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all we did was survive. that's enough. 15:10, September 8, 2018 (UTC)

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.

To say that Chloe has a chip on her shoulder is a bit of an understatement; she is probably the personification of teenage angst, and for good reason. Her trauma is not something to be just brushed aside as it has helped shape her into the bitter, reckless child she is today. A combination of the remnants of PTSD and a fear of growing close to people for fear of them being ruthlessly torn away again has made Chloe a hard nut to crack, so good for you if you somehow manage it. On the other shell, she can be a piece of work: reckless and rebellious, constantly looking for trouble and unafraid to speak her mind, no matter how rough or hurtful. She struggles to trust - which makes her earned trust such an achievement - and therefore will distance herself the second cracks begin to show. She has one hell of a mouth on her, too.

Both her language and her soul can be described as colourful. Chloe hates expressing her emotions verbally and so often does so into a sketchbook - after all, art can't abandon you or turn its back if it hears something it doesn't like. Her artwork is incredible and therefore she is incredibly protective of it: in fact, she is protective of everything and everyone she cares about. Deep down, Chloe is completely capable of caring, and perhaps even more so that the average kid. Once Chloe trusts you, she becomes fiercely loyal; she would happily take bullets for the few whom she loves. Getting into that position is a tad more difficult, though.

Revenge is something Chloe is desperately hungry for. The fire wasn't an accident: something or someone broke into the house that day, and Chloe is spending every breathing minute thinking up ways to track down whoever it was and exact whatever horrible things she can think of. Death by burning? Not horrible enough. She pictures Crucios and worse. It would be worth the Azkaban sentence. Whether it's a carthartic way of dealing with her trauma or a focus for all of her anger she doesn't know, but it gives her something to fight for, and that's enough.

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.

To say that Chloe's had a rough start in life would be putting it nicely. To be honest, the very beginning was quite picturesque: man meets woman, man marries woman, woman pops out two children over the span of a few years and they all settle down in an idyllic little town on the coast in Scotland, complete with a pet cat and a penchant for family life. This was not a very magical family. Neither of Chloe's parents were magical, and they both died believing that their children were as ordinary as anything. Damn. How wrong they were.

The fire started on the eve of Chloe's sixth birthday. It's quite alarming how vividly she remembers it; and how vividly she remembers the thing in the living room. Whatever it was - human, creature, both - it had definitely been there, this heaving black shadow silhouetted by the moonlight coming in through the blinds which she'd seen as she'd come downstairs for some juice after having a particularly nasty nightmare. It had only been a few seconds, but then there was a flash of orange and Chloe felt heat. The smoke came moments afterwards. Naturally, her parents fought to get herself and Jack out of the house, which they did: Jack carried her out in his pyjamas, Chloe clinging to his shoulders, watching helplessly as the cottage burnt to ruin. Their parents never came out.

The siblings were both tossed into an orphanage, luckily kept together, and Chloe spent the next few years depressingly unhappy. She even refused to speak for a solid six months afterwards, no matter how hard the care staff pleaded or how many therapy sessions she had to sit through, staring at the clock with balled fists. It was only her brother who managed to get a sound of out of her, and that was typically a grunt. The words only began to flow when she reached the ripe old age of nine, and was beginning to experience some... weird abilities. Vague memories of Jack being able to conjure things with just his hands or make it snow with a few words danced in her mind, but that was just Jack being Jack, and all older brothers are magic, right? Well, turns out Chloe was as well. It showed when she had a pretty nasty tantrum in the bedroom one day and all the windows blew out when she screamed.

Following that little incident, the staff at Lil' Bundles quickly swooped in and rehomed her there, with other children like herself. Magic was a strange new ability which she struggled to hone, and still does to this day, but seeing Jack master it - and becoming an animal? What the hell? - gave her confidence. Hogwarts came knocking on the eve of her eleventh, and she hasn't looked back since.

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!

To say that Chloe is a bit of runt would be both an understatement and a complete mischaracterization: though she be little, she is fierce. Having been small all her life, Chloe's only around 5'2" and scrawny in size, with a wild mop of blonde hair that she often cuts herself when she gets bored of it. The grey eyes are inherited from her father, whilst the smattering of freckles all over her face is practically copy-and-pasted from her mother's cheeks. Her left arm bares an ugly scar all the way down the side - a reminder of the fire which took her parents. Model is Jessica Barden.

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!)


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?


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"?

4 active, 3 inactive, 0 exotic

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

Artwork and being an ass

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?

Chloe hates being confined, so she'd hate an office job. She wants to be a free spirit.

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

Her biggest motivation is finding her parents' killers.

6) Where does your character's weaknesses lie?

She's antisocial, distrusting and blind to consequences.

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

Holly wood, Dragon Heartstring core.


Ravenclaw crest The Sorting Hat has placed Chloe McAlistair 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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Sonofapollo Owl Me 15:23, September 8, 2018 (UTC)

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