1) Give a description of your character's personality. It must be at least two paragraphs long, seven sentences each.
Sapphira, at least not anymore, is not innocent. She is not good. The last of that faded away in her times in a cell. Dark thoughts roam inside of her, creeping in and out like a constant pounding headache. She doesn't care about others. Others are just little play toys in a game. In a game where she needs to do whatever she can to survive. She wasn't good enough before and it caused not only her but someone else to be caught in the process. She wasn't careful. She realizes her mistake now, knowing to not make mistakes. Even if it means the death of someone else. Oh, death is such an easy thought to her now. Even if it came to herself. The death of her broken, dark self didn't even make her shutter or shiver the slightest. Worry dissipated with her innocent. What's left is only a dark, vast soul fill of evil thoughts and ideas.
Not literally, but Sapphira is an actor. A talented one. Putting on the mask of whatever someone wants to see of her as to get their appeal. She can hide her evil, performing to be some intelligent and perfect little angel. To others, she's one to fear. One to want to cower away from or at least turn the other way. Though, she's always wearing a mask. Performing as someone that isn't her. She is never her. Not even alone, basked in the silence of her own room. To herself, she is not as broken as she really is inside. She is not as confused or angry or sad as she really is. She's a chameleon that changes to colors of all sorts in the rainbow, only to never be seen in it's true green.
Even before being shipped to Azkaban, Sapphira was never fully sane. A loud and pounding imagination and whirlwind of thoughts often make her mind feel all muddy. She likes to keep to herself, although can pretend it's the opposite when pretending to be someone else entirely. She can hide her little mad and crazy emotions down under with the rest that are locked away, but they occasionally will let out. Random bursts or wonders, she doesn't even realize if she sounds a bit loony at times. It's one of her main personality traits she tries to conceal, but she can only conceal so much.
Sapphira has lost all her care for people, yes, very much so. Yet, it hasn't gone away to animals. If there is a little dim light shining inside of her. Even just a bit, it's for her animals. She, herself, has a good amount of magical creatures she keeps hidden from the world. They're treated well and loved, receiving the needs they deserve. Even the animals that she transports and sells to people who do who knows what to them, she treats them with care and love before they go. Even, sometimes, if she uses Legilimency and can tell the buyer will kill the animal right away, she won't sell it. Can be dangerous sometimes, but Sapphira's dangerous herself and has yet to been kicked off her secretive throne yet.
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.
Castor Parkinson was blessed the day he was born, being in such a known and important pure-blood family. He was born into one of the families of the sacred 28 for goodness sake. He was spoiled and rich and never had to worry about a thing. He was an only child, went through Hogwarts with exceptional grades, and soon married through an arranged marriage to Helene Abbott. His life was normal. He was normal. And no, the Parkinson family were not perfectly innocent. Tracing back through generations, it's clear they were supremacists and consumed of scattered dark wizards and witches. Castor wasn't perfect himself. He was quite a blood supremacist, being raised that way, but he wasn't necessarily a dark wizard. Just close-minded, and Helene was similar. They would raise four daughters, each quite unique in their own way, but they were normal. Or, that's what the two parents believed. Oh, they were definitely wrong. The chaos to come would be very surprising indeed.
Sapphira was the oldest born child of Castor and Helene, twins Astraea and Calypso coming a year later. Lastly, two years after the twins and three years after Sapphira, little baby Persephone would be born. The girls all being close in age, they were always very close. The perfect little four. They all had little talents in their own way, but it was very much clear from a young age who was the favorited of the four. The oldest of the four, Sapphira, had been showing signs of magic at only the age of five. The first magical occurrence was small, the flickering on and off of the lights in the living room, a way to scare off the pesty little twins. Though, as years went by, the stronger of the magical incident it seemed. When she was six, four year old little Persephone had been playing really loud with her favorite little teddy bear. Annoying Sapphira who was trying to read her book, in almost a blink, a flame would suddenly appear on the teddy bear that quickly began to wrap around the entire toy. Luckily, Helene had come and fixed things before anything drastic occured, but the teddy bear was left to only dust after. By the time Sapphira was eight, she already had a tiny bit control with magic. It was only small things like flickering lights on and off, locking or unlocking doors, or occasionally making a blossom bloom early in the garden, but it was still impressive for an eight year old to do. This talent would be carried out through her years in Hogwarts... well, for at least the portion before everything went mad.
Sorting hat being put on top of her head, Sapphira was sorted into ____. She or her parents didn't care which house she was put into, mind really set on being the top student in the house. Top student in her year, really. She was. Her magic was exceptional, seeming to flow out gracefully and listening to what she wanted it to do. She was a favorite to many teachers, having the fact that any class she was exceptional in learning material, too. Though, even if her magic was beautifully on point, her favorite class had nothing to do with that. It was Care of Magical Creatures. Oh, how Sapphira loved learning about all the animals she could. She craved any knowledge of them, studying books and books even out of class. Her love of creatures is what ultimately what was the downfall of Sapphira Parkinson, starting with her meeting with expelled Hogwarts student, Dexter Beckett.
He was seventeen at the time, Sapphira being in her sixth year. She had heard rumours the of the boy being expelled because he was found with a dragon egg, so she just had to track him down. She did. The met at a small bar in Hogsmeade. Almost immediately, the two just clicked. Their care for magical creatures were quite similar, wanting the knowledge to know it all. They wanted to see and envision and know about magical creatures of all types. They met again and again after that, and it wasn't long until Sapphira was taught and offered into his work. Turns out, the seventeen year old had been selling magical creatures illegally on the black market since the end of fifth year. The dragon egg he was caught with? He was supposed to be selling it to some shady middle-aged guy three days later. How Dexter got the magical creatures? Well, that's for him to only know and eventually tell Sapphira as well. So, yes, she joined in work with him. Helped him sell creatures illegally, all while still keeping her reputation up in Hogwarts and not looking suspicious to her family a bit.
Sapphira, come to find out, was exceptionally good at being secretive. At putting on a mask for what she wanted for people to think of her. At storing feelings and thoughts inside of her that wanted to explode out of her. Working with Dexter, they became even closer than before. Their bond was confusing. It was definitely more than friends, but it wasn't really romantic. Occasionally physical, but not the love and the sort of way where they wanted to date or get married or have children together. Honestly, to both of them, that sounded boring. Really, really boring. Whatever it was, they worked exceptionally well together. They could understand each other's thoughts, and soon enough they could actually read them as well. Because, also turns out, Dexter was also secretly quite talented in legilimancy, and would teach Sapphira to become one in time as well. Everything was good. Exceptional, even. They didn't even assume a bit that everything would crumble near the end of Sapphira's last year of Hogwarts, just barely before NEWTS.
It was a bad deal. A really bad one and Sapphira had been dumb and reckless. She was selling a dragon egg - something she has done at least three times before - to some random guy, seemed to be in a gang of some sorts. She didn't think too much of it. The location was secret and deserted, like she always made sure it was, and she shouldn't have been caught. But the guy didn't want to pay. So, she refused to give him what he wanted. No money, no egg. Easy, anyone would know that. Though, things got nasty when he pulled out his wand and so did she. Wasn't much of a surprise that she won the duel, enough to seriously injure him. He would be dead in minutes if no one found him. She quickly sent a message to Dexter who apparated there as soon as possible. They were about to leave, run. Sapphira probably heading back to Hogwarts and pretending she was all so innocent. Though, before they could do anything, the aurors had come. How they knew they were there? Who knows. Maybe someone passed by, saw the scene, and notified them soon after. Sapphira was never told the details. The man on the ground was very much close to death, if not already dead. Dexter could of maybe easily apparated away, maybe run off somewhere else and leave Sapphira there, but he didn't. Instead, he confessed to them that he was the one that had tried or even may have killed the man laying blank on the street. Of course, Dexter was sent to Azkaban for a long time. A very, very long time. Sapphira as well, but not for the murder of the man. The aurors had found out their little scheme on illegally selling magical creatures. Dragon eggs. So, to that, five years. From age eighteen to twenty-three.
Dementors had once been the guards of Azkaban, driving all the prisoners inside to go mad and lose their mind. Now, the dementors have been replaced with aurors, a change made after the second wizarding world. Though, really, prisoners can still go just as mad in the locked walls with or without the ghosts of fear roaming the halls. Sappira didn't need to be told from her family that she was no longer welcome. Banished from the Parkinsons, hopefully forgotten. She'd much rather be forgotten than used as an example of who not to become. Time didn't exist in the walls she laid in. If it had been two years or only two days, she did not keep track. She also was silent, mostly at least. Her sentence seemed to last forever yet also in none time as well. When she got out, she knew Dexter wasn't going to either. She hadn't seen Dexter in five years by then. She regretted not coming clean. Letting him take the fall. Really, staying in Azkaban for an eternity seemed less like hell than going back. But, nevertheless, she wasn't given a choice. She was out.
She spent a year and a half on the down low. Hidden from the world. The innocent Sapphira that may have existed back in her first year of Hogwarts didn't exist anymore. Now, she couldn't even remember herself then. Young and oblivious to her future in the wizarding world. Before tracking down her father, she found herself some dirt on him. Wasn't hard. Even if to most he was decently secretive, it was easy to Sapphira. She could figure out anything, especially with her secret advantage of being a talented legilimens. Turns out, the man had a bastard child a decade and some years ago, ultimately keeping it secret from everyone, even his own family. The blackmail toward the man she once called her father was fun. He ended up giving her enough money to buy herself an apartment and to live off for some time. Though, it wouldn't last forever. And, she knew, the only job she could ever go back to was the once that messed up her entire life. She was selling on the black market again in no time. Except, now, it was only her. Somehow, although being locked up for years, she was more exceptional at her job rather than her reckless seventh and sixth year self. She was good. Business (if you can call it that) was good. And to everyone else? Well, she's just a returned Azkaban prisoner who's trying to make a change. Guess people are dumb enough to buy it.
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!
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?
Right now, works secretly on the black market to sell magical creatures illegally. Probably will get herself a job at some small shop to make work seem believable and whatnot.
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:
- 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
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
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
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"?
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?