"I thought we were all getting along fine until I heard the first explosion"
-- ministry spokeswizard Royden Poke in the Daily Prophet (DP3)
Royden Poke was a wizard employed at the Ministry of Magic in the Department for the Regulation and Control of Magical Creatures (DP3).
Mr. Poke represented the Ministry at a meeting with the Brotherhood of Goblins in Chipping Clodbury that erupted into a riot. He told the Daily Prophet when interviewed the following day that he was surprised that things had kicked off, as the talks about a new Bill of Goblin Rights had seemed to be going well (DP3).
While the date printed on DP3 is 1 June 1999, the timeframe for these events is 1992-1993.
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