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    News
    06.15 Prefect season has begun!
    06.13 Abilities, adoptables, and notes on the CML
    06.11 Prepare yourselves - June 15th is coming!
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    05.06 Activity Check underway; end of year approaching.
    04.29 It's gonna be May.
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    June 1887
    06.01 - 06.30 Posting Wizard
    June Writing Challenge
    06.09 Reconciliation Day
    06.17 Broom Jousting
    06.20 Irvingly Jubilee Picnic
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    Odira Potter née Browne
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    In Character
    Full Name: Odira Temperance Potter née Browne
    Nicknames: --
    Birthdate: March 1st, 1865
    Current Age: Twenty-Two
    Occupation: Junior Librarian at Crowdy Memorial Library
    Reputation: 4
    Residence: Thimblewhit Turn, N. Bartonburg
    Hogwarts House: Ravenclaw
    Wand:
    Rosewood, 9¾ inches, springy, veela hair Stolen by Jasper Bryce in 1885
    Acacia, 12¾ inches, swishy, with a unicorn tail hair—made by @Temerita Reid
    Blood Status: Pureblood
    Social Class: Middle Class

    Family:
    Odira has never met any of her maternal family, but is at least acquainted with all of her paternal first cousins.

    @Bennet Potter, Husband [1859-1886]
    Jane Potter, Daughter [1885]
    Darcy Potter, Brother-in-Law [1862-1884]
    — Eulalie Potter née Whitlock, Sister-in-Law [1866-1884]
    — Jameson Potter, Nephew & Ward [1883]
    — Elspeth Potter, Niece & Ward [1884]
    Charlotte Potter, Sister-in-Law [1865-1883]

    Augustus Browne, Father [1822]
    @Aurelia Browne née Hebb, Mother [1837]
    @Sampson Browne, Brother [1854]
    — Annabeth Browne née Childs, Sister-in-Law [1863-1883]
    — Isabel Browne, Niece [1883-1883]
    — Ann Browne, Niece [1883]
    Chastity Pettigrew née Browne, Sister [1860-1884]
    — @Thom Pettigrew, Brother-in-Law
    — @Odessa Pettigrew, Niece [1882]
    — Alexander Pettigrew, Nephew [1884]
    @Calliope Riley née Browne, Sister [1863]
    — Daniel Riley, Brother-in-Law [1845-1882]
    — Viola Riley, Niece [1883]
    @Gideon Browne, Twin Brother [1865]
    @Loretta Browne, Sister [1867]
    @Prudence Browne, Sister [1872]

    William Browne, Paternal Grandfather [1800]
    Eudora Browne née Greengrass, Paternal Grandmother [1804-1876]
    Violet ----- née Browne, Aunt [1825], and family
    Odira Browne, Aunt [1827-1856]
    Briseis Weasley née Browne, Aunt [1830]
    — @Caradog Weasley, Cousin [1853], and family
    — @Catigern Weasley, Cousin [1853], and family
    Antonius Browne, Uncle [1833], and family

    Appearance:
    Odira's build is that favoured by the women on her paternal side: tall, curvy, and sturdy. Having grown to her full height of five feet, nine and a half inches already sets her out from the crowd; the distinct dusting of freckles and full lips on her round face only distinguishes her further. Soft grey eyes and a pale complexion stand out against her long, dark brown mane. Though hardly a beauty by anyone's standards, Odira does have a measure of quirky charm about her that keeps her from being dismissed as wholly plain.

    Tending towards what is comfortable, yet acceptable for a woman of her age and status, Odira is quite content to save her husband a few galleons and wear her clothing past the point of it being fashionable, or buy from the less prestigious seamstresses, setting little store in the status of her clothing over that of her intellect. Her preference for darker shades does little to aid her complexion, but Odira favours them nonetheless.

    History:
    March 1st, 1865 | Odira seemed almost an afterthought; the fourth child to Mrs. Aurelia Browne and the fifth to Mr. Augustus Browne, she was born minutes after her twin brother Gideon, whose gender allowed him to somewhat eclipse her arrival. She would quickly make up for it, proving herself just as clever (she spoke two days later and walked over a week before) and far more assertive than her brother early on.

    1871 | Though not precisely shy, Odira gradually became largely disinterested in her brother and her toddler-aged sister, Loretta (as siblings are wont to do) and decidedly uncomfortable around her elder sisters. As a result she began to seek the company of her father more and more, even going to the shop with him on occasion (though rarely as much as she would like). It was here that she began to show an interest—and as much aptitude as a five year old could muster—towards the shop and its intricacies, from organization to money matters. Her father was grateful for her company, for all that she wasn't particularly helpful, and the two began to grow quite close.

    1874 | The last of the Browne brood came early in the year and entirely unintentionally. Nearly eight, Odira now had genuine curiosity as to where it was Pruedence came from, and was thus given her first lesson on the ins and outs of being a woman.

    1876-1877 | It came as no surprise to anyone that the twins were promptly sorted into the Ravenclaw house upon arrival at Hogwarts, the only ones in the household, save for Augustus, to don the blue and bronze. Di quickly found school life to be something of a paradise: books full of knowledge and wise adults to provide it to her, total strangers to befriend, and a period in her life during which time spent with her siblings would be voluntary (though she loved them dearly, the pre-pubescent was certainly ready for some space!). Though usually hesitant to raise her hand in class, and especially hesitant to question her professor's lectures, she quickly proved herself an apt addition to the classroom and a dutiful, yet enjoyable, friend to have around.

    1877-1881 | The next several years went along reasonably unexcitingly, though Odira was quite excited to be made prefect. Her OWL scores were excellent.

    Summer 1881 | Chastity married Thomas Pettigrew. Though the sisters were never close, that Chastity was the first of the Browne children to marry ensured Odira would feel at least a little bit strange about the matter.

    Autumn of 1881 | Sampson marries in a small ceremony.

    1882 | Odira is appointed Head Girl for the upcoming school year. In August, Calliope marries Mr. Daniel Riley. October sees the birth of Odira’s first niece, Odessa.

    1883 | Sampson is blessed with twins in the spring, but his wife perishes in her efforts—and one of the twins dies not long after. Odira makes her debut into society in May, taking a job shortly thereafter. September sees Prue begin her time at Hogwarts, and by autumn’s end Odira is, surprisingly, betrothed to Mr. Bennet Potter, her employer.

    1884 | Odira and Bennet marry in a comfortable ceremony on the 29th of February, but tragedy strikes as her brother-in-law is murdered that night. Later that year, Chastity perishes in the Laughing Plague, but Odira’s other relations mercifully pass through unscathed.

    1865 | Odira rejoices at the news she is pregnant, only to be abducted by a mass murderer and later obliviated and taken in by muggle farmers. Against all odds, she eventually finds her way to Irvingly and is returned home by Mr. @Baxter Keene not long after—though not before he delivers her baby in the cemetery on Halloween.

    1886 | Though still not wholly comfortable with her new old life, Odira is beginning to find her place in it once more, and takes a job as Junior Librarian to give her something to do with her hours other than fret. Tragedy strikes in November when Bennet suffers from cardiac arrest in the bedroom—he is dead before Odira even knows something is amiss.

    1887 | Four months to the day after her husband’s passing, Odira moves into a home she’s purchased for herself in Bartonbug, having always favored a quieter, simpler life than the Wellingtonshire home could ever have provided her. The old house is let for some extra income, kept in trust for when young Jameson comes of age.

    ACADEMIC RECORD
    Class Name OWLs NEWTs
    Ancient Runes O O
    Arithmancy E --
    Astronomy E --
    Charms O O
    Defence Against the Dark Arts E E
    Herbology E --
    History of Magic O O
    Muggle Studies E A
    Potions E E
    Transfiguration O E
    Personality: A Ravenclaw, Odira's most obvious attributes are her academic success and keen mind.
    THE PATIENT ONE: Her innate patience for even the most blatantly stupid makes interacting with those around her fairly easy for Odira, an attitude with little temper to balance it. Her accepting and forgiving nature makes her quite easy to take advantage of and is typically taken as naivety, but in reality, she simply doesn't like to make a fuss about things.

    THE CLEVER ONE: Odira is a clever girl, she knows it, and she's particularly offended when others try to suggest otherwise. This doesn't extend solely to book-learning; the teenager has a solid, generally practical head on her shoulders and is well acquainted with her own mind. Good at finding ways to solve problems, both in and out of academia, she is adept at conversing (well, debating) with intellectuals and good to have around in a pinch.

    THE CAUTIOUS ONE: She'll never be a gambler. Before even considering a potential risk, Odira is the sort to weigh all the pros and cons—complete with tangible lists—and generally opts to avoid it. Though not avoidant of new things, if she judges something to be too unsafe, she's unlikely to give it a go. Such hesitation often makes her the stick-in-the-mud of a given social group, but her firm belief in "better safe than sorry" makes this reputation unlikely to change any time soon.

    THE GRACEFUL ONE: Though her large size would, to many, suggest otherwise, clumsiness has never been something to plague Odira. An excellent dancer, she is surefooted on every terrain she has come across in her fifteen years (in fairness, though, she has little experience on anything particularly taxing) and always maintains proper posture when in the company of others.

    THE ROMANTIC ONE: Being otherwise practical, Di's weak spot is for romance, spurred on by her fascination with the works of the muggle author Jane Austen. The result leaves her, in ways, more naive than any of the girls in her year, with unrealistic ideas of love and marriage being a guiding factor in how she plans to live her life. From a young age she declared she wouldn't marry unless deeply and passionately in love, a notion which persists within her to this day.
    Sample Roleplay Post:
    Quote: She had never much given thought to motherhood. In the abstract, Odira had always assumed that if she got married—which she since had—she would, quite naturally, have children as well. Children, though, usually came with some warning: a pregnancy, or a forewarning from one’s fiancé that oh yes, you’ll be getting step children. There had been no warning for this.

    Odira stood dutifully at Bennet’s side as his brother was buried, eyes passing from casket to the redheaded widow on her husband’s other side. Odira had expected to be a mother eventually, but now she was to be a mother—to a child who already had one!—in only two days’ time? It seemed all so hurried to her, and while she would hardly tell Bennet to ignore his dead brother’s will, the witch could not help but wonder if they were rushing into the matter.

    Or what poor Eulalie must be thinking.

    As the service ended and the body was buried, Odira whispered softly to her husband, “I’m going to go find mother,” before venturing off into the crowd. She wanted to reach Aurelia before Aurelia would reach her—her mother had a habit of being over-the-top, and none of the Potters, save Odira, were particularly able to handle that.

    She did not make it far into the throngsuch a turnout!—before the sound of her name caught her attention (rather more slowly than it should have, for she was not yet used to Mrs. Potter). “Yes?” Odira asked, looking this way and that for the speaker.
    Out of Character
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    Age: Twenty-Six
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    last updated march 12th, 2017
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    set by the unparalleled lady
    #2
    Very nice! Yay for another diverse character! :D

    Accepted.


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