Brawls on the Battlefield
Yes! The battlefield, granted a very different kind. Following that rather heated Quidditch match on April 7th, the Department of Magical Law Enforcement arrived on scene where two opposing players had clashed spectacularly. Pride of Portree Beater, Lindiwe Ungaro, who we know to be a rather aggressive player was left to deal with an equally aggressive rookie Chaser from the Holyhead Harpies, Persephone ‘Silver Wolf’ Vitrac. More on the actual brawl can be found in the Daily Prophet’s Quaffles & Bludgers.
It would seem, however Mister Huey Dewey Hedgepath, head of the on-site security at Portree Pitch, had attempted to keep the two raging females apart with minimal success. While the two were no longer going after each other physically, they were still in the process of hurling insults and comments back and forth as members of the Patrol squad attempted to take their statements. It was then discovered that Ungaro wished to press charges against Vitrac.
Patrol first escorted Miss Vitrac, of Godric’s Hollow, to the Ministry in an attempt to get her statement without further interruptions or chaos. Following this, she was then arrested for assault, but the arrests did not stop there. In contrast to Vitrac’s quiet and willing arrival, Ungaro arrived at the Ministry quite loudly and dramatically as she too was arrested for assault. Currently, the two Quidditch superstars are still in custody and being kept apart from each other. Both players now sit and wait to go before the Wizengamot to stand trial. We are sure both women are wondering who will be the first to get out and get back to practice, and which of them will make it to their final game of the season on April 24th.
– Sterling Raggs, Magical Crimes Reporter
Massacre at the Deuxchanson Manor.
Ancient Wizarding Family dead! Goblins to blame?
On the evening of the 8th of March, Le Bureau des Aurors found multiple bodies at the Deuxchanson Manor in Paris, France. Mr. Absalon Raphaell Deuxchanson, the Patriarch of the Family, together with two of his children, Camille Deuxchanson and Louis Arnault Deuxchanson were among the victims. Sources from within Le Ministère des Affaires Magiques de la France have speculated the suspects to be Goblins. One anonymous Auror informed The Daily Prophet that two Goblin bodies were found at the scene of the murder.
Mr. Deuxchanson was a proponent of the Goblins’ exile from the Wizarding World, arguing for Wizardkind’s independence from the Goblins’ economical influence. Furthermore, recently, Mr. Deuxchanson had stated his view that Goblins should not be negotiated with, and firm action ought to be taken against their demands across the world. The murder comes two weeks after the protests at the Unity Festival in England, where Goblins demanded their rights. Mr. Deuxchanson’s only surviving relative is Samuel Bellamy Deuxchanson, who had recently settled in England, and works within the Ministry of Magic.
Following a breach of the Statute of Secrecy, Vanessa Maria Gloyne, of Godric’s Bay Lighthouse, Godric’s Hollow – who is partnered with the well known business of Ollivanders – went before the Magistrate of the Wizengamot at 2:00pm today, joining in on a long line of routine cases. For those of you who are little rusty with your history, the International Statute of Secrecy is one of our most critical wizarding laws which was instituted many years ago in order to conceal the existence of Wixen from the Muggles who sought to persecute them.
The breach came in the form of green smoke from the chimney of Gloyne’s home, apparently due to an unknown magical substance being burned in her fireplace. The young woman claimed that the green smoke was merely an accident caused by her cleaning up to prevent her cat from getting any of the magical tree twigs she brought home. She went on to imply that, perhaps, it was not quite so bad of a breach given that even Muggles have means to change the colour of smoke that leaves their fire.
With there being no mention in the case of what ingredients had actually been burned, nor whether or not any Muggles of Godric’s Hollow witnessed the green smoke, the Magistrate brought Gloyne’s trial to an abrupt close with the announcement of the case being dropped, ruling in favour, and freeing this young witch from further prosecution.
As one case comes to a close, we await the outcome for some of our favourite Pro Quidditch players.
– Sterling Raggs, Magical Crimes Reporter