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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
    Estella Valenduris
    In Character
    Full Name:Estella Mirium Valenduris
    Birthdate: 3rd January 1868
    Current Age:19
    Occupation: Scatter-brained Authoress
    Residence: Hogsmeade
    Reputation: 5
    Hogwarts House:Durmstrang
    Wand: Ash, 11", whippy, Nargal whisker
    Blood Status: Pure
    Social Class: Upper
    Meserimus Valenduris –Father
    Elisa (Ella) Valenduris Neé Cortez – Deceased
    Brother ____ Valenduris // 54 // from 1st Marraige
    Brother  ____ Valenduris // 46 // from 1st Marraige
    Sister ____  Nee Valenduris // 37 // from 1st Marraige
    Sister ____ Valenduris // 27 // Full blood sibling
    Brother ____ Valenduris // 24 // Full Blood Sibling
    Sister ____ Valenduris // 21 // Full Blood Sibling
    Sister ____ Valenduris // 20 // Full Blood Sibling
    Brother ____ Valenduris // 8 // from 3rd Marraige
    Sister____ Valenduris // 6 // from 3rd Marraige
    Sister ____ Valenduris // 3 // from 3rd Marriage

    Uncle  ____ Valenduris  - and Family

    Appearance: Estella is girl of a petite 5,1, she is of average build with womanly curves, she inherited her mother’s frame and height rather than her father’s ridiculous tallness.  She has an olive complexion, indicative of her mother’s ancestry rather than her fathers, and again her eye colour, a deep chocolate brown follows her mother’s vein rather than her father’s watery blue.  When she was a child she compared her appearance to her half siblings, from her fathers marriage and hated her appearance but now she realises the asset that ‘exoctic’ looks afford her in terms of the colours and patterns that she can wear.  To that end she usually favours bright colours, vivid patterns, and girlish designs.  Her hair is a long chestnut brown that falls to her lower back when undone but it is usually maintained in a long braid, or some other fairly simply style.  She is right handed

    < b>History:
    Ella Cortez and Meserimus Valenduris met a mere 6 months after the death of his first wife.  Estella isn’t entirely sure her father loved her mother when they married, but more that he had been very lonely and afraid of being a single parent.  That is not to say he didn’t care for her, because she knows he did, and grew to love her as the time passed.  Certainly by the time Estella was born the home had all the hallmarks of a happy, harmonious and loving household.  
    Ella Cortez was an only child, and brought a considerable fortune to her marriage to Meserimus.  The elder Mrs Cortez had been concerned that her family fortune would be inherited by a child with no blood connection to the Cortez family, as Meseirmus already had a son by his first wife.  It was agreed then that any fortune belonging to the late Mister Cortez would be inherited by any male issue of Meserimus and Ella, and that the Cortez fortune contributed by Mrs Cortez, as a result of her marriage to the late Mister Cortez would be set aside for any girls.  Her mother’s estate contained a large entailment in the event of coparcenary, whereby any girls of that union would take her mother’s estate in jointure between them, resulting in a sizeable dowry of 60,000 on the occasion of their marriage and an annuity of 30,000 a year for any female offspring, regardless of marriage status.  

    Estella was born on a cold January morning, the 4th child of her mother and 8th child of her fathers.  She was raised as all pureblood rich children were raised, but her father took great joy in spending time in the nursery reading or inspecting the drawings that had been done throughout the day.  When Estella was 2 years old her mother expressed a desire to take up a profession, strange as it was for the time.  With her husband’s blessing, and relying on her excellent grades in Charms and knowledge of curses, she received work examining cursed artefacts for a private museum.  

    At age 3 Estella displayed magic for the first time, she animated a doll and terrified the muggle maid with it, having it run after the petrified girl demanding hugs, while Estella giggled contently in her cot.  Shortly thereafter, her mother had an accident in work that involved her being hospitalised for several days, but when she returned home, all were assured that she was fine and had suffered no ill effects from the spell.  However, over a period of 4 years the curse worked on her mind, drove her mad and caused her mind to turn against the ones she loved. Until one night, when Meserimus came to meet her after work she attacked him in a paranoid rage and tried to kill him. He tried to subdue her but failed, the Aurors who had turned up to pursue his wife got the worst of her jinxs and she was killed by them as they tried to arrest her.  The official story was that she was killed by the curse itself rather than by aurors in a fit of madness.  The children, and wider family were only told this version of events.  The family decamped to Sweden, as Meserimus had taken a post at Potions master of Durmstrang, and life continued.  

    At age 11, Estella received a letter to attend the school, where her elder siblings had also been enrolled.  She wasn’t a great student, while not stupid she lacked any really interest in her school work and struggled to concentrate in her classes, which meant her grades struggled to get above A’s, barely scraping a pass in most classes.   She was much more likely to be found with her nose in a three volume novel than in anything resembling an academic text, much more entranced by the prospect of exotic adventures and daring knights than she was by which spell turned a hedgehog into a teapot.  As such she left school after her OWL, equivolents and was enrolled in finishing school where she proved to be decent singer, painter, and indeed author.  Not that her works would ever be worthy of academic rigour, it wasn’t Shakespeare by any means but it was decent fluffy writing, the sort of thing popular with teenage girls, and published under the name Miss E. Valenduris.  Still her general inability to commit herself to one course of action for anything more than short periods of time mean her output is sporadic and inconsistent.

    After her father moved to England with his new wife, and her new siblings she remained in Bulgaria for another year, moving to England for the summer of 1887, the plan being that she would complete one more year of Finishing school before debuting in England and re-joining her father’s home.  Which she doesn’t really mind, she quiet likes her fathers new wife, she was a nice girl in school according to her older sister.  She doest try to ‘mother’ Estella and as such Estella doesn’t take issue with the age gap, and she is looking forward to coming out in a new society.

    Personality: Pleasant, Naive, Scatty, Optimistic, Gullible, Dreamer, Easily amused.
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    Out of Character
    Name: [Dante]
    Contact: [Skype: Leapidra]
    Other Characters: [CML]
    How did you hear about us?: [blah blah blah]
    Estella speaks with a very pan-European accent - her mother was spanish, her father English, she was raised in Swden and Bulgaria  -so do with that what you will.  
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