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| 27 | GRYFFINDOR ALUM | REP 3 | MCHB | Assistant Head of the Department of Mysteries
Delphine is a bastard halfblood born lower class with mixed heritage, a dedicated Vodou [Voodoo] practitioner, and visits his mother every Sunday.
Past Friends/School Contemporaries. Delphine went to school between 1870-1877, finishing at NEWTs level thanks to a sponsor. He was a Prefect and exercised his badge very honestly. He also kept a very ugly patchy fabric doll in his book bag; if your character touched it without permission they probably weren't friends.
Friends/Workmates/Associates. Bro's especially would be great.
Delphine is not blood prejudiced (he couldn't afford to be), and has formed friendships with Muggles and Wizardfolk both. He was promoted to AssHead of his Department early this year (1887), and has been an Unspeakable for roughly seven years. He can be a little eclectic, and likes mysterious things.
Enemies/Rivals. As a student of Vodou there's no true distinction between good and bad for Delphine so just being 'a horrible human being' is really not enough. Consider what he does for a career, there have probably been empty shells at St. Mungo's related to that Department. That said I love rivalries so I'm willing to consider anything.
Romance/Hurls. Ladies form a line. He's of eligible age. His pay level is only one [and a bit] below the Minister of Magic. Brought his way into the Middle Class along with a comfortable London home. There's also a Vodou altar in the room that might have been a nursery once, his kitchen looks like a herbalists cottage and he can't seem to hire help that will stay for longer than a few hours. He would probably prefer Middle Class women but with his reputation level they'd need to bring a hulking great chaperone and probably be desperate, otherwise ACAB welcome.
Affairs are dependent on circumstance/attraction and level of discretion, he's got too much respect for his mother to risk ruining a woman.
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Why hello there!
is my resident hurlable lady, and for personal reasons she's rather desperate to get someone on the line sooner rather than later. She'd be very disappointed to settle for someone MC, particularly with a lower reputation, but his recent promotion might make up for it. If you want to throw them together and see if they click she's got open threads here
works for him and is also related to both his boss and the person who used to have his job. He's very good at what he does, but doesn't enjoy socializing much and if he were interrupted at work and forced to have a conversation there would be lots of glaring involved. That being said, if Delphine leaves him the eff alone, and doesn't mind Tiberius quietly thinking that he's inferior due to his blood status and birth circumstances, they might have a passable relationship. Tib is kind of curious about voodoo, so they could have even been friendly if they talked about that before
he got promoted. Tib thinks promoting LC upstarts to assistant head is just another sign the department is running off the rails, but he wouldn't say as much to Delphine =P It's nothing personal, he thinks having a woman as the Head is perhaps the sign of the Ministry apocalypse and she's sort of his step-mom.
was a year above him at school, in the same house. Ben was a lot like a Maurauder's Era James Potter at school--rich, popular, no regard for the rules, and kind of a bully. If Delphine was really in to being a prefect they probably didn't get along. If Ben found out about the doll he may or may not have tried to steal it and hide it somewhere in the school just for fun.
Oh I should add that I'll be gone all weekend, so don't expect any speedy replies. That being said, welcome to Charming!
I shall throw my Ministry folks at you now.
I have Theo
(UCHB) who is several years younger than him but he also works at the Ministry. Theo is almost a fully qualified auror but a little immature all the same. He was also a Gryffindor at school. Not sure how they might cross paths but Theo's not super judgey at least.
(MCHB) is a secretary in the Department of Education and is likely to judge him if she knows his background. However, she's not an unpleasant person by nature and I think she'd probably find him intriguing.
would have been in the same house and year as him, only she dropped out after first year. They have class, blood, and illegitimacy in common if nothing else xD
is Chief Warlock but I'm not sure if they'd have cause to be in each other's company so he's probably not helpful at all.
Rune's set skills are phantasmagorical <3
I've got Salome here, who is another unspeakable herself so she'd work under him. She only started fairly recently but basically wants to move up like he did but wants to go higher [like anyone in upper class will marry lower class but a girl can dream]. Aka, she really wants his job or higher. Still, she is really manipulative so she would not put on the face she is after his job and would likely act really pleasant and do whatever it takes to get him to like her.
OMG Thank you Nolan it is a beauty!
I have several options for you! @Claudius Lestrange
who is currently inactive, but will be back by the end of the month! They were classmates at school, though Claude was a Ravenclaw. Delphine also replaced Claude as the Assistant Head of the DoM after Claude left to pursue some more academic things, idk he's floating in the realm of inactivity XD Regardless they would have worked together for a while in addition to going to school together! Claude is an upper class pureblood, but he's kind of lazy about the family values, they wouldn't be able to socialize much outside of work, but at work he values hard work and dedication no matter class etc.
Delphine also would have been at school with Quincey
who is a middle class muggleborn and the owner/proprietor of Honeyduke's sweetshop! He's a super outgoing guy and pretty easy to get along with. He would have been two years ahead and a Hufflepuff, but he was kind of hard to miss lol!
was in the same year/house as Quin (I did not pick either of their birthdays haha!). He was a prefect and pretty easy going though not quiet as outgoing as Quin. Neither one of them are any kind of prejudiced!
was a couple years behind and a Ravenclaw, but she was like... aggressively outgoing in her socializing. She would talk to anyone about anything, except for purists because she's muggleborn too. Super sweet and potentially obnoxious in her friendliness haha. Could be friends or potential hurls, though she'd be going down a class, it all depends on IC interactions for me!
My Ministry crowd also include Eugene Scamander in the Misuse of Muggle Artifacts office and Wesley Cavanaugh as the head of the Department of Magical Games and Sports, but they're both a bit older and probably not super strong connections XD
Let me know if anything strikes your fancy!
! So many people, thank you guys! This makes figuring this little pincushion out so much more exciting.
Ophelia: No pressure for them to click but I've joined your open in the Asphodel Cemetery, I got muse from your starter, because dead places and mysteries are his jam.
Tiberius: Is perfect. With the former LC/questionableness, I expected there to be some issues and was actually looking forward to RPing them. Tibs glaring would have just made him unintentionally linger, the times he left him alone it would have been because he confused his glare for a look of concentration and didn't want to interrupt whatever he was working so hard on. With Delphine's passion for Voodoo I think it would have come up fairly often as a topic he talked about, since it dictates a lot of things he does and doesn't do. If you'd like to do something work related between them we could definitely cook something up!
Reuben: xD He probably would have been very upset about losing his doll (Probably one of the few situations that would make him real shaky) so I'm totally up for making that a headcanon. He wouldn't have singled Reuben out as a Prefect, even after that, but he would have been very present with his badge when Reuben was around. I saw that he's a freelance cursebreaker, Delphine has a particular interest in researching cursed items, throwing these two together at some point could make for a fun situation. Especially if he's okay with the sketchier side of things.
Theo: Delphine has big brother issues too *commiserating nod* (actually he's not sure if his bro is dead or just hates him). With Theo being an Auror they'll probably have reason to work together, if you think Theo would ever be out doing grunt surveillance work somewhere I could definitely come up with a thread idea for these two.
Suzy: As someone of mixed heritage like himself and a [relatively] new employee at the Ministry, Delphine would have been curious. He could approach her as the Assistant Head in regards to finding out some details on npc applicants to the Dpt of Mysteries?
Idony: Delphine probably would have recognised her struggle in first year, even with basic literacy skills himself. (Would he have known her as Flossie, or Idony?) Would he recognize her these days with her success in Theatre as the fellow first year he was sorted into Gryffindor with?
Herschel: Actually! As an interrogator for the Wizengamot they might have crossed paths, since the trials are held in the lower levels of the Ministry. I've got a past plot where I imagine Delphine would have encouraged the idea of offering criminals who didn't want to pay fines/receive other punishments etc the option of being a Dpt of Mysteries test subject instead. It probably wouldn't have been common knowledge, but if you think Herschel in that prosecutor type role might have been involved in that (like offering the criminal a plea bargain before it goes before the Wizengamot court) I'd be up for headcanoning that and even approaching it in the future if you were interested.
Sounds like a perfect workmate xD. He'd probably see her desire to move up in the world, if he grows aware of it, as something related to work rather than something for the social climb. Delphine is a bit more senior in terms of employment and now he's an AssHead he'll be in the Department more often so would definitely be around to assist/teach/co-work etc. Does she have a particular interest in anything in the Department?
That sounds great! I'm definitely open to them having got along as work-bro's, Delphine really would have thrown himself into his work so that covers hard work and dedication, and he would have respected someone his own age getting promoted to any position (Even their birthdays are only a few days apart) - whenever he comes back we could definitely come up with a thread idea.
Delphine was a Gryffindor with Huffflepuff tendencies, and he would probably respect Quins talents at concocting magical treats since it's pretty revolutionary. I think Delphine would be very interested in studying the creation process!
As a fellow Prefect they probably would have crossed paths at Hogwart's, and with Mason being a Herbology Professor he'd have reason to want to talk to him about any number of things.
First idea that pops into my head is Delphine bringing a 'friend'/or even Delphine himself being a patient in magical bugs as a way to see if they'd get along. eg. Some kind of fiery pox on his back keeps burning his shirt off or something like that.
Take your pick of whoever you'd like to thread with Delphine the most, Bee, honestly I could probably even think something up for Eugene or Wesley.
Delpine/Theo/Suzy: ALL THE YES.
Delpine/Idony: Oh yes I totally forgot about her name change woops! She'd have been Flossie Fawcett then. He might very well recognize her as the only real change besides name is aging or he might think she's some relation of hers because of the name thing xD
Delpine/Herschel: Herschel miiiiiight have been amenable with appropriate bribery. He's definitely a bit shady, but he's mostly just shady in terms of womanizing.
I AM 100% EAGER FOR ANY AND ALL THREADS.
Rune's set skills are phantasmagorical <3
HI THANKS FOR BEING PATIENT WHILE I WAS AWAY.
Just replied to our thread, huzzah!
I'm down for a Tib/Delphine thread! If you have any particular ideas and want to start one that's great, otherwise I can do one up that will just involve indiscriminate glaring. =P
Re: Ben and cursed objects, I've got a bit of a side-plot in mind for him already that Delphine might be able to get in on. If you want to wait a week or so I'll be able to throw details up in a plot thread then and I'll tag you and we can discuss further!
Claude is back! Ministry lunch run in? Claude needs something from the DoM for research purposes? Awkward, "so how's my step mom doing?" (Belphoebe is his step mother haha)
I probably won't be able to start until this weekend, but if you want you can jump on it and just tag Elsie and Claude! <3