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Hi, there! I love your blog! I've two questions but they're not really related: 1) What are the official 13 wizarding communities in the United States? and 2) Have you picked out what each of the wizarding school's mascots are?

americanwizarding:

The 13 Communities are as follows:

1. Ashwinds, Virginia

2. Stoppelwald, Pennsylvania

3. Dusk Hallow, Tennessee

4. Paradiso, Florida

5. Broad Skies, Wyoming

6. Storm Winds, Kansas

7. Antigua Finca, California

8. Goblin’s Stretch (a follower submission we very much liked and decided to adopt. We assume it is somewhere in the American South, given its history and location names.)

9. Black Plains, North Dakota

10. New Hallow, New York

11. Twine Meadow, Washington

12. Wyrm’s Pass, Utah

13. Liberation, Bahamas

There are also wizarding communities in Boston, New York, San Francisco, and Washington D.C., amongst others,  but given that they are intermixed with muggle populations they are not considered “true” wizarding communities.

As to the school mascots:

1. The Salem Insitute’s mascot is the Osprey, after the native bird that nests in the cove located beside the school.

2. The Allegiance Academy is represented by the Wolf: the animagus form of school-founder Tybalt Le Loup, who actually raised the stones of the fort.  

3. The Randolph-Poythress Institute is represented by the Pegasus. Specifically the Volucens breed.

4.  The Laveau Academy is represented by the American Alligator, a symbol of the southern swamps.

5. The Blackgate School: Represented by the sinuous coils of the Sea Serpent native to both the seas near Durmstrang and, in a smaller variety, in the lakes around the school.

6. The Mesa Academy: Represented by the Cactus Cat, a native, magical species in the American Southwest.

7. La Academia Occidental is represented by the Rocky Mountain Gryffon, a species native to the region but recently declared endangered by the CMR.

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you (nearly) sunk my battleship.

there are actual tear in my eyes

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