Coleman's Book Of Wands

written by Matthew Coleman

A simple book summarizing every general topic of wands. Including Cores, Woods, History, Famous Witch's and Wizard's Wands, Wandlore, and much much more!

Last Updated

05/31/21

Chapters

11

Reads

15,737

Wandlore

Chapter 8

Wandlore is an ancient, complex, and rather mysterious branch of magical research; This branch of magical research studies the history, actions, choices, and abilities of wands. Wandlore is often carefully studied by wandmakers, such as the Ollivanders or Gregovitch. The research and surveillance of wand properties is often time consuming and requires constant studying.

Wandlore may have been explored first by ancient wizards more than two thousand years ago, this we can base off of Ollivander's Wand Shop's opening date (382 b.c.). In the beginning of our wizarding history, the magical abilities of the wand may have been experimented upon and explored as time went on, with all its findings well documented, as with many other mysteries of the world, each with its dedicated and brilliant explorers. And like those fields, it was further comprehended as studies progressed.

In order to properly study Wandlore, a witch or wizard first needs to complete (or be near completion) with their magical education. Once their magical education is finsihed, the witch or wizard must then become a wandmaker. A witch or wizard seeking to become a wandmaker must then become the apprentice of a skilled wandmaker. From there, they may begin their study of wandlore. There is also a possibility that there are gatherings where wandlore lessons are taught. Even so, it is clear that wandlore must be understood clearly in order to become a skilled wandmaker.

When studying wands, one must always remember that each wand material brings a certain characteristic to the wand. For instance, certain wands can also be predisposed to skill at a particular magical discipline. a example of this would be Mahogany wands are generally strongly suited for Transfiguration and preform those spells with ease. But remember, this also depends on the wand's particular core. 

Since a wand is a quasi-sentient being, it does technically have a life span. When a wand dies, it is generally referred to as "Wilting". Wilting of a wand occurs when the wand expels all magic, inhibiting its further magical use. This phenomenon is only known to occur with hazel wands, which often bond so strongly with their true masters that after their owners' death these wands lose all magic in this way. This is curable by replacing the wand core, unless the core was originally of unicorn tail hair in which case there is no hope and the wand will have actually "died" as opposed to simply wilted.



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