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Name: Oliver Alair Pentaghast
Birthday: October 31st 1927
Hometown: Paris, France
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Year (pick two): 6th or 7th
Oliver Pentaghast is a sixteen year old Pureblood Wizard from a French family. The Pentaghast family moved to Great Britain just before the start of the second muggle World War. The family wanted to protect their treasures and decided that Great Britain provided the most protection from the muggle war around them. The Pentaghast children had always been well educated, studying at Beauxbatons for most of their life and learning to speak both in English and French given the close proximity to the British Isles.
It took longer for the Pentaghast family to get established than they thought and the life of a refugee French family had become a common story throughout the community. It didn’t matter that the family was Pureblood when there were so many stranded families who were trying to grasp at the life they once had. The Pentaghasts had expected luxury and they believed their wealth and treasures would help them establish some status within Great Britain. The family did not get the status they wished for and they just became another name on the ever growing list of refugees.
Marissa & Colin Pentaghast were forced to leave their children out of school for a few years as they tried to build connections and get their children into Hogwarts School of Witchcraft & Wizardry. Oliver hasn’t taken as much pride in his education as others in his family, with his interests developing around Quidditch and competitive magical sports like Duels. He has always prided himself on being physically fit, and tends to go for jogs to clear his mind whenever his studies become too much for him.
His favorite subject to study is Ancient History thanks to a childhood of Greek Mythology being told as stories. Oliver developed a fascination for stories at a young age, specifically hearing stories about people’s lives that vary so differently from his own. Whenever he meets new people he finds himself digging for their life story to help him understand them better, though his prying can sometimes be too much for people.
The Pentaghast family was once a well-known name due to their successful accounts of Zombology & Ghoul Hunting in Europe throughout the centuries. In recent years their reputation has become as widely known as any other washed up family that relies on the success of their ancestors to further their status. Marissa & Colin Pentaghast still hold the family tradition of studying and warding off the undead and spirits but Oliver has never shared their interest in the subject. To the contrary, he finds the existence of the undead to be an affront to the memory of the dead and believes that they shouldn’t be studied and sought out.
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→ SAMPLE ROLEPLAY.
It was easy to lose yourself when you were in someplace new and Oliver had found himself lost in his mind as he walked patiently through the corridors. He had not spoken to many people in the school since he was accepted but he had not shied away from it either, he was just too busy taking in all of the sights. The castle of the school was different to anyplace he had ever been and he was still indecisive about the impression it was giving him. The place felt like history itself.
A girl called out and broke his absentminded trance. He turned to face the girl with a nonchalant expression as she rushed into explaining why she had stopped him. As he paused to consider her question he had to remind himself that this wasn’t France and it wasn’t common for people to appreciate the frog legs here. “Frogs legs can be quite delicious if they’re prepared the right way, I’d hope people are open to sharing in foreign cultures in such an enigmatic school.”
Oliver answered the girl’s question and defended his homeland’s cuisine in a polite manner. “You said you write for the paper, can I ask what drew you towards it in the first place?”
he countered the girl’s question with one of his own. The girl could have appreciated stories the same way he appreciated them or perhaps she found herself in the constant pursuit of truth. → ABOUT YOU.
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