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The name Itinerarium Marauders is latin and is rougly translated to 'the Path of the Marauders'. It seemed fitting for all the sneaking around they used to do at Hogwarts.

the Marauders

The Marauders were a group of four Gryffindors, who attended Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry from 1971-1978. The four students had a knack for rule-breaking and mischief making. The group exsisted of Jampes Potter (Prongs), Sirius Black (Padfoot), Remus Lupin (Moony) and Peter Pettigrew (Wormtail). The Marauders' friendship began most likely in their first or possibly second year at Hogwarts. Tho James and Sirius probably became friends during their first ride on the Hogwarts Express.

By their fifth year, all but Remus, who was a werewolf, had secretly become unregistered Animagi in order to help Remus during his transformations. James' Animagus form was a stag (Prongs), Peter's was a rat (Wormtail), and Sirius' Animagus was a large black dog (Padfoot). 'Padfoot' and 'Prongs' were large enough to control Remus (Moony) during his monthly transformations and 'Wormtail' was small enough to get past the Whomping Willow's defences so the group could get to the Shrieking Shack. The Marauders were all members of Gryffindor House and most greatly despised their Slytherin rival, Severus Snape, whom James and Sirius often bullied, while Peter tended to cheer them on. Although he apparently disapproved of their bullying, Remus didn't try to stop them, although he sometimes made them feel guilty about it. The Marauders travelled the Hogwarts Grounds and Hogsmeade during the transformation period, and found out a lot about them in the process.

At some point during their time at Hogwarts, presumably some time between their fifth and seventh years, the four boys created the Marauder's Map, a magical parchment that displays the grounds and denizens of Hogwarts once the incantation "I solemnly swear that I am up to no good" is spoken (with the counterspell being "Mischief managed"). Otherwise, the Map insults those who try to use it. At an unspecified point(pointers in the story and movies lead to the assumption that they lost it during their seventh year), the map was confiscated by caretaker Argus Filch and placed in a drawer in his Office labelled Classified and Highly Dangerous.

The Marauders would all go on to become participants in the original Order of the Phoenix against the Dark Lord, Voldemort, in their adult careers. Pettigrew, however, influenced by Voldemort due to his fear, turned on James and his wife Lily and revealed their secret location having been made Secret Keeper of the Potter cottage, which ultimately led to their murders and the imprisonment of Sirius, whom they had made people believe was the secret keeper while in reality he was just a distraction.

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Fanlisting: Itinerarium Marauders
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Created on: April 2nd 2014
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