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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.

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The Minister of Magic has today expressed regret over the death of a werewolf in the center of London, claiming that it was an ‘unfortunate loss’, as vigils and protests continue to grow across the city in the wake of the death.
Rowan Lennox, Minister of Magic, today spoke with reporters for newspapers and magazines in a rare public appearance, saying that he believed the death was ‘tragic’ and should ‘never have happened.’ Speaking with reporters, Lennox engaged in his first interview in four months.
“It’s something we’re looking into with all the resources we have, I assure you,” said Lennox. “We have a great deal of sympathy for the friends and family of Jonathan, and we will be investigating the circumstances of his passing.” When asked if he had any words to share with the community who were in mourning for the loss of the man, Lennox paused for several moments. “I wish to pass on to them my sincerest sympathies,” he concluded, before declining further comments.
While the Minister makes several public appearances, the protests have continued with fervor in the city of London in the days since the loss of one of their own. Jonathan, a werewolf who hailed from Wales in order to join the protest, was described as a good friend, and loyal to the cause by those in the community. “He didn’t deserve what happened to him, and I don’t care what anyone says,” one friend said after Jonathan’s funeral. “He died fighting for what he believed in, and I know Jonathan wouldn’t have wanted it any other way. I just wish he could have lived to see werewolves and the others achieve equal rights.”
The small bursts of revenge attacks that sparked after the news of Jonathan’s death have quelled in subsequent days, with the majority returning to the camps with minimal damage to public and private property. While some had to be restrained by aurors and others were detained by muggle police, the fire that seemed to be lit at the word of the loss has been tamed: protesters are angry, but they know that fighting will only hinder their cause.
“We were angry, and rightfully so,” said one of the leaders of the protest, Jade Huptrack. “But we are all about peace, not violence. You don’t fight fire with fire, and you don’t make a wrong right with another wrong. We just have to persist, and hope that our diligence and faith pays off.”

The protests have gained more support after Jonathan’s death, with new werewolves joining the protest from across the country, some even travelling from as far as Russia and Sweden to be a part of it. Others who have heard of the commotion have flocked to London in the hundreds to peacefully protest the Ministry of Magic’s ongoing decision to cut the rights of werewolves and other supernatural creatures, denying them rights to health care, employment, and even education. With the city of London now a melting pot of nationalities and species, the Daily Prophet has immersed several reporters on the ground, day and night, to capture all the latest news from within. We aim to inform you of the progress of the protest as it unfolds.

The Minister of Magic has today expressed regret over the death of a werewolf in the center of London, claiming that it was an ‘unfortunate loss’, as vigils and protests continue to grow across the city in the wake of the death.

Rowan Lennox, Minister of Magic, today spoke with reporters for newspapers and magazines in a rare public appearance, saying that he believed the death was ‘tragic’ and should ‘never have happened.’ Speaking with reporters, Lennox engaged in his first interview in four months.

“It’s something we’re looking into with all the resources we have, I assure you,” said Lennox. “We have a great deal of sympathy for the friends and family of Jonathan, and we will be investigating the circumstances of his passing.” When asked if he had any words to share with the community who were in mourning for the loss of the man, Lennox paused for several moments. “I wish to pass on to them my sincerest sympathies,” he concluded, before declining further comments.

While the Minister makes several public appearances, the protests have continued with fervor in the city of London in the days since the loss of one of their own. Jonathan, a werewolf who hailed from Wales in order to join the protest, was described as a good friend, and loyal to the cause by those in the community. “He didn’t deserve what happened to him, and I don’t care what anyone says,” one friend said after Jonathan’s funeral. “He died fighting for what he believed in, and I know Jonathan wouldn’t have wanted it any other way. I just wish he could have lived to see werewolves and the others achieve equal rights.”

The small bursts of revenge attacks that sparked after the news of Jonathan’s death have quelled in subsequent days, with the majority returning to the camps with minimal damage to public and private property. While some had to be restrained by aurors and others were detained by muggle police, the fire that seemed to be lit at the word of the loss has been tamed: protesters are angry, but they know that fighting will only hinder their cause.

“We were angry, and rightfully so,” said one of the leaders of the protest, Jade Huptrack. “But we are all about peace, not violence. You don’t fight fire with fire, and you don’t make a wrong right with another wrong. We just have to persist, and hope that our diligence and faith pays off.”

The protests have gained more support after Jonathan’s death, with new werewolves joining the protest from across the country, some even travelling from as far as Russia and Sweden to be a part of it. Others who have heard of the commotion have flocked to London in the hundreds to peacefully protest the Ministry of Magic’s ongoing decision to cut the rights of werewolves and other supernatural creatures, denying them rights to health care, employment, and even education. With the city of London now a melting pot of nationalities and species, the Daily Prophet has immersed several reporters on the ground, day and night, to capture all the latest news from within. We aim to inform you of the progress of the protest as it unfolds.

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The Daily Prophet evening edition: breaking news

The evening addition of the Daily Prophet brings you breaking news straight from the heart of London, where a body of a werewolf has been found on a city street near the protest’s main base. The werewolf, identified only as Jonathan, was found by a pair of wizards earlier this evening who immediately reported the incident to the Ministry of Magic. The body was removed, but word spread quickly about the death, which is now being labelled a murder, resulting in widespread panic, violence, and anger tonight in the city.
The Daily Prophet can reveal that Jonathan, the deceased werewolf, was part of the four prison escapees from a week previous. Since his escape along with his fellow pack members, they were “off the grid,” according to Ministry spokespersons, who believed that they would not be found any time soon.
“We have no trace of them,” said one auror who had been patrolling the night after the prison escape. “It will be extremely difficult to find them among so many werewolves, particularly since their photographs had not been taken already. People should not expect a recapture any time soon.”
However, the body found would suggest that perhaps results were a little heavy handed. The death of Jonathan is the first in what can only be predicted as a rising death toll, with the city of London now officially going into lockdown tonight. News of the death of Jonathan spread rapidly through the camps until it was almost a battle cry, and protesters – werewolf and human alike – ran to the heart of their camp. A Daily Prophet reporter who had been undercover investigating the camp was able to witness the events that unfolded from that moment.
“It was like the calm before the storm,” noted Hellia Lorshack, the reporter disguised as a protester. “They gathered and were all informed of what happened to Jonathan. Members of his pack visibly broke down, and there were screams of rage and anger from everyone. It was chilling to witness… and then it happened, quick as lightning. I barely had time to record any of the scene before they were breaking up with a plan to seek revenge for Jonathan – they said that this was unforgivable.”
With such haunting words, Ms. Lorshack recorded that the protesters dispersed into the night. She was only able to tail one group, who went to the Minister of Magic’s home and threw rocks through his window. The Minister himself emerged to face the handful of werewolves, who informed him of the incident that occurred an hour previous.
“He was visibly shocked,” said Ms. Lorshack. “He hadn’t heard that a werewolf had been killed. He apologized to the werewolves and disapparated immediately without delay… I don’t think he even had shoes on.”

With the city now currently being at the mercy of angry werewolves, time will only tell what they have in store to seek revenge for one of their fallen brethren. What we can be sure about is that we will continue to bring you the latest news where possible on the situation, with as much information as possible to keep all informed.

Note to players: this Prophet article should not be taken as meaning that London is about to be torn to pieces by werewolves. We don’t know where the werewolves went or what they’re doing - all we know is that they’re angry and want revenge and have disappeared into the night, looking to get that revenge. 

The Daily Prophet evening edition: breaking news

The evening addition of the Daily Prophet brings you breaking news straight from the heart of London, where a body of a werewolf has been found on a city street near the protest’s main base. The werewolf, identified only as Jonathan, was found by a pair of wizards earlier this evening who immediately reported the incident to the Ministry of Magic. The body was removed, but word spread quickly about the death, which is now being labelled a murder, resulting in widespread panic, violence, and anger tonight in the city.

The Daily Prophet can reveal that Jonathan, the deceased werewolf, was part of the four prison escapees from a week previous. Since his escape along with his fellow pack members, they were “off the grid,” according to Ministry spokespersons, who believed that they would not be found any time soon.

“We have no trace of them,” said one auror who had been patrolling the night after the prison escape. “It will be extremely difficult to find them among so many werewolves, particularly since their photographs had not been taken already. People should not expect a recapture any time soon.”

However, the body found would suggest that perhaps results were a little heavy handed. The death of Jonathan is the first in what can only be predicted as a rising death toll, with the city of London now officially going into lockdown tonight. News of the death of Jonathan spread rapidly through the camps until it was almost a battle cry, and protesters – werewolf and human alike – ran to the heart of their camp. A Daily Prophet reporter who had been undercover investigating the camp was able to witness the events that unfolded from that moment.

“It was like the calm before the storm,” noted Hellia Lorshack, the reporter disguised as a protester. “They gathered and were all informed of what happened to Jonathan. Members of his pack visibly broke down, and there were screams of rage and anger from everyone. It was chilling to witness… and then it happened, quick as lightning. I barely had time to record any of the scene before they were breaking up with a plan to seek revenge for Jonathan – they said that this was unforgivable.”

With such haunting words, Ms. Lorshack recorded that the protesters dispersed into the night. She was only able to tail one group, who went to the Minister of Magic’s home and threw rocks through his window. The Minister himself emerged to face the handful of werewolves, who informed him of the incident that occurred an hour previous.

“He was visibly shocked,” said Ms. Lorshack. “He hadn’t heard that a werewolf had been killed. He apologized to the werewolves and disapparated immediately without delay… I don’t think he even had shoes on.”

With the city now currently being at the mercy of angry werewolves, time will only tell what they have in store to seek revenge for one of their fallen brethren. What we can be sure about is that we will continue to bring you the latest news where possible on the situation, with as much information as possible to keep all informed.

Note to players: this Prophet article should not be taken as meaning that London is about to be torn to pieces by werewolves. We don’t know where the werewolves went or what they’re doing - all we know is that they’re angry and want revenge and have disappeared into the night, looking to get that revenge. 

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The Daily Prophet afternoon edition brings you the latest news from the center of London where the evolving situation with the werewolves and the Ministry of Magic has escalated. Today, at approximately 4:02pm, four werewolves who were being held awaiting trial for their attacks on Ministry officials, escaped from their prison with the help of other werewolves. The jail break comes after protests surrounding the werewolves’ wrongful incarceration, fueling anger and frustration on both sides of the debate.

The prisoners, who were being held in a secure location outside of the Ministry of Magic, had been detained two weeks prior for their attacks on Ministry officials as they came to or from work. The victims, who had either been beaten or hexed, remain in a critical but stable condition in St. Mungos, where authorities were hoping that they would regain consciousness in time to give witness testimonies in support of sentencing the werewolves. However, as the days pass and none of the victims wake up, the protesters are furious that their kin are being detained without any further evidence to support the Ministry’s claim that they were at fault.
The break out, witnessed by several witches and wizards, was described as ‘aggressive’ and ‘strategic.’ “They came in a group of five or six,” recounts Hilda Illcrest, a witch present near the station at the time. “I thought they were just ordinary witches and wizards – before they tore the gate right off from the wall and entered the building.” Hilda says that they acted with confidence and skill, and seemed to fear nothing. “It reminded me of the Hit Wizard squad I once saw take down a wizard who had lost a few too many screws – a lethal and calculated group attack,” she said.
While the witnesses stared, stunned, the group of werewolves entered the building, detained the wizards guarding the prisoners, and allowed their fellow kin to escape. They exited by foot and ran off, disappearing into the crowd quickly, which prohibited authorities from later finding them. The descriptions of the criminals given to Ministry officials was vague, and many witnesses were not confident in what exactly they had seen.
“We believe that the witnesses are either too scared to come forward with the information they possess or else were confounded before the attack was enacted,” states one Ministry of Magic spokesperson, Julian Murkleith. “We will not be taking this breach of wizarding law lightly and will be instead launching a full investigation into the matter. All prisoners and those who set them free will be brought to justice.”
The Ministry has not yet outlined how they planned to find the werewolves involved, though it is not difficult to guess where they might be located. The newly fortified camps of the werewolves in London have been a center of much controversy and speculation, with tents, barricades, and walls being constructed in certain parts, leading many to suggest that the camp is the base for a civil war that the werewolves are planning to start. While there is no evidence to support this claim, the daily protests outside the Ministry of Magic have not lessened in fervor, and with no end in sight, it appears that the werewolves will only become more bold in their actions until the Ministry sees fit to recognize them as the citizens – and people – that they are.

The Daily Prophet will keep you update on this situation as more news comes to light.

The Daily Prophet afternoon edition brings you the latest news from the center of London where the evolving situation with the werewolves and the Ministry of Magic has escalated. Today, at approximately 4:02pm, four werewolves who were being held awaiting trial for their attacks on Ministry officials, escaped from their prison with the help of other werewolves. The jail break comes after protests surrounding the werewolves’ wrongful incarceration, fueling anger and frustration on both sides of the debate.

The prisoners, who were being held in a secure location outside of the Ministry of Magic, had been detained two weeks prior for their attacks on Ministry officials as they came to or from work. The victims, who had either been beaten or hexed, remain in a critical but stable condition in St. Mungos, where authorities were hoping that they would regain consciousness in time to give witness testimonies in support of sentencing the werewolves. However, as the days pass and none of the victims wake up, the protesters are furious that their kin are being detained without any further evidence to support the Ministry’s claim that they were at fault.

The break out, witnessed by several witches and wizards, was described as ‘aggressive’ and ‘strategic.’ “They came in a group of five or six,” recounts Hilda Illcrest, a witch present near the station at the time. “I thought they were just ordinary witches and wizards – before they tore the gate right off from the wall and entered the building.” Hilda says that they acted with confidence and skill, and seemed to fear nothing. “It reminded me of the Hit Wizard squad I once saw take down a wizard who had lost a few too many screws – a lethal and calculated group attack,” she said.

While the witnesses stared, stunned, the group of werewolves entered the building, detained the wizards guarding the prisoners, and allowed their fellow kin to escape. They exited by foot and ran off, disappearing into the crowd quickly, which prohibited authorities from later finding them. The descriptions of the criminals given to Ministry officials was vague, and many witnesses were not confident in what exactly they had seen.

“We believe that the witnesses are either too scared to come forward with the information they possess or else were confounded before the attack was enacted,” states one Ministry of Magic spokesperson, Julian Murkleith. “We will not be taking this breach of wizarding law lightly and will be instead launching a full investigation into the matter. All prisoners and those who set them free will be brought to justice.”

The Ministry has not yet outlined how they planned to find the werewolves involved, though it is not difficult to guess where they might be located. The newly fortified camps of the werewolves in London have been a center of much controversy and speculation, with tents, barricades, and walls being constructed in certain parts, leading many to suggest that the camp is the base for a civil war that the werewolves are planning to start. While there is no evidence to support this claim, the daily protests outside the Ministry of Magic have not lessened in fervor, and with no end in sight, it appears that the werewolves will only become more bold in their actions until the Ministry sees fit to recognize them as the citizens – and people – that they are.

The Daily Prophet will keep you update on this situation as more news comes to light.

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The last two days in the city of London have seen numerous break outs of violence and revenge attacks from werewolves, the Daily Prophet has learned. Citizens, both wizarding and muggle alike, are leaving the city to retreat to safer homes in other cities – but the Ministry of Magic is continuing to placate people by claiming that “all is well.”
“We’ve got everything under control,” confirmed one auror, Halbeck Tallow. “The Minister of Magic is extremely busy working on several other projects and is not concerned about the werewolves in London at this time. The Auror,s as well as other officials from the Magical Law Enforcement department, are handling the situation – witches and wizards have nothing to fear.”
The evidence, however, seems to contradict Ms. Tallow’s words of comfort: in the last three months alone, there have been almost 18 werewolf attacks, with five of those resulting in successful transformations to lycanthropy for the victims. One of those transformations have occurred at Hogwarts, while others have been dotted across the countryside at seemingly random places: Guildford, Oxford, Bedford, Ipswich, and all along the coast to Portsmouth. While no connection has currently been made between the location of the attacks, the common factor seems to be only the werewolves themselves.
“They came at night, and they came in groups,” says one eye-witness to the attack, Janolie Huntingford, a witch of 86 years of age. “They were silent and didn’t even blink before going right for the boy – sweet lad, he was, but now…”
The boy in question was 12-year-old James Reid, a Hufflepuff currently on leave from Hogwarts due to a recent death in the family unrelated to the events. Reid, who had been on the way to a friend’s house, was attacked, mauled, and dragged into a nearby forest – where he was left for dead. He was found a day later by a local walking their dog and taken immediately to St. Mungos, where Healers were able to save him. Reid is currently still on leave from Hogwarts while he continues to recover.
The attack on James Reid was only one of three stories the Daily Prophet were able to obtain any information on, as most other attacks have been suppressed by the Ministry. Now that the attacks are within London, the Ministry is struggling to maintain the thin peace they have established – werewolves have reconstructed their protest camps in London. There have been four incidents of Ministry officials being hexed or beaten when coming to or from work, and all four have been successfully linked back to werewolf protesters. Each were arrested, though not without significant struggle from the other protesters who claim it was justified. All will be put to trail  within the coming weeks, with conviction almost guaranteed once the Ministry officials regain consciousness.

With mounting tensions, escalating violence, and wizards falling across the country, the Daily Prophet aims to keep you informed and up to date on the events as they unfold.

The last two days in the city of London have seen numerous break outs of violence and revenge attacks from werewolves, the Daily Prophet has learned. Citizens, both wizarding and muggle alike, are leaving the city to retreat to safer homes in other cities – but the Ministry of Magic is continuing to placate people by claiming that “all is well.”

“We’ve got everything under control,” confirmed one auror, Halbeck Tallow. “The Minister of Magic is extremely busy working on several other projects and is not concerned about the werewolves in London at this time. The Auror,s as well as other officials from the Magical Law Enforcement department, are handling the situation – witches and wizards have nothing to fear.”

The evidence, however, seems to contradict Ms. Tallow’s words of comfort: in the last three months alone, there have been almost 18 werewolf attacks, with five of those resulting in successful transformations to lycanthropy for the victims. One of those transformations have occurred at Hogwarts, while others have been dotted across the countryside at seemingly random places: Guildford, Oxford, Bedford, Ipswich, and all along the coast to Portsmouth. While no connection has currently been made between the location of the attacks, the common factor seems to be only the werewolves themselves.

“They came at night, and they came in groups,” says one eye-witness to the attack, Janolie Huntingford, a witch of 86 years of age. “They were silent and didn’t even blink before going right for the boy – sweet lad, he was, but now…”

The boy in question was 12-year-old James Reid, a Hufflepuff currently on leave from Hogwarts due to a recent death in the family unrelated to the events. Reid, who had been on the way to a friend’s house, was attacked, mauled, and dragged into a nearby forest – where he was left for dead. He was found a day later by a local walking their dog and taken immediately to St. Mungos, where Healers were able to save him. Reid is currently still on leave from Hogwarts while he continues to recover.

The attack on James Reid was only one of three stories the Daily Prophet were able to obtain any information on, as most other attacks have been suppressed by the Ministry. Now that the attacks are within London, the Ministry is struggling to maintain the thin peace they have established – werewolves have reconstructed their protest camps in London. There have been four incidents of Ministry officials being hexed or beaten when coming to or from work, and all four have been successfully linked back to werewolf protesters. Each were arrested, though not without significant struggle from the other protesters who claim it was justified. All will be put to trail  within the coming weeks, with conviction almost guaranteed once the Ministry officials regain consciousness.

With mounting tensions, escalating violence, and wizards falling across the country, the Daily Prophet aims to keep you informed and up to date on the events as they unfold.

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The wizarding community is in shock today as reports filter in from around the country of attacks on muggles and wizards alike are finally being released to the public. The details of these attacks are scant and being repressed – however, the Daily Prophet has managed to obtain an interview with an official high up in the Ministry, who reveals that the majority of these attacks were “animal-like.”
With werewolf relations falling apart in London and Aurors tearing down protest camps, many of the protesters have retreated back to their homes in what can only be described as frustrated and angry mobs. While crowds still remain in London in the hope of changing the Minister’s mind, others have sought out a place for themselves to lick their wounds. While the wizarding community has been led to believe that the majority returned in peace, important information has been leaked that lists at least a dozen rage-fueled attacks occurring within the last two months.
“It’s disgraceful,” commented our anonymous source within the Ministry, who for safety reasons wishes to remain anonymous. “The Ministry knew all along what was happening: the moment they turned werewolf packs from the city, there were attacks littering the countryside, and they’ve done nothing to stop them.” Our source refused to say directly, but instead hinted that the Ministry had instead been encouraging the attacks. “I wouldn’t go so far as to say that,” was their final comment on the question.
The Daily Prophet was not able to contact any of the werewolf packs that had returned to their homelands, nor were any victims willing to step forward and speak out about their experiences. It has been brought to light that Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry has not been completely immune from the trouble, with two werewolf attacks occurring in the last year alone, leading many parents to feel as though their children are unsafe. Others believe that there could be no place better: with London already in turmoil, the country at large is not fairing much better.
“My son is in Gryffindor, and I’ve received letters from him about what’s happened,” said one concerned parent. “I contemplated removing him, but what would he do here? I know that he would protest with the others if he could, and at least at Hogwarts he’s being looked after – Minerva McGonagall knows what she’s doing.”

The problem is, however, larger than the wizarding school that we all know and love: the country now appears to be unsafe, with angry werewolves tearing the population to pieces, one body at a time. The Daily Prophet aims to keep tabs on any and all related attacks, and will provide you with up to date information as it is brought to light. In the meantime, the Ministry is encouraging all citizens to strength protective and shield charms on homes and places of business.

The wizarding community is in shock today as reports filter in from around the country of attacks on muggles and wizards alike are finally being released to the public. The details of these attacks are scant and being repressed – however, the Daily Prophet has managed to obtain an interview with an official high up in the Ministry, who reveals that the majority of these attacks were “animal-like.”

With werewolf relations falling apart in London and Aurors tearing down protest camps, many of the protesters have retreated back to their homes in what can only be described as frustrated and angry mobs. While crowds still remain in London in the hope of changing the Minister’s mind, others have sought out a place for themselves to lick their wounds. While the wizarding community has been led to believe that the majority returned in peace, important information has been leaked that lists at least a dozen rage-fueled attacks occurring within the last two months.

“It’s disgraceful,” commented our anonymous source within the Ministry, who for safety reasons wishes to remain anonymous. “The Ministry knew all along what was happening: the moment they turned werewolf packs from the city, there were attacks littering the countryside, and they’ve done nothing to stop them.” Our source refused to say directly, but instead hinted that the Ministry had instead been encouraging the attacks. “I wouldn’t go so far as to say that,” was their final comment on the question.

The Daily Prophet was not able to contact any of the werewolf packs that had returned to their homelands, nor were any victims willing to step forward and speak out about their experiences. It has been brought to light that Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry has not been completely immune from the trouble, with two werewolf attacks occurring in the last year alone, leading many parents to feel as though their children are unsafe. Others believe that there could be no place better: with London already in turmoil, the country at large is not fairing much better.

“My son is in Gryffindor, and I’ve received letters from him about what’s happened,” said one concerned parent. “I contemplated removing him, but what would he do here? I know that he would protest with the others if he could, and at least at Hogwarts he’s being looked after – Minerva McGonagall knows what she’s doing.”

The problem is, however, larger than the wizarding school that we all know and love: the country now appears to be unsafe, with angry werewolves tearing the population to pieces, one body at a time. The Daily Prophet aims to keep tabs on any and all related attacks, and will provide you with up to date information as it is brought to light. In the meantime, the Ministry is encouraging all citizens to strength protective and shield charms on homes and places of business.

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The long days and nights that London has seen may have come to an end with many of the packs of werewolves today leaving the city following negotiations with the Ministry deemed a failure. The Daily Prophet has learned that a number of werewolves have evacuated the city after their protest camp was torn down by Aurors on order of the Ministry yesterday. There is no word if there were any casualties.
“The Minister is furious that the werewolves have refused to move on from this issue,” said one Auror yesterday after work had begun to remove the protest camp. Their name has been withheld for safety reasons. “He told us to take it all down and leave them with nothing… he wants nothing more to do with the issue.”
Werewolves and their supporters have been protesting for several weeks now the unfair and ancient laws that keep werewolves, as well as other supernatural creatures, at arm’s length from citizenship and other equality rights. The fight is one that has been raging for centuries as the lycanthrope have been a steadfast force in the wizarding world. While many disagree over their existence, none can deny that they are here to stay – yet they continue to be disregarded by authorities as human beings.
“It’s sickening,” commented one protestor and werewolf, Amelia Hartford, who watched her tent be torn down by Aurors. “I’m only twenty. I have my whole life ahead of me, but what life can I have if I can’t get work? No one will hire a werewolf as long as the Ministry continues to view me as a second class citizen in my own country… or worse – as a thing rather than a human being.”
Ms. Hartford’s anger was echoed by hundreds of other werewolves and their supporters in London yesterday and today, as they picked up the pieces of their belongings and were told by authorities to move on from that place. Some werewolves have followed that advice, scattering across the country in anger and frustration, while others have nowhere else to go.
“I was kicked out of my apartment because I turned during a full moon and tore the place to pieces,” lamented one protestor. “I had hoped this protest would bring about change and I could regain a little of the dignity I’d lost for so long… apparently I was wrong.”
The muggle Prime Minister has issued a warning to other muggle authorities that there have been wolves seen on the loose, escaped from several zoos to explain any mutilations over the resulting weeks as fallout from his protest. The Minister for Magic is still as silent as ever on the debate, refusing to comment or seemingly acknowledge that anything is wrong. With tensions all but dissipated, the wizarding world is now once more uneasy as werewolves scatter throughout towns and cities, their anger as strong as ever.

The Daily Prophet will keep you informed on events as they come to light.

The long days and nights that London has seen may have come to an end with many of the packs of werewolves today leaving the city following negotiations with the Ministry deemed a failure. The Daily Prophet has learned that a number of werewolves have evacuated the city after their protest camp was torn down by Aurors on order of the Ministry yesterday. There is no word if there were any casualties.

“The Minister is furious that the werewolves have refused to move on from this issue,” said one Auror yesterday after work had begun to remove the protest camp. Their name has been withheld for safety reasons. “He told us to take it all down and leave them with nothing… he wants nothing more to do with the issue.”

Werewolves and their supporters have been protesting for several weeks now the unfair and ancient laws that keep werewolves, as well as other supernatural creatures, at arm’s length from citizenship and other equality rights. The fight is one that has been raging for centuries as the lycanthrope have been a steadfast force in the wizarding world. While many disagree over their existence, none can deny that they are here to stay – yet they continue to be disregarded by authorities as human beings.

“It’s sickening,” commented one protestor and werewolf, Amelia Hartford, who watched her tent be torn down by Aurors. “I’m only twenty. I have my whole life ahead of me, but what life can I have if I can’t get work? No one will hire a werewolf as long as the Ministry continues to view me as a second class citizen in my own country… or worse – as a thing rather than a human being.”

Ms. Hartford’s anger was echoed by hundreds of other werewolves and their supporters in London yesterday and today, as they picked up the pieces of their belongings and were told by authorities to move on from that place. Some werewolves have followed that advice, scattering across the country in anger and frustration, while others have nowhere else to go.

“I was kicked out of my apartment because I turned during a full moon and tore the place to pieces,” lamented one protestor. “I had hoped this protest would bring about change and I could regain a little of the dignity I’d lost for so long… apparently I was wrong.”

The muggle Prime Minister has issued a warning to other muggle authorities that there have been wolves seen on the loose, escaped from several zoos to explain any mutilations over the resulting weeks as fallout from his protest. The Minister for Magic is still as silent as ever on the debate, refusing to comment or seemingly acknowledge that anything is wrong. With tensions all but dissipated, the wizarding world is now once more uneasy as werewolves scatter throughout towns and cities, their anger as strong as ever.

The Daily Prophet will keep you informed on events as they come to light.