Mad Genius
Portrayed by Andy Scott Harris
Name: Virgil Goshawk VII
Aliases: -
Birthday: April 4th, 1927
Position: Ravenclaw
Lineage: Pure-blood

"Chaos is the illusion that magic hides behind. In every random coincidence is a bit of magic."


A lanky boy, Virgil has thin hair and a pallid complexion. He has a long gawky look, with a rather pronounced nose and thick lips which give him a very distinctive appearance. His hair is dark and thick, and combed to the side a bit, but otherwise a bit messy. His eyes are overshadowed by thick brows, while his eyes themselves are a rather distinctive bluish gray. He lacks in apparent muscle, and seems sickly, but he does his best to hide it.

At the moment Virgil 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.

He is wearing a large scarf of deep Ravenclaw colors; the scarf is colored with alternating lines of blue and bronze, pulled high up on on his face.


Born in wizarding London, Virgil was one of those kids who had all of the pleasantries of life made available to them since they were a child. He never wanted for anything, and was able to devour as much knowledge as his parents could provide. Despite the fact that he always wanted to learn magic, he was not able due to the restrictions against underage wizardry. A restriction he, as a budding academic, both respected as it restricted fools but also despised as it pertained to him. His favorite subjects have always been of the scholarly sort, namely Charms, Transfiguration and D.A.D.A, as they require action where he otherwise might be unable to act.

The biggest limiting factor to his life has been his health. He was born with a rather strange affliction that is singularly his own, and has escaped the abilities of Saint Mongo’s ability to fix- -the affliction causing a rather regular feverish symptom that causes him to run rather warm, and a persistent cough that only repeated potion treatments can keep from getting out of hand. Luckily, Hogwarts has a rather skilled healer in Madam Spleen.


10.5" inches, Ebony, Springy, with a Unicorn Hair core.


He finds the world and behavior of Muggles perplexing, but at the same time, he respects that they have to struggle while wizards do everything so easily. Astronomy, the lore of the wizarding world, and mathematics being his favorite non-wizarding subjects, but he is also a fair hand at literature and plays a skilled game of wizard's chess.

As far as friends and family go, his close family is limited, but as far as cousins go, he is rather bounteous, like many Pure-bloods. Having both a slew of Goshawk and Proudmore cousins on either side.

Upon arriving at Hogwarts, Virgil was sorted into Ravenclaw, and has been an exemplary student early his entire stay, with his grades only suffering slightly for a week or two because of extended bouts of illness. Grade wise, he tends towards so many ‘Outstanding’ that it’s a bit annoying, and constantly talks about random events as if they were all interlinked by Arithmantic vertices. As he has grown older, in fact, he seldom talks about anything but magic.

RP Hooks

  • Talk Shop Want to get down with a genius? Talk about the future of magic without all of the silly business with politics and normal wizard problems? The conceptual nature of magic? The nature of wandless casting? How to advance magic? Virgil is a brilliant boy, and loves to 'talk shop.'
  • Quidditch Arithmancy Want to discuss who is going to win based on Arithmancy? Virgil keeps tabs on everyone and has running equations that relatively accurately predict winners.
  • Candy He likes it, and can be wooed with it.
  • Girls He's a teenage boy, so if you're a girl, or want to talk about girls, he's probably interested.
  • Electives: Arithmancy, Care of Magical Creatures, and Ancient Runes
  • NEWT Classes: Fourth year, no NEWT level courses yet
  • Clubs: Duelling Club, Mud Club, Domestics Club, Chess Club, Pirates


Logs featuring Virgil Logs that refer to Virgil


  • Never Forget a Book
  • Frail
  • Wealth: Comfortable
  • Sharp Ears
  • Perfectionist



Cullen Goshawk
Father: (b. 1906) Pure-Blood. There is a bit of tension between Virg and Cullen. When Virg turned his back on their family Cullen assumed that their father would make him heir of the title of Family Patriarch. But all was forgiven on their father’s death bed and Virgil VI was once more overshadowing Cullen. Cullen even gave his son the family name in order to gain their father’s approval. All for not. Garvus Flint has promised if he has a second son with Trinity Goshawk that he’ll allow for him to be named Virgil Goshawk VIII. Cullen’s son VII is quite sickly and there is little doubt that his own son will be skipped over by his older brother for his own grandson. Beyond the family issues Cullen is an extremely talented arteficer.

A genius with far too much time on his hands, Cullen Goshawk has been creating various oddities for the richer folk in wizarding London for over thirty years.


Louise Goshawk nee Proudmore
Mother: (b. 1906) Pure-Blood. Louise puts the proud in Proudmore. There is little doubt that she orchestrated much of the family drama that caused the rift. All so that her son would be heir of the family title and lands. This is of course only speculation as she is the very picture of civility and grace.

A professional solver of problems, mother 'hawk is always circling and looking for some problem to fix when she isn't busy at the Ministry solving problems for everyone else.


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