1994-1995 – The year of the Triwizard Tournament and the rebirth of Lord Voldemort.

Tonks completes her three years of training and qualifies as an Auror. As a Metamorphmagus, she excelled at Concealment and Disguise training, but she noted that her natural clumsiness made Stealth difficult (OP3). Read More
She is missing for over a month at the time of the Quidditch World Cup of August 1994. Her Head of Department, Ludo Bagman, is too busy — and irresponsible — to send someone to look for her. Voldemort uses her murder to create a Horcux out of Nagini (BLC). Read More
In the campground the morning before the 1994 Quidditch World Cup final, former Gryffindor Quidditch Team captain Oliver Wood sees Harry Potter and gives him the news that he has joined the Reserve Team of Puddlemere United since leaving Hogwarts (GF7). Read More
Voldemort is in the form of a grotesque homonculus, kept alive with constant feedings of a potion which included venom from Nagini. Peter Pettigrew, now known only as Wormtail, is taking care of his master, although his distaste for the task is evident. Voldemort’s intention is to stay until the Quidditch… Read More
Frank, the elderly caretaker, investigates intruders in the Riddle House. He is killed by Voldemort in an upstairs room. Harry Potter, two hundred miles away in Little Whinging, wakes up with his scar hurting after seeing this event in a dream (GF1). Read More
At Stoatshead Hill, Amos and Cedric Diggory, Arthur, Fred, George, Ron, and Ginny Weasley, Harry, and Hermione touch a timed portkey in the form of an old boot. Harry experiences a bizarre sensation like being pulled by a hook located somewhere behind his bellybutton as the party is transported to… Read More
First Ludo Bagman, and then Barty Crouch, come by the campfire at the Weasley’s campsite and talk about the pressures and problems of putting on the World Cup event. Percy Weasley tries to sound important around Mr. Crouch, his boss, but Crouch calls him by… Read More
The Quidditch World Cup 1994 final game is brutal and so fast-paced that Ludo Bagman’s commentary can barely keep up. The Bulgarian National Team’s young Seeker, Viktor Krum, uses his excellent flying skills to catch the Snitch, doing so despite his team being down more than… Read More
Sometime after the end of the Quidditch World Cup final, the carousing in the campground turns malicious. A crowd of Death Eaters magically hoists the Muggle Roberts family high into the air and tosses them about. Other witches and wizards, perhaps drunk or merely overcome by a mob mentality, happily… Read More
He does so after she is found holding the wand which had cast a Dark Mark above the World Cup campground. The Ministry officials realize it is very unlikely that the house-elf really cast the spell, but Winky’s possession of a wand violates the Code of Wand use. The wand is… Read More
Hermione is outraged by the treatment of house-elves in the Wizarding World, so she starts an organization called the Society for the Promotion of Elfish Welfare or S.P.E.W. It doesn’t exactly catch on with her classmates. Read More
At the time, this event was blamed on Mad-Eye being paranoid and overly defensive, blasting away at things when he felt like he was under attack. The Ministry never assumed that this was genuine: “Arthur, you know Mad-Eye … Someone creeping into his yard in the dead of night?… Read More
Harry, Hermione, and most of the Weasleys travel by way of three Muggle taxis from the Burrow to King’s Cross, crammed in with their luggage and overexcited pets. After the group reaches Platform Nine and Three-Quarters, Mrs. Weasley, Bill, and Charlie hint at the surprise tournament awaiting the students at Hogwarts… Read More
The First Years cross the Lake in boats, this year in a pouring rainstorm. Dennis falls out of one of the boats. He was lifted out of the water by something or someone (probably the giant squid, according to his brother, Colin) and enters the Great Hall wearing… Read More
After insults about mothers are thrown back and forth Draco Malfoy tries to hex Harry, but he is turned into a ferret by Moody. Moody gets into a bit of trouble with McGonagall as a result. Read More
Mad-Eye Moody’s first Defence Against the Dark Arts class for the fourth years is a demonstration: “You can put those away,” he growled, stumping over to his desk and sitting down, “those books. You won’t need them.” They returned the books to their bags, Ron looking excited. He proceeds… Read More
After the Halloween feast is over, the venerable Goblet of Fire is brought forward. One by one, the names of the chosen champions fly out of the Goblet. They are Viktor Krum, Fleur Delacour, Cedric Diggory, and, to everyone’s surprise, Harry Potter. Read More
Colin Creevey interrupts a particularly unpleasant period of Double Potions with the task of retrieving Harry for some sort of Tournament-related business. Professor Snape angrily tells Harry to leave, and Colin leads Harry to the classroom where the Weighing of the Wands will take… Read More
Before the Weighing of the Wands, Rita Skeeter sweeps Harry away for an interview in a broom cupboard. Harry is bothered by Skeeter’s slanted questions and the dramatic and inaccurate words of her Quick-Quotes Quill (GF18). Read More
Garrick Ollivander makes sure the champions’ wands all work properly. They all do. Photos are taken for the Prophet (GF18). Read More
Late that night (actually very early the next morning), Hagrid shows Harry the dragons for the first task, and Sirius uses the Floo Network to tell Harry about Karkaroff. Read More
After Professor Moody/Barty Crouch Jr. gives Harry some hints, he realizes that he can summon his broomstick and use it to deal with dragons. Harry enlists Hermione’s help, and they skip lunch to practice the Summoning Charm in an empty classroom. At first, Harry struggles and has trouble concentrating. They… Read More
The champions take it in turn to try to steal a golden egg from the clutches of a different kind of dragon. Harry summons his broom to help him get the egg from his dragon a Hungarian Horntail, and he completes the task in the shortest amount of time. Before… Read More
Professor Dumbledore agrees to let the dismissed house-elves Dobby and Winky work at Hogwarts, and even agrees to pay Dobby. Dobby is thrilled with his new situation, but Winky is deeply ashamed of being a free house-elf (GF21). Dumbledore originally offered Dobby ten Galleons a week plus time off,… Read More
Harry and Ron accompany Hermione on her visit to the house-elves in the Hogwarts kitchens. Among the house-elves in the kitchen are Dobby and Winky, who have been working at Hogwarts for a week. Winky is still deeply upset about being sacked, Dobby is happy with his new situation, and… Read More
Harry wakes up on Christas morning to find Dobby staring at him, eager to give Harry his present. Harry’s startled response wakes up the other boys, and they start opening presents. Pretending he had thought to get Dobby a gift, Harry opens his trunk and gives the elf an ugly… Read More
All the students, including the visiting contingents from Beauxbatons and Durmstrang, attend the Yule Ball as part of the 1994 Triwizard Tournament celebrations. Harry and Ron don’t have much fun – Harry spends the night jealous of Cedric, who brought Cho Chang, and Ron spends it jealous of Viktor Krum,… Read More
Following Cedric’s hint, Harry takes his golden egg with him to the Prefects’ bathroom and – with some nudging from Moaning Myrtle – figures out that he can make out the words to a cryptic merpeople song about the second task and the Hogwarts lake when he listens to the… Read More
Barty Crouch Jr. (while disguised as Moody) summons Dobby to the staffroom on the pretense of collecting dirty laundry and then makes sure the elfs hears him having a very loud discussion with McGonagall about the second task and the possibility of Harry using gillyweed to complete it (GF26,… Read More
Dobby wakes Harry up ten minutes before the second task, tells him that he will have to rescue Ron, and gives him Gillyweed (GF26). Harry had fallen asleep in the library, where he was doing research trying to solve the egg’s riddle. Luckily, the Invisibility Cloak slipped off his… Read More
Harry, Ron, and Hermione leave the castle at noon on a mild Saturday in March and walk to Hogsmeade. They buy some outlandish socks at Gladrags as a thank-you gift for Dobby. At 1:30, they meet up with Sirius (who is in his animagus form) at the outskirts of the village… Read More
Shortly after breakfast, Harry, Ron, and Hermione visit the kitchens to give Dobby the outlandish socks they picked out as a thank-you present for giving Harry the gillyweed for the second task. They also see that Winky is unhappier than ever. Before leaving, Harry, Ron, and Hermione take some food… Read More
Barty Crouch Sr. is found staggering out of the forest on the Hogwarts grounds, acting like a madman. Harry leaves him with Krum while going for help, but on return Crouch is gone and Krum’s unconscious body is discovered. On subsequent search, Crouch cannot be located. Read More
Harry’s classmates sit their end-of-term exams in June, finishing them on the day of the third task of the Triwizard Tournament (GF31). The Triwizard Champions are exempt from exams. Up until the day of the task, while his classmates are being tested, Harry sits in the back of the room… Read More
After Voldemort’s rebirth in the Little Hangleton graveyard, he forces Harry into a duel. He intends to show his superiority over Harry in defeating him. However, the twin wand cores result in a very different outcome when the Priori Incantatem effect produces images of the last spells Voldermort cast. These… Read More
Thanks to the Triwizard Tournament taking place at Hogwarts during Harry’s fourth year, the Quidditch games and the Quidditch Cup were cancelled. “It is also my painful duty to inform you that the inter-house Quidditch Cup will not take place this year.” — Albus Dumbledore (GF12) The End… Read More
The third task is a maze of 20 foot high hedges on the quidditch pitch, with the Triwizard cup placed in the center. The first to reach it will be the winner of the Triwizard tournament. Hagrid and Professors McGonagall, Moody and Flitwick are dispatched as patrollers around the edge… Read More
Cedric is killed by Wormtail using Voldemort’s wand. Voldemort is restored to his body in an ancient ceremony (GF32). The Death Eaters are called back to him and they gather (GF33). Voldemort and Harry then duel, and Harry manages to escape with Cedric’s body (GF34). Back at… Read More
When two boys instead of just one — Harry — arrive with the Portkey from the middle of the Triwizard maze, Voldemort callously orders Wormtail to to “kill the spare.” Cedric dies in a flash of green light. Read More
After years of plotting, striving, and thwarted attempts, Lord Voldemort is reborn by means of a complicated ritual in the graveyard near Little Hangleton. Wormtail performs the ritual, sacrificing his own hand in the process. The ritual also required blood from Harry Potter and the bones of Tom Marvolo Riddle’s… Read More
As Voldemort and Harry duel in front of the Death Eaters, the twin phoenix feather cores of their wands create a “Reverse Spell Effect” known as Priori Incantatem, and shades of Voldemort’s previous victims come out of his yew wand and protect Harry, including… Read More
After Harry and Cedric were abducted and returned from Voldemort and the graveyard after the Third Task of the Triwizard Tournament, an apparently sympathetic Mad-Eye Moody pulled Harry away from the dead Cedric and took him back to the castle. As they talked, Harry realized that Moody was asking many… Read More
Cornelius Fudge takes a Dementor with him into Hogwarts as protection. When the Dementor gets near to Barty Crouch Jr., it attacks and administers the Kiss. Fudge sees no great loss, but Dumbledore realizes this means they have no proof that Voldemort has returned. This moment is the beginning of… Read More