"We are only as strong as we are united, as weak as we are divided."
Craiova, Dolj, Romania
Eastern European School of Magic, his friends and family, Emelia, the Rebellion
Eastern European School of Magic
Cristi: is a Romanian male name meaning follower of christ
Kogălniceanu: a Romanian surname meaning from Cogalnic, a river in Moldova and south-western Ukraine. Also the surname of a powerful upper-class Romanian family who produced a Prime Minister.
Cristi Dimitre Kogălniceanu was born to Dimitre and Alexandreina Kogălniceanu on September 5th near Craiova, Romania, precisely two years after his elder sister Ecaterina. For the first seven years of his life, he lived the life that any well-off pure-blood child with influential parents would. Happy, sheltered, with his parents, siblings and grandmother. And then their parents decided to get away from the politics of the upper class community, and it all changed.
Ecaterina was nine, Cristi seven, Alin six, and Luminita four. It was broad daylight; none of the family were expecting anything. Then a muggle gang, which had been breaking into houses all over Craiova, well... broke in. All of those households contained wizards. This gang, consisting of six young men, killed their parents and Alin - the other three were spared only because they had hidden and the men weren't overly observant. How their family died will not be divulged here, other than the fact that they were extremely horrid and painful ways, and the bodies left in the house with the remaining children, who did not return to the family estate until nine years later.
Cristi is relatively handsome, with pale skin, the blonde hair characteristic in the Kogălniceanus, and blue eyes. His model is Alexander Ludwig, who played Cato in The Hunger Games, and Bjorn Ironside in Vikings.
Eca is Cristi's older sister, and in the years since the incident, has been his mother figure as well. They tease each other a lot, which most find out of character for Cristi - but that's just how he is with his siblings.
Lumi is Cristi's younger sister, and he's very protective of her, after Alin. He makes it clear that if anyone upsets, insults or harms a hair on her head, he will not let them get away with it - even if it's another Ace.
Siân, Ileana and Luca are the three other original Aces, Siân as Clubs, and Ileana and Luca as the Hearts twins. He met Siân first out of all the Aces, Ileana through Emelia, and Luca through Ileana - they were immediately friends, and have been since first year.