• Place A seaside resort town in Devon and the site of the famous Ilfracombe Incident of 1932, where a Common Welsh Green Dragon escaped and flew right over a beach filled with Muggles on holiday. Disaster was averted thanks to the quick-thinking Tilly Toke, who performed one of the largest Memory… Read More
• Event Ilvermorny was started in the stone house on Mount Greylock in Massachusetts by witch Isolt Sayre and No-Maj James Steward as a way of educating their magical adopted boys Chadwick and Webster Boot (Pm). As word spread, they were soon joined by… Read More
• Ministry of Magic The Improper Use of Magic Office is a division of the Department of Magical Law Enforcement in the Ministry of Magic. The office deals with incidents of magic being used inappropriately, particularly in cases where Muggles are involved. The offices are located on Level Two of Ministry headquarters (OP7). Read More
• Quote “Indifference and neglect often do much more damage than outright dislike….” Podcast: Play in new window | Download (Duration: 29:38 — 27.7MB)Subscribe: Apple… Read More
• Character Ingolfr the Iambic was a Norwegian poet who wrote a poem about Quidditch (QA8). Podcast: Play in new window | Download (Duration: 29:38 — 27.7MB)Subscribe:… Read More
• Magical effects Effect: communication between fires Using Floo Powder in a fire connected to the Floo Network, a person can communicate with another over distance. The head of the person making contact appears in the midst of the flames and they can hold a conversation and even interact physically with the person… Read More
• Rules and laws Percy Weasley hoped the Transylvanian wizards would sign on to the International Ban on Duelling, which seems to have been accepted by the Ministry of Magic in 1994 (GF23). Podcast: Play in new window |… Read More
• Organizations The International Confederation of Wizards (ICW) is a wizarding intergovernmental organisation, equivalent to the Muggle United Nations (JKR:Tw). Organisation The leader of the International Confederation of Wizards is called the Supreme Mugwump. The first Supreme Mugwump was Pierre Bonaccord (OP31). Other holders of the office were Albus… Read More
• Organizations The International Confederation of Wizards Quidditch Committee (I.C.W.Q.C.) is an organisation which regulates Quidditch on an international level. The ICWQC was created after the International Statute of Secrecy was implemented in order to find suitable venues for the Quidditch World Cup to take place and to police the games. It… Read More
• Rules and laws The International Statute of Secrecy is a wizarding law which was instituted in 1689 (TBB/WHP) and put fully into effect in 1692 (JKR/W3) in order to hide the existence of witches and wizards from the Muggles who persecuted them. This law was at least in part a direct outcome of the… Read More
• Wizarding culture International wizardry covers the management of magic, Witches and Wizards worldwide. Meetings of the International Confederation of Wizards (ICW) take responsibility for overseeing this. Countries in the Wizarding world each have their own magical government system running side-by-side to the local Muggle government. Since the passage of the International Statute… Read More
• Place A city located on the eastern coast of Scotland, where the river Ness flows from Loch Ness into the North Sea, Inverness was the city over which the Banchory Bangers Quidditch team was apprehended by Ministry of Magic officials as they tried to fly off and capture a Hebridean Black… Read More
• Spells Spell to make a person or thing invisible.     Podcast: Play in new window | Download (Duration: 29:38 — 27.7MB)Subscribe: Apple Podcasts… Read More
• Ministry of Magic A group or division in the Ministry of Magic (DP1) Podcast: Play in new window | Download (Duration: 29:38 — 27.7MB)Subscribe: Apple Podcasts |… Read More
• Place Iran is located in southern Asia, sandwiched between Iraq and Pakistan. It is a country where Quidditch has never caught on, because flying carpets are generally preferred to broomsticks for everyday transportation (QA8). Podcast: Play in new window… Read More
• Place Ireland, though not officially a part of United Kingdom, is nevertheless closely associated with it – through geography if nothing else. It comes up repeatedly in the Harry Potter books, as wizarding children from Ireland attend Hogwarts, and cities in Ireland are part of the British and Irish Quidditch League. Read More
• Place While on the run from Death Eaters, one of the places to which Harry and Hermione Apparated to spend the night was an island in the middle of a Scottish loch. While they slept here, snow half-buried their tent in the middle of the night (DH16). In addition to… Read More
• Islands • Wizarding places The tiny island of Drear is located off the northernmost point of Scotland. Its sole inhabitants are the fierce Quintapeds (FB). The map, of course, shows only the approximate location of Drear, since it is Unplottable. Podcast: Play… Read More
• Countries A country in Africa. Podcast: Play in new window | Download (Duration: 29:38 — 27.7MB)Subscribe: Apple Podcasts |… Read More