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{{Quote|For a moment the kettle trembled, glowing with an odd blue light; then it quivered to rest, as solidly black as ever.|Description|Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix}}
 
{{Quote|For a moment the kettle trembled, glowing with an odd blue light; then it quivered to rest, as solidly black as ever.|Description|Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix}}
   
'''''Portus''''' is a [[charm]] used to [[Transfiguration|transform]] an ordinary object into a [[Portkey]].
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'''''Portus''''' is the incantation to a [[charm]] used to [[Transfiguration|transform]] an ordinary object into a [[Portkey]]. Since creating Portkeys are restricted by the [[British Ministry of Magic|Ministry of Magic]], the usage of this spell also requires permission. This was the subject of a question of the [[Theory of Charms]] [[Ordinary Wizarding Level|O.W.L.]] in [[1996]]<ref>See [[:File:TheoryofCharmsExam.jpg|this image]].</ref>
   
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== Effect ==
 
Immediately after casting, the target will glow bright blue, as the [[Portkey]] does when it is ready, but after a few seconds it will return to its normal colour.
 
Immediately after casting, the target will glow bright blue, as the [[Portkey]] does when it is ready, but after a few seconds it will return to its normal colour.
   
Since creating Portkeys are restricted by the [[British Ministry of Magic|Ministry of Magic]], the usage of this spell also requires permission.
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==Known uses==
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This was the subject of a question of the [[Theory of Charms]] [[Ordinary Wizarding Level|O.W.L.]] in [[1996]]<ref>See [[:File:TheoryofCharmsExam.jpg|this image]].</ref>
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! align="center" width="20%" |Caster(s)
==Known Users==
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! align="center" width="20%" |Date
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|colspan="1" rowspan="2"|[[Albus Dumbledore]]
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|19 December, [[1995]]
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|Dumbledore turned an old kettle into a Portkey to number twelve, [[Grimmauld Place]] on the night of the snake attack on [[Arthur Weasley]].
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|[[18 June]], [[1996]]
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|Dumbledore turned the head of the wizard statue into a Portkey to his office with this spell after his [[duel]] with [[Voldemort]].
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==Known practitioners==
 
* [[Bartemius Crouch Jr.]]
 
* [[Bartemius Crouch Jr.]]
 
* [[Albus Dumbledore]]
 
* [[Albus Dumbledore]]
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Latest revision as of 17:31, January 6, 2015

Portus
Incantation

Portus
(POR-tus)

Type

Charm

Light

Blue

Effect

Creates a Portkey

"For a moment the kettle trembled, glowing with an odd blue light; then it quivered to rest, as solidly black as ever."
—Description[src]

Portus is the incantation to a charm used to transform an ordinary object into a Portkey. Since creating Portkeys are restricted by the Ministry of Magic, the usage of this spell also requires permission. This was the subject of a question of the Theory of Charms O.W.L. in 1996[1]

Effect Edit

Immediately after casting, the target will glow bright blue, as the Portkey does when it is ready, but after a few seconds it will return to its normal colour.

Known usesEdit

Caster(s) Date Notes
Albus Dumbledore 19 December, 1995 Dumbledore turned an old kettle into a Portkey to number twelve, Grimmauld Place on the night of the snake attack on Arthur Weasley.
18 June, 1996 Dumbledore turned the head of the wizard statue into a Portkey to his office with this spell after his duel with Voldemort.

Known practitionersEdit

AppearancesEdit

Notes and referencesEdit

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