Calamity Calendar Confusion
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Just as SOS Task Force agents had started to get used to predicting when Brilliant Foundables and Adversaries would arrive, it all stopped.
Many had hoped that the Task Force had prevailed. Perhaps the ministry had finally had a victory? This peace was not to last, however, as complete chaos struck on the 16th.
The Calamity struck back hard. First, Narcissa Malfoy, followed by a wave of Foundables from Courtroom Ten, then Brilliants, Peter Pettrigrew and yet more Brilliants.
SOS Task Force members really started to feel the strain and were hoping they could simply weather the storm, however early indications from April show wave after wave of Calamity activity. Members of the Task Force already have to deal with faulty Ministry ID’s which are disguised as Muggle Mobile Phones and many are starting to feel the strain.
The cabal known as The Unforgivable unleashed another two Brilliant Events last month. This surge was again redirected towards happier memories by Harry Potter.
Harry intercepted this event even after threats from The Unforgivable that they would take action if The Ministry kept interfering with their plans.
Mr Potter justified his actions by saying “I'm not afraid of The Unforgivable, but I am afraid of what could happen if they're allowed unfettered access to the Calamity.”
Harry’s father, James Potter, was born on the 27th of March 1960 and the redirection of this Brilliant Event was dedicated to him and his friends at the time.
During the first half of the surge, a message was sent to The Ministry by The Unforgivable inside a Golden Snitch Foundable saying: “We're disappointed that you decided not to take our advice. However, being the forgiving wizards and witches that we are, we've decided to give you a second chance. Relinquish control of the surge or we'll be forced to teach you a lesson they don't cover at Hogwarts; one that you won't soon forget.”
Harry dismissed the seriousness of the warning and both Hermione and Harry assumed there was a threat to Hogwarts implied in the message.
The Ministry responded by stationing Aurors at Hogwarts in an attempt to thwart any attempts to harm the children of Harry, Ginny, Hermione and Ron.
The Ministry has consistently been on the back foot since The Calamity began. Even high ranking SOS Task Force members voiced their concern over the Ministries apparent incompetence. Constance Pickering, Junior Undersecretary to the Minister of Magic, said this: “Harry, I think you should stop manipulating the Calamity, at least until we come up with a plan on how to respond to The Unforgivable. It's too risky to bet on them not following through on their threats.”
During the second wave of this Brilliant Event, Harry took control again, stating that to let The Unforgivable have control of The Calamity could be far worse for wizardkind.
Minister for Magic Hermione Granger Weasley said that she “...can't shake this premonition that something awful is about to happen”. We interviewed Professor Trelawney in regards to Hermione’s Divination skills and she had this to say. “I am sorry to say that from the moment she had arrived in this class, it was apparent that Hermione did not have what the noble art of Divination required.”
The Unforgivable even made a direct threat that took the Ministry so long to put together that once again they took action too late. The note included the text “..stopping by Weasleys' Wizard Wheezes and the offices of the Daily Prophet”.
Using Polyjuice Potion, The Unforgivable attempted to kidnap the husband of Hermione, Ron Weasley, and Ginny Potter, the wife of Harry Potter. The attempt against Ginny was unsuccessful, however Ron was taken.
Ron, being one of the Golden Trio who defeated Voldemort in the second wizarding war, is highly regarded among the wizarding public. Katie Bell, a fellow Griyffindor said: “I didn’t know Ron very well at school, we did both play Quidditch together though. It was always great to see him at Weasley’s Wizard Wheezes though, he always had a smile and a joke. I hope he is found soon.”
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Two adversary surges per month seem to be the norm nowadays. The Ministry has classed these Adversaries as Feared and should only be approached by higher level Task Force agents. With all the action in the field becoming more routine, what isn’t routine is what is going on in the Ministry itself.
We have highlighted the dangers around the breaches to Harry Potter's memories before. The dangers of having the memories of a high ranking Auror so open is a very high risk. Now it seems that this connection is going both ways.
Harry seems to have obtained the memories from Ron Weasley's abductor. In a dream Harry recalls the abductor disguising themselves as Hermione Granger Weasley and coercing him into drinking a tea laced with Draught of Living Death, which is an extremely powerful sleeping potion. Harry then tells our interviewer: “I can say that whoever took Ron did so unwillingly. They felt pained the entire time, like they had no other choice.”
On the surface it looks like The Unforgivable have a number of wizards and witches being forced to work with them.
As the end of the second adversary wave ended, Harry informs us about another leaked dream saying: “Millicent Bagnold is accusing my brother of being a Death Eater. I argue that hearsay isn't proof enough to convict and that violence isn't in his character. She snidely reminds me that half of my family is already in Azkaban for killing Muggles and conspiring with Voldemort before the dream ends.”
Millicent Bagnold presided over many trials at the end of the First Wizarding War, so there must only be so many families that this covers.