Wednesday, June 16, 2010

Hecate Scarlett Lafay

Name: Hecate Scarlett Lafay (pronounced Heck-ahh-tee)
DOB: February 29, 2032

Dates Attended Hogwarts: 2043-2050
Marital Status: Widowed 3 times; Married to Minister Alexander Greingoth

#1 - Gavin Grey
#2 - Terrance Tralkey
#3 - Libatius Lavery
#4 - Alexander Greingoth
Children: Adopted Sierra Hope Greingoth, Ariadne Cecilia Greingoth
Former Hogwarts House: Slytherin 
Blood: Pureblood
Best Subjects: Potions and Charms
Least Favorite Subject: Divination
Pets: A black kneazle named Mephisto
Previous Occupation: Potioneer
Current post: Potions Mistress/Professor of Potions, Slytherin HoH
Personality: Hecate is not the nicest person in the world. She does not like failure and loathes stupidity.
Eye Color: Brown
Hair: Dark Brown

Skin: Fair
Height: 5'6 


Hecate was born on leap day in a poor pureblood family. Her family can date their lineage back to Gunhilda of Gorsemoor, but as generations went by the fortune that came with being a pureblood was no longer associated with them. She was the third child of nine children, an eldest brother, then one older sister, herself, two younger sisters, triplet brothers and a brothers after that. 

Both her father (Lucien Sr.) and mother (Nerys) neglected her, so Hecate grew up knowing she couldn't depend on anyone but herself... she vowed to succeed in everything she did. In school she was top of her class, prefect and head girl. She began Wizarding University, at the Edinburgh, Scotland campus, and she cut all connection with her family when she met Professor Gavin Grey and became his live-in apprentice. At university she had the highest grades and she was named most likely to succeed.

After she graduated, she went to work for her former professor and Scottish potioneer named Gavin Grey.  He was 20 years her senior but the two worked long hours late together and soon fell in love.  They had a winter wedding.  All their friends were of the same mind.  They were the perfect couple.  Unfortunately their marriage ended after two and a half years of marriage when Gavin's died in an exploding cauldron incident.  The potioneer lab was left to Hecate.

A few months later Hecate was given a near to impossible request for a potion to cure a man by the name of Terrance Tralkey who was dying of a rare malady. Hecate worked hard day and night for months and was able to finally brew a successful potion to save the man's life. Terrance Tralkey and Hecate spent so much time together that they fell in love, and even though he proposed many times, she didn't accept for a year or so. Unfortunatly, Terrance developed a side effect to her cure and while Hecate continued to work to reverse the side effect, he died suddenly, leaving her an undisclosed fortune.

This is when the press had a field day. Hecate was successful in creating the potion to reverse the side effect, a year too late. She needed to get away from the press so she quit her job, and left the lab in Scotland to travel to Sydney Australia where she stayed for nearly two years..

On her plane ride back to Scotland, because Australia was too bright, too hot and too filled with arachnids, Hecate sat next to a man who began chatting her up. Libatius Lavery, an auror with the ministry of magic, had just been released from a muggle prison where he'd been wrongfully imprisoned, and was returning to London. By the time they landed, Libatius proposed to Hecate. She told him never to speak to her again. Libatius didn't give up, with his resources found out where she lived and send roses upon roses every day, with love notes and candy. After a few years of wooing she allowed him into her heart and soon after they married. Hecate continued to make all sorts of potions, while Libatius worked for the ministry... but one cold November day Hecate was visited by his superiors and informed her husband had been killed in the line of duty by a female death eater that they could not identify.

This is when the press dubbed her The Black Widow, ironic because of her (and her typists) fear of arachnids. Hecate closed herself in her lab and dove head first into her work. She has made progress in many potions fields, not only limiting herself to healing, but also cosmetic and gastronomical. Finally, because her money had run out (potion ingredients aren't cheap,) Hecate applied to Hogwarts for the Potions job, which she currently holds.

Hecate, in the attempt to test a burning unction, set three students ablaze, without causing physical pain. Three prefects attempted to stop her, but she placed them in detention. The Headmaster would not support her decision so she quit. Suddenly and without warning, parents of students complained to the Governors of the school. They, in turn, told the Head Master that Hecate was asked to return, not only as Potion's Mistress but as Slytherin Head of House as well.

Hecate's had been under the impression that Sage Dodson, Herbology Professor, had been sweet on her, and in order to get her hands on free and limitless ingredients in the greenhouse. She played along... She'd also developed a friendship with Alexia Carlton, Charms professor, and to her dismay the two developed a close friendship... So close, in fact, the potions mistress took offense. Carlton was a friend and betrayed her, and Sage thought he could toy with her emotions... Well... inflicting revenge, she now won't need to see either of them at Hogwarts again.

Hecate's Hogwarts Quidditch Captain came to meet her and patched things up with her after not speaking to each other since she was 17 and he 18. While their relationship became more serious, at school Hecate became closer to certain students and not to others. Her connections to the cult brought her gifts of expensive, rare and sometimes illegal ingredients. A club was started to create potions for Muggles.

The year started out well for Hecate Lafay. Maybe because her love life was going so well. Unfortunately due to a fire, which was later discovered to be a diversion for the theft of potion ingredients, all her stock burned up. Thanks to the donation of students, some families of students and the generosity of the Minister of Magic, Lord Berty Borr, she was able to replenish her stock. More privately, her boyfriend's ex-wife showed her face and is now trying to start problems. So her great mood is now not so good. Slytherin won the Gobstones cup, the Quidditch cup and the House cup.

Hecate Lafay began the term single again. Not because she was dumped. Hecate Lafay would never be dumped. Because she felt she was caring too much for her boyfriend and his daughter. Classes got harder. She was crueler and the students felt the pain she was going through. Catching Slytherins leaning a non approved picnic on the grounds, she was told how Hufflepuff seemed to want to hinder Slytherin from Winning the house cup again. She spoke to Hadley, the Hufflepuff Head of House and was not impressed with the woman's responses. During Christmas break, her now ex-boyfriend's wife mysteriously disappeared. Was Lafay involved? Who knows. But shortly after that she made amends with her boyfriend, and he proposed. Back at Hogwarts Slytherin was doing well in all their quidditch matches. Hufflepuff lost, and one of their team members pushed her seeker, and head girl off her broom. Hecate was furious, and demanded the Head of House do SOMETHING. When she declined, she pulled Vindictus in for an impartial judgment, and although he seemingly sided with her side, he did nothing to punish the offending player. She'd remember that. Again for the second time in a row, her snakes won the Gobstones cup, the Quidditch cup and the House cup


Hecate Lafay agreed to marry her boyfriend Alexander Greingoth over the summer, and they set the date for Christmas Day.  She asked they not tell anyone.  The only ones invited to the wedding was their old chum Ian Amoroso and his insufferable wife, Alexander's twin Alexandra and his daughter Sierra, who was surprised by the nuptials as well.  Along with marrying the man, she adopted the girl.  During the year she 'befriended' Dash, the HoM professor.  She seems to loathe the Hufflepuff head of house whom she believes cheated to have her house win all three cups.

Hecate Lafay seemed less curt than usual. Maybe married life was suiting her more and more. Unfortunately the term didn't go very well as the potions mistress seemed tired and under the weather for the later half of the term. Slytherin was up for the championship game, and although they played well, Ravenclaw played better. She was on her way back to her office when she saw one of her Snakes punch a Claw, and another break a school broom. She stood back and allowed the Quidditch Official, Ravenclaw Head of House and Deputy Headmaster, Max Vindictus, to deduct points from both her charges. She didn't like however how he simply overlooked his own student forcing a kiss on the Ravenclaw captain. Hecate had had issues with this particular student's love life. She attempted to punish him, but was quickly outranked by the Deputy Headmaster. Returning to her office she was livid. So livid that as she was yelling at her boys, her illness flared up and a foul gray ooze came seeping from her eyes before she fainted and was taken to the hospital wing. At the feast the nurse spoke to Sierra and after consulting with St. Mungos, they determined the Potions Mistress has an as-of-yet-incurable disease called Acute Infericosis that is caught from having come in contact with an infected Inferi. (A wizard who died from an infectious disease and who was then turned into an Inferi.) This disease doesn't allow potions to work... so because she had this disease her night terrors returned, which caused her to be tired during the year, and she is now with child. To save her unborn child, she did what werewolf females do, and found a surrogate.

Knowing her life was quickly coming to an end Hecate made peace with herself.  Her stepdaughter, Anna had found a way to slow down the effects of the rotting.  The new Headmistress seemed not to not like her, but Hecate just shrugged it off.  The board of Governors also made it clear they'd be reviewing her employment.  Her daughter was born Christmas Eve and she named her Ariadne.  As time went Hecate kept getting worse.  Finally an experimental potion was created in Africa, and Hecate made her way to Africa, to either be cured... or die.  She survived the potion, and the disease, but not without side effects... 

Hecate returned to the school that year after having been "terminally" ill, miraculously cured, but altered: A streak of gray hair and one hazy gray eye now marred her looks. But she was back to her old self again... mean as a harpy. For the auction, she brewed a liquid luck potion that earned a school the most.

Hecate didn't have a very productive year, other than supporting her daughter Sierra. She had noticed people becoming happier and happier, and after a certain detention, she realized that the happiness was due to some tainted ice cream the student and staff were consuming. She quickly taught a lesson in which she created an antidote that counteracted the ice cream.

Timeline for my records:
Feb 29 2032 - Born
May 2032 - Nerys age 3
Nov 2032 - Lucien II age 6
Feb 2033 - Age 1
May 2033 - Nerys age 4
Nov 2033 - Lucien II age 7
Feb 2034 - Age 2
May 2034 - Nerys age 5
Nov 2034 - Lucien II age 8
Feb 2035 - Age 3
May 2035 - Nerys age 6
Nov 2035 - Lucien II age 9
Feb 2036 - Age 4 (Age 1)
May 2036 - Nerys age 7
Nov 2036 - Lucien II age 10
Jan 2037 - Veronica is Born
Feb 2037 - Age 5
May 2037 - Nerys age 8
Nov 2037 - Lucien II age 11
Jan 2038 - Veronica age 1
Feb 2038 - Age 6
May 2038 - Nerys age 9
Aug 2038 - Solara Born
Nov 2038 - Lucien II age 12
Jan 2039 - Veronica age 2
Feb 2039 - Age 7
May 2039 - Nerys age 10
Aug 2039 - Solara age 1
Nov 2039 - Lucien II age 13
Dec 2039 - Triplets Born
Jan 2040 - Veronica age 3
Feb 2040 - Age 8 (Age 2)
May 2040 - Nerys age 11
Aug 2040 - Solara age 2
Nov 2040 - Lucien II age 14
Dec 2040 - Triplets Age 1
Jan 2041 - Veronica age 4
Feb 2041 - Zorander Born
Feb 2041 - Age 9
May 2041 - Nerys age 12
Aug 2041 - Solara age 3
Nov 2041 - Lucien II age 15
Dec 2041 - Triplets Age 2
Jan 2042 - Veronica age 5
Feb 2042 - Zorander age 1
Feb 2042 - Age 10
May 2042 - Nerys age 13
Aug 2042 - Solara age 4
Nov 2042 - Lucien II age 16
Dec 2042 - Triplets Age 3
Jan 2043 - Veronica age 6
Feb 2043 - Zorander age 2
Feb 2043 - Age 11
May 2043 - Nerys age 14
Aug 2043 - Solara age 5
Sept 2043 - Starts First Year at Hogwarts
Nov 2043 - Lucien II age 17
Dec 2043 - Triplets Age 4
Jan 2044 - Veronica age 7
Feb 2044 - Zorander age 3
Feb 2044 - Age 12 (Age 3)
May 2044 - Nerys age 15
June 2044 - Ends First Year at Hogwarts
Aug 2044 - Solara age 6
Sept 2044 - Starts Second Year at Hogwarts
Nov 2044 - Lucien II age 18
Dec 2044 - Triplets Age 5
Jan 2045 - Veronica age 8
Feb 2045 - Zorander age 4
Feb 2045 - Age 13
May 2045 - Nerys age 16
June 2045 - Ends Second Year at Hogwarts
Aug 2045 - Solara age 7
Sept 2045 - Starts Third Year at Hogwarts
Nov 2045 - Lucien II age 19
Dec 2045 - Triplets Age 6
Jan 2046 - Veronica age 9
Feb 2046 - Zorander age 5
Feb 2046 - Age 14
May 2046 - Nerys age 17
June 2046 - Ends Third Year at Hogwarts
Aug 2046 - Solara age 8
Sept 2046 - Starts Fourth Year at Hogwarts
Nov 2046 - Lucien II age 20
Dec 2046 - Triplets Age 7
Jan 2047 - Veronica age 10
Feb 2047 - Zorander age 6
Feb 2047 - Age 15
May 2047 - Nerys age 18
June 2047 - Nerys Graduates and leaves home
Aug 2047 - Solara age 9
Sept 2047 - Starts Fifth Year at Hogwarts
Nov 2047 - Lucien II age 21
Dec 2047 - Triplets Age 8
Jan 2048 - Veronica age 11
Feb 2048 - Zorander age 7
Feb 2048 - Age 16 (Age 4)
June 2048 - Ends Fifth Year at Hogwarts
Aug 2048 - Solara age 10
Sept 2048 - Starts Sixth Year at Hogwarts
Nov 2048 - Lucien II age 22
Dec 2048 - Triplets Age 9
Jan 2049 - Veronica age 12
Feb 2049 - Zorander age 8
Feb 2049 - Age 17
June 2049 - Ends Sixth Year at Hogwarts
Aug 2049 - Solara age 11
Sept 2049 - Starts Seventh Year at Hogwarts
Nov 2049 - Lucien II age 23
Dec 2049 - Triplets Age 10
Jan 2050 - Veronica age 13
Feb 2050 - Zorander age 9
Feb 2050 - Age 18
June 2050 - Graduated Hogwarts
Sept 2050 - Starts Wizarding University/Edinburgh, Scotland campus

Sept 2050 -Meets Gavin Gray (Professor)
Dec 2050 - Becomes Live-In Apprentice for Gavin Gray
Feb 2051 - Age 19
June 2051 - Ends Yr 1 of Wizarding University

Sept 2051 - Starts Yr 2 Wizarding University
Feb 2052 - Age 20 (Age 5)
June 2052 - Ends Yr 2 of Wizarding University
Sept 2052 - Starts Yr 3 Wizarding University
Feb 2053 - Age 21
June 2053 - Graduated Wizarding University
Dec 2053 - Marries Gavin Grey
Feb 2054 - Age 22
Feb 2055 - Age 23
Feb 2056 - Age 24 (Age 6)
May 2056 - Gavin Grey Dies
Oct 2056 - Meets Terrance Tralkey
Feb 2057 - Age 25
Nov 2057 - Created the Absethem Potion
Feb 2058 - Age 26
Mar 2058 - Marries Terrance Tralkey
Feb 2059 - Age 27
Aug 2059 - Terrance Tralkey Dies
Feb 2060 - Age 28 (Age 7)
Aug 2060 - Created the potion to combat the side effects of the Absethem Potion
Sept 2060 - Left for Sydney, Australia
Feb 2061 - Age 29
Jan 2062 - Leaves to return to Scotland
Jan 2062 - Meets Libatius Lavery
Feb 2062 - Age 30
Feb 2063 - Age 31
Feb 2064 - Age 32 (Age 8)
Apr 2064 - Marries Libatius Lavery
Feb 2065 - Age 33
Feb 2066 - Age 34
Feb 2067 - Age 35
Nov 2067 - Libatius Lavery dies
Feb 2068 - Age 36 (Age 9)
Feb 2069 - Age 37
Feb 2070 - Age 38
Feb 2071 - Age 39
Sept 2071 - Starts teaching at Hogwarts
Oct 2071 - Sets three students on fire for learning purposes
Nov 2071 - Quits Hogwarts
Feb 2072 - Returns to Hogwarts as Slytherin Head of House
Feb 2072 - Age 40 (Age 10)
Sept 2072 - Second year teaching at Hogwarts
Feb 2073 - Age 41 (Age 10)
Sept 2073 - Third year teaching at Hogwarts

Feb 2074 - Age 42
June 2074 - Reconnected with
Alexander Greingoth
Sept 2074 - Fourth year teaching at Hogwarts 
Feb 2075 - Age 43
Sept 2075 - Fifth year teaching at Hogwarts

Dec 2075 - Engaged to Alexander Greingoth
Feb 2076 - Age 44 (Age 11)
Sept 2076 - Sixth year teaching at Hogwarts

Dec 2076 - Married Alexander Greingoth
Feb 2077 - Age 45
Sept 2077 - Seventh year teaching at Hogwarts

Feb 2078 - Age 46
Mar 2078 -  Contracted Acute Infericosis
Sept 2078 - Eighth year teaching at Hogwarts

Dec 2078 - Ariadne is Born
Feb 2079 - Age 47
Sept 2079 - Ninth year teaching at Hogwarts
Dec 2079 - Ariadne turns 1
Feb 2080 - Age 48
Sept 2080 - Tenth year teaching at Hogwarts
Dec 2080 - Ariadne turns 2
Feb 2081 - Age 49
Sept 2081 - Eleventh year teaching at Hogwarts
Dec 2081 - Ariadne turns 3

Relationship Name DoB Model School
Brother Lucien II 6-Nov-26 Edoardo Costa Durmstrang
Sister Nerys 9-May-29 Courtney Cox Beauxbatons
Self Hecate 29-Feb-32 Rhona Mitra Hogwarts
Sister Veronica 31-Jan-37 Kate Beckinsale Beauxbatons
Sister Solara 17-Aug-38 Bridget Moynahan Beauxbatons
Brother Alrich 28-Dec-39 Goran Visnjic Durmstrang
Brother Elrich 28-Dec-39 Goran Visnjic Durmstrang
Brother Ulrich 28-Dec-39 Goran Visnjic Durmstrang
Brother Zorander 14-Feb-41 Norman Reedus Hogwarts

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