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    11.13 This news is not at all big. Do not bother with it.
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    November 1887
     
        
     
    Ellory Pendergast
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    In Character
    Full Name: Ellory Ambrosine Pendergast
    Nicknames: Ellory doesn't like her name being abbreviated, but she'll accept Lory
    Birthdate: 10 May 1867
    Current Age: 19
    Occupation: Debutante
    Residence: Southampton
    Hogwarts House: Gryffindor
    Wand:
      • Slightly springy, 10'', alder and unicorn tail hair; Ellory's first wand. It was broken when she was kidnapped in the summer of 1882.

      • Very Flexible, 11'', blackthorn and dragon heartstring. The wand purchased to her by her father when she was safely returned home. It is custom made to be suitable for defensive magic.
    Blood Status: Pureblood
    Social Class: Upper Class
    Family:
    Philip Pendergast • 1826-1884 • father
    Olivia Pendergast née Lestrange • 1837-1887 • mother
    Regan Pendergast • 1861 • Quidditch Player • brother
    • Aoife Pendergast née Ward, 1862, sister-in-law
    • Ramona Pendergast, 1882, niece
    • Stella Pendergast, 1882, niece
    • Duncan Pendergast, 1884-1884, nephew

    Lineave Dawson née Pendergast • 1861-1883 • sister (disowned)

    Evelyn Abercombie née Pendergast • 1863 • sister
    • Elwin Abercombie, 1850, brother-in-law
    • Ares Abercombie, 1884, nephew
    • Ambrosia Abercombie, 1885, niece

    William Pendergast • 1864 • brother
    • Cornelia “Tullia” Pendergast née Lestrange, 1870, sister-in-law
    • Tacitus Pendergast, 1885-1885, nephew

    Rosalind Beaumont née Pendergast • 1866 - 1887 • sister
    • Mathias Beaumont, c. 1850, brother-in-law

    Regina Pendergast • 1883 • sister

    Warrick Pendergast • 1883-1884 • brother
    Appearance:
    Ellory stands on five feet and one inch. She's slender, leaning to average where her built is concerned. Her skin is fair and sensitive, and more likely to burn than tan during the summer. Her hair is by far her most eye-catching feature, in its Titian hue, and it's jokingly said that it stems from her relation to the Prewett family. She has blue eyes.

    Ellory's been missing the pinky finger of her left hand since the summer of 1882. It was replaced magically. It's not really functional, but it's still there.

    Fashion wise Ellory isn't quite the fashionable socialite like her sister Evelyn. Her style is hardly eccentric, but it is very much her own. She loves orange and reds and livelier shapes and styles.
    History:
    PRE HOGWARTS (1867 - 1877)
    Ellory was born only eleven months after her sister, Rosalind. Just like her other sisters, Ellory's name had a beautiful meaning, " Eternal alder tree".

    From a young age, Ellory discovered her deep love for literature and books in general, so she asked her parents for new books rather than toys. Her very first governess was also one really dreamy young woman, who enjoyed telling stories to Ellory about magic and mysteries. This is probably one of the main reasons Ellory is such a curious person nowadays. Around the age of four, Ellory run in her house's gardens, searching for fairies and other magical creatures.

    When Ellory's parents realised that Ellory spent more time searching for lepricons in the garden that learning how to be a lady the quickly removed her governess and replaced her by a much older woman. Her second governess didn't encourage Ellory to search for magical creatures but she wanted the young girl to become a proper young lady instead. She wasn't a bad woman, just a bit dull and strict. Ellory spent hours in her bedroom learning how to walk with a book on her head, without falling down. Soon, Ellory gained a quite gracefull prosture, which made both her parents and governess happy. Ellory continued with her boring lessons, but now she started escaping from her governess so she could continue with her adventures.

    Ellory didn't listen to her governess when she was telling her that places as the Dark Forest and the Black Lake were dangerous. She even told her about vampires and werewolves, but this made the whole situation worse. Ellory was really curious about those creatures and she really hoped she could meet a vampire or a werewolf. One day, while she and her governess were taking a walk Ellory managed to escape from her and ended up in the Hog's Head. This was the place she met her first vampire. It wasn't an especially dangerous one so Ellory had the opportunity to ask him some quiestion before her governess stormed into the small pud and forced Ellory to walk out. Because of Ellory's misbehaviour, Ellory stayed inside her bedroom for a big amount of time, spending this time with her piano and books.

    1878 - 1881
    When Ellory turned eleven, she received her letter from Hogwarts. She spent a whole day to shop everything she needed for school. Her wand was made by alder wood, which was quite ironic, considering that the name Ellory meant "Alder Tree". Ellory got sorted into Gryffindor, even if the Hat told her that she could also fit in Ravenclaw. Ellory deeply enjoyed her first year in Hogwarts, which made her eternal curiosity bigger. She often followed her professors around the corridors asking him overly detailed and weird questions about really simple things. Her favourite lesson also seemed to be Astronomy, because Ellory deeply enjoyed watching the planets and wondering how life would be there. She also enjoyed her flying lesson, even if she never really liked Quidditch. Ellory loved riding a broomstick, but she was sure she could never play Quidditch, even if she quite enjoyed watching it. In her third year she started three new classes, Ghoul Studies, Care of Magical Creatures and Divination. Ellory was always curious about life after death so she enjoyed her Ghould Studies' lesson, even if all of her classmates concidered it boring. She loved Care of Magical Creatures because she finally learnt more about lepricorns and fairies and Ellory was always curious about her future so she deeply enjoyed Divination.

    1882
    In the summer, Ellory is taken by a group of muggleborns. They hold her captive for about two weeks and went as far as to break her wand and cut her pinky finger off in order to mail it to her family as a way to receive ransom faster. But, because the Lestranges take no shit, they found Ellory along with a group of aurors and brought her back to safety. Then, her uncle Lucius murdered the three of them although nobody found out. Her father purchased a new wand for her, which, with its combination of core and wood would cast stronger spells and betrothed her to her cousin, Edward Macmillan, thinking that he's securing her future that way. When she was picked as the Gryffindor female prefect for her fifth year, the matter started to be forgotten.


    OWL SCORES
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                               
    ASTRONOMYE
    CARE OF MAGICAL CREATURESE
    CHARMSA
    DEFENCE AGAINST THE DARK ARTSE
    DIVINATIONO
    GHOUL STUDIESO
    HERBOLOGYP
    HISTORY OF MAGICO
    POTIONSD
    TRANSFIGURATIONO


    1883
    After an accident at the Macmillans' library when she was visiting her aunt Helena with her mother, Ellory starts to harbour feelings for her cousin and betrothed Edward. It is a girlish crush, stemming from the fact that he's attractive and nice. The teenaged Ellory, however, fancies herself very much in love with her cousin.

    She also becomes closer than ever to her cousin, Noelle, who marries Edward's younger brother Charles in September.

    January of 1884: William marries their cousin Cornelia a lot earlier than it was planned in January, after trying to elope with a muggleborn a few months prior.

    July of 1884: After her mother discovers some letters between her and Edward, Ellory's betrothal to her cousin is broken. Ellory is upset at first, but seeing that it was all girlish enthusiasm, she gets over it quickly. Things become awkward between her and Edward, because Ellory doesn't know how to handle it maturely.

    She's also named Head Girl.

    August of 1884: Ellory witnesses her mother murdering Warrick. She's still in denial over the whole thing.

    May of 1885 Ellory graduates from Hogwarts. The Coming Out Ball is cancelled, though, so she's not properly out.

    1886. The year in which Ellory is Crucio'd by her mom for fighting Antigone Lestrange in public. She comes out in May.

    1887. Ellory meets Reuben Crouch in the spring after he accidentally kidnaps her to Mexico. They catch feelings for each other and drama llama happens.


    NEWT SCORES
                                                                                                                                                                                                                               
    ASTRONOMYE
    CARE OF MAGICAL CREATURESA
    DEFENCE AGAINST THE DARK ARTSP
    DIVINATIONE
    GHOUL STUDIESE
    HISTORY OF MAGICO
    TRANSFIGURATIONO
    Personality:
    — Ellory has always had a thirst for knowledge, which is probably why the Hat briefly considered sending her in Ravenclaw.

    — Ellory has always had an idealistic view of the world. She believes in heroes and romance and that you can get a happy ending if you want it very much.

    — For someone as friendly as her, she can also be really judgemental. She has a somewhat black and white way of thinking when it comes to people and the world in general. Someone is either great, or terrible. If she deems them terrible, then it’s rather hard for her to start viewing them as anything other than terrible.

    — Despite of all the hardships she has endured over the years, Ellory has still not lost her optimism. She believes that thinking positively will make good things come your way.

    — Ellory would make a terrible stepmother. She’d never want to raise someone else’s child and while she wouldn’t go to evil stepmother extremes, she’d still very obviously prefer her own children.

    — Like all of her sisters, she was taught French, Italian and German. She’s fluent in all, but French is by far the one she’s best at.

    — She has a good singing voice and can play the piano.

    — Ellory’s boggart is her mother.
    Out of Character
    Name: Soph
    Age: 20
    Contact: PM or AIM, Blacksugarsoph
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    Last update on 30/6/2017
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    #3
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