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==Jobs/responsibilities==
 
==Jobs/responsibilities==
Very little is known about what an Unspeakable actually does, due to a high level of secrecy surrounding the Department of Mysteries. Some may study [[love]] in the [[Department of Mysteries#Love Chamber a.k.a. Ever-Locked Room|Love Chamber]], which, according to [[Albus Dumbledore]], is kept locked at all times, or the concept of time in the [[Time Room]], where the Ministry's stock of [[Time-Turner]]s were stored prior to being destroyed during the Battle in 1996; others may explore the nature of thoughts in the [[British Ministry of Magic#Thought_Chamber|Thought Chamber]], or [[death]] in the [[Death Chamber]], where [[Sirius Black|Harry's Godfather]] was killed<ref name=OOTP>{{OOTP}}</ref>.There is a [[veil]] there which is a one-way doorway seprating the land of the living and the land of the dead.Any living being who goes near it will hear voices of his/her dead loved ones .Any living being who tries to cross it will suffer instant [[death]].
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Very little is known about what an Unspeakable actually does, due to a high level of secrecy surrounding the Department of Mysteries. Some may study [[love]] in the [[Department of Mysteries#Love Chamber a.k.a. Ever-Locked Room|Love Chamber]], which, according to [[Albus Dumbledore]], is kept locked at all times, or the concept of time in the [[Time Room]], where the Ministry's stock of [[Time-Turner]]s was stored prior to being destroyed during the [[Battle of the Department of Mysteries]]; others may explore the nature of thoughts in the [[British Ministry of Magic#Thought_Chamber|Thought Chamber]], or [[death]] in the [[Death Chamber]], where [[Sirius Black|Harry's Godfather]] was killed<ref name=OOTP>{{OOTP}}</ref>.There is a [[veil]] in the Death Chamber that acts as a one-way doorwayseprating the land of the living and the land of the dead. Any living being who goes near it will hear voices of his/her dead loved ones. Any living being who tries to cross it will suffer instant [[death]].
   
 
==Limitations==
 
==Limitations==
 
As their titles suggest, the key limitation of Unspeakables is that they are not permitted to talk about their work.
 
As their titles suggest, the key limitation of Unspeakables is that they are not permitted to talk about their work.
   
Unspeakables are also unable to remove [[prophecies]] from the [[Hall of Prophecy]], or even take them off their shelves, as prophecies can only be removed by those about whom they are made. Anyone else who attempts to do so will be struck by the defensive spells placed on the prophecies, resulting in significant mental harm. The damage seems reversible in time, judging by [[Broderick Bode]], an Unspeakable who was [[Imperius Curse|Imperiused]] into attempting to retrieve [[Sybill Trelawney's first prophecy|the Prophecy]] regarding Harry Potter and [[Tom Riddle|Lord Voldemort]], in [[1995]]. [[Lucius Malfoy]] noted that Bode showed unusual resistance to the Imperius curse, which [[Augustus Rookwood]] suggested may have been because the Unspeakable knew what would happen if he touched one of the Prophecies<ref name="OOTP" />.
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Unspeakables are also unable to remove [[prophecies]] from the [[Hall of Prophecy]], or even take them off their shelves, since prophecies can only be removed by those about whom they are made. Anyone else who attempts to do so will be struck by the defensive spells placed on the prophecies, resulting in significant mental harm. The damage seems reversible in time, judging by [[Broderick Bode]], an Unspeakable who was [[Imperius Curse|Imperiused]] into attempting to retrieve [[Sybill Trelawney's first prophecy|the Prophecy]] regarding Harry Potter and [[Tom Riddle|Lord Voldemort]], in [[1995]]. [[Lucius Malfoy]] noted that Bode showed unusual resistance to the Imperius curse, which [[Augustus Rookwood]] suggested may have been because the Unspeakable knew what would happen if he touched one of the Prophecies<ref name="OOTP" />.
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An Ex-Unspeakable, Rookwood was convicted of passing secret information to  [[Tom Riddle|Lord Voldemort]], and was thus  condemned to [[Azkaban]] for life, where he was one of the top security prisoners.
   
 
==Known Unspeakables==
 
==Known Unspeakables==
 
*[[Augustus Rookwood]]
 
*[[Augustus Rookwood]]
 
*[[Broderick Bode]]
 
*[[Broderick Bode]]
*[[Croaker]]
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*[[Saul Croaker]]
 
*[[Levina Monkstanley]]
 
*[[Levina Monkstanley]]
   

Latest revision as of 14:10, April 14, 2014

An Unspeakable is a wizard or witch who works in the Ministry of Magic's Department of Mysteries. Little is known about their workplace, and even less is known about their jobs. Employees of the Department of Mysteries are forbidden from discussing their jobs or disclosing any information about their department, hence the name "Unspeakable."

Jobs/responsibilitiesEdit

Very little is known about what an Unspeakable actually does, due to a high level of secrecy surrounding the Department of Mysteries. Some may study love in the Love Chamber, which, according to Albus Dumbledore, is kept locked at all times, or the concept of time in the Time Room, where the Ministry's stock of Time-Turners was stored prior to being destroyed during the Battle of the Department of Mysteries; others may explore the nature of thoughts in the Thought Chamber, or death in the Death Chamber, where Harry's Godfather was killed[1].There is a veil in the Death Chamber that acts as a one-way doorway, seprating the land of the living and the land of the dead. Any living being who goes near it will hear voices of his/her dead loved ones. Any living being who tries to cross it will suffer instant death.

LimitationsEdit

As their titles suggest, the key limitation of Unspeakables is that they are not permitted to talk about their work.

Unspeakables are also unable to remove prophecies from the Hall of Prophecy, or even take them off their shelves, since prophecies can only be removed by those about whom they are made. Anyone else who attempts to do so will be struck by the defensive spells placed on the prophecies, resulting in significant mental harm. The damage seems reversible in time, judging by Broderick Bode, an Unspeakable who was Imperiused into attempting to retrieve the Prophecy regarding Harry Potter and Lord Voldemort, in 1995. Lucius Malfoy noted that Bode showed unusual resistance to the Imperius curse, which Augustus Rookwood suggested may have been because the Unspeakable knew what would happen if he touched one of the Prophecies[1].

An Ex-Unspeakable, Rookwood was convicted of passing secret information to  Lord Voldemort, and was thus  condemned to Azkaban for life, where he was one of the top security prisoners.

Known UnspeakablesEdit

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