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    01.06 AC underway, and a puzzle to solve!
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    12.20 Concerning immortality
    12.16 A heads up that the Secret Swap deadline is fast approaching!
    12.14 Introducing our new Minister of Magic!
    12.13 On the first day of Charming, Kayte gave to me...
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    12.05 It's election day! OOC, at least.
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    Persephone Van Helsing

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    Persephone Clio Van Helsing

    “Intelligence without ambition is a bird without wings.”

    - ※ -

    Early Life

    (LATE) AUTUMN OF 1868 | Persephone Clio is born as the sixth daughter and child to Abraham Van Helsing, and his wife, Mina.

    (LATE) YEAR OF 1869 | The youngest Van Helsing daughter, Terpsichore, is born.

    SUMMER OF 1871 | While on vacation to America, Sephey's mother is brutally murdered by a vampire. This leaves the entire family shaken, especially her father who, frightened of losing any of his children the way he lost his Mina, decided to allow his daughters to learn the family trade.

    AUTUMN OF 1871 | Sephey's eldest sister, Sophronia, departs for Hogwarts where she was -- rather fittingly -- sorted into Ravenclaw.

    YEAR OF 1873 | Sephey shows her first sign of magic by turning one of her sisters' favorite dolls into a slug.

    AUTUMN OF 1874 | Another one of Sephey's sisters, Corinne, leaves for Hogwarts. Sephey also begins her pre-Hogwarts education with her governess, proving herself to be an enthusiastic pupil, though prone to neglecting the subjects that disinterest her.

    AUTUMN OF 1876 | Artemis leaves home to join Roni and Corinne at Hogwarts. She was sorted into Slytherin upon arrival, and Sephey begins to feel the (unwelcome) effects of a dwindling household.

    AUTUMN OF 1877 | The fourth-born Van Helsing daughter, Roxanne, leaves for school, becoming a Gryffindor in the process. This leaves only three remaining Van Helsing daughters -- Sephey included -- at home.

    Sophronia also graduates at the end of the 1877-1878 school year. She decides to follow in their ancestors' footsteps and become a Vampire Hunter, joining the Order of the Dawn -- a society of Vampire Hunters -- joining their father on missions around Europe.

    AUTUMN 1878 | Valentine joins the rest at Hogwarts, and Sephey feels the absence of her sisters' presence quite keenly during this time.

    YEAR OF 1880 | A few months before she would receive her Hogwarts acceptance letter in July, the Van Helsing patriarch decides to remarry. Much to the annoyance of Sephey and her sisters, who thought that they were doing quite well without a mother figure in their lives, and they didn't look upon Sadie very favorably as a result. They soon learned, however, that the feeling was mutual.

    Hogwarts Years

    SEPTEMBER 1880 - MAY 1881; FIRST YEAR | Sephey finally goes off to Hogwarts herself, and was sorted into Slytherin. She discovers that she has an afinity for wand-based classes -- DADA and Transfiguration, in particular -- though History of Magic and Potions were among her favorites, as well.

    SEPTEMBER 1881 - MAY 1882; SECOND YEAR | While nothing of much interest occurs this year, Sephey joins the Potions Club in order to enhance her potioneering skills. She also learns towards the end of the first semester that her stepmother is with child. So much for hoping that the woman was barren.

    WINTER OF 1881 | Christmas Break is thrown into chaos when it was discovered that Artemis was pregnant, as well. Something that Sephey would have been happy about had her sister been properly married and out of school, but Artemis fell under neither of those categories. Which had made Sephey very upset, for she had looked to Artemis as a role model of sorts, and it disappointed her that her sister would be so reckless.

    As a result, Artemis is quickly and quietly ushered out of the country to wait out her pregnancy, and to the public, she has been disowned and cut off. At present, the most contact the family has with her is when Abraham sends just enough money to help care for his grandchild.

    SUMMER OF 1882 | Sadie and Artemis give birth to their respective children, both sons, though one was more fortunate than the other. They learned via a letter slipped discreetly to Abraham that Artemis' boy was named Broderick -- "Brody", for short -- and that he was a healthy and robust child. Sephey does not care for what Artemis has to say, and questions her sister's choice in names.

    Sadie, on the other hand, whose pregnancy had been rocky from the start, gave birth not long after the arrival of Artemis' letter. Though sadly, she couldn't claim that her own son was also healthy and robust, as little Adrianus Van Helsing was stillborn. This leaves Sadie grief-stricken, and that, coupled with a severe bout of Post-Partum Depression, makes the family believe that she's gone slightly mad.

    SEPTEMBER 1882 - MAY 1883; THIRD YEAR | Sephey adds Ancient Runes, Arithmancy, and Ancient Studies to her class list for OWLs. She starts entertaining the thought of working after Hogwarts, though is not entirely sure what.

    SEPTEMBER 1883 - MAY 1884; FOURTH YEAR | Sephey makes the acquaintance of a one Mr. August Lynch, a Gryffindor two years above her that she finds herself drawn to. They become fast friends, and over Christmas Break, it was agreed that they'd have a competition to see who can cast a corporeal Patronus first. A competition that August had won, sadly, with his successful casting of a small hummingbird, though it pleased Sephey when her snow leopard outshined August's both in size and magnificance. Thus starts the beginning of her interest in Animagi.

    SUMMER OF 1884 | The Van Helsings avoided the Laughing Plague and Fiendfyre by retreating to their Headquarters in Bavaria, Germany. Sephey spends most of her time when not with her sisters prematurely preparing for OWLs, reading up on Animagi, and writing letters to August. She also got to keep one of her uncle's part-Kneazle kittens after his cat gave birth over the summer. Sephey names him Argus.

    SEPTEMBER 1884 - MAY 1885; FIFTH YEAR | Although many distractions presented themselves during this year -- including the ridiculous amount of homework assigned, sending letters to/meeting August on Hogsmeade weekends, and representing Hogwarts in the Pan-Magical Games (where she had broken accidentally broken her wand sigh) -- Sephey passes her OWLs with satisfactory results. Though a slight mishap during her Charms exam left her with a lower score than she would have liked.

    She begins thinking that a career within the Minstry as an Unspeakable or a Curse Breaker at Gringrott's would be intriguing pursuits.

    SEPTEMBER 1885 - MAY 1886; SIXTH YEAR | Sephey continues her NEWT studies with Charms, DADA, Transfiguration, Potions, Herbology, Ancient Runes, and Alchemy. She would have liked to continue taking Arithmancy and Ancient Studies, but the seven classes limit prevented her from doing so. Which was probably for the best, as eleven NEWT classes would be just a bit much -- especially with her appointment as the Transfiguration Club's new president.  

    After Hogwarts

    One more yeaaar.
    Present Day

    Sephey has currently finished up her sixth year at Hogwarts, and has plans of somehow making herself useful this summer.


    General Information

    ※ Etymology: goddess of spring; means "she who lights up the darkness"

    ※ Birthplace: England

    ※ Born: November 8th, 1868

    ※ Zodiac Sign: Scorpio; Passionate, Resourceful, Obsessive, Unyielding

    ※ MBTI: INTJ

    ※ Wand: Ebony, 11", Firm, Dragon Heartstring

    ※ Scent: A subtle melon fragrance with a calla lily undertone

    ※ Amortentia: old books, fresh ink, candle wax, strawberries, calla lilies

    ※ Patronus: Snow Leopard


    ※ School: Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry

    ※ House: Slytherin

    ※ Years Attended: 1880 - 1887

    ※ Clubs: Dueling, Transfiguration (president 1885-1887), Potions

    ※ OWLs:

    Ancient Runes | Ancient Studies | Arithmancy | Astronomy | Charms | DADA | Herbology | History of Magic | Potions | Transfiguration

    ※ NEWTs:

    Alchemy | Ancient Runes | Charms | DADA | Gobbledygook | Potions | Transfiguration

    Sephey speaks with a light Dutch accent
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