QUOTE(Witherwings @ Apr 13 2007, 08:03 PM) [snapback]125067[/snapback]
Rowling, on her web-site, states that when a secret-keeper dies, the secret dies with him/her. She put the dark mark on this post indicating that it's a spoiler. Does that mean that no one but the current Order will have access to 12 Grimauld Place? Does that mean that no one can use 12 Grimauld Place? And now that DD is dead and, per his role as secret keeper, the Order's secrets die with him, what does that mean for the Order? Can it continue to exist? If so, who will lead it and can there be another secret keeper?
I know this has been asked before. I've gotta find the topic. But, first question, yes. Only those who already know the location can find it. Second question, no. Those who have been told the secret prior to DD's demise may still use it. Third and fourth questions, the Order will continue. It must. Last bit, I have no idea who will lead it, but there can be another Secret-Keeper. It isn't limited to only one person forever.
There was no secret keeper for the Order, only for their HQ (headquarters).
Not quite, Dij. DD was the secret-keeper for the Order. All their secrets he held and the HQ was one of those. Any other Order secrets he also held died with him.