• Publications The Daily Prophet is the newspaper of the Wizarding World. It has been in existence since at least 1883, since Quidditch Through the Ages cites its coverage of Quidditch from that time (QA6). The editor in the 1990s is Barnabas Cuffe (HBP4). It has offices in… Read More
• Source In the late 1990s, Bloomsbury created an Official Harry Potter Fan Club and invited children from Britain to join. There was never a United States chapter of the Club. One of the perks for joining the Club was several issues of The Daily Prophet, a three-page newsletter detailing goings-on in the wizarding world. Each of these… Read More
• Businesses, merchants, and shops The offices of the Daily Prophet are located in Diagon Alley (Pm). The newspaper instructs that letters to the editor should be sent there by owl (DP1). Read More
• Character Bertrand de Pensées Profondes was a renowned wizarding philosopher and author of A Study into the Possibility of Reversing the Actual and Metaphysical Effects of Natural Death, with Particular Regard to the Reintegration of Essence and Matter (TBB). Read More
• Hogwarts Detention is a form of punishment at Hogwarts in which the student has to carry out an unpleasant task after school hours. Punishments vary according to the nature of the crime. Some infractions result in points being deducted from the offender’s House. For other more serious offenses, detentions are handed out, or… Read More
• Dark magic items The Diary of Tom Riddle is a Dark Magic item which preserves his memory and a bit of his soul, and it became his first Horcrux. It is one of the more interesting and dangerous Dark Magic items. This simple diary, originally purchased by Riddle in a Muggle… Read More
• Character Dylan Marwood was the author of the book Merpeople: A Comprehensive Guide to Their Language and Customs. He carries a wand made of apple wood, a material which shows an affinity for wizards who can converse with creatures in their native tongues. Read More