Auriga Black, 1789-1870. Expelled from Hogwarts in her 6th year for “gross insubordination and conduct unbecoming a lady,” Auriga emigrated to a cousin’s estate near Ashwinds, Virginia and completed her education at the Randolph-Poythress Institute. Thereafter she engaged in a tour of her new country.
Gifted in combat magic, Auriga was fond of dressing in men’s attire and provoking duels, both magical and mundane. She soon earned a fearsome reputation as a warrior, a gambler, and a degenerate, infamous from Maryland to Louisiana. As a Metamorphmagus, her disguises often concealed her gender entirely, as well as allowing her to escape the attentions of both the Muggle and wizarding authorities. On at least one occasion, she reverted to her natural appearance mid-duel, so shocking her opponent that he accidentally hexed himself and three bystanders.
With her face-shifting abilities allowing her to evade capture, the Wizarding Department of National Security eventually resorted to offering her a more compelling reason to give up her reckless and often destructive lifestyle: in exchange for a full pardon of all her misdeeds, Auriga would join the department to protect America against British invasion in the War of 1812. Auriga agreed, and though many voiced opposition to her appointment, she acquitted herself notably at the Battle of Baltimore, where her anti-conflagratory charms were partially responsible for preserving the fortress against bombardment.
Auriga never again took up the rakish misdeeds of her youth, though she maintained an active and often adventurous life, first with the DNS, then transferring to the Aurors’ Board sometime in the 1830s. Despite her advanced age, she fought for the South-Eastern region in the American Wizarding Civil War and was killed at the Battle of the Tappahannock. She never married, though she lived for many years with her second cousin, Miss Emmaline Black-Wythe.