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Lily's Characters Always up for plotties and connections and threads, post below with ideas! Jez 25(?) | Actress, Princess, and Supermum | Melbourne Jez would be recognisable from her former role in Neighbours as well as a few movies, though more commonly known around Narrie as the eldest of Stu's brood of Blair kids. She's certainly gained a small brood of her own so far. She's happy-go-lucky and loves her family and making friends. Could use: friends, stalkers fans, other mums, family members (I have a Blair family tree, ask if you want to see it!), rivals, and well... any other plot ideas. Auds 25 | The Headmaster's Not-Wife (the one who really organises Tally) | Narragyambie This British-born gal came over to Narrie around 7 or so years ago, and has won the hearts of a lot of its residents since, especially in the past few years, during which she has kept the Headmaster of Tally more organised than he's ever been, not to mention she is known for throwing the best parties in town. Not surprisingly, she spends so much time organising Alan, that she doesn't go out partying or clubbing nearly as much as she used to, but she seems oddly content. Could use: friends, troublemakers, guys who're terrible choices for dating, awkward buddies, people who love fun, people who like to take advantage of others. Arti 22 | Musician & Artist | Melbourne She's been touring Europe for the past couple of years or so, but prior to that Arti was the solemn girl in Tally with the French accent, who ended up being abused by her father and was adopted by the former Deputy Headmaster and his wife. Recent years, she's come into her own as an accomplished artist, and is in the process of helping a friend set up a gallery while she works out what she would like to do next. Could use: friends, an art gallery partner, the musically or art inclined, troublemakers, a traumatic ghost from her past (ask for details if interested), and so on. Rosie 257 (license says 34) | Doctor/Healer, Non-human Support Networker | Narragyambie Rosie has settled into life in the country town over the past few years or so, and has been a reliable local doctor, as well as on call for St Ringo's. In between work, she tends to travel a bit, studying strange and obscure medical conditions. She's still hurting about the loss of her daughter, which makes her very protective of her remaining family, and she is dedicated to her support group for non-humans and making sure the same doesn't happen to others. Could use: friends, patients, other non-humans for the support network, blasts from the past, perhaps a dangerous person who doesn't like non-humans. Stu 51 | Federal Minister of Magic, Co-owner of The Drunken Roo | Narragyambie and Melbourne Since all his children have grown up and moved out of home, Stuart tends to work a lot more, so that he doesn't end up with too much time up his sleeve to wallow in the misfortunes of recent years. He also tends to concentrate more on other peoples' problems and currently provides support for his two best friends, Alan and Kate. He's been diagnosed with depression, which he keeps to himself, not wanting to worry people, and seems to have given up on the idea of dating or relationships. Could use: friends and drinking buddies, people with young kids (for when he's babysitting his grandkids), Ministry folk, a line of swooning women, old rivals (or boyfriends that he's pissed off just by being him), teens in the sports that he coaches (cricket, basketball, AFL), or people who may know his mother who manages a reserve for endangered wildlife and magical creatures (that is now owned under her son's name). Cait 36 | Counselor, DADA Professor, Psychologist, Profiler, Author | Narragyambie and Melbourne This lady's had a pretty difficult life when it comes to the people she cares about, having lost most of her family while a teenager, when things were beginning to go down at Hogwarts, living through the battle itself, and then losing her brother some years later as well, becoming the guardian of her niece. Not that anyone in her new home would know much of that, only that she's worked with the Ministry in the UK and is a bestselling author. She's friendly if perhaps a little quiet, will help someone if they look like they need it, and tends to mother younger people a bit. Could use: friends, colleagues, awkward encounters, probably to be dragged out to have fun every now and then. Cass 18 | Seventh Year student (2018), Junior Dance Instructor | Narragyambie Being the niece and charge of her aunt, she naturally had to move to Australia with her (of course, being in danger back home was another good reason to move). She's seen her own fair share of tragedy, but tries to concentrate on the positives in life, as well as the fact that she intends to be someone who will help others, like her aunt has done for years. Flirty, boisterous, fun-loving and good-natured, she tends to brighten a room when she walks in. Could use: friends, partners in mischief, victims of her wiles, bullies to antagonise, someone who really gets her. Gem 22 | VMU Student, Performer | Melbourne A single mum with an attitude, it generally depends on what the other person around her is like as to whether said 'tude is good or bad. She's pretty easy going and free-spirited, feeling like stress is for people who don't know how to enjoy what they have. She faces her problems head on and pretty bluntly. Though despite her generally relaxed nature, she has a scorching temper if someone presses the wrong button. Could use: friends, past flings, band mates (see wanteds), other mums to chill with, fellow VMU students, people who enjoy some good music.
Alrighty, here be the characters unfortunate enough to be written by me---Mousie! Alan Burdett 50 | Headmaster of Tallygarunga | Profile Aside from a few years studying in Melbourne, Alan has always lived in Narrie. Most people either know him, or know of him. Alan went to Tallygarunga, was sorted into Spencer, and completed seventh year as Head Boy to the great surprise of everyone who knew him. His love of potions (and explosions) got him through a teaching degree at VMU, and he went immediately to begin teaching at Tallygarunga in 1991. In 1996 he was promoted to "Head of Spencer", in 1997 he did double duty as Head of Spencer and Deputy Headmaster---and in 1999, Alan stepped into the role of Headmaster after the retirement of Philip Knightley at the end of the 1998 school year. Alan has six siblings, of which he is the eldest. His parents ran a dairy farm on the outskirts of Narrie, now a small hobby farm operated by his brothers Stephen and Barry. Marie and Laurie Burdett now live in town in a small house that Alan doesn't like. He's likely to know students past and present, his staff (obviously), and be familiar with ministry workers. Those who live in Narrie will certainly know him by reputation at least. Alan's lack of luck in love is also something of a town legend, although since he had to kick his unreliable wife out of the house for the sake of their children, it's not something anyone jokes about anymore. Adele DeVylissea 35* | Tallygarunga Librarian | Profile Adele came to Narrie in 2006, when her car ran out of fuel and she decided she might as well stay. She'd been driving blindly to escape her latest heartache (David had called it quits and left), and Narrie is just where she ended up. She met Alan at the bar of The Drunken Roo, he convinced her to apply for the History of Magic position that was open at Tally. He's regretted that conversation ever since. Adele is mostly known for who she used to be. Wild and irresponsible, Adele undermined Alan's authority any chance she got. When she could be bothered, Adele was an excellent teacher but for the most part she really didn't care. She's been through several tortured relationships, mostly with whoever will pay attention to her. She had a daughter (Lauren) with Alan, a son (Caleb) with another professor, used Keith Anderson when she felt like it, and married known-criminal Thomas Sollozzo. She did reunite with David, and the two were married for a while--but as always, she couldn't make it last. She also has twin daughters to Australian Minister of Magic Stuart Blair from an encounter long before her Narrie days. Adele is known to be sarcastic and intimidating, not afraid of spending money, loves a drink, has some serious parental issues, and still carries a bit of that wild reputation with her. Those who have only known her more recently are able to recognise that she has calmed in recent years, and is an extremely devoted mother to her son Caleb. And that she's also mostly sober these days. Adele's age is also a mystery. Somehow she seems to age backwards. These days she claims "thirty-five or thereabouts", though when married to David Tallenery she was willing to go as high as 47. She never gives a straight answer when asked her age. Katherine Belmont 48 | Headmistress of Penrose | Profile Kate has been the Headmistress of the Penrose School for Young Witches since 2006, a fact that makes her feel old as hell. A few years younger than Alan, she first met him at an inter-school event and thus began an on-again/off-again relationship that ended any time she felt like Alan was getting too serious about things. She was briefly married to Seth Rice, who she claims is the dullest human to ever walk the earth. But it made her elitist parents happy. Kate isn't often liked by those who knew Alan during their rocky relationship. She has a reputation for being snobby and ruthless, which is more attributed to the fact that she's a Penrose girl than anything Kate actually is. Kate is stand-offish around new faces, which doesn't help. Always impeccably dressed, Kate stands out in rural Narrie as a city-slicker. However, she did play a big part in the development of the Whitlam Bilby Wing at Tallygarunga, and since her marriage to Matt has become more of a familiar (and friendly) face in the town. Or at least was, until Matt's accident. After that she withdrew back to Melbourne and is only now starting to come back out. Améa Nedvidek (du Contiaea) 25 | Unemployed | Profile Améa went to Tally for a while, where she tried three times to complete fourth year before dropping out to move in with her husband. She was sorted into Sturt, and initially known for her eerie silence. Over time, Améa did begin to speak---but still only rarely. Even now, Améa's grasp of the English language is limited. She was also known for being the weird daughter of the rebellious professor and librarian Adele DeVylissea. Améa married Zane Nedvidek against the wishes of her family, and was kept almost entirely in his company alone for some years. Now she has returned to Narrie and is trying to re-make a life for herself with the support of her family. She is most likely to be known by those who were at Tally from 2008-2012. Aiden Longhurst 15 | Flinders Fifth Year | Profile Aiden is the younger half-brother of Matt Belmont, currently attending Tally as a Flinders student. Aiden's biggest struggle in life is the sense of powerlessness he feels when others around him are hurting, and this is driving him toward a career in magical medicine. Since Matt's accident, Aiden has devoted himself to finding a way to wake his brother up. Aiden lives with his other half-brother Adam, Adam's long-term partner Cass, and his younger sister Valerie. When he first started as a Bilby kid, Aiden was known as the "tragedy kid". The novelty wore off over the years, but Aiden still fights to be seen as something more than his awful past. Students currently attending Tally are likely to know him. Matthew Belmont 50 | Owner of The Drunken Roo | Profile Matt dumped his father's last name shortly after getting married to Kate, deciding he didn't want his children to bear the name. He took on "Belmont" instead, his mother's maiden name. He went to Tally alongside Alan Burdett and Stuart Blair, another Spencer---though he admits he probably shouldn't have been there at all. Matt's magical ability is almost zero, and he was the most not-Spencer-y Spencer in the history of the school. After Tally, he took on a job at The Drunken Roo, earning very little and working too much. When the owner died, he was shocked to discover the business had been left to him, and he renovated and re-built the place into what it is today. Matt's hard work made him a common name in Narrie, in both muggle and magical wizarding circles. In 2012, he was hit by a tram in Melbourne and has been in a coma ever since. Though Matt has been away for a long time, he isn't forgotten. Only those who are new to Narrie since 2012 are unaware of who he is, and what his situation is.
Ravioli A little bit about me and my roleplaying habits: one, I clearly have a very bad sense of humor. two, you should usually expect a reply from me in one to three days - when life gets busy, I'll let you know! three, I'm usually open to pretty much everything, so go ahead and throw ideas and threads at me at any time! four, I really enjoy spontaneity and surprise in rp, so I don't plot a lot! I plot to get a general direction or idea, but I like for actual stories and relationships to develop in writing. So I'm actually a terrible plotter, but that doesn't mean in any way that I'm not super excited to play with you! Mary Ohara Quircky 29 years old Charms Professor Mary's a muggleborn from Melbourne, who's still pretty attached to her muggle side. Her muggle little brother is probably the most important person in the world for her, she taught at a muggle school for a couple of years, and since she discovered animated gifs as an alternative to those lifeless muggle pictures, she's been an instagram-habitual. Her big thing is people. She's permanently fascinated by the people she meets, and she can be a bit too curious about how people work. This translates into a friendly, incisive, and terribly annoying personality, as well as bioth a completely lack of respect for personal space, and a honest, uninterested attention to her friends' life. Plot points, or where you come in! Legilimency - What better way to get in people's head than to actually get in people's heads? Learning legilimency has been a long-term goal for Mary, who is unfortunately not a particularly skilled witch. Luckily for me, that means she'll be working on it a lot, and she needs your character's head to train in! Back at Tally - As a teacher, she's caring and attentive to individual students' needs, though she can sometimes lack on exigence and the capacity of standing her ground. Mary's been a teacher at Tally for about a year, and being back at Tally reminds her how much of not a skilled witch she is. She loves the kids, but she often wonders if they wouldn't be better off with someone brighter. Shrunken heads and the not exactly dead - She keeps a collection of shrunken heads in her office and one named Frank as her keychain, which is likely to not sit well with some people. Paired with her habit of chatting with portraits and photographs, it's one of the ways Mary has of investigating people without having to bother everyone she knows. Your ideas, or where I come in! Mary's intrusive, open-hearted and a little bit obnoxious, which can make it easy to use her as a plot device! If you need someone who will snoop around, ask all the questions she shouldn't and/or do something completely careless out of some sense of curiosity, she's your girl!
Penny Quinland Penny, just a tiny bab that is part of Magical Law Enforcement in Victoria. For now, she works under special assignments, but the plan is to eventually get her heading up a subdivision that works with art risk magical kids (abuse, neglect, and dependency cases). The Division of Protection and Permanency.... Okay so it's a working title. But there has got to be people who are specially trained for situations like these, and Penny is determined and stubborn enough to make sure that it happens. She has a daughter, Lily, and she's gonna be 7 this December. Penny is a proud momma and her cubicle at work is plastered with photos and drawings. Plotting wise, Penny has been stationed at Tally for the year while a dangerous wizard is on the lose, as an extra level of protection. Her skills with helping kids in dangerous situations made her a good choice to send to the school and is available to students who might feel they need to talk to someone from the ministry. As an alumni of Tally herself, she's enjoying being back at school and closer to her daughter. Past professors and peers are welcome to hang out with her! She's not really open for romance plots, but, if you are interested in giving it a go, there is Kristen, Lilys second mum and Pennys housemate. 26 | DMLE Special Assignments Siwan Llewellyn Siwan is a Flinders student, just recently moved to Narrie, and hopefully wont move again. This is her third school since she was 7 and is honestly tired of moving. She's friendly enough, but her constant moving around and travels have made her a bit reluctant to make close friends. Her dad teaches at Tally and he recently bought a house to prove how rooted they are. he might have gone overboard for just the two of them, and eventually Siwan might start inviting friends over for the weekend. There's plenty of room. Siwan is still figuring herself out, and she's approaching graduation with no definite plan for her future. She hasn't told her dad yet, but she wants to take a gap year and maybe do some traveling on her own, or perhaps with some friends. She didn't really want to follow her father into medicine, and had always been adamant about that, but it's very clear that she's got a knack for it. Perhaps having someone to encourage that interest and skill, or someone introducing something new to her that she would be super skilled at is a good thing. She's got a knack for languages as well, so will often interact with international students in whatever their common language is that is not english. I'm nto gonna close the door on any crushes or romance, but I'm nto super set out for it either. I'll go for it only if it develops naturally. 16 | Flinders Susan Summers Susan used to be on a very different path in her life. Her mother and father treated her time at Tally as a phase, and were certain that once she had graduated, she would return to the muggle world to live the rest of her life as a housewife to some rich kid of someone that the family knew. Susan did not agree with that at all, and no amount of talking and trying to prove herself would change their minds, and so when she was 15, she left them to seek help from Alan Burdett, which lead to Laurie and Marie Burdett taking her in and Susan became someone better than she could have hoped for. She's not very adept at casting, but not for lack of trying. It is through her research, carefully kept personal journals, and study of magical theory that Susan came to believe that her abilities as a Dreamwalker dampen her casting abilities. What she lacks in one area, she makes up for in other areas of study and creativity to make up for her shortcomings. I would love to have classmates from Tally and VMU for her. Maybe even family? And even more fun, another Dreamwalker that she can bother endlessly, because really there is not enough literature about these powers, and there definitely should be! 23 | VMU Theoretical Magic & Research So I like plotting and planning out threads, so just toss ideas at me and we can definitely work something out. I am also trying to be less rigid in my plotting so I mean really just toss an idea at me, and we can try to make it work. I dont want to burn myself out, so I'm nto going to be taking on more than three, maybe 5 threads at a time, considering I have three active characters. I would like to complete one before taking on another if I feel like I'm at my limit, so there might be some waiting involved. I hope you guys understand.