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Raasiel Albear

    (25/11/2015 at 01:33)

The Alvear family originates in Spain, a long line of advisers and generals serving under the Kings, holding places within the Muggle courts in order to help influence policy and law. Often, this was done in their own favor, but usually benefited all of Wizarding Spain. Their involvement in assisting to ward off Muslim invasion in northern Spain led to the granting of lands and a coat of arms, the family patriarch responsible being granted the title of Count. As conflict between Muggles and Wizardkind began to erupt, the Alvear family began to make subtle moves, distancing themselves from both worlds without ever losing their holdings. Many split off from the main family and began the spread across Europe, careful to hide their origins from Muggles. Many changed their surnames as they dispersed in order to maintain safety among populated Muggle areas, registering their new surnames with the main family in order to keep touch.

When the struggle seemed to be over, the Alvears saw the hiding of Wizardkind as a chance to strengthen their bloodlines, some failing to learn from the mistakes of the Spanish court. Inbreeding, especially among the Western European branches, saw a rise in genetic defects both magical and mundane, ranging from insanity to physical ailments. Those minor afflictions were easily cured with magic, but others were far more difficult to cure. The Western branches have seen much involvement with the war, and Spain's official stance on it has been that every branch should do as their country would have them do, but under no circumstances should any Alvear descendant kill another.

The Eastern European branch was less strict and far more intelligent about maintaining their bloodlines, allowing their members to intermingle with other pure-blooded families. Genetic mutation and abnormalities are almost nonexistent amongst members of this side, and it is rumored that one member even strengthened the bloodline of the Russian royal family for a time, though this has not been confirmed. Members of this branch of the family have spread as far east as China and Korea, though attitudes that far east have become lax in the families where racial intermingling has occurred. Because of the distance there, the far eastern family members are not often in touch with the main family, and are disregarded most of the time.

The Alvear family worldwide pride themselves on their cunning, their ability to take and hold power, and their ability to plan exit strategies should things come crashing down. They are strong politically, and those who do not have political power often have military or other social power and influence. As in their origins, the family strives to further its own goals under the guise of furthering the goals of all Wizardkind. One might strive for celebrity status, all with the intent of being a face for their family, or are simply used by the family for such purpose regardless of their desires. Whatever the case, marriages are never made for love, unless there is a political argument for the union. Joining two rivaling family branches, or gaining shares in the other family's holdings, for example, are more important than love.

As such, the Alvears are a family that will greet you with a smile, and sneer when you're away. Muggles are dirt to them, and God forbid you be Half-Blooded; your parents may as well be traitors. Muggle-born Wizards are viewed with a mix of disgrace and pity, but never seen as equals.
Not every member has these attitudes, of course, but these are the ideals taught to every member of the family from birth. If you go against them, you are disowned and completely cut off. It is best to hide any dissenting ideals as well as possible.
Code and Graphics by Raasiel Albear.
« Last Edit: 20/04/2016 at 02:31 by Raasiel DStrazio »

Raasiel Albear

    (25/11/2015 at 01:34)


Hailing from Spain, the British Isles, and France, the Western European branch is composed of the Alvears, the Albears, and the Altiers. This side of the family's fears of maintaining blood purity has led to an abundance of intermarriages over the generations. As such, they've begun to see genetic mutations, abnormalities, and insanity occur, not unlike the nobility of old. That aside, the family is just as strong as ever before politically and socially, being taught to be master chameleons who pass through the Wizarding and Muggle worlds flawlessly.

"Fuerte
en
Valor
y
Armas."

-ALVEAR
FAMILY
MOTTO
The Spanish family is the seat of power among the sprawling family, with major gatherings taking place in Cortina. Every other branch of the family reports and defers to the Spanish patriarch when it comes to major decisions and marriages.
The 1930s saw the Alvears leaning towards progressive movements that would have given the family's women more power, before the revolution and the rise of Francisco Franco to power. Now, the Alvears are more cautious within the Muggle world, but many of the previous ideals of women's independence have carried on into their children.

Name: Alvear (al- vee- AR) (Listen)
Family Seat: Cortina, Spain.
Colors: Green, Argent (White or Silver), Red
Symbol: Greyhound (usually in front of or next to an oak tree)
Motto: Fuerte en Valor y Armas. (Strong in Courage and Arms)
Holdings: Manor de Cortina
Appearance: Dark hair and light eyes
Schooling: Either private all-boys or all-girls boarding schools, followed by a minimum of 1 year in finishing school for young ladies.
Almost always Slytherin or Gryffindor equivalent Houses where relevant. Required to take Muggle Studies in school to further the family's usefulness in manipulating the Muggle world while gaining power in the Wizarding world.
Languages: Raised to be fluent in Spanish, English, and French (no exceptions), with additional language studies in Latin.

FAMILY ORGANIZATION:

Current Patriarch:
Born 1896 | Conde de Cortina
"The Most Illustrious Lord Alvear, Count of Cortina"

Words
Description.



FC:
NPC*
[*Any questions should be referred to Raasiel Albear]

Alejandro and [Wife] had 7 children: Name, Name, Name, Neva Basilia, Name, Name, Name.

Born 19__ | Heir
Eldest son
Words.
FC: OPEN
OPEN
Born 19__ | Occupation
Second son
Words.
FC: OPEN
OPEN
Born 19__ | Occupation
Third son
Words.
FC: OPEN
OPEN
Born December 21, 1921 | Lady
Eldest daughter
Refined, Intelligent, Progressive.
FC: Ellen "Ellie" Burton
Born 19__ | Occupation
Second daughter
Words.
FC: OPEN
OPEN
Born 19__ | Occupation
Fourth son
Words.
FC: OPEN
OPEN
Born 19__ | Occupation
Youngest daughter
Words.
FC: OPEN
OPEN



OTHER AVAILABLE CHARACTERS:

1. Juan Alvear - Younger brother of Alejandro. Married to Margaret Alvear. See England: The Albears for more information.
2. Cebrián Alvear - Cousin of Alejandro. Married to Rosario Alvear. See England: The Albears for more information.



"Fidelitas
ad
Mortem."

-ALBEAR
FAMILY
MOTTO
The English branch of the family has borne several influential members of both the Ministry and the M.O.D., and as such, it is not uncommon for young Albears to enter into either following graduation.
There is also an expected involvement within the Muggle world; one of the earliest immigrant families from Spain served the King and was eventually awarded a Barony. Tradition now holds that the Patriarch of the family serves in Parliament, working the Muggle side of affairs as his title allows, while his oldest son works the Wizarding side of things within the Ministry (and undoubtedly trains his eldest son or sons in how to do the same).
The family has a very strict patriarchal hierarchy; children report to their fathers, who report to the family Patriarch. The children are the "kings of tomorrow", and therefore must learn early on how to report to higher-ranking family members, as they may someday report directly to Spain.

Name: Albear (al-BEH-r)
Family Seat: London, England.
Colors: Maroon, Argent (Silver specifically), Black
Symbol: Black serpent (usually coiling around a column)
Motto: Fidelitas ad Mortem. (Loyal to Death)
Holdings: Albear Manor (London),
Appearance: Dark hair and light eyes
Schooling: Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry, followed by optional time in finishing school for young ladies.
Almost always Slytherin or Gryffindor, though 2 have been Ravenclaws. Required to take Muggle Studies in school to further the family's usefulness in manipulating the Muggle world while gaining power in the Wizarding world.
Languages: Raised to be fluent in English and Spanish, with additional language studies in Latin.

FAMILY ORGANIZATION:

Former Patriarch:
Born 1855 | Died 1945
"Juan Carlos"
Firstborn son of Albear

Severe, Frigid, Perfectionist, Ruthless, Traditionalist, Purist.
Concerned only with leaving a lasting legacy and strengthening his bloodline.
FC: Laurence Olivier
NA


John Charles had four children: James, Percival, Margaret, and Charlotte.

Born 1897 | Died 1919
Eldest son of John Charles.

Deceased at age 22 of complications during treatment for disfigurements.
No children.



Current Patriarch:
Born 1899 | Patriarch, Baron
Second son of John Charles.
Going from Ministry to Muggle Politics
Severe, Harsh, Perfectionist, Unforgiving, Cruel, Uncaring.
Recently widowed. Concerned only with appearances, legacies, and family prestige.

FC: Mark Vanderloo
NPC*
[*Any questions should be referred to Raasiel Albear; NPC status may be changing soon]
Percival and Emma (deceased) had 5 4 Sons:

Born 1921 | Heir
First Son
Detached, Gloomy, Dutiful.
FC: Luke Worrall
Born 1922 | Soldier
Second Son | The Basilisk of Albear
Dedicated, Brutal, Explosive.
FC: Wade Poezyn
Born 1924 | Lawyer
Third Son - Twin

FC: Zac Efron
Born 1924 | Auror-in-Training
Fourth Son - Twin

FC: Nicholas Hoult
Born May 3, 1928 | Student
Fifth Son Disowned.
Inquisitive, Inventive, Studious.
FC: Michael Tintiuc

Note: All four three younger sons report to Azrael in Hogsmeade, who reports to Percival.

Born 1904 | Author, Mother
E. daughter of John Charles, Married to Juan Alvear

Reserved, Shrewd, Intelligent.

One of the most influential women of the family due to her careful nature and dangerous tact. Former Ravenclaw.
FC: Lucy Lawless
OPEN
Born 1900 | Occupation
Son of Spain, Married to Margaret Alvear

Dedicated, Caring, Stern.

Juan and Margaret have a strong marriage built upon mutual respect, despite it having been arranged.

FC: Ivan Noda
OPEN
Margaret and Juan had 4 children:

Born 1924 | Genealogist
First Son
Intellectual, Tortured
FC: Alexandru Gorincioi
Born 1925 | Healer
First daughter.
Confident, Intelligent, Ambitious
FC: Ana de Armas
Born 1928 | Student
Second son
Athletic, Hot-Headed, Sarcastic
FC: Oscar Spendrup
Born 1934 | Princess
Second daughter
Spoiled, Dramatic, Clever
FC: Claudia Segui


Born 1907 | "Died" 1925
Ministry Secretary

Compassionate, Progressive, Kind-Hearted.
Proclaimed dead by family after she was disowned for marrying a Muggle. Only her siblings, father, and eldest nephew know the truth (and about her children).
FC: Emily Deschanel
OPEN
Charlotte had 2 Children:

Born August 28, 1927 | Student
First Son
Words
FC: Gabriel Macht
Born 1933 | Child
First daughter
Words
FC:




Born 1857 | Seamstress
Firstborn daughter of Albear, Oldest sister of John Charles.

Words.
Description.



FC: OPEN
OPEN

Magdalena Ramira and Arturo (deceased) had 2 Daughters: Rosario Sofia and Petrona Marie.

Born 18__ | Occupation
First daughter of Magdalena Ramira.

Words.
Description.




FC: Rachel Weisz
OPEN
Born 18__ | Occupation
Son of Spain. Married to Rosario.

Words.
Description.




FC: OPEN
OPEN
Rosario and Cebrián had 1 daughter:

Born 19__ | Child
Only daughter.
Cheerful, Eccentric, Kind.
FC: Zooey Deschanel


Born 18__ | Occupation
Second daughter of Magdalena Ramira.

Words.
Description.




FC: OPEN
OPEN
Born 18__ | Occupation
Son of France. Married to Petrona.

Words.
Description.




FC: OPEN
OPEN
Petrona and Remí had [? Children]:

Born 1921 | Socialite

Show off, Shopaholic, Shallow.
FC: Blu Equis
Born 1930 | Student

Sickly, Clever, Free-Spirited.
FC: Bree Fry




Born 1862 | Potions Brewer
Second son of Albear, Youngest sibling of John Charles.

Words.
Description.



FC: OPEN
OPEN
Born 1867 | Occupation
Daughter of France, Married to Leon Nicolas.

Words.
Description.



FC: OPEN
OPEN

Leon Nicolas and Oriana had [? Children]:


Born 19__ | Occupation
Info.

Words.
Description.




FC: OPEN
OPEN
Born 19__ | Occupation
Info.

Words.
Description.




FC: OPEN
OPEN
[Name Here] and [Name Here] had [? Children]:
Born 1925 | Occupation
Engaged to Andrés Alvear.
Kind, Witty, Ruthless.
FC: Alicia Davis
OPEN



Other Current Characters:
(Currently unsorted in the structure)
1. Soleil E. Alvear





"La
Richesse
et la
Puissance."

-ALTIER
FAMILY
MOTTO
Generations of intermarriage has led to a high prevalence of mental instability and insanity, only thinly veiled from prying eyes. As a result, many end up in asylums, prisons, or dead, leaving behind relatives who are most often taken in by other Altiers if they choose not to make their own way. (See Scattered Cousins at the bottom)
The overwhelming majority of Altiers seek to increase their power and wealth through any means necessary.
It is suspected that they somehow stole their noble titles, though their wealth has provided favor to their claim of legitimacy. Their dedication to foreign policy is as flimsy as France's own during this time, with more attention going to internal affairs than to the war or external politics. Their somewhat misguided focus has remained largely on enjoying their own opulence and excess, and rumors of hedonism surround them.

Note: Due to the darker nature of this branch, preference will go towards more experienced players to ensure that site rating is being upheld.

Name: Altier (AL- ti- ye) (Listen)
Family Seat: Paris, France.
Colors: Blue, Argent (White or Silver), Red
Symbol: WIP
Motto: La Richesse et la Puissance. (Wealth and Power)
Holdings: Palais de Paris,
Appearance: Light eyes, hair color varies but tends towards dark.
Schooling: Either private all-boys or all-girls boarding schools, followed by a minimum of 1 year in finishing school for young ladies.
Almost always Slytherin equivalent House where relevant. Encouraged to take Muggle Studies and courses related to politics in school to further the family's usefulness in manipulating the Muggle world while gaining power in the Wizarding world.
Languages: Raised to be fluent in French and Spanish, with additional language studies in English or Italian.

FAMILY ORGANIZATION:

Current Patriarch:
Born 18__ | Occupation
"Official Title Here"

Words
Description.



FC: WIP
NPC*
[*Any questions should be referred to Raasiel Albear]
Jean Louís and [Wife] had 2 Sons:

Born 18__ | Heir
Firstborn son of Jean Louís.

Words
Description.



FC: OPEN
OPEN
Born 19__ | Occupation
Married to [Son 1]

Words
Description.



FC: OPEN
OPEN
[Son 1] and [Wife] had [? Children]:

Born 19__ | Heir
Eldest Son.
Words.
FC: OPEN
OPEN


Born 18__ | Occupation
Second son of Jean Louís.

Words
Description.



FC: OPEN
WIP
Born 19__ | Occupation
Married to [Son 2]

Criminally insane.
Currently locked away in Azkaban.



FC: OPEN
WIP
[Son 2] and [Wife] had 2 Children:

Born 1919 | Diplomat
Eldest son. Twin.
Controlling, Obsessive, Collector.
FC: Conor McLain
Born 1919 | Socialite
Eldest daughter. Twin.
Posessive, Unrestrained, Lavish.
FC: Sasha Luss
TAKEN



SCATTERED COUSINS:

Born 1931 | Ward
Cousin. Taken in by Bellamy & Heloise.
Innocent, Shy, Albino.
FC: Nastya Zhidkova/Rumanova
Born November 1931 | Guest
Mother: Giselle Altier (insane asylum)
Aloof, Condescending, Clever.
FC:
Born 19__ | Occupation
Cousin. Relations here.
Words.
FC:
OPEN
Born 19__ | Occupation
Cousin. Relations here.
Words.
FC:
OPEN

OTHER AVAILABLE CHARACTERS:

1. Remí Altier - Married to Petrona Marie Altier. See England: The Albears for more information.
2. Oriana Alvear - Married to Leon Nicolas Alvear. See England: The Albears for more information.
« Last Edit: 25/11/2015 at 02:08 by Raasiel Albear »

Raasiel Albear

    (25/11/2015 at 01:34)


The Eastern European branch extends anywhere from Germany all the way to Russia and Asia, and as far south as Bulgaria. Excluding Germany, this branch is the most scattered and least organized as a direct result of the war. Due to racism on part of the main families, members of the family as far east as China and Korea are considered to be of the Eastern European branch, if not ignored altogether.

This is the branch that has seen the most change in names as the family spread out, most being regionally significant. Anyone playing a family member from this branch may choose whether or not their character has the Alvear family name, or a regionally-based surname instead.

Appearance: These branches are the most varied for appearance.
Schooling: Schools vary by country of origin.
Slytherin or Gryffindor equivalent Houses are most common where relevant, but others are not unheard of. Encouraged to take Muggle Studies in school to further the family's usefulness in manipulating the Muggle world while gaining power in the Wizarding world.
Languages: Raised to be fluent in Spanish, as well as in local language. Additional language studies vary.


Raasiel Albear

    (25/11/2015 at 01:36)


The Coat of Arms



Symbolism of Coat of Arms
Vert (green) symbolizes hope, joy, and loyalty in love, while Argent (white or silver) symbolizes peace and sincerity, and Gules (red) symbolizes military strength and magnanimity, as in a warrior or martyr. While only present as an accent, Or (gold) represents generosity and elevation of the mind.

The crown Crest atop the helmet is representative of that of a Spanish Count.

The Shield is divided into four fields (from left to right, top to bottom):
  • The tower represents grandeur and society, but is also used to denote someone who has captured or held a tower for their king through force or strategy, and the ladder in this field is representative of someone who is fearless in attacking, and awareness to stand careful guard of the tower as it is continually assailed by either spiritual or corporal enemies.
  • The bridge symbolizes a governor or magistrate; someone who has been granted lands.
  • The greyhound denotes majesty, courage, vigilance, swiftness, and loyalty, and is emblematic of nobility. The dog is in a position called passant (walking, three feet on the ground, in profile), which is emblematic of resolution. The chain around its neck shows reward for acceptable and weighty service. Paired with the crown crest, this suggests the bearer bore the chain of obligation or obliged others because of services done. The oak tree that the greyhound is chained to represents great strength and age.
  • The field of Fleur-de-lis represent purity and light, as well as having cultural representations of nobility and honor.
fuerte en valor
y armas
ALVEAR
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Alvear
Fuerte en Valor y Armas

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The Coat of Arms


Symbolism of Coat of Arms
[Coat of Arms designed by Raasiel Albear]
Sanguine (maroon) symbolizes patience in battle that results in victory, while Argent (white or silver) symbolizes peace and sincerity, and Sable (black) symbolizes constancy or grief. While only present as an accent, Or (gold) represents generosity and elevation of the mind.

The ostrich feather plume Crest atop the helmet is representative of willing obedience and serenity. At either side of the shield are the Supporters: two horses standing rampant as a sign of magnanimity. The horses themselves represent strength, virility, bravery and courage, but also loyalty, and devotion, such as faith in one's master. They are symbolic of readiness for all employment for king and country.

Both the Supporters and the open-faced helmet signify that the family belongs to the nobility of England, and while the specific rank is not shown, the lack of anything for the Supporters to stand on means that the title itself did not come with land.

The Shield bears a chief ordinary (the top third or so of the shield is specifically divided from the rest), which is a special reward granted for prudence and wisdom or successful command in war. The bees there signify efficient and well-governed industry, resurrection, steadfastness, and obedience, suggesting that these traits earned them the right to this ordinary.
The remainder of the Shield is divided into two fields (from left to right):
  • The greyhound denotes majesty, courage, vigilance, swiftness, and loyalty, and is emblematic of nobility. The dog is in a position called passant (walking, three feet on the ground, in profile), which is emblematic of resolution. The chain around its neck shows reward for acceptable and weighty service. The oak tree (shown "proper" or in it's natural colors without specific meaning) that the greyhound is chained to represents great strength and age.
  • The column stands for fortitude and constancy, while the serpent represents wisdom, cunning, and sagacity. Together, they suggest a marriage of fortitude and wisdom.
fidelitas
ad mortem
ALBEAR
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ad mortem[/div]
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Albear
fidelitas ad mortem

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The Coat of Arms

WIP


Symbolism of Coat of Arms

WIP
la richesse et
la puissance
Altier
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Altier
La Richesse et la Puissance

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Raasiel Albear

    (25/11/2015 at 01:37)
HOW DOES THIS WORK?
The Short Version:
I want everyone to have the chance to contribute to the family's history and complexity.

The Long Version:
This family is a collaborative effort, meaning:
  • Existing adoptables can be tailored to fit your needs, so long as we can discuss any changes.
  • Original characters can be brought into the existing family structure.
  • Your background will help shape the family's members and history.
  • Open characters may be NPC'ed if necessary.
It is preferred that players have at least 1 term of experience prior to adoption, to ensure activity for family plots. This is open to discussion.


If interested, please PM/PC Raasiel Albear.


Welcome to the Family.


Raasiel Albear

    (25/11/2015 at 01:37)
Winter 1945:
John Charles Albear, Patriarch of the family and former Baron Albear, dies of myocardial infarction (heart attack). He is succeeded by eldest living son, Percival Albear.
Ra'asiel Albear's name is stricken from the family records - he is disowned as a blood traitor.

Autumn 1945:
Announcement of the engagement of Andrés Albear to Genoveva Célestine Albear.

Spring 1945:
Announcement of the engagement of Azrael Albear to Neva Basilia de Alvear, a most auspicious arrangement.

Summer 1944:
Neva Basilia de Alvear visits Albear Manor on official business. No announcements made.

23  December, 1943:
Emma Albear dies "valiantly fighting off an illness." She is buried on Christmas Day.

Code and Graphics by Raasiel Albear.
« Last Edit: 25/11/2015 at 01:41 by Raasiel Albear »

Raasiel Albear

    (25/11/2015 at 01:39)
November 24, 2015
I am going on extended hiatus. Additions to the family are currently not open; the information presented here is for reference purposes.

The family will open again whenever I return. Thank you for your patience.


Raasiel Albear

    (03/04/2016 at 23:52)
April 03, 2016
I have returned from my hiatus, and as such, the Alvear Family Registry is open once again! :)

Please PM me if you would like to adopt an Albear/Alvear/Altier!

Thank you!


April 19, 2016
My brother passed away a few days after I first posted this update. As much as I hate to do this, I have to close things again because I will probably not be checking messages for a while while I deal with everything. I don't have any inspiration to write and am not good company right now, so the hiatus must unfortunately continue.

I'm so, so sorry.

« Last Edit: 20/04/2016 at 02:32 by Raasiel DStrazio »

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