from Platform 9¾!

Priori Incantatem welcomes everyone to a fascinating adventure into a modern version of Harry Potter roleplaying, where nostalgia of what we know about Hogwarts meets with new exciting characters we haven't met before. We closely follow canon and the Wizard World history for what has happened in the past, but entwine our own characters into the story to make it ours. Only the canon logic, occasional rules, and your own imagination is your limit.

Priori Incantatem encourages independent roleplaying and creative self-expression, and thus we have set the bar for players to be advanced level writers so that we can trust everything runs smoothly. Every player and character is carefully scoped by staff, and we have a zero tolerance policy for toxic environments. Our main objective is and always will be that each individual feels welcome, safe, and comfortable. And most importantly, that everyone has fun!

Interested? Check out all the important stuff from the links below!

September 2023.

First semester has come again, and all the Hogwarts students are ready to say good bye to summer and greet the autumn. This is a very eventful months for all the Hogwarts students. First travelling back to school with the famous Hogwarts Express, enjoying the Sorting Ceremony of the first years, exchanging holiday stories with peers over the Opening Banquet Feast, and getting know to new students. Meanwhile, some students are greeted with new extra responsibilities, like becoming Prefects or Head Students, or taking over Captaincy or Leader positions in their respectful teams and clubs. New classes and new schedules keep the students busy too, which makes maintaining the social life and grades immediately a challenge. It'll be up to the students to sort out their priorities; studies or friends?

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Wicked || Oct 17 2017, 04:44 PM
The Priori Incantatem 101 for Beginners. Rules and newbie friendly guides, and staff introduction with their respective job descriptions for your convenience. Everything you need to know to get started in a single forum!
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» Dorming Registry
Wicked || Nov 4 2017, 12:34 PM
All the lists you'll ever need to settle any OCD soul at peace. Have a specific character in mind? Come check the available positions and throw in your reserve! Done with your character? Come here to claim the position!
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» House Bulletin Boards
Artemis || Dec 25 2017, 01:28 AM
Plot chapter by chapter, newspaper articles, latest juicy gossip... Everything a young wizard or a witch needs to know to stay tuned in their boarding school right here. Check in for updates, plot candies and Easter eggs regularly!
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Activity Check: January
Artemis || Feb 9 2018, 04:56 PM
The OOC Daily Prophet of Priori Incantatem. All the latest site related news and announcements made by staff can be found here. We also inform here if we need to put a cap on something, like for example a house, year or blood status for a while. Stay updated by checking in every once in a while here.
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Ashley Shafiq
Ashley Shafiq || Feb 11 2018, 01:01 PM
Apply to Hogwarts from here! Post a character thread, work on it and then drop the notification when you're ready to staff and we'll go through the grading and possible edits process together with you.
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In Causa || Feb 11 2018, 09:49 AM
All accepted character profiles are moved here and filed under their respectful house or faculty section.
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Stella Prince || Feb 9 2018, 04:18 AM
This is the character and relationship development section. This is where you'll be finding plotters, trackers and wanted ads.
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Crispin Fairlie || Jan 23 2018, 06:31 PM
Here you can send owls to each other IC whenever it's not convenient in an actual thread. So do the letter exchanging here.
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Find the areas below the ground floor here; dungeons, basement, kitchens, classrooms and Slytherin and Hufflepuff common rooms and more.
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The Ground Floor is the floor above the Dungeons/Basement and below the First floor. It contains a number of courtyards, halls and rooms.
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Jayden Everdragomir || Jan 10 2018, 01:54 PM
The Grand Staircase is a massive structure in Hogwarts Castle, mainly used to access each floor of the castle, including the dungeons. There are hundreds of Portraits covering the walls in this tower, some of which conceal secret passages to other areas within the school. The multiple staircases in the Grand Staircase lead from platform to platform and go as high as the seventh floor where they come to an end.
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First floor that connects to multiple important areas of Hogwarts, such as the Hospital Wing and classrooms.

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Carrow On
Glesni Carrow || Jan 14 2018, 02:43 PM
Second floor mostly contains corridors around the castle that take to Defence Against the Dark Arts teacher's office and the Grand Staircase.
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Third floor connects places like the armoury, clock tower entrance and library.
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Halfway Happy
Jayden Everdragomir || Jan 23 2018, 08:32 PM
Fourth floor connects the study area and the History of Magic professor's office with a corridor.
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The fifth floor is the creative floor of the castle, offering art and music classrooms for the students. It also has the Prefects Bathroom, for those in charge exclusively.
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The Sixth Floor connects the Study of Ancient Runes classroom and East Wing with a corridor.
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The Seventh Floor is the highest floor of the main castle. It only loses to the topmost towers of the school. It connects places like Ravenclaw Head's Office, the famous Room of Requirement, Arithmancy Classroom, Divination Professor's Office, etc.
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Caleb O'Neill || Feb 3 2018, 04:13 PM
The most prominent and highest structures of Hogwarts. In here you can find the Astronomy Tower, Bell Towers, the Clock Tower, Gryffindor Tower and Ravenclaw Towers among many others.
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Magical Creatures Club
Skylar Anderson || Yesterday at 03:00 pm
The vast Scottish lands open all around the Hogwarts castle, and it includes the castle yards. Places like the Forbidden Forest and the Black Lake can also be found here.
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Moon and Star
Stella Prince || Dec 19 2017, 02:29 AM
Want to try your beloved character in a completely different world and setting? Or perhaps just alter the time line with a "what if" and see what would have happened if things went the other way? You're very welcome to do all of that and more right here!
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Diagon Alley is a cobblestoned wizarding alley and shopping area located in London, England behind a pub called the Leaky Cauldron. Inside the alley is an assortment of restaurants, shops, and other sights. All items on the Hogwarts supply list can be bought at Diagon Alley. The alley is completely hidden from the Muggle world which is right outside of its boundaries. It is very large in area and essentially the centre of wizarding London.

Knockturn Alley is a shopping area off Diagon Alley in London. It is filled with numerous shops devoted to the Dark Arts, including Borgin and Burkes, which specialises in objects that have curious and strong magical properties. Usually, unusual, dangerous and scary people walk around there. When Tom Riddle left Hogwarts he worked at Borgin and Burkes.
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King's Cross Station is considered one of the main train stations to serve London, England. Students of Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry take the scarlet steam engine named the Hogwarts Express to Hogwarts from Platform 9¾ on 1 September at 11 AM sharp. To get to Platform 9 3/4, you run straight at the wall between 9 and 10. It also serves as a major intercity and commuter rail hub for Muggles going to North London or Yorkshire and the North East and Scotland.
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The Hogwarts Express is the name of the train that makes a run between London, King's Cross Station Platform 9¾ and Hogsmeade Station. It makes this run at about six times a year, maybe more, as needed. The Express dutifully carries students to and from Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry at the start and end of every term.

The train leaves Platform 9¾ without fail on 1 September at 11 o'clock in the morning, arriving at Hogsmeade Station in the early evening. Some students take the train back to King's Cross Station to go home for the Christmas and Easter holidays, but some do not, as they stay at Hogwarts. It also makes the run back again to London at the end of term in June.

In striking contrast to Britain's National Rail system, the Hogwarts Express takes the form of a large red, 4-6-0 steam engine. Originally steam fitted by the Muggles who built it, the Hogwarts Express now runs exclusively on magic.

The passenger carriages hold compartments set off a corridor, allowing each compartment to function as a self-contained stage within the larger train. During the long journey to Hogwarts, students may enjoy treats from a trolley, such as Pumpkin Pasties and Chocolate Frogs. There are usually no adults aboard the Hogwarts Express except the witch with the tea trolley and the driver. Occasionally new teachers (such as Remus Lupin and Horace Slughorn) could be found aboard the train as well. According to the trolley witch, the train "doesn't take kindly to students who try to leave when it is moving", possibly implying that it has some form of sentience.

Prefects of the school ride in a separate carriage near the front of the train. The compartments on the train appear to be lettered; in 1996, the Slug Club met in Compartment C.
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For those who want to have a flashback thread back to summer or make holiday home visit threads, you can do it here.
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New here? Come to drop your introduction! Leaving? Aww, too bad, come bid your farewells. Want to drop feedback or start a development discussion? Hit us up here!
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Would you rather?
Ven || Feb 15 2018, 08:30 AM
All the funky IC and OOC games are here and can be posted by anyone. It's all for the laughs!
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Guest || Feb 2 2018, 10:15 PM
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Tieran Donaghue || Jan 15 2018, 09:13 PM
Archived characters, plotters, trackers and wanted ads.
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In Causa || Feb 4 2018, 12:42 PM
Archived threads, finished and unfinished, can be found and read back from here.
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