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28 year old Halfblood
4 ft. 10½ in.   ❤   Spinster
played by Kayte
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Maeve Connolly
I'm a motherfucking woman, baby, alright
I don't need a man to be holding me too tight

Full Name: Maeve Birgit Connolly

Nickname(s): Not if you value your life. Coworkers call her “Connolly” or “Miss Connolly”, but the latter is typically done in a more mocking fashion.

Birthdate: December 31st, 1860

Age: 28

Occupation: Auror

Blood Status: Halfblood

Residence: County Galway, Ireland

Hogwarts House: Gryffindor alumna

Wand: Larch, twelve inches, dragon heart string. Rigid.

The Connollys were wealthy once but Irish fertility and family stubbornness saw that lifestyle unsustainable over time. While they still have some trappings of their former glory, they stopped pretending two generations ago.

Doyle Connolly, Grandfather [1792], a long-retired professor who now works in the education department. The only child of his generation.
Birgit Connolly née -----, Grandmother [1797-1858], a dutiful wife who died of a severe chill.
Eileen Brennan née Connolly, Aunt [1820], a transfiguration expert.

Colm Brennan, Uncle [1817], who works a thankless Ministry job and envies his wife’s success.
Cillian Brennan, Cousin [1848], a bachelor involved in Ministry research. The lone Ravenclaw.
Connolly Brennan, Cousin [1853], a bachelor and auror.
Niamh ---- née Brennan, Cousin [1855], a healer widowed by the Laughing Plague.
— Ronan -----, First Cousin Once Removed [1879], a metamorphmagus.

Pádraig Connolly, Father [1823], an auror.
Caitríona Connolly née Brennan, Mother [1831], a first cousin to Colm. Determined to see at least one of her daughters become a proper young lady, but destined to be disappointed.
Donovan Connolly, Brother [1855], a bachelor involved with the Museum of Magical Miscellany.
Finlay Connolly, Brother [1862], a healer too young to take a wife, but who fancies one of his colleagues regardless.
Brighid Connolly, Sister [1867], a Rose in the Pendergast garden.
Domhnall Connolly, Brother [1870], failed at being sorted into Gryffindor.

Siobhán Byrne, Aunt [1827-1884], a healer lost to the Laughing Plague.
Desmond Byrne, Uncle [1825], utterly ignored by the family at large.
Connell Byrne, Cousin [1852], a reluctant potioneer.
Finnian Byrne, Cousin [1857], a lawyer who wanted to be an auror but failed the exam to get in twice and then flunked out of his second year.
Lorcan Byrne, Cousin [1861], a mediwizard and damned fool.

Gilroy Connolly, Uncle [1829], a disappointment by Connolly standards, but a moderately successful broommaker.
Keira Connolly née --, Aunt [1832], often forgotten and not all there.
Dublin Connolly, Cousin [1861], an unspeakable.
Belfast Connolly, Cousin [1867], a hit wizard.

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Maeve’s small frame—she stands at only four feet, ten and a half inches—has always been compensated for by her loud personality. Her voice is perpetually at a volume several points higher than is appropriate for a young lady, though she does her best to moderate it when attending ~society things. She inherited her mother’s fiery hair and the grey Conolly eyes. She dresses predominantly in wizarding robes and feels horribly uncomfortable when attending an event that requires a corset. She is right-handed.

— Afraid of heights
— Has carried torches for men in the past but would sooner have a career than a husband

THE CONNOLLY WAY: The Connollys value tradition above all else. An otherwise warm and loving family, the child who bucks that tradition does not often have an easy life. These traditions include:
— Always a Gryffindor.
— Inheritance is to be equally divided among all children, regardless of gender.
— The eldest to research and academia.
— The second to law.
— The third to medicine.
— To live together under one (large, at least) roof with spouses, cousins, etc.*

*This last was waived thirty years ago after a fire took out a third of the large house the family resided in. Gilroy’s family, Cillian, and Donovan each have a comfortable cottage on the grounds within sight of the main house, though those who have left the grounds altogether are still not well-regarded.

1860 | Maeve pops out under the wire, the only Connolly born in 1860 and the second child to both parents. From infancy, it is clear that her looks will favor her mother, heralded by her head of fiery locks at birth.

1861 | Cousins Lorcan Byrne and Dublin Connolly are born.

1862 Brother Finlay is born.

1863 || Cousin Connell is sorted into Gryffindor after arriving at Hogwarts.

1865 | Cousin Connolly departs for Hogwarts. He is sorted into Gryffindor.

1866 | Donovan and cousin Niamh depart for Hogwarts, and are sorted into Gryffindor.

1867 | Sister Brighid and couosin Belfast Connolly are born.

1868 | Maeve’s first act of magic sees her inadvertently light her Uncle Desmond on fire when he yells at her for pouring ink in his moustache whilst he sleeps. The two never grow particularly close. Finnian goes to Hogwarts.

1870 | Brother Domhnall is born. Connell is not permitted to become a curse breaker after completing his studies, and so instead finds an apprenticeship as a potioneer.

1872 | Maeve is accompanied to Hogwarts by cousins Lorcan and Dublin. All three, predictably, are sorted into Gryffindor. Maeve and Dublin quickly gain reputations as troublemakers, while Lorcan earns a reputation as a flirt, going as far, at the tender age of eleven, as offering a female professor a kiss in exchange for a better grade. He earns four detentions for this transgression alone. Connolly enters the auror training program.

1873 Niamh begins training as a healer, and Donovan goes abroad to…research…things. Finlay joins the others in Gryffindor. During quidditch tryouts, Maeve falls off of her broom and breaks her leg. If the pain wasn’t enough to give her a fear of heights, the weeks spent virtually immobile as a result certainly took care of it.

1874 | In her third year, Maeve adds only Muggle Studies as an elective. A stern talk from her grandfather on the merits of scholastic achievement see her buckle down in school. A little.

1875 | After failing his examination to enter the auror training program, he takes on a position as an intern in the DMLE. To add insult to injury, this is the year Connolly becomes a full auror.

1876 | Finnian fails the admissions test again. Donovan returns home and begins working locally.

1877 | The conclusion of her fifth year sees Maeve write her OWLs, which she passes with flying colors. Finnian is finally accepted into the auror training program. Niamh marries, the first of the Connolly cousins to do so.

1878 | Brighid and cousin Belfast both go to Hogwarts, and join the others in Gryffindor go figure.

1879 | Maeve sees her family very much at odds over what she should do. Her mother wants to see her tucked up nice and safe as a secretary in the DMLE. Her grandfather insists that she should be a lawyer. Upon finishing school, however, she elects precisely the field no one wanted her to because girl: she enters the auror training program. Lorcan begins training as a mediwizard, and Dublin joins her cousin at the Ministry. Finnian flunks out of the auror training program this year also.

1880 | Finlay begins training as a healer.

1881 | Domhnall goes to Hogwarts. He fails spectacularly at being sorted into Gryffindor, finding himself instead in [Slytherin or Hufflepuff]. Just before Christmas, Niamh has her first (and to-date, only) child, a little metamorphmagus boy.

1882 | Maeve becomes a full-fledged auror.

1884 | The Laughing Plague takes both Aunt Siobhán and Niamh’s husband. The loss of the former finally ‘frees’ Uncle Desmond, and he moves out of Connolly House with Lorcan in tow.

1885 | Without tradition to back her up, Brighid isn’t able to pursue a career as a hit witch. Deeming her “too much like Maeve” to debut into society, it is decided that she will attend the Pendergast School for some finishing come September, financed by the fact that their mother has finally given up on Maeve needing a dowry. Often overshadowed by his cousin, Belfast decides to become a trainee hit wizard as his retribution.

1886 | Maeve publically champions the right for women to duel properly, putting her at odds with Barnabas Skeeter.

1887 | Maeve’s mother makes one last effort to sit her up with a (desperate) bachelor over the Christmas holidays. It does not go well.

1888 | Lorcan elopes. Maeve is not thrilled. Later, Maeve faces an elopment of her own after being afflicted by an amortentia-laced letter and unwittingly becomes Mrs. Barnabas Skeeter. She is, once again, not thrilled.
1889 | The new year brings with it a freedom as Barney and Maeve's marriage is dissolved (by annulment) on January 2nd. Thank Merlin!


❧ Maeve was a VERY public champion for witches' right to duel, even getting suspended from her job for organizing an underground dueling ring.

❧ As part of the amortentia letters scandal (1888), Maeve eloped with her ARCH NEMESIS, Barnabas Skeeter.


❧ Many members of her family have also been aurors.

Played By: Kayte

Contact: PM Aldous Crouch

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❧ I am almost always down for throwing characters together if you have some sort of 'hook' for me because...

❧ I don't care for "meet & greet" threads and if I find myself in one, am prone to causing explosions.

❧ For planned (non-open) threads, I prefer to have a vague idea of setting and potential goals, but the the understanding that those goals may not come to pass—characters can be dicks that way ;)

I do not pre-plan romance. Even if my character is happily married, there should always be the understanding that this can change!

I prefer fade-to-black for sexual situations. I don't have anything against smut per se, but I would rather write no smut than bad smut!

❧ I am a teacher who also volunteers with young children. Student-professor relationships are firm no-go areas for me.

❧ My posts typically range in length from 100 to 300 words. They will sometimes be longer and sometimes shorter, depending on what the thread demands.

❧ Please give me a heads up if you intend on anything that can damage my character's reputation or send them into mourning!


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September 29th, 1888 — Skeeter Residence, Bartonburg, Hogsmeade

She had said “I do”, and was now the new Mrs. Skeeter. Maeve frowned at herself at that, for while she loved with all her heart and soul the man lying in the bed beside her, still asleep, “Maeve Skeeter” did not sound at all ideal. Could she remain Connolly? Would he take Connolly?

No, that would be a slight to his manhood which, while disproportionate to the rest of him, was so often called into question as it was, given his short stature. She could not bear to do him such a disservice!

The band about her ring finger served as a reminder of the joyful future they had to look forward to together, and it was it at which the redhead stared intensely as she had these thoughts. They had gotten so quickly to the marriage business that the actual logistics of wedded bliss had not quite been worked out. Guiltily, she realized she still hadn’t informed him of her family’s…expectations.

(This was due in part to the fact that she wanted to keep him from her family as long as possible, both because she was not looking forward to the torment she would receive and because, in keeping him wholly to herself, things such as lounging in bed were much more convenient.)

Her dearest began to stir, jerking Maeve from her reverie, and it was to her loving face that his eyes opened.

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