• Place The Far East is a name given to eastern Asia by westerners; it always refers to Japan, Korea, and eastern China, and occasionally is used to signify other countries in the region as well. The Demiguise, Occamy, and Re’em are all native to this area (FB). Read More
• Rules and laws In Harry’s fifth year, Dolores Umbridge became High Inquisitor of Hogwarts, and the Ministry decreed: “No student organisations, societies, teams, groups and clubs may exist without the knowledge and approval of the high Inquisitor” (OP17).  Headmaster Snape reinstated it in 1997 to stop Dumbledore’s Army from reforming, although Neville… Read More
• Food and drinks A “blood-red” wine made by house-elves served by Severus Snape at Spinner’s End to Narcissa Malfoy and Bellatrix Lestrange (HBP2). The bottle was old and dusty, of unknown origin, though possibly made by house-elves at Hogwarts. After the burial of Aragog the acromantula, Slughorn and Hagrid drank several bottles… Read More
• Clothing Enchanted colour-changing robes are given to the students of Mahoutokoro Wizarding School when they start, originally in a faint pink colour. The robes increase in size as the student grows and also deepen in colour as he or she learns, turning gold if they achieve top marks in every… Read More
• Character Errol is an elderly owl owned by the Weasley family. Post owl deliveries are difficult for Errol at his age, but he does his best. When Mr. Weasley sent Harry an “enormous fruitcake and assorted meat pies,” the poor owl needed five days to recover (GF3). Read More
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Greetings on T-167 days and counting until Book 7 publication! I have an essay for any math wonks out there (that’s “maths” to Jo and others in the U.K.): check out our new essay on Wizard Money from a fan in Russia, Anton Generalov aka “XAHrOBEP” (pronounced “”Hangover”). Read More
• Countries Ethiopia is a large country in eastern Africa, and in fact the only country on the continent that was never colonized by European powers. It was formerly known as Abyssinia, and today is a Quidditch-proud nation, thanks to its team in Gimbi (QA8). Read More
• Continents Countries in Europe mentioned in canon: Albania Andorra Bulgaria France Greece Greenland Hungary Ireland Luxembourg Norway Poland Romania Russia Spain Sweden Turkey Ukraine the United Kingdom, which includes: England Northern Ireland Scotland Wales Other Locations in Europe: Braga, in Portugal Minsk, in Belarus Sardinia, in Italy… Read More
• Publications The Evening Prophet is a special edition of the Daily Prophet, the newspaper of the wizarding world. Read More
• Magical objects Ink that lasts forever or never fades away. There were messages written in Everlasting Ink on the memorial sign at the cottage where the Potters died in Godric’s Hollow (DH17). Read More
• Moors • Quidditch places Exmoor is an area of moorland of Somerset named for the river Exe, which flows through it. Exmoor is the location of Exmoor National Park. It is also the home of a new Quidditch stadium, which was originally covered with an Invisibility Charm (fans were advised to collect Re-Visibility Spectacles from… Read More