A comprehensive Interview with a Werewolf
June 4th, 2025.
In recent months the running of Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry has been questionable, students attacked and abducted, returning with their minds wiped and the entire disappearance of a professor only then prompting Headmaster Oreyn Fox and Deputy Headmistress Aoife O’Keeffe to consider the closing of the school.
Minister of Magic Hannah Fischer visited the school in recent weeks, announcing a new werewolf registration legislation and adding Percius Fletcher – Department for the regulation and control of magical creatures – to the multitude of Ministry officials swarming through the castle. Indeed, it was legislation written by Minister Fischer herself that caused such slow reactions to Ministry interference in, what is now being called, the Lovelace Affair following Judy Dorchester’s coup of the school. For those who have forgotten, Minister Fischer wrote legislation requiring school permission for members of the ministry to enter Hogwarts grounds on official business.
In a strange turn of events, The Daily Prophet was granted an exclusive interview with one of the students affected by Lycanthropy. Persephone Vitrac made the exceptional decision not to remain anonymous.
“Eleanor Lovelace was a Pureblood Ravenclaw Prefect in the mid to late eighties. She was apparently well loved and good friends with the current Deputy Headmistress. It was during her sixth year that she went on a date with Percius Fletcher and her life changed.”
The life changing incident led to Eleanor Lovelace being infected with Lycanthropy and what followed was the downward spiral that led to the recent attack on Hogwarts. Left behind by Percius she was mauled and infected, a year later she disappeared. She was shunned by her friends and, despite the ready availability of Wolfsbane potion which had been invented only mere years before, she decided to eschew this. If rumours are to be believed she disappeared for many years, only to return in March of 2023, a month following Dorchester’s takeover of the school and supposedly brought by Judy Dorchester herself. The most plausible theory is that Judy aimed to blame the attack on a student sufferer and use this an excuse to rid the school of any “lesser” witches and wizards; werewolves, muggleborns, part goblins, and veela.
It wasn’t until almost two years later that Persephone was to discover that the werewolf who attacked her and infected her with Lycanthropy was Eleanor Lovelace herself; now going by the name of Gwendolyn Greenteeth. That January Persephone had decided to go into the forest for her transformation, surrounded by friends, a decision she now regrets. Greenteeth, as she was now known, attacked the band of students, mercifully they were lucky and none were bitten.
Then the attacks began. A handful of students were found dazed and attacked with no recollection of what had happened. It’s unfortunate that many students now have silver imbued scars. After one final attack where Greenteeth did not wipe the memories of two students she suddenly fell silent. Following this, fear and ignorance did its best and there was a surge of anti-werewolf propaganda within and without the school. Minister for Magic Hannah Fischer announced a controversial Werewolf Registration Act, and villagers of Hogsmeade banded together for a hunt leaving the notable Gaston LaChasse before the Wizengamot on charges of vigilantism, trespassing, destruction of property, and intent to harm a werewolf [see page 3 for Adalfink Fisher’s previously published ‘Hogwarts Security a Hoax? Ill-Fated Hunt Suggests So’].
The actions of Hogsmeade residents did little to quell the actions of Greenteeth; two students were abducted shortly to be returned unharmed to the castle. The centaur herd of The Forbidden Forest did not escape the wrath of Greenteeth as, following a meeting with Aoife O’Keeffe, one of them was brutally murdered and shortly following, an injured unicorn was found on the grounds.
Over last week more students went missing until it became too much and Persephone herself went to confront Greenteeth. Students who had come across Greenteeth reported that she was looking for her “child” and following an accusation of Persephone herself being her perceived child, and a missing friend, she went into The Forbidden Forest alone.
With the aim of exchanging herself for the safe return of her friends and classmates Persephone faced an angry Greenteeth surrounded by wolves – wolves who later turned out to be her transfigured classmates.
“I told her I would rather die than be loved by her… And that’s when… She said she could make that happen because I was ungrateful… That’s when… she cast Sectumsempra…”
Sadly curse damaged limbs cannot be reattached and Persephone was taken back to the castle by centaurs, her leg missing. Using the distraction caused by the Slytherin’s arrival Greenteeth attacked, using her wolves as a driving force in her search for her “daughter” until she came upon Professors Fox and O’Keeffe whereupon a duel led to her death as she fell from a balcony.
The parallels are stark. Eleanor was cast aside by her friends and faced hatred, injustice and prejudice. In the last year the hatred, injustice and prejudice resurfaced for the affected students to weather, friendships have been torn apart and there is still a clear rift within the school which is taking its time to heal.
When asked what Persephone would like to say about the entire situation she told me;
“Werewolves are people, just like you. We didn’t choose this. I know you’re afraid of what you don’t understand. So educate yourselves. You outnumber us, yes, but we are here. We aren’t going anywhere. You may not even realise it. We could be your Professor, your neighbor, your classmate. We could be your very best friend, listening to you spew your hatred and suffering all the while. Hatred is what created Eleanor Lovelace. Your actions could change that… or could create another version of her. Remember that… And remember this, we are going to fight for our rights, even if it means fighting until there is none of us left. We are werewolves. And we are proud. When one of us attacks… you may strike them down. We will hand them over with open hands. But until then… We will fight. To protect ourselves… and to protect you. Because we aren’t monsters. We’re people too.”
In short; let this be The Last Lovelace.
-Saffron Foxclaw, Current Events
Hogwarts Security a Hoax? Ill-Fated Hunt Suggests So
At the start of the month, just a few days into May, I received a letter from a concerned Hogwarts student, under the alias of Moongazer, requesting I investigate bizarre goings-on at the school immediately – clearly they’d read my previous articles and knew that I was the best man for the job. Unfortunately, my requests to enter the prestigious school were swiftly denied, with several unsavoury slurs being sent back to me, so I had to pass on writing about the supposed poisoning of several students. From the letter I received, however, it was made quite clear that things in and around Hogwarts were far from peachy, given the stress of the werewolf threat, and I decided instead to investigate a supposed ‘werewolf hunt’ that would be taking place.
Indeed I thought the same as you, noble readers – Hogsmeade villagers have taken up vigilantism? I had to see it for myself. When I arrived several people had already gathered in the Three Broomsticks, one of which being our dear Feathersweet, whom I had dealings with before. She immediately threatened me when I arrived – clearly already in a fighting spirit. Also in the group was a man named James Rourke (more on him later) and a cowboy (more on him, too), with a man named Gaston LaChasse leading the expedition into the forest. I quickly realised that LaChasse was likely the only one with a modicum of sense, as he not only understood that a woman’s place was not on the battlefield, but also did not immediately portray himself as a thundering dumb-arse, like the others had.
You see I was sure the hunt was doomed to failure the instant I discovered the group. They all bickered like children and resorted to insulting me (for what? Simply being a reporter) and none of them seemed to fully grasp the real dangers of a werewolf. Of course, this hunt did not take place during a full moon, as LaChasse was likely aware they’d all be ripped to shreds otherwise, but the culprit behind all the attacks around Hogsmeade and up at Hogwarts, a woman named Eleanor Lovelace, is clearly a very formidable witch. Yet, the four in front of me (maybe less so LaChasse and just the others) all believed themselves capable of dealing with this witch easily. Apparently in the last few years, bravery and stupidity have become synonymous with each other.
As we left the tavern, several others came to join the hunt, including a squat pixie sized woman and, remarkably, the blonde girl I had a running in with before, during my last trip to Hogsmeade. I say ‘remarkably’ as this girl, an open supporter of werewolves and werewolf rights given her badge, offered to aid in the hunt. It also came to light that this girl is in fact an Animagus, a skill she supposedly used to try and help us follow the scent of Lovelace, though, suspiciously, the girl couldn’t keep the scent for long, which begs the question – did she actually join the hunt to try and lure us away, and protect her werewolf friend?
What was more suspicious, however, was that when an underage boy tried to join the hunt, only LaChasse and myself raised any objection. Most took his ‘bravery’ to be enough for him to join us, completely ignoring the fact he was still a child and woefully inept to deal with a fully grown witch, however one member of the group – James Rourke – actually encouraged his participation.
This was something Rourke did his damndest to hide when, after a fruitless search, an Auror arrived to disband the hunt. It transpired at this moment that the Auror, a recently graduated student from Hogwarts, recognised Rourke as his former professor. You read that right. A professor from Hogwarts was not only participating in an illegal werewolf hunt (it had to be illegal, as LaChasse, the organiser, was swiftly arrested) but also encouraging an underage boy to participate as well. What’s worse? The cowboy and the pixie sized woman were also revealed to be professors, and both tried to argue that they disclosed such information at the start of the hunt – which they did not, I can promise you.
The three professors all gave their reasons for taking part in the hunt. Rourke said he wanted rid of the wolf menace who is terrorizing “students [that] are doing their best to get an education”. A shame, then, that the professors are not doing their best to give them an education, instead wasting their time in a hunt for Lovelace. I did point that out to them, which led the pixie woman to hiss at me, saying that professors are not required to stay inside the castle at all times. Perhaps not, but I do not think professors are required to hunt werewolves, either. It should be noted, as well, that Rourke was also sporting a pro-werewolf badge while on this werewolf hunt. Just as strange as the Animagus girl wearing one, if you ask me.
With students being poisoned and immature professors doing more to endanger them than protect them, I think it is safe to say that this werewolf menace has done more than simply bite a few children. She has shown us all that Hogwarts is woefully unequipped to deal with such a threat. Our children, the wizarding world’s future, is very much facing jeopardy, if this sort of thing can happen. Perhaps we all should consider moving our children to a safer school, like Beauxbatons. The biggest problem they’ve had to face in the last few years was a Veela who broke her nail during flying class, which was handled as swiftly as any bout of PMS – and not with badges and posters, either.
-Aldalfink Fisher, Current Events