SEISEUX CURRENT EVENTS
The sorting ceremony as well as our first two months of the semester have passed! In a bit of past roleplay, we have the renaissance festival and student/staff mixer going on. Currently, the school is on lock down. No students or staff can get in or out.
NATIONAL CURRENT EVENTS
The Senate has been attacked by dark wizards. Masses have been murdered and the entire building destroyed. Seiseux and Salem are in lock down mode - no one can go in or out. The entire country is holding it's breath in fear of what is to come. Is there a dim light in the ever growing darkness or has the nation lost all its hope?
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► Reilly, Joel
Wandmaker | Josh
Member No.: 63
Joined: 7-June 12
JOEL ROY REILLY played by: Josh
your online name: Josh
do you have any other characters? Blake Harper, Wes Bailey, PJ Bates
what are your contacts? PM
full name: Joel Roy Reilly
date of birth and age: March 17, 1983 (28)
former house: Sagesse
face claim: Zachary Levi
other notable features: Nope)
Charismatic & Extravagant
Joel is a people-pleaser. He is very concerned with the goings-on of the people around him, and he goes out of his way to meet his neighbors and those people he sees on a regular basis. He finds them extremely fascinating and loves to listen to their stories. But he also loves to tell his own stories as well. He’s prone to exaggeration when he tells these stories, but it is all for the sake of entertainment. He likes making people laugh and feel good about themselves.
He also loves throwing costume parties for every holiday--even Thanksgiving if he can find a good Pilgrim costume. Halloween is his favorite holiday, and each year, he and his sister host a gigantic party and rent out some big venue in New Orleans in which to host it. And everyone is invited! He goes all-out with the decorations and the spooks, because he wants everyone to have the time of their lives.
Hardworking & Disciplined
Joel has had to work for everything he has. He was not able to benefit from family money, so he had to learn from an early age to be self-reliant and go after the things he wants with a good work ethic and determination. He usually keeps a strict schedule for his work day to maximize productivity. And when it comes to being a shopowner and boss, he can be a little strict with his policies. He likes things a certain way, and he wants everyone to keep it that way. When he has a plan for something, and that plan falls though, he is prone to having a little anxiety attack. He doesn’t think well on his feet, so he likes to be prepared for things like meetings, appointments, and inspections.
Geeky & Eccentric
But he can’t always be that person who makes lists and schedules his life down to the minute. He is a self-proclaimed geek who is in love with the game Kingdom, which is, for all intents and purposes, the magical version of Dungeons & Dragons. He likes dressing up as his character and roleplaying his actions with the few other members of the community who also share his love for the game. He gets lost in the fantasy land of fighting trolls and dragons and evil enchantresses.
He is also prone to talking to himself, which is something he does quite often without realizing it. He generally narrates his own life in his head, as if he were a character in Kingdom or some hero in a fantasy novel, which is something his younger sister, Jane, always seems to pick on him about. He's really excitable, and is also extremely clumsy. He also really loves candy and has a draw filled with lollipops that he says are for the first years getting their wands (but really, he just wants to be able to eat candy on the job).
family & history
family members:Jane Reilly - Sister
any other family member of importance:Nope
place of birth:Houston, Texas
Joel’s family did not grow up wealthy. They did not have nice things, and they didn’t always get to do many of the things they wanted to do because money was always so tight. But instead of causing a rift between his parents and himself, Joel only grew closer to his family. So they rolled pennies instead of dice, at least they got to play games together. And it didn’t matter that the electricity went out, candlelight was really fun to eat under anyway. Family was the most important thing in his life. He loved each member of his family dearly and would have gladly died for them if he had to.
He first showed signs of magic one summer morning when he was running around the yard and fell into a thorny bush after trying to catch a mostly-deflated soccer ball his sister, Jane, was throwing to him. When he fell into the bush, getting tangled in all the biars and thorns, he shouted out in pain. And then something amazing happened. The bush shrunk away from him. The thorns removed themselves from his skin and pulled away. He was able to get up and out of the thorny bush without hurting himself further! It would still be a few years before he got his acceptance letter to Sei, but his family was ecstatic to learn that their long line of Druid magic still ran within his blood.
He wasn’t very good at many of the subjects his friends seemed to like. He found Transfiguraiton absolutely impossible, and he never could get the hang of what Divination was all about anyway. He was decent when it came to Care of Magical Creatures, but he was far from the best. He really liked the idea of Charms, but he just couldn’t get the wand movements down. When he was younger, he thought that he was never going to find something he was good at. He thought that he was probably going to be a failure.
But he found out that he had a knack for Druidism. He had this control over nature that just came to him so easily. He could see a wilting flower and, with a few kind words, get it to straighten itself up again. He couldn’t really explain it to his friends, none of whom were descended from Druids like he and his sister were. It just became second nature to him—talking to plants. He excelled in Herbology, of course. Each flower had its own signature in his mind. They had personalities, and he knew intuitively how to act with them. For example, mandrakes were like scared children. They just needed someone who cared to be with them. But Devil’s Snare needed a firm hand to get it to grow. He had to be commanding and unyielding.
After graduating Sei with decent marks, he decided that he should try his hand at wandmaking. After all, he would get to work with nature, which was something he knew he had to work with. And he knew that there was going to be good money in it. Every frist year needed a wand, of course. So he was going to have the financial stability that his family never had when he was a child. Now, Joel is running his own wand shop in the magical district of New Orleans.
| A ten-year-old wide-eyed young man walked into the wand shop for the very first time and was completely overcome by what he was seeing. Shelves and shelves of long boxes stacked one on top of the other as far as he could see. Blake could barely comprehend the fact that magic was real, and now his school supply list was informing him that he needed a wand as well?! How totally awesome was that?! He stood in awe of his surroundings, drinking it all in as best as he could. He knew that this was going to be a very important day in his life—this was when his boring pushed-off-to-the-side existence was validated. This was the day where he said, “Look out world, here I come!”|
He was completely taken off guard by the sudden appearance of the wandmaker, and he nearly backed into a large stack of empty wandboxes. His face burned red with embarrassment as he regained his composure and hesitantly introduced himself as Blake Harper, well Blake Ryan Harper to be more correct. He wondered how the wandmaker knew he was a Muggleborn—whatever a muggle was. He looked to his mother and father, who were huddled together near the entrance of the shop as if they could flee the premises at a moment’s notice. He gave them a weak smile as the wandmaker took out a deceptively long tape measure that began to slither around his body, taking strange measurements as it went
Up and down his right arm. Then his left. Around his neck. Then, oddly, around the top of his head. Blake wondered what was happening and what all of these measurements had to do with a wand. Certainly he was meant to get a long pointy stick, right? A wand wasn’t some weird outfit, right? Luckily for him, the wands were indeed the things inside the long boxes. Unluckily, there would be weird outfits involved, though he would come to discover those later in the day.
The wandmaker mumbled something Blake could not hear but was too shy to ask what was said. Instead, he took the box that had been shoved in his hands and opened the lid. There was his wand. The instrument through which he was going to wield the ultimate power! He picked it up in his hand, his fingers quivering as he gripped it and …
The neatly-stacked boxes in front of him flew across the room, and wands fell to the floor with a loud clatter. Blake’s mouth fell open. “I’msorryI’msorryI’msorryI’msorryI’msory!” he said quickly stuffing the wand back into the box and pushing it back into the wandmaker’s hands. “I—I—I I really, really, really didn’t mean to do that.” He looked back to his parents, both of whom seemed as if they had eaten bad seafood. Blake’s hazel eyes were filling with tears of embarrassment and fear, but the wandmaker shushed him impatiently and handed him another box.
Blake didn’t want to open this one. He didn’t want to break anything else. Maybe, maybe the school was wrong. Yeah, that was it! The school only thought that he was able to do magic! Sure! That was it! He was from a large family of people, and none of them could do magic! So, so they had to be wrong. They just had to. He looked up at the wandmaker who urged him to open the box. He pursed his lips together and did as he was told despite the fact that he was sure they were making a big mistake letting him hold this.
Wasn’t a wand like a gun!? He had no idea how to use one! What if he killed someone! What if he killed himself!? Or his parents!? Or the wandmaker! But as he held this wand, nothing flew off shelves. Nothing broke. No one was murdered. It sat quietly in his hands and Blake smirked. Maybe he was wrong after all. He looked at the wandmaker who asked him to give it a wave and see what happened.
He grinned. He gripped the wand tightly and flicked it downward. The nearest shelf tilted forward, came dangerously close to falling over, dumped many of the wands out onto the floor, and fell back into place. Wands rolled everywhere! And Blake once again stuffed the wand back into the box and began wringing his fingers together. “I don’t know what I’m doing!” he said backing up and away from the wandermaker. “I don’t know how to do this.”
He looked down at the broken wand beneath his shoe, and all the color in his cheeks vanished. He felt like he was going to vomit. This was a horrible, horrible day. He scooped down and picked up the broken wand in his hand. “It was an accident, I swear. I swearIswearIswear!”
But something different happened. The wand felt warm in his hand, and he could almost swear that it was vibrating. The tears he hadn’t realized had been falling from his eyes stopped flowing, and he gazed upon the wand in his hand. He inhaled sharply and then looked at the wandmaker, who was gazing curiously and impressedly at both the wand and Blake. The young boy cleared his throat and opened his mouth to speak, but the wand in his hand produced green and golden sparks and a light purple smoke which smelled oddly of both peppermint and citrus at the same time.
He looked at the wandmaker who was laughing heartily as it was announced that they had found his wand.[/i]
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We are both really excited to have a wandmaker on the site! I love the fact that you have created a more extroverted Sagesse former member. It helps to make him stand out more. His personality just seems perfect for the role of a wandmaker, a people-pleaser to help with the nervous first years while as a business man he needs that strict routine. I also have to say I loved the bit about keeping candy in a drawer for the first years (and to eat candy on the job). I love quirks like that! The way you went in to describe Druidism was very fascinating. I like that every plant has a specific personality to him. I’m eager to see where he goes as the site plot continues and how the current attacks may affect not only his business but how he interacts with those who have chosen a side in the war!
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