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Love sought is good, but giv'n unsought is better. 22:01, March 26, 2019 (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.

Spencer is a go-getter. His work ethic is what made him a Hufflepuff, and he lives up to that trait most of all in his life. He believes that hard work can get you anywhere, and rarely settles for those who take the easy way out. He always encourages the folks on the show to make an effort in everything they do, because seeing the fruits of your own labor can be one of life's most satisfying things. Everyone at the restaurant knows that Spencer will help with everything from planning the menu, to seating guests to doing dishes, if the job warrants it. He doesn't look down on any position in the business he runs, because he believes people will work harder when they know they're appreciated. He is a hard-working team player, through and through.

When he's not leading the charge at his restaurant, Spencer can be very laid back. He loves bringing people together in his home (and cooking for them) and letting them relax from life's worries and stresses... and then after the dinner has been made, relaxing right along with them. He believes that much of life's worries can be eased away with a good cuddle. He's very touchy-feely, and doesn't mind sharing physical embraces with his close friends. When he's around anyone-- client, or family-- he frequently wears all of his emotions on his sleeve. His face is always a dead giveaway for how he's feeling, and he's never really minded that. He'd rather people be honest with their feelings than bottle them up.

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.

Spencer Marvin Kipling was born into the "Mr. Kipling" cakes empire on February 15, 2016 (40 years after they became UK's largest cake manufacturer) to his two Muggle parents. His parents were thrilled to have a son to continue carrying on the Mr. Kipling persona. Spencer grew up around sweets and baked goods, and certainly inherited the family gene for baking, but it wasn't long before his interests grew beyond just baked goods. All of those notions would go on hold when, after several magical happenstances (which began around the age of 6 by cakes swelling in size in the kitchen), at the age of 11 the Kipling family was informed that Spencer was a wizard. Spencer had two younger siblings-- a younger brother (Stewart) and a younger sister (Sally). Spencer and Stewart were never very close, and Spencer was fine to have his brother take over for him as heir to the Mr. Kipling fortune. But he was always close with Sally... and he was disappointed when it seemed that they didn't share the magical gene. Only Spencer was destined for Hogwarts. As might be expected for a nice boy coming from a family of bakers, he was Sorted into Hogwarts.

Spencer's Sorting gave him a prime opportunity to hone his culinary skills. He worked with the House Elves, frequently helping prepare some of the feasts throughout the year. He fared well in many of his classes, but his notes were always littered with recipes in the margins. In his fifth year, while his classmates were fretting about O.W.Ls, Spencer was fretting about something entirely different from his grades. He knew by this point that a career in the culinary arts was for him. He'd also come to realize that he wasn't thrilled so much by asking a girl to a dance as he was about asking a boy. He didn't look at girls the same way he found himself daydreaming about the well-cut figures of some of the boys in his House. It took another year or two... but he eventually came out to his close friends, and then his family. His family wasn't thrilled, but given that they realized that Spencer was more keen on living a wizarding life, than one with them in the Muggle world, they continued to embrace him, and did their best to help him advance his career. Living in the Muggle world was making it difficult to make connections over the summers, when he really would've wanted a job in a kitchen. So he convinced his parents that just baking alone wasn't going to be enough for him, and they let him apprentice over the summer with some highly acclaimed restaurants, using their influential connections. Spencer thrived doing so.

By his seventh year, Spencer strongly considered skipping out on his final year. He didn't at the bequest of the Head of Hufflepuff, insisting that NEWTs would serve him well, if he ever decided to do something different. Despite knowing that he wouldn't, Spencer finished school. His grades were mediocre, but the menu he knew he was building certainly wasn't. Straight out of Hogwarts, he got a job in the kitchen at The Leaky Cauldron. It wasn't where he wanted to end up, but it was a good place to hone his skills. His specials were frequently put on the menu to generally positive reviews. Five years of saving up money later, Spencer decided it was time to start up his own restaurant.

He called it Sally's. He loved his sister, and even though there's a very good chance she'll never see the place, he wanted to keep her close to his heart. It took a little longer than he wanted it to before it started to grow. Eventually, after several good reviews, business started to take off. His success, at such a young age, brought him to the attention of a television network. He was asked to join a show called The Magical Five, which he happily signed onto, after confirming that he'd still have the time to run his restaurant. It wasn't long before the other four men became the second family he never realized he needed.

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!

Kipling 2
Zeke Smith :)

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!)

Muggle-Born

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 magical 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?

He owns his own restaurant, called Sally's, and is part of the Magical Five.



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"? If you do have exotic characters, please list both the name and the type of exotic. Remember you are only allowed one of each type with the exception of nymphs.

8, no exotics

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?

Comments

MoM Spencer Kipling 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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