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♥name Abigail (Abi) Rose Stancil
♥birthday August 31, 2016
This is not a natural sign for Gryffindor, but some Gryffindors do end up born under the influence of Virgo. They are hard workers and usually very bright; they tend to be more ethically obsessed than most. Some Virgo wizards are also sorted into House Gryffindor because of their amazing imaginations; on the surface they may appear straight-laced and almost nervous, but inside is a wealth of romantic yearning and fantastic excitement. They quietly build dream castles in their minds; and the practical influence of the Earth element means that they, unlike more flighty signs, may have some chance of building those dream castles on solid foundations.
♥hometown Skerries, Ireland
♥five words Adventurous, Authoritative, Stubborn, Protective, Calculating
♥Adventurous Did you know that dragons live amongst the wizarding society? Did you know that theyre invisible? Probably not- but Abigails been informed of such since a fairly young age. Having been gifted with an active mind, she could often be found digging around in the childrens section of her mothers library in pre-hogwarts years, flipping through the most seemingly interesting titles and then bringing their tales to life in the real world to make things a bit more interesting (as otherwise sitting around in a quiet library was no fun). By nine years old she had a best friend- his name was Scottie. Scottie was a dragon on the run from death eaters because he wasnt like most. Those of evil blood wanted to harvest and use his abilities for future gain, so she did everything possible to protect him and others like him from harm. Constantly with a need to be active both physically and mentally, Abi has an uncanny ability to twist together real life events (ie: death eater attacks) with fiction (invisible dragons), and create the most interesting adventures one has ever taken part in.
♥Authoritative A fan of leadership, it wouldnt be unlikely for this Gryffindor to be found trying to manipulate those with authority so that certain situations and ordeals lean more in her favor. Within her small group of friends she always has to place near the head so that she can properly guide them through whatever theyre doing, whether that is a school project, adventure, or merely shopping for the worlds best candy. Abi likes having control and will do quite a bit to gain it, yet still once she does have such she wont take advantage of it entirely. Those she guides she often becomes rather protective of.
♥Stubborn Never attempt to disprove anything Abigail says, for if one does she in turn will do everything in her power to either turn things around or make them out to be a clueless dolt in front of as many peers as possible. Everything she does and believes quickly becomes part of an important mission of some sort, something that cant be meddled with, and due to such there is a strong motivation to avoid failure. Abi does whatever possible to ensure people believe and understand her, cover all bases to avoid trouble, and make the paths leading toward whatever she has her mind on doing clear.
♥Protective Are you a family member, friend, or dearest counterpart? If so, then you can count on Abigail to have your back. Even if having your back means she has to lie, weave through some of the most difficult obstacles, and risk being locked up in a detention room for a month, shell still do so because the relationships she has with people are very important to her. Friends and family are the Gryffindors backbone, what keeps her from falling apart at the seams when things start getting too hard to bear, so guilt would be crippling if something happened to them and she wasnt able to prevent or stop it.
♥Calculating Though her way of doing so might be a little different than the more logically minded, Abigail often plots out her actions before actually performing them. In an attempt to keep out of trouble and perform actions in the most productive way possible, she analyzes the different aspects of a given situation, lists out what could happen, and then puts out a plan with the hopes that it'll help avoid those things. Such plans often involve lying and deceiving if trouble arises, but most of the time such isn't done due to a selfish desire but rather to ultimately to gain some greater good.
+Associated animal is the butterfly.
+Guinevere the fairy bride rules over this wood.
+Determination, strength and protection.
+Ensures success in business.
+Good against wayward spirits.
♥Unicorn Tail Hair
Unicorn hair is a more subtle wand. It is also hands-down the best core for healing, as it picks up some of the healing capabilities of unicorn blood. Unicorn hair has a reputation of picking gentler or more cerebral users, so it is common amongst Hufflepuffs and Ravenclaws. More laid-back Gryffindors and subtler Slytherins may find themselves with a Unicorn hair wand.
As the Unicorn hair can be removed without the death of the creature, the Unicorn hair wands specialize in Charms as Charms may be extremely powerful, and the generality of them, expertly cast, are quite permanent, some may be fairly easily countered or canceled, however. The Healing power of the Unicorn lends itself well to Healing and other more subtle arts such as Seeing.
Good For: Charms, Healing, Seeing, COMC, Divination
♥hair color Blonde
♥hair style Long and Wavy
♥eye color Blue
♥Year One 4'5
♥Year Two 4'7
♥Year Three 4'8
♥Year Four 4'10
♥Year Five 5'0
♥Year Six 5'1
♥Year Seven 5'2
♥other distinguishing details
♥father Steve Stancil
♥Steve was born into an average muggle household and lived there with his mother, father, and brother. He lived out his childhood like any other: attending primary school, learning, and making friends... but as the years progressed he began noticing a few things that separated him from the rest of his peers. For instance, if he REALLY wanted an object that his parents or teachers refused to give him- all he had to do was look fixedly at it for a few moments before it would suddenly float in the air toward him. For the longest time he believed this was because he had 'Superman' powers, and would often show off to his brother these powers whenever their parents upset him. Once his eleventh birthday rolled around however, Steve discovered the true reason behind his abilities- he was a wizard, and thus would soon be transferred to a different school than his sibling. One of wizardry... one of magic... Hogwarts.
Throughout Steve's Hogwarts years he stayed relatively close to his brother. He sent him mail via school owl, enthused about the amazing new things he was learning, the new friends he was making in Gryffindor, etc. It was during his third year that Steve met Stacy, a Hufflepuff girl a year younger than himself. Both were taking part in a student run Quidditch match: Stacy was a beater for one team and Steve chaser for the other. Stacy knocked Steve out: it was love at first... strike. :3
Ever so slowly the two became friends with one another, and Steve started drifting from his family a bit. Rather than tell his brother everything that was occurring in his life- he did so to Stacy instead. This surely caused a bit of conflict between the two for a while. About two years after graduation Steve and Stacy married- and gave birth to twins. Steve's brother had a son right around the same time- Gilbert, and it was through their children that they grew close again. Steve works with the Muggle-Worthy Excuse Committee, using his family to bounce ideas off of.
♥mother Stacy Stancil
♥Stacy grew up in the country, where her best friend owned a farm that raised cows, chickens, and so forth. During her childhood shed often spend time at her house and make friends with the animals, but it caused a bit of a rift between her friend and herself when her letter to Hogwarts arrived. While both her mother and father were of the wizarding blood, they enjoyed the company of muggles and had raised their daughter to hide the fact that she was a witch around her muggle friends. Thus it was hard for them to understand when she went to explain that shed been accepted at a special school. What kind of school was it? For overly smart people? The rich? Why did she have to go now?
It was difficult for Stacy to come up with a proper excuse that theyd accept, so slowly she began drifting from them and grew closer to the wizard friends she met whilst in school instead. She was sorted into Hufflepuff and later became a member of the Quidditch team. It was during a game later that she met Steve and they became the best of friends.
After graduation, Stacy took on a job at her local wizarding library, specializing in the children area and taking part in activities there. This became especially helpful when the twins were born, as she was able to take them there often and have her fellow workers watch over them.
♥sibling Ari Stancil, twin. (VH26) They were born about a half hour apart. Abi at 11:50pm on the 31st of August and Ari at 12:15am., on the 1st of September.
♥Wolf Learning wisdom. Though the moon rises every night Wolf always finds something new to learn from it. We, too, in exploring the hidden paths of consciousness, may discover new truths to share with the rest of our clan, the human race.
Abigails patronus is a wolf, primarily due to its intellect and the relationships it has within its pack. A wolfs pack is more or less a family unit. Wolves live together, hunt together, and work together to raise their young. They also arent naturally violent creatures, but rather only get so when either a member of their pack is threatened or they themselves feel in danger. Thats a lot like how Abi works. Because her mind tends to run on a different plane than some others a lot of the time, she can feel fairly misunderstood. Being an typical girl that bothers her, so any and all people whom show any ounce of acceptance toward what she believes and who she is get automatically put on this list of Ill do anything for you. There arent very many people on that list most of the time, but that doesnt matter. Shed not into popularity anywhere near as much as she is trust.
That leads to another point too- while wolves might seem kinda violent in some of their pictures, in reality they dont normally attack unless its for survival purposes or somethings threatening their pack. It takes quite a bit for a wolf to attack a non-threatening, non-prey creature and that can be said to be true for Abigail as well. Unlike the more stereotypical Gryffindor, shes not really one to be entirely over-run by her emotions to the point that she reacts before thinking. Thats by no means saying that she wont react or partake in revenge behaviors because she will, but the girl sees punishments as one of the most restricting creations ever brought forth by mankind. She will do nearly anything to avoid them if she can (manipulate, fake!cry, whatever) and only when she cant and sees no way around it will she then go ahead and do what she had to do regardless of consequences. The eat or be eaten mentality will kick in at that point.
Wolves are also adaptable and Abi can be that way as well though in her case adapting often takes the form of her changing her behaviors so that she can try and manipulate certain outcomes. If one thing doesnt work one time, shell try another thing the next time, and so forth. Very rarely is she discouraged- she just learns from her mistakes and makes sure to do better later.
♥mirror of erised
♥ Success If Abigail were to find and look into the Mirror of Erised on this day shed see herself standing outside Azkaban walls in a victorious stance, with every dragon friend shes ever met flying in celebratory fashions behind her. All evil beings and creatures will have been captured and removed from the public world via her hard work, thus thrusting everyone into the most peaceful and happy times theyve ever before experienced. Everyone would be free to do what they want, live the life they want, and roam the globe without a single worry present in their minds.
♥Helplessness Unable to help oneself or others; powerless or incompetent. Especially in regard to friends and family. Abigail has always been the type of person to try and prepare herself for anything, including the unexpected. Shes often confident enough in her abilities to develop a solution for whatever problems that arise in her life. If, however, an ordeal occurred where she was literally stripped of every resource and thus deemed INCAPABLE of getting her friends, family, or self out of a serious situation she would be forced to realize what she really is- just a little girl with limited experience and skill. This would not only terrify her, but prompt her to question quite a bit about herself as well.
From from 1st-4th year (her brother getting continously more hurt the longer she tries to help him).
The memory of being hog-tied was still very fresh in Abigails mind when she went to enter her defense against the dark arts class that day. The night prior shed even stayed up until well past midnight working on a note, for if there was a single thing she wanted to make sure of it was that such an activity was never again done for the remainder of her Hogwarts career. The note was clutched tightly in her hand as she walked in the door and, before sitting down to endure whatever he had in store for them next, the blonde slipped it onto the mans desk. The next time he went to gift himself with a bit of relaxation, hed be welcomed by an argument not even a hundred year old senior could fight- using students as bait was illegal and worthy of ten years in Azkaban.
Only once she was certain the parchment was in a place hed see it did the Gryffindor go to sit down; and it was then that she grew instantly suspicious that one Professor Toyama had something even worse planned for them now. He began speaking about fear, taunting them with the challenge to think of what brought they themselves the most terror, but as she sat there and stared at him Abi couldnt immediately think of anything that had. Since she was old enough to talk, shed constantly lecture her cousin on the ridiculousness of running from such harmless things as insects and cats. Ninety-nine of the things people feared most were only dangerous if they allowed them to be. Afraid of falling? Dont lurk too close to a ledge. Afraid of clowns? Spray water on them. The make-up will disappear and theyll be clowns no longer.
Most fears could be taken care of instantly; all that was required was not being over-come by them.
This theory was only reinforced further when they were presented with a demonstration, one where their dear professor revealed his own silly fear (strange clothes, of all things) and defeated it with a single flick of his wand. It was that simple. There was little more to it- so again Abi grew certain that her theory was correct. Fear was merely a figment of the mind and could be easily gotten rid of so long one was strong and smart enough to defeat it. With this belief firmly planted in her thoughts, she lined up with the rest of her classmates with relative ease. So many of them already appeared nervous over the idea of facing their impending dooms, Ellie included, but as was expected her friend was able to easily defeat her fear. And what was the thing anyway? It looked like a bloody Bigfoot. How weird.
Dont worry, Ellie! Abi exclaimed once the creature had been properly taken care of. No Bigfoot will get you in our dorm. Bernard will set it on-Ari?
Seemingly as if her brother had been out early that day and called in to help with his sisters lesson, one Ares James now stood in front of her with a rather boastful expression. what. What are you doing-
An invisible force awoke then, suddenly unleashing its power and bending her twins arm at an awkward angle, breaking it into two. ABI!
Another blow and this time it struck his leg, snapping it like a pretzel and collapsing him to the ground. ABI, HELP!
The sound of breaking bone vibrated through her, turning every thought capability she had to mere babble as she struggled to take in the scene of her dying sibling. ABI!
I d-dont know
Unable to stop the tears from welling into her eyes, the Gryffindor sunk the floor beside her brother and buried in her arms. I cant.
From end of fifth year onward (Duncan Cunningham binding her in place and being unable to get away or stop him).
She wasn’t ready. The written portion of the exam had been easy enough, but when Abigail returned from lunch only to be told that they were meant to be facing a ‘dark creature’ next, all confidence she managed to gain began to waver. She’d been made to fight against more than enough shady figures over the duration of the year; her sanity was nearly lost. It was an exhausting feat to keep going while every person continued to work against her and she didn’t want to do it anymore. Even if the ‘thing’ now was no more than an angst-filled grindylow, she’d not the time nor energy to deal with such an inconsequential creature; grade or not. It wasn’t worth it. She didn’t care. They could fail her now if they wanted to.
Still, the Gryffindor was ushered into line regardless, destined to be one of the first to take on the feat because of her rather inconvenient A name. The entrance to the hall had been completely hidden behind a black veil, so when Abigail stepped forward she couldn’t see anything but it and darkness. That in and of itself arose an even stronger desire to turn and leave, prompting the blonde’s gaze to meet that of the examiner’s. “Is this really required?” she questioned.
“Even if I’m willing to take a T?”
“That’s not fair.”
The last statement came out as more of a whine as Abi stomped through the veil, but all thoughts of annoyance instantly disappeared when the darkness swallowed her. Pulling her wand from her robe’s pocket, she blinked a few times to force her eyes into adjusting and then stared at the man standing before her. His mint green robes indicated he was meant to be kind, helpful, but when she focused on his face his lips pulled upward and into a sneer. “Surprise” the man said, “Didn’t really think you could get rid of me that easily, did you?”
“…I thought” narrowing her eyes, the Gryffindor glared down at her feet. “You’re not meant to be here.”
“Thought what? That the auror you tattled to would stop me?” with every word he moved forward, hand reaching for something in his robes. “Nice try. She didn’t believe you anymore than the others.”
The sound of his footfalls drawing closer raised Abigail’s gaze, prompting her to step back in response. “She did.”
“But did she really?”
When a wand was risen and directed at her chest, Abi acted automatically. A scream of “Exhaurire!” echoed through the room, but was quickly replaced with one of terror as the spell exploded around the blonde and was joined by a mass of ropes binding her frame in place.
“Kill me if you want” Abigail growled as she fought against both the binds and tears pressing against her eyelids. “I don’t care. They’ll find out the truth eventually. I know it.”
Edited by Abigail Stancil, 04 October 2015 - 02:13 PM.