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New moments were released on Pottermore on Thursday and reveal new writing from Harry Potter author, J.K. Rowling.

Pottermore continues their way through the fourth book in the Harry Potter series, titled Goblet of Fire with today’s release. Inside, Rowling shared light on new information about Triwizard tournament schools Beauxbatons and Durmstrang, and touched on The Daily Prophet.

Concerning Beauxbatons, the author writes, “It is said that the stunning castle and grounds of this prestigious school were part-funded by alchemist gold, for Nicolas and Perenelle Flamel met at Beauxbatons in their youth, and a magnificent fountain in the middle of the school’s park, believed to have healing and beautifying properties, is named for them.”

Of Durmstrang, Rowling writes about the school’s dark history and its secret location: “Although believed to be situated in the far north of Europe, Durmstrang is one of the most secretive of all schools about its whereabouts, so nobody can be quite certain.”

Finally, Rowling shared an overview of The Daily Prophet and how it got its name.

Absent from the new Pottermore chapters are backstories about any of the characters who feature prominently like Rita Skeeter, but perhaps they will come in future releases.

  • Gary65

    So how far into GoF are they? I’m not going to bother with it until the finish it.

    • Kevin Landeen

      They are up through the First Task. The Last moment available in GoF is The First Task.

      • Gary65

        Crap. We’re going to be here for while. See you in 2015, Pottermore. Hope you’re more interesting by then :/

  • Kevin Landeen

    There really wan’t too much new info given in this release . . . The artwork is still beautiful though. I don’t get on the site too much, just when something new is released and occasionally just to look at the moment art, because I think it really captures the books. I do like Pottermore though, and love that JK Rowling is keeping the story alive.

    • Nicki

      Same here. People complain but I’m totally grateful for Pottermore. It’s beautiful and often interesting. I don’t mind the lack of info because I like to think Jo is holding back for her encyclopedia.. and I’d be happy to pay for more detailed information if she’s got it!

      • Kevin Landeen

        I hope that the encyclopedia still happens . . . I would happily pay for it too. I would pay for prints of the artwork from the moments as well. They are just SO BEAUTIFUL! For me they are more towards what I always pictured when I read the books. I just love it. Yeah, I don’t get the complaining. Sure, it is not updated as much as we would all like, but I truly am grateful that JKR wanted to give us something at all. I do hope though that there is a quiz for the patronuses . . . And access to the information from Book of Spells and Book of Potions (on the PS3) online sometime. Book of Spells was pretty cool, but I haven’t been able to find Book of Potions anywhere!

  • Nicki

    Could that be the Fountain of Fair Fortune in Beauxbatons? Hmm..

    • Cguy

      If you read the ‘Beedle the Bard’ book, you find out the Fountain never had healing powers in the first place. This is probably a different one with a charm on it.

      • Nicki

        Yes I know, but the one in Beauxbatons is only “believed to have healing and beautifying properties” .. you never know :) Though I’m sure there’s been many of these supposed magical fountains around in magical myth, like our own Fountain of Youth.

  • http://ravenclaw1991.tumblr.com/ ravenclaw1991

    There’s only 11 wizarding schools? That’s kind of insane. I imagined each country would have one, but I guess not. I was disappointed when there was no info about Rita Skeeter and Mad-Eye Moody. Hopefully we get some though!

  • dlskin

    I thought we were supposed to be getting the back story of one of Harry Potter’s more mysterious characters in this batch? Did I dream that or was that in a statement somewhere?

    • Alex

      We are getting it- but after january 23- after the wizard world event thing where it will be revealed there first.

      rumour is we’ll get info on skeeter?

      • dlskin

        Oh okay, that makes sense. I think Rita or mad eye are both good guesses

  • Corneel Vanfleteren

    I quite blame Hypable for being so America-centric. There was an amazing statement on European Wizarding Schools and you didn’t mentioned it, Andrew? All these years I assumed there were a lot of schools in Europe, but now Jo outright said that Wizards an I quite blame Hypable for being so America-centric. There was an amazing statement on European Wizarding Schools and you didn’t mentioned it, Andrew? All these years I assumed there were a lot of schools in Europe, but now Jo outright said that Wizards and Witches of France (obviously) but also Spain, Portugal, Luxembourg, Belgium and the Netherlands go to Beauxbatons. That’s a big part of Europe! Thing is, I hope she comes back to this, because it raises a big question: in what language are these students taught? There are like, 5 different languages on that school..

  • Corneel Vanfleteren

    I quite blame Hypable for being so America-centric. There was an amazing statement on European Wizarding Schools and you didn’t mention it, Andrew? All these years I assumed there were a lot of schools in Europe, but now Jo outright said that Wizards and Witches of France (obviously) but also Spain, Portugal, Luxembourg, Belgium and the Netherlands go to Beauxbatons. That’s a big part of Europe! Thing is, I hope she comes back to this, because it raises a big question: in what language are these students taught? There are like, 5 different languages on that school..

    • Betsy

      They all share an ability to speak French, so while other languages might be spoken in the corridors, lessons are all probably in French.

      • Corneel Vanfleteren

        Well, I can tell you, despite living in Belgium, where half of the country speaks Dutch, and the other half French, I still struggle with French, although it’s given as second language. In The Netherlands, English is mostly second language, and French third, but many people choose German over French, ’cause The Netherlands lies closer to Germany than France. And let’s not get started on Spain and Portugal, whose French is kind of horrible, or they don’t know it at all. So Jo has given us an interesting view, I really want to know her movements on that decision, I feel like it’s a bit of an ass pull on her part.

        • Cory

          Agreed (Belgian as well here).
          I see Dutch/Flamish people applying to Hogwarts far more than to Beauxbâtons, that would make so much more sense if there is no specifically Dutch school! Oo

  • Cguy

    I knew ‘The Daily Prophet’ sounded similar to profit! This new info is pretty interesting though, especially the Durmstrang school.

  • Helen

    The names of some of the 11 schools are:

    Hogwarts in Scotland, Beauxbatons in France, Durmstrang in Bulgaria, Salems Witches in the USA, Mahoutokoro in Japan (check out Wand Woods on pottermore) and the School in Brazil that Bill Weasley’s penfriend may have attended.

  • http://sihirbazinguncesi.blogspot.com/ Sihirbaz

    Could somebody explain me this: It is said that the stunning castle and grounds of this prestigious school were part-funded by alchemist gold, for Nicolas and Perenelle Flamel met at Beauxbatons in their youth, and a magnificent fountain in the middle of the school’s park, believed to have healing and beautifying properties, is named for them.

    The thing I didn’t understand is “part-funded”. Did Nicolas gave the gold for school properties or it’s something to honor him? :P

  • whyshoulditellu

    cnt blve hermone and harry were supose to be a couple

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