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Slick new Harry Potter web series takes place in New York City!

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The trailer for the Harry Potter web series Auror's Tale follows the newest member of the Department of Magical Law Enforcement, as he cleans up the magic streets of New York City. This (obviously unofficial) series trailer is actually pretty impressive. Or maybe we just love the look of the NYC skyline dotted with dueling wizards. The episodes will run this summer:

New York City is a battlefield. Dark magic rules the underworld. The NYC Department of Magical Law Enforcement (DMLE) is the only line of defense. Hawthorne is the force's newest recruit and the dark criminals' latest threat. Plunging into the nightmare that his occupation offers, he makes quick enemies of the most depraved wizard gang in America: the ever violent, ever twisted Hellhounds. Auror's Tale chronicles Hawthorne's tempestuous adventures.

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Looking at this I am curious - has anyone in the Harry Potter universe ever tried to create procedural magic? An automated magic-based system that would chain magical effects and operations to increase their speed and power, vastly improve flexibility of spell design and capabilities, and perhaps even weaponize magic?

I am thinking of something similar to what Richard Cook did in his Wziadry Compiled series, where a computer programmer gets transported into a magical universe and writes magic code to great effects. For example he creates magical Von Neumann automatons that reproduce like crazy, and thus are able to find anything on the planet by visiting every place on the planet really quickly.

Think about it - from what I understand a regular wizard uses his wand to send a single spell. For example, he can use it to send a fireball. The opponent counters the spell with a different one. However, a wizard programmer could send instead a spell system that automatically and instantly adapts to counter any counter-spell much faster than the defender can react.