February 13th, 2008

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Who: Alecto Carrow and Millicent Bulstrode
What: Do you have what it takes?
Where: Alecto's office
When: After classes, Monday, December 15, 1997
Status: Beginning

Alecto glanced at her watch and decided that she still had time. Reaching down, she opened the bottom drawer of her desk and pulled out a leather flask, unscrewed it and took a quick swig of the brown liquid inside. It was crap whiskey and she knew it, but it did the trick. Tightening the lid, she returned it to her desk before shuffling papers around on her desk in case her guest arrived at that very moment. After the chaos that had occured in her classroom earlier that morning, Alecto solidified her need for an assistant. She simply couldn't afford disonance from her students, whether through passive rejection or through petty acts of heroism. It was necessary for Alecto to find a student to aid her in her need for control and who wasn't afraid to do so with a heavy hand. Alecto hoped she'd find that someone in Millicent Bulstrode - which is why she sent a letter requesting the girl's prescence here today.
Daily Prophet

The Daily Prophet, 16 Dember 1997

The Daily Prophet
Tuesday, 16 December 1997

Wizarding Marriage Purification Act Passed!

In what is a considered a bold and courageous act of forward thinking, Minister for Magic Pius Thicknesse approved the Wizarding Marriage Purification Act last night. This new law, effective immediately, will drastically change the course of Britain's wizarding society and reverse a sad and dismaying trend of immorality and lust-fueled convenience.

A few excerpts from the Act were made available to the Prophet. The Ministry plans to send a copy of this important new moral statement to every wizard household in Britain. It will also be posted in certain public places, including Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry.

Some excerpts from the Act include:

1. All marriages must be approved by the new Wizarding Marriage Purification Task Force. Applications for marriage will be made available at the Ministry and interviews will be required for each couple under consideration.

2. Marriages to Mudbloods and Muggles are strictly forbidden under penalty of imprisonment.

3. Effective immediately, all Mudblood and Muggle marriages are retroactively denied. All marriages between Mudbloods or Muggles and wizards/witches are henceforth dissolved.

4. All Half-blood marriages are subject to review at anytime.

5. Purebloods are strictly forbidden from marrying outside their Blood Status.

A full copy of the Wizarding Marriage Purification Act will be made available this coming week.

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