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Dominik Vasilescu

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PostSubject: Wand types!   Wed Sep 21, 2011 5:29 pm

Last week me and Raivis were discussing wand stuff and it got me really curious about everyone else's wands. Wandlore and stuff is really interesting if you read into it. And it is fun to research for characters in roleplays!

So what is your character's wand like? Length, core, and wood are the more important things, but if you want to go into more details that is awesome.

Here are some useful links about wands that can help you pick! Some are easier found on Pottermore so I will link to other sites and that one even if it is the same article for a few.

General Wandlore

Wand Woods // Pottermore Wand Woods
Click on the types of woods for individual descriptions // All on the same page, no clicking needed

Wand Cores // Pottermore Wand Cores
Click on the types of woods for individual descriptions // All on the same page, no clicking needed

~*~Will find non-Pottermore Link later~*~// Pottermore Wand Lengths and Flexibility

Wand Attributes (Strength, Surface, Shape)


So, what is your character's wand like?
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PostSubject: Re: Wand types!   Wed Sep 21, 2011 7:50 pm

Zaman : Pliable. Decorated shaft. Dragon heartstring. Vine wood.

Zaman is, between the two, the easiest to be turned to the dark arts. Certain character flaws like having an easily wounded pride, being smart and stupid in different ways, and other characteristics. Both brothers have the equal potential to become dark wizards, but Za's flaws may be better for it. This is attributed to the dragon heartstring. He is powerful, but his internal conflicts get the best of him and the power is wasted until points when he really needs it. The decorated carvings on his wand portray him as someone who cares about appearance, and indeed Zaman takes a good bit of time with self-care, especially his high-maintenance hair. Although pliable wands have a tendency to specialize in Transfiguration, this is the subject that Zaman hates the most, and can never understand. However, his charm is often that he's a very breezy sort of kid, unless there's a prank involved and then he goes all out and knows exactly what to do. He's also oddly serious when his beliefs are questioned or insulted.

Nitya: Bendy. Smooth shaft. Unicorn hair. Vine wood.

Nitya is, undoubtably, a person whose always got a weird idea planned out. He's innovative and curious towards anything new. This appears in his Bendy wand, and with tea readings, he does have a natural talent towards divination. A smooth wand is the sign of a calm and collected soul, and Nitya appears to be this very image on the outside. Everything necessary is always finished in time. A unicorn hair is somewhat if an odd choice, as I said that both brothers are equally able to be a dark wizard. Nitya has character flaws, however, that prevent that. Although he is a off and on drug addict, he understands that this is something that is hard to control and does regret getting into it, and presumably learnt his lesson in an indirect way. He also prefers learning over actually experiencing. The mere knowledge is enough for him, and he is not as enthusiastic as Zaman is.


Both brothers have vine wood as their wand as a bit of a connection to what they have in common. Zaman resembles the ambitious type, looking for a greater way to use his knowledge, and to find out what are the limits to what he can do. Nitya's innovativeness chooses the odd vine instead of the walnut, more associated with this trait. It could be because most if Nitya's ideas are highly implausible, even in the wizarding world.

And personally, I feel that there is a lot of depth to both of their personalities, and a lot that has been unsaid in regards to past experiences and how they shaped who these brothers are today. Both of them have different buttons that, when pushed, can elicit a variety of strong emotions and reactions, and it would be really interesting to be able to dissect that fully in order to truly understand the workings of their personalities.


Tl;dr: cool wands, cool people, I wrote too much.


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PostSubject: Re: Wand types!   Wed Sep 21, 2011 7:52 pm

Ooooo! This is actually really interesting! Let's see...

Roisin's wand was purchased from Ollivander's when she was eleven and it is the only want she has ever had. It was the seventh wand he gave her to try.

It is 9 and 1/3 inches long, aspen wood with a dragon heartstring core. The wand itself has a spiral pattern in the woodgrain going up the side. The handle on it has a celtic knot pattern carved into it and is curved in a manner that makes a handy grip. It is springy.

Altogether, her wand is very good for charms, but sometimes is temperamental and is prone to causing mishaps.

That's all I got!
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PostSubject: Re: Wand types!   Wed Sep 21, 2011 8:28 pm

Lukas' Wand: Rigid, with smooth shaft, 11 inches. Phoenix Feather and Pine wood.

Lukas' wand shows exactly who he is, the rigid and smooth shaft point to an elegant wizard, but with firm beliefs - almost stubborn. The Pine wood is said to pick owners who are independent, intriguing, mysterious and will rarely die young. The phoenix is also an animal known for it's detachment to the rest of the world, and wands with such core are hard to tame, their allegiance being hardly won.
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PostSubject: Re: Wand types!   Wed Sep 21, 2011 11:10 pm

Anne's Wand:

Willow - An uncommon wand wood with healing power, often said to be used by wizards and witches hiding insecurities. Willow selects those of great potential rather than those who feel they have little to learn. It's said: he who has the furthest to travel goes fastest with willow.

Fairy hair core - works extremely well with charms. Just as well, Anne has always had a natural affinity for Fairies and other fantastical magical creatures.

Inflexible - good for hexes and curses, willful and won't back down, much like Anne herself.

Decorated Spiral Shaft - ambitious and quick witted, as well as open minded. The wand is intricately and ornately decorated with a whimsical forest theme, containing unicorns and the Fae and the like. It looks extremely expensive.

Length - 10.5 inches
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PostSubject: Re: Wand types!   Thu Sep 22, 2011 8:42 pm

Tino's Wand:
Pliable. 9 and 1/2 inches, Hawthorn, with a spiral shaft. Hippogriff Talon core.

Hawthorn.
Hawthorn wands are good for any type of spells, but healing magic, curses and other defensive spells especially. The spells from a hawthorn wand--if handly badly--can backfire on the caster. (Tino has had several experiences with backfiring spells, all of which he took in stride and was able to laugh about at a later date.)

Spiral Shaft.
A spiral shaft signals an owner who is quick-witted and open-minded, both of which are attributes that Tino possesses.

Pliable.
Pliable wands can mean that the owner is easy-going but strong-willed. Tino can definitely be stubborn if he wants to be, but is mainly fairly flexible, taking most things in stride.

Hippogriff Talon.
Although hippogriff talons are not as common as unicorn hair, phoenix feathers, or dragonheartstrings, they are still available and are excellent for charms work. It should be noted that hippogriffs, while they are indeed quite proud, are fiercely loyal and protective of those who have earned their trust, much like Tino.
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PostSubject: Re: Wand types!   Fri Sep 23, 2011 11:30 pm

Lars's Wand: Supple, 10 1/2 inches, Cherry, Smooth,Dragon Heartstring



Cherry: A wood of femininity. Draws off the element of earth. Used for healing, romance, and Binding spells. Seeks a harmonic companion. Excellent for Divination.

Supple: Good for protective and defensive magic. Kind and Protective.

Smooth: Calm and Collected, Image minded.

Dragon heartstring: Good for hexes and curses. Usually produces wands with the most power, and which are capable of the most flamboyant spells. Dragon wands tend to learn more quickly than other types. While they can change allegiance if won from their original master, they always bond strongly with the current owner.
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PostSubject: Re: Wand types!   Mon Sep 26, 2011 10:38 am

Romulus' Wand: Rigid, 11 and 1/3 inches, Hawthorn, Decorated Shaft, Phoenix Feather

Hawthorn: Any Spells, but particularly Defensive Magic. Great for Dueling.

Rigid: Defensive Magic. Headstrong and unyielding

Decorated Shaft: Image/beauty Minded, Usually Ambitious.

Phoenix Feather: Great for all sorts of spells, but especially Defensive Magic

{This was so fun to figure out!}
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PostSubject: Re: Wand types!   Sun Nov 20, 2011 1:43 pm

This seems kinda fun, so I think I'll post Gilly's wand here, even though the thread hasn't been updated in a while.

Wand Core: Dragon Heartstring

As a rule, dragon heartstrings produce wands with the most power, and which are capable of the most flamboyant spells. Dragon wands tend to learn more quickly than other types. While they can change allegiance if won from their original master, they always bond strongly with the current owner.

The dragon wand tends to be easiest to turn to the Dark Arts, though it will not incline that way of its own accord. It is also the most prone of the three cores to accidents, being somewhat temperamental.


Wand Wood: Yew

Yew wands are among the rarer kinds, and their ideal matches are likewise unusual, and occasionally notorious. The wand of yew is reputed to endow its possessor with the power of life and death, which might, of course, be said of all wands; and yet yew retains a particularly dark and fearsome reputation in the spheres of duelling and all curses. The witch or wizard best suited to a yew wand might equally prove a fierce protector of others. What is certain, in my experience, is that the yew wand never chooses either a mediocre or a timid owner.

Wand flexibility and Length: Inflexible, with spiralled shaft, at thirteen and a quarter inches

Wand flexibility or rigidity denotes the degree of adaptability and willingness to change possessed by the wand-and-owner pair...Inflexible: Hexes and Curses. Willful disposition and doesn't back down...Spiraled Shaft: Quick witted and Open-Minded

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PostSubject: Re: Wand types!   Wed Nov 23, 2011 12:17 am

I know this thread is old but I'll post Roderich's wand in here :). I mean my Roderich's wand lol, since I see that the previous Austria had posted in here :P.

Roderich's wand: Pliable, 10 and 1/2 inches, Canary Wood, Smooth, Dragon Heartstring.

Pliable: Pliable wands can mean that the owner is easy-going but strong-willed.

Canary wood: Seeks a strong companion with the will to achieve, hope, and succeed. Used to encourage and motivate. This is a neutral wood, prefering niether white or dark magic. Also can be used as a source of control. Excellent in charm work.

Smooth: Calm and Collected, image minded.

Wand Core: Dragon Heartstring.
As a rule, dragon heartstrings produce wands with the most power, and which are capable of the most flamboyant spells. Dragon wands tend to learn more quickly than other types. While they can change allegiance if won from their original master, they always bond strongly with the current owner.



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