the epic harry potter challenge; introduction.
tagging @teenroyalty because we're doing this together [:
name ; calypso merit
house ; hufflepuff
blood status ; half
wand ; dragon heartstring, cedar, 13 in
pet; elvis, a pug.
amortentia; wildefire smoke, pink pepper, tobacco, hot chestnuts, and polished leather
mirror of erised; power. and attractive men lying around. power. and quorra and her living it up
boggart; quorra dying
bio; Calypso Merit, rarely ever seen without somebody who people swear is her twin: Quorra Procyon. They have a trouble making friendship that may even rival the legendary one of Fred & George. Together they've pulled off some of the most bad ass stunts and pranks Hogwarts has ever seen. This is much thanks to the fact they snuck into Hogwarts during the summer and stole books from the restricted section. With all of this knowledge of harmful and mischievous spells, the girls were unstoppable. People swear they should be in Gryffindor. They reply that you don't understand how great Hufflepuff is then.
Calypso wasn't always the part of the duo nor nearly as mischievous and reckless as she is today. She actually filled every box that would make her the perfect match for hufflepuff. She was sweet, smart and very shy. Until she met Quorra. Calypso was then taken under her wing and hasn't flown away since. Calypso provides her brains and loyalty. Quorra provides her fearlessness and stubbornness. Together they make quite the team.
There's not too much known about Calypso's upbringing and family life. And that's the way she likes it. Calypso's more than fine with being known as troublemaker number two. Something that may shock you is the fact that Calypso's a half-blood. She doesn't exactly advertise it. Her father is a mechanic and her mother is quite the high society witch. Not exactly the type of match you'd expect to see. It really did work though. However when Calypso turned 7 her parents got a divorce which left her to her father. Calypso had no idea about the wizarding world even existing till she got that fateful letter. Which was hand delivered to her as Calypso's father kept trying to hide it from her. Tensions are still high with Calypso's father as her father is against everything about her mother. Including the wizarding part. Calypso hasn't seen her mother in years and hopes to visit her as soon as she's of age.
Calypso's armed with a overly obese pug, restricted section knowledge and Quorra. Hogwarts better watch out.
clubs; slug club, dumbledore's army.
house / quidditch positions; beater. her and quorra are unstoppable
favorite teacher; lupin
favorite house; hufflepuff obvs
favorite spell; calypso loves the ones that cause problems for other people. such as: the Bat-Bogey Hex, Toenail-growing hex, Sardine hex, Instant scalping hex etc.
+ quorra procyon, hufflepuff
+ ginny weasley, gryffindor
+ seamus finnigan, gryffindor
+ elvis, the obese talking pug
+draco malfoy, slytherin.
+lavender brown, gryffindor
+cho chang, ravenclaw
+pansy parkinson, slytherin.
+brian merit: ben kingsley : father. (muggle)
+luna merit: brooke shields : mother. (witch)
boyfriend; seamus finnigan. eventually.
job after graduation; something to do with magical creatures
+ calypso loves animals. so much. which is why she's one of the few who actually enjoys care of magical creatures
+ calypso wants to travel the world someday with quorra, she thinks it'd be the best thing ever
+ calypso is surprisingly a romantic. however none of her relationships really seem to pan out though
+ calypso's style is edgy overall. with a few girly pieces. the same can be said about her personality.
+ because of her muggle father, calypso knows more about the muggle world than the average witch/wizard
uniform story (:
I missed Hogwarts like crazy.
Really, being stuck in a house days on end was no picnic. Especially when I was alone most of the time. Left to my own devices, which usually meant spending my days watching the telly.
And then there was my father, completely in denial about anything related to magic and my mother. He worked all the time now and I hardly ever saw him. And when I did he always talked to me about the muggle world, never about my life at school or my mother. Our conversations were strained at best. I swore he would always have this little hope that I would stop going to Hogwarts. That I wouldn’t become a witch.
So when Quorra showed up on my front step with nothing but a mischievous smile and nothing else, I knew I was fully a part of whatever plan she had in mind.
I had no idea we'd end up breaking into the one place I'd been thinking about all summer long. Hogwarts, my real home.
“Ready for this shit?” Quorra questioned with a daring grin. We were both in our Hogwarts uniform, just as a precautionary measure in case somebody saw us. Like Filch, I mean did he even ever leave Hogwarts.
“Completely ready, this is going to be the best thing we’ve ever done,” I replied excitedly. I really was amazed by our plan. We had spent hours going over it to make sure it was flawless. It was our most risky plan to date. I mean we could end up with daunting detentions even before the term began. But it was a risk we both wanted to take.
Arriving to Hogwarts was surprisingly easy. I figured that would be our greatest challenge but it turns out it was fairly easy. I mean all we did to arrive to Hogwarts was ride a mystical motorcycle. It was actually pretty freaking badass. I almost wanted somebody to spot us in the sky.
“So we just walk in?” I asked incredulously. I mean really, all of this felt way too easy. I mean I knew Hogwarts was protected from muggle’s eyes but was it really this easy for two witches to stroll into Hogwarts?
“Alohomora,” Quorra whispered. To both of our disbelief the main door to Hogwarts opened. This was more than insane. She gestured as if to say after you. I took a deep breath and walked into the familiar corridors.
I paused, waiting for something akin to an explosion to occur. An alarm system blaring, at least. But alas, not a sound was made. Quorra and I exchanged astounded glances but we soon took off at a sprint. We both knew our luck usually didn’t last long.
The fact was proven when I suddenly felt ice cold, as if I had just had a freezing cold shower. Quorra seemed to have the same experience and we both knew what that meant.
We had just had the extreme pleasure of walking through a ghost.
And of course that ghost happened to be nearly headless Nick. Also known as one of the most annoying, in my eyes anyway.
“Why what are you two girls doing here?!” he bellowed. I cringed at his loudness, probably whoever else in the castle had heard him. Quorra and I were speechless for a moment, trying to think of the appropriate response.
“We were heading to the library,” I replied. Sometimes telling the truth was the best option.
However Nick wasn’t buying it. I supposed it wasn’t the best excuse considering Quorra and I’s troublesome ways. However Quorra always seemed to have my back. Like always. And she was always the convincing actress.
“Please Nick. Just let us leave. You’re awfully scary,” she cried and averted her eyes from Nick’s. Coupled with Quorra’s shaky voice, the effect was perfect.
“Really? Why, thank you. And I’m sorry girls! I best be on my way!” Nick exclaimed and dissipated into the air. I gave Quorra a large grin.
“Nice job. Everybody knows he wants to be seen as some ferocious ghost,” I complimented her. She laughed.
“Honestly if he wanted to go the scary route you’d think he’d ditch the hats. And take a more bloody baron approach.” We dissolved into laughter and managed to make it into the library without any further troubles.
Now to snag that book. Which of course was in the restricted section. Fan bloody tastic. Normally to get a book from there, you would need some form of permission from a teacher. And that obviously wasn’t going to happen today. Which is why operation break into Hogwarts and get the dark magic book was formed.
Really, for such dangerous books they weren’t guarded too well. They were just roped off. But of course the book we wanted was chained to the shelf. It made me even more anxious to read its secrets inside. It had to be full of dark magic, why else would it be chained up?
Quorra and I tried many spells, it was extremely frustrating. All of them seemed to have an effect on the heavy metal chain bounding the book, however none would complete the task.
“Bombarda!” I exclaimed, putting all of my anger and frustration into the spell. It wasn’t probably the best idea of mine, as the spell triggered a miniature explosion. Still it got the job the done. The chain was gone. But there was also the problem of the book being majorly signed.
“Reparo,” I said with a sigh. The book seemed now in perfect condition. Minus the chain, only.
“Very impressive. A bit dramatic and over the top, but it works,” Quorra commented teasingly. I stuck out my tongue in response.
Giddily we took off from the library and headed back outside.
Our jubilation of sneaking into Hogwarts and managing to steal a dark magic book was short lived. Because we bumped into Peeves. We both groaned inwardly.
“Now what do we have here?” Peeves waggled his finger in our faces. “Two Hufflepuff students here during the summer, breaking in perhaps?” he rose his eyebrow and tsked in mock
seriousness. “I don’t know what to do about this.”
“Not tell on us?” I asked hopefully.
“Yeah, Peeves come on. We’ve helped you with many pranks over the years,” Quorra added.
Peeves scratched his chin at that comment and pretended to be considering. We had come too far to get stopped from Peeves of all people. It took all my might not to chuck the book at him.
“Fiiiiine. I guess I could help you ladies. But you owe me.” Peeves took off into the distance and we could hear sounds of his destruction.
I could tell that he was in the Kitchen, as the sound of crashing plates echoed throughout the school. Along with Peeves cries of showing the ickle house elfs his pain. Along with some other colourful words. Soon we heard another voice Quorra and I recognized immediately.
“PEEVES! YOU WILL STOP HITTING THAT POT WITH THAT SPOON NOW. AND STOP TORMENTING THE HOUSE ELVES.” Only one person had that strict and bossy tone.
“Mcgonagall!” Quorra and I exclaimed at the same time.
We took that as our cue to leave and booked it out of Hogwarts as quickly as humanly possible. Once outside we were panting but we gave each other a grin.
“Another job well done, nice Calypso,” Amora said holding her hand out for a high five. I returned it quite hard.
“You too. I was sure we were going to get caught.”
And with that giggled and took off into the night on the enchanted motorcycle.
The tale of breaking into Hogwarts was one I was definitely going to tell the grandkids.