Dementors in Diagon
It appears that the sudden spate of dementor attacks is no longer just constrained to Hogsmeade with an attack occurring just outside of The Daily Prophet Offices on Tuesday evening.
Young wixen on their Easter Holidays were seen running screaming whilst others were trapped in nearby shops. Hogsmeade resident and business owner, Lukka Rookswood, was luckily in the vicinity to save some of the children before members of the Department for the Regulation and Control of Magical Creatures arrived.
Lukka Rookswood took time out of his busy schedule as owner of Goode’s Potions, Hogsmeade, to talk to The Daily Prophet;
I was walking through Diagon when I started to feel uneasy, and noticed a fog rolling in. I have a shop in Hogsmeade where there’s already been dementor attacks, so I was immediately wary since I’m always on the lookout when I’m going to and from work. I thought I was just being paranoid at first, but sure enough one of those ugly blighters came rolling in, and seemed to immediately target these three kids near the ice cream shop. I yelled at the kids to get inside the shop and to cast the Imperturbable Charm if they knew it – I don’t know if it would actually stop one of those things honestly, but I figured it was better than nothing.
I cast the impediment jinx on it but it didn’t do anything. Another dementor started coming at me, and I noticed one of the kids collapsing after the dementor reached him, so I decided to just try and get them out of there. So I apparated over there, grabbed the kid, and apparated out of there to St. Mungo’s. After I dropped him on the floor and called that there’d been a dementor attack, I apparated back to Diagon. I saw that the other two kids had managed to get into the ice cream shop and barricaded the door, but the dementor was still getting in, so I apparated inside – I HIGHLY encourage every adult that doesn’t have their apparitions licence to get it, cause you could save a life, if not your own.
Anyway, the kids tried to book it but couldn’t make it past the thing, so the dementor started to feed on the girl – but then the remaining boy cast what I’m guessing was the tickling charm on himself, cause he started laughing and drawing the dementor’s attention away from the girl. I’m guessing he was a hufflepuff.
So it works and the dementor rounds on him and starts to try to do the kiss thing. I read about it but that was my first time seeing it, that kid’s soul coming out of his mouth was so pretty, like a little blue fire marble. I didn’t apparate him away cause I wasn’t sure if his soul would come with us if I did, I was worried I’d break the connection or something, so I tried a protego duo between the soul and the dementor. I don’t know if it would have worked or not but I don’t think it would have – luckily just then a bright whitish blue light burst in behind the dementor and sent it screeching away. It was a lady from the spirit division.
There was another guy outside dealing with more dementors, and I’m pretty sure the light looked like a horse when it ran past the window. I asked her what spell it was and she said it was called a Patronus, and that it was an extremely difficult spell to master. I feel like they need to have a class or something to teach it to the general public, difficult or not, because this seems like it’s becoming a real problem – I mean, if the spirit division had shown up even thirty seconds later, that poor kid would’ve been soulless, you know? Anyhow, both the kids were passed out at this point and I apparated them to the hospital. Frankly we’re lucky nobody got splinched, I don’t think I’ve ever apparated so many times in one day. But yeah, everybody, get your licence, cause unless you know the Patronus charm, your regular spells are gonna do feck all to stop these things, your only option is to flee.
The Department for the Regulation and Control of Magical Creatures have released this statement in response to the attacks;
There were four reports of a lone dementor spotted in Hogsmeade prior to the attack in Diagon Alley on April 11th. The DRCMC had previously responded to these reports by assigning the Spirit Division on around-the-clock patrols of Hogsmeade in order to assure the safety of the public. The appearance of three dementors in Diagon Alley on the 11th was unexpected. Once members of the Spirit Division were notified about the attack they responded swiftly but it was, unfortunately, not fast enough to secure the safety of all those present during the attack. In response to this, the DRCMC will be holding public classes to train those adults and students who wish to practice the complicated but potentially life saving Patronus Charm. The public’s safety has been, and will always be, the top priority of the DRCMC.
– Aramis Braxton, Head of the Department for the Regulation and Control of Magical Creatures
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