“Promptly Potter” Episode 158: “Go to the Lake or Die”
– In Chapter 26 of Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince, Harry and Dumbledore Apparate to a cave where Voldemort has hidden a Horcrux. To access the Horcrux, Dumbledore has to drink a potion that severely weakens him. The two wizards flee as Inferi erupt from the water around them.
– Today’s prompt is “If Harry had not touched the water, what protections might have tried to prevent him and Dumbledore from leaving the cave with the Horcrux?”
– This episode is hosted by Rex Hadden.
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