• Wizarding culture International Magical Governments are found worldwide. Other countries have similar governing bodies to Great Britain. Bulgaria, for example, has its own Ministry of Magic, the Minister of which, Mr. Oblansk, sat in the Top Box to watch the World Cup Final in 1994 (GF8). There is also a Ministry of Magic in Norway (QA3) and several… Read More
• Rules and laws The International Statute of Secrecy is a wizarding law which was instituted in 1689 (TBB/WHP) and put fully into effect in 1692 (JKR/W3) in order to hide the existence of witches and wizards from the Muggles who persecuted them. This law was at least in part a direct outcome of the… Read More
• Wizarding culture International wizardry covers the management of magic, Witches and Wizards worldwide. Meetings of the International Confederation of Wizards (ICW) take responsibility for overseeing this. Countries in the Wizarding world each have their own magical government system running side-by-side to the local Muggle government. Since the passage of the International Statute… Read More
• Magical objects Invisible Ink vanishes as it dries. It is used to keep writing secret from prying eyes. Wizards doing magical research may try to hide their work from their rivals by using invisible ink. This can be a problem if they have forgotten what piece of parchment they were using. A… 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