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Who is R.A.B. and where is Slytherin's Locket?

by David Haber

In the dramatic climax of Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince, Dumbledore and Harry recover a locket from Voldemort's secret cave. Only after Dumbledore "dies" does Harry open the locket and find the note from R.A.B. But who is R.A.B., and where is the locket now?

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Yes Rane,
I meant Myrtle...

I have to appologize for my spelling at least once a month..

I don't think Riddle made any Horcruxes until after he ed his father...

I think he MAY have known enough about them to know he wanted to make one before he talked to Sluggy, but he wanted to know exactly how to make one and the possible benifits of having more than one..

He did have Morfin's ring when Harry saw him in that memory...
So it would have been after the Riddles were ed..

Posted by Kevin from Wisconsin on December 20, 2006 10:51 AM

Tom Marvolo Riddle ed the elder Tom and his grandparents in a very short period of time say several hours. Like the visibility of Kestrals, the splitting of one's soul may take place over a period of time and these four dark acts may have only split his soul into two chunks and thus powered only one Horcrux between them.

To be a classic Voldemort you need a mindwiped patsy for the Minestry of Magic to blame, his Uncle Morphin in this case, and an object of common usage like a ring or diary, and a locale of a past He-Who-Not-Be-Nicknamed triumph, like the cave. In the Slughorn memory Tom was wearing the ring so it was yet to be enHorcruxed and in need of hiding!

This speaks to a triumph taking place in the Malfoy hidden chamber under their living room. I wonder now if Lucius was the other half of the team that faced the Inferi in the cave to PLACE the locket!

Posted by ken from la ca usa ea(rth) on December 21, 2006 09:58 AM

Really good point there, I also doubt that Riddle would've kept the ring if it was a Horcrux at the time. It would be like carrying your immortality around.

Lucius Malfoy's chamber, where he keeps his many Dark Artifacts, has been mentioned several times but not yet revealed. I believe that, as with Regulus Black, Joanne has been subliminally building up some hype on these things, to eventually dish it all out in the 7th book (I not say the name of it until it officially hits the shelves - hate the new title)

Posted by Rane from Sweden on December 24, 2006 3:28 PM

Its a little out of line here and I don't know if any of you read this, but I think its something to ponder over. Has anyone wondered why Hermione's bandy-legged ginger cat Crookshanks is just like Mundungus (with straggly ginger hair and also bandy legged)? In case you're wondering where I got this description, it was in the fifth book in 'Dudley Demented'.

Here's my theory. The real Mundungus is actually Crookshanks and Regulus is Mundungus! When Hermione bought him, she said 'he'd been in the shop for ages because no one wanted him'. So I guess RAB (if its Regulus) is right there infront of us. What do you think?

Posted by Aditi from Nagpur, India on December 28, 2006 12:16 AM

I may sign myself S.A.W (Sir Awkin Welshmann), A.W.E (Awkin Welshmann Esquire), A.W.S (Awkin Welshmann Sempai) and etc.

Maybe we should be looking for titles as well?

And I think Crookshanks is an animagus - it would explain his intelligence (Prisoner of Azkaban) - and ability to interact with other people and animals. He was told by Sirius to Petigrew - and he tried to do so. It seems quite likely.

Posted by Awkin from Ankh-Morpork on December 28, 2006 08:40 AM

As mentioned so, so, so many times before Crookshanks is part-Kneazle I believe. He is much smarter than ordinary cats. Perhaps he's an animagus, I don't know but personally I don't think so.

I do, however, like your title suggestion. But remember this, Joanne has said that she won't introduce any more characters into the large mix and how many have we seen so far that has a title of some sort? And that is an actual question because I don't know every single character she
s introduced so far.

Oh and Aditi, it does seem a bit far fetched to say that Crookshanks is Mundungus who in turn are actually Regulus.

I still want to believe that Regulus is alive, because with Regulus Black and Aberforth Dumbledore, Harry would've had both a Black and a Dumbledore still alive and there to aid him but...

The main thing that concerns me. How could Harry ever inherit Kreacher if Regulus was still alive?

Posted by Rane on December 29, 2006 06:03 AM

Aditi, I wanted to comment on your post the last time, thanks for bringing it up again. I also wondered about that description. I found a few little things that might be related. I believe it's in POA when Harry is staying at the Leaky Cauldron, He sees what could only be described as a hag wearing a heavy balaclava ordering a plate of RAW LIVER. (raw liver, hmmm... kitty treats or maybe for a hungry dog friend?) This is the same description of Mundungus in OoTP at the Boars Head ( when he overhears Harry and Company's plans for the D.A.) Mundungus rushes off to Grimmauld Place to report this to Sirius.
There is another little line in OotP where they (the order) have just had some kind of meeting I think and Dung is dozing on the table and when asked a question he blurts out "I agree with Sirius" I'm not sure why, but it made me think that he and Sirius have more of a relationship then is ever displayed for us to see.
Mundungus was also supposed to be keeping watch over Harry when he was at the Dursleys in HBP. This part I don't remember but did it say he was usuing an invisibility cloak? Mrs. Figg's CAT is also keeping watch.
We know from PoA that Hermione doesn't restrict Crookshanks from going anywhere. He could be leaving the grounds and dissaparating. We also know that Crookshanks is part Kneezle (sp?)
I'm in the middle of a slow re read of everything currently in GoF. One of the characters I am trying to pay close attention to is Mundungus. Does anyone else know of a time (probably in OotP) where Dung and Crookshanks are in the same place at the same time?

Posted by tracy on December 29, 2006 07:28 AM

I forgot to add that while I don't think Crookshanks can be Regulus I think it may be a possibility that he is Mundungus.

Posted by tracy on December 29, 2006 08:21 AM

It is impossible for Crookshanks to be Mundungus because they are both in the same room in the begining of the order of the pheonix. Ginny is playing with Crookshanks, while Mundungus is talking with Fred and George. But it could be possible if Crookshanks is Regulus.

Posted by Kate on December 29, 2006 10:26 AM

JKR has stated on her website that Crookshanks is just a Kneasel or half kneasel and feline crossbreed.

The Horcruxes seem to be created from items that are used in a daily, almost continuous, fashion. A Journal that you write in all the time and then have chatroom conversations with. Voldemort wouldn't WEAR the ring but it might be worn by someone who finds it, or is helped to find it. Eventually, the wearer or user of the Horcrux becomes used as a stepping stone to the Dark Lord's rebirth.

Posted by ken from la ca usa ea(rth) on December 29, 2006 6:56 PM

first: Wow! You guys are more analitically penetrating than a grad. level philosophy class- we really ARE here, we don't need to prove it!
second: Please remember that Morty was Always a slimy little git- even as a kid (what was he doing when DD first encountered him?) my impression was that he was never capable of the mindless abandon that comes with that "lovin' feeling"- his feelings for Nagini are more along the lines of recognizing a similar soul. With the exception of the "hormonally deranged" years of adolescence, I doubt he ever felt drawn to anyone physically or emotionally.
third: Book 7 is going to have to be bloody long to satisfy all of you (me too!) does anyone else feel a parallel universe a la Star Trek forming here? I'm having gaming convention flashbacks m'self:)

Posted by Kevins sister from racine wisconsin on December 29, 2006 9:24 PM

"a la Star trek"?
What would make more sence is if Morty were to put his horcruxes some where it would be impossible to get to.

Like hide them in space or something.. but his ego and his need to keep his "trophies" close to him prevent him from doing so...

good thing to, becuse as long as they can be found, they can be destroyed.

Posted by Kevin from Wisconsin on December 30, 2006 3:06 PM

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