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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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a non-canon au potterverse roleplay
November, 2019 :: Spring

Taylor Woods

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About Taylor Woods

  • Birthday 05/24/2004

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    Taylor Cory Woods
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  • Birthplace
    Ballarat, Victoria, Australia
  • Year Level
    Fifth Year
  • Job Title
    Broomstick Racer, Quidditch Seeker
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  • Played By
    Alex Pettyfer

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    Bloodwood, 12 3/4'', Griffin Tail Hair
  • Patronus
    N/A (would be Lynx)

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  1. Class Astronomy Term 4 - Just Above Our Heads

    Taylor found himself momentarily distracted as he spotted a girl whom seemed to be around his age stroll into the classroom, one he hadn't seen before - given his social circles, that was a rarity. Yet, there was something about her that held his attention. He couldn't quite pinpoint what it was, but he could hardly focus enough to even catch the girl's name as she introduced herself; and, as the lights were dimmed to nothing in the classroom so the lecture could continue, the Bourke found himself clearing his throat and shaking his head to get a hang of himself, resentful that the stars in the sky were bright enough to illuminate the red tinge of his cheeks. He shifted uncomfortably for a few brief moments before settling down and looking up, holding his bruised side still. While he wasn't necessarily in the mood for a deep dive into anything academic, he would be lying if he were to say the little show above them wasn't absolutely awe inspiring, spectacular and quite humbling to see. While Astronomy wasn't his favorite subject he'd always held a sense of respect for how insignificant they all were in the grand scheme of things, and that they were lucky to live in a window of time within the universe to be able to witness nearly everything it had to offer before the various bodies outside their galaxy went so far out of the way they'd no longer be seen from the Milky Way. He decided to reply that time, if only to pay his respects to outer space at least once. Plus, with the year he'd lead in Quidditch, he wanted to stiff the Sturts whenever he could. "There's a difference of brightness in the stars." That much was clear, as his gaze was glued to the light show above the classroom. "The fainter ones all look white, though the brighter ones seem to have color to them... Say, Betelgeuse over there looks reddish." The boy pointed at it, before going to another one. "And Sirius looks blue. While the one star we see during the day, our Sun, is yellow."
  2. Class Astronomy Term 4 - Just Above Our Heads

    Whoever had scheduled classes on a Friday night was a complete and utter sadist in Taylor's book. It just greatly shortened the weekend as far as he was concerned, and as a Quidditch player, it was something he was sorely needing in quite the literal sense, especially after the week he was having. The match against Greyheme was in three days time and as such both his teams worked overtime to cram in some extra training. Taylor saw how it was necessary, but as he was only a second string and couldn't hope to make it to the main team during that match at all, he couldn't say he appreciated being a human pinata on the field for extra long. Seekers were the most common target of Bludgers, after all, and so his body felt like it was on fire in the worst of ways. The Bourke Captain decided it was prudent to train until extra late and Taylor barely had any time to get anything in his stomach after the grueling training session before it was time for Astronomy. He managed to take a shake along with him as he jogged to the Astronomy Tower to make it in time of class, reaching its doors just in time to overhear that students could come in to class with their nourishment for a change. He didn't need to hear it twice, walking into the room while sipping his beverage through the cup's straw. Sitting down on one of the many seats surrounding the center of the room (and the Professor), Taylor dropped his bag at his feet and leaned back on his chair in an effort to relax a little. He didn't bother retrieving any materials to write anything pertaining the class down; instead, one hand gripped the shake cup, while the other discreetly gripped his side. He had been clipped by a Bludger in such a way he was fairly positive the entire area was bruised, but was trying not to show pain. Nevertheless his jaw was minimally clenched as he struggled to stay comfortable. He didn't bother replying to the Professor, quietly sipping his drink as he went on, giving the opportunity to other students instead. He needed to break through his exhaustion to be able to pay attention first anyway, and that would likely take a little while. 'Sadist isn't even enough to describe it...'
  3. 2019 Bourke Quidditch Team Roster

    CAPTAIN: Aspen Clarke MAIN TEAM Keeper: Chaser #1: Aspen Clarke Chaser #2: Chaser #3: Beater #1: Seonyeon Oh Beater #2: Seeker: Taylor Woods SECOND STRINGS N/A [NOTE: You'll only be counted for the team upon entry into the club. Yearly, there will be a purge so to remove inactive/graduated characters. Any inactive character in the main team can be replaced.]
  4. 2019 School Year Enrollment

Taylor Cory Woods
Broomstick Racer, Quidditch Seeker Fifth Year
15 year old Halfblood Human He/Him
Age  15
Date of Birth May 24th, 2004
Birthplace Ballarat, Victoria, Australia
Occupation Broomstick Racer, Quidditch Seeker
Player  ✩ Kirupachi
Blood Status Halfblood
Species Human
Pronouns He/Him
Patronus N/A (would be Lynx)
Wand Bloodwood, 12 3/4'', Griffin Tail Hair
Play-by Alex Pettyfer
  • 1st Year - Current: Tallygarunga, Bourke House
  • Slight inferiority complex;
  • Took to boxing and racing just so not to let his repressed anger overcome him;
  • Educated and knowledgeable on a variety of topics;
  • Unsure of his future;
  • Crushes on others too easily;
  • Very observant;
  • Starting to resent his mother for how he turned out.
General Knowledge
  • Violet Woods' twin brother, younger, born in a different day;
  • Broomstick racer and runs a racing ring in the Murrigal Bushland;
  • Quidditch Seeker with a bright future ahead of him;
  • Boxer;
  • Serious but able to relax and joke around;
  • Prone to getting into fights over someone looking at Violet the wrong way;
  • Prefers using his hands to get things done rather than magic;
  • Enjoys reading all sorts of books, both fiction and non-fiction;
  • Goes fishing in his spare time, mostly by himself.

Taylor is a serious young man with an intimidating presence, something he uses to his advantage when deemed necessary. He is respectful of others for the most part, being polite towards practically anyone unless given a strong reason not to do so (such as messing with his twin sister, at which point he turns violent). While the seriousness can come across as him being a solitary person, this could not be further from the truth - he maintains a close circle of friends he's quite fond of and can let his guard down around them, joke around and get into trouble. It should not be mistaken for quietness either as he speaks his mind when he feels like it.

He detests to show weakness in any way, cramming his feelings down as much as possible. It's rare to catch him in a vulnerable moment outside of when he snaps. Such temper explosions are a direct consequence of it, although they have been getting better and better throughout the fifth year as Taylor has found an outlet to vent his frustrations instead of letting it all build within him like he used to, being less of a ticking time bomb nowadays.

He's very observant, often picking up on things most won't, and is able to pick up on subtle changes in the people he knows well as a result. While he lacks the emotional know-how to tackle those issues he still awkwardly tries his best, at which point his stunted upbringing becomes very visible to the world. His good nature seems to find a way to make things work nevertheless and he's seen as a good friend despite his inadequacy in some problems.

While he's not the best student of the bunch, his work ethic can't be denied. Students of his sport have already spotted him as a potential new contender in the AQL upon his graduation (something he's not entirely sure he wants to pursue) due to his dedication and talent. He feels like these comments are overblown as his status as a protector has contributed to simplicity and humility on his part, though that can often cross over to him feeling inferior to others.

He's more well read and educated than his grades would tell you. Taylor spends a lot of his time reading, something that's been described in the past as a surprising fact about someone who seems to think with his fists first and brain second. He has the potential for more but his priorities are switched, but he's starting to think it's worth an investment for the same of guaranteeing entry in VMU in the future so he can properly provide for his family in case Quidditch isn't in the cards.

Taylor is very reliable and loyal, to the point of self sacrifice. To him it's a no brainer to stand up for those he cares for - he doesn't even think of it as 'bravery' so much as it being the right thing to do, standing unshakable by their side no matter what's to come.


Standing at 181 cm, Taylor towers over his twin sister to such a degree people often mistake him for being an older brother despite the fact they're twins. His build is athletic, lean and well defined from hours spent practicing boxing in the local dojo, and he seems to be mindful of his diet, something that certainly helps maintaining the physique.

His hair is blonde like his father's, and he often lets it grow slightly long before getting a proper haircut. Whether it's worn wild or combed depends on the day but he's biased towards letting it be unkempt, if anything to look less intimidating than he has to be. His eyes are green with a strange hint of blue to them, and his face is perpetually clean-shaven, displaying a strong jawline.

He's seen mostly in his school uniform out of not having much of a fashion sense. Anything worn outside of it is often Violet's choice as he trusts her judgement on what looks good and what doesn't, otherwise he'd throw a plain T-shirt and sweatpants on and be happy with it.


Taylor has a close circle of friends with whom he does everything - from studying to chatting to competing to having adventures to getting themselves in trouble, among various other things. He's seen as a loyal friend and ally, and despite his serious demeanor he's able to let his guard down around those he cares about and can kick back and have a good time fairly easily.


Taylor finds it that he related more to his Muggle father than his mother, mostly because he prefers to take matters into his own hands rather than magic it all away. As far as his mother is concerned, there's a sense of resentment slowly building up over the way she's raised him. He occasionally feels like an afterthought and that Violet is the star in their mother's eyes, although he doesn't hold it against his twin.

With Violet he's thick as thieves and wouldn't have it any other way. Not only does he feel responsible for the girl in multiple ways, she's his closest friend and confidant, and the one person who knows how his mind truly works.


Taylor doesn't have much in the way of experience at all out of stifling his own feelings - while he can get crushes fairly easily he's not the type to make a move, often thinking the other person can do better. Save for something brutally changing his mindset it's very likely anything in this realm will need a push as he won't be the one approaching.


Of these he has plenty, mostly people he's punched out over the years. He holds a grudge, becoming vicious in speech towards a person he has a strong reason to dislike and putting them down as a kneejerk need to protect those around him. Perhaps he needs to learn a thing or two about being able to forgive people.

The story so far

Taylor was one of two twins born to Ava, a pureblood witch hailing from the United Kingdom, and and Craig Woods, a Muggle residing in Ballarat. He was the second to greet the world, following his sister Violet by a few minutes. However, as she was born near midnight and he was born after it, the twins have different birthdays. This wasn't the only stark difference that made itself visible while the pair grew up but it was certainly a prelude for what was to come.

Their mother had been a part of the Avery family in Britain, one of the Sacred Twenty-Eight. She had never subscribed to the blood purity movement that had engulfed their family to the point of obsession, departing the country as soon as she possibly could. She raised her children with the same mindset: nobody was inferior. Everyone was to be accepted. Her children were halfbloods as a result of having a Muggle parent, further cementing her stance on the matter, but that didn't mean all sense of traditionalism was gone from the woman.

There was enough of it for her to raise Taylor specifically as a provider and a protector over Violet, while going easy on the little girl. That stifling upbringing was only helped by the closeness of the twins and Taylor was effectively fooled into believing the education he was put through was a necessity, it was his place in the family; he genuinely wanted to protect Violet from the world and unfortunately took his mother's advice to heart. It eventually led into problems with self expression as he was taught to stifle his emotions for the most part, which in turn also led into a myriad of anger issues.

The twins departed to Tallygarunga eventually to pursue an education in magic, as both displayed talent at sensibly the same time. It was here that Taylor found his first love: flying. Being more of a fan of speed than a team player proper, he became a seasoned Seeker for his House through the years. As far as his sister was concerned, he often got into fights with other students who dared try to bully her, having a zero tolerance for it. Many a times he was brought to the brink of expulsion but it was generally agreed he meant well.

During the fifth year he started to take on boxing as he was finally allowed to leave school grounds by his own two feet without someone watching over his shoulder, something that greatly enhanced his performance in fights - bullies have taken notice and are nowadays reluctant to approach Violet with ill intentions. He's also created a broomstick racing ring out in the Murrigal Bushland for the sake of appeasing his need for speed and to find a more positive outlet to vent his frustrations, something that's been steadily rising in popularity among the older students.

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