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|Posted by: Jett May 20 2016, 03:40 PM|
The rise and fall of Lord Voldemort was one of the most iconic events in history. In a rise to power with the goal of crushing muggles underfoot, Voldemort attempted to change the wizarding world in ways that most wizards had never dreamed of. And while in the end, the destruction of Voldemort and most of his ideologies meant a victory for the wizarding world, it left the muggle leaders who knew about the war feeling very vulnerable for themselves and their people. A war had taken place that could have resulted in peril for the muggle world, and yet the muggle population had been not only ignorant to it, but entirely at the mercy of those more powerful than them. Because, of course, the muggles didn’t know about the war. The muggles didn’t know about wizards at all. And for years, the leaders of the world had worked side by side with wizards, most begrudgingly, to ensure their secrecy be maintained.
After such a near tragedy, the muggle leaders were no longer interested in keeping secrets. Over the next many years, presidents, kings and diplomats – all who knew of the wizarding world - met across the globe to discuss what had happened. Finally, they came to a consensus that their people – the entire non-magical world – was no longer safe being kept in the dark. So, in an effort to prevent the muggle world from being blindsided in the future, they drafted a treaty and presented it to the wizarding world. After much debate, and a great council, magical world leaders agreed to cooperate. They would repeal the International Statute of Wizarding Secrecy. Thus, on the thirteenth of June, in the year two thousand and thirty five, the Statute of International Transparency was signed, and from that day forth the wizarding world would come out of hiding.
The Statute of Transparency alludes to equality, peace and unity of mankind. It also makes it mandatory for every witch and wizard to register their magical status. While some take no issue with the change, unfortunately not all agree. Muggleborns seem particularly supportive, as they’ve grown up surrounded by both worlds throughout their lives, but purebloods and those who typically don’t dabble in muggle affairs may have a more difficult time adjusting. And what of the muggles? It can be quite a shock to learn that magic is no longer merely something in one’s imagination. Will they react with interest, or fear or jealousy?
As the world moves into September, only a short time has passed since the Statute has been announced. The registration deadline is drawing to a close, and before long every member of the wizarding world will be revealed. Additionally, in order to show its support of the unity the Statute is supposed to bring, Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry has chosen to open its doors to muggles – two per student year, to be exact. For the first time ever, the charms that hide the school from prying eyes will be lifted, and one muggle boy and girl will be selected from a pool of applicants to join each Hogwarts class (with their own private muggle tutor, of course) in an effort to bring the two communities together.
How will your character be affected by the new Statute? Will they support it? Protest against it? Will they be embraced by their peers, or discriminated against? This is a moment that will go down in history, and the aftermath is sure to be just as intriguing as the statute itself.