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What Is a Binding Magical Contract

13 Apr 2022

“A very exciting event, an event that has not taken place for more than a century. was founded about seven hundred years ago as a friendly competition between the three largest European schools of magic: Hogwarts, Beauxbatons and Durmstrang. A champion was selected to represent each school, and the three champions competed in three magical quests. Schools held the tournament in turn every five years, and it was generally accepted that it was a great way to connect young witches with wizards of different nationalities – until the death toll was so high that the tournament was interrupted. The Fidelius spell works something like a contract between wizards with a deal/promise to become someone`s secret guardian, as Dumbledore was for Grimmauld Place and Peter Pettigrew for the Potters until his death. Binding magic contracts would provide either the following: the contract could refer to things other than the person himself, such as . B the participation of the school? Suppose Fleur changes his mind and loses, Beuxbatons cannot choose another competitor. A binding magic contract is one or more spells that create an unbreakable agreement between witches or sorcerers. “Whoever wants to submit as a champion must clearly write his name and school on a parchment and place it in the chalice. The aspiring champions have twenty-four hours to present their names.

Tomorrow night, Halloween, the chalice will return the names of the three he found most worthy to represent their schools. The chalice will be placed tonight in the entrance hall, where it will be freely accessible to all those who want to participate in competitions. To make sure that no minor student gives in to temptation, I will draw an age limit around the goblet of fire once it has been placed in the lobby. No one under the age of seventeen will be able to cross this line. I would like to convince each and every one of you who wants to participate in a competition that this tournament should not be approached lightly. Once a champion has been selected by the Goblet of Fire, he or she is required to go through the tournament until the end. Putting your name in the chalice is a binding and magical contract. There can be no change of mind when you have become a champion. Please make sure you are ready to play with all your heart before dropping your name in the cup. This leads me to believe that in this case, execution is how a magic contract does its job – especially since the magic that comes closest to what we know about the magic contract is the unbreakable wish that does its job also through the app, and we know what happens when you break the unbreakable wish: Although the tournament is a competition, it has also been relaunched to promote international magical cooperation. The three schools, Hogwarts, Beauxbatons and Durmstrang, are culturally and academically unique, and they have little to do with each other in the usual course of events. It remains to be seen whether the temporary bonds that have been forged are a strong alliance to unite them in the fight against Voldemort, although individual friendships and some romances have emerged. Comment: Many important spells seem to act as magic contracts.

The Triwizard Tournament is a recently relaunched competition in which three major European schools of magic compete against each other, although it is also intended to promote magical collaboration. The schools listed below share responsibility for organizing the tournament, and the school directors sit on the jury. In Goblet of Fire, Harry must participate in the Triwizard tournament because his name has been taken from the chalice, creating a “binding magic contract”. What does this mean exactly? What happens if you try to break the contract? Serious enforcement would be required to make it worth risking potential death. Given the unbreakable analog vow and willingness of Dumbledore and others to risk Harry`s life in the tournament, I can only conclude that the effect of breaking the magic contract is actually death or permanent injury, mentally or physically. Nothing else seems to make sense given the evidence. And with these risks in mind, I can see that teachers don`t want to inform Harry of these risks so as not to worry him more than necessary. A magic contract could have its effects through two systems that come to mind: the selection of champions from each participating school is done through a magical object called the Goblet of Fire. The chalice is a large coarsely carved wooden cup, full of dancing blue flames. The selection process is described by Dumbledore: A binding magic contract was a term used to refer to an agreement applied by magic. I think the contract would have worked a bit like an unbreakable wish and forced them to compete, but I doubt it would kill the participant if he wasn`t willing to compete. Maybe the “binding magic contract” is just that, a contract that needs to be fulfilled, or the participant`s magic is tied, leaving him with a squirrel.

This would probably be enough motivation for most wizards and witches to participate in competitions. Petunia Dursley sealed a binding contract when she took baby Harry home after Lily`s death (PS1). She agreed to give him a “home space” with his family until he reached the age of 17 so that he would be protected by the “blood band” they shared as family members. When Dudley was attacked by a lunatic and Vernon wanted to expel Harry, Dumbledore sent a howler to Petunia who shouted, “Remember my last, Petunia,” reminding him of the original letter he had left Harry and his promise to protect him (OP2). And she kept the deal by telling Vernon that Harry had to stay with them. Entering a name into the Goblet of Fire represented a binding magical contract that Harry would eventually have won the tournament, but since this led to Cedric`s death, Harry won`t want the prize money. Instead, he will give it to the twins who will use it to fund their magical joke shop. The products from the joke shop will be useful to Harry in the fifth, sixth and seventh books.

“An unbreakable wish?” said Ron, looking stunned. “No, he can`t have that… Are you sure? “Yes, I`m sure,” Harry said. “Why, what does it mean?” “Well, you can`t break an unbreakable wish.” “I had worked so hard for myself, oddly enough. What happens if you break it? “You`re dying,” Ron said simply. Entering the enchanted garden where the magic school potions championship was held was also a binding magic contract. Those present had to participate, even if they were late for the start of the competition. [2] But there is no “death clause” in the magic contract for Fidelius` charm, and the magic seal rests on the loyalty, reliability, and courage of the keeper of the secret. Unfortunately, Peter Pettigrew wasn`t one of those things, and he sold Godric`s Hollow to Voldemort.

Lesson: If you want to protect your family, trust only your family. Arthur Weasley was the secret keeper of his own family in the burrow, while his son Bill was the secret keeper of Shell Cottage and protected his wife Fleur and everyone who stayed there (DH24). Extrapolated on the basis of the small canon we know, the contract obviously does not oblige the entrepreneur to participate, because Harry is repeatedly reluctant and reluctant to participate, only to be actually invited to do so by the organizers. Putting a name in the goblet of fire formed such a contract. Those whose names were chosen had to participate in the Triwizard tournament. Harry Potter apparently thought that as a party he would be bound by this contract, and he participated in the 1994 tournament, although his name was entered by someone other than himself. However, since he did not try to refuse to participate, he did not know if he was contractually obliged to participate. [1] Another type of “contract” that might be overlooked in the books is the deal Sirius Black made to be Harry`s godfather. During the baptism ceremony, a godfather stands up and agrees to care for a child in the absence of his or her parents. Although different, the act of putting your name in the cup and the act of making an unbreakable wish seem like ways to sign magical and binding contracts. In both cases, it seems that the person has absolutely no choice but to keep the end of his contract, whatever it may be.

It`s impossible to know what would happen if Harry refused to participate, but since the tournament carries a high risk of death, not participating most likely means certain death. In fact, Harry never knew if he was contractually obligated to participate because he never refused to do so. It is possible that he was able to withdraw without consequences, because it was not he who wrote his name, but of course Harry did not know it. In what can only be described as the stupidest twist of all time, it turns out that in a competition in which children are supposed to participate, the chalice will impose severe punishment on anyone who refuses to participate…