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First o’ September

Postby Polaris Black » Tue Sep 05, 2017 7:59 pm

HOL Virtual Hogwarts is celebrating Off to School and HOLLERS gets to join in the fun. :D

As we start the new term, make your way through these First o’ September tasks! There are no sign-ups and you have until January 15th to complete this HOLLERS Fall Challenge so you can work at your own pace. The First o’ September Hoots will count towards your Fall Term Hoot Count. Your Beans can be used to buy pets, plants, potion ingredients, books, or treats in Hogsmeade.

Follow the directions to figure out the password and unlock the next task. To get to the next task, click on the task number and type the password into the box that is displayed. If the password is correct, you will have access to the task. Each password is worth 5 Hoots. If you get stuck at any point, send a message to one of the organizers (Polaris Black or Prof. Tarma Amelia Black) and we will help you puzzle out the next password.

You will receive Hoots and Beans for completing tasks successfully. Please email your solution to each task individually (Make sure you use the correct subject!) along with the password to the next task to hol.hollers @ gmail.com (no spaces) by 11:59 PM HOL time on January 15th.

Email subject: First o’ September - [Puzzle] - HOL Name

Your emails should include:
- HOL Name, HOL-ID, House
- Task Solution
- Password (except for Task 12)

Begin HERE!! For easier access, we recommend bookmarking the First o’ September subforum.

Any general questions about First o’ September can be posted below. Questions specific to the tasks should be posted in their respective subforums.

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A list of received emails and the First o’ September Hoot Count and Bean Count will be kept here:

Task 1
Alex Sparks - 25 Hoots, 10 Beans
Aliya Mellark - 25 Hoots, 10 Beans
Anna Snape - 25 Hoots, 10 Beans
Arianna Stonewater - 25 Hoots, 10 Beans
Astaria Rivers - 25 Hoots, 10 Beans
Aurelia West - 25 Hoots, 10 Beans
Austin Ollivander Black - 25 Hoots, 10 Beans
Bull J. Johnson - 25 Hoots, 10 Beans
DeDe Anastasia - 25 Hoots, 10 Beans
Dionne Dale - 25 Hoots, 10 Beans
Elena Galatas - 25 Hoots, 10 Beans
Ivorie Windton - 25 Hoots, 10 Beans
Kaitlyn Nightingale - 25 Hoots, 10 Beans
Kate Rosaph - 25 Hoots, 10 Beans
Kendra Givens - 25 Hoots, 10 Beans
Kestrel Stone - 25 Hoots, 10 Beans
Lisa Hurdegart Malfoy - 25 Hoots, 10 Beans
Malvina Larsen - 25 Hoots, 10 Beans
Marie Dark - 25 Hoots, 10 Beans
Maxim Trevelyan - 25 Hoots, 10 Beans
Pezzie Wolfe - 25 Hoots, 10 Beans
Prof. Cody Lewis - 25 Hoots, 10 Beans
Prof. Rorey Padfoot - 25 Hoots, 10 Beans
Prof. Scarlet Leslie-Lewis - 25 Hoots, 10 Beans
Prof. Ulol Kimil - 25 Hoots, 10 Beans
Robin Blackwood - 25 Hoots, 10 Beans
Rosie Rivers - 25 Hoots, 10 Beans
Rowan Oswald - 25 Hoots, 10 Beans
Sachiko Murata - 25 Hoots, 10 Beans
Sara Rosaceae - 25 Hoots, 10 Beans
Shiloh Adlar - 25 Hoots, 10 Beans
Siobhan Sullivan - 25 Hoots, 10 Beans
Sirius Fudge - 25 Hoots, 10 Beans
Taylara Rayvnthall - 25 Hoots, 10 Beans
Vanessa Tilley - 25 Hoots, 10 Beans

Task 2
Aliyah Mellark - 25 Hoots, 10 Beans
Anna Snape - 25 Hoots, 10 Beans
Arianna Stonewater - 25 Hoots, 10 Beans
Aurelia West - 25 Hoots, 10 Beans
Austin Ollivander Black - 25 Hoots, 10 Beans
Dionne Dale - 25 Hoots, 10 Beans
Ivorie Windton - 25 Hoots, 10 Beans
Kaitlyn Nightingale - 25 Hoots, 10 Beans
Kate Rosaph - 5 Hoots
Kendra Givens - 25 Hoots, 10 Beans
Malvina Larsen - 25 Hoots, 10 Beans
Marie Dark - 25 Hoots, 10 Beans
Maxim Trevelyan - 25 Hoots, 10 Beans
Prof. Rorey Padfoot - 25 Hoots, 10 Beans
Prof. Scarlet Leslie-Lewis - 25 Hoots, 10 Beans
Robin Blackwood - 25 Hoots, 10 Beans
Rowan Oswald - 25 Hoots, 10 Beans
Sachiko Murata - 25 Hoots, 10 Beans
Shiloh Adlar - 25 Hoots, 10 Beans
Siobhan Sullivan - 25 Hoots, 10 Beans
Sirius Fudge - 25 Hoots, 10 Beans
Taylara Rayvnthall - 25 Hoots, 10 Beans
Vanessa Tilley - 25 Hoots, 10 Beans

Task 3
Aliyah Mellark - 25 Hoots, 10 Beans
Anna Snape - 25 Hoots, 10 Beans
Arianna Stonewater - 25 Hoots, 10 Beans
Austin Ollivander Black - 25 Hoots, 10 Beans
Dionne Dale - 25 Hoots, 10 Beans
Ivorie Windton - 25 Hoots, 10 Beans
Kaitlyn Nightingale - 25 Hoots, 10 Beans
Kate Rosaph - 25 Hoots, 10 Beans
Kendra Givens - 25 Hoots, 10 Beans
Malvina Larsen - 25 Hoots, 10 Beans
Marie Dark - 25 Hoots, 10 Beans
Maxim Trevelyan - 25 Hoots, 10 Beans
Prof. Rorey Padfoot - 25 Hoots, 10 Beans
Prof. Scarlet Leslie-Lewis - 25 Hoots, 10 Beans
Robin Blackwood- 25 Hoots, 10 Beans
Rowan Oswald - 25 Hoots, 10 Beans
Sachiko Murata - 25 Hoots, 10 Beans
Shiloh Adlar - 25 Hoots, 10 Beans
Siobhan Sullivan - 25 Hoots, 10 Beans
Sirius Fudge - 25 Hoots, 10 Beans
Vanessa Tilley - 25 Hoots, 10 Beans

Task 4
Aliyah Mellark - 29 Hoots, 10 Beans
Anna Snape - 29 Hoots, 10 Beans
Arianna Stonewater - 29 Hoots, 10 Beans
Austin Ollivander Black - 5 Hoots
Dionne Dale - 29 Hoots, 10 Beans
Kaitlyn Nightingale - 29 Hoots, 10 Beans
Kate Rosaph - 5 Hoots, 2 Beans
Kendra Givens - 29 Hoots, 10 Beans
Malvina Larsen - 29 Hoots, 10 Beans
Marie Dark - 29 Hoots, 10 Beans
Maxim Trevelyan - 29 Hoots, 10 Beans
Prof. Scarlet Leslie-Lewis - 29 Hoots, 10 Beans
Robin Blackwood - 29 Hoots, 10 Beans
Rowan Oswald - 29 Hoots, 10 Beans
Shiloh Adlar - 29 Hoots, 10 Beans
Sirius Fudge - 29 Hoots, 10 Beans
Vanessa Tilley - 29 Hoots, 10 Beans

Task 5
Aliyah Mellark - 25 Hoots, 10 Beans
Anna Snape - 25 Hoots, 10 Beans
Arianna Stonewater - 25 Hoots, 10 Beans
Austin Ollivander Black - 25 Hoots, 10 Beans
Dionne Dale - 25 Hoots, 10 Beans
Kaitlyn Nightingale - 25 Hoots, 10 Beans
Kendra Givens - 25 Hoots, 10 Beans
Malvina Larsen - 25 Hoots, 10 Beans
Marie Dark - 25 Hoots, 10 Beans
Maxim Trevelyan - 25 Hoots, 10 Beans
Prof. Scarlet Leslie-Lewis - 25 Hoots, 10 Beans
Robin Blackwood - 25 Hoots, 10 Beans
Rowan Oswald - 25 Hoots, 10 Beans
Shiloh Adlar - 25 Hoots, 10 Beans
Sirius Fudge - 25 Hoots, 10 Beans
Vanessa Tilley - 25 Hoots, 10 Beans

Task 6
Anna Snape - 25 Hoots, 10 Beans
Arianna Stonewater - 25 Hoots, 10 Beans
Austin Ollivander Black - 25 Hoots, 10 Beans
Dionne Dale - 25 Hoots, 10 Beans
Kaitlyn Nightingale - 25 Hoots, 10 Beans
Kendra Givens - 25 Hoots, 10 Beans
Malvina Larsen - 25 Hoots, 10 Beans
Marie Dark - 25 Hoots, 10 Beans
Maxim Trevelyan - 25 Hoots, 10 Beans
Prof. Scarlet Leslie-Lewis - 25 Hoots, 10 Beans
Robin Blackwood - 25 Hoots, 10 Beans
Rowan Oswald - 25 Hoots, 10 Beans
Shiloh Adlar - 25 Hoots, 10 Beans
Sirius Fudge - 25 Hoots, 10 Beans
Vanessa Tilley - 25 Hoots, 10 Beans

Task 7
Anna Snape - 25 Hoots, 10 Beans
Arianna Stonewater - 25 Hoots, 10 Beans
Austin Ollivander Black - 25 Hoots, 10 Beans
Dionne Dale - 25 Hoots, 10 Beans
Kendra Givens - 25 Hoots, 10 Beans
Malvina Larsen - 25 Hoots, 10 Beans
Marie Dark - 25 Hoots, 10 Beans
Maxim Trevelyan - 25 Hoots, 10 Beans
Prof. Scarlet Leslie-Lewis - 25 Hoots, 10 Beans
Rowan Oswald - 25 Hoots, 10 Beans
Shiloh Adlar - 25 Hoots, 10 Beans
Sirius Fudge - 25 Hoots, 10 Beans
Vanessa Tilley - 25 Hoots, 10 Beans

Task 8
Anna Snape - 25 Hoots, 10 Beans
Arianna Stonewater - 25 Hoots, 10 Beans
Austin Ollivander Black - 18 Hoots, 7 Beans
Kendra Givens - 25 Hoots, 10 Beans
Malvina Larsen - 25 Hoots, 10 Beans
Marie Dark - 25 Hoots, 10 Beans
Maxim Trevelyan - 25 Hoots, 10 Beans
Prof. Scarlet Leslie-Lewis - 25 Hoots, 10 Beans
Rowan Oswald - 25 Hoots, 10 Beans
Shiloh Adlar - 25 Hoots, 10 Beans
Sirius Fudge - 25 Hoots, 10 Beans
Vanessa Tilley - 25 Hoots, 10 Beans

Task 9
Anna Snape - 25 Hoots, 10 Beans
Arianna Stonewater - 25 Hoots, 10 Beans
Kendra Givens - 25 Hoots, 10 Beans
Malvina Larsen - 25 Hoots, 10 Beans
Marie Dark - 25 Hoots, 10 Beans
Maxim Trevelyan - 25 Hoots, 10 Beans
Prof. Scarlet Leslie-Lewis - 25 Hoots, 10 Beans
Rowan Oswald - 25 Hoots, 10 Beans
Shiloh Adlar - 25 Hoots, 10 Beans
Sirius Fudge - 25 Hoots, 10 Beans
Vanessa Tilley - 25 Hoots, 10 Beans

Task 10
Anna Snape - 25 Hoots, 10 Beans
Arianna Stonewater - 25 Hoots, 10 Beans
Kendra Givens - 25 Hoots, 10 Beans
Malvina Larsen - 25 Hoots, 10 Beans
Marie Dark - 25 Hoots, 10 Beans
Maxim Trevelyan - 25 Hoots, 10 Beans
Prof. Scarlet Leslie-Lewis - 25 Hoots, 10 Beans
Rowan Oswald - 25 Hoots, 10 Beans
Shiloh Adlar - 25 Hoots, 10 Beans
Sirius Fudge - 25 Hoots, 10 Beans
Vanessa Tilley - 25 Hoots, 10 Beans

Task 11
Anna Snape - 25 Hoots, 10 Beans
Arianna Stonewater - 25 Hoots, 10 Beans
Kendra Givens - 25 Hoots, 10 Beans
Malvina Larsen - 25 Hoots, 10 Beans
Marie Dark - 25 Hoots, 10 Beans
Maxim Trevelyan - 25 Hoots, 10 Beans
Prof. Scarlet Leslie-Lewis - 25 Hoots, 10 Beans
Rowan Oswald - 25 Hoots, 10 Beans
Shiloh Adlar - 25 Hoots, 10 Beans
Sirius Fudge - 25 Hoots, 10 Beans
Vanessa Tilley - 25 Hoots, 10 Beans

Task 12
Anna Snape - 24 Hoots, 10 Beans
Arianna Stonewater - 24 Hoots, 10 Beans
Kendra Givens - 24 Hoots, 10 Beans
Malvina Larsen - 24 Hoots, 10 Beans
Marie Dark - 24 Hoots, 10 Beans
Maxim Trevelyan - 24 Hoots, 10 Beans
Prof. Scarlet Leslie-Lewis - 24 Hoots, 10 Beans
Rowan Oswald - 24 Hoots, 10 Beans
Shiloh Adlar - 24 Hoots, 10 Beans but she will kick herself for the typo and send in the right thing I'm sure ... <--- left there for posterity
Sirius Fudge - 24 Hoots, 10 Beans
Vanessa Tilley - 24 Hoots, 10 Beans
Last edited by Prof. Tarma Amelia Black on Mon Oct 16, 2017 3:08 am, edited 3 times in total.
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Re: First o’ September

Postby Prof. Tarma Amelia Black » Thu Sep 07, 2017 5:24 pm

Polaris, what have you done!?

Hey folks! This does last through January, you know?

How awesome, though. Look at Vanessa Tilley already through Task 10 (as I write this).

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Re: First o’ September

Postby Shiloh Adlar » Fri Sep 08, 2017 6:17 am

Yay! Everyone is doing so well.

And yes, I did kick myself. (Also, ballerinas can kick pretty high from doing all of those grand battements).
I don't know how I overlooked #7 completely. Yikes! But it's there now?
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Re: First o’ September

Postby Sirius Fudge » Fri Sep 08, 2017 1:19 pm

People can't sleep, knowing that there are still more tasks to be done. The urge to finish all the tasks is overwhelming. Haha! Good job, Tarma and Polaris!

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Re: First o’ September

Postby Kate Rosaph » Sat Sep 09, 2017 6:36 pm

SO UNFAIR!! To do a task, I have to do all the tasks before it, and I can't do just the tasks that I want to do! Just because I don't want to do Task 2's Sudoku, I can't do any other task!! :angry:

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Re: First o’ September

Postby Rowan Oswald » Sat Sep 09, 2017 8:24 pm

I feel a bit bad for going through them all so fast, but the tasks were an excellent anxiety busting distraction! Also, I'm a Ravenclaw, when I get stuck into something, I have to see it through.

Sorry you don't want to do the Soduku Kate, can you message Tarma or Polaris and see if you're allowed the password so you can move onto Task 3? I think part of the game was to go through each task at a time before you can move forward, kind of like the rooms at the end of Philosopher's/Sorcerer's Stone.
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Re: First o’ September

Postby Prof. Tarma Amelia Black » Sat Sep 09, 2017 9:04 pm

Kate Rosaph wrote:SO UNFAIR!! To do a task, I have to do all the tasks before it, and I can't do just the tasks that I want to do! Just because I don't want to do Task 2's Sudoku, I can't do any other task!! :angry:

There will be tasks in First o' September, all kinds of tasks, and hopefully they are a little challenging! Yes, they need to be done in order. However, if you want to send Polaris or me a query (or post in that Task's room) asking for help to solve this, we will be happy to help you, Kate. But no, we're not 'giving away' passwords -- some effort is needed to get to the next task!
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Re: First o’ September

Postby Marie Dark » Sun Sep 10, 2017 5:37 pm

Greetings and Salutations Everyone! Just wondering if we request a hint, do we loose the amount of Hoots and Beans? :unsure: This is a great challenge and I may need a good nights rest before I start on my 3 day weekend. lol Good luck everyone... ((crossing my fingers)) :D
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Re: First o’ September

Postby Polaris Black » Sun Sep 10, 2017 6:32 pm

No Marie - hints are free.
We want you to earn as many Hoots and Beans as possible!
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Re: First o’ September

Postby Marie Dark » Tue Sep 12, 2017 8:16 am

((Breathing a sigh of Relief!!)) I just turned in my last task and with out giving anything away, I am now ready to take on more puzzles. Thank you Polaris for the hint. I had stayed up all night struggling... lol and I still have one more day off for my weekend. This was definitely a great Ice breaker to the new years puzzles. I also learned how to do a new Numbers puzzle which I can say, almost drove me to Drink... lol but in the end, I learned how to do Numbrix and I Love it so much that I am playing them for fun like I do with Sudoku. Good Luck everyone. Cheers! :D
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Re: First o’ September

Postby Kezia Natasya » Sun Sep 17, 2017 3:07 am

If I completed the task but can't figure out the password yet, where should I ask for clues? Do I message the administrator via HOL message, or in the respective forums? Thank you!
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Re: First o’ September

Postby Prof. Tarma Amelia Black » Sun Sep 17, 2017 4:09 am

Kezia Natasya wrote:If I completed the task but can't figure out the password yet, where should I ask for clues? Do I message the administrator via HOL message, or in the respective forums? Thank you!

You are welcome to post in that Tasks subforum OR you may send Polaris or me a HOL PM, Kezia.

Your choice of what to do. I think that you might get a more specific response, though, if you send either her or me a HOL PM (here in this Forum).
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Re: First o’ September

Postby Bull J. Johnson » Mon Sep 18, 2017 9:33 pm

Kate Rosaph wrote:SO UNFAIR!! To do a task, I have to do all the tasks before it, and I can't do just the tasks that I want to do! Just because I don't want to do Task 2's Sudoku, I can't do any other task!! :angry:


I feel your pain, but with some events that is how it goes around here. I hope you can figure things out. I also having issues with sudoku, but with some effort I should be able to manage and so will you. :) Good Luck!!!

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Re: First o’ September

Postby Prof. Tarma Amelia Black » Fri Oct 27, 2017 4:23 am

Remember that this event lasts through January!

Try it out -- so we can add your name to the ones listed above. :)
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