Isolt is born to William and Rionach Sayre, both purebloods, in their cottage, Ilvermorny. She spends her earliest years in valley of Coomloughra with her mother and her father, who nicknames her “Morrigan” after his ancestor because of the girl’s close relationship with the natural world (Pm). Read More
Queen Elizabeth I dies. King James VI of Scotland becomes King James I of England and Ireland. Read More
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