Hilliard Hobday Apr 25, 2013 10:35:39 GMT -8
Post by Deleted on Apr 25, 2013 10:35:39 GMT -8
Age: 51. Status: Citizen. Occupation: Minister for Magic Support Staff Official
BIRTHDAY: September 1. 1955.
CURRENT: Godrick's Hallow.
FAMILY: Son: Egmont Hobday. (14.) Wife: Violetta Hobday. (49).
WAND: Vine, Unicorn-Hair core, 9" 5'.
DESCRIPTION: Hilliard Hobday is not a particularly conspicuous person. He is 5'11" tall and bald, and usually dressed in simple, plain colored robes.
PATRONUS: My Patronus? Er - erhm, no comment...
BOGGART: Why - I really couldn't tell, I've always avoided them! (His family dead).
MIRROR OF ERISED: Himself and his family being as wealthy as the Malfoys in a time of peace.
PET PEEVE: As long he can work and tend to his family's needs, he is satisfied.
• He has extensive knowledge of inter-ministerial procedures.
• He is expert with Charmswork.
• He is able to perform most spells nonverbal.
• He have licence to Apparte.
• He is a capable duellist, but uses this skill very little.
• He is knowledgable on History of Magic.
• He is fond of Hélas, Je me suis Transfiguré Les Pieds by Malecrit
• Tends to manage and smooth over the occasional crisis.
• Whenever he gets furious, he forgets to treat people with respect, (although he rather quickly regrets it, seeing how small and harmless he is).
• He is too much of a stickler for rules and regulations.
• He tends to do morally questionable choices when threatened.
• He always gets nervous whenever someone is mad at him.
• He is preconceived against anyone who threatens his feeling of safety.
Hilliard Hobday has a bumbling, jovial sort of personality. In the wizarding world, he plays the role of a well-meaning, reasonably competent every-man, trying to raise a family and do the right thing. However, his enjoyment of peace and tranquility and his constant attempts to avoid any situation that can cause disruption of that peace, will often lead him to try to smooth over the occasional crisis. He is a High-Ranking Offical within the Ministry, but gentle and nerviously polite. He is reasonably competent, but has low self-esteem after having failed to pass the requirements to become an Auror or a Healer. He is also somewhat of a wimp, and is easily intimidated, be it by Dark Wizards or by difficult situations at work, which makes him easily capable of doing morally questionable actions. For example, during the Second Wizarding War, while realizing the Ministry had fallen into the hands of Lord Voldemort, he pretended as if nothing has changed, fearing the wrath of the Death Eaters. Similary, this is what he do now. However, as he acts more neutral to the regime than openly supporting it, the Minister do not fully trust him.
This is partly shown through his work within the Ministry: Whenever the Minister needs to discuss plans or orders from Lord Williams undisturbed, he do so with more trusted employees, and choose not to confide in Mr. Hobday. When this happens, he will occasionally ask him to deliver a letter from the Minister to allies of Trevor William's regime, which speaks for how reduced Hilliard's position have become in some way, considering that he practically are being used as a human owl from time to time. However, all Imperium Guards and the Death Eaters are ordered to keep an eye on him while he goes shopping in Diagon Alley, and protect him should they see him being attacked, considering that he is among the very few with free access to Puxley Manor. However, this right is only in use when he will enter the Lord William's and deliver a letter, after which he shortly afterwards are being shown the door. Exceptions of this has happened when Lord William's has decided that Hilliard may be a useful piece in one of his plans.
His high position mixed with his low self-confidence makes him arrogant enough to bewitch his office to rain from time to time just to get the satisfaction of commanding people from the Magical Maintenance Department to fix it.
Hilliard Hobday was born September 15, 1955 in a slum area not far away from London. Very little is known about his past, but his childhood was hardly a pleasant one. You can imagine how children treat children within the age of six lost almost all her hair. When he arrived at Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry for the very first time in the 1966-1967 school year, he met the then young Cornelius Fudge on the Hogwarts Express, and his one year older acquaintance, Dolores Jane Umbridge. Despite the fact that he was often ridiculed for lack of hair growth on his head, he remained and the upcoming Minister for Magic friends throughout their school time, although he never was particulary fond of Umbridge, who rumours had it had painted her entire dormitory pink. He too was in Slytherin House, along with Fudge and Umbrdige, where all three of them met and become on friendly terms with Lucius Malfoy, his two friends Crabbe and Goyle, as well as fellow Slytherins Rosier, Mulciber, Avery, Selwyn and Wilkes.
After graduating from Hogwarts in 1972 with relatively acceptable grades in both his O.W.L.s and NEWT exams, he tried to get into the training program at the Auror office in a bid to get more respect than what he had been given at school but did not have the adequate academic performance and was not granted access. Shortly after he sent an application to become a Healer at St. Mungo's Hospital but also this was turned down. However, Fudge had already secured a job in the Department of Magical Accidents and Catastrophes in the Ministry of Magic and put in a good word for him. He had no time for an invitation to a job interview and was given a job in the Department of Magical Maintenance.
Hilliard was not particularly happy with the job and felt he was a low rangjert and unimportant figure in the Ministry of Magic operation, unlike his father Elvert who had long since stepped down from the post as Minister for Magic, and been succeeded by Millicent Bagnold. However, the tone was quite a different sound when he was enormously popular in the department after he had in a successful effort to secure the workers in the department a hefty pay raise after coming up with the idea of casting a spell on the windows to provide full storm until the got what they wanted.
Intrigued with Hilliards effort and determination, the Minister felt that he would be more useful in other affairs, and Hilliard was moved to the Committee of Experimental Charms in 1986, where he was under close supervision by Gilbert Wimple, who served as In 1990, when Cornelius Fudge took the position of Minister for Magic, his friendship with Fudge payed off. The very day Fudge asserted the throne, Hilliard was promoted to Junior Minister in the Department of Magical Accidents and Catastrophes. And by two year was passed, he was made Special Advisor to the Wizengamot as well. In 1995-1996, the amount of trust Fudge really had in Hilliard became visible when he made him his teporary new Deputy Senior Undersecretary to the Minister for Magic while Dolores Umbridge was stationed at Hogwarts. He was made her assistant when she reclaimed her position in 1996, and mostly was in charge of overseeing the work in general done on Level One. After Dolores Umbridge was imprisoned for her crimes against Muggle-Borns through the Muggle-Born Registration Commission, the newly selected Minister, Kingsley Shacklebolt, forgave him for working with the Ministry under the regime of Lord Voldemort, as he feared they would go after his family if he tried to oppose them. He then succeeded Umbridge and became the permanent Senior Undersecretary to the Minister.
However: As Lord Trevor Williams took the power of the British Ministry of Magic and Fierro Darque become Minister, Hilliard went from Second-in-command to third, but is still high-ranking enough to only be answerable to the Minister for Magic and the Lord himself. However, considering the fact how weak-willed and wimpy Mr. Hobday tends to be, he is constantly treated by the Minister with somewhat of a mocking amusement, as he easily can be bossed around. However, he is excellent in the work he does and is on friendly terms with many of his subordinates.
His work to date is to run between the different departments and oversee their work and if he can, come with a few advices in difficult situations and hope it works out, writing notes of irregular activity and a report on the progress on the various departments and give them to the Minister. Sometimes he might be asked to oversee the Security Checks done on other employees and/or may spend a small amount of his time supervising certain employees or members of the support staff on matters such as Ministry Protocol. Some of the more boring aspects of his work is when the Minister chooses to push some of his paperwork over on him or ask him to do more paperwork than usual, as he occationaly is doing quality assurance on reports written by employees on the lower divisions in cases where these reports should function within international magical cooperation.
He might also aid the Minister for Magic in certain tasks and write certain legislations by instruction from the Minister. An example on this is when he in early 1995 wrote The Progress Report of Magical Didactics, a document sent to and passed by the Department of Magical Education and later used by Dolores Umbridge in order to evaluate Hogwarts teachers. Likewise, he also wrote a book named Legal Guidelines for the Manufacture of Magical Apparatus, which then Minister Cornelius Fudge forced all employees to read, in order to enforce Ministry Protocol.
In the Wizengamot is he supposed to be an almost equally important figure as the Minister himself, but he is often given the job of Court Scribe and rarely gets the time to say much, which the Minister leaves to his more trusted advisors.
It is common knowledge that Hilliard is genuinely intimidated by the Imperium Guards and the Death Eaters, which makes them prone to seek him out on the street and tower over him and talk condescending to him and scare him, mostly for their own malicious amusement. However, he is still so high-ranking in the Ministry of Magic that they must obey his every command, though he is often too nervous and puny to take his power in use, and do rarely realize that they are no real threat to to his superior authority, though his fear of them portray them as such in his mind.
After removing all traces of Madam Umbridge's decoration, Hillard took over her office along with her position. Also now do the office contain several filing cabinets where there are kept various files with the names of various workers at the Ministry.
EXPERIENCE: About six years.
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