In the wake of a lethal Death Eater attack on Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry and the nearby village of Hogsmeade, the Department of Magical Law Enforcement is calling for celebration.
On October 4 a group of Death Eaters conducted a two-pronged attack in the Scottish Highlands causing immense property damage in Hogsmeade and injuring numerous Hogwarts students. Lucretia Sheffield, a veteran auror and mother of one, has been named as a casualty.
Head of the Dep
Staff at the Berkshire Magical Wildlife Sanctuary are pleased to announce their newest arrival, born just moments after sunrise on New Year's Day. Winky, the eldest and certainly proudest female unicorn on the grounds, has given birth to a gorgeous silver-haired foal weighing in at a whopping 116 kg. The foal's name was chosen through a public poll released last May, granting this unicorn baby the name of Starfire Glitterbelly (with Unicorn McUnicornface coming in close second and Dude-icorn tak
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 t
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.
Aurors have taken into custody Blaise Zabini in relation to a gruesome set of mass murders committed earlier this morning. Details of the murders will not been released to the general public until the victims’ families have been notified, but the death count is anticipated to be high. One witness to the aftermath stated that, “… [Some of the] bodies were unrecognizable. It was gruesome, the byproduct of a mad man.” Aurors were not directly available for comment.
Zabini, a lawyer, has represen
Parents' groups and education advocates are calling for major reforms to safety procedures at Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry in the wake of another devastating Death Eater attack.
Headmistress Arnaude Flamel was brought in four years ago and is generally considered to have improved safety and security at the school. However, the attack in early October, in which children were severely injured and an auror was killed on school grounds, has led to claims that her security r
HOGSMEADE--As students head to Hogsmeade for their first weekend in the town of the year, reports of posters with anti-muggleborn messages have surfaced. The posters, which residents first noticed early morning Thursday on the block near Madame Puddifoot's, bear an ominous message that students who are not of pureblood heritage will be barred from returning to Hogwarts, and includes an address for both students, and local muggleborn residents, to turn in their wands. The posters are signed by th
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
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 le
The current commander-in-chief at Hogwarts, Headmistress Arnaude Flamel, has done well to ensure the safety of her students from outside forces, but who’s protecting the students from internal threats? Since Flamel has stepped into power at Hogwarts, rumours have been floating about regarding the nature of her disciplinary methods. Shackling, what many students and parents originally thought to be a scare tactic to keep the children in line, have become a real, tangible, and archaically cruel pu
The date for the final trial and sentencing of confirmed Death Eaters Eadric Carter and Otis Egan has been set for Monday, July 13th 2037. Both men have been held in custody following their arrests last fall during a failed break-in at Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry. Carter and Egan each face charges and subsequent penalties from infractions that range from breaking and entering and illegal use of magicked objects, to numerous counts of reckless child endangerment. Egan is also charg
Headmistress Arnaude Flamel has departed from Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry in what the school's board of governors is calling "a mutual decision", in spite of claims she was fired for performance issues.
Flamel's tenure at the leading magical school was plagued with minor controversy, but only the most recent Death Eater attack on the facility resulted in significant pressure on the school board to end her employment. A well-known and accomplished potioneer, Flamel was
Hollis Keen, a 20-year veteran of the Department of Magical Law Enforcement who disappeared over a year ago, was found unresponsive on the shore of River Tweed near Birgham, Scotland. Authorities have not disclosed whether the Auror was working on a case at the time of her disappearance. Harry Potter, Head of the Auror Department, declined to make further comments.
Ms. Keen’s mother, Audrey Keen, released a statement this morning: “Mr. Potter’s treatment of my daughter’s case appalls
Thaddeus Roseclaw, the head of the SNARLL pen pal program at the Taith Coch Werewolf Reserve, broke his silence today on the November 8 attack at Hogwarts with this statement to media:
“Byron and I are both deeply saddened by the events at Hogwarts. We want to offer our sincere apologies to the families of those students who were affected by the attack.
The individuals in our care have often come to the reserve because of discrimination they have faced in certain aspects
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, w
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 advocat
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 rep
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 pe
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 s
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 shoulde
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 wit
28 December 2011
On the 26th of December, as most of us slept off bloated bellies, tiny groups of men and women across the country, wands in hand, were sneaked into the grounds of Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry. The Ministry of Magic is delighted to report that after a reign lasting almost since the very defeat of Lord Voldemort, the ‘new’ Dark Lord has at last met his death.
It is true - peace has come at last, though ministry representatives, including recently appoi
29 December 2011
Abelard Clagge, sworn in last month as Minister of Magic, will today announce the new budget. A new year, a new era, and a new economic state. Formerly of the International Magical Trading Standards Body, Clagge is in an ideal position to turn around the stagnant economy. He found a minute to tell the Daily Prophet of the changes.
“Wars do cost money,” he says. “There have been so many extra expenses that we are finding it somewhat difficult … we do what we can.”
Just weeks after several inmates were discovered missing from Azkaban following a break in, Desdemona Warrick, the 32-year-old witch who had been imprisoned for murder ten years ago and recently on the run has been found dead in Cork county, Ireland. The injuries sustained by Warrick were those of werewolf origin and indicate a struggle, however the motive is unclear as of now.
Authorities are investigating clues found on the scene which may in fact be linked to Dominique Melfire and Picu