|Wished RPG Mods (wishedmod) wrote in wished,|
@ 2009-08-01 23:00:00
|Entry tags:||!1997: 08, !daily prophet, !news|
Daily Prophet: August 1, 1997
In a move which will no doubt shock many in the Wizarding world, Albus Dumbledore, a Hogwarts fixture for nearly sixty years, announced this morning his immediate retirement from the post of Hogwarts Headmaster. Effective immediately, Hogwarts Deputy Headmistress Minerva McGonagall will be taking over the title of Headmistress. Dumbledore announced his plans to remain at Hogwarts throughout the year to ease the transition and offer his advice and aid to the new Headmistress.
Dumbledore also resigned his positions as Supreme Mugwump of the International Confederation of Wizards and Chief Warlock of the Wizengamot, where his successor has yet to be named. He cites the return of He Who Must Not Be Named, and a desire to devote more time to knitting and Gobstones as his reason for choosing to retire. Sources close to Hogwarts, however, claim that Albus' health is in question. In fact, this morning's announcement comes amid a flurry of rumors that Dumbledore has been suffering from an as of yet unexplained illness which is leaving the Order of Merlin, First Class recipient and Grand Sorcerer unable to continue in his leadership role.
The Daily Prophet has long stood among the first to bring to light Dumbledore's increasingly erratic behavior and dubious mental state, and applaud him for taking what has long seemed to us to be a necessary step in the continued betterment of the educational standards at Hogwarts.
Dumbledore is most famous for his defeat of the dark wizard, Grindelwald. Recent years have shown him championing Harry Potter, the infamous Boy Who Lived, who has shown equally disturbing signs of suspicious behavior and instability. Dumbledore is widely regarded as the most powerful wizard of our time, but his latter years have been surrounded by controversy and rumors.