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Charles Hollingberry Era All historical records pertaining to Ministry of Magic RPG under Minister for Magic, Charles Hollingberry [IC March 2097 - present; OOC November 2018 - present]

 
 
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Old 02-16-2021, 05:31 AM   #1 (permalink)
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OOC: this event is set on January 11, 2104 - the SAME day as the Dragon Reservation field trip.
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With the start of the new year comes the annual Ministry orientation event, arranged by the Department Heads; an opportunity for you to mix with your colleagues, the Ministry's brand new or returning employees. Though this year's event comes a bit later than usual after an extended break while an elite skeleton crew tied off a few loose ends and finished some much needed refurbishments. The atmosphere of this year's event, a suave and sophisticated gala, is not unlike that of a grand opening. Your invitation required that you adhere to the formal and elegant dress code.

Upon entering the Atrium, you will find that a table has been set up with party favours: small bags and boxes of varying quality. All bags at least contain lapel pins and name tags with each employee's job title, name, and blood status in fancy silver font. After passing through security and into the party proper, each Ministry employee will be able to find their own personal party favour thanks to the accompanying name tags, which also display blood status. The observant among you may note that the party favours are of the most supreme quality when destined for a pureblood, and diminish in this regard as they become intended for half-bloods, those who consort with muggle-borns and muggles, and muggle-borns themselves. Be sure to put those name tags on.

Chairs and tables are spaced throughout the Atrium, itself bedecked with white, silver, and black décor, leaving spaces all around for mixing and mingling. In one corner of the room, an orchestra of unmanned and enchanted musical instruments provide constant but subtle chamber music. If you pay attention, you may notice that only works by magical composers will be heard all evening. Along one side of the room, buffet tables hold a vast array of canapés and other hors d'oeuvres, and a range of beverages.

In spite of the opulence of the event, one significant change is likely to command your attention more than the rest. In the centre of the Atrium, where the Fountain of Magic Brethren once stood, a new towering marble structure now dominates the space. The Fountain for the Greater Good consists of a colossal levitating hand above a rippling pool of water, wielding a wand, and topped with Gubraithian Fire that nearly licks the ceiling. At its base, the Sign of the Deathly Hallows is engraved above the immortal words of Gellert Grindelwald: For the Greater Good.

Perhaps now it's starting to seem all too clear that the Ministry of Magic is not only ushering in a new year, but a new dawn.
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Charles Hollingberry had been at the Ministry all day, hardly ever a day off for the Minister for Magic and today had been particularly demanding. Though, if one were to ask him, he had some game and fuzzy corners to his memory some time around lunch and then his afternoon tea with dear sweet Alphonsine. But he was here now, leaning on his cane, and looking rather dapper if he said so himself in his new red velvet blazer and smart new suit.

Bubbly in hand, he walked around the Atrium and swirled it gingerly in his hand while he looked up at one of the massive new tapestries. Something about them, and all the changes he had written off on, still settled oddly in his stomach...like he had eaten yogurt past his expiration date. But the moment, the feeling, always passed. Always passed and always resulted in his joints feeling more creaky, his eyes more exhausted, and his chest teetering towards a hollowness he had never experienced before.

Patting his pocket for his notes, the Minister took a moment to look over his brief statements previously prepared for him and then slipped them back into his pocket. Lifting his glass, he privately cheers to the image of Grindelwald before it faded away and took a small sip.

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Conley had never been one to enjoy the Ministry opening events. They were often loud, stuffy affairs and the only one he had really enjoyed the bowling party that they had hosted a few years ago. But then, Conley did enjoy bowling so that was probably the core reason he had enjoyed it. Tonight he had an entirely different reason for not wanting to be here and it was standing right next to him. As a department head, Conley had to be here. It was mandatory. As an Ambassador, his husband Sachin, did not have to be here. In fact, Conley had thought it best that Sachin stay home this evening. A spirited argument had ensued and, as evidenced by the fact that Sachin was here with him, Conley had lost.

”I still think this a bad idea,” he muttered softly to Sachin as they made their way into the Atrium. It was all he was going to say on the matter because clearly, his husband was one stubborn donkey. He had already known about the changes to the space and some of the physical changes that had happened to the Ministry, but it was still shocking to see. So shocking in fact that he had stopped walking and just looked. This. Was. Not. Good.

He glanced over at Sachin and then, despite his exasperation with the man, reached over and took his hand. If they were going to be here, they were going to be here together. Thankfully he only had one new employee to meet this year and in fact, it wasn’t even a new face. In the past he would have made a point of finding Brody, saying hello and then leaving. Tonight? Well, they were pretty much here until the bitter end. Hopefully this year it wouldn’t end in floo powder and goo.
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Aurora entered the Atrium for the gala in her new navy blue dress that looked classy and formal along with her long blond hair and few chosen accessories. As a newly promoted department head it was mandatory for her to attend the orientation gala. However the statue immediatly caught her eye. Aurora knew about the changes all around the ministry, but seing the statue with Grindewalds omnious words inscribed at the bottom made it all VERY real and she didn't like it.

With a mix of shock and unease Aurora clickety clacked her way over to the tables to pick up her lapel pin and name tag, that she both pinned to the front of her dress. It was going to be a very long night, and now more than ever she wished that her late husband; Sebastian was still alive. He could have been her solid rock on this night. Now she had to endure it alone. Heading over to the buffet table to pick up a shrimp canapé Aurora hoped that Peggy or someone would come and distract her or time would go by oh so slowly.
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Although Sarangerel wasn't one for formal parties, she had done her best to look the part today and was wearing her very finest dress for the occasion. She glanced around as she entered the Atrium, her eyes landing on the statue in the centre of the Atrium. She had to admit it looked impressive but she wasn't entirely sure how she felt about it. That wasn't any of her concern though for now, so after another few moments admiring the work she made her way over to collect her pin and nametag.

Sarangerel stuck her nametag and the pin to her dress, a feeling of unease settling over her. Was it the party making her feel uneasy, or maybe, just maybe, the information displayed on everyone's tags?
She took a deep breath and straightened out a nonexistent crease in her dress before walking over to the buffet, keeping an eye out for her flatmate, Stella, who would no doubt be fashionably late or any of her new colleagues. Now was the time for good impressions after all.
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Alexander Brian hated formal wear but since he liked his job and Darcey was here with him. He would make an exception. "Guess we should try and enjoy ourselves"He says offhandedly to her since well just look at that statue and there was the whole thing about her being disowned. He doesn't like to bring it up but kinda hard in this circumstance. All that said he could be persuaded to complain less with her here. Still, this was as formal as he would go and that was saying something since he still misses the days of not having to be at the ministry at all like 90 percent of the time. It probably wasn't the best idea to be here but when was he ever one to have a good sense of judgment

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Picking up his name tag and pin. Guess it was time to mingle, eat or sit.

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For once, it wasn't the people already present that captured his immediate attention. His dark eyes immediately honed in on the hard-to-miss fountain that was very much new. Dante's face remained like that of a blank canvas, as it almost always was. Most, he was sure, would be surprised and maybe even concerned by the sudden change, the symbolism behind it all, the fact that a new era was upon them. He, of course, was neither surprised nor concerned. This was perhaps the first Ministry orientation he was eager to attend.

The lapel pins and nametags were a nice touch, he had to admit as he attached them to his suit. The silver pin and nametag was certainly popping out against is black suit. While he normally wasn't one to freely give out his name to just anyone, he oddly enough didn't mind today. Perhaps the words 'Head Obliviator' and 'Pure-blood' had something to do with it.

Not phased by the décor (this certainly was not his first gala) or the new fountain, he helped himself to one of the beverages and observed those who were already there with unblinking eyes. He was amused to say the least, but didn't linger on them very long before his attention shifted to the man with the cane. Dante didn't remain in the sidelines as he normally would have done and instead leisurely walked over to him. "Good evening, Minister," he said, a dash of a French accent coming through as he raised his glass slightly in greeting. "I must say, the setup this year is quite impressive."


After the events of the last orientation, Frankie wasn't looking forward to this year's event. What was supposed to have been something enjoyable ended up not being the case, and he had low standards this year in spite of how elegant everything seemed like it was going to be based on the invitation. Odds were something would go wrong and that somehow would equate to being an Auror problem.

So the blond arrived alone to this year's orientation, dressed in the best suit he had (which honestly had to be retrieved from the depths of his closet). He thought about asking his wife to be at his side, but he wagered he would end up needing to help with security. Enjoying himself was likely going to be at the bottom of the priority list, whereas being alert and ready to act needed to be at the top. As long as he got to help himself to a few desserts before chaos ensued, he'd be fine with that.

His stomach churned, however, the very instant he took in the entirety of the room. As grandiose as it at was, there were many red flags. His badge featured his half-blood status for reasons unknown to him; the tapestries, he was willing to bet galleons on, flashed a man that seemed ominously familiar; and the Fountain of Magical Brethren was no more and replaced by... Bypassing the buffet tables, which was not a Frankie Paton thing to do, he couldn't help but be lured over to the base of the fountain and wish he had never shown up to the gala at all.
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As he walked into the Atrium wearing a simple black suit, Joseph couldn't help but notice the slightly ominous atmosphere of the gala. The hard-to-miss fountain immediately grabbed his attention. The words engraved in deep, bold letters at the bottom certainly invoked a memory of something he had read in a history book a long time ago. The symbol above the phrase bred a similar memory. He also noticed that his label pin and name tag looked very polished and in mint condition, though he couldn't say the same for a few of the other tags he had seen. It was puzzling. The fact that the name tag featured his pureblood status was also deeply bewildered him.

Joseph decided that now was a good time to get to know his new colleagues, but his shyness meant he mostly just stood awkwardly near the buffet area. He glanced down at the many hors d'oeuvres and canapés, but in a strange change of manner for him, he didn't feel very hungry. Listening to the music confused him even further, as he noticed that all of the pieces of subtle chamber music were written by magical composers. After taking ten years of music lessons, he of all people would know.
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Contrary to popular believe, Javier Hernandez was not stupid. He hadn't particularly enjoyed history of magic class, but he knew what "for the greater good" meant and none of these new changes sat well with him. It was also rather...BOLD of Charles to be hanging Grindelwald's portrait in the atrium for all the world to see. Absolutely no subtly there, hmm?

When he heard about the fact that Hogwarts had been completely closed off to the outside since the start of term? Even MORE red flags went up. Thank Merlin he'd kept Cami home this year and continued homeschooling. He knew she was eager to join her classmates, but they had really lucked out by returning to England a few weeks after term started.

Although with all this nonsense that had been going on since they got back, Javier wondered if they should have stayed in Brazil.

None of this felt right. Javier, shockingly, admired muggle culture deeply - especially their sports. This was just the first step towards something worse, he knew it deep in his gut. These declarations of wizards being superior to muggles always ended up in chaos. People were going to get hurt. Some might even die. This was...an all around terrible situation.

As always, Javier was at this formal event simply out of necessity. He hated parties, ESPECIALLY fancy parties like this. All this greater good nonsense didn't make him feel any more at ease. Right now he wished he was at home, doing a puzzle with Cami, or having tea and crumpets with Khara as he told her more stories about his time in Brazil and she caught him up on everything he'd missed in England. But what was that saying? Keep your friends close but your enemies closer? And he wanted to see what this "new era" was all about.

Grabbing his name tag when he spotted it - and for once, feeling extremely relieved to see the writing "pureblood" scribbled across the bottom - he attached it to his jacket and looked around with a big sigh. The place certainly LOOKED a lot different. The place needed sprucing up, of course, but this was all...a bit much. Especially that monstrosity they'd placed in the middle of the atrium, where the Fountain of Magical Brethren had once stood.

Turning to the woman next to him (Sarangerel) he gestured to the new monument they'd put up, raising an eyebrow. "Well that is...something, isn't it?" he said. Now it was time for him to do what he normally did at parties - making small talk. Trying to get a feel for how everyone else felt about this nonsense. Counting down the minutes until he could duck out of here and go home. The usual.
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Alana headed into the event with a deep breath. It wasn't that her mother was retired that bothered her, no, she was fine going to the ministry every day with her mom not. She was a grown adult, so she didn't mum to help her out, but she would miss her on their lunch breaks or the treats she use to bring when she was going to visit Charles.

Plus, if she was being honest she was nervous with the way things had been going right before shut down. She was being watching, at least she felt like she was and people weren't being very nice. It was like she had a sticker on her back saying she couldn't use magic. Especially that Baine, she didn't trust him and she tried to avoid him at all cost.

Either way, Alana had made some changes with her newly blonde hair and cute new dress. As she headed in her eyes hit the new decorations she felt her stomach turn. How did the greater good people feel about purebloods that were squibs? That's right, they didn't. Everything she was fighting for and to prove that a squib was able to work in the ministry, her mother's own boyfriend seemed to be a force against her. He wasn't though at first and she wasn't sure what changed.

Seeing him she walked over and lightly touched his arm. "Evening minister, I see you redecorated a bit." She looked at him with worry all over her face, worried that he wasn't the person her mother thought he was or worry that something more wrong was going on. She just wasn't fully sure what it was yet and she hoped the man she thought was good for her mother was truly that. "Ch.. minister, I have to ask" She looked around and kept her voice lower, "Do you really think these are the best, I mean aren't they taking us back a bit from everything we have pushed for." Had he not seen the new forms that asked bluntly for status or the way certain department heads treated people?
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Simone was in such a good mood for this evening. Things were looking like they were transitioning nicely and that meant that one of her favorite people would be happy. That's all Simone wanted her families reputation and name to live on for the greater good and Alphonsine being happy.

She walked into the gala with such confidence that her good mood just bounced off of her. Feeling quite untouchable seeing some of the employees that she felt were so beneath her didn't even bother her much. It wouldn't be much longer before some realized how much better off they were with all the new changes.

Stopping she looked at the everything very pleased with the way the changes looked. It was time to grab a drink and have a toast for the greater good.
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This felt all wrong. Saul X came to this gala expecting things were going to be very strange and different, and despite the glamorous appearance of it this party just reeked of bad and corrupt. The WWN report that Hollingberry gave a few weeks ago really put him edge once more. The Purple Suited IUMO Division Head was already angry he was cut off from Kendi, Josh, and Isaiah, who know what was going on at Hogwarts?
Now he wasn't sure if his job had suddenly become 10 times less stressful, or more. Why hadn't he been informed of the reversal of Decree for the Reasonable Restriction of Underage Sorcery, and to invigorate his division within the DMLE? That seemed well...rather important didn't it?

In fact Saul always skipped these events but he would not this year. He wanted answers from Bains, or from Hollingberry himself. The Questions he knew the answers to, but he had to hear it straight from the horses mouth.

He took the items provided to him. These party favors, his were pretty damn good. He fixed his nametag against his suit as well as the lapel. Running his finger over the word pureblood underneath his name. The rest of them all looked to get worse as he observed the names with Half-Blood or Muggleborn beneath them were assigned to them.

Merlin's beard! Saul walked closer to the statue. The Hand floating with the wand spouting fire from it. His head tilted back taking it all in full and then reading the word's For the Greater Good. Those words again. Nothing good was going to come from this.
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If the nametag with Emilia's pureblood status clearly indicated for all to see wasn't enough of a red flag, the new fountain certainly was. For the greater good. Those words had been used to justify horrible things in the past and to see them now, so extravagantly displayed in the atrium of the ministry, was alarming. Glancing at Nat, the auror frowned a little. "Well, not exactly the environment I'd want to welcome you in to, but here we are." She nudged her best friend and shrugged. "What do you say we grab a drink?" It'd give her something to do with her hands, which felt restless by her sides.

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"Looks like they spared no expense. This is quite the display." The botanist arrived by the buffet and glanced at the man already there, gaze curious. She wasn't sure how she felt about this evening, particularly where it concerned the changes she'd noticed to their surroundings, but she could appreciate the food. It was an impressive spread. "I'm Mariana, by the way." She paused, remembering her name tag said as much. Gave her pureblood status, even. A little too much information, if you asked her.
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Peggy had not anticipated being this nervous about her first official function as department head. She’d been to several of these all-hands-on-deck parties, and she had butterflies like this before. Not once.

Then again, perhaps she could blame it on all the new...decór...rather than her new position. She gave the Gubraithian fire atop the new fountain a glance out of the corner of her eye. Totally normal.

She gave a brief nod to Aurora as she passed, and additional nods of recognition to anyone else she may have accidentally made eye contact with. You could never be too polite in times like these.

As she reached the table, she quickly secured her name tag--with magic, because she did not particularly want to muss her dress. Plus, she knew she had to play the part of dutiful pureblood tonight. The rest of the party favour went into her little, bigger-on-the-inside clutch. She approached a couple standing nearby, ready to get this small talk started. A brief glance at the man’s nametag told her he (Alexander Brian) was in the Department of Environmental Regulation and Protection. “Good evening,” she greeted the pair with a smile which she hoped didn’t look too forced.




Was Gabriel late? He thought he might be, so he was definitely a bit frazzled when he arrived at the gala. He stopped very short when he saw...what. What had happened to the Fountain of Magical Brethren? What were these banners? Being a YATI, he wasn't at the Ministry every single day, so he wondered how long this had all been here.

Maybe this was why his sister hadn't wanted to come as his plus one.

Taking a deep breath, he sought out his name tag and party favour. He was pureblood, so that meant he got extra goodies?! That was neat. It didn't seem quite fair, given he was ...not very accomplished, himself, but he wasn't going to argue if they wanted to give him gifts just for having the right last name. He pinned the pin on and the name tag, too, then looked around again.

There. The buffet.

Trying not to walk too quickly toward the food, Gabriel meandered his way towards the hors d'oeuvres, stopping to smile and nod at folks occasionally on his way. When he f i n a l l y arrived at the food, however, he wasted no time in helping himself. It wasn't until after he'd stuffed a stuffed mushroom into his mouth that he realized there was a couple of other people (Joseph and Mariana) standing there. "MMHow's'it going?" he asked, slightly muffled by the mushroom he was trying to chew. He did at least have the sense to cover his mouth with his hand when he spoke.

Oh no, was that lady the same lady he'd met by the buffet last year?
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Conley had never been one to enjoy the Ministry opening events. They were often loud, stuffy affairs and the only one he had really enjoyed the bowling party that they had hosted a few years ago. But then, Conley did enjoy bowling so that was probably the core reason he had enjoyed it. Tonight he had an entirely different reason for not wanting to be here and it was standing right next to him. As a department head, Conley had to be here. It was mandatory. As an Ambassador, his husband Sachin, did not have to be here. In fact, Conley had thought it best that Sachin stay home this evening. A spirited argument had ensued and, as evidenced by the fact that Sachin was here with him, Conley had lost.

”I still think this a bad idea,” he muttered softly to Sachin as they made their way into the Atrium. It was all he was going to say on the matter because clearly, his husband was one stubborn donkey. He had already known about the changes to the space and some of the physical changes that had happened to the Ministry, but it was still shocking to see. So shocking in fact that he had stopped walking and just looked. This. Was. Not. Good.

He glanced over at Sachin and then, despite his exasperation with the man, reached over and took his hand. If they were going to be here, they were going to be here together. Thankfully he only had one new employee to meet this year and in fact, it wasn’t even a new face. In the past he would have made a point of finding Brody, saying hello and then leaving. Tonight? Well, they were pretty much here until the bitter end. Hopefully this year it wouldn’t end in floo powder and goo.


Sachin had not been having any of it. Conley had put up a strong argument as to why he shouldn’t be here tonight. True, Sachin knew all too well why Conley didn’t want him to attend the gala. But Sachin had put up an argument of his own, carefully choosing his words and maintaining his composure. As usual, he had been cool, calm and collected. If he had gotten worked up, Sachin would have done the usual: head out of their house then go for a long walk with Duke. In the end, all had gone in his favour hence his presence at the event. Naturally, he could tell that Conley was miffed and tense but Sachin still maintained his calm composure. “You worry too much, Con,’’ the Indian Ambassador whispered. “If I weren’t here, you’d be worried about me being at home.’’ Not to mention his other half would have wanted to go back home earlier than necessary. “Enjoy yourself a bit.” And with that, he allowed his husband to take his hand.


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As he walked into the Atrium wearing a simple black suit, Joseph couldn't help but notice the slightly ominous atmosphere of the gala. The hard-to-miss fountain immediately grabbed his attention. The words engraved in deep, bold letters at the bottom certainly invoked a memory of something he had read in a history book a long time ago. The symbol above the phrase bred a similar memory. He also noticed that his label pin and name tag looked very polished and in mint condition, though he couldn't say the same for a few of the other tags he had seen. It was puzzling. The fact that the name tag featured his pureblood status was also deeply bewildered him.

Joseph decided that now was a good time to get to know his new colleagues, but his shyness meant he mostly just stood awkwardly near the buffet area. He glanced down at the many hors d'oeuvres and canapés, but in a strange change of manner for him, he didn't feel very hungry. Listening to the music confused him even further, as he noticed that all of the pieces of subtle chamber music were written by magical composers. After taking ten years of music lessons, he of all people would know.


Brody, of course, had arrived with his Uncle. After greeting a few familiar faces of the Games and Sports Department, they young man decided to re-explore the Atrium. It definitely had changed, at least when it came to the Fountain. Brody wasn’t impressed. Brody kept his face as blank as possible to hide his disgust. Even as he gravitated towards the buffet table. The young man figured that he’d run into his Department Head soon enough and was in no hurry to find him. Having interned at the Ministry a few summers back, Brody was sure that Phora would not have forgotten him. He zoned in on the food. “Any recommendations?’’ he asked the person he had come to stand beside. No, Brody hadn’t even glanced at the said person.
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Though Penelope had taken a few days off over the holidays, she had still taken several of her usual patrol shifts. They had kept her away from the Ministry itself, which was fine since the desk parts of the job were always her least favorite anyway. There was also the sudden Ministry renovations, but she didn't think much of it at the time.

Now though...

Her eyes were instantly drawn to the large and imposing new statue where the fountain had once stood. The Deathly Hallows symbol. The words engraved below.

She pulled her focus away from it, quickly scanning the elegant surroundings further. The bags were the next major thing to catch her attention. Groups of them were...oddly different in quality. Why?

A closer inspection gave her an answer. She found the bag that was labeled as hers, picked up the name tag...

Penelope Grimm. Auror. Half-blood.

This new addition...struck a nerve. Something that should have been long buried. Memories that she'd thought wouldn't affect her anymore, that she'd thought she had moved on from.

But with these bold changes to the Ministry right in front of her, well...puzzle pieces were quickly slipping into place in her mind.

She would have liked to think she was overthinking this. That maybe, somehow, the conclusions she was drawing were an overreaction. That perhaps there was a less nefarious reason to add her "blood status" to a name tag.

Not very likely though.

"What is this." It was technically a question, but it may not have sounded like one, and it was directed at no one in particular; her voice was flat, her expression hard. The name tag was held tightly between her index finger and thumb. She was almost tempted to throw it into a rubbish bin.

Because that was what all this was. Absolute rubbish.
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Sachin had not been having any of it. Conley had put up a strong argument as to why he shouldn’t be here tonight. True, Sachin knew all too well why Conley didn’t want him to attend the gala. But Sachin had put up an argument of his own, carefully choosing his words and maintaining his composure. As usual, he had been cool, calm and collected. If he had gotten worked up, Sachin would have done the usual: head out of their house then go for a long walk with Duke. In the end, all had gone in his favour hence his presence at the event. Naturally, he could tell that Conley was miffed and tense but Sachin still maintained his calm composure. “You worry too much, Con,’’ the Indian Ambassador whispered. “If I weren’t here, you’d be worried about me being at home.’’ Not to mention his other half would have wanted to go back home earlier than necessary. “Enjoy yourself a bit.” And with that, he allowed his husband to take his hand.

”If you weren’t here,” he said in response, trying not to sound snappish. ”I would have assumed you where home watching a movie and snuggling with our daughter.” Instead Radhika was spending quality time with Godmother Winnie. He was likely come home to her ears being pierced and her hair being blue or something equally horrifying.

Although nothing as horrifying as this place and the changes here tonight. His eyes fell on the new fountain statue. It was absolutely repulsive and if they hadn’t been surrounded by people he would have said so. But they were so he didn’t. He also didn’t remind Sachin to stay away from Goldwasser. That had been a condition of Sachin’s coming along tonight. As for worrying too much, it was his nature and his husband certainly knew this. But the enjoying himself? Well, he guess he could have a drink. Or two…Or three…

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With a mix of shock and unease Aurora clickety clacked her way over to the tables to pick up her lapel pin and name tag, that she both pinned to the front of her dress. It was going to be a very long night, and now more than ever she wished that her late husband; Sebastian was still alive. He could have been her solid rock on this night. Now she had to endure it alone. Heading over to the buffet table to pick up a shrimp canapé Aurora hoped that Peggy or someone would come and distract her or time would go by oh so slowly.

Instead of heading to the bar, Conely led them to the buffet table. Likely, this would surprise and delight Sachin, seeing as Conley often forgot had to be forced into eating. Aurora,” Conley said as they walked up behind her. ”Lovely dress.” He gave her a smile that didn’t completely reach his eyes, especially once he noticed her nametag. In and of itself, it wasn’t that remarkable. But it’s the information that it contained was. He glanced over at Sachin. ”I don’t think you’ve met my husband, Ambassador Sachin Sing-Phora.” He didn’t let go of Sachin’s left hand even as he waved at him in an introductory fashion. ”Aurora Bagnold, the new head of Magical Creatures.”
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"Looks like they spared no expense. This is quite the display." The botanist arrived by the buffet and glanced at the man already there, gaze curious. She wasn't sure how she felt about this evening, particularly where it concerned the changes she'd noticed to their surroundings, but she could appreciate the food. It was an impressive spread. "I'm Mariana, by the way." She paused, remembering her name tag said as much. Gave her pureblood status, even. A little too much information, if you asked her.
"They certainly have. That new fountain over there looks... interesting.", Joseph agreed, pointing at the slightly avant-garde fountain. He couldn't help but gulp as he looked over at the fountain one more time. The threatening atmosphere of the event just wouldn't leave. He supposed and even hoped that the foreboding nature would dwindle down as more people arrived, but that certainly wasn't the case. If anything, the additional arrivals added to the thick tension. "Joseph.", he said, in return for the woman's introduction. After a few moments, he pointed at his name tag and added, "As you can see." He held out a hand for the woman to shake.

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Was Gabriel late? He thought he might be, so he was definitely a bit frazzled when he arrived at the gala. He stopped very short when he saw...what. What had happened to the Fountain of Magical Brethren? What were these banners? Being a YATI, he wasn't at the Ministry every single day, so he wondered how long this had all been here.

Maybe this was why his sister hadn't wanted to come as his plus one.

Taking a deep breath, he sought out his name tag and party favour. He was pureblood, so that meant he got extra goodies?! That was neat. It didn't seem quite fair, given he was ...not very accomplished, himself, but he wasn't going to argue if they wanted to give him gifts just for having the right last name. He pinned the pin on and the name tag, too, then looked around again.

There. The buffet.

Trying not to walk too quickly toward the food, Gabriel meandered his way towards the hors d'oeuvres, stopping to smile and nod at folks occasionally on his way. When he f i n a l l y arrived at the food, however, he wasted no time in helping himself. It wasn't until after he'd stuffed a stuffed mushroom into his mouth that he realized there was a couple of other people (Joseph and Mariana) standing there. "MMHow's'it going?" he asked, slightly muffled by the mushroom he was trying to chew. He did at least have the sense to cover his mouth with his hand when he spoke.

Oh no, was that lady the same lady he'd met by the buffet last year?
Joseph watched as another man walked over towards himself and the woman. As the stranger stuffed his mouth with stuffed mushrooms, Joseph could feel his stomach rumbling. Even though he was absolutely starving at this point, he simply couldn't muster up the appetite to eat as much as the man. "Good... I suppose.", he answered and grabbed a single mushroom. He chewed on it for a long time without swallowing, which was mainly because it tasted funny, which he put down to his bad appetite and the mood of the gala. "I'm Joseph.", he introduced, holding out a hand. He kept forgetting about the name tags.

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Yet another man walked over towards himself and the buffet table. Joseph seemed oddly popular tonight. "I suppose the mini sandwiches look nice.", he replied to the man's question. Speaking of the sandwiches, Joseph grabbed one and bit into it. His appetite seemed to have returned. The refreshing taste of cucumber had seemingly returned it. he noticed that the man hadn't looked up at him as he asked for recommendations. 'Bit rude.', he thought, but he supposed that was just something to do with how Joseph had been brought up in an immensely posh household and had to attend etiquette classes for 7 years. "I'm Joseph.", he introduced, and held out a hand. The name tags had slipped his mind once again.

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Sian Llewellyn was IN. THE. ATRIUM. She was looking simply D I V I N E, if she did say so herself (and she did) in an eye-catching sparkling silvery number which dazzled all who came within a twenty foot radius, and maybe even those who didn't. She'd collected her party favour (only the best!) and affixed her name tag, and was all set for some elbow-rubbing.

Such a goal had brought Sian directly to the Minister for Magic, grinning and finger-waving at any and all she passed on the way over.

"HelloOOOoo!" she greeted the man himself, in a loud and obnoxious beautiful sing-song voice, invading the little group he was part of. "Minister Hollingberry, don't you look smashing this evening." So distinguished! She approved. "Velvet?" Sian looked to the other gentleman then, and BEAMED. Whew, never a disappointment, was he? On the eyes or in general. He really was wasted on that job of his. "Mr. Zabini, always a pleasure."

Less of a pleasure was the young lady {Bazinga} also here to talk to the Minister, but Sian still shot her a wide smile, with lots of teeth, and some fluttery eyelashes thrown in. Talk about cheap shop-bought frosting. At least someone (yours truly!) was over here serving rich decadent buttercream. Mmm. "At least your skin is looking luxurious this evening. Good enough to eat!"
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Did tonight's bubbly lack flavor? The liquid seemed to only settle on the Minister's tongue and tickle it without providing any further enjoyment. Or perhaps he had simply been spoiled by decadent tea and all other drinks paled in comparison. His movement a little more sluggish then usual, almost as though heavy cobwebs were restricting him, Charles looked around as the Atrium began to buzz with activity. His Ministry, his people, and it warmed his heart to see everyone arriving in such opulence. The name tags really did compliment everyone, did they not?

Smiling to each individual that came near, Charles found himself looking for his personal assistant out of habit, but soon had his attention drawn by Accidents & Catastrophes' new Head Obliviator. "Ah, Dante my boy," he greeted someone wearily as he placed a fatherly hand on the young man's shoulder. "Good to see you this evening looking quite the dapper!" Charles appreciated the underspoken pattern. The man could appreciate a good floral now and then. "It is quite the..." he trailed off, the word 'upgrade' catching in his throat like a chicken bone. Or perhaps like the time he had swallowed a couple of yogurt covered raisins on accident. In any case, it was an unpleasant feeling and try as he might he could not get the word to surface. "...aesthetic. The design team truly put their full effort into all the changes. My favorite touch may be the Gubraithian Fire." He paused to stroke his beard a bit before turning to the man and lifting his glass towards him. "Shall we cheers then? To your promotion and all other opportunities coming your way."

There were a few more familiar faces to pass through the Atrium, like those of the new press secretary whose application he recognized while going over some documents with Fletcher. But, for the time being, Alana had his attention. "You, my dear, are a vision," he hummed as he took the young lady's hand and gave it an affectionate kiss on the back of it. "Oh? I don't see that at all." Though he did pause to give everything a look over to see if he was missing something. "Have we not all pushed for liberty and and prosperity? Some apples are red and others are green. Some are even a bit yellow. Even among the red apples there is variations in hue, but each apple delicious in it's own way." He smiled kindly at her. "You'll see, my dear. Everything is as it should be."

Ah, Simone was here as well! She had done such wonderous things with Transportation since taking it over. Truly a delight and it was so much more convenient to have the lifts and floos working once again. Though his chest ached terribly thinking of Kendra...he sincerely hoped she was well.

"Buuuuuuut, my dear. Have you met Dante? Dante is one of the strapping young eligible gentlemen here at the Ministry," he introduced while gesturing towards the man beside him. "Dante, this is Alana. One of my hard working and diligent employees and as beautiful on the inside as she is the outside."

He would try and make some rounds soon to properly greet the others, including his hardworking team. One of which was now approaching his humble trio. "Sian," he greeted with a broad smile. "Why thank you and yes it is. Red velvet." Like the cake. Finding his own humor to be delightful, he rewarded himself with a hearty chuckle that took more a toll on his lungs than anticipated and cause the man to wheeze a bit.

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While absent at the previous beginning of the year festivities, Airey Flamsteed was in attendance this time. Physically, at least. His talk and gangly figure stood nearly stationary beside the new fountain as instructed to do so. Eyes somewhat glassed over and jaw set, accenting his sharp cheekbones, the Mysteries department head observed the gathering partygoers. Hands clasped behind his back, his fingers twitched involuntarily and for the briefest of moments his mouth joined and twisted into a grimace of sorts. It lingered for a moment, his eyes frantically looking around the Atrium, but soon his features returned to a stoic and controlled expression.

Overhearing the words of the young auror, Penelope, the man spoke coolly and the pureblood on his own nametag seemed to gleam. "A new era."

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Alphonsine could not be more pleased with the obvious changes to the Ministry as they ushered in a new dawn. How very exciting. And it was only fitting that they celebrate with this extravagant gala set in place for the annual orientation.

Appropriately dressed to the nines, she strolled in through the atrium and her eyes were immediately drawn to the beautiful, commanding statue that replaced that old fountain. She'd certainly have to get a better look at it, but first she chose the shiny name tag with her proud pureblood status listed on it and affixed it to the front of her dress and collected her fancy favour bag.

She gave the immediate vicinity a cursory glance as she proceeded further inside, catching sight of a few of the department heads. The newest ones - Laplace and Bagnold - as well as Phora. Perhaps it was because she was in such a good mood, but she did not notice their unease. Or perhaps she just chose not to acknowledge it to herself because she knew they'd comply with the changes or they could be easily replaced. Ms. Jordan-Durand found out just how easily she could be replaced a year ago.

As she approached the Minister, Alphonsine caught sight of the squib talking to him. A squib who was taking a job away from a more qualified witch or wizard. Alphonsine barely spared her a disapproving glance before turning to the Minister with a wide smile, so she could ignore the girl completely and draw the Minister's attention away from her in the process. "Charles. I think we've really outdone ourselves tonight. The Ministry looks magnificent." She was rather delighted with the impressive regalia throughout the space and she looked up at the flickering flame as she basked in the glory of the new statue.

Turning as she heard another voice speak, she nodded in agreement. Dante Zabini, she'd heard good things about him recently and she was glad to hear a dignified wizard speak in such appreciative tones about the new era that was being ushered in. It was a good time to be a witch or wizard and embrace their magical heritage. "Isn't it just?" she commented on Zabini's words. "And it's only the beginning. Good things are coming. It's reason to celebrate."

Ah yes, and there was the department head she wanted to see tonight - no, it wasn't Sian. While she certainly had her well-earned place in the Ministry, she always managed to give Alphonsine a headache. Still, she was in such a pristine mood that she had no problem giving the other woman a smile and greeting, "Good evening, Sian," before moving onto greener pastures.

Alphonsine had caught sight of Simone and gave her a smile that hinted of self-satisfaction. She did look stunning with the backdrop of the new and improved Ministry behind her. Perhaps she could get her a glass of champagne and they could toast to the greater good together.
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One of the first things Penelope noticed was the fountain that was very obviously glorifying the ideals of Grindelwald. Yikes. The government so openly supporting such a dark thing was… concerning to say the least. This had not been what she signed up for. She wanted to pursue spell research for personal enlightenment, not to aid people who supported the ideals of dark wizards. Was it too late to quit now?

For the time being, Penelope headed over to the table with the name tags and goodie bags on it. It did not take her long to notice that not all gifts were of the same quality, and she initially assumed the higher quality gifts to be for employees who had served the ministry for longer and the lower quality gifts would be for new employees like her. Penelope frowned when she noticed the words half-blood on her name tag. What was that all about? She identified her mother’s name tag that said pureblood on it. Mum’s name tag seemed to be roughly the same quality as her own though, which was odd considering that Mum had been working at the ministry for much longer, over 10 years now. Penelope put on her name tag and ministry pin, still feeling uneasy about the blood status identification.

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Lucille entered the little soiree and immediately spotted the assortment of goodie bags laid out on the table. She spotted her own opulent bag and carefully pinned her name tag to her dress which displayed her name and Pureblood status.

Fetching herself a glass of champagne, Lucille then headed for the Minister and her fellow employees. She was a dab hand at making sure that nobody knew her full emotions. In reality, she had conflicting feelings about the implications of the new décor. But in everyone's mind (hopefully), the woman was going to play the perfect Pureblood.

"Ah, Minister. The decorations look beautiful. Hello everyone. I hope you're well," Lucille flashed a brilliant smile.
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A smile, believe it or not, appeared on his face the moment the Minister's hand was placed on his shoulder. A chuckle even left his throat when the older man complimented his look for the evening. "By all means Minister, you outshine us all. Red velvet is quite a statement, and you wear it well."

It was just as much of a statement as everything else that had changed with the atrium. Not that he had any complaints about any of it. "They most certainly did, and I would have to agree with you about the Gubraithian Fire." He would have went on about it, but a toast for that official, no-longer-on-a-trial-basis promotion of his had been suggested. Gladly he raised a glass to that.

The sudden appearance of the young woman was, well, ... she was a Squib, right? Dark eyes focused on her as he let her have a moment with the Minister. Even with the woman speaking quietly, he was fully aware of what she was saying. It caused that smile that was on his face to lessen. The Minister's response to her brought it back though, which was convenient for the very moment he was formally introduced to the woman. "Pleasure to meet you," he said to her pleasantly, holding out a hand for the sake of being proper.

Alphonsine Rosier and Sian Llewellyn's presence came at the perfect moment. Dante beamed at Alphonsine. "If the Gubraithian Fire is any indication, then the future is sure to be a bright one." He would have raised a glass to that had everyone present had a drink at hand. But, of course, there would be plenty of time for that this evening.

Normally he wasn't rather fond of how loud his department head could be, but in this moment he welcomed it. It was a good distraction from the charity case among them. "Good evening, mademoiselle," Dante returned her greeting smoothly. "You look quite ravishing." He knew the woman loved being buttered up.

The woman that joined them just moments ago did not go unnoticed. Normally he wouldn't have said anything, but his chipper mood and a quick read of her nametag prompted him to reply to her greeting. "Doing quite well. And you, Miss Pembrooke?"


As he stared at the fountain, the blond wasn't paying attention to his surroundings and probably wasn't doing the best job at monitoring his face. But he straightened up quite a bit when he heard someone approach the fountain. A sideways glance and taking in the sight of Saul brought him some relief. Though he couldn't admit to knowing the man very well, they at the very least were in the same department. Surely they shared the same thoughts about these changes, right?

"Evenin', Saul," Frankie muttered quietly to the man, his eyes still focused on the fountain. The phrase For the Greater Good glared back at him. Was it hot in here, or was it the flame that was burning above them? "What a ..." -- there was a noticeable pause that occurred as he tried to think of the right word -- "interesting ... design choice."

It was at this moment he turned his head to take in the man's facial reaction to it all. In doing so, he couldn't help but notice the man's nametag and how it looked a million times better than his. He had a snarky comment that was at the tip of his tongue, but he refrained the urge to let it slip out of his mouth. This was ... all of it ... it just wasn't right.
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The woman that joined them did not go unnoticed. Normally he wouldn't have said anything, but his chipper mood and a quick read of her nametag prompted him to reply to her greeting. "Doing quite well. And you, Miss Pembrooke?"

Lucille took a sip of her champagne before replying to the man. "I am having a thrilling time, Mr Zabini and I'm glad to hear you're well. What do you think of the decor?
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