Post by Deleted on May 14, 2019 20:54:46 GMT -7
bernhard elvis strom
bernie, elvis, the king
age and birthday:
August 3, 1994.
gender and pronouns:
1/4 Giant, ¾ wizard.
13 inches, ash, hippogriff feather, rigid
6'11.5" of solid muscle and man meat. His nose has been broken a few times due to his Quidditch career.
education and jobs
Bodyguard for the Minister of Magic.
Former Professional Quidditch player and member of the Norwegian National team. Was forced out of the league when it was discovered he was part-giant.
Quidditch, drinking, going to the gym, striking up conversations with strangers, small, fluffy animals, 80s action movies, stupid jokes.
Reading, bad press, the International Quidditch Committee for banning him, trying to walk up long steps of stairs while drunk, tiny beds/rooms (slight claustrophobia), his birth family.
To have the ruling on part-giants playing Quidditch reversed.
Morning dew, fresh cut grass.
Being considered a cheater for the rest of his life. Letting down future coworkers/teammates/friends like he already did.
Despite his shortcomings in life growing up and as of late, Bernie has always been an outgoing and exuberant character. His massive stature and booming laugh often times can come across as intimidating (along with his natural fierceness on the Quidditch pitch), but those are only to be feared if you’re on the other team. He has a lot of fun doing anything active, whether it’s magical or muggle sports, or even ridiculous competitions: drinking games, feats of strength, or staring contests against his cat. Finding positivity in almost everything, he’s a force to be reckoned with for pessimists.
Bernie enjoys a good bad joke, often times repeating it a couple of times to make sure everyone within earshot can hear it. Occasionally a decent joke will come out of the hundreds of attempts, but he’s usually considered a poor comedian by his former teammates and friends. Luckily for him, his lack of a funny bone was replaced with the strength of a mountain and an unnatural aptitude for being a quality Quidditch player for his size.
Outside of work, he enjoys talking up a storm with random people, whether he’s in a bar or grocery shopping, even more so outside of Norway, where he has discovered there is a wealth of knowledge he has never encountered before. Being rather unknown when not around Quidditch geeks, he has taken to the idea that he is a sort of under-cover celebrity, figuring out the ways of the ‘normal person’ as he joins them in society. Overall, he’s a giant goofball.
Josef Strom – birth father, ½ giant ½ wizard, ~50 years old, unknown profession or whereabouts
Sofie Klausen – birth mother, muggleborn, 48 years old, unknown profession or whereabouts
____ Eriksen – adoptive father, late 60s, ministry official in the Norway office
____ Eriksen – adoptive mother, late 60s, ministry official in the Norway office
____ “Loki” Eriksen – adoptive brother, 30s, open job
____ “Hela” Eriksen – adoptive sister, late 30s/early 40s, open job
(family to be made by haise's moving castle )
Valkyrie – Norwegian Forest Cat
The first two years of Bernhard’s life are of little importance, and trying to remember what they were like is met with a haze of foggy memories that are more than likely fantasies he created to rationalize why his birth mother didn’t want him anymore. The truth was that his father was in the picture long enough to have his name added to the birth certificate and then swiftly disappeared. As the story is told by the Eriksens, his mother had difficulty raising a rather large and strange child when she was only eighteen, and when she finally made the decision to put him up for adoption, it was quite obvious there were some magical qualities to him as well. The Eriksens, both of whom worked for the Norwegian Ministry, swept in and made him their own.
From there, he grew up in a normal home with a normal family. As a toddler, he was bigger than his adoptive brother and continued to grow faster than any other child in the area, magical ones included. The Eriksens didn’t think this was all that strange, attributing it to having potent magical blood on his father’s side. Teaching little Bernhard to control his freakish toddler strength worked until he was old enough to participate in sports, and then he was allowed to let loose his almost endless amount of energy.
His childhood was warm and welcoming despite his first few years of life and soon it became time to go to school at Durmstrang, following in his siblings’ footsteps. Once again, Bernhard was much bigger than the other children, standing at five and a half feet as a ten year old and still growing. He had to start shaving his beard by the time he turned fourteen, which by then had become the butt of many jokes from his classmates. A jovial child and teen, Bernhard turned what some would consider bullying into his drive to play Quidditch. It was the only skill he was good at and being a solid player made up for his poor school grades and lack in magical talent.
With prowess in Quidditch came positive attention once again, and the big loaf known as Bernhard Strom was then seen as a force to be reckoned with on the Quidditch pitch. In his later years at Durmstrang he realized that there was a career to be had if he really focused on the sport, and from there he turned all of his attention on going pro after graduating. The team he played on at school even allowed him to switch from his starting position as a beater to being a chaser, since he was almost impossible to knock around while flying. The strength he applied into slugging bludgers around was better suited to dive-bombing the goal posts with the Quaffle.
Graduation came and went and Bernhard couldn’t have been happier to finally escape the confines of Durmstrang and begin his professional Quidditch career. He was very quickly scooped up by a European league team and placed in the beater position again, despite his pleas to be placed as a chaser. Apparently they thought his presence as a beater was more intimidating. Despite his grumblings for the first few years playing, Bernhard started to make a name for himself – a few knockouts on the pitch of big named players drew a lot of media attention and a simple shrug from him. The only place to go from there was the Norwegian national team, and when the time came, he was added onto the squad. This time he fought for a chaser position since there weren’t too many decent Norwegian chasers at the time, and he got it.
A couple of years on the international scene and then it all came crashing down around him. Most players by their late-20s received an injury or two worthy of being called serious, but despite all the bashing Bernhard got as a newly minted chaser, he remained fine, almost freakishly so. A few hard hits to the face by bludgers with quickly healed broken noses and very little else called into question how he was managing it all. The international league became curious that his injuries were short-term and minor despite the impact of the hits, and coupled with his size and murky pre-adoption history, they conducted blood tests.
At twenty-nine years old and a little over a decade into his Quidditch career, Bernhard discovered he had ¼ giants blood running through his veins and was promptly banned from playing professional Quidditch for the rest of his life. Any awards or records he received were henceforth marked with an asterisk, indicating his status as a part-giant. The media had a field day and it didn’t take long for people to start claiming he knew that he was part-giant the whole time and had taken advantage of that knowledge.
Feeling defeated, unworthy, and abandoned by fans, teammates, and the Quidditch community, he left Norway and went to England, hoping to find a new start and career there. Being anonymous there was much easier than his home country and his parents were able to give him a few leads on jobs with their political connections. He had never thought those connections would place him as a personal bodyguard to the Minister of Magic herself though, but things could be a lot worse. It almost made sense, now knowing that his size and natural immunity to some types of spells could be used to protect such an important individual.
site events reaction:
Joining the Minister’s guard services just before the finale of the Triwizard Tournament, Bernhard was absolutely heartbroken to see children killed in such a manner and was horrified that some were brothers and sisters of Durmstrang. He had been aware of the unrest in England before arriving there, but didn’t know that it was to this degree. When it came out that Harry Potter had disappeared, Bernhard followed the Minister even closer than he had before. For a formidable wizard like Harry Potter to possibly be taken out, it was realistic that Hermione Granger could be next – it didn’t take a genius to think of that (which thankfully Bernhard is not).
Other than a strange hiccup with American students coming over en masse to England to attend Hogwarts, Bernhard maintained a constant vigilance in his duties as a bodyguard and the summer and fall months went smoothly with little to no error. At least until the destruction of Azkaban and release of an unknown number of the most dangerous criminals occurred. Once again, Bernhard feels like his new job is going to be more difficult than it probably should be.
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