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43 year old Pureblood
5FT. 3IN.   ❤   Spinster
played by Lauren
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Temperance Fairchild
PROFILE

Full Name: Temperance Emmeline Fairchild.

Nickname(s):

Birthdate: 22nd March, 1845.

Age: 43

Occupation: Nurse at Irvingly Infirmary.

Blood Status: Pureblood.

Residence: Irvingly.

Hogwarts House: Ravenclaw.

Wand: Willow. 12 inches. Sturdy. Dragon heartstring core.

Family:
Mother and Father | XXXX-XXXX

Mayfield Fairchild | Bother | 1840-
Henrietta Fairchild née Bulstrode | Sister-in-law | 1852-1875
Adeline Fairchild and family | Niece | 1868-
Blythe Fairchild | Niece | 1871-
Davinder Patil | Please god not-Nephew | 1876-
APPEARANCE
5’3. Long dark hair that curls at the ends and is her one vanity. Grey-blue eyes. Things that were once slender are now filling out and things that were once plump are becoming thin. She uses her right hand and is not averse to practical work when the need arises.
PERSONALITY
Austere. Authoritative. Highly devout. Secretive. Dependable. Fiercely devoted to her family. Irritable. Conservative. The glimmerings of a sense of humour.
OTHER

+ A devotee of the Church of Magical Jesus, Temperance considers anybody outside their community to essentially be sinners.
+ Secretly she misses Adeline deeply but truly does believe she is a sinner.
+ Other than feeding him and housing him she will ignore Davinder at every opportunity.
HISTORY

1845-1851: Temperance is the second child and only daughter born to Mr & Mrs _____ Fairchild. Her older brother Mayfield barely notices her arrival, too engrossed in his childish concerns and were their roles reversed Temperance would not blame him – babies are, after all, godawful. Raised in an evangelical, hard-working household Temperance has certain beliefs drilled into her at a young age and never forgets them. Her brother is marginally less obedient than she is but at such a young age she barely notices and their parents think it only right that their inevitably sinful daughter should pay the most heed. She is after all, the one more likely to cause trouble and bring shame upon the family.

1851-1856: Performing her first act of magic in response to her only playmate being taken away her parents are torn between praise for the act and chastisement for the inappropriate sign of emotions. The next few years are spent learning her letters with her mother, helping around the house where needed and looking forward to her brothers return in the summer months.

1856-1863: Temperance is sorted into Ravenclaw and the introspective nature of most of her peers, coupled with her own shyness, do not lead her to making friends easily. In fact she can scarcely count her friends on one hand by the end of her seven years but she does receive results that turn out to be superior to her brother - she doesn't mention it much and instead leaves school with every intention of making herself useful by finding employment.

1864: Having spent her youth living by rigid standards and then her school years under strict rules Temperance is a natural fit for the life of a nurse. She begins her training and immediately excels beyond her fellow trainees as, unlike them, she has no personal life to speak of and devotes every moment to work or prayer.

1867: Following their parents’ retirement overseas Temperance moves in with her brother and his new wife, eternally grateful that his reserved nature means he will never ask too many questions about her continued spinsterhood, and the whole family moves to Godric’s Hollow.  

1868: Adeline is born to much joy in the family. Now begins the long wait for her to perform magic.

1871: Blythe is born and Temperance still thinks Henrietta is mostly useless but she does make acceptable children.

1875: Henrietta dies of sickness which Temperance considers to be typical of someone with such an unstructured attitude towards life. Blythe performs magic which is a cause of great joy and she waits patiently for Adeline to do the same, privately concerned though she and her brother are far too used to never talking about problems to voice the worry.

1877: Mayfield goes to India as a missionary and Temperance becomes the girls’ guardian. Though she writes to her brother frequently, updating him on their progress and achievements (and how much they miss him) he does not reply half as often as she would expect. The Wizarding world becomes exposed and Temperance worries that this might lead to a discord between wizards and muggles as, though the muggles are clearly lesser than them they do deserve God’s protection.

1879: Adeline’s Hogwarts letter fails to arrive and Temperance is furious with whatever it is her brother has been doing in India that has resulted in this! The notion that it might be her fault does cross her mind but she doubts her own misdemeanours would warrant this. She forces the girls into deep, contemplative prayer in the hopes that their sins will not cripple Blythe too and she resolves to dye her younger niece’s hair to further distinguish her from Adeline in the eyes of God. In the Autumn Mayfield returns home and Temperance is furiously sure this is his doing. His silence speaks for itself.

1883: Blythe departs for Hogwarts and Temperance ensures she is well-prepared to work hard. She tries her best to keep looking after Adeline as she always did but the elephant in the room is sometimes suffocating and other than a few emotionally unguarded moments she rarely shows Adeline any more affection than she did before though the girl is clearly crying out for it.

1884: In June Mayfield returns home and immediately takes Adeline away. He informs Temperance that she is now married to a muggle and is unable to contact Blythe ever again unless she wishes to drop dead. Temperance does not comment and knows better than to ask whether this blanket ban extends to her as well. He moves them to Irvingly, a small town near to Hogsmeade where they can begin again, without anyone asking where Adeline went. Very quickly Temperance becomes a feature of the Church of St. Fergus and takes a job at Irvingly Infirmary.

1886: Blythe returns for her fourth year at Hogwarts. Mayfield returns for Christmas without warning and Temperance is somewhat torn: on the one hand it is, of course, wonderful to see him and it is good for Blythe to see him, but on the other he dumps an Indian boy at her house and promptly buggers off again. Thanks bro.

1888: Mayfield is yet to return from India and has sent no funds in months - Temperance is beginning to worry that she has been left solely in charge of Blythe and the foundling. In May she is attacked by gnomes and, much to her chagrin, it ends up in the paper.
YOU LIKELY KNOW...

+ She is a devoted member of the Church of Magical Jesus and makes no secret in thinking that those outside their circle are sinners.
+ She is a churchwarden at the Church of St. Fergus.
YOU MIGHT KNOW...

+ She is the guardian of her niece Blythe and rarely lets her out of her sight when she is back from Hogwarts.
+ There was another niece but its not a good idea to ask about her.
+ She was attacked by gnomes. It was in the paper. She does not want to talk about it.
YOU DON'T KNOW...

+ She is desperate to get back in touch with Adeline.
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Played By: Lauren

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Registration Date: April 7, 2018

Date of Birth: December 4, 1989 (28 years old)

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