Full Name: Orpheus Bellerophon Parkinson
Birthdate: 17th of February, 1857
Current Age: 27
Occupation: Assistant Head of the Department of Magical Transportation
Hogwarts House: Hufflepuff
Wand: Rowan, 11", pliant, thestral tail-hair
Blood Status: Pure
Social Class: Upper
Merlin Parkinson, Father, born 1780, died 1870
Astrid Parkinson Nee Orpington, Mother, born 1830
Andromeda Parkinson, Sister, born 1862
Felix Parkinson, Brother, born 1867
Mordred Parkinson, Brother, born 1871
At 5 foot 7, Orpheus’ height has never set him apart, and neither has his dress, strongly preferring simple but refined cuts in austere colours. His weight too is average, but his curly hair is kept longer than the societal norm, and is the same dark tone as his eyes. He is right handed.
1857- Orpheus is born to Merlin and Astrid Parkinson, and is generally a very laid back baby.
1862- Andromeda is born, and whilst Orpheus likes the notion he has to protect her finds her too small to really be interesting
1865- Despite having shown magic occasionally, Orpheus has his first proper display when he is eight, fixing 3 year old Andromeda’s favourite doll when she accidentally breaks it.
1867- Felix is born. Orpheus is happy to have a little brother but not that interested again because he is too small.
1868- Orpheus leaves for Hogwarts and is sorted into Hufflepuff, determined to make his parents proud.
1870- Merlin passes away, and Orpheus becomes very withdrawn and overly focused on his studies.
1871- Mordred is born, bringing Orpheus out of his reverie a little, and he begins to slowly get over his father’s death
1872- Orpheus does not become prefect, but he doesn’t really mind, and achieves a good set of OWL grades
1873- Andromeda comes to hogwarts and is also sorted into hufflepuff, though the gap in the years means that he doesn’t really see much of her.
1875- After achieving a good set of NEWTS, Orpheus begins an internship in the department of Magical Law Enforcement but his underlying belief in the best of everyone he finds it too stressful and conflicting and leaves after a year
1876- Orpheus decides to instead pursue a career in the Department of Magical Transport, finding work in the Floo Network Authority.
1878- Felix leaves for Hogwarts and Orpheus begins finding having to stay in the house with only his mother for company deeply uncomfortable.
1883- After a minor argument with his mother which is blown quite out of proportion on both their parts, Orpheus moves out, taking rooms in Black's until he can afford the mortgage for a house. Although they patch things up (a bit) within a month or so, he doesn’t move back.
1884- Just after his 27th birthday, the Assistant Head of the department resigns, and Orpheus is promoted. He is a little surprised having none of the vicious ambition of his mother but is confident in his ability to do well. With his increased salary he has now begun looking for a property of his own to move into before the season gets properly under way.
At first, Orpheus may seem at quite a contrast to his mother. He is much more calm and harder to rile (though when he is angry it is a sight to see) and generally more placid. He is a firm believer in hard work and pacing yourself, feeling that those who do not take their time regret it later. He has not totally escaped his mother’s influence however and is ambitious, but not in the loud and sharp-tongued way of his mother, instead valuing patience and quiet courage more.
Potentially also due to his Mother, Orpheus has a slight fear of being overshadowed and not remembered in his own right, so is rather hesitant to do anything that may cause him to be dismissed in people’s memories, including falling in love. As a result he can seem rather reserved and aloof, but to those he gets to know he is very loyal.
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'Mr. Parkinson, a former Hufflepuff, is twenty-seven years old and we think that his curls are frankly impressive.'
'Handsome, luscious locks Parkinson. How did he make his hair look both wild and under control at the same time? Willful disarray. He'd always wanted to touch it, just to see if it was as soft as it looked.'
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