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Round two of deciding a date for Operation Riot is here! This time, there are only two options, so if you’re one of the few who are able to participate at any time, then please choose the one you like the best. If you’re one of the people who chose the later May date in round one, then please choose the option from the list that you think you’d be able to attend more than the other, whether it be a day or two. Please go HERE to complete the survey.
Also, a reminder to those people who need to get their plots sorted, either with us or with other players, please do so as soon as possible, as time is now running out. We’re always on hand to help if you need it.

-Admin Lennon

Round two of deciding a date for Operation Riot is here! This time, there are only two options, so if you’re one of the few who are able to participate at any time, then please choose the one you like the best. If you’re one of the people who chose the later May date in round one, then please choose the option from the list that you think you’d be able to attend more than the other, whether it be a day or two. Please go HERE to complete the survey.

Also, a reminder to those people who need to get their plots sorted, either with us or with other players, please do so as soon as possible, as time is now running out. We’re always on hand to help if you need it.

-Admin Lennon



The role of EMERY JAMES has been accepted!

We loved your character, C.J! Emery is going to make a valuable addition to the roleplay, and we can’t wait for you to get started. Please go HERE for more information on the acceptance procedure. Welcome to Our Legacy!

-Admin Lennon

OOC Information:

OOC Name: C.J
OOC Age [16+]: 22
Timezone: PST
Rule Password: Removed

IC Information:

Character Name: Emery James
Year: Sixth
Age: 17
Faceclaim: Shailene Woodley

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House: What are your character’s thoughts on being sorted in their house?
Emery had no idea what being sorted into Hufflepuff meant when she first started at Hogwarts - she liked the colour yellow, and that was about the extent of her opinion. After reading some of her textbooks that gave her more information on the wizarding world, Hogwarts, and its houses, Emery came to be extremely proud to be a Hufflepuff. She saw their hardworking ways and tendency for loyalty and fairplay to correspond well with her own thoughts. She liked that they seemed more inclined toward fairness, peace, and kindness, rather than the quick-to-action Gryffindors or the duplicitous Slytherins.
Blood Status: What is their blood status and what are your character’s thoughts on it?
Emery is a muggleborn, and couldn’t be happier with that fact. She made peace with her blood status, even if - at first - some people sought to tear her down for it. Emery doesn’t see blood purity as a form of social hierarchy, but as beliefs held on by old generations and something used to treat others poorly. Emery is proud of her muggle roots, and will happily defend herself, or anyone else, on this matter.

Patronus: Can your character conjure a Patronus? Of what animal? Explain your choice.
Emery is unable to cast a patronus yet, due to the fact that she is behind most of her year in DADA: defensive magic, however useful, scares her, and she is always reluctant to master it. Her skill level is at least that of a fifth year, mostly because she takes time to become comfortable with the spells, to learn their uses and effects. One negative experience with a spell can repel her from using it again - she is extremely fussy about which spells she’ll perform. She’s managed to get by in her classes because of kind friends and professors, who see that she has talent, but fear is holding her back. Her patronus is therefore one of the spells that she hasn’t attempted, and thus doesn’t know what form it will take.
Boggart: What does your character fear? Why?
Emery’s boggart, or her worst fear, would be being trapped once more back in the train station as the bombing occurred when she was a little girl. Expressions of violence - whether it be bombs, physical punches, or magic - scare Emery, and thus her boggart would take the form of her being trapped in a small space, unable to escape, surrounded by destruction: things exploding, loud noises, and people fighting. Her fear doesn’t stem from an aversion to her own self being harmed - Emery isn’t afraid of pain - but instead the hate of the action; the brash, cruel, and extremely negative ways that it affects the world and the other people in it. Expressions of these things make her feel that same trapped and closed-in sensation she had during the London 2005 bombing - the feeling that she’d die, that others would die, because of someone else’s anger.

Family Relationships: What is your character’s relationship with their family like?
Emery doesn’t have a lot of family to speak of here - she doesn’t know her mother, only a few random facts about her. She wants to find her - to ask why she was left, why her mother couldn’t be a mother - but knows she might be best on her own. Her father is completely out of the picture, and his identity has never crossed her mind: she doesn’t care who her father is, and doesn’t care to know. The various aunts and uncles, as well as godparents and family friends, are all minor figures in Emery’s life: she was never with one long enough to form a strong connection, except perhaps her aunt Harriet, one woman just outside of London whom Emery would often return to if another aunt/uncle couldn’t be found. Aunt Harriet was a widow, who liked having Emery in her home, filling it once more with life and spirit; she pitied Emery’s situation, but due to her own depression after the loss of her partner, she couldn’t ever keep Emery for too long. On Emery’s behalf, she loved her aunt Harriet the best, and parting from her home was always the most difficult on to part with. Instead of family figures, Emery mostly relied on herself for her own guidance and support during childhood - she learned to take advice from books, and was always her own best friend. 
Past: From the moment that Emery James was born into the world, she became part of a national game of pass the parcel - never did she stay with one family long enough to put down roots or become attached to her family, friends she made, or rooms she occupied. Her mother had gotten pregnant during a one night stand and couldn’t bring herself to have an abortion, but she also knew that she wasn’t prepared to become a mother. Once Emery was born and held long enough in her mother’s arms for her mother to name her thus, she was shipped off to live with an aunt and uncle who had been trying to conceive for a long time. Here, Emery spent the majority of her early childhood, learning how to read and talk and ride a bicycle, with occasional months spent a few county’s over at another aunt’s home. Passed between the two until the age of five, it was then that Emery started to be sent across the country - to uncles or aunts who hadn’t be heard of in years; to godmothers who smiled when they saw her but passed her on after a few months; to family friends who took pity on the poor child and called her ‘love,’ but always apologized in a month’s time when she had to leave again. Some of Emery’s strongest childhood memories are of the times when she sailed on a boat from England to Ireland, and back again a year later. Travelling never worried Emery - but the unknown destination and family that she was about to enter into always sent her into a great deal of anxiety and stress. Never was Emery mistreated by her guardians: they always done their utmost to make her comfortable and safe, but it never lasted, and everyone knew it. At times, Emery wanted to find her mother and see if she was ready to take her back - if perhaps she regretted giving Emery away, but there never seemed like a good time to ask her guardians, nor did she think that anyone knew where her mother even was.

At times, Emery thought the world was a hard place to be because of how unfair it was that she had to always move around, but opening a history book or diving into the thoughts of a protagonist of a fiction book reminded Emery that she had it pretty good. She was always fed, clothed, and housed, and it was in this way that she started to think more optimistically - or attempt to, at least until she was caught up in the London bombings of 2005. Trapped and terrified, alone, Emery emerged with only a few scratches and cuts, but saw things that she can never forget. The terrorist attacks changed Emery in a way that made her almost hell-bent on being optimistic, peaceful, and against violence in all forms - which also hindered her when she was sent her letter to Hogwarts and started her classes. Defense Against the Dark Arts was not only her worst subject, but gave her anxiety attacks when students were paired up and asked to duel. Emery managed to pass the class with the help of her friends, a select few who knew her trouble and helped her in private but also in class, with less violent forms of duelling than the others practiced. Sorted into Hufflepuff, Emery found these friends were her true family: harding working and loyal, they were never going to leave her, and for once, she allowed herself to place roots and settle into a life of normality. 
Personality: Emery is considered by most to be a free spirit: she shrugs off cares and worries like they’re nothing more than fleeting problems, and instead chooses to focus her time on positive things that interest her and keep her happy. This exterior of carefree optimism is only half of Emery’s personality: while it isn’t an act, it is something that she developed over time as a defense mechanism, and later, something that she came to grow into. Emery tries to exude calm and peace because so much of her life has been focused on being unsettled and disruptive. She is passionate about history and literature, and tries to gather as much knowledge about her as she can on these subjects, looking for excitement in more passive forms. When it comes to her studies, Emery is hard working, and when it comes to her friends, she’s loyal: but her first defense is always to run and save herself. While this is more of a knee-jerk reaction than selfishness, Emery wishes she was braver than she actually is - but past experiences have taught her that she isn’t strong enough to handle trouble, whether it be physically or emotionally. Longing to be better in defense and duelling, Emery still shies away from that side of magic because of how violent it is: her naturally peaceful nature and aim to be tranquil directly conflicts with this magic. She knows that she has to get better in order to protect herself and her friends, but every time she tries, she shuts down - panic and anxiety are two things that Emery is no stranger to, and often overwhelm her when it comes to violence. For this reason, Emery hides with her history books and inside fiction - shunning the world and putting on a happy face is much easier than dealing with reality.
Para Sample: In character para samples are required. Third person, past tense. Minimum of 300 words.
The train carriage swayed from side to side, constantly knocking the head that leaned against the glass, making Emery scowl and sit up straighter, her back cracking as she did so. They had been travelling for hours now - at least six - and with at least another four to go, Emery was already growing a painful kink in her back. She stood up, stretching her arms high over her head and sighing when she felt it release a little. This was what she was good at, she decided - travelling. Since she had been born, Emery had been travelling all over the country, from Scotland to England to Wales and, for a year, over to Ireland and back. The travel part had never bothered her - she loved seeing so much of the country, and for that, she was thankful; some people spent their whole lives in own county, never experiencing the trees and people and food that various places had to offer. It was only in the last few years that Emery had found a home worth settling down for: Hogwarts. Currently in her summer holiday after fifth year, she was on a train headed north from London, and her guardian for the duration of the break was to be an uncle that she’d boarded with a few years ago. He was nice, a little dull, but Emery was grateful that anyone had accepted her - Hogwarts, and she supposed McGonagall, always somehow organised for her to go somewhere, and Emery never ceased in her appreciation.
In her own compartment, Emery could move about as she pleased. Though she had no stable home to go to, there always seemed to be enough money coming from a bank account - and that allowed her some small luxuries like new clothes when her old ones were worn thin, or a private carriage on a train. Emery assumed that her mother had set the account up, and it was one of the only links to her that she had - there was no photograph, no address, no memory. Just money. Quickly shrugging off the bitter thought, just like she’d trained herself to do, Emery grabbed her coat and purse and walked from the compartment, intent on finding the food cart. Normally she would stock up on food before boarding, but the Hogwarts express had gotten in later than usual, and she’d had to run to make her own train back up north. After exploring the train and grabbing her food, she quickly retreated back to her compartment, eager to start a book that one of her friends had given her for Christmas. Flopping onto one of the benches, she opened the book, hands smoothing across the cover, thinking of home (Hogwarts) and her friends there; she missed them, and it hadn’t even been twenty-four hours. She missed the smell of food cooking in the kitchens and waking her up of a morning; she missed going for a run on the grounds, throwing around a quaffle, sitting on the sun seat in her dorm and reading until the sun set.
Frowning now at the much less nice train compartment, Emery ran her fingers through her hair. As much as she liked to pretend that these things didn’t get to her, they did; she felt like she was a ticking time bomb of emotional secrets, each small one building up to something bigger. What would happen when she ran out of room? Fidgeting nervously in her seat, Emery focused her gaze out the window, taking in deep breaths. Meditation - or her version of it - always helped her compartmentalize better. She could deal with her eyes closed, when there was nothing but the air in her lungs and the darkness behind her eyes. When she opened them again, she found that everything was alright - she was alive, and she’d be returning to her friends soon enough. Emery knew, logically speaking, that the stress of moving once more to a new home was getting to her, and she quickly turned to the first chapter of her book, intent on distracting herself. Emery never tried to worry unless it was important, and where the train stopped was not in her power. Taking a deep breath again, steadying herself, she started reading, passing the hours by with the train swaying back and forth, almost rocking her in comfort against the pangs and torments of a life without a home or a family to call her own.

The role of EMERY JAMES has been accepted!

We loved your character, C.J! Emery is going to make a valuable addition to the roleplay, and we can’t wait for you to get started. Please go HERE for more information on the acceptance procedure. Welcome to Our Legacy!

-Admin Lennon

OOC Information:

OOC Name: C.J

OOC Age [16+]: 22

Timezone: PST

Rule Password: Removed

IC Information:

Character Name: Emery James

Year: Sixth

Age: 17

Faceclaim: Shailene Woodley

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Molly Fitzgerald

Molly Fitzgerald


Amazing application, Lizzie! The admins agreed that you captured Molly so well through your answers and your beautiful para sample. Please go HERE for more information on the acceptance procedure. Welcome to Our Legacy!

-Admin Reid

OOC Information:

OOC Name: Lizzie
OOC Age [16+]: 20
Timezone: EST
Rule Password: Removed

IC Information:

Character Name: Molly Fitzgerald
Year: Sixth
Age: 17


House: What are your character’s thoughts on being sorted in their house?
With the amount of heart and dedication Molly put into researching Hogwarts, it would have been impossible for her to enter the Sorting Ceremony without knowledge of all four houses and what they stood for. Her heart and mind yearned for Ravenclaw, a place that would encourage her intellect and not pass it off as an unworthy pursuit like her parents had so many times before. The Sorting Hat agreed without needing to hear the speech Molly had prepared had the hat taken awhile to decide between houses for her. Yet, there was never a doubt Molly belonged in Ravenclaw and she still spends every day trying to do her house proud.
Blood Status: What is their blood status and what are your character’s thoughts on it?
The worn out history books on the magical world and Hogwarts placed doubt in Molly’s mind about her place at Hogwarts. When her grandfather had first told her of the magical world, she did not expect it be so vast and so full of rich history nor did she expect a power struggle that has been going on for centuries. Molly had been under the impression everyone was equal at Hogwarts. The idea of blood status had never occurred to her. Her readings taught her that those of impure blood, muggleborns in particular, were not always welcome at Hogwarts and many were still mocked and ridiculed by purebloods. Molly found the whole system ridiculous, but that did not stop her from fearing exile upon arriving at Hogwarts on account of her blood status. The years she spent at Hogwarts showed Molly that progress had indeed been made since the last wizarding wars and Molly rarely feels self-conscious because of her blood status. Though she disagrees with the idea of blood status entirely and believes magic is an ability, not something in the blood, it is against Molly’s nature to be an advocate and she prefers to speak about it only when prompted or threatened.
Patronus: Can your character conjure a Patronus? Of what animal? Explain your choice.
Based off of this post.
Molly can conjure a patronus. She choose fifth year to master the spell, though it took her a long time conjure any more than wisps of smoke. Molly simply did not have many happy memories to draw on and that made it difficult for her to master the spell. It was not until she used the memory of her grandfather telling her about magic that she produced a full patronus and it took the shape of a jaguar. Molly instantly rushed off to the study the jaguar to see why that animal suited her so well. Anyone would consider a jaguar a predator, the opposite of Molly in demeanor and confidence. Yet, Molly learned that the jaguar is a solitary creature that reacts most when under attack. The more Molly read, the more she realized the jaguar did suit her despite any misconceptions. It is still difficult for Molly to conjure a full patronus as that one happy memory can only work for so long and she now practices it out of necessity only.
Boggart: What does your character fear? Why?
Molly has always known what her boggart is and it did not take a lesson in Defense Against the Dark Arts to see it for the first time. She has dealt with disappointed parents and mean spirited school children all her life. If her boggart ended up not being negative attention in any form, Molly would have been shocked. The boggart often takes the form of different people she knows depending on what insecurity or memory the boggart latches on to. Sometimes it is her parents looking at her with disgust. Other times it is her worst bullies with condescending smirks on their faces. On rare occasions, it is her current dorm mates and Hogwarts students whispering and pointing at her. Molly likes to think that her boggart is old and tired since negative attention has never been anything new to Molly. And yet, it somehow manages to terrify her every time.
Family Relationships: What is your character’s relationship with their family like?
To say that Molly has a tense relationship with a majority of her family would be an understatement. From the moment she was born, it seemed that her parents did not like her or want her. They already had four children who were still young and a fifth would only be another mouth to feed. Molly was brought up feeling that she was the problem in her family even when her parents had another baby a few years after she was born. Though Molly was too young to be angry and bitter when her little brother was born, it did not stop her from feeling upset and rejected when she saw her parents treating the new baby with so much love and affection where she saw none. It was then that Molly learned it was a curse to be the middle child right before the last. It meant that her parents regarded her with distaste and annoyance when they regarded her at all. It meant that her siblings could tease her constantly without getting their parents’ disapproval. Molly could never bring herself to hate her family, but they constantly made her feel like an inferior and after a while, Molly stopped trying to impress them and change their minds.
The only people in her family that Molly would ever profess to feel close to is her grandfather and her younger brother. Her grandfather rarely visited the small Fitzgerald home and Molly wondered as she grew older if it was because he hated his own child and his child’s spouse. When he did visit, Molly loved that he treated all the children like equals and would never give her the smallest or cheapest present. If anything, her grandfather paid more attention to her and Molly got a taste of what being a favorite was like. Molly secretly loved it, but it only brought more scorn upon her from her older siblings. It did not matter when the day finally came that her grandfather told Molly his secret and since then, the two exchange frequent letters and have grown even closer. When it comes to her younger brother, Molly tries not to dote on him the way her parents do and Evan has always seemed to appreciate it. Molly is the closest sibling to him in age and the two played together as children. Evan, much like Molly, has trouble finding activities he excels at and this cemented the bond between the two youngest Fitzgeralds. Evan will never understand what it is like to be in Molly’s position, but Molly appreciates how understanding he is when Molly yells about their family to him and how he will always keep her secrets.
Biography: Please provide at least two paragraphs explaining your interpretation of the character’s biography including their motivations, aspirations etc. 
Any qualified therapist would say Molly was born to have an inferiority complex. Her parents and siblings forced one on to her the second she came quietly into the world. Nothing Molly ever did would match the caliber of what her siblings did before her. When Molly learned to walk well before most other children, it was mediocre compared to the straight lines her older sister walked. That was when she learned to tread quietly. When Molly learned to talk, her mother often pointed out that it was with a lisp that was hardly noticeable until her parents told every teacher at every conference and school function. That was when she learned speaking out was pointless. When Molly showed an interest in the violin and school lessons, she was asked why she did not like sports or ballet. Molly knew that if she had ever stepped foot on a pitch or a dance studio, any progress she made there would have been sneered at. That was when Molly learned to shut down and focus only on what she enjoyed: books and learning. If she could not be good enough at what her parents wanted from her, Molly could be good enough at what she wanted. That did not prevent years of negative words and thinly veiled insults from haunting Molly every day of her life, but it gave Molly a sanctuary.
Perhaps one reason it was such a sanctuary is because Molly has a large mind and a keen ability to retain information. Had her parents given her any attention and taken her to measure her intelligence, her results would most likely have told them that Molly is a near genius. But they left Molly feeling unchallenged in the classroom only until her letter finally arrived inviting her to attend Hogwarts. The convincing it took her parents to allow her to go was minimal and Molly left on the Hogwarts express was cheap hand-me-down books and robes and an ailing owl, but still could not bring herself to feel inferior to anyone beside her. Molly already knew what her years at Hogwarts would entail. She would finally be in a challenging learning environment. She would finally be among people who understood what it was like to feel different every day of their lives. She felt at home. Yet, Molly did not want to repeat the past and be around people who only wanted to tear her down. Walls around her emotions became her greatest ally, so that Molly established her independence. People with only negative things to say were not given the time of day and people full of positivity saw Molly go running. If Molly came off as cold, it was not intentional, but it was better to feel isolated by choice than isolated by the majority.
Still, underneath a cold exterior lies a scared and lonely girl with a great deal of potential and a large capacity for kindness and loyalty. Molly often longed for friends as a child and she continues to long for meaningful friendships that her trust issues and inferiority complex make difficult to find. It takes Molly months to trust someone enough to let them hear a fraction of her inner-thoughts. She is a bundle of insecurities and defense mechanisms, but she is also a brilliant girl with a strong (if not overbearing) moral center. Molly understands why many people do want to give her a chance as she rarely gives anyone chances in return. She tries not to let the obvious perceptions people have of her feed into her insecurities. There are many times Molly has to remind herself that she is the one who chose to be independent and live without any more negative attention. If people do not understand that, they are hardly worth her time. Yet, the war that constantly rages within Molly tells her that those are often just pretty words rather than strong actions. Molly is still deciding if being independent and out of the reaches of negative and positive criticisms is worth it and the final decision will not come easily.
Para Sample: In character para samples are required. Third person, past tense. Minimum of 300 words.
It was just a handful of candy, a collection of chocolate frogs wrapped in purple pinstripe containers and large red lollipops the size of a fist, but Molly always thought that the most concrete items could represent a principle. When she saw a pile of candy, all she could think about was how frivolous a purchase it was. Why waste a few galleons on sweets when a shop across the street sold new quills and parchment? Molly bit her lip and turned away from the counter, only to come face to face with rows of different candy and students strolling down the aisles with hands already full. It was so easy to say that they were being impractical, too simple to say that they were throwing money away on treats that would be stolen by friends and eaten in a matter of hours. But it made Molly feel like a liar. It was not her principle that made her look at the brightly colored shop and all the cheerful students in it with annoyance. Undoubtedly, the annoyance was not caused by the shop or the candy or the students. It was just far easier to place blame on impracticality than it was to admit to jealously and blame her parents who were miles away.
They were the ones who always said that treats like candy or sweets were excessive. If Molly understood one thing about her parents, it was that belief. How could it not be understandable when they so often struggled to make ends meet and could barely keep enough food for eight people on the table? Molly was made to feel selfish when she asked for a pack of gum at the supermarket, but so were all her brothers and sisters. It was the only thing that was fair in the family from Molly’s perspective – at least it used to be. A weak description describing Molly’s situation would be that it’s complicated, but that was always the word that her parents tacked on to it. They could never give her money at school because there was not enough to spare. It did not matter that two of her siblings were out of the house, off exploring the world that talent and fortune laid out for them with the help of so much encouragement from their parents. It was encouragement Molly never received, proved time and time again by her parents refusing even the most basic spell books simply because they were not on the list of required reading. Any more books would be excessive. An extra cauldron would be excessive. Everything that Molly wanted was always excessive. It really was not fair anymore and maybe it never was.
Molly balled her hands into fists and shoved them into the pockets of her old coat, careful not to tear at the strained seams that threatened to reduce the pockets into holes. She walked quietly and quickly through the crowd, now anxious to reach the door. There were other shops she could explore, ones that would not remind her so much of things she could not have and things that would never be fair.
Questions or comments: None!

Amazing application, Lizzie! The admins agreed that you captured Molly so well through your answers and your beautiful para sample. Please go HERE for more information on the acceptance procedure. Welcome to Our Legacy!

-Admin Reid

OOC Information:

OOC Name: Lizzie

OOC Age [16+]: 20

Timezone: EST

Rule Password: Removed

IC Information:

Character Name: Molly Fitzgerald

Year: Sixth

Age: 17

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Due to Operation Riot, will you stop accepting while that happens? Like, will applications be closed or will the acceptance date be pushed to after OR, or what's going to happen?
Anonymous

Excellent question! Operation Riot looks like it will be placed at the end of April/start of May (specific date TBD but it’s a toss up between the two). We’ll be doing one round of acceptances before that day, hopefully on Friday (18th of April) - after that, we’ll close acceptances until after O:R ends. We want to do one round of acceptances before O:R so that new characters can get involved in the Hogwarts plot (more info HERE) and still feel a part of it, instead of coming in right as the event ends and feeling like they missed out on something huge.

-Admin Lennon


For the IC para sample, can we also use the challenges you've posted so far? And also, what about the prompts you've posted? Can we use all of them for the para sample when we apply?
Anonymous

Absolutely - anything you want to write your IC para sample on is fine by us. We also have more resources HERE, on our application resources page in case you’re stuck or want some more help.

-Admin Lennon


Could you possibly check your tagging of open and taken characters? Or make sure you update their open or taken status on their actual post? Just to avoid confusion.
Anonymous

I double checked the tags and they were all up to date! A character’s open or taken status is at the bottom of their bios if that is where the confusion lies.

-Admin Reid



The app count has been updated.

The app count has been updated.


Who is the Head of Ravenclaw?
Anonymous

The Head of Ravenclaw is still Professor Flitwick! The only professor that we added that is also a head of house is Professor Markle, who is the head of Gryffindor.

-Admin Reid