|Kalevi "Kal" Alpertti Vanhanen, ETP|
Married (only marriage, as of 1942; for 55 years)
31st December 1997; Malfoy Manor Inglesham, Wiltshire, England, Great Britain, United Kingdom (Captured by Lucius Malfoy, Phaedra Rosier, Naoise Ó Dullíhán, Ulrik Eriksson, Rodrick Hawthorn, Cadwal Vaughan, Morithic Vaughan and Cicero Fawley accidentally rebounding a curse that killed the younger Vaughan and incapacitated Cicero. He was taken to Malfoy Manor on the 29th December 1997 tortured for several days for information he refused to give and killed on the 30th December 1997 by Cadwal Vaughan, aged 88)
Heterochromia; left eye icy blue, right eye walnut brown
The King Will Come (Wishbone Ash)
Aspen, 14½", Wyvern hartstring and Etiäinen Hair, an extremely powerful one, ice cold to the touch initially it has the tendency to feel extremely hot to most unaccustomed users with complex or prolonged spell-work. Light in colour it has a mahogany handle inlaid with mother of pearl and quartz. It's extremely good in duels, having a lot of power in it due to the rare fact it has a duel core and being made of Aspen wood helps.
Kalevi "Kal" Alpertti Vanhanen, ETP, A.M.R. (Civilian Grade), O.M. (First Class), I.N.C.W. (Peace Award), M.T. (Civilian Grade, Honorary), (20th December 1909 - 31st December 1997) was a Finnish pure-blood wizard born in Kittilä, Lapland to Henrikki and Gertraud Vanhanen (née Weigand). He had five younger siblings, Fränze, Jyrki, Lari and Anna-Liisa, all but one of which predeceased him. He was also raised alongside his uncle Markku, who was only six years older than him, and was like a brother to him as a result. He's also the husband of Nocona Vanhanen (né Toledo). Kalevi was, and to a large extent still is, somewhat of a Finnish legend and national treasure, due to his spectacular and lengthy political and activist career with regard to anti-blood purity and gay rights, as well as his active role in the fight against Gellert Grindlewald. He was later noted for his active contribution and sacrifice in the fight against Voldemort, despite his being 88 at the time.
He attended Durmstrang Institute between the years 1921 and 1928, and he was sorted into Hveðrungr Hus. By all accounts he was an incredibly bright and talented student, though from day one he was noted to have a "rebellious" streak. Having an apparent complete disregard for the rules, or at least those he found unjust. Due to his antics and personable nature he was a fairly popular student among his like-minded peers. He excelled in transfiguration, potions, charms, and duelling. He also excelled at organising protests against the anti muggle-born and half-blood (at the time) rules in place at Durmstrang, which would be foreshadowing for what Kal was going to do in the future.
Despite being seeker on one of the teams, he notably he intentionally disrupted the popular Woðanaz vs Hveðrungr Quidditch match of 1926 to protest the, at the time, pure-blood only rule at the institute, an action that very nearly caused his expulsion from the school. However, since he was the only seeker able to beat Kaspars Eglītis, the Rättförtrolling seeker of the time, not only was the current headteacher Professor Leifursson "forced" to keep him in the school, he had to keep Kalevi on as seeker on the Hveð team. In order to save face. Kalevi repeated the action the year after, despite multiple efforts being made to make it hard for him and his fellow protesters, he and his fellow protesters MacGyvered magically reinforced daisy chains instead of rope to block off the pitch.
Though this protest was a triumph to Kalevi it was nothing but an embarrassment to his father, who was highly ashamed of his son's protests. To his mind, Kalevi was rebelling against the ideas he'd instilled so carefully in all of his children, and had been for too long. Whenever he returned home, brought up ideals that were considered by his father to be "blood treachery", or, in his later teens, made vague mention of being gay, since this began, Henrikki would "discipline" his son via the use of "corporal punishment". This did not manage to deter Kalevi or make him hide aspects of himself, as his "rebellion" persisted throughout his education, which culminated in these particularly high-profile protests which garnered him (and by extention the family media attention).
Kalevi graduated for Durmstrang with fine grades in most of his subjects, having achieved 6 Os (the highest possible grade) in his F.U.T.T.s. Upon returning home he had the largest fight with his father he'd ever had, during which he was given an ultimatum: to change his ways or be permenently disowned as Henrikki's son. Kalevi still being more or less financially dependant on him, Henrikki expected this to be what would get him in line. However, without another word, Kalevi walked out of the room, packed a bag, gave his mother a goodbye, and left the Vanhanen residence; and he wouldn't set foot there again for nearly 51 years. After this chataclismic fight, homeless, Kalevi took to exploring the world, travelling with what little funds he had or could gather.
Technically homeless, Kalevi explored as much of the world as he could going from place to place and revelling in discovering a vast array of fantastic things he'd been missing hidden away in his father's small part of the world. Kalevi took what work he could to get a roof over his head and a food on his plate.
He was survived by his husband Nocona Vanhanen, as well as several children: Mikkjal, Suvi, tba. After his death there were several books written about his life, most notably that of Florian Lennox, which was both praised and popular.
High Expectaions and PressureEditKalevi "Kal" Alpertti Vanhanen, ETP, A.M.R. (Civilian Grade), O.M. (First Class), I.N.C.W. (Peace Award), M.T. (Civilian Grade, Honorary), (20th December 1909 - 31st December 1997) was a Finnish pure-blood wizard born in Kittilä, Lapland to Henrikki and Gertraud Vanhanen (née Weigand). The vast eldest of all of his siblings, and thus the 'heir' to being the 'head' of the Vanhanen family, Kalevi had a lot of expectations placed on his shoulders.
With both parents believing wholeheartedly in the veracity of pure-blood supremacy as an ideology, they expected their eldest son to hold and protect these beliefs as well. Throughut his childhood his head was filled up with the most disgusting of ideals about muggle-borns and muggles imaginable, the pressure was on to act and present himself repectfully and appropriately.
There was an immense amount of pressure directed at the boy to make sure he didn't embarrass his father. While this was presented as a simple task, it was not. Kalevi's paternal and maternal family were both some of the most elite of the pure-blood elitists. On par with the likes of the Frystström family, who ruled their country as royalty, the Vanhanen family viewed themselves as equally royal. They weren't entirely unjust in that belief, the magical community of Finland (among other countries) certainly seemed to view it in that light: 35 of the 50 former Finnish taika-presidentti had had the name. It was his father's confessed life ambition to reach the position for this reason, as his own father had, however progress went slowly. Henrikki treated this with extreme resentment, he felt like it was his right by birth to reach the top. Kalevi was raised believing that soon, any year now, his father would be elected president of their country. As a child he believed this, though he didn’t really understand what that meant for the family.
Growing up with Uncle as a Brother FigureEdit
Beginning of ActivismEdit
Clashing With HenrikkiEdit
Disrupting the Hveðrungr vs Woðanaz Game of 1926Edit
Travels Around the WorldEdit
America & CanadaEdit
Brazil & ArgentinaEdit
Egypt & AbydosEdit
Return to FinlandEdit
Rise to Power in Taikuri-NeuvotteluEdit
Rising Tensions in EuropeEdit
Rise of Gellert GrindlewaldEdit
Finnish Gay Marriage LegalisedEdit
Becoming Leader of Taikuri-NeuvotteluEdit
Campaigning to End the Laki MuukalainenEdit
The Laki Muukalainen was an anti muggle-born and muggle law that attempted to hide itself by making the marriage of people who went to "different schools".
Campaigning Against Anti Muggle-Born and Anti Muggle LawsEdit
Aiding Efforts Against GrindlewaldEdit
Election to the Position of Taika-PresidenttiEdit
End of the Laki MuukalainenEdit
Defeat of GrindlewaldEdit
Presidency Post GrindlewaldEdit
Rising Pure-Blood Supremacist AngerEdit
Defeat and Death of Jyrki Vanhanen IIEdit
Estrangement from GertraudEdit
Death of Gertraud VanhanenEdit
First Wizarding WarEdit
Aiding Efforts Against Voldemort From AfarEdit
Death of Henrikki VanhanenEdit
Stepping Down in 1980Edit
Election of Pietari PekkanenEdit
Taking Up Wandlore as a HobbyEdit
After giving up his role in the government
Opening Vanhanen Taikasauva MyymäläEdit
Death of Anna-Liisa KarppinenEdit
Ministry Inaction & Railing Against Kalle KarppinenEdit
Second Wizarding WarEdit
Aiding Lasse Karppinen With Saving FamilyEdit
Dismissal from FörvaltningsstyrelsenEdit
Muggle-Born Network WorkEdit
Battle of LiliputEdit
Post Mortem & LegacyEdit
Sensing the opportunity for another lucrative cash grab via badmouthing another wizarding hero, Rita Skeeter published a highly libellous book on Kalevi's life and career under the title of "Kalevi Vanhanen: Paragon of Finland or Terroristic Tyrant?", which heavily attempted to paint him as the later. Rita's book was filled with provable historical inaccuracies. It delighted in casting his activist work as terrorist in nature, or at least arguing that his work inspired others to engage in terrorism, when Kalevi actively spoke out against that kind of approach heavily. One of its grossest chapters heavily downplayed the motivations behind the 1955 coup instigated by Jyrki Vanhanen II. Portraying Jyrki as the sweet younger brother, who dared to have a different perspective, and characterising Kalevi as having heartlessly killed his own brother to desperately cling to power. However, it had been Jyrki who initiated the duel, and he who had intentionally duelled to kill (the plan having been to assassinate the president, after all); and the attempted coup's intention had been to pick up Grindlewald's mantle.
Florian Lennox wrote an accurate biography for him, which took on Rita's hypothetical "Paragon of Finland" characterisation as fact in the final words, though mainly told his life story neutrally.