|“||The first lesson I ever learnt from my father was never to wait for a man's rescue in life. History is written by the survivors. And I am surely that.||”|
— Regina to Ember
Lady Regina Caterina Romola Hortenza Antebellum, the Marchioness of Syracuse, (b. 18 February) is an Italian noblewoman, entrepreneur, Mafiosi, and pure-blood witch. As the eldest daughter of Madeline and Louis Antebellum, she is a member of the Carolla family and House of Antebellum. She is the elder sister of Grace and the elder half-sister of Maisie. Regina is a two-time divorcee, though is the current wife of Dragan Dragomirov, a Bulgarian wizard and the head of a powerful banking dynasty. She is most notably known for her work as the Boss of the Sicilian Wizard-Mafia and head of the Antebellum Empire.
Regina attended Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry, a year above her sisters, and was notably sorted into the Slytherin house, which she later came to be Head Girl of in her seventh year. Throughout her schooling years, Regina was distinctively known for her impeccable intelligence, high magical aptitude and impressive work ethic that helped her to achieve an 'Outstanding' in each of her O.W.L.s and enabled her to achieve ten N.E.W.T.s in total — nine 'Outstandings' and one 'Exceeds Expectations' in Astronomy. Throughout her education, Regina was known for her infamous reputation with her sister, being powerful members of the Slytherin house as well as wealthy nobles of Italian society. Regina was also known for her 'adopting' of her believed cousin, though in fact half-sister, Maisie, that created a third to an already mighty duo.
Regina was born into her wealth, noble status and heritage, having been a millionairess and heiress to a powerful empire as the first-born daughter of her generation. She is known for her cunning and mercenary skill in all fields of magic and is feared for her masterful political abilities as the head of one of Europe's greatest export divisions, as well as a powerful organised crime group. Sharing the roles as the head of the family empire with her sister, Grace, shows her deep-rooted family values and accepts Grace as the head of the house, despite Regina's superior contribution to the growing family fortune.
Personality and traits
Magical abilities and skills
- Magical aptitude:
- Non-verbal and wandless magic:
- Dark Arts:
- Spell creation:
- Maisie: "What are you doing?"
- Regina: "I'm trying to manage any additional jeopardy that I might face. I'm accused of poisoning my ex-husband. A stockpile of toxins and my expertise in their use is not going to help my cause."
- — Regina and Maisie
- Care of Magical Creatures:
- Defence Against the Dark Arts:
- Study of Ancient Runes:
- History of Magic:
- Ancient Studies:
- "The point is, in this whole, wide, wicked world... The only thing you have to be afraid of is me."
- —Regina to Luka
- Leadership skills:
- Logical thinking and intelligence:
- Political skills:
In the Italian, the Latin, Spanish and American meaning of the name Regina, it is a meaning of queen. In England, it was a name used in honour of the Virgin Mary from Christianity and was later revived in the 19th century.
Regina's first middle name, Caterina, is of Portuguese origin. It derived from the Greek name Catherine that had a meaning of pure.
Regina's second middle name, Romola, is a female name of Latin origin. The meaning of the name means Roman woman and is an alternative spelling with the suffix of -ula, of Romola.
Regina's third middle name, Hortenza, is one of originality that has no written definition for its actual spelling. However, it is believed to be a variation of Hortensia, that is an English baby name derived from the feminine form of the Roman clan name Hortensius. It is also another feminine variation of the French baby name Hortense which derives from the Latin meaning of gardener.
The surname Antebellum derives from the Latin word bellum that means war, which therefore defines Antebellum as before the war. It is most often used in the context of the US Civil War.