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Oh, Great Cthulhu...

I read Lovecraft as a teenager; could not resist this:

Stolen from the worthy lady shusu:

Oh Great Cthulhu!

I have been an extremely diligent devotee this year.

In March, I exposed [info]merlinwood to soul-rending horrors (250 points). In August, I rescued [info]cantusaequor from being sacrificed (-200 points). In September, I recruited [info]drachenstein as a new cultist (30 points). In February, I legally changed my name to Randolph Carter (-40 points). When the stars were right, I prepared an ocean voyage to R'lyeh (200 points). In January, I visited my relatives in Innsmouth (100 points).

In short, I have been very good (340 points) and deserve to be eaten first.


Your humble and obedient servant,
paulgraves_de


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Paul Graves

OOC Note and Colour Quiz

I'm am going to experiment with writing this character in the aftermath of Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince.

you are seagreen
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Your dominant hues are cyan and green. Although you definately strive to be logical you care about people and know there's a time and place for thinking emotionally. Your head rules most things but your heart rules others, and getting them to meet in the middle takes a lot of your energy some days.

Your saturation level is higher than average - You know what you want, but sometimes know not to tell everyone. You value accomplishments and know you can get the job done, so don't be afraid to run out and make things happen.

Your outlook on life can be bright or dark, depending on the situation. You are flexible and see things objectively.
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Paul Graves

Quizzes from Azkaban

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Paul Graves

Case Notes on Graves, Paul E. - Barrett Taylor, Auror

Case Notes

Paul Edward Graves is a 41 year-old Caudasian male standing 6'0" tall and weighing approximately 187 lbs. His hair is black, in a conservative collarlength cut, and his eyes are dark brown. He can pin you, with those eyes.

When Graves walks into a room, people notice him. He may wear conservative clothing and may never raise his voice in the slightest, but one cannot miss the fact that he is there. He commands the attention of any group he is in, whether he seeks that attention or not.

He is highly intelligent, and I doubt he could hide that fact if he tried. He exudes it, along with a great sense of self-assurance. He is for the most part comfortable around people and gives that impression even in the presense of people with whom he is not comfortable. He's alert to his surroundings. I forgot my ballpoint pen in one of the interrogation rooms we were in. An hour later, Graves was able to tell me exactly where I'd left it. He gives his complete attention to a person when spoken to.

On the whole, I find him honest, concise, and to-the-point. If he disagrees with something, he will either stay silent, or a person will know it immediately.

I find myself respecting and liking the man. Ye he also horrifies me.

He can discuss topics such as murder and torture with complete objectivity, when they are in the abstract--when someone else commits them.
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Paul Graves

Question from Judge Tityus Umbell and Paul's Response

A gnarled old man with a bald crown and whispy streams of white hair peered down at Paul.

"I wish to admit a bias to the court," he rasped. Despite his advanced age, his gaze was sharp. "And my intent to abstain from voting. Let it be known that I, Tityus Horatio Umbell, am related by blood to Cicuta Sigyna Bulstrode, nee Umbell. Her date of death was August 15, 1997."

He coughed. "I am not overly acquainted with the Umbell side of the family, my father having died young and left me in the care of my Grubbly relatives. That said, I have had the chance to review what little evidence remains from the suspicious circumstances of her death."

"Mr. Graves, I ask you candidly, were you under a direct order to murder Mrs Bulstrode from the Death Eaters? And if not, what exactly were the circumstances of her death, and your responsibility for those events?"

Paul shivered and clenched the arms of the chair in which he sat, for a moment. Then he looked directly up at the elderly judge and spoke to him.

"Yes, sir. I was directly and solely responsible for Mrs. Cicuta Bulstrode's death. I did not receive orders to kill her from the Death-Eaters." He let out a breath. "She came to visit me the night of 15th August so that the two of us could negotiate the terms of a handfasting contract between my family and hers. We spent several hours negotiating those terms but finally settled on an agreement that we both considered equitable. We signed the handfasting contract, and I expected her to leave immediately, at that point, as the hour was very late.

"But Cicuta did not get up to leave. Instead, she removed from her purse a second document and told me she expected me to sign it." Paul hesitated. "That second document was a blood-oath contract of fealty to the Dark Lord, binding upon myself and my descendants in perpetuity, I believe, as there was no sunset clause in the contract.

"I refused to sign it." Paul grimaced. "And I...told her why. I was incensed--and...frightened. Bad enough that I was trapped in the whole business, but I couldn't allow my family to be trapped, as well. Nor could I permit her to leave, for she would simply report me as a traitor to the others.

"I considered simply obliviating her and destroying the fealty contract, but I didn't know who she had already informed of her plan. For all I knew, she might have done it on someone else's orders, to test me. Obliviating her would have been as much an admission of my disloyalty as merely not signing the contract would have been." Paul closed his eyes for a moment.

"So I prevented Cicuta from leaving and...killed her with a lightning spell." He gazed back up at Judge Umbell. "They respect cut-throat measures far more than gentler ones, sir. Having killed Cicuta and acted the part of the offended high-ranking inner circle member, I bought my family and myself more time. But it was at a terrible cost."
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