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Beryl Cyndric
Mysteries
Unmentionable
AGE
31
BIRTHDAY
31 Mar 1973
BLOOD STATUS
Pureblood
MAGIC STATUS
n/a
HEIGHT
6'1"
POSTS
6
HISTORY
Beryl Yeoman Cyndric is the Pure Blood son of Susan and Gwen Cyndric of Cyndric's Fine Fetishes, a magic totem shop in Diagon Alley with a somewhat unfortunate name. So unfortunate in fact that the women have opened a private back room that caters to the more "adult" clientele. It helps pay the bills.

Beryl himself grew up playing amongst the wizards and witches of Diagon Alley, and as his mothers were both well-loved, so was the boy. While it was considered somewhat out of the norm to be raised in a single-gender household it was not unheard of, and Beryl grew up with very little in the way of stigma or prejudice against him. In fact, he views the whole of the wizarding world with compassion and an open mind, knowing that labels do little more than alienate. Pure Blood, Half-Blood, Muggle, Squib, Gryffindor. Slytherin, it's all just naming conventions to him. What counts is how a person comports themselves and how they treat the world.

Beryl's first real shock to the system was when he was ten and was visited by a future version of himself, though the boy didn't know it at the time. It was a brief but important meeting. Cyndric the Elder, looking to be in his early to mid forties, disheveled, bloody, and holding what looked to be a goat carcass, appeared in his room in the middle of the night, passed him the dead goat, and told him to keep it in the chest beneath his bed for three day, but not to examine it or otherwise touch it in any way once it was stored. He also handed Cyndric the Younger a small wooden box and a sealed envelope, and told him to keep all three together. With a smile, he told his younger self that he had some great adventures to look forward to, and that he was going to love his four years at Hogwarts. Before the younger man could ask a single question, his older self vanished.

Beryl did as he was told. The next morning, the stench aroused the suspicion of his parents, and the boy told the story of his late-night visitor. This clearly being a magical problem, Gwen contacted an old friend of hers in the Department of Mysteries, who came by and confirmed that nothing appeared to be inherently dangerous, but that the three might consider going on an impromptu holiday nonetheless. As the Cyndric's favorite Quidditch team, the Holyhead Harpies (for which his mother Susan played Beater for for two years before becoming pregnant with Beryl), were playing Puddlemere for a chance to go top of the league, the three locked up the shop and left. When they returned (with the Harpies having secured a rousing come-from-behind victory), the chest was gone, along with the dead goat, letter, and box. In its place was what appeared to be a tarot card with a picture of a time turner, along with a note reading "First things first, but not necessarily in that order."

The following year Beryl was accepted to Hogwarts and began his proper schooling. He was sorted into Hufflepuff (to his surprise; his mother Susan had been a Ravenclaw, and his mother Gwen had been a Slytherin).

Beryl played Beater for the house Quidditch team and made a good show of it. His OWLS came back showing that he should consider a career as either an Auror or possibly working in the Pest Advisory Bureau for the for the Regulation and Control of Magical Creatures. It was the latter Beryl took to his heart, and upon graduation began his apprenticeship training.

A life of Magical Pest Control was not in the starts, however. One fateful August night, Beryl found himself on a farm in Cardiff, tending to a Nogtail problem, when the sky split open and an ancient (Welsh Green) dragon emerged, followed by seven wizards and witches on brooms.

"About time you got here!" yelled one as he landed.

"I've been here all along!" shouted Beryl above the din. "It's you who've just arrived!"

"And not a moment too soon!" replied the wizard, tossing something to Beryl. It was a time turner on a platinum chain, with one gold link. At that moment, Beryl realized who had visited him in his room seventeen years ago, and where his life was really leading. So it was that after the dragon was captured with no loss of life or Cardiff cattle, Beryl returned, battered and bruised, to Pest Control, and promptly requested a transfer.

This was no easy feat: transition into the Department of Mysteries was a complicated and time-consuming process. However, as he had already assisted members of the department, who also apparently knew that he would assist them again in the future (or had already assisted them in the past, Beryl was still rather confused on the subject), his transfer request was approved, and Beryl began training as an Unmentionable.


Magical Status Form

Beryl will one day be an Animagus some time in the past. Details TBD once the time stream has been sorted.
NOTES

Wand

Maple, 11 1/2", dragon heartstring core


Educational History

Hogwarts, Hufflepuff, 1984-1991


Face Claim

Tom Mison


Additional Notes



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