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Socialite; Patroness of the Pendergast School for Young Roses
Socialite; Patroness of the Pendergast School for Young Roses



25 year old Pureblood
5 ft. 1¾ in.   ❤   Married
played by Kayte
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Evelyn Abercrombie
PROFILE

Full Name: Evelyn Laverne Abercrombie née Pendergast

Nickname(s): Evey (pronounced “ee-vee”)

Birthdate: November 15th, 1863

Age: 25

Occupation: Patroness of the Pendergast School for Young Roses; Socialite

Blood Status: Pureblood

Residence: Southampton during the bulk of the year, London during the season.

Hogwarts House: Slytherin Alumna

Wand: Silver lime, eight inches, with a unicorn tail hair core. Swishy.

Family:
Elwin Abercrombie, Husband [1850]
Ares Abercrombie, Son [1884]
Ambrosia Abercrombie, Daughter [1885]
Araminta Abercrombie, Daughter [1888]

Philip Pendergast, Father [1826-1884]
Olivia Pendergast née Lestrange [1837-1887]
Regan Pendergast, Brother [1861], and family
Eloise Manwaring née Pendergast, Sister [1862]
— Linford "Ford" Manwaring, Brother-in-Law [1855]
— Philip Manwaring, Nephew [1881]
— Lester Manwaring, Nephew [1885]
William Pendergast, Brother [1864]
Rosalind Pendergast, Sister [1866]
Ellory Pendergast, Sister [1867]
Regina Pendergast, Sister [1883]
Warrick Pendergast, Brother [1883-1884]

Rapunzel, Turkish Angora [1883]

On her father’s side, Evey is also related to the Macmillan family. Through her mother, she is closely tied to the Lestrange, Selwyn, and Macnair families.
APPEARANCE
At five feet, two inches, Evelyn is decidedly average in stature, her once willowy build softened somewhat by childbirth. She moves with impeccable posture and grace, having endured a particularly severe governess who had cracked down on her slouching. As if she could ever doubt her mother’s virtue, Evelyn is every bit Olivia Pendergast’s daughter in the face, though her brown hair is lighter, and her eyes brown, instead of grey.

She never wears anything that is not decidedly fashionable, as she considers her outward appearance to be a reflection both upon her husband and her upbringing. She is never to be seen without her wedding ring (pictured), and is rarely seen with a wand. Evelyn is right-handed.

PERSONALITY
PERFECTIONIST — COMPETITIVE — INSECURE — POLITE — SOFT-SPOKEN
OTHER
SKILLS
❧ Proficient in French, Italian, and German. Attempting to learn Russian.
❧ Tone deaf, but excellent at sketching.
❧ Designs much of her own clothing in conjunction with her lady’s maid and favourite seamstress.
❧ Particularly good at potions.
NOTES
❧ Prone to anxiety, panic attacks.
❧ Unable to produce a patronus.
❧ Second under Rufina Mulciber in the Witches of Hogsmeade Hospital Association, a fundraising group.
❧ Member of The Lady Morgana.
❧ Lady’s maid occasionally/often stands in for her at functions when Evelyn feels she ‘can’t cope’ #polyjuicewins
HISTORY
Early Years

1863 | Autumn sees Evelyn born the third child and second daughter to Philip and Olivia Pendergast.

1864 | Her brother, William, is born.

1866 | Rosalind is born. At three the quiet Evelyn is very attached to her mother for a youngster of her class, and so distressed when her mother must begin her confinement and stop being mobile. She resents her sister for this until she is old enough (six or seven) to know better.

1867 | Ellory is born and is slightly less reprehensible than Rosalind.

1870 | Sick of her harpy of a governess being so harsh, Evelyn transfigures the woman’s nose into a beak.

1872 | Evelyn is surprised to hear that Regan is sorted into Gryffindor, as much of the family traditionally favors Slytherin.

Hogwarts

1875 | Evelyn leaves for Hogwarts, and is not at all surprised to be placed in Slytherin with her sister.

1876 | William comes to Hogwarts and is sorted into Hufflepuff.

1877 | The family moves to Hogsmeade which, at the time, Evelyn considered to be something of a backwater. In her third year, Evey picks up Ancient Runes, though has never been the academic sort and would rather not pick up anything. Rosalind joins her in Slytherin.

1878 | Regan finishes his schooling and begins playing quidditch professionally. Ellory is sorted into Gryffindor.

1879 | Not the best year. Grandfather William dies in May. Just before her fifth year, her school letter arrives...and does not contain a prefect’s badge. Devastated that she has surely disappointed her mother, she is rather morose when she returns to Hogwarts that fall. Her sister gets married, probably the only good thing to happen in 1879.

1880 | Evelyn’s OWL scores leave much to be desired. In September, she returns to school taking only potions, herbology, and charms.

1882 | Evelyn sits her NEWTs before making her debut into society; given that she is not a prefect, she does not attend the Hogwarts ball and instead has a private one. Her mother announces that she is pregnant, at her age!

ACADEMIC RECORD

Class Name OWLs NEWTs
Astronomy A --
Ancient Runes D --
Charms E P
Defence Against the Dark Arts P --
Herbology E A
History of Magic A --
Potions O E
Transfiguration P --

Mrs. Abercrombie

1883 | In January, Evelyn becomes Mrs. Elwin Abercrombie in a union arranged by her father. It does not take her long to decide that they are very well matched indeed, and she even goes as far as to thank her father for his excellent judgement. Olivia almost dies delivering twins in February.

1884 | Evelyn is proud to announce the arrival of her firstborn—a son, no less! Unfortunately, this is also the year that seemingly half of her family kicks the bucket. Her mother opens a finishing school in the autumn.

1885 | Auntie Mariana has a daughter in what Evelyn thinks is a poorly attempted imitation of Olivia’s own late-in-life pregnancy, though she’s too polite to say anything about it. In February, Evelyn has a daughter of her own, called Ambrosia.

1886 | Rosalind leaves her fiance at the altar. To give her "time to recover", their mother sends her off to stay with their sister in America.

1887 | In January, Evelyn miscarries a baby boy. This is not the only loss of the year—her mother perishes in the calamity at the World Market. With this, Evelyn takes on the Pendergast School, as well as guardianship of her sisters.

1888 | Evelyn discovers she is expecting again, which heightens her anxiety. She receives a rather perplexing letter from her uncle in the summer asking her to find her cousin a bride, but puts the plan on the back-burner as she begins to show. She gives birth to a daughter, Araminta Edwina Abercrombie, on the 23rd of November.
YOU LIKELY KNOW...

❧ Evelyn is head of the Pendergast School for Young Roses.

❧ Her mother, the late Olivia Pendergast, was a revered socialite. Evey is well-known in her own right, but nowhere near her mother's stature.

YOU MIGHT KNOW...

❧ Evelyn's sister, Rosalind, left a man at the alter and now lives in America.

❧ Her family includes Lucius Lestrange, Chief Warlock of the Wizengamot.

YOU DON'T KNOW...

❧ About Evey's anxiety/panic attacks.

PLAYER INFORMATION
Played By: Kayte

Contact: PM Aldous Crouch

Plot Preferences:

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❧ I am almost always down for throwing characters together if you have some sort of 'hook' for me because...

❧ I don't care for "meet & greet" threads and if I find myself in one, am prone to causing explosions.

❧ For planned (non-open) threads, I prefer to have a vague idea of setting and potential goals, but the the understanding that those goals may not come to pass—characters can be dicks that way ;)

I do not pre-plan romance. Even if my character is happily married, there should always be the understanding that this can change!

I prefer fade-to-black for sexual situations. I don't have anything against smut per se, but I would rather write no smut than bad smut!

❧ I am a teacher who also volunteers with young children. Student-professor relationships are firm no-go areas for me.

❧ My posts typically range in length from 100 to 300 words. They will sometimes be longer and sometimes shorter, depending on what the thread demands.

❧ Please give me a heads up if you intend on anything that can damage my character's reputation or send them into mourning!

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So I've had two characters floating around in my head since before the move, and I'm toying with the idea of merging them into ONE GLORIOUS BEING but want to test the waters first for fear of apping her and then LEAVING HER TO DIE IN A PIT OF USELESSNESS.

Off the bat she'll be a temporary character, but I have three scenarios under which she could feasibly stay on but those are irrelevant right now. ANYWAYS, X was born elsewhere to a working class family. As she got older, they realized she was a seer in some capacity. She eventually went on to tout her abilities as higher than they were, and eventually used "Matchmaking Visions" and their associated friendships/income to elevate herself to the middle class.

One of her most successful matches will have returned to England a few months ago from that same elsewhere and have been very devastated on her bestie's behalf at their singleness, so she'll send for the seer that found her SUCH HAPPINESS~, arriving in May!

Where do you come in?

I have a couple of ideas of what could be done with her &mdash; for the most part, she'd be a supporting character in your story moreso than the hero of her own. She has had some genuine success, more coincidental success, matches that suck but they're convinced they're just doing something wrong because IT WAS FORETOLD!!!111 so they pretend it works, and total flops. Ideas include:
  • Character facilitated Hurling Roulette, which I do most years anyways but now there's an added element.
  • A "Matchmaker's Ball" for UC singles and the people who drag them there.
  • "Romantic Counselling" for new debs
  • Psychic couples' therapy for existing pairs that are on the outs
  • WITCH WEEKLY GET AT ME
  • Bribe your way into the arms of you beloved, or bribe someone else out of their arms
Etc.

Is there anyone that would find a way to force their character into one or more of the above situations?