This initiation ceremony was the ritual in which Draco Malfoy was branded with the Dark Mark and, consequently, was regarded as a Death Eater. It took place at Borgin and Burkes, an antiquarian at Knockturn Alley, on 3 August, 1996.

A group of Voldemort-sympathisers, including Narcissa Malfoy, Bellatrix Lestrange and Fenrir Greyback encircled an old cauldron and, in the centre of the circle stood Draco. As Draco extended his left arm, the cauldron exploded with light and, quickly, the group dispersed.[1]

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Notes and references

  1. Half-Blood Prince script on the Internet Movie Script Database (archived here)