Full Name: Elizabeth Leta Scamander (prefers to be called Lizzie though)
Age: Between 10 and 20
Personality: Lizzie can be slightly reserved at times, though on the whole is a friendly and positive person. However, since she grew up with animals, they are sometimes her main source of company. She also seeks peace and reassurance from merely being around trees, where she finds the rustling whispers of leaves soothing.
BACKSTORYLizzie is the second child of Sebastian and Esther Bellamy, with an older sister Theodora (nicknamed Dora) and a younger sister Matilda. Her mother, Esther, was of the Scamander side, and met Sebastian, a very musical Muggle, in New Zealand while studying the native magical creatures there. They ended up marrying, and settled down in New Zealand in the middle of one of the bushy forests. Lizzie loved it there. She grew up in a beautiful environment filled with animals, trees, and the liberty to go and run off into the bush whenever she pleased. However, she still has a quiet side, and was the most prone of her sisters to plonk down inside and read for hours on end, or either sew a nice embroidery pattern. She was also the best at avoiding burning something while cooking, and was regarded as the sister chef by Dora and Matilda.
The Bellamy home
When Dora turned eleven, the usual age a witch or wizard would begin their magical education, Sebastian and Esther turned to homeschooling her. Lizzie assumed that would be the same for her, but when she reached eleven her parents decided to move back to England. The Scamander was an English line, and therefore natural that they should attend Hogwarts. Lizzie loved her home in New Zealand, and was reluctant to leave, though thanks to her rather patient nature eventually relented. Dora, however, put up a very stubborn fight so that by the time she finally gave in her mother's set of antique vases were all smashed. So the family moved back to England, and Lizzie and Dora went to Hogwarts. Lizzie was sorted into Hufflepuff, though the Sorting Hat had quite a bit of difficulty deciding between that and Ravenclaw. Dora (quite unsurprisingly) was sorted into Gryffindor, and soon after Matilda followed her there. The Bellamy girls were all settled in Hogwarts. Though their connection to the Scamanders still permitted them that adventurous personality that is truly unavoidable if you are a Scamander.
ANIMAL COMPANIONS Lizzie never really liked to think of her animals as 'pets'. They were her companions, her best friends, part of her family. Although she grew up in a magical creature crowded home, she was always attached to non-magical creatures too. When she was younger she found a small, sickly kitten, and at first it appeared it would not survive. However, it managed to push on, and is now a healthy black tomcat. Lizzie christened him 'Cornix', for he was black as a raven, and 'Cornix' is Latin for that bird. As ravens are also smart birds, Lizzie knew it fitted the cat perfectly.
She also has a kneazle called Phoenix. Spirited, affectionate, and a bit of a show-off, Phoenix was Lizzie's first magical pet.
Probably because of their distant feline similarities, Cornix and Phoenix got along quite well, and one day brought Lizzie a whole litter of kittens! Lizzie thinks Cornix and Phoenix are quite good parents, except a little lazy at times.
Two of the kittens (like a whole bundle of mischief!)
ANIMAGUS Because she grew up in a family of animal enthusiasts, Lizzie was always fascinated by the concept of animagi. That was her wish growing up - that she could become an animagus. Lizzie, not too much of an ambitious person, never pictured herself transforming into something large - an animal like a bird or mouse was perfectly fine. And one day she decided to try and put this wish into action. It was very hard. Becoming an animagus is no easy task, and especially when Lizzie was only twelve. However, maybe because she was very attached to animals and understood them well, she managed it shortly after her thirteenth birthday. She cannot transform into a huge animal, but just a small sparrow. Yet this still enables her to do what she always wanted to do - fly.
MAGICAL Lizzie's wand is of pear wood, dragon heartstring, 12 inches and is a little bendy. Wands made from pear are said to bestow upon their selected wielders “longevity”, and tend to choose those that value “justice, strength, and fruitfulness (productivity)”. Such a wand wood is said to bring nourishment, both magically and spiritually, to its owner; or, on the other hand, often selects a witch or wizard who values such. In experiences, pear wood also, in time, either brings its chosen inner peace, teaching him or her the values of serenity.
Lizzie also has quite a fitting patronus, though she has only ever managed to cast the difficult spell once. When the shimmering, glowing silver Siberian cat first (finally) emerged from her wand, she wasn't even that surprised or excited. She had seemed to know all along that the time would come that she would see her patronus, and that it would be this very animal.
GENERAL Likes: The fragrance of pine needles, the smell of the earth after a rain, frosty dew, crisp morning air, horse-riding, sewing, knitting, cooking, baking, drawing, reading, writing, classical music, playing the piano, gardening, reading in trees, patchwork quilts, milky coffee, gingernuts.
Dislikes: Ripped jeans, crop tops, nikey shoes, (I know this is a bit random XD But true!) swearing, littering, loud cars, fumes, trees being cut down, blunt pencils.
Appearance: Long dark brown hair, brown eyes (that's all, because it's not important)
Favourite Foods: Macaroni cheese (NOT with tomato sauce though, that is so weird, sorry) raw capsicums, warm hot soups, fried eggs (with lots of butter!), peanut butter on a spoon, brussel sprouts, fried mushrooms (seriously, they're so yum!) walnuts, almonds, cashews (all nuts really), apples, nectarines, peaches (all fruit), semolina (especially with raisins in it!)
Favourite Authors: I have many, many, many favourite authors, but I can only list a few here so oh well.
Anna Sewell (Definitely, definitely, definitely and definitely!) Jane Austen Charlotte Brontë J.K Rowling (Of course) Eloise Jarvis McGraw (You may not have heard of her but she is an excellent writer!) Laura Ingalls Wilder (Obviously) Carole Wilkinson (Her books contain magic too, find Dragonkeeper and enjoy a magical read!)
I am so restricting myself here, it is so hard!
Favourite Harry Potter Characters: I have many, but for the sake of not making this list go on and on and on I will only list a few.
Favourite Animal I can't choose - uh, all of them, both Muggle and magical! I really like Bowtruckles though - your wonderful tree guardians!
RELATIONS: Lizzie's great grandfather is the very Newt Scamander married to Porpentina Goldstein. Along with Luna Lovegood for an aunt, and Rolf Scamander for an uncle, there are many other members of the Scamander family tree, such as Lorcan and Lysander Scamander, Jacob Kowalski and Queenie Goldstein. The Scamander Family Tree