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Potter's Calamity Brilliant Event Guide Part 1

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Event Overview

The second Brilliant Event was just announced, and it’s coming in two parts! As with the Fantastic Flora and Fauna event, this is a great chance to earn exclusive Restricted Section Books as well as Gold, scrolls, special event runestones, and more. 

The first part is coming in less than 24 hours, on Tues, July 16 at 11:00 PDT / 18:00 GMT and runs for exactly one week, until Tues, 23 July at 11:00 PT / 18:00 GMT. During Week One, players will be able to complete Special Assignments and fill in a new Registry page.

The second part of the event, Week Two, will run for exactly one week as well, from Tues, July 30 at 11:00 PDT / 18:00 GMT until Tues, Aug 6 at 11:00 PT / 18:00 GMT. This week will introduce a new set of Special Assignments as well as a new Registry page. 

Read on for full details of the event plus some tips on how to prepare and how to make the most of the rewards available during this event.

New Event Content

Both parts of this Brilliant will introduce six new Foundables, for a total of 12 new Foundables. Here are the Foundables we’ve, ahem, found and how players can collect fragments for them:

Part One

Potter's Calamity Registry Part One

Trace Encounters

These Foundables will appear on the map. Travel around your local area to find them. 

  • Brilliant Quidditch Captain Harry Potter
  • Brilliant Hedwig 

Special Assignments

These Foundables can only be found by completing the Special Assignments for the event. Check below for the full list of tasks.

  • Harry’s Triwizard Uniform
  • Mismatched Socks

Fortresses

To collect fragments for this Foundable, players will need to successfully complete Wizarding Challenges at Fortresses using a Potter's Calamity Runestone.

  • Harry’s Weasley Jumper

Portkeys

Fragments for this Foundable can only be obtained by unlocking 7km Portkeys. Note: 7km Portkeys from the Brilliant Flora and Fauna event will reward the new event fragments if unlocked during the Potter's Calamity event.

  • Harry’s School Trunk

Part Two

Potter's Calamity Registry Part Two
  • Brilliant Golden Snitch
  • Daily Prophet
  • London Five Photograph
  • Harry’s Ministry ID
  • Department of Magical Law Enforcement Badge
  • Harry’s Family Photograph

Based on the last Brilliant event, players should expect there to be a few Foundables that can only be obtained as rewards from Portkeys and Fortress battles. This section will be updated to note which as soon as that information is confirmed.

Special Assignments

A new event with new content also means new Special Assignments! Here is the full list of tasks and rewards for Part I to help you plan ahead:

Potter's Calamity Brilliant Event 1/4

  • Return 3 Foundables of any Family
    • Reward: 2 Restricted Section Books
  • Return 3 Hogwarts School Family Foundables
    • Reward: 10 Brilliant Family XP
  • Collect 2 Ingredients or Portmanteaus on the Map
    • Reward: 15 Brilliant Family XP

Completion Rewards

  • 500 XP
  • 20 Brilliant Family XP
  • 2 Restricted Section Books
  • Sock Portrait Sticker

Potter's Calamity Brilliant Event 2/4

  • Recover 2 Brilliant Hedwig Foundables
    • Reward: 300 XP
  • Unlock 1 Portkey Portmanteau
    • Reward: 15 Brilliant Family XP
  • Perform 10 Great Spell Casts
    • Reward: 15 Brilliant Family XP

Completion Rewards

  • 2 Potent Exstimulo 
  • 25 Brilliant Family XP
  • 3 Restricted Section Books

Potter's Calamity Brilliant Event 3/4

  • Return 3 High Threat Foundables
    • Reward: 500 XP
  • Recover 2 Brilliant Quidditch Captain Harry Foundables
    • Reward: 500 XP
  • Collect 3 Legends of Hogwarts Foundables
    • Reward: 15 Brilliant Family XP

Completion Rewards

  • Profile Frame
  • 25 Brilliant Family XP
  • 3 Restricted Section Books
  • Mismatched Sock Fragment

Potter's Calamity Brilliant Event 4/4

  • Unlock 4 Portkey Portmaneaus
    • Reward: 750 XP
  • Brew 7 Potions
    • Reward: 10 Brilliant Family XP
  • Complete 3 Wizarding Challenges
    • Reward: 15 Brilliant Family XP

Completion Rewards

  • Profile Hat
  • 50 Gold
  • 5 Restricted Section Books
  • Harry’s Triwizard Uniform Fragment

Completing the Registry

There are four ways to collect Foundables for this event and complete the Registry. To finish the page, players will need to do all four, as each Foundable in the Registry will only be available via one specific method. 

  • Trace encounters
  • Special Assignment rewards
  • Fortress rewards
  • Portkey rewards

Brilliant Quidditch Captain Harry Potter and Brilliant Hedwig will most likely be available as Trace encounters. 

The Fortress-exclusive Foundables will only be available by using Potter’s Calamity Runestones (available as rewards for ranking up the Potter’s Calamity Registry) in Wizarding Challenges. Those found only in Portkeys will be found in 7km Portkeys acquired during the event.

Event Rewards

Of course, this event is more than just an opportunity to complete some Special Assignments and fill in a new Registry page. Players can earn Restricted Section Books, available only during certain events, and stock up on Runestones and Scrolls.

To earn Restricted Section Books, players simply need to complete the Special Assignments during the event. Even just completing some of the tasks will reward players with some of these books, though completing the entire set of tasks will net the largest rewards.

By ranking up the Potter’s Calamity Registry, players can also earn lots of Scrolls and Runestones. This is especially important as these resources become harder and harder to get outside of events as players finish out the early Registry ranks.

To rank up the Registry, be sure to focus on the event-exclusive Foundables. Traces are the easiest and most reliable source of Family XP, but don’t forget about Fortresses (be sure to use a Potter’s Calamity Runestone!) and the special 7km Portkeys either. 

Event Dialogue

Each Foundable added to the Registry will unlock a snippet of Dialogue. To view the Event Dialogue, click to expand the drop-down accordion

(Warning: Spoilers!)

Harry's Calamity Page 1 Dialogue

Introduction

"Hermione... I've been deluged with owls from friends saying they've been returning lots of Foundables related to me -- everything from old socks to a young me being kissed by a Dementor!"

"Perhaps by being in the public eye, I'm more subject to the whims of the Calamity..."

"Well, there was that Daily Prophet feature about your work with the Statute of Secrecy Task Force. Perhaps that's drawn the attention of the Calamity somehow?"

"That may confirm a theory I've had, that if enough people focus on something, it could affect how the Calamity behaves."

Brilliant Hedwig

"Hagrid gave me Hedwig just before my first term. She kept me connected to the magical world whenever I was away from Hogwarts."

Brilliant Quidditch Captain Harry

"Have I mentioned how terribly strange it is, seeing your younger self materialise out of nowhere? It's as unnerving as using a Time-Turner."

Brilliant Harry's Weasley Jumper

"My first Weasley jumper! Ron always used to complain that his was maroon, but I was happy just to have a Christmas gift."

Brilliant Harry's School Trunk

"You didn't open that trunk, did you? There's no telling what's in there. Loads of old dungbombs, I expect."

Brilliant Mismatched Socks

"I cannot believe that a worldwide Calamity has taken the time to steal my mismatched socks... the whole thing is mad."

Brilliant Harry's Triwizard Cup Uniform

"I never thought I'd see that uniform again. I was wearing it the night Cedric Diggory was killed..."

Completion

"I find it very strange to have pieces of my life appearing in public for everyone to see."

"I guess if I look on the bright side, perhaps we can try and use this quirk in the Calamity to our advantage."

Conclusion

Now that you’re all ready, the only thing left to do is wait for the event to start! We’ll continue to update this guide as more information (such as the full list of Special Assignments) is available, so be sure to check back soon!

How to Prepare

While the late announcement of the event gave players very little time to prepare for this event, here are some last-minute tips to help you prepare anyway:

Save up 2km Portkeys

There will likely be at least one task which requires players to unlock Portkeys. If you have any, hold off on unlocking them for now. If you don’t have any, you might want to hurry and unlock some Portkeys now so you can be sure to have some 2kms ready for the event.

Brew up some potions

Be sure you have Exstimulo Potions and Dawdle Draughts aplenty to help return all of the exclusive Foundables. Brilliant event Treasure Trunks are a great source of Scrolls, so you’ll want to return as many as possible to keep ranking up.

Stock up ingredients for 2hr potions

The last brilliant event asked players to brew 7 potions. With only a week to complete all of the tasks, you don’t want to get stuck brewing Baruffio’s Brain Elixir. Healing Potions and basic Exstimulo potions are the fastest options, so be sure to save up ingredients for one or both to get through any brewing tasks quickly.

Pace yourself

Players will have one week exactly to complete each set of the Special Assignments. Tasks will likely get harder and more time-consuming with each stage. Most players should be able to get through all of the tasks in the week without serious grinding.

About the Author(s)

Thræn is a Wizards Unite writer for GamePress and life-long Harry Potter fan.