Explosions rumble the air. You smell the unmistakable scent of singed hair and a yowl echoes from a far off corner, but still, the spectacle is a beauty. You observe a young, auburn-headed wizard poring over some parchment. While, to his left, a tall, balding wizard waves his wand around sending a vapor out of the tip.
The function of the Committee is to oversee the use and development of experimental charms. They’re the oldest division, given the fact the committee surpasses even the Ministry of Magic in age. Users with characters in the committee are allowed to create charms, curses, jinxes and hexes without admin approval, but they have to add them to the Spells List, with their purposes and the ages that can learn them (aka the difficulty of casting).
- “She's a mess of gorgeous chaos and you can see it in her eyes,” Message Me - 00:46, October 17, 2017 (UTC)
The committee had been a mess with no specific leader nor a goal, so Malia had had a lot of work before she was even able to think about new hires. It wasn't until nearly a month after getting hired herself that she looked at the applicants Eva had deferred to her, and had contacted those she believed had a shot in the committee. She was waiting now, in the conference room designed for her committee, for the last applicant.
- “She's a mess of gorgeous chaos and you can see it in her eyes,” Message Me - 00:55, October 17, 2017 (UTC)
"Come in," Malia calls, waving for the door to open. She feels powerful whilst doing that, she has to admit to herself, but doesn't dwell on it as she smiles up at the overdressed girl. "Ms. Rolls-Royce, I presume?"
- “She's a mess of gorgeous chaos and you can see it in her eyes,” Message Me - 01:00, October 17, 2017 (UTC)
She nods, relieved it wasn't someone random that was allowed access. "Come in, take a seat," she says, gesturing at the seat across the table. "I'm Malia, the chairwoman for the Committee, and I'll be conducting your interview today," she says. "So, tell me, why'd you apply to be part of the Committee?"
She'd sit down at the indicated seat, before offering a small smile as she said, "Working in the Department of Mysteries has always been a sort of a wish for me before my graduation. Being part of the Committee of Experimental Charms has been a little more so. Besides this kind of thing being a strong suit of mine in school, I know that there's too many things to do, and not enough spells to do so. I also realize the job of Committee is essential to helping improve the quality of life for the wizarding society."
"I did have a few. Some that I am particularly interested in are a mirage spell as well as an invisible beacon-type spell." She pauses. "Allow me to elaborate. The first one is sort of what it says on the tin. It creates a mirage; an illusion of something that isn't really there. What this spell would do, is create a limited size field, as small as a coin to as big as a doorway. The caster can then cause something to be visible to anyone but the caster themselves. It will behave in a similar manner to a real mirage; it will disappear after time, revealing what it was truly concealing." Pause. "The second one would create a kind of echoing beacon stemming from your wand. The beacon can only be heard by whoever the caster wants to hear it, and its effect grows the closer the intended target gets to the caster."
- “She's a mess of gorgeous chaos and you can see it in her eyes,” Message Me - 14:36, October 27, 2017 (UTC)
She nods. Francesca is ambitious, and she likes that. "That sounds interesting," she says, with something akin to a smile beginning to lift her lips. "This job is full of dead ends; it takes years to produce spells, and more often than not, you'll get to points where you'll get frustrated at a probable lack of progress. Working here is challenging. We can't have people who quit in the first try, just because they weren't successful, or things didn't go the way they wanted it to," she says. "So I ask you, what's the biggest challenge you have ever faced to date, and how did you overcome it?"
She nodded along, understandingly. "It'd have to be... coming to terms with the loss of my biological parents. I was still young when it happened and to some extent... I still wish it never happened. But it became a fact of life for me, but when I was adopted... it felt easier to accept it was the way it was. It gave me a kind of strength to move on and continue being myself."
"Well, as far as strengths go... my imagination is one. If I set my mind to something, I can get it done, would be another. And I suppose my stubbornness can sometimes be a strength, but it's also one of my bigger weaknesses. Beyond that... I'm rather disorganized, and I know that is probably my biggest weakness, but I've been trying to work on it. And I suppose my self-esteem would be another."
"I'm not the most confident person in the world. It's the result of having gone through my biological parents' deaths, among other things. Sometimes, I can be confident enough in what I do, but on the odd occasion, I may just not feel motivated. I've been... trying some things to help me feel better."