aug 2018 Witches and wizards all over the country (and the world) arrive at their safe zones. In the UK: Hogwarts, Holt Castle, Diagon Alley, Order HQ (secret), Midlothian (Liberamach run), Yester Castle (Liberamach HQ).
july 2018 The Ministry admits the mysterious deaths are unstoppable. They have created safe zones for everyone to live together to stay safe while they try and track down the cause of the great threat.
may 2018 The Ministry claims the mysterious deaths are from the killing curse and that a new Dark Lordd is rising. This is exposed by Liberamach to be completely false.
feb 2018 Mysterious deaths start happening to witches and wizards in their own homes.
Midlothian Passage is a secret shopping centre, just like Diagon Alley, with access through a marketplace for both wizards and muggles. It also contains the community centre for the wizards of Edinburgh.
Liberamach took over Edinburgh Castle in 2015, making it their home base. Many Liberamach members live there full time. There are various enchantments to keep muggles away and entering the castle is impossible for non-members.