At some point, Vulchanova suffered a mysterious death, and shortly afterwards Harfang Munter took over the school, in what was later to be considered a dark period in the history of the school: Munter substantially altered the curriculum to focus on duelling and martial magic.
Behind the scenes
- In the film, Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire, the Durmstrang Institute is portrayed as an all male school. However according to Pottermore, the school was founded by Nerida Vulchanova; a witch. In the books, at least one female is known to have attend Durmstrang during the 1994-1995 school year.
- Nerida is an uncommon variant of the female Nereida (Spanish, Greek) or Nerine (Greek), which can be translated as sea nymph.
- Pottermore (First mentioned)