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The Sorting Quiz

A. Select the option that best fits your character. (Remember, this part is a requirement for every character you make! Please italicize the answer.)

1. What are you looking forward to learning at Hogwarts the most?

A. Transfiguration
B. Magical Creatures
C. Hexes & Jinxes
D. The castle's secret areas

2. Pick one:

B. Stars
A. Moon

3. If flowers adapted their scent to attract the unwary, what would it smell of in order to lure you in?

A. Parchment
B. Freshly baked bread
C. A crackling log fire
D. The Sea

4. Pick one:

A. Dawn
B. Dusk

5. Four boxes are placed before you. Which one do you open?

A. The ornate one, promising secret knowledge and unbearable temptation
B. The small, tortoiseshell box, embellished in gold, with a small, squeaking creature
C. The small, pewter box that reads "I only open for the worthy"
D. The gleaming black box marked with Merlin's rune

6. Pick one:

A. White
B. Black

7. What road tempts you the most?

A. The cobbled street lined with ancient buildings
B. The wide, sunny, grassy lane
C. The twisting, leaf-strewn path through woods
D. The narrow, dark, lantern-lit alley

8. Pick one:

A. Forest
B. River

9. What scares you most?

A. Speaking in such a silly voice, people will laugh at you and mock you
B. Waking up and realizing your family & friends don't know you
C. An eye at the keyhole of the dark, windowless room where you're locked
D. Standing on top of something high, without anything to stop you from falling

10. It's late, you're walking alone, and hear a peculiar cry you believe has a magical source. What do you do?

A. Wait for developments, while mentally reviewing the most appropriate spells
B. Draw your wand & stand your ground
C. Draw your wand & search for the source
D. Proceed with caution, keep a hand on the concealed wand, and keep an eye out

The Character's Background

1) Give a description of your character's personality. It must be at least two paragraphs long, seven sentences each.

Ever since his family abandoned him, Cade has just felt empty inside, and nobody has yet been able to fill that void. He's riddled with so many insecurities because of his debilitations and genuinely hates who he's become. He's very withdrawn and often prefers to keep to himself. Nonetheless, he has a heart worth gold. He's a sweet boy who bears good intentions but often can't express them or carry them out. He's limited to his wheelchair and his oxygen tank, and Merlin he hates that. He strives to feel free and be able to move around and explore and enjoy the world as it is, but he's resigned himself to believing he never will.
Cade loves learning new things; he has this insatiable thirst for knowledge. Since he can't over-exert himself, he's become very domestic. He loves reading, loves learning about this and that, and absolutely adores knitting. He's this little curious box and, if he could, he'd be asking questions nonstop. He's just fascinated by magic and everything that comes with it, you know? While he wishes he were introduced to this whole new world under better circumstances, he's learned to accept life will never take shape how he wants it to. He's had to do a lot of that lately. Accept life how it is and adjust accordingly.

2) Write about the history of your character. How did they grow up? Is there an incident that made them the way they are? It must be at least three paragraphs long, seven sentences each.

Ever since his birth, Cade has constantly been facing hurdle after hurdle. His parents hardly had enough funds to support a child, let alone a child with deficits like Cade. You see, he was born with alpha-1-antitrypsin deficiency. Paired with the fact that every other member of his family smoked, and his mother smoked while pregnant with him, Cade developed a chronic obstructive pulmonary disease. Unfortunately, it was a more violent strain that presented one too many issues from too early an age. His family's refusal to give up on their addiction contributed to what his doctor would later claim was the start of his downfall.
Every doctor appointment, every hospitalization, every ounce of medicine sent the Mansfield family further into debt. It rose to the degree that his grandparents saw themselves forced to move into their daughter and son-in-law's home to ease the burden on their shoulders and be able to help pay the bills. While this proved effective for a few years, there came a point where their retirement money just couldn't cut it anymore, his father was laid off, and his mother was the only other source of income. Their options were running out, hence why Cade's father did the only thing he could: resort to gambling. Unfortunately, from here came a gambling addiction that caused the family to spiral.
Every child has their limits, and growing up in an unstable household where his illness was poorly monitored despite the growing hospital visits and the growing debt, it's a miracle Cade didn't reach his sooner. His shortness of breath grew more common, barely able to go up or down the stairs without becoming winded. His chronic coughs were stained with never-ending mucus that clogged his lungs up. His chest constantly felt like it was being pushed down, submerging him into the water. It was a horrible sensation, and the symptoms only worsened. It seemed like no medication was able to ease his ailment. And, at age five, it became fatal. His lungs were putting a strain on his heart, and it just couldn't take the pressure anymore. So it gave out.
Cade Mansfield was legally dead for thirty six minutes, but constant CPR maneuvers, the injection of several drugs, and being shocked saved him. Plus, you know, miraculously finding a heart and lungs donor did its number on him. His parents were beyond relieved, even though their debt went well and beyond a million dollars, seeing as no surgeon at the time had been willing to do it pro-bono. All was well, though. It was worth it; their son no longer presented these macabre symptoms. Until he was nine and a half, anyways. While it wasn't to the same extent as before, they knew it was only a matter of time. And honestly? They were perplexed. Even the doctors were. He had a healthy pair of lungs and a good heart. This wasn't supposed to happen.
Things began to make sense when Cade's father resorted to old family books. While he himself was a squib and had distanced himself from his family out of embarrassment and jealousy, he had a feeling something was amiss here. Digging through old family journals that traced all the way to the early nineteenth century, Cade's father was able to pinpoint just where things went awry: his great, great, great grandfather's lineage had been cursed. At one point, one of his descendants would have an unfathomable illness, one that would inevitably cost him his life if he didn't right the wrong his great-great-great-great grandfather made. He'd caused an imbalance, and that had to be fixed.
Unfortunately, Cade's father had to put his differences aside with his family in order to rectify his son's illness. Surely at this point wizards would be able to put an end to his life-endangering curse, right? Yeah, no. Cade was taken to St. Mungo's, where he was treated by Deputy Head Healer Ambroise Valois and Head Healer Hope Black. Unfortunately, there's nothing they could do other than attempt to alleviate his symptoms. It wasn't a muggle ailment, it had magical roots, so they really had their hands crossed. So not only could they not do anything, but the Mansfield family had to pay for the treatments anyways. Cade knew his father was reaching the point of no return. He was the one who had to take him to St. Mungo's, continuing to refuse telling anyone else about his family's magical heritage.
Cade was ten when his father abandoned him at St. Mungo's and never returned. No explanation, just a kiss like every other day and a small note of apology left with Healer Valois for when his treatment was up. Cade had taken a turn for the worse and he just couldn't bear it anymore. But he also recognizes his wife and parents in law would forever hate him for what he did... hence why he used the last of his money to pay a shady fella around the corner to obliviate him, his wife, his in-laws, and separate him from them. The last thing they remember to this day is being in a cinema, minutes before they met the love of each other's lives.
Cade's a little over ten years old now, still suffering from the loss of his parents. He's sad, and he's confused, and riddled with a curse that he just doesn't understand. And he doesn't even know if he's truly a wizard... as far as he knew, he'd yet to have a manifestation of magic.

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!

Jaeden Lieberher (3)

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 characters from the Harry Potter Universe!)

Cade is a muggle-born, but that doesn't really matter much now, does it?

5) Does your character have any special abilities? Is he or she of a different magical race, such as Veela, Vampire, Werewolf or the like? Part or half of a 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?

He's a child.

OOC Questions

B. Whilst the first two questions will not affect the character's house (and are mandatory), the others are designed specifically to help users come up with their character's ideal job (and are optional).

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"?


3) What would people who know your character well say they're really good at?

4) What do they really want to avoid in their future job/career? Do they hate working in an office? Do they hate the field?

5) Aside from family and peers, what motivates your character the most in life? What drives their passion?

6) Where does your character's weaknesses lie?

7) Wand cores and woods speak volumes about a person's character. What is your character's wand? Why does it answer to them?


Ravenclaw crest The Sorting Hat has placed Cade Mansfield 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."

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Job: Quidditch player Time you enjoy wasting is not wasted time.TSig

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