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Chapter 14 – The spider’s lair

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Introduction

Hello everyone, welcome to our Walkthrough for Chapter Fourteen of Year Four of Harry Potter Hogwarts Mystery! In the previous chapter, you met Charlie and discussed the plan to get rid of the Red Cap. You decided that the best course of action would be going there with one additional person.

You then went to the Three Broomsticks to convince the friend you chose to accompany you on this adventure. Afterward, you went and searched the Red Cap’s hole. However, before you were able to find anything, the Red Cap showed up and he was quite furious to see you rummaging through his belongings.

Luckily, the Beautification Potion worked and he was so repulsed after seeing his reflection in the mirror that he ran away screaming. Madam Rakepick’s Niffler then went on and searched through the Red Cap’s stuff. Thankfully, he found the arrowhead you were looking for. Immediately after, you went and returned it to Torvus.

Summary

Chapter Summary:

  • Lesson 1: Ageing Potion
    • Location: Potions Classroom
    • Unlock: 6 Potions stars
    • Requirements: 3 hours – 5/5 stars
  • Lesson 2: Colovaria
    • Location: Transfiguration Classroom
    • Unlock: 9 Transfiguration stars
    • Requirements: 3 hours – 5/5 stars
  • Task 1: Meet Your Friends
    • Waiting Time: 3 hours
    • Location: The Three Broomsticks
    • Requirements: 3 hours – 1/5 stars
  • Task 2: Study Acromantulas
    • Waiting Time: 3 hours
    • Location: Library
    • Requirements: 1 hour – 1/5 stars
    • Choice: Tell Rowan if you are suspicious of Ben
      • Yes: +5 Knowledge
      • No (Ben level 8): +5 Courage
      • I don’t know: +5 Empathy
  • Task 3: Talk to Kettleburn
    • Waiting Time: 3 hours
    • Location: Care of Magical Creatures Classroom
    • Requirements: 3 hours – 1/5 stars
    • Choice: Tell Kettleburn why you are curious about Acromantulas
      • They’re fascinating (20 Courage): +10 House Points
      • They’re terrifying (20 Knowledge): +10 House Points
      • They’re guarding a vault: +5 Courage
  • Task 4: Meet Bill
    • Location: Training Grounds
    • Requirements (Duel): 20 Courage, 20 Empathy, 20 Knowledge; 300 Coins
  • Task 5: Meet Rakepick
    • Waiting Time: 3 hours
    • Location: Transfiguration Classroom
    • Requirements: 3 hours – 1/5 stars
  • Chapter Rewards: 250 Coins and 1900 Experience Points
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Walkthrough

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When you start the chapter, you’ll be met with a waiting period of three hours, so you can do the lessons first. Hit the GO button and proceed to the Potions classroom.

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To unlock the Ageing Potion lesson you need to earn six stars from Potions classes. There are several ways to do this. If you are in a hurry, you can do three one-hour classes.

However, this won’t net you that much Attribute or House Points, so you might want to consider doing two three-hour classes or perhaps even two eight-hour classes. Once you are ready, hit the Start button to begin.

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While doing these classes, prioritize actions with bonus progress to save energy. Also, pay attention to the mini-tasks you get after obtaining stars. Completing each of these will award you ten Knowledge Points.

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When you are done, hit the Collect button to claim your rewards. Once you earn enough stars to unlock the lesson, head back to the Potions classroom to attend it.

Learning how to brew the Ageing Potion requires you to earn five stars within three hours. Since all five stars are needed to pass, it might be a good idea to have full energy before starting the lesson.

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Follow the same steps you took while completing the classes and you shouldn’t encounter any problems. During the lesson, you’ll be asked a question about the Ageing Potion.

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When you earn the fifth star, you’ll need to wave your wand over the cauldron to finalize the potion. Afterward, hit the Collect button to claim your rewards and continue. You can claim an additional reward in the Potions section of your Hogwarts Record.

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Your next lesson of the chapter is Transfiguration. Proceed to the classroom when you are ready. To unlock the Colovaria lesson, you need to obtain a total of nine stars from the Transfiguration classes. Like before, there are numerous ways to achieve this. Perhaps two of the most popular ways involve doing three three-hour classes or two eight-hour classes. Simply pick the combination that suits you best and hit the Start button to begin.

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While doing these classes, try to focus on bonus progress actions in order to optimize the usage of energy. Similar to the Potions classes, each of the mini-tasks here will award you ten Knowledge Points.

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After you are done, hit the Collect button to claim your rewards. Head back to the classroom when you earn enough stars to unlock the lesson.

Learning the Color Change Charm is a three-hour task that requires you to earn five stars to pass. Needless to say, you should avoid starting it if your energy is low.

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Do this lesson in a similar way to the classes you had before, and you shouldn’t encounter any problems.  During the lesson, Professor McGonagall will ask you a question about Colovaria.

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After you obtain all five stars, you’ll be tasked with changing the color of your cat. Trace the wand movement on the screen to perform this spell. If you are successful, your cat will become much more fabulous.

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Hit the Collect button to claim your rewards and continue. You’ll get an additional reward in the Transfiguration section of your Hogwarts Record.

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Now that the lessons are out of the way, you can proceed to the Three Broomsticks to meet your friends. Once you arrive, you’ll be able to interact with various characters by tapping on their speech bubbles.

Thankfully, all of your friends will be there to help you with planning for the next Cursed Vault. According to Ben, the most terrifying creature in the Forbidden Forest is guarding it.

His explanation won’t be very clear, to say the least, so, you’ll have to get all your facts straight and come up with a solid plan. Barnaby will suggest that you drink some butterbeer while you’re at it. This will immediately give you an idea. Trace the wand movement on the screen to cast the Engorging Charm.

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Coming up with a plan is a three-hour task that requires you to earn at least one out of five stars.

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There are bonus progress actions tied to Bill, Charlie, and Andre. Prioritize them to save energy. Also, some of those have interesting lines of dialogue, so be sure to check them out.

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When you are done, you’ll assign a task to everyone before you split up. You will start by studying Acromantulas with Rowan in the Library. After that, you, Charlie, and Barnaby will talk to Professor Kettleburn about dangerous forest creatures.

Lastly, you’ll learn some useful spells and Bill will help you and your friends prepare for the fight. On top of that, Tonks and Tulip will play a prank on Filch to keep him distracted. Shortly after, you will leave the Three Broomsticks. You’ll have to wait for three hours before you can proceed.

As soon as the waiting time is over, head to the library to meet your friend. When you arrive, you’ll notice that some of the characters have speech bubbles above them. Tap on those to find out what they have to say.

Rowan will ask if you think it is suspicious that Ben mentioned terrifying creatures. You have three response options. All of those will award you five attribute points, but none will affect the story in a meaningful way, so feel free to go with the one you prefer the most.

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Shortly after, you will start studying. Studying with Rowan requires earning five stars within one hour. Only one star is needed to pass, so overall you shouldn’t have much trouble with this task.

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There is a bonus progress action tied to your character. Prioritize it to save a bit of energy.

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Once you are done studying, you’ll conclude that the best course of action would be talking to Professor Kettleburn about Acromantulas. There is a waiting period of three hours before you are able to proceed.

When you are able to continue, head to the Care of Magical Creatures. Upon arriving, you’ll be able to check out what some of your classmates have to say by tapping on their speech bubbles. Sadly, you’ll have to wait until the class is over before you can discuss Acromantulas with the Professor.

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This class is three hours long and to complete it, you need to obtain five stars. Only one star is required to pass, but you should consider getting all five to earn some additional rewards.

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Treat this one just like any other task and you’ll be done quickly and easily. Once the class is dismissed, the Professor will want to know why you are inquiring about Acromantulas so much.

You can respond in three different ways. The first and the second answers require level twenty Courage and Knowledge respectively and each of those will award you ten House Points. Because of this, it is highly recommended to pick either of those options.

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Afterward, Professor Kettleburn will tell you some interesting facts about Acromantulas. He will advise you not to use spells or violence against them, or against any other Magical Creature. There is always another way. You will learn that Acromantulas are excellent conversationalists.

For the next task, you should proceed to the Training Grounds to meet Bill. When you arrive, you’ll notice the speech bubbles above some characters. Tap on those if you want to check out what they have to say.

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You’ll then learn from Bill that he’s planning to have you and Charlie duel in order to improve your skills. When you are ready, tap on the crossed wands icon to continue. This will open a task window that will display the recommended attribute levels and the cost of each attempt.

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One easy way to win this duel involves constantly going Aggressive or Sneaky and using Deuplso or Flipendo on every turn. With a bit of luck, you should be able to win the duel in a few turns.

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Once you win, hit the Collect button to claim your reward. Bill will be quite happy about your performance. He’ll praise both you and Charlie and even offer to help you with the Cursed Vault should you need him.

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You’ll then have to wait three hours before you can continue. Proceed to the Transfiguration classroom once the waiting time is over.

You will find Madam Rakepick there alone. She will tell you she had a heated debate with Professor McGonagall. She will also say that she wants to teach you a spell that could help you defeat the Acromantula in the Forbidden Forest and enter the vault. The spell she is going to teach you is the spell for repelling spiders – Arania Exumai.

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To learn this spell, you need to obtain at least one of five stars within three hours, which shouldn’t be too difficult to accomplish.

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There is an action with bonus progress tied to Madam Rakepick. Prioritize it to save a bit of energy.

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When you are done, Madam Rakepick will conjure a spider and ask you to cast Arania Exumai on it. Trace the wand movement on the screen to perform this spell.

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Before you go, Madame Rakepick will ask you to return her Niffler Sickleworth. She will mention that you will see each other again soon if you survive the Cursed Vault.

Shortly after, Chapter 14 of Year 4 will be complete. Hit the Collect button to claim your rewards. You will receive 250 Coins and 1900 Experience points.

Things are slowly wrapping up. You are almost ready to head into the Forest Vault. The only thing that’s left is to talk to Hagrid and see if he’ll be able to accompany you there. But will he be willing to help you out? And who else will accompany you on this daring adventure? Find out in the next chapter of Harry Potter Hogwarts Mystery!

Thank you for reading.