A Long Vernal Season has a number of new Hogwarts staff members in it after the changes at the end of Death’s Dominion. If you’ve read through chapter two, you have encountered a number of their names. Here is a little list to tell you a little about them and help you keep them straight. 🙂
Staff in A Long Vernal Season
Minerva McGonagall – Headmistress (b. 1924, Gryffindor)
Filius Flitwick – Charms (b. 1880, Head of Ravenclaw)
Pomona Sprout – Herbology (b. 1920, Head of Hufflepuff)
Severus Snape – Potions (b. 1960, Head of Slytherin)
Sharon Carter – Muggle Studies (b. 1971, Head of Gryffindor)
Albus Dumbledore – Defence (b. 1840, Gryffindor)
Ezra Cahill – History of Magic (b. 1921, Ravenclaw)
Poppy Pomfrey – Matron (b. 1927, Hufflepuff)
Rubeus Hagrid – Care of Magical Creatures and Groundskeeper (b. 1928, Gryffindor)
Verity Septima Vector – Arithmancy (b. 1931, Gryffindor)
Davey Manning – Astronomy (b. 1940, Ravenclaw)
Laura Walker-Manning – Librarian (b. 1942, Ravenclaw)
Olivia Ouellette – Transfiguration (b. 1945, Slytherin)
Caspar Lloyd – Ancient Runes (b. 1946; Gryffindor)
Carleton Rath – Assistant Groundskeeper (b. 1952, Hufflepuff)
Sarah Duffy – Divination (b. 1962, Hufflepuff)
Stan Shunpike – caretaker (b. 1975; Hufflepuff)
Helena Benetti – Flying & Quidditch (b. 1976; attended Whiteshell Academy, Manitoba)
Birth dates for most canon characters are not canon (Minerva’s and Hagrid’s are approximately canon, and Severus’s comes from canon). The RaMverse fics were begun in early 2007, before JKR gave a specific, later birth year for Dumbledore; prior to that, she had said he was “about 150,” and folks estimated his birth year to be around 1840. Since I try to keep the RaMverse internally consistent and a change of over forty years for Dumbledore’s birth year would throw off the entire foundational story, I’ve just kept the original birth year of 1840.
Carter, Manning, Ouellette, Lloyd, and Benetti have all either appeared in previous Resolving a Misunderstanding universe fics or their relatives have. Carter’s uncle was Robert Pretnick; her father was Matthew Carter, and both appeared in Resolving a Misunderstanding (“RaM”). David Manning was mentioned in RaM, and his parents both worked for Quin in RaM. Olivia Ouellette’s father was Oliver Ouellette, the second Minister for Magic in RaM. Caspar Lloyd was a first-year Gryffindor in the final chapter of RaM, “Sorted.” Helena Benetti was introduced in Death’s Dominion and flew in Hooch’s squadron in defense of Hogwarts.
For more information on many of the OCs who appear in A Long Vernal Season, the “Who’s Who in Death’s Dominion“ and “Who’s Who in Resolving a Misunderstanding“ links >may be handy for you ( links in the list of “MMADfan Fic Links” in the panel to the right).
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