Draco is young, and new to his position, and in an endeavour to counterbalance this has chosen furnishing for his office which don't scream, as that's not in their make-up, but discreetly cough "gravitas".
Draco saw action in the recent battle at the Ministry, and his use of an Unforgivable Curse may cause his superior to reflect on his suitability, but, for now at least, he is gaining a rep as a highly motivated, goal-oriented Auror with a "take no prisoners" attitude. Parallels have even been drawn with the young Alastor Moody, before he went all "Mad-Eye". As Draco himself already feels he has much to live up to and justify, this may not necessarily be the best thing.
His 'bump' to DMLE Head was unexpected, to him, and has led to a reappraisal all around. He's hoping he can maintain reasonable relations with those around him. Whilst on a war footing, as DMLE Head, he has, pro tem, moved into Einar Faris' old flat, making him and Karith flatmates.
Since his return to the Ministry, Draco's been trying to make endless adjustments, and returned here for its qualities as a haven against change.
He would let out a sigh, his face growing serious. "I'm having some doubts about one of our Aurors. Things have been coming to light that make it obvious things in her reports are incorrect, though if intentionally or accidentally I can't determine. Due to this type of oversight we might have a threat to this Department running free and plotting revenge. I was hoping you might take a more...active role in this matter, though I know it will be...uncomfortable."
He would nod. "Apparently Devin Mullins is alive, though Lily reported him dead nearly four years ago after his inolvement with the Orion Tulen case, theft of Auror files, and the burning of his house. Lily was chasing his House-Elf to recover the files, which she did, when the house burned...but her report said he had died inside the house." He would shrug. "No body was recovered...but it was Fiendfyre that burnt it down so that wasn't surprising. Still...now given we know he's alive, I'm wondering what really happened."
He would sigh. "...and this isn't the only time. I can't fault her results...but her methods seem intentionally...secretive and her reports often leave out details, specifically about how she accomplished things. For example..." He would drop a report on Draco's desk. "This mess with Scott and Andrew Quinn. Her report was very vague, but looking at Renee's Lily apparently was skilled enough at Legilimency to enter his mind and somehow seperate the two personalities, erasing one of them. I didn't even know she had that skill...and wouldn't have without Renee's report."
Renée Delacroix-TyrrellAuror Head -"No one can make you feel inferior without your consent." – 22:34, September 21, 2014 (UTC)
Renee knocked on the door, hoping Draco was around.
*He grimaces fleetingly, then smoothes out his expression.* "I'm actually waiting on Lily's full report before we swing into action on that one. She seemed - invested, so I asked her to write it all up."
Renée Delacroix-TyrrellAuror Head -"No one can make you feel inferior without your consent." – 22:00, September 22, 2014 (UTC)
"Oh, she did like two weeks ago. I got a copy.... I think Ferlen may have too? Either way, Ferlen put me on the case."
*He looks momentarily noneplussed.* "Ah well, it must be somewhere in one of the lower strata on here. OK, well, please - bring me up to speed."
Renée Delacroix-TyrrellAuror Head -"No one can make you feel inferior without your consent." – 22:12, September 22, 2014 (UTC)
"Lily works with Scott Quinn at the Cauldron. I've met him, he's actually very nice. Humble. Works as a Muggle Doctor in London, and also works at the Leaky Cauldron behind the bar. Now, Lily also said she's run into... his other half? Andrew, I guess is his name. Lily has told me they are two sides to the same person. When I met Andrew a few days later, Andrew told me that he and Scott are twins, though I'm slightly more apt to believe Lily than Andrew. Especially because he was drunk. And a flirt," she added, wrinkling her nose. "Lily wrote in her report that Andrew's some kind of murderer, though she can't connect him to anything, and Andrew wouldn't tell me what it is that he does." She paused to take a breath and make sure that Draco was still following along. "Lily also mentioned that Andrew only... shows up... if Scott is afraid, or angry. And it's Andrew that's murderous. Which sort of brings me to why I'm here."
"At the moment it sounds to me like we have a powder keg sitting out there in Diagon Alley, liable to take a huge number of innocents with it when it detonates, so at present I'm open to pretty much anything I can think of."
Renée Delacroix-TyrrellAuror Head -"No one can make you feel inferior without your consent." – 22:23, September 22, 2014 (UTC)
"What if... I make him mad?" she asked. "If he threatens or comes close to killing me, and we had someone else on hand nearby..." She let the thought dangle in the air, waiting to see how he would respond.
"In that case both the where and the how of the provocation would be highly sigificant, not to mention the field day the Prophet would have if they could legitimately suggest we were endangering the population at large with how we handled a case like this. Who and how many were you thinking for back-up, and were you planning to let the folks at Cauldron in on your plan or not?"
Renée Delacroix-TyrrellAuror Head -"No one can make you feel inferior without your consent." – 22:36, September 22, 2014 (UTC)
Renee was surprised-- she had honestly the idea to be dismissed. "No more than two or three for backup," she said. "I hadn't considered alerting the Cauldron, but I suppose it might not be a bad idea." She paused, considering the location. "Andrew's a flirt. If I... led him to believe I was interested, and perhaps he took me to his apartment, maybe it could be there. Unless you have a better suggestion?"
"Well, frankly, I wouldn't dream of giving a high IQ potential nutter homefield advantage - the gods alone know what he may have rigged in that place of his. If we bring Jenny in, we may be able to arrange some use of the rooms over the Cauldron, where Andrew wouldn't be able to set up anything ahead."
Renée Delacroix-TyrrellAuror Head -"No one can make you feel inferior without your consent." – 22:44, September 22, 2014 (UTC)
She nodded. "This is why you're the Head of the Department, and I'm still Support," she said. "That sounds like an excellent idea, if Jenny is willing to help us."
"Well, to me, an auror is someone that no matter who is in danger or what/whom the threat is, will always come and help. An auror is also someone who protects the good and fights the evil, not just for the wizarding world's protection, but for the muggle world's protection. Aurors fight with honor and dignity. Without Aurors, the world as we know it could fall into a maze of darkness. Yes, the young generation would defend the wizarding world, but I believe that Aurors are the main source of protection for all of us." Damian takes in a breath.
Twitter Max Grey's owl -She is an owl. – “You can take my life, but you'll never break me.So bring me your worst...
And I will definitely give you mine.”
Mr. Rookwood, here is the survey you asked me to take of all the aurors:
List the top three requirements/needs you think the department does not meet.
List the top three most overlooked/understudied persons and/or groups
Training of new recruits. Getting Aurors acquainted with each other. Getting Aurors more acquainted with other areas of the DMLE.
It's my general understanding that you all had that maniac Lucas Finch running around for ages before anything was done. I understand he's been apprehended now... but...I haven't been in London that long. I don't presently know about a lot of your issues other than what I read in the Daily Prophet. That Orion fellow could pose a potential problem. Not that he's overlooked, but it might be good to keep an eye on him.
We need more Aurors in each division. If something were to come up, I'm not confident that we have the numbers. On the other hand, in times like these, I think we need more responsibilities given so that our people can feel like they are accomplishing something. And a third...Maybe individual meetings with Draco so about our performance and what he expects of each of us. Feedback is always great.
Currently, none. Any that we did overlook are now gone. I'm sure there will be somme in the near future though.
Just that if a new threat is found, we all are informed as soon as possible so we can fight it quickly and efficiently.
Ferlen Black (quoted)
more training, a wider variety of skill sets, and more influence in the other areas of the Ministry
With the Shrouded gone, I think the Black Parade is a bit issue we should be looking into. From looking at the paper a lot of problems seem to be more around Hogsmeade and Hogwarts, so maybe we should make that more of a priority. Finally I think it seems like other Ministry Departments try to do our jobs...or have security issues that they can't or don't deal with. I think we should be more involved.
Lily Smith (quoted)
More muggle training would be nice since most of the people in the Department aren't very good with computers and such.
Lucas Finch. I don't know how many reports I filled about that piece of trash before anything was done. I'm not sure about groups given that the Shrouded seems to have fallen apart. I guess it seems like we nev'ah know what's goin' on above us, which makes it hard to do what the Department needs, since we don't know what it is.
Less paperwork is good.
Sarah Grey (quoted)
Most wizards have a lack of knowledge of how the muggle world works; that needs to be improved. I don't think anyone really wants to clean up ghost ectoplasm, so people might be fibbing on their applications...There should definitely be more combat training, both muggle and magical.
Preventative measures. Surveilance. More contact with the rest of the ministry--we don't need to be separated from the body of the government, and it seems like we aren't working together like we should.