American wizards and witches, get ready for a history lesson.
J.K. Rowling has revealed a detailed origin story for Ilvermorny, the American school of magic that stands atop Mount Greylock in Massachusetts. On Pottermore, she’s shared a lengthy tale of how the school came to be, and it’s all because of an Irish girl named Isolt Sayre, born around 1603.
There’s also a new featurette that gives fans a quick rundown of the school’s wild past and origin, and how it all began with “a unique, stolen wand.”
“If these walls could talk, they would tell you a tale of loyalty, revenge and a love that gave it life,” the narrator says.
Fans can also find out which Ilvermorny house the Horned Serpent, Wampus, Thunderbird and Pukwudgie they belong to on Pottermore.
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