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The Sorting Quiz

A. Select the option that best fits your character. (Remember, this part is a requirement for every character you make! Please italicize the answer.)

1. What are you looking forward to learning at Hogwarts the most?

A. Transfiguration
B. Magical Creatures
C. Hexes & Jinxes
D. The castle's secret areas

2. Pick one:

A. Stars
B. Moon

3. If flowers adapted their scent to attract the unwary, what would it smell of in order to lure you in?

A. Parchment
B. Freshly baked bread
C. A crackling log fire
D. The Sea

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, tortoiseshell box, embellished in gold, with a small, squeaking creature
C. The small, pewter box that reads "I only open for the worthy"
D. The gleaming black box marked with Merlin's rune

6. Pick one:

A. White
B. Black

7. What road tempts you the most?

A. The cobbled street lined with ancient buildings
B. The wide, sunny, grassy lane
C. The twisting, leaf-strewn path through woods
D. The narrow, dark, lantern-lit alley

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. Waking up and realizing your family & friends don't know you
C. An eye at the keyhole of the dark, windowless room where you're locked
D. Standing on top of something high, without anything to stop you from falling

10. It's late, you're walking alone, and hear a peculiar cry you believe has a magical source. What do you do?

A. Wait for developments, while mentally reviewing the most appropriate spells
B. Draw your wand & stand your ground
C. Draw your wand & search for the source
D. Proceed with caution, keep a hand on the concealed wand, and keep an eye out

The Character's Background

Please Note: You can write either the first or second question in a bullet point form. However, please remember only one of them can be in that form. The other must be in full sentences and meet the required length.

1) Give a description of your character's personality. It must be at least seven sentences.

  • Vika is depressed. But can you really blame her? No! Blame her mother instead! That's what Vika does, anyway. This shit has got to be genetic.
    • She doesn't know how long she's been depressed, but she's had it long to enough to be annoyed about it. One of these days she'll probably go to therapy, but what's the point? She's not dead and she's not failing any of her classes, and she's royalty so it's not like she needs to worry much about getting a job.
  • Vika loves her family, despite how much they get on her nerves sometimes. She'll definitely play favorites, she's not above that one bit, but family overall is second only to herself.
  • Vika does not like surprises, but she does like the adrenaline rush she gets from them. She's not an adrenaline junkie, but only because she doesn't know that's a thing.
  • Vika has a good handle on basic magic, but a lot of the more complex topics evade her. She doesn't really understand the point of a lot of it if you're not going into a field that uses that sort of thing.
  • Vika is determined to get what she wants, whatever that may be, and she likes to have a good time...which is not always the best combination. People tend to think she's a fairly reserved young woman, but in reality she does get into a good bit of minor trouble - she just doesn't get caught.

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 two paragraphs long, seven sentences each.

[ Romanov Family History ]

Tsar Nicholas the II ascended the Russian throne in 1896 and even confessed that he 'knew nothing of being a ruler' and was dreadfully unprepared to take on the throne for he lacked the strength and willpower of his father before him. Even the day of his coronation was a foreshadowing of the tragedy that was his reign. The death of more than a thousand people during the coronations festivities and the following public fallout over the imperial court's response set the stage of the final moments of Tsarist Russia. Scandal after scandal, bloodshed after bloodshed, plagued the next twenty years with Nicholas being nicknamed 'Bloody Nicholas' after Bloody Sunday that invoked the failed revolution. Nicholas ruled with the belief that god granted him the throne and that it was his duty to rule as an autocrat so when the people pushed for a state duma, who were voted in, he was firmly against it and revoked as much power from it before it opened in 1906. Revolution was brewing under Nicholas's nose and the issues the population suffered from was only exacerbated when the first world war broke out in 1914.

One of the most frequent rumours that plagued the royal family was the presence of Grigori Rasputin. Employed to help try heal the youngest son's hemophilia, he had a reputation of being a womaniser and a drunk. The rumours surrounding he and the Tsarina were abundant and many people assumed the two were sleeping together. What the muggle world did not know was that Rasputin was a Russian wizard and was highly versed in wandless magic. Though he hid behind the facade of being a religious man, he used his magic to heal afflictions impossible for muggles to heal on their own. Russia's muggle and magical world was often interwoven with one another, Rasputin, a wizard, being in such a high influential position in the muggle world was proof of how the lines between the worlds were blurred. The Russian magic of ministry often caught flack from international bodies at the time about their constant interaction with the muggle world and that they were breaking the statute of secrecy. In 1913, Alexandra gave birth to her sixth and final child, Grand Duke Nikolai, or Nicholas the III. In truth, however, Rasputin was the true father but Alexandra never figured it out as her son looked too much like to her features for it to be obvious.

The young duke was kept out of the public eye completely due to how unstable both the political world was and Alexei's health was. If Alexei were to die from an injury then the duke would be a viable replacement to become the tsarevich. So Nicholas the third was removed from history and any public records, telling people he was a ward whose parents had died. In 1916, Nicky the third's true father, Rasputin, was murdered by Felix Yussupov through poison and shooting him at a short range before finally drowning. After his body was found, a certain body part was immortalised by his daughter who made a memorial around it in her home. One year later, the provisional government would have taken power from the Tsar and placed them into home arrest.

In July, 1818, during the civil war, the Bolshevik's executed the Romanov family in Yekaterinburg where they had been placed under house arrest. The white's had been closing in and the reds refused to allow the opposition to have a symbol to unify them. Nicholas the II, Alexandra, Anastasia, Maria, Olga, Tatiana and Alexei were all shot and buried in a forest nearby. However, their youngest son, five years old at this point, was not there with them. For just after she found out her father abdicated in 1917, Alexandra knew their time was running short and sent Nicholas to England with a noble to keep him safe. No one knew, except this one noble, about Nicholas's true identity and so he was allowed to depart Russia for England. The initial plan was to follow him there soon after but this dream of the Romanovs was shortly lived.

The last remaining Romanov child grew up in England knowing full well who he was and what he had lost. The noble, who he called his affectionately called his uncle, was well aware of the magical world for he was a squib but his family had ties in the muggle world that he was still able to flourish in the muggle world. So he wasn't too taken aback when he realised Nicholas, who went more by Kolya, was a wizard by the time he was eight. Kolya flourished in Hogwarts and everyone was well aware of his heritage. (Surely it was no wonder then that rumours that a secret child survived the execution were rampant in the muggle world, though people believed it to be Anastasia rather than a second son). He never returned to Russia for they often closely mirrored the events occurring in the muggle world, a consequence of interacting so much-the ideals and ideas seep into one another, and they had quickly eradicated the autocratic ministry in the years following the Russian Revolution in the muggle world. Thus, it was quickly made clear that Kolya was not welcome back in Russia. It was even believed they'd try assassinate Kolya but the protection of the British ministry and the royal family ensured that no harm came to Kolya.

Kolya lived a relatively quiet life compared to his ancestors. He became an academic and spent his time studying what he loved-the history of centaurs. However, he remained in high standing with high society, especially the Sacred 28's despite his modest career and wealth. When he was nearing his thirties, he married Nina Shacklebolt. A quiet life. In 1935, they welcome their first daughter, Maria Nikolaevna Romanova, who was soon followed by their final child, Yekaterina Nikolaevna Romanova. For the next sixty years, life was pretty normal. Kolya didn't talk much about his heritage and they never returned to Russia. Deep down, Kolya felt disenfranchised in his mother country and didn't have a high opinion on the country that murdered his family. Maria married a Peter Crouch but they struggled to have children and it wasn't until the early years of 1995 did they have their first child.

Yet in 1991, the Soviet Union collapsed. For a period of time, this didn't affect the magical side of Russia but the domino effect had began. Of course, unlike before, this revolution was not from below but from the top. The Soviet Union collapsed because of internal factors and nationalism and magical Russia was no different. They were left without a proper ministry and it was soon becoming a vacuum for power and the remains were desperate for some stability. So the collapsing ministry looked outwards and realised that the family that they once scorned could be their solution. They contacted the remains of the Romanov family and, like the French once did themselves, offered them back the throne with the condition that it would be a constitutional monarchy. Whilst they would have influence, the ministry would have the majority of the power. Kolya rejected this completely. He'd grown bitter in regards to Russia and it could collapse for all he cared. So they asked Maria, his eldest daughter, who, to the surprise of everyone, agreed. Agreed to move to Russia and leave behind her life in England with the hopes of improving Russia, building it into a better, democratic state. Kolya never spoke to her again.

For the next fifty years, Magical Russia was as stable as it could be, especially compared to their muggle counterpart. Maria's children married happily and had children. By the time the grandchildren were born, there was almost a small army of them running around. They only had two palaces to move between and so the children were all raised together and there were times they forgot they were cousins rather than siblings with one another. Ilya, named after his uncle, Romanov was the tsarevich, still remaining that it was always the first born son who ascended the throne, although it was made sure that if the reigning tsar birthed no sons then the daughter could ascend without it passing to an uncle or a cousin.

When Maria was 102, she decided to step down in favour to her son, Pyotr, to take the throne when he was 42 years old. Revolutionaries had always been a thing. Not everyone agreed for the Romanov's to take back the throne but it was never an issue for decades. Russia had slowly become more and more progressive with civil rights, though they considerably lacked behind surrounding countries. Pytor had six children over the years but only had one son, Ilya. The Russian royal family had never been the happiest family. They all drank a lot and multiple members had been lost to a multitude of incidents. Pytor's own brother, Alexei, committed suicide when he was 33, having given birth to only one child. Eudoxia's partner was murdered in a brawl in 2043.

However, the worst happened in 2044.

As the country became more and more progressive, more and more open to the outside world, the more people began to wish to return to the old days, return to communism. They believed that it was the ministry who decided it was a failure-not the people. They believed that they gave up to quickly and that they should give communism another go but ensure that the central government wasn't a dictatorship. If anything, their ideals aligned themselves with the Mensheviks rather than the Bolsheviks ideals of a communist state. Yet, with the reestablishment of the throne, their dreams were essentially crushed. It's difficult to say they hold the majority of people's views but there was enough to launch an attack.

It was during a Christmas parade and all the royals were attending as well as key ministry officials, including the minister of magic. By this point, Vasilia, the third in line, had married Polina after same sex marriage had officially been legalised and recognised in magical Russia only a few years before hand. Whilst it caused some tremors through Russia, it wasn't quite a scandal considering there was little chance that she was to ascend the throne.

Everything happened so quickly. There was flashes of light, explosions, before people started screaming.

The aurors managed to best the revolutionaries, some dying but most being arrested.

The aftermath, the number of dead, wasn't able to be confirmed for nearly a week. However, amongst those numbers, was Pyotr, his wife Margaret, his two eldest children, Ilya and Olga, and his younger brother, Konstantin and his own wife Khristina. Eudoxia's youngest child, Tatiana, was crushed to death by the crowd after falling out of the carriage during the fight. The minister and another official died as well.

Vasilia almost didn't survive the attack, in fact she's been told it's a miracle she did. It took three months for her to fully recover. A wing of the most private palaces had transformed into an infirmary designed to heal the royals who had survived the attack. Of course, now they were heavily protected with the ministry finally cracking down on the rebel groups. It wasn't just royals and officials who'd been hurt, it had been innocent civilians who had come to watch the parade. Vasilia, even though she was in a coma as the healers worked to heal her, was declared the heir to the throne. Of course, being in a same sex marriage didn't ease the flames of civil descent and more conservative groups spoke out against this announcement, thinking it should go to the next male family member, in this case Ilya, but due to one of Maria's reforms, it had to go to Vasilia. By the time she recovered, a month after she woke up, her coronation was already being prepared. The quicker they got the crown on her head the better.

In April 2045, Vasilia was crowned the empress of Russia.

She decided to take the name Ekaterina as her royal name, a nod to Catherine the great, in hopes that it would ease some worry over her rule. As the ministry worked to stabilise Russia once more, they suggested to the royal family that they take some time in England, especially with their own coronation occurring, as it would be good to help build connections with foreign ministries. Their relationship had been very good with England, considering their connection through Kolya, who had only recently passed away. Whilst he never made up with Maria, he did meet his grandchildren, some of them even attending Hogwarts, and many holidays to England had been made across the generations, so going for an extended holiday in England made sense. Plus, if you went far back through the royal lineage, you'd find that they're all connected somehow through the muggle royal families. Now, in 2045, they're situated in England, barely a year after what has been dubbed 'Bloody Christmas'.
  • born 31 july 2006 to igor and eudoxia romanov
  • premature, quite small when she was born but overall minimal complications
    • had some eye issues - retinopathy of prematurity - but was treated as a baby
    • treatment seemed successful - but she was still nearsighted, which became progressively worse as she grew up. healers couldn't fix it, and she still hasn't gotten a sure answer on whether that's due to the limitations of magic or a botched treatment to begin with
  • 2nd oldest of 4
  • grew up close with her siblings and fairly close with several cousins as well - some of whom she feels she wouldn't bother with had they not been family
  • vika would not go so far as to say their parents neglected them, they just...kind of sucked as parents. they loved their kids, they weren't abusive at all, and they made sure the kids had everything they needed, so overall it really could have been much worse
  • she was more than content to let her older brother take over the "parenting" but she personally found it annoying. it wasn't his job, anyway
    • she never really resented their parents, but she can't help but feel annoyed when she thinks about how much stress dmitri must have been under until he moved
  • aside from her occasional instances of metamorphagism, her first instance of magic was at eight. her glasses had purple rims, but she wanted neon green instead - so she changed them
  • she opted to go to koldovstoretz once she was old enough rather than continue with tutors at home - nothing against the tutors, they'd all been stellar, but she needed a bit of peace and quiet
  • though vika had worked pretty well with individual tutors, koldovstoretz was...a challenge. the unfamiliar layout was a bitch, sure, but organized classes were a beast all their own. she slogged through it all, and her grades were passable until her fourth year
  • igor was killed in her third year, and vika chose not to take time away from school to grieve. she missed him, of course - he may not have been the best father but he wasn't a bad man, overall - but she would rather multitask with grieving and learning than try to separate them
  • eudoxia began putting some effort into parenting after, which was an unexpected but welcome change - vika did, from time to time, think the change was too good to be true, or at least too good to last. she'd call herself a cynic, but she turned out right in the end.
  • vika went home for christmas in 2020, just as she did every year. thanks to the events of the parade, and her own head injuries as a result, she doesn't remember much of the holiday - just waking up in the hospital after and finding out about all the casualties - among them several family members, including her baby sister, and to top it all off, eudoxia was...nowhere to be found, and vika couldn't see a damn thing anymore
  • as her injuries healed, some of her sight did return, but only barely. her peripheral vision was all-but nonexistent, and her central vision fared only slightly better. if she's wearing her glasses, she can manage all right within a couple feet of her face, but that's about it.
    • thanks to the innumerable healers throughout her childhood telling her she would likely lose her sight eventually so she should start learning how to cope with that early on, she wasn't caught by surprise, but she hadn't thought it would happen so early in her life
    • vika tried to go back to school in the new year, but she came home after a month of hell. school was too much for her at the time; she couldn't be expected to write essays on the nature of potion ingredients when half her family just died
    • she moved with the rest of the family to England in 2021, and spent her time away from school growing accustomed to her senses. she got a parrot, named it after her mother, and taught it how to troll people as well
  • it was suggested vika finish school at Hogwarts, but vika didn't care to learn the layout of yet another castle, so she went back to koldovstoretz to complete the second half of her fourth year in 2022, and again the next year for her fifth. it's a miracle she passed either; between her unmanaged depression and astounding lack of actual class attendance, she really should've failed
  • she was informed she would not be returning to koldovstoretz for her sixth year - evidently it was no longer safe for her to be so far from the rest of the family, so she could switch to hogwarts or have tutors and that was that.
    • vika opted for hogwarts just so she didn't have to be around the rest of her family all the time, but she wasn't happy about it. after all, it was vasilia that got kidnapped, wasn't it? why is that now everyone's problem?
  • she's spent much of the summer complaining, and when she's not doing that she's working with her new guide dog, Zima, who is by far the most welcome addition to the family in vika's opinion
    • zima is an angel, naturally, but vika only got her because hogwarts has moving staircases and some members of her family were worried she might fall off them otherwise

3) Write about your character's appearance. What do they look like? Who are you planning on using a certain model for your character? Please include both model name and picture!

  • amalia holm
  • Vika01

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!)

  • pureblood, part of the romanov shitshow

5) Does your character have any special abilities? Is he or she of a different magical race, such as Veela, Vampire, Werewolf or the like? Part or half of a magical race counts! (Remember, you cannot have a character with special abilities/of a different magical race as one of your first two characters!)

  • metamorphagus!
    • she likes knowing she can look like anyone at will, but doesn't use it often - typically only when someone is looking for her and she'd prefer to be left alone, or to impersonate someone so she can get what she wants ("wants" being primarily a good laugh)

6) What year is your character in?

  • 6th, should be seventh but she failed a year at koldovstoretz

7) The Sorting Hat has been known to take house preference into consideration. If your character could select one house they believe they are best suited for, what would it be and why?

  • bro she does not even want to be at hogwarts
  • that said she's heard hufflepuff is close to the kitchens and quite cozy