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Kaede Akatsuki

    (04/01/2017 at 21:49)
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E L S E W H E R E   A D U L T

CHARACTER INFORMATION
Character Name: kaede akatsuki.
Gender: female.
Age: twenty.
Blood Status: pureblood.

Education: 
homeschooled.

Residence:
1. akatsuki family mansion, london, the UK
2. kana mansion, london, the UK


Occupation
nothing at the moment, but she hopes to become an auror soon.

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?
the ministry- an auror hopefully.

Requested Magic Levels:
Adult characters have 32 starting levels to distribute across these four categories (less levels can be used if you so desire, but no more than 32). The number of levels on the lowest ability must be at least half of the highest ability.

If you want levels above the usual 32 total, or a significantly uneven distribution of starting levels, please fill out and submit the Special Request form here.

  • Charms: 7.
  • Divination: 5.
  • Transfiguration: 10.
  • Summoning: 10.
Do you wish to be approved as a group with any other characters? If so who and for what IC reason?
no thank you.

Please list any other characters you already have at the site:
Scipio Bhatair (formerly Scipio Slytherin), Steffon Lannister.

Biography: (300 words minimum.)
Kaede is the daughter of an aristocrat family, born into the wealthy military estate of the Akatsuki family. They were a well known and revered family thanks to Kaede's father's military successes and victories. So honored was he that he was continuously asked to attend and advise many military conferences even after he'd retired, which was soon after Kaede was born. Why retire so early? Because she was born with flaming red  hair and light blue eyes rather than black hair and amber eyes like the rest of their family, giving her parents the impression that she would be sickly and would not live long. Fearing she would quickly catch a sickness and wanting to help her live as long as possible, her father immediately began to arrange private tutors and staff members for her in order to keep her safe from the outside world. She wasn't allowed outside the estate walls alone and should someone come to visit the estate for a meeting with the family, she was kept behind a curtain or screen and was never allowed to have physical contact with anyone save her family members. No children came over to play with her and that gap of loneliness was filled with pets instead. This kind of quarantine of hers began to make her a popular topic amid the other aristocrat families; the unseen face of Lady Kaede of the Akatsuki family. What surprised everyone more than anything about her, however, was that she seemed to be healthier than most children her age and her mindset more advanced. This was especially true when she first showed signs of magic at age eleven.

As she grew older, the precautions became a kind of protection from people rather than sickness; she was the only daughter of a very popular family after all. She excelled in her studies and her skills in magic was quick to be controlled. One day, when she was twelve years of age, her father received word that a great battle had erupted and that he was requested on the battlefield urgently and so of course, he had to go, vowing to protect his family. Though the battle was won, he did not return from battle as he received fatal wounds and died on the trip home. Kaede was heartbroken by this and she was never the same after this having loved her father more than anyone else. The young Akatsuki girl that had once been was no more as a coldness took over her heart. She hardly ever spoke to anyone, even her mother, and she always had a stern look upon her face. She pulled away from the people around her and even her mother - who was already just as heartbroken as Kaede was. And then suddenly, her mother grew ill and passed away two years later, leaving the entire Akatsuki family estate to her fourteen-year-old daughter. Immediately, young aristocrat bachelors jumped at the chance to try and persuade Kaede to accept their hand in marriage. One in particular would not take no for an answer.

He visited the estate at least once a day, each time trying to get close enough to the curtain where he could see her, but she was always one step ahead, evading him each time. Finally, having had enough, Kaede sent away all of her pursuers, dismissed her servants and staff, and locked the doors of the mansion before anyone could argue; she'd heard the young man call over the wall that he would return that next morning to retrieve her whether she liked it or not. The next day when the young man and his retainers had come to collect Kaede to take her as his bride, his was shocked to find the entire Akatsuki estate in ashes. She didn't want to be pursued by anyone anymore and so before she left, she burned her home to the ground, a symbol of starting over and forgetting the old. To this day, no one knows the fate of Kaede Akatsuki and because no one knew what she looked like save for her servants, no one will ever know unless she tells them. She now resides in Kana Mansion, a few miles from where she set fire to her former childhood home.


Roleplay: 
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.

Option Two -
The snow had been falling steadily all morning and it didn't look like it was going to stop any time soon. Joshua Campbell scrunched his face up in a frown as he lifted his gaze to look to the sky. Snow. It really was quite a bother.

And it certainly didn't make it better that Diagon Alley seemed to be getting more and more crowded. Joshua sighed and pointed his wand at the large box that was currently placed on the doorstep of his shop. He had to get going. He had an order to deliver.

"Wingardium Leviosa!" The elderly man muttered and watched the box hover in the air for a moment. Honestly, did St. Mungo's really need that much tinsel? And with glitter of all things? He sighed again. If it hadn't been for the rather convincing stamp on the order, he would have been likely to believe it had been a prank by one of those orphaned rascals living up there. 

Oh well, there was no point in waiting. Joshua deftly stirred the box down the doorstep and out onto the street, carefully levitating it above the heads of the crowd.

"Coming through! Coming through!" His voice sounded over the chatter of the crowd. "Keep out! Move ahead! Go on!" This was going way too slow. People were in the way and walking like they had all day! He huffed. Luckily the road was down hill.

"Coming through! Coming th--- arrrgh!" Joshua let out a loud shout as his feet suddenly slipped in the snow and sent him, the box, and several long strands of tinsel tumbling into the person who had been walking in front of him.

"For Merlin's sake!" Joshua muttered angrily as he hurried to his feet again, red and gold tinsel now decorating his black coat. "I am so sorry! This blasted snow!" He looked apologetic at the person he had crashed into.

Roleplay Response:
Two-

Truth to be told, the only reason twenty year old Kaede Akatsuki didn't like taking unnecessary trips to Diagon Alley was because of it's liveliness, thriving with crowds of people on it's streets. She really only preferred the quiet, familiar calm of her own home. Yet, today it was necessary because the holidays were drawing closer and Kaede wanted to get some new robes for the usual feast at her home. She really didn't have anyone to spend the holidays- particularly Christmas- with, except for those who lived in  Kana Mansion alongside her and those who took care of her home whenever she was away.

The only reason why she wasn't back in her own home already hyperventilating over the size of the swelling crowds was because her barn owl, Soaren, was perched on her right shoulder, his sharp talons pricking slightly into her skin despite the protective leather pad beneath him- although it was tiny prickles of pain and nothing like what she had endured when she broke her leg two months ago.

His dark, intelligent eyes surveyed the scene taking place around them, occasionally ruffling his tawny feathers because of the chill of the winds that swept through the streets. Fondly looking over at him, Kaede extended a small, porcelain hand to lightly stroke his tawny feathers, earning an affectionate nip from him. "So, Soar, what do you think of this place?"

Kaede could hear the faint churring at the back of his throat and gave him a small smile- something she didn't do often and something that was usually reserved from him- before turning her light blue eyes on the streets again. She was about to take a step toward her destination when something heavy slammed into her shoulder, jolting her so much that Soaren took off from her shoulder with a panicked screech and Kaede fell onto the hard, cold concrete of the street.

"For Merlin's sake!" The man that had slammed into said hurriedly as he got to his feet, red and gold tinsel now decorating his black coat and Kaede's scarlet robes. Soaren gave an angry, low hoot before alighting down on Kaede's shoulder once more once she got to her feet again. He looked honestly apologetic.""I am so sorry! This blasted snow!"
 
Kaede sighed, wiping her beaten-up, scraped hands on a handkerchief tucked in one of her pockets and putting her wand away. Looking up, she studied him curiously. "Trust me, I know, sir. It's fine, really, just be careful and look out for ice. Are you alright?"


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Martin Hawksworth

    (11/01/2017 at 00:07)
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Hello Kaede!

My goodness, now that was quite a decision she made to break free from her past... your application is definitely coming along well, I just wanted to make sure to ask about how such a decision will ultimately affect her over time. I can see how she came to such a decision from your writing, I just want to make sure that she isn't a closet arsonist. This is of course a leap, but Kaede could easily have just abandoned the home, disappeared without word, yet she chose a much more drastic means of stating her wishes that no one follow her.

We do our best to stick to a PG13 rating at this site. The casual mention of it in her biography is fine, but if you were planning on hearkening back on her decision, if she were to lean toward the need to 'start over' and 'forget the old' again, then we would have to talk!

So, tell me just a little more about how this decision will affect her, and whether you plan on lingering on the detail of her mindset at any point. Again, if it is merely a passing explanation found in her bio, delineating her past from her present and future storyline, then I think this is perfectly within our rating.

You can reply below with your comments/clarification and we will be sure to respond as soon as possible!
« Last Edit: 11/01/2017 at 00:10 by Martin Hawksworth »
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Kaede Akatsuki

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It's not really going to affect her in any drastic way, save for grieving over her dead parents. It is merely a passing explanation in her bio!

Martin Hawksworth

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Accepted!
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