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Fourth Year
Fourth Year



14 year old Halfblood
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played by Bree
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Aria Belby
PROFILE

Full Name: Aria Antiope Belby

Nickname(s):

Birthdate: May 14th, 1874

Age: 14

Occupation: Fourth Year

Blood Status: Halfblood

Residence: London, England

Hogwarts House: Gryffindor

Wand: Rowan, 12 inches, Unicorn hair, Brittle

Family:
Ephraim Belby (now Cyrus Westerman), Father [1852]
Eloise Belby (née -----), Mother [1854]
Archer Belby, Brother [1877]

Cygnus Belby, Grandfather [1818]
Antiope Belby (née Westerman), Grandmother [1828]
Isaiah Belby, Uncle [1855]—and family
Iris ----- (née Belby), Aunt [1860]—and family
Major Belby, Uncle [1864]
Begonia Belby, Aunt [1867]
APPEARANCE
Despite her fair features, it's unlikely that Aria would ever be described as a proper English rose. While she has light skin and had light blonde hair has a youth, the latter has darkened over the years and her features have grown in less-than-ideal proportions. She has bushy brows that are nearly impossible to tame for any period of time, though her deep brown eyes that sit below them could be considered one of her "better" features.

She stands at a short four feet, eleven inches tall, but her "slow and steady" growth rate thus far has given her hope that she'll make it to a more respectable height as she blossoms into a young woman. She does not dress above or below her means, though has adopted a more gloomy look since beginning Hogwarts that consists of monochrome outfits—especially in blacks, greys, and purples. She is right-handed.


PERSONALITY
BITTER. INSECURE. ANXIOUS. CRAVES AFFECTION. STUDIOUS.
OTHER
SKILLS & MISC. INFO
    ❧ Aria does not like to talk about werewolves, especially when her father's name is mentioned.

    ❧ She has strong academic skills, but lacks social skills and has very few friends.
HISTORY
A Blissful Beginning
Born but a year after her parents' marriage in 1874, Aria was immediately doted on by both mother and father. While the latter often worked a busy schedule at the hospital to keep their family afloat, he never failed to spend his allotted free time with his family. She was joined by a brother, Archer, in 1877, though her young age assured she had little involvement in his early years. Overall, her childhood was characterized by blissful naivety and overwhelming love and support—at least until that day.

When It Rains, It Pours
She'll never understand how her family unit managed to crumble in a single day, but it did. In 1883, the Belby family was informed that Aria's father had been bitten by a werewolf in an attack—a report that would circulate in the media for weeks to come, leading to their family's fall from grace. While it was apparent that things would only get worse, Aria never expected that the worst would be caused by her own father.

Ephraim Belby divorced his wife and left his family, leaving Aria with an overwhelming sense of despair. After years of being taught the importance of loyalty—familial loyalty, in particular—her father's sudden abandonment was enough to throw her into an incurable melancholy. To make matters worse, her mother was never the same; the divorce had left her bitter and resentful and very strict with her children.

Letters from her father would begin to come in monthly, but Aria could never find the will or the words to reply. They could begin to collect dust in the corner she tossed them in, but not before being opened, read, and then rather hastily shoved in their envelopes.

A Welcome Distraction
After years of assuming that she would be a squib—(it would only make sense, given her poor luck!)—her first sign of magic arrived in late 1884. It would be just in time for Hogwarts in 1885, which provided a much-needed distraction from the dark cloud that continued to hover over her household.

She had very few expectations when attending school; her family's misfortune had warped her personality to where she was completely unsure where the Sorting Hat would choose to place her. She would find herself in Gryffindor tower by the night's end, having made little effort to make friends earlier in the evening.

Academic strength made up for many of her social failings, but despite the rows of Os and Es she received on both her first and second year examinations, feelings of inadequacy never faded. Success became a dull expectation rather than a goal to work towards; she soon began to crave friendship and acceptance, though had little clue how to build relationships with the same girls she'd dismissed early on.

Things would only get worse in her third year in 1887. The Minister's daughter was outed as a werewolf, prompting a split between the student population at Hogwarts. The topic of werewolves was understandably a sensitive topic for her, but that didn't stop her from making attempts—very poor, very awkward ones—to talk about it with other students in her quest for acceptance. That, along with the added course load in the form of Care of Magical Creatures and Divination class, made this year one she would forget it possible.

Presently
The fog-related crisis in Hogsmeade and Irvingly has made less impact on her than it has others, but that hasn't stopped her from fretting about it. The thought of it traveling to London—or worse, having some unknown effect that causes the demise of Hogsmeade's entire population!—leaves her more anxious than years before. The letters from her father continue to come, and despite her determination to leave most of them unanswered, her stress has made the thought of answering them oh so tempting.
YOU LIKELY KNOW...
❧ Her father, Ephraim Belby, was very publicly outed as werewolf in 1883 after being attacked while on the job.

❧ Aria is very sensitive to the topic of werewolves.
YOU MIGHT KNOW...
❧ It's rumored that her aunt, Begonia Belby, was found half-naked in a broom closet with another woman.
YOU DON'T KNOW...
❧ Aria frequently receives letters from her father, but does not answer them—sometimes out of principle and sometimes because she has no idea what to say.
PLAYER INFORMATION
Played By: Bree

Contact: PM Edric Umbridge; Skype

Plot Preferences:
    ARIA IS OPEN FOR NEW THREADS.
    ARIA IS OPEN FOR NEW PLOTS
❧ I value communication over anything else, as a lack of communication breeds (unwanted) tension! As such, if you wish for a certain outcome you can't reach without me or my character cooperating, please let me know! I can generally find ways for my characters to reach certain points while keeping true to their personalities.

❧ I prefer faster-paced threads, as some of my character's plot-lines move quickly enough to where the outcome may make no difference if it takes too long. I tend to respond quickly; if you feel I'm taking too long, don't hesitate to nudge me!

❧ I generally prefer organic development to pre-plotting, except, of course, in the case of plottable adoptables and other plots that have a needed outcome.

❧ My post length varies based on a number of factors, including but not limited to: length of post I'm given to work with, muse for the character, and plot-importance.

❧ Concerning mature threads, I'm perfectly alright with swearing and violence, though will write smut only if it's required to further character or plot development.

❧ I'm perfectly fine with basic god-modding actions (i.e. your character leading mine somewhere, touches, etc.), but prefer control in most other situations. If you have a question, just ask! I won't bite ;)

❧ Unless important for plot development, I generally prefer not to be in basic meet-and-greet threads. If conversation between characters turn idle, I'm prone to creating sinkholes. Seriously.


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Date of Birth: May 13, 2004 (14 years old)

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