Etty, StevenCharacter's Age & Birth date:
18 (Nov. 18)Birthplace:
Montpellier, FranceCurrent Residence:
Montpellier, FranceBlood Status:
Sang Real (Pure Blood)Wand:
9" Willow, DragonBeauxbatons Mansion:
Hermit CrabSpecial Possessions:
Mother's Indispensable Phylactery of Oxygenated Air
170 lbs. Physical Description:
He is a handsome young man with short black hair and a cool five o'clock (oh, excuse me, seventeen o'clock) shadow. His nose hair and uni-brow? Trimmed! His nails? Clipped. His shirts? Starched and ironed. His shoes? Buffed and polished. He dresses nice, is nice and wants to make nice. And the crazy thing is, he's not even from Nice! (I couldn't resist)Other Notable Features:
Ettiene Bonhomme is industrious and clever, and sometimes he is a bit too much of both. He is forthright to the point of being rude, but people are seldom insulted. He has a manner of being that is disarming and charming. He is friendly, helpful and loyal. He is a good person, with good, antiquated morals. Ettiene is at home in refinement and leisure, but is not put off by hard work or unrefined things. In a sense, he is very British about hardship, very Spanish about waiting and very French about everything else.History:
Ettiene doesn't have much of a history, per se. He was born without complications. He was raised in a French chateau in a provincial village outside of Montpellier. He was a boring baby, as all babies regularly are, and was doted upon by his mother, Belleza, who, as her name denotes, was a beauty (from Spain).
His powers manifested shortly before the Second Return of Voldermort. Ettiene's father, Ettiene the III, who had fought against Voldermort's continental forces in the First Coming, wanted no part of the Dark Lord and contemplated moving his family to the American continent. Belleza, whose grandfather and father both perished at the hands of Gellert Grindelwald, was resolved to stay, and her fierce nature won out. "We cannot deny our children their rights to Home and Magic because evil men might snatch it in an instant. We must be strong," she said.
Ettiene the younger was enrolled in his primary school, and this didn't go as badly as everyone presumed that it would. This agonizing boredom was seldom punctuated by anything interesting, except when a small cadre of Voldermort's allies attempted to kidnap young Ettiene when he was 8. This was however resolved very amicably when Belleza found her son, captured his assailants and brought a building down upon the wanted criminal, Droolam Shade.
Ettiene is entering his third year at the school, and his second as Beater for his Mansion's Quidditch team.
[Tentative, depending on other characters]Family:
Ettiene Bonhomme the IV hails from a very ancient Saxon wizarding family, which split sometime during Norman's Conquest of England. The family was predicated by the matrimony of Guntram the Good and Vishtaspa of Persia, a Sorceress from beyond the Straits of Hercules, in the 8th century. Since, the family has created many famous offshoots all across the world -- the Goodmans and Gutmans of America and Canada, the Guttmanns of Germany and the Ukraine, and the Guzmans of Argentina and Uruguay. In the late 1960s, a branch of the family that had inhabited Indochina for two centuries was obliterated by Lord Voldermort.
At present, Ettiene is the scion of this generation of the French family. His father, Ettiene the III, is a distinguished arbiter in the European Courts of Magic, and his mother, Belleza Bonhomme, is retired from public service. He has seven younger siblings, and many cousins.Likes:
Friendship, Hikes, QuidditchDislikes:
Humidity, Drafty Corridors, Old Houses, OcclumencyFears:
Ettiene does not have irrational fears, only legitimate ones. And they are too many to list. He is actually mortified of his mother when she's angry, and that's a very, very legitimate fear to have.Favorite Animal(s):
Not particular. Verges on indifferent.Favorite Color(s):
Not particular. Verges on indifferent.