The Ministry of Magic knew Fenrir was free, roaming the night with his pack. The Department of Magical Law Enforcement was on high-alert, afraid to let anything slip passed them, while scared civilians reported family members missing. The Department for Magical Creature Cooperation heard rumors of Fenrir's misdeeds and attempts to gather other pack members. A rising they may not be able to control. And the Department of Mysteries couldn't speak of their plans, but none of the members seemed to have their usual high spirits.
The first notable figure to go missing, and subsequently reported murdered, was Yolanda Worple, the UK Ambassador for the Department of International Magical Cooperation. Then the French Ambassador's administrative assistant, Spencer Fancourt, went missing. Now Ministry workers were pointing fingers. With news of her and her grandmother, Perpetua, missing, it was clear someone was seeking to take out those of power and those of knowledge.
Even at Hogwarts, any sense of safety was lost. Headmistress McGonagall had been taken, but no one truly knew where she went or that it was an abduction. Faculty, staff and students woke the next morning to find the Headmistress gone, and a board with the Ministry had already come to collect any evidence and appoint an interim Headmaster: Professor John Smith, the Deputy Headmaster. His replacement: Professor Kira Hunter. Confusion swirled the halls.
Few knew that behind it all was a charismatic werewolf, fresh out of Azkaban, pulling the strings.