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Seventh Year & Chaser; Garden Club President
18 year old Halfblood
Seventh Year & Chaser; Garden Club President
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Full Name: Calla Mesa Potts

Nickname(s):
current: Cal, Cals, Potts, Lala
past: Pippy-Potts


Birthdate: November 12, 1875

Age: 18

Gender: Female

Occupation: Seventh Year, Captain & Chaser, President of the Garden Club

Blood Status: Halfblood

Residence: Thimblewhit Turn, Hogsmeade

Hogwarts House: Hufflepuff

Wand: dogwood, 9.33", swishy, unicorn hair

Family:
Basil Potts [1834] | Father, Marine Herbologist
Laurel Potts née Phillips [1842] | Mother, Owner The Florist Potts
Amaryllis ---- née Potts [1862] | Sister, Healer and family
Senna ---- née Potts | [1863] Sister, Housewife and husband
Thistle Potts | [1865] Sister, Florist
Zinnia Gallagher née Potts | [1868] | Sister, Florist
- Rhys Gallagher | [1855] Brother-in-Law, Hogsmeade Chief Constable
Daffodil Grimstone née Potts | [1870] | Sister, Owner Wildflowers Florist & Gifts
- Elias Grimstone | [1859] Brother-in-Law, Broommaker
Dahlia Honeyduke née Potts | [1873] Sister, Housewife
- Quincey Honeyduke | [1857] Brother-in-Law, Owner Honeyduke’s Sweet Shop

ETHEL | [Aquirred in Summer of '88] Hound Dog
WIZZBEE | [Aquirred in Summer of '92] Eurasian Pigmy Owl


Myrtle Potts | [1838] Aunt, Spinster

Cecil Potts | [1836] Uncle, Herbologist
Elizabeth "Beth" Potts née --- | [1841] Aunt
Edmund Potts | [1863] Cousin
Dorothea Potts | [1866] Cousin
Fletcher Potts | [1873] Cousin
Mildred Potts | [1879] Cousin, Student


Ailsa Fraser née Phillips | [1842] Aunt
Ewart Fraser | [1834] Uncle
Aegir --- née Faser | [1860] Cousin
Astrild Fraser-Scamander | [1892] Cousin
- Eugene Scamander | [1865] Ex-Cousin-in-Law
- Theseus Scamander | | [1889] Cousin
Tyr Fraser, cousin | [1872] Cousin
Idunn Fraser | [1875] Cousin


Heather --- née Phillips | [1845] Aunt & family
Bianca --- née Phillips | [1850] Aunt & family

Eloise Belby née Phillips | [1854] Aunt
Cyrus Westerman/Ephraim Belby | [1852] Uncle
Aria Belby | [1874] Cousin
Archer Belby | [1877] Cousin

Appearance
General | Reaching every inch of her family's characteristic height, at 5' 5" she tends to tower over other girls, though isn't tall enough to give the boys a run for their money she falls toward the middle of the two averages. Calla tends towards the lean side, her body the toned form of an athlete with a tan to match, she has yet to grow into any form of womanly curves. Grey eyes offset the tan, bright against the hollow frame of her face. The one dally into fashion she typically allows comes to her light brown hair. Flecks of blonde weave through, bleached from the sun. She keeps it long and often styled into braids of varying intricacy. She is left-handed.

Expressions | An easy smile is Calla's default expression. Full of warmth, she smiles in a way that reaches her eyes when she is truly happy. When she is not, her face is often well-schooled so that if she cannot manage a smile, she keeps her face as neutral as possible. Rarely does she express any form of negative emotion outwardly unless exceptionally strong.

Deportment | Calla tends to carry herself lightly, as if she drifts more than walks unweighted down. However, while she keeps her face schooled into a smile, her body is often full of tells of how she feels. She carries tension in her body visibly and has a few telltale movements such as clenching her fist when upset or letting her shoulders pull back when angry.

Fashion | Despite a preference towards wizarding robes, unless in her school or quidditch robes, she far more often dons muggle dresses. While occasionally wearing hand-me-downs from her sisters (while comfortably middle class, clothing seven growing girls was no easy feat), when she chooses her own clothing, Calla tends to favor simplistic styles constructed from solid colors and heavy-duty fabrics. She does not have a particular color palette she prefers wearing and tends to enjoy all colors. She owns a handful of nicer dresses and has taken to wearing them on outings with friends, coming to care more for her appearance and others' perception of her as she ages.

Accessories | Typically not one for jewelry, Calla's only exception is that of her fondness for hairpins. She prefers silver and copper over gold and intricate metalwork over jewels. Some of her pins are wood as well. She has a small assortment of other trinkets but rarely wears them. As well, she never has a fan or parasol on hand.

Scent | The overwhelming notes of her scent are crisp breeze from her time outside and a nondistinct floral that cannot be pinpointed to one plant but rather a collection of various ones and dirt smell from the greenhouse.

Distinguishing Characteristics | Calla has no obviously distinct characteristics.

Face Claim | Caitlin Carmichael
History
1875| Calla was born as the seventh daughter of Basil and Laurel Potts and the youngest of the family, continuing the tradition of nature-themed names and burying Basil's dream of ever having a son. At this point, her two oldest sisters are already at Hogwarts. Right off the bat, she proves herself to be louder than her sisters were.

1876| One more sister goes off to school, Thistle, leaving the house down to the four youngest siblings.

1877 | During the founding of Hogsmeade, the Potts family uproots and moves to the new wizards only town. Their lands are slightly smaller, but they open a new store in the main area. Three-year-old Calla is just happy to have something new to explore. She is rarely where she is told to be and with the new places, almost always coated in mud and dirt and often brings home a treat or two when she wanders off, charming those she meets.

1880 | Her oldest sister graduates Hogwarts this year. This year, Calla turns five. She still proves to always be underfoot, loud, and cheerful, but no one seems to mind. She knows what plants to keep her hands off and that is all that matters, until one day her father knocks a ladder over that falls to crush her, until Daffodil accidentally levitates the ladder, saving her. Amaryllis takes a job at Hogsmeade Hospital and Zinnia starts Hogwarts, leaving the house not too quiet, even with the smaller number of sisters.

1881 | This year Daffodil is off to Hogwarts while her second oldest sister, Senna graduates and Calla is finally old enough to be jealous and wish to follow her sisters as well. Not shockingly the young girl's first acts of magic come earlyish and come in a slightly dramatic and bold way that surprise no one. A set of firey sparks were set off when the young girl is fed up of being told to wait and that she would see Hogwarts soon enough.

1882 | Thistle graduates, coming home and Calla is happy to finally have time to get to know her sister better than over summer.

1884 | Dahlia joins Hogwarts, leaving Calla they only one to yet have gone and without company, as the only other relative not yet at Hogwarts is cousin Katniss who lives elsewhere and is slightly older than Calla, meaning Katniss will be joining the rest of the family the next year, leaving Calla alone anyways.

1886 | Amaryills marries.

1887| Zeinnia is to graduate at the end of the year, and in the upcoming fall, Calla will finally join Hogwarts, leaving home to join Daffodil, Dahlia, Fletcher along with her other first-year cousin, Gabriella, while Zeinna is home with Thistle, Senna.

SCHOOL YEAR OF 1887 - 1888| Calla is off to Hogwarts for her first year and is sorted into Hufflepuff - something she isn't too excited about but also not that disappointed about. Determined to make a name for herself and not just be yet another Potts sister, she tries out for her house Quidditch team and to her surprise, she makes it as a chaser. She quickly settles in with herbology as her favorite class and flying and potions as close seconds. During the year, she participates in the potion brewing contest, of which she fails out of the first round. At the end of the year, her hard work pays off as Hufflepuff pulls through and wins the Quidditch Cup, even if the didn't catch the snitch. While she enjoys Hogwarts, she is excited to go home for the summer - even more so as all her friends live in Hogsmeade and she can now see them without a looming threat of homework.

SCHOOL YEAR OF 1888 - 1889 | Calla starts off her second year in wonderful spirits. This year, there are no questions as to what house she is to belong too, she had her friends established, and she has her place on the quidditch team. While she is sad that Daffy isn't in school with her this year again, she can't really think of anything she would really wish to change. Even better, Sloane makes her own house team, and while Calla is not thrilled to have to compete against her, she is very much glad for her friend. Nothing too dramatic happens this year, but Hufflepuff does win the House Cup and her team won the Quidditch Cup!

SCHOOL YEAR OF 1889 - 1890 | Third-year sees Calla adding Care of Magical Creatures and Earth magic to her roster. Her friends are grouchy. She is grouchy in turn. Everyone is grouchy. This year she tries her hand in a dueling tournament over break - she fails miserably. She won one round but lost her first match. She swears her revenge - somehow. She wouldn't have cared about losing if it wasn't for the fact it was the boy who tried to set her on fire in her first year. For the first time in her quidditch career, Hufflepuff does not win the house cup, and instead, it goes to Gryffindor. Her dreams of having a seven-year streak are gone.

SUMMMER OF 1890 | The summer sees Senna married, a fact calla never really considered happening. Even though her eldest sister had been married for a few years now, she'd never considered the rest of them marrying. The festivities turn to the worse as she and her friends take an accidental dip in the Black Lake to rescue a kitten and during the World Quidditch match the group accidentally witnesses an English beater send a bludger into the stands and kill a woman. They are not allowed to attend the resumed match and Hogwarts bans the position of beater.

SCHOOL YEAR OF 1890 - 1891 | Her friends are still grouchy but this time they are outright avoiding each other and fighting. This peace doesn't last long when suddenly Sisse and Sloane, her two close friends in the world, decided that they are now fighting - Calla still is never even told about what because goodness forbid anyone ever tell her anything. No Calla is fine off on her own, no need to tell her why all of her best friends are fighting and what feels like just straight up ignoring her.. And then it is Alice and Cameron and Calla spends the rest of the year about ready to scream at everyone.

SCHOOL YEAR OF 1891 - 1892 | This year sees everything just continuing to spiral. Calla finds out very quickly into the year that Alice has no intentions of coming back after the current school year and refuses to accept any form of help. The pair tiptoe on a fine line for the next few months of not mentioning it and pushing each other until Calla explodes come February and the two cease to interact expect to fool their other friends. Not just this, but one Hogsmeade's day in November, Calla returns home to help out at the shop and is caught in a targetted explosion from a disgruntled customer who has deluded himself into thinking it is the Potts' fault that he is rejected at every turn from debutantes. She spends a week in the hospital and finds herself left with permanent hearing damage.

SCHOOL YEAR OF 1892 - 1893 | Alice is gone. Cam, Lester, and Ed are gone and everything feels wrong. It turns out what Alice said about Calla's convictions that they would all stay in touch are childish - even if she knows Alice didn't mean it harshly. She goes months without hearing them. Only one good thing comes out of the year - while she speak less with the boys than she ever had, she writes with Alice more than she ever had. It is during these letters that Calla offers Alice a tour of the Podmore gardens where she worked the past summer. And it is during this tour when Alice tells her that she and Edison are a thing that Calla accidentally lets it slip that she likes Alice. With a capital L. And all Alice says is that she understands and never brings it up again. And after that, the two continue their letters and friendship like nothing ever happened except half the time Calla's sick to her stomach wondering if Alice is just too nice to tell her she finds her gross now.

SUMMER OF 1893 | It is what should be the best summer of her life. The one before her last year of school that should be spent with all her friends. And at the start, it is. She spends most of her time hoping between her internship at the zoo with Sloane, helping Dahlia plan her August wedding, and spending time with Alice. But it quickly goes downhill. A freak, out-of-season storm, at the beginning of July sees Sloane missing and declared dead and she finds out after a week-long cut-off of letters that Alice has been attacked by a werewolf. She instead spends most of the summer numb to everything around her except making diving head first into research on werewolves.

SCHOOL YEAR OF 1893 - 1894 | Her captainship is dulled by the fact it is Maddy she's competing against not Sloane but the team and her new research into animagi (she read somewhere that the could be around transformed werewolves as their own transformations make them immune to the risk of infection so she plans to surprise Alice the next summer if she can) give her something to latch on to. Two more weddings follow with Zinnia in a rushed Christmas wedding and Daffy to Mr Grimstone in March. It's Zin's wedding to Mr. Gallagher that causes talk out of the tree though due to its abrupt suddenness and her sister's equally abrupt a bit too far along pregnancy. This alone is enough that Calla really isn't that much of a fan of Mr. Gallagher.
Personality
As Calla has aged, she has settled slightly from her younger self, but one could easily attribute that to an overarching sense of tiredness from both her classes and practice. Still, she tends to be overly cheerful in a way some could easily find annoying. She means well though, and always wants to find a way to make everyone happy. Everyone needs to be smiling and she'll make sure everyone is, even at her own detriment. She takes others feeling down as her own emotion failure and is highly influenced by the mood of the crowd, though it takes time to wear her down. Calla puts up with a lot towards herself and will only speak up when it involves one of her friends rather than herself. She still acts quite boyish - if the quidditch isn't enough of an indicator - but has started to pay a bit more attention to her looks, mostly out of peer pressure and wanting to relate to what her friends talk about.

She isn't the most academically inclined, rather floating through her most of her classes with barely average grades - unless it is one of her electives and herbology. It isn't that she isn't smart, she, well, school just isn't her cup of tea. She prioritizes hanging out with her friends and practice. It isn't like she needs the grades. She already has a job lined up her family shop. Knowing that her path is pretty much set, she focuses her attention only on the classes that she truly enjoys - herbology and care of magical creatures.
Other
Skills

  • Skilled in herbology and potions with a specific interest in herbal medicine and healing potions.
  • Knows enough French to survive but could not hold a conversation but has some working knowledge of reading latin. The second is not from her governess, but from botany.

Trivia

  • Well versed in the language of flowers for someone not that interested in the season. As well often knows more about society than one would expect though she rarely uses this knowledge.

Academics

ClassOWLNEWT
AstronomyAN/A
Care of Magical CreaturesO-
CharmsA-
Defense Against the Dark ArtsAN/A
Earth MagicEN/A
HerbologyO-
History of MagicAN/A
PotionsO-
TransfigurationAN/A
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