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Plot Update: April 2018
IT'S ALL DOWNHILL FROM HERE... Thomas Sollozzo is back, and that's not  a good thing. No one knows exactly where he is, or what fa...
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Tally's 2018 Post-a-coaster!
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Character Database Updates & Stuff
Hello all! It's been a while since I last pestered you by tinkering with things that probably don't need to be tinkered with (but damn it...
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Our House Heads!
House Heads! We've looked through the current Professors and allocated four to be the Heads of each House. This is based part on exp...
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Mousie's Bug Bashing Thread
Mousie is the worst and tends to make new things when there are probably things that need to be fixed/clarified/all of that fun stuff.  ...
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Timeline Time!
The Great Tally Timeline So it's a struggle remembering when things happen to your character, and that's why we've got the "Signific...
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Using Reactions
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Gossip
Lions and Tigers and Bears... oh my!
A couple of farmers have been talking about sightings of a large wild cat of some kind, but when the try to chase after it to get a better...
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Music to your Ears
Bet you didn't know that the latest news is the performer on the net who goes by 'BlueEyed' is taking up schooling in Tallygarunga! Even s...
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No longer "AT", but we saw THAT coming.
It's official. Papers have been filed, and the unexpectedly long marriage of @Adele DeVylissea is over. Dear oh dear. At least the Drunk...
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Using Tally Gossip
Posting Gossip Small towns are notorious for gossip. The wizarding community that inhabits Narragyambie and Tallygarunga is no exception. B...
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Plotting
Ravioli Inside®
Ravioli A little bit about me and my roleplaying habits: one, I clearly have a very bad sense of humor. two, you should usually e...
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pyjamaviking's splotter
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Bare feet like a tomboy, and a crooked smile
Alrighty, here be the characters unfortunate enough to be written by me---Mousie! Alan Burdett 50 | Headmaster of Tallygarunga |...
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Heather's Babies
Elliot Morietti 41 | Surgeon/Healer | Ellen Pompeo Ellie is still grieving the loss of her husband three years ago. She's grumpy,...
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Ducklings
  orion arua-karras 17. Seventh Year. Bourke student. ...
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Come and have a butchers.
Albertine Bellerose ● 16 ● Spencer ● Former Child Model ● Pureblood Even though she is a Spencer, Albertine doesn't fit...
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Roar!
ThistleProse's Minions 100% stole the code from Lily! *tips hat* I am up for all kinds of plots! Just hit me up on Discord and I'l...
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Callie's Chars
Callie's Characters Always up for plots and threads, post below with ideas!   Liam Somersfield  32 | Keeper for A...
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Kai's Little Lies
    Marcus Carsen     Species: Dhampir Blood: Half-Breed(Wizarding Pureblood parent) Age: 25 Gender: Male...
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out of hiding
JOSIE WILSON 22 | School Nurse | Former Spencer | Lily Collins Once a student of Tallygarunga herself, Josie has returned as th...
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Flowers Made From Iron
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Lily's Lovelies
Lily's Characters Always up for plotties and connections and threads, post below with ideas!Jez25(?) | Actress, Princess, and Super...
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Rachel was like that floater that just refused to flush... And it was Audrey's self-designated job to be there for him and the kids whenev...
Miss Piggy Del
"What a delightfully ugly snort there, Adele! Don't tell me the pink cheeks are spreading and affecting your brain, I'm not sure how I'll ...
Blood to Blood, Shade to Shade
"...The other part owner is basically dead, and his wife is a swamp donkey. She let the place go and refused to do anything to save it, so...
Unwavering Faith
"Mamiere will cook." Caleb interjected, before looking squarely at Zane. "And then you will die." ...
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Public Relations Representative Youngest of the Burdett brothers Of his siblings, is closest to Liz Works for the Australian Federal Ministry of Magic as a ...
Adam Longhurst
Interior Designer Is the twin brother of Matthew Belmont Currently has custody of his half-siblings, Aiden and Valerie Longhurst Has been in a...
Elizabeth Burdett
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Emily Burdett
Single Mother Youngest sister of Alan Burdett Former Flinders, class of 2001 Protective baby of the family Has a daughter from a sca...
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Characters
Bryan Hawthorne
45 ☆ hb ☆ hu Bryan Hawthorne is a down-to-Earth kinda guy. He enjoys the simple things in life such as the great outdoors with camping and hiking. He l...
Stanley Pike
17 ☆ mb ☆ hu Pike struggles to take most things seriously when it comes to his education, magical or otherwise. While not outright disruptive, his eff...
Elliot Morietti
41 ☆ mb ☆ hu Stern | Grumpy | Short | Compassionate | Dry humored ...
Rosmunda Townsend
32 ☆ pb ☆ vt Though she may appear stoic, practical and professional much of the time, Rosmunda is far from unkind or lacking in compassion. In fact, i...
Tyson McKennis
17 ☆ Muggleborn ☆ Human Driven and Ambitious, Tyson's major noticeable traits is that he always finds something to work hard towards living under the shadow of h...
Daria Bishop
28 ☆ pb ☆ hu Many would say that Daria is the very definition of stubborn. The traits she has are almost a shock when you get to know her, she is outsp...
Tony Wolfe
38 ☆ hb ☆ hu Srengths: Compassion- regardless of what others may think of him Tony has a rather large heart. He keeps it hidden as much as possible, th...
Maks Valentin
9 ☆ pb ☆ hu Maks is a cheeky little boy with a honey badger attitude to go along with it. Always cheerful, and willing to do whatever he wants and nee...
Keeley Monroe
28 ☆ hb ☆ hu Keeley is well known for being hard headed and stubborn. The youngest of four with 3 older brothers she learned from an early age how to b...
Artemisia Bellerose
22 ☆ pb ☆ hu Having moved from one country to the next and then the next, Arti often had a problem making, or keeping, friends when she was younger and...
Alic Eron
24 ☆ hb ☆ hu Alic is a very mercurial person; he can be your worst enemy one minute, and your best friend the next. How he treats you depends on how he...
Frankie Oliver
16 ☆ pb ☆ hu Perfection is her ultimate goal. It drives her crazy sometimes really Frankie spends a lot of time reaching for perfection. She feels that...
Derrick Ackers
26 ☆ Muggleborn ☆ Human A man who seems to always be looking for the next big thing in his life in the way of fun or simply an activity to do just to shake up th...
Zane Nedvidek
25 ☆ hb ☆ hu Serious. Sociopathic. Distant. These are just some words to describe Zane. He isn't much of a talker, but when he chooses to speak to you...
Vito Salvatore
28 ☆ pb ☆ hu Vito is a ballistic stubborn short tempered man. He is quick to anger and he doesn’t have a problem holding back or physically harming w...
Siwan Llewellyn
16 ☆ hb ☆ hu Organized and studious, but erring on the aloof and dreamy side of it. Siwan spend so much time traveling, that it was difficult for her t...
Adele DeVylissea
35* ☆ Halfblood ☆ Sorceraic There are two very distinct sides to Adele. One, is the happy, carefree, laid back person she would like to be all the time. During these ...
Amy Lee
7 ☆ hb ☆ hu Amy is a very quiet, sweet little girl. She will go out of her way to comfort someone else, and tends to be always grinning and happy. She...
Maddison Harris
16 ☆ mb ☆ hu Maddie is like a rose, a delicate flower who can prick you with thorns if mishandled. She is a bit shy but a complete goofball around her ...
Aiden Longhurst
15 ☆ hb ☆ hu Aiden is ridiculously protective of his younger sister Valerie, and treats all new people with caution - especially men. When he first cam...
Kate Belmont
48 ☆ pb ☆ hu Kate is Daddy's little princess all grown up. She's never had much of an interest in romance, beyond creating the odd scandal here and the...
Stella King
20 ☆ mb ☆ hu Stella is rather reserved and guarded.  Her family was close knit and traveled a lot.  She never had an actual home as a kid as the fami...
Liam Somersfield
32 ☆ pb ☆ hu Liam is a very quirky soul. He's extremely depressed from previous life experiences but he hides it well by constantly joking around and b...
Lorelei Valentin-Blair
8 ☆ hbr ☆ sc To say Lorelei's personality is complex would be an understatement. She holds a deep intelligence that is clearly abnormal for a young ch...
Violet Kalifa
28 ☆ hb ☆ hu Violet is incredibly tactile, but also very calculated and self conscious. While at first she may appear amiable she is very socially awar...
Michael Grant-Jones
27 ☆ pb ☆ hu Michael is a complicated man, who has two distinct personalities; that when he is in public company and that when he is with his loved on...
Naoki Nakamura
17 ☆ pb ☆ hu Player Friendly Fake Outgoing Fashionista Polite Casual ...
Amea Nedvidek
25 ☆ hbr ☆ sc She's not easy to understand. She is for the most part, a cool calculating woman with a very serious look on life. She takes things person...
Scarlett Van Acker
31 ☆ hb ☆ hu Scarlett is a no-nonsense type of girl. People who complain about how sad and pathetic their life is drive her absolutely crazy. She lacks...
Audrey Adagathguarde
25 ☆ pb ☆ hu Happy, hyperactive, and peppy -- if there was a cheer squad then Audrey would be it. She can be almost childlike in her natural bubbliness...
Cassandra Sullivan
18 ☆ pb ☆ fr Wildcat, pocket rocket, little bundle of constant energy and amusement, there's a reason she needed to take up dancing to burn some of tha...
Vladimir Valentin
527 ☆ pb ☆ hu Vladimir is a bit of a mix in terms of his personality, however the most noticeable feature of his is the fact that he is extremely calc...
Vladimir Valentin
27 ☆ hbr ☆ dh Vladimir is one of the quietest people a person could ever meet. The man hates intruding upon the affairs of others. He respects everyone ...
Marielle Prince
17 ☆ hb ☆ hu Happy | Fun-loving | Talkative | Optimistic | Believes the best in people | Loyal ...
Kenna Westmore
16 ☆ hb ☆ vt Kenna acts as though she is driven by a motor, she is constantly moving constantly doing something and constantly attempting to be product...
Stuart Blair
51 ☆ pb ☆ hu Considering he's the father of five Blair kids who were all Spencers (and a secret other one who ended up in Sturt), it would be fairly ac...
Susan Summers
22 ☆ mb ☆ hu Frank and serious with little regard for easing the blow of opinions and facts. It’s not that she doesn’t care about people's feeling...
Mary Ohara
29 ☆ mb ☆ hu Mary is a rather ordinarily happy woman, though she might choose to express it a little more vehemently than others. Always talkative, Mar...
Scarlett Fate
11 ☆ hb ☆ hu She is eccentric and very creative. She paints a lot and her favourite style of painting is abstract. She favours loud colours and messy ...
Orion Arua-Karras
17 ☆ hb ☆ hu Orion is an independent, somewhat sociable, somewhat funny, somewhat stubborn young man. His life has always been full of 'somewhat' and '...
Kevia Hale
27 ☆ hb ☆ ww Kevia has always been a quiet child, not shy, but she always liked to observe before she found herself engaging in something.  She was n...
Josie Wilson
22 ☆ mb ☆ hu Josie is, for the most part, an optimistic young woman. She loves life as it is, and wants to explore it--but one day at a time. She deals...
Ilia Collins
10 ☆ mb ☆ hu Ilia is rather unique. She tends to ramble, not able to pick up that other people have gotten bored, or checked out of the conversation. O...
Ashkar Gastrell
44 ☆ mb ☆ hu Ash is a man that seems to exude confidence. He wears this along with arrogance as a shield. Showing the world a Wizard who has little re...
Rue Delaney
28 ☆ hbr ☆ fr Rue is odd. She’s always been odd. There’s just something mildly unsettling about her. It could be her eyes, that startling shade of ...
Matt Belmont
51 ☆ hb ☆ hu Matt’s obsession with neatness and cleanliness is a defining part of who he is. He keeps detailed records of everything, organises his m...
Kiera London
33 ☆ pb ☆ hu In her Tallygarunga days, Kiera was known as a quiet nerd. She was bookish and was often found in a squishy chair with her feet up and a ...
Lux Hightower
33 ☆ mb ☆ hu Overall Lux is rather dualistic in her nature, she find the number two to be of great significance she sees herself as the saint and the s...
Patrick Kelly
35 ☆ hb ☆ hu  Patrick likes to think of himself as the antihero.  While he was always laid back so to speak he has found his nature had changed quit...
Caldwell Hughes
24 ☆ mb ☆ ww Clever - Stickler - Kind of a hard ass toward students - Can loosen up around the right people ...
Alan Burdett
50 ☆ pb ☆ hu As a general rule, Alan is open, honest and likes to have a joke around. He was a Spencer student in school, and well known for his pranks...
Grant Thomas
25 ☆ hb ☆ hu Grant is a shy but smart guy, incredibly loyal to his friends. ...
Lucy Fischer
27 ☆ hb ☆ hu Headstrong | Stubborn | Spontaneous | Loyal | Adventurous | Strong in her convictions ...
Hine Parata
16 ☆ hb ☆ hu While she likes to define herself as strong and athletic, her strength is in persistence. She has a tendancy to complete what she starts, ...
Ikedi Azikiwe
43 ☆ mb ☆ hu Ikedi is the type of person you want in your corner. He is compassionate and caring, and incredibly driven. Because he was the eldest of t...
Calixta Karras-Pappas
45 ☆ pb ☆ hu Being the only daughter of a powerful family had it perks, but it mostly had them treating her as the breakable child.  She was never goo...
Mairead Townsend
14 ☆ hbr ☆ vt Bright, Mairead is unafraid to raise her hand in class, pushing forward whatever answers she might know.  She's quick to learn, but she ...
Viktor Valentin
27 ☆ hbr ☆ dh Viktor is a fairly quiet man, but is more than comfortable with engaging in conversation with others, even those he has not met before. No...
Penny Quinland
27 ☆ pb ☆ hu Stubborn, willful and determined to accomplish her goals, Penny has proven that even if there were some detours along the way, you can rea...
Eudoxia Miller
33 ☆ hb ☆ hu Eudoxia comes across to most people as cool and collected. She prides herself with always being in control of emotions, though she does no...
Tory Pierce
22 ☆ pb ☆ hu Tory has always been a tomboy who loved getting into scrapes. She is more courageous than is good for her, and particularly susceptible to...
Sean Rhodes
27 ☆ hb ☆ hu Sean is a serious soul, but that doesn’t mean that he won’t stand up for himself or others. He’s incredibly loyal and you can always...
Marcus Carsen
25 ☆ Halfbreed ☆ Dhampir To narrow it down to a 'playful sort' would do Marcus a grand discredit. Being in the business of news and socially active there is a cert...
Gerry Richter
16 ☆ mb ☆ hu Gerry has always been very strong-willed. She knows what she likes, what she doesn't, and she seldom bends to any who aren't in her closes...
Keith Anderson
45 ☆ hb ☆ hu Keith is a shy person when he is in a new place. However, once you get to know him, you realize he is a fun loving, down-to-earth kind of ...
Dylan Connell
38 ☆ Pureblood ☆ Human Dylan Connell can be considered a very grim sort of man on the surface, more of actions than words. Often when he -does- speak it is short...
Elena Bihar
30 ☆ pb ☆ hu Elena is one of the most stable women you will ever meet. she had an unnatural calm about her as well as a shrewd work ethic and strong wi...
Thomas Sollozzo
53 ☆ pb ☆ hu Thomas is a dangerous individual who enjoys nothing more in life than money, murder, and torture. Sociopathic by nature, he shows very li...
Lot Karras
38 ☆ hb ☆ hu ven when he appears self-controlled and calm there is a seething intensity of emotional energy under the placid exterior. Lot is like a vo...
Morgan Ohara
13 ☆ hb ☆ hu Despite her situation, Morgan is a very sweet girl. She is rather shy, and introverted, but isn't afraid to make friends. She just needs s...
Jackson Renner
17 ☆ hb ☆ hu At first glance, Jackson appears to be a very quiet and withdrawn boy, in fact many gave mentioned that there is something calming about h...
Atlas Karras
60 ☆ hb ☆ hu At first glance Atlas is energetic and youthful. Many have told him he can be impulsive but he knows that this is really his ability to be...
Jason Miller
38 ☆ pb ☆ hu Jason is a very colorful guy. A fun-loving individual, he loves to be around a crowd of people, having fun and cutting up when it's accept...
Samhain Eros
16 ☆ hb ☆ hu Samhain is very quiet, and prefers to be on her own. She views people as untrustworthy, and tends to avoid them. However, she desperately ...
Caitlin Sullivan
36 ☆ hbr ☆ fr Cate would be considered a no-nonsense woman, which may sound strange when someone is told about her personal gifts and the fact that she ...
Lazar Valov
28 ☆ pb ☆ hu Lazar is a mechanic, in a way. He likes to take things apart and put them back together. He tends to be more internal in his thinking and ...
Gideon Monk
36 ☆ pb ☆ hu at first glance Gideon is energetic and youthful. many have told him he can be impulsive but he knows that this is really his ability to b...
Alexander Winfield
18 ☆ Halfbreed ☆ Sorceraic Alexander is an extremely friendly young man and enjoys the better side of life. He has already dealt with what it felt like and even now ...
Boaz Izem
30 ☆ mb ☆ hu Boaz would tell you he has led a fate filled life, full of dramatic personal relationships. This has led him to believe that he has all th...
Lilith Evenstar
24 ☆ pb ☆ hu Lilith becomes known to any community she joins very quickly, owing to her outgoing nature. She is fair and frank, preferring to be honest...
Gemini Demetra
22 ☆ hbr ☆ vt A good egg for the most part, Gem has always been free-spirited. Always eager to use her knowledge to basically turn whatever she can into...
Jonathan Azai
25 ☆ Halfbreed ☆ Fae Jonathan is an enigma of switching phases and no one personality or image he shows is entirely true only a fragment of what he wants to b...
Elektra Devereux
31 ☆ mb ☆ hu Ely takes most of her life's problems on the chin. Most. For the rest, she usually hides it behind a mask of dry humour and sarcastic rem...
Jezebel Blair
25 ☆ hbr ☆ sc Jezebel is generally a friendly and understanding person in most aspects, this is because through her life growing up she herself has had ...
Iris Glauert
15 ☆ hb ☆ hu Iris is the type of girl that can easily overload herself. She likes to start projects, but not necessarily finish them, and her dreams ar...
Ethan King
24 ☆ mb ☆ hu Energetic | Hyperactive | Friendly | Focused | Spastic | Inquisitive ...
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But first, coffee. Comfy plots that build character relationships.  Penny is in need of friends. Work friends, acquaintances and close friends. No rom...
The Australian Home of Magic Tallygarunga is an 18+ post-Potter non-canon forum RPG, featuring Australia's only public wizarding school Tallygarunga.
Setting
Location: Rural Victoria, Australia
Current time: April 2018
Term Two: April 18th-June 30th
House Points
Flinders: 135
Sturt: 162
Bourke: 160
Spencer: 140
THE AUSTRALIAN HOME OF MAGIC
Dr. Bryan Hawthorne

A Cold One

By Dr. Bryan Hawthorne, in The Drunken Roo

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Narragyambie ☆ Doctor/HealerScotteh
45 year old Halfblood Human

Today had been one of the days that Bryan was working at Narragyambie General Hospital, and it had been a relatively slow day. Not like when spent time at St. Ringo's where there was always something to do. Still, he enjoyed the small town hospital and lending a hand. Most of the staff at St. Ringo's didn't understand why he was lending his time to a muggle hospital, but he enjoyed it. He loved helping people, which was why he had gotten a medical degree at a muggle college as well. The time he'd spent at the Royal Melbourne Hospital had been nice, but nothing compared to Narragyambie, really. Bryan supposed it was the people there. They were a lot more friendly. 

Today, after his work shift had finished, Bryan had decided to visit one of his favorite spots in town, The Drunken Roo. It was one of the few spots he could spend hours at, and felt welcome. 

Bryan made his way into the Roo, and took a seat at the bar. He nodded at Mish, who had come over to take his order. 

"Lemon-lime and vodka, today, Mish."

"Mixing it up a little. Finally."

"Just not in the mood for beer tonight, I suppose." he said, chuckling. He watched as she made the drink, and slid it over to him.

"Enjoy." She said, and continued cleaning glasses.

He took a small sip of the drink, and smacked his lips together. It felt nice going down. He didn't even notice someone joining him at the bar.

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Narragyambie ☆ HerbologistKay
33 year old Muggleborn Human ☆ her/she

 Lux gave a small laugh.  She was a little amazed at how jumpy she had been since her daughter had gne to Tally.  It was quiet in her home and the more she found herself alone, the more she disliked the empty feeling the house had.  She couldn’t wait for the first holiday.  It took a lot for her not to march into the school.  Luckily her friend worked there and she was able to keep an eye on her without her daughter knowing,  It was a good feeling at least.  It had been hard enough moving countries, to add a new school on top of that.  She shook her head. 

Looking at the time she decided that rather than make dinner she would head to the Roo.  She figured a drink and some barfood was not the worst thing.  She moved to sit beside a man who had ordered a drink and she smiled.  ”Cherry Vodka and soda please… and can I see a menu?”  She asked as she looked at the man beside her.  ”Oh Dr. Hawthorne!”  She said with a smiled. 

”Lux… Hightower.  I don’t know if you remember me, we met briefly at a seminar at the hospital…”  She said with a smile

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Narragyambie ☆ Doctor/HealerScotteh
45 year old Halfblood Human

Bryan looked up when he heard his name, and spotted a very beautiful female sitting beside him. He knew her from somewhere, and he couldn't really put hi finger on it. Something to do with plants. Why would he think she had something to do with plants? He was trying to put together where he recognized her from when she told him. Once she said this, he returned her smile.

"Sorry, I'm not so good with names at times, but I don't forget a face. I do remember meeting you. You're the herbologist, correct?" He asked, sincerely hoping that he was right. If not, well, he would feel like a bit of an idiot. It happens though. He took a drink of his drink, hoping that his memory was a good as he thought it to be.

 

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Narragyambie ☆ HerbologistKay
33 year old Muggleborn Human ☆ her/she

Lux smiled.  He did seem to remember her.  That was something that at least made her feel a bit less crazy.  Lux always felt as though she was the weirdest one in the room.  Maybe it was because most of her conversation came from her plants, or those who also felt the same about plants she did.  It was sort of a calling, you either had it, or you didn’t.  Her daughter had also talked to the plants but she felt this was more to humor Lux than it was actually talking to someone.  ”yes, I  have been working with a few healers… developing new things, well and a potions master… it’s been quite a collaborative.  A think tank so to speak.’  She was smiled at him.  It was kind of like that in many ways.   

”It is nice to run into you outside of the hospital.  I don’t really see many people outside of them these days, then again its because I spent most of my time in them…”  She said as she looked at the drink set in front of her.  ”Avoiding being home alone tonight… what about you?” 

 

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Narragyambie ☆ Doctor/HealerScotteh
45 year old Halfblood Human

Bryan nodded his head. "A think tank, eh?" He asked. "I used to do stuff like that back in my younger years, but now I just stick to the stuff I know I'm good at. I keep up with the newer stuff, but sometimes the old ways can work wonders." Bryan loved helping people though, and whatever he could do that would better himself and his work, he would. However, sometimes, new ways didn't necessarily mean better ways. He was curious though, so he asked, "What kind of things are you working on right now?"

Bryan chuckled a bit when she made the comment about never really leaving the hospitals. "I can honestly say I know the feeling. Outside of here, I'm usually at the hospital here, at St. Ringos, or home resting. I try to stop in a few times a week here though. I love the atmosphere." 

Bryan took a sip of his drink, and when she said she was avoiding being home, and asked about him, he pondered a moment. "Well, I wouldn't say it's to avoid being home alone tonight, but then I'd just be trying to fool myself. Plus, Mish makes better drinks than I ever could get at home."

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Narragyambie ☆ HerbologistKay
33 year old Muggleborn Human ☆ her/she

 

 ”Oh there is a lot of good in the old, we aren’t really trying to reinvent those things.  If it works it works.”  She said with a smile.  ”We are really looking at those things that don’t work… things that seem to afflict the magical and the muggle alike.  Cancer dementia… autoimmune things.  Potions that treat that the symptoms are great but at the end of the day you still have those medical issues.”  The purpose of medical sciences was to keep improving, and they had the ability to integrate the non magical with the magical… it was a good thing.  It was actually pretty interesting.  She enjoyed the work she had been doing honestly.  It was a good way.  

”I’ve come a few times, and I would have to agree… and that is without even knowing how you make your drinks.”  she said with a small smile.  ”It is also a great place to be talked out of pulling my daughter out of school…”  She said with a bashful glance at him.  She had been looking for any excuse to pick her up… it was the longest she had gone without seeing her daughter 

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Narragyambie ☆ Doctor/HealerScotteh
45 year old Halfblood Human

"The problem that you run into there is that those things are great for people like you and me. However, for those not like us, the non-magical community, you can run into many issues with potions and their bodies. Sometimes they don't react well to them." He had seen it once or twice. Potions being too much for a muggle. "However, I know of a potions master that has been working on similar things. He's wrote a few books, and is local. Anderson. Er, I think his first name may be Keith." He'd seen the man around a few different medical conventions. Bryan had treated him in the past as well.

Bryan nodded at the woman. "Well, they are certainly right, if I may speak freely about it. Education is very important, and outside of a home setting as well. It gives them the opportunity as well to have communication and interaction with people their own age."

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Narragyambie ☆ HerbologistKay
33 year old Muggleborn Human ☆ her/she

 Lux nodded.  ”Oh absolutely, people react to all kinds of things honestly.”  It was a little bit of mess.  She shook her head.  ”Oh yes, I have not met him but I have read all of his books.  He is a brilliant man.”   She said with a smile.  ’I have seen him but I haven’t talked to him.  I am not sure what I would say  have admired his work for so long.”  She said with a smile and a shrug.  ”I have attended a few myself.  “That was how I ended up with a job here.”  She said wit a smile.  She was rather excited about it all.  That was an understatement.  She smiled. 

”Oh I know but it’s just us and I miss having her around.  She is my life.”  She nearly gushed. 

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"Honestly, I believe he may be speaking at the university on a few subjects. You should hit him up. From what I understand, he has been working on something for cancer. I think he's close to a breakthrough." Bryan did admire that. He'd spent many years in both muggle and wizarding hospitals, and cancer was an ugly thing. Especially in the muggle world. "So, what is your official job then?" He asked her, whenever she said that was how she had ended up with her job here.

Bryan nodded at the woman. "I mean, I can't really relate. Never been married. Never had children. However, I do know that you have to let them go, and learn to be their own person. The interaction with other kids her age will help her developmental skills." He took a sip of his drink. "Plus, it'll allow you time to yourself. Free time. You can do whatever your heart desires. It's not like she will be gone forever."

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Narragyambie ☆ HerbologistKay
33 year old Muggleborn Human ☆ her/she

”Oh is he?”  she said with a smile. That wouldn’t be a terrible idea.  ”I may have to do that.  I think we could easily have a few notes to compare”  She said with a smile.  It was a good thing honestly.  The more they could colloberate and come up with various things the more they would fix.  Taking a sip of her drink she smiled.  ”Oh I am the on call Herbology Consultant.”  It was a good thing.  ”I also have a research grant as part of my contract.  Its nice to have the backing of a bigger hospital and agency.”  It had made all the difference in her research.  She smiled at the man.  

”Well Marriage is not something you are missing out on.”  Hers had been an absolute disaster.  She let out a small laugh and she shrugged.  ”Oh I know this, rationally… but it is much harder to do it in practice.”  her daughter had always been the light of her life.  When she thought about what love was like- it was like that.  ”I still find I have no idea what to do with time, even with the aability to do whatever I want to do.”  she shrugged.    

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45 year old Halfblood Human

"I'd say you probably could compare notes. You could probably find him at the university sometime. Something to think about. He loves the whole potions thing, especially with healing and all that good stuff." Bryan said, taking another sip of his drink. She told him about her official job, and the grants. "Well, research keeps us going. It's what helps us healers keep updated. Especially with things that we may or may not have seen before. So, thank you." He said, smiling. 

Bryan nodded. "I'd imagine I'm not missing anything. 100% of all divorces start with marriage, you know." He chuckled, and took another drink. "Plus, I stay to busy for any sort of real relationship." Whenever she told him more about her daughter being gone, and not having anything to do, he frowned. "Well, you ought to find a hobby. It can help. Anything. There is a healer at work that took up pottery after her divorce. She makes some amazing stuff. My hobby is coming to the Drunken Roo."

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33 year old Muggleborn Human ☆ her/she

She would hope a potions master loved potions.  Otherwise it would seem a bit of an odd job for someone to just do.  ”I take it you two are friends?”  she asked as he seemed rather well versed on the topic of Mr. Anderson, either that or he was a very casual fanboy of the man.  The thought made lux smile internally before she turned to look at him at his thank you.  ”Oh of course”  She shook her head.  She didn’t really see it as something she needed to be thanked for, she was paid well for her knowledge… though if she was not being paid well, she still would have done it.  She liked the quiet that she had in the greenhouse.  So long as no one messed with the mandrakes.  That was not really a problem since they had moved.  

”I had heard that statistic yes.”  She shook her head.  It was a rather facetious way to see things like marriage.  Though, she supposed she also felt that way this time.  She had not been looking to jump back into anything for a while.  ”Too busy, that sounds like a familiar excuse.”  She said with a laugh.  She was also using that one.  ”Maybe I will spend time looking for something like that…”  She said with a shrug.  ”Spend more time in the greenhouse… grow flowers for the sake of flowers.”  That sounded rather fun. 

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45 year old Halfblood Human

"Friends? Oh, no. He was a patient of mine at one point, yeah. We've just discussed things at conventions, and I think that he's fairly brilliant with potions." Bryan said, and took another sip. "Definitely knows his stuff, that's for certain."

Bryan chuckled. "Well, it's not necessarily an excuse. I do work quite often, and when I don't I come here. So, I guess it's busy in my mind. I mean, if I'm being honest, I don't go home alone every night, but I just don't have the time for a real relationship. Never have, probably never will. No sense in trying now at forty-five." He said, laughing. And, it was true. at 45, there was really no point in settling down at this point. Plus, he enjoyed his bachelor life for the most part. Sure, some nights got lonely, but that was his sacrifice.

"You could always teach a greenhouse class. You know, teach people how to care for the plants, and love them, and see their true beauty. I can see that you know a thing or two about beauty." He said with a small wink.

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Lux nodded.  ”Oh, okay gotcha.”  She said as he explained his relationship with the writer.  ”His books are quite good, I will agree, I tend to read as many books on potions and healing since herbology is so closely related to those fields.”  She had never really thought about conferring with someone who she had read so much from. 

”So you are not the romantic sort I see,”  She laughed a little at this.  ”I think relationships happen even now… but if you are happy then who cares about such things?”  She said.  It was something she had not really come to terms with until she had gotten divorced.  ”I don’t think I was able to admit you don’t need the relationship to define you until I was divorced.’  She had not really done the whole eat pray love thing, and she still had bad days but it was better since she had moved. 

She let out a soft laugh as he winked.  ”Do you think so?”  She said with a smile.  ”Thank you that is very kind.” 

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45 year old Halfblood Human

"I have an entire library at home on muggle and magical medicine, along with several potions books. Things I've collected over the years. I try to keep up with my reading as much as I can." Bryan said. He enjoyed the time he could read when possible. Between work at both hospitals and the time he spent at the bar, he was lacking in his reading though. He had to have his break from work related things though, and this was it.

"I wouldn't say I'm not the romantic type. It's more along the lines of that settling down just seems pointless at this age. If I met the right person, maybe it would be different. I think it's more of my career and my age really getting in the way of getting into anything too serious. Plus, sometimes it's nice just being a bachelor." He took a drink. "Nights get lonely sometimes, sure, but I meet all kinds of people here. Sometimes the nights don't get lonely from those meetings." At the same time though, he felt he wouldn't mind to have someone to wake up to in the morning that wasn't in a rush to put their clothes back on and go home.

Bryan nodded, smiling. "I most definitely think so."

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”I may have a few books that you would like…”  She thought for a moment.  ”On herbs, more in-depth than the potions books, about the various properties.”  She said.  ”I wrote one of them, it is not incredibly popular here but the muggle community actually likes it quite a bit.”  she said with a smile.  It was actually sort of cool to see how popular it was in the muggle community.  ”I focused on the medicinal herbs and how to use them… especially some of the more dangerous ones like belladonna.”  She had always thought it was a particularly beautiful flower… So many pretty things were dangerous.  ”You should come by my greenhouse sometime I can show you some things you may not have considered to use before.” 

”Pointless?”  She looked at him for a moment.  ”Are you worried about someone not being able to handle the fact you are about your career?”  She wondered for a moment about those who loved their jobs.  ”It is about finding the woman who is independent enough on their own to handle that you will not always be home at five o’clock… perhaps you just need a woman who will be just as focused on her career.  She said with a smile.  ”Someone who will support you… Its not a bad idea you know.  And I know what you mean… sometime it is nice to wake up beside someone.  I do miss that.”  She nodded.  ”And thank you are not so bad yourself.”  she said tucking her hair behind her ear. 

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45 year old Halfblood Human

"Your greenhouse, eh? Yeah, I would not mind that at all. I'm always interested in new things. Seeing new things. Don't know if I've ever been able to actually go through a greenhouse with an expert since, well, school really." Bryan said with a smile. "Of course, I'd have to find time within work days. Career is my life." 

Bryan then listened how she said that it wasn't necessarily pointless. That there were people out there that would be understanding. However, Bryan had pretty much given up on that. Any relationship he'd really been in and tried, they pretty much had left because he was never around much. It was as if his entire life had to revolve around his job. The one woman in his life that had never let him down, his career. "Women like that are hard to find." Bryan said, and frowned. "However, I just fill the voids with friends that have certain benefits." He chuckled, and then ordered a beer. 

"I think if they'd let me, I'd stay here all night and just drink the night away."

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”Of course.”  she said when he mentioned that he had to work time out with work.  Lux understood that particular phrase rather well, she had used a few times herself not to mention she had also heard her former husband say it as well.  ”I never mind showing people around the greenhouse.”  She said with a smile.  It drove her daughter crazy most of the time, she had so many times before had to go around and see the plants, she had to listen to her mother talk excitedly about something.  Usually something she didn’t care too much about.  She smiled at the thought.   

”I suppose, I myself have not tried to find a woman like that… “  She said with a small smile. The truth was she had never tried to find a woman at all.  Lux had not tried to find anyone honestly.  She had met and fallen for her husband and that had been more of an accident than it had been anything.  ”Benefits?”  she questioned and then it dawned on her.  ”Ohhh.”  She shook her head.  ”Nevermind.”  She had not needed the explanation.  ”would you?  All night?  That seem exhausting.” 

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"Excellent then." Bryan said, shifting in his seat a bit. "I'm excited to see it. It's been a while since I've been to a proper greenhouse with someone who knows a thing or two about what is actually in there." Bryan could always use a few new things too for his emergency bag. So, there was a potential there that he could help her out a bit with some business if he saw anything he may need.

Bryan chuckled when she said she had not tried to find a women like that. However, whenever it took her a moment to catch what he had meant with his comment, he snorted with laughter. "Yeah, benefits. Exactly." He said in response. The nights got lonely, and sometimes he just needed someone in his bed. What happened there when he did were the benefits for sure. 

"Yes, all night. Nothing else to do all night, so why not?" He asked, and the beer he had ordered was now in front of him. He took a long gulp before setting it down, smacking his lips together.

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