The BasicsFull Name:
Autumn Rain Breckenridge Nickname:
September 22rd, 1996 / 17Blood Status:
10-2/3” Pine with a selkie whisker corePatronus:
Yes, OtterApparation License
Autumn is slight of build with very girlish features that belay the devious little mind at work. She has dancing eyes and a constant smirk like she knows something you don’t and is just waiting for the right moment to surprise you. She doesn’t look particularly athletic, but her swimming and surfing keep her from gaining much weight. Autumn is a third generation hippie which explains why her parents never stopped her from getting the insane amount of ink for someone her age. She got her first tattoo at the age of 12 for her birthday and has added a significant number of them in the following 5 years getting a job on the boardwalk in Santa Cruz and entering any junior surfing competition she can find in order to afford more ink. Autumn has brilliant red hair that she cuts to a medium length with long bangs that often hang over her face and is constantly bushing hair out of her eyes. Hair:
Lots of Magical Tattoos
Hedonistic : Autumn has embraced her parents and her grandparent’s summer of love, flower child lifestyle to its fullest.
Fun-loving : She is wild and carefree and always looking to have fun. Any chance she has to be in the water is taken and any excuse to shrug off responsibility is pursued with reckless abandon.
Adventurous: New places or better yet places she is told she shouldn’t be are like flames to a moth for Autumn. Her adventurous outdoorsy nature come from her father who was constantly packing up the family and driving to some new park or wilderness to go backpacking or camping, which she still enjoys doing.
Experimental: Autumn is ready and willing to try new things whether it is a new food, a new game or a new friend she is happy to partake in whatever may come as long as it doesn’t involve doing any kind of real work.
Competitive: For such an obviously lazy and pleasure seeking person it may come as a surprise that Autumn can be very competitive when it comes to any sort of contest. When she plays, which is most of the time, she plays hard. She is a competitive surfer and takes it very seriously, not considering it work at all to be out on the waves for hours at a time.
Lazy: Anything that smacks of boring old work is to be avoided with extreme prejudice, however Autumn isn’t above getting others to do her work for her and is more than willing to bat eyelashes, flash dimples or flirt like crazy to make that happen.History:
Autumn grew up in a small home in the Santa Cruz hills. Her parents are far from rich, but they never seemed to mind much. Her childhood was filled with homemade dresses, long summer night camping trips and homegrown fruits and vegetables. She very much grew up a 3rd generation flower child. Autumn was drawn to the ocean from an early age and found every opportunity, much to her parents’ chagrin, to play within the cold foamy waves that roll unendingly onto the California coastline. She was a precocious, adventurous and fearless child that loved to explore her world to the fullest and get into no end of trouble getting into things and places she shouldn’t. Her parents never punished her or her siblings for their indiscretions believing everything was a learning experience.
She was close to her sister Summer and her little brother Brody while growing up until her sister manifested her wizarding powers and the owl from Salem appeared at their door. Autumn’s parents took it all in stride and all of them were happy for Summer except Autumn who became very jealous and worried that her sister would be taken away from her. This lead to some nasty competitions between the two of them as Autumn tried to make up for her lack of magi with outdoing Summer in everything else they did. The rift between the two grew and came to a head when Summer was back for winter break her 3rd year at JWI and told her sister that ghosts and spirits were real and that Bloody Mary really would come get you if you said her name three times into the bathroom mirror at midnight. The urban myth had always scared Autumn. After a particularly nasty fight brought about by Autumn flaunting her success at surfing, something they both had interest in, Summer locked Autumn in the bathroom that night and called out the name of Bloody Mary three times. Autumn didn’t know what Summer could and couldn’t really do so she huddled in the tub with her eyes clenched tightly until morning so Bloody Mary wouldn’t hurt her.
It was the one and only time one of them got punished for their antics. In truth Summer felt terrible about what she had done, but Autumn wouldn’t talk to her for months after, not until Summer came home for Autumn’s 11th birthday when an owl appeared from Salem saying that Autumn would be joining her at Salem. While their relationship is still strained it is has more to do with personality differences that anything else as Summer has become a serious and dedicated student and Autumn is…well…not.
Autumn took to Salem like a fish to water. Not so much her studies but at the opportunity to stretch her wings and fly from the nest. She made friends quickly and was nothing short of a big ball of energetic trouble for most of her teachers. She found interests that suited her well, most of which were not academic, but extracurricular like music and games. Magic wasn’t really tough for her other than some adjustment that follows with all muggles, but the discipline was and is hard for her to deal with. Thankfully her friends reign in some of her excess and focus her energy just long enough for her to pass her classes and not get suspended from school.Family:
Name: Mary (O’Connell) Breckenridge
Blood Status: Muggle
Occupation: Pre-School Teacher
Name: Simon Breckenridge
Blood Status: Muggle
Occupation: Park Ranger
Name: Summer Flower Breckenridge
Blood Status: Muggle-born
Occupation: Driven goody-goody
Reputation: Excellent Student
Name: Brody Peace Breckenridge
Blood Status: Muggle
A Little MoreAcademic History:
Autumn is much smarter than her grades indicate. Honestly she is lazy and her parents don’t push her, believing that school is more for finding oneself than it is about getting the best grades you can get. As long as she isn’t failing they are happy. So Autumn cruises. If she was a study monster she could be getting Outstandings in multiple subjects, but she isn’t and looks for the easy way out when it comes to classwork. That said Autumn does have an affinity for water related spells and they seem to come to her easier than others.Likes:
Surfing, Water, Otters, Fish, Marine Biology (muggle and wizard), tattoos, making new friends, being lazy on a nice sunny day, virgin outdoor locations.Dislikes:
Work, boredom, stodginess, people that use Hippie as a bad word, mussels, Any class she does not consider fun.Habits | Mannerisms:
Autumn dresses in bohemian and hippie styles. She doesn’t own formal ware and likely never will. She is also a huge fan of bubble gum and can often be heard popping bubbles in the halls of school. When not blowing bubbles with her gum she sings to herself when the mood strikes her. She has a pleasant voice, but it still annoys the stodgier students and the Librarians. She also knows all of the surfer lingo and likes to pepper her speech with it just to get the strange looks from her peers.Fears:
When she was 10 her sister locked her in the bathroom after a fight and told he she was going to open a portal for Bloody Mary to come get her. She huddled in the corner of their bathroom for the rest of the night with her eyes screwed shut absolutely terrified that if she opened them Bloody Mary was going to get her. Mild spectrophobia (fear of mirrors as a gateway) and spiders (yuck).
Good Vibrations by The Beach BoysNotes:
She is a really good surfer and likes to sing. Autumn owns a magical folding surfboard for ease of travel and a wetsuit. Her familiar is a Barn Owl named Scratch.