• Character Fabian Prewett was a brother of Molly (Prewett) Weasley (JKR, OP9). He died heroically in the first wizarding war. Podcast: Play in new window | Download (Duration: 4:00 — 4.6MB)Subscribe:… Read More
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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
• Character Fenrir Greyback was a werewolf, low-level Death Eater, and friend of the Malfoy family. He killed for fun and especially enjoyed infecting children. Greyback was a follower of Voldemort since at least 1970s, though he was in it for the access to victims, not for ideological reasons. 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
• Books and Literature Fifteenth Century Fiends is a Dark Magic book (CC1.19). Podcast: Play in new window | Download (Duration: 4:00 — 4.6MB)Subscribe: Apple Podcasts |… Read More
• Event The trio disapparate from the infiltrated wedding at the Burrow to Tottenham Court Road. To calm down and figure out their next move the trio duck into an all-night-cafe. However, because Hermione said ‘Voldemort’, enacting the taboo for the first time, 2 undercover death eaters, Rowle and Dolohov, find their… Read More
• Spells Effect: Removes the target person’s fingers. Podcast: Play in new window | Download (Duration: 4:00 — 4.6MB)Subscribe: Apple Podcasts |… 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: 4:00 — 4.6MB)Subscribe: Apple Podcasts… Read More
• Event Using Floo powder for the first time, Harry fails to follow all the instructions he’s given by the Weasleys and ends up one fireplace off. It happens to be the fireplace in Borgin and Burkes, a shop in Knockturn Alley selling all manner of dark magic items. He barely hides… 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
• Magical effects • Spells The Pimple Jinx, or Furnunculus Curse, is a spell which causes an eruption of boils (GF18) or pimples (GF36). Podcast: Play in new window | Download (Duration: 4:00 — 4.6MB)Subscribe:… Read More