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Six More Dead and Authorities Bemused, Are Muggles Next?

By: Selevas Amagus

As the uneasy fog drifted across London early this morning, news toiled in regarding the deaths of six more Witches and Wizards in Knockturn Alley.

The scene was evocative of the same black magic used days before Halloween late last year. Similar to the attack on October 26th, all victims were found with the same distinct dark mark branded into their skulls and their bodies nearly unidentifiable. (According to a source at St. Mungo’s, they have been working diligently to identify the bodies and will notify the families shortly.)

While there was a brief hiatus in the number of Dark Magic related arrests directly following the October carnage, this attack signifies a dreaded return of Dark Magic to the World.

As of yet, there is little known about the seemingly ceremonial deaths that continue to claim the lives of our fellow Witches and Wizards.

In an attempt to learn more, the Daily Prophet caught up with the Ministry of Magic for comment. We were simply told that an anonymous tip had arrived via owl approximately four hours after the victims’ deaths. No other information outside of this was provided.

Furthermore, when asked if the Ministry believed the deaths were related to the killings in Diagon Alley earlier this year, the Minister refused to comment.

An anonymous spectator who had surveyed the scene before it was cleared out, told The Prophet:

“I saw the bodies hanging from a wall, skinned and turned inside out. It looked like a horribly cruel way to die. Especially….. alive.” When asked, the witness grimly informed us that they knew the victims were alive during the skinning due to “The petrified look on their faces.” The witness explained that “Their mouths were wide open as if they had been screaming until the very moment of their deaths.”

The spectator also explained to The Daily Prophet what the symbol looked like and provided a rough illustration to the reporter on scene (see picture below).

At this point in time The Daily Prophet has no more information regarding the who, the what, the when, the where, or the why – but you can rest assured that as soon as we know, so will you.

The critical clue? The dark mark that continues to pervade the minds of those witness to the eviscerated bodies.

If you have any further information regarding the perpetrators of the dark mark pictured below, please contact The Daily Prophet immediately.

Follow us as this story unfolds. For more information on the October 26th attack, please read ‘NEW DARK MARK CLAIMS THE LIVES OF SIX.’

Comments (64)

  • professer mogonagle

    Lilly Potter I strongly agree the ministry should have investigated this to save our fellow witch and wizards BECAUSE if this all happend
    before they should have tracked down the person and put them in askaban (I feel like you know who could be behind all this)

    • Albus and Scorpio would never kill people like that. And if Amos Diggory says that, he might change his mind; the two boys RISKED their lives to try to save his son, Cedric with a time-turner.

      • Jade Scamander\ 6th year\ slytherin\ slytherin seeker\ currently dating albus potter

        You, Delphi diggory, should be in Azkaban. Plus how can you lie like that and not feel terrible about your self?!?! I guess you ARE voldemorts daughter. Amos diggory is not your uncle, and you tried to kill albus and scorpious. EVIL!!!!!

      • Im a Ravenclaw, and i agree with the good side. I read cursed child ya know! I am a half blood! I will find u Delphi Voldemort-lestrange

  • Delphini Diggory , you cannot blame anyone for this without any proof and at least spare the son of the Harry Potter and as far as I am concerned l know both the boys personally none con do such a thing……. Even if Scorpius Malfoy’s father is a former death eater he is not at all likley to do it. This has to be a work of an adult wizard or wich not two under age wizards…. I ask you where from can the learn such dark magic??

    • Durmstrang. they have both been in the possesion of an illegal time turner. time travel to Grindelwald. its a little obvious.

      • You might be on to something Delphi…. Maybe you are not so bad after all. I will look more into this to make sure.

      • Heres some things i found in the library that i will quote from:
        Durmstrang is a school for young witches and wizards. The school has a dubious reputation, and is known to put a lot of emphasis on teaching the Dark Arts.
        Durmstrang did not admit Muggle-borns, but certain students might not necessarily have shared this prejudice.
        Although the school was oriented towards the Dark Arts, Grindelwald’s experiments in dark magic were considered too dangerous for the students.
        Durmstrang was notorious for its acceptance of the Dark Arts,[3] and was known to have educated (and later expelled) Gellert Grindelwald before his ascension as one of history’s most dangerous Dark Wizards.[8] Professor Igor Karkaroff, a former Headmaster, was in the service of Lord Voldemort as a Death Eater, but managed to escape punishment in Azkaban by providing the Ministry of Magic with the names of his co-conspirators.
        Durmstang is certainly breaking a LOT of Wizarding laws. One of the biggest being teaching Dart Arts!

      • So Delphi, you are probably right about who did this. I have to agree based on research. At least your doing one good deed to stop these things. nobody can disagree with the facts infront of their faces. Its a big possibility that they have an illegal time-turner.

      • And Delphi, you need to be a good guy (no offense, hermione granger was called one of the good guys) and help with these things more often.

      • In our defense, both of us are still underage AND my father was Albus Dumbledore’s friend. Gellert Grindewald would have killed me instantly. Yet here I am, typing this message.

  • im sorry but i have to agree with Delphi on this one
    both actually sound very likly to do so
    slytherin and troublemakers
    what else do we need to know

    • C’mon, don’t say that! Some Slytherins are good! Just because you’re a Slytherin doesn’t mean that you’re going to turn into a bad person. You’re a good person, but with lots of bad mistakes ( like me). The REAL bad guys are the Death Eaters.

    • I’ve told my evidence that BECAUSE that is the mark of Grindelwald, I could have nothing to do with this. Scorpio, however, I cannot stand for anymore. Ever since the killings at Hogwarts on Halloween he’s been different. Either way, I’m sick and tired of fighting over who it could be, us or delphi or one of the two of us working alone. Thank you to everyone who has stood by me and supported me through this debate, Jade, the rest of Slytherin, my family and family friends as well as anyone else, but I’m done arguing. All I’m saying is that until Minister Granger has any more leads, lets turn this conversation to what we already know to be facts, like Kaylynn Black was doing. Thank you in advance and thank you Kaylynn for finding the better way of going about this case, whether the discovery was intentional or not.

    • Based on evidence, i bet its durmstrng. the evidence makes it a possibility of them having an illigal time-turner isn’t that far-fetched.

    • Everybody deserves a second chance. Delphi is does too. Dont blame her now because of her past actions. All that matters now is that that is behind us.

      • Enough, all of you. While I still stand by my claim of innocence, don’t blame Delphi just because she blamed me. Besides, while I remain innocent, and I appreciate the support from my house and family friends, Scorpio has, in past comments to other articles, shown signs of turning dark. In a comment on the killings at hogwarts on Halloween, he said if its because of the chamber of secrets, he supports whoever opened it. Ugh, I just don’t know what’s going on anymore.

    • Rose Granger-Weasley\ 5th Year\ Gryffindor\ Gryffindor Chaser\ Currently dating Scorpius Malfoy

      I agree with mom, they better sort this out. I also agree with you Uncle, I wonder why the ministry hasn’t investigated yet.

  • Lost of wierd stuff happing i hope they find out soon! I also hope this doesnt end badly like last time.
    Hadrian James Potter is my father fyi.

  • I will find out what this means. I need to look at my ancient runes teacher and ask her what this symbol means.

  • so if something like ‘Give me Anagrace Potter and none will be harmed’ were to happen just like it did to Harry, u would guve urself up?

  • The Ministry needs to look at the clues and follow them wherever they lead. not just sit around, waiting for this to happen again!

  • That actually sounds horrific – I know it sounds kind of selfish, but I wouldn’t want to be one of those people.

  • Do you think everybody who has died has found out something the Death Eaters want to know? Also why are they dying in sixes? It’s seems like more then a coincidence!

  • This could be the Death Eaters forming a new dark army, I’ve seen this mark engraved in walls, doors, fences, and even headstones. I even saw a person wearing this mark that looked exactly like me. It was rather frightful, I confronted them, but she spoke in a language that I could not understand. It sounded like a combination between French and Parceltounge. The person then gave an eerie screeching laugh and seemed to melt away into the shadows.

  • If anyone else has had an experience like this, please tell me, I want to know whether or not I have anything to do with this.

  • How strange, I’ve had a similar experience, but the person or thing was impersonating my father. As we all know he is dead, I wasn’t quite sure how to react to this….

  • Elizabeth Lestrange (Slytherin 7th year)

    I won’t say the names/species of the others, but I am proud to say that I was a part of this murder. Go ahead, try to put me in Azkaban, you’ll regret it!

  • What if it’s a new Dark Wizard leading them all? Who else do we know in the wizarding world that agrees/commits to the Dark Arts? SOME (notice I said some) of the members of the Lestrange, Black, Riddle, Gaunt, Malfoy, Crabbe, Goyle, etc families we know have some connection to the Dark Arts. But I do hope the Ministry tries their best to sort this out, I am going to Hogwarts next year.

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