Chapter 1: Hogwarts faculty
Healer: Eloise Febru
- Transfiguration — Minerva McGonagall
- Potions — Horace Slughorn;
- Charms — Filius Flitwick
- Herbology — Madara Woodward
- Astronomy — Umbra Gallo
- Defence Against the Dark Arts — Seamus MacCavity
- Flying — Fern Goosander
- History of Magic — Cuthbert Binns
Third Year Electives
- Arithmancy — Septima Vector
- Care of Magical Creatures —Silvanus Kettleburn
- Divination — Nedra Dura
- Muggle Studies — Therese Firethron
- Study of Ancient Runes — Leurona Nero
Sixth and seventh year
- Advanced Arithmancy Studies — Septima Vector
- Alchemy — Albus Dumbledore
- Ancient Studies — Leurona Nero
Chapter 2: Class Lists
Students, Year One
Pureblood, upper class
Pureblood, lower class
Halfblood, wizarding ‘background’ --> raised in the magical world
Halfblood, muggle ‘background’ --> raised in the muggle world
Black, Sirius (sc28)
Morgan, Athelstan (sc 28)
Shafiq, Esfir (sc 28)
Chapter 3: Family Lines
Various Family lines
Ancient and Noble House of Black
For want of making and uploading and having to re-write and re-upload and re-work the thing over and over, the genealogy of Pureblood Houses will be partly in text form, let’s say. Mixed? You’ll see what I mean.
Okay? Okay. Cool.
The generation from which we will observe the House Black—generation zero, as it were, g0 or g in further text—will be the generation of Lord Arcturus Black III, aka Itachi’s grandfather. Then the previous generation will be g-1. The subsequent generation will be g+1, Orion and Walburga’s generation and g+2, Itachi’s and Regulus’ generation.
**Another footnote—while there is, maybe, somewhere, some Canon bit of world-building regarding the House Black and their line JK released after the fact—well. I never liked her additions to begin with and with the recent—choices she’s made, I feel less charitable than ever. So! What that means is that I will take what Canon I know, and tear it into itty bitty shreds and glue it together with Fanon as it suits me.
There are three distinct branches in Lord Arcturus Black's generation. His branch, the direct, lordship line is him and his siblings (two sisters and two brothers). The second and third branch are his cousins.
Direct line/lordship line
[g-1] Lord Sirius Black + Hespar Gamp
[g0] Lord Arcturus Black (+ Melania Macmillan)
Cassiopeia Black (unmarried)
Dorea Black (+ Charlus Potter)
Marcus Black (+ Lilith Hoare)
Alphard Black (+ Daigo Kioshi but also unmarried)
[g-1] Cygnus Black + Violeta Bulstrode
[g0] Lycoris Black (unmarried)
Regulus Black (unmarried)
Polux Black + Irma Crabbe
[g-1] Arcturus Black + Lysandra Yaxley
Callidora Black (+ Harfang Longbottom)
Cedrella Black (+ Septimus Weasley)
Charis Black (+ Caspar Crouch)
So! That’s our gen0 as it were. Moving on to g+1, that is Itachis’ parents’ generation.
The batch of kids by Arcturus and Melania (the main lordship line):
- Orion Black (+ Walburga Black) (deceased depending on where in Canon you look from:D)
- Lucretia Black (+ Ignatius Prewett) (deceased)
Cassiopeia and Dorea, Alphard are childless and Marcus is a squib and thus isn’t in the line of succession in any meaningful way.
In the second branch, Polux and Irma Black have two kids
Walburga Black (+Orion Black)
Cygnus Black (+ Druella Rosier)
In the third branch, there’s a whole bunch of kids. Since they’re all witches who married into other Houses, they stop counting as in the House Black. I will consider adding those but this is complicated enough as is for now.
So. Now we get to Itachi’s generation
Orion Black and Walburga Black (main/heirship line) have two sons:
Cygnus and Druella Black have three daughters:
Andromeda Black (+ Ted Tonks)
Bellatrix Black (+ Rabastan LeStrange)
Narcissa Black (+ Lucius Malfoy)
Again, Callidora and Charis all have kids, but they are Longbottoms and Crouches
Helen Mary Warnock (14.04.1924) + Geoffrey Warnock (16.08.1923)
Felix Geoffrey Warnock 18.01.1952
James Marcus Alexander Warnock 16.08.1953
Kathleen Warnock 22.07.1950
Stephana Warnock 09.07.1956
Grizell Maria Warnock (17.07.1061 irl but in this it’s) 17.07.1957
Timothy Edward Warnock 12.07.1959
(Note: Helen Mary Warnock and Geoffrey Warnock were real people, philosophers and by all accounts awesome people. As a rule I’m uncomfortable with RPF or Real People Fiction buuuuut—I figure in this case, since they likely did not have a son Timothy who was a wizard, I figure I could be excused? Point is, while Helen Mary and Geoffrey were real, and their kids Felix, James, Kathleen, Stephana and Grizell are real people, we will say this all takes place in an alternate universe and yeah, forget about that:D )
Fritha Anand (03.01.1918) + Engel Clarke (08.03.1922)
Lorelai Clarke (05.03.1942)
Andrew Clarke (22.06.1959)
Elen McDougal (02.05.1938) + Patrick Young (21.12.1918)
Eabha (ey-va) (04.3.1966)
Cillian (Kil e an) (06.12.1968)
Deaglan (Deck lan) (06.12.1968)
Chapter 4: Famous Witches and Wizards
An evolving list of famous witches and wizards.
Jelena Ivanovna Agapova
Jelena Agapova, also known derisively Baba Yaga in Muggle culture, was a famous Healer in the fourteenth, fifteenth and sixteenth century. It is unclear where exactly the Lady hailed from, but most agree it she was probably born in the Kingdom of Belovodye. Mostly focused on midwifery, the Lady was born into the escalating Muggle-Wizzard tensions. Her famous pilgrimage through Eastern Europe, though to the Balkans and beyond is credited with saving countless of lives. She is also known to be an accomplished Transfiguration Mistress, developing and perfecting a number of animation charms. During her travels, she had collected many local charms, and had written them down into the first edition of “Witches’ Compendium”.
Chapter 5: Sacred twenty-eight
The division of Sacred twenty-eight
Sacred twenty-eight is not, as Cantankerus Nott would later aledge, purely a Pureblood matter. Instead, those are the twenty-eight families that held land when the French invaded England. They could have--and likely have--married Muggles and Muggleborns by the score, and they would have kept that particular title. They could have--as the Light by and large has with few exceptions--sold off their land, and the title would have remained.
Chapter 6: Politics
General (rambling) thoughts and theories on the politics of the Magical World in general and Britain in particular.
Wizarding Britain is basically Feudalism dressed up to loosely resemble something like a parliamentary republic.
Note: I will maybe re-write this section to seem, idk, precise and clean and thought-out but for now, we all get my ramblings.
Anyways, back to the system. Feudalism. The main reason—I see, at least—that Feudalism was not only instated but that it survived as long as it had was a mix of, well, propaganda, and a real need. The real need was simple: it was dangerous back then, the populated centers were far apart, and peasants flocked to local strong-men to protect them. They weren’t really educated, they believed in a rigid hierarchy where every person more or less belongs in their place There was little mobility. A Lord is a Lord because he is a Lord because The King said so aka God said so.
Now, in Magical England, things were different, but not that different. What makes Feudalism impossible in Muggle world—the fact that sooner or later, peasants will overpower and overthrow their parasitic leaders—doesn’t apply in the Magical world. Why? Wards. Blood-wards and Family magic.
So—British live in Britain. Thirty-four families have got some land and they’ve already started warding it. Blood-sacrifice, rituals, combat aka blood spilled on your land, you name it, it was done. The bigger the family the stronger the Wards.
French invade. Sorry Normans invade, whatever. Point is—Britain is invaded by a strong enemy. It’s the eleventh century, magic is a thing. Normans have their own wizards. So do the English—but the English are in great part completely de-centralized. Some attempt at connecting the Monarchy with the Magical population was made with Merlin and Arthur, but it failed mostly. Instead of fighting, the local Lords and Ladies (the thirty-four families who had their own warded property) hide behind their wards and basically decide to wait it out. The muggles will sort it out between themselves, and they know better than to try to invade magical land.
Unaffiliated witches and wizards—smaller, vulnerable families—flock to these Lords and Ladies, and swear oaths. Keep in mind—magical oaths are more binding than a simple promise. With the added influx of people, these thirty-four Lords and Ladies accumulate even more power, they can now expand their wards, they get more land, more people come and so on and so forth.
This kept happening—eleventh century was bad, but then came the witch hunts, and what few unaffiliated magicals there were scattered about the country ran to these warded enclaves, or escaped Britain altogether. Magical creatures entered similar arrangements. Abraxans with the Blacks, Nymphs with the Morgan’s, Hippogriff’s with the Longbottoms and so on.
By the time the Statute of Secrecy was created, 95% of wealth and land that magical occupied was in the hands of these thirty-four families. (5% was Hogwarts who was more or less a city-state. Castle-state.). When the Statute was made, however, it became important to have a body that will enforce the statute. So, these Lords and Ladies (by then instead of thirty-four, having come down to thirty-one) decided to let London be ‘neutral’. They wanted to keep their new regulatory body close to, as it were, the pulse. In the belly of the beast. So Ministry of Magic was formed, not called such then. In fact, back then it was a loose coalition of witches and wizards who were considered neutral—they got disinherited from their Houses and their Lords, and they were in the employ of, as it were, Wizarding Britain. They didn’t even keep the peace at the time, they were just there to make sure the Satute of Secrecy is kept well.
A council was formed—Wizards’ Council—to, well, decide how shit is going to be done. Each Lord was on it, and the leader of the force protecting the Statute.
Over the centuries things have grown here and there, but the Lords never lost their grip on power because magic keeps them there. The blood-wards are real. The oaths are real. Each Ancient and Noble House (one of those original thirty-four families, six of which had died out by the 19th century) has a swathe of land and vassals.
Now, granted, some of that has changed over the years. One change is that the division between Light, Neutral and Dark started becoming more and more important. Parallel to that, the Light tended to engage in a lot of (very admirable and morally correct) conflicts which drained their wealth. Social trends became to change. Light Lords and Ladies started to sell their land, and/or grant that land to the Vassal Houses that lived and worked on it. Dark very much did not, and Neutral did to a smaller degree. That and many other factors led to Dark Houses pretty much having an independent little kingdom behind their wards. They have hundreds of families that live on their land, work it, live off it, and pay to their Liege Lord, either in Gold—rare—or in product—almost always.
Education is also problematic. Not many magical have either the magical potential to go to Hogwarts, nor enough Gold to pay the fees. Muggleborns by and large pay very little, and Purebloods pay a whole lot more. Halfbloods—who either live in the Muggle world, swear a vow to a Lord who will have them or have to live in one of few ’neutral zones’ such as London or Godric’s Hollow—pay in the middle. Most of these Vassal Houses are Pureblood technically but are actually often very poor. Instead, they tend to get educated in-house as it were. A Lord is honor-bound (lol) to organize some sort of school or a tutoring system, but some Lords are terrible, some are mad, some are poor and so on. (House Malfoy famously has superb schools on their lands. House Longbottom stopped having Vassals as such, but they still have families living on their land (behind their wards) and as such offer schooling for those who don’t get into Hogwarts)