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Gideon Browne
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Artifact Incidents Healer
26 year old Pureblood
Artifact Incidents Healer
5 ft. 11½ in.
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Full Name: Gideon Albert Browne

Nickname(s):

Birthdate: March 1st, 1865

Age: 26

Occupation: Artifact Incidents Healer; Hogsmeade Hospital

Blood Status: Pureblood

Residence: With his parents and youngest sisters in North Bartonburg, Hogsmeade

Hogwarts House: Ravenclaw ('83)

Wand: Willow, ten inches, with a unicorn tail hair. Swishy.

Family:
Augustus Browne, Father [1822]
Aurelia Browne née Hebb, Mother [1837]
Sampson Browne, Brother [1858]
— Esther Browne, Sister-in-Law [1860]
— Gracie Browne, Niece [1884]
— Verity Browne, Niece [1886]
Chastity Pettigrew née Browne, Sister [1860-1884]
— Thom Pettigrew, Brother-in-Law [1855]
— Odessa Pettigrew, Niece [1881]
— Alexander Pettigrew, Nephew [1884]
Calliope Zabini née Browne, Sister [1863]
— Daniel Riley, Brother-in-Law [1845-1882]
— Viola Riley, Niece [1883]
— Cosmo Zabini, Brother-in-Law [1830]
Odira Keene née Browne, formerly Potter, Twin [1865]
— Bennet Potter, Brother-in-Law [1859-1886] 
— Jane Potter, Nice [1885]
— Baxter Keene, Brother-in-Law [1850]
— Ewan Keene, Son [1890]
Loretta Browne, Sister [1867]
Prudence Browne, Sister [1872]

(Also,) Jameson (1883) & Elspeth (1884) Potter & Morgana (1872) & Gwyndion (1877) Riley.
Appearance
Like much of his family, Gideon is on the tall side, standing at 5 feet, 11½ inches in height. His is rather a lanky build as a result of this, topped with a wealth of dark hair; his eyes are a similar hue.

Try as he might, Gideon has not been able to grow a satisfactory beard (though he did, for a couple of months in '88, have a terrifyingly thin moustache), further highlighting his boyish looks. His smiles are small and soft but come easily, and when concentrating, his mouth manages to twist itself into weird expressions without him noticing.

At work, he favours simple clothing under his healer's robes—easy to move in, easy to mend, and of little consequence if they become damaged. Socially, he does at least attempt to follow fashion, if only so the other artists don't ask him why his painting is so nice when his clothes are so boring (it's happened). Gideon is ambidextrous.

His PB is Luke Newton.

History
Timeline
March, 1865Lucky number...four? The first in a set of twins, Gideon is the fourth child born to the bustling Browne family. His sister, Odira, follows him within the hour, and the two spend their childhood markedly close.
1866-1875His childoohood is...largely unremarkable, really. He learns, like most children, to walk and talk, to read and write; around nine, he makes his first display of magic; and the family is rounded out by the arrival of two more sisters, Loretta and Prudence. Elder siblings depart for Hogwarts and Gideon develops a keen curiosity about the world around him before it is time for he and Odira to join them.
Hogwarts: 1876 to 1883Surprising approximately zero people, both of the twins are sorted into Ravenclaw upon their arrival at Hogwarts, the first—and last—of the siblings to do so. Though Gideon remains dedicated to learning, he also begins to explore his creative side, developing a passion for art.

In his third year, he adds Ancient Runes and Care of Magical Creatures to his course roster, and it is in the former that he meets the friends who will ultimately both form his first crushes—one male and one female.

In fifth year, both twins are named prefect. Though his sister will go on to become head girl, the P badge is as high as Gideon climbs, which suits him fine.
1883In May, Gideon completes his time at Hogwarts, and the summer reveals exceptional marks on his NEWTs that easily net him an internship a the local hospital. There, he begins training in the Artifact Incidents department.
1884The Laughing Plague strikes and affects many, including Gideon. Most tragically, it claims the life of his eldest sister, Chastity.
1885Odira is kidnapped(!!) by an escaped criminal, and for some months, Gideon expects the worst. Against all odds, she eventually finds her way to Irvingly and is returned home by Mr. @'Baxter Keene' not long after—though not before he delivers her baby in the cemetery on Halloween. Her return is a cause for celebration, but not easy; the victim of a memory charm, she does not remember her family and, for the first time, Gideon finds himself a stranger to his closest friend.
1886 - 1890The years wear on. Odira and Gideon never quite regain the easy relationship they had before, but he grows to see her new husband, Baxter Keene, as a good friend. Calliope, too, remarries (Cosmo and Gideon are not good friends, though he supposes he is glad his sister is happy?) leaving Loretta the only daughter with whom their mother need concern her matchmaking efforts. Mercifully, Gideon's young age and long hours at the hospital shield him from her scrutiny, at least for now.

Instead, he spends his time developing his skills in many areas. He starts researching muggle forms of healing, achieves his animagus form, and continues working on his skills in sketching and painting.

With a new decade on the horizon, he tries not to worry too much about what's to come.
Personality
BOOKSMART — ARTISTIC — LOYAL — ROMANTIC — SOCIALLY RESERVED — ADVENTUROUS
Other
SKILLS:
  • Languages: Fluent in English with proficient French, German, and Latin. Rudimentary Mermish.
  • A trained artifact incidents healer, Gideon is good at dealing with various curses and charms.
  • As a healer generally, he can perform some medical procedures and is an above-average potioneer when it comes to the brews he is familiar with.

TRIVIA:
  • Boggart: TBD
  • Amortentia: Beeswax, paints, spring in the park
  • He is a registered animagus, taking the form of a slightly larger than usual European robin.
  • His patronus, however, takes the form of a hunting dog.

ACADEMIC RECORD
Class Name OWLs NEWTs
Arithmancy E O
Astronomy O
Care of Magical Creatures E E
Charms O O
Defence Against the Dark Arts O O
Herbology O E
History of Magic E
Potions E O
Transfiguration O O
Gideon Browne's Most Liked Post: RE: Something Tragic, But Almost Pure | Post Subject: Something Tragic, But Almost Pure | Numbers of Likes: 2
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