"We are only as strong as we are united, as weak as we are divided."
Craiova, Dolj, Romania
Her family and friends, all dead
Romania, Eastern European School of Magic, Nikelkaj
Eastern European School of Magic
Ecaterina: is a Romanian female name the could mean innocent, holy, torture, or be from the name of the Greek Goddess of Magic, Hecate.
Kogălniceanu: a Romanian surname meaning from Cogalnic, a river in Moldova and south-western Ukraine
Ecaterina Imanuela Kogălniceanu was born to Dimitre and Alexandreina Kogălniceanu on September 5th near Craiova, Romania. For the first nine years of her life, she lived the life that any well-off pure-blood child with influential parents would. Happy, sheltered, with her 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.
Ecaterina has pale skin, blonde hair which she often uses a colour-changing charm on, and blue eyes. Her model is Jennifer Lawrence.
Ecaterina is usually energetic and airy, but loses her temper rather easily, and is not afraid to hurt someone if it means sparing someone she loves from even more pain. She's actually pretty sensitive sometimes, but sometimes her feelings are practically impenetrable. One of the first things people notice about her is how protective she is of her brother and sister.