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Owner of Seabound Sorcery Trading Company
Owner of Seabound Sorcery Trading Company



39 year old Pureblood
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Emrys Selwyn
"Besides, half of his words hinted at the desire to be complimented and told what a good catch he was."
PROFILE

Full Name: Emrys Riegan Selwyn

Nickname(s):

Birthdate: October 10th 1851

Age: 39

Occupation: Owner of Seabound Sorcery Trading Company

Blood Status: Pureblood

Residence: Bristol

Hogwarts House: Hufflepuff

Wand: 10" pear and unicorn hair, supple.

Family: Ephraim Selwyn, father, d. 1882 Rhea Selwyn nee -----, mother, d. 1880
Trystan Selwyn, brother, b. 1848
----Ambrosia Selwyn, sister-in-law; and family
Daniel Selwyn, brother, b. 1854
----Freya Selwyn, sister-in-law
Tanwen Selwyn, sister, b. 1860
Anthea Selwyn, niece sister?, b. 1865
APPEARANCE
Emrys has typically considered himself fairly average; he has light skin and dark hair typical of his family and is 5'10" tall. His default look is serious, which is strange, because he usually isn't. He dresses fashionably, but modestly; not much in the way of flair or overt color to his wardrobe.

Emrys had his ears pierced while living abroad in India and wears simple gold rings when he's around non-judgemental types. In polite company and with his family, he removes his earrings and magically vanishes the remaining holes.


PERSONALITY
Emrys has often been compared to one or the other of his two brothers: like his older brother, he can be quite charming when the mood strikes him; like his younger, he can be difficult to read and many who know him are not confident that they know him well. He is generally laid-back and easy to get along with. He is frequently amused, but just as frequently the things that amuse him are not funny to anyone else, so he tends to keep them to himself. He gets bored of things easily and is generally considered too lazy to really belong to his Hogwarts house of Hufflepuff, though he is capable of getting things done well and quickly when he cares about them.
OTHER
Falmouth Falcons fan, partly because they have a few ships docked in Falmouth and partly because their games are just more exciting than regular Quidditch matches.
HISTORY
Childhood

Emrys is fortunate enough to be born male and into a wealthy family, so has a fairly pampered childhood. He gets along passably with his siblings but tends to prefer the company of friends when sporadic play dates are organized. His first sign of magic, at six, is underwhelming, but he doesn't much mind. What he does mind is being the victim of his siblings' unintentional magical outbursts on occasion, but endeavors not to hold it too much against them.

Hogwarts

Hogwarts offers Emrys a whole new world of opportunities, which he takes great pains to explore fully. During his first year or two he is frequently lost in the castle, but by third year has a better command of the secret rooms at Hogwarts than any of his classmates, and has learned a great deal from talking to the portraits. He adds two classes in third year but drops both of them in favor of others after the first two weeks of class. He never properly catches up from having missed the first few weeks, but it doesn't seem to bother him much.

He tries out for and makes the house Quidditch team as a fifth year, but is not much devoted to it and drops off the following year. The same happens with several clubs that he joins and then tires of. Overall, at Hogwarts, he is happy but bored. He is quite popular and makes many friends, though, and often goes to visit them over holidays.

His father, having noted to some degree his restlessness at school, begins to ask what he would like to do beginning sixth year. Emrys has no particular ideas, though he does know that as the second son he really ought to do something. The issue of what is still unresolved by the time of his graduation.

Young Adulthood

Believing that he may benefit from some travel and possibly some time to "find himself," Emrys' father invents some sort of managerial task that needs doing in the shipping company he owns and sends Emrys out to sea. He spends the next two years bouncing between offices in India and China, and while he isn't sure he's found "his true calling," if such a thing exists, the multicultural aspect of his work is at least passably interesting. He realizes retrospectively that being shipped off this way was probably an effort on behalf of his parents to prevent him from following in his older brother's footsteps — at least if he goes sowing wild oats abroad, the resulting progeny are significantly less visible than the ones born in England. He doesn't mind, though. When he has concluded his initial "job" he switches to one in America, where he stays for about a year.

He returns to England for his older brother's wedding in 1874, which seems rather rushed. The household isn't an entirely pleasant place in the aftermath (and is more crowded than he remembered it from years ago), so he starts looking for an opportunity to go somewhere else. An opportunity to acquire a nice house in Bristol arises and he takes it, occupying himself for several months thereafter with plans for renovations and refurbishing; the resulting house is something he is quite happy with.

Emrys now finds himself with a small pile of money (acquired from his pay for the four years abroad, since his living expenses during that time were covered by his father's company as a business cost) and no particular ideas what to do next. He starts half-heartedly working on a book and throws some nice parties at his new estate. He becomes an investor, which seems to pay off fairly well, and he considers possibly just doing this (which is to say, not much of anything) for the rest of his life. It's not a bad gig, being rich.

He is quite convinced that his mother's death in 1880 is a murder, though he has no proof of this, nor any clear ideas about who might have killed her or for what purpose. His growing understanding of the dynamics of his older brother's family, however, just leads him to believe that house is the sort of place one might be murdered in, so it seems perfectly reasonable to conclude this has been his mother's fate. He makes a point of visiting less frequently.

After That

The passing of his father sees Emrys quite unexpectedly in possession of the shipping company that he had briefly worked for. This is a delightful opportunity to go abroad on a tour of all of the company offices and ports of harbor, which takes him out of England for the dreadful mourning period. He returns over a year later and goes back to throwing parties and generally enjoying life, and makes business decisions when it's required of him. The company does well, as do his investments.

His younger brother gets married in 1885, and the developments that follow just further convince Emrys that marriage is a terrible idea. Some people just aren't cut out for married life (the older branch of Selwyns), and for everyone else, there's in-laws.

He continues living it up and traveling whenever the mood strikes him for several years. He invests in a few things here and there, some of which go well and some of which do not, but his income is generally not terribly affected, and with a small household (one man and several servants), his expenses are not significant. In recent years, however, a rival shipping company based in America has had an increasingly strong presence in Britain, which affects his profits and therefore his lifestyle, to an extent. How obnoxious.

News that a member of the Delaney family has gone to America following a wedding early in 1890 gives him hope that perhaps they will go away, but that seems not to be the case. Seeing that ignoring them has not helped matters much, Emrys decides to try a charm offensive: the Delaneys have at least one unmarried daughter, and he supposes if he does marry, there are worse things to be gained in the bargain than his top competitor's trade secrets.

Unfortunately, before he can resolve himself one way or another she gets herself involved with some man beneath Emrys' notice. He puts the idea of marriage away again, but is in for a rude awakening that winter when rumors begin to circulate about his potential destiny as a confirmed bachelor. He resolves to marry, if only to stave off rumors and discourage anyone from looking too closely into whom he actually takes to bed.

YOU LIKELY KNOW...
— The older Selwyn branch has some... drama. Recognized bastards, unrecognized bastards, etc.
— Emrys occasionally throws parties that are relatively exclusive.
YOU MIGHT KNOW...
— There are some unsubstantiated rumors about less-than-proper things happening during or after some of his parties.
— He sometimes goes abroad on shipping company business.
— He is a casual investor and you may know some of his previous involvements in that field.
YOU DON'T KNOW...
— Much, if anything, about his personal life.
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Played By: Lynn

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Date of Birth: October 10, 1981 (39 years old)

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Belby, B.
Pros:
—  pureblood
— according to the latest WW she may be pregnant, so would be suitably desperate to marry soon
— rumors that she's promiscuous, so might be some good in bed


Cons:
— if she is pregnant people would think I'm a cuckold
— would have to deal with a child


Browne, L.
Pros:
—  pureblood
— connections to various parts of society, all respectable
— seems very quiet which means I could probably stash her away at another residence and not be much inconvenienced by her


Cons:
— smaller dowry, probably


Chevalier, T.
Pros:
— very pretty, obviously
— works (see healers above)


Cons:
— works (again; see above)
— veela blood might actually sabotage this whole gambit; someone might think I do only like men and could only get it up for a woman with the help of magic
— best to cross her off the list


Delaney, C.
Oughtn't even to have an entry at all because she is engaged, if rumors are to be believed, which is maddening. If I must marry I could at least have gotten in roads to a new shipping market, and no one else on this list can offer that. Blasted timing; if only I'd done this a year ago it all might've been settled by now, with no rumors and a good deal more money for me.

Drago, S.
Pros:
—  pureblood


Cons:
— too young 
— — religious?
— if family is any indication, FAR too religious 


Farley, D. & Z.
Pros:
— pureblood
— older one may be less discerning as she's getting on


Cons:
—  smaller dowries
— eccentric family


Fernsby, J.
Cons:
—  young
— halfblood
— family works in fashion industry so she might make comments about my wardrobe choices


Gallivan, C.
Pros:
— Reputation for being charming and personable
— fairly pretty


Cons:
— halfblood
— aggressively interested in Quidditch, apparently



Greengrass, V.
Pros:
— already met her, and she wasn't awful
— pureblood


Cons:
— a little plain
— lots of siblings, I think, which might mean more involvement in family affairs; undesireable


Harrington, V.
Pros:
— pretty enough, I suppose


Cons:
— family includes actual muggles
— already rumored to be 'off' after some interlude in Diagon Alley this year


Lytton, C.
Cons:
—  older and may have already given up on marriage
— halfblood
—  a fashion designer, so might have better taste in clothes than I do which would be mortifying


MacFusty, T.
Pros:
— from the slightly less insane branch of the MacFustys


Cons:
— a MacFusty
— brothers are also MacFustys
— halfblood


Scamander, M. & H.
Pros:
— pureblood
— rumors suggest H. would like to marry into money so might be interested in a match


Cons:
— M. seems vaguely intimidating 
— H. seems too eager


Urquart, D.
Pros:
— Probably would prefer to keep a low profile, given her sister's situation


Cons:
— would likely attract attention regardless
— smaller dowry, no doubt
— halfblood
— might give people the idea I was liberal which might give them ideas


Vane, B.
Pros:
— works in the court so if I was forced to listen to her talk about work it might actually be passingly interesting
— not really sure what her situation is but might be unable to have children which would be convenient since I don't want any


Cons:
— halfblood
— crippled


Vorona, A.
Pros:
— Hogwarts professor which is quite an intriguing possibility, as she'd be stowed away of her own accord most of the year and I wouldn't have to spend much time with her
— pureblood
— managed to make it this long without children so might be inclined not to have them


Cons:
—  might actually enjoy children, if she can tolerate them at Hogwarts all the time
— would be difficult to actually court her since she's always tucked away at the school. Still a viable option if I have no suitable prospects by summer.
— may not be interested in romance or remarriage since she's old. 


Zabini, L.
Pros:
— foreign (see Dantes above)
— fairly pretty
— pureblood
— assume she is related to Camilla Zabini somehow which would mean if we had to attend parties because of family obligations at least they wouldn't be awful


Cons:
— being the less wealthy branch of a wealthy family is a little embarrassing, to be honest
— heard her mother can be a handful and have no desire to replicate Daniel's marriage

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