Miranda Machtosh is in the Ravenclaw house, she is smart and creative and that's about all that's keeping her from being in the house of Slytherin. You don't want to be in her black list (and she does keep one), her family has connections, money, and influence. Even though she is the first Ravenclaw in a family of Slytherins dating back to Merlin, she hasn't been disowned yet. She is the leader of the Black Dames and the best (which means worst) they ever had. Her friends include Alexis Blake as her right hand, and Sofia Poltrik, Corine Walker, Morgana Coulby and Florence Turner as her herd of sheep.