• Rules and laws The Decree for the Reasonable Restriction of Underage Sorcery was written in 1875 by the Ministry of Magic (CS2). This law forbids the use of underage magic outside of school, and is enforced by the Improper Use of Magic Office. Warnings are given for violation under paragraph C knowingly,… Read More
• Hogwarts Hogwarts is a place of many surprises. Not only are the doors and staircases unusual, but also the paintings on the walls and the suits of armor in the corridors act in ways a visitor might not expect. Everything seems to be alive in some fashion. The armor creaks and… Read More
• Ministry of Magic The Department for the Regulation and Control of Magical Creatures is a department of the Ministry of Magic which has responsibility for all types of magical creatures, including the difficulties arising from the definition of a “creature.” The Department creates laws and regulations, handles complaints, and manages the well-being and concelament of a… Read More
• Source Harry explores more of Grimmauld Place, finding a letter from his mother in Sirius’ room, then discovering that Sirius’ brother Regulus was the mysterious R.A.B. Hermione remembers seeing the locket two summers before. Harry calls Kreacher, and Kreacher reveals that while he took the locket, it was then taken from… Read More
• Source Lupin seeks out HRH at Grimmauld Place and offers to accompany them on their quest, but Harry refuses, recognizing that Lupin is seeking escape from complications in his personal life. Kreacher returns with Mundungus, who reveals that Umbridge took the locket from him; it was a bribe so she would not turn… Read More
• Source Hermione disguises Harry’s appearance with a stinging jinx just before the Snatchers kidnap all three of them. The Snatchers recognize Hermione and find the sword of Gryffindor, so they are taken to Malfoy Manor instead of the Ministry. After arriving, they are questioned and Hermione is tortured by Bellatrix, who wants… Read More
• Source Harry buries Dobby and regains perspective, putting the Horcrux hunt above the Hallows quest. He realizes where the Elder Wand is and that Voldemort is about to obtain it. He also believes there is probably a Horcrux hidden in the Lestranges’ Gringotts vault. He first asks for Griphook’s help in breaking into… Read More
• Character Amos Diggory was a Ministry of Magic official who worked for the Department for the Regulation and Control of Magical Creatures. Amos is a ruddy-faced wizard with a scrubby brown beard. He takes a great deal of pride in his son, Cedric, even to the point of being somewhat rude… Read More
• Ministry of Magic A division of the Department for the Regulation and Control of Magical Creatures with responsibility for the higher-order creatures defined as “beings”… Read More
• Character Dobby was a house-elf, for years indentured to the Malfoy family, until his admiration for Harry Potter goaded him into trying to warn Harry against coming to school in his second year because he knew what Lucius was planning with the diary. Dobby interfered with Harry’s life a number of… Read More
• Event From a hiding spot where he has been watching for Harry, Dobby blocks the gateway to Platform 9 3/4 when Harry and Ron try to go through it, causing them to miss the Hogwarts Express (CS5, CS10). Read More
• Quote “So Dobby stopped us from getting on the train and broke your arm….”  He shook his head.  “You know what, Harry?  If he doesn’t stop trying to save your life he’s going to kill you.”… Read More
• Event Dobby appears in Harry’s bedroom and tells Harry that his life will be in danger if he returns to Hogwarts for his second year. Between his excitement about meeting Harry, his sense of urgency in his mission to warn him, his astonishment at Harry’s kindness, and his guilt and fear… Read More
• Event He comes to collect Harry but needs to settle a few details first. Thinking Dumbledore coming to take him on an errand and then to the Burrow might just be too good to be true, Harry hasn’t packed or told the Dursleys about this when Dumbledore arrives on Privet Drive… Read More