In the year 1533, the Boleyn Family were at the height of their power and influence within the Kingdom of England. With their daughter, Anne, as Queen of England, there was a sense of pride that had been unmatched for generations. The Boleyns took a great deal of pleasure in knowing that their daughter was the pure reason for a whole new sect of the Church being built - to them, that was the ultimate ego-boost. This sense of pride also extended into the wizarding world where, unbeknown to the muggle noblemen, the Boleyns were a fairly established wizarding family. Though they were pure-bloods who evidently had more of an interest in the muggle sphere of the country, they still commanded a great deal of prestige within the wizarding world. The flaunting of their power was rarely limited to just a single aspect of their lives and, soon enough, there wasn't a family in England - both magical or muggle - that didn't know how influential the family had become.
The execution of Anne led the family into turmoil. With her brother and only male heir, George, being executed alongside her, fears of the name dying out became highly prevalent. Mary Boleyn, the other child of the main Boleyn branch, had fled to live a life of obscurity leaving her parents - Thomas Boleyn and Elizabeth Boleyn - alone in the spotlight. Both died within the following years, marking the perceived end of Boleyn influence on England. A forgotten sibling of Thomas', however, managed to keep the Boleyn family name strong. William Boleyn, the only member of the family who hadn't committed himself towards the family's muggle efforts as Anne had become queen, remained true to his pure-blooded nature and lived in a comfortable manor on the Isle of Wight where Osborne House now takes standing. Though he took a more humble approach to life following the massacre of his family - something he forced upon his children for the sake of the family's continuation - William never forgave the Tudor Family for what they had done. To him, the execution of Anne was purely based on her magical heritage and, had Henry VIII not been blinded by a false rage towards Anne and a growing infatuation for another woman, the Boleyn Family would've been staning still as among the most influential families in the British Isles. As one would expect, William felt a great pleasure in seeing how the realm fell into turmoil following Henry's passing.
Though he himself died early on into Mary's reign and never got to see Anne's daughter reign as queen, William left his own legacy on the Boleyn family. It was him who installed the rivalry between the Boleyn and Tudor families within the future Boleyn generations and it was his decisions that led the Boleyns to continually outcast themselves. Forever a reclusive family, those on the Isle of Wight would only know that the Boleyns continued to thrive when a new bride or groom for the family would appear on the island or when charms around their estate would force people into not entering. One diary of a wizard living on the Isle of Wight, however, mentioned that a garden party of sorts was held at the passing of Elizabeth. It noted that the ceremony was both a mourning and a celebration; perhaps a happiness that the Tudor name had seemingly died but, in the same vein, a sadness that the last physical piece of Anne had succumbed to death. After that, the Boleyns seemingly vanished again. All the while hidden to the public world, the Boleyn family continued to grow in numbers and soon expansion back into the mainland seemed a plausible option.
By the 1650s, whereby the traditional Boleyn home of Hever Castle had fallen into the possession of the Waldegrave family, the Boleyn family had come to a position comfortable enough to begin to allow the option of moving away. Before, a Boleyn would both be born on the estate on the Isle of Wight and die there in order to truly guarantee the preservation of the family name. Maximus Boleyn, a star child who excelled at all things magical, took it upon himself to be the first Boleyn to move back to the mainland. Maximus was cunning as he was handsome; he wanted nothing less than the family's old castle and took it upon himself to woo the eldest daughter of the Waldegrave family - an alleged half-blood but he had his suspicions that she was, in fact, pure-blooded - and marry her in order to take back the castle for the family. To the surprise of nobody - at least not the Boleyns - Catherine Waldegrave became Catherine Boleyn and once again Hever Castle was back in Boleyn hands following a series of deals with Catherine's parents.
For the next hundred years or so the reclusive nature of the Boleyn family continued, just this time around Hever Castle. Their name began to reappear in the magical world thank to the growing presence in England but, for the most part, a Boleyn wouldn't flaunt their name about despite rumours that Anne was heralded as someone great with a portrait in Hogwarts. William Boleyn had made it clear to his children who passed it on so forth that Henry said he loved Anne and to look where it got her. Thus, to a Boleyn, nobody was trustworthy. With each year, however, their name would continue to make waves around the British isles.
In 1780 when the magical royal family was established, Oswald took to London where the monarchy was initially based to fight for compensation against the crimes that Anne had 'committed'. His demands revolved around the fact that a magic royal had been executed for being a witch and that the creation of a new one made a mockery of her. Oswald told the monarch, Queen Charlotte, that the death of Anne had sent the Boleyn family into chaos, into hiding and had cause irrevocable damage upon the Boleyn name. At first, Charlotte had seemed reluctant to deliver any such compensation but the confirmation from Oswald that the Boleyn family was large enough in numbers that any rebellion they could throw wouldn't be stomped out so easily, the need for reassessment was clear. The constant owls sent to the royal palace from Boleyns around the British isles only further confirmed the need to appease the family - even more so when Anne's trial was re-evaluated and Charlotte saw their claims of mockery being stronger. In compensation, the Boleyn family were given a royal pardon - not that one was needed, but it was definitely appreciated - and the entitlement to style themselves Lord/Lady _____ Boleyn. Permission to title themselves with all the decorations any Boleyn had held in the past and their own private land was granted to the family too, almost to seal the deal.
Needless to say, with the elevated pride, the Boleyn family seemingly came out of the woodwork. The Isle of Wight had a more obvious Boleyn presence and magical communities all across Britain were seeing the rise of the Boleyn name once more. Naturally the Boleyn family was shocked to see a familiar name emerge from the shadows - the Tudor Family. The Boleyns relished the fact that the Tudors felt anger over no longer being the royal family, their claim having been lost like the York family before them. That was all too short when they too were granted titles similar to the Boleyns. Although they were smarter to go against the word of the new queen, the Boleyns demanded that the Tudors recognise that Anne's crimes were unjust and she be pardoned wholly. Surprisingly, all happened swimmingly and the Boleyns and Tudors grew to have a peace of sorts - perhaps something for the best, given the political power of both families.
Ever since the gaining of the noble titles, the Boleyn family has once again propelled themselves into the limelight of the wizarding world. One of the most powerful noble families, if not the most powerful, they command a large degree of influence in whatever sector they choose. The trust of a Boleyn is something incredibly sought after whilst betraying one will surely lead to a feud one would rather not engage in. Lady Agnes Boleyn, the fourth born child of Lord William Boleyn and Lady Catherine Boleyn, had always been the most laid back child in her generation. From birth all the way through adulthood, she would prove to stand out compared to some of her more traditional-thinking siblings. She was bold as well, and didn't have a care for keeping quiet for what she believed in. This trait would, in fact, be the very reason Agnes was a favorite in William's eyes. Her stand out nature and not being afraid to be in charge was something her father seemed to respect about her compared to her siblings and he didn't hesitate to say it either. She talked when she wanted and made sure people listened to her why doing so. She made sure to feel remembered and stood out in a crowd.
Agnes and Lafayette (surname being Wrayburn at the time) had met in their early years of Hogwarts and kept an on-again, off-again sort of close friendship until sixth year in which the two friends would realize their feelings for each other and began to date. The couple very much indeed love each other, and it was clear if someone were to see the two. Neither had wanted to end their relationship when it did, but rather an arranged marriage for Agnes did. William had set his daughter up with the pure-blood wizard, Esteban Darlingtan, who held a very high title in the wizarding world despite not being apart of the sacred twenty-eight. Having to break up with Lafayette for a man she did not want to marry left Agnes's heartbroken, but - no matter how much she didn't want to - she felt like there was no way to get away from it without hurting her father and her's relationship. Truly, she'd wonder why she put her father before her true love first in the situation and would leave her in guilt years later.
Right after graduating her final year of Hogwarts, in a way to try to get over her past boyfriend that she missed dearly, Agnes would dive head first into a relationship with Esteban in hopes that maybe the two could fall in love before having to stand hand-in-hand and say 'I do'. Whatever the Boleyn had hoped to achieve would not come, and she would ultimately end up in a sad relationship between two pure-blood wizards that did not love each other as much as they tried to pretend to. Nevertheless, it would all go to waste in the end. Agnes would end up with an accidental pregnancy that had made their wedding scheduled much sooner than expected to pretend such baby wasn't born out of wedlock. The idea of marrying at so young scared the two senseless, and just enough for Esteban to pull out from the arranged marriage. So, in it all, instead of a husband, Lady Agnes Boleyn would gain a child in which she would name Mary Jade Boleyn.
For the next few years of Agnes's life, her parents felt it was their duty to replace a future husband for their daughter that she now did have. Though, one after another, each one seemed to fail and was declined. What can Agnes say? Guess all the pure-blood wizard men her parents set her up with feared her boldness and knowing her spot without needing someone to tell her where it is. Though, well, Agnes didn't seem to mind all that much. Honestly, she preferred being single while she raised her child, as well pursue into a career of Aurology. Although maybe not considered the most 'respectable' of jobs, Agnes was quite happy with working with what interested her as a career. Money didn't have to be priority growing up in such a wealthy family, so her happiness when she ended up in a job seemed most important. Although considering it, she chose not to contact Lafayette during the time because of the fact she hadn't kept touch with him at all when dating Esteban and she wasn't going to feel like she was crawling back to him since they didn't have anything in their way of getting back together. No, she liked being single, at least for Mary Jade's earliest years of childhood.
In due time, after many shotty match ups, her parents would finally just give up. Whoever Agnes married would be her own choice, if she chose to marry at this point. Her parents really were giving her a hard time for it, despite her still being young. She was fine. She didn't need to get married, despite how necessary it seemed for her family. She was happy, just Mary Jade and her. And, with being at such a happy point in her life, she called Lafayette. When Agnes Boleyn had given her once best friend and ex a call, it was long-needed and she realized it. Yet, Lafayette was as kind as he always was despite it being so long. It was an awkward lunch in the beginning when they had to decided to meet up after such a long time, but they quickly gotten used to each other's presence. It was very quick when they had started to pick up old habits again and could barely go a few days without seeing each other. They tried being best friends again and it worked. Well, at first. Yet, both of them were still in love with each other and they knew it. Certainly did because they were married two years later, and Agnes would have her her second and third (final) child, Lady Octavia Boleyn and her younger sister, Lady Esmerelda Boleyn.
As it turned out, Octavia was the odd one out in her immediate family. She harbored no ill feelings towards the Tudors, had no feeling of superiority when it came to the Sacred 28, and though she enjoyed bending the rules and following her own path, she never shared an interest in drawing too much attention to herself or breaking the rules such as her sisters Mary Jade and Esmeralda. Rather than getting herself in trouble, Octavia prioritized leading a healthy social life, where the amount of friends she had surpassed most of her cousins. Even as she was transferred into the homeschooling system to focus more on her magical heritage, Octavia maintained all her friendships with muggle kids, on top of making more of them with the children of other respected families. Following her first magical manifestation (accelerating the healing process on a cut in her cheek) and her acceptance to Hogwarts, Octavia began gaining the interest of many more people that weren't necessarily her age.
At Hogwarts, Octavia was sorted into Hufflepuff. While courageous, Octavia valued friendships more than she did this - she cared for others with such a fiery passion, and valued hard work so much, there was truthfully no better place for her. Even at the end of her seventh year, the Sorting Hat conceded sorting her into Gryffindor would have made for a horrendous mistake. This continued well after her graduation to Hogwarts, and to this day still preserves her friendship with a lot of her former yearmates - and their best friends' best friends, too. She did take a gap year, though, taking advantage of the Boleyn wealth to fund all her travels. She made it a point to visit as many countries in a year as she could, and was able to visit 84 of them before she saw herself returning to the United Kingdom, where she applied - and was accepted - to join the Auror Force. She's now in her third year of training, preparing to become an Intelligence Officer.
Perhaps the most notable trait of Octavia's is her sense of humor. Morbid and self-deprecating to anyone who doesn't understand the way her mind works, Octavia's jokes are almost never appropriate for the setting she'll find herself in at the time. That is, however, the way she works. She's infuriatingly relaxed about a multitude of things, and usually takes negative comments in stride. Rarely ever will Octavia allow her anger over something, or her pain, publicly consume her. Unfortunately, it does lead to a hurtful cycle of internalization wherein she does considerable damage to herself than if she expressed it immediately at the time the offending event occurs, but by now it's something that though she's gone to counselors, she's always struggled with. She masks her emotions behind humor; always has, likely always will. On the upside, though, she likes to think its made her a funner person to be around. While it's all a façade, it's one she's learned to play to the t. She has to say, it has certainly gotten her places. Her innate curiosity has, too; her interest on a broad number of things have truthfully made her all the more knowledgable - a good thing to have in her chosen career.
When you look at Octavia, you'll see someone who concerns herself with appearances. Refusing to have a hair out of line, even something as minute as a smudge in her lipstick is cause for panic - which is ironic, given her proclivity for being reckless and constantly getting herself in trouble. Nonetheless, you really do have to look past that to take Octavia for who she is. She's smart and ambitious, always knowing what she wants and finding the best methods to get whatever it may be. She's head-strong and will never relent in her endeavors, no matter what they might entail - except if it endangers someone else's life. While she isn't particularly mindful of other people's emotions, even though she knows how to read someone's mood like the back of her hand, she isn't completely reckless like that. Likewise, being so out of tune with her emotions has made her particularly empathetic, contrary to how many thought she'd be. She's good at listening, but no better than she is at taking matters into her own hands and ensuring the best outcome she can. Which, spoiler alert, is almost never how it ends up.