The Facility | School Information Jun 30, 2016 7:47:05 GMT -5
Post by Billie on Jun 30, 2016 7:47:05 GMT -5
THE FACILITYHISTORY OF THE FACILITYThe Facility was built in three years by Voldemort's followers, without the Ministry of Magic ever realizing it was being built. In 1986, Voldemort decided where and when he wanted the newest school to be built, and in 1987, construction began. It was a slow and tedious project, with wizards and witches being employed to build large, underground magical tunnels that would travel for miles before reaching the school. While pureblood and halfblooded teachers would be able to travel via magic carts that are pulled along tracks, almost all students are forced to walk. That's okay, though, because most students at the Facility only take the trek twice: once to get in, and once at graduation. Nobody knows the location of the Facility, but it's dreary weather shows that it's somewhere between England and Scandinavia.SORTING AND HOUSESThe Facility has a series of three houses, all of which are based on Voldemort's ideals of submission. Most students are carefully observed as they enter their new school, and are placed accordingly. Most students are also able to switch their houses throughout the year, especially if the teachers or ruling Headmaster decides on it. Since all male students and female students share similar dormitories with nine members each, the house system is not like Hogwarts or any of the other schools where houses are separate. Any dorm room can have all three of the houses at once, or all one house at the same time.
The houses are classified as The Beavers (house Fiber), which is the house most students fall into during their first year or so at the Facility. These students are highly observed for personality qualities deemed as either "submissive" or "dominant" and is the middle "house" of the three house system. Students who misbehave are punished semi-heavily depending on what they've gotten punished for, and students are known to return to this house several times throughout their years at the school.
The second house is The Dogs (house Canis), which is the ideal house that the Headmaster or Headmistress wishes for all students to end up in by the end of their seventh year. This house is marked as the "priority house" which is symbolized by the ideals of perfect submission and the ideas of following rather than leading. While less observed than any other houses, students who have reached this house and disobey their rules or misbehave on any grounds get severely punished, and often kicked back into the neutral house. Perfect students in this house have basically no thoughts of disobedience, and are willing to jump when told.
The final house is The Cats (house Felis), which is the less than priority house. This house is marked for complete disobedience of the doctrine the students are given, and are often met with severe consequences to students who are openly disobeying their rules. Students in this house are the natural born leaders and those who wish to pave the paths to their own world, rather than letting themselves submit wholeheartedly to Voldemort. Students are observed almost twenty-four seven in this house, and punishments are given almost as soon as a toe goes out of line.LAYOUT OF THE SCHOOLThe Facility is a school located in the midst of the ocean, an island similar to Azkaban, but oh so much worse. Surrounded by water, and virtually no grounds, this location looks and feels completely deserted. The only travel onto this island is through secret underground passage ways that were carved by magic, and sealed with equally powerful charms and enchantments that the students at the Facility are not able to break. The facility is a five story building, with large classrooms on each floor, and three houses that students are shuffled through. Students are given the minimum equipment -- wands that are broken, old, almost obsolete text books, and uniforms that are charmed to grow with the student (three pairs each).
The Facility has a large dining area, and a small inside courtyard that students may go to on their free time, although it's surrounded completely by the school. This is basically the only place students can go to get any sort of fresh air.CLASSES AND ACTIVITIESClasses at the Facility are run on strict schedule, every day except for Saturday. On Sundays, they hold a half day in the morning session, giving students the afternoon free. On Mondays through Fridays, classes run from 9 AM to 12:30 PM, an hour lunch, and then again from 2 PM to 6 PM. There are five minute breaks in between lessons, and most students simply get to their classes. Classes are purposely spent so that no two students share exactly the same classes, and classes are put at the farthest classroom from the last, to keep the students busy and constantly going.
The Facility has no after class activities. Students are loaded up with homework to keep their minds "addled" and "suggestible" and often, professors will talk with students to get them to submit quicker. Most students at the Facility have chores -- muggle jobs that they would've done had they not stolen magic: dishes, cooking for the school body, cleaning their rooms and the school. Students are randomly assigned their jobs for the half term (which runs from September to February and then again from March to August), and sometimes, jobs overlap multiple times despite the protests that some students get.
Just like all other schools in the magical world, the ability to bring or have any electronic devices like MP3 players are forbidden, and wouldn't work anyways. When students aren't doing their homework, shuffling to class or doing chores, sometimes they can be seen talking with one another in the dorms or in the courtyard, although their conversations are very, very limited. Any conversation about revolt or escape is almost instantly punished.HOUSE POINTS, PUNISHMENTS, AND REWARDSIn similar fashion to Hogwarts, the Facility has as house point system, although it is more extreme than its mainland counterpart. House points are awarded or taken by professors as deemed necessary, and are mostly favored towards Fiber and Canis rather than Felis. Every time a student misbehaves, not only do house points get taken away, but punishments for the whole house are put into effect. Some of these punishments can be seen as extreme: removal of a meal, extra chores, solitary confinment. On the flip side, for good behavior, rewards are possible; it is not uncommon to hear about those in Canis going on a secret adventure to "The Island" where they are allowed to roam free, unabaded too much by authority figures.THE ISLAND OF FREEDOMThe Island is a small island far from the Facility, but still close that those at the school can get there. Once again, hidden tunnels are enchanted and only those with the right spells can get there. The island is tropical, despite the cool exterior and water. The entire island is encapsulated within a dome, which not only keeps it warm and safe from the outside elements, but it also is used as a way to keep students on "vacation" there contained. Small villas run along the beaches, and for extended time, students are boarded there. The Island is used as a reward to allow students to feel like they are free, but also to remind them that they are to live and obey. The students, similar to the facility, walk along the hidden tunnels that get to this island, although if the house has been really good, sometimes they're allowed to take the magical pulleys.