Harry Potter and the Secret Treasures – Chapter 37 Duelling Club

Chapter 37 Duelling Club

Hermione got the potion book the next morning and Ivan ordered the herbs that afternoon.

That night, they gathered in the girls bathroom on the third floor. There was no moaning it was very peaceful. Moaning Myrtle was no longer present in the bathroom anymore, Ivan looked around and saw a tiny snake on the side of a copper faucet.

That faucet is broken .

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Hermione turned the thick potion book to the page of the Polyjuice potion and checked the formula for the herbs she had just acquired.

Its the most complicated potion Ive ever seen. muttered Hermione, pointing to the ingredient list with her fingers, Fluxweed, Knotgrass, Lacewing flies stewed for twenty-one days, Leeches, Horn of Bicorn, Lacewing fly boomslang skin and a piece of a persons hair you want to turn into.

God, Ivan, how much did you spend on these things, they arent cheap!

300 Galleons, this is all the money the newspaper recently made. Shrugged Ivan, I was going to use the money to buy a Christmas present for everyone but there are more important things

Youre saying all these herbs are worth 300 Galleons? said Ron while being a little distressed over the price.

Yes, Ivan was also a little distressed.

Well, we have everything we need for the potion except something from the person we want to turn into.

What do you mean, something from the person? I will not drink it if it has Crabbes toenails in it!

Hermione seemed to not hear him.

Ron turned to Harry, speechless, and Harrys face was the same as his.

The question now is, how long will it take to concoct the potion? asked Ivan.

Well, you need to boil the Lacewing flies for 21 days.

21 days! Malfoy will take out half of the muggle-born students by then, said Ron.

Then do you have a better idea? Hermione snapped the book and glared at Ron.

What about the house elf that has been causing Harry trouble. What if we make Malfoy a horrible meal when he is at home for the holidays, that makes him stay at home for the entire term. Rons voice was getting smaller and smaller as Hermione looked at Ron angrily.

We arent sure if its Malfoy. said Ivan as he shook his head, Besides the herbs have already been bought, so there is no turning back.

Youre right Ivan!

Ron seeing Hermione about to argue with him, hastily agreed, It is bad to waste Galleons, but please dont use toenails, okay.

The people discussed the plan once more, and after confirming that there were no omissions they started preparing the materials according to the recipe.

Time gradually passed by, the atmosphere of the school was still a little grim.

Ivan stopped by Lockharts class during one of his classes.

He had been asked by Lockhart to act as a creature he wrote in one of his books, it was a new teaching activity recently created by Lockhart.

Ivan, your performance was marvelous

Im happy to be of help, Professor.

What else do you have for me to do? My next class is Professor McGonagalls transfiguration, I shouldnt be late, said Ivan

Is that so. said Lockhart while showing off his iconic smile, Im hoping to start a dueling club in the wake of the current events at the school.

Duelling club?

Yes, you know I have more experience with dealing with magical creatures than the other professors. said Lockhart, Im not bragging but I dont mind imparting some of this experience on you to help you improve your fighting power.

Excellent idea, what do you need me to do?

Ill put the message on the bulletin board, and you can advertise in the paper, thats about it, said Lockhart.

Lockhart wanted to put it on the front page, but he didnt want his name published, he said it was to keep it mysterious and give everyone a big surprise. Thinking about it made Ivan have a wry smile.

What cant Lockhart teach us, how to get rid of bones? thought Ivan

But he readily consented to the other partys request, after thinking that there wasnt anything worth promoting. Perhaps it would be a chance to redeem the newspapers ever-lowering sales with the dueling clubs influence.

The school will start a dueling club read the article.

In the latest issue of the newspaper, Ivan paced a big question mark, following that was a list of possible teachers for the Duelling club, their strengths and past achievements. After a lot of publicity, this issue of the Hogwarts Magic newspaper sold like it did before the second attack.

Under the wording of Ivans article, most people thought that the teacher would be Dumbledore.

It was shocking because Professor Dumbledore hadnt used magic in public for many years, he used it slightly before Voldemorts downfall.

Needless to say, it excited many young wizards, many adult wizards who ordered the paper wanted to come to school to have the opportunity to learn from the greatest wizard of the modern ages. It was exciting just thinking about it.

The editor of the Daily Prophet wrote him shortly after he heard the news of the dueling club. He wanted to send some to interview the dueling club.

However it was rejected which made students even more curious, most people thought it would be Dumbledore.

Because of Ivans propaganda, the dueling club which was originally supposed to be in a small area of the dungeon had to be moved to the great hall because of the number of students.

At eight oclock in the evening on Wednesday, the students returned to the great hall after they rested in the common room after dinner. The long tables vanished and were replaced by a magnificent stage illuminated by hundreds of candles floating above.

Soon the ceiling once again became as dark as a moonless night.

Ivan who knew the truth was dragged by Colin and Ginny from the library to the Great Hall. In their words, I hope Ivan will guide them on defensive spells so that all the freshmen will know that Ivans spells are the best of his peers.

Everyone was squeezed together, each holding this wand while being excited.

When is the headmaster coming, what do you think he will teach us?

Dont be silly Ron!

Because of how loud the crowd was, Hermione had to raise her voice and shout, It cant be, Professor Dumbledore hasnt taught in years. Besides if it was him there was no need to be mysterious, he is just a gimmick.

Not Dumbledore.

Wasnt Flitwick a dueling champion when he was young, maybe he will be the one to teach us, said Hermione while being unsure.

Ivan must know, he wrote the article.

Harry and Ron hurriedly went to Ivan, who was near Colin and Ginny, Nevil also joined in with a look of anticipation.

Dont look at me like that, I thought when you saw the article you could figure out who it was!

Wait a minute, you dont mean.

Before Harrys words finished they turned into a groan as he saw Lockhart go onto the stage wearing a radiant purple robe.

Yes, its him! said Ivan, And he seems to have brought a special guest with him.

The lively atmosphere of the great hall suddenly became a bit grim when they saw who was beside Lockhart.

It was Snape who was dressed in his usual black clothes.

Chapter end

Chapter 31 Infinite Loop
Chapter 32 Out of Control Bludger
Chapter 33 The House Elf
Chapter 34 The House Elves’ Light
Chapter 35 The Second Attack
Chapter 36 Polyjuice Potion
Chapter 37 Duelling Club
Chapter 38 The Unexpected Duel
Chapter 39 Rift
Chapter 40 The Unforgivable Curse
Chapter 41 Rumors
Chapter 42 Christmas Presents
Chapter 43 To Slthyerin’s Common Room
Chapter 44 Beating up Malfoy
Chapter 45 The Third Attack
Chapter 46 Tom Riddle’s Diary
Chapter 47 First Contact
Chapter 48 Second Contact
Chapter 49 Fifty Years Ago
Chapter 50 Hagrid and Aragog
Chapter 51 The New Plan
Chapter 52 Slytherin’s Heir
Chapter 53 The Crazy Basilisk
Chapter 54 The Chamber of Secrets
Chapter 55 The Truth
Chapter 56 Ivan and Harry vs Tom Riddle
Chapter 57 Hogwarts a Thousand Years Ago
Chapter 58 The Founder’s Dispute
Chapter 59 The Founders Secret Treasures
Chapter 60 The Keys
Chapter 61 Lockhart’s Final Day
Chapter 62 Headmaster’s Lively Office
Chapter 63 Special Award for Services to the School
Chapter 64 Dumbledore’s Test
Chapter 65 End of the Year
Chapter 66 Busy Summer
Chapter 67 Animagus
Chapter 68 A Stray Dog
Chapter 69 Knight Bus
Chapter 70 Sirius Black
Chapter 71 Giving the Cat a Name
Chapter 72 Diagon Alley and The Leaky Cauldron
Chapter 73 Crookshanks and Scabbers
Chapter 74 The night before School
Chapter 75 First Encounter with Dementors
Chapter 76 Ivan’s Patronus
Chapter 77 Opening Banque
Chapter 78 Quiet and Warm
Chapter 79 Omen of Death
Chapter 80 - Blood Omen
Chapter 81 - Omens of Despair
Chapter 82 - The Beginning of Fear
Chapter 83 - Second Contact with Stray Dogs
Chapter 84 - Lupin’s Remorse
Chapter 85 - Hermione’s Worries
Chapter 86: Lupin’s Memory
Chapter 87: Peter’s Memory
Chapter 88: Evolving Conspiracy
Chapter 89: Identifying and Killing Werewolves
Chapter 90: 1st Quidditch Opponent
Chapter 91: Strange thoughts
Chapter 92: Dementors’ Feast
Chapter 93: The Young Wizards’ Patronuses
Chapter 94: Filch’s Office
Chapter 95: Scabbers’ Death
Chapter 96: The Imperius Curse Reappears
Chapter 97: Hagrid and Buckbeak
Chapter 98: Defending Buckbeak
Chapter 99: Marauder’s Map
Chapter 100: I Solemnly Swear That I Am Up To No Good
Chapter 101: Snape’s Jealousy
Chapter 102: The Marauder’s Map Controversy
Chapter 103: The Secret Behind the Marauder’s Map
Chapter 104: Legendary Magical Items
Chapter 105: Hidden Truth
Chapter 106: Cho Chang
Chapter 107: Madam Puddifoot’s Tea Shop
Chapter 108: Contact with the Stray Dog
Chapter 109: Lonely Avenger
Chapter 110: Evan and Black’s Deal
Chapter 111: Identity Exposure
Chapter 112: Better Be Honest
Chapter 113: Convincing Hermione
Chapter 114: Lucius’ Christmas Gift
Chapter 115: Darkness Falls
Chapter 116: Fenrir Greyback
Chapter 117: Evan’s Fear
Chapter 118: Battle with the Werewolf
Chapter 119: Hermione’s Decision
Chapter 120: Werewolf vs. Dog
Chapter 121: Lucius’ Plot
Chapter 122: Werewolf Riot
Chapter 123: Hard Time
Chapter 124: Anomalous Slytherin
Chapter 125: Tears of the Werewolf
Chapter 126: Covered Conspiracy
Chapter 127: I Believe in Him
Chapter 128: Warmth of Trust
Chapter 129: Bravery
Chapter 130: Not the Usual Ron
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