CHARACTER NAME: Remington Jo Steele AGE | DOB: 26 | BIRTHPLACE: Dunhaven CANON NAME & SOURCE: Remus Lupin | Harry Potter (Books) LINK TO CANON WIKI:Here! OCCUPATION: Sweet Nothings Coffee and Confections; pastry chef and chocolatier RESIDENCE: PLAYED-BY: Katie Stevens JOURNAL:chocolatier
SCHOOL(S) & GRADUATION YEAR(S):
2001 to 2009: Athena Academy, 5-12. 2009 to 2011: Culinary Institute of Virginia, Culinary Arts AAS Degree; Baking and Pastry Arts AAS Degree.
HARRISON STEELE. Father. Senator. MARGARET STEELE nee PRESCOTT. Mother.
SAGE STEELE. Sister. 19. Student at University of Dunhaven. SOPHIA STEELE. Sister. 15. Student at Athena Academy.
ABOUT THE CHARACTER
∇ Intelligent: From a young age, Remington showed an aptitude for academics and would gladly spend hours in the library or a bookshop. She soaks in information like a sponge and rarely forgets the things that she’s been told. Reading is an experience for her, not just a simple hobby. She believes books have a way of transporting people from where they are, to wherever they imagine they could be. In part, this is why she clings to books so fiercely. IN her young life, she’s rarely been anywhere that she desires to be, and reading is very much a coping mechanism of escape at times, even as much as she enjoys it. She is keenly perceptive to those that surround her, and takes a stance that the more that she knows the better equipped she will be to handle various situations that may be thrown her way.
∇ Selfless: Remington has done very little in her life for herself. She does most things instead for the benefit of her parents or siblings or friends. She puts others first, whether that meant taking the brunt of her father’s disapproval or getting in trouble to keep Vee from being expelled. Remington is happiest when she is giving to others, or that’s what she tells herself. She puts her own wants and needs and desires on a backburner, and she dedicates her life to protecting those that she loves or trying yet again to find favor in impossible circumstances. She is kind and compassionate. Something of a bleeding heart, Remington doesn’t like to see others suffer. Her drive to care for other people is deeply disturbing to her father. She represses many of her true feelings and desires just to keep peace with her family.
∇ Brave: Although it isn’t something that she would boast, her courage runs deep. It takes a special kind of person to put yourself in the path of danger just to protect someone who is less prepared to withstand the harm. She has, on several occasions, spoken up to her father even though it’s the most terrifying thing in the world to her. Remington was always one who would stand up against bullies in school or in public, perhaps because it was easy for her to recognize when people were too afraid to stand up for themselves as she has often been. Remi is very intuitive. She is adept at reading body language and is often very physically expressive in her own right. She might not go charging headfirst into every fight, but when someone presses on a sensitive topic, she can be vicious in her defense of another.
∇ Balanced pragmatism and whimsy: There’s a part of her that is deeply drawn to logic. She has always been mature and responsible for her age. She also has a creative side that feeds into her artistry. She would never truly call herself an optimist or a pessimist, but relates more to herself as a realist. She sees the world in shades of gray most of the time, perhaps the byproduct of being a senator’s daughter. For her work, and to avoid the sometimes not-pretty parts of her life, Remi indulges her love of sweets and tries to help other people through beautiful creations. It’s an oddly fitting - almost poetic - marriage of two parts of herself that could be at war. In baking there’s a necessity for accuracy and following to certain rules, but there’s also an equal expectation for the products to be practically perfect masterpieces that can only be achieved through a combination of skill and imagination.
∇ Reserved: Never the true social butterfly, Remington sometimes has trouble making connections and friends. She was always able to put on a pretty smile, flit between acquaintances and make people believe that she is, in fact, adept at friendships and working a crowd. In truth, she doesn’t trust many people, and even if she knows a lot of people, the majority of those connections are superficial and barely scratch the surface. She is not open with her feelings or emotions, and she only keeps a few close relationships and confidantes, preferring everyone else to be at a vast distance. She has never maintained a successful romantic entanglement, much to the horror of her parents. Remington is perfectly capable of smiling for strangers and keeping up appearances, which is good for business and public view with her family. Most people never truly see past her smile, and few know that she’d much rather ditch her designer clothes for a worn pair of pajama pants and a t-shirt she’s had since she was ten.
∇ Remington is the first daughter born to Virginian Senator, Harrison Steele. Contrary to popular belief, she was named after Remington Arms, not after the 1980’s television series, to which her father was oblivious. When her parents welcomed her into the world, it was with no small amount of disappointment where her father was concerned. He had always wanted sons, and the little bundle of pink-wrapped infant that was handed to him was...without the required assets to carry on his legacy as he saw fit.
∇ If one were to look back on the Steele family in the early 1990s, most of the photographs are staged. Very few were taken at leisure, and often Harrison’s hand is settled onto Remington’s shoulder. She had very little of a true childhood. Her father’s expectations weighed heavily on such a small child. She was rigorously taught even when she was small, and developed a love of reading when she was barely four years old. Remington took violin and piano lessons and became involved in both horseback riding and swimming. Her father even spent time teaching her how to shoot guns, though she didn’t like the noise and found no joy in it. Her opinions were of little consequence, however, and she remained busy even in her earliest formative years.
∇ When Remington was almost seven, her mother found out she was expecting a second child. For a brief period of time, Harrison was...delighted. It was the most caring she’d ever seen her father. He talked all about how she was going to have a little brother, and he had great plans for what his son was going to accomplish once he arrived into the world. Midway through the pregnancy, Harrison’s excitement vanished in a moment when they found out that they were actually having another girl. Remington didn’t exactly understand why it was such a bad thing that she was going to have a sister, but it was impressed upon her that she was to help out with things as her father would be too busy to assist with another girl.
∇ Though Remington was only seven, when Sage was born she was the apple of her sister’s eye. She was a very attentive and doting older sibling, and she tried her best not only to teach the younger Steele girl what it meant to be in their family...but also shelter her from it. If Sage earned her father’s ire somehow, even as a toddler, Remington would do something to draw his attention elsewhere, if only because it kept Sage away from the initial anger. The pattern continued when Remington was eleven and Sage was four, welcoming another Steele daughter into their family. Sophia was doubly protected by both of her elder sisters. In the public eye, they were the happiest family that ever existed, but behind closed doors, no one knew of the horrible things that Harrison was capable of. Perhaps they didn’t have it as bad as some kids, Remington thought. They had wealth and comfort in that...they just could not achieve the approval or love of their father...and his judgement only became harsher the older that she grew.
∇ When she was of age, Remington began school at Athena Academy. It was there that she met Vega Rodriguez, who was truly one of the first friends that she could boast having. Vega the first peer that Remington met on her own, without first being introduced by her parents. It was through her that Remington met others that would welcome her into the group, Jahan and Calla. Her father didn’t really approve of her budding friendships, but Remington steadfastly refused to let him bully her out of the one bit of happiness that she had found with them. For the first time, she felt like a kid. She laughed and played and got into trouble at school. It was exhilarating...and it was true happiness and acceptance.
∇ Throughout school, she maintained stellar grades and an active participation in horseback competitions, the swim team, academic team, and peer tutoring. She knew that her father had high hopes that she would fall in line with a political career, campaigning, or even entering into her sports on a more professional level. Instead, she thoroughly disappointed her parents by announcing that she had applied and had been accepted to culinary school. Her father made many scathing comments about her weight and how it was a waste of her intelligence, though perhaps if that was what she wanted to do, she wasn’t as bright as her grades suggested anyway.
∇ She went to school in Virginia, but outside of town. It was a few years of her coming and going, visiting her sisters when she could and ensuring that they were still...as okay as they could be living under the roof with her parents. She tried her best to still be a buffer. She distracted her father even from afar. Her decision, at least initially, made her the biggest disappointment of them all. Once she finished her initial culinary degree, she continued with her certification for baking and pastry. That was where her true passion rested. She always thought there was something magical and healing about chocolate...and she had the skill and the creativity to make amazing creations with sugar.
∇ Her desire to be close to her sisters and her friends brought her back to Dunhaven, though she had kept close contact with them, making a point to visit at least every few weeks the entire time she was training. It made her furious that she couldn’t just...take her sisters away from her parents and raise them on her own, but the best that she could do was be close by, because moving back in with her parents wasn’t an option. Upon her return and seeing what she could do, however, she made amends with her father. It was more for the sake of her sisters than anything else, although she hated the part of herself that was relieved...was glad that she might actually still have a place with her family. Her talents were beneficial to Harrison, who abused her desire to win his favor. He had her cater for his parties. The small saving grace was that he bought the ingredients needed for such ordeals, because he didn’t pay her for it.
∇ Remington secured a job at Sweet Nothings baking and frosting cakes, making pastries, and creating small batches of specialty gourmet chocolates that many in town covet. Her skill there, at least, is recognized. It is a well-paying job, and she does some catering of cookies, fudge, cakes, and other sweets on the side when she isn’t otherwise occupied. She still makes time to read and if she isn’t found piping frosting or stirring batter, she can often be spotted curled up with a book, perhaps with powdered sugar on her nose.
∇ About the character.
Include memories that you plan on exploring with your character. This does not need to be comprehensive or complete. It's just a starting point for the game so that other players can reference this and help plot out and plan for memory revelations. This list should be updated as the game progresses.
∇ REVEALED: Being attacked in the middle of the night and bitten by Fenrir Greyback.
∇ UNREVEALED: The first transformation as a werewolf.
∇ UNREVEALED: Spending numerous days being seen by healers, and being isolated away from many other children in youth, taking comfort in books in replacement of companions, knowing that schooling at Hogwarts may never be possible.
∇ UNREVEALED: Albus Dumbledore making special accommodations for Remus, and allowing him to come to school. Being sorted into Gryffindor as a result and meeting the boys that would one day be his friends.
∇ UNREVEALED: Being brought to the Shrieking Shack month after month for his transformations into a werewolf. The most isolated transformations of his young life, though not the first. Scratching, biting, and hurting himself as a wolf out of frustration.
∇ UNREVEALED: Becoming friends with Sirius, James, and Peter. Reveling in having those connections and friendships of his peers for the first time while also having to lie to them in order to keep them safe.
∇ UNREVEALED: Being confronted about being a werewolf, and having his friends accept him still. Their decision to try to become animagi.
∇ UNREVEALED: The first full moon with his friends, roaming free and finally happy in his werewolf state, not hurting or feeling like an outcast.
∇ UNREVEALED: When Sirius tried to lure Snape to the Whomping Willow. The first time Remus truly felt at risk of hurting someone.
∇ UNREVEALED: Leaving Hogwarts and finding it difficult to find work because of the stigma that came with his disease, and not being able to lie to his employers indefinitely/inevitably being dismissed for absences.
∇ UNREVEALED: Joining the Order of the Phoenix.
∇ UNREVEALED: James and Lily in danger, and when they are killed, being horrified and believing Sirius killed them and Peter, losing everyone that he held dear.
Include both filled and unfilled storylines for reference. This does not need to be comprehensive or complete and should be updated throughout the game.
∇ VEGA RODRIGUEZ.Relationship. A blurb about the storyline.
∇ OLIVER SPARKS.Relationship. A blurb about the storyline.
∇ NAME.Relationship. A blurb about the storyline.
PLAYER: Terri EMAIL: firstname.lastname@example.org CDJ:juliette_shine TIMEZONE: EST PREFERENCES: I typically prefer e-mails, but I can get on chat if/when need be! I just have to be nudged and told to sign on. I typically do better with logs, but I don't mind doing comment threads if it fits the situation better. For logs, I hold a strong preference to hosting logs in GDocs and then posting them in one whole piece, or in stages, on a comm.