Follow Hermione to Defense Against
the Dark Arts Class, where you will learn Spongify. This will allow
you to use carpets around the school to spring you up to great heights.
After learning the spell, the challenge begins.
Follow the path until you reach the
first carpet. Before going up, look below you. There are 2 gnome
holes, meaning that there are 2 gnomes there as well. Get rid of
them and get 2 cauldrons in the room. After getting rid of the gnomes,
a wall should open up between the holes on the opposite side. In
this opening, there should be a gargoyle. Light it and quickly run
back to the carpet. Use spongify to spring you up to where the first
star is. Before getting that however, turn to your right and you
should see a secret area. Go there and you will find a chest with
a Bronze Card (40/50). Now look to your right, and you will see
a loose brick in the wall. Hit it to open to another secret area.
Climb up and get chest with Silver Card (31/40). Now jump back to
where you get the first challenge star.
Next room, you will meet an imp and
a gnome. Stun them both and throw them into their holes, and a secret
wall will open to your left, containing a chest with beans. In the
next area, you will approach a carpet. DO NOT USE IT...unless you
want to miss a star. Look to your left, and you should see some
beans. Go there and get onto the ledge. Use spongify on that carpet
to get to the other side. To your left, you will notice that the
wall is a little darker. Hit it to open up to the second challenge
Now use the moving platform to get
to the other side, where there is a chest. Now go to the opposite
landing where there is the 3rd challenge star.
Now save your game. This next area
is extremely annoying. It is a large circular room with 3 imps.
You need to stun them all and throw them into the hole. This will
open a wall to your left, which has a gargoyle. Light it to reveal
an invisible wall to where the chocolate frog is. Inside is a chest
with a Bronze Card (41/50). Now skurge the ectoplasm that is blocking
the huge block. Then flipendo the block to where the lower platform
is. Now use spongify to get to the block. Climb up and use spongify
to get to the 4rth star behind you.
This will also lower the grate that
the star was on. Be careful not to jump onto the carpet again or
you wont make it. Just make a normal jump into the room ahead. The
next room is also a bit tough. You will enter a room with 4 firecrabs,
2 on either side. By defeating them, you can open another secret
area. The best thing to do is to stun them all first and then throw
them into their holes. First, you can stun 2 on one side and jump
onto that side, and from there, stun the other 2. Keep stunning
and throwing them into the small opening, until all four are in.
This will open a small passageway in the center. Inside is a chest
with a Silver Card (32/40). Now go back out and return to the carpet.
Spongify upto the beam at the top. Look behind you and you should
see a switch. Hit to lower another beam. Jump onto that and hit
another switch in front of you. This lowers a third beam, from which
you can also reach the 5th star.
The grate lowers you to the door.
In the next area, cast skurge on the ectoplasm and go down. You
will enter a small hallway with several paintings. To your left,
there will be a large painting right next to the entrance with nothing
on it. Jump in to secret area with chest and beans. Now look onto
the opposite wall. One of the paintings on the top is upside-down.
Hit it and it will open a passageway to a chest and Silver Card
(33/40). Now you will enter a rather large room. Turn left and you
will see a carpet. Spongify up and stun pixies. Push the large block
into the hole in front of it. Now, go back down to where the block
has landed. You should see a wall with a switch on it, where there
are a few beans. This should reveal a gargoyle. Light it and run
back to the area where you pushed the large block from. There should
now be another spongify carpet there. Turn around so that you are
facing the wall and use the carpet. You should land on a small ledge.
Get wiggentree bark and flubberworm mucous on either side and now
go to the ledge to your left. There you will see a lightning scar
on the wall. Open it to secret area containing the 6th challenge
star and chocolate frogs. Now return to where the gargoyle was and
push the block to the high landing with the next star. Climb up
and get your 7th challenge star.
Save your game. Cast spongify to
get to higher level. There will be a huge crab to your right. Stun
2-3 times to get it on its backside. Now make your way through the
ectoplasm. If you go straight, you will meet up with another crab
and some chocolate frogs. If you turn left immediately, you will
see a carpet, which you use to get you to the opposite end of the
room and to the 8th challenge star.
The next area is pretty big. Stun
the pixie if it is close by. Now look up carefully and you should
see an owl (Hedwig, i think). Hit it with a spell to open a secret
area on the opposite side of the room. Make your way there by using
the spongify carpets along the way. Get the 9th challenge star.
Get into the secret area opened by
the owl and now lower yourself. Go all the way down to where you
will see 2 cauldrons. You will see a gargoyle there. Light it to
create stairs to your left (facing the gargoyle). Go down the ledge
to a secret room with a carpet. Use it to get to the opposite end
of the area, which has yet another secret area, but this one contains
a Silver Card (34/40). Now work your way back and save your game.
The next area is a small room with a chest. Approach it cautiosly,
because as soon as you get near, the floor lowers, revealing 2 spiders.
Stun them both. Now, to get another secret area, hit just one of
the switches. Now go stand in the alcove of the switch that you
used and hit the other switch. This will make the floor rise, but
you will remain there and underneath is a secret area with another
chest. Now follow the path to the top area once more. You will be
in the room with the gargoyle and spiders again. Get the chest you
missed and light the gargoyle. Run into the next room and immediately
turn right into another secret area, stunning pixies on the way.
Inside is a chest with beans. Now go into the next area. Step on
the foot pedestal in the center, which will lower you down. To your
left, there will be a chest with another Bronze Card (42/50). Also,
there will be a switch on the wall on the left. Hit it to move it
and get beans. Now use carpet to spongify to the room above. Cut
the rope in the room you enter, and follow the path. You will come
across a huge firecrab. Stun and spongify to next level, which is
blocked by spider web. Get rid of it and 2 spiders behind it. Now
you will be back in the room with the foot pedestal, but this time
a bridge is there to take you to the other side. Go and get 10th
Save your game. Now you will enter
a long room. Jump to the platform with a spongify carpet. Use it
to get to the other side. Now jump in. Keep going, and do not do
anything to the spider that is above you. Use the last spongify
carpet to get to the completion star. But do not get it yet. Behind
the star is a switch, which opens to a secret area. Use the carpet
to spongify there. Get bark and mucous. Now make a running jump
to the opposite side, where there is a chest. Now look below you.
Stun the spider that is on the web and jump down. Cut the web, and
spongiy the carpet to get to the last secret area containing a Bronze
Card (43/50). Now spongofy again and retrieve the Completion Star.
(If you wish to improve your
time and get more housepoints, do so now, before you go to the House
Point Ceremony...and dont forget to ignore just about everything
that does not concern with getting a challenge star )