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#1
Adopt & Plot!

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Kayte's Plottables

Hello friends! Before we get started, I do have a few policies regarding my adoptables:
  • Please reserve your character with me before apping!
  • Obviously, I'd prefer activity from anyone to take these on XD If, after six months, I don't think you're doing much with them (I have very lax standards, don't worry!), I reserve the right to ask you to give them up so someone more active may take them on.
  • I'll give you two weeks after loosing a character in an AC before I put them back up for grabs! If you drop them via Maintenance, they become immediately available again. If you just want to temp drop them, talk to me first! :)
  • Anyone picking up one of my ads must include the family and personality sections. I provide the family in all my applications so just mentioning the names is quite fine by me. Personality can be as minimal as three basic traits, just so I know for sure that our ideas of the character mesh.
If you have any questions about any of the characters below, fire off a PM to @Aldous Crouch, catch me on skype, or stalk me in the cbox ;)

Last updated December 18th, 2022

Contents

Wanteds for...
BELLONA | DIVONA | EUPHEMIA | FELICITY | LOUISA | LOUISA | MADELINE | MAELSTROM | PERSEPHONE
Below, you’ll find requests that I need for a specific thing for a specific character. Go figure. They are different from my other wanteds in that they are not blood relations and there is some sort of arc in sight. So that’s exciting.

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For Bellona
INVENTING ALGERNON
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THIRTIES | "UCPB" | NO HOGWARTS | CON ARTIST
Inspired by Inventing Anna and my need for Bellona to get married but not run off into the sunset xD Not much is known about "Algernon's" (v. flex on name) background—at least, not by me. Timing not quite his strong suit, he arrived in Hogsmeade or London just after the end of the season, though that hasn't stopped him from making himself known: handsome, single, and very rich.

In reality, he's two of those things at most.

He and Bellona met/will meet at a ball and dance and converse and it will be a net positive experience for both of them, but it won't be until he learns a bit more about her—older, desperate, robust dowry—that he begins to seriously make his play. He does an excellent job of convincing Society that he is one of them—but even the best ruse can't last forever.

Mid game is that he and Bellona get married. End game? Who knows! PB or fake-PB is strongly preferred, but can make HB work if he woos Bellona a bit more thoroughly. Pictured PB is Freddie Stroma, however he can be of any ethnicity and any nationality except British and Italian.

Immediate Ties: @Bellona Zabini
Bonus Ties: @Calliope Zabini @Fitzroy Prewett @Camilla Prewett @Domitian Zabini
Double Duty: Marlowe Forfang
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For Divona
Technically, the triplets are Canon Listed, but this is my existing headcanon. Also The Man.

DAMARA DODDERIDGE
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B. March 20th, 1868 | WCHB | GRYFFINDOR | FUNERAL COORDINATOR & FLOWER ENTHUSIAST
The eldest of the trio, a fact she often points out—even though she was the last to accomplish most other milestones. She fancies herself the beauty of the family. Damara has always had a way with people, and is the Miss Dodderidge that the bereaved most interact with for this reason. She is a gentler hand than either of her sisters—unless she's with her sisters. She keeps a small greenhouse in the alleyway behind the business, where she spends much of her free time. Beauty is its own sort of currency, after all—and she has always loved beautiful things. Play-by is Stephanie Hsu because I got there first and they're identical ;)

Immediate Ties: @Divona Dodderidge
Potential Ties: Anyone in the plant business, Hogsmeade residents with recently dead family members.

DAMONA DODDERIDGE
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B. March 20th, 1868 | WCHB | GRYFFINDOR | KEEPER OF MEMORIES
Damona fancies herself the leader of the family, always bossing about her sisters—and often others, too. While at Hogwarts, Damona became fascinated by the idea of storing—and experiencing later—memories, and it was her idea to add penseive services, including facilitation and storage, to the sisters' business. Of the three sisters, she is the most serious, but to be fair, that bar is not overly high. Allergic to walnuts. Play-by is Stephanie Hsu because I got there first and they're identical ;)

R E S E R V E D for B E E

Immediate Ties: @Divona Dodderidge
Potential Ties: Hogsmeade residents with recently dead family members.

"BEAU"
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B. ~1860 | WCAB* | OPEN HOUSE | OPEN PROFESSION
"Beau" (yay for apt placeholder names!) did not attend Hogwarts with the triplets to maximize reasonable ignorance of their triplet status. Birth year is set up for this but is flexible (dropping out, older, international) as long as that's kept in mind! A sweet man, Divona was immediately quickly taken with him—though not the first of the triplets to find herself besotted here. His profession and how he came to be acquainted with the sisters is quite open! Pictured is Alfred Enoch but PB and ethnicity are open!

*May be filled by an existing character, or done as double-duty, in which case will consider MC!

Immediate Ties: @Divona Dodderidge
Double Duty: Jacob Davis, Leonard, Marlowe Forfang, Criminal Knowledge?, For Science!

Potential Ideas: Anti-House Elf Action, Entomologist @ War, Ghostly Restraining Orders & Property Exorcisms

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For Euphemia
Same-Sex Lovers & Secret Babies: What more could you possibly want?

AUGUSTA MANNERS
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B. "August 1st", 1876 | "UCHB" | OPEN HOUSE | SIXTH YEAR ('92)
On paper, a twin to her 'brother' Julius. On paper, and known only to her parents and 'aunt', Euphemia's bastard. Naturally I plan to milk this for everything it's worth. From a "proper" family, and expected to behave as such; whether she wants to is up to her player. Pictured PB is Taissa Farmiga.

Immediate Ties: @Euphemia Forsyte
Double Duty: Prefect Season
Potential Ties: @Sloane Bixby @Madeline Bell @Alcyone Slughorn @Alice Dawson @Sisse Thompsett @Naima Mokani @Calla Potts, @Iphigenia Adebayo, @Holly Scrimgeour, other Hogwarts staff & students

"WINTERBOTTOM"
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B. c. 1840-1857 | MCAB/WCAB | ILVERMORNY | SECRETARY
It is common knowledge that "Winterbottom" is Euphemia's secretary, accompanying her most places—she'll even attend lessons at Hogwarts to make Observations™. It is not at all knoweldge that the American is Euphemia's long-term lover. Intelligent, discreet, observant, loyal, and probably the only person in the world who gets the softer Euphemia. PB is hella open, but pictured is Sandrah Oh.

Immediate Ties: @Euphemia Forsyte
Bonus Ties: Hogwarts faculty & students
Double Duty: A game of telephone
Potential Ideas: The Most Observant

EUSTACIA MANNERS
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B. 1851 | UCPB | HUFFLEDOR | WIFE/SOCIALITE
Eustacia has always been a lighter personality, and was immensely successful as a debutante, eventually able to marry into the upper class. While her husband made an Unbreakable Vow to keep Augusta's parentage a secret, Eustacia did no such thing—it is simply her nature to take such a secret to the grave. Pictured PB is Catarina Scorsone.

Immediate Ties: @Euphemia Forsyte
Double Duty: A game of telephone
Potential Ideas: To All the Boys: Bored Socialite Edition

"WILLOUGHBY"
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B. c. 1834-1845 | MCAB/UCAB | OPEN HOUSE | OPEN OCCUPATION
Did he ever love Euphemia, or did he merely want her as another notch on his bedpost? That's up to you, but at the time, Euphemia was quite in love with "Willoughby"...who seemingly threw her over for a bigger fish and ignored any missives that she was with child—for reasons up to you! PB is hella open, but pictured is Dominic West; should be white to make the Augusta ruse believable.

May be filled by an existing character! Double-duty encouraged.

Immediate Ties: @Euphemia Forsyte
Double Duty: Marlowe Forfang, Montague or Capulet,A Cold Case, #Lover, buisness partner, Paramour, A game of telephone, Rufina's Affair
Potential Ideas: Thwarted Again!
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For Felicity
Kayte, can I use an existing character for this? Abso-tutely! This is a nice, open want ad, the only three true requirements being MC, healer and/or physician, male and at least 25 y/o. Existing characters should be threadded for compatibility, though!

FIX YOU UP
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B. 1835-1865 | MCAB | OPEN HOUSE | HEALER OR PHYSCIAN
It's been over five years since Felicity was widowed in a tragic carriage accident but she is too young to be alone forever! Enter: you. Someone in a healing profession, but also middle class becuase if Fee marries again I want her to be MC >.> You can have your dark secrets and whatnot, but generally should be someone that won't completely fuck her over (partially can be entertained ;P). PB is hella open, but pictured is Jessie Williams because I stan japril #Greys

Immediate Ties: @Felicity Riley
Potential Ties: @Alistair Darrow @Gideon Browne @Titania Allaway @Clifford Goyle @Ari Fisk @Tabitha Chevalier @Garrett Cavey @Dionisia Fisk @Sebastian Beauregard @Rosamund Bones @Richard Gladstone @Valerian Macnair @Anthony Delaney @Xandra Radlett @"Marie-Louise Skovgaard" @Temperance Fairchild
Potential Future Connections: @Grace Riley @Harriet Prewett @Faustus Prewett @Fitzroy Prewett @Camilla Prewett @Felix Prewett @Freddie Prewett @Hermione Longbottom
Double Duty: Ramsay Darrow, Errington Warbeck, Henry Mills, The Childhood Best Friend, Addison's Biological Father, Fee's first crush in her profile

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For Louisa
ICHABOD CRABBE
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B. LATE 1880 | UCPB | TBD | FIRST YEAR ('92)
Ichabod and Rex are double cousins—first cousins through their fathers (Rex's was the elder by minutes), and second cousins through their mothers (#Protterbottoms). But it is Louisa who I am here for today: she needs an antagonist, though he's not explicitly an ass. Ichabod and Lou know eachother either only in passing or not at all. Regardless, they'll know of one another when they get to Hogwarts, and Ichabod finds it super weird that she's only middle class when the rest of the family is decidedly in the upper echelons of society. He will point this out; she will get uncomfortable and defensive, the nickname 'Icky' might be born, and it will all be downhill from there >D Enmity not from people being dicks, but from kids being kids!

For himself: Ichabod was born to Jonathan (b. 1850) and Frances (nee Prewett, b. 1856) Crabbe, their only child due to ~fertility & miscarriage woes. He has been, as a result, doted upon and rather coddled for his entire childhood, and is privately very nervous to leave home and go to Hogwarts away from his mama. Sure, he has cousins there, but it's not the same thing, especially since they're Older and Popular and Athletic and Brilliant and he couldn't possibly measure up and—

PB is open; pictured is Jackson Robert Scott with alternatives to be white and fair- or red-haired.

Immediate Ties: @Louisa Weasley @Abraxas Crabbe
Bonus Ties: @Edelweiss Prewett @Iris Prewett @Grace Riley @Harriet Prewett @Faustus Prewett @Felix Prewett @Fitzroy Prewett @Camilla Prewett @Freddie Prewett @Felicity Riley
Potential Ties: @Flora Mulciber @Hermione Longbottom; the extended Protterbottom clan; other incoming first years
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For Madeline
ENEMIES TO...TBD? Maddy and Errol do not get along. I want to explore this.

"ERROL"
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B. 1873-1875 | WCAB | NOT GRYFFINDOR | SEE INSIDE
Much of Errol's personality and background is quite open. Only the following are required to meet my particular needs:
  • Works at Quality Quidditch Supplies. This could be either a summer gig if you'd like him to be at Hogwarts, or his current profession if a dropout or never-went.
  • A mutual dislike with Maddy. Maybe he finds her obnoxious (and shows it), doesn't believe women should play quidditch, or is even just vehemently opposed to the Wimbourne Wasps. Any of the above would make it mutual xD
  • At least a smidge full of himself
PB is hella open, but pictured is Gaten Matarazzo.

Immediate Ties: @Madeline Bell
Potential Ties: Quidditch & flying enthusiasts; age-appropriate students
Double Duty: Quidditch Sponsorship
Potential Ideas: Anti-House Elf Action

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For Maelstrom
TEMPEST CRUMB
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B. 1 Dec 1867| WCHB | GRYFFINCLAW | "SECRETARY" & INVENTOR
The other, and certainly more magical, half of Crumb & Associates, Tempest is ostensibly her brother's secretary, but he knows damn well the business would fail entirely without her sharp mind (easily rivals his own, though better with inventions than puzzles) and ongoing Emotional Support. She is not as good with people as her brother, but makes up for it by being good people. She carries the guilt of the cause of her expulsion from Hogwarts with her, and works extra hard to avoid anything too disastrous. Recently, she has begun to dabble in creating portkeys, but doesn't trust them just yet. If she is an animagus, her form should be a cat for maximum hilarity. If she is a metamorphmagus, she can "play" Mael sometimes for business purposes. There is no "if" on whether or not I adore her, tho <3 Tempest has a reputation of 6 because of her shady neighbourhood, questionable hobbies, and former expulsion. The suggested PB is Antonia Gentry; alternatives should be able to pass for mixed race.

Immediate Ties: @Maelstrom Crumb

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For We Have Sinned
In October of 1888, eight friends set off to perform an ancient ritual for luck. Unfortunately, what kind of luck was never specified. After that dark night, they took an Unbreakable Vow never to reveal what transpired, though the weight of the night that eight became seven still rests heavy on their shoulders as each battles with their own sins.

All names and most ethnicities flexible.

GREED
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B. 1866-1867 | MCAB | SLYTHERIN | GHOST
"Thomasin" was Perseophone's very first friend, and while their personalities did diverge, they remain fond of one another even after her quite mundane death in 1889, a year to the day after the Incident that killed her only sibling. She always wanted more from life—to marry up, to be wealthy and respected, though now she most wishes for life. While at the time of the Incident she was engaged, whether or not the wedding happened before her own demise is up to you. Pictured PB is Mia McKenna Bruce.

Immediate Ties: @Persephone Broadmoor @Cleon Broadmoor  @Ivy Sandow
Potential Ties: @Fortitude Greengrass, other ghosts

LUST
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B. 1862-1866 | UCAB | GRYFFINDOR | RAKE
"Gregory" grew up on the estate south of Bridgerton, the town around which this friend group's early adventures centers. The eldest son to his parents, there was never much expectation for him to find proper occupation, so he occupies himself as...generally a rake. He remains very close friends with Cleon in particular even after the Incident. Pictured PB is Simu Liu.

Immediate Ties: @Persephone Broadmoor @Cleon Broadmoor  @Ivy Sandow
Double Duty: The Paramour, Friendship Client, #CleonCrashesHere,

ENVY
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B. 1865-1866 | UCHB/MCHB | OPEN HOUSE | APPROPRIATE PROFESSION
"Evelyn" (it's a boy's name too!) is Sloth's cousin, and spent his summers from childhood through school at the estate outside of Bridgerton. With at least one older brother and a less than impressive list of accomplishments, his relationship with his parents has always been a strained one; indeed, he regards his summers as the happiest times of his childhood. Suggested PB is John Bradley.

Immediate Ties: @Persephone Broadmoor @Cleon Broadmoor  @Ivy Sandow
Double Duty: Friendship Client,

SLOTH
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B. 1862-1866 | UCAB | OPEN HOUSE | OPEN ~OCCUPATION
The only child (or at least, only son) to his parents, "Henry" has always been, at best, indifferent to what they perceive as his duties to the family. This would be less problematic (or at least, more understandable!) if he actually knew what he wanted from life instead, but he has long been cursed with general apathy. He grew up on an estate north of Bridgerton. PB is wide open, but pictured is Aaron Taylor-Johnson.

Immediate Ties: @Persephone Broadmoor @Cleon Broadmoor  @Ivy Sandow
Double Duty: #CleonCrashesHere, Friendship Client,

GLUTTONY
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B. 1865 | MCHB | OPEN HOUSE | POET
Cleon Broadmoor is the younger of the Broadmoor brothers, and the one with whom Persy has always been close. Much to his father's disappointment, he did not find a home in the Ministry of Magic or, really, any profession, preferring to live a life of excess and identify most prominently as a poet. Because of this lack of any notable income, he lives officially at the family home, though reguarly spends days or weeks at a time at the residences of friends. Reputation of 8 for being a pain in his dad's ass and not the most useful. Suggested PB is Harry Styles.
Played by Kit as @Cleon Broadmoor

WRATH
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B. Sept. 1868 to Aug. 1869 | WCMB | GRYFFINDOR | HIT WITCH OR AUROR
"Ivy" grew up in Bridgerton, though as a muggleborn, did not know any of the others until starting at Hogwarts, where she and Persy became very fast friends. Intelligent and confident but with a temper to rival any, she was never the sort of friend that the Broadmoors wanted for their daughter, but was welcomed into the group by all but Thomasin, who found her rough around the edges. Pictured PB is Amita Suman.
Played by Beanie as @Ivy Sandow



— set by mj ♡ —
#3
MJ's Plottables
Guidelines:
  • Please contact me before picking up one of my wanteds! If in doubt as to how to reach me, PM @Elias Grimstone.
  • Let me know if you plan to drop the character, temporarily or otherwise! If they go inactive and I don't hear from you, I reserve the right to put them back up for adoption.
  • For the most part bolded facts are fixed, but (depending on the character) I might be flexible on some of the details, provided you discuss your ideas with me first!
Last updated: 14/11/22 | Click here for my adoptables!


For @Ishmael

Ishmael doesn't often turn people into vampires, but when he does, it's usually because he's gotten attached. He met these two - at different times - while they were still human, magic or muggle, and has either seen them on and off since then or they've fallen off his radar for a while and showed up in Britain out of the blue. Their backstories are very flexible, as they will be younger than Ishmael but can be from anywhere between then and now, be it from Revolutionary America, turn-of-the-century France, or basically anywhere from Britain, Europe, or Asia. I'd prefer you to talk to me first, obviously, so we can hash out the details - but I'm very open! These characters can be either permanent or temporary, depending on what you want to do with them: either way, come join the vamp!drama!

VAMPIRE BROMANCE

B.???? | WC VAMPIRE | PB: OPEN

This dude once helped Ishmael out of a bind, and they became friendly after that. In fact, they were such bros that when this guy got in a life-threatening situation, Ishmael got sentimental and rescued him from his untimely deathbed. Or that's how Ishmael remembers it. This guy is much less cool with being a vampire than Ishmael is; being a good, honest, moral person, he has issues with drinking people's blood and may well have a lot of #angst if he has killed people in the past. Understandably, this has caused a bit of a rift in their friendship - Ishmael just wants him to lighten up and have fun so they can continue to be bros eternally. Pictured is Jake Gyllenhaal but face is totally open, depending on their background.


For @Ester Montgomery (& "The Degenerates")


THE ARTIST

B.?? | MCAB | PB: OPEN

Since her first scandalous affair with a pornographer, Ester has made a habit of hanging around with men in ~artistic circles, and here is one of them! “Raphael” all but considers himself a Renaissance painter reincarnated, an artistic genius who’ll go down in history. At some point in his life he chose to immerse himself fully in his passion for painting, though while he awaits his critical success in the galleried world, he may help make ends meet by offering above-board portrait sittings, dabbling in photography (and pornography), and perhaps private lessons as an art tutor. While on the surface a perfectly respectable character, he straddles society worlds between the upper and lowest classes - obviously, because he is also (privately) friends with Ester. She often gets modelling work for and through him. Need a character for those SEXY ART PARTIES, ANYONE? ;) More charming than he is romantic, he will however go to any lengths to pursue a new muse when he finds himself ‘inspired’ by a perfect new face, even if it means ambushing them in the street. Face is totally open, but pictured is Oscar Isaac.

THE HARLOT

B.?? | WCAB | PB: OPEN

Unlike Ester, who grew up comfortably, “Georgiana” had a tough childhood, and emerged from it under no illusions about the world, but with an uncanny knack of always landing on her feet. A prostitute by profession, though she dips her toe into the modelling world as well, she and Ester enjoy butting heads about their differences and occasionally squabble over men, but for all their bickering they are best friends, and Ester trusts her more than anyone else. Pictured is Billie Piper.



For @Jude Wright

EMILIA WRIGHT

B.1836 | UCHB/PB | PB: CATE BLANCHETT

Jude's mother. Emilia comes from a generally traditional/conservative upper class family. Although she and her husband got along reasonably enough, it was probably an advantageous match more than one of affection -  and, for whatever reason, they only had one child. Unfortunately for them, that child was Jude. Precocious as a kid and painfully opinionated as a teenager, he didn't make it easy for them to be the typical hands-off UC parents, but things only got worse after he'd graduated Hogwarts, butting heads with his father and derailing far too many dinner parties with socialist rhetoric and other distressing things. Worried about their standing in their social circles, they basically tell him to shape up or ship out - Jude does the latter, moves away to London, and basically ignores his parents' existence as much as humanly possible. At first, at least, they do the same to him - but they come across as perhaps too soft to disown him properly, as when Michael dies of the Laughing Plague in 1884, his will passes on the family estate and inheritance on to Jude as though nothing has happened. (No one is best pleased about this.)

Emilia herself may continue to live on the estate, rent somewhere in Hogsmeade/London, or some combination of both. Her personality is largely open, as is her Hogwarts house, what she does with herself since her husband's death, and how her feelings have or have not changed. I imagine her own rep/social standing has probably suffered somewhat since her socialite wife days, and she may have gravitated towards new friendships or interests as a widow. At some stage in her life, she might even have liked to have a career of her own - but as a married UC woman, didn't follow through - so maybe she's thinking about that again! Maybe she's even becoming more liberal! ;) Regardless, I think it would be interesting if Emilia tried to bridge the gap with Jude and gradually repair their relationship - but I'm pretty open to seeing how things develop!  

(Her natal family situation is also up to you, since Jude probably holds the title of 'Angry Gay Cousin' and doesn't see much of the extended family anymore.) Suggested face is Cate Blanchett, but open to alternatives as long as they're blonde/blue-eyed.





this absolute beauty by Bee! <3
#4
Marlowe Forfang
Still seeking: Nov 2022

TWO POSSIBLE ROUTES; EXISTING CHARACTERS OR COMBINATIONS WITH OTHER ADS SUPER WELCOME!

Route A: No, that's my pseudonym! Someone takes credit for Juliana's work. Are they trying to discredit it? Bolster their own academic portfolio? Hide the fact that they're a werewolf and were nearly discovered by giving themselves a plausible excuse for being out on full moons? Give credence to some far-fetched creature-related claim they're invested in making? The choice is yours. This can be any new or existing character but for best results should have some combination of these traits which would make them look like a more likely candidate for Marlowe Forfang than Juliana: male; middle aged or older; good (complete) education; scholar/academic; relevant life experience; upper class; etc.

I have a few plot notions for the near future but no particular endgame!

Route B: Identity theft This gentleman (or person who presents as such) can be any age and from any background, but shouldn't be recognizable on sight in society. He has recently decided to introduce himself as Professor Marlowe Forfang, groundbreaking lycanthropy researcher. His motive for doing so is up to you but some ideas are included below. After being exposed to some other people in the academic community, however, he quickly realizes he's in over his head. Juliana is torn between being livid that he stole her work and wanting to expose him (but not knowing how to do so without exposing herself as well) and wanting to sort of My Fair Lady him into a semi-presentable academic so that he doesn't entirely destroy her credibility as a researcher.

Shenanigans will abound. I don't have an endgame in mind but don't see this as a super temporary character, so if you're interested in taking him you should be in for the long-ish haul. Existing characters (with or without retcons) are welcome!

Pictured PB is Arjun Gupta but it's open to anyone.

Potential motives for the identity theft:
— He wants a steady job and is using Forfang's credentials to apply for a position as: Hogwarts CoMC, DADA, or Magical Theory professor; Ministry's DR&CMC; Ministry's Research Committee; contrator for some sort of company who could use a 'werewolf expert' for some upcoming task like a trip through the Balkans; etc.
— He wants to collect some modest income from staging bullshit Q&A sessions or book signings.
— He wants to live large on the reputation piece (because living off credit was totally a feasible thing in this era if you were respected enough).
— He's pulling off some totally unrelated scam and using the fake name to engender trust in his target/mark.
— He's trying to court/marry someone whose parents wouldn't approve and he's therefore reinvented himself as Forfang thinking they'll be more on board with that.
— He needed a clean start after some shady background stuff and just happened upon this reclusive academic and thought it'd be a good fit.


#5
Dante's Playmates
RULES
❧ thanks Bree for the code!
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STILL LOOKING November 2022
Sarah - Partner in Crime!
@Gwendolyn Vane-Tempest

'Sarah'

b. Open| WCAB | Maid | Mother to Illegitimate child | Suggested PB: Sarah Gadon

How Sarah and Gwen came into contact is open, she could have worked for Gwen, or been a randomer but around the time Gwen got pregnant, she found herself unmarried and preggers.  And the two struck up a deal.  She would get a role in Gwen's household, and eventually be set for life, and Gwen would get her baby.  Gwen and a small group of maids went off to the country for her laying in and Sarah's.  They had their children, Gwen's monster was quickly hidden away and Sarah's bouncing baby boy was passed off as the new Viscount Aldstone. 

Sarah is now the only person other than Gwen who knows about the rat child's existence and she is it's sole career.  She is bound by an unbreakable vow not to reveal what passed between them.

The relationship between herself and Gwen could could one of two ways:
1- they HATE each other but have to keep up appearances because of their deal
2- they are actually close and see the mutual benefit to their arrangement.
It will likely depend on the circumstances of Sarah's pregnancy.   

Can be a temp character - and the roles of rat baby mum and carer could be split.

The Lost Sprog
@Gwendolyn Vane-Tempest

'Harry'

b. Open| ACHB |Illegitimate  Incoming Firstie| Should be a 'Right Honourable'...but tough luck | Suggested PB: Sarah Gadon

The first child of Gwen.  He was the result of Gwen fooling around and so his birth was all hushed up and he was passed off to another family -possibly his fathers.  Now that Gwen has her horrible little secret her perfect first born might be of interest to the Countess!

Professor of Alchemy!
@Meserimus Valenduris

Ceaser Pavesio

b. OLD | ACAB | Italian abstraction | Researcher in Alchemy | Suggested PB: Derek Jacobi

He and Meserimus have known each other  a long time, he has come to London austensibly to work on a research  project with Meserimus.  He is staying in Meserimus Hogsmeade home with him and his family for the summers. 

The pair are researching the intersection between potions and alchemy, specifically if potions can be used to augment the purity and efficacy of alchemical works (Get better quality gold through the use of potions) and to see if potions transmuted potions ingrediants work better or worse than a real item.  The aim being that it would be useful/easier to transmute a common substance into a rare potions ingrediant

Intended to be a TEMP but feel free to keep him around for your own reasons (Oh look Hogwarts needs an Alchemy prof!?)
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The Rebels
@'christabel Dempsey'

The Rebels know each other from school and their respective social circles.  They are close, companionable and all rather opposed to the status quo. 
They have 'English' names but may have chosen to 'Irish-ise' them which was the fashion amoung the Irish UC set at the time!

'Sorcha Ni Dochartaigh' '

b. 26 | UCAB | Painter | Society Wife | Suggested PB: Elinor Tomlinson

Her father is/was a prominent politician in Ireland, he is a liberal in support of home rule.  She was given a great deal of latitude and while she has done the 'right' thing socially and is either married or betrothed this just gives her the freedom to be as outspoken as she likes.  She is a painter of some note, specialising in magical society portraits but has a bee in her bonnet about her exclusion from the various painter academies despite being recognised as an exceptional and talented painter.  She did a notable magical portrait of someone of important (OPEN). 

Her schooling is open, but she had Christabel have known each other from girl hood. She is a little more agnostic about Ireland's position as independent of England but is part of the Celtic revival.

'Padraig Mac Ruadhain '

b. 26 | UCAB | Writer| Heir | Suggested PB: Christian Cooke

An heir that is in danger of being a disappointment to his parents.  Despite being a staple of the establishment he has grown to be rather anti-establishment.  However, he is an only child and his father hates his own brother enough to not disown his son.  There was an expectation that he might excel in politics or in the ministry however he hasn't the tact to make much of a go of that.  What he is in bright and an excellent writer with an ability to write deeply persuasive texts.  His writing might very well be considered seditious by the more staid members upper echelons of society as it talks a lot of gender and class equality but it's popular amoung younger and more liberal UC and of course the WC and MC who are encouraged by it.

He does believe in Ireland's independence, and is considering making a run for a new parliament in Dublin if it appears - mostly to make a point.  He and Christabel have been friends since before puberty.  He encourages some of her worst traits of rebelliousness and being outspoken.

Sadhbh Rua

b. 26 | UCAB | Painter | Most traditional| Suggested PB: Crystal Clarke

Set apart all her life by her ethnicity, Sadhbh for a long time wanted desperately to fit in and as such has mastered every womanly art to a degree that would make Olivia Pendergast sit up and take note.  However, she was jilted shortly after her debut by a man who cited her ethnicity as an impediment but she considers herself British and found that the worst part of the snub - that he didn't consider her British enough to marry.  She may have made another match but she now see's her ethnicity as a badge of honor and not something she should count against her.  Her paintings feature ethnicity as a prominent theme. 

She attends the Hermetic order with Christabel because she thinks rich white muggles pretending to african and middle eastern magic is hilarious. 

Soul Mate
@'christabel Dempsey'

'Casimir Markievicz'

b. 30+ | UCAB | Poet and Lawyer | Temper for a Firebrand | Suggested PB: Harry Richardson

So as his names suggests he is based on a real person- but his played name is open.  In true Victorian style he trained in the law, as it was expected that as a second he 'do' something.  His relationship with the law and legal practice is open but he is also a painter and playwrite.  This is his true passion. 

He is liberal in views, supporting women's vote and favoring equality of ethnicity and class.  He is a trade union supporter and a theoretical socialist. He had an elder brother who died and as a result of the death he became the heir which has allowed him to indulge his passion for writing and producing artistic ventures. 

I would like him to be the Casimir  to Christabel's Constance Markievicz!

He could be a gay man who just wants to assuage the rumours and 'do his duty' as an heir, but in this case he and Christabel would be best friends who genuinely care for each other, and they have an affectionate friendship. 
Underlined portions are flex and could be reworked to do double duty - Could be one of The Rebels


First Mate!
@Isis Silverthorne

Mr _____ Gibbs

b. 55+ | ACAB | Sea Dog | First mate of the Black Kite | Suggested PB: Bob Hoskins

He has been aboard the Black Kite since before Isis was born and when her father died he all but took on the role of father to Isis.  He is an experienced sailor who misses the proper days when the Kite was a true merchant navy vessel, under her father and grandfather and is softly disapproving of the shadier work that Isis takes on.  He has seen some shiz in his time as a sailor and is full of war stories. 

He was a very talented wizard, a second son from well to do wizarding family, he was born on the 29th of February and so is 'technically' only 15 or 16 in age.  The problem is his indentures papers to the Black Kite state that he will remain an apprentice to the captain of the Black Kite until his 21st Birthday - and his birthday only happens every 4 years.  He has a strict personal duty code and so refuses to leave before his contract his done. 

He is one of few people Isis listens to and does not mind his parental type meddling. 

Gotta Get with my Friends!
@Natsuko Mountbatton

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b. 30+ | UCPB | went to Mahoutokoro  | His job if he has one is something nerdy | Suggested PB: John Cho

He is the second son of a wealthy family.  He is disinclined towards society but intelligent.  He just wants to be left alone with whatever he does and would probably be happier as a middle class member of society - free of certain social obligations.  He isn't cruel, vain or capricious, but with 'big kid in sweetshop' vibes.  However, his mother is ambitious and keen to see her sons marry for comfort and position - this second son is her favorite and so a girl with cash was always on the cards.  There was the idea that England would also allow him step out from his brother's shadow - and he sees it as an opportunity to also get out from his mothers nagging - as to whether she accompanies him and spoils his plan, or not, would be up to you.  He and Natsuko met at the match makers, she accepted the offer from her Englishman but he and Suki have kept in touch as friends. Suki would like to match him with her friend.
This isn't a love match - his preferences and sexuality are open


Type A Personality
@Thaddeus Flint @Malcorvus Flint

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b. 30+ | ACPB | went to Hogsmeade or Durmstrang| Ministry or Flint Insitute | Suggested PB: Nick Kroll

The archivist! He is responsible for the care and maintenance of the Flint Institute/Knights of Walpurgis archives. They have just taken possession of the archive of a now-defunct chapter, lots of magical boxes and items, as well as a large number of rare magical texts. The organizing of the archive is his lifes work and he is a type A personality. He has a near-encyclopedic knowledge of the current archive and gets rather anxious when someone messes with it - he would really rather you just asked him and let him get it for you, rather than starting digging through it for yourself.

He is an unassuming man, both in terms of his physicality and personality, and therefore inclined to be underestimated. He is a skilled duelist, occelmen and legilmens, as well as other proficiencies in rarer forms of magic.

He probably counts as a rather close friend of Thaddeus, who shares rather a lot of his work and plans with him. Since he spends so much time in the institute's library, the two can be found discussing esoteric subjects into the wee hours.

This is part of the Bibliomancy plot.
Could be combined with other wanteds - Could be a Flint son/Thaddeus younger brother






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Bee is amazing
#6
Kit's Plottables
GUIDELINES
❧ Please contact me before making a character.
❧ I reserve the right to refuse adoption.
❧ I obviously want activity out of you but I am fairly lax on that! If there are repeated losses in the AC though and you don't talk to me about what is happening with it, I reserve the right to throw the wanted ad back up for someone else to take.
❧ Please contact me before you drop a character, whether it be temporarily or permanently so I can plan accordingly.
Still seeking: January 2023.

For Lionel Lupin
@Lionel Lupin

FIANCEE
b. 1857-1874 | UCPB/UCHB*/MCPB | Open House | Society Focused (likely a debutante)
*halfblood with no muggle or creature heritage

This is very likely to be a "marriage-as-a-business-arrangement" type thing as that what was very common during this time period. (And of course, the fact that Lionel would not be able to fall fully in love with a woman since he is gay but sssh. :P) He turned 40 in August 2022 and that is not Ideal for him and honestly, he probably would have married a long time ago if I didn't suck so much at hurling him. BUT I DIGRESS.

I am looking for a lady for him that he either meets/already knows and both mutually decide they are well matched, meet each others 'spouse checklist' or whatever and decide to court with every intention of wedding. He has a good Ministry position and is considered prestigious. He has ambitions for becoming Minister of Magic one day. He is THUS seeking a wife that would enjoy society life and hosting society events.

Requirements are: 18+. Upper class pureblood or halfblood with no muggle or creature heritage. Middle class pureblood would also be fine but kind of stretching it. She should be the type that at least publicly presents as enjoying being a debutante/would enjoy being a socialite. Lionel would not give a second glance to any woman that has publicly known iffy things going on in her family.

I would like this to be a guaranteed thing that definitely ends in marriage after a brief courtship and engagement between Lionel and said young lady.

For Philip Aymslowe
@Philip Aymslowe

THE BOYFRIEND

b. 1860-1862 | ACAB | Open House | Open Occupation | Suggested PB: Dominic Sherwood for lols but very open

This Boyfriend is a very close "friend" of Philips that frequents his sweet shop. Philip had a crush on him for a long while and they shared a kiss in April of 2020. They then went months without talking because Boyfriend assumed Philip had rejected him (it was a misunderstanding). This was cleared up in December of 1890 and they decided in January 1891 to explore their feelings for one another. Whether they really have and are together now or Boyfriend got cold feet and has been ghosting Philip for a year or something we can hash out together!

At any rate, Philips mother thinks they are a thing despite her not knowing anything about what happened and thinks her son is gay (he's bi but still) since he has never shown much interest in holding a womans interest.

He was previously played but the only details that need to be kept intact are the above developments. <3

For Clarissa Cosgrove
@Clarissa Cosgrove

THE SCHOOL FLAME

b. PRE-SEPT 1869 | WCAB | LEFT AFTER OWLS | OWLS LEVEL OCCUPATION | OPEN PLAYBY

While being hit with nostalgia on the old board while reading the threads of one of Clarissas more intense ships, I have decided to make this ad to give Clarissas love life some drama. This is definitely meant to be a romantic interest for Clarissa. This boy was in the same year as Clarissa and horrid at all things Etiquette which is one of the required Hogwarts classes for all years. So, he asked her for help in their fifth year which she provided gladly despite this being one of the first times she had ever been spoken to by him.

This boy was generally brutish in nature but was swiftly attracted to Clarissa and was quickly intent on wooing her despite knowing she is way beyond his social means. The fact that he had competition in the form of an upper class Slytherin in Clarissas year seemed to only encourage him and he felt that it was unfair he should be out of the running because of current lack of wealth. They eventually had an intense emotional affair of sorts and Clarissa even let him kiss her hand once. Scandalous!

All this transpired during their fifth year and he left after taking his OWLs. They likely have written one another since then and he has done his best to put in place building blocks for an upward mobile career of some sort.

OCT 2021 EDIT: Her courtship with Emrys Selwyn was publicly declared in Witch Weekly in September 19, 1891 which could have reached his ears. Barely a  month later,  Mister Selwyn broke the courtship and is marrying another woman. Perhaps, he could take this as a sign to shoot his shot?

double duty!: Fake Forfang

For Garrett Cavey
@Garrett Cavey

THE ROOMMATE (ROMANCE AD)
WCAB | Any | Any| Suggested PB: Open

Garrett sought out a roommate back in October 1888 and sometime after that but before December 1889, this young man took up the offer. When Garrett found out about his almost-lovers death in January 1890, this guy was there for him even though he didn't know why Garrett was seemingly in some sort of mourning. One instance of comforting even ended with the both of them falling asleep in each others arms, oops. Since then mutual romantic and sexual tension has been growing between the two of them with both ends thinking it isn't mutual.

This could even be an existing character if they fit the bill and timeline!



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Oscar Daphnel
DO YOU...
... WANT TO BE INVOLVED IN A SHENANIGANS-BASED PLOT?
... LIKE THE IDEA OF PLAYING A CHARACTER WITH A VERY IMPORTANT SECRET?
... HAVE A DARK SENSE OF HUMOR?
... ENJOY HAVING MULTIPLE PLAYED SIBLINGS, PLUS A FAMILY FULL OF PLAYED IN-LAWS?
... HAVE SPACE ON YOUR ROSTER FOR AN UPPITY TEENAGER?

OSCAR DAPHNEL MAY BE A FIT FOR YOU!

Oscar is the youngest sibling in the Daphnel household and lives in Wellingtonshire with his (currently-NPC but adoptable) mother Kate, oldest brother @Victor Daphnel, soon-to-be-oldest-living-brother @Jasper Daphnel, and his mess of a sister @Beatrice Daphnel. Their father lives abroad and has for several years, doing some vaguely defined 'research' (enjoying being a quirky academic expat). Oscar graduated Hogwarts this year (1892) and should therefore be 18-19 depending on his birthday. He may be considering moving to a room at the club or into a boarding house since Victor recently married @Christabel Daphnel, but that's up to you!

He is ambitious and charismatic, and slightly scheming - we've talked about him basically being the Victorian equivalent of those high school friends who try to talk you into joining their pyramid scheme. Soph says Aegon Targaryan from House of the Dragon is a similar personality vibe and while I haven't seen it I imagine some of you have and may find this a useful reference. xD I posted him in the NPC lending library and said "he can probably be seen at parties talking up his Grand Life Ambitions, trying to get other people involved in various Schemes, and flirting with women who are out of his league."

Play-by suggestion: Zhang Xin Cheng (Steven Zhang)

Oscar would be fun at any point but the plot kicks off sometime around December - January. <3


Fabulous set by Lady!
#8
WELCOME TO AVALON GLEN

Hello friends!  Before we get started, I do have a few policies regarding my adoptables:
  • Please reserve your character with me before apping!
  • Obviously, I'd prefer activity from anyone to take these on XD If, after six months, I don't think you're doing much with them (I have very lax standards, don't worry!), I reserve the right to ask you to give them up so someone more active may take them on.
  • I'll give you two weeks after loosing a character in an AC before I put them back up for grabs! If you drop them via Maintenance, they become immediately available again. If you just want to temp drop them, talk to me first! :)
  • Anyone picking up one of my ads must include the family and personality sections. I provide the family in all my applications so just mentioning the names is quite fine by me. Personality can be as minimal as three basic traits, just so I know for sure that our ideas of the character mesh.
If you have any questions about any of the characters below, fire off a PM to @Aldous Crouch, catch me on skype, or stalk me in the cbox ;)

Last updated December 26th, 2022

THE GLEN

Avalon Glen ("The Glen") is an unplottable patch of of land between two likewise unplottable mountains. It is not accessible via apparition, nor are any of the fireplaces hooked up tot he floo network. Indeed, it is impossible to enter unless you already know where it is—and for good reason: in addition to the large manor house of the Yarwood family, patrons of the Glen as well as a nearby magical village, it is home to a dragon reservation for the native Welsh Greens, boasting anywhere from 5-10 keepers and, at last estimation, approximately 42 dragons.

Our Cast
Names, faces, and ethnicities are mostly open. Ages are mostly flexible!
MADOC YARWOOD
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38+ | UCHB/UCPB | SLYTHERIN | DRAGON ENTHUSIAST
At the age of four, Madoc Yarwood saw his first dragon, flying low above the family home. He was transfixed, even as he saw it acquire a nearby sheep and his nanny hastily tried to usher him to safety. Thus was born a fascination that would last for decades to come.

His father used to compare him to a dragon, too: bold, intelligent, but with a recklessness to him. It was for this reason, no doubt, that he was passed over in his father's will: instead of the lot (the Glen, its manor, the tennant farms, the Wellingtonshire house, the London house), he inherited a cottage in the Glen, a smaller house in London, and a share in the breeding stables, while the rest went to his elder sister. Though publicly entirely affronted, privately, Madoc was rather glad to have less of the responsibility of things.

The current reserve is the second iteration, reopened by Madoc himself with the Family Money, about eighteen years ago following three decades' closure. He fancies himself a dragonologist and outdoorsman with a businessman's edge, working with the keepers, doing his own research, and otherwise indulging passions that, being largely snubbed by the inheritance process, he might not have been able to afford without his wife's dowry and a little bit of brotherly blackmail to ensure the reservation would be reopened—and maintained—for his lifetime.

Personality-wise, he had the reputation of being a bit of a playboy even for the first few years of his marriage; though he is still a frequent presence at the card table or around a boxing ring, he has otherwise mellowed out substantially. He is as happy out in the "wilds" of the Glen as he is amidst high society, two sides of the same coin—no one, he is convinced, truly knows who he is under these opposing proclivities.  Fun fact: the Hogwarts dragon debacle was his fault, part of his less-than-legal efforts to produce a more tamable dragon so that he might ride one someday. It clearly did not go to plan. Pictured PB is Matt Smith.

Immediate Ties: @Gwyn Conway @Howell Howell
Potential Ties: @Kentigern MacFusty
Double Duty: Rufina's Ex-Lover

ENID GLYNN
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18-20 | WCHB | OPEN HOUSE | TRAINEE/HEALER
Enid is Gwyn's sister as much as she's her best friend—the daughter of the wandwood farmers that raised Gwyn, the pair have always been very close. Though the more reserved of the two, this has never stopped Enid from going after what she wants—indeed, she worked very hard to maintain a scholarship throughout her time at Hogwarts, and since graduating has gone on to work as a St Mungo's healer. Though the girls still love one another, they have drifted a bit as their lives diverged, and Enid keeps her deepest secret from Gwyn: the fact that she is in love with Titus Yarwood. Pictured is Emily Carey.

Immediate Ties: @Gwyn Conway
Bonus Ties: St Mungo's healers, as appropriate

RHYS GLYNN
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24-26 | WCHB | OPEN HOUSE | TREE FARMER
To Gwyn, Rhys was her first crush, first kiss. To Rhys, Gwyn was his first heartbreak. Today, they remain as friends, with Rhys pretending that it doesn't bother him when Gwyn tries to set him up with the village girls. The eldest of the Glynn children, it is expected that Rhys will take over the farm, a fate with which he is actually quite delighted. Unlike most of his siblings, he completed a full seven years at Hogwarts, going on to apprentice as a herbologist before bringing this knowledge home to aid the family endeavour. Pictured is Joe Dempsie.

Immediate Ties: @Gwyn Conway

MR. FARRIS
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45+ | MCAB | RAVENCLAW | MAGIZOOLOGIST
There are three things Mr. Farris loves: magical creatures, Matilda (his only child, whom he is determined will marry one of the Yarwood boys), and good port. There are three things Mr. Farris loathes: the feeling of mud in his boots, critical book reviews, and women behaving in an unladylike fashion. Oh, he tolerates Gwendolyn Yarwood's riding astride her horse for she is otherwise an excellent hostess, and he wants access to the Glen for his research, but he doesn't like it. And he certainly doesn't like the little girl playing at being a dragonkeeper! Pictured PB is Giancarlo Esposito.

Immediate Ties: @Gwyn Conway @Howell Howell
Potential Ties: @Conall MacKay @Eavan Miller @Wallace Murphy @Pablo Medina
Doubly Duty: Marlowe Forfang

SEVERUS YARWOOD
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25-30 | UCHB/UCPB | SLYTHERDOR | PRO QUIDDITCH PLAYER
The eldest child of the late — Yarwood and his cousin, the great Gwendolyn Yarwood, Severus bears not only his family's name, but their expectations upon his shoulders, even though all he wants to do is play quidditch. He hardly ever goes to the Glen, preferring the comforts of Hogsmeade.

He has little doubt that he will inherit when his mother passes, but also she is formidable AF so he doubts very much that will happen anytime soon. Pictured PB is Jacob Elordi.

Immediate Ties: @Gwyn Conway
Double Duty: House of Memories
Potential Ties: @Raphael Malfoy @Theodore Gallivan @Jack Humphrey-Mavis @Arthur Pettigrew @Mundungus MacFusty @Owen Beauregard @Anthony Alderton @Augusta Robins @Citrine Weasley @Yassine Bensouda @Roberto Devine @Owain Edwards @Wallace Bixby @Harvey Beauregard @Cassius Lestrange

TITUS YARWOOD
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22-24 | UCHB/UCPB | SLYTHERCLAW | ACADEMIC
The younger child of the late — Yarwood and his cousin, the great Gwendolyn Yarwood, Titus has always been more of a thinker than a fighter, though is not weak by any measure. He identifies best as an academic, though what precisely that means is largely unclear—at least to Gwyn. Unlike his brother, Titus prefers to remain at the Glen, the inheritance of which he thinks would be altogether wasted on his brother. Pictured PB is Ansel Elgort.

Immediate Ties: @Gwyn Conway @Howell Howell



WELCOME TO AVALON GLEN - Here Be Dragons
mj is an artiste
#9
THE CULT OF HECATE

Hello friends!  Before we get started, I do have a few policies regarding my adoptables:
  • Please reserve your character with me before apping!
  • Obviously, I'd prefer activity from anyone to take these on XD If, after six months, I don't think you're doing much with them (I have very lax standards, don't worry!), I reserve the right to ask you to give them up so someone more active may take them on.
  • I'll give you two weeks after loosing a character in an AC before I put them back up for grabs! If you drop them via Maintenance, they become immediately available again. If you just want to temp drop them, talk to me first! :)
  • Anyone picking up one of my ads must include the family and personality sections. I provide the family in all my applications so just mentioning the names is quite fine by me. Personality can be as minimal as three basic traits, just so I know for sure that our ideas of the character mesh.
If you have any questions about any of the characters below, fire off a PM to @Aldous Crouch, catch me on skype, or stalk me in the cbox ;)

Last updated December 26th, 2022

THE CULT

A secret society of scholar witches?! The Cult of Hecate, unbeknownst to literally everyone, was founded in the early 1400s by a pureblooded witch who, unsatisfied with the fact that the Men in Her Life™ wouldn't let her do anything, murdered her husband, absconded with the literal library in their home, and fled to the continent until things blew over, returning two decades later with a new name and a vision: a collection of women, regardless of wealth or blood, who are willing to eschew the norms of society and, indeed, the order of the natural world in pursuit of knowledge—and the power it brings.

This secret society observes the women around them, looking for those that might make admirable admissions to their ranks:
  • Unmarried and 21+
  • Married and 35+
  • Legally permitted to use a wand
Each year, no more than two of up to five candidates are admitted to their ranks, on the spring equinox, following a one-month trial period in which they explore what the cult has to offer. Those who are accepted have a world of possibilities opened to them. Those who are not are obliviated and left on their doorsteps, oblivious not only to the cult but much of their own identities.

Though a direct democracy, they are nominally led by a High Priestess and Council of Six who handle whatever day to day matters might arise. The Fates (three seers labelled Maiden, Mother, and Crone) help to guide the Council, and the Cult as a whole in its decisions. The original headquarters, in London, burned down in 1666, and has been replaced by Gorgon House in Edinburgh, where each member is allotted a room but no one actually lives. It bosts a vast library, owlry, astronomy tower, and extensive gardens. It is unplottable, not connected to Floo, and spelled against apparition—the High Priestess serves as secret-keeper of the location, and only members may know of it.

Our Cult
Unless given an actual name, a lot is very flexible.
THE HIGH PRIESTESS
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40s | MCAB/UCAB | RAVENCLAW | HIGH PRIESTESS
fate favours those who seek to change it
The current High Priestess was selected by The Fates three years ago after her predecessor was found to have revealed the Cult to her husband. She has a reputation of being firm but fair—both her predecessor and her predecessor's husband were imprisoned in a painting at Gorgon House rather than obliviated or quietely offed, so there's that. She herself is a widow, having married just after joining the Cult and having lost her husband in the disaster at the Sanditon. Pictured PB is Lena Headey.

Immediate Ties: @Persephone Broadmoor @Marlena Scamander

THE IN
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20/30s | MCAB | OPEN HOUSE | MINISTRY, PROBABLY
go with your gut
The daughter of an auror as well, "Luna" has known the Broadmoors for years. Though externally bubbly, she and Persy have long shared a deeper intellect that has allowed them to get along well enough. It is "Luna" who will approach Persy and invite her to the Cult as a prospective member, and who will help ensure she passes the trials set before her. Pictured PB is Gina Rodriguez.

Immediate Ties: @Persephone Broadmoor @Marlena Scamander

THE CRONE
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48-60 | WCPB | SLYTHERIN | SEER
we are but cogs in the machine
Greatly resents being formally referred to as a Crone, and is happy to do so loudly and publicly. Impulsive as all get out, but deeply loyal. Worked as a secretary before being tapped after her 22nd birthday; the previous Crone Saw her and she's worked her way up through the Fates, who have had tragic accidents with absolutely nothing to do with her. Honest. Pictured PB is Octavia Spencer.

Immediate Ties: @Persephone Broadmoor @Marlena Scamander

THE MOTHER
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40-45 | UCAB | HUFFLEPUFF | SEER
through sisterhood, all is possible
Really into the ~working together~ aspect of the Cult, even though there are just as many members who prefer doing their own thing. Often tries to interject herself into the projects and lives of others. Consummate peacekeeper. Pictured PB is Holly Marie Combs.

Immediate Ties: @Persephone Broadmoor @Marlena Scamander

THE MAIDEN
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20s | ACAB | OPEN HOUSE | SEER
on the inside looking out
New to the ranks as of the spring of 1892, the Maiden doesn't altogether want to be here. Frankly, she never much cared for her "gift", and only a combination of pursuit by the other two Fates coupled with her own damn dreams conspiring against her got her in. Oh, she'll keep the Cult's secrets (as well as some of her own) and do her bit, but she's not overjoyed about it by any stretch. Pictured PB is Olivia Cooke.

Immediate Ties: @Persephone Broadmoor @Marlena Scamander
Double Duty: Operation Marry Lionel Off

BELPHOEBE LESTRANGE
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1850 | UCPB | RAVENCLAW | UNSPEAKABLE OR SOCIETY WIFE
never let down your guard
Full disclosure, I'mma be real picky about who plays my wife, so please don't take offence if I'm not feeling it <3 Born to the middle class, Belphoebe was altogether a spinster when she met Lucius Lestrange. Her sharp mind was what earned his genuine respect in spite of her sex, and though his second wife (autumn '86), she is the only woman he's ever actually loved. Belphoebe worked in the Department of Mysteries for many years, leaving when she became pregnant with Cicero (b. summer '87), her only child. She may have returned to work after learning she is unlikely to produce more children in '89. Belphoebe does not engage overmuch with the other Cultists, but will attend votes. She was previously played and is also a potential murder suspect. Preferred PB is Charlotte Riley.

Immediate Ties: @Lucius Lestrange @Cassius Lestrange @Seneca Lestrange @Tiberius Lestrange
Bonus Ties: @Bernard Prewett@Adrienne Lestrange @Mariana Macnair @Persephone Broadmoor @Marlena Scamander, everyone else with the last name "Lestrange", "Macnair", or "Pendergast"

THEY'VE GOT POTENTIAL

For your browsing pleasure, a list of want ads that I thought could make good current or future cultists but it's up to literally everyone involved <3



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