Icarus Flyte ϟ Flyte & Barker Brooms Heir ϟ FC: Marlon Teixeira ϟ OPEN
↳ Icarus Flyte should never have been given access to the family Gringotts account. Of Flyte and Barker Brooms fame, his family has provided many a witch and wizard with their high speed, sleek, powerful broomstick needs for nearly eighty years. While their broom company boasts a reliable product, Icarus is anything but. He gambles away his fathers money almost before he can make it, has been known to break into the store after hours to throw massive parties that cost the shop hundreds in damages, and most recently has been consorting with the Dark Lord’s followers who have offered him large sums of gold if he agrees to tamper with brooms that will be sold to Muggleborns, helping to dispose of some of them in “freak accidents.” While he’s yet to give the Death Eaters a definite answer, his father’s threats of cutting him off of all family funds if he makes another wrong move is proving to be a huge contributing factor in his decision. That, and the fact that Pandora Barker, a business partner and old family friend, seems to be on to him.
✔ Fun-loving, sly, has potential
✕ Greedy,ruthless, selfish, spoiled
- Ravenclaw class of 1976
- Potentially a Death Eater affiliate in the future
Pandora Barker ϟ Flyte & Barker Brooms Heir ϟ FC: Deepika Padukone ϟ OPEN
↳ Though Pandora received her Hogwarts letter at the age of eleven like most witches and wizards, she elected to instead begin homeschooling by the vast array of tutors and underpaid professors of magic that her parents, of Flyte and Barker Broom fortune, hired at her request. Not only did she learn, and learn well, the subjects taught at Hogwarts, but Pandora was taught from an early age the ropes of the business world by the Flyte and Barker shop. She was no less privileged in social aspects than children who attended Hogwarts, and in fact spent a great deal of her youth around so many people that she developed a very keen sense of perception. Perception that over the last few months has led her to believe that Icarus Flyte, a childhood friend and the son of her parents’ business partner, has been planning something wicked that will not only jeopardize the broom shop, but himself and many others as well. Never one to give up or make quick assumptions, Pandora is determined to get to the bottom of this fishy business and not only save the shop, but save her old friend as well if it comes to that. Until such a time, she’s content to simply do as her parents ask in the shop with the hopes of one day being trusted to run the business for herself. Even if a small part of her thinks she might be happier somewhere else, somewhere that she isn’t expected to be.
✔ Confident, sassy, adventurous
✕ Over thinker, obstinant
- Homeschool graduate of 1976
Saraphine Snow ϟ Poisonous Plant Regulations Board ϟ FC: Crystal Reed ϟ OPEN
↳ If anyone knows how to cry, it’s Saraphine. Her first week of Hogwarts was spent in tears, suffering from separation anxiety from her big, loving family. Her house mates might have thought that was the worst of it, but they would soon find that they were sadly mistaken. Saraphine is in the habit of crying when she’s angry, a nasty little trick that infuriates her more than all else. It makes arguing very near impossible, not that she’s one for confrontation on most occasions. She cries when she’s happy, which can also be frustrating (especially if she’s taken a lot of time to perfect her makeup that morning). She cries when she’s sad, lonely, reading a book that’s hardly even upsetting at all. Seeing an old couple holding hands in a restaurant can bring a tear to her eye, and stress is certainly a trigger for tears too, which is most unfortunate considering she has a tendency to bite off way more than she can chew in order to help her friends and anyone in need. Volunteering in shelters, helping her superiors on the job, even taking extra shifts and doing research for others; nevermind that she often falls behind on her own work because she’s busy doing everyone else’s. Coming from a huge family where everyone helped everyone else, it’s second nature for her to lend a hand here or there, but what she is coming to slowly realize is that maybe it’s time to start taking care of herself, too. Maybe she would cry less, maybe she wouldn’t fall behind, and maybe she wouldn’t always feel like such a doormat if she could learn to stand up for herself and ask that the kindness she showed others was returned to her.
✔ Kind, helpful, motherly
✕ Quiet, overly-emotional, sensitive
- Youngest child of seven (Three brothers, three sisters)
- One of her siblings will join the Death Eaters and be taken to Azkaban by the end of the war
- Hufflepuff class of 1978
I’ll be sending out the letters later tonight, so if you want to get an application in now is the time!
The time has come. Time to assign Prefects for the next school year, that is. Once again, the month of February has bested me with its tricky game of having fewer days than a normal month, and though I was hoping to send out the Prefect letters on the 1st of August, well, February had other plans. So, let’s just says Errol’s great grandbird is delivering this years Hogwarts documents.
As for who will be Prefects next year, like last year I’d like anyone who thinks their character would make a good Prefect to send in a short application to the main page with the following information:
Why they would make a good Prefect:
I’ll be picking a boy and girl from each house, and if it doesn’t work out that each house has roles filled, they’ll just remain empty until someone comes along that wants them. The ~chosen ones~ will receive owls in the next few days! (Quidditch positions will be filled closer to the start of term, if you were curious about that, too)
Second order of business, Steph brought to my attention that ‘78 is a Quidditch World Cup year, so the 15th of the month will be the World Cup, and it will be held in Switzerland. The Holyhead Harpies will compete against the Karasjok Kites (Norway) for the cup. So, if your character would be interested in going, have at it!
Questions, concerns, and comments are always welcome, and otherwise carry on my wayward sons.
Love and cows,
Jason Denbright ϟ Shop Worker ϟ FC: Sinqua Walls ϟ OPEN
↳ Jason was never allowed much room for error. At the age of four he began his education, dedicating upwards of three hours a day to learning not only magical trades, but muggle as well. His grandfather, a muggle and veteran of war, was strict in his methods and brought his grandson up to listen, obey, and act rationally. Playtime and imaginative thinking were discouraged, and any rule breaking resulted in extra work. As such, Jason grew to be a rule-abiding, courteous young man. He was the very opposite of his hippie parents, who were wont to leave for months at a time, exploring the world and leaving Jason to the care of his grouchy grandfather and nervous grandmother with only occasional owls from them. Even with the ability to apparate, they never could seem to find the time to visit regularly.
Had he been influenced more by his parents growing up, Jason might not have initially been so shocked by his Ravenclaw dorm-mates. Between their love for rule breaking, drinking, pranks, and women Jason often found himself very out of his element with the boys he grew to think of as brothers over the years. Being away from his grandparents for months at a time did Jason well. By third or fourth year he had even participated in a little rule-breaking himself, and though it became easier for him to accept that sometimes it was okay to put a toe out of line and have a drink or skip a class or stare a little too long when a girl bent down to pick up her fallen quill, he never could quite successfully break a rule or act inappropriately without being struck with terrible guilt after the fact. Many a night was spent lying wide awake, consumed by guilt for even the smallest of mistakes he had made that day. Even now, out of Hogwarts and working hard towards a career as a teacher in any magical school that might take him, Jason can’t help but feel that he’s somehow failed every time he lets himself live a little.
✔ Courteous, likable, accepting
✕ Self-critical, wary