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Elsewhere Accepted / Xavier Montgomery Duke - Shop Permit
« on: 21/07/2013 at 19:54 »
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Shop name: Duke's House of Law
Shop Type: Not a shop, a law firm/attorneys office. Xavier is a lawyer and runs his own firm.
Location: London

Short Description (50 words max):

A large 5 story building that offers different services to the people of the wizarding world, run by a former business partner of the Minister of Magic. It offers services in divorce, criminal cases and much more.

Long Description (200 words min):

Outside Duke' House of Law sits on a main road in Wizarding London. It is 5 stories of magnificent architecture which is made out of white stone. Each floor has four pillar balconies. Two at the front and two at the back. At the front of the building each balcony has a dragon gargoyle resting on the outer edge.

Before entering the building a short path will lead you to steps that open into a stone semi circle platform. Around the semi circle platform lie rose bushes on top of freshly mown grass that is tended to by several gardeners. Around the front of the building is a thick iron fence with flowers around the outside which gives the building a very neat presentation to the public.

Inside When you enter the building through the double doors - which are open during the day with two guards outside - the floor is open and spacious aside from a high counter in middle of the room where 2 to 4 receptionists work. There are also chairs where clients can wait for assistance or for their personal lawyer to come and collect them. On either side of the building there is an elevator that will take you to each floor.

Each floor attends to different issues within the law whether it is to do with money, marriage, or criminal cases. However the fifth floor is for high priority cases whether they are for important clients or to do with criminal justice. Xavier Duke's main office also resides there which is the largest office within the building with its own reception area.

What purpose will this shop serve other than selling things and being the home of your character? Why would people want to RP there just for fun?

Located in London, Duke's House of Law offers services to both high profile clients and even those with a criminal status - depending on the crime of course. Due to these clients, he will obtain information and secrets that some would kill for.

As well as this, Duke's House of Law can offer several women secretary positions or even the position of a personal assistant. This could cause office romances within the business. Also, positions can be granted to school graduates and summer internships can be offered to current students of Hogwarts.

Elsewhere Accepted / Xavier Montgomery Duke
« on: 08/06/2013 at 19:05 »

E L S E W H E R E   A D U L T

Character Name: Xavier Montgomery Duke
Gender: Male
Age: 45 years old

Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry.

Duke Manor, which is located in Kensington, England.

Mr. Duke is a highly successful lawyer. He owns his own attorney's office and he was previously partners with the Beauchamps in terms of business.

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 of Magic. Xavier's father used to work for the Ministry and his brother Sebastian currently works for the Ministry.

Requested Magic Levels: (see here on how to do this)
If you want levels above the usual 32 total, please fill out and submit the Special Request form here.
  • Charms: 10.
  • Transfiguration: 8.
  • Divination: 10.
  • Summoning: 4.
Do you wish to be approved as a group with any other characters? If so who and for what IC reason?

Please list any other characters you already have at the site:
Pandora Duke.

Biography: (300 words minimum.)
Xavier Sr. and his wife Amelia met during a production at a theater in London. They both often describe the moment their eyes met as love at first sight, and they both cannot remember a time where they weren't in each other's lives.

This was a rare occurrence in their time, as aristocratic members of society would often marry for financial security and status instead of love but luckily their relationship was approved of and was seen as acceptable by the people around them. Amelia was an aristocratic socialite from London and Xavier was the aristocratic son of a prestigious and respectable Ministry man. Xavier also went on to be employed by the Ministry. Once approval was granted, they married at once. Xavier was 21 and Amelia was 19.

Their first child was born a year later and was named Sebastian. They soon had a second child, Xavier Jr, and a third, Theodore, after that. They were raised to be respectable gentlemen and they were expected to be determined, loyal and nothing other than what an aristocrat should be.

When the three sons graduated from Hogwarts, the eldest son Sebastian went onto be employed by the Ministry and the youngest son Theodore had taken a year off to explore his career choices. However, Xavier Jr had had a different experience at Hogwarts altogether which helped him to determine his future. Unlike his brothers, he was sorted into Ravenclaw and tet he was still expected to live up to the Slytherin reputation. Xavier Jr was stubborn but fair and treated those who deserved it with respect. His experiences within school helped him come to the conclusion that he wanted to succour the wizarding community by becoming a lawyer.

Whilst training to become a lawyer, Xavier Jr met a young lady called Penelope. She was middle-class and sweetly pretty with blonde hair and blue eyes. They grew close as friends but Xavier never intended to become romantically involved with the girl until his father insisted on Xavier getting married. It took him two weeks to pluck up the courage to ask, but when he did he had no idea that Penelope had intended on marrying Xavier all along. Simply for money and a higher status as the Duke name was well known and respected around Great Britain. It wasn't until two years after they were married that he found out the truth, and despite her bad intentions they were still great friends and found comfort in being around each other despite not being truly in love with one another.

Four years after they were married, Penelope fell pregnant with their first child who was to be named Pandora. Xavier grew very close to Pandora and has a rare but wonderful father-daughter relationship with her. 5 years after Pandora was born, Penelope fell pregnant again with their second child who was to be named Xanthos. Penelope grew a lot closer to Xanthos than she ever did with Pandora, though Xavier Jr cherished both of his children greatly.

Currently in the year 1939, Xavier works hard as a lawyer and he is very successful and respected in his line of work.  Previously he had partnered with Adrian Beauchamp - somebody who he is great friends with - and he currently supports the Wizards Alliance along with his entire family. His eldest child Pandora currently attends Hogwarts whereas Xanthos will be in private education.

Roleplay: (If you are requesting Exceptional levels - above 32 total - please respond to the roleplay and questions here instead)
Reply as your character to the following:

It was impossible for Dianne to stay out of trouble. It wasn't that she was looking for trouble, it's just that trouble always managed to find her. Today she wished she could find something equally familiar but more comforting.

The five-year old girl hugged her puffskein closer to her and brushed her face in its soft fur for comfort. She had named him herself and he was always her special pet. No she was certain she had never gone down this side street before. Her anxiety increased every second as darkness fell as she walked down the road. A loud noise came to her left and she buried her face in her pet's fur completely. The scared girl bolted the opposite way slamming the both of them into the wall of the nearest building. Tottering back a few steps she found a door a few feet to her right and ran to open it. What light there was inside spilled out into the darkness and she spilled into the room.

Once in, she was caught between the impulse to curl her cloak up more tightly around her and loosen her grip on it. She wasn't alone anymore but she was now among strangers instead, which was nearly as terrifying. Her puffskein had recovered from the shock of the wall and now was purring contentedly as the girl hugged it, causing a mildly calming effect on the girl. Gathering her courage, she marched up to the nearest person, pulled on the nearest clothing hem and blurted out in a loud voice:

"I'm lost and it's dark and I wanted to know where I am but I'm not scared but I am worried that Sambundeakin is scared because he's little and needs something to eat and wants to go home."

She paused to draw a breath in her nearly never-ending sentence, "He misses my and his mommy."

To explain the scared girl held up the custard-colored puffskein. Sambundeakin the puffskein, however simply purred as if nothing on earth was wrong in the world.

Roleplay Response:

Rummaging through drawers and over several desks, Xavier furiously searched for the missing piece of information. It was the key to cracking his current case, the key to locking another monster away. He didn't often get so flustered as it wasn't his job to find the evidence, but being a lawyer was hard work when a criminal like this was at risk of going free and he was not going to let that happen.

"Oh come on," He muttered, "You have to be here somewhere..."

Xavier was referring to a single piece of paper that not only confirmed the dark wizard had planned the attack on an innocent girl back in December, but it also gave names of other wizards that were involved and that alone could give him a bonus at the end of the month.

"I'm lost and it's dark and I wanted to know where I am but I'm not scared but I am worried that Sambundeakin is scared because he's little and needs something to eat and wants to go home. He misses my and his mommy."

As soon as the voice reached his ears, Xavier turned around frantically and looked down to see a young girl and her puffskein. He panted slightly out of surprise as he wasn't expecting any visitors.

"I'm sorry young one, I didn't see you there!"

He then kneeled down so he could meet her eye to eye and he had a gentle smile tugging at the corner of his lips despite feeling the opposite of happy, but he didn't want to seem scary or intimidating.

"Hey, calm down. We'll find your family and we'll find some food for your little friend."

He delicately took his hand and stroked her pet puffskein. Xavier had always been good with children and had raised two respectable ones himself. A lot of his upper class friends found children to be tedious and irritating, but he found them a joy and a blessing.

"So tell me," He begun, "Where did you last see your mother?"

This was the last thing he wanted to do in this moment in time but he simply couldn't let the girl keep feeling the way she did. If the evidence hadn't been found now, maybe it wasn't to be found at all.

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