Haremoons tend to be viewed as one of the ‘good’ houses of Hogwarts – people usually do not hold the same judgemental opinions on Haremoon students that the Hufflepuffs or Slytherins have to deal with. There are, however, some names that are regarded as tiptoeing along the edge between unacceptable and acceptable. One of them is Iniquina Luminare.
Iniquina Luminare was finishing her sixth year in Gryffindor when she stumbled upon Haremoon in her research, a fifth house that could provide to her all the space and quiet she needed to bring her passion into real life. She set out to discover a new way to travel, some form of transport that would allow wizards and witches from all around the world to change their location in a matter of seconds without the cumbersome need for brooms and fireplaces.
Her plans started, as one would expect, with a detailed study of creatures that already possessed that kind of talent – house-elves and phoenixes; and continued as discoveries in making are bound to continue – endless experimentation and unceasing trial and error.
Iniquina’s name would not be remembered with any more admiration if she hadn’t used house elves; after all, in the 16th century that was a home to her, house elves were merely lowly servants in the eyes of the wizarding community. What she couldn’t – and to this time cannot – be forgiven for is her choice to utilise phoenixes as well. Both then and now, phoenixes are held in high respect for their powers.
But Iniquina would not be stopped by ugly looks and unpleasant words thrown her way; she was determined to finish what she started and somewhere along the way, she figured out how to do what elves and phoenixes did so easily. She was the one who first wrote down the rules of such transport: destination, determination, deliberation. They later became known as the 3D, the most basic principle of Apparition.
Her discovery did not come without a price, though. Throughout the process, Iniquina gained many scars, all of them caused by what she began to call splichings – when parts of her body stayed behind even as the rest of her was standing somewhere else. That, of course, led to many socially uncomfortable interactions – children and people of weaker mind shunned her for her appearance, and educated wizards and witches – although they might have understood the reasons behind her unyielding dedication – deliberately avoided her presence. Thus, there was nobody who would listen when the victorious, long-awaited end to Iniquina’s work finally arrived. Iniquina withdrew from all community and for some time, nobody heard a single whisper of her.
In the years after, however, Iniquina and her learning were found by several younger wizards that longed for the ability she could pass on to them. Her initial reluctance was overcome by the need for recognition – anything that would somehow justify the part of her life she had devoted to her research and the possibilities she got robbed of because of its collateral damage. So she taught them, in hopes of being academically useful for one last time.
Little did she know that her way of travel would become one of the most popular and widespread transport methods in the wizarding world.