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Rachel was like that floater that just refused to flush... And it was Audrey's self-designated job to be there for him and the kids whenev...
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Blood to Blood, Shade to Shade
"...The other part owner is basically dead, and his wife is a swamp donkey. She let the place go and refused to do anything to save it, so...
Unwavering Faith
"Mamiere will cook." Caleb interjected, before looking squarely at Zane. "And then you will die." ...
Adoptables
Tamarah Blair
Star Quidditch Chaser One of the infamous Blair Triplets Has a love for all sports, but always especially for Quidditch Was picked up to play for...
Emily Burdett
Single Mother Youngest sister of Alan Burdett Former Flinders, class of 2001 Protective baby of the family Has a daughter from a sca...
Kora Karras
Up to you...
Timothy Blair
Co-CEO of PartyBox, Chef One of Stu's infamous 'Blair Triplets' Was a prankster in Spencer with his siblings Co-CEO of a successful party business w...
Elizabeth Burdett
Waitress - Melbourne Eldest of the Burdett sisters Struggling actress Among her siblings, closest to Liam Does not enjoy country life ...
Lilah Karras
Bilby...
Kristen James
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Alison (Surname)
Main occupation up to player | Base guitarist in Franklin Struck Gold squib born to wizard parents, though was still placed in wizarding school in the hopes that she might prove to just be a late bloomer (...
Liam Burdett
Public Relations Representative Youngest of the Burdett brothers Of his siblings, is closest to Liz Works for the Australian Federal Ministry of Magic as a ...
Adam Longhurst
Interior Designer Is the twin brother of Matthew Belmont Currently has custody of his half-siblings, Aiden and Valerie Longhurst Has been in a...
Lily Quinland
Bilby Student...
Morgan Richter
Seventh Year Parents: Mason Richter & Carlotta (Last) Raised solely by her mother Mother is at least half Brazilian, father is parti...
Thomas Blair
Co-CEO of PartyBox, Events Manager One of Stu's infamous 'Blair Triplets' Was a prankster in Spencer with his siblings Co-CEO of a successful party business w...
Petros Karras
Job up to you...
Kalea Taylor
Fifth-Sixth Year Is either in her fifth, or sixth year. Age dependent on what year she's in, and time of year born [hence the range] Excellent came...
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Characters
Cassandra Sullivan
18 ☆ pb ☆ fr Wildcat, pocket rocket, little bundle of constant energy and amusement, there's a reason she needed to take up dancing to burn some of tha...
Siwan Llewellyn
16 ☆ Halfblood ☆ Human Organized and studious, but erring on the aloof and dreamy side of it. Siwan spend so much time traveling, that it was difficult for her t...
Gemini Demetra
22 ☆ hbr ☆ vt A good egg for the most part, Gem has always been free-spirited. Always eager to use her knowledge to basically turn whatever she can into...
Alexander Winfield
19 ☆ Halfbreed ☆ Sorceraic Alexander is an extremely friendly young man and enjoys the better side of life. He has already dealt with what it felt like and even now ...
Amy Lee
7 ☆ hb ☆ hu Amy is a very quiet, sweet little girl. She will go out of her way to comfort someone else, and tends to be always grinning and happy. She...
Viktor Valentin
27 ☆ hbr ☆ dh Viktor is a fairly quiet man, but is more than comfortable with engaging in conversation with others, even those he has not met before. No...
Sean Rhodes
27 ☆ hb ☆ hu Sean is a serious soul, but that doesn’t mean that he won’t stand up for himself or others. He’s incredibly loyal and you can always...
Iris Glauert
15 ☆ Halfblood ☆ Human Iris is the type of girl that can easily overload herself. She likes to start projects, but not necessarily finish them, and her dreams ar...
Audrey Adagathguarde
25 ☆ pb ☆ hu Happy, hyperactive, and peppy -- if there was a cheer squad then Audrey would be it. She can be almost childlike in her natural bubbliness...
Leander Hue
26 ☆ Muggleborn ☆ Human While Leander is generally fair in grading, he dislikes untidy workspaces and is strict on his students in this area.  Lee loves organiz...
Stella King
20 ☆ mb ☆ hu Stella is rather reserved and guarded.  Her family was close knit and traveled a lot.  She never had an actual home as a kid as the fami...
Lilith Evenstar
24 ☆ pb ☆ hu Lilith becomes known to any community she joins very quickly, owing to her outgoing nature. She is fair and frank, preferring to be honest...
Vladimir Valentin
527 ☆ pb ☆ hu Vladimir is a bit of a mix in terms of his personality, however the most noticeable feature of his is the fact that he is extremely calc...
Lot Karras
38 ☆ hb ☆ hu ven when he appears self-controlled and calm there is a seething intensity of emotional energy under the placid exterior. Lot is like a vo...
Scarlett Fate
11 ☆ hb ☆ hu She is eccentric and very creative. She paints a lot and her favourite style of painting is abstract. She favours loud colours and messy ...
Lorelei Valentin-Blair
15 ☆ Halfblood ☆ Human To say Lorelei's personality is complex would be an understatement. She holds a deep intelligence that is clearly abnormal for a young ch...
Susan Summers
22 ☆ mb ☆ hu Frank and serious with little regard for easing the blow of opinions and facts. It’s not that she doesn’t care about people's feeling...
Marcus Carsen
25 ☆ Halfbreed ☆ Dhampir To narrow it down to a 'playful sort' would do Marcus a grand discredit. Being in the business of news and socially active there is a cert...
Josie Wilson
22 ☆ Muggleborn ☆ Human Josie is, for the most part, an optimistic young woman. She loves life as it is, and wants to explore it--but one day at a time. She deals...
Ashkar Gastrell
44 ☆ mb ☆ hu Ash is a man that seems to exude confidence. He wears this along with arrogance as a shield. Showing the world a Wizard who has little re...
Rue Delaney
28 ☆ hbr ☆ fr Rue is odd. She’s always been odd. There’s just something mildly unsettling about her. It could be her eyes, that startling shade of ...
Mary Ohara
29 ☆ mb ☆ hu Mary is a rather ordinarily happy woman, though she might choose to express it a little more vehemently than others. Always talkative, Mar...
Tory Pierce
22 ☆ pb ☆ hu Tory has always been a tomboy who loved getting into scrapes. She is more courageous than is good for her, and particularly susceptible to...
Caldwell Hughes
24 ☆ mb ☆ ww Clever - Stickler - Kind of a hard ass toward students - Can loosen up around the right people ...
Liam Somersfield
32 ☆ pb ☆ hu Liam is a very quirky soul. He's extremely depressed from previous life experiences but he hides it well by constantly joking around and b...
Sage Morgan
28 ☆ Halfblood ☆ Human Sage is very academic and very creative. She is sharp-minded but gets obsessed with one thing or the other. She is a good friend and she h...
Jezebel Blair
25 ☆ hbr ☆ sc Jezebel is generally a friendly and understanding person in most aspects, this is because through her life growing up she herself has had ...
Derrick Ackers
26 ☆ Muggleborn ☆ Human A man who seems to always be looking for the next big thing in his life in the way of fun or simply an activity to do just to shake up th...
Ikedi Azikiwe
43 ☆ mb ☆ hu Ikedi is the type of person you want in your corner. He is compassionate and caring, and incredibly driven. Because he was the eldest of t...
Hine Parata
16 ☆ hb ☆ hu While she likes to define herself as strong and athletic, her strength is in persistence. She has a tendancy to complete what she starts, ...
Michael Grant-Jones
27 ☆ pb ☆ hu Michael is a complicated man, who has two distinct personalities; that when he is in public company and that when he is with his loved on...
Boaz Izem
30 ☆ mb ☆ hu Boaz would tell you he has led a fate filled life, full of dramatic personal relationships. This has led him to believe that he has all th...
Tyson McKennis
17 ☆ Muggleborn ☆ Human Driven and Ambitious, Tyson's major noticeable traits is that he always finds something to work hard towards living under the shadow of h...
Violet Kalifa
28 ☆ hb ☆ hu Violet is incredibly tactile, but also very calculated and self conscious. While at first she may appear amiable she is very socially awar...
Jonathan Azai
25 ☆ Halfbreed ☆ Fae Jonathan is an enigma of switching phases and no one personality or image he shows is entirely true only a fragment of what he wants to b...
Savannah Ryan
15 ☆ Halfblood ☆ Human You will find that Ava is bright and intelligent for her age. She has a playful kind of personality and an easy laugh. Ava enjoys being h...
Zane Nedvidek
25 ☆ hb ☆ hu Serious. Sociopathic. Distant. These are just some words to describe Zane. He isn't much of a talker, but when he chooses to speak to you...
Evony Wynter
16/17 ☆ Pureblood ☆ Centaur Evony is by default, a happy person. She enjoys the chance she has been given to attend schooling within the magical world and strives to...
Vladimir Valentin
27 ☆ hbr ☆ dh Vladimir is one of the quietest people a person could ever meet. The man hates intruding upon the affairs of others. He respects everyone ...
Holly Bennett
17 ☆ Halfblood ☆ Human Holly is a little bit like marmite. People tend to either love her or hate her, well, a less extreme version of that. She is self confess...
Keith Anderson
45 ☆ hb ☆ hu Keith is a shy person when he is in a new place. However, once you get to know him, you realize he is a fun loving, down-to-earth kind of ...
Daria Bishop
28 ☆ pb ☆ hu Many would say that Daria is the very definition of stubborn. The traits she has are almost a shock when you get to know her, she is outsp...
Alic Eron
24 ☆ Halfblood ☆ Human Alic is a very mercurial person; he can be your worst enemy one minute, and your best friend the next. How he treats you depends on how he...
Amea Nedvidek
25 ☆ hbr ☆ sc She's not easy to understand. She is for the most part, a cool calculating woman with a very serious look on life. She takes things person...
Alan Burdett
50 ☆ pb ☆ hu As a general rule, Alan is open, honest and likes to have a joke around. He was a Spencer student in school, and well known for his pranks...
Jason Miller
38 ☆ pb ☆ hu Jason is a very colorful guy. A fun-loving individual, he loves to be around a crowd of people, having fun and cutting up when it's accept...
Grant Thomas
25 ☆ hb ☆ hu Grant is a shy but smart guy, incredibly loyal to his friends. ...
Ethan King
24 ☆ mb ☆ hu Energetic | Hyperactive | Friendly | Focused | Spastic | Inquisitive ...
Naoki Nakamura
17 ☆ pb ☆ hu Player Friendly Fake Outgoing Fashionista Polite Casual ...
Aiden Longhurst
15 ☆ hb ☆ hu Aiden is ridiculously protective of his younger sister Valerie, and treats all new people with caution - especially men. When he first cam...
Matt Belmont
51 ☆ hb ☆ hu Matt’s obsession with neatness and cleanliness is a defining part of who he is. He keeps detailed records of everything, organises his m...
Adele DeVylissea
35* ☆ Halfblood ☆ Sorceraic There are two very distinct sides to Adele. One, is the happy, carefree, laid back person she would like to be all the time. During these ...
Samhain Eros
16 ☆ hb ☆ hu Samhain is very quiet, and prefers to be on her own. She views people as untrustworthy, and tends to avoid them. However, she desperately ...
Elektra Devereux
31 ☆ mb ☆ hu Ely takes most of her life's problems on the chin. Most. For the rest, she usually hides it behind a mask of dry humour and sarcastic rem...
Stuart Blair
51 ☆ pb ☆ hu Considering he's the father of five Blair kids who were all Spencers (and a secret other one who ended up in Sturt), it would be fairly ac...
Thomas Sollozzo
53 ☆ pb ☆ hu Thomas is a dangerous individual who enjoys nothing more in life than money, murder, and torture. Sociopathic by nature, he shows very li...
Igor Drakov
30 ☆ Pureblood ☆ Vampire Igor did have a fairly pleasant disposition, but through trauma inflicted upon him by his father, his attitudes and personality changed, ...
Rosmunda Townsend
32 ☆ pb ☆ vt Though she may appear stoic, practical and professional much of the time, Rosmunda is far from unkind or lacking in compassion. In fact, i...
Artemisia Bellerose
22 ☆ pb ☆ hu Having moved from one country to the next and then the next, Arti often had a problem making, or keeping, friends when she was younger and...
Maddison Harris
16 ☆ mb ☆ hu Maddie is like a rose, a delicate flower who can prick you with thorns if mishandled. She is a bit shy but a complete goofball around her ...
Eudoxia Miller
33 ☆ hb ☆ hu Eudoxia comes across to most people as cool and collected. She prides herself with always being in control of emotions, though she does no...
Tony Wolfe
38 ☆ hb ☆ hu Srengths: Compassion- regardless of what others may think of him Tony has a rather large heart. He keeps it hidden as much as possible, th...
Lucy Fischer
27 ☆ hb ☆ hu Headstrong | Stubborn | Spontaneous | Loyal | Adventurous | Strong in her convictions ...
Penny Quinland
27 ☆ pb ☆ hu Stubborn, willful and determined to accomplish her goals, Penny has proven that even if there were some detours along the way, you can rea...
Stanley Pike
17 ☆ mb ☆ hu Pike struggles to take most things seriously when it comes to his education, magical or otherwise. While not outright disruptive, his eff...
Caitlin Sullivan
36 ☆ hbr ☆ fr Cate would be considered a no-nonsense woman, which may sound strange when someone is told about her personal gifts and the fact that she ...
Kate Belmont
48 ☆ pb ☆ hu Kate is Daddy's little princess all grown up. She's never had much of an interest in romance, beyond creating the odd scandal here and the...
Maks Valentin
9 ☆ pb ☆ hu Maks is a cheeky little boy with a honey badger attitude to go along with it. Always cheerful, and willing to do whatever he wants and nee...
Eugenia Holtzer
16 ☆ Halfblood ☆ Human Eugenia has always liked to take the lead, it's not so much that she desires leadership as much as it's the simple fact that she naturall...
Dylan Connell
38 ☆ Pureblood ☆ Human Dylan Connell can be considered a very grim sort of man on the surface, more of actions than words. Often when he -does- speak it is short...
Sturn Haviland
26 ☆ Halfbreed ☆ Veela The surface of Sturn Haviland can be very misleading, looking at the way she holds herself, speaks and moves one would think that the res...
Bryan Hawthorne
45 ☆ hb ☆ hu Bryan Hawthorne is a down-to-Earth kinda guy. He enjoys the simple things in life such as the great outdoors with camping and hiking. He l...
Albertine Bellerose
Sixteen ☆ pb ☆ hu Albertine is an extroverted girl who due to feeling out of place in her current situation has become more introverted. She answers in cla...
Morgan Ohara
13 ☆ hb ☆ hu Despite her situation, Morgan is a very sweet girl. She is rather shy, and introverted, but isn't afraid to make friends. She just needs s...
Gerry Richter
16 ☆ Muggleborn ☆ Human Gerry has always been very strong-willed. She knows what she likes, what she doesn't, and she seldom bends to any who aren't in her closes...
Salt Morgan
28 ☆ Halfblood ☆ Human Salt is shy, anxious and has little confidence. She is nervous and insecure. She is kind and although awkward, she is welcoming and will o...
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The Australian Home of Magic Tallygarunga is an 18+ post-Potter non-canon forum RPG, featuring Australia's only public wizarding school Tallygarunga.
Setting
Location: Rural Victoria, Australia
Current time: May 2018
Term Two: April 18th-June 30th
House Points
Flinders: 155
Sturt: 162
Bourke: 215
Spencer: 205
THE AUSTRALIAN HOME OF MAGIC
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    Caitlin Sullivan

    Student Counselor, DADA Professor, Author, Criminal Profiler
    36 year old hbr fr ☆ She/Her ☆ written by LilyCat
    Full Name: Caitlin Marie Sullivan
    Apparent Age: 36
    Date of Birth: 17/07/1981
    Birthplace: Ireland
    Occupation: Student Counselor, DADA Professor, Author, Criminal Profiler
    Blood Status: hbr
    Species: fr
    Player:  LilyCat
    Pronouns: She/Her
    Patronus: Fox
    Play-by: Amy Adams
    Secrets:
    • born from a family who have fairy ancestry in their blood, making her half-fae
    • moved to Australia to escape a group that were hunting her and her niece
    General Knowledge:
    • is a bestselling author who has published a series of fictional crime novels that are loosely based on her experiences as a profiler/investigator
    • is the legal guardian of her niece, Cassandra
    • recognised by the Ministry of Magic for her Divination and Psychometry skills, and assistance in locating criminals in the wizarding community
    • also works as a psychologist and counselor
    • very clearly a workaholic
    Personality:

    Cate would be considered a no-nonsense woman, which may sound strange when someone is told about her personal gifts and the fact that she is an expert in Divination - a talent that only a few wizards truly appreciate. She has over the years managed to prove herself however, due to her natural stubbornness and unwillingness to believe in dead ends.

    That aside, the woman is quite caring, especially of her niece, and if someone manages to get past her emotional barrier that she tends to maintain for the sake of herself and Cassandra, then they will find her to be a rather loving and protective woman. She has felt too many losses in her life to be able to trust or let people in easily, so there are few who she can actually call real friends.

    Responsibility drives Caitlin, as well as a desire to see others achieve happiness and/or justice. And though she is haunted a great deal by some of the things she has had to bare witness to in the past, she refuses to allow anyone else to hold those burdens if she can help it.

    As far as teaching goes, she is perhaps a little more relaxed than one might think upon first glance. But she finds the idea of being able to help provide encouragement and assistance to the youth to be refreshing in comparison to her life back in the UK, and looks forward to her rose as Divination Professor and Student Counselor.

    Appearance:

    If the fair complexion, bright red hair and very blue eyes didn't give it away, then her accent would certainly let someone know that she's an Irish lass through and through. She carries herself with confidence, and always dresses well. Her hair is kept neat and falls in just the right amount of wave and curl to rest over her shoulders and the top of her back.

    There seems to be a near constant aura of calm openness around the woman, and she appears to know without being told the boundaries that individuals have. She does not really appear as one might expect a Diviner or DADA expert to look, her blouses and knee length pencil skirts appearing stylish (and usually are designer wear), as well as the pumps that add a couple of inches to her usual 5'3 height.

    Connections:
    • Cassandra Sullivan: niece/adoptive daughter
    • Dylan Connell: It's complicated...
    History:

    Early childhood was a fairly normal wizarding one for the young girl born to a pair of magical folk in Ireland, and growing up around her family who were all wizards or witches. She had an older brother, who was well into his teen years by the time she was born, so was rather spoiled by bother her parents as well as him. She was a lighthearted and loving girl, at least until she neared the age of ten. And that's when the voices started.

    They began as whispers, something she could barely hear, but gradually the voices became louder, impossible to block out. It left the girl awake at nights, and unable to concentrate on anything during the day, pulling her into hysterics because of it. Telepathy. It manifested at such a young age that she didn't quite understand what was going on until her parents realised it and explained that it came from her mother's side and the rumoured ancestry that involved a witch being impregnated by a male fairy.

    After that, charms were used in order to give her mind some peace, and soon after she turned eleven she received her letter to Hogwarts. Excited, she ended up being sorted into Hufflepuff and enjoyed learning more about magic. By the time she was thirteen, the girl at least had enough control of her telepathy to be able to pick and choose when she would hear thoughts, however she had to be careful with timing, because she was still learning how to control it between individuals, rather than opening up to a torrent of thoughts from all around her.

    At fifteen, tragedy struck home, however. Christmas break had begun and she was going home to spend it with the family, but was never prepared for what she saw. Upon arriving at the coven house, she witnessed a horrific scene. And, as a dizzy spell washed over her, she gripped the wall, only to become drowned suddenly in images and sensations of what had gone on. Pain, terror, malevolence, she could almost piece together the entire ordeal.

    The girl fell to her knees with her hands to her head, trying to block it out as she shrieked until she was found by someone. The next few days, people could barely get a word out of her. It was when her brother - who had moved to England a couple of years prior - arrived, that she finally was able to collapse into his arms and tell him everything. It appeared that another talent had manifested as psychometry.

    With their parents gone, the young man gained custody of his teenage sister, and she was taken back to the States with him, where she had to adjust to a new life. It was a little overwhelming, especially since she had a new gift to try to control, but at least she still had Hogwarts as a constant, and was actually relieved to return there eventually. She started taking to wearing gloves much of the time, finding that without the skin contact with objects, she didn't have so many issues. The attack on the coven still sat in the back of her mind, however. Luckily, one of the teachers was able to help her learn to adjust a little, and control her gifts, though cautioned her against letting too many people know about them.

    What also helped her adjust to everything that overwhelmed her was a couple of years later when she became an aunt to a beautiful baby girl. She doted on girl, named Cassandra, whose mother was a metamorphmagus it turned out. Having the red-haired girl to smile at her and cheer her up when she visited made the adjustment easier on the teen.

    So it was that Cate threw herself into study, now with a better grasp on her gifts, focusing a lot on Divination, Charms, Care of Magical Creatures, and Defence Against the Dark Arts. Considering she'd spent time trying to learn how to not be stuck in others' heads when younger, and what had happened to her family, it seemed to make sense to her to learn a great deal about those things.

    The rest of her school life passed relatively well. She made friends, dated a couple of boys, and ended up with high marks in a lot of subjects. As soon as she graduated, she then went on to University, where she continued study, moving also into psychology and the workings of the mind. She also studied Magical Creatures and the types that were known, wanting to be able to help others on another of levels, wizards and other species.

    Cate had barely graduated with her degree, however, when tragedy hit hard a second time. This time it was her brother and his wife who were the victims, and she had to rush back to their home in order to console a very young, confused and broken-hearted Cassandra. The crime scene was familiar, but after months of investigation by both Muggle police, and Aurors, they'd ended up with no trail, a dead end.

    The now-guardian of her niece found that something snapped then. She returned to University once she had settled into a new place with Cass, making sure that the girl was alright in her new school and making friends. Cate finished studying Law and Criminal Psychology on top of her previous degree, gaining a PhD. Once she gained her doctorate, she began her own investigation into her brother's death, not believing that it could really have been a complete dead end.

    Through her gifts, as well as a snooping around and investigation on her side, the woman eventually was able to discover who it was that had not only killed her brother, but had also massacred her family in Ireland years ago, as well as a couple of other related lines, as though picking them off. She took her evidence to the right people, and a hunt was made on a wizard who was a death eater that seemed to belong to a group.

    In order to work through what she'd discovered and been able to do, Cate wrote a book on the whole thing, one that became a bestseller, though was considered crime fiction, and she was more than happy to label it that. She decided to continue work as a criminal psychologist and became a consultant who gained a reputation for her ability to assist Aurors with locating criminals and solving mysterious crimes in the wizarding community. This also began a series of books based on crime investigations and the psychological profiling involved.

    Caitlin did take a little time off when Cassandra received her invitation to Hogwarts as well, in order to spend some time helping her get prepared and make sure she was alright to go to the school. The girl had also turned out to be a metamorphmagus, which made things interesting, if a little stressful.

    Unfortunately, a young Cassandra also wanted to help, and Caitlin had to keep wards and spells on the door to her office so that the teen wouldn't go snooping whenever she was home. She knew that she meant well, but she wanted Cass to have a normal and enjoyable life, and not worry about the bad things that happened. It was a task, that was for certain, since the girl seemed adamant that she was going to follow in her aunt's footsteps, going so far as to get into fights now and then when standing up for other students who were being bullied.

    Aside from a few notes from the school regarding those incidents, everything was great until the last crime Cate had been involved in solving, and the two women ended up finding their own lives on the line when it seemed that they were actually the target of the shadow group that had hunted the rest of their family years prior. They ended up being stalked and hunted and were so close to having ended up on the victims list before being rescued that Caitlin decided it was time for a change.

    And so the woman decided to move, heading to Australia where a friend pointed her toward and set her up with an interview at a Magical school in the middle of nowhere, to apply as a school counselor and perhaps a Professor, due to her experience. Cassandra, meanwhile, even though she should be graduated, had taken too much time off in her last year due to the situation they'd been in, and has been enrolled to study at least another semester to try and make up for it.

    And so currently Caitlin prepares for the coming year, unsure what this apparent centenary anniversary is going to mean, but simply trying to get herself and Cass used to a quieter life, while she writes yet another book.

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