Ilvermorny School of Witchcraft and Wizardry - Lore: Wand cores Showing 1-2 of 2
You are lost in the woods. A dark wizard casts the killing curse at one of your friends. You only have a split second to think. You're fifteen. Your sister is twelve.
At least some content in this article is derived from information featured in Harry Potter: Hogwarts Mystery. Spoilers will be present within the article. The core of a wand is a magical substance placed within the length of wood, usually extracted from a magical creature. Although wand cores vary widely, certain wandmakers prefer to use certain materials; for example, Garrick Ollivander discovered and pioneered the use of phoenix feathers , dragon heartstrings , and unicorn tail hairs , whereas his father used lesser substances such as Kelpie hair and Kneazle whiskers. The core type is known to influence the temperament of the wand produced with it.
The Wampus crest
It can easily be said that Garrick Ollivander is the greatest wandmaker in all of Britain. His contributions to the research of wand woods, cores and lore are incontrovertible. As a young man in the late s and early s, he was not happy with the common practice of the day. A spellcaster would bring some piece of wood and core material they felt drawn to to a wandmaker and have them combine it into some sort of wand. Such materials included dittany stalk, kelpie hair, and even the hair of the pet cat, placed into a piece of wood that could be anything from a family tree to a stick off the ground. Even though considered rare and expensive, Ollivander was able to secure steady supplies of these materials.
A fast and powerful cat native to Appalacia. It is one of the four house symbols of the Ilvermorny School of Witchcraft and Wizardry. Exceptionally fast and powerful. Reputed to have powers of hypnosis and Legilimency. Wampus hair can be used as a wand core.
Somewhat resembling the mundane mountain lion or cougar, in size and appearance, the Wampus Cat is native to Appalachia. It can walk on its hind legs, outrun arrows, and its yellow eyes are reputed to have the power of both hypnosis and legilimency. The Cherokee have most extensively studied the Wampus Cat, with whom they share their native region, and only they have ever succeeded in procuring Wampus Cat hair for use as a wand core. In , wizard Able Treetops of Cincinnati, claimed to have patented a method of taming Wampus Cats for use as guards over wizarding houses. Fantastic Beasts Movies. Toggle Navigation.