My Notes, From A Ravenclaw (Year 1)
These are my notes for all classes through year 1. There are 7 course in the first year. Charms, History of Magic, Herbology, Potions, Transfiguration, DADA, and Astronomy. I will add as I am able. Please check back for new content.
Please keep in mind, these are only major points and not to be substituted for the actual lessons!
Dada 101 Week 5
Ministry Classification of XX, Harmless.
Also known as the Garden Gnome (Gernumbli gardensi), or plural, Gernumblies.
They look like large potatoes with bony arms and legs.
Maximum height of 1 ft.
- native to most of Europe and North America.
- common belief that gnomes are attracted to magic, and other magical beings.
- habitat of a gnome is a burrow underground, known specifically as a gnomehole
- two methods to degnome
- toss and wait. grab by the ankle, spin and toss. wait up to a month to see if they come back
- Jarvey. similar to an overgrown ferret. usually a bloody way to degnome.Ethically, very questionable practice.
- First Aid
- seperate from Gnome
- wash with soap and water or disinfecting potion
- once clean, heal with spell or potion
Ministry Specification of XXX, Competent wizards should cope.
Also known as the Biting Fairy.
Covered in short, coarse black hair.
Shiny, beetle-like wings.
Second set of arms and legs.
- commonly found in the colder climates of Europe and North America
- extremely annoying, but also slightly dangerous
- bury their eggs underground, but in some circumstances may tuck
them away at the bottom of a closet or snuggled in some carpet
- single doxy can lay up to five hundred eggs at once
- eggs can be identified by their trademark black crescent mark and bluish-purple outer skin
- must be burnt to destroy the eggs completely.
- Doxies can only be removed and disposed of by using a product called Doxycide.
- First Aid
- have an antidote available and ready to use.
- initial reaction may present with redness and swelling at the bite site,
followed by a heat in the surrounding area, the feeling of being faint,
and a full body rash. Most people only experience mild discomfort, with
some redness and swelling, but others can experience the full gamut of
- Signs of an allergic reaction to Doxy venom include:
Swelling in the face, lips, or throat.
Difficulty breathing and/or swallowing.
Loss of consciousness.
Extreme swelling in the nodes around the neck, under the arms, or near the groin.
Sudden complete confusion or mood change.