[ P R O F I L E ]
Name: Welner Gainer
Nationality (Ethnicity) : Irish (Welsh-German)
Blood Status: Pureblood
[ A C H I E V E M E N T S ]
[ P E R S O N A L I T Y A N D T R A I T S ]
Generally pleasant, or at least tries to be. He is welcome to be of your acquaintance as long as he finds some value to your friendship. He is the type to keep thoughts to himself, but comes off rather tactless when he speaks what's on his mind. It is not easy to earn his trust, and usually finds himself doubting the intention of others.
[ F A M I L Y ]
Father: Niall Gainer (37. Pureblood Wizard, Healer at St. Mungo's Hospital)
Mother: Wilhelmina Ingrid Silvers-Gainer (35. Pureblood Witch, Auror at the Ministry of Magic)
Sibling: Danielle Gainer (14. Squib. Younger Sister)
Distant Relative: Karl von Fritz ( 17. Third Cousin)
[ B A C K G R O U N D / H I S T O R Y]
Born to a wizarding family of pureblood heritage, Welner grew up and lived in Dingle Peninsula, County Kerry in Ireland. A firstborn of two skilled wizards, his mother an outstanding Auror and his father, a reputable Healer, he was expected to inherit their magical prowess or even better, surpass them. From a young age, he underwent training to hone his latent magical abilities. Although he hasn't learned any wizard skill yet, he went through exercises that will help him later on as a wizard such as solving puzzles and situational problems to sharpen his acumen.
Both of his parents were always busy mostly due to the nature of their work, but despite that, Welner lived his younger days in tranquility. The frequent absence of his parents was not a major issue to him for he enjoyed the company of his younger sister, Danielle.
At the age of eleven, he received an invitation letter from Hogwarts and later on was sorted into Ravenclaw. His early years in Hogwarts was spent on achieving stellar academic records, both out of pleasing his parents and gaining the knowledge he always wanted to learn. Not so long, the competitive lifestyle of always striving to be in top made him feel weary and soon he became less inclined in academics towards the end of his third year.
A lackadaisical lifestyle would have been continued if not for certain events that transpired during his 6th Year. Soon he was convinced by his mother to take the same path -- to be an Auror, and thus, he set out to perform better this coming year --- getting grades of no less than Exceed Expectations in every NEWT subject was priority.
The early half of his last year in Hogwarts was spent on juggling his Prefect duties, tasks as a Triwizard champion, and maintaining his friendships and academics. However, a string of unfortunate events lately had robbed him off his illustrious titles. Faced with unsavory rumors and increasingly unfavorable situations from strangers and acquaintances alike, Welner takes on a voluntary suspension -- disappearing from the school community to give himself a break...
..or is it?
[ E L E C T I V E C L A S S E S]
Care of Magical Creatures
Study of Ancient Runes
[ E X T R A C U R R I C U L A R]
[ S P E L L S ]
 Counterspell (mostly nonverbal) - a spell that negates the effect of another spell which can be used for defensive or healing purposes depending on the skill of the caster.
 Protego - Creates a shield from the caster's wand which deflects jinxes, hexes, and curses. The strength of this spell is directly connected to the skill and talent of the wizard, and stronger versions can protect against very advanced curses - or even reflect failed jinxes back against the attacker.
 Aguamenti Charm - a spell that releases a jet of water from the tip of the caster's wand. Welner learned this skill for a variety of purposes from aesthetic, offensive and pranks.
 Impediment Jinx [Impedimenta] - a spell that impedes the progress of its target and the effects may vary depending on the caster's intent and skill level.
 Revealing Charm [Homenum Revelio ] - Reveals people near the caster. The Revealing Charm can effectively locate magically concealed individuals as well, including those under the effects of an invisibility cloak.
 Disillusionment Charm -Used to conceal a person or object. Not taught at Hogwarts but learned from his Auror mother.
 Jelly Fingers Jinx - a spell that causes the fingers to take on a jelly-like consistency. A jinx purely for prank purposes but can also be useful in rendering the opponent's hands useless for a couple of minutes.
Note: Charms are Welner's specialty and if it's a spell 5th year and below, he is able to cast it with no difficulty*. Moreover, he has a fairly wide knowledge of spells and hexes that are not taught in Hogwarts as he had given more time to learn them during his 5th year. The spells listed above are his specialty and he is able to cast nonverbally.
*Transfiguration spells however, can be quite tricky to perform and might go awry sometimes.
[ W A N D I N G R E D I E N T S]
Core: Dragon Heartstring
Length: Twelve and a half inches
One of the last wands created by Gregorovitch. The wand was created in one of the said wandmaker’s attempt to recreate the Elder wand while it was in his possession. Though this wand never lived up to its expectation, it is still a very formidable wand in the right hands. Unyielding and moody, the wand never fully trusts anyone, not even its owner. Due to its nature, it is prone to firing the wrong spells -- or even backfiring to its wielder.
The wand is known to have a duplicate -- made out of the same materials, from core to wand wood. But no two wands are ever the same, so it would be best to call the other half its twin...
[ L I K E S & D I S L I K E S ]
[ + ] Charms and Transfiguration (these classes are his strengths)
[ + ] Spells that have a wide variety of uses according to user's skill. (ex. Counterspell, Impedimenta)
[ + ] Diarmuid Ua Duibhne - a hero from Irish folktale.
[ - ] Patronus Charm. For some reason, despite his sheer talent with Charms, he couldn't master this particular spell.
[ T R I V I A ]
[x] Almost got sorted to the Slytherin House because of his pureblood heritage, cleverness and self-preserving nature. However, he lacked the ambition of a Slytherin so he was sorted to Ravenclaw instead for his intelligence.