Title: Sanguinati apprentice of magic at Toadvine Citadel
Magic Affiliation: Sanguinati
Sanguinati Coven: Polliwog Pad
Education: Toadvine Citadel
In her teens, Ellavyn was a Sanguinati apprentice of magic at Toadvine Citadel in the city of Dragonlick, in the region of Sipwiset, Hoopenfangia.
Address: In Book One, Curse of the McRavens, Ellavyn is moved from her home in Mystic City in Severance, Hoopenfangia, to Grossatete Sanatorium.
Date & Place of Birth: November 28, 1915, East Port, Hoopenfangia.
Ellavyn McRaven is 95 yrs. old when the story begins in Oct 2010.
Height/Weight/Physical Description: Ellavyn McRaven is 5’ 10’’ and is slightly overweight or has “big bones,” as she jokes. Silver, floor-length hair piled up elaborately and cascading down the side in long sausage curls. Youthful skin from wearing enchanted powder for most of her adult life. She’s in good health, has a nice smile, and a square face.
Citizenship/Ethnic Origin: Hoopenfangia / Caucasian / Sanguinati / The ancestors of the McRavens came from The United States but has Scottish blood.
Political Beliefs/Affiliations: Ellavyn McRaven is secretly progressive Sanguinati, though her son Houmas would disown her if he knew this because he is traditional Sanguinati.
Social Class: Middle class.
Parents' Names & Occupations: Unmentioned
Other Family Members: Lineage of McRaven * (see chart below)
Two sons: Grady McRaven and Houmas McRaven.
Grandson: Valor McRaven.
Granddaughter: She claims (adopted) Doomsy Gloomsy as her granddaughter.
Daughter-in-law: Lithium DaDovie McRaven.
Father-in-law: Balmy McRaven (Balmy was the brother of Battista McRaven.)
Mother-in-law: Gally Diggs.
Spouse or Lover: Ellavyn is widowed from Erastus McRaven. Erastus died when Houmas was a young teen.
Occupation/Employer: Before retiring, Ellavyn worked at Head Trips Hattery located at 986+ Crumrod Crawl in Mystic City. She worked there as a phrenologist, divining information based on the patrons’ head formations and skull shapes to determine which hat would best suit them both physically and magically.
Magic Specialties: Phrenology (Divination by head formations, skull shapes).
Magic Wand: Ellavyn’s magic wand is made of ash wood with a topaz stone on both ends. Headmistress Tilta Crumpecker confiscated Ellavyn’s magic wand when Mystic Ministry put her in Grossatete Sanatorium.
Community Status: Fair.
Hobbies/Recreations: Ellavyn used to sing in the choir. Mostly she reads.
Fears/Anxieties/Hang-ups: Ellavyn fears that Houmas McRaven has mentally snapped.
Sense of Humor: Ellavyn is surprisingly funny at times, in a conversationally self-effacing way.
Tastes in food, drink, art, music, literature, decor, and clothing: Ellavyn has good taste in clothes and accessories. She loves hats, but her hair is usually so elaborate she doesn’t wear them.
Attitude toward Life: Ellavyn McRaven Quote: “If you love someone, you have to set them free, even though it’s painful at times.”
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