'Allo, 'allo. This is Mari, I'm a moderator for Black Curtain.
As stated in the user info, the plot is currently that Lord Voldemort (bless his villainous heart) has basically 'taken over' the Wizarding World.
Voldemort has discovered a way to cheat death, in a fashion. He used a resurrection spell to bring back several Ministry officials killed in the second War in an attempt to redeem himself - an attempt that did not fail. Voldemort was granted full pardon, and openly he is a reformed criminal, kind and generous. Behind the scenes he controlled nearly every aspect of the law, and his advice was considered good advice.
Not everyone believed it at first, but after over five years of nothing but growth and peace, the wizarding world is letting up. However, the Order of the Phoenix, still strong and yet again held in secret, is not buying the whole deal.
Again, people of all types are starting to die, and when Voldemort refuses to bring back the more influential of the dying, the Ministry has realized that they've been fooled.
In an attempt to regain their lost pride, they are pretending that they don't notice Voldemort's refusal, instead digging deep into their resources and creating copied spells of bringing back the dead, spells that have kinks and mistakes that differ greatly from Voldemort's original.
These spells leave the newly awakened with chunks of their memory missing, and physically, they are weakened, more prone to disease and sickness.
Which is a damn shame, because the Order's gotten hold of this spell, and is currently putting it to use...
Now then, how this affects everyone! ^^
Basically, you're trying to get along with life and fight Voldemort at the same time. But now that the Ministry is getting wind of Voldie's little rebellion, it's becoming slightly easier. The order is, however, working in secret.
Voldemort's given special attention to this part of the Ministry. It appears that Dark Wizards and Witches have just plain disappeared... though in fact he's just manipulating the whole department, and pulling strings to cover up cases of extremely criminal behaviour. Most Aurors don't know this, but are beginning to suspect.
The Old Crowd:
This includes Harry and co... well, you can basically be anywhere and anyplace you want, you've got free reign.
The Old, Old Crowd:
Marauders and Co. Alot of you dead guys can be back, owing to the Order's little bout of resurrecting.
All of you were given full pardons, and basically get to live the life you wanted... but you're still under Voldemort's rule.
You can either like Voldie, or hate him. Go, get creative =)
The posting of owls and messages shall be in this community. Logs stay in the character journals. Anything else should usually pop up in the OOC community, here. If you have any questons or concerns about what I've just said, however, comment on this entry.
And thus, I am finished. ^^