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    11.21 A glimpse at post-move changes.
    11.13 This news is not at all big. Do not bother with it.
    11.10 Election update!
    11.07 We have Posting Wizards!
    11.06 A big announcement...
    11.04 Happy AC day!
    11.03 Banner time!
    11.03 Welcome to November!
    10.29 October is waning...
    10.17 Election 1887 campaign ledgers are up!
    10.16 Kayte's changed her (Charming) face!
    10.10 Congrats to September's PW winners Olive and Miri!
    10.03 An update on the Hogwarts ban...
    10.01 It's now October~
    09.30 The AC Approaches
    09.24 We have new Wenches!
    November 1887
    Emmeline Woodcroft
    In Character
    Full Name: Emmeline Beth Woodcroft
    Nicknames: Emmy
    Birthdate: October 23, 1870
    Current Age: 15
    Occupation: Fourth Year Student
    Reputation: 5
    Residence: Hogsmeade, Bartonburg
    Hogwarts House: Gryffindor
    Wand: Chestnut, 8.5", Swishy, Unicorn Tail
    Blood Status: Halfblood
    Social Class: Middle Class
    Names are subject to change as/if they are picked up.
    Andrew Woodcroft, Father b.1835- Though perhaps not quite as much of a daddy’s girl as her older sister, Emmeline does look up to him.
    Amelia Woodcroft nee ---, Mother b.1842- Emmy quite adores her mother and hopes to one day be as great of a mother and wife as Emmy views her as.
    Hudson Woodcroft, Brother b.1861- Of her siblings, Emmy is much closer to her brother. She doesn’t think ill of him for his disagreement with their father and even meets up with him from time to time to talk over tea.
    Pauline Woodcroft, Sister b.1867- Though relatively close, the two definitely fight like sisters and Emmy isn’t all that fond of her sister’s resentment of their brother.

    Emma, tortiseshell kitten b.1886

    Appearance: What one will surely notice first about Emmeline are her big, brown eyes. Her eyes are also rather telling and tend to give away her emotions. She once thought her coloring to be quite bland and run of the mill but has since grown not to give it much thought.

    Her hair is of a similar brown to her eyes and is kept at a longer length. It is rather curly when left down but is rarely seen as such as she finds the curls to be quite a nuisance. If it isn’t done properly for any given occasion, she prefers for it to be in a simple braid.

    With such pale skin, Emmeline tends to stick to softer or neutral colors for her dresses. Her dresses may not always be of the highest fashion but they are always in pristine condition. She prefers more simple dresses than anything flamboyant but knows that sometimes “prettier” dresses are required. She is quite ambidextrous but tends to favor her right hand both for bother writing and wandwork. She may still have a few more inches to grow and may reach to five foot otherwise currently stands at four foot nine.

    Playby- Lara Robinson

    Prebirth- While Andrew took pride in his heritage of being a descendant of the original founder of Hogsmeade, he was one that couldn’t wait to get out of the tiny and underdeveloped town of Hogsmeade. He was quick to relocate upon his graduation and moved to London. He married Amelia shortly after her debut and they gave birth to a son shortly after their marriage. A daughter followed several years later.
    1870- On a rather dismal and dreary day, Emmeline was born but seemed to instantly lighten up her mother’s day. A rather cheery and docile baby, Emmeline would be Andrew and Amelia’s final child.
    1872- Hudson goes off to Hogwarts with his newly acquired pet (as is tradition for the family), something that hardly registers with an almost two year old Emmeline.
    1875- Emmeline’s grandfather, a man she hardly remembered, dies. What Emmy does remember, however, is that his death meant uprooting her family to be moved to some tiny little dirt ridden town. In the midst of a temper tantrum over having to move to Hogsmeade, Emmy shows her first signs of magic by making the teapot her mother had just sat down and walked away from explode and shatter. She feels quite guilty afterwards, despite the happiness her parents show, and remains silent the entire trip to Hogsmeade. She begins learning the piano once they move to Hogsmeade and takes to it rather well.
    1877- The Woodcrofts watch as wizarding folk begin to come to Hogsmeade in droves to avoid persecution over their abilities. Emmy is rather excited and looks forward to the idea of having new friends. It isn’t long before Andrew spends a night gambling and manages to lose The Three Broomsticks. Emmeline doesn’t quite understand the meaning of it but it seems to cause some animosity within the household.
    1879- It is Pauline’s turn to go to school and Hudson’s final year. Though Emmeline knows it is coming and seems unphased by it, she is more jealous and upset that Pauline gets her pick of a pet.
    1882- It is finally Emmeline’s turn to go to school. She’s quite excited to finally be going to Hogwarts but her main excitement lies in acquiring her own pet. She opts for a tiny little tortiseshell kitten with big green eyes. She promptly names her Emma due to her reading of the book titled Emma by Jane Austen. Pauline thinks it is quite absurd considering she is called Emmy. Emmeline doesn’t give it a second thought and enjoys doting on the newly acquired kitten. Emmeline is sorted into Gryffindor and is quite pleased with the Sorting Hat’s choice.
    1884- The carnival arrives and Emmy is quite excited for it. The family enjoys some of the festivities together. Emmy begins to show signs of the plague. Her symptoms progress to a loss of appetite, leaving her family to grow quite worried. Luckily, she regains her appetite and is able to beat the illness. All of the Woodcroft family survives.
    1885- The animosity between Andrew and Hudson hits a new high and the younger Woodcroft male stops speaking to Mr. Woodcroft. Emmy is quick to notice that her brother no longer comes by the family home. It is quite disheartening for the girl but she remains in contact with Hudson.
    1886- As the new year begins, Emmeline looks forward to summer. While she enjoys her studies, she also enjoys the free time at the end of a school term. It will also be the summer of Pauline’s debut as she finishes her final year at Hogwarts. It means plenty of balls and Emmy can only hope she’ll be allowed to attend some as she has quite taken to dancing and loves having the opportunity to dress up. Emmeline is made a Prefect! She can hardly believe it, especially after the boggart incident and being out of the commons after hours. She takes her duties seriously though is still saddened that her best friend was not able to return to Hogwarts. Regardless, she must focus on her studies and Prefect duties. She'll have OWLs to tackle soon enough!

    Personality: Emmeline is a quite confident and loyal young woman. Family means everything to her and the Woodcrofts appear to be a rather tight knit family. It is perhaps why Hudson’s silent treatment toward Mr. Woodcroft has created quite the rift among the family. Emmy tries to remain neutral as she loves both her father and her brother. Emmy is smart but not geniusly so. She does, however, work hard at anything and everything she does. She’s not one to balk at a challenge and gives it her all even if the outcome make look dismal. She does her best to remain optimistic when confronted with a challenge. She has a particular liking for creatures of all shapes and sizes. Most animals seem to take a liking to her as well. She may not have the most beautiful of singing voices though she is a rather accomplished pianist and enjoys playing the instrument.
    Personality subject to change as Emmy grows up.

    Sample Roleplay Post: Emmeline had looked forward to the day she could pick out her own pet for school since Pauline had gotten to pick out hers. Three long years that she had been forced to see her older sister dote on her pet wishing it was her with a pet. She understood the tradition behind it all though and knew that her time would come sooner. It was finally her turn though, the day that she’d get to pick out her own pet to accompany her to Hogwarts. She’d started counting down the days she’d get to pick out her pet once that owl had shown up at their family home in Bartonburg with her letter inviting her to attend Hogwarts. She wouldn’t be able to pick out her companion until a week before she was to go off to school and the day had finally dawned.

    Emmeline hardly slept that night and still woke up much earlier than usual, not that she was usually a late sleeper. One of the maids was quick to help her get ready for the day before the young girl bounced down the stairs. She hardly managed to eat a couple bites of breakfast before they were on there way to shop for school supplies. It was quite hard for the eleven year old to go through the motions of purchasing all of the school supplies, leaving the purchase of the traditional first pet for last so that the newly purchased companion wouldn’t have to be toted around for the rest of the errands. But when the time came to finally head to Beautiful Beast Boutique, Emmeline could hardly contain her excitement.

    Big brown eyes grew even wider as she walked into the store with her mother and sister. There were so many different creatures to look at she wasn’t quite sure where to focus her attentions first. It wasn’t the first time she’d entered the boutique but it felt like just that; a brand new experience meant just for her.

    Knowing that her options for a pet were limited by the rules set forth at Hogwarts, Emmeline didn’t bother looking at the more exotic and rare animals the boutique had to offer. While she loved creatures of all variety, she was a practical young lady and didn’t see the point in looking at animals that would only get her hopes up. The practicality also meant she had done a good deal of thinking over which animal she would put her focus on so that she could bring the perfect companion home with her. She had weighed the pros and cons of the animals she would be allowed to take with her to school and had eventually settled on wanting a feline.

    Once the initial shock had worn off, Emmeline had headed straight for the portion of the boutique that housed the many different cats. There were more than she could even begin to count, each one special in its own way she was certain. Her eyes darted about wildly with excitement, hoping to find a cat that would stand out from all the rest. It didn’t take long, even if it felt like ages, for one kitten to stand out from all the rest. It was a tiny little thing but one that didn’t seem to be away of its small size as it pounced and taunted its larger cage-mates without an ounce of fear. It was a darling little tortiseshell kitten that finally looked to Emmeline with big green eyes once she drew nearer. The kitten drew closer to Emmeline, peering up at her quite inquisitively before meowing quite loudly at her. The meow made Emmeline’s smile widen before she turned her head up to her mother.

    “I want that one,” Emmeline stated quite simply to her mother. Amelia returned a smile to her youngest before informing the shopkeeper they had made their decision.

    “A good choice that one is,” the shopkeeper said as he scooped the kitten up, “She’s a might feisty one. Brave and stubborn but can be quite the lover.”

    Emmeline continued to smile as the shopkeeper described the kitten. The shopkeeper handed the kitten to her then headed away with Amelia to take payment. Emmeline couldn’t help but to nuzzle her nose against the kitten’s soft fur. She giggled slightly as the kitten purred rather loudly for her small size.

    “I think I’ll name you Emma,” Emmeline said with a smile, talking to the kitten as though the small creature could understand her. Her attention didn’t last long on the kitten though as it shifted to her sister due to Pauline’s derisive snort.

    “Don’t you think that’s a bit odd calling your cat a name that so closely resembles your own?” the older girl asked.

    Emmeline tilted her head slightly to the side as she pondered her sister’s words, clearly not having thought of it. She soon shook her head, however, dismissing it.

    “No. My name is Emmeline after all and not everyone calls me Emmy. I think it is just fine,” she answered, ignoring Pauline as she rolled her eyes. There wasn’t time to argue or discuss the matter further though as Amelia came back to where the two girls stood. Having paid for the kitten, she motioned for the girls to follow her so they could head home. Emmeline finally had a pet to call her own. She was certain she couldn’t be any happier than she was in that very moment.
    Out of Character
    Name: Hawke
    Age: 27
    Contact: PM
    Other Characters: None
    How did you hear about us?: A little birdie
    COMC, Muggle Studies, Ghoul Studies
    Another Godlike Nolan Set!

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