My name is Caen Aldehage. I am a half-blood student, with an twin brother. When I was nine, my father decided it would be a good idea to try and teach us a little bit of magic in hopes that we had magical potential. The only spell he deemed harmless enough was Lumos, the Wand-Lighting Charm. He demonstrated the movement and pronunciation, and then handed his wand to me. Though it took a couple tries, (and due to my newfound knowledge of wand lore, I understand the reason for that) an orange light illuminated the tip of the wand. My brother, eager to do the same, performed the same charm. However, his attempt was much more successful, producing a pearl-white illumination. Fast forward to our eleventh birthday, and two letters from Hogwarts arrived.