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This book was a padlocked hardback that belonged to Nicolas Flamel and was embossed with a phoenix and allowed him to communicate with other wizards.

History

In September of 1927, Nicolas attempted to use this book to contact Albus Dumbledore, to warn of events surrounding Gellert Grindelwald, but instead was only able to contact Ilvermorny School of Witchcraft and Wizardry professor Eulalie Hicks, who convinced him to take action in the situation.[1]

Behind the scenes

  • As this book was embossed by a phoenix and Albus Dumbledore was one of the major contacts within, this may be evidence of an Order of the Phoenix established to combat Gellert Grindelwald.
  • While it is uncertain how this book works, it is possible that the "photographs" within is, rather than actual photos, something akin to Sirius Black's Two-way mirror.
  • The books is possibly bewitched with a Protean Charm. If so, it would explain why, when Flamel were flipping pages, Professor Hicks appeared in hers just as he flicked past hers, as like the bewitched coins used by Dumbledore's Army nearly a century later, all the people that owned one of the books would experience some kind of effect to notify them that one of their ally is trying to reach them.

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