The new story about the “Ilvermorny School of Witchcraft and Wizardry” was written by Rowling. It revealed the Irish origins of the wizarding school as well as the early life of its founder, Isolt Sayre, CNET wrote.
According to BuzzFeed, Isolt left Ireland and immigrated to the US because she was fleeing her abusive and wizard aunt, Gormlaith Gaunt. The site noted that fans could be familiar with Gaunt name because they are Voldemort’s ancestors.
The official Pottermore website also has shared how the school was founded and also some information about its four houses, which are named after magical creatures. The details of the houses were disclosed along with a new video.
Pottermore wrote the houses as follows:
Wampus – the magical and panther-like creature that is fast, strong and almost impossible to kill
Thunderbird – a creature that can create storms when it flies
Horned Serpent – a great horned river serpent creature with a jewel on its forehead
Pukwudgie – a little grey-faced creature with large ears
BuzzFeed meanwhile also shared short descriptions of the houses’ founders.
Chadwick Boot of Thunderbird was intelligent but often moody. Webster Boot of Wampus was argumentative but extremely loyal. Chadwick and Webster are brothers. Their adoptive mother, Isolt, picked Horned Serpent since she has a bond with the creature. The two boys adoptive father, James Steward, is with the Pukwudgie because Isolt had lived with one and the stories made him laugh.
“Ilvermorny School of Witchcraft and Wizardry” is the second part of the “Magic in North America,” which is a collection of new original writing by Rowling. The school was located in Massachusetts’ Mount Greylock forest.
Rowling earlier revealed at Pottermore a new map showing the locations of other American Wizarding School ahead of the release in theaters of “Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them.”
“Harry Potter” spinoff film, “Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them” is schedule to roll in cinemas on November 18, 2016 in the US and UK. No release date has yet been announced for Australia.