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* Sydney Lamont

    (31/08/2021 at 20:46)
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Application for Hogwarts School


Name: Sydney Lamont

Birthday: August 9th (update)

Hometown: Dunoon, Scotland

Bloodline: Pureblood

Magical Strength (pick one): Transfiguration

Magical Weakness (pick one): Conjuring & Summoning

Year (pick two): Fifth (Fourth)

Biography: Sydney Lamont is the runt of the Pureblood Lamonts; a prestigious line of wizards and witches of Scotland. Her upbringing was definitely not normal but she wouldn't have had it any other way. A square peg that didn't quite fit in the lives of her family, she was basically raised by the many house elves that took care of the grounds and chores. They were her best friends and she ran free left to her vivid imagination.

The transition to Hogwarts wasn't easy for that reason. Luckily, her natural cheerfulness and supportive nature endeared her to enough people. Sydney was always open to things, finding it difficult to say no to whatever others were trying to do. It landed her in trouble a few times, maybe more than a few, but she did not live for regrets. Plus, if she ever did, she'd go bother Mr. Clint about it.

Sydney is a metamorphmagus; a power that she was entirely unaware of until her time at Hogwarts. By this point, it was second nature to alter any part of her if she chose though the only person she truly showed this to was her best friend Spencer. It made skipping curfew a whole lot easier when you could change to those allowed to be out and about.

Most just assume she's just gifted at Transfiguration, which she was, but never goes out of her way to fully reveal the fact. People, she was told, might want to take advantage of it.

As for her day to day, she took to heart advice given to her by Mr. Clint on knowing where to invest her time properly. She made two grand boy mistakes already in her short time and therefore sunk into the comfort zone that was Spencer Callander; the boy who she'd saved with her first display of magic, the ever-present looming shadow to her sunshine, the sky blue to her brilliant helio in the sky. When she wasn't going on runs or swims she was usually with the Ravenclaw boy, hand in hand in defiance to the world's expectations.

(Or so she thinks...)

Note: This section is optional, and is up to you to complete.

House Request: Hufflepuff

Personality: Sunny and cheerful, Syd can seldom find it within herself to not find a reason to smile. Even if forced to fake it, the spots are few and far between as she's drawn to whimsy like a moth to a flame. She loves the outdoors, dancing with or without music, and relying on her innate magic. She has an infectious, bubbly laugh that could be heard often, namely at those she doesn't know very well. She is below average in her studies so has to try much harder for things to sink in.

Appearance: Her build is lithe, standing at a whole 158 cms. Her hair is naturally a dark, chocolatey brown but keeps it light these days. When you have the power to change your appearance on a whim, you tend to enjoy the imperfections that make you. Syd believes that wholly after a term trying to fake it, though there is a curvature to her body she's still getting used to. Her eyes are anyone's guess, but she likes a certain shade of hazel shared by another Hufflepuff.

Note: This section is only for students who have been previously played at Hogwarts. Please see here for more information about Castle Dropouts levels/how many levels you are eligible to claim.

Link to your last levels request (if you never posted one, link to your last accepted student application): C4D3T7S3

Number of New Levels Requested: +2 (approved)

New Levels Request: C4D4T7S4

How your character kept up with their studies: Relative to how she had been performing, Syd has kept afloat by better managing her time. That meant taking a step back from extra-curriculars and, sadly, much of her time playing house elf in the kitchens. She's still below average in most courses, Transfiguration being the sole exception.

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Option I:

The dungeons. A place eleven-year-old Evangeline had not yet travelled since her arrival at Hogwarts.

A place she really was just fine with not knowing; but it was too late. The dare had been accepted, even if it had been done in fear of being kicked out of Gryffindor, like the older girls had said she would because Gryffindors were supposed to be brave.

The air changed instantly when she hit the main corridor of the dungeons. The dampness was almost too much for her and she instinctively took a deep breath to avoid the sensation of being suffocated. There was also a sour burning smell which Evangeline assumed was from many, many Potions lessons.

Further and further she walked, her steps so slow and gentle they made no noise against the stone walls and floor. The feeling that she wasn't alone crept up her spine and raised the tiny hair on the back of her neck. Shivering, Evangeline wrapped her arms around herself. Suddenly, she missed the warmth and comfort of the Gryffindor common room. The fire was always going and it made her feel at ease.

Why had she let those girls talk her into this? She was only eleven, she didn't have to be brave. Surely the Headmistress would not kick her out of Hogwarts for not being brave.

If only she had these thoughts while being dared to search for the ghost of one Emma Birch, whom supposedly haunted the dungeons. It was not, Evangeline had learned, the place where the sixteen-year-old girl's life had ended but as she had been from the house with a snake as its mascot, it was the place her spirit had returned to. That common room was down here somewhere, she'd been told.

Something - the small blonde girl wasn't quite sure what - but something made her stop in her tracks suddenly. There was a low, dull thumping noise. Or maybe that was her heart beating so loudly she thought it was coming from outside her body.

"H-h-hello?" Her voice was barely above a whisper.

Remembering that she was supposed to be brave, Evangeline tried again.

"Hello! Is Emma Birch here?"

The sound of her own words bouncing back at her off the walls made her jump.

Option 1 Response:

Goosebumps ran through her skin like a field of sunflowers swaying towards the sun. Sydney had left the underground swimming pool without fully drying herself. She was running late to her study date and obviously lost track of time doing something fun instead of burying her face in a boring book.

Her bare footsteps barely made a sound bouncing off the balls of her feet. She wouldn't have heard it over the chattee of her teeth. A soggy orange towel was wrapped around her like a toga, arms crossed over themselves. It was then she decided to start to sprint until it seemed to draw a squeak from someone even smaller than her.

"Emma Birch?" she asked, face twisting in confusion. Sydney didn't know any Emma. It was the sort of name that would have registered a face she'd swear. Shaking her head, she gave the girl a quick glance as a comforting smile crossed her lips.

"If she's in Slytherin, you won't be able to get into their common room. Would you like help heading back?"


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* Ella Galanis

    (31/08/2021 at 20:53)
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Admin note: Metamorphmagus and +2 returning levels approved by the admin team.

Dear Miss Lamont,

We are pleased to inform you that you have been accepted to Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry.

Term begins 1 September 2021. Currently, students have gathered at Camp Loki, and we encourage you to spend your summer there. Should you choose, you may also visit our Elsewhere board via the Floo Network to visit or purchase school supplies.

Yours sincerely,

Ella Galanis
Head of Ravenclaw
« Last Edit: 31/08/2021 at 21:29 by Ella Galanis »
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