Sonntag, 2. Oktober 2016

If there was a wizarding school in Germany - A Fanfiction

Recently I've been browsing on Pottermore and I discovered that they added new wizarding schools.
Next to Hogwarts there is the American Wizarding School: Ilvermorny School of Witchcraft and Wizardry; then the Brazilian one, Castelobruxo, the African one, Uagadou and the Japanese one Mahoutokoro.



I was instantly intrigued: What are the traditions of these new schools? What new houses are there, if any? What makes them special?
"The number of countries that have their own magical school is minuscule compared to those that do not. This is because the wizarding populations of most countries choose the option of home schooling. [...] There are eleven long-established and prestigious wizarding schools worldwide, all of which are registered with the International Confederation of Wizards. Smaller and less well-regulated institutions have come and gone, are difficult to keep track of, and are rarely registered with the appropriate Ministry (in which case, I cannot vouch for the standard of education they might offer). Anyone wishing to know whether there is an approved magical school in their region should address an owl enquiry to the International Confederation of Wizards, Educational Office." - J.K. Rowling
And even though I was always happy with being a Gryffindor at Hogwarts, I suddenly I began to imagine what a German "Hogwarts" would look like. Who would have founded it and where it would be located? What are German magical traditions?
And before I knew it, I started writing a fanfiction about it: Read me (English)Read me (German/Deutsch).



If you're looking for something super crazy, you won't find that in the story, because I kept the story rather simple, but if you enjoy the world of Harry Potter with all its magial creatures as much as I do, maybe I can entertain you for a while.
I've taken a few of the already known creatures like Thestrals and Veelas and added new ones from German folklore like the Lindworm or Wolpertinger. I also intertwined local legends and well-known figures from history with my founding father-story.