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Montague Chevalier

    (13/03/2015 at 18:27)
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Character Name: Montague Chevalier.
Gender: Male.
Age: Type 32.
Blood Status: Half Blood.

Hogwarts ravenclaw alumini 30.

Wherever he lay his hat was his home

Book store owner

Do you plan to have a connection to a particular existing place (for example: the Ministry, Shrieking Shack) or to take over an existing shop in need of new management?

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  • Charms: Type 12.
  • Divination: 6.
  • Transfiguration: 8.
  • Summoning: 6.
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Biography: (300 words minimum.)
My name is Montague Chevalier but please call me Monty. I was born on September 28th 1912 in a town called Montpellier in the south of France. My mother was an English Muggle who fell in love with a noble French wizard Nortier Du Chevalier. Whilst my parents were very happy together Nortier’s pureblood family were not too happy about a half blood running around sullying the family name and I was told on several occasions that they would rather a pureblood squib and the most successful half-blood wizard... always nice to hear on your 10th birthday. My father died in the Great War defending France and my mother thought it would be nice to move to England and raise me with her family, mainly due to the threats she had started to receive from grand papa, he was a charming sort. During my first year at Hogwarts my mother who knew nothing of where i was or what was going on was involved in a tragic accident involving roughly 1 metric tonne of potatoes; grandfathers sense of humour you see, he always referred to her as that farm girl. Seeing as how i was at Hogwarts I was rather well protected; international wizarding laws combined with a huge array of charms hexes and all sorts of nasty things hidden in the dark tend to keep the nasty Frenchmen at bay. After a veritable rollercoaster of emotions, quidditch cups and the occasional smuggled firewhisky I graduated from Hogwarts with the honorific prince charming used as both a reference to my skill in charms and a snipe at my loose ties to nobility (i charmed the boy who gave me that names book to squirt ink every time he read the letters p and c as a lesson to people who think painful history is a source of comedy)after i had left Hogwarts, Muggle affairs seemed to be spiralling out of control again as that short chap with a ridiculous moustache seemed hell bent on pissing everyone off. And as always Muggle affairs somehow spill into ours you know the rest. I spent a great deal of the war in the French resistance providing aid where i could and uprooting the occasional German outpost so that it nonchalantly wandered into the ocean and drowned its inhabitants inside it. One thing i discovered whilst i was out there was that the Nazis had somehow collected quite a bit of our lore, spell books and what not, obviously they had no magic and so couldn’t use them but i still felt in their hands it was horribly wrong. And that my dear friend is why i am here now. To create a place where our wizarding literature, useful or otherwise; might have a shelf to be safe. Oh and I’ll sell a variety of tomes that people might need.
   Notes taken during an interview of one Montague Chevalier when asked the question “what is your name?”
Sub-note: was afraid to ask another

You come across one of these posts on the site. Please select one & reply as your character:

Option One -
Amelia Nixon was many things, but she was never a pushover reporter that people could just usher away with a busy shuffle past. She was dedicated and eager to cut to the very middle of the current political tensions because she was Amelia Nixon and her articles would most certainly become front page material.

“Sir, please! It’s for the Prophet, how do you feel-“

Another one brushed passed her, the shuffling busy masses making their way through Diagon Alley for the lunchtime rush. This had been the best possible time to get people, but none of them were giving her anything to go with.

Only momentarily discouraged, the short red headed lady took a seat on a nearby bench. Her quill resting in her left hand and her notepad ready in the opposite hand. Amelia pouted, tapping the quill against her leg as she scanned the waves of people for somebody - anybody - who looked like they had something to say.

She had been dreaming of her name in bold print, Amelia Nixon: The Source of Today’s Tomorrow. She had been dreaming of the larger office and the secretaries that would fetch her the morning coffee and fetch her anything she needed. The VIP interviews and the most exclusive press passes. But all Amelia had was a page seventeen piece on the rising number of frogs in London.

Hardened by a day of no success, the reporter stood up and started to trod off down the alley. A loose stone on the cobble path caught her heel, sending the distraught girl toppling down to the ground.

“Merlin’s fog watch, my heel is broken! Help!” she yelled as she tried desperately to recover her shoe frantically in the middle of the Diagon Alley moving crowds.

Roleplay Response:
After Closing the shop for half an hour to collect a few ingredients for a potion he was concocting Monty was weaved his way through the crowded street only half paying attention when he heard a clatter followed almost instantly by the words “Merlin’s fog watch, my heel is broken! Help!”
Peering though the crowds he noticed a young woman surrounded by a scattering of pads quills and a smashed inkpot. He quickly made his way over.
“Dear me what have you done to yourself? Are you alright miss?” he glanced at her foot noticing the Broken shoe. “Well that certainly isn’t how that’s supposed to look, let me get that for you “Montague pulled out his wand swaying slightly “Really shouldn’t have had that 4th firewhisky. Reparo... there we are” he picks up the shoe “good as new”
Scanning the surroundings he finally took notice of the debris “Sigh! Look at this what a waste of good quill ink no this will never do. Reparo inkpot accio stuff”
Dispite the obvios slurring and general vagueness of the spell cast all of amelias scattered papers quills ink etc carefully stacked themselves neatly onto monty’s outstretched hand. “perfect” he mumbled “here we are my dear all yours”
He then dropped all of it

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Hello Montague,

Your profile is coming along wonderfully, but there are a few things that I’d like you to address before we accept your application.

First, I’d like you to return to your Biography and include commas where you’d find yourself pausing and to separate paragraphs when a new thought is started. It always helps to say what you’ve written out loud to see where a comma is appropriate. This helps the reader understand more clearly and is great practice.

For example, 

During my first year at Hogwarts my mother who knew nothing of where i was or what was going on was involved in a tragic accident involving roughly 1 metric tonne of potatoes; grandfathers sense of humour you see, he always referred to her as that farm girl.

Can be changed to:

During my first year at Hogwarts, my mother, who knew nothing of where I was or what was going on, was involved in a tragic accident involving roughly 1 metric tonne of potatoes; grandfathers sense of humour you see, he always referred to her as that farm girl.

Secondly, for your role play response, there are a few things I’d like you to address.

There are a few things that Monty did that could be seen as a ‘Powerplaying’. You may control only your character. You cannot post that someone’s character did something or said something without having that player's permission beforehand. This includes impersonating another character, or determining whether a spell your character uses affects the other character.

For example, Montague picks up Amelia’s and fixes it on the spot. This would be considered a powerplay, as you’re making an action that doesn’t allow Amelia to properly respond to. You can change this statement to, “Montague pulled out his wand and made an attempt to Reparo Amelia’s shoe

When you phrase it this way, such as “made the attempt” or “hoping it would work” or “trying a spell” allow Amelia the chance to respond. She could pull the shoe from your hand, or let it be fixed, or perhaps it doesn’t fix at all. That’d be for her to decide.

The same goes for the inkpot and the scattered papers. Please make these adjustments and post your edited profile below and we’ll look at it again!