On October 30th of 2016, Samuel Dowling was killed in his home by a new threat to the wizarding community at large. At approximately 4 PM, this dark wizard approached Wendell’s Dwelling in disguise, walked right through the front door, killed Samuel, and left without comment. We know this man to be Algernon Boudreaux, son of the Deputy Headmaster of Avistrum Academy, Aleator Boudreaux. The two bear a striking resemblance, one so strong that Algernon did not need to disguise himself beyond wearing clothes of a similar “Old Western Style” of his father. This ruse not only worked on the now widowed Hannah Dowling, but also on many of Aleator’s closest friends at Avistrum.
Samuel Dowling was a good man. He sponsored Avistrum Academy out of his own pocket, providing education for many of our youth; created the orphanage Windell’s Dwelling with his wife Hannah, and provided shelter and care for many youths in need. This is all in addition to running Dowling Industries, and making sizable charitable contributions to countless organizations benefiting children, wildlife, and the well being of wizard-kind.
Samuel left behind his wife, Hannah Dowling, and two children; Clark Dowling and Amelia Emberwing (adopted by the Dowling family in 2010). In addition to his direct family, the children of Windell’s Dwelling feel a great loss of their patriarch, as do those who have grown out of the orphanage, but maintain connection.