3 - Dumbledore
“Harry…I as good as killed them,” he croaked. “I persuaded Lily and James to change to Peter at the last moment, persuaded them to use him as Secret-Keeper instead of me…I’m to blame, I know it…The night they died, I’d arranged to check on Peter, make sure he was still safe, but when I arrived at his hiding place, he’d gone. Yet there was no sign of a struggle. It didn’t feel right. I was scared. I set out for your parents’ house straight away. And when I saw their house, destroyed, and their bodies…I realized what Peter must’ve done…what I’d done…” His voice broke. - Sirius Black, Prisoner of Azkaban
The Tom Riddle Chronicles: The Opening of the Chamber of Secrets
Through his research Tom found out about his Slytherin ancestry, and in his fifth year he discovered the existence of the Chamber of Secrets under Hogwarts. Tom was able to open the Chamber and tame the basilisk which dwelt within. The basilisk injured many students, and even killed one student named Myrtle whilst in the girl’s bathroom. Tom used this murder to infuse a journal with a piece of his soul, transforming it into a Horcrux. Hogwarts was set to be closed, but Tom did not want to return to the orphanage, so he framed fellow student Rubeus Hagrid by convincing everyone his pet Acromantula was the monster that terrorised the school. Dumbledore, who seemed the only one to distrust Riddle, kept a close watch on him after that. Tom, however, received an engraved trophy for Special Services to the School.
MOST HEARTBREAKING AND TEAR-JERKING DEATHS I’ve ever watched/read.
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I have a few start-of-term notices I wish to announce.
October 31 in the Harry Potter world
- 1492: Sir Nicholas de Mimsy-Porpington is executed after accidentally growing a tusk on Lady Grieve.
- 1981: Lord Voldemort murders James and Lily Potter at Godric’s Hollow and is defeated for the first time when he fails to kill Harry Potter. The First Wizarding War ends.
- 1991: The first year Charms class topic is Wingardium Leviosa, the hover charm. Later, the Halloween feast is interrupted by the arrival of a Mountain Troll. Harry Potter and Ron Weasley save Hermione Granger from the Troll in the girls’ bathroom. Professor Quirrell attempts to steal the Philosopher’s Stone, but is thwarted by Severus Snape, who is attacked by Fluffy as a result.
- 1992: Sir Nicholas de Mimsy Porpington’s 500th Deathday Party takes place in one of the roomier dungeons at Hogwarts, and it is attended by many ghosts, Harry Potter, Ron Weasley, and Hermione Granger. Ginny Weasley, under the influence of Tom Riddle’s Diary, opens the Chamber of Secrets for the first time in fifty years. The basilisk that is released from the Chamber petrifies Mrs. Norris.
- 1993: Sirius Black enters Hogwarts Castle and attacks the Fat Lady when she refuses to give him passage to Gryffindor Tower. For security, all the students sleep in the Great Hall while the castle is being searched for any sign of Black.
- 1994: At breakfast time, Fred and George Weasley fail to pass Dumbledore’s Age Line around the Goblet of Fire with an Ageing Potion. Later that day, Harry Potter, Ron Weasley, and Hermione Granger visit Rubeus Hagrid and discover that he has a crush on Olympe Maxime. The Halloween feast takes place at dinnertime and after it, the Goblet of Fire chooses the Triwizard champions - Viktor Krum for Durmstrang; Fleur Delacour for Beauxbatons; Cedric Diggory for Hogwarts and an unexpected fourth champion - Harry Potter.
“What was that all about?”
“Probably Mad-Eye’s idea…in case Snape came snooping.”
55/100 [●] on set of Harry Potter