D.O.B.: December 27, 1995.
WAND: seven and a half inches, rosewood, slightly springy, pixie wing core
DESCRIPTION: As a kid Maddie was pretty gangly. Her ears were too big for her head, her nose was button like and her eyes seemed too wide for her head. Maddie finally grew into that. First she shot up several inches. She's currently at about 5'7" and still growing. Despite her frustrations with it, she is as thin as a twig with little to no curve to her body- she is probably the thinnest of any of her friends and constantly is frustrated by the fact that she cannot gain any weight or shape despite her best efforts. Due to the fact that she is a teenager, even though she denies it, she is still trying to find her style. Maddie prefers comfort and function over form and often reverts to comfortable shirts and hoodies. She does, on occasion like to glam up a little now and then but tries to keep everything pretty plain and natural. Still, because she often has to try to look older than she is she glosses over her youth with a fine layer of makeup almost every day- just some blush and a little contour, and some eyeliner, and mascara, and...ok a lot of makeup; but only because she feels she has to to cover up the truth. Still, if you look beyond the makeup you can see that Maddie has a beautiful face. Her skin is pale and free of acne, something her friends always manage to bring up with just a little bitterness. Maddie has dark brown eyes in contrast to her straight light brown hair that really has enough blonde in it to confuse most people into not being able to name a color right away. A lot of people say she's beautiful but Maddie really doesn't think about herself that way, at least not most of the time. She can use her looks and her age when she needs it, but otherwise, in her head, she's just that gawky kid climbing trees.
PLAY-BY: Bridget Saterlee
MIRROR OF ERISED: Looking into the depths of the mirror Maddie can see her dad watching her on the quidditch pitch at Hogwarts. She's flying as captain of the team and he's back to normal working for the ministry instead of in Azkaban. She wants her life back, her magic back, and her family back. She wants what the Death Eaters stole from her the minute they attacked.
BOGGART: Normalcy. Maddie fears losing the world of magic forever and being locked away from it. Already she has lost her dad and her grandparents are under watch. Her mother tried to take her wand and she can't use magic unless she is at a school she is banned from attending. She fears becoming normal...muggle. She fears wasting her life away in temp jobs and cafés and become less and less magical.
War is not healthy for children and other living things. That is especially true in Maddie’s case. As a young girl Maddie was very outgoing and always ready for a joke or a prank. She was the typical Gryffindor girl-outing off her studies for fun until the last possible moment. She lived for the moment and was carefree and friendly towards everyone- especially if it meant getting some attention. Maddie loved, and still loves a little praise and shock now and again. The war changed her. Suddenly she was second class. Instead of being praised for her go get em’ attitude and carefree ways she was censured as a case of blood impurity. Instead of having fun she was miserable, and instead of feeling like she was part of a family Maddie felt alone and on the outside. This has left Maddie constantly searching for a sense of belonging and approval. She craves positivity and attention and will do most anything to get it. That being said, being on the outside has left Maddie with a powerful sense of wrong and right. She has a very strict moral code and despite the grey in the world she always simplifies it and fights for what she believes; especially when it comes to standing up for those who cannot stand up for themselves. Her loyalty and bravery in the face of adversity is something she always had but the war sharpened that characteristic and honed it in a way. The change in regime has done the same to her humor. Instead of using it for fun like she used to, Maddie uses her quick wit as a weapon- hurling it at those who would question her and holding it up as a shield to those who would hurt her. Above all else Maddie is in pain. She feels abandoned by the muggle world and the wizarding world but doesn’t want to give either up. She feels lost in something too big for a fifteen year old and needs direction, but she denies these facts to anyone but herself. Her lack of trust prevents her from really feeling and really opening up to anyone- especially since she lost her Dad.
• Relation: David Lee Jamison , aged 40. Pureblood. Muggle Artifacts Ministry of Magic.
• Relation: Marie Ann Jamison née Church, aged 36. Muggle. Photographer.
• Relation: Phillip Jamison, aged 54. Pureblood. Charm Inventor.
• Relation: Odella Jamison née Acosta, aged 57. Pureblood. Domestic Engineer.
To understand Maddie you have to understand her parents. David Lee Jamison was a wizard. He also loved muggles. He loved muggles so much in fact that he married one- Marie Church. It took a while for the truth to come out. David worked for the ministry dealing with mishandling of muggle artifacts and Marie was constantly prodding about where he went everyday. One day she followed him and needless to say when he disappeared from a Telephone Booth there was a lot to talk about.
Due to the fact that Marie was pregnant at the time of what would be known in the Jamison household as “the incident,” the two tried to stick it out. Marie tried to learn a little bit more about this magical world and David tried a to ease her into it without overwhelming her. For a while it worked.
Maddie was born into a strained but loving family with a witch dad and a muggle mom. It was impossible to deny that both parties loved their daughter very much, but Madeline was always a bit of a daddy's girl. She spent the most time with her dad, especially when she started causing weird things to happen. The first time it happened was when she made her dolls fly around the room after her Dad told her a story about a game called quidditch. The second time it happened she accidentally turned the dog rainbow so she could have a unicorn. Most of the time Maddie did these things after hearing her Dad’s stories about the wizarding world.
Occasionally David took his daughter to see her grandparents, Phillip and Odella, in the wizarding world. Everytime, Maddie felt so at home with the concepts and presence of magic she wanted to stay forever. Maddie would be spoiled and loved by her grandparents. She would play wizard chess with her grandfather, attend quidditch matches, and eat as many Bertie Botts and Chocolate Frogs as she could when there. The acceptance of her magic and the love and pride that surrounded it made Maddie the happiest she could be during her childhood.
Mrs. Jamison, had different views. Despite her outreach to her daughter the woman never felt as if the girl was completely her child. Marie did try. She taught Maddie about photography, Marie’s profession. She enrolled the girl in muggle centric activities appropriate for a girl her age like ballet and football, but Maddie rejected the activities and boring and ordinary. Marie often lashed out at her daughter and was never the fun parent, pushing her in school, telling her to be less concerned with Hogwarts, a school she might not get into and more concerned with math and science and history that normal people needed to know and learn. Maddie felt persecuted and misunderstood, Marie felt her family had abandoned her in a world she would never understand. Given this it was no surprise that Marie up and left three months before Maddie’s ninth birthday. Never one hundred percent comfortable with the powers her daughter had developed and her husband lied about, Marie left the two of them.
Things were really hard for Madeline to understand then of course, but as she got older and even closer to her father, especially after they moved into her grandparents house she got more and more used to the non existant mother figure and well as the wizarding world. It came as no suprise when she got her letter, and even less of a suprise when she was sorted into gryffindor, her dad's almamater.
Maddie thrived at the years she was at Hogwarts. She loved her classes, showing particular strength in charms and transfiguration. She made friends quickly and easily and often both frustrated and amused professors with her quick wit, easy humor and relaxed attitude. Her performance was not superb by any means but she earned high enough marks to not be noticed in a negative fashion.
School was also a social boon for Maddie. Given that she was the daughter of a muggle and a wizard who had mostly been raised in a wizarding world and was used to explaining things to muggles Maddie was a great gap between the two population. She could ease her muggle born friends into their new home and explain, act as a translator, of the mundane to the magical people in her life. She did all of this with a smile and kindness.
Maddie’s happiness was further compounded as time went on. She grew used to her studies, engaged in the visits to Hogsmeade as allowed and, during her fourth year made the quidditch team as a Chaser. She was getting pretty good too. Her specialty was doing particularly reckless stunts that would often get her in trouble with not only her coach but her head of house- as they scored goals no one was ever too hard on her, but there were occasional words…in very loud voices.
Happiness, however, cannot go on forever. Maddie’s happy bubble was shattered when the attack on Hogwarts came. She watched teachers she had loved and respected die. She watched as her friends were blasted into death with impunity. She even held the body of one of her roommates as she bled out on the floor screaming for her mother. All Maddie could do was hide. She did her best to herd younger kids into alcoves, eventually getting them to the kitchen to wait out the storm. Maddie felt weak, useless, confused. She could not understand why magic could not be shared. She could not understand why anyone would want to hurt children. For months Maddie heard the screams of her friends, saw blood every time she closed her eyes and thought she would never escape it. Even Maddie’s father suggested calming droughts for lack of any ideas of what could calm his daughter.
Still, without a mother, and without a choice once Hogwarts was reopened after the take over Maddie was forced to return and face a darker world. Hogwarts was no longer safe for her. Being muggle born Maddie was often made fun of. She was not called on in classes, she was criticized more than praised. She was cut from the quidditch team in favor of a lesser, but pureblooded player. Even in her own house, one of the more forgiving she was ignored more often- treated as lesser despite the fact that she had not seen her mother in years. Eventually Maddie could not take it and begged her father to allow her to drop out and study somewhere else- reluctantly David agreed.
For a time Maddie lived at home with her grandparents and Dad but she did not see them as much as she expected. Her father was always gone, her grandparents were out of the house a lot more often and as a result Maddie was falling behind in her studies. She was underage so she could not use magic due to the Trace especially when no one was in the house to pin it on and confuse the charm. She thought her grandparents were out on errands, or were visiting friends, or volunteering. She thought her father was working late due to the new government demands and the crack downs on muggle contact and culture. Maddie couldn’t have been more wrong.
A month after she had turned fifteen Maddie’s life took another turn for the worse. It was later than usual and she was all alone. Her grandparents had been out all day. Her father had left for work and not come back. She fell asleep watching the front door from a chair she had pulled into the hall waiting for them. She awoke the next morning with an empty stomach and no one in the house. Panicking she started calling her father’s office. Minutes later a ministry official arrived. The official informed her that her father was in custody for treason and would be in Azkaban indefinitely and that her grandparents had also been implicated. Since they had no evidence after careful investigation of her own knowledge and involvement they let her go.
For the first time in her life, Maddie was alone. She had her grandparent’s house but no one to live in it with her. As a minor, without guardians, her mother was located and she was sent back into the muggle world for the first time since she was nine years old.
Entering her mother’s house Maddie felt like a stranger. She barely recognized her mother. Her mother didn’t quite know what to do with her. Given the lack of magical guidance one rule was established very quickly: NO MAGIC. Maddie’s wand was taken away immediately upon arrival in her mother’s house and it was as if a limb had been torn from her body. Having been around magic her whole life and having used it almost everyday until the attack without her wand and her powers Maddie felt limp, useless, and weak. It didn’t help that she felt just as much an outcast of the muggle world and she did in the magical world. She was behind in all of her classes and despite her attempts at being easy going she couldn’t quite get the old Maddie back.
In school she was an abject failure. Instead of getting the right math numbers she doodled figures of runes and turned the problems with x’s and y’s into arithmacy. Instead of learning the correct muggle history she was being taught she would mix in “mythical” stories of witches and wizards during the same time periods. The only class she even had a moniker of success in was creative writing as her “stories” were so original. The school psychiatrist were convinced it was a coping mechanism that the girl had invented to help her get through her father’s incarceration and her grandparent’s death- so much trauma after all would hurt any fragile young mind.
Misunderstood at home and at school Maddie longed to return to the magical world and find a way to put it back the way it was. She longed for happier times and a family that loved her and after a year of dealing with school and her mother she wanted her old life back and began formulating a plan. The night of her sixteenth birthday Maddie waited for her mom to go to sleep, wrote a note and called the Knight Bus.
Knowing that her grandparents house would be the first place her mother would look Maddie went into the house and grabbed enough things to sell in Knockturn Alley to pay a months rent on a muggle flat in cash. The next day she got a job in a muggle café selling coffee and also applied to a temp agency as a typist. It was a tight living but thanks to some skimping Maddie managed to eek out a meager existence in the muggle world while occasionally skipping into the magical world for news of her dad and grandparents.
On one of her visits to her grandmother’s house Maddie found something quite shocking. Hiding behind a picture of herself and her father from an outing to a quidditch match was a spell and inscribed below it were the words S.A.V.I.O.R. Maddie dropped the spell as soon as she picked it up. She couldn’t believe that her quiet unassuming dad had been working from the inside to thwart the ministry. She couldn’t believe that her dad was in Azkaban because he actually did something against the law. On the one hand Maddie was furious at her dad for putting her grandparents in danger and her in danger and their lives together at risk and on the other hand she couldn’t be prouder. Her dad stood up for what he believed was right to make a better world for his daughter-Maddie was sure of it.
Slowly, a fire built up in Maddie. She started to explore the family house a little bit more. Slowly more came to light. Hidden notes, runes, spells. Maddie spent whatever spare money she could to figure everything out but in the end she realized that her dad was making fake ID’s for muggle born wizards with a combination of muggle photography and wizarding charms. Maddie wanted to help. She wanted to continue her dad’s mission. In her time off between her two jobs Maddie mastered photoshop and then mastered the charms necessary to spell them. Maddie slowly started walking Diagon Alley more and more looking for people who needed the documents trying to help out where she can-a girl on a mission to make her father proud by continuing his legacy.
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RP Sample: See all my characters a hundred years ago finally coming back from the grave...please and thank you.