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Causes of the Calamity

 Another unexplained wave of Brilliant Foundables related to Lost Love is finally over.


  Many wizards and witches in the UK were shocked to see the late Professor Snape on their door steps. Many of these people had been given a tough time at school as Professor Snape was a rather strict teacher.


  “Cor blimey! I nearly jumped out ov my skin when Snape appeared in me bathroom!” Said Mundungus Fletcher , a market trader in Diagon Alley.
  “There I was, just ‘bout to get ready for an ‘onest days livin, when, there he was, stuck in a giant potion bottle, next to me toilet!”


  UK wizards and witches were not the only ones alarmed by the latest  events from The Calamity. Herr Muggle, a SOS Taskforce member from Germany says “Something is stalking our city, reaping destruction and then disappearing without a trace!”.  This suggests that some, and indeed many Taskforce members believe there is some sort of sentience behind The Calamity.  Looking at the way it behaves there may be something to these ideas.


  There was also a stunning revelation that Severus Snape was in love with Lilly Potter, the mother of Harry Potter.


  This information was let slip by Constance Pickering during the event where she said “Severus Snape was famously known for being in love with Lilly Potter”.
 

It may be famously known between the higher management in The Ministry, but certainly isn’t outside of that circle.


 It is known that Harry Potter regarded Severus Snape as one of the bravest persons he had known.  Severus played a key roll in the downfall of Voldemort, having turned from Death Eater to double agent and following difficult orders from Albus Dumbledore.


  Harry Potter, Head of the Auror Office granted us an interview.
  Harry revels that Severus did indeed have a close relationship with Lily Potter as a young child before they even attended Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry.  Harry says “Snape and my mum did know each other as children and into their teens at Hogwarts.  My mother only ever saw him as a  close friend though. They began to drift apart as Snape became tempted by the ideals of Voldemort and the Death Eaters”.


  “I think Snape was loured by the Death Eaters because he was so lonely and never received love from his parents.  I think they gave him a sense of belonging.”


  Who knows what other secrets The Calamity will unearth in the times ahead.
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Telling Time with Trelawney

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Do not fear my dears! It is I, Professor Trelawney.


 I am here to safely guide you through the troubled times ahead. I have been gazing into the crystal ball. On Tuesday, I see a circus and new Foundables.  This circus is almost 100 years old, the words Circus Arcanus are written on a poster.


 I see a Zuawu and Graphorn wreaking havoc among our streets, A house elf in a Fortress and Skender the Ringmaster locked in a portmanteaus.  Completing the  tasks set by the Ministry will reveal an Oni and Fire Breather.

 The Ministry has heeded my warnings, a wise decision of course. If you visit Diagon Alley during this tumultuous event, task force  members will receive a free Ministry pack with 1 piece of Wormwood, 2 sprigs of Dittany and 25 spell energy.  They are falling on hard times bless them.


  The Ministry has issued the following set of tasks so we don’t all die a miserable death.  Good luck to you all!

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Set 1. Dine at 3 Inns, Return 3 Brilliant Graphorn Foundables and Brew 2 Healing Potions.


Set 2.  Defeat 5 Foes in Wizarding Challenges, Use 3 Healing Potions and Earn 500 Wizarding XP from Challenges.


Set 3. Cast Alohomora 10 Times, Return 5 Zouwu Foundables and Unlock 3 Portkey Portmanteaus.


Set 4. Defeat 10 Formidable Foes in Wizarding Challenges, Earn 1500 Wizarding XP from Challenges and Use 3 Brilliant Runestones.


And for the bravest, a bonus set. Earn 1500 Wizarding XP from Challenges, Defeat 30 Foes in Challenges, Unlock 5 Portkey Portmanteaus, Return 30 Brilliant Foundables and cast Alohomora 30 Times.