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on Mon Jan 26, 2015 11:02 pm



FULL NAME: Sylvester Byron Mitchell

NICKNAMES: Steve. No really, please call him Steve.

AGE: 26

OCCUPATION: Advisor to the British Muggle Minister

Primary School: Invicta Primary, London (Age 4-11)
Secondary School: Duke of York's Royal Military School, Kent (Age 11-18)
University: London School of Economics and Political Science, London (Age 18-20)
After University: Royal Military Academy Sandhurst, Surry (Age 20-21)

- Social Policy and Government Degree via London School of Econ and Poli-Sci

PLACE OF RESIDENCE: Clapham, South London

PLAY BY: Julian Morris


HAIR COLOUR: Light Brown



BODY BUILD: Muscular, in a wiry sort of way.

GENERAL APPEARANCE: (Images not yet allowed, this will be updated later. His sig currently contains a gif.)

Steve's opinion on his own appearance has changed a lot, over the years. As a young boy he could have cared less what he looked like, only ever really paying attention when he surpassed his elder brother and could tauntingly throw that little fact around in petty arguments. Things changed quite a bit in secondary school, when the girls really started to pay more attention to the taller and more handsome boys, and Steve could only be glad that most considered him to fall into both of those categories. While Steve no longer preens the way he did as a teenager, his appearance does mean a great deal to him.

Despite no longer being in the army, Steve has maintained the musculature that he gained during the time that he was. The one exception to this being his shoulder, which remains frustratingly weak. Any attempt to exercise the joint and muscles surround it only leads to pain and further straining, the man had found, and finally gave on the area up as a bad job. Still, Steve's facial bone structure had been described as charming more than once, and the man figures his face is far more important than a lousy old shoulder anyway, when it comes to that sort of thing.

Steve, unlike his eldest brother who seems to only own three colors of clothing, and his sister who enjoys bright tops far too much, is remarkably average when it comes to fashion. He knows how to dress smartly or what to wear if he wants that pretty secretary to spend a few extra seconds greeting him in the morning, but would be just as happy in the track pants he tosses on when going for a run with his beloved mastiff. What the man puts on in the morning is completely dependent upon where he expects to go, meaning that the gaudy jumpers at the bottom of his bureau only ever see the light of day when going to visit his grandmother.


- Active
- Adaptable
- Alert
- Anticipative
- Capable
- Charming
- Confident
- Courageous
- Dedicated
- Disciplined
- Dutiful
- Educated
- Efficient
- Focused
- Hardworking
- Intuitive
- Masculine
- Passionate
- Patriotic
- Protective
- Punctual
- Resourceful
- Respectful
- Steady

- Arrogant
- Brutal
- Critical
- Cynical
- Decadent
- Discontented
- Domineering
- Excitable
- Extravagant
- Hedonistic
- Imitative
- Impatient
- Indulgent
- Opinionated
- Reactive
- Regimental
- Strong-willed
- Uncreative
- Well-meaning
- Willful

+ A good cuppa
+ Warm weather
+ Fisher, his dog
+ London
+ The Army

- Soggy Toast
- His Aunt
- Uncooperative people
- Wales
- The bloody Marines

From the time he knew what it meant to be one, Steve had wanted to be a Lieutenant General for the British Army. Now, he just wants to be able to make a difference in his country. A bit of respect would be nice, too.

- Hates showering right before bed
- Cannot stand turtlenecks
- Always has his mobile phone charged and within reach
- Dislikes other people walking his dog
- Never skips his Physical Therapy exercises
- Taps at lips when thinking in a casual setting
- Cracks knuckles when attempting to distract himself

As an ESTJ, your primary mode of living is focused externally, where you deal with things rationally and logically. Your secondary mode is internal, where you take things in via your five senses in a literal, concrete fashion.

ESTJs live in a world of facts and concrete needs. They live in the present, with their eye constantly scanning their personal environment to make sure that everything is running smoothly and systematically. They honor traditions and laws, and have a clear set of standards and beliefs. They expect the same of others, and have no patience or understanding of individuals who do not value these systems. They value competence and efficiency, and like to see quick results for their efforts.

ESTJs are take-charge people. They have such a clear vision of the way that things should be, that they naturally step into leadership roles. They are self-confident and aggressive. They are extremely talented at devising systems and plans for action, and at being able to see what steps need to be taken to complete a specific task. They can sometimes be very demanding and critical, because they have such strongly held beliefs, and are likely to express themselves without reserve if they feel someone isn't meeting their standards. But at least their expressions can be taken at face-value, because the ESTJ is extremely straight-forward and honest.

The ESTJ is usually a model citizen, and pillar of the community. He or she takes their commitments seriously, and follows their own standards of "good citizenship" to the letter. ESTJ enjoys interacting with people, and likes to have fun. ESTJs can be very boisterous and fun at social events, especially activities which are focused on the family, community, or work.

The ESTJ needs to watch out for the tendency to be too rigid, and to become overly detail-oriented. Since they put a lot of weight in their own beliefs, it's important that they remember to value other people's input and opinions. If they neglect their Feeling side, they may have a problem with fulfilling other's needs for intimacy, and may unknowingly hurt people's feelings by applying logic and reason to situations which demand more emotional sensitivity.

When bogged down by stress, an ESTJ often feels isolated from others. They feel as if they are misunderstood and undervalued, and that their efforts are taken for granted. Although normally the ESTJ is very verbal and doesn't have any problem expressing themself, when under stress they have a hard time putting their feelings into words and communicating them to others.

ESTJs value security and social order above all else, and feel obligated to do all that they can to enhance and promote these goals. They will mow the lawn, vote, join the PTA, attend home owners association meetings, and generally do anything that they can to promote personal and social security.

The ESTJ puts forth a lot of effort in almost everything that they do. They will do everything that they think should be done in their job, marriage, and community with a good amount of energy. He or she is conscientious, practical, realistic, and dependable. While the ESTJ will dutifully do everything that is important to work towards a particular cause or goal, they might not naturally see or value the importance of goals which are outside of their practical scope. However, if the ESTJ is able to see the relevance of such goals to practical concerns, you can bet that they'll put every effort into understanding them and incorporating them into their quest for clarity and security.


FATHER: Major General Conroy Mitchell of the British Armed Forces, muggle, 67

MOTHER: Edith Mitchell (nee Acker), muggle, 59

Major Medwin Mitchell of the British Armed Forces, brother, muggle, 31
Captain Denley Mitchell of the British Royal Air Force, brother, muggle, 28
Lieutenant Verity Mitchell of the Royal Army Medical Corps, twin sister, muggle, 26

Lieutenant General Chester Mitchell of the British Armed Forces, father's father, muggle
Opal Mitchell (nee Allen), father's mother, muggle, 86
Commodore Truman Mitchell of the British Royal Navy, father's brother, muggle, 63
Gilbert Mitchell, father's brother, muggle politician, 60
Trista Mitchell (nee White), Gilbert's wife (Steve's aunt), muggle, 60



Steve is, to put it quite simply, a military brat. His father's line have been involved in the protection of Great Britain for much longer than anyone alive can remember. As the youngest of four, because even his twin sister had manage to beat him out of the womb by a few minutes, Steve grew up wanting to be just as great as those who had come before him.

Steve studied government and social policy in university, unlike every one of his siblings who had ended up learning some sort of science. Right after graduating, Sylvester (please, call me Steve) headed off to RAMS, where he took a rigorous forty-four week Commissioning Course in preparation to join the army. The man had never worked so hard in his life. Steve had a legacy to live up to, after all, his dead grandfather having served with the one of the highest titles that could be awarded to an army man, and his father proudly sporting two stars himself. Both of his elder brothers were quickly advancing through the ranks of the military as well, due to a combination of their own skills and the family name. Even his sister was heralded as one of the smartest in her class at the medical school she was attending. The woman intended to, surprise surprise, become an army doctor upon her graduation. So, when Steve was awarded the Duke of Westminster's Sword for being the best cadet in his Commissioning Course, it was more expected than something for his family to be excited about.

Steve was promoted to Lieutenant just a few months before his twenty-fourth birthday, and was placed in command of a platoon of 31 troops. He had only held this position for three months, when Steve was shot. The bullet hit his right shoulder, tearing through his cuff and doing irreparable damage to the joint. The man was sent home for multiple surgeries, but Steve had lost full range of motion. There he was, having expected to spend his entire life a military man, honorably discharged a the age of twenty-four.

It was his uncle that got him a job a short time later. It wasn't military, but it was government, and Steve was glad that he'd still be able to serve his country like he had wished to as a young boy. Gilbert was a politician, and had enough sway to get Steve a job for the Prime Minister. It wasn't a great job, but Steve and his military efficiency got promoted to Advisor to the Prime Minister just over two years later. It wasn't the service that Steve had wished for, but he was content where he was, happy to stand behind the Prime minister and take night classes on the intricacies of his own government.

When the Prime Minister sent him to check out the strange goings on that were being reported from all around London, Steve had at first thought that the assignment was a joke. The look on the face of the Prime Minister showed no humor, however, and Steve set out to discover as much as he could. The little the man had stumbled upon was confusing, to say the least. Steve would just have to dig deeper.



MAIN CHARACTER: Katrina-Carlotta Du Hunt

CHARACTER PURPOSE: To be an Investigator for the New Site Plot!

NOTE: I am far from an expert on the British Military. While I did do my research, if anything included in this app is incorrect, please let me know. No offence was intended in the creation of this character. I included all of the Military background because I feel it is an integral part of what makes Steve who he is. If anyone would like me to change any part of this application, I completely understand and will do so.

Last edited by Steve Mitchell on Tue Jan 27, 2015 5:11 am; edited 1 time in total


on Tue Jan 27, 2015 4:11 am
Hey Kitty! I'll accept this but..

I'm not sure if the rules have changed but I would suggest that you have at least a few sentences for GENERAL APPEARANCE. Regardless of whether or not your character looks exactly like the play by.

I'm not an expert on the British Military either. Perhaps Eli is. Regardless, I don't think it matter very much. Accepted!


on Tue Jan 27, 2015 5:12 am
Thank you Darren!

I have added to General Appearance as you suggested. Smile
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