Sorsha Fawcett
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Full Name: Sorsha Fawcett
Age: 17 (April 15th)
Year: 7th
Gender: Female
Blood Status: Pure
Wand Description: 12", Ebony, Dragon heartstring

Height: 5' 5"

Eye Colour: Blue
Hair Colour: Brown
Physical Attributes: Sorsha appears to be sort of a pixie type of a person. She has wide, expressive blue eyes, pale skin, and wavy brown hair. She's not a very intimidating person to look at, being somewhat slight and willowy in build, but looks can be deceptive in her case. She has a very fiery personality, which she has been able to relate through her eyes. One flash and you can instantly tell what sort of mood she's in. She wears very classic, very neutral clothing, nothing that really sets her apart. Lots of pastels in her wardrobe of jeans, skirts, and blouses. She has a pair of knee high, high heeled, lace up boots that she wears with everything. She's a pretty girl, hardly ordinary, but she prefers to be better known for her abilities in the wizarding world than her looks. As far as her affinity for muggle clothing goes, her father has always, for some reason unknown to the rest of the world, had a love of all things Muggle like, and it sort of got passed on to Sorsha, as a result. Bit odd, but everyone has their quirks.
Accessories in general: Jade bracelet, various headbands and hair ties, a necklace with three different colored tear drop shaped pendants (yellow, jade, and aquamarine)
Usual out of uniform attire: Jeans, tank top with an off the shoulder, oversized sweater and the boots. Again, her father's love of all things Muggle has definitely influenced her sense of fashion.
Bed-wear: boxer shorts and a tank top, with her bathrobe thrown on if she's really cold, and a pair of fuzzy slippers in the shape of teddy bears. The slippers were a gift from a neighbor they used to live next to.

Personality

Sorsha, much like her name's meaning, is a radiant type of person. Usually a bright and cheery person, she does, like everyone, have her quirks. Her personality, whatever it may be at a moment, radiates from her. If she's mad, concerned, happy, troubled, wistful, and so on, everyone around her can tell. Her eyes tend to express every aspect of her personality at a given moment. She can be fiery and adventurous, but these are traits that have gotten her into trouble in the past. So, she tries to keep them bottled up. Struggles with trying to be the perfect example of a Ravenclaw at all times. She's fiercely loyal and a very determined person, though. Once you're friends with her, she's not one to toss that aside lightly. She'll have a good reason for being upset with a person. Fairly intelligent, often a little sheltered, but she tries to break away from that when she's at Hogwarts. Tends toward the overly studious, at times. Her sense of fashion comes both from her admiration for her father, and from her desire to be her own person, inspite of her pureblood status. Sorsha's also a tiny bit clumsy, a fact that she does, at times, find amusing, but it drives her crazy when it happens too often.

History:

Sorsha Yvaine Fawcett is the only girl in a family full of boys to Ivory and Aserne Fawcett. To add to the fact that she's the only girl, she's also the youngest, two traits which instantly led to her being treated like the overprotected princess all her life, and she still is to this day. Needless to say, school, once her older brothers were all gone and could no longer keep tabs on her, became an escape which she awaited eagerly, every year. Sorsha was always a bright child, growing up, with a natural propensity for magic at an early age. Of course, it did tend to raise the eyebrows of those they lived near, especially when the little girl tended to end up on the roofs of houses without any visible way for her to have gotten up there. Sorsha tended to be pampered, which was something she enjoyed for the first few formative years of her life. After all, what little girl doesn't enjoy getting what they ask for. After a while, though, she began to resent it, and she took to following her brothers around and attempting to do whatever they were doing. It was that first bit of getting away from the pedestal that convinced her she could question things and get away with it. Her father still treats her like a princess, and probably always will, but her brothers, while still very fiercely protective of their baby sister have recognized that when she wants to do something the best thing to do is get out of the way and let her have a go. Sorsha's the only member of her family to have been sorted into Ravenclaw, aside from her father, whom she idolizes. Her mother was in Hufflepuff, and her elder brothers, Maks and Cain, were in Gryffindor. She's always been somewhat close to her brothers, but it was harder to get along with them while they were still at Hogwarts and keeping, in her mind, far too diligent an eye on her every move. Now that they're off and she's on her own, it's a lot less of the strained, just let me be, and more of the thank god I have freedom variety. Thankfully, as she's proven to be very good at charms and such, they're all equally happy with the distance, both for their own good and the good of anything Sorsha could potentially get her hands on. Her father, having such a 'strange' admiration of Muggles, has devoted his time and energy to studying them, and he’s been in the position of Liaison to the Minister of Magic in regards to all things Muggle since before Sorsha was born. Before that he had worked, for a time, in the Misuse of Muggle Artifacts division, and her whole family is on good terms with the Weasley’s, which only helped to cause Sorsha no end of frustration as she grew up (as though it wasn’t bad enough having a crush on Fred and George at school, they’d occasionally visit the Weasley’s on break, making it that much worse.) It's pretty much ruled his life, and to further study them, he moved the whole family into a Muggle neighborhood. It's a bone of contention with her mother, who would prefer living nearer other wizards, as she devotes her time and energy to wizarding plants, but it's one area where her father refuses to budge an inch. Sorsha loves that her father has the confidence to not be detered in his pursuit. Like any teenage girl, she and her mother have a considerably strained relationship. Neither seems to understand the other, and they've taken to avoiding touchy subjects during school holidays just to keep the peace. She's had a very typical time at Hogwarts, not really stepping out of boundaries and concentrating on her studies. Up until her fifth year, she had been somewhat quiet, but her personality started to change during her fifth year (whether it was from stress from the OWLs or what, she never really could say), but she's become a bit more outspoken and adventurous. Now that she's in her last year, she's trying to have as much fun as possible before she leaves. The Tri-wizard tournament during her 5th year definitely helped to get her to break out of her shell and be a bit more open and less sheltered, but it was also the stress of her 5th year exams that led to her new found freedom. She needed to find things to give her an outlet for all the frustration and studying. Of course, meeting the students from Durmstrang and Beaux Batons helped in enlightening her, just that much more.

Relationships:

Pet/Familiar: Snow white ferret named Nicodemus
Friends: Most of her friends are classmates in her year, but she does claim some of the younger students as friends.
Enemies: none really, beyond the usual Slytherin players, but she tries to avoid them.
Crush: Fred and George Weasley (when they were there. It was a case of having crushes from afar, and she doesn't think they ever guessed)

Family:

Mother: Ivory Fawcett
Father: Aserne Fawcett
Siblings: Maks and Cain Fawcett
Grandparents: are all deceased
Other Relatives of Importance: Maks and Cain Fawcett

Other

Nationality: Scottish
Birthplace: Edinburgh
Broom (if applicable): Nimbus 2000, as a member of the Quidditch team it's essential
Your characters view on Voldemort: Sorsha was at the Tri-wizard tournament as a spectator when Cedric Diggory died, and she does believe Harry Potter's side of events and trust Dumbledore's word, along with the rest of her family. She has no reason to question the version of events that has been presented to the school by either. So, she is very anti-Voldemort and would do what she can to help out, if asked. Then again, no one's really come right out and asked her her opinion, so it's something only she's privy to, at present.
Favourite subject and why: Charms and Transfiguration, because they are her two best subjects, and she likes the methods of both Flitwick and McGonagall.
Most disliked subject and why: Potions, it's not that she's bad at it, she's actually pretty good at potions, she just dislikes the way the class has been run by Snape.
Favourite Professor and why: McGonagall, because she knows so much, not just about Transfiguration, but about the school in general, and she's fair in her teaching.
Most disliked Professor and why: Trelawney, the woman's just daffy, sure she's nice enough, but she seems a bit crackpot at times.

As far as her current teachers go, she tends to get annoyed with the open and blatant favoritism (not to mention the ridiculous amounts of homework) in Snape’s class, but since she chose to continue on that path, she sort of has herself to blame for not dropping it when she could have.

Favourite Professional/School Quidditch team: Holyhead Harpies (professional), Ravenclaw (at school, though she'll root for any quidditch team that isn't Slytherin)
Hobbies: dancing, knitting, baking
Likes: Her newly developed sense of freedom that her brothers absence has given her, music (both muggle and wizarding world), anything that could be seen as a silly way of spending free time, watching quidditch, and, to some extent, helping her father observe muggles.
Dislikes: Being overprotected, Draco Malfoy and his group of followers and hangers on, prejudiced views toward certain people or groups of people, bad grades, pixies

Classes

  • Ancient Runes
  • Arithmancy
  • Charms
  • Defence Against the Dark Arts
  • History of Magic
  • Potions
  • Transfiguration
  • Muggle Studies

OOC Information

Player: LondonBridge
Plans for your character's future: Sorsha's headed toward a career at Gringotts, which pleases her family, more specifically her mother. It’s not something that really bothers her a great deal, it’s a good career and all, it’s more the expectation that bothers her. She probably would have gone into that career on her own, but the fact that her mother is so pro-Gringotts for her does make it just a tiny bit annoying and makes her, to some extent, want to rebel and do something else because of that expectation.

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