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The Open-Ended Questions

A. Please answer the following questions as elaborately as possible. (Remember, this part is only a requirement for your third to fifteenth character! However, if you want to have more input on where you character is sorted, then please answer #6!)

1) What would you consider to be your character's strengths, and your character's weaknesses? Elaborate on your answer.

s: she's charismatic, polite and sweet.
w: if it benefits her, she can be a bit of a snake.

2) What goals and objectives has your character set out in their life? Is it to be successful and rich? Is it to find happiness? Why?

Truth be told, she wants to be successful in life. Her family is powerful, sure, but she wants to make a name for herself. She wants to make it - big time. She wants to prove to her family that she doesn't need them to make it in life.

3) What's their ideal way of spending a free day? Why so?

She'd spend her free time in her house, taking pictures of the landscape and family members, or maybe in her room, listening to music whilst keeping up with the latest gossip.

4) If your character could only keep 5 possessions, what would they be? Why?

Her camera. It holds a lot of emotional value, not to mention it's her hobby. And passion, for that matter.
Her birth certificate, along with other important documents. What? You can never be too careful nowadays.
Her wand. She's a witch. It's important to have it with her at all times. Magic could get her out of (almost) any situation.
A picture of her, and her family - immediate and extended. They're the closest thing to her heart, and really, they motivate her to keep going. Admittedly it's because a small part of her wants to be more successful than all of them, but putting that aside - they're her family and she loves them.
A pearl necklace her father got her. It's expensive, not to mention it's downright beautiful.

5) What one thing would your character change about the wizarding society? Why?

There's nothing she'd change. Things are fine as they are, even with all the drama. In fact, she'd say that's the best part. It makes for a good story, after all, doesn't it?

The Sorting Quiz

B. Select the option that best fits your character. (Remember, this part is a requirement for every character you make! Please bold the answers from an IC Point of View, and mark in italics the answers from the OOC Point of View.)

1) Which type of spell is most useful?

A. A Complex Spell
B. A Spell Of Control
C. A Combat Spell
D. A Healing Spell

2) What is most important to you?

A. Grades.
B. Getting your way.
C. Life.
D. Friends and family.

3) What would you do if a teacher caught you cheating?

A. I'm the person people cheat off of.
B. I wouldn't get caught; I'm too slick.
C. I would deny the accusation until the teacher gives up.
D. I would 'fess up, apologize, and accept the consequences.

4) What matters most to your character?

A. Wisdom
B. Reputation
C. Success
D. Friendship

5) What's the best way to get things done?

A. Putting together a qualified team and completing the task efficiently.
B. Trick someone else into doing the work for you.
C. Get some friends together and lead them in the task.
D. The right way, no matter how long it takes.

The Character's Background

1) Give a description of your character's personality. Are you noble or sneaky? Arrogant or Humble? Anything about your character that might help the Sorting Hat decide. (Don't worry, you can copy this onto your character page later!) (Remember, personality must be at least one paragraph long for the first two characters, two paragraphs long for the third to eighth characters, and three paragraphs long for the ninth to fifteenth!)

Adelaide isn't as sweet as she's made out to be. Though she's your picture perfect girl, the one you can look at and think that's who I want to be, she's not someone you should judge by appearances. She's, to put it mildly, someone who watches out for herself. Though her family is her biggest priority, she knows her boundaries. She's not a snake - she wouldn't outright betray any of them, but she also wouldn't put herself in any line of fire for them.
She's reliable, most the time, and trustworthy, but she's equally as ambitious and driven. She knows her future will be bright and she's willing to do anything she can to make a name for herself. She wants to be big, be known everywhere - she craves attention, influence and power, and she's sure she can get it. It's all within her grasp - she's a Baudelaire, after all.
Not to be confused, though - Adelaide is still the girl you want to be friends with. She's charismatic, she's polite, and she's drop dead gorgeous. Adelaide isn't someone who sits in the sidelines - she's not quiet, she's not tamed, and though she's controlled, she can, at times, be more than anyone's bargained for. And this year? She plans to take over.

2) Write about the history of your character. How did they grow up? Is there an incident that made them the way they are? etc. (Again, you can copy this onto your character page later!) (Remember, history must at least be two paragraphs long for the first two characters, three paragraphs long for the third to eighth character, and four paragraphs long for the ninth to fifteenth character!)

The Baudelaire family had always been a respected and affluent family, hailing from Versailles, France. Historically, the Heraldic Family had been staunch and loyal advisors to the French Crown, which had not gone unnoticed. The Baudelaires held many Crownlands, titles and revere in Court. The Baudelaires were known for their shrewd, calculated and cunning ways. You see, while they were loyal to the crown, and carried out their orders dutifully, it was not done for King and Crown, necessarily. The Baudelaires had a family motto. Esto quod esse videris. 'Be what you seem to be'. They were seen to be loyal and powerful, so that is what they became. However, in 1789, when talks of a Revolution began spreading in France, the Baudelaires were the first of the Aristocracy to catch whiff of this. They were able to evade any collateral damage from the grisly affair by publicly showing their support to the resistance before the execution of Louis XVI in 1793. The Baudelaires here showed their true colours and ability to adapt into a position which resulted in the least amount of harm for themselves. Self preservation, and calculation is what allowed the Baudelaire's to flourish.
After the revolution, and the start of the French Empire under Napoleon Bonaparte, the ambitious Baudelaires began climbing the social ladder once more. They did so by taking control of French printing presses, and publishing pro-Napoleonic propaganda, and providing insights into his campaigns and conquests abroad. Slowly, they began to regain their name. By the fall of the Empire, after the Battle of Waterloo in 1815, the Baudelaire's did not require Napoleon or the approval of high society, because they had already become such influencers in the industry. They monopolised the newspaper market, and nothing would be published without their consent. As time went on, they retained their high societal position.
Never a family to stay content, the Baudelaires began expanding their empire. In 1905, Olivié Baudelaire and her husband, Bastien launched Baudelaire Sociétés (Baudelaire Corporations), an official producer and distributer or newspapers, magazines and academic journals in France. This period of the Baudelaire Family history was extremely exciting as radios were beginning to emerge, and by the start of the First World War, the Baudelaires began introducing Wireless to the Magical French Population. They would report the effects of the war to the magical community, and it was groundbreaking, as this was a concept completely newfangled to communities, who were so used to owl post delivering newspapers until then.
The Baudelaires enjoyed a modicum of success in France, but when the men of the family got called into war during the Second World War. Unable to avoid conscription, they went, and unfortunately, very few returned. The Baudelaires decided that, after the war and all the horrible effects it had on the family, they would relocate, and start afresh. The family had been wounded, and now it was time to heal. So, in 1947, two years after the war, The Baudelaires had set their affairs into order, and sorted out their business plans, and moved to Belgravia, in London. London had been equally economically and sociopolitically devestated by the war, but the Baudelaire's saw this as an opportunity for them to take over the markets immediately. What was innovative about the Baudelaire Corp. moving to the UK was that they still continued to trade in France, along with their new startups in England. This system allowed them to make twice as much as they used to, and it meant that the family could spend summers and winters in France, whilst remaining in London for business seasons.
All was well for a while, until there was a slight problem in France. Gaspard Baudelaire's father, Augustiné, was found guilty for embezzling funds from Baudelaire Sociétés in France to pay for illegal nontradeable goods on the down low. Augustiné was jailed, but his wife and only son fled back to London to safety. The French faction of Baudelaire Corporations was shut down and disbanded, so all they had now was the London Office. Gaspard, at the tender age of eighteen, now had the business thrust upon his shoulders. But Gaspard had always inherited his father's business acumen, so he took to it like a moth to a flame. He married his childhood sweetheart, Mirabelle DuBois, a silvertongued journalist who spun words into gold. It was a perfect match. Mirabelle produced content, and Gaspard distributed it nationwide. The company was back on it's feet, and soon Gaspard and Mirabelle had to consider the future of the company. With Gaspard being an only child, finding a successor was of utmost importance. They had three children. First was Charlemagne, the intelligent and innovative eldest son. A bright Ravenclaw alum, Charlemagne married fellow Ravenclaw Céline LeClair. Next was Olympé, a talented and shrewd businesswoman. Olympé was no-nonsense and loyal to the Baudelaire name and family. She was so devoted that when she married a Wizarding Wireless Network executive, Francois Mercier, she kept her maiden name, along with giving it to her children. Finally, they had Cyril. The youngest of the siblings, and the most talented. Charming and gregarious, but far too lazy to unleash his full potential; Cyril took to living a life of luxuriousness and decadence. After Gaspard died from natural causes, Charlemagne took over as Managing Director and CEO of Baudelaire Corporations, with Olympé, Cyril, Mirabelle, Céline and Francois making up the Board of Directors.
Adelaide is the third child of Olympé and Francois. She's always been a wonderful child - amazing grades, the willingness to put herself out there, her natural charisma, it all makes it hard to see Adelaide as anything less than she really is - the poster perfect child. She's always done what she can to be close to her family, but even she knows boundaries when she sees them. Her family is one of her biggest priorities, but the arts have always been another. She's an amazing photographer, and in the end, it's a passion she can pursue if all else goes wrong.
Her first time using a camera was when she was young - it wasn't at a social gathering, just an intimate moment with her family. She realized it was a viable way to record moments with her family, with her friends - her entire life, preserved in pictures. From that moment, you always saw her with a camera - she was always taking pictures, left and right, of her family above all else. Her first signs of magic were, as a matter of fact, caused by the fact that her camera had stopped working. She didn't fix it - if only she did. No. All she did was make it worse, and make the batteries go up in flames.
She got a new camera, of course she did, but that had been her first. A memory in itself. And she lost it. It was bothersome, but hey, life went on - she was set to learn how to practice magic when the time came. And indeed the time came. She was eleven when she started at Hogwarts, and was promptly sorted into WIP. She's been there some time now, but it hasn't all been as smooth as she'd hoped. Stereotypes are everything, it seems, and Adelaide has work to do - she's more than what people think her to be. She just has to prove it.
The Baudelaire's flourished, continuing the business, with the late Gaspard's grandchildren even getting involved in the family business. All was well, until Charlemagne died. The news came as a shock to all, as he was not of ill health. A fishing trip to Weymouth, Devon went south when allegedly, Gaspard's boat capsized due to a freak wave and ill timing of the tide. The coronor's official cause of death was drowning, and that was that. Questions arose from the death - what was he doing away from the group? Why were there no witnesses? Was there any foul play? But the most important one remained unanswered: who will take over the company? Gaspard died at the age of 47, so his will was incomplete. He had not named a successor yet, and it could have been anyone - from his siblings to his children to his siblings' children. The possibilities were endless, and the Baudelaire's now find themselves facing the biggest challenge: to remain united as a family as they choose a successor.

3) Write about your character's appearance. What do they look like? Are you planning on using a certain model for your character? If you already have a picture in mind, you can put it here!

Her FC is Camila Mendes.

4) Is your character a Pure-Blood, Half-Blood or Muggle-Born? Do you have any notable magical relations? (Remember, you cannot be related to important Harry Potter characters!)


5) Does your character have any special magical abilities? Or special abilities in general (photographic memory, etc.)? Is he or she of a different magical race, such as Veela, Vampire, Werewolf or the like? Part or half of that magical race counts! (Remember, you cannot have a character with special abilities/of a different magical race as one of your first two characters!)


6) What year is your character in?

Fourth Year

OOC Questions

C. These do not affect what house you're sorted to, but everybody must answer them!

1) Is this your first character?

A. This is my first character.
B. No, this is not my first character.

2) If your answer to the previous question is B, how many characters do you have? How many of them are "exotic" (of a different magical race/have a special ability)?


  • I would love to roleplay her with Abigaia sometime! :D
Gryffindor crest The Sorting Hat has placed Adelaide Baudelaire into Gryffindor!

"You might belong in Gryffindor,
Where dwell the brave at heart,
Their daring, nerve, and chivalry
Set Gryffindors apart."

- send them some mojos 🌺🍋⚾🍑💦 04:36, August 10, 2017 (UTC)

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