The Law of The Land. Respect The Badge.
The Law of The Land. Respect The Badge.
Contact UK Muggles regarding Detective Chief Inspector Jane Tennison of their BBC Division’s “Prime Suspect” Precinct. That woman and I would get along famously. I like her style. We should recruit her.
It’s hard work keeping you safe, New York City. But at least we’ve nice offices.
Welcome to another AWESOME #FanFriday and welcome to Auror HQ!
This past week we shot a variety of important scenes at the NY Auror Headquarters. There were many performers on set, but for many of our principal characters it was their first encounter with the sprawling grounds of Hempstead House, the home of our very own castle headquarters. Here are some stills from the shoot and an introduction to a never-before-revealed character played by the wonderful & talented Lindsay Goranson. We hope this will get you through until next week when we have even MORE FanFriday goodies to show you.
NAME: Krysta Steelwing
WAND: Bloodwood & Oak, Dragon Heartstring (see below)
PATRONUS: Leopard Seal
OCCUPATION: Senior Officer
BIO: Krysta is the elder of the Steelwing sisters and an efficient Auror. She was raised in Missouri and educated in a private magical academy in Louisiana, The New Orleans Institute for the Magic Arts. Her parents were very supportive of her and saw to it that she received the very finest magical education, but certainly pressured her into considering nothing but the most prestigious sort of careers. Krysta wanted very badly to become a healer, but found she had more of a knack for Defense Against the Dark Arts, as opposed to potions and charms. When the prospect of pursuing a career as an Auror was brought to her, she became passionate about law enforcement. Her parents were divorced halfway through her time at The New Orleans Institute for the Magic Arts and her mother relocated to New York. Krysta sought her job there, after graduating, and was accepted on to the force. While in the city she met and married her wife, Guinevere. Krysta is soft spoken, yet a vicious, brutal duelist. Since she is exceptionally gifted in combat, she is often sent on the most perilous missions the office has to offer. While her temperament is typically mild and polite, if anything poses a threat to a family member, she becomes dangerously defensive.
About Krysta’s Wand:
Krysta Steelwing. Bloodwood & Oak. 15 1/2 inches. Essence of Dragon Heartstring.
Useful in divination, Bloodwood is said to reveal secrets of both the past and future and to aid its possessor in understanding the given knowledge. Oak has always been respected and admired for its strength and size, representing endurance and power. Because it is often struck by lightning, it has become associated with having the ability to attract inspiration, wisdom and illumination.
We want to thank the Writer’s Roundtable podcast for this AMAZING interview with Leo, Cassandra, Chris and Leanna, taken in Nashville at UtopYA Con. If you haven’t listened to them, listen here now.
I’ve cast Imperturbatum in case any Hellhounds might be inclined to listen in.
As defensive magic is my forte, I’ll not disseminate tools of my trade wantonly lest they be used against me. However I was asked to share a few of my favorite spells, hexes or charms to cast. Beyond the most commonly used defensive spells, wards and the basic offensive spells of policing, I am fond of the following:
Cave Inimicum proves more useful than I can say, here in a city where everyone and everything presses too close, and a “Keep Out” sign does no good. This spell keeps more Muggles safe than they’ll ever know. Obsepeo is a necessary secondary precaution.
In New York City, there are far more stairs than people (and that means a lot of stairs). I’ve been known to cast many a Glisseo.
Stay awake, New York.
You don’t know what’s coming.
You don’t see what I see.
*sings* “My My My My Patronus!”
(Image Copyright National Geographic)
Magnificent creature if I do say so myself. And I do.
Meet Deputy Margaret Kellion, second-in-command at the Department of Magical Law Enforcement. Wanna know more? Here’s her bio:
MARGARET KELLION (played by Leanna Renee Hieber)
WAND: Rosewood, Dragon Heartstring, 11 inches
OCCUPATION: Deputy at The NYC Department of Magical Law Enforcment
BIO: She is strict, efficient and chic. Deput Margaret Kellion graduated as valedictorian of the Salem Academy of Magic in 1993 and was immediately made an Auror in Training thanks to her remarkable academic achievements. She was officially accepted onto the force in 1995 where she worked as a Junior Auror in the White House Relations Unit for one year and was made a Senior Auror there in 1997. During her time there, she earned herself a rather shadowy reputation. The decisions of the muggle politicians began to weigh on her and she sort of strayed. There are certainly rumors of minor involvement in Hellhound business from 1999-2003. In 2004 she cut all ties with the W.H.R.U. and took a job as a Senior Auror at the New York City Department of Magical Law Enforcement where she was partnered with one Christopher Munro. Later, in 2008, she and her partner were elevated to Deputy and Chief of the Department. She has served alongside him since then. Margaret is known for her organizational skills and defensive magic. She is a formidable duelist who works without flourishes or fanciness. This woman has no tolerance for nonsense but nobly preaches tolerance of magical and non-magical co-existence. She serves NYC proudly and gracefully.