Writer of Tales
Matthias Wolfgang Nikolai Cartwright
- Matthias -
Meaning "gift of God"[/spoili]
- Wolfgang -
Wolfgang is a German male given name traditionally popular in Germany and Austria. Its earliest known bearer was a tenth-century saint. The name is a combination of the Old High German word wulf, meaning "wolf" and gang, meaning "path, journey".[/spoili]
- Nikolai -
Meaning "Victory Of The People" in Russian.[/spoili]
- Cartwright -
Meaning "carpenter who makes carts," early 15c. (late 13c. as a surname), from cart (n.) + wright (n.).[/spoili]
Wolfie (despises this one)
Sixteen || July 23, 2007 || Leo
- Male ♂ -
Gryffindor || 6th Year
- Wizard -
- Muggle Born -
Arrogant || Egotistical
Matti spiraled out of control when his brother and mother died. His father was of no help when this happened as he was as devastated by the accident as Matti. So Matti really received no actual help after his mother and brother died, he was left by the side of the road so to speak, and although his father certainly loved him there was now a gap between the two. All this changed Matti from the sweet and caring boy that he used to be into an arrogant and egotistical teenager. It was a downward spiral from there, Matti found it much easier to block everyone out of his feelings rather than let them in. In doing so he also distanced himself from his friends more and more, leaving him to become even more conceited.
Before his brother died, Matti teased people jokingly and out of love. Now, his teasing tends to get out of hand as he doesn't know when to stop. Often, he steps over the line of teasing into bullying without even noticing. He can be downright mean at times and never gives a second thought to how much he may be hurting someone. Matti doesn't really see himself as mean, he can't see how mean he actually is.
Loyal || Brave
If you are one of the few Matti finds he can actually trust, he will be loyal and have your back at all times. His loyalty and trust are things that are few and far between, and you'll have gotten past the outer shell of Matti if he is loyal to you. You wouldn't think that one who completely turned their life into hell once their brother died would be considered brave, but braveness comes in all shapes and sizes, though Matti doesn't really see what the sorting hat saw in him. And Matti was sorted before his brother died, and he was certainly a different person on the outside before that. Did his inside really change that much though?
Clever || Savvy
Matti was always the smart one, and this hasn't changed. He's a fast thinker and loves to figure things out on his own, although this does lead to frustration when it takes longer than usual for him to figure something out. He is very perceptive and sees things that other people wouldn't usually. Intuitive, Matti can usually get the gist of someone's character directly after meeting and/or seeing them.
Romantic || Humorous
To those who ever get close enough to Matti to push through his outside shell they will find a very different guy inside. He has a keen sense of humor and loves to laugh. Matti also has a romantic view of how the world should be, all men chivalrous and people's dreams always within their grasp. He would love the world to be beautiful as he sees it when he draws.
Stubborn || Charismatic
Matti possesses the air of a leader, though he doesn't see it or use it, it is there nonetheless. This is probably one of the reasons he didn't completely go bad when his brother died, his stubbornness wouldn't let him. Even though Matti is someone most people would avoid, he is very charismatic and draws people to him. He doesn't realize this though, it is a part of him that just is.
Twin brother died, mom spoils, dad hints that he would have rather had Matti die instead of brother.
Born in Galway, Ireland.
- Childhood -
Born and raised in Galway, Ireland, Matthias had a good childhood. Just himself, his mother, father and twin brother, Tristram. Matthias and Tristram were thick as thieves, although could you expect much else from twin brothers? They did absolutely everything together, from walking to the store to adventuring through the neighborhood. If you saw one, the other wouldn't be far behind.
His mother and father loved the boys very much and they had a normal, happy childhood. Mr. Cartwright was a lawyer and was busy a lot of the time, but he always made sure that there was time for his family at the end of the day. Mrs. Cartwright was a primary school teacher and was with the boys more than her husband could be, especially in the summers.[/spoili]
- They're Wizards! -
Matthias and Tristram lived normal lives as muggle children and grew up as muggle children do, but the boys could tell that there was something just a little different about them. They couldn't quite put their finger on it, but they knew something was up, especially when they saw something's that just weren't normal, like the strange horse that they saw in fields when it was grey and foggy.
Still, they were caught a bit off guard when a strange person bearing two letters arrived about a week before their eleventh birthday. Matthias letter read,
Dear Mister Matthias Cartwright,
We write with firmest congratulations informing you of your acceptance into Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry! Enclosed is a list of all necessary books and equipment.
Term begins on September 1. We await your owl by no later than July 31.
The unusual fellow who brought the letters then explained to Mr. and Mrs. Cartwright that their sons were indeed, wizards. As you can expect, everyone was quite overwhelmed. The boys were mostly excited and begging their parents to let them go. The wizard from Hogwarts eventually convinced Mr. and Mrs. Cartwright that this was no joke, and their sons really were wizards. After explaining to them what they were to do, he departed, saying he would return on July 31st for their final answer.
After lots and lots of discussion, and pleading on the boys part, the family came to the conclusion that Matthias and Tristram would attend Hogwarts. No muggle child was more excited to go to school than those two boys that September.
When they were purchasing the boys necessary supplies, they bought them an owl to share while they were at Hogwarts. The boys named him Finnegan, and he was an exceptionally spunky Short Eared Owl. Now, while they were out and about shopping, Tristram and Matthias ran off a head of their mother and father, because, well, that's what eleven year old boys do. They were running by a small dark alley when Tristram heard a pitiful mewling coming from within the alley. Tristram convinced Matthias to go and see what was making the pitiful noise. So the boys approached the alley cautiously, ready to run at a moment's notice, but what they found there melted their hearts. Two kittens that were probably about six weeks old had been abandoned in a dirty shoe box. They were covered in grim and were meowing pitifully. The boys gently picked them up and took them to their parents, saying there was no way they could leave the kittens behind. Mr. and Mrs. Cartwright finally agreed that the boys could keep them, and so Matthias and Tristram gained another two more pets.
Matthias's kitten was a ginger colored tom with green eyes, whom Matthias promptly named Oliver. Oliver was much more outgoing of the two kittens and was quite the handful at first. Tristram's was a smaller tortoiseshell she-cat with golden eyes and she was much more reserved than Oliver.
Needless to say, it was quite a fairytale experience for the boys on their journey to Hogwarts. When they arrived at the sorting ceremony, they were especially pleased to be sorted into the very same house, Gryffindor.
And so went the first few years at Hogwarts, they still did nearly everything together and if you saw one walking the hallways by himself it was either because the other was sick or in trouble. It was soon to all change for Matthias, and nothing would ever be the same again.[/spoili]
- Storm -
It was summer break, Matthias and Tristram were turning fourteen in just a few days. They were going on a car[/spoili]
- Family -
- Friends and Acquaintances -
Amarie and Matti hate each other's guts.
(Love interest, family, friends, enemies, etc. Optional.)
- Tiger -
The tiger is a very strong, independent patronus. They have a fierce personality to them that they show openly, and have no problem doing it. However, there is more to them than just an impression, they have parts of their past that are a bit dark, and that has caused them to grow a bit cynical. They don’t like to show their feelings to others, as they like to maintain the impression for themselves and for others that they are unbreakable. They are not fast to warm up to anyone, but once they do they will protect you with all that they have. The most common house for a tiger patronus is Slytherin. The most common signs are Gemini and Aquarius.
© Patronus Analysis Tumblr: Patronus Analysis
Matthias fears losing everyone that he holds near and dear the most. Because of his experience with losing people he cared for more than he cared for himself he fears this the most. His boggart takes the form of his twin, Tristram, as a lifeless body, sometimes his mother as well. This is the main reason why Matthias tends to distance himself from other people now, he is afraid that if he becomes close to them he will end up just losing them. Also, if he does become close to someone, he will protect them fiercely and remain loyal no matter pretty much anything.
Orange Tabby Cat || Oliver 'Olli'
Tortoiseshell Cat || Cara (was Tristram's)
Short Eared Owl || Finnegan 'Finn'
(An owl, rodent, cat, or toad? Or maybe something more exotic? This is optional, and make sure the pet is something that is accepted in Hogwarts grounds. It cannot be something that can be dangerous to other students and it needs to be domesticated. So no wild animals or things like dragons, okay?)
Cedar || Unicorn and Ceffyl Dŵr Hair || Slightly Yielding || 12 5/8 inches
- Wood -
Whenever I meet one who carries a cedar wand, I find strength of character and unusual loyalty. My father, Gervaise Ollivander, used always to say, ‘you will never fool the cedar carrier,’ and I agree: the cedar wand finds its perfect home where there is perspicacity and perception. I would go further than my father, however, in saying that I have never yet met the owner of a cedar wand whom I would care to cross, especially if harm is done to those of whom they are fond. The witch or wizard who is well-matched with cedar carries the potential to be a frightening adversary, which often comes as a shock to those who have thoughtlessly challenged them.
© Pottermore Wikia Cedar
- Core -
The Ceffyl Dŵr is a winged breed of water-horse which inhabits waterfalls and mountain pools in upland regions of Wales.
Largely, it appears as a small mountain pony with a mane, tail and wings composed of a cold mist. It is capable of flight, and also of transforming itself fully into mist, letting it pass around solid objects and difficult terrain.
A friendly but mischievous breed, they will often allow riders onto their backs and take flight, then transform into mist such that the rider falls through them. This is their idea of a joke. Taming is difficult and should be done from a young age, through built mutual trust.
Ceffyl Dŵrs exist only in natural colours, generally grey.
More at Wikipidia: Ceffyl Dŵr - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
© Breedsheet: Ceffyl Dwr[/spoili]
In a wand, the Ceffyl Dŵr hair lends a certain spunk to the wand, and usually reflects an impish nature in the wands owners. If a core were to be made purely from Ceffyl Dŵr hair the wand would be much to feisty and tricky to be used properly, however, if it were to be combined with another core that would ground it and make it more reliable, it would perform with minimal amounts of mischievous related issues. This core has strong ties to both air and water.
Unicorn hair generally produces the most consistent magic, and is least subject to fluctuations and blockages. Wands with unicorn cores are generally the most difficult to turn to the Dark Arts. They are the most faithful of all wands, and usually remain strongly attached to their first owner, irrespective of whether he or she was an accomplished witch or wizard.
Minor disadvantages of unicorn hair are that they do not make the most powerful wands (although the wand wood may compensate) and that they are prone to melancholy if seriously mishandled, meaning that the hair may 'die' and need replacing.
© Pottermore Wikia: Wand Cores
When Unicorn and Ceffyl Dŵr hairs are put together as a core, the Unicorn tends to tone down the Ceffyl Dŵr's trickery and the Ceffyl Dŵr gives a bit more heft to the wand over all.
- Flexibility -
A wand with this flexibility will initially resist new owners, but if the owner is persistent, it will warm up eventually. It is particularly good for spells involving potion-making, animal-taming, and defensive magic, although, it may have a little bit of difficulty with nonverbal magic. Wand owners with slightly yielding wands are often very kind and compassionate, but they may have some reluctance in trusting others since they possess a strong sense of skepticism. It usually takes a lot of strong arguing before the owner of this wand will believe claims that don't make any sense to them.
© Pottermoreforum.net Wand Characteristics - Pottermore Fan Forum
- Length -
12 5/8 in.
Loves to hike, loves being out in nature. Loves to draw, but would hate it if anyone were to find out he did.
(Extra classes or clubs, secrets, etc. Whatever happens to tickle your pickle. Optional.)
Color = 9, 153, 46 (#09992e)
Matthias stands at about 5'9" and wishes he were just a bit taller, like most boys do. He's still growing so he may yet obtain his dream height of 6'. Not a bulky guy, Matthias weighs about 145 lbs. Not really a working out type Matthias doesn't have the body builders figure, he's got a little fat on his stomach, but there is a six pack there, you just have to search for it a little. The standout feature that Matthias possesses would be his flaming red hair. This shock of curls has a lot of girls swooning, or that's what he likes to think. He rarely combs these locks of curls, usually opting for a little go through with his fingers and a little gel, leaving his hair free and wild for the most part. To go right along with the red hair, he has bright green eyes with flecks of blue in them. As you would expect of a redhead, Matthias's skin tone is on the paler side, though not as pale as most redheads you see. He doesn't have to constantly hide from the sun for fear of burning to death.
When not sporting his Hogwarts uniform, Matthias can be found wearing jeans and a (usually) graphic t-shirt, with a jacket or sweater thrown over it with sneakers for footwear.