*Arcturus is rather thrown by so clear and direct a question, since his parents taught him to avoid personal remarks. He looks with some care, for the first time, at his cousin, and then the portrait.* "There is a very distinct resemblance, actually. I'm surprised I never noticed it before."
"That's a link you should be proud of, since by all accounts she was the first really powerful spellcaster in the family. Even invented a couple of hexes, as I understand it - that Darshonion thing was hers, I believe."
Adera RookouEx-Slytherin -Blood above all – 10:38, November 3, 2012 (UTC)
That's very interesting. So did she marry into the family?
"Yes, the records are down in my library, if you ever feel like checking them out. Can't recall her maiden name, just at the moment - don't think it was one of the great families, though, just minor Pure-Blood, you know."
Adera RookouEx-Slytherin -Blood above all – 10:45, November 3, 2012 (UTC)
*A faint, reminiscent smile curls his lips.* "Ah, well, she was the bride of Barnabus Ephraim Trelawney Rookou, the man responsible for our motto. Actually, now I come to think of it, she was a Trelawney. He took the then-unprecedented step of adding his wife's surname to his own, as well as her taking his."
Adera RookouEx-Slytherin -Blood above all – 11:31, November 3, 2012 (UTC)
"Well, there is more and more evidence that Mater was behind my Grandfather, your Great-Uncle, Arcturus' death. And if she killed a Rookou, let's face it, she doesn't deserve a place in the family portrait gallery."
Adera RookouEx-Slytherin -Blood above all – 12:07, November 3, 2012 (UTC)