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{{Organisation infobox
 
{{Organisation infobox
 
|image=[[File:C.jpg|250px]]
 
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|name=Black Lake Merpeople Colony
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|name=Great Lake Merpeople Colony
 
|founder=
 
|founder=
 
|founded=Possibly [[10th century]]
 
|founded=Possibly [[10th century]]
 
|status=Extant
 
|status=Extant
 
|leader=[[Murcus]]
 
|leader=[[Murcus]]
|headquarters=*[[Black Lake]]
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|headquarters=*[[Great Lake]]
 
**[[Merpeople village]]
 
**[[Merpeople village]]
 
|affiliation=*[[Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry]]
 
|affiliation=*[[Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry]]
**[[Black Lake]]
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**[[Great Lake]]
 
}}
 
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The '''colony''' of [[Merpeople]] who live in the [[Black Lake]] are a tribe of Selkies. Led by [[Murcus|Merchieftainess Murcus]], they live in a [[Merpeople village|village]] in the centre of the lake.
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The '''colony''' of [[Merpeople]] who live in the [[Great Lake]] are a tribe of Selkies. Led by [[Murcus|Merchieftainess Murcus]], they live in a [[Merpeople village|village]] in the centre of the lake.
   
 
==History==
 
==History==
 
===Triwizard Tournament===
 
===Triwizard Tournament===
 
====Pre-Second Task====
 
====Pre-Second Task====
During the [[Triwizard Tournament|Second Task]] of the [[Triwizard Tournament]], the colony consented to hold the hostages that the Champions had to rescue in their village. As part of the agreement, their singing voices were used as part of a clue that the Champions would need to decipher. The [[Golden egg]], which the Champions had to retrieve from a [[dragon]] in the [[Triwizard Tournament|First Task]], contained a song that could only be heard when submerged underwater.
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During the [[Triwizard Tournament|Second Task]] of the [[Triwizard Tournament]], the colony consented to hold the hostages that the Champions had to rescue in their village. As part of the agreement, their singing voices were used as part of a clue that the Champions would need to decipher. The [[Golden egg]], which the Champions had to retrieve from a [[dragon]] in the [[Triwizard Tournament|First Task]], contained a song that could only be heard when submerged underwater.<ref name="GoF">''[[Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire]]''</ref>
   
 
[[File:MermaidHP1.jpg|thumb|left|[[Murcus]] attempts to stop [[Harry Potter]] taking more than one hostage during the Second Task.]]
 
[[File:MermaidHP1.jpg|thumb|left|[[Murcus]] attempts to stop [[Harry Potter]] taking more than one hostage during the Second Task.]]
   
 
====The Second Task====
 
====The Second Task====
During the Second Task, the Merpeople attempted to stop [[Harry Potter]] from rescuing more than one hostage. After Harry successfully rescued both [[Ronald Weasley|Ron Weasley]] and [[Gabrielle Delacour]], the Merchieftaness spoke to [[Albus Dumbledore]] about the incident, and recounted his determination to see all the hostages to safety.
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During the Second Task, the Merpeople attempted to stop [[Harry Potter]] from rescuing more than one hostage. After Harry successfully rescued both [[Ronald Weasley|Ron Weasley]] and [[Gabrielle Delacour]], the Merchieftaness spoke to [[Albus Dumbledore]] about the incident, and recounted his determination to see all the hostages to safety.<ref name="GoF"/>
   
 
===Dumbledore's funeral===
 
===Dumbledore's funeral===
Following the death of [[Albus Dumbledore]] in [[1997]], the Merpeople paid their respects to the Headmaster during [[Funeral of Albus Dumbledore|his funeral]], breaching the waves of the lake en masse and watching the proceedings.
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Following the death of [[Albus Dumbledore]] in [[1997]], the Merpeople paid their respects to the Headmaster during [[Funeral of Albus Dumbledore|his funeral]], breaching the waves of the lake en masse and watching the proceedings.<ref name=HBP>''[[Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince]]''</ref>
   
 
==Behind the scenes==
 
==Behind the scenes==
*In ''[[LEGO Harry Potter: Years 1-4]]'', the merpeople actually attack, whereas in the movie and book they only confronted Harry when he tried to take more then his own hostage, but even then they only threatened to attack.
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*In ''[[LEGO Harry Potter: Years 1-4]]'', the merpeople actually attack, whereas in the movie and book they only confronted Harry when he tried to take more than his own hostage, but even then they only threatened to attack.
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==Notes and references==
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{{Reflist}}
   
 
==Appearances==
 
==Appearances==

Latest revision as of 21:56, March 24, 2014

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Great Lake Merpeople Colony
Organisation information
Founded

Possibly 10th century

Leader(s)

Murcus

Headquarters
Affiliation

The colony of Merpeople who live in the Great Lake are a tribe of Selkies. Led by Merchieftainess Murcus, they live in a village in the centre of the lake.

HistoryEdit

Triwizard TournamentEdit

Pre-Second TaskEdit

During the Second Task of the Triwizard Tournament, the colony consented to hold the hostages that the Champions had to rescue in their village. As part of the agreement, their singing voices were used as part of a clue that the Champions would need to decipher. The Golden egg, which the Champions had to retrieve from a dragon in the First Task, contained a song that could only be heard when submerged underwater.[1]

MermaidHP1
Murcus attempts to stop Harry Potter taking more than one hostage during the Second Task.
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The Second TaskEdit

During the Second Task, the Merpeople attempted to stop Harry Potter from rescuing more than one hostage. After Harry successfully rescued both Ron Weasley and Gabrielle Delacour, the Merchieftaness spoke to Albus Dumbledore about the incident, and recounted his determination to see all the hostages to safety.[1]

Dumbledore's funeralEdit

Following the death of Albus Dumbledore in 1997, the Merpeople paid their respects to the Headmaster during his funeral, breaching the waves of the lake en masse and watching the proceedings.[2]

Behind the scenesEdit

  • In LEGO Harry Potter: Years 1-4, the merpeople actually attack, whereas in the movie and book they only confronted Harry when he tried to take more than his own hostage, but even then they only threatened to attack.

Notes and referencesEdit

AppearancesEdit

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