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Chudley Cannons Win Christmas Charity Match

Chudley Cannons fans were celebrating on Friday night after winning their first match of the season -- in a charity Christmas match against Pride of Portree. "Well, 'tis the season," said Pride of Portree Chaser, Megan Martin. "After so many losses, you start to feel sorry for them."   Pride of Portree, who fielded most of their under-17 youth team whilst the majority of their first string team were spotted drinking eggnog and mulled wine in the Leaky Cauldron in London, are not too bothered by the loss. The Chudley Cannons are currently ranked second-to-last in the world after the beleaguered French national team.   Cannons fans are making the most of their time to celebrate and are campaigning for December 23 to be made a public holiday.   Fans of both teams raised 3412 galleons, 13 sickles and 2 knuts for The Society for the Reformation of Hags. Founded by Honoria Nutcombe, the society is dedicated to helping steer hags towards a more civilised life in the wizarding world.

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Daily Prophet

 

Attack at Hogwarts: The Aftermath & What We Know

In the early evening hours of November 8, reports of an attack at Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry began flooding in from hundreds of concerned citizens, with little to no information as to how it all began, or why. While details continue to remain closed off to the general public while the school and the Ministry collects itself, we at the Daily Prophet have carefully analyzed the data we've received from some of our most trusted sources.   The Beginning   Dinner at Hogwarts had finished. Older students, stuffed to the brim with the luxurious feast, were sitting down at cleared tables to endure another night of studying in Hogwarts' Great Hall, while first years headed down to the quidditch pitch to practice evening flying with their instructor. Unfortunately, no one would be learning anything that day.   First Attacks   It started with the youngest. The first years, soaring through darkening skies with bright smiles on their faces, were unaware of the dangers that crept in the darkness around them. They came out of nowhere: a pack of unknown werewolves, attacking the most vulnerable students at Hogwarts. The students' instructor  @Madam Wilde-Hextor  fought the unexpected predators as powerfully and bravely as she could, but with few security measures to back her up and the wolves outnumbering her, it became a difficult task even for the talented witch. She signaled for help.   Breaking & Entering   Werewolves followed the students who ran to the castle, and ended up inside the very doors through which many students come and go freely each day. There, they walked in on the Great Hall, filled with unknowing victims to their claws.   Aurors Arrive   Shortly after the attack began, aurors were given a call to action to Hogwarts, including those in the Werewolf Capture Unit which was reportedly bulked up years ago. They began a fight that no one was prepared for.   Unforgivables   It is unclear whether aurors were given the permission to use Unforgivable Curses before they were dispatched or once the damage at Hogwarts was assessed, but this act has been a controversial topic since media reported it. Multiple injuries were reported throughout the event, which most agree gives cause for use of force, however many suggest this was unfairly administered, and question the Ministry's decision to allow it.   Death   News soon spread that aurors had reported a death of one of their own, however this was debunked by an anonymous source close to the aurors, who stated, "You were wrong." It was later found that one of the attackers had been killed. Their identity has not yet been released.   What's Next?   Dozens of families across the country have been greatly affected by this tragedy and are certainly awaiting answers to their thousands of (understandable) questions. Injured students have remained at Hogwarts, attended by Healers from St. Mungo's as well as staff from the school's hospital wing. Backlash has already begun on the Ministry's decision to grant law enforcement the license to kill, as this is the first time since the First Wizarding War that this type of force has been allowed. Minister Granger-Weasley and her staff as well as Headmistress McGonagall have yet to make a statement regarding the attacks, but Hogwarts has reportedly strengthened its security and it is rumored that the Minister has already visited the school.

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Daily Prophet

 

Quidditch Season Record

League table Match information Kenmare Kestrels        850 Appleby Arrows         820 Holyhead Harpies        800 Otley Outsiders        790 Falmouth Falcons        780 Montrose Magpies       630 Ballycastle Bats        610 Tutshill Tornados        500 Pride of Portree            310 Wimbourne Wasps      270 Puddlemere United     230 Caerphilly Catapults   180    Wigtown Wanderers    120 Chudley Cannons         50         Forthcoming matches:   Saturday - Falmouth Falcons v Pride of Portree Loch Lomond, midnight   Atmospheric charms in effect. Prepare for  typhoon. Bubblehead charms advised.   Monday - Montrose Magpies v Caerphilly Catapults Dartmoor, ten o'clock   A reminder to all Caerphilly fans that  catapults, even of the miniature kind,  are not allowed at matches.  

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Daily Prophet

 

Veela Group Boycotts Siren’s Kiss Perfume!

The veela rights group, Veelas Against Objectification (VAO) issued a statement today encouraging consumers to boycott the perfume brand Siren’s Kiss.   Amaryliss Bliss, President and CEO of VAO, had this to say when contacted by The Daily Prophet, “Siren’s Kiss Perfume still says on its packaging that it contains veela extract, which is widely understood to be veela hair. The fact that a mainstream brand would claim to contain veela hair, is dehumanizing to those individuals who have part-veela ancestry, and promotes a view of part-veelas as beautiful and flirty seductresses when we want the same things as anyone else.”   Arantxa Dixon, President and CEO of Siren’s Kiss Perfume dismissed the boycott. “It says right on the packaging that Siren’s Kiss contains no veela extract.The idea that it’s dehumanizing to veelas is completely ludicrous. The words on the packaging are apart of the story of our brand and it’s a story that our customers have supported over the years. I’m sure that our customers will see this boycott for exactly what it is--a public relations’ stunt by VAO.”  

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Daily Prophet

 

Roseclaw Dismisses Anonymous Op-Ed

Earlier this month, The Daily Prophet published an anonymous opinion piece by someone who claimed to have worked in a potions processing facility in Diagon Alley. Their identity is known to us, although we are not making it public at this time.
Thaddeus Roseclaw, head of SNARLL pen pal program on the Taith Coch Reserve, in a meeting with ministry officials in the Department for the Regulation of Magical Creatures, pushed back on the idea that the reserve was involved in research or trafficking on the black market.   Ministry insiders have also confirmed that the pen pal program is under investigation by the Auror Office, a fact that Roseclaw has denied has any significance.   “Inquests by the ministry are routine when you work with a werewolf population,” Roseclaw said in a comment to The Daily Prophet. “It was irresponsible for The Prophet to publish an article with unsubstantiated allegations. The werewolves that the Taith Coch Reserve works with are subject to discrimination in so many aspects of their lives that it is wrong to vilify the one place that they’ve been able to call home. I hope to see better reporting from The Prophet in the future.”

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Daily Prophet

 

Chudley Cannon Manager Unfazed By Poor Showing

The Chudley Cannon's manager Ronald Keenan says he is not worried by his team's poor start to the season; the Cannons have lost all of their matches so far and have not managed to score even a single point.   The team's lacklustre start has been impeded by French Seeker Francis Dubois, who seems more interested in catching hearts than the golden snitch. Dubois recently won Witch Weekly's Most Charming Smile Award, and his sparkling teeth and joyous dimples have seen the Cannon's female fanbase grow exponentially.   "We had a rough pre-season," says Keenan, oblivious to the fact the Cannons have been bottom of the league for the last three years, "with many injuries and illnesses. One of our beaters caught dragon pox and set our broomshed on fire when he sneezed. We'll hit our stride soon."   Despite his eternal optimism, Keenan's job must surely be on the line if the Cannons do not score even one goal in the next few games.

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Daily Prophet

 

Quidditch Season Record

League Table Match Information: Holyhead Harpies        570 Appleby Arrows         550 Otley Outsiders        540 Kenmare Kestrels        490 Montrose Magpies        480 Ballycastle Bats        450 Tutshill Tornados        330 Falmouth Falcons        310 Pride of Portree                  200 Wimbourne Wasps         180 Puddlemere United         170 Caerphilly Catapults        30 Wigtown Wanderers         20 Chudley Cannons         0 Forthcoming matches:   Sunday - Wimborne Wasps v Wigtown Wanderers Yorkshire moors, ten o'clock A Confunding Charm has been put on the new stadium, make sure to write down directions to the ticket office before arrival.   Tuesday - Otley Outsiders v Tutshill Tornados Dartmoor, eleven o'clock Ministry of Magic Law Enforcement Officials will be on hand to minimise crowd trouble: all part-humans are required to register themselves at the gates.  

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Daily Prophet

 

Otley Outsiders Are Making History

The Deparment for Magical Games and Sports has come under fire and intense criticism recently after it announced the promotion of amateur Quidditch team Otley Outsiders to the national league. The Otley Outsiders are a relatively new team, compromised entirely of part-human players who claim to have faced discrimination when trying out for other professional teams.   "It's only fair," press secretary Lucretia Lightwood, herself a 1/4 Veela, told enamoured reporters at the team's first official  press conference, "We have been top of the amateur league for the last five years and gone undefeated for the last 26 games. If we were any other team we would have been promoted years ago." Much wistful sighing and attempts at impressing her followed.    "It makes a mockery of our beloved national sport," claimed Ridley Mendlehall, chairman of the English Quidditch Fans' Association. "What are we meant to do if there is a full moon during one of the games? Stop play so that they can take their wolfsbane? Don't make me laugh! And don't even get me started on that ridiculous tree trunk their part-giant keeper calls a broom. The sheer size of him is preposterous, no wonder teams don't score against them! It is all quite simply balderdash."   Despite grumblings and misgivings from some wizarding communities of both Britain and Ireland, the decision has been made. Minister for Magic Hermione Granger-Weasley herself gave the team her blessing two days ago with an impromptu visit to their training ground.   With the new season just around the corner, all eyes are on this new team - for better, or worse.

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Daily Prophet

 

[Op-Ed] SNARLL Is a Front to Turn Students into Werewolves 

A recent ad that was run in The Daily Prophet was identified as a fake. I know because I'm the one who sent the ad in to the paper.    Even though the ad was fake, the address in it was very real. If you follow it, you will find that it's an address for a potions processing facility. I worked there for the past six months. Every morning I would arrive, going through a back entrance that you can only find if you know the precise sequence to tap on the building.    And every day, I would work on analyzing samples of hair and nails from werewolves to see if their magical properties could be identified. All of the samples that I received came directly from the Taith Coch Werewolf Reserve, though I was never involved with collecting any of them.    Byron Handley-Mills and Thaddeus Roseclaw (the head of Taith Coch Werewolf Reserve and SNARLL, respectively) are both highly interested in harnessing the power of werewolves as magical creatures, and it is my firm belief that the reason that this address was included is because they wanted to source the information of students--and possibly have them be turned into werewolves so that they could study them too.    I believe very strongly in the power of research, and I think that there's a lot that we have yet to discover about the world around us. But I can no longer stand by and be silent about what I know.    The identity of this op-ed is known to the staff of The Daily Prophet. We have decided to keep their identity secret, but consider their op-ed valuable information for the public to know. 

Daily Prophet

Daily Prophet

 

Giants Flatten Toothless Bill

The Part-Giant Community Access Bill is facing an uncertain future, as giant communities begin to push back against what they see as weak, ineffective legislature which fails to address the real problem.
 
The bill was first introduced in September as part of Minister for Magic Hermione Granger-Weasley's suite of proposals aimed at improving part-human engagement with both sides of their heritage. Spokespeople for giant communities say the delayed response is due to the government's failure to reach out to giant communities with an explanation of the bill in appropriate language.
 
Now that giant communities are aware of the bill and its contents, part-giant and dedicated activist Kiki Walker claims they are overwhelmingly disappointed.
 
"This bill is trying to improve accessibility and rights for part-giant children who want to connect with giant communities, but most of the time that isn't the real problem and where it is, this bill doesn't have the teeth to help.
 
"The Minister might be well-intentioned, I don't know, but it's plain to see that somebody hasn't done their research. Ask any giant or part-giant who has a stake in this particular issue and they'll tell you the real problem is that when the human parent and giant parent clash, overwhelmingly the law sides with the human and the giant is left with no rights to contribute to decision-making when it comes to their own child. Did this government draft a bill about giants without talking to any actual giants? It sure looks like it."

Daily Prophet

Daily Prophet

 

SNARLL Announces New Leadership Amid Controversy

Clifford Benbow, President of SNARLL and Head of the Lupine Pen Pal Program, was reported missing from the Taith Coch Werewolf Sanctuary last week. According to ministry insiders, the Auror Office is investigating the disappearance. Both the Office of Harry Potter and the Auror Office at large would not provide any comment for this article, citing security concerns.   Byron Handley-Mills, the Head of the Taith Coch Werewolf Reserve, had this to say when he was contacted about Clifford Benbow's disappearance. "Clifford was deeply committed to the werewolf community, and I have no idea what could have caused him to leave so abruptly. I've contacted a number of suitable candidates to take his place during the past few days, and I'm happy to say that Thaddeus Roseclaw has been hired as Clifford's replacement."   Thaddeus Roseclaw is well-known in the Department for the Regulation and Control of Magical Creatures, having published a book about the potential dangers of wolfsbane. When reached for comment for this article, Roseclaw denied the ideas of the book were dangerous.   "I'm a scholar, and we need to be able to look at wolfsbane critically. We can't let the ministry dictate which subjects are appropriate or inappropriate to study," Roseclaw said. "It's purely academic. And I look forward to being in charge of a program that will encourage the free exchange of ideas between the wizarding community and the werewolves that live on the Taitch Coch Werewolf Reserve." 

Daily Prophet

Daily Prophet

 

Werewolves Missing!

Taith Coch Reserve is denying a report that two werewolves identified as living at the sanctuary are missing. Representatives from the Department for the Regulation and Control of Magical Creatures have gone on the record as claiming that two werewolves: "Rose" and "Danielle" cannot be located on their registration rolls (Please note that The Daily Prophet did not get permission to publish their real names).    "This is exactly what we were warning the community about," the Jacobins said in a statement. "Minister Granger-Weasley has been too lax with part-human communities, and now werewolves have escaped from an unplottable community. Young witches and wizards have been put in danger because of her complete recklessness and disregard for their safety."   Reached for comment, Byron Handley-Mills, the Head of the Taith Coch Werewolf Reserve had this to say: "The reports that we have anyone missing from our sanctuary are egregious lies. We deal with troubled young people from time to time, but we have never lost track of them. This is a scheme designed by radicals like the Jacobins to draw scrutiny toward our sanctuary when we have always followed the laws and are committed to the well-being of the magical community at large."   Both the Auror Office's Werewolf Capture Unit and the Office of Harry Potter refused to comment on whether there is an ongoing investigation, citing security concerns.    If you see anyone transforming into a werewolf, you are urged to contact the Department for the Regulation and Control of Magical Creatures immediately. Staffers have been dispatched into Diagon Alley and Hogsmeade to provide the towns extra protection during this time. 

Daily Prophet

Daily Prophet

 

[Editor's Note] We Pledge to Be More Responsible 

The Daily Prophet recently published an advertisement that came to us postmarked from SNARLL, a werewolf pen pal program that has recently taken off among Hogwarts' student body. As a result, we did not think to contact the Taith Coch Reserve for more details about the pen pal meet.   It has come to our attention that the advertisement that we ran in The Daily Prophet did not originate from the Taith Coch Reserve, or its pen pal program SNARLL. Anyone who has contacted SNARLL for information on the pen pal meet-up should not reply to any letters that they receive unless they can be sure of their authenticity.    We reached out to The Office of Harry Potter for more information on this matter, but they did not get back to us before publication.   Leonora Lyon, Executive Editor, The Daily Prophet 

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Daily Prophet

 

[Ad] SNARLL Announces First Annual Pen Pal Meet!

The following is a paid advertisement. It is not officially endorsed by The Daily Prophet or its staff. ----   SNARLL announces its first annual Pen Pal Meet! Please send a letter to the address below to receive more information about how you can meet your pen pal! This will be a great way to make a new friend! Reply today!    SNARLL: London Office 1267 Main Street  London, United Kingdom 

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Daily Prophet

 

[Opinion] Werewolf Pen Pal Programs Promote Dangerous Ideas

Young witches and wizards are the future of the magical community. That's why we need to take extra care to make sure that they are able to grow up safely, away from dangerous ideas and in a safe community.   I remember what it was like to grow up during the Second Wizarding War. You could hardly leave your home, and the magical world stood on the brink of extinction.    Since then, our community has rebounded, but it was only able to rebound because we have stayed vigilant to outside threats. That's why at Growing Fruitful Futures, we have continuously pushed for part-human history to be removed from Hogwarts's curriculum, and why now, we are calling on Hogwarts to ban participation in the pen pal program SNARLL.   Clifford Benbow seems to be unaware of the increase in werewolf activity outside of Hogsmeade, which is mere steps from the Hogwarts campus. Werewolf-ism is a dangerous curse, and this pen pal program could convince these impressionable young students that werewolves aren't so different from them. It may even make them feel like it wouldn't be so bad if they were a werewolf themselves.   Our future must be kept safe. That's why we're also calling on Minister Granger-Weasley to introduce a law that would make werewolf sanctuaries illegal. Only then can we be sure that our future is secure.      Insley Jacobin is a consultant for Growing Fruitful Futures. 

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Daily Prophet

 

[Opinion] Calling the Taith Coch Reserve "SNARLL" Indicates Anti-Werewolf Prejudice

Recently, The Daily Prophet covered the Jacobins' most recent campaign. Micheal and Insley Jacobin are a pair of conservative wizard activists who are anti-parthuman, though they will never tell you this directly. Instead, they will claim that their only concern is the welfare of young witches and wizards, who they consider to be at risk of learning dangerous ideas or being attacked by uncontrolled werewolves.   I'm writing today to assure the public that werewolf sanctuaries are not dangerous. In fact, it is much more dangerous for a werewolf to live outside of a sanctuary, where they are at risk of being targeted by suspicious neighbors or falling into poverty after being denied employment one too many times. Places like the Taith Coch Reserve ensure that we can live our lives in peace, away from witches and wizards who harbor dangerous prejudices, like the Jacobins.   Calling the Taith Coch Reserve "SNARLL" is an underhanded way to sow fear among witches and wizards who may be unfamiliar with our programs, and with the reserve at large. It's a term we are trying to reclaim, but calling the reserve this makes us seem dangerous, when really, we are trying to live our lives like anyone else.      Clifford Benbow, President of SNARLL, Taith Coch Reserve 

Daily Prophet

Daily Prophet

 

[Ad] Join SNARLL's Werewolf-Wizard Pen Pal Program!

The following is a paid advertisement. It is not officially endorsed by The Daily Prophet or its staff.   --   Werewolf sanctuaries like SNARLL provide safety and security to werewolves across the United Kingdom. Like wizards, werewolves deserve to live in peace.   That’s why we’re encouraging everyone--especially students--to sign up for our pen pal program. When you sign up, you get matched with a werewolf that lives in our sanctuary.   Through this program, you will gain a greater understanding of what it’s like to be a werewolf, but also the importance of diversity across the wizarding world.   To get matched with a pen pal, please send a letter to:   SNARLL 1276 Diagon Alley Way London, United Kingdom

Daily Prophet

Daily Prophet

 

Jacobins’ New Target: Werewolf Sanctuaries

Earlier this year, conservative activists Michael and Insley Jacobin allegedly attempted to persuade the Ministry’s Department of Education to ban the teaching of part-human history in Hogwarts’ History of Magic curriculum.   Now, Ministry sources indicate that the Jacobins have been meeting with staffers in the Department for the Regulation and Control of Magical Creatures about werewolf sanctuaries.   When reached for comment, Michael Jacobin had this to say:   “Werewolf sanctuaries like SNARLL, for example, are a danger to wizard populations across the United Kingdom. Most of them are completely unplottable. Imagine if Galen Ward had been able to escape to one of these sanctuaries after he murdered his sister in cold blood. He would have been able to kill again. Registration is not good enough. We must demand an immediate end to any and all werewolf sanctuaries.”   The Department of Regulation and Control of Magical Creatures did not respond to our request for a comment on the record about the meetings with the Jacobins.

Daily Prophet

Daily Prophet

 

Column: Picking up the Dirt

In what could become the next big scandal, several sources claim that professional duelist Anthony Cox was challenged to a duel by a goblin -- and lost.
 
Cox was leaving a Manchester tournament, in which he won third place, when the goblin allegedly confronted him in a back alley, challenging him to a duel. According to my sources, Cox raised his wand against the opponent but was disarmed and the goblin fled the scene in possession of the well-known duelist's wand.
 
"The story is rubbish," said Cox himself. "I had a few too many celebratory drinks and lost my wand down a drain."

Daily Prophet

Daily Prophet

 

'Mistrust' in Name and Nature

The Berlin opening of 'Mistrust' by young playwright Atanas Ginchev was this week marred by the presence of protesters outside the theatre.   Ginchev's play is directed by Philippa Contos and features an all-veela cast, a fact which has been drawing criticism since it was first advertised.   Angelica Boucher, a half-veela who plays the lead female role, is dismissive of protestors. "It's crazy to say that being able to pursue the job of your dreams is discrimination. It's crazy to say that a form of media displaying veela in a diverse and often positive light is discrimination.    "The people who want to stand outside a theatre and shout have never lived their life as a part-human. They have no idea what they're talking about."   Louis Köhler, an academic based at the Zauberbibliothek zu Berlin, claims there are real reasons to protest. "This isn't equality and it isn't liberation. What we are seeing here is young people who don't yet understand their personal worth being taken advantage of. This play perpetuates the systemic sexualisation of the veela. In our society, and in most of our global community too, veela are placed on a pedestal for their beauty and any other contributions they make are ignored. 'Mistrust' isn't pulling down that pedestal, it's building it up taller."   In spite of reactions like the Berlin protest, 'Mistrust' will continue its tour, including appearances in theatres around the United Kingdom and Ireland. Tickets are still available, but moving fast.

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Daily Prophet

 

Inkin's Inquiries: Purebloods Proliferating?

The history books are clear: many of the so-called ‘pureblood’ families did not survive the last wizarding war, and numbers had been declining well before even then. So, why do so many wizarding families call themselves ‘pureblood’ today? They cannot all be descendents of the old families that survived the war.   Some of the supposedly ‘pureblood’ families have moved here since the war. In other countries where the magical communities do not have a war over blood purity in their recent history, ‘pureblood’ families are more common. Those who have moved here in recent generations are likely to have more magical ancestry than the descendents of the war’s survivors.   But what of the rest? This may account for a slight increase in pureblooded families, but it does not explain why up to a quarter of current Hogwarts students claim ‘pureblood’ heritage.   Wizarding equality activist Ellie Lachance finds the continued use of ‘pureblood’ concerning.”The fact that anyone identifies as pureblood is a clear indication that blood prejudice is alive and well in our society,” explains Lachance. “The distinction between pureblood and half-blood only matters to those who cling to the archaic ideas that purebloods are somehow better than other witches and wizards. The recent increase in pureblood families means that more and more wizarding families are deciding to call themselves pureblooded regardless of ancestry. In doing so, they’re choosing prejudice and hatred.”   What can wizarding society do to prevent another war? Lachance assures that war does not seem to be imminent, but also emphasizes that this trend is a warning sign that should not be ignored. “We need to stop calling ourselves ‘purebloods’ at all. As long as we use the label, we perpetuate the concept. For wizardkind to truly be equal, we must abandon the concept altogether.”   - Iris Inkin   Written By: Viola Wayland Submit articles to Undercliffe!

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Daily Prophet

 

Ruby Lee's Magical Mysteries: Wandless Magic

Dear Ruby, I heard there's actually no such thing as wandless magic, and when you think you are doing wandless magic it's because an invisible mind-reading imp is floating around and performing spells as you think them. And then that's why it doesn't work so well with powerful spells, because the imps aren't smart enough. Is this true? How do I catch the imp so I can do wandless spells all the time? - Kermit, Kent   Hi Kermit,   I think somebody might be playing a little joke on you. Wandless magic is totally real, probably even more real than invisible mind-reading imps (although I can't rule out the possibility we just haven't discovered those yet -- they sound like they'd be sneaky!).   Instead of wondering about the IQ of an imaginary imp, if you want to do wandless magic you just need two things: knowledge of the right techniques and a whole lot of practice. The best way to master wandless magic so you can do it whenever you like is to spend some time immersed in a culture where wandless magic is common, or even the default option. I spent a year living in Africa in my twenties and not only was it an amazing experience in general, I came away with a vastly superior set of wandless skills compared to what European-derived magic suggests is possible.   But if immersion isn't an option for you, you can pick up the basics from books and develop your skills with intense practice. I can't help but suggest my own second book, Why Wands?, but if you ask a librarian you should receive a shelf-load of other great recommendations.   Good luck! Ruby Lee   Written By: Molly Weasley II  Submit articles to Undercliffe! 

Daily Prophet

Daily Prophet

 

Triwizard, Tri-Where?

As details of the full extent of the damages to Beauxbatons by last night’s fire become available, witches and wizards across the continent and here in the UK wonder: what does this mean for us? Beauxbatons Academy of Magic was set to host the Triwizard Tournament this year, where students from the three prominent magical schools engage in friendly competition and international networking.   However, with the French arena charred beyond recognition, will the tradition continue? Rumors of the games’ cancellation have already reached the Prophet.   The inter-school competition was last hosted ten years ago at Durmstrang Institute, after being held locally at Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry in three successive tournaments. Representatives from the British and Eastern Europe Ministries of Magic decline to comment on whether the tournament will be relocated or canceled out of deference to the traumatizing damage of the attack. Sources say Durmstrang is heavily campaigning to relocate the tournament to Scandinavia. At the time of printing, no official information has been released, but the Prophet will keep readers apprised of any updates.

Daily Prophet

Daily Prophet

 

Beauxbatons en Flambé

Just days before Beauxbatons Academy of Magic was due to welcome back its students, they face a tragic loss. While the palace remains intact, the grounds of Beauxbatons have been devastated by what local officials are calling an act of arson. The alleged perpetrator, a Veela and mother of a former student, is in the custody of French officials.   As the authorities investigate, the French press has already begun to speculate about the Veela’s motive. According to school records obtained by Le Monde Magique, the daughter of the alleged arsonist was expelled from Beauxbatons last term for allegedly using Veela magicks in a final examination.   Could this be the cause of the Veela mother’s fiery rage? Was the student’s expulsion justified or an example of part-human discrimination? Send a Feedback Floo-me with your comments and opinions.

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Daily Prophet

 

Auror Department to Receive First Budget Increase in Two Decades

Although the wizarding world has seen its fair share of ups and downs over the past twenty-five years, there has been a constant through it all: The Auror Department budget.
  Twenty-five years ago, a string of disappearances rocked the wizarding community, and immense pressure was put on the Auror department by the Minister of Magic to put an end to these crimes and catch the culprits responsible for the kidnappings of distinguished wizards; pressure from the very same Minister of Magic who had announced budget cuts earlier that month.    Harry Potter once commented that he felt as though ‘his hands were tied’ in regards to his ranks being spread so thin. “I wish I had enough Aurors to patrol Hogsmeade and Hogwarts, but it’s just not within the budget,” he'd said.    Well, it looks like his prayers have been answered over two decades later. The Auror department has received a budget increase as announced by the Ministry this month, allowing Potter to hire and train new Aurors, with the purpose of protecting our community more than ever before. This will certainly help as they continue tracking down any of the remaining Death Eaters known to have escaped from the Battle of Hogsmeade and the infiltration of Hogwarts just over two years ago. The group is rumored to have been disbanded, but experts are certain there are stragglers out there biding their time, and Potter's regime will be ready.    There has also been buzz about the Auror Office's revamping of the Werewolf Capture Unit. This unit, tasked with the capture of werewolves deemed to be a threat, has always been handled by the Beast Division (and dreadfully under-funded in the past), however, Beast Division Head, Casseus Cronus, is said to have been approached by Potter weeks ago for his cooperation in bulking the ranks and up-training its current members with Auror specialization. It is unknown whether this is an attempt to calm the thousands of witches and wizards who still owl in about their anger surrounding the catastrophe at Hogwarts with the Ward family, but some believe it is a necessity regardless. Neither Cronus or Potter were able to be reached for comment.   No matter the reason, the Ministry of Magic cannot put the public safety at risk any longer. More patrols have been promised to Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry, and the neighboring villiage, Hogsmeade. Godric’s Hollow and other wizarding villages should also see an increase in undercover patrols. The general budget for the rest of the Magical Law Enforcement departments remain unchanged for now. 

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