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Welcome to Tallygarunga, an original roleplay set in the Harry Potter universe. Set in present-day Australia, tensions are high between the Ministry of Magic and the only Ministry-run wizarding school in the country. Become like the other snooty private schools? Not a chance.

Originally established in August 2006, Tallygarunga prides itself on an inclusive and active community. Once part of the Tally family, always part of the Tally family. Whether you're here for the first time, the thousandth time, or returning after a long time---welcome home.
a non-canon au potterverse roleplay
October, 2019 :: Spring
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  • Penny Quinland

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    Penny Quinland
    • Full Name: Penny Quinland
      (Legacy Field) Date of Birth : 14 February 1991
      (Legacy Field) Date of Birth - Auto: No value
      ☆ She/Her pb hu
      Birthplace: London, England
      DMLE - Special Assignments Education: 

      Tallygarunga Academy of Magic - Sturt, Class of 2008

      Victoria University of Magic - Class of 2016

      Patronus: Kodiak Bear (Ursus arctos middendorffi)
      Wand: Yew - Unicorn Hair - 13" - Flexible
      Play-by: Scarlett Johansson

      Harbors a deep hatred for Lily’s father that she doesn’t like to think about or discuss. She is worried about what might happen should they ever met again. 

      Although finally sucking it up and taking a broom flying course while in Uni, Penny still has a fear of heights that for the most part, does not play a huge part in her life. She avoids brooms and looking out the windows of buildings that are taller than 4 floors. 

      General Knowledge:

      Had Lily young, just after graduation from Tally, and is a single Mum.

      Is a metamorphmagus.

      Has had the same roommate, Kristen James, for 8 years now who has had a heavy hand in helping Penny raise Lily. 


      With the ability to keep her look ever changing, only a few people can remember the exact shade of blonde that is Penny’s hair, or if her eyes really are that bright a green. Most commonly though, her hair remains a dark golden blonde, with streaks of blue and teal on occasion. Her eyes a bright and vibrant green.

      She keeps a trim figure, but after the birth of her daughter, she’s been carrying weight in places that she just can’t seem to get rid of, despite daily runs and workouts. 

      Her wardrobe is practical and comfortable. Jeans, tee shirts, sneakers and boots. She’s always ready to move around.


      Stubborn, willful and determined to accomplish her goals, Penny has proven that even if there were some detours along the way, you can really achieve the goals you’ve set for yourself. Not that Lily was just a detour. As a mother, she’s had two good examples set for her, but also found her own way of raising Lily. Determined to set her up for something better, whatever that may be. She finds herself being quick to jump to other people's defense when it seems that they cannot defend themselves.

      Connections:Optional. As your character meets and collects new friends and foes, you can note down the connections here -- or list existing ones if they already have them!
      Significant Dates:

      October 2005 - Her father passes away shortly after and accident before help arrives. Penny is there in his last moments. 
      December 24th 2009 - Lily was born surrounded by family on Christmas eve. 
      December 2016 - Penny graduate from Victoria University of Magic and joins the Magical Law Enforcement squad. 

    The circumstances of her birth and early childhood were uneventful. Natasha Jones and Napoleon Quinland met in England while she was studying abroad and a quick romance brought about the birth of Penny, and at the age of three, her parents were married, and they all moved to Australia to take Tasha back to her parents and a Ministry that offered her a job. As such Penny Quinland grew up loved as any child should be, by parents, that while not entirely compatible, made an effort to make it all work for the sake of their daughter. And so, as she began her education at Tally, she had as solid of a foundation as she could have. 

    When she was fourteen though, tragedy struck, and during a spring afternoon while penny was on break from school. Her father, eager to show off his new (to him) car to his family, he lost control and hit a tree. Her mother went to call for help. Penny had hesitated, and she heard her father call for someone. Despite the grisly scene in front of her, she could see his face, and an arm reaching out. It was only a few minutes, but Penny held tight until paramedics arrived. By then it was too late. 

    The next couple of years for both Penny and her mother were rough. Combined with puberty and coming to terms with seeing the death of someone she looked up to, Penny was not the most level headed she could have been. There were many arguments. And lashing out at people that she previously had good relationships with. She withdrew and wasn’t as vivacious as she had been. 

    The Summer after her fifth year, Natasha took Penny along with her on a trip to France in order to complete some necessary research work. She spent the summer being tutored by all manner of wizards and academics and made a few friends, learned a new language, and started to figure out what she wanted to do with her future, and more importantly, how to not be as much of a moody teenager as she had been doing. 

    Only a small handful of things of note happened to her during her last two years at Tally. Kristen James came into her life. A year older, but still, they both felt as if they were kindred spirits. Best friends since childhood, although they only met that year. And Penny met Michael Grant. 

    Now, at first, it did seem that their relationship would be long lasting. They both made an effort to talk about any problems that arose. Say how they were feeling instead of letting it fester. That lasted for a short while, and even after Penny found out that she was pregnant, they were talking about moving in together, him being there for their child, and then one day, he disappeared without another word.

    Her daughter was born on Christmas eve in 2009 and for three years, Penny worked part time jobs and figured out how to be a mother to Lily. She put her own plans on hold, but vowed to return to school. To eventually become an Auror. 

    Trying to balance home life and school was difficult. But determined and stubborn, Penny made it out in four years. Opting not to follow an already set path, but to create her own. She found herself better suited for Magical Law Enforcement. And she also found that there was a lack of support for at risk magical children. Kids who were living in neglectful and abusive homes. She worked with her advisors and the Aurors and Magical Law enforcement to create a course program that would suit this line of work. No one would be without help from now on, if she had anything to say about it. 

    Edited by Penny Quinland

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