Yesterday an anonymous source inside the Ministry of Magic gave us some rather disturbing news. The head of the Department of Mysteries is reportedly investigating a way to repair hopelessly broken wands. Why is this important? Well, let’s go back about 19 years for some clarification.
Everyone remembers or has been told stories of the Battle of Hogwarts. What was supposedly a myth, borne from the story of the Three Brothers, turned out to be truth. The Deathly Hallows do exist—or at least they did 19 years ago. For those that don’t know what the Deathly Hallows are, here is a recap:
The Elder Wand—the most powerful wand that ever existed
The Cloak of Invisibility—a cloak that renders the user completely invisible, whose enchantments never fade
The Resurrection Stone—a stone that can bring back a ghostly imprint of a person’s loved one after being turned thrice in the user’s hand
If all three objects are obtained by the same person, that person becomes the supposed Master of Death. Only one person has ever sought to be such: Tom Marvolo Riddle, a.k.a. Lord Voldemort. Obviously, his plan failed when Harry Potter became the owner of all three objects just in time for the Battle of Hogwarts to commence. Needless to say, he defeated Voldemort, and the Wizarding world was saved from certain destruction.
What we didn’t know before yesterday is what happened to the Deathly Hallows. Apparently, our source inside the Ministry knows Harry Potter personally, and they were able to ascertain the whereabouts of one of the Hallows: the Elder Wand.
No, this is not good news, readers.
Harry Potter, under the firm belief that it was too powerful for any one man to wield, snapped the Elder Wand in half after Voldemort was defeated. He tossed the pieces into the Black Lake, believing them safe from the Wizarding world, hiding in the depths with the Merpeople.
Well, our source inside the Ministry has informed us that the Minister of Magic himself ordered the Department of Mysteries to sweep the Black Lake and find the pieces of the Elder Wand. Why? Because they’ve supposedly developed a way to repair wands that have been severely damaged, and they believe they can repair the Elder Wand to a working state. While this new technology would be intensely helpful for those that cannot always afford new wands (or those that are very attached to their current wands), it is worrisome that the first wand the Department of Mysteries has chosen to test is the Elder Wand.
We can only speculate about what this means, but rest assured that Harry Potter was right: the Elder Wand is too powerful for any one man to use. Whoever winds up obtaining the wand after it’s been repaired could become a danger to us all. Let us hope that the Elder Wand has been well protected by the Merpeople in the Black Lake. Perhaps they will prevent the Ministry from finding it.
In the meantime, if you happen to see suspicious-looking people roaming around Hogwarts, you know why.