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Student Applications / Re: Abraham L. Styles
« Last post by Ella Galanis on 26/04/2017 at 12:34 »
Hi, Abe!

Your application looks great, there's just a couple of things we'll need you to edit before we can get you accepted.

In your RP sample, you talk quite a lot about Divination and Professor Altair. Currently, Altair's teaching Alchemy, and Cladis Perses Gallion is teaching Divination. You'll either need to change Divination to Alchemy, or Altair to Gallion.

Also bear in mind that there's a little bit of powerplaying going on of the professor in your sample too, so if you haven't already checked whether that's okay with Altair/Gallion (depending on which professor you want it to be), please make sure that you get permission from them. Once you've done that, please also note at the bottom of your sample that the powerplaying was approved -- that way, we (and anybody else who reads your app) know it's been run by the other player first. If they don't give their permission, you'll need to remove any parts of your sample that might be considered powerplaying.

Once you've made the required changes, please repost your entire revised application below, and we'll be more than happy to take another look. Thanks!
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Student Applications / Student Application: Callum Moran
« Last post by Callum Moran on 26/04/2017 at 12:15 »

Application for Hogwarts School




→ CHARACTER INFORMATION.

Name: Callum Finley Moran

Birthday: 5th February 1936

Hometown: Belfast, Northern Ireland

Bloodline:
Muggleborn / Halfblood / Pureblood / Unknown

Magical Strength (pick one):
Divination / Transfiguration / Charms / Conjuring & Summoning

Magical Weakness (pick one):
Divination / Transfiguration / Charms / Conjuring & Summoning

Year (pick two): 4th, 5th.

Biography:
If you are applying to be a first, second, or third year, your biography must be at least one hundred words long.
If you are applying to be a fourth year or above, your biography must be at least three hundred words long.


Born to muggles; a bookshop owner, Finlay Moran and a seamstress, Penelope Moran. Callum always had an appreciation for the arts. Be it literature, embroidery, music or painting, Callum dabbled wherever he could. The streets of Belfast were cold and dreary, but that never managed to extinguish the fire that burnt in his heart.

His mother adored her little rosey cheeked son, and spent hours a day teaching her son the skills of her craft and how to express himself through art. The young boy absorbed everything, giving nothing more importance than anything else. His lack of bias towards people spread to the arts, and all he wanted to do what try it all.

As a young child, Callum spent most of his time helping out his father. His father however spent most of his time trying to keep the rambunctious from scaring away his customers and/or trying to burn the shop down. Callum enjoyed people no matter where they came from, how they looked or how they chose to dress, stranger danger is simply something he had never understood. To Callum, people were inherently good.

Callum's unfaltering trust is often a downfall of his, landing him in awkward situations and sticking him with helping people for no apparent reason. Callum runs with no ulterior motives, and this means he doesn't often look out for himself, or what's best for him.

When Callum first received his letter from Hogwarts, he couldn't have been more ecstatic. A whole new world that he had never even heard of, free for him to explore, it was a dream come true. Following a visit from Hogwarts staff, and a little explaining, Callum was on his way to become a wizard, and he simply couldn't wait.

Following the time warp, and the sudden disappearance of his parents, Callum's world seemingly crumbled around him. Noticing the same had happened to muggleborns around him, Callum slowly began to ease out of his shell once more and create a new family for himself with the friends he'd made in Hogwarts.

Through his first few years in Hogwarts, Callum was never exceptional in much. Running through every day like a new adventure and studying as much as he could, whilst enjoying his friends and the world around him of course. Callum soon realised that not only was he talented in the arts, but he was reasonably athletic, and trying out for Quidditch soon became a passion of his.


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

House Request:

Personality: Wide-eyed enthusiasm, trusting and carefree. He is a little oblivious to clear social signals of disinterest from people and could rattle on for hours without response. Brushing off insults and snide remarks easily, Callum isn't capable of holding a grudge.

Appearance:
With pearly white skin, slightly splotched with red. He has dark green eyes, with little bits of gold along the edge if the iris. He is slim built, bordering on lanky, with messy blonde hair cascading down his face.  His eyes tend to burst open with every word, his mouth yammering on and a soft glow building up on his cheeks to mark his excitement.

→ SAMPLE ROLEPLAY.
Please reply to one of the Sample Roleplays below.
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That rat of his was in for it now.

The gray little rascal had disappeared from his clutches at breakfast. Again.

Before Hugh even knew what was happening, Merlin had shot across the floor, somehow managing to avoid all the feet walking across the hall and had escaped through the open doors.

Which meant that Hugh was now stomping through rows of flowers and other various flora, searching for the small creature. It was like the rat knew Hugh was allergic to most flowers. Merlin always chose to run to the gardens whenever he got away from Hugh. It was as if the rat did not want to have him for an owner.

Hugh had named his pet Merlin because he had hoped the powerful name would give the rat more incentive to be more than a rat. Not that he expected Merlin to change into a wizard or anything, but rats were just so...useless, for the most part. With a name like Merlin, Hugh thought it might give the rat purpose.

The only purpose Merlin seemed to have was getting away from Hugh as often as possible.

As the fifth year trudged into the second row of flowers, not taking much care to avoid trampling the first row, he felt the first sneeze building up pressure in his nose and behind his eyes.

"You blasted rat! Where are you?"

He pulled apart a section of bright red flowers; he didn't know what they were called because he despised flowers, and ducked his head low to peer into the depths of the flowerbed. It was moving closer in proximity to the flowers that finally did it. Hugh took in three great breaths and then let out an almighty sneeze. It was strong enough to disturb some of the dirt on the ground before him.

Groaning, he stood up again and wiped his nose on his sleeve. It was as he was turning his head, his nose running up and down his arm, that movement in his peripheral vision caught his attention. Normally one who preferred to put his best face forward, Hugh was a bit embarrassed to be caught wiping his runny nose on his robes.

Nevertheless, Hugh put on his best haughty voice. albeit a bit thickly with his plugged nose and said, "Can I help you with something? It is not polite to stare."

With a comical, to say the least, look of determination on his face, Callum glanced from flower patch to flower patch. His eyes scanned the ground before him and around him, determined to find the hiding creature for his fellow student. His head buried in the flower bed revealed only the back of his robes, sticking out into the air.

The sneeze visibly startled him. Throwing his head out of the flower patch, Callum exclaimed reflexively, "Merlin! Bless you!"

With hair pouring down onto his face and obscuring his vision, along with the disheveled state his robes had gotten into, Callum was most definitely not looking the cleanest. A rogue chuckle escaped his lips as he used a hand to lift his hair off his face, smoothening it back over his head.

The look of annoyance, clear on Hugh's face went right over Callum's head. Scratching the side of his hair and letting out yet another laugh he mutters, "He's picked quite the hiding spot hasn't he? Or was it a she, I'm so sorry! Well... I was under the impression it was you that needed the help, I don't suppose I need any help really..."

Callum's face warps into a quick frown, followed by a look of deep thought. "Well unless there's something I've lost and can't quite remember, were you helping me with something?" He asks questioningly.




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Student Applications / Re: Gail Grey Student Application
« Last post by Anneka Ivanova on 26/04/2017 at 03:22 »
Hi Gail!

Your application is coming along nicely. However, awhile back our world went through what we fondly call the Time Warp. This took the wizarding world from the 1970s to the 1930s. In this transition, Muggles were "left behind", which likely would have affected Gail's family. She would've been three when this happened. You can read more about it here and here.

I also noticed in your RP sample, Gail walks away and goes back into the classroom. While this isn't a real thread, we'd like you to pretend that it is and respond as though Evangeline will reply. Ending your post like that would give Evangeline very little to reply to. Otherwise, it looks good!

Once you make those changes, please post your entire revised application below, and we'll be happy to take another look!
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Resources / Re: Face Claim
« Last post by Mariana Cortéz on 26/04/2017 at 02:32 »
Character name:  Mariana Cortéz
Face claim first name: Herizen
Face claim last name: Guardiola
Link to accepted application/completed thread:
here
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Student Applications / Student Application: Amber Whithill
« Last post by Amber Whithill on 25/04/2017 at 23:02 »

Application for Hogwarts School




→ CHARACTER INFORMATION.

Name: Amber Whithill

Birthday: October 26, 1938

Hometown: Lawton, Oklahoma

Bloodline:
Halfblood

Magical Strength (pick one):
Conjuring & Summoning

Magical Weakness (pick one):
Charms
Year (pick two): 1 or 2

Biography:
Amber Whithill is the daughter of Julius Whithill, muggle, and Katrina Whithill-formerly Tancredi-,squib. Her powers began developing four years ago while in muggle school. Her mother assumed she would not have any magical abilities and never told her father about who she was, so when things began to levitate randomly both of them were shocked. Being pulled out of school was not immediate for Amber, she tried to repress her powers at school only leading to her becoming aloof from others and self-dependent.  Most of the kids would make fun of her because they thought she was weird, some just ignored her. Due to her ‘lone wolf” status she has a tendency to wander out on her own in the nearby woods and has become very intrigued and unafraid of the “unknown”.  She was fascinated by what she could do and growing up in a muggle town she had heard many stories of summoning creatures or conjuring spirits so most of her days were spent in the library trying to learn what she could do and how to control her powers. Spending a lot of time in the woods by her house she also became very attracted to nature and finds comfort in an outdoor setting.  Eventually Amber was pulled out of school and brought to her family with magical abilities, the family long abandoned by Katrina,was reluctant to take the family rejects daughter in.  Amber, being the offspring of a squib who ran away was allowed into the home- she was family after all- but rejected as a true member of the household. Amber continued her path of solitude and still finds comfort in the quiet of the woods.   

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

House Request: Gryffindor (best option for character along with being the house I identify with the most)

Personality: Amber is pretty quiet but is quick witted and not afraid to say something if she finds it necessary.  Due to years of feeling alone she is quiet most of the time usually thinking.  Sometimes there is a person she meets that she can instantly banter with though she is scared of being hurt by others she still opens herself up to people.  She has a deep connection with nature and can act pretty nerdy when it comes to certain things.

Appearance: Amber is on the smaller side barely reaching 4’11, she is small but has a fair amount of muscle and can easily hold her own. She has a pear shaped body and is pretty skinny. She has a pale complexion and striking black hair in a pixie cut.  Her eyes icy blue and can never be seen without eyeliner on her lower lash and waterline with a bit of mascara everything else is kept natural. She tends to wear pretty monochrome colors with the additional splash of light green or red. Overall her style gives off a pretty carefree vibe along with a hint of “don’t mess with me” 

→ SAMPLE ROLEPLAY.
Amber stared at the swirling petals of a yellow carnation, thinking it fitting. “Yellow carnation… symbolizing rejection. How is it that the place where I’m supposed to fit in rejects me as well?” She scoffed quietly stroking the flower, “at least they have a nice garden.”  A sudden rustling and string of curses at a rat disturbed the silence, sighing she looked over to see who was in the gardens. It was a boy, awkward looking and definitely not the definition of elegance, especially considering the huge snot bubble forming from his nostril.
 "Can I help you with something? It is not polite to stare." Amber glared at him, scanning him up and down, waiting for him to leave. 
“Just wondering why someone with obviously extreme allergies,” Amber stared pointedly at the snot trail he left down the sleeve of his robes, “is out in the garden rustling through plants?” Her eyes rolled dramatically as she turned away.  Who even was this kid? All she wanted was to be left alone.  Amber knelt and plucked the yellow carnation from the ground, twirling it between her fingers, and sighed.  She glanced back at the mystery boy.  "What are you looking for anyway?"




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Student Applications / Abraham L. Styles
« Last post by Abraham L. Styles on 25/04/2017 at 18:42 »

Application for Hogwarts School




→ CHARACTER INFORMATION.

Name: Abraham "Abe" Lincoln Styles

Birthday: November 27th, 1936

Hometown: Derbyshire, England

Bloodline:
Halfblood

Magical Strength (pick one): Charms

Magical Weakness (pick one):
Divination

Year (pick two): 3rd or 4th

Biography:
Abraham Lincoln Styles was not named after the famous American President.

His mother, Natasha, did not realize the connection until after she had assigned her squealing baby boy with the name. Abraham after his grandfather. Lincoln after his father. After all, Natasha only knew about the name because of her muggle upbringing. No wizard would be slightly aware of the connection between her son and one of America's most famous leaders.

By the time his Hogwarts letter arrived on his eleventh birthday, the entirety of his neighbourhood called him "Honest Abe". Not necessarily due to a strict code of honour or rigid righteousness as that which inspired such a title in his namesake. Rather, this Abe's honesty stemmed from an inability to keep anything to himself. If you asked him what he thought of something, he would tell you right away. If you failed to ask him what he thought of something, he told you anyway.

"Abraham Lincoln," sounded near like a curse whenever his mother or father uttered the words in response to his latest prattling.

It never phased Abe.

School life brought Abe a slew of adventures. He made friends more easily than his big brother and two big sisters had during their first year at school. Professors sent reports of him being a jovial, well-meaning classroom disruptor, but praised his assignments and classwork as being "unique" and "full of hidden depth". His best class has always been Charms (he liked the jinxes) while his worst veers dangerously close to Divination (he grossly misinterpreted the instruction to "discuss").

Nearly as soon as he was able to, he had joined his house Quidditch team. The tenacity and determination to excel on his path to becoming a professional Quidditch player impressed his Captain and fellow players, as his love for the game overrides the competitive nature of inter-house games. This has, naturally, made him popular.

And Honest Abe quite enjoys being popular.

→ ADDITIONAL INFORMATION.

House Request: Gryffindor or Ravenclaw

Personality: Abe has been called a "loud mouth", a "hooligan", and a "chatterbox" by most of his acquaintance on several occasions.   His professors are in a constant flux between bemusement and annoyance with him, as he tends to hide his insecurities about his classwork behind a thick veil of class clowning (often at their expense). It is not that he is unteachable. His attention span is minuscule unless the subject is Quidditch or, as he is somewhat shocked to discover, girls, who are now completely cootie-free. Though this limits his performance in classes, his intense curiosity and inner deeply philosophical musings help him succeed in his assignments (so long as he doesn't have Quidditch practice). Abe tends to be impatient and rash in his own judgements. More often than not, he will speak whatever is on his mind, something his mother has tried to smack out of him over the years. It has not made an indent. Abe wishes more people would be honest, but struggles with sometimes taking things a bit too personally. He values his freedom. He does not like to feel caged in - physically or mentally. During the school year, he can often be found exploring the grounds or poking along the borders of Hogsmeade. Adventure must be a key aspect to his life, and his near lack of tact helps him push a little further than his other friends, of which he has many. While he is not the sole leader of his group, he takes charge of situations more than he would follow. It is a trait that will grow with age. Socially, he is exceptionally popular. Abe's stellar performance on the Quidditch pitch and his easy humour have worked together to make Abe well-liked and valued by his classmates. He isn't fully capable of properly insulting anyone. No matter what he says, he says with complete honesty and naivety, without any malicious intent driving him on. The not-so-secret goal of his heart is to one day be a professional Quidditch player. It means he often spends long practices with older and more experienced students on the pitch, trying to learn as much as he can, even if they are from other houses.

Appearance: Though he is not short, his growth spurts have been steadily shrinking the hem of his trousers every few months. He prefers to keep his hair short, as any length turns him into a puffball after flying on a broom for any length of time. Quidditch keeps his lanky body surprisingly lean. When he is not wearing his school robes or his Quidditch kit, his clothes are humble but stylish. He is horrified by the fact that hair has started growing in weird and new places, most specifically his face, and tries to keep himself as clean shaven as possible to avoid a stringy beard. The most immediately noticeable thing about Abe is, typically and dependant on his location, his gigantic smile.

→ SAMPLE ROLEPLAY.

He mainly just needed to get away from his Divination homework.

The professor  once asked the class to discuss the theorem behind some divine right or law or something Abe hadn't really been paying attention to. Divination bored him to tears. Sure, Copernicus - soundes like some sort of Renaissance hero - had some okay thoughts about predicting the future. Sure, Divination was  no where near as dry or dull as History of Magic. But he had never got it.

The whole thing revolves around speculation. Abe, at thirteen, did not grasp speculation. It remained to be seen if he ever would.

So the professor had asked the class and Abe had answered. Loudly. Before anyone could object, Abe peeled into a long philosophical rant based around the ridiculousness of trying to see the future. You couldn't see the future. You had to be the future.

His Da has always told him that he, Abraham Lincoln, would be the only one who could determine and act on his future. And Abe already knew what he wanted and would do.

Three minutes. The professor had not been pleased.

So the Divination homework sat in a messy bundle at the foot of his bed. The rest of his dormmates sat groaning over theirs. Abe was still deciding on if he would even bother doing it.

He couldn't help it if Altair didn't like how he thinked.

The day was warm and springy and full of flowers. Abe walked like a man six times his age, arms crossed behind his back, pensive look on his face. His thought sped over the Quidditch moves his captain had been helping him with when he heard it.

A rustling.

Abe looked up just in time to see another student wiping his nose on his sleeve. His face crinkled in disgust. Didn't anybody carry a hanky around anymore? The boy rounded on him before he could stop staring at the globs of snot on his robe sleeve.

"Can I help you with something? It is not polite to stare."

Abe pulled an incredulous face.

"It's not polite to wipe your nose on your sleeve either, but that didn't stop you."



→ ABOUT YOU.

Please list any characters you have on the site (current and previous): Arminia Meadowes, Caledon Angelus (previously Matilda Gaskell, Marlen Gaskell, Beatrix Lancaster, and co.)

How did you find us?: Yeeeaaarrrrrrrs ago!
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Student Applications / ACCEPTED: Lita Chevalier, A Student
« Last post by Anneka Ivanova on 25/04/2017 at 02:19 »
Congratulations! This application has been accepted. Term begins 01 May.

http://hogwarts-school.net/sortinghat/index.php?topic=7562.0
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Hogwarts School Accepted / Re: Lita Chevalier, A Student
« Last post by Anneka Ivanova on 25/04/2017 at 02:18 »


Miss Chevalier,

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

Term begins 01 May 2017. Currently, students have gathered at Camp Loki. Your admission is joint for both the school and 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. We look forward to seeing you at the Castle.


Sincerely,


Headmistress
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Student Applications / Gail Grey Student Application
« Last post by Gail Grey on 24/04/2017 at 23:53 »

Application for Hogwarts School




→ CHARACTER INFORMATION.

Name: Gail Grey

Birthday: 17 December 1933

Hometown: Leeds, UK

Bloodline:
Muggleborn / Halfblood / Pureblood / Unknown

Magical Strength (pick one):
Divination / Transfiguration / Charms / Conjuring & Summoning

Magical Weakness (pick one):
Divination / Transfiguration / Charms / Conjuring & Summoning

Year (pick two): 5th, 6th (I believe this is what is meant by "year"...?)

Biography:
If you are applying to be a first, second, or third year, your biography must be at least one hundred words long.
If you are applying to be a fourth year or above, your biography must be at least three hundred words long.


Gail was brought up in the north of England, most notably in Leeds. She was born to a wizard and a muggle in the year 1933, and has spent most of her life pushed to become a successful witch in the magical world. Her father, John Grey, is quite close to Gail and has been throughout her life. He is, generally, the one that Gail will approach with needs or concerns (this is likely because as a member of the magical community he can understand Gail's stresses better than her mother can). John Grey is a bookkeeper for a small (and sadly failing) bookshop in Diagon Alley--it would seem that Flourish and Blotts has begun to take over the market.

Gail's mother, Hannah Grey, is somewhat distanced from Gail. This is mostly Gail's doing. She finds Hannah hard to relate to, as she is a muggle, and seems to view the magical community as almost something of a novelty, and thinks it would be impressive, for lack of a better word, to have a talented witch in the family. Because of her mother, Gail is very much the type to constantly berate herself and feel extraordinarily inadequate when she fails or falls short in a task.

Her childhood was very much magic-based, and her parents--to the point of overbearance--quite literally groomed her to become a very academically and magically astute witch. As for Gail, she really would simply like to become a bookkeeper like her father, or perhaps a writer.

She has no siblings, as her mother desired to focus her parental attention solely upon a single child. Her abilities in magic at Hogwarts up to this point have been noteworthy, however, she is not satisfied and feels that she must "redeem" her academics in her last years at the school. Socially, her life has been dismal, as her need for study has made her unbearable for many people to be around.

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

House Request: Slytherin

Personality: Easily irritated, dislikes speaking to loud or obnoxious people. (Can get along with people easily if they are neither of those things, however.) She is rather prideful, and while she will not voice it, can be rather judgmental of people or things that she deems stupid. Speaks quietly, and would prefer to be alone or with a close friend than with a group of people.

Appearance: Ivory skin, blue eyes. Mid-neck length black hair with blunt fringe, usually worn straight down. She has no tattoos or piercings. Her face is rather pixie-like, with a narrow nose and a small mouth.

→ SAMPLE ROLEPLAY.
Please reply to one of the Sample Roleplays below.

Gail's forehead was nearly touching the parchment that her hand was furiously running across. If word ever got back to her family that she'd landed herself in detention... She gave a shudder, refocusing her attention upon the essay. A Potions essay, of all things. Potions was far from her worst subject, but there was only so much you could write about a literal recipe before it became trite and entirely useless.

Her concentration was broken by a small voice. "Is Emma Birch here?" it asked. It seemed to be coming from outside the classroom. Were students even allowed in this part of the dungeons at this time of night without permission? She stood, and opened the door, stepping out and glancing around her, eyes narrowed in the dark.

She gained focus in a few moments, and her vision landed upon a girl--undoubtedly a first-year, and clearly terrified out of her wits.

"Are you all right?" Gail asked, her brows pulling together. "Are you a Slytherin? The dormitories are on the other side of the castle..."

The girl had been asking for Emma Birch... Emma Birch, as in, the number one prank that any timid-looking first year outside of Slytherin was a victim of? Gail gave a sigh, a weak smile on her lips. "Don't worry. Emma Birch isn't real. She's a prank. Go back to your dormitory before you're caught out here. And don't bother with whoever sent you down here anymore."

With this, she turned, headed back into the classroom, and took up her quill once again.

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Character Classifieds / Re: ➸ The Pavlova Family [updated!]
« Last post by Zailey Pavlova on 24/04/2017 at 19:55 »

The Müller Branch

Ade Müller
23 • Male • Halfblood • German
Available

ade is the father of the triplets; rosemary, sage, and marjoram are his entire world, as is his wife Hedwig. a stay-at-home father, he spends the majority of his time caring for the three little monsters while trying to squeeze in more chapters of his latest cookbook, Incantata: Spelling Your Way to the Perfect Fritatta.

face claim: matthias Schweighöfer



Hedwig (Dietrich) Müller
21 • Female • Halfblood • German-Polish
Available

the wife of Ade and mother of the triplets; hedwig is a journalist for the daily prophet. most of her works has been featured on the front page, leading to many issues framed in the Müller household. She is immensely proud of her husband and his cookbook collection.

face claim: nora tschirner



Rosemary Müller
4 • Female • Halfblood • German-Polish

the oldest of the triplets, Rosemary is by far the most independent. She prefers to spend time away from her other two sisters and explore the world around her on her own.

face claim: kaitlyn maher



Sage Müller
4 • Female • Halfblood • German-Polish

the second oldest of the triplets; Sage is a quiet child with an innocent curiosity. a vast majority of her time is spent checking to see what rosemary is doing.

face claim: kaitlyn maher

Marjoram Müller
4 • Female • Halfblood • German-Polish

the youngest of the triplets and by far the most clingiest; marjoram doesn't fare well on her own and is constantly with her sisters or on ade's hip. She is very sensitive.

face claim: kaitlyn maher
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