March 24th, 2027.
The Minister for Magic has been made aware of the recent rumours concerning the forest occupying the land between Hogsmeade Village and Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry. The Minister would like to reassure the public that at present the Ministry of Magic has not deemed the forest to be any greater threat to public safety as it has been for the previous millennia. With regards to the forest, the Ministry of Magic’s official policy continues to be, as it has been since time immemorial, that the forest is a nature preserve for a wide variety of magical creatures of varying classifications, and as such should not be entered into by any person other than professionals officially ordained by the Ministry of Magic. The public should be aware that further magical protections have been put in place upon the perimeter of the forest. The Minister would like to impress upon the public that this interdiction is for the benefit of both the public and the ecosystem of magical fauna and flora whose home is the forest, and that reckless intrusion across the forest’s boundaries will result in spontaneous combustion.
Strange Creature Sightings Across Scotland
Residents from all across Scotland have been sending in reports of what appears to be an oversized toad. It has been reported that the creature shies away from human and magical contact, has not displayed any violent behaviour, and is considered non-threatening. Requests for insight from Magizoologists have been made, and the response has been that it is likely an anomaly or perhaps the after effects of a misplaced engorgement charm, and should be of no concern to the public.
Grave News from the Vampire Society
The Vampire Society have declared that their Hollowed Intercessor Lucille Bronach has been found destroyed. At this time it is not an open murder investigation and it has been deemed that Lucille’s passing was normal. The Vampire Society asks that the public respect their privacy at such times.
The Ministry’s Most Wanted
- Viktoria Lovelace – Grievous Assault, Attempted Murder, Murder
- Judy Dorchester – Treason and Conspiracy
- Atticus Brisbane – Murder
- Rupi Ghaia – Attempted Murder
- Beau Boggs – The Non-Consensual Use of Love Potion on Multiple Witches and Wizards
- Felix Vanwinkle – Illegal Use of Unauthorized Portkeys
- Woodrow Beck – Illegal Use of the Gemino Curse to Commit Fraud
- Buford Rantunte – Breach of the Statue of Secrecy
- Jubilee Willoughby – Theft of Golden Cauldrons Across England
- Osprey Pottinger – Smuggling of Illegal Magical Creatures
The Ministry of Magic reminds the general public that sightings of any of the following are to be reported discreetly and immediately. Do not approach any of these individuals. This list is updated frequently.