Dresden Files

AAAA Wizardry is a short story in The Dresden Files series by Jim Butcher. It is included in the manual Dresden Files RPG: Core Rulebook Volume 2 - Our World, and has been included in the anthology Brief Cases. According to Jim Butcher, it is set just after Proven Guilty;[1] internal chronology places it after White Night.


Harry Dresden lectures a group of young wardens, including Ilyana, illustrating the case of a boogeyman. Five "A"s are covered: "ascertain", "analysis", "assemble", "act", "arrogance".

Dresden recalls an incident in Peculiar; against her brother's advice, Megan Yardly requests Dresden's help to protect her children against a boogeyman. Dresden succeeds, but discovers that the real problem lies in Megan's eldest daughter, who is a practitioner broadcasting her traumas and fears on her siblings.


  1. Brief Cases, introduction to the story

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