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In the early evening hours of August 30th, 2042 Aurors stationed at Azkaban responded to an alert on the North side of the facility. As guards arrived on the scene, it was discovered that a small fraction of the prison's protective wards had been disrupted from the outside. Aurors investigated the surrounding areas and found no other trace of evidence supporting an intrusion, however it was discovered during the nightly inspection that four inmates were unaccounted for.
Inmates missing include Dominique Melfire and Picus Grothill, notorious devotees of the late Fenrir Greyback, known in the werewolf community in the years of the Second Wizarding War for his views on increasing the werewolf population.
Other escaped inmates seemingly unrelated to this group include Eadric Carter, former Death Eater captured during the attack on Hogwarts in 2037, and Desdemona Warrick, a witch who was found guilty in 2032 for murdering her unfaithful spouse with a well-placed Stunning Spell.
"It was an outside job for sure, and a big one. A clever one. This is the first breakout in decades," explained Roland Fairchild, one of the Aurors in rotation that night. "The initial breach was just a distraction. We are still searching for the extraction point."
Werewolf behavior expert, Lana Stanley, expressed her concern on the nature of this escape. "We've seen so much bad press for the werewolf community lately, it's natural that many are feeling attacked, and most want justice and respect." She continued on to say, "I strongly believe that given the interests of the escaped inmates, there is at least one group of active werewolves who are looking to expand their ranks."
Aurors are currently searching for these prisoners on an international scale and will be offering a reward of up to twelve thousand galleons for anyone who offers information leading to the capture of these criminals. They are advising the public to be on the look out and take caution, as these inmates are assumed incredibly dangerous and unpredictable.
On August 30, Thaddeus Roseclaw, the head of SNARLL at the Taith Coch Werewolf Reserve, received the Philosopher's Award from the Society of Merlin for his research expanding on the dragon pox cure, first created by Gunhilda of Gorsemoor in 1437. Other notable wizards who have worked on the cure include Albus Dumbledore.
The Philosopher's Award is given to the individual that the Society of Merlin feels has contributed the most to the fields of herbology, healing, or magizoology within the past year. Although the award was not presented last year, the Society made the decision to honor Roseclaw for his work in continuing to perfect this cure so that no one will ever have to suffer from this disease again.
When asked about Roseclaw's connections to the Taith Coch Werewolf Reserve and his past controversial book about wolfsbane, a Society of Merlin member who declined to give their name for this article, brushed off concerns.
"While we understand the concerns, we want to assure your readers that Mr. Roseclaw is committed to exploring all ideas possible, even if they may be controversial. As to the matter on the Reserve, it was our understanding from the report produced by the Ministry that Mr. Roseclaw had no involvement. You shouldn't spread rumors to your readers," they said.
The Hogwarts Board of Governors released a statement earlier today outlining some of the expected activities for the 40th anniversary of Hogwarts's rebuilding after the Battle of Hogwarts during the Second Wizarding War.
"We are looking forward to welcoming alumni back to Hogwarts on the occasion of this special anniversary. We are currently in the process of sending out invitations to alumni who would like to participate in the Career Week that we are planning for the beginning of the school year. Additionally, we are working on lining up performers for a special gala that will take place right before students leave for the holiday. We will be sharing more details as they arise."
AP: Good afternoon wolves! This is the Daily Bark, and I'm your host, Ambrose Pemberton! Some upsetting news today--M.U.D., a muggleborn society focused on promoting the rights of muggleborn witches and wizards, has chosen to ban any muggleborns who may also be werewolves from joining the group. There is speculation that this move was taken specifically to discourage the families of @Julian Pritchard and @Prince A. Charming from joining. Obviously this is a terrible development--being a werewolf doesn't make you any less of a muggleborn wizard. These students--indeed, all of the students who are currently at Hogwarts, deserve our support, listeners, especially in this trying time.
LL: This is Lana Lumos with your five-minute pop culture news! As you know listener, next year will be the fortieth anniversary of Hogwarts’s rebuilding. News about the planned celebrations haven’t been made public yet, but the Midnight Prince is rumored to be exploring a contract to perform at the anniversary. We’re going to be following that story for you--you’re not going to want to miss what is sure to be the hottest ticket of the year!
In an incredible upset, Montrose Magpies storm to the top of the league in the final match of the season after delivering a humiliating defeat to newcomers the Otley Outsiders.
The Otley Outsiders, newly promoted to the league after their spectacular showing in the amateur leagues, have been battling hard against tough teams and tougher criticism all year. Stars have been made out of their level-headed werewolf Chaser and Captain, Lyall Channing and half-Veela Seeker Poppy Atwood, whose impressive showings throughout their matches have led to reports that they are in talks with their national teams.
Unfortunately, the Otley Outsiders' final match of the season was scheduled for a full moon, something the Department of Magical Games and Sports claims was decided far in advance and could not be rescheduled, meaning their steadfast Captain was unable to play. To add insult to injury, new regulations on the size and thickness of brooms came into play for the final match of the season meaning the Otley Outsiders' part-giant Keeper was forced to play on a broom half the size of what he was used to. He broke a grand total of four brooms during the match.
"The whole thing was a joke!" the Outsiders' press secretary, 1/4 Veela Lucretia Lightwood declared after the match, "In a fair match, we would have won!"
"It was a fair match," a spokesperson from the Department of Magical Games and Sports told our reporters. "Channing being unable to play because it's a full moon is no different than someone being injured and unable to play. These things happen."
"Maybe the brooms were just badly made," a representative from the Nimbus Racing Broom company said, despite no one asking them, pushing forwards to speak to our reporters. "That's what you get for playing on a Firebolt Supreme, which has clearly seen its day. Were he playing on ourlatest model..."
Regardless of the drama and controversy, the Otley Outsider's took defeat well, congratulating the Magpies on their 37th British and Irish Quidditch League Cup win.
IK: We have breaking news this evening. Reginald Kneen, the President of WizFirst Bank, has been found dead. A contact in the Auror Office has informed WWN that death threats against Kneen, who reportedly had anti-goblin views, were previously investigated and determined to not be credible.
Godric Grimble, a goblin who works in Gringotts’s Office of Asset Developments, has been arrested by aurors in connection with Kneen’s death. Grimble and his attorney have not yet released a full statement, but they insist that he’s innocent.
CG: Good morning, this is Chad Goldleaf with the news. The Office of the Minister announced this morning that Minister Granger-Weasley will be appearing at Hogwarts in the fall to kick off the celebrations for the anniversary of Hogwarts’s rebuilding.
The Office of the Minister has not yet released the contents of the Minister’s speech, but there is speculation that it will address safety concerns and give students a chance to ask questions. We will make sure to keep you updated as we learn more.
IK: This is Isla Kelly with your evening news. Protests have erupted in Paris since the arrest of Elisa Papillon, a veela who was a person of interest in the fires that engulfed Beauxbatons’s grounds two years ago, for the murder of Marguerite Millefeuille, the Headmistress of the school.
Veela advocacy groups in France are decrying the decision to arrest Corteaux, claiming that she has an airtight alibi. However, officials from France’s ministry have issued a statement that includes substantial evidence for the charge.
We will continue to monitor this case as it continues to develop.
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Wimbourne Wasps 850
Caerphilly Catapults 750
Pride of Portree 700
Tutshill Tornados 670
Wigtown Wanderers 470
Chudley Cannons 100
Friday - Pride of Portree v Montrose Magpies
Ilkley Moor, eleven o'clock
Fans are reminded that Aurors will be on hand to monitor
monetary transactions as part of their crackdown on
leprechaun gold. All transactions must have proof of purchase.
Sunday - Ballycastle Bats v Puddlemere United
Broadmoor, ten o'clock
Bats fans are kindly reminded that live bats - especially the
blood-sucking kind - are not suitable mascots to bring along
Since Lorcan d’Eath, part-vampire and singer with a career that spans decades, made a statement in support of the werewolves of Taith Coch who were responsible for the attack on Hogwarts, noted conservative activists Michael and Insley Jacobin have sought to start a boycott of his concerts.
“Gwyn Hughes was nothing short of a monster who chose to attack children for the purpose of turning them into werewolves,” the joint statement from the Jacobins’ read. “We encourage everyone to boycott Mr. D’Eath’s concerts in light of the troubling statements that he’s made regarding Gwyn Hughes.”
When reached for comment, a spokesperson for Lorcan d’Eath said that he was not interested in the opinions of individuals whom he believed have ill intentions, and aren’t even fans of his music to begin with.
IK: Good evening, this is Isla Kelly. An earlier story that was presented by WWN News stated that Caster Williams, the suspected Hogwarts vandal, is half-giant. That was incorrect. In fact, Williams has no part-human ancestry. Thank you for listening as we continue to bring you the latest information on this story.
The Falmouth Falcons are in trouble again after gameplay was halted for two hours during their match against the Wimbourne Wasps last Friday after their captain, ex-Slytherin Charles Cavill, punched the game's head official in the face, breaking his nose.
"Well, he wasn't being much use on the pitch anyway," Cavill told reporters outside the stadium. "Swindells blagged my Seeker right in front of him and he didn't even notice. Swindells should have gotten a yellow card for that at least," spoken with the confidence of a captain whose team has wracked up an impressive 58 yellow cards and 12 reds for fouls over the season so far.
Anthony Bigglesworth, the official, has had a long and tense relationship with the Falmouth Falcons. An ex-Gryffindor Hogwarts player himself, Bigglesworth never made it into the professional leagues and moved instead to refereeing games a few years after graduating. His calm, steady and 'err on the side of caution' style of refereeing which sees him give most players the benefit of the doubt is highly-praised by the National Quidditch Association, who are attempting to improve the reputation of our beloved sport.
Unfortunately, this puts him in direct contention with the Falmouth Falcons, who play hard and stay true to their motto 'let us win, but if we cannot win, let us break a few heads'.
In the case of this match, the Falcons managed both: 1.58 minutes after gameplay resumed after Cavill broke the official's nose, they caught the snitch and won the match 210-90.
CG: This is Chad Goldleaf, reporting this morning that the individual responsible for a series of disturbing vandalism incidents that Hogwarts has been apprehended by the Department of Magical Law Enforcement.
The individual responsible, Caster Williams, an office clerk for the Werewolf Capture Unit, reportedly used a high-level spell that attached itself to Hogwarts’s wards, allowing him to perpetrate his crimes from a distance. Williams, who is half-giant, lost several family members in the Liverpool werewolf attack.
A spokesperson from the Department of Magical Law Enforcement also told us that they are looking into a possible connection between Williams and the false alarm that was triggered three days ago at Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry.
We will keep you updated as this story continues to unfold.
Early in the evening on April 8th, London native Josephine Ricketts found herself being accosted by a young woman brandishing a wand.
“She told me to hand over all my galleons or she would leave me stupefied in the street,” said Ricketts, age 127, who had her hands full of groceries at the time. “I nearly dropped my eggs! My tomatoes rolled right out of my bag.”
Lucky for Josephine, a large cat suddenly leapt to her rescue, clawing the thief in the face and on the shoulders and growling wildly.
“He was huge and orange, with a big smushy face and a stubby tail,” she described to the Prophet. “I forgot to tell the wizard cops he was a cat at first. That description really baffled them.”
It was after the perpetrator had fled the scene that the cat then transformed into human to help her pick up her spilled produce. In their investigation, wizarding law enforcement searched their database and no such Animagus existed in their registry.
Josephine hastily responded to this information when reporters reached out. “I don’t want them to arrest him! He’s a hero!”
Eva Picardy, granddaughter of Emerett Picardy, announced today that she would be producing an updated version of his famous book Lupine Lawlessness. “It’s clear that we need my grandfather’s work now, more than ever,” she said in a statement.
Emerett Picardy’s work is known for its erroneous conclusion that werewolves lose their sense of morality while in human form.
Research into lycanthropy has long been full of incorrect conclusions, but Picardy’s stands out for its stunning lack of data and unsupported claims.
When asked if Flourish & Blotts would carry the book, Assistant Manager Francesca Blotts, said to The Daily Prophet:
“Sorry, but we only carry real books.”
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Despite formally ending his employment as a hit wizard in the Department of Magical Law Enforcement several months ago, the Ministry has formally ended their inquiry into Atwell Sinclair, who was suspended from his position after making several remarks of concern to Minister Granger-Weasley during a November 8 press conference.
“Personally, I’m not convinced the Ministry should have finished their investigation,” said Eva Picardy, Vice President of Growing Fruitful Futures. “His son was turned during the attack, and it’s very likely he could be the person behind the anonymous petitions, for example. If I was in the Ministry, I would continue to keep a close eye on that family.”
Atwell Sinclair is married to Odette Sinclair, a healer who was on hand on November 8, and who is currently on leave from her post at St. Mungo’s. The Sinclairs also have a daughter in fifth year who was named in a lawsuit by Trudy Veritas against callers blocked for alleged harassment.
“Although I respect pressing the Minister on her policies,” said noted conservative activist Michael Jacobin, “Sinclair clearly has an enormous pro-werewolf bias. It’s hard to say if this bias, would, for example, lead him to post anonymous petitions calling for the forbidden forest to be destroyed, or even doing something worse. The Ministry’s clearly missing something by ending this inquiry.”
The Daily Prophet has received some important information this morning--one of the November 8 werewolf attackers, Vesper Frey, spent more than a decade in Azkaban after using the imperius curse on two wizards to force them to carry out crimes for her.
After Frey was released from Azkaban, she went to live at the Taith Coch Werewolf Reserve. Evidence from the Ministry’s report on the November 8 attack indicate that she was one of two werewolves that broke through the wards that surround Hogwarts.
Noted conservative activists Michael and Insley Jacobin, when reached for comment, had this to say.
“The fact that Frey was allowed to relocate to an unplottable werewolf reserve after her sentence in Azkaban was finished allowed her to help plan an attack in peace. We call on the Ministry to make all unplottable werewolf reserves illegal.”
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Appleby Arrows 1000
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Ballycastle Bats 710
Tutshill Tornados 500
Wimbourne Wasps 450
Pride of Portree 400
Puddlemere United 390
Wigtown Wanderers 370
Caerphilly Catapults 350
Chudley Cannons 90
Saturday - Appleby Arrows v Chudley Cannons
Queerditch Marsh, eleven o'clock
DO NOT CHEER TOO LOUDLY. Muggles reported
a disturbance of the peace last time and Obliviators
had to be called in.
Monday - Holyhead Harpies v Kenmare Kestrals
Ellis Moor Stadium, midnight
Peruvian Instant Darkness powder will be used around
the stadium to keep muggles at bay. Fans are advised to
arrive at least three hours in advance or risk getting lost in
the darkness. Beware Hinkypunks.
LL: Lana Lumos here with your five-minute pop culture news. Today, I have a very important announcement to make. WWN is raffling off VIP tickets to meet the Midnight Prince backstage at his next concert in Hogsmeade! You’re not going to want to miss this, he’ll be debuting the songs from his new album A Time for Darkness, A Time for Light. The first three callers who call in will win the tickets!
OOC: This will work a bit like a raffle. You have 72 hours from the time of this post to comment with a number between 1-50 and a 50 word rp. The three people who have selected the closest numbers will meet the Midnight Prince in an rp. **Offer Only Valid For Third Years And Up**
The Department of Magical Law Enforcement announced today that it had identified @Damian Wickham as a person of interest behind petitions that have been circulating around the wizarding community. The first asks for the forbidden forest to be bulldozed and replaced with a werewolf sanctuary, and the second asks for Hogwarts itself to be shut down for good.
“The man is a lunatic,” said Eva Picardy, Vice President of Growing Fruitful Futures, an educational nonprofit. “Both of these petitions would cause serious harm to students at Hogwarts if they were enacted. The first would put them in danger, and the second would deprive them of the education that they are rightfully entitled to.”
While the Department of Magical Law Enforcement has said they’re only interested in the fact that the petition is unauthorized, noted conservative activists Michael and Insley Jacobin went a step further.
“Damian Wickham’s daughter is @Kay Wickham, who became a werewolf in the November 8 attack. It’s clear that behind these petitions is a motivation to provide for his child at the expense of everyone else’s. We encourage the Ministry to investigate to the fullest extent of the law,” they said in a recent statement.
Amelia fought against the rapid beating of her heart, as she entered the contest. The Slytherin 100% believed in what Trudy Veritas stood for, and the opportunity to speak with her about her unjustness was something that she just couldn't pass up. Amy didn't trust the werewolves and she felt a great deal of gratitude toward Trudy that she knew just who they were. It would be a dream come true if she won the contest.
Though, truthfully, her parents could just use their position to get her a meeting if she didn't.
Poetic Justice. Meeting the monster who outed his daughter as a werewolf in person would bring Hugo closer to a sense of a justness. Why exactly had she done it – aside from the pretense of protecting the public? As a lead editor on the Quibbler, he could easily feign this as an interview for the publication – conflict of interest be damned.
Phillip didn’t actually want to meet Trudy either. However, a lie could get halfway around the world before the truth had gotten its boots on. But….he figured there was a way to manipulate the situation in order to expose the aurors’ unjust treatment of … well, mainly werewolves but everybody, really. Mainly werewolves in particular though.
Davis didn't really have a desire to meet the infamous witch who exposed his teammates and yearmates, but he also didn't have any desire to allow someone who actually liked her to win either. The way he figured it, if he entered and happened to win, it wouldn't give airtime to someone hurting victims of an atrocious act.
Harmony was mostly curious as to what would happen if Trudy recognized exactly who she was, and what she would say to her if she actually won the contest. Her mind was telling her that this was not a good idea, that she could be worse off in the public eye if she won this. However, her instincts told her that if she did win, Trudy would be in for a very interesting meeting, that's for sure.
Plus, the pages of her book would be useful to line Jean's cage.
Harmony eagerly sent in her entry.