Orson Marcellus Flint
September 19th, 1853
10 ¾” Vinewood, dragon heartstring, rigid
Acadia Flint - sister
Ursula Black – sister
Phineas Nigellus Black – brother in law
Sirius Black – nephew
Georgiana Goyle – fiancée
Not exceptionally tall, standing at an average 5’ 9”, Orson has never believed that height gives you any advantage in the world, however being as vain as he is, he would have preferred to gain a little bit extra in that category. He is naturally lanky, despite being raised in a household where he was never in want of anything. With dark, rich brown, naturally wavy hair, he’s been told numerous times that he’s handsome. Orson is just arrogant enough and narcissistic enough to keep it that way. His deep brown eyes do not often show any emotion and never any affection. His is always dressed impeccably well, stylish suits and robes when required. He can afford to have the best, so he does. His wand hand is his right hand.
Born the oldest and only boy into the Flint family, Orson was automatically welcomed into the world; well as much as parents who were not overly affectionate could. The Flint family, was a least relieved to have somebody to continue on the family name. He was readily handed off to staff to be cared for as an infant and was forever in the care of nannies and a governess while growing up. He was somewhere between three and four when Arcadia was born, though he hardly paid her any attention. Orson had never been one to seek out attention from his parents, though once she came along, he found that the staff now had to split their time between himself and his sister and Orson was not okay with that. Instead of throwing fits however, Orson began crafting the art of manipulation. He could have just bullied his way to the top, but instead he killed them with kindness. To the help and his parents, he was a doting big brother. Or course this plan was alright when it was just himself and Arcadia, with the addition of Ursula however, he really had to up his game.
His attentions toward his sisters waned, as any young boy’s would as he neared school and they were still so young. Orson displayed his first sign of magic at age eight, when he banished Arcadia into another room. She had been annoying him and he wished her gone from his sight. They found her inside of a clothes chest upstairs in her bedroom. While his parents were infuriated at what he had done, they were also impressed with the early caliber of his magic.
Orson received his letter on his eleventh birthday; however, in having a late September birthday, he had to wait an exceptionally long time to start school and therefore took up reading in the family library for himself. Having been raised by a governess, he was already very skilled in reading and writing and therefore quite capable of doing a little personal research. He read about a wide variety of things, from architecture, which he had an automatic liking to, to business, to potions and everything in between.
The following September he was allowed to go to school. Being a year older and wiser than most of his classmates, was something Orson used to his full advantage. He was naturally sorted into Slytherin, and fit right in. He was charismatic, cunning and always at the top. Socially he had few friends, even fewer he could actually call friends. He mostly had acquaintances based on convenience. He had always judged people based on their usefulness to him and his needs. Orson was only friends with those in the pureblood upper class, the elite of the elite, nothing and nobody else would do. It mainly restricted him to Slytherin, but he did find a few Ravenclaws to be of use to him, mainly in school-related ways. He never entertained a serious relationship with any ladies and upon graduation with several OWLs and NEWTs under his belt, automatically pursued a secondary education in architecture.
While he enjoyed magic and its uses in his every day life and could have easily lived off of his family’s money, Orson refused to be a freeloader. He had deep family ties and would do anything for his family, but considering they are old money, he wanted to strike out with something different and make a name for himself. A few years after, he finished architecture school in London and worked for a large architecture firm. Once Hogsmeade was established, he opened his own small firm there, only serving the upper class. He established ties with the local furniture makers and textile companies so that he has his hand in everything.
His recent betrothal to Georgiana Goyle came as no surprise and non-negotiable on his the behalf of his parents. Orson is indifferent at the moment, while focusing on his career. The Goyles are a perfectly respectable family to make ties with, though he was not particularly looking for a marriage at this point in his life. He plans to suffer through it however, and make the necessary attachments, because frankly, he didn’t want to have to go out and do that himself. Orson knew he would need a wife at some point in his life and while he wasn’t exactly looking for his parents to handle that for him, he plans to honor their choice.
Personality: Orson is a selfish and self-obsessed man. He has his interests and the rest of the world can go to hell. However, he does care quite strongly for his family and the continuation of it. He's superficial and so would pick a wife on looks and lineage rather than love as he doesn't believe in it. He's very insistent on keeping his appearance up and likes power and being in control. He's not overly cruel but he can be unfair and sharp-tongued (sometimes violent depending on how angry he is). He is proud - perhaps to the extent of arrogance - and he enjoys his luxuries. He wouldn't 'stoop' to the levels of the lower classes and sneers at them.
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