Character Creation Guidelines
All players are expected to adhere to the following guidelines when creating a character. Please note that individual businesses and character types may have their own specific requirements as well, and all players are expected to read over the appropriate information before posting their character sheet.
CC.1 • No character may be directly representative of any real person living or dead, or a character from any non-Harry Potter media.
The staff reserves the right to ask for alterations to a character at any time before, during, or after the character creation process if it has been brought to our attention that they are too similar to any real person or a character from any other media. Additionally, we discourage the use of avatar images that share a real name, character name, or unique personality with the character they are being used to represent.
CC.2 • Original characters that are related to canon characters, either through birth or marriage, are not permitted.
In addition, we also request that all relationships—whether friendly, antagonistic, or romantic—between canon and original characters be established in game rather than in a character backstory, as a canon character may have several different players over the course of your time at Vault 713. Parents of known canon characters are considered canon characters themselves and may be available for play.
CC.3 • Adult characters must choose an employer from the Business Directory unless the character is unemployed or choosing a character type that may create their own business.
Please visit the Business Directory for all available employers, and the Character Types Guide for additional information on career options for each character type. Players wishing to create their own business must do so when the appropriate business creation period opens up each season, otherwise businesses such as the Constellation Plaza Mall and Schwarzwald Market allow for characters to own their own small shop or stall without having to go through the usual business creation process. If you have a career in mind for your character and need assistance in choosing an employer for them, please visit the Help Desk.
CC.4 • Student characters will be sorted by the Sorting Hat and are not permitted to choose their own house.
Houses will be chosen from the traits exhibited by a character in their character sheet for students of Blessed Isis Temple and Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry, and any references to a specific house will need to be removed before the sorting process can be completed. Adult Characters may list specific houses for previous eras, and Canon Characters with unknown houses may either choose a house or have one selected for them at the player’s discretion.
CC.5 • Original characters may not join special factions such as the Death Eaters, Order of the Phoenix, School Prefect Club, and/or Quidditch Club until after character creation is complete.
In order to allow all players fair access to these factions, an open call for sign-ups will be held at the beginning of each roleplaying season for any players interested in having their characters be a part of these groups. Any characters listing groups or activities that require participating in the sign-up period in their initial character sheet will be asked to remove them.