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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
Lily Quinland
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Kristen James
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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...
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...
Lilah Karras
Bilby...
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 ...
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 (...
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...
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...
Petros Karras
Job up to you...
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...
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...
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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Anthony Wolfe
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Geraldine Richter
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Characters
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...
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 ...
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...
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...
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...
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...
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...
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...
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, ...
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 ...
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...
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...
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 ...
Naoki Nakamura
17 ☆ pb ☆ hu Player Friendly Fake Outgoing Fashionista Polite Casual ...
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...
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...
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...
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...
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...
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...
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...
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...
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...
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...
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...
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 ...
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 ...
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...
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...
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...
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...
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...
Ethan King
24 ☆ mb ☆ hu Energetic | Hyperactive | Friendly | Focused | Spastic | Inquisitive ...
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...
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...
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...
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...
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...
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...
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, ...
Grant Thomas
25 ☆ hb ☆ hu Grant is a shy but smart guy, incredibly loyal to his friends. ...
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...
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...
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...
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...
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...
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 ...
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...
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...
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...
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...
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...
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...
Caldwell Hughes
24 ☆ mb ☆ ww Clever - Stickler - Kind of a hard ass toward students - Can loosen up around the right people ...
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...
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...
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...
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 ...
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...
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...
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...
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...
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 ...
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 ...
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...
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...
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...
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...
Lucy Fischer
27 ☆ hb ☆ hu Headstrong | Stubborn | Spontaneous | Loyal | Adventurous | Strong in her convictions ...
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...
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...
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...
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 ...
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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

Rue Delaney

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  • Birthday 01/22/1990

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  1. Rue couldn’t do much but stand there silently while the young lady walked out of the classroom. She blinked. Well, that didn’t go well at all. She sighed and made a mental note to contact her later. She turned to address the class that remained, nodding gently to the newcomers. ‘I apologise if anything I have said over the last few minutes left you with the impression that I do not few fairies as sentient, intelligent beings on equal footing with us. Because they are. My point is simply that they operate on laws often unknown and incomprehensible to us, and demand respect. Not doing so is liable to be dangerous. Remember Hippogriffs.’ She tilted her head. ‘Herbology, Potions and Care of Magical Creatures all have some overlap. Please defer to the relevant professors for their expertise.’ She was angry with herself as what Geraltine had said finally clicked. Care of Magical Creatures, right. That did seem like something of a faux pas. But then what was deemed ‘sentient’ seemed so arbitrary. Were hippogriffs not sentient? Despite their complicated systems of honour and pride? ‘If you’ll excuse me. I’d best check on the young lady who just left.’ She meant Samhain. She’d sensed some distress. It wasn’t as though she could entirely leave the classroom, that would be irresponsible. But once she was out of earshot of the rest of the class she called softly to Kiki, giving her a piece of paper to carry to Samhain. ‘Make sure she’s okay for me, please?’ With a small yowl, the cat raced off. Samhain would find a small black cat following her with a note in her jaws that read: Are you alright? Please send a response with Kiki, I can provide you with class notes later if you wish. Ps. Don’t be nervous, Kiki gives wonderful hugs.
  2. Rue smiled reassuringly at Samhain, filing all the information away in her mind for a later date. Geraldine’s prior experience didn’t tell her much, which was frustrating. Ah well. ‘We’ll make a start then.’ She picked up the roll and started through through it with her fountain pen, changing the ink to green and red as needed to tally up the house points. Rue frowned, tapping her lip with her pen in thought as she considered the final tallies. ‘Okay we have a number of students still missing, but I’ll knock ten points off their penalty so long as they arrive and complete the task today.’ Placing the clipboard down, she faced the class and indicated the objects on the table before her with a wide sweep of her hands. The table contained a central basket of banksia pods, some soft bristled paint brushes, a box of gardening gloves and several glass jars filled with a thick golden liquid. ‘I’m sure you are all at least passingly familiar with faeries. You may have heard stories about them. But the most important lesson you will ever learn from Mr Eron and myself is that you must never insult a fairy creature.’ Her expression was grave. ‘Ever. It may be the last thing you ever do.’ Rue smiled again, trying to be reassuring. ‘Of course what we consider ‘rude’ may be quite different from what the fair folk do. In general, avoid insults, politely refuse all gifts, and never thank them for their work. Anything that implies that you owe them a favour might put you on the hook for something unpleasant later down the road.’ She pulled on a pair of gloves and picked up a banksia pod, showing them to the class. ‘I’m sure you all recognise these but just in case: These are seed pods from the banksia tree, very common throughout Australia. They appear quite ordinary, but if you know how, you can get them to talk.’ She rapped one with her knuckles. ‘These creatures are not fae, but they make useful go-betweens if you are not confident in your skill in communicating with fairies. They also make excellent practice.’ Placing the banksia pod back down, she picked up a jar of honey. ‘Banksia people are extremely rude, so be prepared for some foul language. And I don’t want to hear you repeat any of it! Understand? You’re all adults. I’m sure I can trust you.’ She unscrewed the top of the jar. ‘Unlike humans, fairies don’t take insult to banksia people. They find them quite amusing and they generally cannot do them any real harm, as they are both magical. This means that you can practice your fairy etiquette with banksias, but you can also use them to pass messages and requests on to the fair folk without fear of mistakes.’ She held up the jar. ‘Of course, Banksia’s don’t normally talk. That’s where this comes in.’ Rue reached into her robe pocket and produced her wand, turning around to write in the air as if it were a chalkboard. The letters stood out easily in the slight shade of the tree. ‘This is your recipe. I suggest you write it down in your books. I’ve prepared a mixture in advance for today.’ The writing read: 1 cup of wattle honey Mix with a teaspoon of morning dew Add crushed mint to taste Charge by the sun for 3 days. Or the moon for 2 days. Please note: Cloudy days don’t count. You’ll have to leave it out for three sunny days, they don't have to be consecutive. Rue put the unscrewed jar down on the table and picked up the banksia once more. ‘So all you need to do for today is take a little bit of the honey on your brush, like so’ - she dipped a brush in the jar. ‘And smear it on the banksia pod. You should aim to get it into one of the little ‘mouth’ like open pods for the best effect.’ There was a pause as she did so. The banksia in her hand shuddered, shedding dust and excess bark until three mismatched eyes opened in the pod, dropping seeds everywhere. ‘Bloody hell Lady! What time do you call this?’ It yawned widely. ‘Woke me up from the best dream I’ve had in ages.’ It glared around at the class. ‘Ugh. Let’s get on with it then!’ The banksia opened and closed its mouth as if chewing for a moment, seeming to settle down a little as it registered the honey mixture. ‘… pretty bloody good stuff this…’ Rue cleared her throat, looked at the class and laid a finger on her lips with a wink - she then proceeded to say something quite rude to the plant, though notably she didn’t use any foul language. The little thing promptly went still and closed it’s mouth with an audible snap. No matter how Rue prompted it with more honey, it remained silent. ‘And that’s why they make good practice. If you’re rude to them, raise your voice even a little, they’ll stop talking. They’ll do whatever they can to provoke you. So watch your tongue. Oh and they bite, so don’t forget your gloves.’ She put her instruments down on the table, stripped off her gloves and dusted her fingers. ‘Right then! Everything you need is right here. Form groups if you like. Sit where you like within reason. I want you to talk to these little ones, ask anything you like and make a note of what you found interesting or boring about the experience and hand in your notebooks at the end of class.’ She checked her watch. ‘We’ve got just under 40 minutes. I think that will be sufficient.’ Rue returned to her little seat under the tree, picking up her book. ‘If you’ve any questions I’ll be right here, and I’ll come around to check your progress as we go.’ She considered for a moment before waving her wand again. ‘End of term homework is to make your own honey mixture. As long as it works you’ve passed. Though if the banksias particularly like your brew, you’ll get extra points.’ ((OOC: For absent players - if you post in this thread participating in class then the house point penalty will drop to -5. Homework can be done just by discussing with me on Discord or PM. Just let me know how well you want your character to do and I'll award points accordingly. If you like we can rp it out, but it's obviously not necessary.))
  3. Rue nodded, taking her hands away from the polished broom handles and followed Violet into another section of the shop. She cleared her throat. ‘In truth, this is my first time since graduating.’ She shrugged with an unsure little smile playing at her lips. ‘I was never the swiftest in flight, but I was stable and I’m reasonably confident I can stay aloft for a long time, provided I don’t try anything reckless.’ She had never owned her own broom, always relying on the school supply for the few times she needed one. Quidditch wasn’t an especial passion of hers, but she enjoyed watching the games even if she could barely follow the passage of the balls. ‘I’m a new teacher at Tallygarunga this year. I’ll need to learn all the rules of Quidditch over again if I want to support my students!’ Hopefully none of them ever asked her to practice with them. Rue could just picture herself toppling over headfirst into the oval grass if she tried to so much as swing a bat.
  4. Rue hummed in response. As absorbed as she was in the broomstick in front of her, she didn’t hear Violet’s question for a few seconds. Then she turned her head and smiled distractedly. ‘They look wonderful, but I’m afraid I don’t know much about brooms.’ She ran a hand admiringly over the clean polished wood. ‘In truth, I’m a first-time customer. I’m a little tired of using the telephone wires to travel around - not at all good for my health.’ She said this while looking like no one could possibly be healthier, with a healthy complexion despite her fair skin and a fair amount of strength in her diminutive frame. She turned to face Violet with a slight rustle of green skirts. ‘You would play Quidditch, I assume?’
  5. Rue looked up at the sound of Geraldine’s approach, setting a heavy book down on the table and clicking her tongue in sympathy. ‘Come under the tree, dear. It’s cooler.’ Frowning, she approached the young woman, tilting her head from side to side as she examined her face and tutted. Turning around, she snagged a large tub of sunscreen out from under the table. It was the stock kind, bought from coles that morning - cancer council. ‘Slather yourself with this. I won’t have you burning on my first day.’ She pushed the bottle at Geraldine and turned to greet her other students, waving happily. ‘Ah! Good.’ She stood on her toes, pointing at each in turn and counting under her breath. ‘Five already. Excellent.’ She produced a clipboard stuffed high with tattered papers, dug in the pockets of her long skirt and found a fountain pen. ‘Sign your names away and find a comfortable spot. Don’t be shy! It’s much cooler under the pouches.’ Rue pointed above her head to the gently turning sachets hanging from the branches, which gave off the scent of mint leaves and a cool flurry of air. Rue studied her watch for a moment, frowning. The class had five minutes to start and she didn’t really want to rush into things. Nor did she want to have to mark students late on the first day. She decided to give them another ten minutes all up before the red ink came out. ‘Alright! I might as well introduce myself. Good morning everyone. My name is Rue Delaney and I will be your Herbology professor. I’d love to learn everyone’s names but I’m a forgetful sort so you’ll have to forgive me if I get any of them wrong.’ She smiled distractedly, tucking a stray lock of bright red hair behind her ears. ‘Seeing as I’m as unfamiliar with you as you are with me, why don’t you all tell me a bit about yourselves and how much you know about plants? It gives me something to work with.’ She paused, hands tucked into her skirt and clearly waiting for volunteers.
  6. (Timothea Dracias) Geraldine (nor, indeed, the professor) didn't have to wait long before the crunch of feet on grass became audible. A second later, if one were to turn their head, the person those sounds were originating from came into view: an averagely slender girl of average height and an average head of brown hair, who had an uncommonly mischievous grin on her face as she walked into the area with a sprightly step. Perhaps it was because she liked herbology--perhaps it was because she had finally cracked the code to the perfect stinkbomb recipe. Maybe it was even both. With Tim Dracias, it was rather hard to tell. "Huh," she murmurs to herself through heavy breaths--she wasn't much for walking, or indeed much physical activity. "Second one here. What the hell?"
  7. 6/02/18 It was a hot afternoon, even in the relative shade of the eucalyptus trees of the central gardens. A number of fold out tables had been set up in the shade, complete with chairs and baskets of equipment. Closest to the tree was a wood bench covered with a patchwork quilt and strewn with chalk and odd herbs. Scented pouches hung from the branches of the trees, charmed to give off a cool breeze as they dangled so that the air surrounding the tables was a good ten degrees colder than it should have been. Rue paced around the circumference of the gardens, speaking quietly to the empty air and making odd gestures each time she paused. A flash of green lit from under her feet and she smiled, satisfied. The wards were set, none of the Neighbours would be able to enter should they come looking for her. ‘… and in her right hand, a silver dagger~’ She hummed to herself as she looked over the equipment once more. The roll - check. The subjects - check. Potion - check. Gloves - check. First aid kit - check. ‘She says that I, can’t be your bride~’ All that she needed now were her students. Rue looked at her watch, ten minutes until class time. Oh she did hope she wouldn’t have to give anyone detention on her first day…
  8. Rue was born in South Australia on a bush property an hour or so outside of Ceduna. Her family consisted of a single father raising her along with two other sisters and his elderly mother. Her grandma took care of the children while her father worked in town. She was a solitary child and more than a little odd. Out of all the children in her class, she consistently caused the most trouble. Frogs in the fishtank, a baby wallaby in the lost property basket, odd writing all over the classroom walls, children crying about curses and bunyips. Her father was at a loss. It only got worse once she entered primary school. Finally her grandma took her aside and had a long conversation during which her father was not allowed in the kitchen. After that every weekend and Friday afternoon they would pack a lunch and go walking in the bush. Her dad wasn't sure what they did, but Rue was much calmer in school. Then when she turned eleven, her father woke at midnight to smell burning. Fearing the worst, he entered her bedroom and discovered the incense, the small animal bones and dried plants strewn everywhere with his youngest daughter sitting in the middle, smeared with charcoal. He was furious. Her grandma only scolded her for attempting such an advanced spell. An explanation was due. Her father and grandma had a long conversation and Rue could understand very little of it from listening at the keyhole. But in the morning her father seemed calm and her grandma was writing a letter. The letter was addressed to the Principal of Tallygarunga. 'Sorry, but could you accept a late student?' It wasn't the old magic. It wasn't traditional. They wouldn't teach her how to find a hagstone, or charm a faerie knight. But her grandma was too old to teach her, too frail to keep up with her energy. Rue attended Tally the following year and became quite notorious for her pranks. Fortunately she grew a sense of responsibility and no one was ever seriously hurt. Once she graduated, she decided to stay on as a teacher. She took an apprenticeship with the former herbology expert for three years and later completed a Bachelor of Education at the local muggle university. 2018 will be her first teaching year.
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