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The Language of the Flowers was a popular method to express feelings where words might be improper, but did you know other means of doing so? Some ladies used their parasols, as well as their fans, gloves, and hankies to flirt with a gentleman (or alternatively, tell them to shove it!). — Bree


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This boy, then. He wasn't new. Wasn't one of the worst people in the common room, those rotten rich boys - like Mr. Jailkeeper - who could not fathom a world beyond their own farts. Was a good working class lad, so he'd heard. Had a bit of a weird looking face, and a bit of a weird thing for preaching. Still.

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Head of the Pest Advisory Bureau
Head of the Pest Advisory Bureau



28 year old Pureblood
5 ft. 5 in.   ❤   Spinster
played by Kayte
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Elinor Goyle
PROFILE

Full Name: Elinor Humility Goyle

Nickname(s): Goes primarily by “Nora”.

Birthdate: February 4th, 1860

Age: 28

Occupation: Head of the Pest Advisory Bureau

Blood Status: Pureblood

Residence: A second storey flat in a Pennyworth rowhouse

Hogwarts House: Hufflepuff Alumna

Wand: Holly, 12 inches, unicorn tail hair. Swishy.

Family:
Alexander Goyle, Father [1810-1884]
Antiope Goyle nee -----, Mother [1830]
Amos Goyle, Brother [1856]
Clifford Goyle, Brother [1863]

Franklin Gower, Late Fiance [1857-1879]
Winston Halbard, Not-Nephew [1877]

Elinor has been disowned by her family and has not communicated with any of them, bar Clifford, since.
APPEARANCE
At five feet, five inches, Nora is particularly tall for her sex, though that her build has often been described as ‘boyish’ perhaps balances this out. Her dark brown hair and grey eyes make her very much a Goyle, but her mouth is entirely that of her maternal grandmother. Naturally left-handed, she was trained from an early age to write exclusively with her right, but still wields her wand in the left for best results. She dresses smartly and neatly, and the first “practical” charms she learned when out on her own were those for mending and cleaning clothing. For special occasions, Elinor breaks out her grandmother’s pearl necklace, the one piece of jewelry she was able to take with her.

PERSONALITY
LOYAL — RELIABLE — RESERVED — DETERMINED — HUMBLE
OTHER
SKILLS:
❧ Like all young ladies from respectable backgrounds, Nora is proficient in French and can play the piano. Or rather, was and could, for neither has seen much use in the years since she was disowned. #whoops
HISTORY
1860 | Elinor Humility Goyle arrives, the first and only daughter in the family.

1863 | Clifford is born.

1866 | In her first act of magic, Elinor magically locks her nursery door. Not even alohamora will open it until after dinner.

1871 | She departs for Hogwarts, where she is sorted easily into Hufflepuff. She finds herself largely keeping to herself, as most of her childhood ‘friends’ have been placed instead in Slytherin and Gryffindor.

1873 | Now a third year, Arithmancy and Care of Magical Creatures are added to her timetable. She struggles with the former, and finds herself a tutor in one of her housemates, Franklin Gower.

1876 | After sitting her OWLs and seeing modest success, Nora moves forward with Astronomy, Charms, Herbology, and Transfiguration.

1878 | Nora debuts at the Hogwarts ball, running into Mr. Gower for the first time since his leaving Hogwarts. The two talk only briefly, as her mother and elder brother spend much of the evening introducing her to seemingly every bachelor they know and deem appropriate.

They do, however, develop a written correspondence, meeting occasionally at social functions until, to her own surprise, she finds herself accepting his proposal of marriage late in November. Her parents are less than thrilled with the idea of her marrying a black muggleborn, and give her the predicted ultimatum: him or them. She chooses him and moves in with Franklin’s sister and her family until the wedding.

1879 | An auror, Franklin is killed on the job a week before they are to tie the knot. Devastated, Elinor writes to her mother but receives no response. She remains for another two months at the home of his sister before the woman begins to hint that Elinor should probably move out. Using the income garnered from renting out Franklin’s home—Elinor having inherited it—she is able to rent a room in a boarding house and forced to figure out her life.

Nora had never intended to have to actually fend for herself and given her upbringing, has no idea how the hell to actually do so. A month later, she is forced to bite the bullet and finds a job as a secretary at the Ministry of Magic. She finds both her superiors initially off-putting, but grows to respect Mrs. Skeeter, the Assistant Head of her department.

1884 | In the first contact she’s had with her family in almost eight years, Clifford writes her to inform her that their father has perished in the Laughing Plague. This begins a written relationship that is tentative at first, but grows more intimate over the next half-decade.

1885 | With Morwenna’s encouragement, Nora leaves her secretarial post for a job in the Pest Advisory Bureau.

1886 | With its redevelopment and her added income, she leaves her London boarding house for a flat in Pennyworth.

1888 | Morwenna is quite rightly promoted, and this year marks a promotion for Elinor, too: she is now the head of the Pest Advisory Bureau.
YOU LIKELY KNOW...

❧ She heads the Ministry's Pest Advisory Bureau

YOU MIGHT KNOW...

❧ Nora was disowned from her natal family.

❧ She's very close friends with her boss and mentor, Morwenna Skeeter.

YOU DON'T KNOW...
PLAYER INFORMATION
Played By: Kayte

Contact: PM Aldous Crouch

Plot Preferences:

GOT A NEW THREAD FOR ME?

❧ 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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"Mr. Crouch!" she called out, hastening her steps when she saw her target, a feat made easier by the cane that slowed his progress.

Elinor had been owling memos on the increase in chizpurfule complaints to the Department of International Magical Co-Operation for a fortnight now, but thus far had received no return in communication. Preliminary investigation had suggested the creatures were being inadvertently shipped in on the shipping boats from America, meaning there was only so much her bureau could do to stem the tide without the cooperation of Mr. Crouch and his colleagues. Their failure, so far, had been&mdash;in Elinor's estimation&mdash;the height of unprofessionalism, and she had been en route to tell Mr. Macmillan just that, having believed Mr. Crouch to be still away on business.

When the opportunity presented, though, it was always best to go straight to the top of the ladder.

"I have been eagerly awaiting your response on the chizpurfle matter," Nora offered by way of 'greeting', having caught up to the wizard. In another life, had her mother gotten her way, Elinor Goyle would have been far more like him than her present situation, but fate had plainly had other things in mind.