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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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Second Year
Second Year

13 year old Pureblood
4 ft. 8 in.   ❤   Betrothed
played by Bree
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Holly Scrimgeour
"She didn’t doubt Miss Scrimgeour would need more than one talking to before she manage to control her temper – it was rather endearing really and Connie was never opposed to seeing spirit – but at least this was a start. "
- Constance Sykes in What It Feels Like For a Girl

Full Name: Holly Herminia Scrimgeour


Birthdate: November 09, 1875

Age: 13

Occupation: Second Year

Blood Status: Pureblood

Residence: London, England

Hogwarts House: Slytherin

Wand: Walnut, 8½ inches, Dragon Heartstring, Solid

Hadrian Scrimgeour, Father [1828]
Margery Scrimgeour (née Goyle), Mother [1840-1876]
Philippa ------ (née Scrimgeour), Sister [1862-1884]
Stephana ------ (née Scrimgeour), Sister [1863-1884]
Lionel Scrimgeour, Brother [1867-1867]
Virgil Scrimgeour, Brother [1871-1884]
Emilia Scrimgeour, Sister [1876-1884]
Camille Scrimgeour, Sister [1876]

Rosalie Scrimgeour (née Burke), Step-mother [1857]
— Wilton Scrimgeour, Half-brother [1885]

Charon Scrimgeour, Grandfather [1788-1871]
Arista Scrimgeour (née Bulstrode), Grandmother [1802-1880]
Argus Scrimgeour, Uncle [1824]
and family
Louisa Flint (née Scrimgeour), Aunt [1827]
and family
Chrysanta Lestrange (née Scrimgeour), Aunt [1834]
and family
Holly has never been a stunningly beautiful, but the fine fabrics and ornamental accessories she often wears helps distract from her otherwise plain appearance. She seems destined to remain on the shorter side, standing at no taller than four feet, eight inches tall at the moment. Her body is decidedly average and without a single feminine curve, but that has not stopped her from being eager to become a woman.

She inherited her mother's straight blonde hair and has the signature cat-like blue eyes that many of her Scrimgeour relatives possess. Her face naturally rests in a scowl—a warning to passersby that she is not to be messed with. She wields her wand with her right hand.

Self-interested. Ambitious. Narcissistic. Vain. Manipulative. Determined. Domineering. Independent.
    ❧ Save for Herbology and Astronomy—two classes that she's almost entirely written off—Holly excels in most areas of magic and classwork and is not humble about it.

    ❧ She is, most notably, skilled in Potions and Defence Against the Dark Arts. She is well-adept at the knock-back jinx, and through (IC) practicing with other students, has learned a number of higher-level spells.
    ❧ Though a blood purist, it's been proven that she can and will disregard these prejudices towards specific individuals.
1875 | Holly is born the fifth child (and fourth living following the death of her brother a decade earlier!) of Hadrian and Margery Scrimgeour. A loud and demanding child, her parents shuffle through different nannies before finding one that can actually soothe her.

1876 | Less than a year following Holly's birth, her mother gives birth to a set of twins. Sadly, the strain on her body proves too much, and she dies of complications within days.

1877 | Muggles riot after magic is revealed to their population. The Scrimgeour family move to Hogsmeade, more so because their desire for magical neighbors than a fear of muggles.

1881 | Holly's father dares remarry—and to a woman five years older than her eldest sister! Even at four years old, Holly does not appreciate her presence in the household.

1882 | Holly's first sign of magic appears during a petty argument with her step-mother.

1884 | The most crushing month of her life takes place when the laughing plague offs all of her elder siblings. Stephana, Philippa, Virgil, and even Emilia are buried in a joint funeral.

1885 | Holly's step-mother dares give birth to a baby and doesn't have the decency to die. He's apparently named Wilton, and Holly spends the weekend complaining to Cousin Cissa about the fact that she now has a little brother. She thinks he's ugly and squirmy and ugh.

1887 | Holly is finally freed from the prisons of her house and is allowed to go off to school with Camille and Cousin Cissa. Holly and Cissa are sorted into Slytherin, while Camille is sorted into Gryffindor. Quickly finding a love for her academics, Holly throws herself into various extracurricular activities and even contests when the time comes. She places second in her age bracket at the potion-brewing tournament as well.
❧ The Hogsmeade laughing plague killed off the majority of her immediate family in 1884.

❧ Her uncle, Argus Scrimgeour, was arrested and charged with aggravated assault against his daughter in May of 1888.

❧ Holly is well-known around Hogwarts for being a bit of a bully, especially to students she considers below herself.
❧ She is betrothed to Germander Macnair.

❧ She's aggressive with her academics and tends to use others—even older students—as pawns to learn as much as she can.
❧ She has dark tendencies.
Played By: Bree

Contact: PM Edric Umbridge; Skype

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❧ 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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Registration Date: February 27, 2018

Date of Birth: November 9

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Seneca Lestrange

One of the few students Holly considers a "friend". Even at that, the two girls are prone to bickering among themselves.

Calla Potts

Holly's temporary Herbology tutor, but apparently "Pippy Potts" got sick of her manipulative behavior. Oh well.

Germander Macnair

Holly's betrothed and, in her opinion, a pain in the ass.

Nathan Blackwall

Holly would just love to burn him alive.

Camille Scrimgeour

Holly's last living full sibling. A first year Gryffindor, the two girls have become somewhat distant in recent months.

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Madam Sykes,

I suppose you've heard the news—everyone else has—about my cousin at this point. I almost drowned my pet canary in a fit of rage, but then I thought of you and relaxed my nerves. I hope your summer has been better thus far.

With well regards,
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