• Magical discipline Legilimency is the ability to extract emotions and memories from another person’s mind. It is a branch of magic not normally taught at Hogwarts (at least, not at Ordinary Wizarding Level). Although the word literally translates as ‘mind-reading’, this is considered a naive interpretation of the art by its practitioners. Read More
• Character A very old pure-blood family, one of the ‘Sacred Twenty-Eight’ listed in the Pure-Blood Directory published in the 1930s. The family includes a Minister for Magic, Radolphus Lestrange, but also a number of Death Eaters (Pm). Bellatrix Lestrange Rodolphus Lestrange Rabastan Lestrange Radolphus Lestrange Delphi… Read More
• Incantations Levicorpus is a spell which dangles the target person upside-down by the ankle in mid-air. The spell was developed by the Half-Blood Prince, the incantation for which was written down in his old Potions textbook without a description of the effects (but fortunately with the counter-jinx) (HBP12). The… Read More
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LootCrate just announced the next installment of their spectacular “J.K. Rowling’s Wizarding World” Crates: THE DARK ARTS Their website states: “There’s a darker side of magic and we’re exploring its depths with exclusively-created collectibles, apparel, replicas, and more showcasing the people, places, creatures, and things associated with the Dark Arts of… Read More
• Character Lord Voldemort, born Tom Marvolo Riddle, was the son of Merope Gaunt (a descendent of Salazar Slytherin) and Tom Riddle, a handsome, wealthy Muggle from Little Hangleton whom Merope ensnared with a love potion. When her husband found out she was a witch, he abandoned her while she was pregnant… Read More
• Character Lucius Malfoy is the patriarch of the prestigious pure-blood Malfoy family, father of Draco Malfoy and one of Voldemort’s top Death Eaters. Lucius was a Death Eater during Voldemort’s first “reign of terror.” However after the Dark Lord disappeared, Malfoy “came back saying he’d never meant any of it” (… Read More
• Event Lucius Malfoy is born to Abraxas Malfoy and his wife, an aristocratic wizard family which values their pureblood heritage. Their ancestral home is in Wiltshire. Lucius becomes the father of Draco Malfoy. Read More
• Event At his trial, Bagman admits having passed information to Augustus Rookwood, but claims that he didn’t realize that Rookwood was working for Voldemort. Mad-Eye Moody, for one, has no trouble believing Bagman had been foolish rather than deliberately treacherous. Barty Crouch, Sr. thinks that Bagman should be sent to Azkaban, but the… Read More