First Year at Hogwarts Part 1
Help return Brilliant Foundables from Hogwarts during Part 2 of the First Year at Hogwarts Brilliant Event, starting Tuesday, August 25 at 11 a.m. PT.
Constance... We've gotten reports of new surge behaviour, and again it is modifying the Calamity... But it's different this time. This surge feels almost benign...
Yes. It seems to be centered almost entirely around memories of Diagon Alley and shopping for school. First Year memories...
Awww... I remember those days... So exciting!
Yes, but I'll remind you that this is the Calamity and everything must be returned - even objects that aren't dangerous are important. And, to be honest, something about this particular surge is nagging at me, but I can't quite put my finger on what it is...
BRILLIANT MONSTER BOOK OF MONSTERS
Those monster books... I LOATHE them. Mine bit me once. Took a chunk out of my arm - right there, see? Did it when I wasn't looking. School's bad enough. You don't need to add ravenous textbooks into the mix, do you?
Do you want a bit of scandal? I knew a girl at Hogwarts - Bethany Swordbane - who was obsessed with Goblins. She would make me go to Gringotts with her and we would stand in the lobby for hours while she ogled. It was... uncomfortable.
FIRST YEAR SHOPING LIST
Oh, I remember that list! I think I still have the pointed hat we bought somewhere. This really is bringing back memories!
My Grandfather loves to tell the story of how, after the Ironbelly dragon was released inside Gringotts, we had to change the family vault location because ours was destroyed by dragon detritus.
STACK OF CAULDRONS
My mum wouldn't buy me a new cauldron. No, she gave me my brother's old, used one and bought him the new one. And he was absolutely rubbish at potions.
We've made quite a lot of good headway against this surge. The team have done well and I must say, it's one of the more delightful threats to wizarding kind we've ever come across.
It has jogged the memory, hasn't it? Still... It has been so very, very different...
I wonder if there is more to this? There has to be.