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A New Chapter
Posted by Lilliana Devane on 3/23 19:13:09 (4 Comments)

Over the past ten years Lumos has been through many ups and downs as well as several different changes. The staff and student staff have always done their best to help push the site forward and have dedicated a lot of time and effort into improving things and making Lumos a site that everyone can enjoy, however, things haven’t always been easy. Lumos is a private site which means it’s dependent on not only graphic makers, but scripters as well, and we have to pay to keep our domain and server up and going. As it currently stands, Lumos doesn’t have nearly enough scripters to continue going and the upkeep of the site simply costs too much. Due to these things, Lumos Alliance will be moving to jcink, a free hosting site.

Now, moving to a free hosting site means that things aren’t going to work exactly the same as they currently do while some things won’t work at all, we know this. The site may not be nearly as interactive as it is now, but right now this is the best thing we can do for the site as we won’t have to depend on scripters we don’t have and won’t have to worry about paying a lot of money to keep the site up. On jcink we’ll have a lot more room to change things as we see fit and it’ll be all around a lot less stressful for the staff to manage.

With that being said, there is a lot of history behind Lumos and all the characters our members have made over the years, and so while we’re moving to a new site, Lumos itself will be up for a least a few months for those who want to move threads threads over to the new site. Along with this, you’ll be able to keep any position/title/special power that you currently have and will be given the option to choose what house and year you’d like to be. The only exception to this is Prefects and Quidditch Captains. If you are part of the student staff and wish to keep your position then you will have to stay in the house that you’re already currently in. For those that wish, you have the option to register as your current character(s) or to start completely over with a new name. If you chose to go with a different name and are SS or have a special power, you’ll need to let the staff know so that we make sure everything it moved over to the proper character.

Lastly, since we’re moving onto a new chapter with the site and things are going to be a lot different, we decided that it was only right that we give the site a new name. We decided to do this because things are going to be a lot different than they are on Lumos and the new site has expanded in ways that we couldn't do here on LA. In the end, the new site isn’t Lumos Alliance, not as we’ve known it for the last several years, though we have taken a lot of Lumos’ history and weaved it into the new site so that it’s still there in some form. With that being said, we would like to formally welcome you to Elysium Borrowed, the next chapter in Lumos’ history.

We understand that it’s a big move and an even bigger change, but we hope that you all continue on with us and help us improve the new site as we venture forward. Though Lumos will eventually be shut down, the memories and history behind it won’t be forgotten. You can register all of your secondary accounts if you have any, but any threads that you move over will need to be reposted in the Time Turner forum. We’ll be finishing out the term here on LA, but the house cup winner and end of term stuff will be posted on the new site. The official first term on Elysium starts May 1st.

The new site FAQ can be located here, and if you have any questions then you can either post in the question forum, or if someone is around you can ask in the cbox, and of course, you can always message any staff or ss for help as well.

V-Day Ball Results!
Posted by Ashton Mcalister on 3/17 15:16:03 (3 Comments)

It was a really close call and everyone did a wonderful job with their role-playing, but in the end, Gryffindor came out on top with a whopping 395 points! Along with that, you're award winners are:

Best Kisser (Best RPer): Danica Frisk
Snog Hoarder (RPed the most): Levi Whitacre
Most Romantic (Most interesting RP): Honey, This Mirror Isn't Big Enough For The Two Of Us - Sebastian Rosenthorn & Nash Jennings
Kissing Booth Royalty: Hunter Whitmore
Shot by Cupid (Cutest couple): Damien & Abigail Blackwood
Best Dressed: Emelie Levesque
Love Sucks: Medusa Liowski

Congratulations to all the winners and great work to everyone who took part in the ball!

February Role-Play of the Month
Posted by Gregory James on 3/14 18:00:56 (0 Comments)

When it comes to the Valentine’s Day Ball, it seems that romance and emotion are the last thing on a few young minds. February’s winner, Joke’s On You, follows the mischievous exploits of Xavier Moorstead and Hunter Whitmore as they go from one prank to another. Between tying shoelaces together and stealing a kiss from the booths, the pair manage to rope Emelei Levesque and Medusa Liowski into their diabolical plots. How will their evening play out? Make sure you read it to find out.

Oh, For Fox Sake! Nothing ever seems to go as either of this pair want them to. Even when the plan happens to be making cake and trading sass, Elena Baldwin and Levi Whitacre can’t really help but let emotion get in the way. Emotions are riding high in this month’s second runner up. Read it for yourself to find out what happens.

Are these twins riding high on the adrenaline of their day job, or are they just Living On A Prayer? What may seem like an underwater rollercoaster ride of thrills and action to us is simply all in a day’s work for these Curse-Breakers. Maybe they’ll find what they’re looking for, and maybe they’ll be cursed to spend eternity as bug fodder. You’ll have to read our second runner up to find out exactly what these ladies are up to.

The Valentine's Day Ball is open!
Posted by Gregory James on 2/14 14:04:38 (4 Comments)

We are very excited to announce that the Valentine's Day Ball is now open! It’s been a lot of fun for everyone who took part in putting everything together to make it happen and we hope you all enjoy taking part.

The ball will end on March 7th at 11:59 pm LA time and there are plenty of activities and games to play along the with main event. What are you waiting for? Head on over to the Ballroom and have fun!

January Roleplay of the Month
Posted by Janessa Rivera on 2/12 17:37:53 (1 Comments)

In January's winner, There's a Good Reason, we find Deputy Mcalister storming into counselor Clifford's and confronting him about his decision to take off with the rebels last term. Despite Louis explaining his actions, Ashton seems to be filled with snarky comments until the counselor makes a bold move and things start to heat up... that is until a certain Hufflepuff Prefect shows up. Make sure to give this thread a read to see what happens next!

Just when you think it’s safe to snog under the mistletoe! In Teenage Dream, our first runner up, we find Hufflepuff bad boy Lukas McKinley taking a chance when his housemate doesn’t realise he’s standing under the festive plant. Vincent Devane gives back as good as he gets until his dad spots the pair and decides romance isn’t on the table for his son - not now, or ever! Find out what happens by reading this dramatic thread for yourself!

In January’s second runner up, two mischievous students meet and it’s apparent that they both have a penchant for pranking. Hunter, the newest Gryffindor Junior Prefect sits amicably across from Ravenclaw’s Prefect Medusa Liowski - or better known as Tess. As they converse and nibble on snacks it’s clear to see they’re likely to brew up some trouble, but just what kind of trouble will they get into? You’ll have to read The Night is Young to find out just what they’re concocting.

Kissing Booths
Posted by Lilliana Devane on 2/4 15:19:11 (0 Comments)

We are once again bringing the annual kissing booths back, however, we do so with a twist. This year, anyone can volunteer. We, of course, can't take everyone but if you wish to take part then please owl me so that I may add you to the list. What we will need is various ages so that everyone may take part in this event so don't be nervous if your character is younger than the others! As a side note, you also are not required to RP with those who reply to your booth unless you wish to do so.

Please make sure to owl me before the 14th if you wish to take part. Thanks guys!

The Points Are In!
Posted by Ashton Mcalister on 1/30 16:40:51 (1 Comments)

Now that the staff has finally gotten through reading all the threads at the Winter Ball and graded them, the results are finally in and the points are as follows:

Hufflepuff: 472
Gryffindor: 341
Ravenclaw: 259
Slytherin: 240

Top 5 point earners:

Levi Whitacre: 182
Cecily Faulkner: 122
Nikolas Eldridge 94
Elena Baldwin: 93
Oliver Scott 86

Congratulations to Hufflepuff and everyone who earned points for their house!

And the winners are...
Posted by Lilliana Devane on 1/26 1:43:43 (4 Comments)

Alright folks! That is the end of our annual winter ball. With this in mind, we would like to say a big thank you to all who participated and made this such a memorable event for us all. Now in the beginning we said that there would be house points awarded for all role-plays and that we would be taking votes for awards. For now the ball will be closed down while staff grades your role-plays but in the meantime we’d like for you guys to give a round of applause to our winners!

Snow King: Michael Halsey
Snow Queen: Hunter Whitmore
Best Dressed: Adelina Moreau
Cutest Couple: Oliver Scott & Cecily Faulkner
Best Role-Player: Levi Whitacre
Best Thread: It’s Pure Lunacy
Festival Scrooge: Dustin McNamara

Congratulations! You all will be receiving special prizes for these awards and everyone else who took part in the event will be getting their own prize as well!

Hogwarts' Staff Would Like to Present.....
Posted by Lilliana Devane on 1/22 22:28:54 (7 Comments)

Lords and lads alike, ladies and lasses; a special announcement for all!

Hogwarts has hired on three new professors and we are proud to present them to you respectably as such:

Teaching Charms is your former and beloved Ravenclaw Prefect, Cassie Sullivan! She has done an excellent job here at Hogwarts as a student and we expect her to do great things as a Professor! With such a bubbly personality and a way of going about her business, she’s sure to make Charms Class extraordinary!

Some of you may recognize this Hufflepuff, but if you don’t she’s absolutely brilliant! Janessa Rivera will be your new Potions’ Master and with the experience she has we think it’s safe to say that you guys will be quite impressed and perhaps even a bit dazed and dazzled. Befuddlement Draught won’t be necessary here - or well, it will because you guys have to learn about that at some point.

Last but certainly not least, we give you Arkadia Blumberg! While we’re not too sure about where she comes from or who she is, this woman of mystery is introducing something entirely new to you all! Wizard Hacks 101! Interested in knowing more about this class? Well, so are we! It’s sure to be an interesting endeavor for us all.

With that being said, congrats to all of you on your new positions and we absolutely cannot wait to see just what the future holds in store for you!

Winter Ball Award Nominations
Posted by Gregory James on 1/22 18:29:46 (0 Comments)

With the Winter Ball drawing to a close on January 25th at 11:59pm, everyone still has three days to cast their votes for the Awards. Check out the list of awards and owl your nominations to Gregory James before the ball closes for your votes to count!

December Roleplay of the Month!
Posted by Ashton Mcalister on 1/14 17:37:00 (5 Comments)

Romance, emotional moments, action, and a small dash of humor. This month’s winner, An Elysium Borrowed, seems to have it all. We find that Levi Whitacre and Nikolas Eldridge seem to be finally confronting each other about how they feel towards the other when Sebastian and Nash seemingly ruin the moment as they’re trying to not only get away from the burning pitch, but to also get medical help for Sebastian’s werewolf bite thanks to Nash himself. But with the sudden unexpected appearance of a certain someone, what will happen? Make sure to read and find out!

Prepare yourself for a heart wrenching tale of mystery, murder and intrigue. Riordan Wildes overhears a name that shouldn’t exist, so instead of going about enquiring in the usual way by asking Nicholas Grant his history he drags the guy off and forces Veritaserum down his neck. After making the boy answer his questions the Apothecary gets a few answers that turn out to be more than he bargained for. Find out what happens in Dirty Little Secrets, our first runner up!

After waking up from a heavy blow, the Headmistress is on a rampage to get to the towers. The shady Head of Hufflepuff closely follows behind and they banter as usual but it soon dies down as they both see a familiar face; one they aren’t too happy with. Matt GreenSpark, one of the leaders to the band of rogue students. Action and comedy quickly ensue in this month’s second runner up, In the Salvage.

The Winter Ball is Now Open!
Posted by Lilliana Devane on 1/4 22:38:22 (0 Comments)

We are proud to announce the Winter Ball is now open! It has been a great pleasure on everyone’s part to make this happen and we know just how excited you all have been so, without further ado, please find your way to the Ballroom and make sure to enjoy yourselves.

The event will end on January 25th at 11:59 PM; LA time. Be sure to attend while you can! There are plenty of games and prizes to be won, not to mention a new holiday vendor will be coming to our lovely school shortly with many goodies for all you grinches.

Term 25 Begins!
Posted by Lilliana Devane on 1/1 15:33:56 (2 Comments)

Despite all the bloodshed and war we saw at the end of last term Hogwarts is open for yet another term! Welcome back students. You may notice we are low on classes this term, fear not! The Hogwarts staff are looking to replace professors lost and we have applications open for those of you who are interested.

We would like to welcome all new students and assure you that for now things have settled down and we are finally at peace once more. Parents can feel safe sending their children to the school as we have done serious renovations to the castle over term and all destroyed parts of the castle have either been fixed or replaced. To those of you who are returning and took part in the battle, we would like to thank each and every one of you for your part in this and will be awarding badges.

Hopefully this new term will be quite different than what you all are used to as we will be introducing a few things. On top of that, our Winter Ball will be starting soon so be on the lookout for that and make sure you’ve messaged your partner and paid house ghosts.

Let’s not forget that Hogwarts now has a new Professor that many of you may not have seen for a while, Professor Sebastian Winstra! He will be your new Herbology Teacher and we are certainly excited to see just what he has in store for you all. Congratulations on your position, Mr. Winstra!

LA Award Winners!
Posted by Gregory James on 12/31 21:12:48 (7 Comments)

After tallying all of your votes, it’s time to announce the winners for the Term 24 LA Awards!

Mr. LA: Gregory James
Mrs. LA: Lilliana Devane
Most Spirited: Meghan Frisk
Best RPer: Sebastian Rosenthorn
Most Improved RPer: Nathan Jayne
Best Newcomer: Medusa Liowski
Most Helpful: Ashton McAlister
Most Infamous: Nikolas Eldridge
Most Popular: Lilliana Devane

Congratulations to all of the nominees and winners, and a huge thank you to everyone who voted. We can’t wait to see what next term brings!

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