English oak, thunderbird feather core, twelve and a quarter inches, springy. This unusual wand combination belongs to our own Arianna von DracheBlume, Professor of Herbology and our own teacher of wand woods.
English oak has a strong bond with all things natural. This heavily suits a professor of Herbology. The wood is loyal and, like a true friend, is there through the good and bad. It does, however, demand strength, courage, and fidelity of its partner. They should also have strong intuition.
The length is longer than average. It indicates a strong and large personality. This wand’s owner is likely social, speaks her mind, and knows what she wants. When tied with the wood, this wielders gut instincts should never be ignored.
The wand’s springiness shows it, and its user, are rather flexible. There is some resistance, a defined sense of self, but they’re also adaptive as a pair. Expect this duo to find their ease quickly when faced with something new.
I’ve saved the core for last, as it’s extremely interesting. While unable to find words from any Ollivander about this core, I have found some from American wandmaker Shikoba Wolfe. Such wands are noted for the strength, difficulty, and adeptness at Transfiguration.
If rumours and Lakota lore are to be believed, a thunderbird lives in the Black Hills of South Dakota in the states. It’s unsurprising, then, that this particular wand is also adorned with Lakota beadwork. All in all, the wand is a curiosity with strong ties to this professor’s roots.
Love: If you love beasts or plants, the more dangerous the better, then this wand’s partner is for you. With a thunderbird core, this wand doesn’t just deal with flora and fauna, but the more exotic and interesting. Expect to come second to nature if you’re not willing to take part alongside your love interest.
Compatibility: Try out a maple wand user! Maple’s partner is an adventurer. They have ambition and loved to explore. What better way to experience nature together? A maple wielder won’t hold back your love of the new and exciting, the dangerous and exotic.
Academics: Be sure to keep up with your Care of Magical Creatures studies as well as Herbology. Transfiguration may be calling to you, too.
Life: Consider careers in herbology or as a magizoologist. Prepare to travel, explore, adventure, and seek out new experiences while never forgetting where you’ve been.
- Gwenaderin Ferox