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Introduction In the book, these cards are collected and traded by students and referred to as Chocolate Frog Cards. However, “real” versions of these cards exist, created by Rowling herself, providing a fascinating look into the vast scope of Wizarding history. After the release of the fourth book, the world… Read More
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While discussing the fate of the Sorcerer’s Stone with Harry in the Hospital Wing, Dumbledore encourages Harry to use Voldemort’s name: “Fear of a name increases fear of the thing itself.”  Harry has not encountered that opinion prior to this moment, but he accepts the advice readily. When Hagrid… Read More
• Magical effects Effect: Creates a cursed fire, made up of flames of abnormal size and heat that can crumble fairly substantial objects to soot at a mere touch. Left burning long enough, the fire will take the shapes of gigantic fiery beasts (including serpents, chimaeras, dragons, and birds of prey) which will… Read More
• Event The hostility towards Harry since he became the second Hogwarts champion – and Harry’s own frustration in response – comes to a head when Harry and Malfoy have a confrontation before Potions class (GF18). Harry and Hermione head to Double Potions after lunch and find the Slytherins waiting outside… Read More
• Character Finbar Quigley is the Captain of the Ballycastle Bats quidditch team and plays in the position of Beater (DP1, DP2). If eligible to play for Ireland, he is possibly the same person as the Quigley who a member of the Irish National Team that won the 1994 Quidditch… Read More
• Magical effects References: “bluebell flames” candle magic Fiendfyre Fire-Making Spell “fire whip” Flagrate Flagrante Curse Wand Sparks Anti-fire magic: Water-Making Spell extinguishing spells Flame-Freezing Charm Other Magic: Floo Powder Fire Talking Wand Effects Podcast: Play in new window |… Read More
• Event Harry and Draco are on detention in the Forbidden Forest along with Fang when they view a monstrous hooded creature beside a dead unicorn drinking the animal’s silvery blood. As the creature turns to stare and then crawls on the ground towards them, Draco screams and runs away with Fang,… Read More
• Spells Causes the target object to burn anyone who touches it. Podcast: Play in new window | Download (Duration: 6:06 — 11.1MB)Subscribe: Google… Read More
• Event A group of Death Eaters — Bellatrix Lestrange, her husband Rodolphus, and Rodolphus’s brother Rabastan, along with Barty Crouch Jr. (although this is never explicitly confirmed) — torture Frank Longbottom with the Cruciatus Curse in the belief that he knows the whereabouts of Voldemort after the… Read More
• Event Frank, the elderly caretaker, investigates intruders in the Riddle House. He is killed by Voldemort in an upstairs room. Harry Potter, two hundred miles away in Little Whinging, wakes up with his scar hurting after seeing this event in a dream (GF1). Podcast:… Read More
• Character Frank Longbottom, along with his wife Alice, were famous Aurors who fought valiantly against Voldemort and his supporters during the 1970s. Frank and Alice were members of the original Order of the Phoenix (OP9, PC/JKR1). They were captured by Bellatrix Lestrange, Barty Crouch Jr., and several other Death Eater  shortly after… Read More