• Source Harry mulls over what he heard about Black, almost everyone has gone on holiday, HRH go to visit Hagrid, find him distraught about Buckbeak’s hearing before the Committee for the Disposal of Dangerous Creatures, and HRH begin seeking precedents to help Buckbeak’s case. Christmas comes and Harry gets a Firebolt… Read More
• Communication • Magical objects • Ministry of Magic These enchanted items are used for inter-departmental memos at the Ministry of Magic Headquarters, as Harry learned when he travelled there for his hearing. Owls were used for this purpose when Arthur was younger, but their droppings created a mess and so they were replaced with these (OP7). Read More
• Event The Pennifold Quaffle was invented by Daisy Pennifold after the introduction of the red Quaffle in 1711. It causes the Quaffle to fall slowly towards the ground rather than dropping “like a rock” due to gravity. This allows Chasers to catch the Quaffle while they are… Read More
• Sweets Tiny black candy that makes you “Breathe fire for your friends!” Sold at Honeydukes in Hogsmeade (PA5, PA10). Found in the “Special Effects” section of the sweetshop. Read More
• Character Perenelle Flamel was Nicolas Flamel’s wife (PS17). She and her future husband met while attending Beauxbatons Academy (Pm). Read More
• Battles • Magical objects Appearing to be small and shabby on the outside, Perkins’ old tent was a roomy “old-fashioned three-room flat” on the inside, complete with bunk beds, a kitchen, and a bathroom (GF7). Read More
• Magical effects Not a spell so much as a magical effect, caused by seeing the reflected eyes of a basilisk. Read More
• Character The eldest granddaughter of Ignotus Peverell, Iolanthe was from Godric’s Hollow. As the eldest in an all-female generation, she inherited the Cloak of Invisibility (Pm). Read More
• Magical objects Phoenix feathers are used in wand cores. Both Harry’s holly wand and Voldemort’s yew wand contained feathers given by Fawkes the phoenix. Read More
• Ministry of Magic A room located in the Department of Mysteries on Level Nine of the Ministry of Magic (OP35)… Read More
• Spells A simple spell, performed with the wand laying flat on the open palm of the caster. When the words are spoken, the wand rotates to point north. In effect, the wand becomes the arrow of a compass. Read More
• Potions Effect: Transforms a person to look exactly like someone else. One dose lasts for one hour, but doses can be renewed, apparently indefinitely. Read More
• Character This stout ghost was almost eating at Sir Nicholas de Mimsy-Porpington’s 500th Deathday party on Oct. 31, 1992.  Nick provided a long table of food  for his guests with rotten fish, burnt cakes, maggoty haggis, mouldy cheese and a cake in the shape of a tombstone. Harry watches as the portly ghost walks… Read More
• Art and Culture Hogwarts is a place of many surprises. Not only are the doors and staircases unusual, but also the paintings on the walls act in ways a visitor might not expect. The paintings are practically full-fledged Beings. They speak and interact, not just with the humans in the castle but even… Read More
• Magical effects Possession is a Dark Magical effect of one person’s spirit inhabiting or taking over the body of another. The only examples of possession are the actions of Voldemort, the greatest Dark wizard of the age. Read More
• Spells The Cushioning Charm creates an invisible “pillow” on the handle of a broom to make flying more comfortable (QA9). This spell can be used for a soft landing during an escape. Hermione cast a Cushioning Charm for protection when she, Bogrod, Harry, Ron, and Griphook were thrown from a Gringotts cart and fell a great distance (DH26). Albus Potter and… Read More
• Magical objects The Potter Stinks/Support Cedric Diggory badges were insulting badges handed out by Draco Malfoy but also worn by Hufflepuff and Ravenclaw members in a rare collaboration against Harry Potter when his name emerged from the Goblet of Fire, which was seen by other students as… Read More
• Communication Potterwatch was a rebel radio programme broadcast during the Second Wizarding War, hosted by Lee Jordan and featuring members of the Order of the Phoenix. During the Second Wizarding War, after Lord Voldemort, his Death Eaters and other followers had taken over the Ministry of Magic, all magical media were rigidly… Read More
• Source Harry receives a Nimbus 2000 broom, learns the rules of Quidditch and begins to practice. On Hallowe’en Hermione masters levitation in Charms but the remarks of a jealous Ron send her in tears to the girls’ bathroom, where she is trapped with a troll. Harry and Ron run to her… Read More
• Source Harry’s popularity slips when his escapades lose his house 150 points, he overhears another conversation, and they serve detention with Hagrid who takes them to the Forbidden Forest in search of a wounded unicorn, which they find dead. Harry is rescued from Voldemort by a centaur. Read More
• Event Team manager Philbert Deverill announces to the Daily Prophet that Puddlemere United will be changing the colour of their team robes from mud-brown to kingfisher blue (DP1). Puddlemere win their next game against the Wigtown Wanderers – wearing the new colours and aided by the performance… Read More
• Games, toys, and jokes • Sweets One of the range of sweets found in a Skiving Snackbox. Each end of the sweet is colour-coded, so that one end causes the eater to vomit and the other cancels the effect. Fred and George had trouble with the prototype until they got the effect balanced so that the… Read More