A. Please answer the following questions as elaborately as possible. (Remember, this part doesn't have to be filled out if it's an expansion character!)
1) What would you consider to be your character's strengths, and your character's weaknesses? Elaborate on your answer.
Celine's biggest strength is easily her wit. But, as she always says, it's also her biggest weakness. Celine likes to think logically of things, and that sometimes leaves out the emotional part. She's not a very good mother, but she's a damn great businesswoman.
2) Has your character's life played out the way they wanted? Have they achieved the goals they set out for their life? Why, or why not?
According to Celine, it worked out way better than expected. She found a man she loves. Though he was taken away from her, his legacy lives. One that she's good at, and one that makes her happy. Of course, she's talking about her children!
3) What's their ideal way of spending a free day? Why so?
Celine is a workaholic at heart. If she has a free day, it's spent on the computer, calculating business projections and predicting market changes.
4) If your character could only keep 5 possessions, what would they be? Why?
Her computer, given. Her wand, she supposes. Her wedding ring. A locket with Charlie's picture. Last but not least, a full bank account. What? She loves money too.
5) What one thing would your character change about the wizarding society? Why?
They focus too much on looks. On fashion and judging one's attractiveness. It's stupid.
1) Give a 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. (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.
Celine Baudelaire, nee Jenner, was born to a family of incredibly beautiful people. From a young age, she knew she was beautiful. It was something her parents, two manipulative and dark people, liked to flaunt. Celine, frankly, hated it a bit. People rarely ever looked past the beautiful face to see the collectively brilliant, calculating business-like wit she had. It was something Celine had to fight for. Which she did, vehemently. Celine's first sign of magic, at seven years old was even a calculated move. She had stolen her father's business computer so that she could play pretend as a businesswoman. Her father found her, and took it back. He started yelling at her. To make him stop, Celine yelled back. To make her point seen, she wanted something to happen, like a light flickering. The next thing she knew, her lamp flew across the room. Her father immediately stopped yelling and just told her to go find her mother and tell her what had happened.
Celine had been given a choice between Hogwarts and Beauxbatons, but not wanted to stick with the preppy b*tches at the French school, she chose the former. At Hogwarts, she was given a chance to be who she wants. She was sorted into Ravenclaw, alongside her future husband at the time. The one man who ever gave her a chance behind her pretty face. Charlegmaine Baudelaire. He saw her for who she was - A businesswoman. A person with the acute thought process that would make her a queen one day.
They were married. Celine took his name, moving from the Jenner legacy (Which wasn't all that great - her cousin was wanted at one point, and was murdered) to the Baudelaire corporation. Soon enough, her step-father, one of the smartest men she knew (Apart from her husband) died of natural causes.
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, Dorset went south when allegedly, Charlemagne'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? Charlemagne died at the age of 45, 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.
Celine, after mourning her dear husbands death, decided she'd act as the head until a successor was chosen. Ideally, in her mind, she'd take over for her husband, but with her sister-in-law believing she killed him (What a ridiculous notion) and her not being of Baudelaire blood (even though she's more qualified than any of them), Celine waits and sees, all while securing her position as best she can.
2) Give a description of your character's personality. Personality must be at least one paragraph long. Are you noble or sneaky? Arrogant or humble? (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!)
Celine is a bona fide business woman. Nothing she does is looked at from just an emotional point of view. She's not heartless, but if she had to choose, she'd choose what's best for her and her family. Her family, that's her one emotional stain. Her children are everything, just as Charlie was once. But even when it comes to them, she grooms them to perfection, expecting the best out of them. She's pushy, nosey, and generally annoying as a mother. As a business partner, she's cold and aloof, and always gets her way
Celine has a silver tongue. She has a way of getting what she wants. Any loopholes, and ways to get out of a bad deal, she's your woman. Hell, for anything business related, she is your woman. She's spent the good part of her life honing her skills, and she takes herself very seriously. She expects other people to, as well. Not having much of a sense of humour when it comes to meetings, she's someone who gets straight to the point. Rarely does she ever go out for drinks with a partner. Celine rarely ever takes time off. She's, if anything, a workaholic, and it's pretty obvious.
In the nature VS nurture argument, Celine likes to believe she's nothing like her blood family. She's not unreasonable. She's not mad. She's not sentimental towards them. Not one bit. She nurtured herself to be sharp-witted, taking no shit, and generally brilliant. Charlegmaine nurtured her to be perfect. In her own eyes, she is definitely just that.
3) 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!)
4) 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 one as your first two characters!)
5) What is your character's profession? Does your character plan to enroll your character into the Ministry of Magic? Does your character not work? Is your character a teacher?
Acting CEO of Baudcorp
6) Describe your character's marital status. Is your character single or married? What is the spouse's name? Any kids?
Widowed. She'd die before she married again.
7) What about your character's appearance? What do they look like? Feel free to write down what they look like! If you're using any FC, you can put a picture here! Please state the character's faceclaim!
Model is Dita Von Teese
B. Select the option that best fits your character. (Remember, this part is only optional, for regular adults and expansion characters alike!)
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) Which trait is most valuable?
- A. Intelligence
- B. Cunningness
- C. Bravery
- D. Kindness
5) What's the best way to get things done?
- A. The right way, no matter how long it takes.
- B. Trick someone else into doing the work for you.
- C. Putting together a qualified team and completing the task efficiently.
- D. Get some friends together and lead them in the task.
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)?
- well, we're not crabs, are we? 23:59, August 16, 2017 (UTC)