Gormlaith Gaunt murders her sister Rionach and brother-in-law William in an attack that sets the couple’s cottage, Ilvermorny, on fire. William and Rionach’s daughter, Isolt Sayre is removed by the fire by her aunt and taken to live with her in Hag’s Glen. Gormlaith’s actions are motivated by prejudice for… Read More
The Goblin Rebellion of 1612 takes place at least partially in Scotland, since the inn at Hogsmeade serves as headquarters during this rebellion (PS5). The goblins object to the rules against goblin ownership of wands which are set down by the Wizarding community. Read More
After twelve miserable and lonely years living with her Aunt Gormlaith, Isolt escapes, taking with her Gormlaith’s wand (originally Salazar Slytherin’s) and a brooch shaped shaped like a Gordian Knot, which had belonged to Isolt’s mother. Isolt first goes to England, but Gormlaith is able to track her there. Isolt… Read More
Isolt Sayre makes the journey to America under the guise of a young Muggle man named Elias Story. Once on land, she leaves the puritan pilgrams behind, afraid of persecution, and goes to live in the mountains (Pm). Read More
Ilvermorny was started in the stone house on Mount Greylock in Massachusetts by witch Isolt Sayre and No-Maj James Steward as a way of educating their magical adopted boys Chadwick and Webster Boot (Pm). As word spread, they were soon joined by… Read More
The Wand Ban of 1631 is the First Article of the Wizards’ Convention. It makes it illegal for any non-human magical being to carry a wand (JKR-W3). Read More
The Irish witch Gormlaith Gaunt attacks Ilvermorny School to take revenge on her niece, Isolt Sayre, who had stolen the family heirloom wand once belonging to Salazar Slytherin from Gormlaith and fled to America. The witch was also furious that Isolt married James Steward, a No-Maj, and was running a… Read More
Tragic trials and convictions of witches and wizards in North America by Puritans who believed that magic was the devil possessing the accused person. Many of the accused were actually magical, although some were merely unfortunate No-Majs. At least two Judges were known Scourers (Pm:History of Magic in North America). Read More
A summit meeting of the International Confederation of Wizards takes place. The discussion about magical creatures lasts seven weeks and includes delegations of goblins, centaurs, and merpeople. The result of this summit is the International Statute of Wizarding Secrecy, which effectively hid the Wizarding community away from the Muggles (Pm). Read More
In 1693 after the International Statute of Secrecy was passed, American witches and wizards set up their own government known as the Magical Congress of the United States. This underground government totally separate from the No-Maj included representatives from magical groups all over North America, and was set up in… Read More
The first president of MACUSA, Josiah Jackson, also set up the Department of Magical Law Enforcement for North America with a dozen volunteer Aurors who would risk their lives tracking down the Scourers responsible for the Salem Witch Trials (PM: MACUSA). Read More
The Ministry is formed as part of the massive transition in the Wizarding world which followed the passage of the International Statute of Secrecy in 1692. UIick Gamp is chosen to be the first Minister for Magic.┬áThe initial task of the Ministry, led by Gamp, was calming… Read More