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His father Astor received a letter from Hogwarts detailing how Albert was failing Transfiguration, Charms, and Herbology. This motivated Astor to blackmail Bilius Finbok, with whom he attended Hogwarts, into brewing an illegal mental acuity potion. Mathilda Grimblehawk and her partner investigated the situation after Finbok was injured and sent to a Muggle hospital.
- Fantastic Beasts: Cases from the Wizarding World (Mentioned only)