• Hogwarts castle and grounds There are seven known secret passageways leading out of Hogwarts that Harry learns about after acquiring the Marauder’s Map. Fred and George Weasley tell Harry that Filch knows about four of them, and they warn him against the other two (the one behind the… Read More
• Character Sirius Black was James Potter’s closest friend, Harry Potter’s godfather, and an Animagus, who was falsely accused of betrayal and murder and imprisoned in Azkaban. Sirius Black was the elder of two boys born to an aristocratic family that was fiercely proud of its pureblood status and vehemently anti-Muggle. Unlike his younger brother Regulus and… Read More
• Event Sirius is the first child of Orion and Walburga Black of number 12, Grimmauld Place in London. He is named after previous Sirius Blacks: the brother (1845-1853), and son (1877-1952) of his great-great grandfather, Phineas Nigellus.  The Black family is a pure-blood family with extreme elitist attitudes. Nearly the entire family was… Read More
• Event On the last night of winter break, Severus Snape arrives at Grimmauld Place, headquarters of the Order of the Phoenix. Mrs. Weasley tells Harry to go to the kitchen where he finds Snape and his godfather, Sirius Black, sitting in awkward silence because they are old rivals from school days. Read More