• Character Alastor Gumboil is an employee at the Ministry of Magic, recruiting for new members for the Department of Magical Law Enforcement. He placed an ad in the Daily Prophet looking for applicants for the position of “Hit-Witch” or “Hit-Wizard”. Mr Gumboil’s office is located in Room 919 at the Ministry (… Read More
• Character Angelus Peel played Seeker for the Canadian National Team in 1877. Read More
• Spells The antler jinx, as the name suggests, causes the victim to sprout antlers.  … Read More
• Character Antonin Dolohov was one of Tom Riddle’s friends after leaving school, one of the original Death Eaters (HBP20). Read More
• Quidditch The final of the Quidditch World Cup in 1809 is considered to be one of the worst exhibitions of unsportsmanlike conduct in history. Read More
• Spells The infamous Bat-Bogey Hex engorges an opponent’s “bogies” inside their nose to bat-size, gives them wings, and sets them to attacking his or her face. Read More
• Event The Battle of the Seven Potters is an aerial battle over southern England fought on the evening of 27 July 1997 between members of the Order of the Phoenix led by Mad-Eye Moody and a group of Death Eaters led by Lord Voldemort. The Order of the Phoenix strives to… Read More
• Timelines and calendars During the Second War, battles were fought between Death Eaters and allies of the Ministry, including Aurors and members of the Order of the Phoenix. Some of these battles were single combats, but others were pitched battles between small groups of combatants. In the end, the final defeat of Voldemort… Read More
• Spells The Bedazzling Hex is a spell which causes the target object to temporarily blind any observer. The spell can be used to create invisibility cloaks (DH21).  … Read More
• Event Ogden is investigating an attack on a Muggle by Morfin Gaunt late the previous evening. In the yard outside the hovel, Ogden is attacked by Morfin, then he encounters the irate Marvolo Gaunt who, along with his son Morfin, refuse to admit Morfin has done anything wrong, either in attacking the… Read More
• Quote “. . .I grew up in a very large family and as the youngest member it was sometimes difficult to put my point across effectively. However, when a person’s bogies turn into black bats, which crawl out of their nostrils and flap away, you can generally count on them shutting… Read More
• Character Buckley Cooper was a wizard who wrote a letter to the Daily Prophet asking for legal advice on the running feud he’d been having with his brother (DP3)… Read More
• Games, toys, and jokes Have the appearance and taste of ordinary custard creams, but transfigure the eater into a huge canary. The effect is short-lived, however, since the person moults a few moments later and becomes his or her normal self. Price: 7 Sickles  (GF21)… Read More
• Spells The Canary Transfiguration Hex temporarily changes someone into a giant canary. After a few moments, the Transfigured person molts back into themselves. Read More
• Source Harry, cured, goes looking for Ron and Hermione in the girls’ toilet where they are brewing the Polyjuice Potion. Hermione steals boomslang skin from Snape’s office while Harry creates a diversion in class. A duelling club is formed by Lockhart and Snape, and during the first meeting Harry learns that… Read More
• Magical discipline The Dark Arts differ from other forms of magic in the intent of the wizard using it. Most magic is relatively neutral–it can be used for bad or good. Some magic, however, is evil in its intention through and through. Spells of this kind are often called curses. Curses are… Read More
• Spells Another name for curses, hexes and jinxes (Pm). These are not taught in Charms class, but in Defence Against the Dark Arts as defensive spells. The dark charms are also used for duelling (CS11). Read More
• Magical discipline Typical Dark Magic spells are called curses. There are offensive spells that shoot out of a wand like a gun; curse energy causes physical damage to things it hits besides the magical effect. Hexes and jinxes are lesser spells that adversely affect the target. These spells are not necessarily Dark… Read More
• Character Dempster Wiggleswade was an employee of the Ministry of Magic in the Department of Magical Law Enforcement and one of a team of experts answering reader questions for the Daily Prophet‘s problem page (DP3)… Read More
• Incantations Densaugeo is the incantation of a spell which causes the victim’s teeth to enlarge grotesquely. Read More