Welcome to The Monterey College of Spellcraft!
In this game we will play as the students of a magical college in the state of California in the USA. The fiction takes place in the same universe as Harry Potter, but adds some non-canonical stuff (the college being one of them). Together, we will explore what wizardry looks like across the Atlantic, and unravel a sinister plot against the school and its students.
Magic in America is quite unique, since it is a mix of different practices from all around the world. There is of course the traditional European kind practiced at Hogwarts, but there are also several other kinds. African magic, Asian magic, and of course the Native American magic, are all studied and explored at Monterey. But that which makes the school truly special is its broad range of students; as it is a college for people whoíve already graduated from previous magical educations, the school has students from all across the world and not just America. This is a place of research and advanced magical studies, where people learn to become not just functional but great magicians. This is where people truly develop their skill.
The teachers are, just like the students, from all over the globe and are experts at what they do. They teach everything from hoodoo curses and anti-curses to Japanese talisman sorcery and shamanistic totems. There is a plethora of courses to choose from, and more are added every day.
The college is located in an old, big villa located outside of the city. It looks like a sizeable house from the outside, but is literally the size of a castle on the inside. Common people are kept at a distance by old, powerful spells that makes them loose interest in the building as soon as they lay eyes upon it. The school isnít invisible per say, but it could as well have been to the muggles. Monterey was founded in 1799 by a couple of prominent mages who had all migrated to America in pursuit of new lives. Being cut off from their communities back home, they wanted to create something new for themselves in the new world. As time went by, the college gained a good reputation and soon started accepting people and influences from all around.
Your characters can come from anywhere in the world. The only things you really have in common are that youíve finished your basic education in your homeland, and that youíre twenty years of age. You have also managed to pay the tuition fee, which is quite expensive.
Iíve deliberately abstained from going into too many details, as I want you to create this with me. We can discuss matters concerning your character and the fiction here in this thread. Please note that Iím not an extremist Harry Potter fan, so I may not know too many things about the canonical or fan lore.
As for a character templateÖ I think you all know how that works. A little background, a splash of appearance and, of course, your name and gender and personality and all that jazz. You may choose to post a picture of your character at your own discretion. Please abstain from the anime, I donít like that all too much.
Interested? Questions? Post down below!
Looking forward to playing with you!