1) Give a description of your character's personality. It must be at least two paragraphs long, seven sentences each.
Luis is a loyal and diligent man. He doesn’t quit, even when he’s backed against a wall. He’s an opportunist like the rest of his family, and while he holds many hateful views of anything other than non pure wizards, he doesn’t fume the same brimstone and fire lectures that other purists do. His jabs are more subtle, but still there. He might not be antagonistic to a muggle born, but he’d never consider them an actual person either. He has to be charming as a business man, so he has the confidence and persistence that your typical salesman would have, and the pockets of a CEO. His morals are skewed so that anything that is beneficial towards the family is good, and anything that detracts from his family is bad. He’s good with the ladies, but he’s not interested in anything serious if it isn’t a sensible pure blooded woman.
Despite his extroverted mannerisms, he’s actually more of an introvert, gaining more energy from solitude than being with others. His family is important to him, and he loves his children in his own sort of way, even if it doesn’t always show or come out that way. If it weren’t for his kids and their innocence, he may not be alive. Luis has had an on and off again battle with depression, which he generally deals with using drugs. That has made him unfortunately unavailable to his kids, or sometimes throws him into fits where he becomes verbally abusive. Vicario men never apologize, but he does buy them expensive sorry gifts. Secretly, he hopes to give his kids more freedom than he ever received, and slowly but surely is loosening his iron grip on them. That is really his best show of love for them, that he would even begin to let them forsake the precious family name for them to be free in some way.
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 Vicario’s have roots in Mexico dating back to original spanish conquest and colonialism, although with the mix of pure blood italian relations, the strong family name has changed overtime. They are and have always been an exploitive pure blood spanish family who came over merely as opportunist. The Vicario’s sew political and social unrest within muggle society in order to protect their own, and were key pieces in the elimination of many native magic wielders. As time moved on and Mexico grew into the nation it is today, the Vicario’s kept a firm hold on the magical and social politics and were the examples in the country of what white spanish purity and nobility should be. At the same time, they had business in shadier parts of the wizarding world. Rules came to ban the sale of slaves and certain magical creatures, but the Vicario’s used these new rules to create a massive black market empire in forbidden goods.
This is the legacy that Luis inherited. He can remember distinctly growing up in two different countries, as many of the sales and behind closed doors business deals were done in Spain. He was the oldest son of his seven siblings and the favored to inherit the leadership position for all of the family’s industries. This made him a responsible and precocious child. From the time he was five, he was engaged to his designated future wife, another pure blood named Aurelia Castilla. His first sign of magic at six was unremarkable, a mere sparking of the fire place when he was feeling cold studying some of his dad’s business reports.
While Ilvermorny and Castelobruxo were closer places of study, neither have ever been suitable for the Vicario clan. Castelobruxo held old, and what they considered dirty, magic from the indigenous, and Ilvermorny was for the overrated puritans. No, the only school that could offer a good purist education was Durmstrang. Luis was one of the top students there, and his years there were probably some of the happiest because his focus was not on his family but on studying and improving himself. When Luis graduated, he was immediately married to Aurelia and given responsibilities with the family industry. Luis was proficient on the end of the black market and dealing with the underworld, having a good reputation in dark magic. He and his wife had their first child at 20. He aged and gained more responsibility, taking on the british side of market. Like he when he was a child, his family lived between two countries, except this time it was Mexico and the United Kingdom. Luis had two more children, and he passed down similar social expectations to them. With the nature of the family business and being blood purists, their view on muggle borns, muggles, half breeds etc was that they were all animals waiting to be owned and bartered. This conflicted with growing social change within the United Kingdom, but not too much with Mexico given how there family constantly did their best to create social unrest. It’s easier to do in a more traditionalist country.
There is a certain pressure to being the man Luis has to be, and that lead to his addiction to a muggle drug no less. He’s had a long struggle with drug addiction, specifically cocaine addiction. On the other end of the spectrum, his marriage was an unhappy one, and his wife lead her own battle with alcohol addiction. There was a jarring sudden shift in the family dynamics when in 2034, Aurelia died in a splinched-while-intoxicated incident. Even if they’d never loved each other, they supported each other, and Aurelia was probably the only person he could be vulnerable with. He grew harder on his kids, and he started failing in his business. Luis ended up delegating many of his responsibilities to other family members and made the United Kingdom his and his families permanent residence. Luis continued to manage the black market from there, albeit at a distance from the rest of the prying, expecting eyes. In 2035 he decided to give his children a choice in schooling. Hogwarts had a decent reputation and a long history in purism. Previously, they’d had the same enforcement of going to Durmstrang.
Now with the rise in division within the United Kingdom, he sees this is his opportunity to redeem himself and his side of the family. This is the best time to exploit the situations and make his market bloom. Besides, forcing half breed to all be in one location would make illegal trafficking of them easier.
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!
William Levy is the model
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 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 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?
He's a business man although he's taken on political offices in Mexico, and has been a representative in the ICW for Mexico before.
A. Select the option that best fits your character. (Remember, this part is optional for adult characters!)
1. What are you looking forward to learning at Hogwarts the most?
- A. Transfiguration
- B. Hexes & Jinxes
- C. Magical Creatures
- D. The castle's secret areas
2. Pick one:
- A. Moon
- B. Stars
3. If flowers adapted their scent to attract the unwary, what would it smell of in order to lure you in?
- A. Freshly baked bread
- B. Parchment
- C. The Sea
- D. A crackling log fire
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, pewter box that reads "I only open for the worthy"
- C. The gleaming black box marked with Merlin's rune
- D. The small, tortoiseshell box, embellished in gold, with a small, squeaking creature
6. Pick one:
- A. White
- B. Black
7. What road tempts you the most?
- A. The cobbled street lined with ancient buildings
- B. The narrow, dark, lantern-lit alley
- C. The twisting, leaf-strewn path through woods
- D. The wide, sunny, grassy lane
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. An eye at the keyhole of the dark, windowless room where you're locked
- C. Standing on top of something high, without anything to stop you from falling
- D. Waking up and realizing your family & friends don't know you
10. It's late, you're walking alone, and hear a peculiar cry you believe has a magical source. What do you do?
- A. Draw your wand & search for the source
- B. Proceed with caution, keep a hand on the concealed wand, and keep an eye out
- C. Draw your wand & stand your ground
- D. Wait for developments, while mentally reviewing the most appropriate spells
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"?
6 characters, 2 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 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?