Urquart Family

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The Urquart Family
Family Head: Calum Urquart
Home: Scotland
Wealth: Comfortable
Blood Status: Pure-Blood
This represents what is typical for the Urquart family. It does not necessarily apply to every branch.

Family History

As the story has been told, passed down through generations of Urquarts, around the time that Arthur was so famously granted a sword by the Lady of the Lake, a parallel event was happening on the shores of Loch Ness. Taking a morning stroll, Baen Urquart happened across a mermaid from the Loch, washed up and tangled hopelessly in fishing nets. Moving with care, withdrawing the sgian-dubh from his boot, he went about cutting the nets, freeing the creature so it could return to it’s watery home. The mermaid was so grateful that she blessed Baen with the power to understand the language of the merpeople and other magical creatures that call Loch Ness home. As an honor to his kind nature, it was also bestowed upon the Urquart family to be the Keepers of the Loch, and the care of the Loch has been handed down from generation to generation.

As the story actually goes, there was a Baen Urquart, born in 1681, who grew up to become one of the very first Rangers in the Ministry of Magic’s Department for the Regulation and Control of Magical Creatures. Baen had grown up by Loch Ness, cared for the creatures there, and communicated with them through an innate talent for their languages, and he had jumped at the chance to join the newly formed Ministry. It was only natural to assign him to oversee the area with which he was so familiar. Thus came about the beginning of the line of Urquarts holding the position; through the years the family has made certain that at least one of their own joined the R.C.M.C. Beast Division to carry on as the Warden of Loch Ness. In every generation the bloodline births some with the ability to speak Glurblurble, the aquatic Beastspeech language, and any Urquart that puts their mind to it can learn Mermish from their elders.

Family Identity

Of Scottish stock, those of this family tend to have the features typical of Highlanders. Glurblurble comes naturally to some born of this bloodline, and all can learn Mermish from their elders if they desire.
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Family Crest: Grey Loch Monster Crest on Dark Azure Background with a bar of blue and cyan waves.
Motto: Latin: "Bonum enim et Flume de Fin." Mermish: "SKREE MRRAASISH KREE FEEE FEFEE." Glurblurble: "Blurdoobloorubleglurbleooo." Which means: "For Good of Fin and Flume."

Reputation

The Urquart Family achieved Pure-Blood status circa 500 A.D.. Ever since, many an Urquart is sorted into the Ravenclaw or Hufflepuff Houses at Hogwarts, School of Witchcraft and Wizardry. Through the generations at least one member of the family has been responsible for the creatures of Loch Ness, some more successfully than others. Generally a member of the Urquart Family can be found living around the area of Loch Ness to this day. The family is of Scottish pure-blood stock and their point of view on purism is, generally, apathetic. Currently Calum Urquart is considered the patriarch of the Urquart Family.

Family Members

Family members bearing the Urquart name:

Calum Morrigan Peregrine Tavish Violet

Blood relatives without the Urquart name:

Druella Gilbert Lea Lucian Shelley Ulysses

Connections and Relationships

  • Macmillan Family: Calum Urquart is married to Emilia Macmillan, establishing a connection between the families.
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Family Statistics

Influence: 18 -5 -2 = 11 | Little standing within the P-B community. Weasleys.
Lands: 22 +15 -5 = 32 | Throughout a large City area. — The environs of Loch Ness.
Law: 19 -10 +0 = 9 | Law abiding.
Population: 22 +5 +0 = 27
Power: 21 +5 -5 = 21 | Modest force, including some M.L.E. types.
Wealth: 20 +5 -4 = 21 | Comfortable
Founding: Establish | 500s.
Historical Events = 1

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| Total Results:   |  -2    |  -5    |  +0    |  +0    |  -5    |  -4    |
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