This character is retired, and is no longer in play. Gareth and his immediate family of Carrows move overseas.

The Sleepless One
Portrayed by Alex Wolff
Name: Gareth David Carrow
Aliases: Gaharyedd Dafydd Caeriw
Birthday: Oct 30, 1921
Position: Ravenclaw
Lineage: Pure-blood


A rather thin boy of around eighteen years, he has the darker skin of his Cymric ancestry. His dark hair falls to shoulder-length, an unruly mass of curls that he lets hang over his ears and sometimes, his eyes as well. Pale brown eyes peer out at the world, inquisitive and intelligent, but also guarded. A pair of thick spectacles are perched on his small nose, the black frames rather large and cumbersome.

At the moment Gareth is wearing a Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry uniform. Rather notable by the blue and bronze colouring he must have sorted into House Ravenclaw. A grey vest edged in blue and bronze covers a crisp white Oxford shirt, buttoned from the belt to the collar and accented with a blue tie with narrow bronze stripes. The shirt is tucked neatly into matching gray trousers that fall to the tops of black shoes. Over all of this flows a voluminous black robe lined in soft Ravenclaw Blue fabric, unadorned except for a bronze eagle flying over a striped blue background sewn over the heart.


Gaharyedd Caeriw (Anglecized Gareth Carrow) isn't an extraordinary boy. Though gifted with a keen intellect and excellent memory, he's more content studying magic than actually practicing it. Oh, he does practice, of course, but only just enough to get good marks in school. But he'd much rather spend his time reading than waving his wand around or stirring a noxious cauldron.

Gareth was born 30 October, 1921, the day before Hallowe'en, to Gerient Carrow and Anwen Carrow, nee Yvor (a branch of the Eibon family), on the family's ancestral estate in the Brecon Beacons, Powys, Wales. Caeriw Manor, as it is called today, is a small, crumbling castle built in the Norman style, hidden from Muggle eyes among the Beacon range by both local geography and powerful enchantments. Both his parents are Pure-bloods, tracing their ancestry through the Carrow and Eibon lines for generations. The Carrows have owned and operated a magical antique business for longer than anyone can remember, with shops in both London's Diagon Alley and Hogsmeade, though the oldest and largest shop is hidden in the city of Brecon.

The Caeriws, an old family, well established in the wizard community, and rather traditional in their outlook, are the Welsh branch of the Carrow family tree. Both Gareth's parents support Grindewald's ideals, if not the man himself. Muggles have made a right mess of the world for long enough. It's high time for wizards to step in and guide them toward a better future. Gareth had heard this philosophy for most of his life, and while he never disagreed with it, he didn’t fully embrace it until much later.

Naturally, Gareth was accepted to Hogwarts shortly before his eleventh birthday, and he was quite pleased to be sorted into Ravenclaw House, as had his mother before him. Intelligent but withdrawn, he did very well in his studies, receiving exceptional marks on written exams, only a bit less so on applied exams. Socially, he was rather withdrawn, content to spend time with his books while his classmates mucked about with courting and snogging. Teachers had noticed he's very bright, but as he didn’t speak up much in class, unless called upon, so he wasn't exactly a teacher's pet.

Due to his close relationship with Ripley Fox, brother of Triwizard contender Leander, Gareth was one of those chosen to attend the Tournament at the Durmstrang Institute. He didn’t witness Leander’s death or Ripley’s subsequent flight from the castle, but he was told Leander’s death was a tragic accident, and that Ripley was simply inconsolable.

Because Gareth was already quite sympathetic to Grindelwald’s cause, it was rather easy for those at Durmstrang to turn him into a true believer, so much so that he shunned the company of his fellow Hogswarts students. Instead, he spent his “captivity” studying alongside Durmstrang’s finest, easily acing his OWL exams and enrolling in several classes he thought would be useful in “the coming conflict,” as he calls it. This included more accurate (in his opinion) lessons in the History of Magic, as well as some questionable classes that hinted perhaps too strongly at the use of the Dark Arts. Although he is not a monster without conscience, he is quite convinced that the ends justify the means, “for the greater good.”

Gareth didn’t fully appreciate his “rescue” from Durmstrang, and while his parents are thankful to be able to see their son again after so long, they question the wisdom of the British Ministry of Magic (filled as it is with meddlesome muggle-borns and blood-traitors) and the current headmaster of Hogwarts, whom they see as standing in the way of natural progress. Nevertheless, Gareth must complete his education, and so after delaying as long as they could, they’ve sent Gareth back to Hogwarts just before Christmas, 1939.

Shortly before Valentine's Day, 1940, Gareth withdrew from Hogwarts and joined his family as they moved to the New World, far from the stranglehold control of the Malfoy family.

RP Hooks

  • Gareth's quiet and withdrawn, often unnoticed, and can usually be found with his nose in a book. Is he studying or hiding from something?
  • Gareth has been reading books about Wizard Chess for years, and he can often be found studying a chessboard, though no one remembers ever seeing him actually play a game against an opponent.
  • Gareth has a fascination for Muggle literature, though naturally, he often misinterprets the meaning of what he reads. His favorite stories are what he calls The Classics, most especially the tales surrounding King Arthur and his Knights of the Round Table.
  • The Carrows (known as Caeriw in their native Wales) are an old, old family, as are the Eibons. Perhaps you're a distant relation?
  • Caeriw's Magical Antiquities has shops in Brecon (Wales), London's Diagon Alley, and Hogsmeade. Perhaps you're looking for an odd bit of ancient magic?
  • Gareth is fluent in both Welsh and English, though his English carries a heavy accent. This is one reason he speaks rather softly, when he speaks at all. He's also conversationally fluent in German.
  • Gareth may be rather infamous now, as he was one of the so-called captives at the Durmstrang Institute until very recently.


Logs featuring Gareth Logs that refer to Gareth


  • Wealth Comfortable
  • Natural Linguist
  • Arrogant
  • Bigot



Third year Muggle-born. Often confusing and seemingly obsessed with the idea of kissing and snogging.


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