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Academics Weekly Assignment — November 14th, 2021

Welcome to the Academics weekly assignment for the week of November 14th, 2021! These weekly assignments will give our Professors the ability to showcase some of their lesson ideas here on the website. Each assignment will be posted for a week, in which everyone will be able to read about the topic and respond to the assignment prompt. This week's assignment is "Magical Geography - Antrum,” created by Jenn (STREETRATJENN).

The assignment is as follows:
Antrum was home to a well-known mining facility, known as Heartston Trench Inc., that used to be much more popularised until it became abandoned for a bit due to its dangerous appearance. The miners also felt threatened by the increase of outsiders moving in and decided to leave the collapsing caves. Now, the mines and town are still left in bits of rubble due to the excess amount of earthquakes and other natural disasters; however, more people have begun to make their homes here. Many citizens have also reported strange sightings of a creature that lurks in the dark mines of Antrum.

When one of the miner’s was attempting to escape the mines after the first abandonment, they dropped a bag filled with magical bombs. One day, when Roland Heartson, the creator’s son, was exploring, he found this bag that was labelled with “Ticking Torrents” after it fell out of a tree. These items were known to send off bursts of magic upon impact. Roland is known to frequently tell people about these objects, hoping he will once again regain ownership of them.

You travel as a reporter for the Daily Diviner to Antrum to interview the townspeople and write an article on the supposed creature sightings and “Ticking Torrents.” What do you learn about the properties of these magical objects? Are you able to discover what kind of creature it is? Do you explore the crumbling mines yourself? If so, what are you able to find?

Please make sure to write at least 5 full sentences to get AC for this assignment! Your assignment must be entirely written by you, and may not be plagiarized (including copying anything from online sources, books, or movie plots) in any way. Assignments must follow all PotterworldMC rules, which can be found here; assignments that do not follow all PotterworldMC rules will be subject to punishment. If your assignment does not meet the requirements, you will be unable to redo your assignment for this week. Assignments are due at 12am PST on Sunday, November 21st, 2021. You may submit as soon as you would like, but any assignments submitted after that time will not receive grades. You may receive up to 20 ACs for your submission. House points will not be awarded to any submissions. If you have any questions, please reach out to a Jr. Professor, Sr. Professor, Academics Advisor, or Head of Academics on Discord.

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