Memorial for the fallen

Game Master
Send Me an Owl! - 17:54, February 9, 2013 (UTC)
*There are a seemingly endless range of wizard photos of the fallen - Ailred Birch and Kyra Flare in particular involved in numerous different activities and groups.*

On the steps

Wikia DARP - Sarah older

Sarah Norman Durmstrang/Salem/Hogwarts
-"How do you find the facts when memory becomes a dream?"

 – 18:00, February 9, 2013 (UTC)

*Sarah fidgets nervously as she watches the room fill up.*

Wikia DARP - Sarah older

Sarah Norman Durmstrang/Salem/Hogwarts
-"How do you find the facts when memory becomes a dream?"

 – 20:10, February 9, 2013 (UTC)

Men of Harlech Welsh Guards-0

Men of Harlech Welsh Guards-0

*She gives a signal, and a ghostly choir literally materialises, including a couple of familiar Hogwarts faces. They begin to sing.*

Wikia DARP - Sarah older

Sarah Norman Durmstrang/Salem/Hogwarts
-"How do you find the facts when memory becomes a dream?"

 – 22:06, February 9, 2013 (UTC)

*As the echoes drift off in search of their creators, Sarah pulls herself, with obvious reluctance, to her feet. Her eyes are welling even as she approaches the podium. She lifts her wand, and casts an NV 'Sonorus!' amplifying the natural oddities of her voice.* Ailred Birch is, literally, the reason I am standing here. A chance encounter, eighteen months ago, without which I would never have known the joys of teaching. I'm addressing you like this, in my strange speech, because, well, because Ailred was one of the very few not bothered by its strangeness. Not entirely from compassion, of course, but I like to think largely. Ailred Birch was my teacher, as much as my students'."

Wikia DARP - Sarah older

Sarah Norman Durmstrang/Salem/Hogwarts
-"How do you find the facts when memory becomes a dream?"

 – 22:45, February 9, 2013 (UTC)

*She casts a variant of the Sonorus on her pendant, and moves forward, to make eye contact with several different people she knows,  her voice, now 'unruffled', resounding through the ancient building. She signs with small, hesitant gestures, the words coming only with difficulty.*  "Ailred Birch was far better known to many of you, not just as his colleagues *She speaks directly to Professor Kinsel* but as his friends *this is addressed to Bran Thompson, who's trying to compress his massive frame into the fifth row*, than I, but I know, now, something many of you, I imagine, do not. In just the last few months the Professor had undertaken to commit a lifetime of knowledge, finally, to parchment, and the beginnings of his book are, apparently, to fall into my custody. So, I would ask each of you, in memory of your friend, to commit to the Pensieve at the back of the chapel one wisp of memory, so that when I attempt to finish his opus, I can do him true justice. Ailred is now with Cora, we trust, but his legacy is in our hands."

Game Master
Send Me an Owl! - 23:13, February 9, 2013 (UTC)
*As Sarah retakes her seat, a single sheet of parchment wafts down from the vaulted ceiling, turning some five feet off the ground, to face the congregation, in the manner of a Howler. The voice, however, is mellifluous and deep, though recognisably that of Ailred Birch - in his prime.*
They shall not grow old 2
Death Is Nothing.

Death Is Nothing..-0


Draco Rookwood – Durmstrang/Hogwarts
TALK – 17:58, February 9, 2013 (UTC)
*Draco slips silently and unobtrusively into a pew about four rows back, nodding to a couple of familiar faces.*

Jason Loveguard

Jason Loveguard Ex-Hufflepuff Hufflepuff crest
-- Head of the Department of International Magical Cooperation.

 – 18:01, February 9, 2013 (UTC)

He enters and slowly sits down, pulling out a napkin


Professor Elmira Griffin -Headmistress of Hogwarts

 – 18:19, February 9, 2013 (UTC)

*She enters and takes a seat in the second row, to mourn the loss of her colleague.*

Estella Tyrrell -Former Minister for Magic

 – 18:19, February 9, 2013 (UTC)

*Estella slips in and takes a seat in the front row.*

Charlotte A. Fletcher Ex-Hufflepuff, Ministry Employee
-- "I understand that everything is Sacred-- yet nothing is,"

She took a seat in the second row with a sorrowful frown on her face.



Brandon Smith {{{title}}}

 – "To rebuild a nation, that is my goal."

He sat with his family, his face full of sadness.


Bryan Smith Ex-Hufflepuff

 – Order of the Phoenix

Sitting next to his father, his face was set, but in his eyes sorrow was evident.


Marsye LeClerc-Smith Seer/Head of Department of Magical Education

 – "Even the smallest person can change the course of the future."

She sat next to her family


Maurice LeClerc Hufflepuff Alumni
-Wizarding Examinations Authority Office

 – {{{time}}}



Finnick Belmont Ex-Ravenclaw
-Special Ops Co-Head

He sat near the back


Professor Kali Sharma -Ex-Ravenclaw
Professor of Wizard Law/Lawyer
 Wizarding Law - My Office

She sat close to the front

Madam Camille Antoinette Substitute History of Magic Professor
-It's not what you look at that matters; it's what you see

 History of Magic - My Office

She dabbed her eyes with a handkerchief


Sam Hufflepuff Graduate, Sister of Kathy, Daughter of Emily and Steven

 – 22:33, February 9, 2013 (UTC)

She sits down with her father. She looks sad, of course.


Steven Slytherin Graduate, Father of Sam and Kathy, Husband of Emily

 – 22:33, February 9, 2013 (UTC)

He passes her a tissue, and sits down


Linch – Advisor to the Minister
TALK – 22:36, February 9, 2013 (UTC)
Sits and watches.


Nicholas Patrick - Auror Office/Intelligence Division - Order Member
-"Youth can not know how age thinks and feels. But old men are guilty if they forget what it was to be young."

 – 22:39, February 9, 2013 (UTC)

*Nicholas arrived here with his friend Charles and Charles' son Joshua. They sat in the second Row. Nicholas wore black and gold robes, Charles wore his newer robes of deep yellow and purple, Joshua wearing blue and black robes. Nicholas planned on paying great respects to these warriors*

Charles Elliot - Magizoologist

OWL - 22:39, February 9, 2013 (UTC)

*Charles sat with Nicholas and Joshua, taking casual sips of his evening potion of Depression Elixir*


Joshua Burbadge Bar Man - Joshua's Home
-"Life is short"

 – 22:39, February 9, 2013 (UTC)

*Joshua followed Charles and Nicholas, his robes dragging along the ground. Joshua felt sorrow for the warrior's*

Jon Pall Sigmarsson - Bran Thompson

Bran Gryffindor
-"You've heard of bouncers? I'm the Splatter."

 – 23:18, February 9, 2013 (UTC)

*The big man is very uncomfortable, as squashed down as he can be in the pew, but wouldn't miss this for the world. The old man had had so many tales, and so much enjoyment of life, he deserves a decent number here to send him off.*

Sam Hufflepuff Graduate, Sister of Kathy, Daughter of Emily and Steven

 – 23:22, February 9, 2013 (UTC)

She listened to Sarah's every word, dabbing her face with the tissue.

Wise wizard
Professor Aimery – Professor of Defense Against the Dark Arts - Deputy Headmaster
TALK – 00:30, February 10, 2013 (UTC)
Professor Aimery sat down.

FrejaLeighton - MBWR2
Professor Merwyn Ramley - Potioneer - Head of Slytherin
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From her place amidst the congregation Merwyn was indistinguishable, in a way that was entirely her own she mourned for Ailred. Finding a sense of comfort in the beautiful words that spoke of the life he had lived in the time he spent upon this earth.