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Jun. 1st, 2015 06:08 pm
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The team dealing with the camps and their personnel and the team tasked with stitching together the network that's going to be the spine of our new economy are overlapping quite a bit. Stands to reason, since the camps are our source for new helping hands, as well as nodes for trade and the repositories of goods we'll need to move around.

We have a GIGANTIC map of the Protectorate Albion in its entirety, and Mum, Charlie and I have inlaid reporting charms on twenty or so spots on it. Those spots are cross-indexed to the twenty corresponding regional maps that lay out these areas in greater detail. (We have this all set up in the Charms classroom). These regional maps, in turn, are keyed to duplicate maps we've distributed to our information sources within that region. We've infused the maps with about six charms so far, and we'll add more as we find them useful.

What we have so far:
  • Top ten resource available to offer for trade

  • Top ten resources needed (shortages)

  • Key representatives - economic (colour-coded to show if they're wizard or muggle)

  • Key representatives - political (again, colour-coded)

  • Transportation (the colours show if they're lorries, trains, boats or something else)

  • Population breakdown (This can be queried to find out all sorts of information: wizard vs muggle, men vs women, adults vs children, able-bodied vs dependent, Protectorate loyal vs Albion loyal, and so on)
So this is how it works: say you have a yen for kippers and you want to find out which locations have fish available for trade. You do the first query charm over the large map, and titles of the regions that have fish will glow. You see that Norfolk has fish, and you do the charm again over the Norfolk map. That will show you which locations (towns, camps, cities) have surplus fish to trade. Or say you have extra fish you want to get rid of before it starts to stink. You can use the maps to find out which locations are looking to get fish. See what extra resources they have, and then you have an opportunity to set up an exchange.

We have the charms laid, as I said, but the searches aren't showing much yet. This'll become more useful as we go as our reporting sources embed the information within their own maps ('Yarmouth reports it has three thousand extra barrels of kippers'), and we can then draw upon those facts and figures here.

Our muggle counterparts are brainstorming to try to come up with a similar method for doing this a muggle way--without using magic, in other words. Can't imagine how they can do it, but Davidson's people are working on it.

Alice and Remus: would it be all right for us to add the fideliused locations that we know about? If you approve, let Colin know to stop on by to give us the list we have so far.

If any of you lot can think of other information you want the maps to show, let Mum, Charlie or me know.
alt_terry: (Older Terry alert)
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I think the Sorting Hat picked right for me.

But sometimes, I admit, it would be really useful to be a Gryffindor.

I'm not going to back out, though.
alt_terry: (Older Terry self-effacing)
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It used to be werewolves, yeah. But I was pretty ashamed of myself after Remus left Hogwarts and it became clear why he left: because he didn't want to be forced to bite Hermione's parents. I did a lot of thinking and well, I look at Remus now and instead of just seeing a werewolf, I see him as a co-head of the Order, and teacher. Someone who Sirius became an animagus to help.

There was a boggart in one of the old abandoned buildings that my Zulu team was casing last year, so I learned that mine's changed. It's the git now. Amycus Carrow, with his throat ripped out, lunging for me. Which is funny, now that I think of it, because the reason I saw him like that is that I killed him. He's dead, and he can't hurt me anymore.

But. Anyway. Sirius taught me how to become an animagus. He learned the transformation to help Remus. So, it feels like--it feels like helping her is paying back.

alt_terry: (Older Terry wistful)
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It sounds mad, doesn't it? But yeah.

And I like Luna. She's always treated me as another Ravenclaw, just like any one of her other Housemates. She knitted me a miniature Ravenclaw scarf to use as a bookmark, and for my birthday she sent me carved raven that would peck at me if I dozed off on sentry duty.
alt_terry: (Older Terry considering)
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Remus suggested I spend time with her as the Professor in these last couple of days before the full moon. So I did that today.

She told me she was an utter berk to a bunch of people yesterday. Hard to imagine about Luna, isn't it? But she's been avoiding people and really quiet today.

She smells ... different. Dunno how to describe it, a lower note of sort of a wilder tang. Not quite canid, but close.

And she smells really afraid.

I also saw Colin this afternoon. He looked absolutely gutted when he asked me how she was doing. Apparently she's said she doesn't want to see him until after it's over.
alt_terry: (Older Terry observing)
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I do get scared, when I think of watching her transform. Even though Sirius has insisted she won't bite me when I'm in my animagus form, and that I can calm her. But seeing how much more scared she is than me makes me feel like I'd be an absolute worm if I backed out now.

Madam Pomfrey has been really blunt about the risks. Not for me, I mean, but for her.

We're all hoping that since she was bit at the dark of the moon instead of the full moon, she won't transform. But it seems clear something will happen. We just don't know what.

Hermione and Madam Pomfrey are going to be monitoring her. They think that the secret room--I mean the one they're calling the Room of Requirement now--will arrange itself to help, like make a separate chamber separated by glass, so they can see.

Dunno what they can do, though, if it all starts to go bad.

Merlin. I'll be glad when the full moon is over, and she's safe on the other side of it.

Private Message to George and Fred

Date: 2015-06-02 03:19 am (UTC)
alt_pansy: (small mysterious smile)
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You are utterly brilliant, you know.

Re: Private Message to George

Date: 2015-06-02 03:50 am (UTC)
alt_pansy: (giddy wind in hair)
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Hello, amazingly handsome and talented boyfriend.

Prepare to be rather thoroughly snogged tonight.

Just so you're aware.

Do you remember last Thursday? That. Only better.

Re: Private Message to George and Fred

Date: 2015-06-02 04:11 am (UTC)
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Oh, believe me, I can imagine well enough.

And there are quite a few things I am grateful that your mum has not been present to hear, Fred.

Let's just leave it at that.

Date: 2015-06-02 04:04 am (UTC)
alt_kingsley: (colinweary)
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I talked to Mrs L, she said we might want to restrict to just Hogwarts maps depending on permission of the property -- I can start making the rounds day after tomorrow to make inquiries.

Date: 2015-06-02 03:22 pm (UTC)
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I've been talking with Lord Denning, he suggested we bring in one of the scientists from Wakefield to help with maps and tracking all the people from the camps looking for family members.

I'll have him meet with you both. Whatever he needs. We can order equipment from France if necessary.


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