The more you try to crush your true nature the more it will control you. - Lucian Graymark 06:57, August 27, 2015 (UTC)
Please Bold Your Choices
1) There are three paths. One leads to a wandering road, another to a lake, and one over a mountain. Which one?
A) None of them, I'm at home reading.
2) Which type of spell is most useful?
A) A Complex Spell
B) A Spell Of Control
C) A Combat Spell
D) A Healing Spell
3) How would you describe yourself?
4) Someone infuriates you in public. How do you react?
A) Shrug it off.
B) Tell them that they are worthless and to get a life, infuriate them, push them, and storm off.
C) Get up, look at them right in the eye, and walk away like it never happened.
D) They are just joking around.
5) What is most important to you?
B) Getting your way.
D) Friends and family.
Just to clarify, he normally goes by Valentin these days. Buuuuut I put him down as Anferney in the history because that was what he went by during his younger years.
6) Give a description of your character's personality. Personality must be at least one paragraph long. 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!)
Everything about Valentin is mild at first glance or first impression. The vitality of youth pours off him, but the trail is very, very faint to most people. It's easy for anyone to mark him off as boring or insignificant. That's their first mistake.
Imposing or even intimidating if he wants to seem like that, Fern's bad side is one you do not want to ever encounter. It's not common to make him twitch, but those who find a way to do so better stop before things take a turn for the worse. He's fiercely protective of those he truly cares about, and can explode into action without a moment's notice. Even then, if people made a point to examine him further, there's something a little dark and brooding around him - a facade that's unequivocally summoned up to its full extent when necessary.
Those who take their time to get to know Fern will realize the simple truth - the guy likes his peace and quiet, but is willing to strike up a conversation at any time. Relentlessly patient even with the most obstreperous of people, his presence is reassuring and assertive to the naturally anxious.
Lust for power is one temptation he is absolutely immune to. However, this does not mean he has a natural dislike for authorities - he knows they can be trusted sometimes though he insists on paramount discretion. Despite being born into an authority family and the future ruler of the Central Luzon region of ARMP, his feelings on politics are implausibly neutral.
In contrast to his sister, Valentin pursues his ambitions with notably less fervor. His patience extends to his own life choices, and so he takes his time mulling things over. Don't anticipate his chess-like actions to be even remotely predictable - his decisions' seeming lack of versatility is a clever ploy that has been there for years.
More driveling on personality
Val never used to be so...lacking in emotion. He used to be the archetypal troublesome kid who was always in detention. The one who gave all his teachers (including his favorite) hell. The one who never obeyed the rules and gave his parents the urge to childishly scream out of pure frustration. That was him.
Now you're wondering - what happened? What changed him? And as cliché as it is, the event that started it all was the fact that his best friend broke his heart into a million little pieces and scattered them across the galaxy. I'M LOOKING AT YOU HAZELLE DEL CASTILLO.
When Hazelle changed, he changed too. UNDERSTATEMENT OF THE EFFING CENTURY. HE SHATTERED INTO DUST. Gradually, he withdrew from his recalcitrant ways, turning into someone else. He wasn't Anferney anymore. Everyone could see it, but no one knew how to stop it. His demons were winning and it was all he could do to not lose himself to them.
One day his sister accidentally called him by his second name, and that was that. No arguments were raised. He was Valentin now. Anferney was...gone. Perhaps forever.
7) Write about the history of your character. History must be at least two paragraphs long. 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!)
While the first sign of magic within the Filipino thousands of years ago hasn't been pinpointed quite yet, it is true that the Autonomous Region of Magical Philippines has risen together with the great Kingdom of Namayan. The ARMP had no name in the past since it was one with Namayan. For years, the Magicals and the Muggles lived in harmony, no prejudice and no discrimination. Of course, there were some groups that wanted the Magicals to separate from the Muggles but they were scarce and were merely a small nuisance. The Magicals helped the Muggles in more difficult work and the Muggles gave the Magicals a sense of purpose. They all thought it would last forever and nothing could disrupt the peace. Until the Spaniards came.
The Spaniards didn't like the idea of people using magic and strove hard to separate the 'normal' from the 'abnormal'. People possessing magic or showing that they possessed magic were hunted down and were executed. Some were smart enough to hide their magical abilities while the others fled to remote areas and islands. The Muggles helped the ones who hid their abilities to hide and kept the location of the remote areas and islands from the Spaniards.
Years passed by, and the Muggles slowly forgot about their friendship and alliance with the Magicals due to little to no contact. The newer generations were taught that Magic was evil and was abnormal which lead to the Magicals completely separating from the Muggles. While the Muggles were under Spain, the Magicals thrived and grew, watching helplessly as the Muggles were tortured colonial master after colonial master. As a way of coping with the loss of their friendship, the ARMP mirrored the cultural progression of Muggle Philippines, albeit with their own magical touches.
They still kept the monarchy intact. However, they had changed the surname to del Castillo and had turned into a patriarchy, which didn't please most of the citizens.
Several centuries and generations later, the ARMP has become an isolated region, its government keeping to itself and lying low as possible while making its economy flourish. It's been known to most of the Wizarding World as a very shady government and some trying to get information on it are rebuffed every single time. They don't join international events even if they are qualified and during wars, they stay neutral and keeps their citizens close. Now, the ruling monarch is King Alejandro with his wife, Queen Marisol. The current heir to the throne is Prince Martin. Several of the Noble Houses has grown bigger while others have grown smaller or extinct.
The Noble House of Iglesias had already moved over to Britain by the year 2025, and four others followed in suit - namely, the Noble Houses of del Castillo, Fernandez, Edillon, and Perez.
When Hazelle and Martin were sent off to Britain, Ismael decided to send his children along as well, much to both of their great dislike. Rina, Anf knew, wanted to get away from the del Castillos. And maybe a part of him agreed with that. But for the first time in their lives, they had no say and they were whisked off to across the world just like that. Something about trying to establish a firmer place in the wizarding world, according to their dad. "Mingle" a little with their neighbors. Anf's no genius at geography, but he's pretty damn sure that Britain didn't move anywhere nearer the Philippines in the past freaking fifteen years. Unless someone screwed up a Switching Spell on Malaysia or Singapore with Britain. (And if someone actually did, Anf is going to have to restrain his little sister from killing them.)
Defying the stereotype that parents who were House Heads were strict with their eldest, Marcos Fernandez, or Ismael as he preferred, was rather lenient with his son. He allowed Anf the privilege of making his own choices as soon as the boy was capable of thinking, but advised him all the same. The pressure of managing an entire region sadly did strain their father-son relationship, but it never really did break.
Being named after your mum usually took a toll on a guy, but not Anf. He was okay with "Valentin" being his second name, though he went by Anferney during the majority of his childhood. Valentina Fernandez was a busy woman, but somehow she managed to stomach all the kinds of shenanigans her son came up with. Which was a lot.
Loads of guidance counselors tried everything with Anf to make him stop. He pulled pranks on adults and kids alike, not differentiating by age or personality. Everyone got a dose of what was known as the Fern Folly. Trouble trailed after the boy like a squirrel going for a nut. Social events, national parties, noche buena, birthday parties, graduation, and all that? Promptly torn into disarray.
One would think that people would hate the kid for causing so much crap. Or at least get bad publicity for his family, seeing as they were nobles and all. HAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA. No. The commoners loved Anf, and nobody could help but warm up to his mischievous little exploits. The strictest lolas and the most grumpy lolos gave in to his innocence. Everyone was witness to his uhm...rather sui generis way of life.
Oh, but don't think this little boy was the only one who got around to making their version of fun real. Hazelle del Castillo was his partner in crime whenever his family visited the royal family. Whenever those two were in the same room, you could bet your bottom dollar (or peso, whatever) that sh*t was going to get real. Imagine exploding balloons, stink bombs, and owls dressed up to be unicorns pooping everywhere. (No owls were traumatized for life in this.) That was the sort of stuff that was well anticipated.
None of his antics were dropped upon receiving his acceptance to PIM. As a matter of fact, nobody else but him and his younger sister knew precisely what his first sign of magic was, but nobody was surprised anyway. "No one could be that annoying without some sort of supernatural assistance." But of course, every child has a secret.
What was Anferney Valentin Fernandez's?
He's a Parselmouth.
Animals in general he was already very talented with. For his seventh birthday, his parents even decided to buy him a private zoo of his own. A little extravagant, right? But Anf didn't care. He loved animals and the feeling was very much reciprocated. Reptiles, mammals, birds - you name it, he'll know it. But while he was gifted with them, Anf specialized in snakes.
You know that terrifying king cobra? That's his favorite animal. That's the one he tamed when he was seven years old by speaking to it. People talk to animals all the time. I'm pretty sure you'd talk to your dog or cat or hamster or whatever. The eldest Fernandez boy was the same with his animals, except the cobra actually talked back and he understood it. Utterly mystified, he continued to speak to the snake daily until his five year old sister Rina caught him at it. The two weren't dumb - despite Anf's boisterous behavior and Rina's constant rebuttal of society's views, they did know how to pay attention to their tutors sometimes. By the time Anf was nearing school age, they had managed to trace back their ancestry to the last known Parselmouth in their lineage. Least to say, it had been a very long time since a Fernandez had inherited the ability. And it certainly wasn't one that could be flaunted.
8) Write about your character's appearance. How 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!
James Reid aye, I'm too lazy to put up a picture rn.
9) Are you Pure-Blood, Half-Blood or Muggle-Born? Do you have any notable magical relations? (Remember, you cannot be related to important Harry Potter characters!)
Pureblood, no real notable magical relations
10) 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 likes? Part or half of that magical race counts! (Remember, you cannot have an "exotic" characters as your first two characters!)
He's a Parselmouth. :3
11) What year is your character in?
Any House You DO NOT Want to Be In? (No Promises, Sorry)
Please not Slytherin xD For roleplay purposes...
Any House You REALLY Want to Be In? (Sorry, Again, No Promises)
Out of Character Questions (These do not affect which House you'll be sorted into)
1. How much time will you have to participate on this RP site? (This does not affect which House you'll be sorted into).
- A) I have a lot of other responsibilities, and although I really want to be a part of this wiki, there may be days on end I won't be able to participate in anything.
:B) Although I do have some other responsibilities, and there may be times I'll be absent, I should be able to participate on a weekly basis, around my other schedule.
- C) I should be able to participate at least some every day.
- D) I have loads of free time, and don't see participation to be a problem at all.
2. Is this your first character?
- A) This is my first character
:B) This is NOT my first character.
3. If your answer to the previous question is B, how many characters do you have? How many of them are "exotic"?
Umm, I can't remember all of them. Seven? I do have 3 exotics already though (one of them is going to die/not be exotic) soon, so I'm using up my 4th spot with him.
4. Please post your time zone in relation with the UTC time zone (ex. Eastern Standard Time is -4), but if you don't understand how to calculate that then please simply put the name of your time zone below.
Number of A's: 0
Number of B's: 0
Number of C's: 2
Number of D's: 3