Pottermore, CoS Chapter 18 (what I’ve found so far…)

DISCLAIMER: This is not exactly a live blog and it’s definitely not a Finder’s Guide. It’s what I’ve found so far. There’s also probably some stuff I’m missing. :)

Here’s what I’ve found so far (DO NOT READ IF YOU DO NOT WANT TO BE SPOILED!)…

CHAPTER 18: DOBBY’S REWARD

Scene 1 (“Dumbledore Returns”)
The key for Zoom Levels will be found at the bottom of the post.

  • Zoom 1:
    • COLLECT Ginger Newt
  • Zoom 2:
    • UNLOCK “Sword of Gryffindor” (JKR-Exclusive Content)
  • Zoom 3:
    • COLLECT bottle of Nettle Wine
    • COLLECT 5 Galleons
    • COLLECT Mirabella Plunkett Chocolate Frog Card
    • COLLECT Transfiguration Today (Thanks, Rubix Cube!)

Scene 2 (“A Free Elf”)

Nice animation… but anybody find anything? I am assuming that they will perhaps add an audio excerpt later at some point to this scene and to other scenes in which there is no interaction, collecting, or discovering.

Key to Zoom Levels:
I am using the conventions I’ve seen used elsewhere when discussing Pottermore zoom levels:

  • Zoom 1 = the original zoom level.
  • Zoom 2 = zoom in one level from Zoom 1.
  • Zoom 3 = zoom in two levels from Zoom 1.
  • Zoom OUT 2 = zoom out one level from Zoom 1.
  • Zoom OUT 3 = zoom out two levels from Zoom 1.

Pottermore, CoS Chapter 17 (what I’ve found so far…)

DISCLAIMER: This is not exactly a live blog and it’s definitely not a Finder’s Guide. It’s what I’ve found so far. There’s also probably some stuff I’m missing. :)

Here’s what I’ve found so far (DO NOT READ IF YOU DO NOT WANT TO BE SPOILED!)…

CHAPTER 17: THE HEIR OF SLYTHERIN

Scene 1 (“Tom Riddle”)

There are two zoom levels to this scene: Zoom 1 and Zoom OUT 2 So far, the only thing I’ve been able to do in this scene is make the edges around Tom Riddle mist up a bit on Zoom OUT 2.

Scene 2 (“The Basilisk”)

There are lots of cool sound effects here and some very nice artwork. You can manipulate this scene by zooming/double-clicking and using mouse-over. There is no zoom in or out. The scene just moves up when you zoom or double-click.

  • Zoom 1: Can use mouse-over to get Harry’s robes to billow
  • Zoom 2: Scene moves upward and can see Fawkes (who flies to the right and out of the frame)
  • Zoom 3: Scene moves upward to the blinded Basilisk’s head. See venom dripping from its mouth, blood streaming from its eyes.

Scene 3 (“Harry Destroys the Diary”)

  • Zoom 1: Harry’s arm is raised over diary. He holds a basilisk fang ready to strike.
  • Zoom 2: Harry drives the basilisk fang into the diary. Splat. Riddle is not happy.

Key to Zoom Levels:
I am using the conventions I’ve seen used elsewhere when discussing Pottermore zoom levels:

  • Zoom 1 = the original zoom level.
  • Zoom 2 = zoom in one level from Zoom 1.
  • Zoom 3 = zoom in two levels from Zoom 1.
  • Zoom OUT 2 = zoom out one level from Zoom 1.
  • Zoom OUT 3 = zoom out two levels from Zoom 1.

Pottermore, Cos Chapter 16 (what I’ve found so far…)

DISCLAIMER: This is not exactly a live blog and it’s definitely not a Finder’s Guide. It’s what I’ve found so far. There’s also probably some stuff I’m missing. :)

Here’s what I’ve found so far (DO NOT READ IF YOU DO NOT WANT TO BE SPOILED!)…

CHAPTER 16: THE CHAMBER OF SECRETS

Scene 1 (“Hermione’s Clue”)
The key for Zoom Levels will be found at the bottom of the post.

  • Zoom 1:
    • COLLECT Herpo the Foul Chocolate Frog Card
    • CLOSER LOOK at information on the Basilisk
  • Zoom 2: Anybody find anything?
  • Zoom 3:
    • COLLECT Castor Oil
    • COLLECT 5 Galleons (have to open door first though)

Scene 2 (“The Entrance to the Chamber”)

  • Zoom 2: In the sink with two faucets, click (or multi-click) on the left faucet handle. It spins around and finally reveals the drainage pipe leading into the Chamber of Secrets. (Thanks, allegra!)

Scene 3 (“Two Entwined Serpents”)

Only one Zoom level: See two entwined serpents. You can get the Chamber to open by clicking on the light on Harry’s wand (or the serpent’s eyes, or I hear the door itself). Anyway, once you’ve gotten the Chamber to open, you automatically UNLOCK the “The Chamber of Secrets” (JKR-exclusive content).

Key to Zoom Levels:
I am using the conventions I’ve seen used elsewhere when discussing Pottermore zoom levels:

  • Zoom 1 = the original zoom level.
  • Zoom 2 = zoom in one level from Zoom 1.
  • Zoom 3 = zoom in two levels from Zoom 1.
  • Zoom OUT 2 = zoom out one level from Zoom 1.
  • Zoom OUT 3 = zoom out two levels from Zoom 1.

Pottermore, CoS Chapter 15 (what I’ve found so far…)

DISCLAIMER: This is not exactly a live blog and it’s definitely not a Finder’s Guide. It’s what I’ve found so far. There’s also probably some stuff I’m missing. :)

Here’s what I’ve found so far (DO NOT READ IF YOU DO NOT WANT TO BE SPOILED!)…

CHAPTER 15: ARAGOG

Scene 1 (“Follow the Spiders”)
It’s (sort of) a Game! Find the three spiders hiding in the vegetable patch!

Okay, I only found one… I think. And then I was able to collect stuff, using a single zoom level. Did anybody find three spiders? Was there a reward if you did?

ETA: I found all three spiders! No reward was announced, but when I found the 3rd spider, the screen moved to the left of the vegetable patch, where I was able to collect 5 Galleons. The screen movement corresponds with Zoom 2, but the screen seems static before finding the third 3rd spider. After that, it’s easy to move between

  • Zoom 1:
    • COLLECT Shrivelfigs.
    • COLLECT the Beaumont Marjoribanks Chocolate Frog Card (discoverer of Gillyweed)
  • Zoom 2 (screen movement to the left after finding the 3rd spider):
    • COLLECT 5 Galleons

Scene 2 (“Rescued from the Forest”) – IT’S A GAME!
This is a 30-second Mini-Game! You click once on each spider to keep the spiders at bay. REWARD for Success: Some Knotgrass.

  • Zoom 1:
    • COLLECT Root of Aconite (on the left of the spider web)
    • COLLECT Porcupine Quill (on the right of the spider web) (Thanks, De Muze & Let’s call me Lily!)

Key to Zoom Levels:
I am using the conventions I’ve seen used elsewhere when discussing Pottermore zoom levels:

  • Zoom 1 = the original zoom level.
  • Zoom 2 = zoom in one level from Zoom 1.
  • Zoom 3 = zoom in two levels from Zoom 1.
  • Zoom OUT 2 = zoom out one level from Zoom 1.
  • Zoom OUT 3 = zoom out two levels from Zoom 1.

Pottermore, CoS Chapter 14 (what I’ve found so far…)

DISCLAIMER: This is not exactly a live blog and it’s definitely not a Finder’s Guide. It’s what I’ve found so far. There’s also probably some stuff I’m missing. :)

Here’s what I’ve found so far (DO NOT READ IF YOU DO NOT WANT TO BE SPOILED!)…

CHAPTER 14: CORNELIUS FUDGE

Scene 1 (“Another Attack”)
The key for Zoom Levels will be found at the bottom of the post.

  • Zoom 1: I’m not seeing anything to collect or discover at this zoom.
  • Zoom 2:
    • UNLOCK “Ghosts” (JKR-exclusive content. Click on the partition, separating Nearly Headless Nick from the petrified students)
    • COLLECT 5 Galleons from the drawer in the table next to Nearly Headless Nick. (Thanks, Let’s call me Lily!)
  • Zoom 3:
    • COLLECT a bottle of SKELE-GRO
    • COLLECT Bezoar (there’s often one of these hanging around in the Hospital Wing. ;) )
    • COLLECT Salamander’s Blood (Thanks, Zara!)

Scene 2 (“Dumbledore is Suspended”)
The key for Zoom Levels will be found at the bottom of the post.

  • Zoom 1: See the pumpkin patch outside Hagrid’s cottage. I’m not finding anything to collect or discover here.
  • Zoom OUT 2:
    • COLLECT Dried Billywig Stings (lots of these around Hagrid’s, aren’t there?)
    • COLLECT Flesh-Eating Slug Repellant
  • Zoom OUT 3:
    • COLLECT Infusion of Wormwood
    • COLLECT Dried Nettles (another standard collectable if you hang out at Hagrid’s)
    • COLLECT Key from the floor inside Hagrid’s hut (but you have to be quick before the door shuts!) (Thanks, FeatherElm!)

Key to Zoom Levels:
I am using the conventions I’ve seen used elsewhere when discussing Pottermore zoom levels:

  • Zoom 1 = the original zoom level.
  • Zoom 2 = zoom in one level from Zoom 1.
  • Zoom 3 = zoom in two levels from Zoom 1.
  • Zoom OUT 2 = zoom out one level from Zoom 1.
  • Zoom OUT 3 = zoom out two levels from Zoom 1.

Pottermore, CoS Chapter 13 (what I’ve found so far…)

DISCLAIMER: This is not exactly a live blog and it’s definitely not a Finder’s Guide. It’s what I’ve found so far. There’s also probably some stuff I’m missing. :)

Here’s what I’ve found so far (DO NOT READ IF YOU DO NOT WANT TO BE SPOILED!)…

CHAPTER 13: THE VERY SECRET DIARY

Scene 1 (“Tom Riddle’s Diary”)
The key for Zoom Levels will be found at the bottom of the post.

  • Zoom 1:
    • COLLECT Bertie Bott’s Soap-Flavoured Bean (from floor)
  • Zoom 2:
    • COLLECT Leaping Toadstool (from floor)
  • Zoom 3: CLOSER LOOK at Tom Riddle’s Diary

Scene 2 (“Valentine’s Day”)
The key for Zoom Levels will be found at the bottom of the post.

  • Zoom 1: See the Great Hall through the Doors
  • Zoom 2:
    • COLLECT Bertie Bott’s Vomit-Flavoured Bean
    • COLLECT 3 separate Valentine’s Day Cards from 2 different tables
    • COLLECT Bertie Bott’s Strawberry-Flavoured Bean
    • COLLECT 5 Galleons (and I unlocked a Galleon-collecting badge!)
  • Zoom 3:
    • COLLECT Rose Oil (in front of Lockhart)

Scene 3 (“Into the Diary”)

Click on the number 13 on the page. It opens a new scene, with Riddle and Hagrid. I don’t think there’s anything to collect here, but if you move in to Zoom 2, you can see Aragog struggling to get out of the crate.

Key to Zoom Levels:
I am using the conventions I’ve seen used elsewhere when discussing Pottermore zoom levels:

  • Zoom 1 = the original zoom level.
  • Zoom 2 = zoom in one level from Zoom 1.
  • Zoom 3 = zoom in two levels from Zoom 1.
  • Zoom OUT 2 = zoom out one level from Zoom 1.
  • Zoom OUT 3 = zoom out two levels from Zoom 1.

Pottermore, CoS Chapter 12 (what I’ve found so far…)

DISCLAIMER: This is not exactly a live blog and it’s definitely not a Finder’s Guide. It’s what I’ve found so far. There’s also probably some stuff I’m missing. :)

Here’s what I’ve found so far (DO NOT READ IF YOU DO NOT WANT TO BE SPOILED!)…

CHAPTER 12: THE POLYJUICE POTION

Scene 1 (“Dumbledore’s Office”)
The key for Zoom Levels will be found at the bottom of the post.

  • Zoom 1: I didn’t find anything. :(
  • Zoom 2:
    • COLLECT Dragon Blood on desk
    • COLLECT Lemon Sherbet on desk
  • Zoom 3: On Mouseover, can make Fawkes cry, can move scales, can get a light to shine behind the door to the cabinet

Scene 2 (“The Potion is Ready”)

  • Only 1 Zoom Level. So at Zoom 1:
    • COLLECT Lacewing Flies
    • COLLECT Bertie Bott’s Overcooked Cabbage-Flavoured Bean
    • UNLOCK “Polyjuice Potion” (JKR-Exclusive content)
    • Clicking on the cups makes them fizz (I think you can do this only one time for each cup, and then you have to re-load the scene)

Scene 3 (“The Slytherin Common Room”)
The key for Zoom Levels will be found at the bottom of the post.

Okay, I’m a Slytherin, and I did not need to use Polyjuice to open the door to the Slytherin Common Room. What about those of you who are NOT Slytherins? Did you have to use Polyjuice? If so, can you use the Comments to describe the process (step-by-step) that you had to go through to gain access to Slytherin? Thanks!

  • Zoom 1: See brick wall.
    • Double-click to see Slytherin Common Room through an opening in the brick wall.
  • Zoom 2 – Enter the Slytherin Common Room.
    • COLLECT Montague Knightly Chocolate Frog (in drawer below Chess table). Can also make chess pieces move on mouseover.
  • Zoom 3:
    • COLLECT book Nature’s Nobility: A Wizarding Genealogy (on couch).
    • CLOSER LOOK at Daily Prophet article concerning enquiry into Arthur Weasley’s enchanting of a Muggle car.
    • COLLECT 5 Galleons from the Mantelpiece. (Thanks Annie!)

Key to Zoom Levels:
I am using the conventions I’ve seen used elsewhere when discussing Pottermore zoom levels:

  • Zoom 1 = the original zoom level.
  • Zoom 2 = zoom in one level from Zoom 1.
  • Zoom 3 = zoom in two levels from Zoom 1.
  • Zoom OUT 2 = zoom out one level from Zoom 1.
  • Zoom OUT 3 = zoom out two levels from Zoom 1.