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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: smart, charming, genuinely really nice
Weaknesses: immature, reckless, arrogant, annoying

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?

Find happiness, preferably by finding someone who actually wants to date him (and not because he's a prince). He's already rich so there's no point aiming for that, and he doesn't see how you can be much more successful than royalty.

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

One of his mother's muggle day trips to somewhere actually really boring like a supermarket or something. He actually really enjoys those days even though all his siblings think they're dull.

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

His wand, because it lets him do magic, his cat, because she lights up his life, his nintendo 3ds because he lowkey really enjoys the pokemon games, his polaroid camera because you don't need electricity to take photos with it, and unlimited film. Because he needs to continue to be Witch Weekly's top source of embarrassing pictures of Alfred, Helena and Charlotte.

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

Literally nothing - he's doing great with wizarding society as it currently is, thanks.

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


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!)

Richard is very confident, to say the least. Or perhaps a better word would be arrogant. He doesn't often see the point of modesty, unless it's what's called for in a social situation, and he's very aware that this is a character flaw. Does he care? No. After all, he is capable of admitting his mistakes - he just acknowledges that he doesn't often make them. Despite his outward arrogance, however, Richard is genuinely a really nice person, and with his friends is generous both with gifts and compliments

Richard has a few reasons to justify his arrogance: he is naturally really smart, and puts in minimal effort to keep his grades up (though hardly anyone seems to notice he's not dumb), he's good at sports, and he's certainly charming - he's been trained to be since he was a little kid. He also thinks he's funny, but everyone he's close to would probably say the opposite. (they're lying)

A typical Gryffindor, Richard is brave and loyal, but this often gives way to outright recklessness. He has an innate sort of immaturity that endears him to the public but just makes him annoying in his siblings' eyes, and which fuels his mischievousness to no end. His absolute idols in life are the infamous Weasley twins, who his mother told him many stories about as a child, until she realised they were a decidedly bad influence on him.

Within the main family unit, Richard is the suck-up. He is very much his parents' little angel, even though he's by far the worst behaved of his siblings, due to his status as youngest. His innate charisma is not put to the best of uses, and is normally what gets him and his friends out of trouble - he could probably talk himself out of any situation thrown at him, the least of which being a detention.

Even though he's often immature, Richard is firstly a royal. He's perfectly capable of acting mature and of shouldering large responsibilities. No son of Prince Arthur is going to not understand the importance of protocol, after all - it's just that this particular son prefers to avoid responsibility at all costs.

Finally, Richard is, at home, very dorky. He tends to make a lot of pop culture references and still has an old nintendo 3ds from literally before he was born. In addition to this, he honestly thinks it's cool to do things like creating a secret handshake with his older brother and insist that everyone treat his cat with the same respect they do the actual Queen.

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!)

During the reign of William III & Mary II in 1692 the International Statute of Wizarding Secrecy was signed, separating the lives of the magical and the muggles. The reign of the muggle royal family over the magical population of Britain - and later the United Kindgom - was largely undisturbed; both British societies observed the same monarch until the pure-blooded of the magical society began demanding detachment. From what started as being general discontent grew into violent actions with a magical civil war approaching over the horizon. In a stroke of luck that avoided turmoil, the ruling King George III had a magical daughter hidden from the muggle society. This daughter, Princess Charlotte, was quickly installed as the monarch of the magical society of Britain - an act which finally separated the two.

The arrangement worked out perfectly for both societies; whilst both monarchies were separate, the two worked closely to ensure similar values were shared and upheld. When the muggle monarchy changed their house name to Windsor, the magical monarchy followed suit. Everything was harmonious until the ascension of King Henry II. A monarch who wanted to devolve the power of the Ministry itself, Henry became tyrannous early on in his reign. Turmoil that threatened to overthrow the monarchy rose again, saved only by the forced abdication of Henry and the replacement by his eldest daughter, Victoria.

Proving to be the saving grace of House Windsor, Queen Victoria remedied her father's mistakes. She appealed to all crowds of magical life; advocating for no discrimination for species, being proud enough of her pure-blooded heritage to satisfy those who cared whilst remaining completely relatable for all. Her reign, still going strong, has remained among the most harmonious and popular since the magical monarchy's establishment.

If you ever need a modern fairytale to restore your belief in love, the story of Prince Arthur of Wales and Maud Weasley is one to know. They met at Hogwarts, in the first potions class of their first year, and clicked immediately. For years afterwards they were the subject of hundreds of "will they won't they" speculation in all the tabloids, until they finally began a relationship.

Magical media always loved their story and when their engagement was announced the media had a field day. Their wedding, for one, is said to be the most-viewed in all of magical history. Picture this: the strictly brought up, straight-laced crown prince, marrying the carefree commoner who captured his heart.

It wasn't long until they started having children: first Alfred, then Charlotte, then Helena, and finally Richard. Arthur is a strict but loving father, concerned always with appearances and stressing the importance of protocol. These four are, after all, 2nd to 5th in line, and they have to act as such. Maud, however, is considerably more relaxed, perhaps because of the controlled chaos that was her own upbringing.

Princess Maud of Wales is of the opinion that, as magical royalty, her children need to have a wide knowledge of both wizarding and muggle cultures. Therefore she's been taking them on daytrips to typical muggle places ever since they were small. It was on one of these trips, to a Tescos on the outskirts of London, where Richard had his first sign of magic aged 6 years old. He was a little overenthusiastic about the trip (they remain to this day his favourite things), and somehow managed to make every single egg in the aisle explode. Needless to say, that set the tone for the rest of Richard's life.

As with all wizarding children, on his eleventh birthday Richard received his Hogwarts letter, and when the day finally came to get on the Hogwarts Express with his siblings, he couldn't have been happier. Of course, what was the happiest day of his life was possibly the worst day in living memory for the Hogwarts staff, because Richard is a nightmare student. He has what is best described as a talent for trouble, and if he's not in detention he's definitely causing mischief somewhere else, whether that means drawing anatomically incorrect genitalia on miscellaneous items or dying the house elves' hair bright pink.

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!

Aaron Taylor Johnson

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!)

Pureblood, related to the Queen & a distant branch of Weasleys

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)?

4, 2 exotic

Gryffindor crest The Sorting Hat has placed Prince Richard of Wales into Gryffindor!

"You might belong in Gryffindor,
Where dwell the brave at heart,
Their daring, nerve, and chivalry
Set Gryffindors apart."

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