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.’


The Daily Prophet is a wizarding newspaper based in London, England. It is the primary source of news for British and Irish wizards and costs 2 Sickles. The current Chief in Editor is Selevas Amagus, who works in the main office in Diagon Alley.

Comments (2)

  • I purely blame the Ministry for all this. If there was a attack last year and the victims died in the same way I expected the Ministry to investigate on the matter and found out the person behind all this. WHY DIDN’T THE MINISTRY TAKE ANY ACTION? WHY WAS THE DARK MAGIC NOT DISCOVERED? This matter is more serious than we think. The lives of many witches and wizards are in danger if this goes on. I request to the Minister For Magic to take the matter into hand and save the lives of many witches and wizards.

  • 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)

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