Alternative American Wizarding School: Maralleyne University
Maralleyne University, Lake Pontchartrain, Louisiana
- Founded in 1788 following The Great New Orleans
Fire, which destroyed the original school building, by Étienne Maralleyne, the
third son of a chef in Marseille and a pureblood graduate from Beauxbaton and
his wife Roxane, a mudblood Beauxbaton grad.
- Also known as Hex-U.
- Primary studies in jinxes, hexes, curses,
demonology, potions, and the study of loa. While students may study voodoo,
conference of a degree does not grant a student the right to be queen, king,
priestess, or priest, as voodoo is a spiritual practice in addition to a
- Because of the focus given to the dark arts,
Maralleyne is also home to the premiere Defense against the Dark Arts teachers
in North America. One must always be on hand during hex and curse classes, as a
- Colors: Purple and Silver
- Accessible by the paddlewheel boat Le Cygne d’Argent
The school now resides on a hidden island in Lake Pontchartrain, protected by a misdirection spell that directs anyone attempting to approach without using an enchanted boat around the island. They find themselves simply unable to point their vessel directly at it. It is also cloaked with an invisibility spell, so the water’s surface appears unbroken.