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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.

Harvey is just about as innocent as one can get. He was lucky enough - or perhaps unlucky enough - to be surrounded by like-minded people and thus never really learnt about innuendos during his time at muggle school. Don't get him wrong, he can understand the most basic ones but complex or magic-centric ones have him lost and confused. With that innocence comes a genuineness and friendliness that is unparalleled. Harvey's natural instinct is to be nice to those around him and thinks nothing of it when he goes out of his way to help people. To him, especially seeing as most are away from home at Hogwarts, being a team and being close friends is of upmost importance, thus being the root of why he tries to make as many friends as he can. His willingness to learn paired with a fascination for the new life that he's been thrown into is a key element of why Harvey tries so hard at his magic studies. As someone who, before, remained in the middle of class progress, even Harvey himself has seen a dramatic and drastic improvement in regards to his work performance and ethic. Though he still isn't the top of the class, his enthusiasm is second to none and he gains a ton of knowledge from trying to find facts to wow his parents with whenever he goes home. Much like him in general, Harvey's humour is rather... innocent. You won't find him saying innuendos, nor will you find him being incredibly sharp-tongued. Sure his sense of sarcasm has grown since coming to Hogwarts and he feels a lot more comfortable using it (before he had a fear that he was genuinely upsetting the person he was being sarcastic to), he still has some trouble with using it an prefers to make innocent jokes that garner laughs due to their easy nature to understand and appreciate. In general, Harvey is an optimistic individual who wants to see the good in things rather than the negatives. He'll be in for a shock when he finds out that not all wizards are good - having been previously led to believe otherwise - but, for now, he's enjoying the new life he's found himself in.

Harvey's never really been in a position to experience large bursts of negative emotions. Not true ones, anyways. Naturally he's had the tantrums over not getting what he wants when he was younger and the upset of not getting something but now, with the knowledge that he isn't a muggle (as he heard people call his family), it's unclear how he deals with such things. When it comes to sadness and fear, Harvey is one to immediately cower away. He's not one for confrontation and would much rather ignore it for as long as possible. He hasn't quite reached the age yet where the realisation that this can, and usually will, make things worse and thus it is his main coping mechanism. Harvey has however, taken up to using spells as an outlet. Deeming casting spells as his happy place, Harvey has increasingly turned to magic as a source of venting. Whether its sadness or anger that he's currently dealing with, Harvey will use spells he doesn't quite know how to cast yet as a way of coping. He has found, especially with some tricky charms, that this has helped massively and has made it a principle that, if the issue can't be solved with a good spell cast, then it must be something much bigger than he had previously anticipated.

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.

The Maeng family were about as perfect as the nuclear muggle family could get. The father, Hugo, worked in a decent office job and the mother, Amalia, was a renowned nurse in their small town. Their two children, Michael and Ella, were hardworking students, known for their optimism and work-ethic. Everything was perfect and smooth until Amalia fell pregnant with an unexpected third child when it was previously thought that she had reached the menopausal age. The family welcomed the pregnancy with open arms, each child excited about having a new, younger sibling to play with and in nine months, the bouncing baby boy named Harvey was welcomed onto the scene.

At first, there seemed nothing amiss with the infant; he acted just like his elder siblings had, was just as ordinary as them and, in general, showed no signs of difference. Although mysterious events seemed to find their way to Harvey his parents never thought that he was the cause of them. How could they? They wouldn't expect that the reason their vase of flowers was levitating was down to their five year-old, nor would they have guessed that the splintering of an apple tree at the bottom of their garden was the result of Harvey being frustrated with his toys. They, for the most part, took it as crazy chance and left it at that. Though some things like the breaking of a glass or two could aptly be blamed on Harvey, he got away with most of the magical things largely because his parents just didn't see them.

Harvey's first, true magical experience came at the age of eight. It was more than levitating glasses or the splintering of trees when feeling intense rage; this magical experienced happened under calm circumstances and was one that his parents witnessed. As the family were watching television, one of Harvey's favourite cartoons came on. In excitement, as he clapped to the song, the TV itself would move and stop when Harvey did. It took a few tries of it happening for his parents to truly realise what was going on and the connection between it and Harvey but, when they realised, things made a little more sense. Though, in the past, they hadn't wanted to attribute the weird happenings with their youngest child, the physical evidence before them allowed them to collect a lot of missing dots that, for years, were left unanswered. As muggles, neither of them particularly knew about the wizarding lifestyle but Amalia had a suspicion that Harvey would be like her estranged great-uncle who, despite all odds, was still alive years after he should've passed. Neither were horrified but to say they were happy would be far from the truth. They dealt with it, wondering what Harvey was.

Their answers came when Harvey's letter of acceptance to Hogwarts came through the post. In the mist of choosing a muggle senior school for him, the letter revealed that Harvey was a wizard and that the education he could undertake would be vastly different from what his elder siblings had - just reading the list of things he had to take had confused Hugo and Amalia enough to finally make contact with her great-uncle who, surprisingly for them, seemed more than happy to explain the basics. In the span of a week, Hugo and Amalia had gone from knowing nothing about magic kind to researching about them, experiencing The Leaky Cauldron and Diagon Alley to help Harvey buy his supplies and even told him that, no matter the house he was sorted in, they'd be proud. Fresh faced and doe-eyed, Harvey is ready to learn all the spells he can so he can impress his parents back home.

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!


His model is Lee Dae-Hwi.

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?


7) The Sorting Hat has been known to take house preference into consideration. If your character could select one house they believe they are best suited for, what would it be and why?

Harvey doesn't have a preferred house he wants to be in, however he's adverse to being in Slytherin - he's heard scary things about them.

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"?

Eighteen; two.

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?


Hufflepuff crest The Sorting Hat has placed Harvey Maeng into Hufflepuff!

"You might belong in Hufflepuff,
Where they are just and loyal,
Those patient Hufflepuffs are true,
And unafraid of toil."


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