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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.

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  • A good ol' dose of sarcasm
  • Organised
  • Not particularly good at understanding others' feelings.
  • Obsessed with impressing her parents.
  • Can easily offend people without realising she has done so.

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?

  1. To impress her parents, so she won't end up outcast like her brother.
  2. To find success, in order to achieve the above.
  3. And she'll never admit it, but part of her wants to be lucky in love.

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

Reading. In the restricted section of the Library, because certified cynic Adrienne Montclair believes there's always an ulterior motive when people don't want you to read things.

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

1. Her journal – it allows her to keep track of her day-to-day life. Ideally, she'd like to be able to keep her past journals, too, but she won't sacrifice being able to record recent memory.
2. Her wand, because in her opinion, what's a witch without it? She's seen her mother have to hide her magic for several years before her elder brother showed his magic, saw how it left her, saw how the secret split her family for the longest time.
3. Likely her cat, Requiem. It's one of the few pieces she has of home since moving to England, and she's some refuge whenever she feels homesick for her home country. There's a word for that in French, she's sure.
4. Probably a small pouch with an Undetectable Extension Charm placed on it. It's an inside joke from an old Dungeons & Dragons game with friends from her hometown, and she wouldn't leave it behind for the world.
5. A good book, because she doesn't think she'd live without something that really makes you think. She'd probably take 'Clockwork Orange, or maybe Nineteen Eighty-Four. You know, those kind of books that make people think you're a cynic. Which she is, really.'

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

Perhaps that prejudice towards werewolves and such like still seems to exist, even if it's died down. The hatred at its height is why Adrienne didn't transfer from Beauxbatons to Hogwarts sooner – her parents wouldn't let her.

6) What house does your character want to be in? What house does your character not want to be in? Why?

Adrienne doesn't really care which house she's put in, if she's totally honest.

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!)

Adrienne is quite satisfied with blending into the background, to a point – the quietly analytical young woman is brought to the forefront of a situation when someone decides to run their mouth about something they know nothing about, or if they are inherently wrong. That is when her sharp wit comes to play, and it can bridge on genuine savagery when utilised to defend the honour of those she cares greatly about – if she's going to bring you down, she's not going to play with her food before she eats it, so to speak. There's a great pressure on her, after her elder brother dropped out of Beauxbatons before graduation, to be the new leading light of the Montclair family, to succeed and do well. And the truth is that she didn't feel like she could do that surrounded by much of the Beauxbatons popular clique, who were drawn to her but she desired no part of, that had such different priorities than the ones she holds close to her heart. Thus, in order to seek her academic success, she moved to Hogwarts.
Now, it's not that she doesn't desire to be popular. Oh, contraire. It's simply that she wants to succeed, too, and doesn't recognise that quite often these two don't come in the same package. Adrienne stretches herself thin in order to succeed and yet still support her nigh-on-need to be liked by those she meets. Social interactions come more easily on some days than others, hardest when she knows that work is stacking up for every minute, every hour, every day she disregards it.  There's a paranoia that she, too, will 'fail' her parents as her brother did, and be the one they use as an example to her younger sister not as someone to look up to, but someone not to be like. There's all these things that Adrienne desires to do, too, like sing and play Quidditch and dance and the like, but she doesn't have the talents nor enough hours in the day to learn them. (She's the kind of girl who could really use a Time-Turner, or three.) It's always down to the parties her peers occasionally throw in order to allow her to prove she is destined to be more than a boring pencil-pusher.
She likes to have her things and her day very neatly organised, and keeps one of those diaries you envy because they're so neat – she could probably fill a drawer with the thick, cursive-filled, leather-bound journals she's written in. What can she say? All this pressure as well as her own personal pressure makes a girl quite anxious, and add that to the number of people who deserve a good bitching-about at Beauxbatons, and, well, yeah. Her typical way of compartmentalising feelings, and trying to counteract wild mood-swings, can often mean she can be hard to get along with. Adrienne really struggles with other people's feelings, especially responding to them accordingly, so she's hardly the right person to go to in a crisis unless you want a slap around the face with the cold, hard truth. Order is the way she deals with her problems. She's got 99 problems, and they're all listed in systematic order by level of seriousness.

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!)

Adrienne Montclair is the second child and first daughter of a high-ranking French family from the port town of Calais, by the English Channel. And her childhood, in short, was all about being raised to succeed. Her brother was kept distant from her by his own ambitions, and she was raised to be like her mother, a businesswoman who perhaps had her hands in some of the wrong places on the morality scale (not that Adrienne knows anything about that, she'd disown the lot of them and buy an apartment in England instead of returning home if she knew.)
Her mother's magic abilities stayed hidden, ensured by the International Statute of Secrecy, but it's a wonder the French Improper Use of Magic office never caught up with her, what with the number of times she snuck her wand out of its locked case just to cast a few cheeky spells to clean, or just to remember once again that she was a witch. Strangely, an intelligent woman though she was, work kept her so busy that she hardly remembered that this would have to be addressed one day, when it became clear that her children were magic, too.
Adrienne was barely walking and talking when fire blazed through the Montclair mansion. No, this isn't one of those tragic Baudelaire-ish stories where the parents perish by fire and they're raised as hapless orphans by greedy business-wanting relatives (although sometimes Adrienne wishes it were, so she'd have a more interesting story to tell). In fact, nobody was injured, and they moved to another property in a vineyard town.
As far as secrecy went, though, that (like their first home) was irrevocably damaged. Again, here's where Adrienne hopes for drama but is sadly disappointed, as her father took the news remarkably well and embraced both magical mother and son. And magical daughter, although Adrienne didn't burn down another house, she just ended up growing a large tree in the back yard and making friends with some Bowtruckles. Sweet, really.
As she grew though, Adrienne needed order, and thus efforts were made to ensure things were scheduled right so she could be made aware of them. They even scheduled going to the platform to see her brother off for the first day of Beauxbatons. He was sorted into Papillonlisse, in case you were wondering, and quickly became a House Quidditch star.
When she followed him, four years later, she was sorted into Bellefeuille, although it was a hard choice between that and Ombrelune. The popular clique picked her up, which she was initially pleased about, but found it was limiting of her academic abilities. She soon wanted a transfer, but her parents wouldn't allow her to move to Britain due to the unrest in the magical side of the nation when it came to werewolves, vampires, and other non-humans. A secondary reason for this, she would soon learn, is her brother's Quidditch accident that left him unable to move. He needs to be taught at home, and they wanted to keep her safe as long as possible. She assures them she won't go near a broom, but still secretly has a desire to fly.
Now, finally, for her fifth year, Adrienne is transferring to Hogwarts, hoping she'll finally be able to succeed in the way she wants.

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!

adrienne montclair - ravenclaw, fifth year • 99 problems in perfect order

-"sometimes it feels like imagination, looking for all these cheap sensations,"
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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!) Half-Blood

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!) Nope

6) What year is your character in? Fifth

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)? 6 / 1

Ravenclaw crest The Sorting Hat has placed Adrienne Montclair into Ravenclaw!

"Or yet in wise old Ravenclaw,
If you've a ready mind,
Where those of wit and learning,
Will always find their kind."

I'm the patron saint of your demise. Devil

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