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Dervish and Banges



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This cosy little shop specialises in every sort of weird and wonderful magical mechanism. Whether it's a glitchy Sneakoscope, rusty hinges on a chest with a Wizard Lock, or the fixing of a magical prosthetic, Dervish and Banges is here to service your machine, and your needs. For larger devices we obviously provide on-site services, with a range of fees to reflect the difficulty of the work, and the specialisations and expertise required.

If you can't think what brought you in, we can always sell you a Remembrall, so it won't happen again!

Don't let the name put you off -

things go smoother when you've been here; less manic whirling, and fewer explosions.

Lincliff City Locations

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Proprietor and Employees[]


Roleplay[]

Fionn & Erin[]

FionnBubbleB

Fionn BlackwoodSeventh Year, Gryffindor • Ghost Boy

「 Age 」
17
「 Species 」
Wizard
「 Occupation 」
Student
「 Relationship 」
Single

Fionn had ducked into the nearest establishment that looked empty enough for him to get out all these pumpkin innards from his hair. He doesn't like going to Lincliff purely because he doesn't want to even risk the possibility of running into some of his classmates, which he had the misfortune of doing so today. Things were so much easier at the manor when he never had to run any errands; living with his uncle is so much more difficult. He's not embarrassed or angry, just extremely annoyed. Melofors, seriously? It's so juvenile, so... third year. If Brayden and his friends were going to hex him, why did it have to be so uninspired? He's gotten most of the pulp out of his head as he browses the items on sale. He feels like he should buy something. It would be impolite to use a store as a hiding place and give the clerk false hope, especially when it's so empty.

Message Me • 16:19, 7 December 2020 (UTC)

Erinwb4

Erin Nybergfifth year ravenclaw student • art thief

「 Age 」
16
「 Species 」
metamorphmagus
「 Occupation 」
student
「 Relationship 」
single

The similar intention of not being spotted by any classmates is also at the forefront of Erin's mind, and thankfully she's managed to pull it off pretty successfully today. A charmingly-worded phone call with Mum #3 earlier spelled out that she has to stay in London over the summer - something about a heist in Europe going wrong and drawing too much attention to them all, so it's for her own good if she stays out of it and concentrates on her studies, or whatever it was that was said. They're probably just enjoying the peace and quiet of her absence. Still, it doesn't bother her that much; this country is admittedly pretty in the summer, particularly Lincliff, which Erin hasn't explored anywhere near as much as she wanted to when she first heard of its existence. And of course, antique and bric-and-brac shops are full of hidden gems that get discarded as junk but fetch millions on the market - hence why she's in here, sifting through the display tables for anything with a signature or a trademark that might give its true value away. She doesn't even notice the- is that pumpkin he's covered in? Weird. You really do see some sights in here.

Message Me • 16:27, 7 December 2020 (UTC)

FionnBubbleB

Fionn BlackwoodSeventh Year, Gryffindor • Ghost Boy

「 Age 」
17
「 Species 」
Wizard
「 Occupation 」
Student
「 Relationship 」
Single

Fionn picks up a sneakoscope mostly because it looks like the most inexpensive thing in the whole shop. He doesn't even know what a sneakoscope is supposed to do – he's never had to use one before. The moment he places it in his palm, it seems to activate, lighting up and spinning. It begins to start making a horrible screeching sound that brings all the attention to him, so he drops it on the table, which stops it, thank Merlin. The clerk turns towards him and raises an eyebrow, but Fionn is too busy reading the item description to figure out what made it go off. Someone untrustworthy nearby, apparently.

Message Me • 17:03, 7 December 2020 (UTC)

Erinwb4

Erin Nybergfifth year ravenclaw student • art thief

「 Age 」
16
「 Species 」
metamorphmagus
「 Occupation 」
student
「 Relationship 」
single

The sudden screeching makes her jump, as it does everybody else in the shop, and her head snaps up to see the pale boy looking utterly bewildered at the sound emanating from the device in his hands - is that a sneakoscope? Her knowledge of magical devices is kind of poor, considering she's never really had to bother with them. A quick spell and a different hair colour and the portraits don't know what hit them. Still, she knows what the sound means: somebody untrustworthy nearby. How ironic. "Merlin, are you trying to deafen us?" she gasps before she can really stop herself, hands flying to her ears as the Wizard Lock she was holding - her trunk needs a new one - falls to the floor with a clunk. Great, she'll have to pay for that now. "What did you even do?"

Message Me • 17:13, 7 December 2020 (UTC)

FionnBubbleB

Fionn BlackwoodSeventh Year, Gryffindor • Ghost Boy

「 Age 」
17
「 Species 」
Wizard
「 Occupation 」
Student
「 Relationship 」
Single

Fionn looks up when he hears the question, but not before his face twists into a bit of a scowl, obviously not too enthused about the idea of engaging in conversation. "I apologize. I picked it up and didn't know it would have that reaction." he says, though at this point it just sounds insincere, considering the way he's not even bothering to meet Erin's eyes. "I imagine someone untrustworthy is nearby, or else it wouldn't have made such a sound. At least now the store owner knows to stay alert." The wizard lock lands near his foot, so he leans down to pick it up and hand it to her, finally looking at her face up close. "You dropped this? Here."

Message Me • 17:21, 7 December 2020 (UTC)

Erinwb4

Erin Nybergfifth year ravenclaw student • art thief

「 Age 」
16
「 Species 」
metamorphmagus
「 Occupation 」
student
「 Relationship 」
single

The way he doesn't even bother to look her in the eye for the first half of his oddly-formal apology would irritate anybody else, but Erin can't really talk when it comes to being antisocial; it still stops her in her tracks, though, brow furrowed as she watches him pick the lock up. Merlin, it better not be broken. She was never intending to pay for it, of course - they're stupidly expensive and a teenager buying a lock of that calibre would raise a few eyebrows. So thanks, pale boy, for grassing me up. "Someone? Or did it just sense that you were going to steal it and now you're trying to pass the blame?" From anyone else - or, rather, someone who's actually good at socialising - that jab would have been accompanied by a smirk or a laugh, something to prove they're not being serious, but it just sounds like a genuine question from Erin. Her eyebrow lifts as she says it, glancing again at the shelf of sneakoscopes. She's probably one sideways shuffle away from setting them all off.

Message Me • 17:31, 7 December 2020 (UTC)

FionnBubbleB

Fionn BlackwoodSeventh Year, Gryffindor • Ghost Boy

「 Age 」
17
「 Species 」
Wizard
「 Occupation 」
Student
「 Relationship 」
Single

"Though I have no inclination towards theft, I would like to believe that if I did decide to stel something, I'd do a much better job than that." He notices a small, barely noticeable dent in the lock and runs his thumb over it, glancing at Erin to meet her eyes. Finally, he opts to just set it back down on the table rather than handing it to her directly. He glances at the store owner, who seems to be preoccupied talking to a shady-looking man in the corner. Of course he wouldn't suspect the teenagers to be the sneakoscope's intended target, after all. Once he's confident the owner isn't looking, Fionn places it at the back of rows and rows of locks, the dented side obscured by other items. It's just a lock, anyway, and the dent might have already been there in the first place. "And I certainly wouldn't bother stealing a ten-sickle sneakoscope."

Message Me • 17:40, 7 December 2020 (UTC)

Erinwb4

Erin Nybergfifth year ravenclaw student • art thief

「 Age 」
16
「 Species 」
metamorphmagus
「 Occupation 」
student
「 Relationship 」
single

The bizarre eloquence of his speech (as much as she loves a good Victorian novel, hearing a real-life person speak like that is as disorientating as she'd imagined) and his height (everyone is tall compared to her) combined are enough to make her thoroughly confused, but theft is her art form to master, so hearing somebody else boast about it? It piques her curiosity. And her irritation. "You have no inclination towards theft yet you seem so confident you'd be good at it?" she points out, raising her other eyebrow in further disbelief. "What would you steal, then?" The shop is crammed with items much grander than sneakoscopes and locks, big machines and art pieces in the corners of the room. They'd be difficult to lift, unless she broke in or something at night. Even that's a bit much for her. "Without being so clumsy."

Message Me • 17:50, 7 December 2020 (UTC)

FionnBubbleB

Fionn BlackwoodSeventh Year, Gryffindor • Ghost Boy

「 Age 」
17
「 Species 」
Wizard
「 Occupation 」
Student
「 Relationship 」
Single

Fionn raises an eyebrow. "Why does it sound like you're challenging me?" he asks, turning to face her. He sounds genuinely curious, and a bit amused at the idea. "I'm starting to believe I've found who I was warned about." he adds, referencing the sneakoscope's premonition. He has no intention of engaging in petty theft, of course, but to humor her, he looks around the shop for something that he feels like would be of value. His eyes land on golden deluminator, intricate designs carved into the case. It's small enough to sneak away, he thinks, but it's perched high up on a display, which means it's valuable. "That one." he answers her question, still.

Message Me • 03:26, 8 December 2020 (UTC)

Erinwb4

Erin Nybergfifth year ravenclaw student • art thief

「 Age 」
16
「 Species 」
metamorphmagus
「 Occupation 」
student
「 Relationship 」
single

She turns to follow his gaze, a little surprised that he's even answered the question; he probably sees it as humorous, but when it comes to something as skilled as the art of theft, Erin is anything but. It's her role in the family, after all. "I'm not untrustworthy," she counters to his previous comment, glancing back momentarily to raise an eyebrow at him before settling back on the deluminator, cocking her head at its intricate details and obvious worth, given that it's on a shelf high enough to be protected from petty shoplifters. "Why a deluminator?" she asks, brow furrowing a little. "There is all sorts in here. That's a little safe, don't you think?"

Message Me • 11:28, 9 December 2020 (UTC)

FionnBubbleB

Fionn BlackwoodSeventh Year, Gryffindor • Ghost Boy

「 Age 」
17
「 Species 」
Wizard
「 Occupation 」
Student
「 Relationship 」
Single

Fionn holds his tongue to keep from saying that he's always wanted a deluminator – her comment makes him get the feeling that she thinks it's a boring choice. Still, aside from the fact that he genuinely wants one, there is valid reason for it being a 'worthy' item to steal. He's a bit amused with himself for taking this so seriously. As if stealing it is actually on the table. Nonetheless, it's a fun brain exercise. "Obviously, it's quite valuable judging from its position in the display." he says, "It's small enough to hide on your way out of the shop. Not to mention, that section of the store is a blind spot from the counter, which is where the owner usually stays. Here, look." He moves to that part of the store but does nothing to see if she's following him – he doesn't want to risk getting into each other's personal space. Fionn would wilt if anyone came too close to him; it's weird. From where he's standing now, the deluminator display is blocked by a shelf of witch hats. "Though I feel you're after something more valuable." he says, then after a brief moment of thought. "Hypothetically, that is." Of course it's hypothetical. Why would anyone actually want to steal something from Dervish and Banges?

Message Me • 15:58, 11 December 2020 (UTC)

Erinwb4

Erin Nybergfifth year ravenclaw student • art thief

「 Age 」
16
「 Species 」
metamorphmagus
「 Occupation 」
student
「 Relationship 」
single

His last-moment addition makes Erin roll her eyes, behind his back so he doesn't see it; hypothetically, of course. Whoever he is, he's clearly never stolen anything of value in his life, hence the choice of target. Either that or he is genuinely invested in owning a deluminator, of all things. Talk about humble goals. "Hypothetically," she agrees, a little too surprised by the obvious thought he's putting into this to come off as challenging or threatening in any way - besides, he doesn't seem like a snitch. The first years are usually the worst for that, closely followed by the portraits. That's something she isn't going to miss over the summer holidays: the way the portraits all natter and spread rumours like wildfire. "Some of the old collectibles here are extremely valuable. You know what they say, one man's junk, et cetera."

Message Me • 16:11, 11 December 2020 (UTC)

FionnBubbleB

Fionn BlackwoodSeventh Year, Gryffindor • Ghost Boy

「 Age 」
17
「 Species 」
Wizard
「 Occupation 」
Student
「 Relationship 」
Single

"What would you take then?" he asks, raising an eyebrow. "If you feel you have such an eye for these things." Fionn is starting to believe more and more that this girl is a bit more suspicious than she lets on – then again, all suspicious people would try to seem as guiltless as possible, wouldn't they? Does that mean her being blatantly suspect proves her innocence? "I don't see anything of much value." he says, "Then again, I am an amateur." He says the last bit sarcastically; Fionn does not normally read people well but even he can tell that she's severely unimpressed with him.

Message Me • 14:00, 22 December 2020 (UTC)


Revisiting[]

LoganA4

Logan Amador Slytherin in perfection
-"Don't just sing it, bring it!"

 Alex Kirk-and-tribbles Jiskran 12:08, 29 November 2020 (UTC)

*He pauses with one hand still slightly entangled with the new, unfamiliar handle, and draws an unsteady breath, hoping less has - gone than he fears.*



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