|The Statute of Secrecy was put into place for a reason. And, for the most part, people followed the Statute. However, on November 19, 2002, a building in London collapsed, trapping over 100 people inside. Several witches and wizards in the area sprang into action, using magic in front of Muggles to save every Muggle trapped inside.|
The ramifications of their heroic action would be felt for years to come. After two years of peace talks, anti-magic rhetoric, witch hunt, and an attack on the Leaky Cauldron, the Muggle government declared war on witches and wizards. The war raged for fourteen months, ending in a bloodbath in Diagon Alley where 254 muggles, witches, and wizards were killed.
During this time, two factions emerged within the magical community. The first, Statera, advocated for peace. Lead by the Minister of Magic, Kingsley Shacklebolt, Statera attempted to negotiate peace with the Muggles. They denounced anyone who sought to harm Muggles. The second faction, Ferox, believed that witches and wizards should use their magic to defeat the Muggles. They encouraged their followers to fight back and to do anything it took to protect the magical world. These two factions argued constantly, leading to further unrest within the magical world.
Following the attack on Diagon Alley, the leaders of the two factions met to discuss a plan. It was agreed upon to abandon Diagon Alley and all of London. Wizards and witches would retreat to Hogsmeade Village which had been experiencing a boom in growth since the end of the Second War. Both factions worked tirelessly to place protective charms around Hogwarts, Hogsmeade, the Forbidden Forest and an area of land surrounding it all.
In January of 2005, both factions and their supporters moved into Hogsmeade. On January 20th, the village and surrounding areas were sealed off. Tensions were high between the factions. Many residents were still mourning the loss of their loved ones. With the two factions arguing on how to lead, it was only a matter of time before something exploded. The leader of Ferox, Pollux Rookwood, was murdered within the confines of Hogsmeade. Upon discovering the body, the two factions began to fight.
Understanding that they could not go on this way, the two factions met and came up with a plan. A wall would be constructed in the village. A number of businesses would exist in the neutral section, but all residential areas and other businesses would be divided. Each faction could decide how to lead their own people and neither would interfere with the other.
|Walled will open on March 1st, mere days after the completion of the Wall.|
Which faction will you choose?
25-30 year olds
Statera council members
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