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The Highlands Lady 22:02, October 5, 2018 (UTC)

The Character's Background

1) Give a description of your character's personality. It must be at least two paragraphs long, seven sentences each. Richter is almost the complete opposite of his twin sister's temperament and personality. While Nilsa is all energetic and sometimes easily distracted, he is the one who remains silent and focused on his work. He is as observant as his sister, maybe even more so on occasion, and has a well-known habit of nibbling on the ends of pens while in thought. Richter, or Rick as he prefers, has a mind aligned for details and catching things that others might've missed. He has a few quirks about him, but the quirks only seem to contribute more to his character in the end.

He is intelligent, that is for sure. Rick is quite careful with his everyday work and life. While he has a strong connection with his twin sister, Lauren, they can just as easily work apart. They may have their fights at times, but in the end, both trust each other with their lives. Rick always has either a smirk or a frown of focus present, usually having his nose buried in a book or files on one case or another. While he appears to not be able to defend himself, in all actuality, it is the complete opposite. Rick is one of the most paradoxial people you'll ever meet, and if he is forced to fight, he can easily fight and probably come out on top.

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. Auror James Michaelson and his wife, Doctor Elizabeth Michaelson, had been married for five years. They met at school, with James immediately falling head over heels for Elizabeth, but she wouldn't give him the time of day. He continued to pursue her for the remaining years that they were in school, and finally, during their sixth year, Elizabeth consented to one date with James. And much to her surprise, he turned out to be a true gentleman. More dates followed that supposed one and only date, and it was one of the last dates before their graduation that brought a surprise for Elizabeth. After dinner, James had dropped to one knee before Elizabeth, pulling out the diamond and sapphire ring that he had gotten from his grandmother, and proposed to her. She was caught by surprise, of course, but quickly said yes. They married in the winter of that following year. James was hired by the Aurors and Elizabeth went off to accomplish her doctorate, keeping them far apart, but they managed to hold together throughout even the toughest of times.

Then, things really changed around July 2008... Elizabeth, while at work at the Smithsonian Institution, was encouraged to take a pregnancy test by one of her co-workers, and much to her surprise, the pink plus showed up. That evening, she was visiting one of the Healers, and found out that she was indeed pregnant, about four weeks along. Telling James was one of the best moments of her life, and they immediately began work on the nursery. On May 3, 2009, however, they recieved a large surprise... Instead of one coming out, it was twins. The boy came out first, naming him Richter Stephen, after James' uncle and grandfather, followed by his sister. They named her Nilsa Lauren, after Elizabeth's grandmother and aunt that she never knew.

The twins grew up around the aurors and Smithsonian staff, affectionately referring to each as aunt or uncle. At the age of six, their magic manifested. Richter's first sign was almost immediately following his sister's, doing the same, which was levitating books back onto a bookshelf that they had knocked down and needed to straighten or else get punished. At the age of eleven, they headed off to Ilvermorny School. Richter, now going by Rick, was chosen by Horned Serpent and Wampus, and eventually decided to join the ranks of the intellectuals, Horned Serpent. This would be the first time that they were separated for long periods of time since their birth, and both thrived. Rick took the top spot in their year, and after graduation, followed his sister's lead in joining the Aurors, except he went into the intelligence department.

Rick's training wasn't as in-depth as his sister's was, but they worked together so well that they became known as the pair that was always together. he American Auror Department took a definite improvement in their rankings after hiring the Michaelson twins, and they worked there for about twelve years each. However, America wasn't doing it for them, and the twins decided to move overseas, to join the British Auror ranks instead. And now, turning twenty-nine, both are living in the UK, preparing to interview for the same departments that they were in for so long, but under new leadership.

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 Nicholas Hoult.

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!) Half-Blood, related to Lauren

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!) No Special Abilities

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? Auror transfer from America

The Sorting Quiz

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

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"? 11/2

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?


MoM Richter "Rick" Michaelson has been registered as a citizen by the British Ministry of Magic!

"Upon the signature of the International Statute of Secrecy in 1689, wizards went into hiding for good. It was natural, perhaps, that they formed their own small communities within a community."

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