• Character Marietta Edgecombe was a friend of Cho Chang’s with curly, reddish-blonde hair. Marietta was dragged to D.A. meetings by Cho and signed her name to the parchment that listed members of the group (OP16). However, when she later betrayed the group to Umbridge in order to protect her mother’s… Read More
• Rules and laws In Harry’s fifth year, Dolores Umbridge became High Inquisitor of Hogwarts, and the Ministry decreed: “No student organisations, societies, teams, groups and clubs may exist without the knowledge and approval of the high Inquisitor” (OP17).  Headmaster Snape reinstated it in 1997 to stop Dumbledore’s Army from reforming, although Neville… Read More
• Rules and laws States that should the Headmaster of Hogwarts be unable to fill a position, the Ministry will find an “appropriate” candidate. (OP15) Podcast: Play in new window | Download (Duration: 4:37 — 5.1MB)… Read More
• Rules and laws By order of the Ministry of Magic, teachers were not allowed to give students any information except in subjects they taught. Podcast: Play in new window | Download (Duration: 4:37 — 5.1MB)… Read More
• Rules and laws This rule said that any student found in possession of The Quibbler magazine would be expelled. Podcast: Play in new window | Download (Duration: 4:37 — 5.1MB)Subscribe:… Read More
• Rules and laws This decree allowed Dolores Umbridge to replace Albus Dumbledore as Headmaster of Hogwarts (OP28). Podcast: Play in new window | Download (Duration: 4:37 — 5.1MB)Subscribe:… Read More
• Communication Fake coins with the Protean Charm cast on them that were used to set up meetings for the DA.  Also, used by Draco Malfoy to communicate with Madam Rosemerta while she was under the Imperius Curse. Podcast: Play… Read More
• Character Ernie Macmillan is a Hufflepuff student in Harry‘s year. Though sort of a pompous fellow, Ernie’s heart and loyalties are in the right place. Harry first met him in his second year, when Ernie took the lead among the Hufflepuffs in attempting to protect Muggle-born Justin Finch-Fletchley. Read More
• Spells A corporeal Patronus is a fully-shaped spirit animal conjured with the Patronus Charm (OP8, OP16). The Patronus Charm is extremely difficult for most witches and wizards, so a corporeal Patronus that takes the form of a living animal is rare and shows great magical ability (Pm). An “incorporeal patronus”… Read More
• Magical effects A silvery-white, conjured creature created by using the Patronus Charm.   Podcast: Play in new window | Download (Duration: 4:37 — 5.1MB)Subscribe:… Read More
• Spells The Patronus Charm, expecto patronum, conjures a silvery phantom shape, usually that of an animal, which is the embodiment of the positive thoughts of the caster. A Patronus will drive away Dementors. A fully-shaped spirit animal is called a “Corporeal Patronus.” (OP8, OP16) Podcast:… Read More
• Spells The Disarming Charm causes opponent’s weapon to fly out of his or her hand. The opponent is then said to have been Disarmed. The  Disarming Charm is a basic defensive spell, taught at the Duelling Club by Snape (CS10). Although it is a basic spell, it is rather difficult,… Read More