*He emerges from the passageway, and stops off by the German whites shelves, to pick up a bottle of the 1911 Graf von Schonborn-Schloss Schonborn Erbacher Marcobrunn Riesling Auslese to accompany tonight's turbot. Arcturus then Apparates to his study.*
Adera RookouEx-Slytherin -Blood above all – 18:14, October 3, 2012 (UTC)
*She see's him leave and moves close to the wall, she tries to push it open*
"There is, as you surmised, my dear, far more, but it is, sadly, not solely my handiwork. I have a partner in this venture, in whom even I may have bitten off more than I can bring myself to swallow. He goes by the sobriquet of Shadow, and whilst his resources, personal, military and financial are unquestionable, so is his motivation, as he barely bothers to hide any of his contempt for those he needs to achieve his goals. You'll see, in the lab down here, examples of what I'm talking about, I feel sure."
*She looks at him with narrowed eyes when he mentions doubting himself.* "Shadow? odd choice, it may give an air of intimidation to the younger generation. Not everyone has the capability of operating like we do Arcturus. There are few who can or will remained composed when challenged or threatened."
*In order to preserve the general prevailing good humour, Arcturus has popped down to pick up a bottle of the 1901 Andrassy Princeszet Tokaji Aszu Essencia, the closest thing available to the 1898 vintage she prefers.*
HebathThe Rookery -"As you say." – 13:37, October 29, 2012 (UTC)
*Given the massively increased consumption of late, Hebath comes down to check all the shelves are appropriately stocked, and makes plans for drawing from the barrels as necessary.*
*Arcturus is dusting off a 1925 Brunello di Montalcino, to accompany tonight's Boeuf bourguinon.*
HebathThe Rookery -"As you say." – 07:09, November 15, 2012 (UTC)
*In an endeavour to broaden the family's palate, and decanted ready into a carafe to avoid irksome questions concerning the label, Hebath has found a 1967 Bin 7 Australian red which, his nose tells him, should prove an excellent accompaniment to the roast pheasant which is on the menu this evening.*
"Hi, Daddy." *She was insistent on calling him that.* "Hi, Iz."
IzwasRookou bodyguard in the beyond -"One good thing about music - when it hit, ya feel no pain." – 20:25, January 24, 2013 (UTC)
"Kika, you got expensive tastes, girl. Is there any decent Scotch in this place? Tutu always said nobody else in hale aloha drank the good stuff."
Arcturus RookouNoble Slytherin -"Blood above all - back when I had any" – 20:27, January 24, 2013 (UTC)
"Caecey, right? That's what Tully said. Can't believe I lumbered you with that one. It was my great-aunt's name - in case you didn't know - only member of the family who didn't think Mater deserved to be eaten by pond scum . . . and then puked up again."
Archie, Iz and Tully
Arcturus RookouNoble Slytherin -"Blood above all - back when I had any" – 11:00, February 3, 2013 (UTC)
*He's stood in front of the Macallan carafe, his hand passing through with every swipe.* "I mean, how hard can it be? I saw it in a Muggle 'movie', for goodness' sake!"
Thinking back to a memory of Arcturus in life her lip twitches. "Apparently not like I should. Short answer, yes."
Arcturus RookouNoble Slytherin -"Blood above all - back when I had any" – 11:41, February 3, 2013 (UTC)
"OK, well, skating lightly over the weirdness, do you know a place with caveman-style paintings? Actually, come to think of it, they look more like the things those Australian locals paint - you know, swirls that apparently represent the whole world?"
The question is, what is this place. You are talking about the The Puisseat.
Arcturus RookouNoble Slytherin -"Blood above all - back when I had any" – 11:58, February 3, 2013 (UTC)
"The Puiss- ? Oh, god, we are pretentious, aren't we? Rookous, I mean. Another descendant of Barnabus cursed with his delusions of wit is no doubt responsible. No, don't tell me I named it, please! I'll - well. I don't know what I'll do, given the limited options, but . . . I won't be happy."
Arcturus RookouNoble Slytherin -"Blood above all - back when I had any" – 12:16, February 3, 2013 (UTC)
"Tully, you've always had the clearest - and most gorgeous, but that's neither here nor there, at the moment - eyes I've ever know, and that much can't have changed. Please tell me our ridiculous family pride hasn't infected you too. Remember what we said, in the vestry before the wedding, about how we were our own people, not my parents - never to be anyone's 'Mater' and 'Pater'? This fetid swamp needs flushing out. I've only been here a day, and I can see that. This *shudders* Puisseat, where is it - please?"
"When I became your wife, I made sure it was clear that I was my own woman. I may not have taken the Rookou name in a traditional way but I do hold true to family pride. The Puisseat, is four miles that way, give or take."
IzwasRookou bodyguard in the beyond -"One good thing about music - when it hit, ya feel no pain." – 12:57, February 3, 2013 (UTC)
"If we walkin', let's walk, yo. My first lunchtime is closing fast, you know."
"Excuse me? If this one cannot drink, you definitely cannot eat? You may have lost me somewhere with that last phrase. Follow me boys, if the Puisseat is what you want, the Puisseat is what you will get."
IzwasRookou bodyguard in the beyond -"One good thing about music - when it hit, ya feel no pain." – 13:10, February 3, 2013 (UTC)
"Ono, just 'cos a man on a forced diet, no reason to snatch the menu outta his hands, no? I mean, hele hope, and you too, you both lookin' thoughts you ain't got no hope of, not no more, but do I come down on your dreams?"