Pure, seven generations.Age:
One inch shy of being six feet even, and weighing in at 180 some odd pounds, Gustav is a tall, lithe man, with a tendency to move in a distinctly predatory fashion. He maintains a perfectly groomed mustache of the long, thin variety, and goatee. His hair is black, and on his head, it is kept short and neatly quaffed. He has blue eyes, and fair skin. Personality:
Cold, calculating, and threatening are good words that describe Gustav, and probably the most noticeable of his traits. However, he is also a patient man. He enjoys carefully analyzing and scrutinizing his environments and those around him; coming from Durmstrang as he does, this "paranoia" is actually a genuine survival skill, given the harsher environment. Background:
Born in Sachsen-Anhalt, germany, Gustav comes from two pure blood families: The Raubriter and Derstahl's. Both families have a history of producing fine dark wizards and witches, as well as a history of politicking. He was carefully groomed as he was raised, to be a fine, upstanding man that would make families proud.
He attended Durmstrang where he was inducted into House Atticus, a rare honor amongst the students of the school; but not surprising, given his pedigree. Both of his parents, after all, were upstanding members of that House.
Currently, his immediate family is seeking asylum in Britain due to an ongoing blood feud that recently killed the surviving members of his mother's side of the family (the Derstahl's), including Gustav's uncle, Artyom. Because of this, he has transferred to taking his classes at Hogwarts.
Though confident in his skills, he knows the value of not overstepping his bounds. He will bide his time; he will get better. Then, he will return to the lands of his birth, and exact bloody vengeance against those who have dared to sully his family's good name.Interesting Facts:
Will be a new student to the school as play begins; some other students may know about him and the situation going on, if they A) pay attention to pure blood families, or B) pay attention to international wizarding news. Otherwise, it might be seen as very odd for him to be here.
He will be wearing the Hogwarts uniform and robes, of course, but he is also known to possess a set of dark green with black trim robes, which bear the symbol of House Atticus (A Thestral). During the colder months, he wears a wolf fur cloak, which is traditional for those attending Durmstrang.
The wand he uses is a potent weapon that is very dangerous, and also extremely picky about who uses it. It has been in the Raubriter family for five generations; only a worthy member of the family may properly use it, without risking the wand backfiring in a potentially lethal manner. Wand:
Foot long wand made from pale cherry wood, which is rare in the western countries, and known for its power. The core of this special wand, which is known as Umbra (Latin for "Shadow"), is a mixture of runespoor fang, and Banshee hair. The mixture of core materials produces a frighteningly powerful, difficult to use wand; it is highly aggressive, and well-attuned to the Dark Arts.
As an aside note, Umbra is a peculiar wand which has bonded tightly to the Raubriter family. It will function well for any of them, though always does best with the current heir to the family (which Gustav is). It is also likely to backfire if someone not of his family attempts to use it. Because of Umbra's peculiar personality, it refuses to cast healing spells or the spell Lumos (these spells automatically fail when cast). In addition to this ban, rolls for Charms and Transfiguration spells are at a -1 penalty, although Curses and blasts of energy are at a +1 bonus, due to its aggressive nature. Pet:
None. He did not bother to have a Familiar at Durmstrang, considering it a weakness and vulnerability that could be used against him.
Athletics: 2 - Strength 1B
Awareness: 4 - Notice 1B
Deception: 3 - Bluff 2B
Endurance: 3 - Stamina 1B
Magical Expertise: 4 - Curses 1B
Magical Projection: 4 - Curses 1B
Reflexes: 2 Quickness 1B
Major: Ancient Runes, Arithmancy: 3
Minor: Potions, Herbology, History of Magic: 2
Others:Astronomy, Muggle Studies, Care of Magical Creatures, Divination: 2