1981-1990

Death Eater Severus Snape sent a message to Albus Dumbledore to meet him on a lonely windswept hilltop in late 1980 so he could warn him that Lily Evans Potter and her child were in danger of being attacked by Voldemort (DH33). When the Headmaster arrived he found a… Read More
Voldemort attempts to kill Harry Potter after murdering his parents, but the spell rebounds onto Voldemort. Harry is left alive with a scar on his forehead that hides an accidental Horcrux made of Voldemort’s shattered soul. Voldemort, nearly dead and without physical form, retreats into the forests of Albania where… Read More
They are charged with using the Cruciatus Curse on Frank and Alice Longbottom in an attempt to discover the whereabouts of Voldemort; all of the accused are convicted and sent to Azkaban. Frank and Alice Longbottom are committed to St. Mungo’s Hospital for Magical Maladies and Injuries, driven permanently insane… Read More
Gilderoy Lockhart wrote in one of his books about how he defeated a werewolf that was terrorizing the folks of Wagga Wagga in Australia. He didn’t actually accomplish this heroic feat, of course, but rather learned about some other wizard who had done so, modified their memory to… Read More
Bertha Jorkins comes to her boss’ house with papers for him to sign and overhears Winky speaking to the hidden Barty Crouch Jr. in the kitchen. She hears enough to figure out that Crouch Sr. is hiding his supposedly dead convict son in his home, and confronts the elder Crouch… Read More
A group of Death Eaters — Bellatrix Lestrange, her husband Rodolphus, and Rodolphus’s brother Rabastan, along with Barty Crouch Jr. (although this is never explicitly confirmed) — torture Frank Longbottom with the Cruciatus Curse in the belief that he knows the whereabouts of Voldemort after the… Read More