October has always been full of adventure in the Harry Potter universe. There is something magical in the air around this time, which makes for a time full of adventures which culminates on Halloween.
We begin our October story on the 5th, when in 1995, Harry Potter, Hermione Granger and Ron Weasley form the Dumbledore’s Army in the Hog’s Head, a defense club teaching students how to defend and fight when Dolores Umbridge refuses to do so on the Ministry’s orders. Only four days later, on the 9th, DA meets for the first time in the Room of Requirement.
A year later, on October 12th 1996, Harry first tests out one of Halfblood Prince’s spells. On a trip to Hogsmeade, the Trio witnesses the cursing of Katie Bell by the opal necklace and accuse Draco Malfoy of doing it. A few days later, Harry goes with Albus Dumbledore into the Pensieve and sees Lord Voldemort as a boy in the orphanage.
In 1995, Dumbledore’s Army continues to successfully evade Umbridge, showing improvement in the spell casting of its members. On the 20th, Neville manages to disarm Hermione Granger and Parvati Patil reduces a table to dust.
30th October (either 1949 or 1950) brings the birth of Molly Weasley, Ron’s mother. In 1994, the delegations from Beauxbatons and Durmstrang arrive to Hogwarts for the Triwizard Tournament. Hogwarts castle has been made spotless and shining in the previous days much to the chagrin of students and some professors.
At last, there is Halloween. In 1981, Lord Voldemort killed Harry’s parents, James and Lily, thus making Harry The Boy Who Lived, kick-starting the story, in a sense. Ten years later, a troll was led into Hogwarts and somehow, two boys managed to prevent it from hurting Hermione, giving birth to the famous Golden Trio. Next three years are filled with wonder as well, 1992 shows us the first glimpse of a deathday party, in 1993 Sirius Black breaks into Hogwarts and attacks The Fat Lady and the Champions of the Triwizard Tournament were declared in 1994, with Harry Potter as the unexpected fourth champion.
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