Following a chilly Halloween, November has landed with some decidedly harsh weather. Winter is here early and it looks like it is going to stay. With unusually heavy snows buffeting the isles, life has slowed to a crawl. It is all anyone can do to keep warm, and it is even worse for those without a home as the Hogsmeade refugees at Hogwarts still can’t go home—and how can the town hope to be rebuilt when it is buried in snow? Of course things must get done, but what sort of mischief can our enemies get up to when everyone is hiding inside?
Last but not least, here are some prompts for this month!
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winter is coming
Welcome to Novemeber! Things are about to get a lot colder.
In a spot of unseasonable sever weather, a cold snap has gripped the country and Wizarding and muggle kind alike. With temperatures dipping below freezing at night and snow from a blizzard piling up, the wizarding world has all but frozen over as everyone tries and cope with winter weather, especially when it came a month early. Stay tuned to the Wizarding Wireless Network for weather reports.
On a related note, everybody has different ways to defrost and the weather can provide excellent cover for some less-than-savory deeds. Check out this month's EVENT PLOTTER for ideas on how characters from each member group might be dealing with the cold and plot out your sinster side jobs, snowman building contests, and emergency supply scares there. Please mark all threads as [BLIZZARD] to distinguish from other threads about the site.
Recently, over a dozen muggles went missing from a Muggle street, thought to be the work of dark forces operating under the cover of the recent weather. But reports are scarce as to what actually went on there. It's the first of many strange occurrences expected from this cold snap, but it also begs the question - after Hogsmeade and this, where are they going to strike next? Was this a test for Wizarding-residential area attacks or something else?
And speaking of Hogsmeade, how are the residents of the village recovering from their recent displacement? According to Rita Skeeter - who we may or may not wish to believe - it could be going a lot better for them. And with the recent change in the weather, all efforts to recover anything from the village and rebuild plans have been put on indefinite hold. They might never be going back home. Read all about it in this week's issue of Witch Weekly.
Now, time for a couple out-of-character notes.
New to the NPC scene this month is Minister for Magic, Millicent Bagnold. Famous Ravenclaw Minister known for coming to power a the height of the First Wizarding War and asserting that wizards have an "inalienable right to party" after the fall of Lord Voldemort (if she can make it that long...).
We've updated the site PLOT and cleaned up some of the other extra information threads, so be sure to check that out as well.