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"Kingdom of Bhutan, it sits high in the Eastern Himalayas. It's a place of indescribable beauty. Some of our most important magic has its origins there. They say if you listen carefully enough, the past whispers to you."
— Albus Dumbledore regarding the Eyrie[src]

The Eyrie was a mountain top overlooking an all-wizarding village[2] in the country of Bhutan. It served as a hideaway for the Magisterial Chamber of Ancient Wizardry, the headquarters of the International Confederation of Wizards, the highest seat of the magical world.[3] It was said that some of the wizarding world's most ancient magic had its origins there.[1]

History

The Walk of the Qilin Ceremony was held there in 1932. Dumbledore's first army were transported there via the use of a Portkey, from the Room of Requirement[1] which had the name of the Magisterial Chamber engraved on it.[4]

Grindelwald declaring his war on Muggles behind the Chamber

During the ceremony, Grindelwald had a reanimated dead Qilin falsely bow before him, which declared him to be the new Supreme Mugwump of the International Confederation of Wizards. After being elected, standing with Liu Tao and Vicência Santos, Gellert Grindelwald declared that his war on the non-magic world started that day, and he then tortured the No-Maj Jacob Kowalski with the Cruciatus Curse as punishment for falling in love with Queenie Goldstein, a witch. However, Albus Dumbledore, his army of allies and Credence Barebone exposed him for his electoral fraud and presented the dead Qilin's living twin, which bowed before Santos, declaring her to the true winner of the election. Grindelwald then attempted to murder Credence with the Killing Curse for having betrayed him, only for Albus and Aberforth Dumbledore to intercept his curse, with Albus then duelling him, managing to fight him to a stalemate. Grindelwald then departed once the other wizards present fired their spells at him, with him saying he was not their enemy before fleeing.[1]

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