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The largest open room on Level Four is the one housing the employee work area for both departments on this level. The first set of workstations you encounter belong to the Department for the Regulation and Control of Magical Creatures. In the center of the room there are three sets of workstations, pushed together for easier coordination and respectively seating the department's largest divisions: the Magical Creatures Office, the Magical Beings Office, and the Spirits Office. Both the Pest Control, and the Enforcement division's workstations, on the other hand, are set up a little more inconspicuously to the side of the room, considering that these divisions' employees are usually not found at their desks.

Once you have walked past the workstations assigned to the Creatures Department, you reach the area where you are likely to find employees working for the Department of Environmental Regulation and Protection. The workstations have been arranged according to the employees' respective divisions; the Enforcement and Regulation Divisions forming the largest squares, whereas both the Oceanoizardry and Botany Divisions' workstations have been moved near the office walls to ensure that the generally unused desks are not in everyone's way.

You have to pass through here in order to reach the Creatures Holding Room, the Conference Room, the Break Room, the Greenhouses, and Olly Emmons-Clarke's Office.
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It wasn’t often that Sloane actually found himself within the confines of the Office, but considering the work they had been doing over the last few days had been completed and the dragons were now safely in the Reserve in Scotland … well, it was time to do the paperwork. As boring as it was. If he didn’t do it now while the details were fresh in his mind, they would become muddled with his next case - it just wasn’t worth risking it. Not when his report to Miss Li could prove that dragons were being mishandled and sold around the UK.

No. It was far too important to ignore.

Raising the flask of hot, black coffee to his lips, he took a swig as he moved into the office before he screwed on the lip once more and slipped it back into the deep inner pocket of his jacket. He gave a smile to a few familiar faces as he moved towards the back of the office - his desk was one of the furthest away, but really - that was okay. He quite liked the peace and quiet… especially when he needed to write up cases.
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Raising the flask of hot, black coffee to his lips, he took a swig as he moved into the office before he screwed on the lip once more and slipped it back into the deep inner pocket of his jacket. He gave a smile to a few familiar faces as he moved towards the back of the office - his desk was one of the furthest away, but really - that was okay. He quite liked the peace and quiet… especially when he needed to write up cases.
Rebecca was still very new to her job and thus still found all matters related to spirits fun and interesting to dig deep into. What she had come to not like as much was the related paperwork and the fact that places to house relocated spirits weren’t exactly growing on trees. It wasn’t hard to understand why few wizards wanted to share a home with a boggart or banshee but it made things harder for her to do her job. Rebecca needed to write a proposal to Miss Li for a spirit housing facility it’d a good way to go. More research was needed though before she could present anything.

With her mind on the sad banshee that she had relocated this morning Rebecca didn’t see the man sitting at his desk until she slammed her left foot into the right leg of his desk. Grimacing in sudden pain Becca’s eyes focused on the man mumbling. "Sorry, i wasn’t looking or thinking about where i was going." Perfect now her toes probably would grow to double size. Wasn’t it enough with a scraped scalp? "I'm Rebecca by the way. New in the spirits division..." she introduced herself thinking it'd make up for her abrupt appearance.

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Rebecca was still very new to her job and thus still found all matters related to spirits fun and interesting to dig deep into. What she had come to not like as much was the related paperwork and the fact that places to house relocated spirits weren’t exactly growing on trees. It wasn’t hard to understand why few wizards wanted to share a home with a boggart or banshee but it made things harder for her to do her job. Rebecca needed to write a proposal to Miss Li for a spirit housing facility it’d a good way to go. More research was needed though before she could present anything.

With her mind on the sad banshee that she had relocated this morning Rebecca didn’t see the man sitting at his desk until she slammed her left foot into the right leg of his desk. Grimacing in sudden pain Becca’s eyes focused on the man mumbling. "Sorry, i wasn’t looking or thinking about where i was going." Perfect now her toes probably would grow to double size. Wasn’t it enough with a scraped scalp? "I'm Rebecca by the way. New in the spirits division..." she introduced herself thinking it'd make up for her abrupt appearance.

Sloane had had enough time to cross the office, slip into his seat and open the wallet of information that he had in front of him so that he could begin to read and fill in the blank spots that he had left yesterday when he had started to write this report. However before his eyes had finished the first sentence, there was a bang and a woman was right in front of him - face pulled into a pinch of pain -- obviously holding back a few choice words.

He stood up to greet her, one hand braced on the desk as he looked at her, ”That’s okay… No harm done.” He paused. ”Are you okay, Miss…?” If he had met her before, he couldn’t remember her name. He was horrible with faces, though he could tell you the distinctive markings of every dragon he had worked with over the past twenty plus years.

He hoped they hadn’t met, he hoped he didn’t offend her.

Rebecca. They hadn’t met - that was great to hear. At least he hadn’t forgotten. ”Hello.” He said with a small smile, pulling up at the slightest corner. ”It is nice to meet you, Rebecca.” RebeccaRebeccaRebecca. ”How are you enjoying the department?” Conversation made you forget pain and distracted you… Right? He hoped so, because he really wasn’t the biggest fan of small talk. Yet here he was. Small talk-ing.

”Sloane.” He said, nodding his head at her. ”Sloane Eris. Dragons.” It was all about the dragons.
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He stood up to greet her, one hand braced on the desk as he looked at her, ”That’s okay… No harm done.” He paused. ”Are you okay, Miss…?” If he had met her before, he couldn’t remember her name. He was horrible with faces, though he could tell you the distinctive markings of every dragon he had worked with over the past twenty plus years.

He hoped they hadn’t met, he hoped he didn’t offend her.
Rebecca. They hadn’t met - that was great to hear. At least he hadn’t forgotten. ”Hello.” He said with a small smile, pulling up at the slightest corner. ”It is nice to meet you, Rebecca.” RebeccaRebeccaRebecca. ”How are you enjoying the department?” Conversation made you forget pain and distracted you… Right? He hoped so, because he really wasn’t the biggest fan of small talk. Yet here he was. Small talk-ing.
”Sloane.” He said, nodding his head at her. ”Sloane Eris. Dragons.” It was all about the dragons.
Becca could guess very well how she looked in the man across the desk's eyes. She was grimacing in pain and that had never been a good look for her as her grandmother kept reminding her on visits. Moving her foot around in her heeled boot Becca plastered on a weak smile. "Yes, I'm okay or I will be when my toes stop hurting and swelling. Desk legs are hard." And hitting into one was not to be advised when you didn't have steeled boots.

"I like the department's warm feel so far. Everyone is welcoming and helpful and that's a big plus when you are new and don't know anyone." Becca replied as she took a few steps back and to the side to not accidentally hit her foot again on Sloane's desk."It's nice to meet you too Sloane! Have you worked with dragons long?" Sloane's last name went into one ear and out the other. She was good with names but surnames she didn't put to memory unless if it was for boss people like Miss Li.

"Have you seen all those prophet articles about creatures in Diagon Alley?" Becca wondered. It was an easy way to continue the small talking onwards.
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Becca could guess very well how she looked in the man across the desk's eyes. She was grimacing in pain and that had never been a good look for her as her grandmother kept reminding her on visits. Moving her foot around in her heeled boot Becca plastered on a weak smile. "Yes, I'm okay or I will be when my toes stop hurting and swelling. Desk legs are hard." And hitting into one was not to be advised when you didn't have steeled boots.

"I like the department's warm feel so far. Everyone is welcoming and helpful and that's a big plus when you are new and don't know anyone." Becca replied as she took a few steps back and to the side to not accidentally hit her foot again on Sloane's desk."It's nice to meet you too Sloane! Have you worked with dragons long?" Sloane's last name went into one ear and out the other. She was good with names but surnames she didn't put to memory unless if it was for boss people like Miss Li.

"Have you seen all those prophet articles about creatures in Diagon Alley?" Becca wondered. It was an easy way to continue the small talking onwards.


Sloane sympathised. Infact, he was impressed by the fact that the only thing the woman had done was make a face. If he his his toes on a chair or his elbow on a door, he had the mouth of a sailor - so much so that his Dad groaned. Whoops. He was used to being surrounded by those who worked with Dragons on a daily basis, they all lived on the same barracks and ate from the same mess. You ended up family before anything else, willing and ready to stand between them and an angry dragon if the need arose.

“I hope that they don’t swell too much - or if they do, that you have a good draught handy… I believe there are some to hand in the medical box??” It wouldn’t be the first time he had gone to that box for a scrape that wasn’t enough to go to a healer. “Though, I guess we can be thankful you were wearing shoes.” He cracked a small smile at the woman, trying to lighten the subject … even slightly.

He nodded. Though, he’d been here a few years already… he still didn’t know everyone. It didn’t help that he was out in the field as much as he could be. He didn’t want any dragons to get hurt and he would work every hour of the day to make sure they were all safe if he needed too. Though he’d rather not have the paperwork to do with that but he knew how important it was - both for the Reserve’s taking the dragons in, and for the Ministry paper trail.

“They won’t see you stuck if you are lost.” He nodded. “Not sure out department, but in general. If you can’t find anything, just ask anyone with an ID badge or the security officers that roam the halls. Anyone that you see will try to help or at the very least point you in the right direction of where you can get the answers you need.” He was rambling. Whoops.

He nodded instantly. “Since I was old enough,” He grinned cheekily at her. “I would have worked with them sooner if I could have. My aunt works on a Reserve in Wales, so I worked with them for two Summers until I graduated then I moved to Romania.” The rest was history.

His smile faded as he frowned. “I have… I’m still not entirely sure where they all descended from … or if we are managing to round them up and rehome them.” He shrugged a little. “I’m sure Miss Li and the correct divisions will have their plans -- so far I haven’t heard anything about dragons in London.” Well, outwith Gringotts at least. But that was another thing altogether and he had a thought or two about that.
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“I hope that they don’t swell too much - or if they do, that you have a good draught handy… I believe there are some to hand in the medical box??” It wouldn’t be the first time he had gone to that box for a scrape that wasn’t enough to go to a healer. “Though, I guess we can be thankful you were wearing shoes.” He cracked a small smile at the woman, trying to lighten the subject … even slightly.

“They won’t see you stuck if you are lost.” He nodded. “Not sure out department, but in general. If you can’t find anything, just ask anyone with an ID badge or the security officers that roam the halls. Anyone that you see will try to help or at the very least point you in the right direction of where you can get the answers you need.” He was rambling. Whoops.

He nodded instantly. “Since I was old enough,” He grinned cheekily at her. “I would have worked with them sooner if I could have. My aunt works on a Reserve in Wales, so I worked with them for two Summers until I graduated then I moved to Romania.” The rest was history.

His smile faded as he frowned. “I have… I’m still not entirely sure where they all descended from … or if we are managing to round them up and rehome them.” He shrugged a little. “I’m sure Miss Li and the correct divisions will have their plans -- so far I haven’t heard anything about dragons in London.” Well, outwith Gringotts at least. But that was another thing altogether and he had a thought or two about that.
To hear that Sloane was sympathetic with her injury felt good. Not everyone Rebecca had met in the department so far was eager to show compassion. Furrowing her brows she queried a little confused with a look at Sloane. "A draught? We have a medical box?" It was the first that she had heard about a medicinal box, was she supposed to know one existed? She had gotten a tour of the ministry and of the department but nobody had really taken the time to tell her the essentials like this.

Toeing off the boot on her injured foot with some difficulty Rebecca craned down to look at her indeed swollen and slightly red tinted toes. At least the weren’t broken so that was a silver lining. Straightening up to look at Sloane that had rambled out something that she had shamefully only half listened to Becca asked "So what your basically saying is that anyone who works in the ministry should be willing to assist me or point me in the right direction if i need help or have questions?" Well that was good to know but she took that with a grain of salt. Not everyone was helpful even if they were supposed to be.

The conversation moved over to dragons and Becca literally saw how Sloane started to glow as he talked about his history in short with dragons. "I can really hear on your voice that you love dragons. It’s admirable. Not everyone is privileged to work with what they love. I hope i’ll come to like working with spirits too." Love was far off.

Shrugging Becca said "I don’t know where the creatures descended from either, but the owl post shopkeeper in DA seemed to think they came from Hogwarts. I don’t know if that’s correct though." Rumours and DP articles weren’t always accurate. "I’m sure Miss Li has the right divisions working on it, but it pained me to read about uniorns trying to eat icecream in Floreans then something is terribly wrong."
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It had been a long few weeks. Adam was exhausted and he probably looked it. The fact that his big bug-eyed glasses made his eyes look bigger didn’t help matters either. He still wasn’t happy about where the damn things, but at least he’d been able to stop using his support cane. Well, mostly been able to stop using it. He still kept is tucked away in one of the inner pockets of his jacket, just in case. He was, after all, a pretty unlucky guy and he didn’t need to have a Velma moment on top of everything else that usually happened to him.

In fact, it was due to his usual string of luck that it had taken him another two weeks to make his way up to the greenhouses because as soon as he had entered the Ever Locked Room and had a potion exploded. He’d had to spend the day cleaning up the mess and it hadn’t even been his own concoction! Never-the-less, his black hair was once again sporting odd yellow-orange dots from where some of the potion had landed on his head. He also might have smelled faintly of slightly burnt chocolate.

Summary – his potion ingredient gathering and apology to Mariana were largely overdo. At least, that’s what Adam was thinking as he walked into the Level 4 area. Part of him hoped he didn’t run into Mariana as he feared doing so would make him relive the embarrassment of Zita and pompous fluff head from the gala. ”Hello?” he called out. Things would be so much easier, if he could just bypass this finding an employee nonsense and go straight into the greenhouses and find a worker there. But Rules were rules...

Even so, maybe he could get Airey to talk to the department head about giving him better access. It wasn’t like Adam didn’t know his way around plants.
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To hear that Sloane was sympathetic with her injury felt good. Not everyone Rebecca had met in the department so far was eager to show compassion. Furrowing her brows she queried a little confused with a look at Sloane. "A draught? We have a medical box?" It was the first that she had heard about a medicinal box, was she supposed to know one existed? She had gotten a tour of the ministry and of the department but nobody had really taken the time to tell her the essentials like this.

Toeing off the boot on her injured foot with some difficulty Rebecca craned down to look at her indeed swollen and slightly red tinted toes. At least the weren’t broken so that was a silver lining. Straightening up to look at Sloane that had rambled out something that she had shamefully only half listened to Becca asked "So what your basically saying is that anyone who works in the ministry should be willing to assist me or point me in the right direction if i need help or have questions?" Well that was good to know but she took that with a grain of salt. Not everyone was helpful even if they were supposed to be.

The conversation moved over to dragons and Becca literally saw how Sloane started to glow as he talked about his history in short with dragons. "I can really hear on your voice that you love dragons. It’s admirable. Not everyone is privileged to work with what they love. I hope i’ll come to like working with spirits too." Love was far off.

Shrugging Becca said "I don’t know where the creatures descended from either, but the owl post shopkeeper in DA seemed to think they came from Hogwarts. I don’t know if that’s correct though." Rumours and DP articles weren’t always accurate. "I’m sure Miss Li has the right divisions working on it, but it pained me to read about uniorns trying to eat icecream in Floreans then something is terribly wrong."

He blinked. Then his brow’s furrowed at her confusion. Sloane was sure that he had seen a medical box around here somewhere. Hadn’t he? Though, he hadn’t needed to a Healer once since he had left the Sanctuary… so maybe he had made that up and really he was thinking about something back in Romania… Except… :He was sure it was something he had seen here, at the Ministry. ”... I believe so.” Though, he didn’t sound as confident as he had only moments before. He’d need to confirm that with someone else. Preferably someone who had worked here (and paid more attention) than he had.

Though… it was only a stubbed toe, so he didn’t know if anything could be done for that… It wasn’t like a burn or a cut that could be covered and protected. Hmm. He had no idea. He wasn’t a healer. He laughed. “Whether they have the time, or even at their desks, is another question… but you’ll soon get the lay of it.” He paused. ”It’s just like being a first year all over again and thinking you’d never remember where all of your classes were being held.” He gave her a smile, hip resting on the side of his desk.

”Never wanted to do anything else.” The man replied with a slight shrug of his shoulder. ”I worked hard to make sure I got the grades I needed so that I could… and I haven’t looked back since.” He didn’t think it was all that impressive though, he had a big family; and as such he had so many people who had ended up in important and impressive careers. He, on the other hand, was more happy than ever with his dragons.

”I hope you do too, its important work.” He nodded as he hoped that was something good to say. No-one else could influence your own enjoyment of your work, and no-one else could make you feel satisfied when you went home at night. That was all down to her… he hoped she stuck it out though at least until she decided if she liked it or not.

”I don’t think I saw anything about Unicorns… I heard that there were Bowtruckles in the park though?” Hmm… Whatever was in that mist at Hogwarts had certainly played havoc with the entire eco-system… Sloane hoped that even if they got rid of it, that they would be able to get the creatures back
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