Ilvermorny School of Witchcraft and Wizardry by J.K. RowlingI decided to catch up on all the things I missed on Pottermore in the last two years I have been inactive on the said site. Here’s what I picked: Ilvermorny School of Witchcraft and Wizardry. It follows the story of Isolt “Morrigan” Sayre, one of the founders of the said magic school, an Irish witch who was on the run from her aunt who raised her. She is a descendant of Salazar Slytherin and the famous Irish witch and Animagus Morrigan.
I adore this tale. It is a quick read that gave me satisfaction in discovering the origin of Ilvermorny. I always love unearthing stories of how things came to be.
My favorite thing about it, which made me enjoy it most, is the idea of James’s character. He is Isolt’s co-founder. He is quite fascinating because he’s a (view spoiler)[’No-Maj’ - a word which means ‘No Magic’ in the American wizarding community, and what we all most commonly known as ‘muggle’. (hide spoiler)] Isn’t that awesome? I think that made everything more splendid.
Like most stories out there, I have a problem with this one. Guess what is it? It’s not a full-length novel! The plot was so gorgeous and I would have fallen madly in love with it if I got to see more of it. Wouldnt it be wonderful if readers got to visit Ilvermornys every corner and grasped every struggle that James and Isolt went through in building it? Maybe it would be lovely if we could read about the professors, the classes, the students and how they feel towards going to school there. Also, I wanted to know how James was treated by the students. He is very different than all of them. Wouldn’t he be oppressed? How would Isolt approach the issue? I have so many questions and concerns regarding it! This kind of story deserves at least four-hundred pages of exploration, in my opinion.
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As such, spoilers will be present within the article. Ilvermorny School of Witchcraft and Wizardry is the American wizarding school ,  located on Mount Greylock in modern-day Massachusetts. Students of this school, as at Hogwarts in Scotland , are sorted into four houses. When Newt Scamander travelled to New York in the s , he met several people including Porpentina and Queenie Goldstein who were educated at this school. The castle was once a granite stone house constructed by Isolt Sayre and James Steward to be their home. When it eventually became a school, the cottage kept expanding until it became a castle. The front doors are adorned with marble statues of Sayre and Steward on either side.
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First established as a magical home-school in the early s, Ilvermorny was named for the cottage where its co-founder, Isolt Sayre , spent her early childhood in County Kerry. Although not a happy childhood — her pure-blood obsessed Aunt Gormlaith kidnapped Isolt after murdering her pro-Muggle mother and father — her early years, at least, were idyllic. After travelling to America, Isolt chose to remember them in numerous ways. Ilvermorny began its transformation from home to school when Isolt — inspired by Hogwarts — started to teach her adopted sons, Webster and Chadwick Boot. She and her husband, James Steward, also created wands for their charges. Steadily their family lessons expanded as magical children gravitated towards the little house.
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