• Broomsticks These are brooms that have been specifically designed for speed and control so that they can be used for Quidditch or other broom sports. Chapter 9 of  the book Quidditch Through the Ages by J.K. Rowling outlines the history of the development of the racing broom. (QA9)… Read More
• Character Randolph Spudmore is the innovative designer of the popular Firebolt broom. He is the son of Able Spudmore of Ellerby & Spudmore, broom manufacturers of the Swiftstick and Tinderblast models (Pm). The design and manufacture of the Firebolt broom was his secret project, released in 1993. Even now not all… Read More
• Essay
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We saw in Half-Blood Prince that Hepzibah Smith was distantly related to Helga Hufflepuff and that Hufflepuff’s gold cup was in her possession. We also saw that Salazar Slytherin’s line ends with T.M. Riddle/Lord Voldemort through the Gaunt family, which was in possession of Slytherin’s gold locket and a Slytherin family heirloom, the Peverell ring. But we haven’t been given direct information identifying the family… Read More
• Character Red was a Goblin bellboy who operated an elevator at MACUSA during the winter of 1926. Red used a long clawed stick to reach an elevator button to the Major Investigation Department that was above his head. He took Porpentina Goldstein and Newt Scamander to the Major Investigation Department despite an initial… Read More
• Event Sirius Black told Harry that his younger brother Regulus “panicked” and tried to back out of being a Death Eater and was killed because Voldemort demanded “a lifetime of service or death” (OP6). He also thought his brother’s life was thrown away and “not very important.” The real story… Read More
• Sentient objects A glass ball the size of a large marble. In its default state (when nobody is touching it), a Remembrall is full of white smoke. When picked up and held in a person’s hand, a Remembrall will glow scarlet if there’s something the person has forgotten to do. Read More
• Magical artifacts One of three Deathly Hallows, belonging to the second Peverell brother Cadmus Peverell.  Death created this hallow by plucking a stone from a nearby river, according to “The Tale of the Three Brothers”. However, Dumbledore believes, “Whether they met Death on a lonely road…I think it more likely that the Peverell brothers… Read More
• Games, toys, and jokes Magical toy for playing Hangman; one of Weasleys’ Wizard Wheezes (HBP6)… Read More
• Magical objects “Eraser”-like object that makes invisible ink visible. 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 Rionach Sayre was the mother of Ilvermorny founder Isolt Sayre. She was a Pure-blood Irish witch descended from Salazar Slytherin through the line of Gaunt. Her husband William Sayre was also a Pure-blood descended from the famous witch Morrigan, but the couple was friendly with Muggles and raised their daughter… Read More
• Event After rescuing Harry and the Sword of Gryffindor from the icy pool in the forest, Ron uses the Sword to destroy the locket horcrux. The horcrux doesn’t give up without a fight, however, and the visions Ron sees showing Hermione and Harry excluding him and being romantic nearly cause Ron… Read More
• Event Harry takes Ron to the unused classroom where he visited the Mirror of Erised on Christmas night. Once again, Harry views his happy parents surrounded by loads of relatives, but Ron cannot see them. Instead, Ron excitedly views himself as Head Boy and Quidditch Captain, holding up both the Quidditch… Read More
• Event Harry, Ron, and Hermione mount broomsticks and search through a swarm of flying keys for the one which will unlock the heavy wooden door on the other side of the chamber. They spot it — a silver one with bright blue wings — and corral it with the three of them. Read More
• Trivia When asked what her own wand would be, Rowling said phoenix feather and walnut, because she loves walnut wood (CR). Read More
• Character Royston Idlewind was a Chaser on the Australian National Team in 1966 and International Director of the International Confederation of Wizards Quidditch Committee (ICQWC) from 1971 to 1974) (Pm). Idlewind was a member of the Austrialian team that won the 1966 Quidditch World Cup. An unpopular appointment as International… Read More
• Thing Runes are a form of writing used by witches and wizards hundreds and even thousands of years ago. Some important magical documents are written in runes, and some magical items have runes inscribed on them. Ancient runes are studied at Hogwarts by those wishing to be able to decipher and… Read More
• Games, toys, and jokes A gambling game played at The Blind Pig speakeasy in 1920s New York. Read More
• Character A Healer and spokeswizard for St Mungo’s. In 2010, Poke stated that the Wizarding public needed to stop trying to create imitation Floo Powder and blowing themselves “out of the chimney.”… Read More