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Greta Gillenwater
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Played by Jen
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14 year old Muggleborn
Third Year
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Full Name: Greta Ellen Gillenwater


Birthdate: September 19, 1878

Age: 14

Gender: Female

Occupation: Student

Blood Status: Muggleborn - She and her brother Cameron are Muggleborns however her step-father and step-siblings are of wizard blood.

Residence: Swallowbury, Irvingly

Hogwarts House: Gryffindor

Wand: Hazel with Phoenix Feather

Wand Information:

Hazel : Early broomsticks were made with hazel twigs. The wood again became favourable for this usage with the advent of the Firebolt broomstick.

A sensitive wand, hazel often reflected its owner's emotional state, and worked best for a master who understood and could manage their own feelings. Others should be very careful handling a hazel wand if its owner had recently lost their temper, or suffered a serious disappointment, because the wand would absorb such energy and discharge it unpredictably

The positive aspect of a hazel wand more than made up for such minor discomforts, however, for it was capable of outstanding magic in the hands of the skilful, and was so devoted to its owner that it often "wilted" (which is to say, it expelled all its magic and refused to perform, often necessitating the extraction of the core and its insertion into another casing, if the wand was still required) at the end of its master's life (if the core was unicorn hair, however, there was no hope; the wand would almost certainly have "died").

Hazel wands also had the unique ability to detect water underground, and would emit silvery, tear-shaped puffs of smoke if passing over concealed springs and wells.

Phoenix Feather : This was one of the rarest core types.[5] Phoenix feathers were capable of the greatest range of magic, though they may have taken longer than either unicorn hair or dragon heartstring cores to reveal this. They showed the most initiative, sometimes acting of their own accord, a quality that many witches and wizards disliked. Phoenix feather wands were always the pickiest when it comes to potential owners, for the creature from which they are taken was one of the most independent and detached in the world. These wands were the hardest to tame and to personalise, and their allegiance was usually hard won.

Family: Martin Gillenwater, Father [1841-1880]

Annie Bell (formerly Gillenwater, née Browning), Mother [1855]

    — Ambrose Bell, Stepfather [1847]
    Madeline Bell, Stepsister [ February 7th, 1876]
    — Oakshaft Bell, Stepbrother [~younger than her~[url=http://charmingrp.com/showthread.php?tid=18&pid=172#maddy]See Here.[/url]
Cameron Gillenwater, Brother [May 23, 1875] — Gilbert Ambrose Bell, Halfbrother [August 1, 1892]
Play-by: Julia Butters

Hair: She has straight long brown hair that she is very proud of and which she plays with. It doesn't hold a curl well which causes her some annoyance.

Eyes: Dark.

Height: Greta is slightly taller than average. Her expected height when she is finished growing is 5 foot 4 and a half when shes's fifteen.

Build: She has delicate bony features and strong cheekbones that she hasn't quite grown into and is all angles. She is very self-conscious about her ears and breasts which have started to bud.

Wand Hand: Right handed.

Clothing: She likes to stay as current as her family can afford. Her clothes are usually clean and crisp and most of all orderly.

0 | 1878 | Greta is born, a second child. Her toddler brother does not take it well.

2 | 1880 |She is two when her father perishes after becoming infected at his own practice, leaving the family with financial difficulties. Her family temporarily move into the home of their mother's eldest sister, leaving her mother with time and resources to secure a position of her own. She eventually becomes the governess of a nearby wealthy family, and Greta and her brother spend their time under the watchful eye of their aunt.

3 | 1881 | An argument ensues between her mother and aunt after she accidentally calls their aunt "Mummy" while her actual mother is in the room. Upset and overwhelmed by the yelling, Cameron shatters a set of china in dining room, marking his first sign of magic. Greta, only three does not understand the importance or how this action made him different from normal people.

8 | 1886 | Cameron receives his Hogwarts acceptance letter, shocking the entire family. Greta is eight and all she really understands is that this means that her brother is different and is going to be going away to school. She doesn't really get it but his acceptance to Hogwarts would open her to the idea that magic who all her peers are starting to believe doesn't exist as they grow up is very real. When she asks if she will be going away to school when she is old enough she is told that it's a Cam thing and that he's unique and different and they don't think so.

1887 | Cam returns from school with fantastic stories and Greta gets jealous. She to make herself as unique as possible and becomes a little difficult to be around as she grows quite forthright and bossy. The boys and girls in her class do not appreciate it and she gets a reputation for being very talkative and a tattler. A physical confrontation between the boys about her tattling to the teacher ends in literal magical sparks that scares the boys off but Greta cant recreate the magic and ends up thinking she was seeing things.

1889 | Greta's mother remarries into a wizarding family and Greta finds herself the only non-magical child of the household and she does not like it. She often finds herself left out amongst her Quidditch mad siblings especially when their brooms do not respond her (when she secretly tries mimic them). She makes it her mission however to learn all she can about magic because even if she cannot do it she still wants to impress people with her knowledge following the can't do teach philosophy.

1890 | Having grown more stubborn and bullheaded she refuses to listen to her mother's gentle reminder that it doesn't matter if she's not magical and that there is another path for her. It turns to be all for naught as she recieves her letter to Hogwarts and is able to attend with her family. She later goes to the World Quidditch Cup - and witnesses the death of spectator in an event that would come to have bludgers, and beaters, banned from Hogwarts games. It mostly turns her off the idea of Quidditch and the competitive sport though she does enjoy flying and supporting her family. She is sorted into Gryffindor but her strict nature (even stricter upon herself) leads to friction since she finds herself unable to bend and bow to others and her perfectionism leaves her disatisfied with her own work as she strives for that ever elusive perfect and she makes silly mistakes in an attempt to overcompensate.

1891 | The Gillenwater-Bell family relocate from Godric's Hollow to Irvingly and purchase a nice house in Swallowsbury. They have a party with friends and family to celebrate. 1892 | February 6 - Greta learns, along with her Cameron and Madeline that her family is officially blended and that their mother is expecting. And on August 10 the new baby joins the family.


Stubborn, bossy, she's very forthright and loud with her own opinion. A rather brash girl she doesn't understand gentle approaches, sarcasm or subtext and will dive into problems and meet them head on. She likes to win, and be the best but will never cheat (or if she hears of cheating will immediately DOB them in), preferring to put in the hardyards. She is intelligent however booksmarts and appetite for knowledge very rarely mean wisdom. She is a perfectionist and likes to overachieve however is often hampered by the fact she tries too hard and will overcompensate in her attempt to overachieve and instead accidentally go to far or take things far too seriously.

Starsign : Virgo

Numbers and Planets : Those born on the 19th of the month are ruled by the number 1 (1+9=10=1+0=1) and by the Sun. Those ruled by the number 1 like to be first, tend to be ambtious and dislike restraint. Because of the fact that september 19 people are born on the first day of virgo-libra cusp which is influenced by both mercury and venus (virgo and libra), there is inevitably a strong thrust in their lives to shine brightly in the world, and to harness their mental energies to produce beautiful things.

Tarot: The 19th card of the major Arcana is the sun. It can be considered the most favourable of the Major Arcana cards and symbolises knowledge, vitality and good fortune. It does, however suggest negative traits of pride, vanity and false appearance.


Boggart: An ever reaching darkness that dulls and completely obscures the senses. Sometimes it starts with Eugenia's face twisted and laughing maliciously before the darkness reaches for her. It is a remnant of the first duel she participated. She knows its stupid and absolutely hates it because she knows logically it was just a spell. She is a few of the same clubs as Genia and does not think she fears her.

Star Sign: Virgo

Hobbies: Reading, Trying to be the best at magic related arts and impress the teachers, bossing people around, flying. She isn't as Quidditch mad as the rest of her siblings but will join in if asked but enjoys flying for the sake of it. Since her latest duel she has become obsessed with learning about spells and magics from other cultures and chose her subjects based off that.

Languages: English

Clubs: Years 1 & 2 Flying, Charms, Potions and Transfiguration

Clubs: Years 3 Creatures, Charms, Potions and Transfiguration. Greta has dropped Flying because she is choosing to focus entirely on her studies. OWL Subjects: COMC, Ancient Studies and Ancient Runes.

ClassSkill Comprehension
Defence Against the Dark ArtsAverageExcellent
History of MagicGG
EttiquetteAverageGenerally Well-Mannered
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