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Re: Lockdown

Postby snowball » Wed Feb 04, 2015 7:18 pm

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[list]You could have heard a pen drop when Charles spoke. He hadn't done so in such a long time that sent many into shock.

When he was finished there was an uncertain applause but it quickly turned into a roar.

"But he assured us Azkaban was safe! He made promises that were broken! Do we allow ourselves to be bamboozled so!?"
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Re: Lockdown

Postby Winter » Wed Feb 04, 2015 7:57 pm

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Orpha was just as spellbound as Leonaedis began to speak as anyone else in the room. "I still think it is far too soon to put this to a vote. We are still under guard, the entire building is under lockdown--we need to know all of the facts before any drastic actions should be taken." She paused after this, plum-hued lipstick coating her dark, full lips.

"We have no idea the cause or the actual culprit--which will only be revealed when our time in this crowded room is over. We can't know the extent of the damage, or casualties at this time to make any rash decisions. Rash decisions are hallmarks of the Wizengamot from the days of Cornelius Fudge, are they not?"
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Re: Lockdown

Postby Niky » Thu Feb 05, 2015 7:42 am

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ISSUE: Orphans :c
BACKSTORY: Philomena was once a woman of formidable ambition. Over the years, she accomplished her every goal (including a good marriage, perfect children, and her appointment to the Wizengamot). Nowadays, she still has a strong will, but she doesn't exercise it as much as she used to, mostly for meddling in the lives of her children and grandchildren.
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Philomena, like many, was caught up by Charles' speech. She could hardly remember the last time he had spoken thus about anything, and that only made him more convincing. Yes, caution. She viewed Shacklebolt as something of an upstart at times, but on the other hand, could he have prevented this? Somehow she doubted it. Dark wizards were ever tenacious, after all.

"I agree with Charles," she said at last, "And Orpha. It is far too early to make a decision either way. Perhaps Shacklebolt is to blame, perhaps not, but we know far too little to make a vote under these circumstances. Let an investigation be done, and then a vote."
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Re: Lockdown

Postby snowball » Fri Feb 06, 2015 12:03 pm

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Spoiler: Nigel Loving, Liberal Leader show
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BACKSTORY: A senior member of the Wizengamot, he is close with Cynthia and Eudora, despite their political polarities. He is the leader of the liberal faction within the Wizengamot and holds considerable sway over his peers.
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    Nigel fidgeted uncertainly, his usual cohorts were high tailing it away from the prospect of targeting Shacklebolt and though he had not publicly declared his support for the measure he felt rather alone. So, Nigel did what any good politician would do. He abandoned ship.

    "I say," he exclaimed, rushing to center stage, "I must agree that an investigation should take place! Most absolutely! The entire situation should be looked at TOP TO BOTTOM! And who better to lead it than the Wizengamot itself!?" His bid for more authority.

    "I move to table both current motions until such time as an investigation has been conducted," he called, and it passed with overwhelming majority.

    "Further, I move that we appoint a committee of no more than four members of the Wizengamot, chaired by the Chief Warlock, to conduct an investigation into the events leading to the Azkaban escape... I would like to nominate myself to take part in the committee!"
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Re: Lockdown

Postby Eudora Shaw » Fri Feb 06, 2015 12:06 pm

Eudora announced the debates had been tabled after counting the majority, which was in favor of the table. When Nigel moved to form a committee she nodded to the assembly that it was acceptable and opened the floor to nominations.. the first of which was Nigel, nominating himself. Though she didn't show it, she was skeptical that his involvement would bring about any impartial judgement.

"Are there any other nominations?"
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Re: Lockdown

Postby kate » Fri Feb 06, 2015 12:12 pm

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Cynthia cleared her throat. "To be sure that this is a balanced investigation," she began, looking sideways at Nigel. "I would like to nominate myself for the committee."
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Re: Lockdown

Postby snowball » Fri Feb 06, 2015 12:14 pm

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BACKSTORY: Alonso claims to be 150 years old, though his birth record says he is only 102 (he claims is a misprint), he has been on the Wizengamot longer than anyone else, representing an almost non-existent wizarding town of 10 people, all elderly. He is extremely conservative, holding to the most ancient of laws and traditions.
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Alonso chewed his naked gums vigorously as he stewed over the systemic dismantling of his motion by his fellow Warlocks. He stood in the back and stewed angrily, surrounded by a cluster of equally old men, all of them from DICFART, all muttering grumpily, but never raising their voices. His stomach was beginning to growl and he longed for the lock down to be lifted... it wasn't until Nigel nominated himself to that joke of a committee did he snap back to attention.

"I'll be damned if I leave this matter to some goblin-loving half-breed," he muttered to his friends before striding forward, stopping when Cynthia nominated herself, "Here here!" He and DICFART cheered at Cynthia's own nomination.
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Re: Lockdown

Postby Niky » Fri Feb 06, 2015 12:38 pm

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Spoiler: Philomena Petra show
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ISSUE: Orphans :c
BACKSTORY: Philomena was once a woman of formidable ambition. Over the years, she accomplished her every goal (including a good marriage, perfect children, and her appointment to the Wizengamot). Nowadays, she still has a strong will, but she doesn't exercise it as much as she used to, mostly for meddling in the lives of her children and grandchildren.
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"Well, what about Charles?" She suggested, after all, that speech he'd given had been so lovely.
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Re: Lockdown

Postby Eudora Shaw » Sat Feb 07, 2015 7:55 am

Eudora's mismatched eyes swept over the crowd as she searched for more hands, nodding ascent to Philomena's suggestion. The whirring alarm of the lock down had ceased, though she had hardly noticed it until now and suddenly everyone was noticing it, the Aurors murmured to themselves. They seemed very uncomfortable with what they were witnessing and they had every right to. The people they were protecting were suggesting the government in which those Aurors worked had failed, but what was she to do? It was the Wizengamot's job to act in capacity of moderator when things like this happened. Keep Calm and Carry On, that's what the war propaganda used to say when she was just a little girl. It was the British way.

"Philomena," she said finally, her breathy voice was haunting and carried across the room like the regards of an old lioness, "you are highly regarded as both wise and just. You will join this committee as it's fifth and final member." It was true, though she was eccentric and often blunt, the kindly old lady was indeed wise. Wise enough to know when she was wrong and brave enough to admit it. Charles spoke rarely, but when he did, his words were most profound, he was high respected among all ranks of the Wizengamot. Nigel was pompous and self-seeking, but he represented progress in an institution that clung greedily to the past. Cynthia on the other hand was a bulwark of tradition and an embodiment of the old ways. Finally, Eudora represented a voice of reason, a guardian of veracity, in the vernacular.

"Let the record show that the Special Committee of the Wizengamot for the Investigation of Attacks on the Government has formed," she said loudly, "as Head of this committee and Chief Warlock, I hereby appoint Orpha Cackle as temporary Scribe in Council, she will accompany us during our investigation."

"I call upon Associate Warlocks, Darmena Mett and Timothy Flitterbloom," Eudora's gaze fluttered about until she found them in the crowd, "I hereby appoint you Special Inquisitors of Budgetary Measures, in addition to our investigation of the Minister's Administration, I charge you both with investigating the budgetary legislation passed by this Wizengamot toward the effort of security in our world, I want a full report on how much funding we have granted Azkaban when we reconvene."

"I believe the signal has been given, the lock down is lifted. This emergency session of the Wizegamot will recess until such time that the investigation is concluded. Each member of the Wizegamot will be assigned security detail until further notice, we are adjourned," the aurors began escorting large groups of warlocks out of Level Seven and into the lifts, but Eudora stayed put, flanked by four aurors, "Nigel, Cynthia, Philomena, Charles, Orpha, ensure that your families are safe and return to the Atrium as soon as you have done so. We will begin investigating as soon as possible. I have matters to attend to."

With that, the Chief Warlock turned in a swirl of plum and strode off in the direction of the lifts at almost a light job, the Aurors followed suit.
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Re: Lockdown

Postby Niky » Sat Feb 07, 2015 5:28 pm

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Spoiler: Philomena Petra show
QUIRK: Consults a picture of her late husband before making major decisions
POLITICAL ALIGNMENT: Conservative, but has been known to be swayed to the other side by particularly impassioned arguments
ISSUE: Orphans :c
BACKSTORY: Philomena was once a woman of formidable ambition. Over the years, she accomplished her every goal (including a good marriage, perfect children, and her appointment to the Wizengamot). Nowadays, she still has a strong will, but she doesn't exercise it as much as she used to, mostly for meddling in the lives of her children and grandchildren.
NEED: To be involved in her family's lives/business


Philomena hadn't expected to appointed herself, but now that it had come to pass, she was quite taken with the idea. She was good at ferreting out information, so why not? She was quite pleased by this development, and as Eudora left, she was already considering how this investigation could begin.
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Re: Lockdown

Postby Winter » Tue Feb 10, 2015 8:43 am

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BACKSTORY: Recently chosen to ascend to the Wizengamot, she is a free-spirit who is a champion of the less fortunate. When she votes, it is usually for the greater good.
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Orpha watched the Chief Warlock exit, folding her arms across her chest. This disaster did not bode well for Kingsley's reputation, not if the casualty numbers were to be believed. Still, she would hope for the best, as she did in every situation.
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