In here, keep going until you see two small statues flanking a lighter-
coloured portion of the wall. Transfigure them and hey! It's a secret
passage! Follow the path and when you reach the first obstacles, keep
going south and you will find a narrow pathway guarded by a Spiked
Ball. Avoid getting beaned by it and follow the path for 9 Knuts and a
Jellybean <J: 78/100>!
Head out and past the other obstacles, and you will reach an Ectoplasm
door. Skurge it and go through; smash the barrels for a Cauldron Cake,
and examine the wardrobe for a Jellybean <J: 79/100>. Flip the lever to
open a gate that leads to a chamber full of chests! Open them all to
get LOADS of goodies: A Wizard Card, two Knuts and a Chocolate Frog <CF: 20/30>!!
Now exit the Reading Room and get back to the Common Room.
Gryffindor Common Room
Talk with Ron and Hermione at the fireplace, and Hermione will give you
a task before she heads off once again. Now pass the fat lady portrait
and continue down the corridor, then down the corridor opposite the two
lit Wizard Candles. Look, there's two small statues and a locked gate;
what do you do?? TRANSFIGURE THE STATUES! The gate will slide open, so
enter and take a left. Head past the Spiked Balls and vaporise the
cobweb for a Knut, then dodge the walking gold Living Armor and drag
the stone block onto a switch to open a gate. Enter and pass the
various obstacles to flip a lever at the end. It opens yet another
gate; go back and through it.
Receive your Owl Post:
"Hi Harry, stay alert Harry, some walls are not what they seem. Look
out for one-way walls that open up from one side when you approach
them, but seal back up when you are on the other side. - Hermione"
With that in mind, blow away the marching Living Armors for a Knut, and
smash the barrel (but ignore the Dungbomb-trapped chest) for another
Knut. Sweet money...now unlock the gold door and get the Knut from the
wardrobe south. Then blow away the three Doxies north for a Cauldron
Cake, and annihilate the cobweb in the corner for a Jellybean <J:
80/100>. Then step onto the white-tiled portion of the room and open
the unlocked chest for a Chocolate Frog <CF: 21/30>, then blow open the
locked one for a Sickle. Now step up to what looks like a blocked
doorway; it's a one-way door, which fades away when you approach, and
shuts back when you go through (so you can't retreat back in).
That business of fully exploring the Common Room being done, now exit
it and go to Moaning Myrtle's bathroom. Remember, it's on Floor 2!
MAIN TASK 21 : Moaning Myrtle's Bathroom
Objective - Hermione is waiting in Moaning Myrtle's Bathroom; find
Simply use the Portrait Room shortcuts. At the bathroom, you'll chat a
bit with your chums, and Hermione tells you to go look for a third
ingredient: Boomslang Skin. Go out into the corridor and follow it
until you reach an Ectoplasm door; Skurge it and enter. Flip the lever
in the northwestern corner for a chest which reveals a Jellybean <J:
81/100>, then open the other one for a Chocolate Frog <CF: 22/30>.
Refill your Poison Antidote Potion if required, then exit Moaning
Myrtle's and head down to the Entrance Hall.
MAIN TASK 22 : Snape's Private Stores
Objective - You need a third ingredient for Polyjuice Potion:
Boomslang Skin. Unfortunately, it's in Snape's stores
and he's very, very severe on you. Sneak around and get
the Skin without being caught.
Go to the Belowground.
Here, keep south until you go through a door. Receive your Owl Post:
"Hi Harry, watch out for Snape. Looks like he's guarding his office,
pacing backwards and forwards in this area (the very corridor you are
in now!). You don't want him catching you, he'll throw you right back
out into the Entrance Hall. - Ron"
Keep that in mind; Snape will also knock off 10 House points if he
catches you!! Anyway, go forward and follow the corridor. Dodge Snape
as you go, then flip the lever at the end to open a gate. Go through it
and obtain the Jellybean in plain view <J: 82/100> and flip a lever of
open the trapdoor. Go onto it and press B to drop down.
On the next floor, Colin Creevey, the annoying camera-boy, calls for
help. Simply flip the lever next to his cell to free him and he gives
you a free Wizard Card in return.
Proceed south and get the Jellybean between the two Spikey Balls <J:
83/100>, then flip the lever in the room to open a gate. Go through it
and unlock the chest for a Jellybean <J: 84/100>. The path will split;
take the east path and get across the chasm using the moving platforms,
but avoid getting torched by the Wallfires. Follow the platforms to a
chest and Jellybean <J: 85/100>. Get the Knut from the chest and go
back over the platforms. This time, take the south path and leap over
the spikes onto the platforms. Avoid the various obstacles, getting a
Jellybean over a spike pit as you go <J: 86/100> and flip the lever to
enter the next chamber. Snag a Jellybean from the spike pit <J: 87/100>
and get a Chocolate Frog from the chest <CF: 23/30>. Go up the
stairway, seemingly into oblivion...
...then flip the two levers you come to. One opens the gate in front of
you, the other activates a moving platform. Go out into the corridor,
which is the same one guarded by Snape, then go west and the moving
platform activated, it shouldn't be too hard to get over. Receive your
Owl Post at the other end:
"Hi Harry, it's me again. Just wanted to warn you to watch out for
Filch patrolling this area (the corridor you are in!). If he catches
you he'll throw you out or worse, report you to Snape. - Ron"
Surprise, surprise, Filch is patrolling the very corridor you're in!
You've got to be careful. Flip the lever on the wall to open a gate;
enter and smash the pots for a Jellybean <J: 88/100> and follow the
corridor (past Filch) to a doorway. Enter and knock out the Doxies to
open a gate, then take the Cauldron Cake they dropped and head through
the gate. Make a right and get the Jellybean from the chest behind the
Spiked Ball <J: 89/100>, then head back west and flip the lever. Blast
the barrel onto the switch to open a gate, then open the chest to the
left of the gateway for another Chocolate Frog <CF: 24/30>. Head
through the gateway and follow the corridor, opening a chest for a
Jellybean on the way <J: 90/100> and knocking out a Troll to open a
gate. At the end of the corridor is a chest containing yet another
Chocolate Frog <CF: 25/30>!
Go through the gate and flip the lever, then receive your Owl Post:
"Hi Harry, when you manage to sneak into Snape's office to collect the
ingredients, you can get him to open the door by creating a
distraction. But be careful, you'll have to hide behind the curtain
here (map marks out a room in Snape's office) if you don't want to get
caught. - Ron"
You here what the man said, eh? Well then, enter and first gett he
Boomslang Skin from a shelf, then smash a glass phial to get Snape's
attention; he'll enter the office and pace around. It's easy enough to
avoid him, but first enter the room through a curtain and blast the
cobweb for a Jellybean <J: 91/100>, then dodge Snape and exit his
office through the door he opened. From there, exit Belowground.