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PostSubject: Joshua Ethan Murray   Wed Jul 26, 2017 7:51 pm




Full Name: Joshua Ethan Murray
Age: 25
Date of birth: 25th November 1996
Birthplace: Murray Manor, Cardiff, Wales
Current home: Murray Manor, Cardiff, Wales
Blood Status: Pureblood
Sexual Alignment: Heterosexual
Wand type: 12.5" Yew, Dragon Heartstring


Hair colour and style: Short blonde hair, normally kept tidy.
Eye colour: Deep blue
Height: 6 foot 1
Body type: Muscled from a lot of Quidditch and working out.
Dress sense: Perfect all the time. Normally in a suit unless exercising. Or at least a smart shirt and nice trousers.
Birthmarks: None.
Tattoos: None.
Scars: A scar from when he touched a hot vial of potion in his father's study that was cursed. It's on his right hand, and for some time people thought he would lose the use of his right hand, but his mother managed to contain it to the top of his hand, but it's not noticeable.
Piercings: None.



Likes:
  - His most precious flower, Azalea.
  - Control -- Josh must be in control at all times.
  - Potioneering -- the Murray family is notorious for it. It's not so much a like, rather more of something he excels in.
  - Quidditch -- more specifically Josh likes the Beater position due to the violent nature of the position.
  - Collecting things.
  - Hunting.

Dislikes:
  - Idiocy.
  - People who think they would be able to out do him.
  - Affection.

Strengths:
  - Josh is very cool headed under pressure - often to the extent it gets scary.
  - Josh's power of manipulation is unrivalled, and almost always, nobody knows that they're even being subjected to his manipulation techniques.
  - Pain doesn't register to Josh, which makes him quite strong in the mind as well as the body.
  - Azalea Harrington.

Weaknesses:
  - Josh is hopeless with emotions, therefore reading other people's is insanely hard for him.
  - There is no notion of remorse from Josh, which has led to him pushing many people away.
  - Josh is incapable of allowing other people in, he works on his own almost all of the time where possible, because he knows he can rely on himself.
  - Azalea Harrington.

Positive traits:
  - Confident.
  - Natural leader.
  - Cunning
  - Ambitious

Negative traits:
  - Selfish
  - Demanding
  - Arrogant.
  - Inconsiderate
  - Obsessive
  - Violent.


Josh grew up around parents who were too busy finalising their divorce to look after the little boy who had come about as a result of their short lived marriage. They thought the various servants and elves would keep their son occupied while they settled the long, drawn out business of dividing assets. They were right in a way, Josh was occupied but he also learned a lot about negotiating, cold treatments, manipulation and most importantly, how to get what you want. As a result, he grew up a selfish and demanding child who would throw tantrums when he didn't get his way.

When Josh started school however, he realised that his usual MO wasn’t going to cover it and after being sorted, decided to adopt his house virtues and make them his own. Today, Josh is extremely cunning, a natural leader and still hell bent on getting what he wants no matter what the price. But beneath all this, he’s still a lonely child who has no one to look up to and give him affection. At twelve, he’s learned to pretend he doesn’t need it from conventional sources but he’s open to exploring the unconventional ones.

Through his time at Hogwarts, Josh rose through the ranks, making the Quidditch team in his second year, he was Captain in by third year. In fifth year he was appointed as a Prefect, and then in his final year, he was Head Boy.

Since leaving Hogwarts only two things are clear of the Murray heir. Firstly, he completed a degree in Potioneering, winning the highest honours available -- not that the Murray heir was trying to prove anything.

Secondly, the death of his father -- rumoured to be linked with The Basilisk regime meant he was appointed head of the Murray household.

No one really knows what Josh has been doing otherwise, and he is not interested in divulging this information to anyone, either.


Mother:
   Name: Eleanor Murray
   Age: 51
   Living or Deceased: Living
   Blood type or Species: Pureblood
   Occupation: Mediwitch at St Mungo's, Director of the Dylis Derwent Centre of Post Mortem Investigations.

Father:
   Name: Layton Murray
   Age: 53 (when he died)
   Living or Deceased: Deceased
   Blood type or Species: Pureblood
   Occupation: Independent Potioneer


The Murrays are arguably the oldest English family that remains at its stronghold in modern times. Originally rumoured to be a group of landowners and feudal lords from all across Europe who decided to combine their land, wealth, influence and banner to reign over most of the European continent, they were among the few families who saw the wisdom of downsizing to keep the family pure. As a result, the 14th century Murray history is rich with murder, disgrace and disownment of individuals who, for one reason or another, were not fit to be seen as members of their elitist group. Giving up or trading settlements from all across Europe to concentrate on a larger area within one kingdom made the family immensely powerful where they reigned for generations and still do to this day. The vast Murray lands make up approximately half of the country’s land mass found in Great Britain not only because of early acquisition before formal governments were set in but also because the Murrays chose not to “lose” any lands by intermarrying among themselves. A popular saying related to them is “Murray Fortune Stays in the Family”. The ritual of intermarriage also made sure the crimes of the fourteenth century that plagued the family would not repeat themselves.

Today, the Murrays are the very definition of “old money” and highly orthodox in their views. They keep to themselves most of the time and are very strict about marriage outside the family.

The Murrays – headed at the time by Layton and Eleanor Murray -- were also one of the few families that weren’t swept up by Voldemort’s propaganda because they never stood to lose anything from the outcome, their strength being too great to be shaken by such a regime. In their opinion, true blood needs no approval, needs to win nothing and does not stoop to the level of common folk to justify itself. Their opinions on Muggles are non-existent because “one does not have opinions on the doings of insects outside one’s castle window”.

The current head of the Murray family, Joshua Ethan Murray, is a rather controversial figure in the Murray household. Rumour has it that Joshua has been living with a girl for the last five or six years – with no wedding having taken place. No public comment has been made to actively confirm or deny this point, though. Joshua has also found a way to exponentially increase the Murray assets overseas – a move not taken by any Murray since the reaping in the fourteenth century, after the untimely and unfortunate death of his father, Layton.

Sources have also denoted that Joshua Murray does not take council from the normal sources, his mother, Eleanor Murray, has reportedly been pushed from having any opinion in the family, and many of the richer families in the U.K. and beyond have actively avoided the Murray head out of fear in the past.

Only three external connections have been recorded in the family over the last two hundred years. The marriage of Elizabeth Royce to Theodore Murray in 1899, the marriage of Catherine Sheridan to Joseph Murray in 1922 and most recently, the marriage of Ophelia Malfoy to Thaddeus Murray in 1947. The Murrays do not marry their males out, rather marry female in as a last resort.

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PostSubject: Re: Joshua Ethan Murray   Sun Oct 15, 2017 9:48 am

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My Most Precious Flower, Azalea Murray

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PostSubject: Re: Joshua Ethan Murray   Sat Dec 30, 2017 7:59 pm

Josh's signatures


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PostSubject: Re: Joshua Ethan Murray   Thu Mar 15, 2018 8:52 pm

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Thank you to Emma for this amazing piece of artwork showing the scene between Louise & Josh!
Link: http://hogwartsafuture.forumotion.com/t803-tgif-louise

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PostSubject: Re: Joshua Ethan Murray   Thu Mar 15, 2018 8:53 pm

Josh's Timeline - Second Year

School Year:
- http://hogwartsafuture.forumotion.com/t344-is-it-a-light-from-the-angels-or-your-devil-deep-inside-josh#3336
- http://hogwartsafuture.forumotion.com/t354-being-alone-and-hating-it#4639
- http://hogwartsafuture.forumotion.com/t364-skylight-entrance-team-gamma-azalea-angelo-josh-emmy#3547
- http://hogwartsafuture.forumotion.com/t454-inside-the-fire-lucy-pg13-violence#4300
- http://hogwartsafuture.forumotion.com/t498-with-my-faith-shaken-josh#4629
- http://hogwartsafuture.forumotion.com/t506-surprise-patient#4747

Summer of 2009:
- http://hogwartsafuture.forumotion.com/t548-writing-a-letter
- http://hogwartsafuture.forumotion.com/t567-spending-the-day-with-josh



OOC Note: This is from the site Azalea and I were previously on, but seeing as a number of these threads are relevant to the man Joshua has become, I figured I would share with everyone!

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PostSubject: Re: Joshua Ethan Murray   Thu Mar 15, 2018 8:55 pm

Josh's Herbology Homework


Write an essay (of no determined word count) on any one plant you've learned of over the year. You may write an academic review, a personal experience with the plant or even draw a diagram of it. You stand to get 20 points (and infinite glory) for your House and yourself.


My chosen topic is Azaleas.

An azalea is a plant comprising two of the Rhododendron species. An azalea takes the Tsutsuji (evergreen) and Pentanthera (deciduous) and merges them together. Usually, on the basis of American azaleas, the plant can be found most commonly in the spring months. Most azaleas stay in bloom for a few weeks, and can most commonly be found near or under trees.

Even though azaleas originate from rhododendrons, they differ in that they are much smaller, and only have one blossom per stem. Azaleas are also generally slow growing, but do well in acidic soil. The maintenance of the azalea in terms of fertiliser is minimal, but on some species that do need regular pruning.

Azalea plants are quite prone to diseases, the main two being leafy gall, which is highly destructive to leaves, and phytophthora root rot when they are planted in moist, hot conditions. Whilst the plant may sound weak, it is also highly toxic as it contains andromedotoxins. It is said that to receive a bunch of azaleas in a black vase is a well-known death threat.

The plant is highly cultivated throughout the world, and many places hold annual festivals to show off their flowers. The main ones are in Japan, Korea, and the United States.

Personal Experience
Over the year, I have had many personal experiences with the azalea plant. To many, an azalea is not a very pretty or interesting flower, but I would have to disagree with this. Strongly. I find the azalea to be one of the most alluring plants in the world. Surrounded by its mystery an azalea captures my attention. The many variations of colours it may perceive and the occasional hint of fragrance.
However, I have found that the azalea plant is very hard to read for what it wants, pushing me to limits I didn’t realise were there. Sometimes with an azalea it is hard to know when you aren’t doing enough and when you are doing too much. And as with the majority of the azaleas, you have to watch out for the surprise.

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PostSubject: Re: Joshua Ethan Murray   Thu Mar 15, 2018 8:55 pm



(other side of post card)

Hi Josh, in Spain for a few days. Hope you're doing okay and that you like the post card - I tried to pick the least girly one. Have a good summer!

~Azalea

Josh looked at the postcard he'd been sent for the umpteenth time and tried to work out just what he was supposed to do with it. The owl it had been sent with had been slightly confused and his mother had received the piece of card before him. Whether she'd read it, he wasn't sure, as she'd merely handed it over and asked no questions of him at all.

The trouble with the postcard was it didn't say anything that you could really reply to. The point of the card was lost on him, really. There were no questions, no detail. The lack of detail was the key to his block as he stared at the parchment in front of him. A list of things could have been written about, he could tell her about the garden, he could tell her so many things in one letter, but he didn't know what.

Azalea,

Did you had a nice time in Spain? I'm okay, and the post card is fine.


The boy scribbled it all out and then scrunched the parchment up before throwing it in the bin. Looking down at the paper with some concentration, Josh tried to think of a better reply. What did the girl want from him, really?

Azalea,

I don't know why you're writing to me. I'm fine. Have been for a while.

Josh


The boy read it and repeated the action of destroying the evidence, though this time he threw it in to the fire. The paper curled as it burnt, the ink shining as he watched the evidence disappear.

Why had she written to him?

He looked back to the postcard and read it through again, still nothing sparked inside him. Only frustration loomed over the boy as he continued to try and find something to tell her. Anything.

But the boy would sit there for the afternoon, continually writing short notes back, and then burning them. House elves would come in and check on him, he'd angrily dismiss them as they pushed food in front of him. His mother would come home, and not even know that her son was sat in the study, watching sheet upon sheet of paper burn in the flames.

And Azalea would never get a reply, because simply, he didn't know how.

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PostSubject: Re: Joshua Ethan Murray   Thu Mar 15, 2018 8:56 pm

Josh's Timeline 2009/10 - Third Year

Third Year
- http://hogwartsafuture.forumotion.com/t639-the-start-of-the-year-feast
- http://hogwartsafuture.forumotion.com/t737-the-first-night
- http://hogwartsafuture.forumotion.com/t642-my-way-or-the-highway-closed#6154
- http://hogwartsafuture.forumotion.com/t673-lessons-sydney-and-josh
- http://hogwartsafuture.forumotion.com/t744-a-swim-with-the-bestie-azalea
- http://hogwartsafuture.forumotion.com/t803-tgif-louise
- http://hogwartsafuture.forumotion.com/t820-prowling-the-forest-open
- http://hogwartsafuture.forumotion.com/t864-friday-night-dinner-josh
- http://hogwartsafuture.forumotion.com/t863-twisted-minds-should-never-be-played-with-joe-scenes-of-violence
- http://hogwartsafuture.forumotion.com/t870-what-can-i-do
- http://hogwartsafuture.forumotion.com/t893-mimosas-mark-2-azalea
- http://hogwartsafuture.forumotion.com/t921-sadism-i-prefer-the-idea-i-m-keeping-her-safe-louise
- http://hogwartsafuture.forumotion.com/t1026-a-familiar-face-josh-murray
- http://hogwartsafuture.forumotion.com/t1022-taking-chances-josh-and-tess
- http://hogwartsafuture.forumotion.com/t1112-pureblood-debutante-ball-dance-floor
- http://hogwartsafuture.forumotion.com/t1161-dancing-with-the-devil-josh
- http://hogwartsafuture.forumotion.com/t1165-words-of-advice-josh-tess
- http://hogwartsafuture.forumotion.com/t1235-it-would-have-been-fine-if-it-weren-t-for-that-meddling-kid-jouise
- http://hogwartsafuture.forumotion.com/t1295-terminating-the-rat-extreme-violence-jouise
- http://hogwartsafuture.forumotion.com/t1291-give-me-another-lesson-josh-tess
- http://hogwartsafuture.forumotion.com/t1372-superman-ain-t-savin-shit-josh-violent-themes
- http://hogwartsafuture.forumotion.com/t1417-sex-is-never-a-question-it-s-always-the-answer-josh-candy-mature-content-including-sex-violence
- http://hogwartsafuture.forumotion.com/t1507-only-a-pawn-in-their-game-josh-tess

Classes
- http://hogwartsafuture.forumotion.com/t644-lesson-1-mandrakes-first-second-and-third-years (Herbology)
- http://hogwartsafuture.forumotion.com/t666-lesson-1-3rd-years (Charms)
- http://hogwartsafuture.forumotion.com/t659-lesson-1-3rd-years (Arithmancy)
- http://hogwartsafuture.forumotion.com/t680-lesson-1-1st-2nd-and-3rd-years (Potions)
- http://hogwartsafuture.forumotion.com/t720-dada-lesson-1-third-years
- http://hogwartsafuture.forumotion.com/t907-lesson-2-gillyweed-first-second-and-third-years (Herbology)
- http://hogwartsafuture.forumotion.com/t909-lesson-2-1st-2nd-and-3rd-years (Potions)
- http://hogwartsafuture.forumotion.com/t1068-dada-lesson-2-first-second-and-third-years
- http://hogwartsafuture.forumotion.com/t1162-lesson-3-bouncing-bulbs-first-to-third-years (Herbology)
- http://hogwartsafuture.forumotion.com/t1168-duelling-lesson-3-all-years

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PostSubject: Re: Joshua Ethan Murray   Thu Mar 15, 2018 8:57 pm

Burn it to the Ground


There were many things that Josh had over turned in his life through one mean or another. He'd overcome obstacles by sheer will to over throw the offending party and come out victorious on almost all of them. It was when he couldn't overcome an obstacle that Josh fought it with all his might.

Azalea.

No matter how much the boy tried to disprove the fact, his world had been overthrown with everything Azalea. The whore was supposed to rid him of thoughts of the American girl, but as he settled down that night, nothing had changed since the night before. Only his virginity had gone, everything else remained the same and it had been wasted on a whore.

The thoughts had troubled him extensively in to the night until at last he couldn't take it anymore. Tucking his wand in to his pocket, Josh hurried out in to the garden to the azalea plantation he'd grown the previous summer. How he'd dug the whole thing manually, nurtured it in to life, spent every moment with it as if it were her.

And where had that got him?

Anger fuelled inside the fourteen year old as he took in the varying colours of the flower he'd succeeded in creating. How they mocked him as they gently swayed in the mid-summer breeze, snickering behind his back as he turned around amongst them. "This is your fault!" The boy shouted at the flowers as if somehow Azalea would hear him. "If you... you..." If she what? The boy didn't know what he was angry for, what she'd done wasn't even her fault....

Reaching in to his pocket, the boy pulled out the small bottle of lighting fluid he'd found hidden in a cupboard and meticulously poured it over the azaleas around him. Crouching down, Josh pulled out his wand and touched the tip to the nearest flower. "Incendio." He muttered, watching as flames erupted from his wand and took hold of the lighting fluid almost instantly.

Blue eyes locked on the fire as his hand moved out to caress the flames he'd created, each finger licked at his flesh, burning them slightly but the boy didn't notice. He wasn't interested in the dull pain pulling at his senses to react, the fire spread slowly, consuming each azalea stem by stem. Everything about her would burn and leave him be, Azalea Harrington would never have existed in his life.

He'd be free of her...

***

Each turn of the page broke the nearly healed skin once more. John had tended to the wounds tenderly as he tried to comfort the boy who was more interested in his books these days than the pain he should have been in. "Have you found what you were looking for yet, Master?" The servant asked, but Josh shook his head. "Perhaps I could help?"

"I need you to take me to America." The blonde whispered, evidently concentrating on the book more than the conversation.

"But your mother..."

"You're taking me to America, John. Mother won't notice I'm gone." Josh growled, leaving no room for any further argument. His mother didn't need to know where he was going, likely he could tell her that he was with his father, and tell his father the opposite and neither would think to look, it was the way life worked.

No, it was how the Murray's worked.

***

"No, you listen to me, you're the one who made a mistake. The girl was adopted by Kenneth Harrington at the age of five." Josh seethed as the man in front of him either point blankly refused to admit he knew anything or genuinely didn't know anything. "Someone gave birth to her, and someone has to know who that woman was!"

"Mr Murray, like I keep telling you the legal proceedings could never find the mother or father of the girl and Mr Harrington gave up after a year. They were happy, she has never come asking questions either. If you'd like to get in touch with Miss Harrington, perhaps she's reopen the case, but until then we hold no information on her background because there simply wasn't enough to go on."

Josh sat back in his chair in a huff. His excruciatingly long searches of the libraries had pulled up yet more dead ends. He had the Harrington-Royce history back further than he could imagine. Information on Kit Harrington that would likely make his daughter look at him in another manner. Police reports from when the man had found her, but nothing on her real parents. The American witch had been brought up by a Pureblood somewhat excluded from his family, but the reasons for which were unclear.

But one thing that kept repeating itself was that nothing was adding up.

But, the Sheridan family had cropped up more than any other powerful wizarding family in the histories, something seemed to be pulling him towards that notion. There had to be something in that piece of information...

Or at least, it was worth investigating...

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