Roleplay: Honorable Hogwarts
is a play by post roleplaying game
set about a year after
the seventh and final Harry Potter
book. It is known for its convoluted
storyline (the site emphasizes writing/storytelling over roleplaying, and because at least eight tropers are featured among its regular members is rather brightly lit
This site is a follow-up
to the now-defunct Hogwarts Rising
, a similar site that took place during
the Canon Harry Potter
storyline. It continues following the non-canon
characters from that site, with Jason Frost (who on the old site was set up as a Lancer
for Harry) now playing the role of main character. The site has a Spin-Off
, Hogwarts Futures
, which follows the activities of various characters seventeen years later
. Much of the plot comes from them dealing with the extended fallout of their own actions during the Honorable Hogwarts
timeframe, as well as introducing several older, more manipulative antagonists and a new generation of student wizards.
Because this site's storyline is much
, much Darker and Edgier
than the actual Harry Potter
books... some say it's Better Than Canon
, and others say they need Brain Bleach
after viewing it.Honorable Hogwarts
can be found here
, and Hogwarts Futures
can be found here
. There is also a Prequel Fan Fic
in the works, which tells what the characters on the site were doing during the timeframe of Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows
A character page can be found here
This site provides examples of the following tropes:
Give me one good reason why I shouldn't kill you right now, you Death Eater cunt.
- Keep in mind, he said this to The Headmistress of Zephyrwit. As part of a Gambit Roulette.
- Creepy Monotone: River tends to deliver prophecies and other insights in this tone of voice.
- Cultural Translation: Though the bulk of the storyline does take place in England still, the American Wizarding School (and Wizarding Village) have been introduced, causing several American characters to expand the site's population. Also, especially considering that the person playing him is an American, Jason's political views — especially regarding the death penalty — could be an example of this trope (though if that's the case it wasn't intentional).
- Daddy's Little Villain: Natalia Dragomir.
- Dance Battler: Cimarron Arriaga uses capoeira, which is one of the more common fighting styles associated with this trope.
- Dark Action Girl: Annika Riviera, Taffy Pole. Also, Kalia St. Clair before her Heel-Face Turn.
- Darker and Edgier: As noted in the site description above.
- Dark Is Not Evil: Lena Lacy is a Goth who is decidedly non-perky; Isabella Devincenzi and Erastes Blake are actual vampires. All of them are fighting on the side of good.
- Deadpan Snarker: Trowa Marshall, Zaphod Wainwright, Diop Johnson, and Diop's son Josh on the Spin-Off site.
- Decapitation Presentation: Walter Zotermeer was elevated from Quirky Miniboss Squad member to pure evil in large part due to the glee with which he showed off the severed head of Chief Auror Gawain Robards. A lot of his fellow Death Eaters seemed to be less than enthusiastic about it.
- Defrosting Ice Queen: Miranda Frost.
- Depending on the Writer: As members leave the site, sometimes they will leave their characters in the hands of other roleplayers. This trope is most noticeable in the case of Lena Lacy, who has now been played by four different people.
- Depraved Bisexual: Atreya Mourant. Cimarron Arriaga fits certain aspects as well, though she's more an example of Extreme Omnisexual because, although some of her actions might be morally ambiguous, she's not usually depraved.
- The Determinator: Jason has aspects of this.
- Dirty Coward: Joel Haskell.
- Disproportionate Retribution: Jason's default setting.
- Distress Ball: Not surprisingly, it's rather dangerous to be Jason's girlfriend. Therefore, Madeline Pairis has found herself holding this quite a few times (she's almost literally got a bullseye painted on her ass now that she's married him).
- Dojikko: Xanthe Chapel's clumsiness was a major character trait early on, but she's since gotten better.
- Just to make sure everyone gets that she's Adorkable, Jenica Sonsen will lapse into this from time to time as well.
- Door Stopper: Given the length of time the site has been running, there is a lot of material to read. Some individual threads could also qualify; Count to a Billion is easily the longest OOC topic, the the Ambassadorial Ball holds the IC record.
- Draco in Leather Pants: The whole reason the Blair Duchess character was invented, though she's since experienced copious amounts of Character Development and become much more important to the storyline than just "Draco Malfoy's girlfriend".
- Dropped a Bridge on Him: Mostly happens to Canon characters that aren't well-liked (or need to be killed off for dramatic purposes), though a fair amount of bridges are dropped on original characters as well.
- Dual Wielding: Jason can do this with magic spells. So can certain other characters who cast spells without using wands, but Jason does it more often than them.
- Eldritch Abomination / Physical God: Planeswalkers can certainly end up this way, and certain other creatures on the site could fit this description. The Gaians (beings so far mentioned only in passing) are made of this Trope, as they give physical embodiment to entire concepts of reality.
- Enemy Civil War: A favorite trope of Olivier Morges, who enjoys turning his fellow Death Eaters against each other to make himself even more useful as a Reverse Mole.
- Enemy Mine: Jason teams up with The Wakefield Group to take down The Brotherhood of the Light. A Heel-Face Revolving Door is born.
- Equippable Ally: Armamagi are witches and wizards with the ability to transform either their whole body or parts of their body into weapons. So far the only Armamagi on the site are Masher Steinbeck (mace) and Envy (scythe).
- Ethical Slut: Karina Yavimaya, and to a slightly less "ethical" extent Vix Tilmitt. Cimarron Arriaga is too unethical to be this.
- Sakiko Kanazawa and Cassandra Rubicon are examples of this as well, and Lucy Frost is one on the Spin-Off site. This is Author Appeal, since five of the six characters mentioned as examples are played by the same person and he's an Ethical Slut in Real Life.
- Extreme Omnisexual: Cimarron Arriaga and Vix Tilmitt were both characters created with the intention of being "the female Jack Harkness". Obviously, that invokes this trope.
- Even Evil Has Standards: Invoked by Taffy, who was subverting Combat Pragmatist at the time.
- Even the Girls Want Her: Olivia Dawson.
- Everything Sounds Sexier in French: Invoked by Hugo Cutter during the Battle of Ottery St. Catchpole, while he was fighting a female vampire with a French accent.
- Everything's Better with Dinosaurs: Done in this thread, when a lot of wreckage is transfigured into a Tyrannosaurus rex.
- Evil Is Not a Toy: The Saekis sealed Kayako inside a portrait, but couldn't resist enchanting and attempting to control the rest of the Ju-On. Holy shit, did they make a mistake.
- Eye Scream: Has happened a couple of times, most notably with Ezekiel Nance. He likes to refer to it in his dialogue, too.
- Face-Heel Turn: Aiden Braxton, Jimmy Peakes.
- Fanservice: Many different female characters, and a handful of male ones as well, have provided this at some point or another.
- Fantastic Racism: One of Lucy's Pet Peeve Tropes... she's constantly railing against the mistreatment of nonhumans by the wizard establishment.
- Fantasy Gun Control: Averted. Guns aren't common, and they are technically illegal in Britain, but they do pop up from time to time.
- Femme Fatale: Most female Death Eaters fit this trope, and Maria Fernandez on the Spin-Off site is this turned Up to Eleven.
- Lust of the Seven Sins arc is a femme fatale with a 50s pinup look.
- Fertile Feet: Sakiko.
- Fille Fatale: Elena Vidierra, who also counts as Spin-Offspring. Her mother Alvanna is one of the scarier Femme Fatales on the main site.
- Five-Man Band
- Foreshadowing: Some of the things listed on this page won't be happening on the actual site until later this month. Beware of spoilers, for they are rarely marked.
- There are instances on the site itself as well. For example, the ghost biting Jimmy is a precursor to something more happening with him.
- Forum Pecking Order: Some slight subversions... though the site creator does fulfill the usual role, many members of the "Old Guard" are also mods or admins (even The Shepherd has admin powers).
- Friend to All Living Things: Subverted. Lucy has aspects of this trope, but is also a budding Torture Technician; Sakiko is a friend to all non-human living things but will gladly kill anyone standing in the way of her prophecy being fulfilled.
- Gambit Roulette: Aldous' first gambit was a bit too convoluted to be be a mere plan
- Genki Girl: Sally Carinaris. Not an extreme version but she's got a few elements. Abigail Delgado, especially when she's gotten enough candy in her. Envy Evans is also an extremely hyper, Perky Goth.
- A God Am I: According to Roland Wainwright (who would know), this is the inevitable fate awaiting any Planeswalker.
- Good Thing You Can Heal: Werewolves are known to be capable of regenerating fairly quickly from any injury that wasn't inflicted by either another werewolf or a silver weapon (they've even grown back severed limbs, and at a faster rate than expected).
- Gorn: Not something that happens all the time, but some of the death scenes do require Brain Bleach.
- Granola Girl: Lucy, especially on the Spin-Off site.
- Gratuitous French: Remy de Sand, to the point of being The Unintelligible at times.
- Half the Man He Used to Be: Rodolphus Lestrange and Fenrir Greyback. Considering the site's just getting Bloodier and Gorier, we're probably not done seeing this trope yet.
- Heartbroken Badass: Abel King.
- Heel-Face Revolving Door: Interesting scenario with two of them facing off against but also occasionally helping each other... Jason Frost often winds up on the good (by this site's standards anyway) side, but has his evil moments; Jacob Zotermeer is a Card-Carrying Villain most of the time who inexplicably helps the heroes out on numerous occasions. To make it even more confusing, they're locked in an ongoing game of Xanatos Speed Chess with each other.
- Heel-Face Turn: For some reason, many Death Eaters have pulled one of these.
- Hell-Bent for Leather: Taffy Pole and Atreya Mourant are both female examples of this. As of right now there really isn't a male example for some reason.
- Until Rage showed up, who is so hell bent that he skins the cows alive when making them.
- Heroic Sacrifice: Has happened a few times, though not always resulting in death... Draco Malfoy was just blinded, not killed.
- Hero with Bad Publicity: Jason, intentionally so.
- Heterosexual Life-Partners
- Male version: Diop and Kieran.
- Female version: Xanthe and Xira.
- Hot-Blooded: Jason. Applies to a couple of other characters as well, but considering that Jason is inspired largely by Richard Rahl, he's basically made of this trope.
- He has played on his hot-bloodedness as a form of Obfuscating Stupidity in order to make opponents underestimate him or mistake his true intentions, though... it's entirely possible that he's actually quite level-headed, and is faking the hot temper all the time.
- Hot Scientist: Jenica Sonsen plays it straight, Sally Carinaris has many aspects but technically should be termed a "Hot Potions Babe".
- Hot Teacher: Most of them, actually.
- Hotter and Sexier: Certainly moreso than Canon, though not X-rated (at least, not usually).
- Hufflepuff House: Surprisingly subverted in something Harry Potter related. All the houses have a mix of active plot plowing characters and background fringe. Other groups created for the site usually have good detail and a mix of active or static characters.
- Huge Schoolgirl: Kai Andrews. Wendy Spanogle, being part-giant, would also qualify. And Lucy Frost is, like all members of the Frost family, extraordinarily tall (5'9" at 14 years of age).
- Idiosyncratic Episode Naming: The Azkaban Thread, The St. Mungo's Thread, The Ottery St. Catchpole Thread... every thread seems to state its in-universe location via Medium Awareness.
- Impaled with Extreme Prejudice: Walter Zotermeer.
- I'm a Humanitarian: Fenrir Greyback and Dimitri Petrojsko are both werewolf characters who consume human flesh even while not transformed.
- I Need a Freaking Drink: Has been said numerous times. In fact, it's basically a Catch Phrase for Duo Warrington.
- In Love with Your Carnage: On the Spin-Off site, Maria Fernandez seems to admire Jason perhaps a bit too much. Especially considering some of the things that Jason has done.
- Invoked Trope: Even Evil Has Standards, Roaring Rampage of Revenge, Everything Sounds Sexier in French, Really Gets Around.
- Jack Bauer Interrogation Technique: Actually, some of Jason's interrogation techniques would make Jack Bauer pull a Vomit Indiscretion Shot.
- Jerk Ass: Kieran Halcyon (pre-Character Development).
- Jerk with a Heart of Gold: Kieran Halcyon (post-Character Development).
- Kavorka Man: Mick Phanan. Also Quentin Neros, to some extent.
- Keet: Minus the bit about loudness (though he has his moments), this is Tawnos Fiedor.
- Kill 'em All: Noah Howerton's ultimate goal is to destroy all other wizards so that he can rule the0 world.
- Knife Nut: Rupert Wotan, Sashenka Grigorovich, Taffy Pole.
- Lampshade Hanging: Because there are some tropers here.
- Lipstick Lesbian: Sakura Leone. Cimarron and Vix, when they're having sex with other women, could qualify as well.
- Little Miss Badass: Xanthe Chapel.
- Loads and Loads of Characters: And then some.
- Loads and Loads of Roles: Remember how we said how that one guy has almost a hundred characters? There are very few people actually playing the 250ish character accounts. When you look at the site as a whole you start to notice when a thread is just one author playing by himself/herself.
- Massive Multiplayer Crossover: Now that we have regular visits to The Island, Planeswalkers all over the place and Kayako running around ripping people's jaws out, the site is starting to become this.
- Mega Manning: An evil version in Ando Saeki, who steals people's powers by removing their brains.
- Memetic Badass
- In-universe, Jason Frost and Ando Saeki both experience this.
- Out of universe, Jason's got some serious potential for it.
- Considering her kill count, Aiden Braxton should probably be one as well.
- A Million Is a Statistic: When Jason's kill count comes up in a conversation on the Spin-Off site, it's mentioned in vague terms (though the word "million" is thrown around) that he likely has well over a million kills, perhaps as many as two or three million.
- Mind Rape: Has happened a couple of times. Resulted in a Heel-Face Turn in Antonin Dolohov's case.
- Mook Promotion: When Fenrir Greyback was killed, Dimitri Petrojsko took over leadership of the werewolves.
- Morality Pet: Madeline keeps Jason on the right side of the Moral Event Horizon (for the most part anyway). When Madeline is holding the Distress Ball, however, it's healthier even for innocent bystanders to hide in the deepest hole they can find and not make a single sound.
- Mother Nature: Sakiko at least claims to be this. Considering the usual path that Planeswalkers take, it's not too far outside the realm of possibility.
- Mr. Fanservice: Muggle Studies teacher Brodie Carinaris is quite possibly the only Hogwarts teacher with a full-fledged fan club of drooling female students. And he's played by Josh Hartnett, too.
- Murderers Are Rapists: Usually averted, but not in the case of Garrick Atterton.
- Chronologically Inverted in Cimarron's case, as she was already a rapist before she killed anybody.
- It's also stated that the werewolves' "punishment" for Eliska's betrayal of them included rape, though this occurred mostly off-camera (so to speak).
- My Kung-Fu Is Stronger Than Yours: Spoken to a punching bag during a workout routine that turned into a Crowning Moment Of Funny.
- Nice Job Breaking It, Hero
- Isabella Devincenzi thought she was killing Ivan Sudeten. Instead, she inadvertently turned him into a vampire, making him much more dangerous than he was before.
- By killing Naga Saeki, Loreley released the Ju-On curse.
- The Nicknamer
- Sally Carinaris, in traditional Genki Girl fashion.
- Envy to, though to a lesser extent. It's mostly towards people with complex names, such as shortening Obderedria's name to Drea and calling Abigail Abby. She also tends to call older characters by their first name, but with a Mr. or Mrs. tacked on (ex. Miss Sakiko), a trait shared by Abigail Delgado.
- Caulfield Julliard does it in traditional Jerkass fashion instead, except with Ratree ""She Who Must Not Be Nicknamed" Surkhanfa (which is technically a nickname).
- No Name Given: Envy, who is known only by that nickname... neither her first name nor her last name are known to anybody, not even her Hogwarts roommate Madeline Frost.
- Interestingly enough, in his first appearance on Hogwarts Rising Jason went only by his Quidditch nickname, "Pinata".
- Not So Different: Jason, in the Prequel Fan Fic: "No, I'm not like Voldemort. I'm much fucking worse."
- Oblivious to Love: Loreley doesn't realize that when Kieran told her he loved her, he meant it in a romantic way and not a brotherly one. Loreley's cousin Raina likewise didn't catch on that Jimmy Peakes had the hots for her.
- Kieran's planted a kiss on Loreley, and she still doesn't realize he has feelings for her.
- Off the Rails: The site's creator probably didn't intend it to go like this, but it was set up as a collaborative storytelling effort.
- Our Demons Are Different: Demons are becoming very integral to the plot as of late, and are classified by origin and mythology. See the bit on vampires below.
- Our Vampires Are Different: Sort of. Effort has been made to expand Potter Verse vampirism with material from various real-world mythologies, without contradicting the letter or spirit of any established lore. As a result, several different species of vampires have been mentioned.
- Our Werewolves Are Different: Even from J.K. Rowling's.
- Parental Abandonment: Several times, including a The Call Knows Where You Live version on the Spin-Off site.
- The Plan: There have been several, pulled off by many different characters. Aldous Conor's really good at them.
- Power Incontinence: A side effect of Loreley's amnesia was that she lost control of her Metamorphmagus abilities and started taking on the physical appearance of whoever she met.
- Power Perversion Potential: Plenty, as always, with any Metamorphmagus. But Rule Thirty Six applies, and beware the dreaded Shapeshifting Squick.
- Power Trio: Tawnos is the id, Xira is the superego, Xanthe is the ego.
- On the Spin-Off site Abel is the id, Jason is the superego, and Mandos is the ego. Although Jason and Abel can be interchanged.
- Pregnant Badass: Madeline, currently.
- Preppy Name: Hadley Sharpe, Tatum West, Orville Brand... Neville Longbottom is a good Canon example.
- Punny Name: Taffy
- Put on a Bus: It'd be impossible for some players to use all of their characters at the same time (there's one guy who has almost a hundred). This is how we keep the ones who aren't necessary for a certain Arc busty without actually having to post with them.
- Railing Kill: Several times in the Azkaban thread.
- Really Gets Around: Initially, Summit Rookwood. Now, Cimarron Arriaga and Vix Tilmitt are bisexual versions, and have completely replaced Summit (who is in a monogamous relationship).
- Rebellious Spirit: Lucy. Several other members of Dumbledore's Army, especially Madeline, exhibit elements of this trope, but Lucy embodies it.
- Redemption Equals Death: Jean-Pierre Morges and Antonin Dolohov. Questionably Lucius Malfoy as well.
- Redemption Equals Sex: Miranda Frost and Aldous Conor. With each other.
- Refused The Call: Kyleigh Grace has no interest in being a Chosen One.
- Religion of Evil: The Brotherhood of the Light certainly qualify, not only because their goal is to exterminate all magic-users, but also because they're actually a front for a world domination plot.
- The Reveal: Usually done surprisingly well considering the way Sturgeon's Law applies to Fanon. In fact, examples of this trope could be used in defense of the site if anyone ever claims the writing's not good.
- Reverse Mole
- In one of the better-staged (and better kept under wraps before the fact) Reveals in the site's history, Aldous Conor turned out to be one of these. Keep in mind, he had been posing as not just any old Mook, but the Big Bad. And after he revealed his true allegiance, he got himself appointed Minister of Magic.
- Olivier Morges has taken over the position of Reverse Mole since Aldous left the Death Eaters. He's more your classic Manipulative Bastard though, so he probably won't turn out to be as cool as Aldous.
- The Revolution Will Not Be Civilized: In the Prequel Fan Fic, this applies heavily to the Muggle-born Revolt. They take scalps as trophies, use biological warfare and go after the family members of enemy collaborators. Jason even admits that he's worse than Voldemort, because being more Badass than the Big Bad is the only way he can win.
- Rocks Fall, Everyone Dies: Averted in this thread. Rocks fell. Only a couple of people died.
- Roaring Rampage of Revenge: Has occurred several times.
- Running Gag: A female member once mistyped "busy" as "busty" in an OOC conversation. Now, the default excuse for a prolonged absence from the site — even from male posters — is "I've been really busty lately".
- Sadist Teacher: When the story first started, Aldous Conor was Defense Against the Dark Arts teacher. Only one student didn't hate him, and that was because she had the hots for him.
- Sealed Evil in a Can: How did the Saekis deal with the Ju-On curse? They sealed Kayako in a portrait and then used an enchantment on that portrait to control the other ghosts from the curse. This led to the rumor that they had "trained ghosts for combat". Which wasn't true. The truth is much worse.
- Self-Made Orphan: Jason disintegrated his father.
- Shapeshifting Squick: Cimarron has invented a spell that allows her to grow a penis. It was originally intended to make sex with women more interesting for both parties, but was later used in an interrogation.
- The Shepherd: The guy who plays Jason is actually much nicer than his character, and will go out of his way to explain the plot/rules/whatever else to newbies.
- Shoot the Dog: Too many examples to list. Jason will not hesitate to attack anyone who poses a threat, and will even fire through a hostage in order to hit the person using them as a shield.
- Show Within a Show: On the Spin-Off site, due to the Unmasqueing of the Wizarding World, Muggle TV producers are scrambling to find magically-oriented programming. The first result we see of this is Hart & Avalon, a Police Procedural which follows the adventures of famous Aurors Tawnie Hart and Loreley Avalon. It's basically Rizzoli & Isles with wands.
- Simultaneous Arcs: Done all the time... every player has at least one character with their own thing going on, in addition to whatever the "main arc" is.
- Sixth Ranger: Whenever a new member joins the site and sticks around for any suitable length of time, their primary character becomes either this or a Lancer to one of the other main characters. Examples of Sixth Rangers include Jason Frost (who eventually became the main character), Lena Lacy (still a bit of a Sixth Ranger), and Abel King (who is new enough to still be considered a Sixth Ranger but is moving more toward Lancer status).
- Smart People Play Chess: Mandos Fiedor, arguably the smartest character on the main site, is a chess fanatic and budding Chessmaster (on the Spin-Off site, he has Magnificent Bastard potential). Alphonse Becker from the Spin-Off site is, like main-site Mandos, a Hogwarts student who is off-the-charts intelligent and loves chess.
- Smug Snake: Orville Brand, in spades. Other villains have aspects as well, but Orville cranks this trope Up to Eleven.
- Spin-Offspring: Several examples on Hogwarts Futures. Some are Legacy Characters.
- Stay Frosty: Ray Garside has said this a couple of times, and also has it in his signature.
- Stock British Phrases: Used mostly from a swear-word standpoint... "sodding" instead of "fucking", "wanker" instead of "asshole", and so on. Occasionally subverted by having a more American word crop up, though... it depends largely on who's writing the post and whether or not they remember that the bulk of the storyline takes place in England.
- Strawman Political: The Brotherhood of the Light allow for a negative depiction of Christianity, and Harry's idealism is occasionally played for strawman liberal purposes (although Jason views him more as a cross between The Chick and The Load than in any specific political terms).
- Stringy-Haired Ghost Girl: The one and only Kayako Saeki.
- Sudden Sequel Death Syndrome: Colin Creevey and Cimarron Arriaga were killed off on the Spin-Off site in its first month of activity.
- Take That
- Harry Potter (the character more than the series, which is why it's not italicized).
- Talking to Himself: Since most of the regulars on the site play at least two characters, this happens a lot.
- Time Abyss: Sakiko.
- Too Kinky to Torture: Atreya Mourant.
- Torture Technician: Anyanka Dementieva is the Mind Rape version of this. Jason can be one for the good guys' side.
- Kalia St. Clair is always one for the good guys' side, and is in fact becoming the Memetic Badass version of this trope.
- Trauma-Induced Amnesia: Loreley had it when she first started getting broken.
- Tribute to Fido: The character of Lucy Frost is named after her creator's cat. As in, the cat's full name... the guy behind the character is actually named Frost in Real Life, so Frost is also the cat's surname.
- True Companions: An excessively large example in Dumbledore's Army.
- The Unmasqued World: The setting has been this since Aldous Conor abolished the statute of secrecy.
- Utopia Justifies the Means: Jason certainly believes so.
- Vomit Indiscretion Shot: Lilliana O'Neill, although it was probably justified seeing as how Slytherin boys were urinating on her at the time.
- Waif Prophet: River Applewhite.
- Well-Intentioned Extremist: Jason. Noah Howerton tries to pass himself off as this in order to get people to like him more, but he's actually not.
- Whip It Good: Cimarron Arriaga carries a whip, which in a slight subversion she uses in battle only reluctantly and while protesting that it's supposed to be used "for recreational purposes".
- Wizarding School: The original one, albeit slightly different from Canon.
- World of Badass
- Xanatos Speed Chess: Pops up from time to time. Jason seems to enjoy a good game of it intermittently, especially against one of the villains.
- You ALL Share My Story: You betcha. While there are many complex and individual plots as characters start, eventually the entire forces of good and evil band together.
- You Fight Like a Cow: Kieran Halcyon, Draco Malfoy and Sasha Rookwood have all proven to be very good at this type of dialogue. Jason indulges in it from time to time as well.