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Unflushable...
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...
Miss Piggy Del
"What a delightfully ugly snort there, Adele! Don't tell me the pink cheeks are spreading and affecting your brain, I'm not sure how I'll ...
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
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...
Kora Karras
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...
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 (...
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...
Lilah Karras
Bilby...
Morgan Richter
Seventh Year Parents: Mason Richter & Carlotta (Last) Raised solely by her mother Mother is at least half Brazilian, father is parti...
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...
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 ...
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...
Lily Quinland
Bilby Student...
Petros Karras
Job up to you...
Kristen James
Author...
Elizabeth Burdett
Waitress - Melbourne Eldest of the Burdett sisters Struggling actress Among her siblings, closest to Liam Does not enjoy country life ...
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Characters
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...
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 ...
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...
Iggy
16 ☆ Pureblood ☆ Fae Ignatius is a bit dreamy, easily distracted by a book or something new, which can make conversation with him difficult at times. He’s o...
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...
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...
Lucy Fischer
27 ☆ hb ☆ hu Headstrong | Stubborn | Spontaneous | Loyal | Adventurous | Strong in her convictions ...
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...
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...
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...
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...
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...
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...
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...
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...
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 ...
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...
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...
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...
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 ...
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...
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...
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, ...
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...
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...
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 ...
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...
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...
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...
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...
Caldwell Hughes
24 ☆ mb ☆ ww Clever - Stickler - Kind of a hard ass toward students - Can loosen up around the right people ...
Naoki Nakamura
17 ☆ pb ☆ hu Player Friendly Fake Outgoing Fashionista Polite Casual ...
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...
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...
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...
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...
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...
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 ...
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...
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 ...
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...
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...
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 ...
Brinley
12 ☆ Pureblood ☆ Human Brinley is a quiet boy with a stiff demeanor. He fancies himself older than his years, and as a result, rarely lets his guard down enough...
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...
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...
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...
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...
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...
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...
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 ...
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...
Squiggy
11 ☆ Pureblood ☆ Fae Squiggy is an extremely shy child, and rarely speaks unless spoken to. The one exception to this is in the classroom, when ze tends to as...
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...
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...
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...
Ethan King
24 ☆ mb ☆ hu Energetic | Hyperactive | Friendly | Focused | Spastic | Inquisitive ...
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...
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...
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...
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...
Teddy
14 ☆ Muggleborn ☆ Human When Teddy thinks of her personality, the term “prickly” comes to mind. She pictures herself like a rose, thorns used to protect the ...
Grant Thomas
25 ☆ hb ☆ hu Grant is a shy but smart guy, incredibly loyal to his friends. ...
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...
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...
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...
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...
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...
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...
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 ...
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...
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...
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...
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...
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, ...
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...
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...
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...
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...
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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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    Susan Summers

    VMU Student
    22 year old mb hu ☆ She/Her ☆ written by Chromatic
    Full Name: Susan Summers
    Apparent Age: 22
    Date of Birth: 10 March 1995
    Birthplace: Sydney, Australia
    Occupation: VMU Student
    Blood Status: mb
    Species: hu
    Player:  Chromatic
    Pronouns: She/Her
    Patronus: None
    Wand: Silver Lime, 10”, Mermaid Hair
    Play-by: Emma Stone
    Education: 

    Tallygarunga Academy of Magic, Sturt, Class of 2013
    VMU Theoretical Magic & Research, Class of 2018

    Secrets:

    Susans abilities as a Dreamwalker are kept very secret. Only a select few people have been told. Among them, her academic advisor from University, whom she still talks to as she is currently working on a manuscript that will hopefully help others in the world like her. 

    She disowned her entire family the summer between her 5th and 6th year. It has been building up for a couple of years, being the only one with magical abilities in her family, and the differing ideas and plans for Susans future. She hasn’t spoken to any of them since she was 16 when she went to the house she grew up in to retrieve any of the belongings she could fit into a magically extended trunk.

    General Knowledge:

    Really fantastic with research and paper writing. Was often the person to go to when you needed some help with your essays. Whether it was grammar and spelling, or research. 

    Just… not great at casting. Like at all. She was so surprised, and very proud of herself, that she was able to graduate at all. 

    Adopted into the Burdett family when she was 15. Nevermind that she wasn’t born a Burdett. She’s one now. 

    Her cat never leaves her side. Frey is large, and fluffy, and very vocal about anything and everything and watches Susan like a hawk when she sleeps.
     

    Personality:

    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 feelings, it’s just the last thing on her mind when she is sharing knowledge and information and wants to get to the point. She is very kind and compassionate though. Despite coming off as a little harsh, she is one that will help people to the best of her abilities, and then make sure that where her assistance ends, someone else is there to pick up where she cannot. 

    One thing that she wishes she could fix, though it cannot be helped, is how displeased she is to wake up in the morning, or any time at all really. If there was anyone to exemplify ‘not a morning person’ it would be Susan, who needs at least three cups of coffee before being able to hold a mostly coherent conversation.

    Her years with the Burdetts have smoothed out her edges, and perhaps helped break down the walls that she put up as a result of having to live two separate lives since she was Eleven. They found that instead of someone who they thought to be quiet and reserved, Susan had a wicked sense of humor and a sharp mind for tweaking spells and potions so that there was just that little bit more energy and potency to it’s effects. 
     

    Appearance:

    Tired college student with bags under her green eyes and a traveller mug glued to her hands. Even when she’s fully awake, and has her red hair brushed and pulled back into a ponytail, and her clothes are clean and fresh, Susan looks like she needs about three more hours of sleep than she actually got.


    She’s pretty average in height. 5’6” And slight in build. She had always been thinner as a child and teen, but has since then put on some weight. Her face filling out and her hips becoming a little wider. Something about being supported and loved for who she was definitely agreed with her health. 
     

    Connections:

    Laurie and Marie Burdett - Adopted Parents
    Alan Burdett, Stephen Burdett, Barry Burdett, Liam Burdett, Emily Burdett, Samantha Burdett, Elizabeth Burdett - Siblings (adopted)
     

    Significant Dates:

    Dec. 2010 - Had a huge fight with her birth parents and brother and left them while they were in Melbourne.
    Jan. 2011 - Laurie and Marie Burdett become Susan’s legal guardian. 
    Dec. 2013 - Graduated from Tallygarunga Academy of Magic

    History:

    The discovery of her magic was something that had opened Susan to a much wider world than she thought she would ever have access to. Money would buy her way to a lot of places, but magic. Magic would make the impossible happen. She grew up not wanting for anything, but the flip side of that was that she had everything planned out for her. What school she was going to, what clubs and societies she would be part of, and as she got older, what boys she might possibly start dating.

    Her letter from Tallygarunga sort of ruined all of that, and Susan was absolutely delighted. She was far too curious for her parents liking and this school only encouraged her, much to her parents dismay. It only took two years for Susan to figure out that she would much rather be at school than with her family. 

    Her love for the school, and for magic helped her succeed in her classes so long as they did not involve her wand. It frustrated her to no end that she was not as successful as her classmates. She was doing everything right. Her wand motions were precise. The words correct with emphasis in all of the right places, yet her results were dismal. She eventually played it off as the result of exhaustion, as she was constantly tired, even after a full eight hours of sleep. That was not the case though, and it worried her. 

    A night, her dreams were odd. They did not feel like her own, and so she did what she knew best to do. She kept a journal with meticulous notes, and she spent more time in the library than her classmates. She was a familiar face with the librarian, who thought her requests were odd, but directed her to books that might contain references to dreaming. 

    Casual conversation with her friends and housemates revealed that Susan was often a person in their dreams. Not just a feeling or impression of her. Not a body with a face that was never quite right, but definitely Susan and no one else. That year, when she was 14, a trip to the library at VMU she found something that eased her mind and confirmed what she only had a vague notion of. Dreamwalking was a rare occurrence, and not often recorded or spoken about, but at least she had something to go off of. 

    It got better after that. With a name to it. A realization that she had control over it, she was able to rest more by not wandering. It was not the same as sleeping, but she would wake up feeling more well rested than she had in years. And for the first time, she was not struggling to cast spells. 

    Susans fifth year was better than she could have hoped for. She was excited to study more subjects. Excited for trying out for the house quidditch team.She was excited about that little kitten in the pet-store window in Narrie. And because Susan had grown up spoiled by most standards, and had an allowance given to her before she left for school for the year, she got the cat and named the small fluffy thing Frey, which very quickly became a large fluffy thing.

    She was so hopeful, and so excited when she returned to her parents home that summer. By then, Susan was under no illusions that her parents considered her run at Tallygarunga a phase. They entertained her fantasies in the hopes that she would be compliant to their wishes in the summer and when she graduated. They were in Melbourne having lunch with another affluent family. A boy around her age was there as well. He tried to talk to Susan awkwardly, and she noticed their mothers chattering happily, casting glances at them. This was not going to be her future, and she wouldn’t sit and watch it happen. 

    Susan doesn’t talk much about what happened, other than she left her parents and Brother in Melbourne three days before Christmas. She grabbed a cab into Narrie to find Alan Burdett. He would be able to point her in the right direction, but the fact of the matter was, staying with her mother and father was not good for her. 

    She stayed with the Burdetts that summer, and Laurie and Marie took care of her. Had her help around the farm (which she was opposed to at first as waking up before dawn was the last thing she wanted to do), and welcomed her into their home. The transition was rough for Susan, who would have much rather have been on her own, but that changed quickly. She quickly grew to like the farm, and the people that treated her more like family than she thought possible. Paperwork was finalized before her 6th year started and she would be staying with the Burdetts will she was 18. And it was the last time she had spoken to her mother and father as she returned just once to the house she grew up in to retrieve what she could fit into a trunk and did not look back. 

    Finding this new family was more that Susan could have ever hoped for. She had fully believed that if she did manage to graduate, no one would have been there to watch her. But there were, and she cried happily, her heart swelling with pride. She was encourage to go to university, if that was what she wanted to do, or if she wanted to do anything else, that was okay. Whatever made her happy, was what was good. 
     

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