Werewolf | Collector of Pebbles
S T A N I S L A W K U R E K
Full name: Stanislaw Kurek
Stanislaw is a boy's name of German and Slavic origin meaning "someone who achieves glory or fame"
Kurek is a surname of Polish origin meaning "cockerel, a Polish diminutive of kur 'rooster'"
Nickname: Stanislaw tends to go by Stan or Stanis. Went by ''King Shark'' for a few days after winning Best Couple during the Halloween Feast.
Hometown: Kraków, Poland
Accent: There's a noticeable accent in his voice when he speaks English
Blood status: Unknown (Muggleborn)
Birthdate: November 16, 2039
Place of Birth: Kraków, Poland
Zodiac: Scorpio. Scorpio-born are passionate and assertive people. They are determined and decisive and will research until they find out the truth. Scorpio is a great leader, always aware of the situation and also features prominently in resourcefulness
House Astrology: Expect stamina, incredible courage, intense and stormy emotions, burning idealism, and indomitable will. Gryffindor Scorpios are never drawn in shades of pastel; they are always blood red and mesmerizing gold. There are few followers born under these aspects; Scorpios born into this house tend to be either leaders or loners. They are well placed on the Quidditch field, where their naturally competitive streak and their great store of personal energy make them natural Beaters. Expect them to get into frequent duels, and expect them to gravitate naturally to DADA, for all Scorpios are fascinated by anything dark and forbidden, and Gryffindor Scorpios will want to take their place as defenders as early in their careers as possible. Expect passion. Expect wisdom. But don't expect a lot of time to take a breather. Many people born under this aspect also end up as Aurors; they're the perfect "bad cops" to the "good cop" Libra wizards.
Element: Scorpio is a Water sign and lives to experience and express emotions. Although emotions are very important for Scorpio, they manifest them differently than other water signs. In any case, you can be sure that the Scorpio will keep your secrets, whatever they may be.
Build: Standing at about 4' 8 (or 143.5 cm) Stanislaw is considered of average (child) height in Poland.
Skin tone: His skin tone could best be described as fair
Skin type: Normal
Hair: He has short, brownish hair that can curl up the longer his hair gets
Eyes: Unlike other family members, Stanislaw has brown eyes
Other features: He has several scars on the right side of his body from the werewolf attack. Stanislaw can hide these scares fairly well with clothes.
Allergies: Stanislaw has no recorded allergies
Dominant hand: Right
Playby: Charlie Rowe
Wand: Curved 14 Inch Sturdy Reed Wand with Erumpent Hide Core
Length: A little on the longer side of things, wands of this length are slightly more uncommon and not easily forgotten by others
Style: Bending to its side, this wand is more difficult to aim than its straighter counterparts but provides character that some simply cannot pass by
Wood: Reed is a naturally protective wandwood, best held by those who speak both bravely and well
Core: Erumpent hide cores help to create unstable and unreliable wands. It tends to add quite the punch to spells, making them more powerful than they should be at the most inopportune of moments
Flexibility: Sturdy: A solid wand for any witch or wizard - easy to use, and highly dependable
Hogwarts house: Gryffindor
Hogwarts titles: None
Graduation year: If he'll finish his education, Stanislaw will graduate from Hogwarts in the year 2057/2058
Favourite classes: Potions and Charms
Least favourite classes: None yet
Boggart: His boggart would be himself, all alone and without family or friends surrounding him
Patronus: Oryx. This genus is part of the antelope family. Oryxes are one of the largest antelopes and therefore tend to not be as fast as their smaller cousins. Their defence mechanism is to encircle their offspring to protect them from attackers. Oryxes live in herds of up to 600 animals and can go long periods without water. They are very resilient animals, and both males and females possess horns. If this is your Patronus, it will protect you and your loved ones by encircling you and not letting the Dementors near you.
Patronus memory: None yet
Mirror of Erised: At the moment he would see his biological father in the Mirror
Amortentia: The smell of old books, petrichor (earthy scent when rain falls on dry soil), TBA
Good traits: Resourceful: having the ability to find quick and clever ways to overcome difficulties. Loyal: giving or showing firm and constant support or allegiance to a person or institution. Attentive: assiduously attending to the comfort or wishes of others; very polite or courteous. Forgiving: ready and willing to forgive. Humble: having or showing a modest or low estimate of one's importance.
Bad traits: Absent-minded: having or showing a forgetful or inattentive disposition. Stubborn: having or showing dogged determination not to change one's attitude or position on something, especially in spite of good arguments or reasons to do so. Secretive: (of a person or an organization) inclined to conceal feelings and intentions or not to disclose information. Jealous: feeling or showing an envious resentment of someone or their achievements, possessions, or perceived advantages. Forgiving: ready and willing to forgive.
Strengths: Supportive, reliable and patient, imaginative and observant, enthusiastic, loyal and hard-working, good practical skills
Weaknesses: Humble and shy, take things too personally, repress their feelings, overload themselves, reluctant to change, too altruistic
Fears: At the moment Stanislaw fears that his parents and grandparents will abandon him because he is what he was. He also fears that the people at school will not accept him because he's not from New Zealand and doesn't speak English all that well.
Desires: Stanislaw desires to find his biological father in the hope that he can help him with the wizard stuff. To be liked.
Sexuality: He is still too young to know his sexuality
First kiss: Stanislaw has not kissed anyone yet
Relationship status: Single (Too young)
Innocence status: Still intact
Likes: Hanging around with his friends after school hours, collecting caterpillars and watching them transform into butterflies, exploring new places, occasional rule breaking, free candy,
Dislikes: Liars and cheats, noisy people, people who break his toys, people who kill insects,
Hobbies and interests: Football, action heroes, comic books and other fantasy novels, birdwatching with his stepfather, learning about different insects
Occupation: He's too young to work still
Pets: Stanislaw doesn't have any pets
March 23, 2004
September 9, 2003
August 7, 2003
Sales assistant and bird spotter
Stanislaw was raised by his mother, stepfather and his grandparents in Kraków, Poland. His real father left them when Stanislaw was still rather young so the boy doesn't have a lot of memories left with the man he once called his father. It annoyed him at first, not being able to remember his father much, but as he got older Stanislaw grew a lot closer to his mother and her side of the family, especially since they all lived under one roof until his grandmother died of old age.
Academically, while Stanislaw did reasonably well at school, he did have to put a lot of work into getting good marks. Having the attention span of a toddler, he has always had a difficult time trying to concentrate on one particular thing for a certain amount of time. He has undergone training for this with specialists, but he swears that it never helped his attention span grow. One could say that Stanislaw had grown accustomed to the way the teachers treated him; never having to complete entire homework assignments, only having to hand in half-finished work because he probably couldn't concentrate that long. He did grow out of this after learning that it didn't do his marks any good.
Fiercely loyal and trusting, Stanislaw was always surrounded by a bunch of his friends from school whenever he'd hang out on the playgrounds near his house. He could be described as an assertive person, finding it easy to connect to people. When the family found out about his magical blood, they were just as confused as him about it. It didn't take them long, however, to come to the conclusion that such tainted blood must have been passed on by his father, and that there was no more place for him amongst them - being the strictly religious Catholics that they are, he was seen as a spawn from the Devil himself. It was at this point that everything changed for him. Right before he boarded the Hogwarts Express, his family made it very clear that they did not want for him to return to their home in Poland.
How he contracted lycanthropy
It is known that in the past people believed that werewolves lived in the forests of Poland, and to this day people still actually believe that some of these forests are ''haunted'' with these monstrosities. Whilst the Muggle residents of Poland consider such tales as superstition, often told to children to be back home before dark otherwise the beasts would come for them or to not linger in the forests for too long. The Wizarding community of Poland knows better, of course. Being the rule breaker that he is, Stanislaw had accepted a bet from his friends to enter the forest in their home town during a full moon and stay there for half an hour, a forest which is believed to be haunted. His friend even called him names to egg him on so that he will really go through with it, naturally because he doesn't like to be called names. Unfortunately for Stanislaw, this forest inhabits an actual werewolf which is the whole reason why people believe it is still haunted and why it is off-limits to people.
He went into the forest alone on the agreed time with a flashlight and a watch to keep track of the time. It's dark and the light coming from his flashlight eventually attracts the werewolf. The Ministry of Magic in Poland, who monitor all forests with werewolves in them, knows that a Muggle has entered this particular forest and sent people there to check it out. It is the Ministry who find Stanislaw lying on the ground as he gets bitten by the werewolf. They scare the wolf off and take Stanislaw to their version of St. Mungo's to treat him, but the damage has already been done to Stanislaw. Because they know that he's been registered to go Hogwarts in New Zealand, they don't erase his memory and take him back home. It is the Ministry who tells his family of the events that occurred that night and that their son will be different from all the other children from this point on. This, and the fact that he is also a wizard, will change their view on Stanislaw from their son to a spawn of the devil.
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