Ever wonder what your favorite Harry Potter characters are up to in 2014? For the first time we’re getting written accounts of what one character is doing, thanks to a recent update from J.K. Rowling.
This week Rowling continued to expand the lore of the Wizarding World by adding dispatches from the 427th Quidditch World Cup to the interactive website Pottermore. The Daily Prophet dispatches can be found in the new Diagon Alley section and are written by none other than Ginny Potter. Rowling revealed in a 2007 interview that Ginny (the youngest Weasley, who married Harry, in case you forgot) became a senior Quidditch correspondent at the newspaper after leaving her spot as a celebrated Holyhead Harpies player to raise her family. Even having known this, it’s fun to actually see what Ginny is reporting on via these faux articles.
In the first dispatch, titled “Disastrous Opening Ceremony Leads to Questions About Quidditch World Cup Security,” Ginny recounts how the release of two team mascots during the event leads to a bloodbath.
“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,” Ginny writes.
A day after this fiasco, the second report from Ginny outlines the first match of the World Cup: Norway versus Ivory Coast.
“Joint favourites in this year’s tournament, Norway today made short work of Ivory Coast, who were not playing at their often impressive best,” she reports.
This isn’t the first time Rowling has shared more information about Quidditch on the site. Last month she released an extensive “History of the Quidditch World Cup” on Pottermore as well. You can read the full 2014 Quidditch World Cup reports and keep an eye out for more from Ginny on the website, though you will need a login to access the Daily Prophet section.