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Ellen Lavrovsky

    (02/12/2018 at 22:05)
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Application for Hogwarts School


Ellen Lavrovsky

October 8th, 1943

Haringey in London, England


Magical Strength (pick one):

Magical Weakness (pick one):
 Conjuring & Summoning

Year (pick two):
Year One or Year Two

My little Kroshka… We are finally home, safe and sound.

There was, perhaps, no greater challenge to Vaslav Lavrovsky than protecting his family following the end of World War II. As a war veteran, he had managed to survive the devastating attack by the Germans, coming away with injuries he’ll carry for the rest of lifetime but alive nonetheless. When Vaslav returned home, east of the destructive front, he was overjoyed to find that his wife had survived and that she had a child. As it turned out, the day before Vaslav’s drafted day of service, his last night with his wife had managed to produce a child. His little Kroshka, Elena Lavrovsky had lived two whole years before her father returned. He vowed that from then on, his life was to her and his wife.

Vaslav wasn’t the smartest man. He had no formal education and worked almost his entire life as a carpenter in Volsk, but he had a feeling that life in the Soviet Union would present a risk to his family. During the immediate post-war reconstruction, he took his family and fled to the West determined to start a new life elsewhere. The journey was difficult but despite his intention to immigrate to the United States, he found a fair paying position for his trade in London. The Haringey Borough of London had been smashed by German planes and the need for skilled tradesmen had presented this promising job, even for a Russian national.

With a little life carved out, Elena adjusted well to the English culture, much better than her parents. She learned English naturally growing up as her parents pushed for that, even changing her name to sound roughly more English, Ellen (not understanding that Eleanor is actually French). Additionally under Citizen of the United Kingdom and Colonies Act of 1949, her father managed to get her recognized as an English citizen. For the most part, everything seemed simple to her father. Of course, he hadn’t recognized some of the signs of something more radiating from his daughter.

It wasn’t until about nine or so that Ellen had discovered she had the power to do special things. She was capable of magic, as it turned out, and her parents were completely blindsided when the letter came. Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry? What was that? It took a few more persistent letters before Vaslav, uncomfortably, agreed.

Note: This section is optional, and is up to you to complete.

House Request:
I defer to the Sorting Hat.

Ellen maintains her parents’ legacy through her personality and is quite the handful for an only child. She has a strong willpower and manages to obtain goals through her determination to see things through. Often times this leads to stubborness on her part as challenges to her methodology will be met with refusal. She is not afraid to speak her mind and her open honesty has lead to some scolding by her parents. Fairly gregarious and friendly, she maintains a lot of friends or at least tries to, as spending times with friends is something she enjoys. She does have a nasty habit of holding onto grudges and transgressions against her, recalling even the smallest slight to make a point. She hates to be ridiculed and judged, even missing the difference between criticism and ridicule and deemed attacks against her character incite her wraith.

Blonde hair, blue eyes, fair complexion with little imperfections and a build that is considered thin and bony. She is one of shorter children compared her age. All-in-all, she looks a lot like her parents and displays an example of the Russian genetics.


Option I:

“She went to the dungeons?” Ellen asked after inquiring about a group of older girls across the common room laughing. The story was already spreading among the Gryffindor common room. The dungeons always had an unnerving atmosphere and it was, without a doubt, the scariest part of the castle proper. The thought had occurred to her that maybe this was some sort of prank but also that this was a way to show true bravery. That’s what the Gryffindor house motto was. Why hadn’t Ellen been asked to go to the dungeons, in that case? The true answer eluded her but the answer she went with was it was a bravery test.

Ellen turned and began heading towards the common room door. One of the girls asked where she was going and Ellen turned around. “I’m not scared to go either!” She insisted before heading out the door.

Of course saying it was much easier in the common room than being there. Walking to potions with friends and walking the dungeon corridors alone were certainly two different things as Ellen soon found out. It was unnervingly quiet when you wandered in alone. Sounds that you would have normally never focused on became things that you suddenly put a story to. That creaking sound? A rumbling monster in the walls.

Yet Ellen felt the need to press on. She felt like she had to prove herself here, too. She stiffened her resolve and moved deeper into the dungeons, whispering that things were okay and trying her best not to focus on anything but walking straight ahead. She froze when she could have sworn she heard a mumble from just around the corner. W-was it Evangeline or something else?

"Hello! Is Emma Birch here?"

Ellen almost jumped out of skin from the sudden volume increase but she felt relief, it was only Evangeline. Ellen rounded the corner with a smile, “Evangeline, yes? I found you!” She said, stepping up to grab the other girl’s hand. “Come on, let’s find Emma Birch together. It’ll be easier with two of us looking.”


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* Ella Galanis

    (04/12/2018 at 16:49)
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I'm assuming you implied Ellen's house to be Gryffindor for the purposes of the RP sample -- that's totally fine, this is just a note to say that the acceptance of the app doesn't guarantee a place in Gryffindor!

Dear Miss Lavrovsky,

We are pleased to inform you that you have been accepted to Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry.

Term begins 1 January 2019. Currently, students have gathered at Camp Loki, and we encourage you to spend your summer there. Should you choose, you may also visit our Elsewhere board via the Floo Network to visit or purchase school supplies.

Yours sincerely,

Ella Galanis
Head of Ravenclaw