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The Daily Prophet is pleased to announce that as of 5pm London time, Lowell Tegus has been elected as the new Minister of Magic in a landslide victory by the Wizengamot. 
Tegus, who rose through the ranks of the Department of Mysteries in 2010 has since become one of the Ministry of Magic’s most prominent and influential Unspeakables. Bringing to the position of Minister a wealth of experience in leadership and innovative ideas, Tegus has been received warmly and with great applause from the Ministry of Magic after the announcement was made today.
"I am honored beyond words to accept the position of Minister of Magic and lead the wizarding world into a new golden age of prosperity and strength," Tegus said in his acceptance speech to the Ministry. "I make a solemn vow to each and every one of you that my time as Minister will not be spent in hiding or running from the problems that we face — we will face them head on with the kind of tenacity that wizarding kind is known for throughout history."
Defeated candidates Liam Hightower and Georgia Nasher shook hands with Tegus after his victory and spoke highly of him to the Daily Prophet afterward. 
"If anyone deserved the position, it was Lowell," said Hightower. "He has worked extremely hard to establish himself in the Ministry over the years, and I have every confidence that he will bring a lot of experience to the position of Minister."
"While I am disappointed at my own defeat, I know Lowell will do very well as Minister," said Georgia Nasher, who declined to comment on her current stance on werewolf equality or if Tegus will work with her on a peace treaty between wizarding kind and the protesting creatures. 
The Minister of Magic spent the afternoon thanking his supporters by hosting a banquet at his London home, where several key supporters and future key members of Tegus’ team gathered to mingle and make plans for his first official day in office, which begins tomorrow. 
"I’m not rushing into anything," said Tegus, flashing this reporter a charming smile. "But suffice to say that I’m taking this position very seriously, and I expect to see changes within the wizarding world almost immediately. I believe change is what we all need."
It remains to be seen what changes Tegus has in mind, though with the support of the Ministry and the Wizengamot behind him, the wizarding world appears to be in good hands.

The Daily Prophet is pleased to announce that as of 5pm London time, Lowell Tegus has been elected as the new Minister of Magic in a landslide victory by the Wizengamot. 

Tegus, who rose through the ranks of the Department of Mysteries in 2010 has since become one of the Ministry of Magic’s most prominent and influential Unspeakables. Bringing to the position of Minister a wealth of experience in leadership and innovative ideas, Tegus has been received warmly and with great applause from the Ministry of Magic after the announcement was made today.

"I am honored beyond words to accept the position of Minister of Magic and lead the wizarding world into a new golden age of prosperity and strength," Tegus said in his acceptance speech to the Ministry. "I make a solemn vow to each and every one of you that my time as Minister will not be spent in hiding or running from the problems that we face — we will face them head on with the kind of tenacity that wizarding kind is known for throughout history."

Defeated candidates Liam Hightower and Georgia Nasher shook hands with Tegus after his victory and spoke highly of him to the Daily Prophet afterward. 

"If anyone deserved the position, it was Lowell," said Hightower. "He has worked extremely hard to establish himself in the Ministry over the years, and I have every confidence that he will bring a lot of experience to the position of Minister."

"While I am disappointed at my own defeat, I know Lowell will do very well as Minister," said Georgia Nasher, who declined to comment on her current stance on werewolf equality or if Tegus will work with her on a peace treaty between wizarding kind and the protesting creatures. 

The Minister of Magic spent the afternoon thanking his supporters by hosting a banquet at his London home, where several key supporters and future key members of Tegus’ team gathered to mingle and make plans for his first official day in office, which begins tomorrow. 

"I’m not rushing into anything," said Tegus, flashing this reporter a charming smile. "But suffice to say that I’m taking this position very seriously, and I expect to see changes within the wizarding world almost immediately. I believe change is what we all need."

It remains to be seen what changes Tegus has in mind, though with the support of the Ministry and the Wizengamot behind him, the wizarding world appears to be in good hands.

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The wizarding world is today in a buzz of excitement as the election for the Minister of Magic position was announced as taking place tomorrow morning. The candidates are today prepping their final round of campaigning, reaching out to members of the Wizengamot for their support during the elections, which will determine who will ascend to the position after the passing of Rowan Lennox two weeks prior.
"We are still in mourning for Rowan, but we also acknowledge the need to move forward," said Juniper Burden, a senior member of the Wizengamot, as well as a leading member organizing the election. "It’s what Rowan would have wanted — he always put the wizarding community’s needs first, and now we need to find someone who will continue that legacy."
The race to earn the position of Minister still remains very close, with several candidates putting forward strong proposals, as well as earning very vocal support by key members of the Ministry. Liam Hightower, a senior member from the Department of International Magical Cooperation has seen to be working his way through each department over the last two weeks, promoting his strong leadership skills which saw the last Quidditch World Cup go off without a hitch despite tensions between several countries in the weeks leading up. “I firmly believe I am equipped to deal with all of the responsibilities that come with the position,” he told the Prophet. “It would be my honor to lead the wizarding community into the next age as Minister.”
Strong competition comes in the form of Georgia Nasher, hailing from the Department for the Regulation and Control of Magical Creatures. Her stance is based around equality and cooperation between magical creatures from all walks, with her emphasis and specialty on giants, though she has acknowledged the recent werewolf problems won’t be forgotten. “I aim to find a peaceful solution to our current problems,” she said, “and if that means equality, then I am fully prepared to back that solution one hundred percent.” Nasher has come under fire for her weak stance on the werewolves, as well as her lack of experience in managerial positions, but she insists that she is more than prepared for the pressures of the job.
Rounding up the candidates up for election is the ever-charming Lowell Tegus from the Department of Mysteries. True to the role he plays within his department, not a lot is known about Tegus despite his strong leadership skills, sociable personality, and determination that saw him rise through the ranks of the Department of Mysteries some years ago. Tegus has campaigned significantly less than Hightower and Nasher, though sources within the Ministry had confirmed that this won’t dampen his chances in tomorrow’s election. “I believe in a strong government,” Tegus said in one of his speeches to the Ministry a few weeks ago. “I want the best wizarding society we can have, and I want to have international cooperation to take us there. We can be so much more than we currently are.”
With a few other dark horses in the race for the position, it remains to be seen who comes out on top in tomorrow’s election - but rest assured, the Prophet will be there to report on everything that passes, as well as coming to you with the final result when our new Minister is announced.

The wizarding world is today in a buzz of excitement as the election for the Minister of Magic position was announced as taking place tomorrow morning. The candidates are today prepping their final round of campaigning, reaching out to members of the Wizengamot for their support during the elections, which will determine who will ascend to the position after the passing of Rowan Lennox two weeks prior.

"We are still in mourning for Rowan, but we also acknowledge the need to move forward," said Juniper Burden, a senior member of the Wizengamot, as well as a leading member organizing the election. "It’s what Rowan would have wanted — he always put the wizarding community’s needs first, and now we need to find someone who will continue that legacy."

The race to earn the position of Minister still remains very close, with several candidates putting forward strong proposals, as well as earning very vocal support by key members of the Ministry. Liam Hightower, a senior member from the Department of International Magical Cooperation has seen to be working his way through each department over the last two weeks, promoting his strong leadership skills which saw the last Quidditch World Cup go off without a hitch despite tensions between several countries in the weeks leading up. “I firmly believe I am equipped to deal with all of the responsibilities that come with the position,” he told the Prophet. “It would be my honor to lead the wizarding community into the next age as Minister.”

Strong competition comes in the form of Georgia Nasher, hailing from the Department for the Regulation and Control of Magical Creatures. Her stance is based around equality and cooperation between magical creatures from all walks, with her emphasis and specialty on giants, though she has acknowledged the recent werewolf problems won’t be forgotten. “I aim to find a peaceful solution to our current problems,” she said, “and if that means equality, then I am fully prepared to back that solution one hundred percent.” Nasher has come under fire for her weak stance on the werewolves, as well as her lack of experience in managerial positions, but she insists that she is more than prepared for the pressures of the job.

Rounding up the candidates up for election is the ever-charming Lowell Tegus from the Department of Mysteries. True to the role he plays within his department, not a lot is known about Tegus despite his strong leadership skills, sociable personality, and determination that saw him rise through the ranks of the Department of Mysteries some years ago. Tegus has campaigned significantly less than Hightower and Nasher, though sources within the Ministry had confirmed that this won’t dampen his chances in tomorrow’s election. “I believe in a strong government,” Tegus said in one of his speeches to the Ministry a few weeks ago. “I want the best wizarding society we can have, and I want to have international cooperation to take us there. We can be so much more than we currently are.”

With a few other dark horses in the race for the position, it remains to be seen who comes out on top in tomorrow’s election - but rest assured, the Prophet will be there to report on everything that passes, as well as coming to you with the final result when our new Minister is announced.

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The Daily Prophet today brings you sad news – the wizarding world is in mourning after the death of Minister of Magic Rowan Lennox was announced today at 7.04pm. His body was found in his London home by a friend, who is reported as saying that the Minister was ‘in pieces.’ The home has become an official crime scene with law enforcement on the ground and aurors on guard to ensure that the Lennox family is safe while the culprit is found.
Beleaguered Minister of Magic, Rowan Lennox, rose to prominence in the wake of the Second Wizarding War when he helped to rebuild the wizarding world out of the ashes that Lord Voldemort left behind. Winning over the favour of the people and the Ministry alike, the entire wizarding population is today in mourning over the tragic loss of one of its most beloved leaders.
“Rowan was a dear friend, and a good-hearted man,” said Elizabeth Yarnsley, a school-fellow and long-time friend to the Minister. “If there was ever anyone in need, he was there – you knew that you could always rely on Rowan when things got tough, and it was that determination that made him such a successful Minister.”
Lennox came under fire in recent years for his handling of tensions and protests, especially the werewolf equality protests in London which saw him flee the country for a ‘mental health break,’ as it was called at the time. Though strong in his early days, many now saw his retreat as an act of cowardice and, ultimately, it cost Lennox much favour with his people, who saw the need for a strong leader in a time of crisis.
“Whatever his faults and flaws, Rowan Lennox was a good leader,” said Lowell Tegus, candidate for the Minister of Magic position and originating from the Department of Mysteries. “And as we mourn the loss of a good man, we must not lose sight of the future – a future which Lennox himself was not prepared to face. The wizarding world needs a new, strong leader who can take those steps forward where Lennox could not.”
Despite the need for a new Minister in the Ministry, the wizarding world is today in mourning for the leader that it has lost. Early investigations have revealed that there is no known cause for Lennox’s death: spell damage has been ruled out, but foul play is still on the table. Aurors on the scene this afternoon revealed that it was ‘like a bloodbath’ inside, and Lennox’s family had to be removed under heavy protection and were provided with Healers trained in grief counselling. While the cause of Lennox’s death is unknown, the Wizengamot have sworn to provide every effort toward finding justice for the Minister and have assumed full control of the Ministry until the elections in coming weeks. No plans have been made for Lennox’s funeral, though sources have said it may be delayed until the suspect has been apprehended.
A candlelight vigil has been set up outside the Ministry, as well as outside Lennox’s London home, where wreaths and flowers have also been laid down. The Lennox family is urging anyone who wishes to contribute to his memory to instead put their sickles toward a charity – Lennox himself supported the Spattergroit Charity Foundation to fund research and find a cure for the highly contagious disease, as well as the Returned Aurors League, which supports retired aurors and their families. Any witches or wizards looking to contribute to these charities can find the details at their local post office where can be sent by owl.   

The Daily Prophet today brings you sad news – the wizarding world is in mourning after the death of Minister of Magic Rowan Lennox was announced today at 7.04pm. His body was found in his London home by a friend, who is reported as saying that the Minister was ‘in pieces.’ The home has become an official crime scene with law enforcement on the ground and aurors on guard to ensure that the Lennox family is safe while the culprit is found.

Beleaguered Minister of Magic, Rowan Lennox, rose to prominence in the wake of the Second Wizarding War when he helped to rebuild the wizarding world out of the ashes that Lord Voldemort left behind. Winning over the favour of the people and the Ministry alike, the entire wizarding population is today in mourning over the tragic loss of one of its most beloved leaders.

“Rowan was a dear friend, and a good-hearted man,” said Elizabeth Yarnsley, a school-fellow and long-time friend to the Minister. “If there was ever anyone in need, he was there – you knew that you could always rely on Rowan when things got tough, and it was that determination that made him such a successful Minister.”

Lennox came under fire in recent years for his handling of tensions and protests, especially the werewolf equality protests in London which saw him flee the country for a ‘mental health break,’ as it was called at the time. Though strong in his early days, many now saw his retreat as an act of cowardice and, ultimately, it cost Lennox much favour with his people, who saw the need for a strong leader in a time of crisis.

“Whatever his faults and flaws, Rowan Lennox was a good leader,” said Lowell Tegus, candidate for the Minister of Magic position and originating from the Department of Mysteries. “And as we mourn the loss of a good man, we must not lose sight of the future – a future which Lennox himself was not prepared to face. The wizarding world needs a new, strong leader who can take those steps forward where Lennox could not.”

Despite the need for a new Minister in the Ministry, the wizarding world is today in mourning for the leader that it has lost. Early investigations have revealed that there is no known cause for Lennox’s death: spell damage has been ruled out, but foul play is still on the table. Aurors on the scene this afternoon revealed that it was ‘like a bloodbath’ inside, and Lennox’s family had to be removed under heavy protection and were provided with Healers trained in grief counselling. While the cause of Lennox’s death is unknown, the Wizengamot have sworn to provide every effort toward finding justice for the Minister and have assumed full control of the Ministry until the elections in coming weeks. No plans have been made for Lennox’s funeral, though sources have said it may be delayed until the suspect has been apprehended.

A candlelight vigil has been set up outside the Ministry, as well as outside Lennox’s London home, where wreaths and flowers have also been laid down. The Lennox family is urging anyone who wishes to contribute to his memory to instead put their sickles toward a charity – Lennox himself supported the Spattergroit Charity Foundation to fund research and find a cure for the highly contagious disease, as well as the Returned Aurors League, which supports retired aurors and their families. Any witches or wizards looking to contribute to these charities can find the details at their local post office where can be sent by owl.   

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Investigations into the tragic events of London that occurred several weeks ago have brought fresh information to light, according to a high level source within the Ministry of Magic.
The Daily Prophet has learned that several leads are being followed up by the Department of Magical Law Enforcement, which has assigned a task force dedicated to getting to the bottom of the chaos that erupted in London, which has resulted in the deaths of 104 people and the injury of hundreds more. The Wizengamot, which was democratically assumed control of the Ministry of Magic and its affairs until a new Minister is elected in the coming elections, has stated that the issue is a top priority.
"Finding the cause for so much pain and heartache is what we’re focusing on right now," said Juniper Burden, a senior within the Wizengamot. "It was senseless chaos - we want to find the lunatic who caused it and make sure they can never do something like this again."
While many believe that the werewolves protesting in London acted of their own volition in order to seek revenge and ‘justice’ against the wizards and witches who have oppressed for them so long, the Ministry has said that they can’t rule out the possibility that it was caused by outside forces.
"Radical werewolf extremists’ aims are unclear, but we do know that they are angry and would do just about anything to show the supposed supremacy of their kind," continued Ms. Burden. "We are investigating the possibility that they acted without the knowledge of their kin and forced a change."
Ms. Burden declined to comment on how one could force a werewolf to change into its natural state, but did say that they were investigating their independent and contracted inventors who had been employed by the Ministry over the last century to see if these wizards or witches had any ties to werewolf extremists.
"Whoever they may be, they will be met with the full force of wizarding law," said Ms. Burden.
Any members of the public who have any possible information regarding the cause of the chaos in London that has ravaged the wizarding world are urged to contact the Ministry of Magic by owl as soon as possible.

Investigations into the tragic events of London that occurred several weeks ago have brought fresh information to light, according to a high level source within the Ministry of Magic.

The Daily Prophet has learned that several leads are being followed up by the Department of Magical Law Enforcement, which has assigned a task force dedicated to getting to the bottom of the chaos that erupted in London, which has resulted in the deaths of 104 people and the injury of hundreds more. The Wizengamot, which was democratically assumed control of the Ministry of Magic and its affairs until a new Minister is elected in the coming elections, has stated that the issue is a top priority.

"Finding the cause for so much pain and heartache is what we’re focusing on right now," said Juniper Burden, a senior within the Wizengamot. "It was senseless chaos - we want to find the lunatic who caused it and make sure they can never do something like this again."

While many believe that the werewolves protesting in London acted of their own volition in order to seek revenge and ‘justice’ against the wizards and witches who have oppressed for them so long, the Ministry has said that they can’t rule out the possibility that it was caused by outside forces.

"Radical werewolf extremists’ aims are unclear, but we do know that they are angry and would do just about anything to show the supposed supremacy of their kind," continued Ms. Burden. "We are investigating the possibility that they acted without the knowledge of their kin and forced a change."

Ms. Burden declined to comment on how one could force a werewolf to change into its natural state, but did say that they were investigating their independent and contracted inventors who had been employed by the Ministry over the last century to see if these wizards or witches had any ties to werewolf extremists.

"Whoever they may be, they will be met with the full force of wizarding law," said Ms. Burden.

Any members of the public who have any possible information regarding the cause of the chaos in London that has ravaged the wizarding world are urged to contact the Ministry of Magic by owl as soon as possible.

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The Daily Prophet was today alerted to the Hogwarts Express being put into action to escort concerned and worried parents to Hogwarts castle. Allegedly, parents are pulling their children out of the school en masse after reports that many of them left the school grounds during school hours and were present at the London riot that occurred a little over two weeks ago.
“Things are out of control there,” said one parent, Mrs. Haddock, as they boarded the train. “I don’t trust that my child is safe in their care anymore – I would prefer that they were home, where I know where they are and what they’re doing.”
And she is not alone – many parents echoed the same concerned sentiments on Platform 9 ¾ today as they prepared to make the long journey to Hogwarts to collect their children. With the school term ending in a little over a month, many parents don’t see the point in waiting any longer before bringing their kids back home.
“It’s a disgrace,” said another concerned father. “I put my faith in Minerva McGonagall after that boy was bitten on school grounds, but this is unbelievable. The world has gone mad.”
With parents now having collected their children from the school and returned in the early hours of the morning, looking tired and frustrated, we can expect that many other parents will now be considering the same action. At the school, most professors were not willing to talk to the press, though we were able to get this from Headmistress McGonagall:
“I believe that a parent always knows best for their child – but we are safe here at Hogwarts, and doing everything we can to ensure that those students who remain here will receive a quality education and the finest care possible. Hogwarts has and always will be a safe place for young witches and wizards to learn.”

With the recovering and clean-up operations in London now coming to a close, it is expected that things will once more begin to pick up. Werewolves have still been camping out on the site of the disaster, though many have returned to their homes and packs, fearing retaliation from citizens or a repeat occurrence of the freak accident that happened several weeks ago. Meanwhile, at Hogwarts, Headmistress McGonagall has promised around the clock care and supervision for all students in the last few weeks of term before summer arrives. As the tension rises in the wizarding world, it is only a matter of time before these promises are put to the test.

The Daily Prophet was today alerted to the Hogwarts Express being put into action to escort concerned and worried parents to Hogwarts castle. Allegedly, parents are pulling their children out of the school en masse after reports that many of them left the school grounds during school hours and were present at the London riot that occurred a little over two weeks ago.

“Things are out of control there,” said one parent, Mrs. Haddock, as they boarded the train. “I don’t trust that my child is safe in their care anymore – I would prefer that they were home, where I know where they are and what they’re doing.”

And she is not alone – many parents echoed the same concerned sentiments on Platform 9 ¾ today as they prepared to make the long journey to Hogwarts to collect their children. With the school term ending in a little over a month, many parents don’t see the point in waiting any longer before bringing their kids back home.

“It’s a disgrace,” said another concerned father. “I put my faith in Minerva McGonagall after that boy was bitten on school grounds, but this is unbelievable. The world has gone mad.”

With parents now having collected their children from the school and returned in the early hours of the morning, looking tired and frustrated, we can expect that many other parents will now be considering the same action. At the school, most professors were not willing to talk to the press, though we were able to get this from Headmistress McGonagall:

“I believe that a parent always knows best for their child – but we are safe here at Hogwarts, and doing everything we can to ensure that those students who remain here will receive a quality education and the finest care possible. Hogwarts has and always will be a safe place for young witches and wizards to learn.”

With the recovering and clean-up operations in London now coming to a close, it is expected that things will once more begin to pick up. Werewolves have still been camping out on the site of the disaster, though many have returned to their homes and packs, fearing retaliation from citizens or a repeat occurrence of the freak accident that happened several weeks ago. Meanwhile, at Hogwarts, Headmistress McGonagall has promised around the clock care and supervision for all students in the last few weeks of term before summer arrives. As the tension rises in the wizarding world, it is only a matter of time before these promises are put to the test.

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The wizarding world is in a state of shock after the events that took place in London on Saturday. The news has created outrage across all communities, and hundreds have gathered in London to mourn those lost in such a tragic accident. While the cause of the attack is unknown, many in the wizarding world are calling on the Ministry of Magic to elect a present and capable Minister of Magic to lead us through this dark time.
On Saturday as peaceful protesters gathered in London for their daily push to convince the Ministry that equality for werewolves must go ahead, violence and horror broke out in the square. The werewolves present all simultaneously turned, creating mayhem and a massacre that quickly saw many dead, and hundreds more injured. Whether the attack had been coordinated by the werewolves prior to the event, or if some other foul play is at work here, is yet to be determined, but the Ministry of Magic is on top and on the ground.
“We’ve dispensed aurors and healers thoughout London city,” said Xander Truskin, member of the Department of Magical Law Enforcement. “We have all hands on deck to ensure we find out how this happened, and to make sure nothing like it happens again.”
All Ministry members have been seen to be working overtime to keep this tragedy from spilling out into the muggle world. The muggle Prime Minister was informed, and muggle newspapers were told that several zoo animals which were being transported through the city had accidentally broken free and attacked several people. Muggle witnesses to the event were obliviated and treated at St. Mungo’s hospital for their injuries. The focus is, however, on the wizarding world, and how it will recover from this unspeakable and indescribable chaos.
“We have to work together,” said Mr. Truskin. “Ministry members are currently cleaning up the streets, treating those injured or turned during the accident, as well as ensuring that an in-depth investigation into the matter is conducted. We are taking no shortcuts when it comes to the public’s safety.” Mr. Truskin went on further to explain that the public had to support one another during this time, ensuring that they are aware of all family member’s whereabouts, as well as capable in defensive magic. “We can’t know what the werewolves will do next,” he said. “We must prepare ourselves for the worst.”

The public is taking the event seriously, and is calling for a re-election of the Minister of Magic since the disappearance of Rowan Lennox some weeks ago. Several candidates have stepped forward and expressed their interest, including Liam Hightower from the Department of International Magical Cooperation, Georgia Nasher from the Department for the Regulation and Control of Magical Creatures, as well as Lowell Tegus from the Department of Mysteries. Undoubtedly, the public will be calling for an election in the coming days as the clean up continues, and the need for a strong and capable leader becomes more palpable.

Monday edition

The wizarding world is in a state of shock after the events that took place in London on Saturday. The news has created outrage across all communities, and hundreds have gathered in London to mourn those lost in such a tragic accident. While the cause of the attack is unknown, many in the wizarding world are calling on the Ministry of Magic to elect a present and capable Minister of Magic to lead us through this dark time.

On Saturday as peaceful protesters gathered in London for their daily push to convince the Ministry that equality for werewolves must go ahead, violence and horror broke out in the square. The werewolves present all simultaneously turned, creating mayhem and a massacre that quickly saw many dead, and hundreds more injured. Whether the attack had been coordinated by the werewolves prior to the event, or if some other foul play is at work here, is yet to be determined, but the Ministry of Magic is on top and on the ground.

“We’ve dispensed aurors and healers thoughout London city,” said Xander Truskin, member of the Department of Magical Law Enforcement. “We have all hands on deck to ensure we find out how this happened, and to make sure nothing like it happens again.”

All Ministry members have been seen to be working overtime to keep this tragedy from spilling out into the muggle world. The muggle Prime Minister was informed, and muggle newspapers were told that several zoo animals which were being transported through the city had accidentally broken free and attacked several people. Muggle witnesses to the event were obliviated and treated at St. Mungo’s hospital for their injuries. The focus is, however, on the wizarding world, and how it will recover from this unspeakable and indescribable chaos.

“We have to work together,” said Mr. Truskin. “Ministry members are currently cleaning up the streets, treating those injured or turned during the accident, as well as ensuring that an in-depth investigation into the matter is conducted. We are taking no shortcuts when it comes to the public’s safety.” Mr. Truskin went on further to explain that the public had to support one another during this time, ensuring that they are aware of all family member’s whereabouts, as well as capable in defensive magic. “We can’t know what the werewolves will do next,” he said. “We must prepare ourselves for the worst.”

The public is taking the event seriously, and is calling for a re-election of the Minister of Magic since the disappearance of Rowan Lennox some weeks ago. Several candidates have stepped forward and expressed their interest, including Liam Hightower from the Department of International Magical Cooperation, Georgia Nasher from the Department for the Regulation and Control of Magical Creatures, as well as Lowell Tegus from the Department of Mysteries. Undoubtedly, the public will be calling for an election in the coming days as the clean up continues, and the need for a strong and capable leader becomes more palpable.

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The long anticipated meeting of the Wizengamot finally took place this morning, with much of the meeting’s contents still kept behind tight lips. The Daily Prophet is able to bring you some inside information on what occurred, with several inside sources leaking classified information about what passed between the members after the tense gathering last week. Sources have confirmed that much of the meeting was dedicated to discussing the werewolves in London, as well as equal rights, and if our sources are to be believed, things were just as heated as last week.
“Tempers were at an all-time high,” said our source, who wished to remain anonymous for personal reasons. “Without the Minister of Magic there to oversee things, many people are getting out of control and speaking more than liberally with their opinions that normally would have otherwise been kept to themselves.”
Our source wouldn’t specify what exactly they meant by these radical opinions, but did hint that it referred to extreme measures in handling the werewolves – and for their removal from London. These suggestions were shot down by the majority, even the traditionalists, and were quickly forgotten as other more hotly contested topics took the center stage.
“Lyra wasn’t backing down today,” said our second inside source, speaking of Lyra Curosse, a passionate vocalist in support of equal rights. “She was on fire, rebutting every argument and making many of her own. I think she was bolstered by the support she received from other members of the Wizengamot – more have come to her way of thinking, though they are still heavily in the minority.”
This change in opinion has divided the Wizengamot – a schism that hasn’t been seen since the Second Wizarding War when members fought amongst themselves over whether He Who Must Not Be Named was back or not, and whether the Wizengamot should support late Hogwarts Headmaster, Albus Dumbledore. As the meeting concluded today, members refused to speak to the press about what passed between them, and even Ms. Curosse herself was strangely tight lipped.
“I’m afraid I can’t comment on it,” she told our reporters. “But I will say this: I am committed to equal rights, now more than ever, and I know that I’m not alone. As a pureblood witch with a job and a supportive partner, I know that I can’t begin to imagine what werewolves have suffered in terms of discrimination, among other hardships. But I will fight for what I believe is right: and that’s equality.”
Ms. Curosse was backed up by Jaymes Tiffler, her partner in pushing for equal rights within the Wizengamot. The former Hogwarts student echoed Ms. Curosse’s sentiments. “I’ve been out among the protesters – I’ve spoken to as many werewolves and their families as I can, and it has only strengthened my resolve to see equal rights put into effect in our society.”

With the contents of the meeting sealed, the Daily Prophet can only speculate that the status quo remains the same, but the promise of another meeting on the horizon, as well as reshuffling of members of the departments of the Ministry of Magic to take place, we can expect that some more news to come to light before long.

The long anticipated meeting of the Wizengamot finally took place this morning, with much of the meeting’s contents still kept behind tight lips. The Daily Prophet is able to bring you some inside information on what occurred, with several inside sources leaking classified information about what passed between the members after the tense gathering last week. Sources have confirmed that much of the meeting was dedicated to discussing the werewolves in London, as well as equal rights, and if our sources are to be believed, things were just as heated as last week.

“Tempers were at an all-time high,” said our source, who wished to remain anonymous for personal reasons. “Without the Minister of Magic there to oversee things, many people are getting out of control and speaking more than liberally with their opinions that normally would have otherwise been kept to themselves.”

Our source wouldn’t specify what exactly they meant by these radical opinions, but did hint that it referred to extreme measures in handling the werewolves – and for their removal from London. These suggestions were shot down by the majority, even the traditionalists, and were quickly forgotten as other more hotly contested topics took the center stage.

“Lyra wasn’t backing down today,” said our second inside source, speaking of Lyra Curosse, a passionate vocalist in support of equal rights. “She was on fire, rebutting every argument and making many of her own. I think she was bolstered by the support she received from other members of the Wizengamot – more have come to her way of thinking, though they are still heavily in the minority.”

This change in opinion has divided the Wizengamot – a schism that hasn’t been seen since the Second Wizarding War when members fought amongst themselves over whether He Who Must Not Be Named was back or not, and whether the Wizengamot should support late Hogwarts Headmaster, Albus Dumbledore. As the meeting concluded today, members refused to speak to the press about what passed between them, and even Ms. Curosse herself was strangely tight lipped.

“I’m afraid I can’t comment on it,” she told our reporters. “But I will say this: I am committed to equal rights, now more than ever, and I know that I’m not alone. As a pureblood witch with a job and a supportive partner, I know that I can’t begin to imagine what werewolves have suffered in terms of discrimination, among other hardships. But I will fight for what I believe is right: and that’s equality.”

Ms. Curosse was backed up by Jaymes Tiffler, her partner in pushing for equal rights within the Wizengamot. The former Hogwarts student echoed Ms. Curosse’s sentiments. “I’ve been out among the protesters – I’ve spoken to as many werewolves and their families as I can, and it has only strengthened my resolve to see equal rights put into effect in our society.”

With the contents of the meeting sealed, the Daily Prophet can only speculate that the status quo remains the same, but the promise of another meeting on the horizon, as well as reshuffling of members of the departments of the Ministry of Magic to take place, we can expect that some more news to come to light before long.

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A meeting of the Wizengamot has today ended in a heated argument between some of its most senior members, the Daily Prophet has learned. The discussion, reportedly on numerous topics including the state of werewolf affairs, came to an abrupt halt when members quarreled over opinions. The Prophet learned from one inside source that wands were drawn as many members openly stated that they were now in favor of equality, a progressive step forward in the civil rights movement that has dominated much of the wizarding world’s attention for the last few months.
The Wizengamot, the high court of law for wizarding Britain, has usually been a paragon of conservative views with an emphasis on tradition, though the events from today have shown that many wizards of the next generation are not subscribing to this. Usually consisting of old wizarding families or wizards with connections in high places, the Wizengamot has never before been the subject of such a rift – and, if many of the members’ reactions to the meeting are to believed, it may be some time before it is resolved.
“I am simply furious,” said Jupiter Burden as she left the meeting. “Younger members should know their place, and that is to listen and observe. The Ministry of Magic is doing everything it can to ensure the safety of its citizens in both the wizarding and muggle worlds, and has continued to maintain that safety for centuries.”
Ms. Burden’s sentiments were echoed by many of the older members, who left the meeting room looking flustered and agitated. Many refused to speak to reporters from the Daily Prophet, though some gave brief statements expressing their displeasure with other members of the Wizengamot regarding their behavior during the meeting. While no names were mentioned, it has been confirmed that Lyra Curosse and Jaymes Tiffler were among those who spoke in favor of equality – two members who were added to the Wizengamot after graduating Hogwarts several years ago.
“I refuse to sit there while they tell lies about the state of the wizarding world,” said Lyra Curosse after the meeting, and who spoke in a candid interview with a reporter. “Proclaiming that werewolves are all evil and that their suppression is for the greater good is a lie, and I know that I’m not alone in rejecting that belief whole heartedly.” Ms. Curosse commented further on the dispute in the Wizengamot meeting, but wouldn’t give specific details. “All I will say is that there were a few members who joined me in expressing their support for complete equality between wizards, werewolves, and other supernatural creatures, including but not limited to vampires.”
Ms. Curosse’s statement gives voice to a growing sentiment among many of the younger generational members of the Ministry of Magic and the wider wizarding world about inequality and injustice. With many fighting for their voices to be heard over that of the traditionalists, it is only a matter of time before this development reaches the protesters in London and bolsters their hopes for a change in law regarding their futures. 
“We can only hope that by speaking out today about what we feel is the right thing to do, that other members of the Wizengamot consider for themselves, away from the propaganda, what it must be like for the people living with lycanthropy to be considered animals, rather than humans,” said Ms. Curosse.
The Wizengamot is scheduled to reconvene next week, and the Daily Prophet will be on the ground to bring you the results as this new development unfolds.

A meeting of the Wizengamot has today ended in a heated argument between some of its most senior members, the Daily Prophet has learned. The discussion, reportedly on numerous topics including the state of werewolf affairs, came to an abrupt halt when members quarreled over opinions. The Prophet learned from one inside source that wands were drawn as many members openly stated that they were now in favor of equality, a progressive step forward in the civil rights movement that has dominated much of the wizarding world’s attention for the last few months.

The Wizengamot, the high court of law for wizarding Britain, has usually been a paragon of conservative views with an emphasis on tradition, though the events from today have shown that many wizards of the next generation are not subscribing to this. Usually consisting of old wizarding families or wizards with connections in high places, the Wizengamot has never before been the subject of such a rift – and, if many of the members’ reactions to the meeting are to believed, it may be some time before it is resolved.

“I am simply furious,” said Jupiter Burden as she left the meeting. “Younger members should know their place, and that is to listen and observe. The Ministry of Magic is doing everything it can to ensure the safety of its citizens in both the wizarding and muggle worlds, and has continued to maintain that safety for centuries.”

Ms. Burden’s sentiments were echoed by many of the older members, who left the meeting room looking flustered and agitated. Many refused to speak to reporters from the Daily Prophet, though some gave brief statements expressing their displeasure with other members of the Wizengamot regarding their behavior during the meeting. While no names were mentioned, it has been confirmed that Lyra Curosse and Jaymes Tiffler were among those who spoke in favor of equality – two members who were added to the Wizengamot after graduating Hogwarts several years ago.

“I refuse to sit there while they tell lies about the state of the wizarding world,” said Lyra Curosse after the meeting, and who spoke in a candid interview with a reporter. “Proclaiming that werewolves are all evil and that their suppression is for the greater good is a lie, and I know that I’m not alone in rejecting that belief whole heartedly.” Ms. Curosse commented further on the dispute in the Wizengamot meeting, but wouldn’t give specific details. “All I will say is that there were a few members who joined me in expressing their support for complete equality between wizards, werewolves, and other supernatural creatures, including but not limited to vampires.”

Ms. Curosse’s statement gives voice to a growing sentiment among many of the younger generational members of the Ministry of Magic and the wider wizarding world about inequality and injustice. With many fighting for their voices to be heard over that of the traditionalists, it is only a matter of time before this development reaches the protesters in London and bolsters their hopes for a change in law regarding their futures.

“We can only hope that by speaking out today about what we feel is the right thing to do, that other members of the Wizengamot consider for themselves, away from the propaganda, what it must be like for the people living with lycanthropy to be considered animals, rather than humans,” said Ms. Curosse.

The Wizengamot is scheduled to reconvene next week, and the Daily Prophet will be on the ground to bring you the results as this new development unfolds.

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The Ministry of Magic is working overtime this week after a rash of attacks on muggles has thrown not only Ministry workers, but muggle authorities, into chaos. The attacks, described by emergency workers and witnesses as ‘brutal maulings,’ have been spread across the country as far north as Manchester since Sunday. Around twenty muggles have been reported as injured, dead, or missing, with many more feared to soon join this startling tally.
“It’s like the world’s gone mad!” were the words on the scene when the Daily Prophet arrived at a small town just outside of Bolton, where reports flooded in about a middle-aged woman’s attack. The muggle, who witnessed the attack and whose name has been withheld, was in shock when our journalists were able to speak to her. “It was like some hybrid monster had escaped from a lab! I’ve never seen anything like it.” The muggle witness, and all other muggles involved, were obliviated promptly after their statements had been collected.
Muggle authorities are looking to those in the wizarding world for assistance with the situation, as their technology can’t cope with the sheer strength of the attacks by the werewolves. Many Ministry officials have gone into lockdown on the issue, refusing to speak to the media about details of the attacks, their specific locations, or the number of deaths that have been incurred. The Minister of Magic, Rowan Lennox released a statement early yesterday expressing his greatest sympathies for the muggle and wizarding families affected by the tragedy, and also urged any werewolves with information on the crimes to step forward and spare others.
“We have every faith in the Ministry of Magic and the Minister,” said muggle Prime Minister David Cameron, who held a press conference solely for the wizarding community today after reports came in that the violence had spread to Wales. “Our two worlds will work together in solving this issue, and it’s only a matter of time before it’s under control.”
Cameron expressed his grave concerns for his citizens, and promptly released a statement to the muggle public urging them to take care in targeted ‘hot spots’ where werewolf activity had been centered, framing it as wild animal attacks. The muggles are ‘alert, not alarmed’, though for some, the damage has already been done. At least a dozen muggles are currently in St. Mungos receiving treatment for werewolf scratches and injuries, with one confirmed transformation having taken place. For others, they weren’t so lucky: five muggles have been confirmed dead, having passed away due to severe hemorrhaging before authorities could reach them. Others have simply gone missing.
A spokesperson for the Ministry of Magic is urging all witches and wizards not to be alarmed by the muggle attacks, stating that they were randomized and, given the size of the landscape, spaced out.
“No one should panic that their family is at risk,” said Juniper Burden, a member of the Wizengamot. “Aurors are on the ground working with muggle authorities to catch the werewolves and bring them to justice, and the Ministry has every confidence that it’s only a matter of time before this is achieved.”

With more of the Ministry’s resources spread thin and the protests raging on in London, the wizarding world’s problems appear to have spread to the muggle world. The Daily Prophet will keep you updated on the attacks and developments as they unfold.

The Ministry of Magic is working overtime this week after a rash of attacks on muggles has thrown not only Ministry workers, but muggle authorities, into chaos. The attacks, described by emergency workers and witnesses as ‘brutal maulings,’ have been spread across the country as far north as Manchester since Sunday. Around twenty muggles have been reported as injured, dead, or missing, with many more feared to soon join this startling tally.

“It’s like the world’s gone mad!” were the words on the scene when the Daily Prophet arrived at a small town just outside of Bolton, where reports flooded in about a middle-aged woman’s attack. The muggle, who witnessed the attack and whose name has been withheld, was in shock when our journalists were able to speak to her. “It was like some hybrid monster had escaped from a lab! I’ve never seen anything like it.” The muggle witness, and all other muggles involved, were obliviated promptly after their statements had been collected.

Muggle authorities are looking to those in the wizarding world for assistance with the situation, as their technology can’t cope with the sheer strength of the attacks by the werewolves. Many Ministry officials have gone into lockdown on the issue, refusing to speak to the media about details of the attacks, their specific locations, or the number of deaths that have been incurred. The Minister of Magic, Rowan Lennox released a statement early yesterday expressing his greatest sympathies for the muggle and wizarding families affected by the tragedy, and also urged any werewolves with information on the crimes to step forward and spare others.

“We have every faith in the Ministry of Magic and the Minister,” said muggle Prime Minister David Cameron, who held a press conference solely for the wizarding community today after reports came in that the violence had spread to Wales. “Our two worlds will work together in solving this issue, and it’s only a matter of time before it’s under control.”

Cameron expressed his grave concerns for his citizens, and promptly released a statement to the muggle public urging them to take care in targeted ‘hot spots’ where werewolf activity had been centered, framing it as wild animal attacks. The muggles are ‘alert, not alarmed’, though for some, the damage has already been done. At least a dozen muggles are currently in St. Mungos receiving treatment for werewolf scratches and injuries, with one confirmed transformation having taken place. For others, they weren’t so lucky: five muggles have been confirmed dead, having passed away due to severe hemorrhaging before authorities could reach them. Others have simply gone missing.

A spokesperson for the Ministry of Magic is urging all witches and wizards not to be alarmed by the muggle attacks, stating that they were randomized and, given the size of the landscape, spaced out.

“No one should panic that their family is at risk,” said Juniper Burden, a member of the Wizengamot. “Aurors are on the ground working with muggle authorities to catch the werewolves and bring them to justice, and the Ministry has every confidence that it’s only a matter of time before this is achieved.”

With more of the Ministry’s resources spread thin and the protests raging on in London, the wizarding world’s problems appear to have spread to the muggle world. The Daily Prophet will keep you updated on the attacks and developments as they unfold.

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Wizarding London has become a changed city in the last few months with the peaceful occupation of its streets, city centers, and public buildings. Keeping to the wizarding parts of the city, the muggles are blissfully unaware of what’s occurring in the other half: but for the witches and wizards living there, they aren’t so lucky.
Walking down the street is almost impossible without seeing a protester, a supporter, banners, signs or hearing their chants from a few blocks over. The protest has taken on new life with the arrival of more supporters from across the world – lycanthropes from across the globe are flooding into London to help raise awareness for the cause. Still hoping to achieve equal rights, the protest has remained peaceful, with the only sign of violence seen a month or so ago when Jonathan was found murdered – the cause of which is still unknown.
“Lennox did not expect us to still be here,” notes Jade Huptrack, one of the organizers for the protest. “He thought we’d be here for a few weeks, get it out of our system, and then go back home. He thought wrong.”
It seems that Ms. Huptrack was right. Rowan Lennox, Minister of Magic, has been scarce in the last few weeks from public events and press conferences, arousing suspicion that he has been inundated with requests from the wizarding world to deal with the problem in London – and soon. Undoubtedly under great pressure, Lennox’s absence from the public eye has made many question his ability to provide effective leadership, something that has shaken the wizarding community in this fragile time.
“He’s our Minister,” said Lyall Jenkins, a wizard residing on the outskirts of London. “He should step up and make a decision to deal with this problem quickly. Merlin, he should have done that months ago!”
With average citizens becoming frustrated that their city has turned into an activist’s playground, the protesters don’t seem to be showing any signs of quitting: with the new reinforcements comes fresh enthusiasm. The Daily Prophet has embedded several reporters on the ground, all of whom report the same thing – the protest is strong, peaceful, and committed to the case. Every day fresh stories arrive of the struggles that the werewolves and their families have been through in order to secure homes and jobs, all of which only seem to invigorate the others. Now, more than ever, their cause is solid, and it seems that neither side is going to budge on the issue. There was no comment from Rowan Lennox when we asked his office for an interview about his own perspective on the issue, adding to the theory that he has completely retreated from the wizarding world.

The Daily Prophet and its team of reporters are collecting information on the werewolf protest and the reaction from both the public and the Ministry. We will do our utmost to keep you informed of the situation as we learn of it.

Wizarding London has become a changed city in the last few months with the peaceful occupation of its streets, city centers, and public buildings. Keeping to the wizarding parts of the city, the muggles are blissfully unaware of what’s occurring in the other half: but for the witches and wizards living there, they aren’t so lucky.

Walking down the street is almost impossible without seeing a protester, a supporter, banners, signs or hearing their chants from a few blocks over. The protest has taken on new life with the arrival of more supporters from across the world – lycanthropes from across the globe are flooding into London to help raise awareness for the cause. Still hoping to achieve equal rights, the protest has remained peaceful, with the only sign of violence seen a month or so ago when Jonathan was found murdered – the cause of which is still unknown.

“Lennox did not expect us to still be here,” notes Jade Huptrack, one of the organizers for the protest. “He thought we’d be here for a few weeks, get it out of our system, and then go back home. He thought wrong.”

It seems that Ms. Huptrack was right. Rowan Lennox, Minister of Magic, has been scarce in the last few weeks from public events and press conferences, arousing suspicion that he has been inundated with requests from the wizarding world to deal with the problem in London – and soon. Undoubtedly under great pressure, Lennox’s absence from the public eye has made many question his ability to provide effective leadership, something that has shaken the wizarding community in this fragile time.

“He’s our Minister,” said Lyall Jenkins, a wizard residing on the outskirts of London. “He should step up and make a decision to deal with this problem quickly. Merlin, he should have done that months ago!”

With average citizens becoming frustrated that their city has turned into an activist’s playground, the protesters don’t seem to be showing any signs of quitting: with the new reinforcements comes fresh enthusiasm. The Daily Prophet has embedded several reporters on the ground, all of whom report the same thing – the protest is strong, peaceful, and committed to the case. Every day fresh stories arrive of the struggles that the werewolves and their families have been through in order to secure homes and jobs, all of which only seem to invigorate the others. Now, more than ever, their cause is solid, and it seems that neither side is going to budge on the issue. There was no comment from Rowan Lennox when we asked his office for an interview about his own perspective on the issue, adding to the theory that he has completely retreated from the wizarding world.

The Daily Prophet and its team of reporters are collecting information on the werewolf protest and the reaction from both the public and the Ministry. We will do our utmost to keep you informed of the situation as we learn of it.