Welcome to Deckleswood School - Institute of Practical Magic
Deckleswood is situated on a mountaintop, close to the town of Decklesby in Canada. Hidden from Muggle eyes by a Disillusionment charm, Deckleswood stands in a large pentagon shaped campus, protected by strong stone walls. The towers of the five common rooms stand at the corner of each wall, with an entrance gate at the front. Inside the grounds is the main area of the school. This comprises of three tall towers, the Central, East and West Towers, as well as a several smaller buildings and towers which adjoin to make the School.
Deckleswood, founded by Christopher Benjamin Tepperweed, was originally built by the power of the five pentagems. Many years later it was destroyed in a fire and then redesigned and purpose built. It remained this way for a very long time, under the leadership of Lilandra Satine Gargamath, until the school was closed. Over the 60 or so years which followed, the school fell into disrepair and was then to be demolished. Luckily that didn't happen and instead the school was bought by Lambert Henderson (the current Headmaster), returned to its former glory, refitted and refurbished. Magically enchanted, Deckleswood's interior can change at will, whenever there is a need for a new room, or area within the school. The classrooms are spacious and look out over the magnificent and well maintained grounds of the school.
Deckleswood School currently only admits ages 14 through to 18 (4th Year through to 7th Year). Our focus in now on Practical Magic, with only five subjects being taught at both O.W.L. and N.E.W.T. level. These subjects are Charms, Defence, Mental Studies (Legilimency and Occlumency), Potions and Transfiguration. Anyone choosing to attend Deckleswood should be certain their interest lies in one or more of these core subjects.
Please continue to read through this prospectus for more information about the school, before you submit your application for enrollment. Thank you for visiting our site and showing an interest in applying for an account. It is very important that you read the following information before continuing to sign up.
First of all while you should feel welcome to look through the application process, characters should not be created on the spot. Read through all the information we are giving you, then go away and think about the type of person you want to make and to roleplay.
Secondly it's important to realise this is not an instant sign up process. Filling in the fields with random or even just basic information, will not gain you access to the site. Each application is carefully read and individually processed. Sometimes several alterations are required before your application will be accepted.
It is also important to note that we strongly recommend that all new people on the site begin at Fourth Year (this is now our lowest year). By doing this it gives you a much more realistic basis for learning, both in and out of roleplay. If you have used the site before, we still recommend starting at either 4th Year or 6th Year, especially if you begin in September. These are two realistic times that people would transfer to the school, needing only the school's syllabus and the desire to study OWLs or NEWTs here. Of course you can transfer to Deckleswood at any time and any age, but you must remember to keep your reasoning realistic.
It is also important to note that Deckleswood is currently only teaching 5 subjects and these are Defence (in replacement of DADA and with a mixture of physical training), Charms, Transfiguration, Potions (including Herbology) and Mental Studies (a mixture of Legilimency and Occlumency).
You should also be aware that for admin purposes, accounts are only accepted onto the site at the beginning of each school term (September, January and May in Deckleswood roleplay terms). Because one week in real time is the equivalent to one month in Deckleswood time, you may some times have to wait as much as four weeks in order to gain access. That said, access to the town of Decklesby, via a Qualified (adult) account, is open constantly and so for quicker access you can apply there also.
You will now be taken on to the application process. Please make sure you continue to read everything thoroughly.