☾ GRACELESS HEART Jan 6, 2018 20:42:14 GMT -7
Post by Dane Akerman on Jan 6, 2018 20:42:14 GMT -7
Daniel Orion Akerman was born as Daniel Cormac Bartosz on November 17th, 2011 in Poznań, Poland and was raised there until he was seven, and adopted by the Akerman family, upon when he moved to Stockholm, Sweden. He attended Durmstrang Institute from 2023 to 2030.
After moving to England, he was offered employment at the Ministry for his expertise in Charms as an Obliviator. Dane has been employed there since he was eighteen years old, and has risen from Assistant Department Head to Department Head of the Obliviators.
Dane was born Polish but adopted into the Swedish pureblood Akerman family. He's multilingual, his native language being Polish but also knowing Swedish, German, and English fluently - and English expertly enough to incorporate an English accent into his speech. Religiously, Dane is agnostic and politically he is pessimistically neutral.
In Dane's last year at Durmstrang Institute, he was bitten by a werewolf after being trapped outside the castle in the middle of winter. He struggled to conceal his lycanthropy for the rest of the year from both the school and his family. He managed to keep it a secret until after he graduated, whereupon he moved away to England to be independent from his family. However without their resources and unable to tell them what he was, he found himself stealing Wolfsbane Potions in Knockturn Alley until he got caught by the Ministry.
Being a werewolf is the reason Dane is employed at the Ministry at all - because whoever caught him decided he should be provided with the potions, and a job to get them himself.
For years Dane loathed what he was, until one moon out of desperation he skipped his potion - and the ordeal was suddenly so much easier. Losing himself for a night every month was just about the best thing since sliced bread for him. The pain disappeared when his conscious mind left him, and instead of sitting somewhere as a wolf hating himself, he got to run amok and free as a wild thing for a night. After that, he set himself loose in abandoned areas every month and the worst he ever did was kill a few small predators.
However, after nearly killing his roommate Lydia Douglas, Dane agreed to take Wolfsbane Potions once more - despite coming to enjoy the few perks of being a wolf. He just might be one of the only werewolves out there to not mind what he is, so he's come quite a long way.