Ashcroft, Shylock

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Ashcroft, Shylock

Post by Shylock Ashcroft on Mon Jun 01, 2015 8:44 am



BETA
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INTRODUCTION
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FULL NAME: Shylock Beta Ashcroft

NICKNAMES:  Lochie (from Destrey, in revenge)

AGE: 20

ALLEGIANCE: Neutral

HOGWARTS HOUSE: Slytherin

WAND: 11 inches, Phoenix feather & Hawthorn, resilient

PLAY BY: Rhuan Favoretto



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APPEARANCE
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HAIR COLOUR: naturally dark brown, dyed/spelled other colours (it changes).

EYE COLOUR: Blue.  Damage to his right eye makes them look different colours.

COMPARATIVE HEIGHT: tall

BODY BUILD: waif-like

GENERAL APPEARANCE:

If one is aware of Monroe, or possibly Cassabian, the most striking thing about Shylock will be his hair and eyes.  All three boys are identical in every other way.  They are even of a height.

It was a mix between the events of his sixth year, which left him underweight and looking out of place in any case, and the desire to simply distinguish himself from the rest of the family that first caused him to start dying his hair.  He's simply never given it up, although he changes the colour.  If he needs to seem less wild, he'd rather go blond than back to natural.

His eye injury is the result of a stray hex.

Shylock has two modes of dress:

1.  Loose, black, comfortable. Jeans, t-shirts, knits.  Things he wears at home and to pop down the shops.  Not for being seen in.  

2.  Dress up.  Tight.  Sparkly.  Anything that seems way to kitsch to even exist.  Fur.  Chains.  Leather.  Things with spikes on.   He likes being shocking.



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PERSONALITY
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TRAITS:
+ Calm
+ Diligent
+ Resourceful
- Narcissistic
- Enabler
- Resentful

LIKES & DISLIKES:
+ Strategic ambiguity
+ Anticipation
+ Illusion of power
- Boredom
- Notoriety
- Monroe

GOALS:
Shylock is too spontaneous to have real goals

HABITS & QUIRKS:
Terrible habit of covering for Destrey's mistakes.
He has a thing for long hair (on other people). Likes to play with it.

BOGGART: Abandonment

PATRONUS: The Ashcroft children had a plethora of pets when they were young.  Shylock's patronus is usually conjured through something related to animals.

DEMENTOR: Sixth year

VERITASERUM: He's had an eating disorder

MIRROR OF ERISED: To just turn off for a bit

PERSONALITY:

Like all his siblings, Shylock is slightly dysfunctional.  In his case, it takes the form of attempting to bury a highly sensitive personality beneath a façade of indifference. This creates an inner turmoil that results in the occasional emotional outburst whenever he becomes overwhelmed.

Even putting on his act, Shylock is very intense. His natural state is passion, about whatever he's concerned with at that moment.  Women apparently interpret this as sensitivity.  It isn't, but that doesn't stop Shylock taking advantage of the attention he receives as a result.

Shylock is by far the most friendly of the elder three Ashcroft siblings.  Monroe learns about people like a scientist studying an insect.  Destrey only wants to play with people until she breaks them.  Shylock likes games too, but he wants everyone to enjoy the game.  Pleasing others is probably one of his biggest motivations.



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FAMILY & POSSESSIONS
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FATHER:  Lionel Ashcroft

MOTHER:  Frances Ashcroft (nee Lindsay)

SIBLING/S:

Monroe Alpha - 22, former Ravenclaw, Head of Magical Accidents & Catastophes
Destrey Gamma - 20, former Slytherin, dark witch
Cassabian Delta - 18, former Hufflepuff, just graduated
Lusk Epsilion - 16, Gryffindor, child genius

OTHER:

BLOOD STATUS:  Half blood

SPECIES: Human

SOCIAL STATUS: His family is wealthy.  He can't rely on that, so he tries to hedge his bets.

PET/S:

OTHER POSSESSIONS:




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CHARACTER HISTORY
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EARLY YEARS:

Being only three months older than Destrey meant that Shylock spent much of his early life even more neglected than the rest of his siblings, as she monopolised everyone's attention.

He became the most independent and introverted of the Ashcroft children, spending the majority of his time wandering the Hall's farmland.  He didn't begin spending significant time with Destrey until Monroe enlisted him to watch her when he was nine.

HOGWARTS YEARS:

Hogwarts was never about learning for Shylock.  His job was always going to be to keep Destrey in line.  Initially, the idea was to keep her from doing anything untoward at all, but Destrey was just as devious as her brothers and she'd already had two years practice at getting around Shylock.

In their junior years, she merely started rumours about him.  People would look at him askance and Shylock would have no idea why.  She started blackmailing him in third year.  He always shadowed her, so she used their time together to tell him all the horrid things she'd thought up and how was he going to stop her?  But maybe he could mitigate the damage if he joined her...  And of course, Shylock would be the one who got caught for those shenanigans.  He'd be surprised if he didn't break the school's record for detentions achieved by one person from all that.

Fifth year was when they killed the unicorn.  Shylock did not want to kill a unicorn.  Destrey wanted its blood to overcome the Green Itch.  He knew if he didn't help her, especially after she'd asked, she'd still do it and do it the most gruesome way possible just to spite him.

And sixth year.  That was when he had a nervous breakdown.  Trying to keep a rein on Destrey - thank Merlin she decided to focus on that one Gryffindor - while freaking out about NOT getting used as a lab rabbit in potions led to a lack of appetite that went on for half the year before anyone noticed.  He was eventually found passed out in the dorm bathroom after heaving up his guts, at least that's what it felt like.

ADULTHOOD:

He's only been out of school two years, so Shylock hasn't had much time to do anything.  He still vacillates between bothering Monroe and keeping close eye on Destrey.  He's at a loose end and hasn't really considered living for himself yet.


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OUT OF CHARACTER
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ALSO KNOWN AS:  Selwyn

RP EXPERIENCE:  12 years

HOW YOU FOUND US:  I dunno

MAIN CHARACTER:  Selwyn Thorfinn

CHARACTER PURPOSE:  To make the girls swoon?


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Re: Ashcroft, Shylock

Post by Shylock Ashcroft on Tue Jun 02, 2015 5:45 am

done and dusted!
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Re: Ashcroft, Shylock

Post by Adrienne Reynolds on Tue Jun 02, 2015 8:16 pm


Be sure to do the Multiple Characters lists and jobs and things! I'll get him sorted for ya.
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