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Devious Debutante
Devious Debutante

23 year old Pureblood
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Tatiana Lestrange
Then I heard your heart beating,
You were in the darkness too,
So I stayed in the darkness with you.

Full Name: Tatiana Selwyna Lestrange

Nickname(s): Tatty {OOC}

Birthdate: July 29th, 1866

Age: 23

Occupation: Devious Debutante

Blood Status: Pureblood

Residence: Cambridgeshire

Hogwarts House: Slytherin Alumna

Wand: Blackthorn, 13 inches, acromantula web, unyielding
Tatty’s is an heirloom wand that is, frankly, more for show than function. It does the trick, however, and is particularly good at more ~devious magic.

Tybalt Lestrange, Father [1834]—Tatiana never did take to her father, believing him to have been a foolish man who succumbed to his inner demons. She would never be so careless…

Igraine Lestrange née Selwyn, Mother [1837-1866]—Given her mother succumbed to the rigors of childbirth two days after her arrival, Tatiana has never had any relationship with her.

Tiberius Lestrange, Brother [1864]—One of two people on this earth that she will readily admit—and generally feels—love for. Tatty would love to see her brother one day conquer wizarding Britain as Minister of Magic in a rather authoritarian Ministry. This is at odds with her desire to one day puppet master such an individual herself. Even if she were attracted to her brother (how unnatural!), she knows she can’t actually marry him. But what a dynasty they would bring.
Antigone Lestrange' née Baudelaire, Sister-in-Law
— Cleopatra Seneca Lestrange, Niece [1886-1887]
— Imperatrix Tatiana Lestrange, Niece [1886]

@'Mariana Macnair' née Lestrange, Aunt [1840]—Other than Tiberius, the most important person in Tatiana’s life. With one lacking a daughter and the other a mother, Tatty would say fate brought them together—if they believed in such things. While she doesn’t always agree with her aunt’s decisions, she would defend the woman with her own body if it came to it.
— Eustace Macnair, Uncle [1834-1887]
— Various cousins.

Not surprisingly, Tatiana is related to half the purebloods in Britain, but more specifically the Lestranges, Selwyns, and Pendergasts.
Tatiana’s adult height is rather tall; the witch stands at five feet and five inches, easily culling smaller—and thus, more delicate—men from her pool of potential husbands. Black hair and eyes are a stark contrast to her pale complexion, which is often adorned with as much rouge as she can get away with without being called out on it. She favors jewel tones in muggle fashions, as she believes them to complement her womanly figure far better than the robes that she, as a good pureblood, should favor. Tatiana is left-handed.

When Tatiana Lestrange looks in the mirror, she sees what everyone else sees: a polite, well-bred young lady who is perhaps a bit more intellectual than a debutante ought to be, but given who raised her—a criminal and Mariana Macnair—it’s a wonder she turned out as pleasant and feminine as she is! She’s a reserved but sharp-witted conversationalist who seems very content as a follower in any social circle; an excellent sidekick, but it seems unlikely she would ever become the heroine of her own story.

Unless they got a glimpse inside her head.

Calm and calculating, Tatiana is not the sort to give into her emotions, but she is also not the sort to let something trivial like morality get in the way of achieving her goals—after all, if no one finds out, whatever she does doesn’t count, right? She is fiercely loyal to those she considers family—though unfortunately for some of her cousins, blood isn’t the only qualifier here—but has difficulty seeing anyone else as much more than pieces of varying importance to be moved around the chessboard to help her reach her ends.

❧ Like any good young lady, Tatiana can read, write, sketch, and play the pianoforte, but Merlin help you if you have to listen to her sing.

❧ Fluent in English, proficient in French and German.


❧ She is a self-taught occulmens though has failed abysmally at teaching herself legilimancy. She is too proud to ask anyone to teach her.

❧ Like mother figure like daughter figure? Tatiana is particularly good at potions, and finds a deal of enjoyment in crafting them (though doesn't always love the smell).


❧ Afraid of the dark; always sleeps with a lit candle at her bedside.

❧ Tatiana is a lesbian.

❧ Surprisingly, Tatty is only a soft purist.

Class Name OWLs NEWTs
Alchemy -- A
Ancient Runes E --
Astronomy E --
Charms E E
Defence Against the Dark Arts E A
Divination D --
Herbology A --
History of Magic A --
Potions O O
Transfiguration E A

Early Years

1866 | Tatiana is the second child born to Tybalt and Igraine Lestrange. Given that her mother dies shortly thereafter, she is also their last child.

1870 | In his first act of magic, her brother turns her purple from head to toe.

1872 | A mangy dog outside won’t leave her alone, so Tatty’s first act of magic sees her set it on fire. The six-year-old is horrified, but also kind of into it.

1875 | With much of her childhood an old boy’s club with Tatiana feeling very left out from the relationship shared between her father and brother, this year marked what she melodramatically termed her rebirth as her aunt’s ‘daughter’. Tybalt Lestrange, in a fit of—she can only assume—utter madness, kills thirteen people at the Ministry and is sent to Azkaban. She would have minded a great deal less if Tiberius had been able to come live with her at the Macnair house, but alas, he is taken in by Uncle Lucius and goes off to Hogwarts in the fall.

An Education

1877 | Brother and sister are reunited in Slytherin, and Tatiana’s cousin Rosalind joins her there as well.

1878 | The Macnairs—Tatty in tow—relocate to Wellingtonshire.

1879 | Fascinated by the idea of seeing the future, Tatiana adds Divination to her course roster and then promptly decides it’s hogwash, but is stuck with it. She’s much less ugh about Ancient Runes.

1881 | Tatiana is not named prefect. She begins quietly teaching herself occulmency.

1882 | Tatiana sits her OWLs and does about as well as she anticipated. During the summer, she’s betrothed to Fenris Goyle, but questionable actions on the part of his brother see it terminated before the year ends.

1884 | Her time at Hogwarts draws to a close, and she enrols at the Pendergast School for Young Roses where, alongside her cousins, she wants for nothing.

Aunt Mariana, at her advanced age, becomes pregnant. When a seer predicts it will certainly be a daughter, Tatiana is immediately jealous. After some soul searching, she sets about poisoning her aunt to induce a miscarriage, later blamed on Mariana's overworking during the plague that takes Betony's life. The child, Tatiana was informed later, was indeed a girl; she is not certain how she would have felt about her actions had that proved to be false.

1885 | By now, Tatiana can reasonably shield her thoughts, though she has little doubt that her brother or uncle could break through such a barrier with ease. She is hesitant to try to put this to the test and see her years of hard work invalidated. Tiberius marries Antigone Baudelaire.

This same year, her father escapes from prison. A part of Tatty hopes that he will come find her, if only so she can tell him off for his stupidity—but, alas, he is caught and subjected to the Dementor’s Kiss.

Great Expextations

1886 | Tatiana leaves her aunt’s school for good, but her first season is a lacklustre one.

1887 | Tatiana’s grief at the passing of her uncle Eustace surprises her, though his funeral gives her an “in” with Herschel Dawlish, the Wizengamot’s Cheif Warlock. She is pleased when Minister Urquart is ousted, but less thrilled that his replacement is happily married and even more liberal. This year she also forms an acquaintance and rather deep friendship with Elladora Blac.

1888 | Dawlish is murdered—not surprisingly, really—stealing Tatiana’s only evident potential gateway to power.
  • Tatiana was in Slytherin, and then went on to attend PSYR
  • Her father was a mass-murderer, so that's fun.
  • She is not overly fond of her sister-in-law.
  • After her father's sentencing, she was raised by her aunt and uncle.
  • Tatty is an occulmens.
  • She caused her aunt to miscarry.
Played By: Kayte

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  • 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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    3rd April, 1888
    Miss Black,

    I hope that this letter finds you well, and that the Easter season has brought your family together. My own family managed to gather the vast majority of their number together for the first time since the arrival of my youngest cousin, and it was from another cousin that I received the attached article.

    I know that you, like myself, will find the content entirely laughable and not quite enough to punish the magazine for a slight against your character, but suspected that a woman of your refined tastes might not come across it in a more organic function. Perhaps the only 'prediction' of merit they have made was regarding veela at the Ministry (a weakness of men, if ever there was one!), though if I hear any such gossip of Mr. Merrick, I might look upon you with more suspicion!

    (Of course, I do jest.)

    It is my hope that we might have opportunity to discuss such foolishness in person in the future; until then, I remain admiring of your dignity, poise, and (blood) purity, and wish any such foolish authors the wisdom not to provoke you past the point that it might be borne.

    Yours sincerely,
    Miss Tatiana Lestrange