• Event Marge insults Harry’s father, and Harry’s deep anger leads to uncontrolled magic. Marge inflates like a balloon and floats up to the ceiling. Knowing he’s in trouble with the Dursleys for blowing up Marge and believing he’s expelled from Hogwarts for performing magic outside of school, Harry grabs his school… Read More
• Lakes and marshes A hag by the name of Annis Black lives in a cave here. She wrote a letter to the Daily Prophet protesting the way they characterized hags in their articles (DP). Read More
• Ministry of Magic A room dominated by a free-standing archway, used to study the mysteries of death. It is located in the Department of Mysteries on Level Nine of the Ministry of Magic (OP34). Read More
• Ministry of Magic The Department of Magical Accidents and Catastrophes is the department within the Ministry of Magic which has responsibility for being first on the scene when magical spells go wrong or Muggles become aware of wizarding activity. Read More
• Ministry of Magic The Department of Magical Equipment Control is a department or office in the Ministry of Magic which concerns itself with the many types of magical items and devices which exist in the wizarding world. This section regulates problems with equipment such as faulty wands and loose-bottomed cauldrons (DP1). Read More
• Ministry of Magic The Department of Magical Games and Sports in the Ministry of Magic is responsible for the regulation of Quidditch and other wizarding sports. History Thought to be formed in 1750 (QA6) in the wake of the signing of the Statute of Secrecy in 1692, this Ministry… Read More
• Ministry of Magic The Department for the Regulation and Control of Magical Creatures is a department of the Ministry of Magic which has responsibility for all types of magical creatures, including the difficulties arising from the definition of a “creature.” The Department creates laws and regulations, handles complaints, and manages the well-being and concelament of a… Read More
• Regions, counties, and territories Devon is a county located in England’s West Country. It was where Shuntbumps, a now-defunct broomstick sport, once rose to popularity (QA2). Nicolas and Perenelle Flamel make their home there as well (PS13). Locations in Devon Chudley, home of the Chudley Cannons Quidditch team… Read More
• Source HRH apparated to the old Quidditch World Cup campgrounds, Ron having been splinched in the process. Hermione treats Ron’s injuries and they set up camp, whereupon Harry has a vision of Voldemort interrogating Gregorovitch. He realizes that Voldemort is searching for something Gregorovitch once had, but which was stolen by… Read More
• Source HRH spend weeks moving from place to place. They fail to either to destroy the locket Horcrux or think of a lead to find the others. They squabble with one another in frustration, aggravated by the Horcrux’s poisonous influence. Eventually they stumble across other fugitives – a party of Muggle-born wizards and… Read More
• Source HRH spend most of the day riding the dragon, only to get away from it near sunset. Harry has a vision of the theft being reported to Voldemort, and realizes that they are running out of time – Voldemort now knows that they are after Horcruxes, and that the last… Read More
• Source HRH return to Hogsmeade, are pursued by Death Eaters, but are rescued by Aberforth Dumbledore. Harry discovers that Aberforth has Sirius’s other mirror and it was he who sent Dobby to them at Malfoy Manor. Aberforth advises HRH to give up their quest. He explains why he doesn’t blindly trust his late… Read More
• Source HRH flee the Death Eaters by Apparating to Tottenham Court Road. Hermione’s handbag turns out to have hidden depths (undetectable extension charm), and HRH go to a Muggle café to plan their next move. Dolohov and Rowle arrive, they duel, and after cleaning up Harry recommends hiding out in Grimmauld… Read More
• Businesses, merchants, and shops • Streets, alleys, and lanes • Wizarding places Diagon Alley is a magically-hidden, wizarding shopping street located behind the Leaky Cauldron in central London, just off Charing Cross Road. Read More
• Towns Didsbury is a suburb of Manchester, in northwest England. It is (or was) also the home of warlock D.J. Prod, a satisfied Kwikspell customer quoted on their packaging in CS8. See also the Muggle Encyclopedia entry for Didsbury. Read More
• Houses and addresses The home of Dedalus Diggle – most likely located in Kent, judging by McGonagall’s suspicions (PS1) – was burned down by Death Eaters immediately after the downfall of the Ministry of Magic. Fortunately, he wasn’t home (DH11). Read More
• Cities Hermione and her parents went on holiday to France in summer 1993 (PA1), a trip which apparently included a stop in Dijon. Two years later, when Hagrid and Madame Maxime were travelling to see giants, they went through Dijon pretending they were going to Beauxbatons, but there they slipped… Read More
• Place We don’t know which country this is, except that it’s a long way from Britain, but the President of this country was scheduled to call the British Prime Minister on the night he was instead visited by Cornelius Fudge and Rufus Scrimgeour. The wizards arranged for the President to forget… Read More
• Regions, counties, and territories Dorset is a county located on the southern coast of England that includes Wimbourne and Millburn. It is where Newt Scamander, author of Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them, lives with his wife Porpentina and their pet Kneazles. It is also the native home of the Porlock (FB). Read More
• Houses and addresses • Muggle places • Streets, alleys, and lanes The phrase “Downing Street” usually is referring to number ten, Downing Street, the home of the British Muggle Prime Minister. This is where Kingsley Shacklebolt works undercover, protecting the Prime Minister during the war against Voldemort. After he helps fly Harry away from number four, Privet Drive, Kingsley is the… Read More
• Nature preserves • Wilderness areas Dragon reservations are areas of wild land, far from Muggle civilization, which are set aside to protect and hide dragons. The Statute of Secrecy requires that the Wizarding government of each country take responsibility for the magical creatures living in their territory (FB), and for dragons this means setting up… Read More
• Architecture • Glossary Short for “withdrawing room”, a room of a house to which ladies might withdraw, e.g., if the gentlemen at a dinner party have a males-only session of port and cigars after dinner. The use of such a room is not normally restricted to ladies, however. Read More
• Houses and addresses We’ve actually known the Dumbledore family to live in two houses: the first was in Mould-on-the-Wold, and was where Ariana was found and tortured by Muggles as a small child. After this happened, and Percival was sent to Azkaban for taking revenge on the Muggle children, Kendra moved the family… Read More
• Cities After Voldemort’s downfall in PS1, Muggle television viewers phoned in from Dundee to alert the Muggle weatherman to sightings of shooting stars there, though the shooting stars were actually the work of celebrating wizards. Dundee is the fourth largest city in Scotland, located near the eastern coast. It boasts… Read More
• Schools Durmstrang Institute is a Northern European school of witchcraft and wizardry, one of at least three wizarding schools in Europe, along with Hogwarts and Beauxbatons. Headmasters: Nerida Vulchanova (founder), Harfang Munter, Igor Karkaroff (until fleeing in 1995) Location: a castle in northern Europe, far enough north… Read More