Aragog and Slytherin's Basilisk

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Reports of a surge of Aragog and Slytherin's Basilisk Adversaries are flooding in! What can these mortal enemies tell us about The Unforgivable's own tumultuous past?

Aragog and Slytherin's Basilisk

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HARRY

As if Ron being missing wasn't enough to keep me up at night, now I'm having nightmares about Slytherin's Basilisk and Aragog. I can't tell you how many times I woke up last night right as fangs the size of my hand were about to tear into me.


HERMIONE

Adversary surges have come at inopportune times before, but this new one? Well, it feels a bit like psychological warfare, doesn't it?


HARRY

You think The Unforgivable purposefully timed this Adversary attack to coincide with our negotiations for Ron's return?


HERMIONE

Think about it! If we're sleep-deprived, stressed, and preoccupied with an influx of Adversaries, we're much more likely to give in to The Unforgivable's proposal - no matter how outlandish it might be.


HARRY

In that case, let's make it a point to handle this threat quickly. We can't afford any distractions when Ron's life is on the line.


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HERMIONE

We've managed to stem the tide of Adversaries before the second wave of The Unforgivable's surge could begin! Now we can go into hostage negotiations with The Unforgivable undistracted.


HARRY

Speak for yourself. I tossed and turned all night. At least something productive came of it. Another of The Unforgivable's memories leaked into my dreams. In it, I'm back in the Wizengamot trial from my previous dream.


Millicent Bagnold is accusing my brother of being a Death Eater. I argue that hearsay isn't proof enough to convict and that violence isn't in his character. She snidely reminds me that half of my family is already in Azkaban for killing Muggles and conspiring with Voldemort before the dream ends.


HERMIONE

That's brilliant news, Harry! Did you happen to see who was on trial? Could you identify him?


HARRY

No, the memory was hazy. Names were never mentioned either. But there can't be that many witches or wizards with multiple family members in Azkaban. I'll take a look through Ministry records. Why don't you reach out again to Millicent? Between the two of us, I'm confident we'll find our suspect.