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Quidditch League Update

League table Match information Otley Outsiders      1800 Falmouth Falcons        1720 Holyhead Harpies        1710 Montrose Magpies        1590 Appleby Arrows         1550 Kenmare Kestrels        1320
Ballycastle Bats        1110 Puddlemere United       890 Wimbourne Wasps         850 Caerphilly Catapults       750 Pride of Portree                700 Tutshill Tornados        670 Wigtown Wanderers         470 Chudley Cannons         100 Forthcoming matches:   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 to matches.

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Daily Prophet

 

Jacobins Encourage Boycott of Lorcan D’Eath’s Concerts

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.

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Daily Prophet

 

Falmouth Falcons's Captain Punches Quidditch Official!

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.

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Daily Prophet

 

London Woman Rescued by Unregistered Animagus

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!”

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Daily Prophet

 

Flourish & Blotts Refuses to Carry Picardy Book

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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Daily Prophet

 

Ministry Formally Ends Inquiry Into Atwell Sinclair

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.”

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Daily Prophet

 

November 8 Werewolf Attacker Spent Time in Azkaban

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.”

Daily Prophet

Daily Prophet

 

Quidditch League Update

League table Match information Otley Outsiders        1140 Falmouth Falcons        1130 Kenmare Kestrels        1120 Appleby Arrows         1000 Holyhead Harpies        980 Montrose Magpies        980 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 Forthcoming matches:   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.  

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Daily Prophet

 

Ministry Opens Inquiry Into Damian Wickham As Possible Petition Suspect

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.

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Daily Prophet

 

Lorcan d’Eath Expresses Sympathy for the Passing of Gwynthr Hughes

At a fan meet-and-greet on March 10, Lorcan d’Eath, famed part-vampire singer, expressed sympathy for the passing of Gwynthr Hughes during his opening remarks.   “As a high-profile member of the part-vampire community, I have a responsibility to speak out when things are wrong. Those of us who have blood that is less than fully wizard have always been vilified, always had our motives questioned,” d’Eath said to fans. “I want to express sympathy to the werewolves of Taith Coch, who lost their brother in the attack.”   Michael and Insley Jacobin, noted conservative activists, put out a statement calling d’Eath’s remarks inappropriate, given that the ministry has concluded that the November 8 attack on Hogwarts was intentional.   “Personally, I don’t think d’Eath is an expert here,” said Insley Jacobin.

Daily Prophet

Daily Prophet

 

LunaR Announces Plans for Worry-Free Future

LunaR founder, Alnaud Picardy, who announced the new program with big promises of a werewolf solution last year, has broken his silence after weeks of research into the properties of lycanthropy.   "The LunaR program is proud to finally announce plans for a successful and safe future for everyone," Picardy released in a public statement on Monday. "The knowledge my team and I have gained through prior weeks is vast, and many may not understand, but I will put it simply: we will be vanishing the moon."   The statement immediately caught the attention of many, and some have now dubbed Picardy "The LunaRtic" in viral outrage.   "I would put my trust in Alnaud," argued Pablo Portkey of The Quibbler, attempting to calm the masses. "There are many beasts and beings negatively affected by the lunar effect each month. It almost seems like common sense to get rid of it altogether."   Professional witches and wizards around the globe are demanding Picardy cease and desist, as many potions, spells, and experimental magic depend on the moon cycle for accuracy and success.   "I thought the man was a genius at first. Now I'm fairly certain he doesn't even understand basic potion-making," said Orion Barslav, creator of a variety of runes which require ambient energy from the moon to aid their power.   Alnaud has not been discouraged by the public's reaction, and, in fact, expected it.   "I have no doubt in LunaR's research or abilities," he responded, "and encourage those who require moon power for their magic to explore different energies. The moon is not our only magical resource, after all; it is, however, often the reason for our suffering."   He also invited those who may need to research moon alternatives to his vacation home in Albania, which provides privacy and many resources for their experimentation.   LunaR is expected to continue research and will be releasing the official date of The Great Moon Vanish as soon as they have one.

Daily Prophet

Daily Prophet

 

Auror Who Used Unforgiveable Has Werewolf Nephew

On November 8, the Wizard Advisory Council authorized the use of unforgivable curses. This authorization, only ever granted in extreme crisis situations, was not anticipated to be used by those on the scene.   However, witnesses who spoke to The Daily Prophet recounted witnessing the use of both the cruciatius curse, as well as the killing curse.   Through the Ministry’s report on November 8, The Daily Prophet was able to confirm that Gwynthr Hughes, who was marked in the report as deceased, was the individual that witnesses reported seeing being struck by a killing curse in the Great Hall of the school.   According to information that The Prophet was able to locate on Gwynthr--or Gwyn--Hughes, he was 36 years old, and had spent approximately half his life as a werewolf. Hughes had reportedly been experiencing agitation living on the Taith Coch Werewolf Reserve, and had approached the head of the Reserve’s Pen Pal program SNARLL, about being removed from the werewolf registry entirely. On November 8, he travelled to Hogwarts with other werewolves from the Reserve, with the intention of biting students at the school.   The auror responsible in the case of Hughes’s death was @Alex Sanders, an auror who graduated from the academy three years ago. In looking into Sanders, we determined that he is married to Shane Banagher, making his nephew @Julian Banagher--one of the werewolves that was outed during Trudy Veritas’s broadcast back in early January.   Advocates like Amortentia Bloodfang, didn’t seem surprised by this revelation. “Many wizards have part-humans or werewolves in their families. They would just prefer to pretend that we don’t exist, because it would be much more convenient for them.”   Alex Sanders did not comment for this article.

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Daily Prophet

 

[Op-Ed] Leave Margo Alone

My name is Galen Ward and I am a werewolf. On the night of a full moon, I killed my sister because I failed to take the final dose of my Wolfsbane Potion. Margo Ward was fifteen years old when she died. I take full responsibility for my negligence and I am sorry.

To the entire werewolf community: I would like to apologize for the prejudice you are facing as the indirect result of my actions. I have contributed to the widespread fear surrounding lycanthropy and ruined the hard work of advocates who fight for our rights and continue to do tremendous work to educate the public.

Some groups have called for the expulsion of all werewolf students from Hogwarts. While I may have no right to speak on the matter, I would like to ask the media and anti-werewolf protesters to stop using my sister’s name to promote their bigoted agenda. Margo Ward was a Hufflepuff, like me. She was a generous friend who would have accepted these students despite their condition. Using her name as a message to spread hatred is not only painful for those who knew her, but an insult to her memory.

I would like to remind everyone that there are many criminals in this world. Some of them are werewolves. Some of them are not. Do not persecute an entire minority group for the actions of a few. The blood of Margo Ward is on my hands, so I urge you to hate me. Blame me, but do not blame the victims of these violent attacks. They have done nothing wrong and they have suffered. They need your support above all else.   @Galen Ward is a former Hufflepuff at Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry. 

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Daily Prophet

 

OP-Ed: Werewolf Mania Seeks to Rip Hogwarts Apart

On the night of November 8, I was a flying assistant for the first year students. I was flying in the air, minding my own business and doing my duty as a flying assistant, when mayhem broke. I tried to get to safety, but I was dragged out of the sky when a werewolf jumped and clamped its maw onto my broom, violently throwing me to the ground. I sustained a broken arm as my body hit the cold hard ground of the Quidditch Pitch that November night, but nothing could’ve prepared me for the pain that immediately followed. The feeling of the werewolf’s claws across my chest was like being stabbed with a million hot knives all at once. I thought I was going to die right then and there. I was full of fear and anguish. I passed out immediately after that.

In the months since that attack, I’ve slowly worked to rebuild myself from the person I was immediately after the attack. But over winter holidays, I, as well as many others in our beautiful wizarding community, was made aware that there’d been students bitten during the November 8 attack. I was shocked, but I was even more shocked at how everyone in the wizarding community rallied behind those newly turned werewolves when our scars from November 8 were still so fresh. I was shocked at how anyone who expressed any opinion that wasn’t 100% pro-werewolf propaganda was labeled a bigot and was silenced. Just recently, I was attacked by two fellow students at Hogwarts simply for stating my views. What kind of society are we running where we’re told that our fears don’t matter as long as someone else feels validated? There was a murder by werewolves in Liverpool this past month. We cannot say that this isn’t a legitimate threat. Werewolves have killed before, and they will kill again. I need everyone to stop getting so worked up over the fact that these newly turned werewolves at Hogwarts are kids, and remember that they will become adults one day. They’ll become Fenrir Greyback. They’ll become the werewolves that attacked us on November 8. They’ll become the werewolves that killed all of those people in Liverpool. They’ll become Galen Ward.

The only way we can guarantee the safety of all current and future generations of Hogwarts students is to ban werewolf students forever. How come Durmstrang and Slytherin house are allowed to ban muggleborn students for nothing more than simple blood status, but Hogwarts refuses to ban students who actually pose a physical threat to the whole student body? How can we say that we’re horrified about the events that took place on November 8, yet we refuse to remove the main problem? I hope the whole of magical society—as well as Muggles who have magical children—does the right thing and puts students’ safety above the personal feelings of werewolves.

 @Behati Gadot is a fourth year Hufflepuff at Hogwarts. She has been campaigning for a safer school since she came back to school after winter holiday.

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Daily Prophet

 

Grave Robbers Strike Cherished Wizarding Cemetery

The Department of Magical Law Enforcement was dispatched to the small and typically quiet village of Dryhope, Selkirk on Thursday to investigate reports of numerous local grave sites mysteriously unearthed. Upon their arrival, law enforcement noted the burial grounds seemingly ripped open by magical force, belongings of the deceased scattered throughout the area. Department experts are still investigating the shocking scene but have noted that it seemed the perpetrator(s) were mostly interested in the wands of the dead.   Dryhope Cemetery has held countless historical tombs and graves from various old wizarding families throughout many years. Some of the grave sites date back as far as the 1400s, and many families from around the country visit the location regularly in order to pay respects to their ancestors.   Residents of Dryhope are bewildered by this cruel act but have been very open to questioning. "It's just not something that happens here," says Ramona Wisewing, one of the first to see the vandalised graveyard. "I've seen many people come and go around here, but none who I would suspect capable of this."   Authorities surmise that tracking down the culprit will be a difficult task, however the recent crack down on possession of illegal wands may assist with finding a link. They are asking the public to report any suspicious activity.

Daily Prophet

Daily Prophet

 

[Op-Ed] My name is Avery Potter. I was a victim on November 8.

On the evening of November 8, the lives of everyone at Hogwarts changed. The space in which many of us believed would be safe, that we called our second home, was tainted with the blood and the cries of victims. I do not believe I will ever be able to enter the Great Hall without hearing those cries--including the scream I also produced during the attack. You see, my name is Avery Potter, and I am a victim of the November 8th attacks.

I attempted to pretend for many weeks that nothing had occurred. I felt very upset towards the werewolves who attacked, destroying so many lives. I only told those whom I knew would always love me, due to the unrest within the community over those many consider to be ‘half-breeds’ or ‘creatures’. I have been unable to come to terms with the trauma which occurred to me due to the inhumane and heinous actions of Trudy Veritas. Her actions were, and remain, deplorable. She has ruined the lives of eleven students, all of whom have went through a traumatic experience which has caused us all to feel isolated, ashamed, and angry.

Now, we face backlash in the one place that is meant to keep us safe. The actions of a minority of students thus far has been to spread nasty comments, to produce posters which are degrading and to shout for our expulsion. Those students have not once attempted to see what it is like for us at this moment in time. Last term, we were happy, we had futures which were secure. We were not considered ‘monsters’.

How can the answer be to expel eleven innocent students? To remove them from their second home, from their right to learn magic? How can the answer be to exclude those whom are victims of the entire painful process of becoming a wolf? Those who are depending this need to look back to the night in November. They need to imagine what they would be going through if they had been bitten, the horror they would feel at being told, to shame they would feel and putting their family through pain.

I attempted to raise my concerns, only to be told that I had no opinion because “I was a Potter”. I adore my grandfather, I respect my heritage, but I am a person with my own opinions that should be allowed to be heard. November 8 has forced me to complete the one act I never thought I would have to in a civilised society--it has forced me to start to fight for my right to have even survived the attack that has tainted me forever.    @Avery Potter is a third year Hufflepuff student at Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry. She was one of eleven students named as werewolves during Trudy Veritas’s broadcast.

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Daily Prophet

 

[Op-Ed] Anti-Goblin Bigotry and Censorship at Hogwarts

On the night of November 8, I was sitting in the rose garden on Hogwarts’s grounds with my girlfriend @Hatty Hambeldon. It wasn’t long before a werewolf attacked, jumping through the bushes of flowers and thorns to land on me. I broke several ribs in the attack, and came close to being bitten. I would have been bitten too, if Hatty hadn’t saved me.   Years ago, when I was in second year, I witnessed a Death Eater attack. I was only able to escape torture because I ran when I saw a professor. It’s become clear to me that Hogwarts is not safe, and has never been safe. If werewolves can get in on a full moon, what else can happen?   This brings me to my next point, there are now, reportedly eleven werewolves in attendance at Hogwarts, all bitten during the attack. Instead of prioritizing the safety and well-being of the vast majority of its students, Hogwarts’s staff and student body has chosen to prioritize the needs of the bitten students. If one, just one, safety measure were to fail, we could have November 8 happen all over again.   The safest and most humane solution would be to have all werewolf students expelled. However, in voicing my opinion, I have been repeatedly threatened by the werewolf students, and my girlfriend Hatty, who is part-goblin, has been the subject of ugly anti-goblin comments because of her desire for a school that keeps her safe. In fact, recently, I was even censored and given a detention by a Professor for stating my opinion, with her claiming that I had ‘made students upset.’   It’s time we prioritize what matters--the safety of Hogwarts’s students. Not the desires of eleven werewolves.   @Ryan Buratsche is a seventh year Gryffindor student at Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry.

Daily Prophet

Daily Prophet

 

Harry Potter to Host Press Conference on November 8 Attack

The Ministry is reporting that Harry Potter, head auror in the Department of Magical Law Enforcement and famed Boy Who Lived, will be hosting a press conference on February 23 to discuss the Ministry’s report on the November 8 werewolf attack at Hogwarts.   So far, the ministry has released only an embargoed copy of the report. A spokesperson for the Office of Harry Potter acknowledged that the report will be discussed during the press conference and will be released in conjunction with the event.   When reached for comment, Harry Potter also acknowledged the difficulties of the past few months.   “Our thoughts, like always, are with those students who were affected. This attack has made it clear that our department needs to prepare better for a world without Death Eaters, and as a result, we will be working harder than ever to ensure the safety of everyone in our community.”

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Daily Prophet

 

Jacobins Call for New Head of Auror Department

As the investigation into the November 8 attack winds down, noted conservative activists Michael and Insley Jacobin have begun calling for Harry Potter to step down from his post as Chief Auror.   “Although Harry Potter has earned his title as The Boy Who Lived and spent decades of his life in service to the wizarding community, it is time that he step aside. The fact that his granddaughter, @Avery Potter, was turned into a werewolf during the attack, means that he cannot be trusted to act impartially on behalf of wizardkind. It is quite likely that because of this personal connection, we will see further attacks beyond those that have occurred at Hogwarts and in Livepool,” the Jacobins said in a joint statement.   The Office of Harry Potter had this to say when contacted for comment, “Although we respect the right of the Jacobins to freely express their political views, it is horrifying that they would treat Harry Potter’s granddaughter as a political bargaining chip.”   The Minister’s Office did not respond with a comment in time for publication on whether they would consider replacing Harry Potter.

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Daily Prophet

 

Leprechaun Gold Found in Use: Goblin Experts Called

The Department of Magical Games and Sports is working in conjunction with the Department of Magical Law Enforcement to crack down on the use of Leprechaun gold to buy souvenirs and team items at Quidditch matches. In recent months there has been a rise in complaints to both departments from disgruntled stall owners who have found their money suddenly disappearing.    "Now I'm not saying that this has only become a problem since the Otley Outsiders were let into the league," said Susan Silverman-Smythewicke, chair of the Society for Souvenir Stall Supervisors, "But this has only become a problem this season, which is the first one the Otley Outsiders have been part of."   Leprechaun gold is created by leprechauns and has the authentic look and feel of real galleons. It is tremendously tricky to tell the difference between leprechaun gold and the real thing. Goblin experts from Gringotts have been called in to the Ministry to train Aurors on what to look for, an action that is no doubt likely to cause friction with WizFirst's Ronald Kneen.

Daily Prophet

Daily Prophet

 

Werewolves Responsible for Liverpool Attack Admit It Was Intentional

LIVERPOOL--The wizarding community in Liverpool was rocked by tragedy the night of February 5, when transformed werewolves attacked a party that was taking place in a local park that’s frequented by wizard families. Reports have emerged in the last few days of numerous casualties both at the party, and of muggle bystanders in the surrounding area.   Last night, The Daily Prophet was informed that the Werewolf Capture Unit was able to track down and capture the werewolves who were responsible. A representative from the Werewolf Capture Unit, Albert Humphrey, had this to say when reached for comment:   “While the werewolves who were captured in Liverpool do not have links to the November 8 attack, those captured have expressed sympathy and admiration for those werewolves involved. They claimed that they targeted the community on the night of the full moon with the express intention of turning more wizards into werewolves. Their trials in front of the Wizengamot have been set for February 20.”  

Daily Prophet

Daily Prophet

 

Part-Vampires Banned From Wand Ownership

Following the brutal murders of the Rees family, noted conservative activists Michael and Insley Jacobin have successfully pushed the ministry to enforce existing laws on the books that ban part-vampires from owning wands. Those part-vampires who own wands have been asked to surrender them by February 1, 2042.   “There are almost no details that have been publicly released about the tragic deaths of the Rees family, let alone any to suggest that they would have been spared if their servants didn’t have wands,” said Amortentia Bloodfang, founder of the part-vampire advocacy group B.L.O.O.D. “This law should have been stripped from the books centuries ago. To enforce it now plays directly into the hands of those who believe that part-vampires should be feared. We are no different than any other wizard.”   When reached for comment, the Jacobins released a joint statement about the success of the pressure campaign. “We’re relieved that the ministry was able to see that this is an important safety measure for preventing another attack like that on the Rees family of Gwaed.”   The Office of the Minister did not respond when reached for comment.

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Daily Prophet

 

Headmistress of Beauxbatons Found Dead!

PARIS--Marguerite Millefeuille, Headmistress of Beauxbatons Academy of Magic, was found dead last night. The exact cause of death at this time is unknown.   Millefeuille, the granddaughter of Luc Millefeuille, a renowned patisserie and notorious muggle poisoner, spent two decades working at Beauxbatons, in capacities as both the Charms professor and the Transfiguration professor before being appointed Headmistress. Two years ago, she accompanied the Beauxbatons delegation to Hogwarts during the 2039-2040 Tri-Wizard Tournament.     After the famous Beauxbatons’s gardens were severely damaged by veelas in 2039 and the school was unable to host the Tri-Wizard Tournament, Millefeuille engaged in a campaign of exclusion, forcing prospective champions to be tested for veela blood, and attempting to persuade the Ministère des Affaires Magiques de la France to make it illegal for any veelas to attend. The campaign was considered controversial, supported by some who believed it would make the school safer, and criticized by others who pointed out that approximately 15% of France’s wizarding community has at least one veela ancestor.   So far, there are no suspects in the case, although spokespeople from the French ministry have acknowledged that they are looking into a possible veela connection.

Daily Prophet

Daily Prophet

 

Vampire Attack in Wales!

GWAED, WALES--Tragedy has rocked the small wizarding village of Gwaed, Wales. The Rees family, one of the founding families of the village, were discovered murdered in their ancestral home. While The Daily Prophet has not received permission to publish the extent of their injuries, we were able to confirm that the Rees family all suffered extensive vampire bites.    The Rees family has employed part-vampires for over a century as servants in their manor that overlooks Gwaed. Reports differ on the nature of the family's relationship with the part-vampires that worked for them. Some claim that the part-vampires had been controlling them for the better part of a year. Others claim that the Rees family was an illusion created by the part-vampires who lived in the manor. Spokespeople from the Department of Magical Law Enforcement have declined to provide a comment, citing their investigation of the deaths as on-going.    Reports have also emerged of locals in town who have also suffered vampire bites and have found themselves unable to cast simple spells. The Department of the Regulation for Magical Creatures did not verify the reports. 

Daily Prophet

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Alnaud Picardy Announces The LunaR Program

Alnaud Picardy has stepped forward to announce his plans to found a program called LunaR. LunaR will be privately funded and revolve around research on the true nature of lycanthropy and strategies to improve it. With this program in place, Picardy promises answers that, he says, the Ministry won't provide.   "Our ultimate goal is not to research werewolves themselves. No, we know pretty much all we need to know about them, don't we? Instead, we intend to focus much more on their environment of change. The root cause of their transformations and actions. The soul of the beast, as it were. LunaR will look at the bigger picture. We are working to offer an actual solution, an ethical, sustainable solution, to this growing problem. For the sake of all."   Picardy is the grandson of author Emerett Picardy, whose work Lupine Lawlessness: Why Lycanthropes Don't Deserve to Live notoriously drew incorrect conclusions about werewolves.   "This is not my grandfather's work," Picardy stated after being questioned about the nature of his plans and his stance on lycanthropes. "I assure you, we will be providing facts, not assumptions or opinions."   Alnaud's big promises have the masses buzzing. He promises to follow up with any and all developments.

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