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Adorah Zumwalt

Adopted, confused, curious
 
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155
OOC First Name
Kiersten
Blood Status
Unknown
Relationship Status
Too Young to Care
Wand
Vine Wand 12 3/4" Dragon Heartstring Core
Age
3/2037
Adorah had been looking forward to this meeting all week. Samantha and she were getting together to play Wizard's Chess! She knew a little about chess and had been reading up on the specifics of the magical version. It didn't seem very different. There was a student set in the Student Lounge which is why they had agreed to meet there to play their game. Adorah still wasn't quite sure how into the idea Samantha was, but it seemed like a good test of sportsmanship, in her opinion.

Adorah opened the door to the Student Lounge and walked toward a small square table with mismatched chairs. She took the blue suede chair with gold trim and set her bag down beside it. Walking over to the bookshelf containing the games, she scanned until she found the box labeled "Wizard's Chess" and pulled it off the shelf. She was worried that there might be missing pieces and wanted to count them all before Samantha arrived. She laid out the chess board and dumped all the pieces on the board. She began seperating them into black and white as she waited.
 

Samantha Jacobs

Friendly | Quiet | Shy | Talkative
 
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193
OOC First Name
Maria
Blood Status
Half Blood
Relationship Status
Too Young to Care
Sexual Orientation
Straight
Wand
Fir Wand 14 1/8" Essence Of Sphinx Remains
Age
11
Samantha was excited to meet up with Adorah. They decided to meet in the student lounge and play Wizard's Chess. Samantha had never in her life played Wizard's Chess, but was excited about the challenge. She remembered how her older brother and dad would play the game all the time, and Samantha would laugh at her mum's confused face on how it worked. As Samantha got to the student lounge, she saw Adorah setting up the chest. Samantha walked and sat in the chair opposite Adorah. "Hey!" Samantha said cheerily but shyly.
 

Adorah Zumwalt

Adopted, confused, curious
 
Messages
155
OOC First Name
Kiersten
Blood Status
Unknown
Relationship Status
Too Young to Care
Wand
Vine Wand 12 3/4" Dragon Heartstring Core
Age
3/2037
Adorah looked up at Samantha and smiled! "Hi! I'm trying to make sure we have all the pieces. I'm almost finished," she said as she finished counting and assigning the pawns to their proper locations. "There!" she exclaimed, gesturing to the board in an excited fashion. She looked at Samantha and smiled. "So, how much do you know about chess? I read up on Wizard's Chess last night, and the rules are basically the same as regular chess." Adorah has played a lot of chess with her sister Juniper at home. Juniper was actually getting pretty good and has beat Adorah a few times before she came to school. She missed Juniper a lot and wished she could write to her. She wanted to tell her about all the things she was learning and how bizarre flying was. Maybe their parents would come around someday and at least let Adorah write home every once in a while. So many other students would receive mail every morning during breakfast, and Adorah had yet to take part in that experience. Adorah put her hands on the table and fiddled with ones of the pawns while she waited for Samantha to answer.
 

Samantha Jacobs

Friendly | Quiet | Shy | Talkative
 
Messages
193
OOC First Name
Maria
Blood Status
Half Blood
Relationship Status
Too Young to Care
Sexual Orientation
Straight
Wand
Fir Wand 14 1/8" Essence Of Sphinx Remains
Age
11
Samantha looks down and notices that the pieces are on the square on both ends of the chess board. "I don't know anything about it, to be honest with you," Samantha says quietly. "But I have seen my brother and dad play it all the time. My mum and I still get a little confused while watching them" Samantha says with a chuckle. "But I'm willing to give it a try," Samantha said with a smile.
 

Adorah Zumwalt

Adopted, confused, curious
 
Messages
155
OOC First Name
Kiersten
Blood Status
Unknown
Relationship Status
Too Young to Care
Wand
Vine Wand 12 3/4" Dragon Heartstring Core
Age
3/2037
Adorah nodded. "I'm not the best at it, either, but I'm willing to teach you what I know!" She began to pick up each piece as she explained its name and its purpose. "These are pawns," she said, picking up one of many identical pieces. "They are your first line of defense. They can only move forward one space at a time, unless they are trying to take another piece, in which case they can move diagonally one space if that piece is there." She kept from mentioning that pawns could move two spaces on their first turn just until they got the basics down. "Many of these back pieces aren't as limited. The castles," she said, showing Samantha, "can move horizontally either way as many spaces as it wants. The bishops can also do the same but diagonally. The Queen, which there is only one of, can move horizontally or diagonally. Does this make sense so far?" She knew that the pieces moved themselves in Wizard's Chess, but you still had to be able to tell them where to go. She looked at Samantha and then shrunk. "Am I totally boring you? Maybe we should play something else. I just thought this would be fun considering it's a magical game."
 

Samantha Jacobs

Friendly | Quiet | Shy | Talkative
 
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193
OOC First Name
Maria
Blood Status
Half Blood
Relationship Status
Too Young to Care
Sexual Orientation
Straight
Wand
Fir Wand 14 1/8" Essence Of Sphinx Remains
Age
11
Samantha nods with interest as Adorah explained the pieces and what they do for the game. "Yep, that makes sense," Samantha says with a smile. She then noticed that Adorah shrunk and asked Samantha if it was boring for her and that they could find something else to do. "No. You're not boring me" Samantha says with a reassuring smile. "Let's play this, and see how we go," Samantha says.
 

Adorah Zumwalt

Adopted, confused, curious
 
Messages
155
OOC First Name
Kiersten
Blood Status
Unknown
Relationship Status
Too Young to Care
Wand
Vine Wand 12 3/4" Dragon Heartstring Core
Age
3/2037
Adorah smiled as Samantha reassured her she was, in fact, not becoming tired of playing chess. She picked up a Knight and the King and began speaking again. "Well, we have two more pieces, and then we can play. This," showing the horse that was the knight, "is a knight, and he can only move in an L shape. So either two spaces horizontally either way and then one forward or back, or one space horizontally and two forward and back. Honestly, it's the most complicated piece to get a hang of." She set the knight down and showed the King. "This is your King. The object is to get the opponent's king by locking it in a way it can't escape. It can move any direction, but only one space at a time." She put her king back down and rotated the board so the white side would be her players. "White always goes first, and this way, I'll be able to show you things." She moved one of her center pawns two spaces forward. Maybe if they moved the chess pieces themselves, they wouldn't protest and violently hit each other. It was worth a shot to find out. "Your turn!" She waited as Samantha contemplated her move and then asked her a question. "You mentioned you had a brother? Does he also go to Hogwarts?" Adorah wondered what it would be like to have a sibling attend Hogwarts. They only sibling that had potential to attend Hogwarts would be Juniper, but she really doubted that both the adopted children in her family of 10 would end up being witches.
 

Samantha Jacobs

Friendly | Quiet | Shy | Talkative
 
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193
OOC First Name
Maria
Blood Status
Half Blood
Relationship Status
Too Young to Care
Sexual Orientation
Straight
Wand
Fir Wand 14 1/8" Essence Of Sphinx Remains
Age
11
Samantha smiles as Adorah continues explaining the game. Once Adorah had finished explaining, they started the game. Adorah started with moving her centre pawn to spaces forward. Samantha decided to move her pawn that was furthermost to her left two spaces forward. "Your turn," Samantha says as she moved her pawn "I have two brothers actually" Samantha answers Adorah's question. "My older brother, well half brother, Harrison, he's the one who plays chess with my dad, graduated a couple of years ago," Samantha informs Adorah. "My younger brother is actually coming here next year," Samantha says with a smile. "I'm sorry if I talk too much" Samantha blushes with embarrassment.
 

Adorah Zumwalt

Adopted, confused, curious
 
Messages
155
OOC First Name
Kiersten
Blood Status
Unknown
Relationship Status
Too Young to Care
Wand
Vine Wand 12 3/4" Dragon Heartstring Core
Age
3/2037
Adorah protested with Samantha suggested she talked too much. "Are you kidding? I just spent the last 10 minutes talking about chess. Believe me, you talk the normal amount," she giggled. She looked at the board and moved her same pawn forward one space. "I think it's cool that you have two siblings who are wizards! What does your older brother do? Actually, what do your parents do?" Now Adorah was talking too much. She was interested in what kinds of wizarding careers there were out there. Her parents worked in education and medicine, and while that was fun and all, a magical career was probably more suitable for her at this point. "Your turn!" she exclaimed. She was having a lot of fun spending time with another human being that wasn't one of her downer roommates. None of them seemed to really want to socialize, and Adorah had yet to figure out why. She usually kept to herself in that case and spent as little time in her room as possible.
 

Samantha Jacobs

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OOC First Name
Maria
Blood Status
Half Blood
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Too Young to Care
Sexual Orientation
Straight
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Fir Wand 14 1/8" Essence Of Sphinx Remains
Age
11
Samantha smiles kindly when Adorah assures her that she wasn't talking too much. Samantha moved another piece "Your turn" Samantha says with a smile. "Well, my brother works in a muggle pet shop," Samantha says, answering Adorahs first question. "My mum is a Muggle teacher and my dad, well, he's a Misuse of Muggle Artefacts, Ministry Of Magic in Scotland. So, I don't see him as much as I used to" Samantha says with a sad grin. "What about your parents" Samantha questions.
 

Adorah Zumwalt

Adopted, confused, curious
 
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155
OOC First Name
Kiersten
Blood Status
Unknown
Relationship Status
Too Young to Care
Wand
Vine Wand 12 3/4" Dragon Heartstring Core
Age
3/2037
Adorah wasn't sure why there would need to be an office for misusing muggle "artifacts." Why would witches and wizards have any interest in the muggle world? "My mum used to be a teacher, but she stays at home now with my brothers and sisters. My dad is a pediatrician. What does your dad do with muggle artifacts? Does he study them?" She looked at the board and decided to move one of her bishops toward the opposite edge of the board. The move might throw Samantha off, but she wanted to go ahead and get her big pieces out there. "Go ahead," she gestured to Samantha.
 

Samantha Jacobs

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193
OOC First Name
Maria
Blood Status
Half Blood
Relationship Status
Too Young to Care
Sexual Orientation
Straight
Wand
Fir Wand 14 1/8" Essence Of Sphinx Remains
Age
11
Samantha chuckles slightly. "Something like that. He was always interested in muggle artifacts, that's how my parents met actually" Samantha says, as she moves her middle pawn forward.
 

Adorah Zumwalt

Adopted, confused, curious
 
Messages
155
OOC First Name
Kiersten
Blood Status
Unknown
Relationship Status
Too Young to Care
Wand
Vine Wand 12 3/4" Dragon Heartstring Core
Age
3/2037
Adorah looked at the board and moved her bishop into line to take one of Samantha's pawns. She wondered if Samantha would notice, but she figured she might miss it since this was her first time playing. "Just so you know, you might want to move that pawn. My bishop could take it if I wanted to." Adorah processed Samantha's story about her father's interest in Muggle items and laughed. "I love 'how they met' stories! Can you tell it to me?" Adorah's parents had meet in university, and she didn't find the story to be romantic. She always wondered how her biological parents met, especially if only one ended up being a witch or wizard. Adorah was grounded 98% of the time, but when it came to love stories, she easily would float away into the clouds.
 

Samantha Jacobs

Friendly | Quiet | Shy | Talkative
 
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193
OOC First Name
Maria
Blood Status
Half Blood
Relationship Status
Too Young to Care
Sexual Orientation
Straight
Wand
Fir Wand 14 1/8" Essence Of Sphinx Remains
Age
11
"Awh crud, you took my pawn," Samantha says sadly with a laugh. Samantha moved the past pawn she moved once again. "your turn," Samantha said with a smile "Well, you see, my dad wanted to explore the muggle world with Harrison. He was divorced at the time and his last wife didn't want my half brother anymore. But that's for another time." Samantha dismissed. "Anyways, my dad and nine year old Harrison were in a muggle mall, and my dad was looking at a toaster, he was confused about how it worked. He thought you put your hand it in to keep your hands warm or something" Samantha laughed slightly. "my mum, who was visiting England at the time and was shopping at the store, saw my dad put his hands in the toaster with confusion while Harrison was laughing, knowing what the toaster was actually used for" Samantha said, still laughing. "My mum corrected and told him what the toaster was used for. And that's when they fell in love I guess" Samantha says with a smile.
 

Adorah Zumwalt

Adopted, confused, curious
 
Messages
155
OOC First Name
Kiersten
Blood Status
Unknown
Relationship Status
Too Young to Care
Wand
Vine Wand 12 3/4" Dragon Heartstring Core
Age
3/2037
Adorah listened as Samantha told the story of how her parents met in awe. If she had seen someone putting their hands in a toaster, she would have run far away. Maybe adults felt differently and found odd behavior endearing. "That's very cute," she responded, giving a small smile. She looked at the board and moved another one of her pawns two spaces forward so her castle would have the ability to attack. She looked up at Samanatha and asked, "How are classes going so far for you? Do you have a favorite yet?" Adorah was very fascinated with Astronomy and Transfiguration. She found them to be intellectual subjects within the world of magic, which was right up her alley.
 

Samantha Jacobs

Friendly | Quiet | Shy | Talkative
 
Messages
193
OOC First Name
Maria
Blood Status
Half Blood
Relationship Status
Too Young to Care
Sexual Orientation
Straight
Wand
Fir Wand 14 1/8" Essence Of Sphinx Remains
Age
11
Samantha smiles and giggles slightly when Adorah says that her parents love story was cute. Adorah then asked if Samantha had a favourite class. Samantha thought for a moment. She had a few. "I like charms and History Of Magic. They're probably my favourite at the moment." Samantha says with a gentle moment. "What about you?" Samantha questions, as she moves her queen to a spot a few spaces forward.
 

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