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Department of Magical Accidents Assistant Head

38 year old Pureblood
5 ft. 9 in.   ❤   Married
played by Bree
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Edric Umbridge

Full Name: Edric Oswald Umbridge

Nickname(s): Ed

Birthdate: September 08, 1851

Age: 38

Occupation: Department of Magical Accidents & Catastrophes Assistant Head

Blood Status: Pureblood

Residence: London, England

Hogwarts House: Slytherin Alumnus ('70)

Wand: Blackthorn, 10 inches, Kneazle whisker, Inflexible

February Umbridge (née Lynch), Wife [1866]
Violet Umbridge, Daughter [07.07.1889]

Oswald Umbridge, Father [1812]
Ella Umbridge (née -----), Mother [1828]
"Dashing" has always been a word Edric has used to describe himself, standing at a tall (but not abnormally tall) five feet, nine inches tall. Years of an active career and healthy diet have left him with a sculpted build, yet his modest clothing choices do little to put it on display.

He has medium-length brown hair, grey eyes, and a tidy beard that he personally thinks makes him look older and more suave. Being an auror he's learned to carry himself with a commanding presence, and always faces the door while inside an establishment. While trained to use his wand with both hands, he prefers his right for regular spell-casting.

    ❧ Dueling

    ❧ Native English speaker. He can read and understand French, but has never mastered the grammar.

    ❧ His patronus takes the form of a crane.

    ❧ His amortentia smells of lemon and rosemary—scents he strongly associates with Febby—along with burning firewood, freshly-baked breath, and leather from his father's home.

    ❧ The last time he saw it, his boggart took the form of his father's tombstone, representing his fear of losing the last remaining member of his family and being left alone in the world.
1851 | Less than two years after their marriage, Oswald and Ella Umbridge welcome the child that would prove their first and only: Edric Oswald Umbridge. A difficult child prone to nonstop tantrums as an infant, Edric cycles through a number of nurses and nannies before his mother resigns to caring for him herself!

1853 | The months leading up to his second birthday bring scandal that Edric is fortunate not to remember in his adult life. After an argument between his parents leaves their relationship shattered, Edric's mother runs off with another gentleman he's always presumed she was already seeing. Edric's father, while shocked and upset, doesn't seem to accept it immediately, believing she'll come running back eventually. However, that never happens and Oswald Umbridge is left with his toddler-aged son.

1854 | Edric's father finally accepts that his wife his never returning and files for divorce on the grounds of abandonment. As Edric's mother isn't around to challenge the claim, it goes through without much difficulty. The sudden loss of his mother subsequently results in a number of tantrums and insecurities that would later manifest into abandonment issues. It doesn't help that Edric's father adamantly refuses to marry; he blames his own inattentiveness for his wife's decision to run away, and he has no desire to watch history repeat itself.

1857 | Edric begins his childhood education, but is decidedly unteachable in the eyes of some tutors. He is standoffish, uncooperative, and incredibly distrusting of the tutors that attempt to show him warmth and kindness; as such, he cycles through a number of teachers throughout his youth.

1858 | A first sign of magic appears at the age of eight. After his father introduces him at dinner to a woman Edric assumes is set to become his step-mother, he starts a riot... with silverware as the main participants. It turns out the woman was just the wife of a business partner, but whatever.

1863 | Edric begins Hogwarts a week shy of his twelfth birthday. While the hat teeters between Gryffindor and Slytherin, it ultimately chooses Slytherin as the best house for him. He takes to his classes fairly well, though has a difficult time socializing with the other children. While by no means a bully, he lacks adequate social skills and finds himself labeled an unfriendly loner by his more sociable classmates.

1865 | Edric begins his third year by adding Care of Magical Creatures, Ancient Runes, and Muggle Studies to his class schedule. None are particularly entertaining, and for a while he resents having to take electives at all. On the bright side, this is the year he branches outside his dorm-mates and makes friends with other students. Perhaps all he needed was a little confidence boost in the form of a lower-pitched voice and growth spurt!

1868 | His fifth year goes by smoothly, and in May he sits for his OWL examinations. He departs from school feeling confident in his efforts, and is by no means disappointed when he receives his grades in July. (Though, his father's lack of interest — under the guise that "no matter what, you'll one day inherit my business" — bothers him for the duration of the summer). With high OWL scores, he pursues six NEWT-level classes: Alchemy, Charms, Defence Against the Dark Arts, Herbology, Potions, and Transfiguration.

1870 | Graduation comes, and instead of immediately applying for a seat in the auror training program, he chooses to learn the ropes of his father's business for a year. While a strong sense of business sense seems to run in the family, patience does not; his father, though claiming to want Edric involved in business matters, exerts as much control as he can over the tasks he assigns his son. Edric soon grows frustrated and informs his father he plans on pursuing a Ministry career for the time being.

1871 | Edric applies for and is granted access into the auror training program. Training goes smoothly, though Edric admittedly has difficulties getting along with certain members of the program at certain points. He learns to control his temper, though in doing so, only finds less healthy methods of coping with his anger.

1874 | Edric becomes a full auror at the age of twenty-three. The real situations they deal with, while similar to their practice scenarios, invoke much more adrenaline — even  to the point where the lack of action in his home life makes the world around him seem dull! He takes to the habit of accompanying his friends to brothels on the weekend, though that promptly comes to an end the moment a prostitute privately claims he's the father of her child. No more risky hobbies for him!

1877 | The muggles riot, prompting a large portion of the magical population to go into hiding. While the auror office does their best to assist with the situation, there's really only so much they can do. Edric's father, the owner of many muggle and magical factories, attempts to hire experts on magical-muggle tensions to ensure his "lineage" is never discovered. Luckily for them, no angry muggles come knocking on their door.

1881 | You'd think that the magical world going through turmoil four years prior would lead the population to be a tad more cautious, but they forgo using any sense of logical and reasoning by electing a child as their Minister for Magic. Even as a seemingly self-assured, thirty year old auror, Edric doesn't even consider himself mature enough for the position.

1884 | Minister Potter goes and gets himself murdered, and Balthazar Urquart takes his place. He would have spent more time contemplating the outcome, but suddenly everyone in Hogsmeade is dying and the village is burning (which he presumes to be a poor omen). Luckily for him, his only family member is his father, and he's not even sure his father's ever been to Hogsmeade.

1885 | Yup, definitely a poor omen. There's an explosion as the Ministry, and while Edric does find himself stuck within the government's wall, he doesn't suffer any injuries other than a few cuts and bruises.

1886 | His father brings up the topic of marriage, which both makes him nervous and secretly excited. If his (utterly aloof) father took the time to point out that he was still unmarried, what was society thinking at the time? On the brighter side, his father was actually thinking about him for once, which he concludes means more to him than society gossip.

1887 | What doesn't happen in 1887? Half-breed bans, reconciliation, werewolf scandals, elections — it's like the plot of a really shitty adventure novel, but it's real. Justin Ross becomes Minister for Magic, which he decides is a good thing.

1888 | While the beginning of the year is mostly uneventful, the summer brings numerous changes to his life: his introduction to Miss February Lynch, a stubborn and utterly insufferable young woman he can't stop thinking about; mysterious fog that invades the magical community; and a sudden promotion to Head Auror in the midst of the all the commotion. After beginning and continuing a relationship with February, Edric finds himself married to her — and quite happily, though he'd never admit it to anyone else — after an amortentia scandal.

1889 | Edric and February welcome their first child, a daughter named Violet, and all is well — for now. He considers the possibility of leaving the auror office for a safer position now that he's a husband and father.

1890 | Edric is given the option to transfer to the Department of Magical Accidents and Catastrophes—as its assistant head. He accepts the offer, knowing at the very least that he's handled catastrophes up close and personal even if he's had little involvement in the actual department.
❧ He eloped with February Lynch on October 28th, 1888 after amortentia letters were sent out my an anonymous "matchmaker".

❧ He was an auror between 1874 and 1890, but retired after getting married and fathering a child.

❧ Edric's father, Oswald Umbridge, built a factory empire that produces magical and muggle products. Edric, as his only child, is set to inherit it all upon his death.

❧ Because of Edric's father's unwillingness to forge connections in the upper classes, the Umbridge family has remained middle class despite their wealth.
❧ His mother abandoned his family to be with another lover in the mid-1850s, prompting his father to divorce her on grounds of abandonment. He never remarried.

❧ He spoke against Minister Potter, was neutral towards Minister Urquart, and publicly supports Minister Ross despite their complicated relationship.
❧ Edric suffers from abandonment issues.

❧ The extent of his involvement with his wife prior to their elopement.
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POSTING | My posts tend to run between 80 and 300 words on average, but can be shorter or longer depending on what I'm given to work with. I prefer faster-paced threads and love rapid-fire style posting.

CONTENT LIMITS | I won't write out gory scenes or ones that depict non-consensual sexual interactions. I don't mind normal smut, but only if the relationship is established and there's a plot or character-driven need for it in a thread.

PLOTTING | I prefer organic development for romantic relationships, but have no problem pre-plotting friendships and work relationships.

THREADS | I prefer not to have basic "meet-and-greet" threads because they get tiring quickly, especially when I have twenty of them at the same time. Anyways, my favorite ships and friendships have blossomed out of wacky or traumatic action threads ;)


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Obviously the canon list exists, but it is not all-encompassing and doesn't provide the same "blank slate" freedom as a... blank slate canon name, so I was wondering if it was possible to have a list of all the canon surnames listed on the board, who their players are, and whether any connections would have to be direct links or could be built on? I'm sure I could just post this in Plottage, but I'm silly and require affirmation before doing that. Is that something you'd like to see? Would it be easier through a google doc/sheet format or a post-by-post thread?