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A bag of Thunderbird tail feathers

The tail feather of the Thunderbird was used as a wand core by the American wandmaker Shikoba Wolfe.[1]


Wolfe's wands were extremely powerful but difficult to master, and were good for transfiguration work.[1] Wands with Thunderbird tail feather cores, like the birds the feathers were taken from, were able to sense danger and could cast curses on their own. Wands with Thunderbird tail feather cores had been known to fire curses pre-emptively when supernatural dangers were present.[2]


The wand of Holly Blackbird had a Thunderbird tail feather core, which was a highly valuable family heirloom.[3]

During the 1989–1990 school year, the unscrupulous wizard Todd Cribb planned to make money from selling counterfeit Shikoba Wolfe wands that had Thunderbird tail feather cores. He obtained the feathers by provoking a Thunderbird in the sky with Metelojinx at the Forest Lake, but he was apprehended by Holly Blackbird and Jacob's sibling. He also had his bag of feathers disguised as leaves with transfiguration, that Jacob's sibling undid with Reparifarge.[3]


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