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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.

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Tallygarunga
a non-canon au potterverse roleplay
September, 2019 :: Spring

Meadow Richards

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About Meadow Richards

  • Birthday 09/14/2003

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  • Full Name
    Meadow Amy Richards
  • Birthdate - Day
    14
  • Birthdate - Month
    9
  • Exact Age?
    Yes
  • Birthday - Year
    2002
  • Birthplace
    Melbourne, Australia
  • Year Level
    Sixth Year
  • Species
    Human
  • Blood Status
    Pureblood
  • Pronouns
    She/Her
  • Played By
    Georgie Henley

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    Pine, 10 3/4'', Unicorn Mane core
  • Patronus
    White Mare

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  • Birthdate Day 14
  • Birthdate Month 9
  • Birthdate Year 2002
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  • Local Hero 17
  • School Superstar 29
  • Class Champion 11
  • Holy Ship 5
  1. Sorry it took me so long, Amy. . . Lost track of time and had to find my Quillbook journal. Happy Belated Birthday, I'll try to get you gift the moment I can. Promise.

    1. Meadow Richards

      Meadow Richards

      Don't worry about it. Honestly, I'm just glad to hear from you.

      Would seeing you anytime soon be doable at all?

    2. Travis Franklin

      Travis Franklin

      Uh. . . It probably shouldn't be doable but. . . For you? Yea, I can manage it.

  2. One more week, and it's the last break before exams... I should get my Apparition license squared away ASAP. I don't want to handle that alongside studying for those things.

    My body doesn't like Apparating too much but at least I got the process down...

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    2. Maxine Williams

      Maxine Williams

      @Meadow Richardsif you need a hand I can help you, I learnt a few tricks. 

    3. Meadow Richards

      Meadow Richards

      @Maxine WilliamsThank you, but, there's no helping it. The spell itself isn't what I have trouble with, it's just that my constitution is naturally frail, so no matter what I do my insides will always feel messed up when I do it.

    4. Maxine Williams

      Maxine Williams

      @Meadow Richards I had some stomach issue when I started because I wasn't used to it, but your case is different. Sorry I can't be of any assistance. 

  3. Class Wandless Wonders Advanced Term 3

    Turning her head momentarily to see what the issue the Professor was referring to was about, Meadow soon spotted a tired looking Spencer being hounded by a Sturt, as well as Max. It seemed that the man had to be taken away to receive care - while it would normally be Meadow's responsibility to do such a thing, it seemed that the two girls had it mostly handled. She decided not to concern herself with it and turned to Travis to continue their idle chatter. "You say that as if I haven't always been competent." Meadow spoke, although a small smile playing at her lips betrayed what would have been an otherwise deadpan tone. It seemed that Travis had noticed it indeed - perhaps she underestimated him? She didn't seem averse to his touch, leaning on the boy ever so slightly in return as means of welcoming it as the class went on. It soon came to an end, and the Professor dismissed them. "I'd like that. Maybe outside? I'll wait for you after the next class." Defense Against the Dark Arts - she had the schedule memorized. She didn't particularly enjoy having two practical lessons back to back and hoped that the material they'd cover at the beginning of that term would be more theoretical. "You can choose where we go." Whatever it was Travis had to say to her, it was important, and she knew better than to postpone it. 'Might as well make him as comfortable as I can manage.'
  4. Class Wandless Wonders Advanced Term 3

    Meadow raised her eyebrow momentarily in amusement as Travis mentioned visiting 'someone' - did he deem her to be daft? She had been working with the nurse long enough to know it would be her and not any of the students occupying beds in the area. It did bother the Flinders slightly that she was constantly underestimated by the boy, but perhaps she could use that very class to boost his view of her. Soon enough, it was her turn. Solidifying the soon to be demolished doll with no issue, she took a moment to consider what spell would be the best to use on it - something impressive and original to make the point of her being more astute than she frequently looked. Taking a deep breath, she made her choice and readied her hand. Within seconds, a powerful and very difficult to perform Reducto spell was shot at Dolores, immediately reducing her to fine dust, much like the example she had presented earlier. A smirk filled her lips with confidence as she stepped on past the Professor as ordered; though, as she traced Travis' less than appropriate gaze, she quickly came to the conclusion that the boy likely wouldn't have been paying attention. For once she didn't scold him, knowing it to be more difficult to hold things back at that stage in his cycle, resting where she was supposed to in silence and ignoring a particular Sturt's glare.
  5. Class Wandless Wonders Advanced Term 3

    Mid conversation, Meadow saw Max waving at her, as well as at some other student; she greeted the redhead with a smile, not wanting to do much more so not to distract from her little exchange with Travis. "Mm. That's fair. I should've expected that." Upon further inspection of the young man, he did look sickly - she hadn't intended for the conversation to deviate towards that sort of territory, but perhaps it was just unavoidable. "I'm making progress on the potion." She said in a lower tone before class began, only for the werewolf to hear. "I do need you to try it, though. Good a time as any, no? If you're willing, drop by the Hospital Wing later. Got myself an extra pair of hands willing to help out with it all, arguably better than mine." It was a blessing that she had Miss Teagarden at her side for such a task. Two minds worked better than one, and given that the woman's skill with the area exceeded her own, the brunt of the work would go by much more quickly and effectively. It was time for the class to start. The first question was quickly answered to by a few of the students; the second allowed them to get a bit creative. "The Reductor Curse would do a good job of it. Reducto. It turns everything it touches into dust, in a very literal sense." It was a more advanced Dark Arts spell that could be quite deadly if it interacted with the wrong thing; she's never seen something stay standing after being hit by that curse, if executed properly. Noting the Sturt that was half asleep, she decided to discreetly cast a re-energizing spell without wand or incantation to wake the blonde up - a little trick she'd picked up from her time in nursing when dealing with concussions. She watched as the girl straightened her posture and shook her head so to snap out of it, rubbing her eyes as if she had just woken up. 'Mission accomplished.'
  6. I wonder if I can avoid going home during the third bream/exams. Actually, if it's up to me, I'll never step foot there again...

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    2. Meadow Richards

      Meadow Richards

      I should've recruited you as my excuse machine a long time ago.

    3. Maxine Williams

      Maxine Williams

      Now you know where to find me, if you ever need an excuse. :)

    4. Meadow Richards

      Meadow Richards

      I'll keep that in mind.

  7. Exams are about to knock on our doors and I'm totally not anxious about it! Not even a little. Hahaha...

  8. Better start to handle things late than never, I suppose. Here's hoping this doesn't backfire on me...

  9. Class Wandless Wonders Advanced Term 3

    It was time to get back in gear for school, and for the first time in years Meadow didn't feel like she was anywhere close to achieving such a thing - she was growing more and more convinced that spending her breaks lazing in the Tallygarunga campus along with her friends were contributing to her becoming a bit spoiled in that respect, and thus she needed to correct that bad habit. It started with that morning, as the classes finally got started for the third term, with Wandless Magic. "Good morning." She spoke in an even tone to the Professor as she walked into the classroom, even if she dreaded every step she took. Following the teacher's instructions without actually processing the information she dished out afterwards, the Flinders placed her bag down on a nearby desk. It was then that her eyes scanned the room, and it didn't take too long for her to find her best friend. Wasn't the full moon close in the calendar? "Hey." She went to check up on Travis with a lower tone so not to disrupt the class. "How are you? Slept well?" A fairly innocuous question, although it could be taken one way or another; as far as she was concerned, she just wanted to check on her friend's mood rather than make a checkup on his werewolf condition.
  10. I should probably drop a few subjects next year to make room for my workload...

  11. Class DADA Term 3 - Boggarts

    Much like her Bourke friend, Meadow wasn't that great a fan of Defense Against the Dark Arts in general - in fact she was quite averse to it in general, the only use she'd gotten from it being learning about the anatomy of various creatures. She was forced to attend because of her parents cramming the subject down her throat: they refused to believe they had a frail daughter, and as a consequence she'd need to be an expert at defending herself. Her mood was sour when she walked in to the classroom, and it didn't get much better when she realized what was the matter to be discussed - Boggarts. Noticing the half-Veela teacher being the one to head the class, the Flinders fortified her mental defenses before stepping further into the room, at which point she walked to and sat beside Samantha, whom was petting Harvey. "Good morning." She greeted the girl, getting a bright smile in response. Her eyes fell on the ball of pink fuzz that was presently nuzzling against the Bourke's hand, and soon one of Meadow's fingers joined in on petting the animal. It served as a placebo for what was to come. Fear had always been her Achilles heel. She had dodged every Boggart class up to that point; yet, she did promise Travis she would do better and combat her cowardice. If anything, that class would test her mettle at last.
  12. I'm not sure if the fact people actually pay for my tutoring these days means that I'm good at it or that they're desperate.

    1. Maxine Williams

      Maxine Williams

      If they are willing to pay it's means you're good. There are plenty of students who do it for free, and one a handful are good at helping others.

    2. Meadow Richards

      Meadow Richards

      It's a nice ego boost, though I do feel bad for charging. Not much of a choice though.

    3. Maxine Williams

      Maxine Williams

      If you need it you need it. No one should blame you for charging people a service. 

  13. ...Yep, this break spoiled me, I'm starting to dread Monday's arrival :( 

    Is this what I get for spending my vacations around here? Ow.

    1. Maxine Williams

      Maxine Williams

      You don't need to fear Monday's arrival if you chill a little in the afternoon, get into the schedule slowly. If you want to hang out you know where to find me.

    2. Meadow Richards

      Meadow Richards

      Thank you, I'll keep that in mind :) 

  14. Is it just me or did this little break go by really quickly? Time to go back to the grind.

  15. I've been reintroduced to the concept of 'resting' during this break... I feel spoiled now.

Meadow Amy Richards
Sixth Year
17 year old Pureblood Human She/Her
Age  17
Date of Birth September 14th, 2002
Birthplace Melbourne, Australia
Year Level Sixth Year
Player  Kirupachi
Blood Status Pureblood
Species Human
Pronouns She/Her
Patronus White Mare
Wand Pine, 10 3/4'', Unicorn Mane core
Play-by Georgie Henley
Education 

1st Year -  Current: Tallygarunga, Flinders House

Knowledge
Secrets
  • Tendency to have a crush on random people too easily, for superficial reasons more often than not (i.e. they looked at her just right), but is too shy to pursue any of them and never had a significant other;
  • Is deeply embarrassed of her own body. Due to being an extremely late bloomer, her self image issues persisted despite filling out nicely. As such, she's very self conscious of any sort of intimacy and quite afraid of it;
  • Her parents are extremely strict, and purity-obsessed: she can only befriend people of status, purebloods, and may only see men whom intend to take on certain career paths and come from a prestigious background. She can only plan to take on certain type of career that would elevate the family name, or else she faces being disowned. They intend for her to have children, even though having any would most likely kill her. She doesn't mention this even to close friends, whom think all is fine and dandy at the Richards house;
  • Bisexual and horrified of it, since her parents are vehemently homophobic;
  • She's absolutely horrified of defying her parents based on these reasons, even though every fiber of her being screams at her to do so;
  • Is forced to take as many subjects as possible, and to take specific subjects regardless of whether she likes them or not;
  • She likes fiction and things generally seen as geeky, but isn't allowed to;
  • She dodges the friend/dating ban on people of 'lesser status' by only hanging out with them in Tallygarunga, so friends of the family won't tell on her - even if they're 2 hours away.
General Knowledge
  • Doesn't mind being called Amy instead of Meadow;
  • Has some health issues which remain undisclosed to the general public, but they had her be home schooled for the entirety of her childhood due to their seriousness;
  • Extremely late bloomer;
  • Cowardly;
  • Undecided regarding her future;
  • Has a mind-boggling distaste for a number of subjects she seems to enroll, and her grades suffer a little because of it;
  • Occasional spurts of geeky knowledge despite seeming anything but;
  • Okay with small groups but uncomfortable in large gatherings.
Personal
Personality

Meadow is a diligent and intelligent young woman whom dreams of becoming a nurse, just so she can prevent people from suffering through what she's endured all her life - or, at least, help them and comfort them. Knowing the path is extra difficult to take for someone as fragile as her, she works extra hard to ensure she's ahead of the curve and earns her spot out of merit rather than pity.

She is friendly in moderation, having no problem laughing and joking around her friends, although she doesn't like being loud, or reckless. Her speech tends to deviate from anything more than PG, and the company she keeps often reflects that. Despite this, she's very permissive in general as she knows the feeling of being shut down and told 'to behave as she's expected' all too well.

She is considerate of other's thoughts and feelings, finding that mental wellness is as important as physical wellness out of her own experience with both matters. As such, she goes out of her way not to put anybody down and is rather easy-going, so long as she feels comfortable with what's going on. Of course, this is occasionally overpowered by the inevitable snark she displays when irritated, or how defensive she can get when teased over something, which she greatly dislikes. This often causes her to come across as more strict than she intends to be.

Having been at death's door one too many times, she's grown a bit hesitant of endangering herself in any way. She feels like she's clinging to life by the skin of her teeth, she'd much rather cut and run to preserve it for as long as she possibly can rather than put on a brave face and become collateral damage. This is also true emotionally, as she's terrified of defying her parents' choice of a career for her.

She is very honest about her feelings - to herself, that is. Fear overtakes her divulging much about herself to anyone else, scared it'll spread and reach her parents' ears somehow. As such, while she's aware of them, she's mostly incapable of dealing with them due to depriving herself from their optimal outlet.

Appearance

Meadow is a young woman who's met a massive growth spurt very recently. She was once known to be frail, weak, small kid whom hadn't seemingly gone through puberty despite her age; but once her sixteenth anniversary hit, pubescence hit her like a freight train. If people only saw her in the beginning of the school year, they wouldn't have recognized her at this point.

She stands at the average height of 163 cm and sports long, brown, rich wavy hair that's loose most of the time. She has blue eyes and smiles rather easily, although her cheeks are prone to go red due to shyness and embarrassment around certain folks.

She lacks fitness because of her health issues, although she tries to make up for this by walking everywhere. Said health issues seem to be under control at this point, so she doesn't look sickly in the least anymore, being able to pass for an able-bodied student with no trouble.

Relationships
Friends

Meadow is a friendly girl (unlike a few specific friends of hers would have you believe) who tries her best to be considerate of others and help them as needed (but, if tutoring or healing is involved, that usually comes at a price). While it's fairly easy to befriend her, her tendency to stay away from social events, outings and the like makes it so she doesn't actually have many friends to begin with.

Once a bond has been established, depending on how much she cares for the person in particular, she inadvertently veers into the 'mother hen' and 'tough love' territories - she's afraid of having something so precious to her suffer and/or being taken away, and so she tries to look out for them almost like a helicopter parent, even over minor things. This sometimes leads to arguments during which she affirms she's behaving the way she is for the other person's own good.

Family

The relationship Meadow has with her parents is toxic, to put it lightly. She has grown to resent them greatly due to them forcing her to carry herself in certain ways and attempting to curtail her future so to have her pursue specific things only they away, as well as put severe restrictions in her social life and activities. She's starting to show some defiance to this, even if indirectly. Even if she feels very negatively about them, however, she can't bring herself to hate them, even going so far as to worry about whatever may happen to them and how they may feel once she's gone.

Given the fact her sister left and was subsequently cut off and disowned, Meadow never had much of a chance to bond with her throughout her upbringing. Only recently they've regained more contact with each other, as the Flinders wishes to break from from their parents' grasp and Issy is attempting to gain legal guardianship over the teenager.

Lovers

Meadow has no experience whatsoever when it comes to anything physical or romantic. While she crushes very easily on people (for short periods of time too - it's common for her to have multiple crushes in one year), she lacks the courage to pursue it and they inevitably fizzle out over time. As far as more physical things go, she's a bit against the gratuitous nature of flings in her point of view, wanting to save herself for a relationship; and even within one she'd find herself having a hard time going through the motions due to heavy personal insecurities.

Haters

While she's quite amicable, it's not uncommon for her to have an enemy or two - whether they be people who put those whom she cares about in harms way, or bullies. She's an easy target due to her cowardly ways, and perpetrators aren't likely to see much of a response unless one of her 'pitbull-like' friends (as she likes to put it) happens to be nearby and witnessing the problem.

Given her mostly passive way of dealing with these people, she often resorts to simply avoiding them and hoping the problem will go away with time.

The story so far
History

Meadow Amy Richards was born to a prestigious pureblood family. She was the second child, and, unfortunately, was considered the disappointment out of the two due to being very sickly from the moment of birth. It's a miracle that she survived, and that doesn't even speak for how tumultuous her healthcare was throughout her life.

Due to this, she was confined to her bedroom most of her young life. Her body couldn't withstand going to school - instead, she was home schooled. Still obsessed with status, her parents pushed her in this education, often too hard. She came to crave fleeing and leaving Melbourne behind, but she couldn't. That was, until her body started to get better.

Her body managed to strengthen itself just enough by the time she could enroll in a proper magical education. While her parents were momentarily considering not letting her go, they soon became keen on the thought of having someone else deal with the responsibility - they didn't want to be permanently thought of as 'that one couple with the pathetic daughter'. She was sent there and told to stay in the dorms after making a laundry list of behavioral demands she was too scared not to comply with.

Being enrolled in Tallygarunga gave her a much needed medicine she had never been given before in her short lifetime - pure, unbridled energy. She visibly improved both physically and mentally when exposed to something outside of her bedroom's walls, and speech that didn't sound like either parent's berating voice. This also meant she could meet with her sister more often, whom was at the tail end of her studies herself. She fit right in with the crowd, and found her calling very quickly - nursing.

No matter how involved she became in studying and friendship, however, there was always a voice in the back of her mind - she can't be a nurse, or she'll be disowned. She can't befriend a good portion of people in the school, or she'll be disowned. She should focus on finding a fine suitor to marry, or she'll be disowned. This inner conflict affects her every day reasoning, and she sorely needs to find a source of courage to finally defy the Richards family once and for all.

---

After the debacle that was accidentally revealing Travis' condition to her own roommate during the 2018 Winter Ball, Meadow was forced to return home without having much of a chance to make up for it. Upon her return, she and her best friend had a much needed argument (which involved her barging in through the Bourke Common Room and into the boys' dormitories) which led to her doubling down on the need to create an effective potion to help him cope with his condition.

Another argument erupted not too long after, during the first break of her academic career wherein she made the case to stay in school (and succeeded, no less). This one led to a change of mindset - instead of suffocating Travis with her need to watch over him, she'd be there for him every step of the way to be his light and lifeline when need be. Afterwards, she decided to become a frequent helper in the nurse's office, not only for the extra points, but to be able to nurture her natural healing talent and improve on the potion that would help Travis out with his plight.

As time went on, she's displayed bits and pieces of occasional bravery rather than cowardice. One could argue she's changing fundamentally, and preparing herself to take on her parents and her worst fears.

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