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Athene Shoe
 player, 952 posts
 Muggle-born Ravenclaw
 Orphan
Sun 6 Apr 2014
at 01:00
Re: The end of Christmas Vacation--Year 3.  Amanda's Room
Athene shook her head.  "I've never heard of anyone called Ovidian.  As far as the memories.  Why would Lady Red care about having the memories removed about Lestrange killing someone or about who Claire's father was?  I'm sure it's more than just the murder of Claire's mom."
Amanda Davis
 player, 935 posts
 Pureblooded Ravenclaw
Sun 6 Apr 2014
at 07:29
Re: The end of Christmas Vacation--Year 3.  Amanda's Room
Amanda agreed, “Since Mr. Lestrange was a member of Voldemort's cabinet, I’m sure they could have found quite a few ways to convict him.  They may have taken advantage of the obliviations, but I doubt it was the primary reason.  Claire’s mother and Mum probably learned something the government wanted to keep quiet while they were members of The Order of the Phoenix.  Didn’t Nik say that Claire's mother witnessed the final duel between Lady Red and Voldemort?  It probably related to that final battle.”

“As for Ovidian, I’m not familiar with the name.  Can you guess, based on the clothing and background, how long ago the picture was taken?”


OCC:  I’m not entirely sure exactly what Nik told us on the train.  According to his vacation post:

“On the train home he spent time with the older students who had been deemed the "breakfast club" , while he was not sure what the term meant he was fairly sure that they got that title because of the habit of getting into trouble at some point during the school year. Still he spent time talking about the last war and how there was so few accurate recordings of what went on during that carnage. He had a few names to chase down of those still alive who had been there and were not at this moment employed or a fanatical follower of the Red Lady.”

If he didn’t mention the part about Charlene Parker witnessing the final duel, let me know and I’ll edit.

This message was last edited by the player at 05:09, Mon 07 Apr 2014.

Nikolous Androus
 player, 178 posts
Sun 6 Apr 2014
at 11:07
Re: The end of Christmas Vacation--Year 3.  Amanda's Room
OOc: copy of what he told on the train.

 The power and presence of Prof Le Fey almost had him running away but that would most likely be a horrid situation when he had to take her classes later next year, not to mention what she might think of him.

 He managed to find his chair and wait out the grading of papers until she had finished the furious paperwork. When she spoke again he was almost lost in the power of her projected power and the requirements to be specific.

 "Professor, i will do research on my name but to my knowledge my side of the family has no great claim to any fame or fortune or heroics.
 Thank you again for your time. I guess what i am researching is the war with Voldemort. In all the books i have read, the brave and famous Lady Red killed Voldemort in a duel. Still when i try to find accurate resources that i can check out to read detailed reports i am not find but a bare few and they ...seem to be barely warm on what they have to offer. I am not the one to question but there seems to be some wavering on details i have for the older folk who did fight during those days."
Professor LeFey
Fri 11 Oct 2013
at 22:45
 [quote] | [reply] | msg #18
Re: Magical Languages

LE Fey's expression grew distant and cold as she waited for Nik to end his question. By he was done, she looked like a thunder cloud about to rain on someone's parade. Then, suddenly, she exhaled and her shoulders fell, "Very very few people have the sack to ask me about the wars, Mr. Androus. It isn't that your name belonged to any especially potent wizards. It simply means "like a man." Since you seem so determined to live up to that name. I will tell you something. After Voldemort took over, his asperation became global. The other wizarding nations unified to fight him, but most of them were fighting a losing battle. Well, except the Americans, but they had... that's for another time. The other forces that were fighting Voldemort were the Order of the Phoenix, guerrillas and rebels. They took in the remnants of the old ministry, muggle borns, even a few muggles. You might be surprised how many dark wizards died to a magically augmented AR-14. I led that unit. We fought mainly down in Cardiff."

Le Fey sighed heavily and shifted in her seat, "The forces of Lady Red came out of nowhere. A mob of Irish wizards, weren't they? Came in through Wales. I hooked up with her early. Oh, she was dark; dark as they come." Le Fey shuddered and looked distant for a bit. It was a while before she spoke again, "Plenty of us linked up with her before the end. A few refused and stayed hidden, Aberforth for one... and Maggie, but we were all there at the Battle of London. Nobody wrote about it though, no one would dare, except maybe Maggie."

She smiled, "I didn't see the final duel, Mr. Androus, but I know who did. Ron Weasely, Draco Malfoy, Bellatrix Lestrange, Peter Pettigrew, Fenrir Greyback, Francis Drake, an old vampire, and Charlene Parker. Only I know about the last one though." Le Fey didn't think it needed saying that the Red Lady and Voldemort were there, too. She looked at Nik, "Almost all of those people are dead... guess who isn't?"
Nikolous Androus
 player, 166 posts
Thu 17 Oct 2013
at 17:07
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 [quote] | [reply] | [edit] | [delete] | msg #19
Re: Magical Languages

 With a flourish he writes down the names of those that professor Le Fey knew and would admit to knowing about the recent wars. He stopped to consider who she might mean. It was obvious that Lady Red and Ronald Weasley were still alive, as was Draco Malfoy. That did not leave many of those who fought against the dark wizard and lived.

 He let his eyes open wider for a few seconds as he considered. "Some are alive and some are said to be alive still, but since i have not seen them or heard about them from the papers then they are questionable. Off hand i might offer Professor, you may mean either the woman you call Maggie or Ms Parker. I know that the papers said the high auror Weasley was involved with something a couple of years ago, something about a house elf?."
Professor LeFey
Thu 17 Oct 2013
at 17:53
 [quote] | [reply] | msg #20
Re: Magical Languages

LEFey smirked at that, "AH, yes, that little skerfuffle. I know nothing of it. IF you like, you could ask Ronald Weasley or Headmaster Snape about it. I hear that elf showed up at Hogwarts later. However, not even I have the spine to challenge those two men. They are very very dangerous Mr. Androus; I would advise not bringing up the topic with them. Is there anything else about the wars?
Kiri Wilson
 player, 304 posts
Sat 12 Apr 2014
at 17:35
Re: The end of Christmas Vacation--Year 3.  Amanda's Room
"Maybe 40 years ago.  He looks about 15, the clothes are nice, I;d guess his family has money, and he has a snake around his shoulders.  The uniform is slytherin.  There wasn't a last name, unles Ovidian was the last name.  A quick search at home didn't turn anything up.  But I bet I could find him tomorrow night after we get to school, in the library."

She thought a moment.  "Claire, you said your mum was different.  How?"

This message was lightly edited by the GM at 17:35, Sat 12 Apr 2014.

Claire Cowlings
 player, 848 posts
Sat 12 Apr 2014
at 14:51
Re: The end of Christmas Vacation--Year 3.  Amanda's Room
Claire was quiet, listening and thinking.  "She's not so sad.    ANd it;s gonna sound strange, but she's maybe more sure of herself, I think that;s the right word, although I don't know for sure."  I wonder what my mother saw, given that both sides were dark.But I want to know.  If she wasnt' just a"  Her voice caught on the word.  "just, I want to know."  She finished lamely.
Amanda Davis
 player, 936 posts
 Pureblooded Ravenclaw
Wed 16 Apr 2014
at 05:55
Re: The end of Christmas Vacation--Year 3.  Amanda's Room
Amanda nodded thoughtfully in response to Kiri’s statement, jotting the name and probable date down on a piece of paper.  “You’re right.  If he did play a significant role, we should be able to find something about him in the library.  Ovidian isn’t a particularly common name after all.   There is a logbook that contains the names, classes, grades, OWLs, NEWTs, and initial career, of all of the students that attended Hogwarts.”  Amanda had learned about it when trying to find information on Maggie Parker.  “But, I think we’d have to ask Madame Travers’ to see it, and she’d want to know why.  What made you think that the picture was significant?  Was there a note with it?  Or was its appearance in your Christmas box considered a mystery?”

Amanda’s expression was sympathetic when she responded to Claire.  “Of course you want to know.  Anyone would.  The article implied that your mother was part of the Order of the Phoenix.  Maybe some of the other former members would know something.”  Of course, Amanda was less certain whether they’d be willing to share that information.
Robert Smith
 player, 757 posts
 Half blood, Hufflepuff
 decent surfer also.
Sun 20 Apr 2014
at 00:20
Re: The end of Christmas Vacation--Year 3.  Amanda's Room
 He sat and watched the girls talking about Claire's mom and was entranced by how shocked they were that their parents had had a life before their children showed up and began taking up their lives and the need to make sure their children were safe from any wrath that certain powerful people could throw around with little notice.
Kiri Wilson
 player, 305 posts
Thu 24 Apr 2014
at 22:12
Re: The end of Christmas Vacation--Year 3.  Amanda's Room
Kiri looked a little uncomfortable about the question about the importance of the picture and what was with it.  "Are you sure no one can hear us in here?"  She pulled out a scrap of parchment and a self inking pen.  She wrote.:  It came in another diary, I won't say whose here.     Then she handed the slip around.
Amanda Davis
 player, 938 posts
 Pureblooded Ravenclaw
Thu 24 Apr 2014
at 23:00
Re: The end of Christmas Vacation--Year 3.  Amanda's Room
Amanda frowned slightly at the implication that someone might be listening in to their conversation.  A glance at the door showed that none of the adults was nearby.  “I’m fairly certain that our conversation is private,” she said as she read the note.  But, while she was quite curious about whose diary it was, she nodded and simply passed the note on.  Kiri would tell them when she told them and arguing about it probably wouldn’t help.
Robert Smith
 player, 759 posts
 Half blood, Hufflepuff
 decent surfer also.
Thu 24 Apr 2014
at 23:06
Re: The end of Christmas Vacation--Year 3.  Amanda's Room
 He debated using a spell to place silence over the room but instead tightened his lips and admitted that the girls had changed over the short holiday as well as himself. "You could just cast Silence over the room against the walls, wont that stop any noise from getting out,unless you think one of us has a device or is working with the Aurors?."
Amanda Davis
 player, 940 posts
 Pureblooded Ravenclaw
Thu 24 Apr 2014
at 23:30
Re: The end of Christmas Vacation--Year 3.  Amanda's Room
Amanda shook her head in response to Robert’s question.  “If Kiri thought one of us was working with the aurors, she wouldn’t have said anything about the picture in the first place.  I think that she’s concerned that the aurors might have left some type of listening device in my room when they searched it.  I doubt that they did so, however.  I haven’t noticed anything out of place in my room.”  Still the idea left an uneasy feeling in her stomach.  While she didn’t think the aurors would care enough about her and her friends conversations to be spying on them, it wasn’t a pleasant though.

This message was last edited by the player at 23:45, Thu 24 Apr 2014.

Kiri Wilson
 player, 307 posts
Mon 28 Apr 2014
at 03:12
Re: The end of Christmas Vacation--Year 3.  Amanda's Room
In reply to Amanda Davis (msg # 135):

'I'm just worrying."  Kiri shrugged. "But I think they've proven a willingness to do improper things."
Rolf MacNair
Sun 22 Feb 2015
at 19:40
The Summer after 3rd year
It was June 7th and Athene was meant to believe it was pure happenstance that Witch Hanley had sent her and two of the younger students down to Gladrags to pick up some parcels of donated clothing. Oh, sure, it was a pretty normal duty and Athene did it often enough, but the furtive glances of the youngsters and the way they dragged their feet said it all. Granted, again, the youngsters always dragged their feet on these errands, but the character of it was all wrong. That was pure boredom and lollygagging; this was deliberately trying to go slow to keep her ou of the orphanage. She could just imagine the surprise party they were trying to throw her to make her feel better about the Willow incident and having to work, which the younger kids unanimously agreed was awful.

They were just passing Honeydukes and the lair were delaying again by talking about how much they liked Butterbeer and if Athene liked it with very smarmy knowing grins on their faces. There were a few perks to being in the smaller, better funded wizarding orphanage apparently. Just as they were passing though, Rolf MacNair stepped out into the path and sood poking at the dirt with his boot toe and looking extremely uncomfortable. The kids hid behind Athene's proverbial skirts at the sight of the town bully and looked nervously for Tomas anywhere. "Uhm, hey, uhmm... Athene, um" even the kids winced at his on ious pain now and looked up at Athene with wondering eyes like she had tamed a Wyvern or something. The boy continued, "Uhmm, yeah, so I wanted to say, ermm, you know..." He glanced around quickly and whispered, "Happy Birthday! And that I uhmm would really like to talk to you, um privately? I mean, if you want to. I know I was a real cad..."

The kids piped in suddenly with "was!?" In a reverberating chorus. Rolf spooked and ran, calling back "Sorry!" The kids laughed and dragged Athene on the errand. There were three parcels of donated clothes and no further sight of Rolf that day. They got back to the orphanage where decorations were waiting along with a small stein of butterbeer for everyone in honor of Athene, donated by Mr. Dervish himself or so Witch Hanley said. The cucumber sandwiches were the orphanage standard and the cake with the obvious signs of frosting removed and redone to say "Happy Birfday Athene!" By one of the kids was Mr. Banges.

It was not the last stuttering, rambling appearance of Rolf though. The next day a birthday card for Athene arrived in the mail with no return and no name but the scrawled lines, in very neat and labored but pretty penmanship, "I really want to dance with you again."

This message was last edited by the GM at 03:15, Mon 23 Feb 2015.

Athene Shoe
 player, 1015 posts
 Muggle-born Ravenclaw
 Orphan
Mon 23 Feb 2015
at 03:36
Re: The Summer after 3rd year
Athene did her best not to smirk at Rolf's attempt to talk to her during her "errand" but couldn't help it when he took off after the kids' exclaimed "Was!?".  Still he hadn't been causing as much trouble this past year.  For that matter neither was Lysandra.

When the card arrived the next day, Athene gave it some serious consideration.  Since she knew where Macnair lived, she headed off towards that side of the village after she finished her morning hours at the shop.  She figured she could run into him without too much trouble.
Hogwarts Academy
 GM, 357 posts
Mon 23 Feb 2015
at 14:05
Re: The Summer after 3rd year
Rolf's dad lived on the edge of the Black Forest in the Groundskeeper's hut and that was where Rolf lived during the summer when he was not amongst the village buildings terrorizing orphans. True, he had not been amongst those buildings as often as Tomas Carrow of late, but he was still the town's official bully.

The late morning air was a bit warm and humid for Scotland but pleasant as Athene came around a bend in the road, passing beneath the Hogwarts gates, and came into sight of the hut. Rolf was outside in his shirt sleeves tending the MacNair's garden. Athene recalled that Herbology was one of the classes Rolf did exceptionally well in.

When he looked up and saw her though, he had the funniest look of panic and dashed for the hut, slamming the door closed.



At the Cowlings house, as Summer vacation settles in, one thing remains the same as it always has. Piecework was waiting for Claire as soon as she set through the door. No one spoke of the distance that was felt or the events of that February, but Claire's fear of being officially cooped up in the house was not born out. Instead, it was apparent that her Mum and Da meant to keep her so busy as to give her no time to be in trouble. She is given loads of piece work, plenty of household chores, and her Mum began to step up her training in herblore and midwifery. It is even mentioned that she might Time was given for her to spend with Cynthia, Athene, and Amanda if she wanted, but not much.k a few hours a week at Gladrags. Time was given for her to spend with Cynthia, Athene, and Amanda if she wanted, but not much.

Claire did receive, unmolested, her letters from Amanda while she was on vacation and even a letter from James asking if he could swing by when he was up visiting the castle as he was interning with Professor Prewett this summer, Mr. Snape had insisted.  James also mentioned Claire asking her parents if she could help him with a "special assignment" coming up in early August at Hogwarts. He was suppose to escort some people around Hogsmeade.

This message was last edited by the player at 14:44, Mon 23 Feb 2015.

Athene Shoe
 player, 1017 posts
 Muggle-born Ravenclaw
 Orphan
Tue 24 Feb 2015
at 02:36
Re: The Summer after 3rd year
Athene had to laugh as Rolf ran from her into the hut.  But she schooled her face and sat down on one of the barrels near the garden.  She pulled out her notebook and started doodling while she waited to see if he'd come back out or not.
Rolf MacNair
Tue 24 Feb 2015
at 16:24
Re: The Summer after 3rd year
A few minute later Rolf reappeared, but not before Athene noted the curtains moving about a dozen times in various rooms of the house. When eh did come out he was wearing a shirt with the sleeves rolled up and a pair of pants rolled to the calf. He smiled with all the false bravado a fourteen year old boy could muster and walked over in away that Cynthia licked calling "rooster strutting" when the older boys in Hogsmeade did it. "Uhm, Hey..." It was a false start and he straightened up and began again, "Hello, Athene, what brings you a-by.." The stumble was almsot as hilarious as the false high diction he was putting on. Rolf normally talked in a rough burr of an accent and his words were always on the simple side of vocabulary.
Athene Shoe
 player, 1018 posts
 Muggle-born Ravenclaw
 Orphan
Wed 25 Feb 2015
at 05:44
Re: The Summer after 3rd year
"Just wanted to thank you for the belated birthday card.  I didn't know you even knew when my birthday was." Athene told him politely and truthfully.  "Thank you."
Rolf MacNair
Thu 26 Feb 2015
at 13:58
Re: The Summer after 3rd year
In reply to Athene Shoe (msg # 142):

He rolled his head and his hand. He actually rolled them like he was trying the hardest he had tried at anything in his life to appear nonchalant. Rolf MacNair was try to appear nonchalant; could he even spell the word? Either way, in response to her question, Rolf shrugged, "Well, I pay attention and I've seen people wishing you happy birthday and such the last year or so. why, wouldn't you expect me to know?"
Athene Shoe
 player, 1019 posts
 Muggle-born Ravenclaw
 Orphan
Thu 26 Feb 2015
at 16:42
Re: The Summer after 3rd year
Athene shrugged nonchalantly, "I wasn't criticizing you.  I know I couldn't say for certain exactly when your birthday is.  Nor Lysandra's nor a lot of the Slytherins in our year.  About the only ones I do know are the Malfoy twins and that's because they do socialize outside of their House.  So yeah, I think it's pretty cool that you are starting to expand your horizons."
Rolf MacNair
Fri 27 Feb 2015
at 18:42
Re: The Summer after 3rd year
Rolf looked a bit shocked then shrugged and grinned. Was he glowing a bit, "Thanks Athene. But don't say that too loudly. Lysnadra... Look, I know you guys don't like her, but she is my friend. She's not as all bad as she seems. Her grnadmum is only a little better than her mum was, and you know..." He flinched and sighed, "I shouldn't have said that. Look, she's a good person, kinda, I mean, she;d still be furious I was talking to you... She would never admit it, but she wants to get to kno... OH! I really shouldn't say that!" He smiled at her and toed the dirt a bit then visibly mustered his courage, "Athene, do you want to dance sometime, I really liked that..."
Athene Shoe
 player, 1020 posts
 Muggle-born Ravenclaw
 Orphan
Sat 28 Feb 2015
at 03:29
Re: The Summer after 3rd year
Now it was Athene's turn to be surprised.  She always knew that Lysandra was acting the way she did because of how she was raised.  Probably the same for Rolf to be perfectly honest.  She had been trying to reinforce positive behavior with the Slytherin girl this year.  Maybe it was paying off?  But from the sounds of it, Lysandra's grandmother might aggravate things. And an aggravated Lysandra would be bad for Claire.

But first things first...

"I've been meaning to ask you about that.  Why did you pick me to ask to dance at the Ball?  Not that I minded or anything.  It was kind of fun teaching you how to dance to a Cyndi Lauper song."
Rolf MacNair
Sun 1 Mar 2015
at 12:13
Re: The Summer after 3rd year
Rolf blinked and stammered a bit, "I asked because I wanted to. I dunno, Amanda is pretty and all and Claire is too, but I just never wanted to ask them or anything, Why and whose Sindy Lhopper?"
Athene Shoe
 player, 1021 posts
 Muggle-born Ravenclaw
 Orphan
Mon 2 Mar 2015
at 02:42
Re: The Summer after 3rd year
"Cyndi Lauper is an American solo artist who first made the song famous way way back in the 80's.  The song is the anthem of teenage girls everywhere and every few years another group or artist will release their own cover of the song.  It's got a great dance beat and it's just fun." Athene explained.  She thought about it for a bit an realized that Rolf seemed to like people who were confident.

After talking with him for a bit, she convinces him to meet with her at an out of the way spot twice a week so she can teach him how to dance.  She did put a caveat on it however.  He had to stop participating in the bullying.  He didn't have to stop others from bullying, but he had to walk away from the situation if they started something.  In return she promised to be polite to Lysandra and Regulus when they weren't causing any problems.

OOC: rounding this up
Rolf MacNair
Mon 2 Mar 2015
at 14:37
Re: The Summer after 3rd year
AN End to these things...

Rolf took to the bi-weekly sessions like a duck to water. The only problem was that he would not admit that he liked it. he still insisted dancing was something shameful and he adamantly refused to be outed. That said, he even came to a session in late July wit a very ratty looking book checked out from a library years ago and asked about the dances within. It was apparently a dancing guide and Rolf refused to say who had checked it out/stolen it from a muggle library.

More or less, by the end of summer, Rolf was a congenial partner if not a friend. He refused to talk bad about Regulus, Tomas, or Lysandra and brooked no such from Athene either. Athene did manage to learn quite a bit about Lysandra's tyrannical grandmother though. Apparently, the woman was dead set to correct the poor influence of Bellatrix, though her opinions of muggles and such were not far off the deatheater mark.