HARRY POTTER AND THE SORCERER'S STONE

  
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                        |  HARRY POTTER AND THE |
                        |    SORCERER'S STONE   |
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                        |    by zidanetribal5   |
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                     | zidane_tribal_5@hotmail.com |
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=================
 VERSION HISTORY
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0.25 (25th June) - completed most of the sections, including how to play
                   and important stuff. Made a big start on the walkthrough
                   too. I you have any FAQ questions, please PLEASE post
                   them in to me. You'll be added into the Thanks to...
                   section as well.

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 CONTENTS
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1. About this guide
2. The basics
   - Controls
   - Battle System
   - Main Menu
3. Equipment Guide
4. Walkthrough
5. Hints and Tips
6. FAQ
7. Thanks to...
8. Copyright

=====================
 1. About this guide
=====================

     This game is eons old. It was brought out a couple of years ago now.
Still, I've decided to write up an FAQ/Walkthrough about it because there
are only two readable ones on the site, neither completed. I've started
playing the 'emulated' version, which is identical to the gameboy version
except it runs alot faster. This, as seen by the title, is the American
version of the game, which is unusual for me because I only normally do
British games. Still, this is for Gameboy Colour, so don't bother sending
me e-mails about how to play the Playstation version. As I have said in
previous guides, I will NOT ACCEPT PLAYSTATION HELP ETC. and anyone asking
how to do it will be ignored. If you persist in bothering me then I will
block you permenantly! You have been warned!
     As I said, I am playing the emulator version, on the extremely good
VisualBoy Advance. If you are DESPERATELY stuck, I will accept it and may
play out that part of the game for you. For all those who are just lazy
and could breeze the game, your file will be removed and immediately 
blocked from my e-mail. This also applies if you send any unwanted 
attachments or viruses!

NOTE - When sending an emulator file, please PLEASE make a copy of it to
       keep on your computer in case the e-mail gets lost etc. I will not
       be held responsible if your file gets lost or is damaged.


===============
 2. The basics
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------------
 - Controls
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D-pad    - Move around
A button - Select/Talk/Interact
B button - Cancel
Start    - Pause
Select   - N/A

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 - Battle System
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     The battle system here is similar to Final Fantasy 10. You take it
in turns to go, where you can cast a spell, use a card, use an item or
run away. There are numerous spells each with certain strengths and
weaknesses, similar to the Final Fantasy elements. Here is an example of
your average battle field...

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|                                |
|   _                            |    A - Enemy A
|  |A|                    _      |    B - Enemy B
|      _                 |H|     |    C - Enemy C
|     |C|                |_|     |    
|   _                            |    H - Harry
|  |B|                           |     
|                                |    SP- Stamina Points
|________________________________|    MP- Magic Points
|                        ______  |    
| Spell        SP: X/X  |      | |
| Card         MP: Y/Y  |      | |
| Item                  |      | |
| Flee                  |______| |
|________________________________|

Spell - Cast a magic spell. These are your only way of doing damage (unless
        you want to waste cards). These all use MP except Flipendo, your
        first spell.
Card  - You can combine Witches and Wizards cards found to make stunning
        effects such as full heal, protect and other things. Warning,
        some cards are bad.
Item  - Pretty easy really. Use an item out of your stash. Once it's used
        though, you can't get it back. These are generally items to heal
        you.
Flee  - For all you cowards out there. If you're low on health, you can
        use this command to run away. Sometimes this will fail. Just cross
        your fingers and hope it works.

Stamina Points - This is your life guage, if this runs out, you collapse
                 and start again in the infirmary.
Magic Points   - This is required to cast spells. When this runs out, you
                 have to stick to lil' old Flipendo Uno.

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 - Menu
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Status/Equip
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|                                |
|Level        62                 |    G - Gloves
|Experience24896            __   |    H - Hat
|Next Lvl  25389   __      |H |  |    C - Cloak
|Sickles   17853  |G |     |__|  |    B - Belt
|                 |__|       __  |    S - Shoes
|Stamina 532/554            |C | |     
|Magic   388/394            |__| |    
|                            __  |    
|Strength     52            |B | |    
|Defence      48            |__| |
|Agility      67    __           |
|Magic Str    74   |S |          |
|Magic Def    75   |__|          |
|________________________________|

Here you can check out your vital stats etc. and equip yourself with the
different garments. (I'll go into more details about those later).

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Item
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| MENU                    |      |    
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|  |    |  ITEM A                |    
|  |____|                        |    
|   ____                         |
|  |    |                        |
|  |    |  ITEM B                |
|  |____|                        |
|________________________________|

This is your stock. This will contain all of your things such as wand and
owl, as well as fodd and potion ingredients.

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Ingredient Encyclopedia
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|          INGREDIENTS           |
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This is where all of your potion ingredients are stored, as well as your
potion recipes.

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Folio Magi
~~~~~~~~~~

This is a book where you store all of the Famous Witches and Wizards cards
ready to use in Combinations. You can pick them up from battles, eating
Chocolate Frogs or finding them scattered about.

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Folio Triplicus
~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~

This is a book of cards with several different combinations in it. When
used in battle, these cominations will help you, or hinder as it may be.
They are bunched into threes (hence tripli-cus), and when used, the cards
will burn up. Some cards are so valuable, they don't burn.

~~~~~~~~~
Save Game
~~~~~~~~~

Save your progress onto one of three files. Here it can be loaded whenever
to play from where you left off. You can save anywhere on the field.


====================
 3. Equipment Guide
====================

The equipment here is all clothes that you can equip to improve your stats.
It comes in various types, gloves, hats, robes, belts and shoes.

NOTE - This section is not finished, and if you submit any missed entries
       into it, you will be honoured in the Thanks to... section.

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 - Hats
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Pointed Hat     - Stamina   +1
                - Strength  --
                - Defence   +2
                - Agility   --
                - Magic Str +1
                - Magic Def +3

Superlative Hat - Stamina   +15
                - Strength  --
                - Defence   +10
                - Agility   --
                - Magic Str +11
                - Magic Def +5

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 - Gloves
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Dragonskin Gloves - Stamina   --
                  - Strength  +2
                  - Defence   --
                  - Agility   +2
                  - Magic Str +1
                  - Magic Def --

Dragonclaw Gloves - Stamina   --
                  - Strength  --
                  - Defence   --
                  - Agility   --
                  - Magic Str --
                  - Magic Def --

Nimble Gloves     - Stamina   --
                  - Strength  +6
                  - Defence   +5
                  - Agility   --
                  - Magic Str +11
                  - Magic Def +5

Wand Waving Gloves- Stamina   --
                  - Strength  --
                  - Defence   --
                  - Agility   --
                  - Magic Str --
                  - Magic Def --

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 - Robes
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Plain Work Robe            - Stamina   --
                           - Strength  --
                           - Defence   +1
                           - Agility   +4
                           - Magic Str +1
                           - Magic Def +1

Winter Cloak               - Stamina   --
                           - Strength  --
                           - Defence   +2
                           - Agility   +1
                           - Magic Str +2
                           - Magic Def +2

Suprerior Winter Cloak     - Stamina   --
                           - Strength  --
                           - Defence   +16
                           - Agility   --
                           - Magic Str +6
                           - Magic Def +12

Blizzard Cloak    - Stamina   --
                  - Strength  --
                  - Defence   --
                  - Agility   --
                  - Magic Str --
                  - Magic Def --

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 - Belts
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Leather Belt      - Stamina   +4
                  - Strength  --
                  - Defence   +1
                  - Agility   --
                  - Magic Str --
                  - Magic Def --

Vigourous Belt    - Stamina   +22
                  - Strength  +2
                  - Defence   +6
                  - Agility   --
                  - Magic Str +5
                  - Magic Def +2


Bastion Belt      - Stamina   +35
                  - Strength  +3
                  - Defence   +7
                  - Agility   --
                  - Magic Str +7
                  - Magic Def +5


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 - Shoes
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Plain Boots       - Stamina   +2
                  - Strength  +2
                  - Defence   +1
                  - Agility   -2
                  - Magic Str --
                  - Magic Def --

Hardened Boots    - Stamina   +7
                  - Strength  +5
                  - Defence   +4
                  - Agility   -5
                  - Magic Str --
                  - Magic Def --

Superlative Boots - Stamina   +7
                  - Strength  +5
                  - Defence   +7
                  - Agility   -7
                  - Magic Str --
                  - Magic Def --


================
 4. Walkthrough
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 - Buy your wand at Ollivander's
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Journey up until you find a shop with a wand on the sign. Go inside to
talk to Hagrid and obtain your wand. That's that mission out of the way.

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 - Find Hagrid in Gringott's Lobby
-----------------------------------

Head out of Ollivander's. You'll bump into someone who is willing to offer
you a free deck of cards. Each has it's own special set of commands...

Justus Pilliwickle    - Protection deck
Merwyn the Malicious  - Musical deck
Gregory the Smarty    - Quiddich deck
Gulliver Pokeby       - Beneficial deck

Head towards the big white building to your right. Inside you'll find
Hagrid and Griphook who are waiting to take you to your vault.

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 - Find Hagrid in Vault
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Follow the paths in an up-left direction. Look in the hidey holes for
Wizard cards and fight a couple of battles to reach level 5-10. 
In the next area, there is a boss, your first of the game, which makes
life hell for you. Hopefully, if you trained enough, you should have a
Duo level spell (which are obtained by casting the Uno spell a certain
number of times).

BOSS FIGHT

Giant Rat    (80HP)
Small Rat x2 (30HP)

Kill off the giant rat first using Vermillious, then concentrate on the
two smaller rats on each side. If you get low on health, don't be afraid
to use an item, that's what they're for. When you win, you may pick up a
pair of Hardened Boots. If you do, well done, if not, try again, they're
well worth the hassle. Head up some more until you see Hagrid. Talk to
him to finish the mssion.

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 - Buy school supplies in Diagon Alley
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Leave Gringott's behind and head outside. Now, go around each of the shops
buying just the essential shown on the list. When you are done and if you
have any money left over, then you can buy some sweets etc.
When you've cleaned yourself out, go back and talk to Hagrid to recieve
your own, Hedwig. He'll now tell you how to get to Hogwart's by train.

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 - Get on the Hogwart's Express
--------------------------------

Head up the ramp and to the family of four who are standing on the other
side. Talk to one of the twins, and you'll be able to board.

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 - Find a seat on the Hogwart's Express
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Head left as far as you can go and talk to the boy sitting on his own.
Here you'll be greeted by a girl asking about a toad. She'll also teach
you Verdimillious Uno. The sweet trolley will come along, and after you've
finished buying whatever you want, talk to Ron.
Now what? A trio of troublers come along to steal your sweets. Here you
have to fight one of them...

BOSS FIGHT

Malfoy (100HP)

Fight him off using Flipendo. He's not hard, so just kick him HARD. If
you've not trained, you may have to use a couple of potions to heal up
during battle. He'll give you a *cough* useless *cough* card combo which
powers up your enemies during battle.
After finishing him, go around and talk to some other people besides Ron,
and then get off the train.

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 - Cross the lake at Hogwart's Landing
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Walk down the jetty to board a boat. To cross the lake, steer the boats
left and right while avoiding the monsters. If you touch one, you'll be
thrown into a fight with it. They are tough, but offer good experience.
After crossing, land on the beach to finish the mission.

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 - Get through the Hogwart's dungeons
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Head in a left kinda direct until you reach the first set of stairs.
From here, make a u-turn and go all the way round until you see Hagrid
again. Go up the stairs to encounter a boss fight.

BOSS FIGHT

Old Knight (50HP)

You should now be at level 10-15 with at least one level two spell. Cast
any spell at him to scare him away. Pretty easy if you ask me.
Head up the stairs for a final time to reach the entrance hall where
your Sorting lies.

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 - Get sorted into a house
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Go left into the Great Hall, and wander up to the top where you see a
line of people. The Hat will now sing a song, and you'll be sorted into
where... you guessed it, Gryffindor! Head down to the table in the bottom
right and talk to Hermione.

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 - Find Gryffindor
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Here you'll get aquainted with Peeves. He'll be a nuisance and saunter off.
Head up as high as you can go, until you reach the Fat Lady picture. Talk
to her to finish the quest.

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 - Find Gryffindor Password
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Head down one floor, and look for a floating blue figure. This is Nearly
Headless Nick. He'll ask you to find him a tie to wear to stop his head
falling off. If you bring him one he'll give you the password. Head to the
first floor again and talk to the two gargoyles to get a tie. Go back and
give it to Nick to get the password. Head back up to the Fat Lady and give
her the password. Go inside and go down to get to your room. Go to sleep
to finish the mission.

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 - Get to Potions Class
------------------------

Easy enough mission. Go all the way down the stairs until you get to the
bottom floor. Move left and go through the door next to the staircase.
Welcome to the dungeons. Here, go left again into the Potions classroom.
Talk to Snape and watch as Neville's cauldron EXPLODES!!!

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 - Find ingredients for Snape
------------------------------

I'll just list where to find the ingredients and just go get them.

Beetle's Eyes  - around Hagrid's Cabin
Snake Fangs    - Fight a snake and you may win them afterwards
Boomslang Skin - In Snapes office, check out the snake painting

Give the ingredients back to Snape. He'll reward you six house points for
finding them but deduct one for being slow. He'll also give you the class
list.

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 - Find your next class
------------------------

The class list will be in this order... Transfiguration
                                        Charms
                                        Defence Against the Dark Arts
                                        History of Magic
                                        Herbology
                                        Broom Flight

Head to the second floor to find your Transfiguarations class. It is the
first room on the left. You'll meet Ron, Hermione and Professor McGonagall
here. She tells you that if you can catch a purple rabbit, she'll teach
you a new spell.

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 - Capture the purple rabbit
-----------------------------

Go outside and you'll see Dumbledore. Head to the grounds, outside the
castle. Directly to the left of the castle wall is a little purple thing,
it's a rabbit. Pick it up and take it back to Professor McGonagall to be
taught Incendio Uno.

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 - Get to Charms
-----------------

Go up to the second floor and head right up the corridor. Enter the middle
door. This is Charms. Talk to the little guy perched on top of the books
to begin the lesson. This mini-game is fairly easy. Flitwick does some
moves with his wand, and you have to copy them. If he presses up then down,
you have to press up then down in the same order. I can't tell you what 
the buttons are because they cahnge every time. If you do it well, you
get twenty-five house points and the Wingardium Leviosa spell.

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 - Get to Defence Against the Dark Arts class
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Head up to the next floor and enter the door above you. You'll see Peeves.
He'll cast Curse of the Bogies on you. This is similar to poison as it 
will sap your HP every step you take. Go inside and talk to Quirrel, and
then get ready to chase Peeves down.

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 - Find a way to remove your curse
-----------------------------------

Head straight across the corridor to the opposite room. Go down the spiral
stairs and go south until you see a women at a counter. Talk to her to
find out that the counter-curse was checked out long ago and not returned.
Go outside to see Peeves again. Go up to the sixth floor and into one of
the clasrooms where Peeves will be hiding. Walk up to the TV and press A.
You'll be transported to another room. Get ready for another boss fight.
Be sure to save first though.

BOSS FIGHT

Troll (130HP)

Keep casting Vermillious at him. When he flees, make sure you get the
Bastion Belt from him. This mega-belt raises almost all of your stats.

     If you have over 80MP now, use the Curse Book to learn Mucus ad 
Neaseum. This is Curse of the Bogies. It will sap 20HP from the enemy 
every time they take a turn. No evade, always damages, period.
     Take the book back to the library to receive twenty-five more house
points. Go ack to class to finish the puzzle. You'll receive ten more
house points.

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 - Get to History of Magic
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     Head up another floor and go into the top classroom on the left. Talk
to the ghost who is asleep here. Talk to Neville then, and watch things 
unfold. Outside you'll meet Hagrid. Talk to him and he'll take you to
Diagon Alley.

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 - Find the Circe Card
-----------------------

     Outside Gringott's you'll find the man your after. He'll give you
his vault key. Inside Gringott's, there are more powerful enemies which
offer good training. Try to get a good Tria spell here for the coming
fight.

BOSS FIGHT

Giant Rat (200HP)
Small Rat x2 (40HP)

Take out the Giant Rat first as he does the mst damage. Use Flipendo
Duo/Tria to wipe them all out easily.

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 - Get back to History of Magic Class
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Go back outside and talk to Hagrid. When you get back to Hogwarts, talk to
Binns to receive the Circe card.

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 - Get to Herbology
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Go nack outside to the Greenhouses. Talk to Professor Sprout to receive
your mission. You have to gather six herbs por a potion. The herbs are...

Asphodel Root - The tufty plant just below the plant patch
Dried Nettles - The plantpot nearest the door in the greenhouse
Dittany       - The bushy plant on the right of the main path
Wormwood      - The tuft of grass just below Hagrid's Cabin
Mandrake Root - In the tufts of grass to the right of Hagrid's Cabin
Aconite       - The bushy plant below the Quiddith Stadium

Go back to Sprout after finding them. She'll send you to Snape to get two
free potion recipes.

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 - Get to Broom Flight
-----------------------

Go outside to the Quiddith stadium. You'll see Neville and Madam Hooch.
Neville will then break his wrist and have to go. Malfoy will steal his
Remembrall. Another mini-game will ensue. Catch Malfoy on your broom while
evading tufts of leaves. When you win, you'll recive his ball and be
dismissed. In the Great Hall, Malfoy will challenge you to a duel with
Crabbe as his second. Hermione will overhear and tell you off.

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 - Escape the trophy room
---------------------------

Go to the forth floor while avoiding teachers. Getting caught will result
in a house point fine. Go inside the room at the bottom of the hall and
have a look around. You'll then be caught by Filch. Go into the next room
and out the door. You'll see Snape and Quirrel having a 'private' talk. 
After seeing the massive dog, run back to the top floor and go back to
bed.

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 - Save Hermione from the Troll
--------------------------------

Talk to the girl across the hall to enitiate a small sequence. On the
second floor, you'll find a troll, and Hermione. Go into the girls toilets
to fight the boss.

BOSS FIGHT

Troll (500HP)

It seems alot, but this guy isn't that hard to beat. Use a couple of good
card combinations to good effects. Protect and Delect work well here, so
does immunity and improved magic. If you learned Curse of the Bogies, use
that too, as well as Locomotor Wibbly which can be learned by looking in
the non-restricted area of the library.

You'll lose five house points because of Hermione's stupid idea, but gain
ten for killing the troll.

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 - Go to Hagrid's Hut
----------------------

Go to Hagrid's Hut to find out more about the Sorcerer's Stone. You'll
learn there is a Nicholas Flamel involved too.

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 - Find the Hidden Packages
----------------------------

After Peeves steals you're Christmas gifts, you'll have to find them again.
He's hidden them on the sixth floor. Go to the first room on the right
which leads to a hidden passage. Go down it and open the treasure chest to
find your gifts. You'll be caught and you'll be deducted house points from
the hourglass (on Christmas day! That women is a cow!) Go back to your
room to open your presents.

MORE STILL TO COME!!!

===================
 5. Hints and Tips
===================

STILL TO COME!!!


========
 6. FAQ
========

STILL TO COME!!!


=================
 7. Thanks to...
=================

Nintendo        \
Warner Brothers  )- for making this game
EA Games        /

To me... for writing this guide
To you.. for reading it


==============
 8. Copyright
==============

This guide is protected by a copyright. This means it CANNOT be used by
any other site except this one. If you want to use this guide on your site
you must first e-mail me asking permission. If I approve, that means that
you offer full recognition and DO NOT change anything already written here.

Copyright Robert Jones 2004