What's Druella's story?
(( OOC: We have very little canon information on Druella, aside from the fact she married Cygnus Black - Walburga Black’s younger brother - and had three daughters with him: Bellatrix, Andromeda and Narcissa.
So much of her story I’ve honestly just head canon-ed myself. I first introduced Druella as a young woman when I made Toujours Pur, which was a series exploring Walburga Black’s backstory.
In this I established that her marriage to Cygnus was nothing more than a strategic match, and that Druella didn’t care for much else than wealth and status when it came to choosing a husband. But for all her superficial graces, Druella was the sort of person to know everything about everyone, and she knew exactly how to use this to her advantage. She was probably one of those women who knew everyone’s secrets, a master at climbing the social hierarchy and positioning herself exactly where it suited her.
Between that and The Tale of the Three Sisters, we see Druella alone and abandoned by her husband. Druella’s mind was her greatest weapon, and after it slips away from her, she becomes a shell of her former self. I haven’t yet worked out in detail what happened to make the great Cygnus Black - heir to the Black fortune - abandon his family. Was it the shame of being unable to produce a male heir? Did he succumb to madness, as many Blacks before him did? Was the breakdown of her marriage the trigger to Druella’s illness, or did something else happen?
So basically, I now have an entire new backstory to create. Which I don’t mind, because let’s be honest - the Black family is one of the most fascinating families in the entire HP universe. ))