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Defence Against the Dark Arts Professor

52 year old Halfblood
5 ft. 11 in.   ❤   Married
played by Kayte
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Nikolai Sleptov

Full Name: Nikolai Aleksandrovich Sleptov

Nickname(s): Nik, Professor Sleptov, Professor, Sleptov

Birthdate: October 20th, 1837

Age: 52

Occupation: Defence Against the Dark Arts Professor at Hogwarts

Blood Status: Halfblood

Residence: Parkinson Street, Wellingtonshire, Hogsmeade

Hogwarts House: None — Nik is a Koldovstoretz graduate

Wand: Nik is a Koldovstoretz graduate

Svetlana Arkadyevna Sleptova née Kaminska, First Wife [1842-1878]
Eva Nikolaevna Humphrey-Mavis née Sleptova, Daughter [1866]
— Frederick Humphrey-Mavis, Viscount Corcrest, Son-in-Law [1858]
— Andrew Humphrey-Mavis, Grandson [1890]
Petra Nikolaevna Sleptova, Daughter [1869]
Ustinya Volyainichna Sleptova née Konstantinova, Second Wife [1865]
Ivan Nikolaevich Sleptov, Stillborn Son [1884-1884]

Aleksandr Borisovich Sleptov, Father [1804-1864]
Ana Ivanova Sleptova née Ivanova, Mother [1816-1882]
Ivana Aleksandra Volkova née Sleptova, Sister [1850]
— Alexei Mikhailovich Volkov, Brother-in-Law [1845-1885]
— Anya Alexeyevna Volkova, Niece [1880]

Rosaline Bennett, Sex Bestie and Lodger, I guess [1853]
— Archie Bennett, Mercifully Oblivious to His Mother’s Sex Life [1872]
Alexander Nicholas Lassey, Illegitimate Son [1889]
Nikolai has never been good-looking nor bad-looking, settling himself in a happy middle ground and allowing his personality to affect his bearing as it may. At five feet and eleven inches, his is a rather lanky form, though broad shoulders and sturdy legs make him look much more the stereotypical man than he did in his somewhat awkward youth. He carries himself with the posture of good breeding and upbringing, though has something of a casualness to his gait, as if his movements are a whim rather than carefully planned. He dresses well but not ostentatiously, and his garb is always immaculately pressed and cleaned. In his pockets, one might often find a pipe, his wand (which he uses with his right hand), a spare quill, or a silver pocket watch.

His eyes are a green similar to those of his sisters, set beneath thin lashes and large, but tidy, eyebrows. Nik's brown hair is nothing to remark upon, and is not allowed to achieve any great length. Vocally, his tenor voice has a very firm grasp on English and its pronunciation (he calls himself fluent, but once in a while some obscure word will crop up and leave him utterly baffled), though his words are always accented, and can become quite incomprehensible to all but his daughters if he becomes particularly excited.


As a professor, Nikolai has a relaxed demeanour and a good sense of humour—so long as his students show him respect. With a tendency towards unorthodox teaching methods, the wizard ensures his classes are seldom boring. He is not, however, comfortable alone with his female students; while he does have a good measure of self-control, he still frets that what happened in Russia might happen in Britain.

As a father, Nik has always been doting. He adores both of his girls to the point where he often cannot say no—a fact he blames for any poor behaviour they show. He will never betroth them for he does not want to risk their unhappiness, though after meeting Eva’s intended, he did seriously consider re-evaluating this point of view. It is very rare that his children will spark his temper, and he always regrets his rage after the fact.

As a husband, he is less diligent. While he would not marry a woman without loving her, he would bed a woman without loving her—and often with his wife waiting at home. He feels he has matured since relocating to Hogsmeade, but still tends to be reckless in his sexual interludes, most notably entering into an affair with a colleague.
❧ A skillful duelist

❧ Nikolai can cast a corporeal patronus, which takes the form of a tufted deer.

❧ Fluent in Russain, English, and German. Passable French skills.


Early Years

Pre-Birth | Muggle Ana went into her marriage well aware of what her new-money husband truly was, but too perilously situated within her family to back out of it. Nonetheless, she grew to love her husband, and he her with the arrival of their son.

1837 | In October, Nikolai is born, the first child to Aleksandr and Ana Sleptov. His birth was a trial, but both mother and son made it through unscathed. His earliest years would be spent in the family manor under the care of several nannies and the watchful eye of his mother.

1850 | Nikolai, now twelve and away at school is informed of the arrival of his sister, Ivana, though he does not get to meet the new addition until he returns home for the Christmas holidays.


1856 | Nikolai completes his initial education. A gifted student in many subject areas, throughout his schooling he showed a particular gift for defence against the dark arts. Nikolai begins his training to become an Auror for the Russian Ministry of Magic in the following autumn.

1860 | As a fully-fledged Auror, one of his first solo assignments is the investigation of a man accused of killing another wizard—he proves not only innocent, but to be the brother of Nikolai's future wife, Svetlana.

1862 | Nikolai and Svetlana marry in March. By the year’s end, he has his first affair, with the wife of one of the senior aurors. This lasts for four months.

1863 | Nikolai's father dies of a heart attack early in December. Nikolai takes quite a bit of time from work in order to see to the needs of his mother and sister, and eventually decides that life as an auror is not the one best-suited to his new role as the head of the family. Nik takes on a teaching job at Koldovstoretz, teaching students Defence Against the Dark Arts, in January when the new term begins.

1866 | Svetlana finally gives Nik his first child in February, a daughter called Eva.

1869 | Petra is born in June.

1875 | Nikolai's bad (read: horny) habits catch up to him in April as one of his students confronts him, informing him that she is with child and that he is the father. Aghast, as one might expect, he promptly begins avoiding her, and eagerly anticipating the end of term. He is relieved two months later when the girl is “sent to an aunt for finishing” by her parents; he does not see her again for many years, but changes his attitude towards his... relationship with his students.

1876 | Early in the year, news reaches the headmaster of Nik’s indiscretions, and Nikolai is informed that his services are no longer required at the school. It is only because of the man’s friendship with Nik’s late father that he leaves with a good reference. He lies to Svetlana about his dismissal, stating that he felt he needed more time for his family.


1877 | Missing his role as a professor, Nik is both surprised and thrilled when he is offered a position at Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry. He, his wife, and his children move from Russia to the village of Hogsmeade, a drastic change for the whole family. He begins teaching that September, and Eva begins attending school there in Slytherin house.

1878 | After two months with an illness, Svetlana finally passes away in March. Nikolai removes himself from the school for the rest of the academic year to mourn and spend time with his children.

1880 | Petra begins her schooling, and is sorted into Ravenclaw.

1881 | After something of an ordeal with her husband, Ivana relocates to Hogsmeade, pleading (the first time he has ever seen her do so) with her brother to be allowed to stay with him. He agrees quickly, troubled by the state she is in, and the two gradually get to know one another.

1883 | Ivana returns to her husband and Nikolai summers in Russia where he meets Ustinya Volyainichna shortly after her debut. The pair court very briefly, and marry before returning to Hogmseade in August. His homecoming is shocking to his daughters, putting a strain on their relationship.

1884 | Ustinya gives Nikolai his first son, called Ivan for his aunt, but the child is stillborn. This serves as a swift nail in the coffin of their relationship. During the new school year, he makes the acquaintance of the new Ravenclaw matron, Mrs. Rosaline Bennett. He thinks little enough of her at first until he learns she can speak Russian.


1885 | Ivana writes to inform Nik of her husband’s passing. After reporting to Russia for the funeral, he leaves with the sneaking suspicion that she has done away with him herself. Under the influence of love potion, Nik and Rosaline kiss during the summer. During the Christmas holidays, they take things several steps further after her house burns down and she spends the holidays with the Sleptovs.

1886 | Nik reluctantly agrees to let Lord Twatface court Eva. Petra loses an eye in a duel at the hands of the careless, vile Emerald Weasley.

1887 | Eva catches her father and his mistress in flagrante, which is awkward to say the least. Petra debuts at the Hogwarts coming out ball, giving Nikolai—temporarily—a full house for the season. Year’s end sees Eva become Mrs. Humphrey-Mavis.

1889 | Rose reveals she's pregnant which is as exciting as it is inconvenient. She "leaves to visit family in America" before the start of the school year, and is delivered of a healthy son in December.

❧ He is a skilled duelist.


❧ He is a former auror for the Russian Ministry.

❧ His eldest daughter married a viscount.


❧ The reason he left Russia: he impregnated a student #oops

❧ Has been banging Rosaline Bennett for over a year.

Played By: Kayte

Contact: PM Aldous Crouch

Plot Preferences:


❧ I am almost always down for throwing characters together if you have some sort of 'hook' for me because...

❧ I don't care for "meet & greet" threads and if I find myself in one, am prone to causing explosions.

❧ For planned (non-open) threads, I prefer to have a vague idea of setting and potential goals, but the the understanding that those goals may not come to pass—characters can be dicks that way ;)

I do not pre-plan romance. Even if my character is happily married, there should always be the understanding that this can change!

I prefer fade-to-black for sexual situations. I don't have anything against smut per se, but I would rather write no smut than bad smut!

❧ I am a teacher who also volunteers with young children. Student-professor relationships are firm no-go areas for me.

❧ My posts typically range in length from 100 to 300 words. They will sometimes be longer and sometimes shorter, depending on what the thread demands.

❧ Please give me a heads up if you intend on anything that can damage my character's reputation or send them into mourning!


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March 18th, 1888 — Hogwarts Staff Room

Having spent the morning in the village—more specifically, the Celtic street fair being held in the village’s Padmore Park—Nik had now returned to the castle, where he sat in the school’s faculty lounge in the hour before dinner reading that day’s Evening Prophet. He had, perhaps, had a bit more of the ale than he might have liked—a vodka man himself, he found the more common beverage to be, well, common—and a faint headache was beginning to bloom.

Nikolai looked up from the article he was skimming about the wedding of some socialite’s daughter—society pages, how dull!—when the door opened to admit and shut behind one of his colleagues.

“You know,” he offered conversationally, “if my wife were to die abruptly, I quite think I’d marry Mrs. Bennett soon thereafter.”

As the words left his treacherous tongue, Nik’s eyes widened in horror as he realized what he had done.

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