• Timelines and calendars Life at Hogwarts revolves around classes, naturally. However, as the castle is also the students’ home for most of the year, daily life consists of far more than just academics. The students arrive at Hogwarts on September 1 by Hogwarts Express. For the next nine or ten months they eat, sleep,… Read More
• Magical discipline The Dark Arts differ from other forms of magic in the intent of the wizard using it. Most magic is relatively neutral–it can be used for bad or good. Some magic, however, is evil in its intention through and through. Spells of this kind are often called curses. Curses are… Read More
• Spells Another name for curses, hexes and jinxes (Pm). These are not taught in Charms class, but in Defence Against the Dark Arts as defensive spells. The dark charms are also used for duelling (CS11). Read More
• Magical effects The Dark Mark spell conjures an immense glowing skull in the sky, comprised of green sparks. There is a snake coming out of the skull’s mouth. The spell was used by Death Eaters to announce their nefarious deeds, often displaying it above the scene of a murder. Read More
• Rules and laws The Decree for the Reasonable Restriction of Underage Sorcery was written in 1875 by the Ministry of Magic (CS2). This law forbids the use of underage magic outside of school, and is enforced by the Improper Use of Magic Office. Warnings are given for violation under paragraph C knowingly,… Read More
• Rooms, chambers, and floors Harry and the other Gryffindors have a new Defence Against the Dark Arts teacher every year, but the location of the classroom remains the same. The room has windows looking out onto the grounds (out of which the pixies threw Lockhart’s wand). An iron chandelier hangs from the ceiling (… Read More
• Spells Aside from the fact that it is a spell to defend the caster, little is known about the actual effects produced by this spell. Read More
• Incantations Erases the ghost images of spells revealed by Priori Incantato. Possibly can be used to remove other spell effects as well. Read More
• Character Delfina Crimp was a wizarding seamstress in the fifteenth century, famous for inventing the Severing Charm. She was one of the most fashionable dressmaker in London at the time, and pretended to be a muggle.  She was found out by a rival tailor, Snickerton, who spied on her and saw… Read More
• Incantations Densaugeo is the incantation of a spell which causes the victim’s teeth to enlarge grotesquely. Read More
• Spells The Banishing Charm sends an object away from the caster; the target object is said to have been Banished. The Banishing Charm is considered to be the reverse spell to the Summoning Charm (GF26). 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 Leaving the cemetery, Harry and Hermione see the Potters’ old house, then encounter someone who appears to be Bathilda Bagshot, but she does not speak until she gets Harry alone. Too late, Harry discovers that they’ve been led into a trap, and that Bathilda’s corpse is being used as a… Read More
• Source Hermione gives Harry a copy of The Life and Lies of Albus Dumbledore that she picked up in the Bagshot house. They learn that the young man in the picture was Gellert Grindelwald, who according to Rita Skeeter was very close to Albus Dumbledore for a brief period when they… Read More
• Source Hermione Apparates with Harry to the Forest of Dean, where Harry, keeping watch late at night, sees and follows a Patronus in the form of a silver doe to a frozen pool in which the sword of Gryffindor lies. He is nearly strangled by the locket Horcrux’s chain when he… Read More
• Source Hermione disguises Harry’s appearance with a stinging jinx just before the Snatchers kidnap all three of them. The Snatchers recognize Hermione and find the sword of Gryffindor, so they are taken to Malfoy Manor instead of the Ministry. After arriving, they are questioned and Hermione is tortured by Bellatrix, who wants… Read More
• Source McGonagall orders the evacuation of those underage or who do not wish to fight. Voldemort delivers an ultimatum. Harry is told how Voldemort acquired the diadem by the Grey Lady, Ravenclaw’s ghost. She reveals that she is Helena Ravenclaw, Rowena’s daughter, and that Helena stole the diadem from her mother. After hiding the… Read More
• Source Percy and Harry carry Fred’s body to safety, then Percy rushes off to avenge his brother’s murder. Harry looks into Voldemort’s mind, so he can find out his location. Instead of fighting, Voldemort remains with Nagini in the Shrieking Shack, awaiting Harry and brooding on the Elder Wand. He reaches a… Read More
• Source Mad-Eye arrives with Ron, Hermione, and various Order members in tow, announcing a change in plans. Six of them are to use Polyjuice Potion to act as decoy Harry Potters while seven act as protectors. Each protector/Potter pair would head to a different safe-house. Upon getting airborne and splitting up,… Read More
• Character Diadema is mentioned as a sister to the famous Miranda Goshawk, who used the Bat-Bogey Hex on Diadema to get her to return clothes she took without Miranda’s permission. (BoS)… 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
• Incantations Incantation – Opens the secret door in the statue of the hump-backed witch which led to a secret passage out of Hogwarts. Read More
• Spells When touched, the target object will multiply, but the copies are worthless and will tarnish or break down over time.  The spell needs to be stopped by the original caster, or the objects will continue to multiply for hours or days. Also known as the “Gemino Curse” (BoS).  … Read More
• Character Distractible Douglas is a character in Miranda Goshawk’s Conundrum 2: The Story of Distractible Douglas, published in the Book of Spells. He is based on a real wizard, but his name has been changed to protect the real wizard’s identity. As his name says, Distractible Douglas was easily distracted. (BoS). Read More
• Schools Sent by the Head of the magical African school Uagadou to children who have been accepted as pupils (Pm). Read More
• Wizarding culture Duelling exists as a sport in the same way that fencing is a sport in the Muggle world. While it is a friendly sporting competition, it is essentially a form of combat. Wizard duelling has rules and competitions, but in a battle, the same skills come into play in life… Read More
• Organizations Dumbledore allowed Lockhart to start a Duelling Club at Hogwarts during the 1992-1993 school year.  … Read More
• Event Harry unwittingly uses Parseltongue to talk to a snake in front of the whole school; the Hufflepuffs in particular are now entirely convinced he’s the heir of Salazar Slytherin. There is a huge turnout for the first and only meeting of Lockhart’s duelling club. Snape is also there to help… Read More