|brightstarmods (brightstarmods) wrote,|
@ 2018-12-23 13:52:00
It really depends on the area of the country an individual grows up and went to school whether you even think about blood status or not.. A pureblood lineage can be politically/socially advantageous.in certain areas or societies while not so much in others. You predominantly see this on the East Coast, in both New England and the Old South. The Midwest has a stodgy but ultimately egalitarian reputation. The West Coast tends to be laid-back and progressive, and blood status isn't a big deal in most parts of society there.NO-MAJ BORN
Each territorial government is tasked with monitoring and investigating any indication of underage magic in No-Maj areas within their territory. When a child of nonmagical parents starts to demonstrate untaught use of magic, a government liaison from the Bureau of Magical Obfuscation is sent to explain matters to the child and their parents or guardians. The liaison becomes something of a case worker to that child and it's their responsibility to ensure that the young witch or wizard and their family are given information to allow them to choose a school; to help them get to a magical shopping district, change their money, and buy the proper supplies; and to take all needed precautions to keep the child from becoming a danger to their No-Maj family and peers. Thus, No-Maj-borns have at least a small taste of the wizarding world from a young age and are better equipped to handle the transition into magical education.CROSS-SPECIES
Much like the idea of Blood Status, Cross-Species status and the stigma surrounding it varies greatly depending on the area of the country an individual grows up and goes to school. Of course, there is also greater acceptance for certain lineages and cross-species backgrounds over others. The term half-breed is considered derogatory and is not used in polite society, however there haave been efforts to take back and reclaim the slur. Different backgrounds include, but are not limited to:
- Giants: At one point there were several different tribes and/or species of giants in North America, but as the wizarding population increased confrontation and conflict with giants increased. Wizard-Giant relations are fraught, even with the giants' dwindling numbers, and thus very few will admit to having giant blood.
- Goblins: There are far fewer goblins in North American than in Europe and are treated more like a novelty than anything else. There is no record of any Goblin Wars or Rebellions in the New World.
- Hags: Hags eat children and as a result, they have never been very popular. If someone can claim hag heritage, they usually don't.
- Mermaids: At various points in history it was very fashionable to have, or claim to have, a mermaid background. There are small groups in Everglades of Florida and along the shores of the Great Lakes.
- Vampires: Vampires have had a mixed history in the New World. While there are statues through the International Confederation of Wizards barring their arbitrary killing, but in the past law enforcement has a tendency of turning a blind eye.
- Veelas: The first Veelas came to North America via France, settling around Montreal and Baton Rouge. Not many claim Veela descent as they are often treated with suspicion, especially when it comes to attraction and intimacy.
- Werewolves: There have been great strides in managing the disease of lycanthropy in the last twenty years, making the Wolfsbane Potion far more accessible to a much greater number of werewolves. Recently, there have been laws drafted (but not yet passed in any territories) to protect those with lycanthropy.