Harry Potter and the Secret Treasures – Chapter 347: The Challenge Begins

Chapter 347: The Challenge Begins

Since he couldnt escape, he could only choose to face the so-called evil god.

Evan made up his mind and decided to face it calmly. He thought that the elder of the Centaurs would disclose some information and tell him details about the evil god.

But unexpectedly, the elder did not speak any more.

The old Centaur and Magorian standing beside him both looked up at the night sky in silence.

Following their gaze, Evan noticed the unusually bright Mars and the bloody moon not far below.

After watching it for a while, he looked back at the crack in the statue

About twenty minutes later, Sirius, Harry, Ron and Hermione rushed over and they were also shocked by the huge statue in front of them.

Sirius was okay, he had seen it before.

But this was the first time for Harry, Ron, and Hermione, and they couldnt help but talk about it.

This time, the elder of the Centaurs did not try to explain any more. He looked particularly tired and didnt even say a word. He just waved to Magorian.

If you want to get that thing up there, you must pass the test. Magorian said loudly, he stepped forward and pointed to a complex Obsidian table in front of the huge statue. Anyone who wants to take the challenge needs to stand there.

This seemed to be the core of Gryffindors magic. Besides the top item, Evan could feel the most powerful magic reaction there.

All the powers from the stars converged here and then transmitted to the top of the statue.

Magorian said it simply. Sirius explained the method in detail.

It sounds very simple. Just stand on this table. Anyone can do it. Anyone can do it. Ron wrinkled his nose and said. I thought I was going to fight a monster to prove my courage

It is a complex illusion magic, in which you have to show unparalleled courage to pass the test.

I know. No matter what you see, just dont be afraid! Ron nodded and said, Its not very difficult, is it?

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They all discussed it for a moment. Because Ron volunteered, they finally decided to let him go up and try first, and that Hermione and Harry were to follow him.

Evan was the last because he had the greatest hope.

Ron glanced at the red glow above the statue, and couldnt wait to go to the front of the table as he stepped up.

In the next second, the red light above flashed clearly.

Along the lines of the platforms ground slab, numerous bright lights converged rapidly from all sides.

The intricate pattern shone and the ancient magic was activated.

Standing in the middle of the platform, Rons expression was dull and his eyes were full of confusion.

He seemed doubtful, and then became extremely frightened, as if he had seen something terrible.

His expression was twisted, struggling, and he seemed to be caught in extreme pain.

Everyone stared at Ron, nervous, wondering what he saw in the illusion and why he showed such an expression.

Out of fear, Hermione unconsciously leaned close to Evan.

On the stone platform, Ron had reached its edge. He seemed to want to run away.

The next second, a blue glow flashed, and he was ejected and landed outside the stone platform.

Failed! Magorian said expressionlessly.

Ron, what did you see? Everybody rushed over.

Acromantulas, thousands of them, and they all came to me. Ron gasped violently with a cry in his voice. I told myself not to be afraid. These were just illusions, all fake. But they were really biting me, wanting to tear me apart. I wanted to run away, just

This illusion magic is similar to the Boggarts, which can see through a persons deepest hidden fear and then visualize it concretely. Sirius said, Ron is afraid of spiders. All he sees inside are Acromantulas.

I, I thought they were Boggarts, I used magic, but it didnt work. Ron said, his body was still shaking.

Its not that simple. As I said before, everything in it is real and wont be cracked by magic. Your experience just confirmed this once again. Sirius repeated, Whatever you see inside, they are all real illusions!

Godric Gryffindors quality is courage. In the face of any difficulties, its only by going forward bravely that you can pass the test he left.

But it wasnt just about being fear-free. Sirius said that everything in that illusion was real, and that reckless bravery was just a dead end.

Its really hard. Those Acromantulas wanted to tear me apart. I even felt the pain of their bites on my thigh. Its exactly the same as true. Ron said gloomily, touching his right leg involuntarily.

That was where he had been bitten by Acromantulas in the illusion.

Well, the next challenger. Magorian urged impatiently.

Evan, Harry and Hermione looked at each other, and Hermione moved forward cautiously.

She was thinking about what she feared most. On this occasion, it would not seem very worrying if Professor McGonagall came out and told her that she had failed all the exams.

However, it must not be that simple.

Standing in front of the black stone platform, Hermione seemed hesitant. She looked back at Evan.

Come on, Hermione! Evan quickly walked over and hugged Hermione tightly.

Feeling the warmth of Evans body, Hermione nodded and went up to the stone with a reddish face. Just like when Ron went up, there was a flash of light.

Besides a little surprise, Hermiones expression did not change much.

Immediately, she frowned and her little face turned serious, like when analyzing a professors questions in class or reading a magic book.

What do you say Hermione will encounter? Harry asked uncertainly.

I dont know. I cant imagine anything to frighten her except failing the exam. Ron took a deep breath and commented objectively, To be honest, she has almost no weaknesses.

I hope Hermione will succeed, otherwise I may have to face countless Dementors or Harry didnt go on, he was cold all over.

What should he do if he met Voldemort in the illusion?!

As time went by, the expression on Hermiones face remained unchanged. But the time of frowning grew longer and longer, as if she had encountered something difficult to solve.

Everyone looked at her nervously, and Ron was still there muttering about Acromantulas.

Hermione was standing on the stone platform, and about half an hour later, a blue glow finally flashed, and Hermione was bounced off the stone platform.

Failed! Hermione said calmly, not much surprised.

What did you see inside? everyone asked, Was it an Acromantula, or Professor McGonagall?

Neither of them! Hermione shook her head. In the illusion, I went back to Hogwarts, back to the castle, and a male professor Ive never seen before was lecturing me in class, and then asked me questions

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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