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    You have found our archive! Charming lives on here!
    02.05 One last puzzle before we depart!
    02.01 AC? What AC?
    01.26 Impending URL changes!
    01.11 I've got a bit of a reputation...
    01.06 AC underway, and a puzzle to solve!
    01.01 Happy new year! Have some announcements of varying importance.
    12.31 Enter the Winter Labyrinth if you dare!
    12.23 Professional Quidditch things...
    12.21 New stamp!
    12.20 Concerning immortality
    12.16 A heads up that the Secret Swap deadline is fast approaching!
    12.14 Introducing our new Minister of Magic!
    12.13 On the first day of Charming, Kayte gave to me...
    12.11 Some quick reminders!
    12.08 Another peek at what's to come...
    The Phoenix Society (Founding Stages)
    So following the scandal allegations in Witch Weekly recently, Ophelia rage!quit Rose & Thistle. Your R&T member would definitely know this as of today, and other society ladies will probably hear it through the grapevine sooner or later.

    Ophelia is interested in starting a new ladies' club that suits her needs more, but in order to do that she'd need some other interested parties because even she isn't persuasive enough to get Armando to back the whole thing by himself. =P The working title is The Phoenix Society, because Ophelia feels quite the martyr for having had to endure the company of a scandalous woman in her past and this is a RISE FROM THE ASHES moment. But she's open to suggestions.

    Ideally, this wouldn't just be a straight replacement of R&T, and staying a member of the other club wouldn't preclude you from joining The Phoenix Society. The vision for this is that it would primarily be wives/widows (though it wouldn't be closed to debutantes, they're just not the focus) and it would be a more active ladies' club. They'd have a tea room set up to loiter/gossip/do the same things that people do in other ladies' clubs, but the real draw is that Ophelia is hoping to have this be a group that sponsors events and basically gives those who are no longer focusing all their attentions on finding a man something to do.

    If she can get it off the ground, I'd like there to be at least one member event per month. Think weekend country trips for horseback riding, luncheons in fashionable areas of London, tennis tournaments, photography lessons, charity events, fun married lady shit. Things to do with your married women other than go to balls.

    In order to make it happen she'd need at least three other "founding members". These would be upper class ladies, preferably married/soon to be so. They'd also be in the market for a middle class "society manager" who would handle coordination and get the word out about events--sort of like a volunteer position but maybe you get some small degree of payment, idk. The manager would be the person responsible for finding them a venue for their tea room and hiring/managing staff so should have some experience as the head of household or what have you.

    Ideally, this would be something women could do either in addition to or instead of membership in one of the established clubs. Ophelia really wants to avoid it having the reputation R&T has of 'not good enough for TLM but too good for DoD' or being known as 'the R&T replacement.'

    Membership requirements are flexible depending on who the other founding members are and if they have strong feelings about things! Ophelia's requirements would be that members do not work, except in a 'from home' capacity (she might flex on that to include welcome witches/that sort of thing but right now she's anti-working-women) and that they have good reputation (4 stars for eccentricity/family weirdness would be fine, but any scandal that affects reputation would be a non-starter).

    Coordination can either take place via letter over the next month (if Ophelia already knows your character) or in person when she gets back from the holiday in December!

    Tagging main accounts for R&T members and others I think might be interested: @'Ursula Black' @'Cassius Lestrange' @'Ellory Pendergast' @'Aldous Crouch' @'Valeria Greengrass' @'Elias Grimstone' @'Elsie Beauregard' @'Clarissa Cosgrove' @'Imogen MacFusty' @'Helena Macmillan' @'Aurelia Wallingford' @'Annabelle Scrimgeour' @'Aeror' @'Leander Grantham' @'Emmeline Woodcroft' @'Veronica Gallivan' @'Hannah Pettigrew' @'Gertrude Baker'
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       Albert Pettigrew
    Eva is in! She'd also love to help with finding it because she likes the sound of being the ~leader of something. Aaand she's soon entering boring married lady territory so I like the sound of having her do something with her life. xD
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    LUCINDA IS V. INTO THIS and would be down to found it BECAUSE SHE NEEDS HOBBIES and wants to #recover from Wes being a shut-in >.>
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    Ayy! >D Both of them are comfortably in "Ophelia could write letters to them" territory so expect mail during the first week of November!
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    lol guess who has no married/soon-to-be married ladies? Me!

    Calliope is also definitely up for this! She could always use more things to do!
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       Ophelia Dippet
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    She's courting atm but Lady Penny could be in? She's going to be Eva's sister-in-law soon so I could see her and Betsy being taken along if @'Elizabeth Humphrey-Mavis' is down?

    I think all my other upper class ladies are a bit on the old side for Ophelia's sort of crowd! :P

    also Rosa, if you're a northerner and you're not amused by "It's the Phoenix Club" then we're over :p
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    Gwens in because she is a drama ho, and flouncing out of the club in a fit of faux horror would be right up her street! and feels affronted by ladies of questionable character and class

    She could/would volunteer a building to act as headquarters #landedgentry and would probably throw money at the project just to show the other clubs!

    Gwen would def be down for being a founder
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    It looks like I can pretty comfortably coordinate getting this founded within Ophelia's existing friend group, which is <3

    So I'll write to those folks and then be back with a new plot thread in December-ish with membership requirements/more details once we've developed them IC! Everyone else, stay tuned!
    She would prob be at least familiar with Gwen from society and H-M social circles, Gwens not exactly a retiring type and after all she was ATTACKED by one of those terrible creatures with lose morals, but if there was a minor committee spot, it would be amusing to have her herumph at not being important enough in the club for her liking.

    Otherwise she'll just join because #drama
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    I don't actually have anyone in R&T (just wives lol), but later when Flo makes a reappearance she might be interested is something a little more active than DoD!
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       Aldous Crouch, Ophelia Dippet
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    Ophelia is absolutely familiar with Gwen. She doesn't much like her since she won the Lytton party prize and Ophelia had her eye on it. :P That's why she bowed out of that hunt thing earlier, it was an intentional snub.

    She doesn't dislike her enough to stop her from becoming a member, but she certainly wouldn't come up with the idea to cozy up to her for funding help on her own, particularly if she can manage it with people she at least sort of likes xD
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    @'Elsie Beauregard' Yeah I tagged you for Flo, it seemed like her kind of thing. :)
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       Elsie Beauregard
    Ohh we should explore that at some stage! XD
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    Oooooh I like this idea! Aurelia just had a baby but she'd be more than interested with helping found this :D
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    Letters sent to the founding members (plus Nova and Phyri because unless they go very much out of their way to opt out Ophelia is dragging them along).

    I'm going to start a group skype for those folks so we can banter around membership requirements and get those figured out!

    Anyone/everyone else: look out for the plotting thread in a few weeks. :)

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