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* Marvin Ludwig Fleisher

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Character Name: Marvin Ludwig Fleisher
Gender: Male.
Age: 31. (b. 18 January, 1950(1913))
Blood Status: Pureblood.

Character education (remembered):
Eisenstab Hexengymnasium (1924 - 1931) Graduated School with honors.
Deutchland Kriegsmarine (1931 - 1933) A required three years of service in the military, in this case the Unified German Navy as a member of the Prussian Royal Marching Band.  His term of service ended early, on 31 December, 1933- coinciding with the day before Germany took military control of Prussia.
Wroclawski Instytut Sztuk Magicznych (1934 - 1938) Four years of study in Wroclaw, Poland- earning him high honors, despite impending war.
Hapsburg School of the Magical Arts (1938-1941) Professor of Sonomancy, until the war closed the school.

Character education (actual):
Eisenstab Hexengymnasium (1961 - 1968) Graduated School with honors.
Deutchland Kriegsmarine (1968 - 1971) A required three years of service in the military, in this case the German Navy as a member of the Bundeswehr, specifically Marinemusikkorps Kiel.  His term of service ended on 31 December, 1971- mysteriously coinciding with the resignation of American CIA Deputy Director Lt. General Robert E. Cushman, Jr.
Wroclawski Instytut Sztuk Magicznych (1972 - 1938) Four years of study in Wroclaw, Poland- earning him high honors, despite a confusing transitionary period and impending war.
Hapsburg School of the Magical Arts (1938-1941) Professor of Sonomancy, until the war closed the school.


Unemployed- formerly a world-class musician and Professor at Hapsburg School of the Magical Arts, in Eastern Europe.

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?
Not at this time.

Requested Magic Levels:
  • Charms: 8
  • Divination: 6
  • Transfiguration: 6
  • Summoning: 12
[note- special request form pending]

Do you wish to be approved as a group with any other characters? If so who and for what IC reason?
Not at this time.

Please list any other characters you already have at the site:
Newton MacDonald, Irma Scrivner, Amos Feinbary.

Biography: (300 words minimum.)
In the Spring of 1949, Homily Chattermas- a 7th-year pureblood Gryffindor student of little merit- met a charismatic young wizard by the name of Ceslaus Fleisher during an outing to Hogsmeade.  He had a golden tongue, fabulous smile, exotic accent, and followed strongly the works of Carl Marx and his ilk.  She was enamored by his wit and charm instantly.  By the time she graduated, she was already pregnant- and flew at once to her lover's arms.  Less than a year later, Marvin Ludwig Fleisher was born.  While their marriage was sometimes strained by Ceslaus' ever-increasing political fervor, the two truly did love each other.

From an early age, it was clear that Marvin was a prodigy- he'd learned piano by age three, and mastered both clarinet and trumpet by age seven.  With the political sway of his father in Communist circles, he was able to tour Europe, playing for Dukes, Ministers, and other Heads of State.  He was even declared an East German National Treasure, and given a full-scholorship to Eisenstab Hexengymnasium.  He was truly a child star.

During his school career, he had a total of three girlfriends- Agilberta von Scheisse, Leta Gauck, and a British exchange student Stephanie Cadwallader [OOC- surname used by permission].  All three left school before graduating- quietly.  He has lost contact with all but one of them- he is aware of a son by Agilberta (named Klaus).  While his marks were routinely mediocre at best, and his antics for wild partying and anti-establishment behavior legendary, he still graduated from Eisenstab with honors- his professionalism and prowess with music was a powerful source of prestige (and pay) for the school.

Following graduation, he surprised the nation by choosing to enter the Navy rather than go immediately to University- despite his open stance against violence.  The government responded by placing him within the Bundeswehr, the elite marching band unit.  There he attained the rank of Stabsgefreiter (Vice Corporal) before leaving the military quietly.  As it happened, Ceslaus Fleisher had secretly been a spy for the CIA- and when his exploits were discovered, he fled the country and saught asylum in America.  Marvin was removed from service to avoid scandal in connection to his father, and quietly placed in Magical Arts School in Wroclaw, Poland.

The Time Warp:
During his stay in Wroclaw, time shifted violently- plunging Poland into turmoil as the magical community reeled against a sudden, repeated Nazi occupation.  Memories shifted- now Marvin remembered growing up in Imperial Prussia, his life much the same except his parents facing off against crippling debt from the IWW; and his decadent privilege now in spite of national poverty.

He was still a National Treasure.  He still had fame among the high and mighty- but now, the 'common' folk saw him as a blight rather than a beacon of hope.  His fame dwindled- and he settled into a more relaxed role.  Ultimately, this led him to higher marks, and a deserved Honor upon graduation.  His field of expertise was Sonomancy- an elemental school of magic that focused on sound to create magical effects.  Marvin can cast spells using musical instruments as a focus, as well as with his wand [pending Admin approval- special request form in-route].

He moved from University directly into his Teaching role at Hapsburg.  Mr. Fleisher has a dry, sardonic wit when calm- and an almost technical verbage when teaching.  He speaks English and German fluently- when excited, his German influence invades his accent strongly.  This gives way when he begins speaking of something he is passionate about- upon which he becomes increasingly manic and wild.

During his time at Hapsburg, it was not uncommon for him to begin a lesson with students falling asleep, only to end it dancing on his desk, kicking over potted plants and playing his saxophone wildly.  Consequently, he was a widely popular Professor at that school.

His career continued even after the war officially started.  His students were among the few not injured when the bombs fell- they had been practicing a piece focused on magical Earth (drums) when Allied forces bombed the site (thinking it a Nazi military installiation); their combined effort held the room together despite the hall roof collapsing.  Immediately following the attack, Marvin found himself hunted by his own government as a potential threat to the Reich (his father's betrayal had more serious consequences in this revised past).  He fled to the countryside, hiding in shadows and living as one of the persecuted.

He was still hiding in East Germany in late 1944- and took an opportunity to turn himself in to British troops and request asylum.  After rigorous questioning through the muggle military and then Ministry of Defense, he has been granted this asylum.

Other Information:
He is proficient in the saxophone, guitar, piano, organ, and most wind instruments.  He is capable of casting spells using an instrument (or even while whistling or singing a tune) instead of a wand (related to alchemical spheres in accordance to the instrument he is playing).  He is a professional-level saxophone player, well-versed in classical, jazz and military marches.  His greatest strength is also his weakness, however: unless he can somehow relate it to music, he quickly loses interest in most endeavors- even to the point of feigning ignorance to get out of it.  This includes his personal life.

He looks for ways to relate what he knows to everything- from alchemy to Magical Defense to the intricacies of dating.  As a result, he can seem a little like a broken record, even boring to his colleagues.  He is the consummate musician- unless he is performing, he is socially awkward.

He is a pacifist at heart, preferring to disarm/disengage an enemy before violence can occur.  Paradoxically, he is enamored by historical recreations of battles of the distant past, especially those of musical interest mentioned in famous ballads, remembered in marches, or written about in symphonies, or specific significance (Scottish bagpipes or Kenyan war drums).

Marvin has a severe allergy to wool, causing him to break out in horrific blotches of stretched, pale skin; causing bulging visible blood-vessels and hives; and drying out his eyes, mouth and throat to the point of being parched.  This allergy has been known to pull open old scars.

Roleplay Option One Response:
He'd forgotten how good it felt to just walk- to stroll down the street without worrying.  Without being on the lookout for patrols.  London was a free city.  In a free country.  Sure, he was broke and had no prospects, but he did have his health, and if- IF- he could find an instrument to play, he could easily make money.  His cane kept a steady, uplifting rhythm when combined with his footfalls- a cacophony among many such steps, yet somehow held together by his effort.  The cane was vanity- he carried it because it was stylish for him to do so.

He began whistling a little tune, keeping in time with the clicks of his cane and the steps he made.  Through this combination, he subtly sent out a minor charm of 'well-being' to those who were sensitive to it.  It wasn't enough that he was having a good day- he wanted to share the experience.  It was his duty to do so.

“Merlin’s fog watch, my heel is broken! Help!”

The woman was clearly upset, and stumbling all over herself.  She was fetching to the eye, if a little 'undersized' for his liking- he was appalled that the crowd hadn't flocked to her aid immediately.  He pushed towards her, making his presence clear.

"Oh dear- such a lovely foot, to have such a dastardly shoe disgrace it!  You are better off without!"  Still, he reached out with his cane- tap tap ta-tap on the ground, and the very stones shifted out of the way, freeing up the broken heel.  Subtle magic.

He reached out his free hand, offering her a hand up.  "Are you injured, Fraulein?"

How did you find us? Other- I've been around for a while now.
« Last Edit: 17/10/2015 at 17:29 by Anneka Ivanova »

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* Anneka Ivanova

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Special request accepted!
and if I'm flying solo, at least I'm flying free
to those who ground me, take a message back from me
tell them how I am defying gravity