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The d ig ita l h eart
of th e W iz ard in g W orld
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CO NTEN TS
CH APT ER O NE
Dolo re s U m brid g e
CH APT ER T W O
Min is te rs f o r M ag ic
Azk ab an
CH APT ER T H REE
Hora ce S lu g ho rn
Poti o ns
Poly ju ic e P oti o n
Cau ld ro ns
CH APT ER F O UR
Quir in us Q uir re ll
CH APT ER F IV E
Peev es th e P olte rg eis t

FR O M T H E P O TTER M ORE E D IT O R:
Every w itc h o r w iz a rd w ith a w and h as h eld i n h is o r h er h ands m ore p ow er t h an w e w ill e ver
kn ow . W ith t h e r ig ht s p ell o r p otio n, t h ey c a n f a bric a te l o ve, t r a vel t h ro ugh t im e, c h ange
physic a l f o rm a nd e ven e xtin guis h l ife .
In t h e w ro ng h ands, p ow er a nd m agic c a n b e d ark , l e th al, a nd c o nsu m in g. L ord V old em ort
sh ow ed u s t h at; h e s o ught p ow er s o v ic io usly t h at h e t o re a part t h e f a bric o f h is s o ul a nd l o st
every th in g t h at m ade h im h um an. H e i s t h e u ltim ate v illa in , m otiv a te d b y a n i c e-c o ld d esir e
fo r p ow er a nd d estr u ctio n.
Obvio usly f e w p eo ple c o uld m atc h V old em ort i n g en era l e vil i n te n t ( th ough B ella tr ix
Lestr a nge a nd D olo re s U mbrid ge i n deed t r y ), b ut t h ere a re c erta in ly o th er c h ara cte rs
attr a cte d t o p ow er. H ere , w e’v e c o lle cte d w ritin g b y J .K . R ow lin g o n p ow er a nd p olitic s…
And j u st f o r f u n, p olte rg eis ts , t o o.





Dolo re s U mbrid ge m ay h ave l o oked l ik e a n i c ed c u pca ke, b ut s h e w as a nyth in g b ut s w eet.
She w as s a va ge, s a dis tic a nd r e m orse le ss. W hen s h e d are d t a ke c o ntr o l o f H ogw arts f r o m
Alb us D um ble d ore , s h e c o m mitte d a ll s o rts o f s in is te r a cts . U nder t h e n ew ly c re a te d t itle o f
‘H ig h I n quis ito r’ s h e s in gle -h anded ly ( w ell, w ith a l ittle h elp f r o m F ilc h ) s u cked t h e b elo ved
sc h ool o f a ll i ts j o y, p ut e very s tu den t i n g ra ve d anger, a nd t o rtu re d H arry P otte r. A s f a r a s
we’re c o ncern ed , s h e m ore t h an d ese rv ed h er f a te a t t h e h ands ( h ooves? ) o f c en ta urs.
Here ’s a m uch -n eed ed g lim pse i n to h er d ark p ast, b y J .K . R ow lin g.


DO LO RES U M BR ID G E
BY J .K . R O W LIN G
BIR TH DAY:
26th A ug ust
WAND :
Bir c h a n d d ra g on h earts tr in g , e ig ht i n ch es l o ng
HOGW ARTS H OUSE :
Sly th erin
SP EC IA L A BIL IT IE S:
Her p unis h m en t q uill i s o f h er o w n i n ven ti o n
PA R ENTA G E:
Mug gle m oth er, w iz ard f a th er
FA M IL Y:
Unm arrie d , n o c h ild re n
HOBBIE S:
Colle cti n g th e ‘ F ro lic so m e F elin e’ o rn am en ta l p la te r a n g e, a d din g f lo unces to f a b ric a n d
fr ills to s ta ti o nary o bje cts , i n ven ti n g i n str u m en ts o f to rtu re
D olo re s J a n e U m brid g e w as th e e ld est c h ild a n d o nly d au g hte r o f O rfo rd U m brid g e, a w iz ard , a n d
E lle n C ra ck nell, a M ug gle , w ho a ls o h ad a S quib s o n. D olo re s’s p are n ts w ere u nhap pily m arrie d , a n d
D olo re s s e cre tl y d esp is e d b o th o f th em : O rfo rd f o r h is l a ck o f a m biti o n ( h e h ad n ev er b een
p ro m ote d , a n d w ork ed i n th e D ep artm en t o f M ag ic al M ain te n an ce a t th e M in is tr y o f M ag ic ), a n d h er
m oth er, E lle n , f o r h er f lig hti n ess, u nti d in ess, a n d M ug gle l in eag e. B oth O rfo rd a n d h is d au g hte r
b la m ed E lle n f o r D olo re s’s b ro th er’s l a ck o f m ag ic al a b ility , w ith th e r e su lt th at w hen D olo re s w as
f if te en , th e f a m ily s p lit d o w n th e m id dle , O rfo rd a n d D olo re s r e m ain in g to geth er, a n d E lle n v an is h in g
b ack i n to th e M ug gle w orld w ith h er s o n. D olo re s n ev er s a w h er m oth er o r b ro th er a g ain , n ev er
s p o ke o f e ith er o f th em , a n d h en cefo rth p re te n ded to a ll s h e m et th at s h e w as a p ure -b lo od.
An a cco m plis h ed w itc h , D olo re s j o in ed th e M in is tr y o f M ag ic d ir e ctl y a fte r s h e l e ft H ogw arts ,
t a k in g a j o b a s a l o w ly i n te rn i n th e I m pro per U se o f M ag ic O ffic e. E ven a t s e v en te en , D olo re s w as
j u dg em en ta l, p re ju dic ed a n d s a d is ti c , a lth o ug h h er c o nsc ie n ti o us a tti tu de, h er s a cch arin e m an ner
t o w ard s h er s u perio rs, a n d th e r u th le ssn ess a n d s te alth w ith w hic h s h e to ok c re d it f o r o th er p eo ple ’s
w ork s o on g ain ed h er a d van cem en t. B efo re s h e w as th ir ty , D olo re s h ad b een p ro m ote d to h ead o f th e
o ffic e, a n d i t w as b ut a s h o rt s te p f r o m th ere to e v er m ore s e n io r p o siti o ns i n th e m an ag em en t o f th e

Dep artm en t o f M ag ic al L aw E nfo rc em en t. B y th is ti m e, s h e h ad p ersu ad ed h er f a th er to ta k e e arly
re ti r e m en t, a n d b y m ak in g h im a s m all f in an cia l a llo w an ce, s h e e n su re d th at h e d ro pped q uie tl y o ut o f
sig ht. W hen ev er s h e w as a sk ed ( u su ally b y w ork m ate s w ho d id n o t l ik e h er) ‘ a re y o u r e la te d to th at
Um brid g e w ho u se d to m op th e f lo ors h ere ?’ s h e w ould s m ile h er s w eete st, l a u g h, a n d d en y a n y
co nnecti o n w hats o ev er, c la im in g th at h er d ecease d f a th er h ad b een a d is ti n g uis h ed m em ber o f th e
Wiz en g am ot. N asty th in g s te n ded to h ap pen to p eo ple w ho a sk ed a b o ut O rfo rd , o r a n yth in g th at
Dolo re s d id n o t l ik e ta lk in g a b o ut, a n d p eo ple w ho w an te d to r e m ain o n h er g ood s id e p re te n ded to
belie v e h er v ersio n o f h er a n cestr y .
In s p ite o f h er b est e ffo rts to s e cu re th e a ffe cti o ns o f o ne o f h er s u perio rs ( s h e n ev er c are d
parti c u la rly w hic h o f th em i t w as, b ut k new th at h er o w n s ta tu s a n d s e cu rity w ould b e a d van ced w ith a
po w erfu l h usb an d), D olo re s n ev er s u cceed ed i n m arry in g . W hile th ey v alu ed h er h ard w ork a n d
am biti o n, th o se w ho g ot to k no w h er b est f o und i t d if fic u lt to l ik e h er v ery m uch . A fte r a g la ss o f
sw eet s h erry , D olo re s w as a lw ay s p ro ne to s p o ut v ery u nch arita b le v ie w s, a n d e v en th o se w ho w ere
an ti - M ug gle f o und th em se lv es s h o ck ed b y s o m e o f D olo re s’s s u g gesti o ns, b eh in d c lo se d d o ors, o f
th e tr e atm en t th at th e n o n-m ag ic al c o m munity d ese rv ed .
As s h e g re w o ld er a n d h ard er, a n d r o se h ig her w ith in th e M in is tr y , D olo re s’s ta ste i n l ittl e g ir lis h
accesso rie s g re w m ore a n d m ore p ro no unced ; h er o ffic e b ecam e a p la ce o f f r ills a n d f u rb elo w s, a n d
sh e l ik ed a n yth in g d eco ra te d w ith k itte n s ( th o ug h f o und th e r e al th in g i n co nven ie n tl y m essy ). A s th e
Min is te r f o r M ag ic C orn eliu s F udg e b ecam e i n cre asin g ly a n xio us a n d p ara n o id th at A lb us
Dum ble d o re h ad a m biti o ns to s u perse d e h im , D olo re s m an ag ed to c la w h er w ay to th e v ery h eart o f
po w er, b y s to kin g b o th F udg e’s v an ity a n d h is f e ars, a n d p re se n ti n g h erse lf a s o ne o f th e f e w h e c o uld
tr u st.
Dolo re s’s a p po in tm en t a s I n quis ito r a t H ogw arts g av e f u ll s c o pe, f o r th e f ir st ti m e i n h er l if e , f o r
her p re ju dic es a n d h er c ru elty . S he h ad n o t e n jo yed h er ti m e a t s c h o ol, w here s h e h ad b een
overlo oked f o r a ll p o siti o ns o f r e sp o nsib ility , a n d s h e r e lis h ed th e c h an ce to r e tu rn a n d w ie ld p o w er
over th o se w ho h ad n o t ( a s s h e s a w i t) g iv en h er h er d ue.
Dolo re s h as w hat a m ounts to a p ho bia o f b ein g s th at a re n o t q uite , o r w ho lly , h um an . H er d is ta ste
fo r th e h alf -g ia n t H ag rid , a n d h er te rro r o f c en ta u rs, r e v eal a te rro r o f th e u nkno w n a n d th e w ild . S he
is a n i m men se ly c o ntr o llin g p erso n, a n d a ll w ho c h alle n g e h er a u th o rity a n d w orld -v ie w m ust, i n h er
opin io n, b e p unis h ed . S he a cti v ely e n jo ys s u bju g ati n g a n d h um ilia ti n g o th ers, a n d e x cep t i n th eir
decla re d a lle g ia n ces, th ere i s l ittl e to c h o ose b etw een h er a n d B ella tr ix L estr a n g e.
Dolo re s’s ti m e a t H ogw arts e n ded d is a str o usly , b ecau se s h e o verre ach ed th e r e m it F udg e h ad
giv en h er, s te p pin g o uts id e th e b o unds o f h er o w n a u th o rity , c arrie d a w ay w ith a f a n ati c al s e n se o f
se lf -p urp o se . S hak en b ut u nre p en ta n t a fte r a c ata str o phic e n d to h er H ogw arts c are er, s h e r e tu rn ed to a
Min is tr y , w hic h h ad b een p lu ng ed i n to tu rm oil d ue to th e r e tu rn o f L ord V old em ort.
In th e c h an g e o f r e g im es th at f o llo w ed F udg e’s f o rc ed r e sig nati o n, D olo re s w as a b le to s lip b ack
in to h er f o rm er p o siti o n a t th e M in is tr y . T he n ew M in is te r, R ufu s S crim geo ur, h ad m ore i m med ia te
pro ble m s p re ssin g i n o n h im th an D olo re s U m brid g e. S crim geo ur w as l a te r p unis h ed f o r th is
oversig ht, b ecau se th e f a ct th at th e M in is tr y h ad n ev er p unis h ed D olo re s f o r h er m an y a b use s o f
po w er s e em ed to H arry P otte r to r e v eal b o th i ts c o m pla cen cy a n d i ts c are le ssn ess. H arry c o nsid ere d
Dolo re s’s c o nti n uin g e m plo ym en t, a n d th e l a ck o f a n y r e p erc u ssio ns f o r h er b eh av io ur a t H ogw arts ,
a s ig n o f th e M in is tr y ’s e sse n ti a l c o rru pti o n, a n d r e fu se d to c o opera te w ith th e n ew M in is te r b ecau se
of i t ( D olo re s i s th e o nly p erso n, o th er th an L ord V old em ort, to l e av e a p erm an en t p hysic al s c ar o n
Harry , h av in g f o rc ed h im to c u t th e w ord s ‘ I m ust n o t te ll l ie s’ o n th e b ack o f h is o w n h an d d urin g
dete n ti o n).
Dolo re s w as s o on e n jo yin g l if e a t th e M in is tr y m ore th an e v er. W hen th e M in is tr y w as ta k en
over b y th e p uppet M in is te r P iu s T hic k nesse , a n d i n filtr a te d b y th e D ark L ord ’s f o llo w ers, D olo re s

was i n h er tr u e e le m en t a t l a st. C orre ctl y j u dg ed , b y s e n io r D eath E ate rs, to h av e m uch m ore i n
co m mon w ith th em th an s h e e v er h ad w ith A lb us D um ble d o re , s h e n o t o nly r e ta in ed h er p o st b ut w as
giv en e x tr a a u th o rity , b eco m in g H ead o f th e M ug gle -b o rn R eg is tr a ti o n C om mis sio n, w hic h w as i n
effe ct a k an g aro o c o urt th at i m pris o ned a ll M ug gle -b o rn s o n th e b asis th at th ey h ad ‘ s to le n ’ th eir
wan ds a n d th eir m ag ic .
It w as a s s h e s a t i n j u dg em en t o f a n o th er i n no cen t w om an th at H arry P otte r f in ally a tta ck ed
Dolo re s i n th e v ery h eart o f th e M in is tr y , a n d s to le f r o m h er th e H orc ru x s h e h ad u nw itti n g ly b een
wearin g .
With th e f a ll o f L ord V old em ort, D olo re s U m brid g e w as p ut o n tr ia l f o r h er e n th usia sti c c o -
opera ti o n w ith h is r e g im e, a n d c o nvic te d o f th e to rtu re , i m pris o nm en t a n d d eath s o f s e v era l p eo ple
(s o m e o f th e i n no cen t M ug gle -b o rn s s h e s e n te n ced to A zk ab an d id n o t s u rv iv e th eir o rd eal) .

J.K . R ow lin g’s t h oughts
O nce, l o ng a g o, I to ok i n str u cti o n i n a c erta in s k ill o r s u bje ct ( I a m b ein g v ag ue a s v ag ue c an b e, f o r
r e aso ns th at a re a b o ut to b eco m e o bvio us), a n d i n d o in g s o , c am e i n to c o nta ct w ith a te ach er o r
i n str u cto r w ho m I d is lik ed i n te n se ly o n s ig ht.
The w om an i n q uesti o n r e tu rn ed m y a n ti p ath y w ith i n te re st. W hy w e to ok a g ain st e ach o th er s o
i n sta n tl y , h earti ly a n d ( o n m y s id e, a t l e ast) i r ra ti o nally , I h o nestl y c an no t s a y. W hat s ti c k s i n m y m in d
i s h er p ro no unced ta ste f o r tw ee a ccesso rie s. I p arti c u la rly r e call a ti n y l ittl e p la sti c b o w s lid e, p ale
l e m on i n c o lo ur th at s h e w ore i n h er s h o rt c u rly h air . I u se d to s ta re a t th at l ittl e s lid e, w hic h w ould
h av e b een a p pro pria te to a g ir l o f th re e, a s th o ug h i t w as s o m e k in d o f r e p elle n t p hysic al g ro w th . S he
w as q uite a s to ck y w om an , a n d n o t i n th e f ir st f lu sh o f y o uth , a n d h er te n den cy to w ear f r ills w here ( I
f e lt) f r ills h ad n o b usin ess to b e, a n d to c arry u ndersiz ed h an dbag s, a g ain a s th o ug h th ey h ad b een
b o rro w ed f r o m a c h ild ’s d re ssin g -u p b o x, j a rre d , I f e lt, w ith a p erso nality th at I f o und th e r e v erse o f
s w eet, i n no cen t a n d i n g en uo us.
I a m a lw ay s a l ittl e w ary w hen ta lk in g a b o ut th ese k in ds o f s o urc es o f i n sp ir a ti o n, b ecau se i t i s
i n fu ria ti n g to h ear y o urse lf m is in te rp re te d i n w ay s th at c an c au se o th er p eo ple a g re at d eal o f h urt.
T his w om an w as N O T ‘ th e r e al D olo re s U m brid g e’. S he d id n o t l o ok l ik e a to ad , s h e w as n ev er
s a d is ti c o r v ic io us to m e o r a n yo ne e ls e , a n d I n ev er h eard h er e x pre ss a s in g le v ie w i n c o m mon w ith
U m brid g e ( in deed , I n ev er k new h er w ell e n o ug h to k no w m uch a b o ut h er v ie w s o r p re fe re n ces,
w hic h m ak es m y d is lik e o f h er e v en l e ss j u sti f ia b le ). H ow ev er, i t i s tr u e to s a y th at I b o rro w ed f r o m
h er, th en g ro ssly e x ag gera te d , a ta ste f o r th e s ic k ly s w eet a n d g ir lis h i n d re ss, a n d i t w as th at ti n y l ittl e
p ale l e m on p la sti c b o w th at I w as r e m em berin g w hen I p erc h ed th e f ly -lik e o rn am en t o n D olo re s
U m brid g e’s h ead .
I h av e n o ti c ed m ore th an o nce i n l if e th at a ta ste f o r th e i n effa b ly tw ee c an g o h an d-in -h an d w ith
a d is ti n ctl y u nch arita b le o utl o ok o n th e w orld . I o nce s h are d a n o ffic e w ith a w om an w ho h ad c o vere d
t h e w all s p ace b eh in d h er d esk w ith p ic tu re s o f f lu ffy k itti e s; s h e w as th e m ost b ig ote d , s p ite fu l
c h am pio n o f th e d eath p en alty w ith w ho m i t h as e v er b een m y m is fo rtu ne to s h are a k ettl e . A l o ve o f
a ll th in g s s a cch arin e o fte n s e em s p re se n t w here th ere i s a l a ck o f r e al w arm th o r c h arity .
So D olo re s, w ho i s o ne o f th e c h ara cte rs f o r w ho m I f e el p ure st d is lik e, b ecam e a n a m alg am o f
t r a its ta k en f r o m th ese , a n d a v arie ty o f s o urc es. H er d esir e to c o ntr o l, to p unis h a n d to i n flic t p ain , a ll
i n th e n am e o f l a w a n d o rd er, a re , I th in k, e v ery b it a s r e p re h en sib le a s L ord V old em ort’ s u nvarn is h ed
e sp o usa l o f e v il.
Um brid g e’s n am es w ere c are fu lly c h o se n . ‘ D olo re s’ m ean s s o rro w , s o m eth in g s h e u ndo ubte d ly
i n flic ts o n a ll a ro und h er. ‘ U m brid g e’ i s a p la y o n ‘ u m bra g e’ f r o m th e B riti s h e x pre ssio n ‘ to ta k e
u m bra g e’, m ean in g o ffe n ce. D olo re s i s o ffe n ded b y a n y c h alle n g e to h er l im ite d w orld -v ie w ; I f e lt
h er s u rn am e c o nvey ed th e p etti n ess a n d r ig id ity o f h er c h ara cte r. I t i s h ard er to e x pla in ‘ J a n e’; i t
s im ply f e lt r a th er s m ug a n d n eat b etw een h er o th er tw o n am es.

Dolo re s U mbrid ge h ad t w o o ffic es – o ne a t H ogw arts , t h e o th er a t t h e M in is tr y o f M agic –
but b oth w ere d eco ra te d w ith f o ul m eo w in g k itte n p la te s. N ow , s h e m ay n ever h ave b een
appoin te d M in is te r f o r M agic h erse lf, b ut s h e d id k n ow h ow t o i n flu en ce a nyo ne w ho w as.
Ju st t h in k h ow d ia bolic a lly w ell s h e w ork ed w ith C orn eliu s F udge t o s p re a d r u m ours a bout
Harry P otte r, d en y t h e r e tu rn o f V old em ort, a nd d ep ose D um ble d ore .
If y o u w ant t o u ndersta nd a nyth in g a bout w iz a rd in g w orld p olitic s, y o u’d b ette r l o ok a t
exa ctly w ho h as h eld t h e p ositio n o f M in is te r. A nd k eep a n e ye o ut, a s t h ere ’s a f a m ilia r
su rn am e o r t w o a m ongst t h em .


MIN IS T ER S F O R M AGIC
BY J .K . R O W LIN G
T he M in is tr y o f M ag ic w as f o rm ally e sta b lis h ed i n 1 707 w ith th e a p po in tm en t o f th e v ery f ir st m an to
h o ld th e ti tl e ‘ M in is te r f o r M ag ic ’, U lic k G am p.
* T he M in is te r f o r M ag ic i s d em ocra ti c ally e le cte d ,
a lth o ug h th ere h av e b een ti m es o f c ris is i n w hic h th e p o st h as s im ply b een o ffe re d to a n i n div id ual
w ith o ut a p ublic v o te ( A lb us D um ble d o re w as m ad e s u ch a n o ffe r, a n d tu rn ed i t d o w n r e p eate d ly ).
T here i s n o f ix ed l im it to a M in is te r’s te rm o f o ffic e, b ut h e o r s h e i s o blig ed to h o ld r e g ula r
e le cti o ns a t a m ax im um i n te rv al o f s e v en y ears. M in is te rs f o r M ag ic te n d to l a st m uch l o ng er th an
M ug gle m in is te rs. G en era lly s p eak in g , a n d d esp ite m an y a m oan a n d g ru m ble , th eir c o m munity i s
b eh in d th em i n a w ay th at i s r a re ly s e en i n th e M ug gle w orld . T his i s p erh ap s d ue to a f e elin g , o n th e
p art o f w iz ard s, th at u nle ss th ey a re s e en to m an ag e th em se lv es c o m pete n tl y , th e M ug gle s m ig ht tr y to
i n te rfe re .
The M ug gle P rim e M in is te r h as n o p art i n a p po in ti n g th e M in is te r f o r M ag ic , w ho se e le cti o n i s a
m atte r o nly f o r th e m ag ic al c o m munity th em se lv es. A ll m atte rs r e la ti n g to th e m ag ic al c o m munity i n
B rita in a re m an ag ed s o le ly b y th e M in is te r f o r M ag ic , a n d h e h as s o le j u ris d ic ti o n o ver h is M in is tr y .
E m erg en cy v is its to th e M ug gle P rim e M in is te r b y th e M in is te r f o r M ag ic a re a n no unced b y a p o rtr a it
o f U lic k G am p ( fir st M in is te r f o r M ag ic ) th at h an g s i n th e M ug gle P rim e M in is te r’s s tu dy i n N um ber
1 0 D ow nin g S tr e et.
No M ug gle P rim e M in is te r h as e v er s e t f o ot i n th e M in is tr y o f M ag ic , f o r r e aso ns m ost
s u ccin ctl y s u m med u p b y e x -M in is te r D ug ald M cP hail ( te rm o f o ffic e 1 858 – 1 865): ‘ th eir p uir w ee
b ra in es c o uld nae c o pe w i’ i t.’
M IN IS T ER :
U lic k G am p
T ER M O F O FFIC E:
1 707 – 1 718
P re v io usly h ead o f th e W iz en g am ot, G am p h ad th e o nero us j o b o f p o lic in g a f r a cti o us a n d f r ig hte n ed
c o m munity a d ju sti n g to th e i m po siti o n o f th e I n te rn ati o nal S ta tu te o f S ecre cy. H is g re ate st l e g acy w as
t o f o und th e D ep artm en t o f M ag ic al L aw E nfo rc em en t.
D am ocle s R ow le
1 718
– 1 726
R ow le w as e le cte d o n a p la tf o rm o f b ein g ‘ to ug h o n M ug gle s’. C en su re d b y th e I n te rn ati o nal
C onfe d era ti o n o f W iz ard s, h e w as e v en tu ally f o rc ed to s te p d o w n.

Perse u s P ark in so n
1726

1733
Atte m pte d to p ass a b ill m ak in g i t i lle g al to m arry a M ug gle . M is re ad th e p ublic m ood; th e w iz ard in g
co m munity , ti r e d o f a n ti - M ug gle s e n ti m en t a n d w an ti n g p eace, v o te d h im o ut a t th e f ir st o ppo rtu nity .
Eld rit c h D ig gory
1733
– 1 747
Popula r M in is te r w ho f ir st e sta b lis h ed a n A uro r r e cru itm en t p ro gra m me. D ie d i n o ffic e ( d ra g on
po x).
Alb ert B oot
1747
– 1 752
Lik eab le , b ut i n ep t. R esig ned a fte r a m is m an ag ed g oblin r e b ellio n.
Basil F la ck
1752
– 1 752
Sho rte st s e rv in g M in is te r. L aste d tw o m onth s; r e sig ned a fte r th e g oblin s j o in ed f o rc es w ith
were w olv es.
Hesp haestu s G ore
1752
– 1 770
Gore w as o ne o f th e e arlie st A uro rs. S uccessfu lly p ut d o w n a n um ber o f r e v o lts b y m ag ic al b ein g s,
alth o ug h h is to ria n s f e el h is r e fu sa l to c o nte m pla te r e h ab ilita ti o n p ro gra m mes f o r w ere w olv es
ulti m ate ly l e d to m ore a tta ck s. R en o vate d a n d r e in fo rc ed th e p ris o n o f A zk ab an .
Maxim ilia n C ro w dy
1770
– 1 781
Fath er-o f-n in e C ro w dy w as a c h aris m ati c l e ad er w ho r o ute d o ut s e v era l e x tr e m is t p ure -b lo od g ro ups
pla n nin g M ug gle a tta ck s. H is m yste rio us d eath i n o ffic e h as b een th e s u bje ct o f n um ero us b o oks a n d
co nsp ir a cy th eo rie s.
Porte u s K natc h bull
1781
– 1 789
Was c alle d i n c o nfid en ti a lly i n 1 782 b y th e M ug gle P rim e M in is te r o f th e d ay, L ord N orth , to s e e
wheth er h e c o uld h elp w ith K in g G eo rg e I II’s e m erg in g m en ta l i n sta b ility . W ord l e ak ed o ut th at L ord
North b elie v ed i n w iz ard s, a n d h e w as f o rc ed to r e sig n a fte r a m oti o n o f n o c o nfid en ce.

Unctu ous O sb ert
1789
– 1 798
Wid ely s e en a s to o m uch i n flu en ced b y p ure -b lo ods o f w ealth a n d s ta tu s.
Arte m is ia L ufk in
1798
– 1 811
Fir st f e m ale M in is te r f o r M ag ic . E sta b lis h ed D ep artm en t o f I n te rn ati o nal M ag ic al C o-o pera ti o n a n d
lo bbie d h ard a n d s u ccessfu lly to h av e a Q uid ditc h W orld C up to urn am en t h eld i n B rita in d urin g h er
te rm .
Gro gan S tu m p
1811
– 1 819
Very p o pula r M in is te r f o r M ag ic , a p assio nate Q uid ditc h f a n ( T uts h ill T orn ad o s), e sta b lis h ed th e
Dep artm en t o f M ag ic al G am es a n d S po rts a n d m an ag ed to s te er th ro ug h l e g is la ti o n o n m ag ic al b easts
an d b ein g s th at h ad l o ng b een a s o urc e o f c o nte n ti o n.
Jo se p hin a F lin t
1819
– 1 827
Rev eale d a n u nhealth y a n ti - M ug gle b ia s i n o ffic e; d is lik ed n ew M ug gle te ch no lo gy s u ch a s th e
te le g ra p h, w hic h s h e c la im ed i n te rfe re d w ith p ro per w an d f u ncti o n.
Otta lin e G am bol
1827
– 1 835
A m uch m ore f o rw ard -lo okin g M in is te r, G am bo l e sta b lis h ed c o m mitte es to i n vesti g ate M ug gle
bra in po w er, w hic h s e em ed , d urin g th is p erio d o f th e B riti s h E m pir e , to b e g re ate r th an s o m e w iz ard s
had c re d ite d .
Rad olp hus L estr a n ge
1835
– 1 841
Reacti o nary w ho a tte m pte d to c lo se d o w n th e D ep artm en t o f M yste rie s, w hic h i g no re d h im .
Even tu ally r e sig ned d ue to i ll h ealth , w hic h w as w id ely r u m oure d to b e i n ab ility to c o pe w ith th e
str a in s o f o ffic e.
Horte n sia M illip hutt
1841
– 1 849
In tr o duced m ore l e g is la ti o n th an a n y o th er s itti n g M in is te r, m uch o f i t u se fu l, b ut s o m e w earis o m e
(h at p o in ti n ess a n d s o o n), w hic h u lti m ate ly r e su lte d i n h er p o liti c al d o w nfa ll.

Evan gelin e O rp in gto n
1849 – 1 855
A g ood f r ie n d o f Q ueen V ic to ria ’s , w ho n ev er r e alis e d s h e w as a w itc h , l e t a lo ne M in is te r f o r M ag ic .
Orp in g to n i s b elie v ed to h av e i n te rv en ed m ag ic ally ( a n d i lle g ally ) i n th e C rim ean W ar.
Pris c illa D upont
1855
– 1 858
Conceiv ed a n i r ra ti o nal l o ath in g o f th e M ug gle P rim e M in is te r L ord P alm ersto n, to a n e x te n t th at
cau se d s u ch tr o uble ( c o in s tu rn in g to f r o gsp aw n i n h is c o at p o ck ets , e tc ) th at s h e w as f o rc ed to s te p
do w n. I r o nic ally , P alm ersto n w as f o rc ed to r e sig n b y th e M ug gle s tw o d ay s l a te r.
Dugald M cP hail
1858
– 1 865
A s a fe p air o f h an ds. W hile th e M ug gle p arlia m en t u nderw en t a p erio d o f m ark ed u pheav al, th e
Min is tr y o f M ag ic k new a p erio d o f w elc o m e c alm .
Faris ‘ S pout-h ole ’ S pavin
1865
– 1 903
Long est- e v er s e rv in g M in is te r f o r M ag ic , a n d a ls o th e m ost l o ng -w in ded , h e s u rv iv ed a n
‘a ssa ssin ati o n a tte m pt’ ( k ic k in g ) f r o m a c en ta u r w ho r e se n te d th e p unch lin e o f S pav in ’s i n fa m ous ‘ a
cen ta u r, a g ho st a n d a d w arf w alk i n to a b ar’ j o ke. A tte n ded Q ueen V ic to ria ’s f u nera l i n a n a d m ir a l’s
hat a n d s p ats , a t w hic h p o in t th e W iz en g am ot s u g geste d g en tl y th at i t w as ti m e h e m ove a sid e ( S pav in
was 1 47 w hen h e l e ft o ffic e).
Ven usia C ric k erly
1903
– 1 912
Seco nd e x -A uro r to ta k e o ffic e a n d c o nsid ere d b o th c o m pete n t a n d l ik eab le , C ric k erly d ie d i n a f r e ak
gard en in g a ccid en t ( m an dra k e r e la te d ).
Arch er E verm onde
1912
– 1 923
In p o st d urin g th e M ug gle F ir st W orld W ar, E verm onde p asse d e m erg en cy l e g is la ti o n f o rb id din g
witc h es a n d w iz ard s to g et i n vo lv ed , l e st th ey r is k m ass i n fr a cti o ns o f th e I n te rn ati o nal S ta tu te o f
Secre cy. T ho usa n ds d efie d h im , a id in g M ug gle s w here th ey c o uld .
Lorca n M cL air d
1923
– 1 925

A g if te d w iz ard , b ut a n u nlik ely p o liti c ia n , M cL air d w as a n e x cep ti o nally ta citu rn m an w ho p re fe rre d
to c o m munic ate i n m ono sy lla b le s a n d e x pre ssiv e p uffs o f s m oke th at h e p ro duced th ro ug h th e e n d o f
his w an d. F orc ed f r o m o ffic e o ut o f s h eer i r rita ti o n a t h is e ccen tr ic iti e s.
Hecto r F aw le y
1925
– 1 939
Undo ubte d ly v o te d i n b ecau se o f h is m ark ed d if fe re n ce to M cL air d , th e e b ullie n t a n d f la m bo yan t
Faw le y d id n o t ta k e s u ffic ie n tl y s e rio usly th e th re at p re se n te d to th e w orld w iz ard in g c o m munity b y
Gelle rt G rin delw ald . H e p aid w ith h is j o b.
Leo nard S pen cer-M oon
1939
– 1 948
A s o und M in is te r w ho r o se th ro ug h th e r a n ks f r o m b ein g te a-b o y i n th e D ep artm en t o f M ag ic al
Accid en ts a n d C ata str o phes. O versa w a g re at p erio d o f i n te rn ati o nal w iz ard in g a n d M ug gle c o nflic t.
Enjo yed a g ood w ork in g r e la ti o nsh ip w ith W in sto n C hurc h ill.
Wilh elm in a T uft
1948
– 1 959
Cheery w itc h w ho p re sid ed o ver a p erio d o f w elc o m e p eace a n d p ro sp erity . D ie d i n o ffic e a fte r
dis c o verin g , to o l a te , h er a lle rg y to A lih o ts y -fla v o ure d f u dg e.
Ig natiu s T uft
1959
– 1 962
Son o f th e a b o ve. A h ard -lin er w ho c ap ita lis e d o n h is m oth er’s p o pula rity to g ain e le cti o n. P ro m is e d
to i n sti tu te a c o ntr o versia l a n d d an g ero us D em en to r b re ed in g p ro gra m a n d w as f o rc ed f r o m o ffic e.
Nobby L ea ch
1962
– 1 968
Fir st M ug gle -b o rn M in is te r f o r M ag ic , h is a p po in tm en t c au se d c o nste rn ati o n a m ong th e o ld ( p ure -
blo od) g uard , m an y o f w ho m r e sig ned g overn m en t p o sts i n p ro te st. H as a lw ay s d en ie d h av in g
an yth in g to d o w ith E ng la n d’s 1 966 W orld C up W in . L eft o ffic e a fte r c o ntr a cti n g a m yste rio us i lln ess
(c o nsp ir a cy th eo rie s a b o und).
Eugen ia J en kin s
1968
– 1 975
Je n kin s d ealt c o m pete n tl y w ith p ure -b lo od r io ts d urin g S quib R ig hts m arc h es i n th e l a te s ix ti e s, b ut
was s o on c o nfr o nte d w ith th e f ir st r is e o f L ord V old em ort. J e n kin s w as s o on o uste d f r o m o ffic e a s

in ad eq uate to th e c h alle n g e.
Haro ld M in ch um
1975
– 1 980
Seen a s a h ard -lin er, h e p la ced e v en m ore D em en to rs a ro und A zk ab an , b ut w as u nab le to c o nta in w hat
lo oked l ik e V old em ort’ s u nsto ppab le r is e to p o w er.
Millic en t B ag nold
1980
– 1 990
A h ig hly a b le M in is te r. H ad to a n sw er to th e I n te rn ati o nal C onfe d era ti o n o f W iz ard s f o r th e n um ber
of b re ach es o f th e I n te rn ati o nal S ta tu te o f S ecre cy o n th e d ay a n d n ig ht f o llo w in g H arry P otte r’s
su rv iv al o f L ord V old em ort’ s a tta ck . A cq uitte d h erse lf m ag nif ic en tl y w ith th e n o w i n fa m ous w ord s: ‘ I
asse rt o ur i n alie n ab le r ig ht to p arty ’, w hic h d re w c h eers f r o m a ll p re se n t.
Corn eliu s F udge
1990
– 1 996
A c are er p o liti c ia n o verly f o nd o f th e o ld g uard . P ersis te n t d en ia l o f th e c o nti n uin g th re at o f L ord
Vold em ort u lti m ate ly c o st h im h is j o b.
Rufu s S crim geo ur
1996
– 1 997
The th ir d e x -A uro r to g ain o ffic e, S crim geo ur d ie d i n o ffic e a t th e h an ds o f L ord V old em ort.
Piu s T hic k nesse
1997
– 1 998
Om itte d f r o m m ost o ffic ia l r e co rd s, a s h e w as u nder th e I m periu s C urse f o r h is e n ti r e te rm o f o ffic e,
an d u nco nsc io us o f a n yth in g th at h e w as d o in g .
Kin gsle y S hack le b olt
1998
– p rese n t
Oversa w th e c ap tu re o f D eath E ate rs a n d V old em ort s u ppo rte rs f o llo w in g th e d eath o f L ord
Vold em ort. I n iti a lly n am ed a s ‘ c are ta k er M in is te r’, S hack le b o lt w as s u bse q uen tl y e le cte d to th e o ffic e.
* P rio r to 1 707, th e W iz ard s’ C ouncil w as th e l o ng est s e rv in g ( th o ug h n o t th e o nly ) b ody to g overn th e m ag ic al c o m munit y in B rit a in .
Afte r th e im po sit io n o f th e I n te rn atio nal S ta tu te o f S ecre cy in 1 692, h o w ev er, th e w iz ard in g c o m munit y n eed ed a m ore h ig hly
str u ctu re d , o rg anis e d a nd m ore c o m ple x g overn in g s tr u ctu re th an th ey h ad h it h erto u se d , to s u ppo rt, r e g ula te a nd c o m munic ate w it h a
co m munit y in h id in g . O nly w it c hes a nd w iz ard s w ho e njo yed th e tit l e o f ‘ M in is te r f o r M ag ic ’ a re in clu d ed in th is e ntr y .

How g re a t w ould i t h ave b een t o s h are a f o am in g p in t o f B utte rb eer w ith F aris ‘ S pout- h ole ’
Spavin ? B ut t h ere a re a f e w i n t h at l is t w e’d a vo id a lto geth er – D am ocle s R ow le , f o r
in sta nce, t h e M in is te r w ho f ir st b eg an s e n din g c rim in als t o A zk a ban.
Even b efo re i t b eca m e a n oto rio us p ris o n, t h e i s la nd f o rtr e ss w as n ot e xa ctly s o m ew here
yo u’d g o o n a f a m ily h olid ay. Y o u m ig ht w ant t o g et a v ery h appy m em ory a nd a f e rv en t
‘E xp ecto P atr o num !’ a t t h e r e a dy…


​AZK ABA N
BY J .K . R O W LIN G
A zk ab an h as e x is te d s in ce th e f if te en th c en tu ry a n d w as n o t o rig in ally a p ris o n a t a ll. T he i s la n d i n th e
N orth S ea u po n w hic h th e f ir st f o rtr e ss w as b uilt n ev er a p peare d o n a n y m ap , M ug gle o r w iz ard in g ,
a n d i s b elie v ed to h av e b een c re ate d , o r e n la rg ed , b y m ag ic al m ean s.
The f o rtr e ss u po n i t w as o rig in ally h o m e to a l ittl e -k no w n s o rc ere r w ho c alle d h im se lf E kriz d is .
E vid en tl y e x tr e m ely p o w erfu l, b ut o f u nkno w n n ati o nality , E kriz d is , w ho i s b elie v ed to h av e b een
i n sa n e, w as a p ra cti ti o ner o f th e w orst k in ds o f D ark A rts . A lo ne i n th e m id dle o f th e o cean , h e l u re d ,
t o rtu re d a n d k ille d M ug gle s a ilo rs, a p pare n tl y f o r p le asu re , a n d o nly w hen h e d ie d , a n d th e
c o ncealm en t c h arm s h e h ad c ast f a d ed a w ay, d id th e M in is tr y o f M ag ic r e alis e th at e ith er i s la n d o r
b uild in g e x is te d . T ho se w ho e n te re d to i n vesti g ate r e fu se d a fte rw ard s to ta lk o f w hat th ey h ad f o und
i n sid e, b ut th e l e ast f r ig hte n in g p art o f i t w as th at th e p la ce w as i n fe ste d w ith D em en to rs.
Man y i n a u th o rity th o ug ht A zk ab an a n e v il p la ce th at w as b est d estr o yed . O th ers w ere a fr a id o f
w hat m ig ht h ap pen to th e D em en to rs i n fe sti n g th e b uild in g i f th ey d ep riv ed th em o f th eir h o m e. T he
c re atu re s w ere a lr e ad y s tr o ng a n d i m po ssib le to k ill; m an y f e are d a h o rrib le r e v en g e i f th ey to ok
a w ay a h ab ita t w here th ey a p peare d to th riv e. T he v ery w alls o f th e b uild in g s e em ed s te ep ed i n m is e ry
a n d p ain , a n d th e D em en to rs w ere d ete rm in ed to c lin g to i t. E xperts w ho h ad s tu die d b uild in g s b uilt
w ith a n d a ro und D ark m ag ic c o nte n ded th at A zk ab an m ig ht w re ak i ts o w n r e v en g e u po n a n ybo dy
a tte m pti n g to d estr o y i t. T he f o rtr e ss w as th ere fo re l e ft a b an do ned f o r m an y y ears, a h o m e to
c o nti n ually b re ed in g D em en to rs.
Once th e I n te rn ati o nal S ta tu te o f S ecre cy h ad b een i m po se d , th e M in is tr y o f M ag ic f e lt th at th e
s m all w iz ard in g p ris o ns th at e x is te d u p a n d d o w n th e c o untr y i n v ario us to w ns a n d v illa g es p o se d a
s e cu rity r is k , b ecau se a tte m pts b y i n carc era te d w itc h es a n d w iz ard s to b re ak o ut o fte n l e d to
u ndesir a b le b an g s, s m ells a n d l ig ht s h o w s. A p urp o se -b uilt p ris o n, l o cate d o n s o m e r e m ote H eb rid ean
i s la n d, w as p re fe rre d , a n d p la n s h ad b een d ra w n u p w hen D am ocle s R ow le b ecam e M in is te r f o r
M ag ic .
Row le w as a n a u th o rita ria n w ho h ad r is e n to p o w er o n a n a n ti - M ug gle a g en da, c ap ita lis in g o n
t h e a n g er f e lt b y m uch o f th e w iz ard in g c o m munity a t b ein g f o rc ed to g o u nderg ro und. S ad is ti c b y
n atu re , R ow le s c ra p ped th e p la n s f o r th e n ew p ris o n a t o nce a n d i n sis te d o n u sin g A zk ab an . H e
c la im ed th at th e D em en to rs l iv in g th ere w ere a n a d van ta g e: th ey c o uld b e h arn esse d a s g uard s, s a v in g
t h e M in is tr y ti m e, tr o uble a n d e x pen se .
In s p ite o f o ppo siti o n f r o m m an y w iz ard s, a m ong th em e x perts o n b o th D em en to rs a n d b uild in g s
w ith A zk ab an ’s k in d o f D ark h is to ry , R ow le c arrie d o ut h is p la n a n d s o on a s te ad y tr ic k le o f
p ris o ners h ad b een p la ced th ere . N one e v er e m erg ed . I f th ey w ere n o t m ad a n d d an g ero us b efo re
b ein g p la ced i n A zk ab an , th ey s w if tl y b ecam e s o .
Row le w as s u cceed ed b y P erse u s P ark in so n, w ho w as l ik ew is e p ro -A zk ab an . B y th e ti m e th at
E ld ritc h D ig gory to ok o ver a s M in is te r f o r M ag ic , th e p ris o n h ad b een o pera ti n g f o r f if te en y ears.

There h ad b een n o b re ak o uts a n d n o b re ach es o f s e cu rity . T he n ew p ris o n s e em ed to b e w ork in g w ell.
It w as o nly w hen D ig gory w en t to v is it th at h e r e alis e d e x actl y w hat c o nditi o ns i n sid e w ere l ik e.
Pris o ners w ere m ostl y i n sa n e a n d a g ra v ey ard h ad b een e sta b lis h ed to a cco m modate th o se th at d ie d o f
desp air .
Back i n L ondo n, D ig gory e sta b lis h ed a c o m mitte e to e x plo re a lte rn ati v es to A zk ab an , o r a t l e ast
to r e m ove th e D em en to rs a s g uard s. E xperts e x pla in ed to h im th at th e o nly r e aso n th e D em en to rs
were ( m ostl y ) c o nfin ed to th e i s la n d w as th at th ey w ere b ein g p ro vid ed w ith a c o nsta n t s u pply o f s o uls
on w hic h to f e ed . I f d ep riv ed o f p ris o ners, th ey w ere l ik ely to a b an do n th e p ris o n a n d h ead f o r th e
main la n d.
This a d vic e n o tw ith sta n din g , D ig gory h ad b een s o h o rrif ie d b y w hat h e h ad s e en i n sid e A zk ab an
th at h e p re sse d th e c o m mitte e to f in d a lte rn ati v es. B efo re th ey c o uld r e ach a n y d ecis io n, h o w ev er,
Dig gory c au g ht d ra g on p o x a n d d ie d . F ro m th at ti m e u nti l th e a d ven t o f K in g sle y S hack le b o lt, n o
Min is te r e v er s e rio usly c o nsid ere d c lo sin g A zk ab an . T hey tu rn ed a b lin d e y e to th e i n hum an e
co nditi o ns i n sid e th e f o rtr e ss, p erm itte d i t to b e m ag ic ally e n la rg ed a n d e x pan ded a n d r a re ly v is ite d ,
due to th e a w fu l e ffe cts o f e n te rin g a b uild in g p o pula te d b y th o usa n ds o f D em en to rs. M ost j u sti f ie d
th eir a tti tu de b y p o in ti n g to th e p ris o n’s p erfe ct r e co rd a t k eep in g p ris o ners l o ck ed u p.
Nearly th re e c en tu rie s p asse d b efo re th at r e co rd w as b ro ken . A y o ung m an w as s u ccessfu lly
sm ug gle d o ut o f th e p ris o n w hen h is v is iti n g m oth er e x ch an g ed p la ces w ith h im , s o m eth in g th at th e
blin d a n d l o vele ss D em en to rs c o uld n o t d ete ct a n d w ould h av e n ev er e x pecte d . T his e sc ap e w as
fo llo w ed b y a n o th er, s ti ll m ore i n g en io us a n d i m pre ssiv e, w hen S ir iu s B la ck m an ag ed to e v ad e th e
Dem en to rs s in g le -h an ded .
The w eak ness o f th e p ris o n w as d em onstr a te d a m ply o ver th e n ex t f e w y ears, w hen tw o m ass
bre ak o uts o ccu rre d , b o th i n vo lv in g D eath E ate rs. B y th is ti m e th e D em en to rs h ad g iv en th eir
alle g ia n ce to L ord V old em ort, w ho c o uld g uara n te e th em s c o pe a n d f r e ed o m h ith erto u nta ste d . A lb us
Dum ble d o re w as o ne w ho h ad l o ng d is a p pro ved o f th e u se o f D em en to rs a s g uard s, n o t o nly b ecau se
of th e i n hum an e tr e atm en t o f th e p ris o ners i n th eir p o w er, b ut b ecau se h e f o re sa w th e p o ssib le s h if t i n
lo yalti e s o f s u ch D ark c re atu re s.
Under K in g sle y S hack le b o lt, A zk ab an w as p urg ed o f D em en to rs. W hile i t r e m ain s i n u se a s a
pris o n, th e g uard s a re n o w A uro rs, w ho a re r e g ula rly r o ta te d f r o m th e m ain la n d. T here h as b een n o
bre ak o ut s in ce th is n ew s y ste m w as i n tr o duced .

J.K . R ow lin g’s t h oughts
T he n am e ‘ A zk ab an ’ d eriv es f r o m a m ix tu re o f th e p ris o n ‘ A lc atr a z’, w hic h i s i ts c lo se st M ug gle
e q uiv ale n t, b ein g s e t o n a n i s la n d, a n d ‘ A bad do n’, w hic h i s a H eb re w w ord m ean in g ‘ p la ce o f
d estr u cti o n’ o r ‘ d ep th s o f h ell’ .


HORA CE S L U GH ORN
BY J .K . R O W LIN G
BIR TH DAY:
28th A pril
WAND :
Ced ar a n d d ra g on h earts tr in g , te n a n d a q uarte r i n ch es, f a ir ly f le x ib le
HOGW ARTS H OUSE :
Sly th erin
SP EC IA L A BIL IT IE S:
Acco m plis h ed O cclu m en s, e x pert P oti o neer, a d van ced s e lf -tr a n sfig ura ti o n
PA R ENTA G E:
Wiz ard f a th er, w itc h m oth er ( fa m ily o ne o f th e s o -c alle d ‘ S acre d T w en ty -E ig ht’ )
FA M IL Y:
Nev er m arrie d , n o c h ild re n ( a lth o ug h th e S lu g ho rn f a m ily c o nti n ues th ro ug h a c o lla te ra l
lin e)
HOBBIE S:
The S lu g C lu b, c o rre sp o ndin g w ith f a m ous e x -s tu den ts , f in e w in es a n d c o nfe cti o nery
Child hood
H ora ce E ug en e F la ccu s S lu g ho rn w as b o rn i n to a n a n cie n t w iz ard in g f a m ily , th e o nly s o n o f d o ti n g
a n d w ealth y p are n ts . A lth o ug h a f u ndam en ta lly g ood-te m pere d b o y, h e w as e d ucate d to b elie v e i n th e
v alu e o f th e o ld b o ys’ n etw ork ( h is f a th er w as a h ig h-r a n kin g M in is tr y o ffic ia l i n th e D ep artm en t o f
I n te rn ati o nal M ag ic al C o-o pera ti o n), a n d e n co ura g ed to m ak e f r ie n ds ‘ o f th e r ig ht s o rt’ o nce h e
a rriv ed a t H ogw arts . T he S lu g ho rn f a m ily i s o ne o f th e s o -c alle d ‘ S acre d T w en ty -E ig ht’ , ( a s e le ct l is t
o f th e o nly f a m ilie s d esig nate d ‘ p ure -b lo oded ’ b y a n a n o nym ous a u th o r i n th e 1 930s) a n d w hile

Slu g ho rn ’s p are n ts w ere n ev er m ilita n t i n th eir p ure -b lo od b elie fs , th ey e n co ura g ed a q uie t b elie f i n
th e f a m ily ’s i n nate s u perio rity .
Hora ce w as s o rte d i n sta n tl y i n to S ly th erin u po n a rriv al a t H ogw arts . H e p ro ved h im se lf a n
outs ta n din g s tu den t, a n d w hile h e d id n o t f o llo w h is p are n ts ’ i m plie d i n str u cti o ns to th e l e tte r
(n um berin g a m ong h is f r ie n ds s e v era l ta le n te d M ug gle -b o rn s), h e p ra cti s e d h is o w n b ra n d o f e liti s m .
Hora ce w as d ra w n to th o se w ho se ta le n ts o r b ack g ro unds m ad e th em i n a n y w ay d is ti n cti v e, r e v ellin g
in r e fle cte d g lo ry , a n d d azzle d b y c ele b rity o f a n y d esc rip ti o n. E ven a s a b o y h e w as a n
em barra ssin g ly l o ud n am e-d ro pper, a n d w ould o fte n r e fe r to th e M in is te r f o r M ag ic b y h is C hris ti a n
nam e, h ap py to i m ply th at th e f a m ily w ere o n c lo se r te rm s w ith h im th an w as r e ally th e c ase .

Early T each in g C are er
I n s p ite o f h is c o nsid era b le a b iliti e s, h is a d m ir a ti o n o f th o se w ho e n jo yed th e l im elig ht a n d h is
p are n ts ’ a m biti o ns f o r h im a t th e M in is tr y , H ora ce S lu g ho rn w as n ev er d ra w n to th e c u t a n d th ru st o f
p o liti c s. H e e n jo yed h is c re atu re c o m fo rts a n d r e v elle d i n th e v ic ario us d elig hts o f h av in g h ig h-
a ch ie v in g f r ie n ds, w ith o ut m uch w an ti n g to e m ula te a n y o f th em . P erh ap s h e k new i n h is h eart o f
h earts th at h e w as n o t th e s tu ff o f w hic h g re at M in is te rs a re m ad e, a w are th at h e p re fe rre d a l e ss
t a x in g a n d m ore c o m fo rta b le e x is te n ce. W hen o ffe re d th e j o b o f P oti o ns m aste r a t H ogw arts h e w as
d elig hte d to a ccep t, h av in g a g re at f la ir f o r te ach in g a n d a d eep f o ndness f o r th e o ld s c h o ol.
Subse q uen tl y p ro m ote d to H ead o f S ly th erin h o use , S lu g ho rn r e m ain ed a g ood-te m pere d a n d
e asy -g oin g m an . H e h ad w eak nesse s – v an ity , s n o bbery a n d a c erta in l a ck o f j u dg em en t w hen i t c am e
t o th e g ood-lo okin g a n d ta le n te d – a n d y et h e w as d ev o id o f c ru elty o r m alic e. T he w orst o f w hic h h e
c o uld b e a ccu se d d urin g h is te ach in g c are er i s th at h e m ad e f a r to o g re at a d is ti n cti o n b etw een th o se
s tu den ts w ho m h e f o und a m usin g a n d p ro m is in g , a n d th o se i n w ho m h e s a w n o f lic k er o f f u tu re
g re atn ess. T he i n sti tu ti o n o f th e ‘ S lu g C lu b’ – a n o ut- o f-h o urs d in in g a n d s o cia l c lu b f o r h is s e le cte d
f a v o urite s – d id n o th in g to a ssu ag e th e f e elin g s o f th o se w ho w ere n ev er i n vite d .
Slu g ho rn u ndo ubte d ly h ad a g ood e y e f o r l a te n t ta le n t; o ver a f if ty -y ear p erio d n um ero us
m em bers o f th e S lu g C lu b, h an d-p ic k ed b y h im , s u bse q uen tl y h ad d azzlin g c are ers i n th e w iz ard in g
w orld , i n f ie ld s a s d iv erse a s Q uid ditc h , p o liti c s, b usin ess a n d j o urn alis m .

Rela tio nsh ip w ith V old em ort
U nfo rtu nate ly f o r S lu g ho rn , o ne o f h is v ery f a v o urite s tu den ts , a h an dso m e a n d e x cep ti o nally ta le n te d
b o y c alle d T om M arv o lo R id dle , h ad a m biti o ns th at w ere f a r r e m oved f r o m th e l ik es o f th e M in is tr y
o r p ro prie to rsh ip o f th e
Daily P ro phet
. M an ip ula ti v e a n d c h arm in g w hen h e c h o se , R id dle k new
e x actl y h o w to f la tte r a n d c ajo le h is d o ti n g P oti o ns m aste r a n d H ead o f H ouse i n to p arti n g w ith
f o rb id den i n fo rm ati o n: h o w to c re ate H orc ru xes. M ost i ll- a d vis e d ly , S lu g ho rn g av e h is p ro té g é th e
k no w le d g e h e h ad b een l a ck in g .
Alth o ug h i t i s n o t s h o w n i n th e n o vels , w e m ay d ed uce, f r o m w hat P ro fe sso r D um ble d o re te lls
H arry P otte r a b o ut h is o w n s u sp ic io ns a b o ut T om R id dle d urin g th e l a tte r’s s c h o ol d ay s, th at
D um ble d o re w ould h av e w arn ed h is c o lle ag ue S lu g ho rn a g ain st a llo w in g h im se lf to b e u se d b y th e
b o y. S lu g ho rn , s e cu re i n h is o w n j u dg em en t ( w hic h h ad b een v in dic ate d s o m an y ti m es), b ru sh ed o ff
s u ch w arn in g s a s p ara n o ia o n D um ble d o re ’s p art, b elie v in g th e T ra n sfig ura ti o n te ach er to h av e ta k en
a n u nacco unta b le d is lik e to T om f r o m th e m om en t h e h ad f e tc h ed th e b o y f r o m th e o rp han ag e i n
w hic h h e h ad b een b ro ug ht u p.
Slu g ho rn r e m ain ed i n th ra ll to R id dle r ig ht u p u nti l th e l a tte r’s d ep artu re f r o m th e s c h o ol, w hen
S lu g ho rn w as d is a p po in te d to d is c o ver th at h is p riz e p upil h ad n o t o nly tu rn ed d o w n e v ery w onderfu l
j o b o ffe r m ad e to h im , b ut v an is h ed , s h o w in g n o d esir e to k eep i n to uch w ith th e m aste r w ith w ho m
h e h ad s e em ed to f e el s u ch a n a ffin ity . S lo w ly , o ver th e e n su in g m onth s, S lu g ho rn h ad to a d m it to
h im se lf th at th e a ffe cti o n T om R id dle h ad s e em ed to f e el f o r h im m ig ht, a fte r a ll, h av e b een a
p re te n ce. S lu g ho rn ’s g uilty f e elin g s a b o ut h av in g s h are d a p ie ce o f d an g ero us m ag ic al k no w le d g e
w ith th e b o y i n te n sif ie d , b ut h e s u ppre sse d th em m ore d ete rm in ed ly th an e v er, c o nfid in g i n n o o ne.
When , a f e w y ears a fte r R id dle ’s d ep artu re f r o m th e s c h o ol, a D ark w iz ard o f i m men se p o w er
c alle d L ord V old em ort b ecam e a cti v e i n th e w iz ard in g w orld , S lu g ho rn d id n o t i m med ia te ly
r e co gnis e h im a s h is o ld p upil. H e h ad n ev er b een p riv y to th e p riv ate n am e th at R id dle w as a lr e ad y
u sin g to h is c ro nie s a t H ogw arts , a n d V old em ort h ad u nderg one s e v era l p hysic al tr a n sfo rm ati o ns
s in ce l a st th ey m et. W hen S lu g ho rn r e alis e d th at th is f r ig hte n in g w iz ard w as, i n deed , T om R id dle , h e
w as h o rrif ie d , a n d o n th e n ig ht th at V old em ort r e tu rn ed to H ogw arts , s e ek in g a te ach in g p o st,
S lu g ho rn h id i n h is o ffic e, f r ig hte n ed th at th e v is ito r w ould c o m e a n d c la im a cq uain ta n ce. V old em ort
d id n o t tr o uble to g re et h is f o rm er P oti o ns m aste r o n th at o ccasio n, b ut S lu g ho rn ’s r e lie f w as s h o rt-
l iv ed .
When th e w iz ard in g w orld f e ll i n to w ar, a n d r u m ours s w ir le d th at V old em ort h ad , s o m eh o w ,
m ad e h im se lf i m morta l, S lu g ho rn w as s u re th at i t w as h e w ho h ad m ad e V old em ort i n vin cib le , b y
t e ach in g h im a b o ut H orc ru xes ( th is g uilt w as m is p la ced , a s R id dle a lr e ad y k new h o w to m ak e a
H orc ru x, a n d h ad f e ig ned i n no cen ce i n o rd er to f in d o ut w hat m ig ht h ap pen i f a w iz ard m ad e m ore
t h an o ne). S lu g ho rn b ecam e i ll w ith g uilt a n d f r ig ht. A lb us D um ble d o re , n o w H ead m aste r, tr e ate d h is
c o lle ag ue w ith p arti c u la r k in dness a t th is ti m e, w hic h h ad th e p ara d o xic al e ffe ct o f i n cre asin g
S lu g ho rn ’s g uilt, r e in fo rc in g h is d ete rm in ati o n n ev er to te ll a l iv in g s o ul w hat a d re ad fu l m is ta k e h e
h ad m ad e.
Lord V old em ort m ad e n o a tte m pt to s e iz e H ogw arts o n h is f ir st a sc en t to p o w er. S lu g ho rn
b elie v ed , c o rre ctl y , th at h e w as s a fe st r e m ain in g i n h is p o st r a th er th an r is k in g th e o uts id e w orld w hile

Vold em ort w as a t l a rg e. W hen V old em ort m et h is m atc h u po n a tta ck in g th e i n fa n t H arry P otte r,
Slu g ho rn w as e v en m ore j u bila n t th an m ost o f th e w iz ard in g p o pula ti o n. I f V old em ort h ad b een
kille d , S lu g ho rn r e aso ned , th en h e c o uld n o t h av e m ad e a H orc ru x, w hic h m ean t th at h e, S lu g ho rn ,
was i n no cen t a fte r a ll. I t w as S lu g ho rn ’s e x tr e m ity o f r e lie f, a n d th e d is jo in te d p hra se s h e l e t f a ll i n th e
fir st r u sh o f e m oti o n a fte r h earin g o f V old em ort’ s d efe at, th at f ir st a le rte d D um ble d o re to th e
po ssib ility th at S lu g ho rn h ad s h are d D ark s e cre ts w ith T om R id dle . D um ble d o re ’s g en tl e a tte m pts to
questi o n S lu g ho rn , h o w ev er, c au se d h im to c la m u p. A f e w d ay s l a te r, S lu g ho rn ( w ho h ad n o w
co m ple te d a h alf c en tu ry o f s e rv ic e to th e s c h o ol) te n dere d h is r e sig nati o n.

Retir e m en t
H ora ce i n te n ded to e n jo y a d elig htf u l r e ti r e m en t, f r e e f r o m th e c are s o f te ach in g a n d th e b urd en o f
g uilt a n d f e ar th at h ad b een w ith h im f o r y ears. H e r e tu rn ed to th e c o m fo rta b le h o m e o f h is p are n ts
( n o w d ead ), w here h e h ad e n jo yed s c h o ol h o lid ay s, n o w ta k in g u p p erm an en t r e sid en ce.
For n early a d ecad e, S lu g ho rn e n jo yed h is w ell- s to ck ed c ella r a n d l ib ra ry , p ay in g o ccasio nal
v is its to o ld m em bers o f th e S lu g C lu b, a n d h o sti n g r e u nio n f e asts a t h is h o m e. H e m is se d te ach in g ,
h o w ev er, a n d o ccasio nally f e lt a s a d c h ill a t th e th o ug ht th at th e f a m ous f a ces o f to m orro w w ere n o w
p assin g th ro ug h H ogw arts w ith o ut th e s lig hte st k no w le d g e o f w ho h e w as.
Abo ut a d ecad e i n to S lu g ho rn ’s r e ti r e m en t, w ord r e ach ed h im th ro ug h h is e x te n siv e c o nta cts th at
L ord V old em ort w as s ti ll a liv e, a lth o ug h i n s o m e d is e m bo die d f o rm . T his , o f a ll th e n ew s i n th e
w orld , w as w hat S lu g ho rn m ost f e are d , f o r i t s u g geste d th at h is d eep est d re ad h ad b een w ell f o unded ;
t h at V old em ort l iv ed o n, i n s o m e f r a g m en te d s p ectr a l f o rm , b ecau se h is y o ung er s e lf h ad s u ccessfu lly
c re ate d o ne o r m ore H orc ru xes.
Slu g ho rn ’s r e ti r e m en t n o w b ecam e a f r a u g ht a ffa ir . S le ep le ss a n d f r ig hte n ed , h e a sk ed h im se lf
w heth er h e h ad b een w is e to l e av e H ogw arts , w here V old em ort h ad p re v io usly f e are d to i n vad e, a n d
w here D um ble d o re w ould s u re ly b e w ell i n fo rm ed a b o ut w hat w as g oin g o n.

Hid in g
S ho rtl y a fte r th e c o nclu sio n o f th e T riw iz ard T ourn am en t a t H ogw arts ( w hic h S lu g ho rn h ad b een
f o llo w in g w ith r a p t a tte n ti o n i n th e p re ss), th e w iz ard in g w orld e ru pte d w ith f r e sh r u m ours. H arry
P otte r h ad s u rv iv ed th e c o m peti ti o n u nder d ubio us c ir c u m sta n ces, r e tu rn in g to th e H ogw arts g ro unds
c lu tc h in g th e b o dy o f a f e llo w c o m peti to r, w ho m h e c la im ed h ad b een k ille d b y a r e b o rn V old em ort.
While H arry ’s s to ry w as w id ely d is m is se d b y b o th th e M in is tr y o f M ag ic a n d th e w iz ard in g
p re ss, H ora ce S lu g ho rn b elie v ed i t. C onfir m ati o n c am e th re e n ig hts a fte r th e d eath o f C ed ric
D ig gory , w hen th e D eath E ate r C orb an Y ax le y a rriv ed a t S lu g ho rn ’s h o use u nder c o ver o f n ig ht,
c le arly i n te n din g to r e cru it h im , o r ta k e h im b y f o rc e to V old em ort.
Slu g ho rn r e acte d w ith a s p eed th at w ould h av e a sto unded th o se w ho h ad w atc h ed h im g ro w
s lo w er a n d f a tte r th ro ug h th e y ears o f h is r e ti r e m en t. T ra n sfig urin g h im se lf i n to a n a rm ch air , h e
s u ccessfu lly e v ad ed Y ax le y ’s d ete cti o n. O nce th e D eath E ate r h ad l e ft, S lu g ho rn p ack ed a f e w
n ecessiti e s i n to a b ag , l o ck ed u p h is h o use b eh in d h im , a n d w en t o n th e r u n.
For o ver a y ear, S lu g ho rn m oved f r o m h o use to h o use , o fte n s q uatti n g i n M ug gle d w ellin g s
w hen th e o w ners w ere a w ay, b ecau se h e d id n o t d are s ta y w ith f r ie n ds w ho m ig ht s u bse q uen tl y b etr a y
– w heth er w illin g ly o r u nder d ure ss – h is w here ab o uts . I t w as a m is e ra b le e x is te n ce, m ad e s ti ll m ore
w re tc h ed b y th e f a ct th at h e d id n o t k no w p re cis e ly w hat V old em ort w an te d f r o m h im . H e th o ug ht i t
m ost l ik ely th at h is o ld s tu den t s im ply w an te d to r e cru it h im to h is a rm y, w hic h w as s ti ll s m all
c o m pare d to w hat i t h ad b een a t th e h eig ht o f h is p re v io us p o w er; i n h is d ark est m om en ts , h o w ev er,
S lu g ho rn w ondere d w heth er V old em ort d id w an t to k ill h im , to p re v en t h im e v er b etr a y in g th e s o urc e
o f th e l a tte r’s c o nti n uin g i n vuln era b ility .

Late r T each in g C are er
T ho ug h S lu g ho rn ’s c h arm s a n d h ex es k ep t h im a f e w s te p s a h ead o f th e D eath E ate rs, th ey w ere
i n su ffic ie n t to k eep h im c o nceale d f r o m A lb us D um ble d o re , w ho f in ally r a n h im to g ro und i n th e
v illa g e o f B udle ig h B ab berto n, w here S lu g ho rn h ad c o m man deere d a M ug gle d w ellin g . T he
H ead m aste r w as n o t f o ole d b y th e d is g uis e th at h ad h o odw in ked Y ax le y, a n d a sk ed S lu g ho rn to r e tu rn
t o H ogw arts a s a te ach er. A s a n a d ded i n ducem en t, D um ble d o re h ad b ro ug ht a lo ng H arry P otte r,
w ho m S lu g ho rn n o w m et f o r th e f ir st ti m e: th e m ost f a m ous s tu den t H ogw arts h ad e v er s e en , h e w as
a ls o th e s o n o f o ne o f S lu g ho rn ’s a ll- ti m e f a v o urite s tu den ts , L ily E van s.
Alth o ug h i n iti a lly r e sis ta n t, S lu g ho rn c o uld n o t r e sis t th e c o m bin ed a llu re o f a s a fe p la ce o f
r e sid en ce a n d o f H arry h im se lf , w ho h ad a g la m our th at e x ceed ed e v en T om R id dle ’s . S lu g ho rn
s u sp ecte d th at D um ble d o re m ig ht h av e a f u rth er m oti v e, b ut w as c o nfid en t th at h e c o uld r e sis t
D um ble d o re ’s a tte m pts to w heed le o ut o f h im a n y a ssis ta n ce h e m ig ht h av e g iv en L ord V old em ort. H e
a rm ed h im se lf a g ain st th is e v en tu ality b y p re p arin g a f a k e ‘ m em ory ’ o f th e n ig ht th at R id dle h ad
a p pro ach ed h im w ith a r e q uest to b e ta u g ht a b o ut H orc ru xes.
Slu g ho rn r e su m ed h is p o st a s P oti o ns m aste r a t H ogw arts w ith g usto , o nce a g ain i n sti tu ti n g th e
S lu g C lu b a n d a tte m pti n g to c o lle ct a ll th e m ost ta le n te d o r w ell- c o nnecte d s tu den ts o f th e d ay. A s
D um ble d o re h ad e x pecte d a n d i n te n ded , S lu g ho rn w as c ap ti v ate d b y H arry P otte r, w ho m h e b elie v ed
( e rro neo usly ) to b e s u pre m ely ta le n te d i n h is o w n s u bje ct. H arry f in ally s u cceed ed i n p ris in g f r o m
S lu g ho rn th e tr u e m em ory o f h is H orc ru x c o nversa ti o n w ith R id dle , a fte r u sin g S lu g ho rn ’s o w n
p o ti o n a g ain st h im : F elix F elic is , w hic h m ad e H arry i r re sis ti b ly l u ck y.

Hogw arts u nder D eath E ate r R ule
O nce th e s c h o ol h ad b een ta k en o ver b y L ord V old em ort, w ith S ev eru s S nap e a s H ead m aste r a n d th e
D eath E ate r C arro w s ta k in g k ey r o le s i n s u bju g ati n g s ta ff a n d p upils , S lu g ho rn l e arn ed th at
V old em ort h ad n o th in g w orse i n s to re f o r h im th an to r e m ain i n p o st a n d te ach p ure - a n d h alf -b lo ods.
T his h e d id , k eep in g h is p ro file a s l o w a s h e d are d , th o ug h n ev er e n fo rc in g th e v io le n t d is c ip lin e
a d vo cate d b y th e C arro w s, a n d a tte m pti n g to l o ok a fte r th e s tu den ts i n h is c are a s b est h e c o uld .

The B attle o f H ogw arts
S lu g ho rn ’s b eh av io ur d urin g th e m ost d an g ero us n ig ht o f h is l if e r e v eals th e w orth o f th e m an .
I n iti a lly h e a p peare d to h av e e sc ap ed th e f ig ht, h av in g l e d th e S ly th erin s o ut o f th e c astl e to s a fe ty .
O nce i n H ogsm ead e, h o w ev er, h e h elp ed to r o use a n d m obilis e th e v illa g ers, r e tu rn in g w ith C harlie
W easle y a t th e h ead o f r e in fo rc em en ts a t a c ru cia l p o in t i n th e b attl e . W hat i s m ore , h e w as o ne o f th e
l a st th re e ( w ith M in erv a M cG onag all a n d K in g sle y S hack le b o lt) to d uel V old em ort b efo re th e l a tte r’s
f in al c o nfr o nta ti o n w ith H arry . S lu g ho rn s o ug ht r e d em pti o n i n th ese s e lf le ss a cts o f c o ura g e, r is k in g
h is l if e a g ain st h is e rstw hile p upil.
Slu g ho rn ’s g en uin e r e m orse f o r th e d am ag e h e h ad d o ne i n te llin g R id dle w hat h e w an te d to
k no w i s c o nclu siv e p ro of th at h e i s n o t, a n d n ev er w as, D eath E ate r m ate ria l. A l ittl e w eak , a l ittl e l a zy
a n d c erta in ly s n o bbis h , S lu g ho rn i s n ev erth ele ss k in d-h earte d , w ith a f u lly f u ncti o nal c o nsc ie n ce. I n
h is f in al te st, S lu g ho rn r e v eale d h im se lf to b e i m pla cab ly o ppo se d to th e D ark A rts . W hen h is b ra v ery
a t th e B attl e o f H ogw arts w as p ublic is e d , h is a cti o ns ( a lo ng w ith th o se o f R eg ulu s B la ck , w hic h
g ain ed a tte n ti o n i n th e a fte rm ath o f V old em ort’ s d em is e ) r e m oved m uch o f th e s ti g m a th at h ad b een
a tta ch ed to S ly th erin h o use f o r h undre d s o f y ears p ast. T ho ug h n o w ( p erm an en tl y ) r e ti r e d , h is p o rtr a it
h as a p la ce o f h o no ur i n th e S ly th erin c o m mon r o om .

J.K . R ow lin g’s t h oughts
Q uin tu s H ora ti u s F la ccu s w as o ne o f th e g re ate st R om an P oets , m ore c o m monly k no w n a s H ora ce.
H e g av e S lu g ho rn tw o o f h is C hris ti a n n am es. T he n am e ‘ S lu g ho rn ’ d eriv es f r o m th e ( S co ts ) G aelic
f o r ‘ w ar c ry ’: s lu ag h-g hair m , w hic h l a te r g av e r is e to ‘ s lu g ho rn ’, a b attl e tr u m pet. I l o ved th e w ord
f o r i ts l o ok a n d s o und, b ut a ls o f o r i ts m an y a sso cia ti o ns. T he o rig in al G aelic s u g gests a h id den
f e ro city , w here as th e c o rru pte d w ord s e em s to a llu de to th e f e ele r o f th e A rio n d is ti n ctu s ( o r c o m mon
l a n d s lu g ), w hic h w ork s w ell f o r s u ch a s e em in g ly s e d en ta ry , p la cid m an . ‘ H orn ’ a ls o h in ts a t h is
t r u m peti n g o f f a m ous n am es a n d i llu str io us a sso cia ti o ns.

Hora ce S lu ghorn w as o ne o f t h e m ost g ifte d P otio n m akers t h at H ogw arts h ad e ver s e en .
Lik e S everu s S nape, h e h ad t h e p ow er t o b ottle f a m e, b re w g lo ry, a nd e ven s to pper d ea th , b ut
what m akes a t r u ly t a le n te d P otio ns m aste r? A cco rd in g t o J .K . R ow lin g, y o u n eed m ore t h an
ju st a c a uld ro n a nd t h e r ig ht i n gre d ie n ts t o w hip u p a w in nin g c o nco ctio n.


​PO TIO N S
BY J .K . R O W LIN G
I t i s o fte n a sk ed w heth er a M ug gle c o uld c re ate a m ag ic p o ti o n, g iv en a P oti o ns b o ok a n d th e r ig ht
i n g re d ie n ts . T he a n sw er, u nfo rtu nate ly , i s n o . T here i s a lw ay s s o m e e le m en t o f w an dw ork n ecessa ry
t o m ak e a p o ti o n ( m ere ly a d din g d ead f lie s a n d a sp ho del to a p o t h an g in g o ver a f ir e w ill g iv e y o u
n o th in g b ut n asty -ta sti n g , n o t to m en ti o n p o is o no us, s o up).
Som e p o ti o ns d uplic ate th e e ffe cts o f s p ells a n d c h arm s, b ut a f e w ( fo r i n sta n ce, th e P oly ju ic e
P oti o n a n d F elix F elic is ) h av e e ffe cts i m po ssib le to a ch ie v e a n y o th er w ay. G en era lly s p eak in g ,
w itc h es a n d w iz ard s f a v o ur w hic h ev er m eth o d th ey f in d e asie st, o r m ost s a ti s fy in g , to p ro duce th eir
c h o se n e n d.
Poti o ns a re n o t f o r th e i m pati e n t, b ut th eir e ffe cts a re u su ally d if fic u lt to u ndo b y a n y b ut a n o th er
s k ille d p o ti o neer. T his b ra n ch o f m ag ic c arrie s a c erta in m ysti q ue a n d th ere fo re s ta tu s. T here i s a ls o
t h e d ark c ach et o f h an dlin g s u bsta n ces th at a re h ig hly d an g ero us. T he p o pula r i d ea o f a P oti o ns e x pert
w ith in th e w iz ard in g c o m munity i s o f a b ro odin g , s lo w -b urn in g p erso nality : S nap e, i n f a ct, c o nfo rm s
p erfe ctl y to th e s te re o ty pe.

J.K . R ow lin g’s t h oughts
C hem is tr y w as m y l e ast f a v o urite s u bje ct a t s c h o ol, a n d I g av e i t u p a s s o on a s I c o uld . N atu ra lly ,
w hen I w as tr y in g to d ecid e w hic h s u bje ct H arry ’s a rc h -e n em y, S ev eru s S nap e, s h o uld te ach , i t h ad to
b e th e w iz ard in g e q uiv ale n t. T his m ak es i t a ll th e s tr a n g er th at I f o und S nap e’s i n tr o ducti o n to h is
s u bje ct q uite c o m pellin g ( ‘I c an te ach y o u to b o ttl e f a m e, b re w g lo ry , e v en s to pper d eath … ’),
a p pare n tl y p art o f m e f o und P oti o ns q uite a s i n te re sti n g a s S nap e d id ; a n d i n deed I a lw ay s e n jo yed
c re ati n g p o ti o ns i n th e b o oks, a n d r e se arc h in g i n g re d ie n ts f o r th em .
Man y o f th e c o m po nen ts o f th e v ario us d ra u g hts a n d l ib ati o ns th at H arry c re ate s f o r S nap e e x is t
( o r w ere o nce b elie v ed to e x is t) a n d h av e ( o r w ere b elie v ed to h av e) th e p ro perti e s I g av e th em .
D itta n y, f o r i n sta n ce, r e ally d o es h av e h ealin g p ro perti e s ( it i s a n a n ti - in fla m mato ry , a lth o ug h I w ould
n o t a d vis e S plin ch in g y o urse lf to te st i t) ; a b ezo ar r e ally i s a m ass ta k en f r o m th e i n te sti n es o f a n
a n im al, a n d i t r e ally w as o nce b elie v ed th at d rin kin g w ate r i n w hic h a b ezo ar w as p la ced c o uld c u re
y o u o f p o is o nin g .

Yo u c a n h unt d ow n d itta ny o r f in d a b ezo ar i n t h e r e a l w orld , b ut y o u’d b e h ard p re sse d t o
tr a ck d ow n a B ic o rn h orn – o ne o f t h e k ey i n gre d ie n ts i n P oly ju ic e P otio n. T his a ppea ra nce-
alte rin g p otio n i s u nden ia bly p ow erfu l, w heth er u se d f o r g ood o r e vil; b ut w hat i s t h e
mea nin g b eh in d e a ch o f t h e i n gre d ie n ts i n t h e m ix tu re , a nd w hy i s H erm io ne’s a bility t o b re w
it a s a s e co nd-y ea r s tu den t s o r e m ark a ble ?


PO LY JU IC E P O TIO N
BY J .K . R O W LIN G
T he P oly ju ic e P oti o n, w hic h i s a c o m ple x a n d ti m e-c o nsu m in g c o nco cti o n, i s b est l e ft to h ig hly
s k ille d w itc h es a n d w iz ard s. I t e n ab le s th e c o nsu m er to a ssu m e th e p hysic al a p peara n ce o f a n o th er
p erso n, a s l o ng a s th ey h av e f ir st p ro cu re d p art o f th at i n div id ual’s b o dy to a d d to th e b re w ( th is m ay
b e a n yth in g – to en ail c lip pin g s, d an dru ff o r w orse – b ut i t i s m ost u su al to u se h air ). T he i d ea th at a
w itc h o r w iz ard m ig ht m ak e e v il u se o f p arts o f th e b o dy i s a n a n cie n t o ne, a n d e x is ts i n th e f o lk lo re
a n d s u persti ti o ns o f m an y c u ltu re s.
The e ffe ct o f th e p o ti o n i s o nly te m po ra ry , a n d d ep en din g o n h o w w ell i t h as b een b re w ed , m ay
l a st a n yth in g f r o m b etw een te n m in ute s a n d tw elv e h o urs. Y ou c an c h an g e a g e, s e x a n d r a ce b y ta k in g
t h e P oly ju ic e P oti o n, b ut n o t s p ecie s.
The f a ct th at H erm io ne i s a b le to m ak e a c o m pete n t P oly ju ic e P oti o n a t th e a g e o f tw elv e i s
t e sti m ony to h er o uts ta n din g m ag ic al a b ility , b ecau se i t i s a p o ti o n th at m an y a d ult w itc h es a n d
w iz ard s f e ar to a tte m pt.

J.K . R ow lin g’s t h oughts
I r e m em ber c re ati n g th e f u ll l is t o f i n g re d ie n ts f o r th e P oly ju ic e P oti o n. E ach o ne w as c are fu lly
s e le cte d . L acew in g f lie s ( th e f ir st p art o f th e n am e s u g geste d a n i n te rtw in in g o r b in din g to geth er o f
t w o i d en ti ti e s); l e ech es ( to s u ck th e e sse n ce o ut o f o ne a n d i n to th e o th er); h o rn o f a B ic o rn ( th e i d ea
o f d uality ); k no tg ra ss ( a n o th er h in t o f b ein g ti e d to a n o th er p erso n); f lu xw eed ( th e m uta b ility o f th e
b o dy a s i t c h an g ed i n to a n o th er) a n d B oom sla n g s k in ( a s h ed ded o ute r b o dy a n d a n ew i n ner).
The n am e P oly ju ic e w as s u ppo se d to m ak e s e v era l a llu sio ns. ‘ P oly ’, m ean in g ‘ m an y’, g av e th e
i d ea th at th e p o ti o n c o uld tu rn y o u i n to l o ts o f d if fe re n t p eo ple ; b ut ‘ P oly ju ic e’ i s a ls o v ery n ear
‘ P oly deu ces’, w ho w as a tw in i n G re ek m yth o lo gy.

If y o u’re g oin g t o c o ok u p a g oble t f u ll o f P oly ju ic e, o r a ny o th er v ile -ta stin g b ut p ow erfu l
bre w , y o u’re g oin g t o n eed a c a uld ro n. H ere ’s a l ittle h is to ry o f t h is v ita l p ie ce o f m agic a l
eq uip m en t.


​CA ULD RO N S
BY J .K . R O W LIN G
C au ld ro ns w ere o nce u se d b y M ug gle s a n d w iz ard s a lik e, b ein g l a rg e m eta l c o okin g p o ts th at c o uld
b e s u sp en ded o ver f ir e s. I n ti m e, m ag ic al a n d n o n-m ag ic al p eo ple a lik e m oved o n to s to ves;
s a u cep an s b ecam e m ore c o nven ie n t a n d c au ld ro ns b ecam e th e s o le p ro vin ce o f w itc h es a n d w iz ard s,
w ho c o nti n ued to b re w p o ti o ns i n th em . A n ak ed f la m e i s e sse n ti a l f o r th e m ak in g o f p o ti o ns, w hic h
m ak es c au ld ro ns th e m ost p ra cti c al p o t o f a ll.
All c au ld ro ns a re e n ch an te d to m ak e th em l ig hte r to c arry , a s th ey a re m ost c o m monly m ad e o f
p ew te r o r i r o n. M odern i n ven ti o ns i n clu de th e s e lf -s ti r rin g a n d c o lla p sib le v arie ti e s o f c au ld ro n, a n d
p o ts o f p re cio us m eta l a re a ls o a v aila b le f o r th e s p ecia lis t, o r th e s h o w -o ff.

J.K . R ow lin g’s t h oughts
C au ld ro ns h av e h ad a m ag ic al a sso cia ti o n f o r c en tu rie s. T hey a p pear i n h undre d s o f y ears’ w orth o f
p ic tu re s o f w itc h es, a n d a re a ls o s u ppo se d to b e w here l e p re ch au ns k eep tr e asu re . M an y f o lk a n d f a ir y
t a le s m ak e m en ti o n o f c au ld ro ns w ith s p ecia l p o w ers, b ut i n th e H arry P otte r b o oks th ey a re a f a ir ly
m undan e to ol. I d id c o nsid er m ak in g H elg a H uffle p uff ’s h allo w a c au ld ro n, b ut th ere w as s o m eth in g
s lig htl y c o m ic al a n d i n co ng ru o us a b o ut h av in g s u ch a l a rg e a n d h eav y H orc ru x; I w an te d th e o bje cts
H arry h ad to f in d to b e s m alle r a n d m ore p o rta b le . H ow ev er, a c au ld ro n a p pears b o th i n th e f o ur
m yth ic al j e w els o f I r e la n d ( its m ag ic al p o w er w as th at n o bo dy e v er w en t a w ay f r o m i t u nsa ti s fie d )
a n d i n th e l e g en d o f T he T hir te en T re asu re s o f B rita in ( th e c au ld ro n o f D yrn w ch th e g ia n t w ould
c o ok m eat f o r b ra v e m en , b ut n o t f o r c o w ard s).

The j o b o f P otio ns m aste r i s n ot w ith out r is k s, b ut i t i s t h e D efe n ce A gain st t h e D ark A rts
post t h at i s t h e m ost d angero us. O f a ll t h e m em ora ble D AD A t e a ch ers w ho p asse d t h ro ugh
Hogw arts , i t m ig ht h ave b een e a sy t o f o rg et q uie t P ro fe sso r Q uir in us Q uir re ll, w ere i t n ot f o r
th e f a ct t h at h e t u rn ed o ut t o h ave V old em ort o n t h e b ack o f h is h ea d. H ere ’s a l ittle e xtr a
in fo rm atio n o n t h e m an w ho m ade a r a th er u nco nven tio nal e xit f r o m h is p ositio n a t
Hogw arts .


QUIR IN US Q UIR RELL
BY J .K . R O W LIN G
BIR TH DAY:
26th S ep te m ber
WAND :
Ald er a n d u nic o rn h air , n in e i n ch es l o ng , b en dy
HOGW ARTS H OUSE :
Rav en cla w
SP EC IA L A BIL IT IE S:
Learn ed i n th e th eo ry o f D efe n siv e M ag ic , l e ss a d ep t i n th e p ra cti c e
PA R ENTA G E:
Half -b lo od
FA M IL Y:
Unm arrie d , n o c h ild re n
HOBBIE S:
Tra v el, p re ssin g w ild f lo w ers
H arry ’s f ir st D efe n ce A gain st th e D ark A rts te ach er i s a c le v er y o ung w iz ard w ho to ok a ‘ G ra n d
T our’ a ro und th e w orld b efo re ta k in g u p h is te ach in g p o st a t H ogw arts . W hen H arry f ir st m eets
Q uir re ll, h e h as a d o pte d a tu rb an f o r e v ery day w ear. H is n erv es, e x pre sse d m ost o bvio usly i n h is
s ta m mer, a re s o p ro no unced th at i t i s r u m oure d th e tu rb an i s s tu ffe d f u ll o f g arlic , to w ard o ff
v am pir e s.
I s a w Q uir re ll a s a g if te d b ut d elic ate b o y, w ho w ould p ro bab ly h av e b een te ase d f o r h is ti m id ity
a n d n erv es d urin g h is s c h o ol l if e . F eelin g i n ad eq uate a n d w is h in g to p ro ve h im se lf , h e d ev elo ped a n
( in iti a lly th eo re ti c al) i n te re st i n th e D ark A rts . L ik e m an y p eo ple w ho f e el th em se lv es to b e
i n sig nif ic an t, e v en l a u g hab le , Q uir re ll h ad a l a te n t d esir e to m ak e th e w orld s it u p a n d n o ti c e h im .
Quir re ll s e t o ut d elib era te ly to f in d w hate v er r e m ain ed o f th e D ark w iz ard , p artl y o ut o f
c u rio sity , p artl y o ut o f th at u nack no w le d g ed d esir e f o r i m po rta n ce. A t th e v ery l e ast, Q uir re ll
f a n ta sis e d th at h e c o uld b e th e m an w ho tr a ck ed V old em ort d o w n, b ut a t b est, m ig ht l e arn s k ills f r o m
V old em ort th at w ould e n su re h e w as n ev er l a u g hed a t a g ain .
Tho ug h H ag rid w as c o rre ct i n s a y in g th at Q uir re ll h ad a ‘ b rillia n t m in d’, th e H ogw arts te ach er
w as b o th n aiv e a n d a rro gan t i n th in kin g th at h e w ould b e a b le to c o ntr o l a n e n co unte r w ith V old em ort,
e v en i n th e D ark w iz ard ’s w eak en ed s ta te . W hen V old em ort r e alis e d th at th e y o ung m an h ad a p o siti o n

at H ogw arts , h e to ok i m med ia te p o sse ssio n o f Q uir re ll, w ho w as i n cap ab le o f r e sis ti n g .
While Q uir re ll d id n o t l o se h is s o ul, h e b ecam e c o m ple te ly s u bju g ate d b y V old em ort, w ho
cau se d a f r ig htf u l m uta ti o n o f Q uir re ll’s b o dy: n o w V old em ort l o oked o ut o f th e b ack o f Q uir re ll’s
head a n d d ir e cte d h is m ovem en ts , e v en f o rc in g h im to a tte m pt m urd er. Q uir re ll tr ie d to p ut u p f e eb le
re sis ta n ce o n o ccasio n, b ut V old em ort w as f a r to o s tr o ng f o r h im .
Quir re ll i s , i n e ffe ct, tu rn ed i n to a te m po ra ry H orc ru x b y V old em ort. H e i s g re atl y d ep le te d b y
th e p hysic al s tr a in o f f ig hti n g th e f a r s tr o ng er, e v il s o ul i n sid e h im . Q uir re ll’s b o dy m an if e sts b urn s
an d b lis te rs d urin g h is f ig ht w ith H arry d ue to th e p ro te cti v e p o w er H arry ’s m oth er l e ft i n h is s k in
when s h e d ie d f o r h im . W hen th e b o dy V old em ort a n d Q uir re ll a re s h arin g i s h o rrib ly b urn ed b y
co nta ct w ith H arry , th e f o rm er f le es j u st i n ti m e to s a v e h im se lf , l e av in g th e d am ag ed a n d e n fe eb le d
Quir re ll to c o lla p se a n d d ie .

J.K . R ow lin g’s t h oughts
Q uir in us w as a R om an G od a b o ut w ho m th ere i s n o t m uch i n fo rm ati o n, a lth o ug h h e i s c o m monly
a sso cia te d w ith w ar – a c lu e th at Q uir re ll i s n o t q uite a s m eek a s h e a p pears. ‘ Q uir re ll’ , w hic h i s s o
n early ‘ s q uir re l’ – s m all, c u te a n d h arm le ss – a ls o s u g geste d ‘ q uiv er,’ a n o d to th e c h ara cte r’s i n nate
n erv o usn ess.

We’v e c o vere d p ow er a nd p olitic s i n t h e w iz a rd in g w orld s e n sib ly a nd t h oro ughly . B ut t o e n d
on s o m eth in g a lto geth er m ore u pliftin g, l e t’s t a ke a l o ok a t t h e p ote n t p re se n ce o f P eeves t h e
polte rg eis t. I f t h ere w ere a n u npopula rity c o nte st a m ong t h e s ta ff a nd s tu den ts o f H ogw arts ,
su re ly P eeves w ould a t l e a st b e a f in alis t i n t h e ‘ n uis a nce’ c a te g ory ?


PE EV ES T H E P O LT ER G EIS T
BY J .K . R O W LIN G
T he n am e ‘ p o lte rg eis t’ i s G erm an i n o rig in , a n d r o ug hly tr a n sla te s a s ‘ n o is y g ho st’ , a lth o ug h i t i s
n o t, s tr ic tl y s p eak in g , a g ho st a t a ll. T he p o lte rg eis t i s a n i n vis ib le e n ti ty th at m oves o bje cts , s la m s
d o ors a n d c re ate s o th er a u dib le , k in eti c d is tu rb an ces. I t h as b een r e p o rte d i n m an y c u ltu re s a n d th ere
i s a s tr o ng a sso cia ti o n w ith th e p la ces w here y o ung p eo ple , e sp ecia lly a d o le sc en ts , a re l iv in g .
E xpla n ati o ns f o r th e p hen o m en o n v ary a ll th e w ay f r o m s u pern atu ra l to s c ie n ti f ic .
It w as i n ev ita b le th at, i n a b uild in g b ursti n g w ith te en ag e w itc h es a n d w iz ard s, a p o lte rg eis t
w ould b e g en era te d ; i t w as l ik ew is e to b e e x pecte d th at s u ch a p o lte rg eis t w ould b e n o is ie r, m ore
d estr u cti v e a n d h ard er to e x pel th an th o se th at o ccasio nally f r e q uen t M ug gle h o use s. S ure e n o ug h,
P eev es i s th e m ost n o to rio us a n d tr o uble so m e p o lte rg eis t i n B riti s h h is to ry . U nlik e th e o verw helm in g
m ajo rity o f h is c o lle ag ues, P eev es h as a p hysic al f o rm , th o ug h h e i s a b le to b eco m e i n vis ib le a t w ill.
H is l o oks r e fle ct h is n atu re , w hic h th o se w ho k no w h im w ould a g re e i s a s e am le ss b le n d o f h um our
a n d m alic e.
Peev es i s w ell- n am ed , f o r h e h as b een a p et p eev e o f e v ery H ogw arts c are ta k er f r o m H an kerto n
H um ble ( a p po in te d b y th e f o ur f o unders) o nw ard s. T ho ug h m an y s tu den ts a n d e v en te ach ers h av e a
s o m ew hat p erv erse f o ndness f o r P eev es ( h e u ndo ubte d ly a d ds a c erta in z est to s c h o ol l if e ), h e i s
i n cu ra b ly d is ru pti v e, a n d i t g en era lly f a lls to th e c are ta k er o f th e d ay to c le an u p h is m an y d elib era te
m esse s: v ase s s m ash ed , p o ti o ns u p-e n ded , b o okcase s to pple d a n d s o o n. T ho se w ith w eak n erv es
d ep lo re P eev es’s f o ndness f o r s u dden ly m ate ria lis in g a n i n ch f r o m th e e n d o f th eir n o se s, h id in g i n
s u its o f a rm our o r d ro ppin g s o lid o bje cts o n th eir h ead s a s th ey m ove b etw een c la sse s.
Sev era l c o ncerte d e ffo rts to r e m ove P eev es f r o m th e c astl e h av e r e su lte d i n f a ilu re . T he l a st a n d
m ost d is a str o us w as m ad e i n 1 876 b y c are ta k er R an co ro us C arp e, w ho d ev is e d a n e la b o ra te tr a p ,
b aite d w ith a n a sso rtm en t o f w eap o ns h e b elie v ed w ould b e i r re sis ti b le to P eev es, a n d a v ast e n ch an te d
b ell j a r, r e in fo rc ed b y v ario us C onta in m en t C harm s, w hic h h e i n te n ded to d ro p o ver th e p o lte rg eis t
o nce h e w as i n p la ce. N ot o nly d id P eev es b re ak e asily th ro ug h th e g ia n t b ell j a r, s h o w erin g a n e n ti r e
c o rrid o r w ith b ro ken g la ss, h e a ls o e sc ap ed th e tr a p a rm ed w ith s e v era l c u tl a sse s, c ro ssb o w s, a
b lu nderb uss a n d a m in ia tu re c an no n. T he c astl e w as e v acu ate d w hile P eev es a m use d h im se lf b y f ir in g
r a n do m ly o ut o f th e w in do w s a n d th re ate n in g a ll a n d s u ndry w ith d eath . A th re e-d ay s ta n do ff w as
e n ded w hen th e H ead m is tr e ss o f th e d ay, E upra x ia M ole , a g re ed to s ig n a c o ntr a ct a llo w in g P eev es
a d diti o nal p riv ile g es, s u ch a s a o nce-w eek ly s w im i n th e b o ys’ to ile ts o n th e g ro und f lo or, f ir st
r e fu sa l o n s ta le b re ad f r o m th e k itc h en f o r th ro w in g p urp o se s, a n d a n ew h at – to b e c u sto m -m ad e b y
M ad am e B onhab ille o f P aris . R an co ro us C arp e to ok e arly r e ti r e m en t f o r h ealth r e aso ns, a n d n o
s u bse q uen t a tte m pt h as e v er b een m ad e to r id th e c astl e o f i ts m ost i ll- d is c ip lin ed i n hab ita n t.
Peev es d o es r e co gnis e a u th o rity o f a s o rt. T ho ug h g en era lly u nim pre sse d b y ti tl e s a n d b ad g es,
h e i s g en era lly a m en ab le to th e s tr ic tu re s o f th e te ach ers, a g re ein g to s ta y o ut o f th eir c la ssro om s
w hile th ey te ach . H e h as a ls o b een k no w n to s h o w a n a ffin ity f o r r a re s tu den ts ( n o ta b ly F re d a n d

Geo rg e W easle y ), a n d i s c erta in ly a fr a id o f th e g ho st o f S ly th erin , th e B lo ody B aro n. H is tr u e
lo yalti e s, h o w ev er, w ere r e v eale d i n th e G re at B attl e o f H ogw arts .

So t h ere y o u h ave i t. Y o u’v e d is c o vere d w hat h appen s w hen p ow er g oes t o s o m eo ne’s h ea d
(q uite l ite ra lly , i n P ro fe sso r Q uir re ll’s c a se ), w hic h w itc h c la w ed h er w ay t o p ow er w hile
sim ulta neo usly c o lle ctin g F ro lic so m e F elin e p la te s, a nd w here t h e p ow er-h ungry a nd
co rru pt e n d u p w hen c a ught.
We h ope y o u’v e e n jo yed t h is c o lle ctio n o f J .K . R ow lin g’s w ritin g, p re se n te d b y P otte rm ore .

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