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-asteriea 22:45, July 24, 2017 (UTC)

The Open-Ended Questions

A. Please answer the following questions as elaborately as possible. (Remember, this part is only a requirement for your third to fifteenth character! However, if you want to have more input on where you character is sorted, then please answer #6!)

1) What would you consider to be your character's strengths, and your character's weaknesses? Elaborate on your answer.

Strengths: He's a good listener and a good mediator.

Weaknesses: He's super gullible and has really thin skin. Basically he's too trusting and pretty naive.

2) What goals and objectives has your character set out in their life? Is it to be successful and rich? Is it to find happiness? Why?

He doesn't have many goals. Find love, maybe adopt a kid? Having a kid in general would be great but there are so many without parents he'd have to adopt. Maybe open his own sweetshop, get a dog, the typical things.

3) What's their ideal way of spending a free day? Why so?

Going someplace with his sister or his close friends. He doesn't mind where.

4) If your character could only keep 5 possessions, what would they be? Why?

His tattered copy of "I'll Give You The Sun", his favourite book. His wand. A picture of himself with his twin sister. His maroon scarf. His migraine medication.

5) What one thing would your character change about the wizarding society? Why?

The attitudes towards squibs - he's seen it himself, with his father's experience of the wizarding world, and he thinks it's horrible.

6) What house does your character want to be in? What house does your character not want to be in? Why?

Hufflepuff, because it seems to be the nicest house. He doesn't have any house he particularly doesn't want to be in - he's sure they're all great, really.

The Sorting Quiz

B. Select the option that best fits your character. (Remember, this part is a requirement for every character you make! Please bold the answers from an IC Point of View, and mark in italics the answers from the OOC Point of View.)

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) What matters most to your character?

A. Wisdom
B. Reputation
C. Success
D. Friendship

5) What's the best way to get things done?

A. Putting together a qualified team and completing the task efficiently.
B. Trick someone else into doing the work for you.
C. Get some friends together and lead them in the task.
D. The right way, no matter how long it takes.

The Character's Background

1) Give a description of your character's personality. 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!) (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!)

The first thing most people notice about Kell is that he has a seemingly never-ending supply of energy. Whether this is sugar-induced or natural? That's another matter. Unfortunately, this causes him to be easily distracted and extremely talkative - not exactly what a teacher wants in a class.

A people person at heart, the one thing Kell hates the most would have to be conflict. Because of this he's become a master mediator, always willing to compromise as long as everyone remains happy. However, he also loves gossip and drama in general, though not due to any malice. It just makes his otherwise boring world a little more interesting.

Kell's main weakness is how gullible he is - he's a hopeless romantic at heart, and hates to think the worst of anyone. He knows that he shouldn't take people at their word, but he's just too trusting not to. His trusting nature has given him pretty thin skin, too. One unkind word, even said in jest, and he'll probably be repeating it in his head for months. Hell, someone once said his hair stuck up too much and it still haunts him to this day.

Although usually the happiest he can be, giving out sweets to little kids and acting as though he's walking on rainbows, sometimes Kell crashes. Sometimes he'll sleep for two days, sometimes he'll get crippling migraines, but usually he just seems a little more irritable than usual.

2) Write about the history of your character. 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!) (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 Larsen family were a long line of Norwegian pure-bloods, one of the typical anti-muggle pro-purity lines who looked down on those lacking in magic. They had a son, Kristoffer, who happened to be a squib. So, at the age of ten, when they'd lost all hope of him showing magical ability, they sent him off to an orphanage and told everyone outside the family he'd caught dragon pox and perished.

In reality, the boy thrived, adopted by a well-to-do couple in England at age twelve - one of whom was a squib herself - and receiving high-calibre education in Eton and Oxford. Eventually he met the very pretty, very magically adept Viola Macmillan, a recent Hufflepuff alumna. 

They married the next year, a few months before Viola inherited ownership of her parents' popular sweetshop, and eventually went on to have three children. The eldest, Kellan Vidar Larsen, or Kell for short, was his mother's son from the start. Like his mother, he was a sweet child, able to endear himself even to the most wary of adults.

His first show of magic, however, came at the age of six, when he shattered a jar containing barley sugar because he'd been told his teeth would rot if he had any more sweets.

Kell's parents are slightly obsessed with him and his siblings living healthily, so while they're allowed as many sweets as they want, they have to make sure they do enough exercise that it doesn't affect them "negatively". Because of this stance of his parents', Kell grew up playing Quidditch, taking part in athletics competitions and swimming clubs.

At first, Kell attended Durmstrang, as his father wanted him to "get in touch with his heritage" and have more of an opportunity to practise his Norwegian, which was limited. #Bilingualproblems, right? All was great there, and his Norwegian did in fact improve.

Now set to start the new year at Hogwarts, Kell's looking forward to a new start.

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!

Tarjei Sandvik Moe (livia said I could)

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 Harry Potter characters!)

Half blood

5) 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 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

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)?

2 characters, one exotic

Hufflepuff crest The Sorting Hat has placed Kell Larsen 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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Like a Satellite, I'm in Orbit all the Way Around You ~Sophie

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