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  2. Nova May

    1 - Character Roll Call

    Character Name: Nova May Have you read and understood the rules of this board? Yes Will you wait for your Roll Call post to be approved BEFORE posting your letter? Yes Character Face: Raffey Cassidy Character Masterlist Entry: Cassidy, Raffey- Nova May ----- 200 words on family history: The May family was pureblooded as far back as the lineage could be traced until Nova’s father. Nova’s father married a muggle woman who found out he was a witch long after he was married. Because of this transgression, Nova’s mother Julius did not have relationships with his family and thus Nova knew none of her extended family on her father’s side well. The three moved to an isolated area south of London and removed themselves from the rest of the May family and the majority of people as a whole. This resulted in total isolation from the rest of their extended family. Nova was homeschooled for her entire life up until her arrival at Hogwarts and was prepared to live up to the expectations her parents- particularly her father- had of her. Although distanced from his traditional pureblood family, Julius continued to place strict ideals on his daughter and wife, stressing the importance of magical appreciation and preservation. While he does not believe that magic should remain strictly within pureblood families, he does have an appreciation for keeping magic entirely separate from the muggle world. This led to the isolation that the family enjoyed, which included keeping Nova’s mother Victoria largely separated from her family. This meant that Nova rarely got to enjoy the company of other people and spent most of her time enjoying her solitude. Victoria accepted this as necessary, and never revealed the reality of her family’s magical abilities, often visiting her extended family alone. Existing relationship to on board characters: None 100 words on personality: As Nova never got the opportunity to go to school or spend time with other children due to her isolation and homeschooling, she is incredibly shy and slightly awkward when meeting new people. Friendly, but a little naïve, when she is comfortable around another person she will spend hours talking with them and will make time for them whenever they ask. Fiercely loyal, Nova knows to treasure what few relationships she has- resulting in a close familial bond with her parents. This also resulted in a need to please the people who have expectations of her, and she is always looking for ways to gain the praise of those around her. Spending a lot of time in isolation Nova has developed her creative abilities, particularly relating to painting. She enjoys seeing the beauty in the little thing and thinks best in how to translate this to colours and shapes on canvas rather than words and equations. Nova can often misinterpret social cues as she is not used to needing to read them but tries her best and is willing to learn.
  3. It's hard to say goodbye. But here we are, 13 years later (with a two year break in between) and at last, it's time to go. It's sad because there is still so much I wish I could have done! The board is changing so quickly and if you look at it now versus back in 2007, it has grown into this wild, beautiful, gangly thing with convoluted plots and complex characters. I wish that I had more time to bring on more plots, revamp the articles, rope in some fresh blood, and continue helping you guys be the kindest, most welcoming, and most creative spot on this corner of the internet. It's a bit sweet too though; my RL is moving on, and it is never a bad thing to live in the real world! I am honored and grateful for the time you have allowed me to work on the site, and could not have asked for a better set of fellow staff members to work with. I am lucky that I've gotten to dip my hooves into so many areas of the board and equally break and fix those areas, haha! Thank you for your trust in me and the other staff over the years; I've always thought that it takes a great deal of faith to allow people to mess with your characters and trust that that their story will turn out okay, even if you have no control over how it goes. I've been ready to retire for a long time but have had a hard time doing it. I would have done it long ago, but then the board broke for real, and I never felt right about leaving until I felt sure that it was in a safe, happy place. Now that the board is here, safe and happy (and not without its flaws), I find that it's time to go. It's hard to say good bye to Daisy, who has become such an extension of myself that I cannot fathom what life would be without her, and it's equally as difficult to imagine that the board will continue to grow and exist without me in it. But...I guess it's kind of like how I imagine parenthood - you just go ahead and do it and know that while you might not have done everything you set out to do, you did enough. And I know that while the board is not a flawless place, it is a perfect place, because it has you in it, steering the ship and continuing to tell a story that has lasted 135 years in game time! I have been lucky to read your writing and watch you all grow as writers. I have been lucky too, to see how this universe has expanded - all from your ideas. I feel like I am always reading about people who feel as if their characters don't matter, or who feel as if nobody cares. I hope that you know, and I hope that you remember, that this lovely universe would not exist in the same way without your character. It would not exist in the same way without your writing and your story and it would not continue to exist unless you continue to write your little heart out. Every character has had a place on this board and every character has been read and loved. I hope that moving forward you remember that thought; PottersWorld's universe depends on the fact that you care and that you have a story to tell. Thank you so much for being such a big part of my life (literally nearly half my life has been spent here!) I will be around for the next few weeks wrapping up loose ends as I find them, but I will not be manning any particular area of the board. You'll know I've officially retired this old moose when her tags change over to retired status! In the meantime, feel free to PM or email. Love, Daisy p.s. Credit to Billy Joel for the thread title!
  4. Aria Quinn

    2 - Your Hogwarts Letter (and how you got it)

    Aria awoke to sunlight streaming through the large windows of her London brownstone. She quickly dressed in a pair of slacks and a chunky knit sweater and piled her long hair into a messy bun atop her head. Then, with much more enthusiasm than the girl usually possessed, Aria bounded down the stairs and into the den. There, sat perched in his usual spot, was Poppea, the family owl. In her beak was the source of the newly eleven year old’s joy. It was October 4th, and that meant it was the day that Aria was to receive her letter from Hogwarts. She strutted across the room and plucked the letter out of the owl’s mouth, giving her an appreciative pat on the head. Immediately, she popped the wax seal and fell on the couch, beginning to read the letter. To her, the letter symbolized reprieve from all of the drama that afflicts her family, and that provides her with an almost weightless feeling. She always knew the letter was going to come, but actually holding it in her hands restored some of the child-like spirit that she has lost over the past few years. She reads the letter a few more times, her seldom-seen grin getting larger each time. Then, she carefully folds it and puts it in her pocket for safe-keeping. It was time to see what she could find to eat for breakfast.
  5. Aria Quinn

    1 - Character Roll Call

    Character Name: Aria Quinn Have you read and understood the rules of this board?: Yes Will you wait for your Roll Call post to be approved BEFORE posting your letter? Yes Character Face: Sarah Hyland Character Masterlist Entry: Hyland, Sarah - Aria Quinn ----------- 200 words on family history: Taura Santos relocated to London from her home in Portugal when she was three, after her parents were hired into high-profile jobs within the Ministry of Magic. The prestigious pure-blood family adjusted quite well to life in England, sending their daughter to Hogwarts where she garnered quite a bit of attention. It was there that she met her now husband, Alexander Quinn, although they did not marry until well into their twenties. The Quinn’s were also a prominent pureblood family, so the match was happily met. Aria was born the year after their marriage, in early October. Unbeknownst to everyone besides Aria and her mother, though, is the little fact that Alexander is not her biological father. In a drunken stupor, Taura revealed to her that her father’s real name was Jonathan, and he was a half-blood. Should this secret ever be discovered, it would wreak scandal upon the Quinn family that would almost certainly fall into permanent disrepair. Still, she searches for more information but cannot seem to find a lead that sticks. Her family, despite being purebloods, never shows distaste for those with impure blood; however, Aria would be strongly discouraged if she ever sought to become partners with someone that is not up to the familial standards. They hold her to the status of a pureblood, and she is determined to make sure it remains that way. Existing familial relationships to on board characters: None 100 words on personality: Aria has been quite the handful from birth, often sticking her nose is places that it does not belong. This curiosity is how she discovered her true legacy, which has been molding her demeanor ever since she discovered the secret when she was eight. She became increasingly secretive, keeping even her daily journal writings under lock-and-key. Her inquisitive nature has increased, however, which has made her into quite the listener. She rarely steps out of line, because she believes she is less likely to be exposed if she goes unnoticed. Although, when she does find herself in a bit of trouble, she has become quite good at wiggling her way out of it.
  6. Yesterday
  7. Felix Dodge

    5 - The "I've Returned" Thread

    Felix is back!
  8. Remington Post

    2 - Your Hogwarts Letter (and how you got it)

    The day was very windy and it was making it sound like the tower was wailing. Weather like this was Remington’s favourite, because it made the building seem more alive. His dad had told him that Post Castle was hundreds of years old and it was still alive, rustling and getting itself set in its ways. He could believe that as the wind wailed and he wrote down a ghost story that could have been set right here. One of the windows high up on the attic started creaking even louder and made Remington look upwards. First he thought that the whole window was in the process of falling out. It was quickly made clear that it wasn’t what was happily. A rather plumb bird was pressing itself into the tower, making the very small opening much larger. With a pop it got through and to Remington’s astonishment, the owl flew down to him. In their family it was his mum who got letters by owl. There wasn’t any for Remington unless it was his birthday or Christmas, when he received wishes from his grandparents and presents. Right now it was summer and his birthday was still months away, yet he couldn’t deny that the letter was addressed to him so much on the dot, that it even had the tower number on it. Without much further ado, Remington tore into it, eyes quickly reading it over and in a flash he was running through the big old castle in search of his parents.
  9. Bliss Wexton

    2 - Your Hogwarts Letter (and how you got it)

    Taking the letter from her grandmother, Bliss carefully opened the wax seal. She wanted to preserve it. The sentimentality was not for her own benefit, but because her grandfather kept his and kept his son’s. It only felt right to have yet another to add to the collection. Bliss didn’t fully understand it, but oh well. What her grandparents wanted her grandparents got. They had taken in a child well past the time they planned on having one in the house. “It’s a real one,” she smiled up at her grandparents. “Can we go today, or do we need to wait until the summer weekends?” Obviously they could have gone shopping at any point for the school supplies. She didn’t think the list had changed since her grandparents attended. But they claimed there was something magical and special about going the same weekend as everyone else. Once again, who was Bliss to deny them their sentimentality?
  10. Bliss Wexton

    1 - Character Roll Call

    Character Name: Bliss Wexton Have you read and understood the rules of this board?: yes Will you wait for your Roll Call post to be approved BEFORE posting your letter? yes Character Face: Karlie Kloss Character Masterlist Entry: Kloss, Karlie- Bliss Wexton ----------- 200 words (minimum) on family history: Once upon a time, there was a young couple very much in love. They met at Cornswin whilst studying magical law. Soon after, they moved to Sweethome Lane to start their life together. Both sets of parents, understandably, wanted a giant wedding party to celebrate but the two disagreed. They lived together with their pet lizard and three owls very peacefully for some time. When she became pregnant, they considered getting married. Having all three with the same name would be beneficial. Unfortunately, this young couple perished in a potions accident soon after their daughter was born. Said daughter went on to live with the wizard’s parents. As a pureblood family, they knew exactly what any young witch-to-be needed in order to be successful. This involved quite a lot of magical history lessons and even more lessons on how to win at Wizarding Chess without appearing to cheat. Potions were utterly glossed over, as were cooking lessons in general. Both sets of grandparents to the young witch-to-be were very enamored by her. The young girl was not spoiled, but she was loved very much. Both sets of parents having already raised children, however, meant that they were all very excited when the letter from Hogwarts came to the kitchen table. Existing familial relationships to on board characters: none 100 words (minimum) on personality: Bliss is the only child of deceased parents and happily doted on by both sets of grandparents. She is practically spoiled, by most accounts, and is used to getting what she wants as long as she provides some form of reasoning. She does not have any memories of her parents. One of the few things in life she was refused was the potions play set nearly every young child wanted when they were five. Her grandparents were adamant that she needed to learn how to brew from a proper teacher, at Hogwarts. Most of the cooking is done via magic so she does not even have the experience of stirring soup. Life has been relatively easy in many ways, but she is hopeful going to Hogwarts will allow her to connect more with her parents. As much as she loves her grandparents, they’re not quite the same.
  11. Remington Post

    1 - Character Roll Call

    Character Name:Remington Post Have you read and understood the rules of this board?: Yes Will you wait for your Roll Call post to be approved BEFORE posting your letter? Yes Character Face: Nicolas Ripoll Character Masterlist Entry: Ripoll, Nicolas - Remington Post ----------- 200 words (minimum) on family history: Remington Alexander Post III is the only child of Remington Post II and Elspeth Post. Remington Senior is a muggle of old money, who fell in love with a young and charismatic Elspeth Fyfe, a middle class witch from Nottingham, when they met at University. After playing cat and mouse for a whole year, the two finally gave into one another and started dating and never fell out of it again. When Remington Senior asked Elspeth to marry him, the witch came clean and was surprised to find that her future beau didn’t mind all. All of Elspeth’s prejudices against muggles were put to shame and she happily said yes, even when Remington Senior warned her that his family was not like the rest of them. The Posts are members of the British upper class and they know it. Elspeth felt like she had been pulled into pureblood society, but there was no magic or blood politics. Moving out of her small flat and into a grand castle which was not unlike Hogwarts in size. When Remington Junior was born, Elspeth was torn between following the muggle ways of naming and put in her own family name, knowing that there is a big chance of her child being a wizard. Existing familial relationships to on board characters: None 100 words (minimum) on personality: Growing up in a society home, Remington has been used to going to large functions ever since he was small. Remington is a shy boy and polite boy, who’d much rather spend his time reading and writing stories about the imaginary ghosts in his family home, Post Castle, because his home has always been the most magical place. Not just because of his mother being a witch, but simply because Post Castle is a grand place to grow up. The Castle employees feels like Remington’s extended family and especially the historian who’s been cataloging the family’s library for the last couple of years.
  12. Paris duMont

    1 - Character Roll Call

    Character Name: Paris duMont Have you read and understood the rules of this board?: Yes! Will you wait for your Roll Call post to be approved BEFORE posting your letter? Of course! Character Face: Justin Timberlake Character Masterlist Entry: Timberlake, Justin - Paris duMont ----------- 200 words (minimum) on family history: The duMont's have been Pure for as long as anyone can remember, with very few - if any at all - Squibs to tarnish the family's name or reputation. Though the family originated on one of the Greek Isles - no one alive today can pinpoint exactly which one - they have lived and thrived throughout Italy and France for many, many generations. In fact, it wasn't until recently that the duMont's moved into the United Kingdom, thus sending their children to Hogwarts instead of Beauxbatons or Durmstrang. It was within the walls of Hogwarts that Ares duMont met, and subsequently fell in love, with Ghislaine Horn. Nothing is really known about Ares' relationship with Ghislaine, especially after they graduated Hogwarts. The exception to this, of course, is that both families frowned upon their relationship - even while the pair was still in school. Khronos duMont made it quite clear to his eldest son that he was not to have anything to do with the Horn family. Ares, being the more stubborn and headstrong of Khronos' two sons, didn't listen to his father in the slightest. He and Ghislaine were married in secret after they graduated Hogwarts, moving into the heart of Muggle London to keep either of their families out of their private lives. What they do know is that less than five years after Ares ran off to be with Ghislaine and live his happily ever after, he was back within the duMont Family Circle as if nothing had happened. Heartbroken, the former Slytherin agreed to take up the mantle of duMont Heir and marry the woman that his family had long ago arranged for him. It was a tough adjustment for Ares, moving on as if Ghislaine hadn't been his one great love. He did so with grace and determination though, proving to Khronos that he wasn't a waste of education and training. It wasn't until Ares and Nimue had been married for a couple of years that Paris Lysias came along, cementing Ares' place as the duMont Heir. An only child, Paris has spent a majority of his childhood being doted upon by his mother and grandparents. That's not to say that Ares ignores his only son, the wizard does anything but, but it's like their relationship is missing something; something that Paris has never been able to put his finger on which drives him crazy when he thinks about it for too long. Yes, Ares can be distant when it comes to Paris and his needs, but he tries and that's all that Paris can ask for. It came to absolutely no one's surprise when Paris started showing signs of magic, though they were a little wary. Most duMont children started showing signs of magic between the ages of three and five; Paris didn't until he was nearly seven. His mother has theorized that this has everything to do with Ares' often distant relationship with his son, which the Beauvais family agrees with her. The duMont's? Impossible. Paris is just a late bloomer to them, but magical all the same. Still no Squibs to tarnish their family name. Another heir apparent to groom and train to follow in Khronos' footsteps. For as long as he can remember, Paris has wanted to attend Hogwarts - to follow in his own father's footsteps and be sorted into Slytherin house. With his Hogwarts letter in his pocket, he's one step closer to learning about Ares at his age - learning about why he seems so far away, even when they are sitting next to each other. Existing familial relationships to on board characters: Carys Goodknight - [Unknown] Half-Sister 100 words (minimum) on personality: Nearly the spitting image of his mother, Paris Lysias is every bit Ares duMont and Nimue Beauvais' son when it comes to personality. A naturally inquisitive child, Paris has found his nose in many places that it doesn't belong more often than he has bothered to keep track of. He's always had a fondness of taking things apart just to see if he could put it back together again - something his grandparent's have always frowned on, not that he's cared much. He's always loved puzzles and is whip-smart. Quiet like his mother, Paris has a short temper like his father. He's been known to keep opinions and emotions to himself; until the right button has been pushed - it's at that point his tongue is sharp and the words flow before he has a chance to think about them. Regret is nearly instant when that happens, apologies - sincere or not - falling quickly behind the anger. If there's one thing that Paris is constantly striving for, it's to follow in his father's footsteps and gain Ares' approval; to have his father be truly proud of him.
  13. Evangeline Tregre

    2 - Your Hogwarts Letter (and how you got it)

    The floorboard creaked underneath the weight of her foot as she made her way down the stairs into her fathers bookstore. It was her job to get the morning post and help set up the shop to be opened in an hour. Mainly her responsibilities included watering the small amount of potted plants scattered about the shop and helping to input any new book arrivals into the store inventory. She loved helping her father in the shop and more importantly she loved getting to read any book she wanted whenever she wanted. Smiling in anticipation of the new books she would get a chance to read today she grabbed the stack of mail from the box and headed back into the shop. Morning sweetie. Anything worth looking at in the post today? Her father greeted as he made his way down the stair with his usual morning cup of coffee in hand. “Bills. Advertising. A post card from uncle Alonzo. A letter from grandma,” she listed each item as she placed it down on the counter next to the register frowning as she came across an envelope addressed to her. Whose that from? ”Not sure,” she answered breaking the wax seal and pulling out the letter. “This must be some sort of prank,” she said passing the letter to her father. “It says that I am a witch, that I have been accepted to a wizard school, and to except a representative to arrive soon to help explain things.”
  14. Deja Lacell-Dare

    2 - Your Hogwarts Letter (and how you got it)

    “Daddy they let me wrap my hands by myself today! Look!” Deja hollered, all but crashing through the front door and waving tiny fists left and write, just to show off to her father the now unraveling boxing wraps from practice. As far as Deja was concerned, she was the absolute bestest boxer in the city, and no one could convince the tiny eleven year old otherwise. Ashton Lacell-Dare glanced up from his computer he was hunched over, before a grin brightened his expression. “That’s great, sweetheart. I’m glad you’re still liking boxing classes.” Deja hummed in agreement as her father reached over and helped her unwind the wraps and roll them back up in an organized fashion. Meanwhile, she scanned the table where her father was sitting—letters and papers all were thrown this way and that, and it was a miracle that anyone could keep track of all that stuff. “Hey daddy, why does that bill say late on it?” She asked unabashedly. Her father winced. “No worries, baby, your mommy and I are taking care of things.” Unperturbed, Deja began shuffling through the letters, grinning when her father shook his head at her. Silly daddy. Deja knew the family business struggled sometimes, and she knew sorting the letters by who they were addressed to would not help much, but at least it was something. “What are you doing, sweetheart?” “I’m helping!” “Like how Benji helped organize the keys yesterday?” Ashton asked with a wince. Deja nodded. “Mhm! But apparently he can’t do nothing right cause mommy couldn’t find the house keys this morning so I put them back and then—oh hey daddy this one is for me! What’s this weird stuff?” Deja poked at the wax seal with a frown. Slowly, she heard her father inhale deeply next to her, and when he spoke each word was carefully weighed. “Can I see that for a moment, please?” “But it’s mine, daddy!” “Deja.” Bottom lip sticking out in a pout, Deja handed the letter over. “It said I was accepted to some school called Hogwarts—but I thought you and mommy said I would just be going to that school a few blocks away?” Meanwhile, her father's expression was neutral, yet pulled tight. “This is... a different sort of school. Deja, you know how sometimes, you’ve done a couple odd things? Like that one time when the lights flickered when you get upset?” “Yeah and Benji thought I was a ghost.” “Erm. Yeah. Well, this school is for people like you. Special people, who can do things like you do with the lights. I know the school is good because I’ve known a few people who go there, even though I never got to attend a school like that.” Deja’s eyes widened. “Wait, you know people who can do cool stuff and you didn’t tell me?” As far as Deja was concerned, the stuff with the lights had been a fluke and nothing more, and yet here her father was, one of the people she respected and loved most in all the world, saying that there was more to it than that—an entire school devoted to the subject. “My siblings all went there. I had wondered if you or your siblings would be able to go to the school too, but in case you didn’t get a letter I never wanted to say anything and get your hopes up.” Any previous scorn of betrayal flew out the window, and Deja was quick to scramble up into Ash’s lap and give him a tight hug, mostly because she knew that he always got that sad look in his eyes whenever he talked about him family. “Sweetheart what are you doing?” Ash asked, words muffled as he tried to gracefully extract the eleven year old’s curled hair from his mouth. “I wanna make sure you know I love you cause your family is mean!” Slowly, Deja was pushed backwards until she could look her father in the eye. “Deja, can I tell you something real quick?” Wordlessly, the girl nodded. “Okay. First of all, my family is not mean. We just have different opinions that don’t go well together. Second of all, I want you to know that going to this school is entirely your choice. I know how much you enjoy your boxing classes here and it’s a boarding school so you wouldn’t be able to come home for many months, and that could be hard. However, if you wanna go, we’ll make it work. We can afford the books, we'll make it work. We’ll be okay. But this is your choice.” “Does this mean I could get your family to like you again?” Ashton’s eyes softened. “Baby this isn’t about me. It’s about Hogwarts.” “That’s a stupid name for a school.” “What did I say about bad words?” Deja groaned. All her classmates could say stupid by now! “Sorry, daddy.” “So, what do you wanna do?” Slowly, a smile formed across Deja’s expression, and she hugged her father tight again. “I wanna try and go to Hogwarts!” Because who wouldn't want to know how to make the lights flicker?
  15. Lisette Fremont

    2 - Your Hogwarts Letter (and how you got it)

    The anticipation of a new school year beginning was dulled somewhat by the fact that it would be spent in a castle in the Scottish countryside rather than hidden away at Beauxbatons in France as was always promised to Lisette, though the witch would be lying if she claimed not to be excited, at the very least about the freedom from her mother's incessant reminders of what was proper or what was not for a girl from their family. Hogwarts, as unpleasant as the name sounded as it rolled on her tongue, was at least a space for her to grow at her own pace. So the tiniest waves of anticipation washed over the girl on the morning of her eleventh birthday, as the late May sunlight woke her up for once rather than the impatient raps on her door that typically accompanied a complaint about how you've wasted half the morning or you were supposed to bring tea to your father or goodness Lisette what sort of creature made a home in your hair overnight. After a few moments of appreciating the early morning sunlight, the girl rose from bed and made her way toward the dining room, where an assortment of croissants and a kettle of tea water for her. "Joyeux anniversaire, cherie," her mother spoke with an all-too-rare smile that brought a genuine one of her own to Lisette's lips. "Merci maman..." Lisette was careful to disguise the surprise that simmered underneath her tone at first, instead keeping a soft, even tone as she took a seat at their table. "The post came," her mother continued in English while Lisette reached for a chocolate croissant - but before she could realise the meaning behind her mother's words, her eyes landed on an enveloped tucked underneath the plate in front of her. A gentle gasp fell with the croissant onto the plate before her, blue eyes wide as she proved unable this time to disguise her surprise. At first, the thought of attending Hogwarts seemed boring beyond the reprieve from pressure it was supposed to afford her; however, as her heart raced as she opened the slip of parchment to read her acceptance into Hogwarts, the warmth of proper happiness spread over her in waves. And, more subtle, a hint of relief - the letter erased any shadows of doubt that the reason they moved to England was to spare her the pain of a rejection from Beauxbatons for not being a witch. translations: joyeux anniversaire, cherie - happy birthday, dear merci, maman - thank you, mum
  16. Layne Buchanan

    2 - Your Hogwarts Letter (and how you got it)

    It was raining. If you asked Layne later about this day, that would be the first thing he would remember. The sound of the drops pattering against the window pane as he sat on the couch with a photo album open in his lap, kept drawing his attention back to the window. It wasn't like it mattered much. He'd looked at the same photo album countless times before. His father was in it. As a young child. Layne felt like looking through it helped him to know him somewhat. Especially now that he had stopped asking questions. He'd lived with his grandparents for as long as he could remember. They only had one picture of his mother though. That thought aside, the eleven year old pushed the album off his lap and crawled onto his knees on the couch, pulling himself up so he could stare out the window properly. Layne was on the short side for his age. He didn't exactly strike people as being eleven right from the get go, but that didn't bother him. Even though sometimes it lead to awkward conversations. Okay, maybe in his opinion, everything lead to awkward conversations. If only because he found trying to converse with people awkward. He never knew what to say. Eyes drifted across the road, watching the rain hit the pavement, occasionally interrupted as one of those car things drove by. They lived in a heavily muggle populated area after all. He was knowledgeable enough to get by, but since everything inside their house was on magical terms, he still felt confused by certain things. He and his grandparents never went anywhere in one of those cars. They didn't have one. "It's really coming down out there, isn't it Layne?" The boy turned to see his grandmother had entered the room. She held a tray of cookies in her hands and she moved to set them on the table in front in of him. "I don't get it," he said, turning back to the window. "Don't get what?" his grandmother asked. "How so much water can get up there just to fall right down again. What's the point of going up, if you're not going to stay?" His grandmother chuckled. "Well perhaps you should stay next time you go up the stairs," she kidded him. Just as Layne turned back to face her with a funny look, the pattering of rain against the window was interrupted by a different sound. This one a rather sharp tapping. It was his grandmother who seemed to pay attention to it first. "Well what do you know. There's an owl out in that rain. Why don't you let him in. I think he has something for you." She gave him a knowing look before walking from the room, wiping her hands with her apron. Layne hesitated a moment before he lifted the latch on the window and carefully pushed it open just enough for the owl to hop inside. Sure enough, the creature had an envelope. And on closer inspection as he was shutting the window, Layne noted that it was addressed to him. He had only to flip the envelope over once he relieved the owl of it, to see the seal waxed onto the back. There was no doubt now what this might be. Layne's thoughts were all over the place as the owl happily helped itself to some crumbs from the cookies on the table, likely as payment for delivery. He'd let it back out later. "Guess I'm going to Hogwarts then," he said to himself.
  17. Amelia Morgan

    2 - Your Hogwarts Letter (and how you got it)

    The world was still as it always was when it came to the manor on the side of the hill. A spring breeze trickled through the garden as Amelia May skipped along the pathway toward the oak tree with the matching swing. Humming to herself she knew she needed to keep herself busy with her parent's meeting happening in the master study. When the pair were home she had to be practically perfect in every way possible. Therefore, she had made herself scarce after her formal introduction as a fine little hostess and could once again be free to be eleven. Running when she could get away with it always did feel free. Hopping onto the swing, she pumped her legs and built up a pleasant pace. It was times like these she wished for a friend to push her or for a broom to take to the sky. Yet, all of that seemed a million miles away. She had been waiting since her birthday for her letter to appear, to hold that golden ticket to the adventure she had always craved. Closing her eyes she breathed in the cool air and freshly blooming flowers dreaming of the people and places she'd see over the next few days. Hearing a flapping of wings, her eyes popped open and she blinked as an owl dropped a letter she recognized instantly as her golden ticket. Hopping off the swing, she knew she'd skinned her knee and would be scolded. It didn't matter though and she swooped to pick the letter up as she ran into the house. Knowing she couldn't interrupt the meeting, she bounded down into the heart of the kitchens, the warmest place in the mansion. "I got it I got it!" She cheered, holding her Hogwarts acceptance letter above her head in pride. A cheer burst throughout the kitchen, as the small blonde was pulled into loving hugs. They were, after all, the ones who had been there her whole life even more than her parents were. Soon laughing and cookies followed, a celebration that showed where little Mia got her warm and gentle heart, from those who had poured their love and hope into her.
  18. Lisette Fremont

    1 - Character Roll Call

  19. Gabrielle Dubois

    2 - Your Hogwarts Letter (and how you got it)

    Gabrielle was excited that is was summer, no not because of some letter she was waiting on, but instead the sense of freedom. She heard some about Hogwarts once she was adopted by the Dubois’, but as it was still pretty new to her, the thought of going never really crossed her mind. The adventurous eleven year old got up early almost everyday to explore the woods around her parent’s house. Parents[i/] such an odd word to come out of Gabrielle’s mouth, but she kind of liked it. As she was climbing a tree, she heard her mom’s voice call out to her with excitement. “Yeah!?” the eleven year old yelled back as she climbed back down the tree, landing on the ground in a thump[i/]. With no reply, Gabi bolted back to the house, enjoying the rush of freedom that came with running. When she stepped inside the house, kicking off her shoes at the door mat, she was handed a letter from one of her siblings. The blonde eleven year old looked at her sibling, confused about the letter until she looked down and saw her name on it. At first Gabi was hoping it was something from her biological parents, until she realized that it had some school logo on it. Even though it wasn’t what she had been hoping for, the eleven year old perked up and opened the letter in lightning speed. She grinned as she saw the letter inside, “Ma! Pa! I got into Hogwarts!” Gabrielle heard her parents cheer as well as her siblings groan as they couldn’t go to the school yet.
  20. Evangeline Tregre

    1 - Character Roll Call

    Character Name: Evangeline Tregre Have you read and understood the rules of this board?: yes Will you wait for your Roll Call post to be approved BEFORE posting your letter? yes Character Face: Summer Glau Character Masterlist Entry: Glau, Summer - Evangeline Tregre ----------- 200 words (minimum) on family history: Evangeline is the only daughter of muggles Lorelei and Drake Tregre. Her parents were high school sweethearts. Both of them loved animals of all species and quickly bonded over their mutual dream to save the rarest animals in the world from extinction. So it came as no big surprise when the two of them ran off to get married six months after graduating. It wasn’t too many years later that they were blessed by the birth of their daughter. For the first few years their little family lived in the Borneo rain forest. There her parents worked along side the local animal conservationist to study and document the mating habits of various native Borneo species. The organization that they worked for hoped that the information gained through their research would help prevent any further damage to the rain forest and the prevention of any more species becoming endangered or extinct. Along with raising their daughter it was work that brought them much joy. Unfortunately disaster hit when Evangeline was barely four years old. Her mother became very ill and passed away. While grieving his wife’s passing Drake made the decision to quit his research in the rain forest. There was too many memories there to haunt him. Plus he knew that it Would be very difficult to continue his research alone and raise his daughter. So he quit his job and moved the two of them to Great Britain. There he bought a book store with a family apartment located on the second floor. Drake poured his entire being into being the best single dad he could be and running his book store overlooking the odd things that sometimes happened around his daughter. It came as a great surprise when they find out Evangeline would be the first witch in their family. Existing familial relationships to on board characters: none 100 words (minimum) on personality: Evangeline is a total daddy’s girl. Just like her father she is in love with nature and feels that it is her duty to help protect it for generations to come. If one does not care for the earth around them the there might be a time where the earth is no longer there. She is passionate about those things that she believes in and can be quite outspoken at times. She hates bullies and has no problem standing up for others if she thinks they are being wronged in some way. Due to spending much of her childhood helping in her fathers book store Evangeline loves to read. There is nothing that one can’t learn from a book. Books make even the most impossible of ideas possible. Three words that she would use to describe herself is loyal, outspoken, and adventurous. Evangeline is loyal to those who are lucky enough to gain her trust and friendship. She also loves adventure and sometimes comes up with mini adventures in her head to pass the time when bored.
  21. Cecilia Langley

    5 - The "I've Returned" Thread

    Officially back from absence today, 02/15!!
  22. Amelia Morgan

    1 - Character Roll Call

    Character Name: Amelia Morgan Have you read and understood the rules of this board?:Yes, indeed! Will you wait for your Roll Call post to be approved BEFORE posting your letter? Yes! Character Face: Rachel Yampolsky Character Masterlist Entry:Yampolsky, Rachel - Amelia Morgan ----------- 200 words (minimum) on family history:The Morgan family has been high in the Pureblood Society within Europe for a long time. Having resigned to the solitude of their manor in the moors and lochs of Scotlands Highlands. From here, Daniella and Adrian Morgan built there new and improved business empire for the socially, specifically blood wise, Elite. Their jobs kept them busy and therefore the single heiress to the family fortune, Amelia May Morgan, was cared for as much by the staff as her own parents. One Nanny, in particular, was very dear to her, Lisa, who was sent away upon her eleventh birthday as magic meant she would need to be set into the world for the first time. It was in this strategic planning that the Morgans moved into their townhome in Hogsmead in order to keep a better eye on their daughter in the future and immerse her more into the magical social circles she would face upon entering Hogwarts. Mia loved her grandparents dearly but all four had passed away when she was very small and so it is simply her parents, herself, and those who are paid to be the closest thing she has to a family. Elitism runs strong and the socialite parents work hard to only let her associate with the best of the best. Existing familial relationships to on board characters: NA 100 words (minimum) on personality:Mia is both prim and proper in nature and a perfectionist to her core. Wanting nothing more than to be the dutiful daughter, a desperate ploy for attention from her parents, she has set herself up to succeed by being an avid reader. However, she is very tender-hearted despite her preconceived notions about those of not pure blood. Mia means well and in her more brutally honest comments, she is speaking from her naivety more than hatred. Desperate for friendship and the love of others she is the type to go completely out of her way for others even if her parents would see it as futile. She is a little hopeless romantic, enjoy plans, and hates lemon in water.
  23. Deja Lacell-Dare

    1 - Character Roll Call

  24. Dorothea Lynch

    2 - Your Hogwarts Letter (and how you got it)

    On the day of her eleventh birthday, Dorothea woke up as she always did -- with the twins screaming into her ear. Slowly blinking awake as one of them -- Teddy, probably -- pulled out the covers, she grumbled softly before sitting up. "Morgana you two, it's way too early in the morning for this…" Dory trailed off, trying and failing to fight off a yawn. Daisy decided that it was an opportune moment to start babbling, and she started going on about kitchen and frog warts. Still pretty out of it, Dory couldn't really comprehend what her younger sister meant. She did get that they wanted her to go to the kitchen. Rubbing her eyes as she let Daisy and Teddy drag her into the kitchen, Dory perked up as she breathed in the smell of bacon and scrambled eggs. "You made breakfast?" She asked her dad, who simply hummed in agreement as he poked at the sausages on the skillet. Her maman and brother were quick to show up, popping in from the backdoor with bright grins. "Good morning darling." Her maman said, taking her hands from the twins and delicately giving her a letter. "Bon Anniversaire." Laughing as the twins echoed her mother with their horrible french accents, she took the letter and held it to the light, thinking it was a letter from the grandad Lynch. When she turned it around however, she discovered that was not the case. "I-I'm going to write to aunt Deirdre!" She stuttered, shuffling around the kitchen to thank her bewildered family with a peck on the cheek. "Keep the food warm for me!" She called out before retreating to her room and furiously taking out her stationery. With a flourish of her pen, she wrote out her first words: Aintin, I got into Hogwarts. Help!
  25. Gabrielle Dubois

    1 - Character Roll Call

    Character Name: Gabrielle Dubois Have you read and understood the rules of this board?: Yes Will you wait for your Roll Call post to be approved BEFORE posting your letter? Yes Character Face: Willow Shields Character Masterlist Entry: Shields, Willow - Gabrielle Dubois ----------- 200 words (minimum) on family history: Gabriella’s parents weren’t around too much. In reality her mom gave her up as an infant and her dad didn’t even know about her. Both of her parents, George and Eleanor, were aurors who met during their training days. Throughout their careers working with each other, they started to fall in love with each other. As they grew closer and the pull for them to be together grew stronger, they both made a promise with each other that they would leave their significant other to possibly get married to each other in the end. George Baker ended up not keeping his promise to Eleanor and instead stayed with his wife, leaving Eleanor alone to be a single mom towards Beatrice and eventually Gabi. Eleanor couldn’t stand the fact that she wasn’t going to be with George, which led to her decision to have Gabriella given to an orphanage. During that time, Gabi had bounced between homes before she was eventually adopted by Marie and Alexandre Dubois. Alexandre is a muggle who works as a firefighter, while Marie is a half-blood mediwitch. Both striving to make sure that Gabi and her adopted siblings all have a good life. Alexandre was shocked when he first found out about the magical world when he got married to Marie, but overtime he has embraced it as his new normal. Existing familial relationships to on board characters: Beatrice Red (half-sister) 100 words (minimum) on personality: Gabrielle is curious about the world around her and is always getting into something or causing trouble. She would rather be outside exploring nature then being stuck inside all day long. Even though Gabrielle is always trying to explore and prove herself, she is secretly scared of her powers and always second guessing herself on why her parents gave her up. Gabrielle can be quite intuitive if she wants, but there are many times when she would rather be doing anything but study. Gabi is also huge into sports, especially if she can get all muddy and maybe a little roughed up (bruises, minor cuts), as it helps her get some excess energy out.
  26. Layne Buchanan

    1 - Character Roll Call

    Character Name: Layne Buchanan Have you read and understood the rules of this board?: Yes Will you wait for your Roll Call post to be approved BEFORE posting your letter? Yes Character Face: Kwon Ji Yong (G-Dragon) Character Masterlist Entry: Kwon, Ji Yong (G-Dragon) - Layne Buchanan ----------- 200 words (minimum) on family history: For as long as he can remember, Layne has lived with his grandparents. He doesn't really know much about his mother and father other than his mother was from Korea and his father was British. As such, Layne has grown up in the same home in Britain ever since he was little. His grandparents don't like to talk much about his parents and he has long since stopped asking questions. Although his grandparents are wizards, they have believed that a child's social skills are some of the most important to have and as such, Layne attended a small primary school near his grandparents' home. At home, they have done their best to make sure he's as well in tune with the magical world as he is with the muggle world. His grandmother loves to take him on shopping trips with her whenever she goes to Diagon Alley. And as his eleventh birthday drew nearer, he began anticipating his turn at Hogwarts. Layne still hasn't quite decided if he's excited about it or not. Although his grandparents have done their best to try and get him excited for it. He has spent a lot of time watching them do their own magic and looking through photo albums, though lately, the most pressing thing on his mind has been whether or not he passed his math test. Existing familial relationships to on board characters: N/A 100 words (minimum) on personality: Layne has always been more a keep to himself type of person. Not because he's shy and doesn't really like to talk to people. But because he often feels he never has much to say when talking about himself the first time he meets someone. The whole getting to know you thing never really seemed to last long. Sometimes he just never knows what to say in general. The thing he's most worried about when going to Hogwarts is the size. He's used to a small school and Hogwarts is definitely not a small school. He's not very good with directions either and tends to get lost kind of easily. Though figuring out what to say seems to be a skill he's lacking, Layne has managed to make quite a few friends at his small school, so potentially thinks he'll make a couple at least at Hogwarts. He does find magic to be fascinating as he loves watching his grandparents use theirs and though he hasn't said as much, he's looking forward to discovering what he excels in. As long as Hogwarts doesn't have math, he thinks he'll be okay with it.
  27. Beatrice Bennett

    2 - Your Hogwarts Letter (and how you got it)

    Chocolate gaze briefly opened to see the sun streaming through the gaps in the curtains, a grumble rumbling from the brunette’s throat as she threw her quilt over her head, letting darkness elope her once again. The girl craved more sleep, refusing to glance at the time on the clock that rested on the bedside table. Beatrice didn’t need a second hint telling her to awake, the sun she could ignore as the summer days weaved on meaning the sun greeted them earlier each day. Though she soon realised it wasn’t the sun that was calling for her to be awake, but instead a tapping sound knocking repeatedly. Her eyes were shut tight as she flung her quilt away, the cool air attacking her skin now she no longer had the warmth of her bed. “I’m up!” She hollered as the tapping continued as she slid from her bed and swung open her door to see nothing there. Confusion adorned her features as she looked behind her, a squeal escaping as chocolate eyes saw the tawny owl that was tapping on her bedroom window. “What the-” Bee tentatively went over to the window and opened it, wondering if her dad was playing a joke on her as the owl swooped in and dropped a letter before swooping out as quick as it entered. A scowl was etched against her features as she reached for the letter, a red wax seal on the back as ink addressed her on the front. “Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry?” She questioned with an eye roll, knowing it was definitely her dad’s idea of a prank as she chucked it down and crawled back to bed.
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