• Character Igor Karkaroff was Headmaster of Durmstrang Institute and a former Death Eater. Karkaroff turned in other Death Eaters to the Wizengamot in order to save himself from Azkaban. He ran for his life in June 1995 when the Dark Mark burned into his arm showed that… Read More
• Character Katie Bell is a Gryffindor girl a year older than Harry, one of the three Chasers on the Gryffindor Quidditch team during most of Harry’s years at Hogwarts. Oliver Wood considered her to be a superb Chaser (PA8), along with Angelina Johnson and Alicia Spinnet,… Read More
• Spells The Killing Curse causes instant death in a flash of green light, usually leaving no sign of physical damage or of the cause of death that would be detectable to a Muggle autopsy. Podcast: Play in new window… Read More
• Event As the new Minister for Magic, Shacklebolt takes on the dangerous task of removing the Dementors from the ancient, evil fortress of Azkaban (BLC, Pm). They had been serving as guards there for hundreds of years, a function which allowed the Ministry to maintain some measure of… Read More
• Spells This hex causes the target’s knee to become backwards. It seems to be a popular attack used when groups of wizards get into a fight, particularly when it comes to sporting competitions (Pm, BoS). Podcast: Play in new… Read More
• Streets, alleys, and lanes • Wizarding places Just around the corner from Diagon Alley lies a dark, twisting alleyway devoted to the Dark Arts : Knockturn Alley. It’s a place that the Weasley children are not allowed in, and with good reason; not only are the wares sold their a bit dodgy, but the wizards hanging around… Read More
• Event In 1979, Voldemort demanded the use of a house-elf, and Regulus sent Kreacher, a family elf that he was very fond of. However, the elf was left behind to die by Voldemort on the secret island in the sea cave where he’d hidden the locket Horcrux. Regulus had commanded Kreacher… Read More
• Event Voldemort announces that he requires the services of a house-elf. Regulus Black volunteers Kreacher, the old house-elf who serves his family in Grimmauld Place, ordering him to do whatever the Dark Lord demands, then to come home. Voldemort takes Kreacher to the sea cave where he has prepared an island… Read More