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Morgan Richter
Seventh Year Parents: Mason Richter & Carlotta (Last) Raised solely by her mother Mother is at least half Brazilian, father is parti...
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...
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Single Mother Youngest sister of Alan Burdett Former Flinders, class of 2001 Protective baby of the family Has a daughter from a sca...
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Characters
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...
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...
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...
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...
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...
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...
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...
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 ...
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...
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...
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...
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...
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, ...
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...
Lucy Fischer
27 ☆ hb ☆ hu Headstrong | Stubborn | Spontaneous | Loyal | Adventurous | Strong in her convictions ...
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 ...
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...
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...
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...
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 ...
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...
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...
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...
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...
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 ...
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 ...
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...
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...
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...
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...
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, ...
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...
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...
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 ...
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...
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 ...
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...
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...
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...
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...
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...
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...
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...
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...
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 ...
Naoki Nakamura
17 ☆ pb ☆ hu Player Friendly Fake Outgoing Fashionista Polite Casual ...
Grant Thomas
25 ☆ hb ☆ hu Grant is a shy but smart guy, incredibly loyal to his friends. ...
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...
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...
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...
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...
Ethan King
24 ☆ mb ☆ hu Energetic | Hyperactive | Friendly | Focused | Spastic | Inquisitive ...
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...
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...
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...
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...
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...
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...
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...
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...
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...
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...
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...
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...
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...
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...
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...
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...
Caldwell Hughes
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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...
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...
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...
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 ...
Cassandra Sullivan
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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...
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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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  • Siwan Llewellyn

    Student 06. Sixth Year
    16 year old Halfblood Human ☆ She/Her ☆ written by Chromatic
    Full Name: Siwan Llewellyn
    Apparent Age: 16
    Date of Birth: June 17 2001
    Birthplace: Melbourne, Australia
    Year Level: 06. Sixth Year
    Occupation: Student
    Blood Status: Halfblood
    Species: Human
    Player:  Chromatic
    Pronouns: She/Her
    Patronus: Eurasian Kingfisher (Alcedo atthis)
    Wand: Cherry - Unicorn Hair - 10' Springy
    Play-by: Nana Komatsu
    Education: 

    Mahoutokoro - 7yo to 2nd year

    Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry - 3rd to 5th year

    Tallygarunga Academy of Magic - 6th year

    Secrets:

    She had very few memories of her mother, and she feels like she’s forgetting them. Not that she doesn’t remember her or what she looks like. The pictures and videos from her father and grandparents are shared often and readily. But she doesn’t know what memories are hers, and which were told to her by others. 

    She feels a bit lonely at times and resents her father for it. All of their moving and traveling has been good for her in some ways, and detrimental in others. She just wants to feel rooted and secure.

    General Knowledge:

    Has traveled. A lot. Her passport is quite full for a 16 year old. 
    Speaks several languages with various levels of fluency, and even with her least fluent languages, she is able to navigate reading menus and street signs, and ask for directions. English (Fluent), Welsh (Fluent), Japanese (Fluent), French (Adequate), German (Basic), Italian (Basic) 

    Her roomates will notice that her specially made steamer trunk has an extra compartment in it that is to store her robe from Mahoutokoro. Keen eyes will notice that they are a different color every year.

    She has a flair for charms and her magic can be a bit showy. There’s a sort of shimmery and glowing quality to them that she hopes gets her extra points on practical exams.

    Mimics accents of the people she's talking to unconsciously in an effort to fit in more readily. Her actual accent though is hard to place. She’s been too many places and speaks several languages interchangeably. Some might just place her accent as vaguely european.

    Personality:

    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 to make really close friends, but she is personable nonetheless. She makes for a pleasant conversation partner during lunch, or waiting in line at a cafe. 
    Academically, she does well when she actually sits down and applies herself, but she is prone to doodling and writing instead of doing her homework. It comes and goes in waves, but she has better success when she can study on her own, without outside distractions encouraging her to abandon her work. She does still manage to turn everything in on time, and performs decently on tests and in class.

    Appearance:

    On the taller side of average for her age, she’s lean and willowy with a slightly rounded face and brown eyes. Her hair is black with a bit of a wave to it. She’s kept it long for most of her life, but it’s recently started getting shorter and shorter. 


    She leans towards simpler, clean styles of clothing. Nothing with too bold or bright of a pattern, and easily cleaned and stored. She hasn’t been able to part with all of her soft sweaters and coats that were needed when they were living abroad, and often will wear them in the evenings, even if it does get too warm.

    Connections:

    Gawain Llewellyn - Father

    Amanda Llewellyn - Mother (deceased)

    Significant Dates:

    2007 - age 6 mother Amanda dies in an accident
    2008 - Started Attending Mahoutokoro at age 7 while living in Japan
    2013 - Moved to England and attended Hogwarts
    2017 - Moved again at 16 years old back to Melbourne.

    History:

    The first handful of years of a child's life is usually unremarkable. Unremembered except by parents and family. Siwan Llewellyn was no exception to this. She could not remember her first steps. Or the way that her mother would spin around and hug Siwan tightly as she was picked up. Or that by the time she was four years old, she had flown in planes, ridden so many trains, taken several ferries, and had been to more countries than she had fingers.

    She was loved greatly, and well taken care of. Educated by great minds both in schools and from the wise old lady that lived next door and gave her sweets because Siwan reminded her of her own daughter. By the age of five, Siwan spoke two languages… sometimes at the same time, much to the amusement of her parents. She was working on Japanese with her mother Amanda, while they traveled, and when in Melbourne, she delighted her grandparents when she showed them her carefully written notes, and she spoke with a lilting, bell-like voice to show off all that she had learned. 

    Germany brought a whole slew of new experiences. They had been traveling around Europe that year, and the plan was to head south towards Italy next after her father had completed his round at the magical hospital, but this was the last stop for them. Someone had run a traffic light and Amanda was unlucky. They all were. They spent the next 10 months in Melbourne before moving to Japan. 

    It was a tough year, but it was soothed by Siwans new adventures at school. Part of the draw to Japan was learning about, and becoming immersed in a culture that made up a huge part of her mother's life, and her mother's parents. At seven, she began day school at Mahoutokoro, and stayed there until she was twelve. It was the longest she had stayed in one country that she could remember. However, the number of times that they had moved house, was almost unimaginable to any of her classmates. 

    It was only a matter of time, when it was thought back on, that the family of two would pack up and leave once again. This time it was back to Europe. Back to Wales, which Gawain has insisted that they had been to before, when Siwan was much younger. She was twelve then. Old enough to be starting at a new school two years in. At Hogwarts, she was shy at first, but in the three years that she was there. Transitioning from a child and into a teen, she came into her own. 

    Although she was sorted into Ravenclaw, there was little regard for the houses in the years following The Battle of Hogwarts as more than a designation for grouping students into more manageable sizes. There was a unity there, and a healthy rivalry that she loved. She had started to make good friends, staying up well into the night. Their shared dormitory a mess of clothing, and school books, sweets, and letters from home. She was starting to love it there, and even though she hoped that the summer trips never stopped, Siwan looked forward to the beginning of the school year. 

    She found out that they were moving back to Melbourne at the end of her fifth year. That summer, they didn’t travel too terribly far. Instead, Siwan visited her friends that she wouldn’t see again. They cried. Photos were taken. It was incredibly dramatic in the way that teenage girls often were. Part of it though, was to perhaps make her father change his mind. Of course it didn’t work.

    They moved to Melbourne anyways with the promise of stability and her dad being around more. Their temporary place was near her grandparents, and her summer was spent reconnecting with them. Her Japanese had been rusty from years of having no one to really practice with. She would walk with her grandmother to the nearby asian market with big floppy hats on and fans in their hands to stay somewhat cool in the Australian heat .All the while, she dreaded the start of the school year.



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