Harry Potter Dragons of the First Task Sculpt
The first task was to retrieve a golden egg from a nest guarded by a dragon to test the champions' ability to function under pressure. The breed of dragon varied from champion to champion. To determine the breed they would face, the champions drew lots. Cedric picked the Swedish Short-Snout, Fleur the Common Welsh Green, Viktor the Chinese Fireball, and Harry the Hungarian Horntail, the most dangerous of the four. Crafted in solid bronze with hand painted patina and details. Includes wood display base Material: Resin Dimension: H 26 x L 23 x l 17 The next morning,ÊHarryÊdragsÊHermioneÊoff for another walk around the lake, during which he relates what he learned fromÊHagridÊand whatÊSiriusÊtold him. Returning to the library, they search for a spell to defeat aÊDragon, but find nothing.ÊKrum's arrival in the library, heralding the arrival of his retinue of giggling girls, annoys Hermione, and she and Harry return to the Gryffindor common room. Realizing that onlyÊCedricÊis unaware that the First Task involves Dragons, Harry trails him through the halls between classes, andÊcharmsÊhis bag to fall apart, spilling his books. Once Cedric is on his own, Harry runs up and tells him about the Dragons and that bothÊFleurÊand Krum know.ÊProfessor Moody, overhearing, sends Cedric on his way, then commends Harry for his fairness. Cheating, he says, is also a Tournament tradition. Moody tells Harry to play to his strengths. Harry believes he has none, apart from Quidditch; Moody comments that Harry is an excellent flyer and suggests using a simple spell toÊget what he needs. Harry understands, and he asks Hermione for help with theÊSummoning CharmÊbefore the First Task next afternoon. They practice through lunch and after dinner. Finally, at two in the morning, Harry seems to have the spell working properly. Practicing the spell the day before had eased Harry's nerves, but they return full force before the First Task begins.ÊProfessor McGonagallÊescorts him to a tent where the other Champions are waiting, along withÊLudo Bagman. Each Champion draws a token representing what they will face; their task is to retrieve a golden Egg. Fleur draws a Welsh Green Dragon, number 2; Krum, a Chinese Fireball, number 3; Cedric, a Swedish Short-snout, number 1; and Harry, the Hungarian Horntail that he had seen earlier, number 4. The other Champions' expressions reveal they had already known what they would be facing. Ludo takes Harry aside to ask if he is OK or if he can get him anything. Harry responds he is fine, he has a plan. The first whistle sounds for Cedric's Task, and Ludo bolts Ð he is supposed to be commentating. Harry waits, listening to the roaring crowd, as all the other Champions precede him into the enclosure. The commentating tantalizes, but reveals little about what is happening. Finally, it is Harry's turn. In the enclosure is the Hungarian Horntail and the golden Egg. Harry casts the Summoning spell, and is surprised how well it works, bringing his broom. He flies over the Dragon's head, baiting it. When it lunges, he swoops down and grabs the Egg. Slightly injured by its spiked tail, Harry is waved into the first aid tent, where Hermione andÊRonÊjoin him. Ron sees that there is a very real threat to Harry's life, and is finally convinced that Harry did not choose to enter the Tournament, and the two boys reconcile. The judges post Harry's scores: 8 (from Madame Maxime), 9 (from Crouch), 9 (from Dumbledore), 10 (from Ludo), and 4 (from Karkaroff), tying Harry for first place with Krum.ÊCharlie WeasleyÊruns in to congratulate Harry, then leaves to sendÊMrs. WeasleyÊan owl about the outcome, and says Mr. Bagman wants the Champions back in the tent. Ludo informs the Champions that the next task takes place the morning of February 24th; the golden Eggs they captured contain a clue. Harry and Ron head back to the castle, running intoÊRita Skeeter, who asks Harry for a few words. Harry refuses to comment.