• Character Nagnok may not be canon; his name was mentioned in the third W.O.M.B.A.T. test posted on jkrowling.com as a possible answer to the question “Which of the following did NOT provoke one of the bloody goblin rebellions of the 17th and 18th centuries?” According to the test Nagnok was a… Read More
• Occupations A Naming Seer is a witch or wizard, skilled in Divination, who uses this skill to predict the future of a newborn baby. The parents, who pay a handsome fee for this service, use this information to choose a name for the child (Pm:NamingSeers). Podcast:… Read More
• Organizations The National Gobstone Association promotes the game of Gobstones and ran the “Give Gobstones a Second Glance” new player recruitment campaign (Pm). Podcast: Play in new window | Download (Duration:… Read More
• Sports and competitions The National Gobstones League, in conjunction with the¬†National Gobstone Association, organises¬†national tournaments of Gobstones players (Pm). Podcast: Play in new window | Download (Duration: 3:55 — 4.5MB)Subscribe:… Read More
• Place Nettlebed is a small town in Oxfordshire, in central England.¬† It is the home of Mrs. Georgina Smythe, a witch who writes in to ‘Toots, Shoots, ‘n’ Roots,’ a herbology radio show that played on www.jkrowling.com. Podcast: Play… Read More
• Character Newt Scamander‘s mother was a fancy Hippogriff breeder; she encouraged Newt’s fascination with magical creatures (FB). Podcast: Play in new window | Download (Duration: 3:55 — 4.5MB)Subscribe:… Read More
• Place Norfolk is a seaside county in east-central England and is full of fens, which makes it a possible home for Salazar Slytherin. It was the home of Cyprian Youdle, a Quidditch referee who was killed during a match in 1357 due to a curse from the crowd – the most… Read More
• Continents Locations in North America: Canada, including: Haileybury Moose Jaw Stonewall United States, including: Fitchburg Salem Sweetwater Podcast: Play in new window | Download (Duration: 3:55 — 4.5MB)Subscribe:… Read More
• Oceans and seas The North Sea is found between the northeastern shores of Britain and the southwestern shores of Scandinavia. In its murky depths lives the Lobalug, probably along with Merpeople. Azkaban fortress is located on an island in the middle of the North Sea as well (HBP1). Podcast:… Read More
• Place At a 1980 Hobgoblins concert in Little Norton church hall, lead singer Stubby Boardman was hit in the ear by a turnip, prompting him to retire (OP10). There are at least four Nortons in the U.K.; we have no way of knowing which is the exact location of this… Read More
• Countries A beautiful Scandinavian country famous for its fjords, Norway is home to the Norwegian Ridgeback dragon (FB) and is a country where Quidditch is quite popular (QA8). Mention of Quidditch reached Norway as early as the twelfth century, when Olaf received a letter describing it – a letter… Read More
• Character A pure-blood wizarding family, listed in the ‘Pure-Blood Directory’ (c. 1930) as one of the ‘Sacred Twenty-Eight’ families (Pm). Notable members of the Nott family includes: Theodore Nott Cantankerus Nott Nott Podcast: Play in new… Read More
• Regions, counties, and territories Nottinghamshire is a north-central English county and the home of Kennilworthy Whisp, the author of Quidditch Through the Ages (QA). It is also unsurprisingly the location of Nottingham. Podcast: Play in new window |… Read More