Professor Lydia Drage

Professor Lydia Drage

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Lydia Lorelei Drage

Date of birth: September 13, 2025
Full birth name: Lydia Lorelei Styx

Lydia- "From Lydia, Greece" (Greek)
Lorelei- "Alluring Enchantress" (German)
Drage- "Dragon" (Norwegian- Lydia's distant ancestors became experts working with this magical creature in remote northeastern Norway. More recently, Lydia's brothers Seth and Slade have made careers out of working with dragons.)
Styx- "Refers to the mythological River Styx, which was used to ferry the dead to the afterlife." (Greek- this surname comes from Lydia's paternal side of the family, and is the name Lydia was born with. Lydia's mother changed her surname to Drage in early life.)
Birthplace: Obsidian Harbour, New Zealand
Hometown: Copper Harbor, Michigan, USA
Accent: American
Strengths: Ambitious, intelligent, organized, analytical
Weaknesses: Rigid, judgmental
Likes: Tea, duelling, transfiguration, laws
Dislikes: Magical sports, coffee, animals
Physical description: Lydia stands at 5'6" (1.68 m) and is slender; she is tiny compared to the rest of her siblings. Her hair is medium-length, dark brown, wavy, and usually pinned up. Her eyes are gray. Lydia puts a lot of effort into her personal appearance and is usually dressed in robes with eye-catching colors.
Education: Ilvermorny (Wampus), Graduated 2044
Favorite classes: Transfiguration, Defense Against the Dark Arts
Least favorite classes: Potions, Herbology
Boggart: Hidebehind
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Profession: Defense Against the Dark Arts professor at Hogwarts New Zealand, years one to three


Current status
During an extended period of unemployment, Lydia enrolled in several amateur duelling competitions. As of late 2051, she accepted a position as Defense Against the Dark Arts professor at Hogwarts New Zealand and will teach first through third years. Lydia discovered after her arrival to the school that she would share a classroom with her grandfather, Kalif Styx. They have long been separated, have a complicated relationship, and are recently getting reacquainted.

Biography
Lydia had a turbulent early childhood, with the disappearance and later death of her father, Jaken Styx, before the age of one. Estrella changed the last name of her four children to Drage (her maiden name) to simplify their lives and avoid future conflict with Jaken's family. Lydia and her siblings were moved back and forth between the United States, Norway, and New Zealand.

Jaken had been raised to believe he was adopted until his untimely death, when in fact, he was the biological son of Kalif and Nicolette Styx. Estrella learned the truth in 2035. Out of anger and fear, she kept this a secret from her children until after her death. Thus, Lydia and her siblings had minimal contact with their father's relatives as they grew up.

The Drages moved back to the United States in 2036 and Lydia was enrolled at Ilvermorny. She was sorted into Wampus and excelled in most subjects. She had a tight circle of close friends and spent most of her time focused on her studies, graduating with top marks. She worked for the Magical Congress of the United States of America (MACUSA) in the Department of Magical Law Enforcement before quitting to take care of her dying mother full-time. Lydia has aspired to be an Auror, like her father, Jaken, but never pursued this career path due to ongoing disagreement with her mother.

Lydia was a "new" arrival to New Zealand as she has not lived there since childhood. Estrella left the family's property in Obsidian Harbour to her children. Lydia decided to join her siblings in New Zealand for a fresh start.

Lydia is usually at odds with her older sister, Olivia, due to their conflicting personalities and strengths. Lydia is closest to her younger brother, Slade, and on good terms with his twin, Seth.
 
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Professor Lydia Drage

DADA 1-3 | Duelling enthusiast
 
Messages
266
OOC First Name
Amanda
Blood Status
Mixed Blood
Relationship Status
Single
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13.5" Fir with Core of Basilisk Skin
Age
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Topics and summaries

Early life
Topic nameCharacters involvedDescription
Violent shove into realityEstrella Drage, Jaken Styx, Olivia Drage, Hades StyxHades returns Jaken to his family after months of rehabilitation; his mind and body have been all but broken.
Who stole the cookie from the cookie jar?Nicolette Styx, Estrella Drage, Olivia DrageLydia, Estrella, and Olivia visit Nicolette after Bothizar is born (thread incomplete)
No one loves the messengerEstrella Drage, Chavdar ZhefarovichChavdar notifies Estrella (pregnant with the twins) that Jaken has been murdered. Olivia and Lydia are at home and now fatherless.
Heaven hear me, hold them safeEstrella Drage, Lily Drage, Olivia DrageA pregnant Estrella temporarily moves to Norway with Olivia and Lydia. They spend time with Estrella's best friend and now sister-in-law Lily, who has recently lost her baby in a Quidditch accident. Estrella and Lily grieve together while the girls are oblivious to what their family has lost.
Baking breadEstrella Drage, Olivia Drage, Lily Drage, Sumner DrageLily and Sumner visit Estrella and the four kids. They find out they're expecting a baby of their own.
Nobody puts Lily in a cornerLily Drage, Estrella DrageLydia steals her mom's stash of jelly slugs and colludes with Lily to keep this a secret. Lily and Estrella are going shopping (thread partially complete)


2051 to Mid-2052
Lydia moves to Obsidian Harbour with Olivia, after Estrella's death. She is unemployed during this time and enters amateur duelling competitions. She befriends Ford Zephyr and he becomes her dueling teacher. Julie, her stepmother, passes away in Canada. Lydia and her siblings attend the funeral and Slade invites along an unexpected attendee: Kalif Styx, their supposedly adoptive grandfather who is none too pleased to be invited to a Muggle funeral. Lydia finds out that the notebook her mother gave her (and she was supposed to be shared with her siblings) is enchanted to share a different message and secret with each of them. However, this is learned all too late at a tense meeting with Kalif Styx. The four Drage siblings, now into their late 20s, learn that Kalif Styx and Nicolette Hensel are their biological grandparents, their father Jaken was tortured and maimed for being an Auror, and that Kalif, Tristan, and their great-grandfather Valcan all have unsavory pasts as Dark Arts practitioners. Having accepted a position as Defense Against the Dark Arts professor at Hogwarts New Zealand, Lydia leaves Obsidian Harbour, not yet knowing who she will share a classroom with.

Topic nameCharacters involvedDescription
RootsSeth Drage, Olivia Drage, Tristan Drage, Christian Drage-DolohovLydia and two of her siblings reconnect at their old family home in Obsidian Harbour, a few months after Estrella's death. Tristan and Christian stop by to visit. The house is overrun with Olivia's plants.
You can't buy happiness, but you can buy ice creamSilverbackFrustrated with the hundreds of plants in her home, Lydia visits Obsidian Harbour to cool off. She stops at the ice cream shop for a treat, hunts for jobs, and meets the mysterious Silver.
Go with the flowGeovanna Volt, Braxton WoodlockLydia drops into the Hog's Head to unwind- she bonds with two strangers over drinks.
Duel meFord ZephyrLydia flies to a remote location and trains for a duelling competition. She happens to meet Ford Zephyr, a duelling teacher.
I'm slipping under Julie Bennett-Drage, Tristan Drage, Joshua Hanson, Lily Drage, Sumner Drage, Professor Kalif Styx, Slade Drage, many othersLydia's step-grandmother Julie passes away in her sleep. Both muggles and wizarding family gather to grieve her death and celebrate her life. The impulsive Slade drags a bewildered Kalif to the festivities, claiming he has "found" him. Lydia, who has had too much to drink, reacts poorly; after all, her mother's notebook makes nasty accusations against Kalif. Lydia loses her wand for the night; Slade snatches up the notebook. Kalif invites them to a future meeting at the Styx Manor to clear things up, but threatens Slade for inviting him to a Muggle funeral.
BeastlyIsaiah JeffreysLydia wants to get out of the house. Having finally submitted her application for DADA professor, she visits the Wildlife Sanctuary, although animals aren't her thing. She meets Isaiah, who's been separated from his friends, and they decide to grab lunch together.
Special meetupOlivia Drage, Seth Drage, Slade Drage, Professor Kalif Styx, Radoul Antoaneta, Hades LutrovLydia and her siblings visit the Styx Manor. They learn disturbing secrets from Kalif, and question their mother's intentions.
Annoying Styx by being loudProfessor Misha HadenMisha visits Lydia in her office, shortly after she starts her new position. They are abnormally loud, and probably disturbing Kalif in his nearby office. Lydia invites Misha to join her for a class demonstration.
Going out of your wayRosemarie ChatwinRose, a first-year Hufflepuff, visits Lydia's office to discuss an alternative lesson plan. Rose is a pacifist and struggling with the offensive portions of Defense Against the Dark Arts.
Interactive DemonstrationProfessor Misha Haden, second year studentsLydia and Misha put on a show for the second year Defense Against the Dark Arts students, who are studying prank-like jinxes.
 
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Professor Lydia Drage

DADA 1-3 | Duelling enthusiast
 
Messages
266
OOC First Name
Amanda
Blood Status
Mixed Blood
Relationship Status
Single
Wand
13.5" Fir with Core of Basilisk Skin
Age
27
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Family

Parents
Jaken Larmyne Styx
Father
Blood Status: Pure-Blood
Profession: Retired Auror, Former Unspeakable
Education: Durmstrang, HNZ (Slytherin)
Birthdate: September 13, 2004
Death date: April 26, 2026
Estrella Dorothea Drage
Mother
Blood Status: Half-Blood
Profession: Obliviator
Education: HNZ (Ravenclaw)
Birthdate: February 18, 2005
Death date: December 27, 2050

Siblings
Olivia Namina Rose Drage
Sister
Blood Status: Mixed-Blood
Profession: Herbologist, Olivia's Greenhouse Owner
Education: Ilvermorny (Pukwudgie)
Relationship: Single
Birthdate: March 27, 2024
Seth Jaken Larmyne Drage
Brother
Blood Status: Mixed-Blood
Profession: Dragonologist
Education: Ilvermorny (Horned Serpent)
Relationship: Imogen Von Klampenverb-Popple
Birthdate: September 1, 2026
Slade Jaken Larmyne Drage
Brother
Blood Status: Mixed-Blood
Profession: Dragon Tamer, Scitorari (Anarcho-Magic)
Education: Ilvermorny (Thunderbird)
Relationship: Single
Birthdate: September 1, 2026

Paternal Grandparents
Kalif Ivaylo Styx (formerly Zhefarovich)
Grandfather
Blood Status: Pure-Blood
Profession: Defense Against the Dark Arts professor (HNZ,) Zhefarovich family Patriarch, former Death Eater

Education: HS (Slytherin)
Relationship: Married to Jacqueline (Burke) Styx
Birthdate: October 31, 1972
Nicolette Arin (Hensel) Styx
Grandmother
Blood Status: Pure-Blood
Profession: Dark Arts practitioner, former Death Eater
Relationship: Married to Kalif Styx (until death)
Education: HS (Slytherin)
Birthdate: February 2, 1973
Death Date:
2042

Maternal Grandparents
Tristan Malkolm Drage
Grandfather
Blood Status: Pure-Blood
Profession: Healer, reformed Dark Arts practitioner
Education: HS (Ravenclaw), Durmstrang
Relationship: Widowed (Julie Bennett-Drage)
Birthdate: August 9, 1978
Lorelei Esther Bennett
Grandmother
Blood Status: Muggle
Profession: Astrophysicist, University professor
Education: Muggle, PhD in Astrophysics
Relationship: Single
Birthdate: December 19, 1981
Death date: December 23, 2010
 
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