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Dippet Family Patriarch
Portrayed by Christopher Lee
Name: Armando Dippet I
Birthday: October, 1637
Position: Former Headmaster of Hogwarts
Lineage: Pure-Blood


Having begun the third century of his life, the former Headmaster of Hogwarts, Armando Dippet, is quite old, even for a wizard. His shock white hair is trimmed and combed neatly. His short goatee is just as white and well-groomed, but his thick, bristling brows are mostly dark grey, and the long hairs are prone to flying off wherever they will. His age shows heavily in his mottled skin, and the tired hunch whenever he sits. Indeed, he is notorious for falling asleep at inopportune moments.

He favours robes of tweed, with a high-necked shirt and smart tie. The image of the aged professor is made complete with the pair of gold-rimmed reading spectacles perched on his long nose, attached by a chain to his waistcoat.


The interesting and tragic story of the Dippet family does not start with the oldest wizard alive, Armando Dippet I, it starts with his mother, an Italian sorceress by the name of Armida Yakavetta. It is not conclusive or proven that she did what they say she did, but the lives of her descendants have more people than not assuming it's true. The legend goes that she was married at 18 and did not have a living child to show for it by the age of 40. So the witch turned to a secret potion recipe that contained unicorn blood. This unicorn blood is what kept Armando alive in the womb and he was born in October of 1637. Though all of his siblings had suffered miscarriage or stillbirth Armando was a strong and healthy boy. A rambunctious youth with black hair with a white star at his widow's peak. To some this was another sign that the powerful magic of the unicorn blood was at work.

He attended Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry, being sorted as a firstie in 1648. He was sorted into Slytherin House and after he graduated with top marks in O.W.Ls and N.E.W.T.s he went on to work for Hogwarts as a Professor of Charms. In time, he was made Headmaster.

In 1938, a dramatic incident at Durmstrang Institute led to the death of Hogwarts' Triwizard Champion, Leander Fox. Dippet, along with a handful of students, was unable to escape from Durmstrang, and was taken prisoner (or may be a guest, if the Headmaster of Durmstrang is to be believed). His absence has unfortunately led to his removal as Headmaster by the Hogwarts Board of Governors (though they left a provision for his possible return). Dippet ultimately engineered the escape of himself and his fellow hostages from Durmstrang through an elaborate plan involving Portkeys. He has chosen to permanently retire from Hogwarts and focus on his expanding family.


  • Narcoleptic - In his very elderly years, the last 80 or so, Armando the First has taken to falling asleep on any given moment. He is a sound sleeper as well. Though in truth his Narcolepsy is not as grave as it seems. Armando has overheard many a juicy bit of gossip and or information when others think him asleep.
  • Ancient - Dippet is the oldest living wizard in Britain.

RP Hooks

  • Patriarch - Armando Dippet the First is the head of the Dippet Family.
  • Former Hogwarts Headmaster - Served as Headmaster of Hogwarts from 1925 to 1938. He was preceded by Phineas Nigellus Black, and succeeded by Gervase Flint.


Logs featuring Dippet Logs that refer to Dippet



Nesta Dippet nee Prewett
Great-Great-Great-Great-Great-Grand-Daughter-In-Law - Nesta is the widow of Armando "Octavian" Dippet the Eigth. She was a Prewett previously and she is an old fire-cracker that lends credit to redheads being a fiery lot. There are just some old women that never lose their fire, she is certainly one of these women. She treats Armando with respect but in private she's not afraid to discuss his decisions. Armando rather adores her. He hasn't ever thought of remarrying since he lost Hellen. But they have grown very close after Octavian's death and they value each others companionship.


Adelaide Proudmore nee Dippet
First Great-Great-Great-Great-Great-Great-Grandaughter - Adelaide is Nesta and Octavian's first child and the first daughter to be born in eight generations. She has married into the Proudmore Family to Menelaus Proudmore.


Rachel Wilkins nee Dippet
Second Great-Great-Great-Great-Great-Great-Grandaughter - Adelaide is Nesta and Octavian's second child and the second daughter to be born in eight generations. She has married into the Wilkins Family to Richard Wilkins.


Armando "Nov" Dippet the Ninth
Great-Great-Great-Great-Great-Great-Grandson - The Ninth Armando Dippet. Heir to the family if Armando Dippet I should ever finally pass away. He is married to Danita Dippet nee Gamp. They have

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