I have been described as statuesque, a little taller than average, I am 5'6". I have long, bright red hair and my eyes are a light grey. My skin is fair often appearing pale and I have small, very slightly pointed ears. As I prefer the femininity and elegance of a dress, my clothing of choice is varying in shades of red or green dress, and long velvet hooded cloaks in black or deep green.
I was born Merwyn Nerys Weil on February 7, 1979 in Wiltshire, England. Raised by my mother in America, while my father raised my older twin brother Mergus in England. Father always believed that Americans are uneducated fools and that by my mother and I choosing to stay and live there, we were as well.
From what my mother tells me, Father started to act very strangely as Mergus as I got older. She says the more Mergus and I began walking and talking, the more his behavior changed sporadically. When I was a young she would never admit that they split up, Father and Mergus were just "visiting" family but they'll be back during summer she would say.
Mergus and I are no fools, we knew that he was a bit more fitting of the normal Pure-Blood expectations and I was . . . a little different then most. By the time we were 10, those 'visits' became much longer stays and I hardly ever saw my brother or father ever again. I was sent to Salem Witches' Institute in America and Mergus was sent to Durmstrang Institute in Europe. It is a very different world being a magical child in America. Letters from Mergus made everything sound like it was better where he was. That line helped when I convinced Mother to transfer me to Hogwarts.
I was an average student I would say, no better or worse than the rest. I was placed in Slytherin, and earned O.W.L. and N.E.W.T. marks of mainly EE's the only O's were in Potions and Herbology. The other classes were fun, but there is nothing better than brewing. During my 5th year at Hogwarts, I met a deviously mysterious boy. As a fellow red head, red hair on the male gender was not to my liking but something about Lochrin changed my opinion. We dated unofficially on and off for over 5 years. He asked me numerous times to marry him, and I refused.
After graduation, I further evolved my skill becoming a Potioneer. I taught Potions in tutoring sessions from home for the children of family friends, and friends of friends. With my own potent brews I have very minor skill as a Healer, which comes in handy for burns and the like. Lochrin and I eventually decided to move in together, I had my reservations as he continued to propose marriage and I continued to refuse. It wasn't that I did not love him, at the time I was not ready. Considering how the relationship between my mother and father went. ...
After five years of proposals and refusals, I was finally ready for a family of my own. Lochrin and I married, I was surprised to see Mergus there. Lochrin had found him and invited him to the wedding. He has no idea how much that meant to me, nor how much I feel I owe him for the choosing me. Our son, David Lochrin Ramley was born September 25, he has our red hair and Lochrin's dark and mysterious eyes. Even though David is our only son I am some what afraid that the same situation with my father will happen, history repeating itself.
After David was born and with the encouragement from most of my clientele to become an actual teacher, I decided to pursue it. I was hesitant about making the transition from one-on-one tutor to Professor so I enrolled in Teacher training. I knew what I was being taught would have some translational issue, mostly from Muggle to Magic but it was still what was best for me. I did much better than I thought, and was praised by the instructors often for my comforting 'motherly' demeanor. I had a few stumbles when it came to roleplay with a 'difficult student', it was still an intriguing experience.
Lochrin purchased a shop, with enough space for the three of us, and more just above it. He planned to sell potion ingredients, he wanted me to brew so that he can sell potions as well. He still fancies himself a new age apothecary, I suppose. He wanted to call the place Merwyn's Brew. We both settled on Ramley E. Lixir's, we found it funny. We also thought people wouldn't be confused and stumble in for fire whiskey only to find leech juice. Business does well, we don't sell any actual potions but we have started selling brewing equipment. I am a stickler for above standard gear so I know the best from the worst.
A decade plus years of on and off teacher training, and I finally applied for a position at Hogwarts. Wider scale tutoring from our shop in the spare rooms still remains a lucrative business plan. The shop was great practice for an actual class, With most of our friends children having children of their own already, there have been many familiar little faces around. I hated to tell the regulars, who really looked forward to individual attention that I had secured the position as Head of Slytherin and Potions Mistress at Hogwarts.
I consider myself to be very polite, cordial and patient. As I assume most people do, I would like for people to walk away with a good impression of me, to see me for the kind person that I am or can be. I tend to be polite and overly kind until you cross me, then I can become unrealistically angry and vengeful, almost aggressively so. I have excellent control of my temper and know the best moment to unleash my full rage. I choose to work through some situations instead, especially when it is more appropriate to do so.
Lochrin - Husband
Lochrin Ramley is my loving husband, we met at Hogwarts. Lochrin and I have been together our years together at Hogwarts. I do not think there is any need to say I love that man with all my heart and I am thankful for him every time I look into his eyes.
David - Son
David Ramley is our son, Lochrin and I were not planning on having children before we opened the shop but babies come on their own schedule. David is very much like me in all my strengths, polite and helpful, but like his father in his faults stubborn and furtive.
Mergus - Brother
Mergus Islwyn Belby Weil is my older brother, he was raised by our father in England while I was raised by our mother in America. Mergus and I were very close growing up but as we entered our teenage years we grew farther apart. We have reconnected since my wedding, I am glad to have him back.
Mergus' wife - Sister-in-law
I think her name was Raquel or Rachel? Mergus' wife, is not my best friend or a friend at all for that matter. She appeared at my wedding with Mergus' but never introduced herself to me. Mergus told me her name but as she struck me as rather unimportant I have forgotten it. Maybe it was Roxanne or Roseanne?
Olywn - Mother †
Olwyn Rhydderch is my beloved mother, she has always been there for me and has always had my best interest at heart. She was not very supportive of my decision to transfer to Hogwarts but when she saw how much it meant to me, she decided that both of us should move closer instead of just sending me away.
Belby - Father †
Belby Weil is my father, I cannot say much of or about him because aside from his dark hair and dark eyes, I cannot remember him. Apparently Mergus inherited all the Weil family traits while I took after the Rhyddrech clan, It might be the reason they split us the way they did, father always was a bit of an élitist.
Anwen - Grandmother †
Anwen is my grandmother, I am sure that Mergus remembers her just as much as I remember our father. She lived very near our home in America and would baby sit me a lot when I was a kid. She would always say Granda was watching when I would act up, but I could never find him.
Trefor - Grandfather †
Trefor is my grandfather, as a kid he lived in a shiny vase before I realized it was an urn. I'm told he was a saint of man and worked very hard to provide for his family. He worked as a Potioneer much like myself, He brought Gran and my mother to America from Scotland, he wanted them to be in the land of the free.