Summary: House Wampus
House Wampus NPC
Owned by: Jaxx
Age: Founded in 1627
Group: House Wampus
Game: Ilvermorny School of Witchcraft and Wizardry
Rank/Title/JobWampus House was sometimes considered to represent the body of a witch or wizard. It was also said that Wampus favoured warriors.
Wand/Spells/SkillsIsolt and the Pukwudgie William took trips to observe these creatures and watched newborn Wampus kittens playing. One of the four houses of Ilvermorny School of Witchcraft and Wizardry, founded in the 17th century, was named after the Wampus cat. This name of the house was decided by Webster Boot. Isolt Sayre and James Steward also used the hair for some of their wands.
In 1832, wizard Abel Treetops of Cincinnati claimed to have patented a method of taming Wampus Cats for use as guards over wizarding houses. Treetops was exposed as a fraud when MACUSA raided his home and found him putting Engorgement Charms on Kneazles.
The famous wandmaker Johannes Jonker used the hair of this species as a wand core in the early 20th century.
Physical AppearanceSomewhat resembling the mundane mountain lion or cougar in size and appearance, the Wampus Cat is native to the Appalachian Mountains. It can walk on its hind legs, outrun arrows, and its yellow eyes are reputed to have the power of both hypnosis and Legilimency. The Wampus cat is fast, strong, and almost impossible to kill.
The Cherokee have most extensively studied the Wampus Cat, with whom they share their native region, and only they have ever succeeded in procuring Wampus Cat hair for use as a wand core.
Personality and InterestsIn 1832, wizard Abel Treetops of Cincinnati claimed to have patented a method of taming Wampus Cats for use as guards over wizarding houses. Treetops was exposed as a fraud when MACUSA raided his home and found him putting Engorgement Charms on Kneazles.
HistoryFounder Webster Boot - c. 1631 - 1638 One of the original two students. Founded and named the house after his favourite animal.
In 1926, Wampus received 450 House points, the highest of the four houses, and won the Excellence in Potions Cup and Arithmancy Achievement Accolade awards.