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* Etain Marie O'Brien

    (31/03/2019 at 23:20)
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Name: Étain Marie O'Brien

Birthday: 4 June 1939

Hometown: Hogsmeade/ Galway, IE


Magical Strength (pick one):
Conjuring & Summoning

Magical Weakness (pick one):

Year (pick two): 6th or 7th (she really should be a 7th year, though)

Étaín was born the daughter of Maeve O'Brien-Draginoff and Demetri Draginoff. She's never met her father, and truthfully, doesn't even really know who he is. Just before she left home for her 1st year at Hogwarts, her mother had set her down to explain the oddly complicated backstory that she hadn't even known she came with. She had figured out long ago that Ashling and Seamus weren't actually her siblings, but were cousins that her mum had taken in. then she heard her mum's side of the story in regards to her father. That he was in Azkaban, to her knowledge, though she hadn't really bothered to keep up with all the facts once his 'trechery' had been revealed.

Her mother had been an Auror for as long as she could remember. Now, though, the Irish woman had declared that she had no intention of returning to her job at the Ministry. Something on the last long trip she had taken had changed her, and Etain wasn't sure if it was a good change or a bad one.

Maeve's work as an Auror and frequent trips resulted in her spending a lot of time with Ashling. This has resulted in her spending quite a lot of time with the orphans of the Children's Home. Even though she has a mother, she can sort of relate to the children at the Home, because her mother is gone more often than not. She's figured out that's why Ashling chose to work there too.

Spending time with Seamus is a horse of a different color. Now that she's older, spending time with her 'brother' has changed. Where he used to take her out for ice cream or shopping, she now learns more useful skills that aren't generally taught to wizarding folk. Though she's not exactly sure she wants to follow in his footsteps, she's still eager to learn. Better to have her options open to her.

Her years at Hogwarts have been the only real path that has pulled her forward. It began when Seamus handed her a map of the school, all neatly folded, with the whispered instructions to tell no one of its existence and to try to improve it while it was in her possession. As soon as she had settled into her House, she had begun exploring and researching what improvements she might make. By her fifth year she had mastered a few permanent preservation charms and applied them to the map. Now, in her final year at Hogwarts, it’s time to choose which path she will follow.

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

House Request: Slytherin

Étaín's got a good mix of intelligence and common sense. She's figured out a lot of things that her mother probably doesn't think she knows. She's fairly well grounded, and has figured out that hopes and dreams are only ideas, but it's actions that get a person ahead in life. It's actions that define who we are. That hasn't kept her from being a typical little kid, but she learns very quickly which buttons get her what she wants, and which ones get her in hot water. She's learned how to turn certain situations to her advantage, and when not to press her luck, which has lead to more than one occurrence in which she has gotten what she wanted, only to be asked how she managed to convince them to give it to her after the fact. This is most often the case with treats.

Like nearly all O'Briens, Étaín has red hair and hazel eyes. She likes her eyes, because they tend to change with her mood. She's surpassed her mother in hight, which has only served to bolster her ego. Her face claim is Sophie Turner.

Note: This section is only for students who have been previously played at Hogwarts. Please see here for more information about Castle Dropouts levels/how many levels you are eligible to claim.

Link to your last levels request (if you never posted one, link to your last accepted student application):http://hogwarts-school.net/castle/index.php?topic=14528.msg146070#msg146070

Number of New Levels Requested: +10 (2nd - 6th Year)

New Levels Request:C3D3T3S5

How your character kept up with their studies: Etain would have remained at Hogwarts for the duration of her education.

You come across one of these posts on the site. Please select one & reply as your character. Remember, you can only roleplay your own character's actions, not Evangeline's or Hugh's.

Option 2:

That rat of his was in for it now.

The gray little rascal had disappeared from his clutches at breakfast. Again.

Before Hugh even knew what was happening, Merlin had shot across the floor, somehow managing to avoid all the feet walking across the hall and had escaped through the open doors.

Which meant that Hugh was now stomping through rows of flowers and other various flora, searching for the small creature. It was like the rat knew Hugh was allergic to most flowers. Merlin always chose to run to the gardens whenever he got away from Hugh. It was as if the rat did not want to have him for an owner.

Hugh had named his pet Merlin because he had hoped the powerful name would give the rat more incentive to be more than a rat. Not that he expected Merlin to change into a wizard or anything, but rats were just so...useless, for the most part. With a name like Merlin, Hugh thought it might give the rat purpose.

The only purpose Merlin seemed to have was getting away from Hugh as often as possible.

As the fifth year trudged into the second row of flowers, not taking much care to avoid trampling the first row, he felt the first sneeze building up pressure in his nose and behind his eyes.

"You blasted rat! Where are you?"

He pulled apart a section of bright red flowers; he didn't know what they were called because he despised flowers, and ducked his head low to peer into the depths of the flowerbed. It was moving closer in proximity to the flowers that finally did it. Hugh took in three great breaths and then let out an almighty sneeze. It was strong enough to disturb some of the dirt on the ground before him.

Groaning, he stood up again and wiped his nose on his sleeve. It was as he was turning his head, his nose running up and down his arm, that movement in his peripheral vision caught his attention. Normally one who preferred to put his best face forward, Hugh was a bit embarrassed to be caught wiping his runny nose on his robes.

Nevertheless, Hugh put on his best haughty voice. albeit a bit thickly with his plugged nose and said, "Can I help you with something? It is not polite to stare."

Etain raised an eyebrow at the boy who had decided that allergies and tromping through flower gardens was a good mix. It was impolite of him to assume she was even looking at him, and not gazing at the flowers that he had just trampled like a heard of small elephants. And then he had the gall to accuse her of being rude? The nerve!

If he knew who she was...who her parents were...

They're not really that important, she thought bitterly.

"You're one to talk," she retorted in a droll voice. He was only a couple years younger than her, but that was no excuse for manners.

"Perhaps you should have named him Houdini, though," she commented, holding the boy's rat by the scruff of its neck before walking over to deposit the rodent into his hands.

Now she really wanted to figure out how to restore the flowers that the boy had so rudely trampled. They had been beautiful moments before, and she had been debating about sketching them. Now they looked a lot more like she felt deep down. Trampled. Denied things that should have been.


Please list any characters you have  on the site (current and previous): Charlotte Cavendish, Maeve O'Brien, Ashling O'Brien, Andromeda Sorin, Seamus O'Brien, Kieran O'Brien-Razi

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* Ella Galanis

    (02/04/2019 at 21:23)
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Dear Miss O'Brien,

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

Term begins 1 May 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

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