Elder Wand theft
At some point in the early 20th century, Mykew Gregorovitch came into possession of the Elder Wand, one of the Deathly Hallows and the most powerful wand in existence, and upon realising its true nature, began experimenting to try and duplicate its powers. Gregorovitch, somewhat foolish by nature and hoping it would improve business, started a rumour concerning his possession of the wand and his efforts to replicate its properties. The result occurred one night when Gregorovitch heard someone break into his workshop. He promptly ran inside and saw a blonde-haired young man had taken the wand, a thief who then promptly shot a Stunning Spell at Gregorovitch, allowing him to gain mastership of the wand, before leaping out the window. Gregorovitch never found out who stole the wand.
In late 1997, Gregorovitch was interrogated by Lord Voldemort, who was searching for the Elder Wand. Gregorovitch told Voldemort that he did not have it, that it had been stolen from him years earlier by a young man. Voldemort probed Gregorovitch's memories, and after seeing that he was telling the truth, he killed Gregorovitch as the wandmaker was of no further use to him.
Behind the scenes
- In the novel Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows, it is mentioned that Gregorovitch had retired as a wandmaker, and that Viktor Krum's wand was one of the last ones he sold. If Krum obtained his wand around the age of eleven, like most young wizards, then Gregorovitch would have been retired for nearly ten years before his murder. However, in the film, when Voldemort finds Gregorovitch, he is in his shop and appears to be still in business.
- An english version of the shop can be found in Carkitt Market in The Wizarding World of Harry Potter.
- Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows (Appears in vision(s))
- Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part 1 (Appears in vision(s))