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Elsie Kirke
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Played by Bee
Librarian, Crowdy Memorial Library
27 year old Halfblood
Librarian, Crowdy Memorial Library
5 ft. 0 in.
❤   Married
Full Name: Elsie Violette Kirke née Beauregard

Nickname(s): Els, El

Birthdate: May 13th, 1866

Age: 27

Gender: Female

Occupation: Librarian at Crowdy Memorial Library

Blood Status: Halfblood

Residence: Lion's Roar, Bartonburg South

Hogwarts House: Gryffindor Alumna 1884

Wand: 11" Willow, Unicorn Hair, flexible

Tybalt Kirke [1865] | Husband, m. May 15, 1891
    Bentley James [12.05.1891] | son
    Maisie Elena [06.02.1893] | daughter

Vincent Beauregard [1834] | Father, Trading Company Manager
Stella Beauregard née Walsh [1838] | Mother, Governess
    Shay Ross [1861] | Brother, DMLE
    Bentley Beauregard [1861-1883] | Brother
    Adella Calendar née Beauregard| [1863] Sister, Housewife
    Philip Calendar [1847] | Brother-in-law, Business Owner
    Harvey Beauregard [1867] | Brother, DMGaS
    Charlotte Beauregard [1871] | Sister, Debutante
    Owen Beauregard [1871-1892] | Brother

Charles & Edna Beauregard née Quigley | Uncle and Aunt
    Lucinda Cavanaugh née Beauregard [8.23.1863] Cousin & family
    Sebastian Beauregard [1866] | Cousin, Mediwizard
    Phoebe Beauregard [1868] | Cousin

Maurice & Alice Beauregard née Endicott | Uncle and Aunt
    Chester Beauregard [1861] | Cousin, Ministry Worker
    Theodore Beauregard [1864/65] | Cousin
    Emmett Beauregard [1868] | Cousin, Quidditch Player
    Leah Beauregard [1872] | Cousin, Slytherin

The Beauregards are also first cousins to the (Sydney) Podmore family.
With clear blue eyes and a pale complexion, Elsie hardly finds herself attractive. Her face is a soft heart shape, with long lashes and subtly pink cheeks and lips. She smiles and blushes easily, both which light up her face. Her long, chestnut-colored hair won't hold a curl, as the current fashion demands. She tends to leave it plaited and pinned up, though tendrils escape of their own accord.

Age and pregnancy have softened her features a little and rounded our her small 5' frame. She dresses comfortably these days, preferring function over fashion, but having a sister in in the fashion industry does see her wearing nicer gowns when the occasion arises. Elsie prefers softer, muted colors, blues, yellows and purples in her clothing, which is often simple and unadorned. She is rarely seen without her brother's pocket-watch-turned-necklace tucked beneath her bodice, though she has stopped wearing her father's locket after her marriage. She is right-handed for both writing and wand work.
June 1859
Stella Walsh marries Vincent Beauregard in a small family ceremony in Liverpool, England. Vincent manages a small fleet of ships for an international shipping company from the port and Stella has established herself as a local governess
December 6th, 1861
The First
The couple welcome their first child, Bentley Maurice.
February 14th, 1863
A Girl!
Adella Alice joins the family as the first girl.
May 13th, 1866
And Another
Another girl joins the Beauregard family, Elsie Violette is a shockingly quiet infant, her wide blue eyes always observing her surroundings. She is a fairly easy baby, though does not always like to sleep.
March 12, 1867
A Spare
A second boy joins the family, Harvey Vincent is a much louder and rambunctious babe.
December 1870
Elsie displays her first sign of magic when she assists her pregnant mother in putting up the Christmas decorations by levitating a candle into its place on the tree.
May 23rd, 1871
Twins join the family, Owen Anthony and Charlotte Jane are the last additions to the already large Beauregard family. Shortly after the twins are born, Stella starts tutoring Elsie and Harvey in basic reading and mathematics skills. Elsie shows a quick aptitude for reading and begins to absorb as much information through books as she could. Elsie had always enjoyed listening to her mother or older siblings read aloud to her and became even more enthralled with it once she could do it herself. She developed a sincere affection for fairy tales from an early age, though eventually found a fondness for non-fiction as well.
Summer 1872
Unexpected Addition
Shay Ross becomes a late addition to the Beauregard family as a ward. He was disowned from his own muggle family for his magic and the Beauregards take him in as their own. He heads off to school in September of the same year where he was sorted into Gryffindor.
September 1873
Bentley goes off to Hogwarts and is sorted into Gryffindor with Shay. The two had become fast friends in Shay's short time in the family and Bentley enjoyed having another boy his age around
September 1874
Adella follows Bentley and Shay to Hogwarts where she is sorted into Hufflepuff. This year Vincent takes on a more involved position in his company and begins traveling more often. Elsie takes this harder than most of her siblings as she had always been a bit of a daddy's girl.
Summer 1877
Upheaval in the magical community causes the Beauregards to reconsider their living situation and the family relocates to Hogsmeade just before Elsie starts school.
First Year
Elsie joins her siblings at Hogwarts, in a surprising turn of events in which everybody expected the bookworm to be sorted into Ravenclaw, Elsie joins Shay and Bentley in Gryffindor. She is at first baffled by the Sorting Hat's decision and feels very much an outcast in red and gold. However, she excels at her schoolwork, as expected and eventually settles into her house, despite her original hesitation.
Second Year
Harvey enters Hogwarts and is sorted into Hufflepuff. Shay graduates and begins his auror-in-training program at the ministry. He moves to London
Third Year
Elsie adds Ancient Runes and Arithmacy as her electives. She excels in her classes yet again, even with the enormous workload. Bentley Graduates and begins an apprenticeship on High Street with a local craftsman.
Fourth Year
Adella and Lucinda debut and graduate from school. Adella and finds a job at the House of Lytton as a seamstress. Her first season does not produce a courtship, but she is unperturbed, enjoying her new occupation.
Fifth Year
Elsie starts off the year very much the same as the others. She does very well academically and not so well socially. Somehow she manages to catch the eye of Somerset Agrippa and the two become tentative friends, though Elsie is oblivious to his original intentions. Things become tricky that December when Grip is accused of rape and subsequently expelled; Elsie does not believe this is true and continues her friendship with him despite what anybody else might think.

That winter Bentley's friend Winnie falls very ill and spends quite a bit of time at the Beauregard house while she recovers. Bentley proposes to Winnie in February and the two start an adorable engagement. Shay's auror position pulls him abroad, though he often writes home. Els also befriends another housemate, Tybalt Kirke that spring and the two are fast friends, despite having been in the same house for five years, though Elsie still struggles with knowing when Tyb is teasing her (which is almost always). Her OWL grades come out exactly as she expected, after a ridiculous amount of studying.

Summer 1882
Bentley is drafted for the Hogsmeade Trail Expedition, he and Winnie struggle personally and ultimately their engagement dissolves. In August Grip causes a huge fire in Bartonburg which engulfs an entire house. He decides to leave the country and Elsie gets one last letter from him before he's gone. Elsie spends most of the summer volunteering at the Hospital where she meets Adam Parker.
Sixth Year
Back at school Els tries to move on from losing her friend and dives right back into her NEWT classes. Elsie discontinues taking Runes and Astronomy. She is taking the maximum amount of NEWT classes, but figures her lack of a social life and ample studying time allows her to work harder at her academics. She and Mr. Parker exchange a few letters and see one another a couple times, but things fizzle out despite her crush on him.
Seventh Year
Bentley is lost in an apartment fire in Boston, sending the entire Beauregard family into a deep mourning. Elsie breaks down, relying on her friends for support as she tries to pick up the pieces. Mixed with her grief over Bentley, Elsie realizes some unintentional feelings for her best friend, Tybalt Kirke. She tries desperately to bury them but things culminate in a post-disaster Coming Out Ball situation in which they reveal mutual feelings.
May 1884
Elsie begins working at Wizzhard's bookstore after graduation to avoid being an actual debutante, much to her mother's chagrin. It suits Els though as she loves books. She also starts shadowing her mother in her governess position in hopes of soon finding her own.
Summer 1884
The Beauregards are largely unharmed in any of the summer’s tragedies, most of the house falls prey to the Laughing Sickness, aside from Owen, but they all recover.
A misunderstanding between herself and Tyb on New Year's Day sees them fighting and not speaking for months. Elsie blames herself of course and tries to bury everything, though she misses her best friend. They reconcile in the spring and find themselves in a very tentative and even more secret relationship.

A pregnant Odira goes missing! Elsie is worried sick for her friend, for months on end. She is found (and gives birth!) in October of that year, though she has no recollection of who she is or even that she's a witch! Elsie very tentatively and patiently tries to rekindle her friendship with Odira in the hopes that her friend will be alright.

November and some (innocent!) irresponsible decisions have Elsie telling Tyb she loves him. It's very important, OKAY?

Elsie, inspired by Odira, changes her career path and takes on a junior librarianship at the Crowdy Memorial Library in London and she couldn't be happier with that.

Adella marries Philip Calendar in May!

A New Year's Eve snowstorm leaves Elsie trapped for several days at Tyb's house. It's very... confusing for Elsie. On one hand she thoroughly enjoyed getting to have all that time together, but on the other it makes her miss it more than she would have expected. It gives her a glimpse of what they could have, but Elsie is entirely unsure about that being even a remote possibility for her...

Els continues to work at the library and it's a quiet year for her.
Future Plans
The year starts out with a BANG. After a foolish move at Lucinda's quidditch party in January, her cousin catches Elsie and Tyb getting cozy in the library and that's when everything starts to go downhill and fast. The pair are forced to face the harsh reality of their situation that they'd just kind of been ignoring up until then. In March everything fizzles out completely when she and Tyb decide to take a break, but Elsie doesn't have a lot of hope that things will work out in their favor in the long run.

In the meantime, Elsie has been exchanging letters with a library patron who helped her during an illness. Mr. Adlard seems to share her love of literature and dislike of social situations, which Elsie finds refreshing, though she doesn't think much of it beyond that. In June Elsie is promoted to a librarian slot!

Late in the year, Elsie and Tyb run into one another in Honeydukes. It's a bit of a mess, but they end up resolving their problems and decide to really give their relationship a chance. Tyb promises to retire from quidditch at the end of this season and joins the Ministry in the Dueling Commission. Elsie feared this, but he seems to be doing well with it. She keeps working and saving her salary from the library, because every little bit helps.

The Next Level
This summer, Elsie receives a sudden and unexpected offer of courtship from Mr. Adlard. Perplexed and panicked, she seeks comfort in Tyb of course and things get serious. She turns Mr. Adlard down as gently as she can, but clearly he's still upset by it. Following this fiasco a maid is fired from the Beauregard home for sub-par workmanship and she goes and blabs about the otherwise unannounced courtship refusal and Elsie's "late nights" which winds up in Witch Weekly somehow. Elsie is approached by her mother about it and it gets settled, but she is currently minding her manners to the extreme.
A Momentary Lull
Another round of the Quidditch World Cup arrives in Hogsmeade and Tyb is yet again drafted to the second string. Even though Elsie encouraged him to try out, the flashbacks from the first time plague her indefinitely. She feels less guilty about him retiring now. Odira welcomes a son with her husband.
Growing Up Fast
Things are taking a turn for the better, Tyb’s request to officially court Elsie is approved and they perhaps celebrate a little too much. Elsie and a friend take a trip on a disastrous voyage, but wind up unharmed. By Elsie’s birthday however, it’s clear that her skipping of her cycles is not caused by the stress of the shipwreck and she is indeed pregnant. She and Tyb elope a couple of days after and then begin to deal with the fallout from family and society. Elsie is granted a temporary leave of absence from the library with the promise that her job will be there when she is ready to return.

Bentley James is born in December of that same year, in a wild turn of events in which Sebastian delivers the baby. Everybody is quite happy and healthy.

Another Loss
Their happy little bubble is shattered in August when Owen is murdered in an alley off High Street in the middle of the day. The murder is still unsolved and it shatters Elsie more than she could ever admit.
Picking Up the Pieces
It’s hard to go on, but with a second pregnancy and Tyb’s promotion, Elsie is trying to do the best that she can, leaning on family and friends, and of course her wonderful husband.

Maisie Elena joins the family in a somewhat unusual manner, but everybody is quite thrilled with the arrival.


ISFJ |Elsie has always been a subtle Gryffindor. Her bravery is soft, it is steadfast and she will do anything for those she loves. She was not often confident in herself, unless she has done all of the research, but she is a quite capable, intelligent soul. Her thirst for knowledge runs as deep as the love she has for those she is close to. A loyal friend, she does whatever she can to make sure those around her are happy, even if she has to break her own heart in the process. As she has gotten older she has found contentment in the life she and Tyb have built and there is a confidence in living life on her own terms that Elsie is just learning to enjoy.
...but it was her gaze that really worked wonders. Her eyes were that familiar, endless blue: as clear as a glistening forest brook, the sky on a rare day without a cloud in it. It calmed the noise in his head somehow.
- Tybalt Kirke
He believed her when she said she wouldn’t hesitate to raise the child without family. Elsie did not make idle threats, at least not where things as serious as this were concerned and it made his world spin.
- Sebastian Beauregard
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MJ always makes her so pretty
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