For many fans, the epilogue of Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows left them wanting more. Sure, it was a sweet moment to see Harry, Ron, and Hermione sending their children off to Hogwarts, but it didn’t provide much about what their adult lives were like. Enter Pottermore, the online community/digital library where author J.K. Rowling has been providing new information about her acclaimed wizarding series. Her latest updates detail the ongoing 427th Quidditch World Cup with reports from The Daily Prophet‘s own Ginny Potter (née Weasley)!
After graduating, Ginny went to play Quidditch professionally for the Holyhead Harpies, before leaving to raise her family with Harry. Now Ginny is The Daily Prophet‘s senior Quidditch correspondent and has been reporting live from this year’s Quidditch World Cup.
In her first report from the Cup, titled “Disastrous Opening Ceremony Leads to Questions About Quidditch World Cup Security,” Ginny writes of a rather serious mishap involving the team mascots from Nigeria and Haiti,
With panic in the stadium and blood now flowing freely from both humans and creatures, it was perhaps understandable that the Nigerian Sasabonsams (vampiric, spindle-legged creatures) became crazed. As they wreaked havoc upon crowd and organizers, the rumor that the Haitian team had brought Inferi as their mascots were proven true. The crowd stampeded as Inferi moved freely through the stadium, attempting to capture and devour anyone who tripped.
Yikes! Sure makes calling out Russia for that snowflake malfunction in this year’s Olympics opening ceremony seem pretty dumb, doesn’t it? I mean, nobody got mauled or devoured! (That we know of.)
In addition to the live from the tournament, Rowling also provided a history of the Quidditch World Cup earlier this year. Again, exclusively on Pottermore.
You can continue to follow along with Ginny’s reports through The Daily Prophet section of Pottermore, though a login is required.
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