Post by Elias Luthi on Nov 15, 2020 10:51:13 GMT 2
AGE/BIRTHDATE: 16/18th December 2003
BLOOD STATUS: Pureblood
FACE CLAIM: Louis Hofmann
A sharp jawline and alert eyes are the most prominent features on Elias' face. He lacks the aristocratic cheekbones of his father, having inherited his mother's face shape. He has an ever-present smirk, made more striking when he's with friends. Perhaps it's this that leads people to the presumption that he's an arrogant berk, but he couldn't care less for the surface level judgements of people not in his immediate circle. His smile can become particularly cruel when he's provoked into confrontation, almost as amused as he is angry, incredulous that someone would bother him.
His build is carefully honed from years of dance, his long legs muscular and body lean. He is not the tallest, standing at around 5'7", much shorter than many of his friends. He's not above using his appearance for his own gain, and it can be fairly evident that he's comfortable and confident in his body. His fingers are long and thin, often running through his immaculately combed strawberry blonde hair. Presentation means a lot to his family, being the son of a politician but he doesn't generally make too much of an effort to look put together. What he lacks in perfectly ironed shirts he makes up in confidence and indifference. His style tends to be dark robes, his favourite kind of robes to wear are the modernised ones that mirror muggle suits and waistcoats, however, he's often found in a tieless Durmstrange uniform.
Elias has a bit of an oral fixation, chewing on his cheeks and lips often, having taken to the habit of sucking on lollipops and Bêtises de Cambrai to avoid developing another fibroma in his cheek. In addition to this, he picked up a smoking habit a few months ago from an older halfblood cousin. He now has a reason to sneak out at night time and get some space.
Elias is a hard one to pin down, he's fluid and adaptable to most situations. He's usually fairly friendly and willing to lend a hand, but don't think he won't remember that he's done you a favour. Although used to the spotlight, he's most comfortable when he lets other people take the lead in conversations. With the training of a politician, Elias can talk in circles if need be, dancing around an issue until it is forgotten or the other person gives up. This is often necessary when he's pressed about his view of muggleborns being allowed at the school, wherein any answer could be dangerous politically or for his face. In his opinion, it's safer to stay neutral and avoid lying. He enjoys debates where he can outwit the unworthy and engage in verbal warfare as an ego stroke, however, this isn't a common occurrence. His general apathy towards most people assists in making any sort of confrontation or discussion about things he's passionate about a pretty rare occasion.
His carefree attitude tends to roll into his studies too, despite his talent for Transfiguration and Dark Arts and Defence. It's clear that if he were to put more effort into his studies, he could be one of the tops of those classes. He is generally more distracted by his friend's shenanigans but will study with others if that is what the group is doing. He's a go-with-the-flow kind of guy, not putting up much of a fuss and going along with the collective. This doesn't mean his thoughts and ideas are the same, but that he often doesn't care enough to make a stir. Elias enjoys bending the rules and frequently participates in reckless behaviour for the hell of it, he can't seem to find a reason as to why he shouldn't. He's also not a stranger to cruelty, and while he doesn't approve of bullying, he doesn't discourage it either. He's never been on the receiving end and believes that it probably doesn't cause too much harm, that it's probably better for the victim's resilience in the long run. He doesn't mind taking students down a peg or two if they've pissed him off but generally prefers to have allies amongst the general student body.
Elias was born on an early December morning, screaming and squalling his displeasure to have brought to this new, unfamiliar world in the Luthi Manor in rural Switzerland. This is where he'd live for the next eleven years of his life, with his socialite mother, auror father and retired grandparents. He attended the muggle primary school nearby once he was old enough, and on the weekends his grandmother would tutor him in the basics of magical history, and take him to dance classes. He was regularly socialised with other European pureblood families, visiting extended family for various holidays. His father was promoted to Head of the Department of Magical Law Enforcement when Elias was 7 and shortly after he was removed from the muggle school that he despited, and a tutor was brought in to teach him rudimentary magic.
When he was 10, his grandparents took him on a trip to Ireland. They stayed for two weeks, visiitng the Killarney Falconry which had a magical creatures section. He adored a creepy yet cute owl, and his grandmother insisted that they purchase it for him. The rest of the trip is mostly a blur otherwise, but he holds onto the memory fondly, as his grandmother passed on shortly after. His grandfather held on for another year but caught the dragonpox which eventually killed him. Elias had been close with them, and their death hit him particularly hard.
The arguments leading up to his acceptance of the Durmstrang letter between his parents were tiring. His father had insisted he attend Beauxbatons Academy but his mother was certain their alma mater was the place to be. However, his experience entering the halls of Durmstrang was unforgettable. He continued on with his dancing, eventually giving up on ballet to compete in ballroom dancing competitions like his grandmother had done. He did it in memory of her, but also because he enjoyed it. Ballet could have been great, but he couldn't find the same kind of joy that he found when competing. In 5th year, he found that the political sway of being the son of a Head of Magical Law Enforcement in a random country was nothing compared to when that father became a Minister of Magic.