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First Year

11 year old Pureblood
4 ft. 7 in.   ❤   Unattached
played by Olive
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Hesper Gamp

Full Name: Hesper Tacita Gamp

Nickname(s): Hetty

Birthdate: August 30th, 1878

Age: 11

Occupation: Student

Blood Status: Pureblood

Residence: Jobberknoll's End, Wales

Hogwarts House: Slytherin

Wand: 13 ¾” Hawthorn & Unicorn Hair

Thackeray Gamp – Father
Cressida Gamp née ___ – Mother
Phaedra Gamp – Sister
Jessamine Gamp – Great Aunt
Hesper has dark brown hair and warm, middling brown eyes to match. She has a solemn look about her which is at odds with her youthfully round face. Her build is average and unremarkable. She's 4'6" and growing.
Hesper is a reformed brat. In her early childhood she was doted on and indulged with such severity that she was really quite unruly and demanding. Once she was turned over to her great aunt, the strictness and severity of her new environment did much to break her habits. Reformed, she is now a very serious and poised little girl who is quiet more often than not. She has mostly forgotten how to be a child and privately longs for the sort of childhood she would have had were her parents alive.

1878 | Hesper is born, the first living child after a series of miscarriages and still births.

1880 | After a couple more miscarriages a second child, Phaedra, is born. Her mother is left perilously weak after the ordeal and never fully regains her strength. Hesper finds the draw of attention from her to the new baby most offensive. She becomes increasingly brattish in her behavior.

1881 | Hesper is separated from her father in Diagon Alley. Worried she'll be left behind, she accidentally levitates herself ten feet in the air. It's her first manifestation of magical ability.

1882 | Her relationship with her sister remains hostile, at least on Hesper's end.

1884 | The Laughing Plague comes to Hogsmeade. The whole family takes ill aside from Phaedra. Her mother is starts to rally but her father takes a turn for the worse. It is then that the fire breaks out in Wellingtonshire. Hesper's mother, with the help of a maid, manages to rescue her daughters from the blaze but the servant who had tried to retrieve Thackeray Gamp perishes in the fire with him. Cressida Gamp against all odds survives. For a day.

Freshly orphaned, Hesper and Phaedra are sent to live with their great aunt as soon as the quarantine allows it. Upon arrival, however, Great Aunt Jessamine refuses to take Phaedra whom she thinks to be either a squib or cursed. This is on account of her remaining untouched by the plague and the child that seemingly prevented her mother from having further children, never mind that her fertility was dubious to begin with! Phaedra is sent to boarding school and prevented from returning between semesters. Having spent most of her childhood thus far at odds with Phaedra, Hesper is surprised to find herself bereft by the banishment of her sister rather than pleased. Her Great Aunt Jessamine proves to be a very strict and harsh disciplinarian, or at least the governess and servants are on her behalf. Hesper only sees the spinster but once a week. She is deprived of other children to play with and spends most of her time in lessons or confined to her room.

1888 | Hesper has changed markedly from the impudent, spirited child she was before her parents died. She hasn't seen or heard from her sister since the day she left for school.

— She is an orphan.
— Her lifestyle improved from middle to upper class upon being taken in by her Great Aunt Jessamine.
— She has a younger sister alive somewhere.
Played By: Olive

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Registration Date: March 30, 2018

Date of Birth: August 30, 1998 (21 years old)

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This was it. This was really it. Hogwarts.

Hesper had dreamed so desperately of this moment that it was almost anti-climatic how easy it had been to get there. She had woken up as usual, had breakfast in the nursery as usual, and then side-long apparated to London with her governess and her luggage which wasn't so very usual. From there she'd been dropped off on platform 9 3/4's and next thing she knew she was clambering into a little row boat with a handful of other children she didn't know.

Now she was here, she was finally free, but it suddenly seemed that freedom had a high cost. All of these people she'd have to get to know, the good impressions she'd have to make to get along, what if she didn't like her housemates? What if Aunt Jessamine didn't approve of where she ended up and could her great aunt have her moved to a different house if that was the case? She supposed her greatest fear was not fitting in, it had been so long since she'd spent time with other children her age she wasn't sure she'd remember how to make friends. What if nobody liked her? No, she couldn't think like that, she'd do whatever it took to make friends she wouldn't be left out, not anymore. Anyway, there was always Sirius, if she ended up in Slytherin she'd see him all the time! But then... She hadn't seen Sirius since he'd gone off to school, what if he was too mature and sophisticated to be friends with her now?

Then there were the classes. She had her brand new wand and all the textbooks, but she'd barely opened them and what if it so happened that she was bad at magic? She wasn't very good at her languages, what if it was the same for magic? What if she only excelled in classes like History of Magic? It was all very daunting, so much so that she almost wished the time hadn't come yet so that she could prepare somehow. Almost, but not quite. She would work hard to keep her great aunt happy so she didn't have to leave school early and she would come to love Hogwarts, even if she had to force herself to. It surely wouldn't be all that difficult though, from what she'd seen of the school thus far it was everything she'd heard it was and maybe more. 

There were so many questions whizzing around Hesper's mind that she almost missed her name being called out.

She balled her fists up tight, bracing herself for the next couple minutes. I'm going to make friends and be good at my classes no matter where the hat puts me, I won't let a piece of clothing ruin Hogwarts! So what if it puts me in the worst house, what does a hat know anyway? she coaxed herself. I will like it here, I will. And I will make friends and if Sirius doesn't want to know me then I'll... I'll show him! She didn't know what that would involve but it made her feel a little more bold and in control of her fate. Whatever it took she'd make Hogwarts her home one way or another.

Determined not to show fear, she walked forward with her head held high and sat down upon the stool. What had her parents thought when they'd sat here, because she suddenly realized they must have sat on this very stool and worn this very hat. What would it see inside of her head? Could it see everything or just what she wanted it to see? Tell me where I belong, Hat. She furrowed her brow deeply as she awaited the hat's decision.