Cyrus winced. "Yes, dear?" he asked falteringly. There was no denying it. Cyrus was scared.
Einar Faris -"Time reaps all. Colour me Cronus." – 17:20, September 1, 2012 (UTC)
*Einar shakes himself free of the aftermath of the Floo Network, and gives his undivided attention to his sleeves for a couple of moments, then looks up, and gives a small bow in Sigyn's direction, then addresses himself to Cyrus* "I trust, Mr. Ambassador, that our impromptu little goodwill visit doesn't catch you at an inopportune time?"
Linch– Advisor to the Minister TALK– 17:25, September 1, 2012 (UTC)
*does the same* Quite so.
Einar Faris -"Time reaps all. Colour me Cronus." – 17:28, September 1, 2012 (UTC)
"We would hate to intrude, so we'll just step next door shall we, closing it behind us, I think, and familiarise ourselves with the current deployment of the Auror Liaison Unit, hmm?"
Linch– Advisor to the Minister TALK– 17:30, September 1, 2012 (UTC)
Linch opens the door for Einar and is absolutly silent.
Einar Faris -"Time reaps all. Colour me Cronus." – 17:34, September 1, 2012 (UTC)
*Now down the hall in the main Ambassadorial office, leafing through the parchments describing Auror activities, with the door firmly shut* "It does give a man pause, Charlie, doesn't it? Makes him wonder how wonderful the upside of matrimony must be, when the downside is that evident."
Linch– Advisor to the Minister TALK– 17:36, September 1, 2012 (UTC)
Of course, Einar. Now are you using these men for information on what's going on in the States?
Einar Faris -"Time reaps all. Colour me Cronus." – 17:40, September 1, 2012 (UTC)
"No. *blows out cheeks* We can't afford to antagonise Richards by giving the first help we send him a spying brief. They're here to do what they do best, find and root out cancerous cells, and eliminate them. I put Carter Smith in charge because the reports suggested he wouldn't be likely to come running back to London with every little problem, but he also had no history of "questionable links", which was also vital in the rep we sent over."
Linch– Advisor to the Minister TALK– 17:42, September 1, 2012 (UTC)
Not taking any chances with Richards eh?
Einar Faris -"Time reaps all. Colour me Cronus." – 17:49, September 1, 2012 (UTC)
"Charlie, there were solo nutters who'd come down the Embankment, under the bridges, at night, and even the most drug-addled among the homeless would steer clear. Richards would scare the crap out of any of those nutters who made eye contact with him, so no, chances are not on the menu for this evening, or the foreseeable future."
Linch– Advisor to the Minister TALK– 21:57, September 1, 2012 (UTC)
*laughs* Well, as long as we are on the subject of Richards, why don't go check up on the troops we sent to him? I want to make sure he isn't treating them like his own people... *chuckles at his own joke*
Einar Faris -"Time reaps all. Colour me Cronus." – 22:02, September 1, 2012 (UTC)
"Well, I don't want to tread on Smith's bunions - not after the load of old flannel I gave him about how he was the perfect man for the job, and we certainly don't want to go charging up to Richards himself - I know! We can check in with his advisor, Bob, no Dylan something, your opposite number, just seeing that what we sent him was what he needed, all that guff."
Linch– Advisor to the Minister TALK– 22:09, September 1, 2012 (UTC)
Dylan Millers, his name; He's secruity advisor to the President. Let's head over there then.
Draco and Cyrus
Cyrus SkirataEx-Ravenclaw -British Ambassador – 08:55, September 30, 2012 (UTC)
*Walks in with Draco behind him*"Welcome to my 'humble' abode. Please, have a seat."
"Ambassador, I think, as time is pressing, we should get down to business. There was an attack, the day before yesterday, on the Ministry building in Whitehall by, as far as we know, the combined forces of the WHPS and the Italian Ministry."
Cyrus SkirataEx-Ravenclaw -British Ambassador – 09:03, September 30, 2012 (UTC)
*He winces, visuably.*"Ow. Any casualties, on both sides?"
"Sadly, yes. When I left it was basically "all hands on deck" to prevent the roof collapsing in a number of spots. There were several castings of "Bombarda Maxima", though the scryers tell me they were not all attributable to enemy forces. The reason, however, you need to be as fully informed as possible on this front, is that the American President was in the midst of a visit when it happened, and had to be taken to the Security Centre. He may therefore feel he wishes to discuss the matter with you, in some detail."
Cyrus SkirataEx-Ravenclaw -British Ambassador – 09:26, September 30, 2012 (UTC)
"So Einar sends the auror office deputy head. By all means go ahead and educate me."
"Very well. Our current reconstruction indicates that the WHPS/Italian force trickled in over a period of at least an hour. Although several of them were disguised in various manners, a number were not, and since these included faces on file, it is presumed they had inside help in blocking the scryers. Nothing else would, at this time, make sense. They appear, thankfully, to have been somewhat less coordinated than one might have expected, and this may account for the relative lack of casualties. The embarrassment factor, of course remains severe, especially with the Presiddent having been present. There is a suspicion that German Alkaev may have led one of the attack groups, but this is thus far unsubstantiated. Barant Black, acording to the Security Centre, was unquestionably the liberator of such as Kalia Roberts, who escaped from the Holding Cells."
Cyrus SkirataEx-Ravenclaw -British Ambassador – 09:43, September 30, 2012 (UTC)
"Ow. That would be embarrassing. Also, the typical bad guy won't risk himself doing the work." At the curious look from Draco, he explained "My daughter dragoons us all- regularly- into watching Star Trek."
"Regrettably, with the exception of the Pure-Blood Supremacist, Barant Black fits almost no standard profile, being highly intelligent and extremely adaptive. As I said, of at least equal concern must be the apparent presence among our own of, at the very least, sympathisers to the WHPS cause. The Minister is determined to hold trials with all possible speed for any against whom there is substantive evidence, and to ensure that their time in Azkaban begins as soons as feasible."
Cyrus SkirataEx-Ravenclaw -British Ambassador – 09:58, September 30, 2012 (UTC)
"Good idea. Lets get all the wackos rounded up before we make any moves against them."
"unfortunately, about the last thing we want is the Black House kicking up a fuss about our civil rights record, so we need you, if he shows signs of agitation or agitating on the topic, to divert President Richards as best you can. There wil be some leeway on the Auror Liaison Unit's timetable with regard to returning to Britain, so, if necessary, you can use that as a bargaining chip."
Cyrus SkirataEx-Ravenclaw -British Ambassador – 22:05, September 30, 2012 (UTC)
"I can understand why we dont need him nosing about our business, But what I dont understand is how we can use the Auror Support team's departure time as a diversion. From what I've gathered, the President didnt want them to come at all, but it was his Defense advisor, I think it was, that asked for them. "