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 #35202  by Nikau Harrison
My Name or Nickname: Ejder
OOC Account: Ejder
Quills Account(s): Pumpkin party reward
Have you read through the Character Creation Guide at least once this season? Yes
NAME: Nikau River Harrison
DATE OF BIRTH: October 12, 1959
BIRTH COUNTRY: Auckland, New Zealand
CURRENT RESIDENCE: Romford, Havering Borough, London, England
EMPLOYER: British Ministry of Magic
POSITION: Chief Auror

PRIMARY ERA: Reformation

What is the concept for your character?
A man who, after throwing himself headfirst in his work for many years because of the war and for personal reasons, and after having achieved his career goals, finally has some time to take care of his daughter and himself, but finds himself a bit lost.
What other eras will they be active in and what will their job be in each era?
Golden: Auror (UK)
Legacy: Chief Auror (UK)
What does your character look like?
Nikau is an average to tall man, but what you’ll most notice from afar is his bulk. The man boasts an impressive shape, and it makes a lot of formal wear uncomfortable, if not impractical, so his department has been accepting of his haphazardly mixed ties and robes. He has a lot of scars on his arms and one near his right eye, courtesy of the job. Following that, the striking contrast between his short, dark brown hair, dark brown eyes and tawny-coloured skin afforded to him by his Maori heritage is much to his advantage. Nikau cuts a striking figure in the department.
Where can we find your character when their story first begins?
Nikau is clocking out of the office a bit early tonight: he has a blind date set up. His team has been gently ribbing him for most of the day, because he’s wearing an actual suit today. They all know what that means.
What was life like for your character one year before their primary era?
There was always something to do, missions to go on, and Nikau could ignore his personal issues, because the need for restructuring the Ministry was great. As things cooled down, he has been feeling alone, which has led him to where he is now. It had already been three years since he had custody of his daughter, and as she was starting her teens, he was very thankful they shared such a close bond, which they do to this day.
Who is someone from your characters past who influenced who they are today?
His ex-wife. Though they are now divorced, they still get along. They share great memories, after all, and of course a daughter, Huia, now 14. Her pregnancy is the reason he moved to England in the first place, and she is the one who talked him into getting the divorce. They are both happier now.
What does your character think their strongest and weakest traits are?
Nikau is strong, both physically and mentally. He is very dedicated to his work, and loves his daughter, Huia, dearly. He is hard-working, and will do what it takes to do his work, providing it is just. The man has an unshakeable moral compass, which led to his suspension during the last wizarding war due to the er, previous administration, as he refused to engage in behaviour he found reprehensible. He however tends to avoid things that are uncomfortable in his life by burying himself in his work. He doesn’t feel he’s been as present in Huia’s life as he would have liked, but he has a chance to rectify this now. Friendly though he might be, he has been facing a lot of solitude in the past few years, which his consummate professional attitude has not helped. He’s nice, but keeps people at a distance. It’s lucky he is so passionate in his job, because he has found it hard in the past to maintain motivation for things that are not quite appealing to him, such as his marriage. Nikau is very much ruled by rising and ebbing waves of passion. What he loves, he loves ferociously, and the rest, well… It’s not much of a priority.
What is something your character wants but does not have?
A day of not putting out fires all the time. Also, a date that ends well. His last one ended with him having to arrest his date… Also, he’d like to have that part of his life not be a secret from Huia, but it’s all so new and confusing to him, let alone her.
What are their current short term and long term goals?
Nikau wants to be able to tell his daughter that he is back in the dating world, and no, he won’t date her hip hop dance class instructor. In the long term, he’d like to implement new classes for the trainees to undergo, such as sensitivity training (who knew you had to tell recruits they weren’t allowed to call people they arrested filthy Pureblood scum, or revolting halfbreed?), and instate a system where concerned citizens’ owls are actually read, dealt with and replied to rather than chucked in the bin of an overworked assistant.
What is your character doing now to work toward their goals?
He isn’t really. He’s been working hard, and his daughter is at Hogwarts, so he’s not really worked the nerve to tell her during the Christmas holidays. As far as his other goals go, well, little by little he’s making improvements, and he’s going to be getting a new assistant this year, so hopefully it helps.
What is something your character would never tell anyone about themselves?
Nikau is a bit ashamed that it took him forty years to figure himself out and accept it. He has no regrets about his life, though, because it gave him his daughter.
What is their strongest childhood memory?
Nikau’s younger brother passed at a very young age. He was a very funny child, and Nikau saw a lot of the boy in Huia. He thinks that they would have gotten along well.
Last edited by Nikau Harrison on 22 Jan 2020, 22:00, edited 2 times in total.
 #35241  by TyrellRose
Hey there Ejder! It's great to see you back with another character!

Unfortunately, we do not have a Ministry of Magic for the continent of Oceania available for play at the time being, so Nikau cannot work for them. Here are a couple of options for other jobs he could have in Marauder that could hone his skills in preparation for his job as an auror:
  • British Ministry of Magic - International Auror Exchange (an auror or auror-in-training from New Zealand working in the UK)
  • Wizarding Expedition Society - Security Expert
  • Professional Duelists Association - Duelist
  • Professional Duelists Association - Security Expert
  • Broom Racers Circuit - Security Expert
  • International Quidditch Association - Security Expert
  • Carpet Racers League - Security Expert - Security Expert
Let me know if any of these positions strike your fancy for Nikau and someone will be able to finish sorting him ASAP!

-VK TyrellRose
 #35253  by Arsene
Welcome to the Wizarding World,
Nikau Harrison !
I always love stories of amicable divorces. They're pretty rare in the roleplaying world ;)

Nikau's history and life is a refreshing read for the Vault. You might like to begin your story in The Colors of the Wind which takes place in England, or by using one of the following thread ideas:

★ Nikau is having a very lovely date — and sees Huia out of the corner of his eye!
★ A co-worker of Nikau's has suggested he get a new set of Ministry robes down at Madam Malkin's. Custom orders are on sale!

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