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Skirmish at the Quad battlements
Part of the Battle of Hogwarts
Date

2 May, 1998

Location

The Quad battlements and catwalks, Hogwarts Castle, Scotland

Result

The Death Eater forces breach The Quad battlements and catwalks.

Combatants
Casualties
  • 2 Death Eaters (most likely the one killed by Kingsley and the other that duelled Arthur)

This skirmish was one of the conflicts that took place during the Battle of Hogwarts. After Lord Voldemort and his Death Eaters managed to break the protective enchantments around Hogwarts Castle at midnight of 2 May, 1998, the Death Eater forces led their attack toward the Castle. While opening fire against the Hogwarts forces stationed at the Viaduct Courtyard, a Death Eater managed to blast part of the battlements by The Quad, and break into the catwalks inside, where Order of the Phoenix members worked spells.

History

Background

After Lord Voldemort and the Death Eaters managed to break the protective enchantments around Hogwarts Castle, the Battle of Hogwarts began. While the giants struggled with the betwitched suits of armour in the Viaduct, the Death Eaters started casting curses at the Viaduct Courtyard and at the battlements around The Quad.[1]

Arthur weasley duel

Arthur Weasley duelling the Death Eater.

The skirmish

As part of the battlements shattered, a Death Eater managed to Apparate into the set of catwalks on which Order of the Phoenix members aimed spells. The Death Eater shot a Killing Curse, killing a wizard, and then started duelling with Arthur Weasley. As another Death Eater tried to Apparate through one of the windows, Kingsley Shacklebolt shot a spell that made him freeze in mid-air and shot back through the window.[1]

Momentum-reversing spell

Kingsley Shacklebolt casts a momentum-reversing spell.

Aftermath

Apparently, the Order of the Phoenix side managed to hold the Death Eaters, as they did not seem to have managed to penetrate the Castle.[1] This was until the Death Eaters led their giants to the north battlements and breached in.[2]

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