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Cassiopeia Jones

    (18/06/2021 at 18:09)

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Character Name: Cassiopeia Jones
Gender: Female
Age: 41 (b. 31 October 1921)
Blood Status: Pureblood

Bayou Annunciation, class of 1939

Diagon Alley, London, England


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  • Charms: 8
  • Divination: 8
  • Transfiguration: 8
  • Summoning: 8
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Biography: (300 words minimum.)
Cassiopeia, or Cassi as she was affectionately known, was born in Louisiana to two well-known professors at the Bayou Annunciation. Her destiny had already been paved for her from the moment she came into this world, and her parents let her know that. They expected her to stick around Louisiana and follow in their footsteps. Her mother was known for having very potent and successful potions while her father was a scholar of voodoo and the Dark Arts. Both of them wanted her to flourish in the academic space.

Blaise Cormier and his wife Lise doted on their only daughter, so Cassi grew up with a lot of love and privilege. But her teenage years changed her; she began to realize that her father, while always treating her so well, was a bigot possessed with an intense loathing of muggles and muggle-born witches and wizards. Deciding to try to ignore the things Blaise said, Cassi stayed in the house until graduation. When she graduated, she was given possession of a large amount of gold.

At this point, Cassi knew that she wanted to travel but was hesitant about leaving her mom behind. Her mom didn’t necessarily believe the same things that her father did, so the fighting between the two could get really heated. Lise’s health began to decline due to the stress of Blaise’s ever-growing hatred, until it came to a head and they realized she was actually dying.

Cassi would never forgive her father for essentially killing her mother. When Lise died, the young witch moved in with some friends but stayed in the area. She had become skilled in potion-making and was the go-to in town for all sorts of elixirs. She managed to co-exist near her father for a while, but everything with him came to a head when she met Hapheastus Orion Jones, who was quite older than her, though that was not what Blaise’s problem with the man was; Ori was a “mud-blood”.

When Blaise found out that Orion and Cassi were in a serious relationship, her father threatened both of them; he wanted his daughter to find another Pureblood to start a life with and found the fact that Ori had dared to fight in the second world war was just more proof that the man wasn’t worthy. Despite her father’s wishes, she refused to break things off with Ori and the two left not just Louisiana, but the United States altogether.

Orion and Cassi traveled a lot, but ended up settling in London - Diagon Alley to be exact. There, they set up shop and had a modest apartment where they collected their trinkets and other exotic materials from around the world.

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Option Two -
The snow had been falling steadily all morning and it didn't look like it was going to stop any time soon. Joshua Campbell scrunched his face up in a frown as he lifted his gaze to look to the sky. Snow. It really was quite a bother.

And it certainly didn't make it better that Diagon Alley seemed to be getting more and more crowded. Joshua sighed and pointed his wand at the large box that was currently placed on the doorstep of his shop. He had to get going. He had an order to deliver.

"Wingardium Leviosa!" The elderly man muttered and watched the box hover in the air for a moment. Honestly, did St. Mungo's really need that much tinsel? And with glitter of all things? He sighed again. If it hadn't been for the rather convincing stamp on the order, he would have been likely to believe it had been a prank by one of those orphaned rascals living up there.

Oh well, there was no point in waiting. Joshua deftly stirred the box down the doorstep and out onto the street, carefully levitating it above the heads of the crowd.

"Coming through! Coming through!" His voice sounded over the chatter of the crowd. "Keep out! Move ahead! Go on!" This was going way too slow. People were in the way and walking like they had all day! He huffed. Luckily the road was down hill.

"Coming through! Coming th--- arrrgh!" Joshua let out a loud shout as his feet suddenly slipped in the snow and sent him, the box, and several long strands of tinsel tumbling into the person who had been walking in front of him.

"For Merlin's sake!" Joshua muttered angrily as he hurried to his feet again, red and gold tinsel now decorating his black coat. "I am so sorry! This blasted snow!" He looked apologetic at the person he had crashed into.

Roleplay Response:
Winter was Cassi’s favorite season. Since leaving Louisiana all those years ago, and finally experiencing a proper snowfall, she always looked forward to the plunging temperatures. It definitely beat the hot, southern summers that she had grown up with. She thought her parents were insane for staying in the home that had been in their family for what seemed like forever when there were cooler climates they could explore.

This was the first snowfall of the season and that left Cassi moving a little slower than normal. She savored the cold temperatures so she wanted to take her time getting back to the shop where her husband Orion was waiting for her. She shifted her shopping bag on her arm, and then continued behind the rest of the people who seemed to be taking their time as well.

But in the midst of her daydreaming, the brunette could hear a hurried voice becoming louder as the man it was coming from was getting closer to her. Cassi fought to stay in the peaceful thought of cuddling up with her husband by the fireplace, sipping hot chocolate and just talking about life, when suddenly it wasn’t just snow coming down on her - it was tinsel too.

Being so abruptly shaken from the image in her head, Cassi turned on her heel. Tinsel was coming down from above her, so she looked up and saw the levitating box steadying itself. The elderly man returned to his feet and apologized, blaming the mess on the snow. She took the few red and green strands that had landed on her head and held them in her gloved hand.

Feeling less angry than she normally would due to the snow, Cassi simply laughed lightly at the sight as the final strand landed on her white jacket. She picked it off and put the strands she was holding in her pocket. She loved to savor moments like this and would remember to tell Ori about this when she saw the tinsel.

“It’s okay, I don’t mind the change of pace.” Cassi responded to his apology, a hint of Creole in her voice. She remembered how rushed the man had sounded coming down the Alley. “Where are you headed with so much tinsel? I’m Cassi, by the way. I could walk with you if you’d like some company,” she offered.

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