Not all pureblood families are hoity-toity and prejudiced, dressed in uncomfortable fashions and staring down at those beneath them. The Merciers are humble, and have been since they crossed the English Channel from France in the late 1600s. They have the bloodline but not the attitude, and their biggest piece of real estate is an apothecary in Diagon Alley, which has been in business since 1730. They aren't wealthy, but nor are they poor.
The Merciers don't even have a head of family. They have a grandmother and grandmother whom they respect, of course, but no one person
what they say and do-- and they like it that way. Instead, they have two houses in Derbyshire, the Airy House and Westen Cottage, which house the majority of the living family. As they are within walking distance of one another, the residents spend much time visiting one another.
Since the relative destruction of the whole of the Throckmorton line, Dario Mercier and his wife Anthea (residents of Westen Cottage) took in their niece and nephew, Elsie and Francis; the last remaining Throckmortons.. It's been a few years since, and the children seem to have adapted well to their new surroundings-- and new way of life. The other children in the family seem to have taken to them well, and their addition seems to be natural.
there are 7 available children.the details.These descriptions are more suggestions than anything else-- if you have a different vision for them, PM me and tell me!francis throckmorton ・ 13 ・ westen cottage
Confident and bold, Francis is (technically) the head of the Throckmorton family, and likes to try to tell his little sister Elsie (and many others) what to do because of it. That said, he is protective of his sister and would do much anything to do so-- it was just he and she, for awhile, and he won't ever forget that. Francis is adventurous and proud, and prefers exploring and Quidditch to school. Something of a jokester, he is very good at teasing the girls especially.leigh mercier ・ 16 ・ westen cottage
Leigh hates her first name, Catherine. She was eight when she first insisted upon others calling her by her middle name, and has been called as such ever since. A romantic, Leigh spends much time dreaming; probably more than she should. She adores novels and taking luxurious walks, and is much more prone to call people "darling" than many others her age. She is also known to become flustered at the sight of a good-looking boy, and blushes very easily.jude mercier ・ 13 ・ westen cottage
Jude is what others have called a "homebody" and a "mommy's boy." He worries constantly, and often fears he is becoming ill. Content to stay at home, Jude has found a talent in baking with his mother, but has had little means to perfect it for the reason that Francis often drags him outside for adventures with their cousin Cillian. He is good-natured however, and polite, and hardly knows how to be cruel.noel mercier ・ 14 ・ airy house
A serious young man, Noel is something of an old soul. He is pragmatic and thoughtful, having a head for philosophy and literature but a heart for adventure. He is careful and has many leadership qualities, but is not at all uptight. Something of a ringleader for his three younger cousins, always keeping a watchful eye where one needs to be had, keeping Francis in check and offering a comforting alternative when Jude frets. He is protective of his sisters and does not take kindly to those who treat them badly.juliet mercier ・ 13 ・ airy house
Juliet is bossy, but she means well. She often spends time clucking over the boys, having somewhat of a motherly streak to her, and will often be a help when one of them scrapes his knees or some such. Juliet often scolds them and calls them wicked when she really means they're insufferable, because they tease her mercilessly. She likes wearing ribbons in her hair and playing with dolls, but deep down she wants to run with the boys also, and get her knees dirty just as they do. She could, if she wanted, but she feels an obligation to look after June at home, and so stays around home more often than not in order to fulfill that obligation. She rather idolises Leigh.june mercier ・ 10 ・ airy house
The youngest of the children, June is definitely treated as such. She is a carefree and happy child, but the instant something is amiss someone swoops to the rescue and she is placated quickly. Because of this she may come off rather spoiled, but overall she is a sweet and generous child, and adores her older sister and cousin Elsie especially, and follows them around often. She scares easily but overcomes her fears just the same. She enjoys picking flowers and and catching tadpoles in the Fishing Pond and being read stories to at bedtime, especially by her father.
crispin englund ・ 16 ・ airy house TAKEN
Called The Fox
by his Aunt Holiday when he was younger, Crispin is very cunning. He is a good liar and is especially good at putting on a façade to suit whomever it is he is trying to get on with. He does not connect well to others, and most relationships he has outside of family are used more for tools and personal gain than an actual desire for relationships, and as such he "lets in" very few people. If there is an elitist among these peaceful families, it is most definitely him. Crispin has a strong connection with his pureblood roots, and has ambitions to rise into the Ministry.cillian englund ・ 13 ・ airy house
Impressionable, loud, kinesthetic... Cillian spends much of his time with Francis devising ways to explore the forest surrounding the houses, or to catch frogs from the Fishing Pond. If he is rude or cold it is because he wants to come off a certain way, not because he truly feels it; he conforms easily, very much the social chameleon, and conversely is able to stick out when he feels it will benefit him. Unlike his brother however he truly does care for people, and values the relationships which he does have, especially in Francis.
there are 5 open adults.dario mercier
・father of leigh and jude
anthea mercier (née throckmorton)
・mother of leigh and jude
・father of noel, juliet, and june
holiday mercier (née penberthy)
・mother of noel, juliet, and june
・father of crispin and cillian
abigail englund (née mercier)
・mother of crispin and cillian