Dominic Maestro’s is a small music shop found on one of the side streets of Hogsmeade. It is run by Dominic Maestro, an exceedingly proud and old fashioned musician, who has devoted his life to the little store. Here you will find any sort of instrument you could possibly want. They have both Muggle and Magical works, however you have to make sure you pre-order the exploding tubas as for obvious reasons they are not kept in the store.
While Dominic prefers classical music and the works of Musidora Barkwith, his niece Makaila prefers to fill the store with the Weird Sisters and other more modern music. Their musical war is coming to an end however as Dominic is secretly starting to enjoy the music his niece plays. If you are quiet enough you might even hear him singing along.
- Serena Hamilton - Absent 5 days
- Patrick Scott - Absent 9 days
- Rory Harris - Absent 9 days
- Christopher Laurelson - Absent 10 days
- Gracie Thatcher - Absent 10 days
- Vincent Snyder - Absent 10 days
- Amber Rowle - Absent 15 days (One week until removal)
- Jay Miller - Absent 15 days (One week until removal)
- Karen Marrick - Absent 15 days (One week until removal)
We’ve certainly noticed a drop in activity on the dash recently, and as always, we’d love to hear from you if there’s anything we can do to help the situation. We miss you! :) - Admins Kit and Ren
Defensive Spells, part four
- Causes vines to spring from the earth and bind the victim.
- Etymology: From the Latin ‘bumastus,’ referring to a kind of vine.
- Forms concrete blocks around the victim’s feet.
- Etymology: Unknown.
- Renders living targets immobile.
- Etymology: From the Latin ‘immobilis,’ meaning “immovable.”
- Creates a barrier that sounds, objects, and creatures cannot cross.
- Etymology: From the Latin ‘impetro,’ meaning “to secure.”
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Setting: Party Time!
Karen Marrick’s Party is underway. Make your way up to the Room of Requirement and have a blast. But be careful, teachers are out in the corridors and you don’t want detention. Especially if it’s led by a slightly hungover prefect.
Knotgrass is one of the most useful plants in the Herbology textbook. It is found everywhere, including the Forbidden Forest bordering Hogwarts school, and is a versatile ingredient. Knotgrass is one of the essential ingredients in the Polyjuice Potion, as well as in many alcoholic beverages, such as Knotgrass Mead – made famous after it received the Magical Meads award in 1999.
Something Borrowed, Something Blue
The Something Borrowed, Something Blue second hand store was set up after the war to help provide for those children who lost their parents or caregivers in the war. Molly Weasley was its founder, as she didn’t want to risk any child being treated as Harry was growing up. She wanted to make sure that the children had good clothes, plenty of food, and a good household to live in, and this was one of the many ways she implemented her beliefs.
The store is run by a selection of volunteers, many of which are residents of Diagon Alley. Even though it has been sixteen years, there are still plenty of volunteers who want to give their time to this cause. However now that many of the children are near adulthood, the money raised in the store is finding new ways to help the community. The money raised is now also being filtered to the less fortunate and towards the education of those who remain ignorant of the rights of all people, not just themselves.
The Lunascope is a handy instrument invented by Welsh witch, Perpetua Fancourt, something which Hogwarts School’s Ravenclaws take much pride in. This instrument shows the phases of the moons and therefore makes moon charts redundant. Despite this, young witches and wizards are still encouraged to learn how to use moon charts just in case they do not have access to a Lunascope.
The Lunascope itself looks much like a telescope, except that it is more box-like and has a handle for the user to hold. It also emits a beam of light which one can use to focus on the moon.
Spells dealing with Liquid, part three
- Pours wine from one’s wand.
- Etymology: From the Greek ‘rantisma,’ meaning “sprinkle.”
- Refills an object, typically goblets.
- Etymology: From the Latin ‘repleo,’ meaning “fill.”
- Makes a liquid more viscous, or thick.
- Etymology: Unknown.
- Causes liquid to froth and bubble over.
- Etymology: From the Latin ‘scaturrio,’ meaning “to flow.”