Play-by: Daria Werbowy
Full Name: Samara Idris Raillen
Nicknames: Mainly Sam; sometimes Sammy; occasionally Mara.
Date Of Birth: August 28, 2005
Place Of Birth: Battle, East Sussex
Place Of Residence: London
Mother: Anita (White) Raillen
Father: Marcus Theonus Raillen
Brother: Patrick Aimon Raillen (2000)
Sister: Elysia Renee Raillen (2010) (Squib)
Ancestry: French, English, some Ukrainian, a tiny bit Egyptian
Magical Status: Witch
Blood Status: Half Blood
Financial Status: Middle Class
Sexual Orientation: Heterosexual
Mother's Magical Status: Half-blood witch
Father's Magical Status: Half-blood wizard
Wand: Elder with Hippogriff Feather core, 9 inches
Wand Hand: Left Hand
Pets: 1 orange cat named Khaza
Strong Classes: Defense against the Dark Arts, Charms, Transfiguration, Muggle Studies, Care of Magical Creatures, History of Magic
Weak Classes: Potions, Herbology, Divination, Ancient Runes, Arithmancy, Astronomy
Special Interests: Quidditch (Beater 2018-2022)
OWLs: Charms (O), Transfiguration (E), Defense Against the Dark Arts (O), Ancient Runes (A), Care of Magical Creatures (E), History of Magic (O), Muggle Studies (E)
NEWTS: Charms, Transfiguration, Defense Against The Dark Arts, History of Magic
Special skills: Non-verbal spells
Boggart: A cage
Mirror of Erised: (child) In a crowd of peers, wearing "boy" clothes with untamed hair and generally loose appearance. [meaning: accepted as 'one of the guys']
(adult) standing in the middle of a foreign place, with nothing but a lightly packed satchel and her wand, with one companion at her side. [meaning: freedom, not being tied down, not being alone]
Amortentia: Apple pie, Firewhiskey, and Leather
- Hair: Long, slightly wavy, chestnut-colored
- Eyes: Hazel; primarily green with a sunburst of golden brown on the inside
- Height: 5'5 in adulthood
- Build/Body Type: slim-average, hint of an hourglass shape, average-sized chest, muscular - particularly in her left (beater's) arm.
- Special markings: One tattoo on her wrist: "until this pulse beats its last." Scar on her left mid-upper thigh.
- Style: loose clothing, baggy t-shirts, men's jeans or loose-fit skinnies, layered with jackets, sometimes hooded; canvas trainers of varying styles and looks. Lots of quidditch fan garb, band shirts, or generally obscure graphics. Alternatively, she wears as little as possible to be comfortable. (cloth shorts and a tank top) The occasional ponytail or braid, but typically messy hair falling all over the place. As an adult, she frequently wears fingerless leather gloves to hide her tattoo. As a schoolgirl, she wore the boy's uniform.
Sam is tough, in some respects; she prefers to be just one of the guys. Graceful, feminine traits usually don't come naturally to her, although on occasion she does get quite emotional or contradictory. She can be stubborn and rash, following her instincts or her desires instead of her brain's rationalities - likely traits which landed her in Gryffindor rather than Ravenclaw (the family-favored house).
She loves exploring and going on adventures even more than she enjoys learning and trying new types of magic. Although she loves spending her time with people and tries to be around someone almost constantly, she sometimes has trouble paying attention and her mind tends to wander. Loyal, protective, and always willing to jump in to a fight (a habit she learned from her older brother and cousins), she strives to be a positive asset to any adventure.
Samara also has a habit of trying to keep herself preoccupied in order to not have to think about some of the more troubling things in her life. As an adult she owns a pensieve, and keeps many a painful memory in vials on the shelf. She is always looking for something fun or exciting to do because it helps take her mind off of these things. She isn't one who can simply turn off her brain, so these outlets are necessary for her to stay positive.
Strengths: Imaginative, Curious, Brave, Strong-Willed, Friendly, Quick-Thinking, Fun-loving
Weaknesses: Impatient, Absent-Minded, Disorganized, Stubborn, Oblivious
Sam didn't really cope with her parents' expectations as a child. Her father is Head of the Dept. for International Affairs, and her mother used to be an editor for the Daily Prophet until her third child, Sam's younger sister, after which she retired to stay at home with the children. A high-end family, her parents wanted her to learn to conform and be a good young lady with manners and respect for other peoples' fences. Of course, that didn't turn out too well, and at age 8 she was sent to boarding school with other privileged girls. Being constantly surrounded by stuck-up, girly girls finally proved too much for her and Sam packed a small bag and ran away. She nearly froze to death in London and was rescued by Percy Weasley. She was sent home and finished her elementary schooling with her less wealthy cousins in a comprehensive school.
A month before her 11th birthday, she received her Hogwarts letter and was sent away from her rich wizarding town. She was sorted into Gryffindor instead of the family favorite, Ravenclaw. Her older brother, Patrick, was a Ravenclaw fifth year at the time.
At age 12, she was given the opportunity to play reserve for the Gryffindor quidditch team as a Beater, and soon rose to the challenge and excitement of the game. She was injured in the Gryffindor v Slytherin match, however, and did not get to play again until third year, when she was picked to play on the team permanently.
She had initially desired to become a healer after school, but that dream fell short with her grades and attention span in Potions and Herblogy class. Although she enjoyed learning about healing charms and spells, her fancies soon became aligned with defensive and protective spells. She wasn't sure quite where that would take her, but didn't put too much worry in trying to decide just then.
After leaving Hogwarts, Samara traveled the world with a friend for the summer. Then she had her first job at the Snowdonia Dragon Sanctuary in Wales, where her defensive magic came in handy every day. She stayed there for a year and then returned to London for a summer vacation which turned permanent. She picked up a part-time job at a muggle cafe and when she wasn't working, she was training with an off-the-books group of wizards whose job it was to be travel companions and bodyguards for wealthy figures.
Several weeks after she turned 22, however, the group's base was raided and they were broken apart by Magical Law Enforcement. She was held in temporary confinement in St. Mungo's due to a traumatic curse to the leg. Upon questioning, Samara was offered a pardon deal -- if she joined the Hit Wizards branch of Magical Law Enforcement. This, of course, she took them up on. It took her a little while, but she came to love the job, and worked at it for quite some time.
Upon starting her training, she met and became quick friends with Zeppelin Wynne, a hit wizard five years her senior. However, she didn't expect to find herself falling for him. After a night where things finally came to blows between the two of them, and ended with something more than a kiss, she was left confused and hurting.
A month later, Samara had her first semi-successful mission with Zeppelin as her partner. They caught the dark wizard, but Sam was left with a traumatic head injury severe enough to warrant a stay in St. Mungo's; Zeppelin brought her there. She ended up staying at his apartment after Mungo's for further observation, where their relationship changed forever.
All My Threads
Completed Catching the First Train (Fall 2016)
Hogwarts Express, with James Potter II
Completed Unsorted (The Sorting Ceremony 2016)
Gryffindor Table, started by Matty Barsky, and with James Potter II
Reserved There's a First Time For Everything (Fall 2016)
Girl's Dormitory, with Millie Arundael
Completed Trick Stairs and Chocolate Frogs (Winter 2016)
Under the Trapdoor, with Scorpius Malfoy
Completed Dreidel, Dreidel, Dreidel (Winter 2016)
Boys' Dormitory, with Matty Barsky
Completed Unicorns, Thestrals, and Bears (Winter 2017)
Forbidden Forest, with Matty Barsky
Completed A Loss of Blood (Spring 2018)
Hospital Wing, with June Wynne and Matty Barsky
Completed The Beater and the Beat (Fall 2018)
Gryffindor Common Room, with Fred Weasley II
Completed I Have A Hideout (Spring 2019)
Room of Requirement, with Matty Barsky
Open Detention Served Cold (Fall 2019)
Forbidden Forest, with Fred Weasley II
Open Just A Typical Day in Gryffindor House (Spring 2021)
Gryffindor Common Room, with Matty Barsky, James Potter II, Fred Weasley II, and Lysander Scamander
Completed Just Friends (Spring 2022)
Room of Requirement, with Matty Barsky
Completed A Little Feminine Insight (Spring 2022)
Gryffindor Tower, with Lucy Weasley
Reserved Firewhiskey (Spring 2022)
Hog's Head, with Scorpius Malfoy
Reserved The Joke That Came True (Spring 2022)
Diagon Alley, with Damon Halley
Completed Pushing Down On Us (Spring 2022)
Gryffindor Common Room, with Lucy Weasley, Matty Barsky, and James Potter II
Completed A Very Famous Lunch (Fall 2022)
Great Hall, with Cillian Knight and Bartholomew Haywood
Completed What You Don't Know Can't Hurt You (Fall 2022)
Library, with Laila Masterson
Completed I'm Pretty Good, Ain't I? (Fall 2022)
Near The Great Hall, with Lorcan Scamander and Bartholomew Haywood
Completed Always Holding On To Stars (Spring 2023)
The Owlery, with Violetta Orchardwine
Reserved Next Stop: London (Winter 2014)
London, with Percy Weasley and Lucy Weasley
Reserved Feeding Vinko
Northern Wales, Snowdonia Dragon Reserve, with Rory Haines
Completed New To This (2027)
London, Leaky Cauldron, with Zeppelin Wynne
Completed It's Been Two Weeks, Your Jacket's Still Here (2027)
London, Samara's Apartment, with Zeppelin Wynne
Completed This Is Why We Fight (2027)
A Muggle Town and St. Mungo's, with Zeppelin Wynne
Completed Words Are Clever, Hands Are Better (2027)
London, Zeppelin's Apartment, with Zeppelin Wynne
Reserved There's This Thing Called Knocking (2028)
London, Zeppelin's Apartment, with Zeppelin Wynne and June Wynne
Completed Classy Like That (2028)
London, Sam's Apartment, with Zeppelin Wynne and Patrick Raillen
Reserved If You Want Me (2028)
London, Sam's Apartment, with Zeppelin Wynne (and Elysia Raillen, NPC)