November 5th, 2026.
It’s over. Move on. Words the interim Minister for Magic, Wilfred Bloom, may well have uttered, as the Auror case concerning the mysterious disappearance of Minister Hannah Fischer is completely shut down. After a dramatic pool of blood was found in the fiery witch’s office at the Ministry of Magic, the presumption was made that she was dead, despite a frank lack of evidence. Sources told us that wizard Jackson Pheonix, head of the Department of Magical Law Enforcement, was adamant she was alive, and deliberately withheld information from the Prophet to avoid nationwide unrest. As though the blood of our nation could not have run any colder, however, there is one piece of empirical information that may have been the nail in this now bitter coffin; the escape of convicted criminal Viktoria Lovelace, that took place the very same hour this all began. ‘The Ministries silence on both this breakout and terrifying murder puts not only Wizarding Britain in danger, but has strained our relationship and trust with the Muggle Prime Minister’, a source told us. With Oreyn Fox no longer protecting Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry, and Hannah Fischer being, it would seem, brutally killed by an escaped convict – what yet is left? A conspicuous snap election, propagated by our now labelled ‘cold’ Minister for Magic and his unstable cabinet of support staff. With Hannah Fischer now declared dead, and an array of highly dangerous witches roaming our streets freely, tensions are higher than ever before. We sought a statement from the international confederation of wizards, who had this to say: ‘We are equally as horrified as we are mournful by the news of Hannah Fischer’s sudden death, and will support the British Ministry in anyway they require during the upcoming snap election. May light lead the way’. Hannah Fischer leaves behind a husband, and a son. Shadows walk among us – and they are not ours.
–Sidgeon Quilt, Breaking News
RUBBLE FINALLY CLEARED AT BURNED DOWN MANOR
The remains of Mordushku Manor have recently been cleared. On the 17th of August, disaster struck Mordushku Manor as a bout of flames engulfed the property entirely. The gothic style building.
If you can recall its owner, Agron Radovidius Mordushku, a man known well by the Ministry of Magic, and sources claim that the Auror Offices have long tried to put the man behind bars, though it seems that on this night the predicted Dark Wizard met his end in the flames.
With the burning of the building – its estimated value pre-ruin being a sum of 10000000 galleons, give or take – go the lives of Elizabeire Mordushku, 19 House Elves of a troop of 20, along with the presumed death of Agron Mordushku, According to inside reports, evidence comes from the only survivor of the fire, a House Elf named Trundel, who describes ‘seeing Master Mordushku crushed by the ceiling in the Manor’s Grand Atrium.’
The Ministry continues its investigation, and advises that all Wixen take great care when lighting fires, magical or not.
–Sidgeon Quilt, Breaking News