Name: Alphonse "Al" Lanselot
Sexuality: heterosexual male
Weight: 220 lbs
Wand: Nine inch long standard chestnut wand, core material is griffin feathers from Belda and Obda. This wand is particularly well suited for Alphonse, because of the personal connection he has with the animals providing the core material. It makes for a good defensive wand, but can be difficult to properly wield.
Personality: A wild child with a Fae demeanor, Alphonse` loves animals and the wilderness, where he is most at home. He has a tendency to speak his mind, and is very innocent, but not naive. He is slow to trust others, but when he comes to like a person, he is a fierce guardian of them, and not to be trifled with.
History: His parents have, for the longest of times, worked at a small ranch where they breed Griffins, and where they also teach wizards and witches how to handle them and ride them. They also breed Krups, Kneazles, and many others, in addition to running a magical veterinarian service.
It is no shock, then, to see that Alphonse has a gift when it comes to animals. He understands them on an intuitive level, and much time spent amongst the animal kingdom has resulted in having a wild streak, and being a bit wary of his fellow man.
He spent much time as a child being taken care of by Belda and Obda (female and male, respectively), griffins that had been at the ranch for a long time, and which were personally owned by his parents. Belda loved to nurture him and take him for flights, even as a young child, and the mother griffin considers him one of her own.
He had a special request of Ollivander for when it came time to make his wand. He brought with him feathers from Belda and Obda, and wished for a wand to be specially made. His parents were supportive of this, and although it was highly unorthodox, the wandmaker acquiesced, as he could tell the significant bonds the child had with these animals, not to mention their own magical nature, would make for a well-suited wand.
He is known as something of a trouble maker around the school. He has never gotten into serious trouble, but does spend a lot of time in detention, because of his rambunctious nature.
When he grows up, he wants to work with dragons.
Familiar: A half-lynx half-kneazle named Memento Mori, typically referred to as Mori
. A very large and predatory feline that is very protective of its master. Mori listens well to verbal commands from Al, though, and has never caused problems (though it's certainly frightened a few people over the years).
Mori has been allowed into the school as Alphonse's familiar on several factors: Technicality (being that even if it is a large cat, it is still a feline), the fact that his parents are well respected members of the magical community and carefully bred Mori themselves, and the fact that Alphonse has been able to demonstrate to the school staff that he is capable of handling the animal without difficulty.