Post by Irina Rose Krum on Oct 15, 2015 15:44:20 GMT -7
maple and phoenixfeather, 8 ¾ inches, springy
5’8” willowy figure, scar on her shin from a gash she received while exploring a cave near her family home in Bulgaria
eye-ree-nuh rose kr-um
19th april, 2006
When getting to know Rina, one might initially wonder why on earth she’s a Gryffindor. Her sense of humor is very sarcastic and dry, which people sometimes take away that she’s not a nice person. It’s really just her way of getting to know if someone can put up with her; she knows Viktor Krum is her father and is used to people treating her differently because of it. Once she feels she can trust a person, she is warm and funny and fiercely loyal.
Like a true Gryffindor, she loves taking charge, using her creative streak to plan out trips to Hogsmeade as well as weekend entertainment. Usually she is amenable to change, however if she really wants something to go the way she planned, her incredibly stubborn side will rear its’ head. She’ll dig in her heels and not relent until the other side has conceded (which is probably a good idea)
A side to Rina that is so incredibly rare that so far only her family has seen is her scared vulnerable side. Growing up the daughter of two Quidditch players is difficult and she constantly feels the pressure to do well in that world (regardless of what her father told her), when she'd be perfectly content to just watch and cheer on the team from the stands. She does a very good job at not letting the stress get to the surface, but once in awhile it cracks through and causes her to doubt every choice she's ever made. Usually a good cry and a talk with her brother makes the doubt go away, but she has the nagging worry that one day it might not go away so easily. So she continues to push herself so that she doesn't have to feel that way.
kaisieva gradina, bulgaria
Elena Eldridge Krum, mother, 42, former Quidditch player, currently working full-time in the British Department of Magical Games and Sports
Viktor Krum, father, 49, retired Quidditch player, famous for competing in the 1994-95 Triwizard Cup for Durmstrang, recenly disgraced UK Minister of Magic
____ _____ Krum, 22, brother
Iliana Maria Krum, 19, sister, hogwarts alum
Katiya Mikhalova Krum, 17, sister, hogwarts seventh year
pets: eagle owl named Arthur, italian greyhound named Morgana
Irina is the second of four children born to Viktor and Elena Krum, esteemed Quidditch players for their home countries of Bulgaria & Germany (respectively). Her birth occured on a very stormy April night in their mountainside home of Vrasta after almost three days of labor for Elena (and plenty of curiosity from her elder brother). They were very happy with a little girl joining their family; Viktor even took the year off to help his young wife raise them so she did not have to depend on other family for assistance. That year turned into four as two more children, both girls, followed Irina and Viktor missed the Quidditch World Cup for the first time in his career - Bulgaria lost in the first round.
From a very young age, Irina lived and breathed Quidditch. Viktor had purchases toy broomsticks for her and her siblings just days after each of their first steps, and she learned to fly as she learned to walk as well. Elena was a Chaser for the Vrasta Vultures and had been called up to the Bulgarian National team the year she met Viktor. Their on and off pitch chemistry had been the talk of that years World Cup, and they had married soon after. Elena sometimes missed being on the Quidditch Pitch, and tried to instill her love of the sport into the children. While her elder brother struggled to fly but delighted in learning, Irina was the opposite. She was much more interested in climbing trees and exploring the mountains near their home. Her father would usually be the one to join her in her explorations; while he loved Quidditch with all his heart, he recognized his daughter held other interests and wanted to encourage her to be herself. One of these trips when Irina was 8, they discovered a small cave with a waterfall inside. Going in deeper, Irina was startled by a swarm of bats and fell down a small cliff in the cave, breaking her leg and scraping several layers of skin off her right shin in the process. Viktor was able to quickly magic her out and get her healed, but it left a scar on her shin and a lifelong fear of bats, as well as sticking to hiking and later rock climbing instead.
When Irinas brother turned eleven, Elena was offered a huge career move - a position with the British Ministry's Department of Magical Games & Sports specifically working with the arrangements of the Quidditch World Cups. Taking the job would mean leaving their home country of Bulgaria and moving to England - an idea the Krums had been toying with for a few years. With Viktor's popularity in the United Kingdom, he could easily request a transfer to a British team, and they did not want their children attending Durmstrang. With those factors in mind, they moved their family of six to Thirsk in Northern England and Viktor got a transfer to the Appleby Arrows. Irina quickly grew to love her new town, and made friends with some of the local girls in the village before going off to Hogwarts the following year.
Upon her arrival, Irina was Sorted into Gryffindor like her brother. While she had been intrigued by the thought of being in a different house than her brother, she was secretly relieved - having an ally when she was homesick became incredibly helpful her first year. Her parents wrote to them weekly, with Elena throwing out hints that Irina should try out for the Gryffindor Quidditch team. Every year, Irina would throw out different excuses - she was sick the day of tryouts, she was beat out by other more talented players, and last year she had too much homework to get through. At this point, Irina knew she should tell her mother that she simply hadn't tried out because she didn't want to. As her schooling progressed, Irina found her groove in her studies, finding a strange love of History of Magic and Potions. She made a good group of friends and maintains good relationships with her siblings, making sure they eat dinner together every Friday evening in the Great Hall. She was disturbed when the murders of two muggleborn children happened, both on the train and at Hogwarts - not just by the act itself, but because the nights before she dreamed of death. She had not taken Divination, but from what she had read, it was possible she was having premonitions. She dreamed of death again before the April 1st attack, resulting in Ethan Johnsons' demise, and her fear was close to being realized. This was later confirmed when she dreamt the destruction of Kings Cross the night before their return home, and their homecoming delayed by the train. Irina was Clairvoyant, doomed to foresee death or destruction, but being able to do nothing about it.
The start of Irina's seventh year brought delegations from Beauxbatons & Durmstrang, including her brothers best friend, Daniel Hoh. To her immense surprise, romance blossomed between the two, and they engaged in a passionate and loving relationship. Both had submitted their names to the Goblet of Fire, and both were not chosen, which ended up being for the best. They had the time they would not be afforded otherwise to spend together. But alas, Daniels' empathy ability got the best of him, and he left before the end of the tournament, leaving Irina utterly heartbroken. Adding to her distress, she had another vision of bodies falling from the sky, smoke and flames everywhere. This came true when the carriage and ships carrying the foreign students home exploded mid-travel, killing almost all aboard.
With a broken heart, Irina thrust herself into her work, training dedicatedly to become a Cursebreaker. Daniel came back into her life for a time, and they tried to make things work, but it was not meant to be. But Irina got to travel, see more of the world than she ever thought possible before, and that gave her great joy. She was heartbroken at the death of Minister Granger; she had not been great friends with Rose Weasley but she did not let it get in the way of her sympathies. To her immense surprise, her father Viktor Krum was elected Minister for Magic in her place. Irina was now the daughter of one of the most powerful men in England.
Now, Irina sees as the world turns against her father, and his resignation as Minister. Those who lauded her father now laughed at him. She holds her head high though, for she is a Krum, and she will not let her fathers' good name be sullied by malicious rumors and accusations. She will be a full fledged Cursebreaker soon, and plans to push herself as hard as she can in order to restore her familys good name in English society.
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