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In an interview with The Leaky Cauldron and MuggleNet in July 2005, Rowling said, “Dumbledore’s guesses are never very far wide of the mark. I don’t want to give too much away here, but Dumbledore says, ‘There are four out there, you’ve got to get rid of four, and then… Read More
• Magical objects • Transportation A suitcase of brown leather with a careworn appearance and one latch that suddenly flips open now and then. Newt Scamander brought it with him on a trip to New York in 1926 filled with a menagerie of magical creatures inhabiting the wizard space inside (WFT).  Newt’s case became switched… Read More
• Character Flamel is a celebrated alchemist (DH2) who is famous for creating the only known Philosopher’s Stone in existence. As a result, Flamel and his wife Perenelle (b. circa 1333) lived for over 600 years (PS17, JKR). Dumbledore did some alchemical work with him in… Read More
• Broomsticks The Nimbus 2000 is a high-end broomstick produced by the Nimbus Racing Broom Company. Harry Potter heard some boys admiring them in a shop window – “the new Nimbus Two Thousand – fastest ever” – during his first visit to Diagon Alley with Hagrid (PS5). Harry’s first… Read More
• Houses and addresses Number Twelve, Grimmauld Place is tucked away in northwestern London, a twenty minute walk from Kings Cross Station (OP10). Both Unplottable and hidden behind a Fidelius Charm, the house is invisible to all but a few (OP6). Though the neighboring Muggles don’t even know the house exists (DH12),… Read More