Arguably the finest chaser in England before the war, Julian Bleak played

for the National Team in 32 games. Bleak parlayed his considerable fame

into a successful political career, eventually joining the Hall of Wizards,

where he avidly and successfully defended the House System against the

reform proposals of Minister Charlie Bagshot. Many believed that Bleak

would become Minister himself when Bagshot stepped down, but his

candidacy was clouded by rumors that Bleak was secretly conspiring with

the goblins. These rumors were later proven to be true; but it is worth

remembering that much of the Wizarding aristocracy sympathized with

the goblins before the open outbreak of hostilities in 1915. And Bleak

served with valor in the Goblin Wars, earning the Badge of Utz

in the terrible battle at Dar Faine.