• Source A foolish king decided to claim all magic for himself. He banished all true witches and wizards and hired a charlatan to teach him magic. The charlatan collected pay for teaching nonsense to the kind, until the monarch decided to demonstrate his new skills to his people. The charlatan, realizing… Read More
• Source This dark, “gothic” tale tells of a young warlock who removes his own heart by terrible Dark Arts to protect himself from the foolishness of love. When he meets a witch who he wants to win for himself, his folly results in the both of their deaths.  … Read More
• Character Theodard Fontaine was one of MACUSA’s original twelve aurors (Pm). Podcast: Play in new window | Download (Duration: 3:37 — 4.2MB)Subscribe: Apple Podcasts… Read More
• Character American Magical Historian (Pm). Podcast: Play in new window | Download (Duration: 3:37 — 4.2MB)Subscribe: Apple Podcasts |… Read More
• Magical discipline Time travel is an extremely dangerous magical effect which allows a person to travel back in time. Because of the potential for catastrophe should history be altered, time travel is all but forbidden in wizarding society. Certain magical devices can be used for time travel, but access to them is… Read More
• Event He is born in a Muggle orphanage to a witch mother, Merope Gaunt, and Muggle father, Tom Riddle. His mother Merope dies an hour later, living just long enough to name her son after his father, Tom, and her father, Marvolo Gaunt (HBP13). She is nineteen years old. The older… Read More
• Event After the death of Hepzibah Smith, Riddle vanishes for ten years. He travels far and wide, sinking deeply into the Dark Arts, consorting with the very worst of wizard-kind. He undergoes so many dangerous, magical transformations that when he resurfaces years later as Lord Voldemort, he is barely recognizable. Read More
• Character Tom Marvolo Riddle was a gifted young wizard born of a witch mother (Merope Gaunt) and a Muggle father (Tom Riddle, Sr.) on December 31, 1926. His mother had fallen in love with his father, who was a Muggle, and tricked him into marrying her with a… Read More
• Character Torquil MacTavish was a Scottish wizard who participated in a broom race that led to the destruction of the Colosseum. MacTavish and his Italian rival Silvio Astolfi flew a close race from Aberdeen to Rome. In the explosions at the end of the race that destroyed the Colosseum, MacTavish was… Read More
• Wizarding culture Damocles Rowle used this slogan to get himself elected the second Minister for Magic in 1718, replacing Ulick Gamp. Rowle’s tough stance extended to wizards as well. He favored using the cursed and Dementor-infested fortress of Azkaban as a wizarding prison in spite of the terrible effect it had on… Read More
• Event The tradition begins with the three European Wizarding schools: Beauxbatons Academy, Durmstrang Institute, and Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry. It will continue off and on for many centuries. Podcast: Play in new window |… Read More
• Books and Literature The True History of the Opal Fire is a Dark Magic book (CC1.19). Podcast: Play in new window | Download (Duration: 3:37 — 4.2MB)Subscribe:… Read More
• Character Queen Elizabeth I was the Muggle Queen of England and Ireland, from November 1558 until her death in March 1603. Known as the Virgin Queen, she was the last Tudor monarch. Her reign was known as the Elizabethan period. Podcast:… Read More
• Character A wizarding family. Notable family members of the Tuft include: Wilhelmina and her son Ignatius formed a brief political dynasty as successive Ministers for Magic 1949 – 1962 (Pm) Podcast: Play in new window |… Read More
• Character Aristotle Twelvetrees was Keeper of Treasure and Dragots in MACUSA in the late 18th century (Pm). Podcast: Play in new window | Download (Duration: 3:37 — 4.2MB)Subscribe:… Read More
• Character Vain, self-centered air-headed witch who fell in love with No-Maj and Scourer descendant, Bartholomew Barebone, ultimately causing one of the worst breaches of the International Statute of Secrecy of all time, which led to the instatement of Rappaport’s Law in the United States. She was imprisoned for a year, after… Read More
• Wandmaking Two wands that have the same magical substance at the core are said to be twins or brother wands. Podcast: Play in new window | Download (Duration: 3:37 — 4.2MB)Subscribe:… Read More