The Back to Hogwarts Brilliant Events

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The new Brilliant event, “Back to Hogwarts,” starts on August 13th at 11am PT (Pacific Time) and it runs for a week until Tuesday, August 20th. Similar to Potter’s Calamity, it is a two-part event that shares the same Registry category. Part 2 starts on August 27th and also runs for a week until September 3rd. Check out this link to everytimezone to see the start time in your time zone. For the official information, visit the Harry Potter Wizards Unite Official Post.

Part 1 – Brilliant 9 3/4

Similar to the other three Brilliant events, Back to Hogwarts has Foundables from Traces, Fortress battles, 7 km event Portkeys, and quests. It is interesting that Part 1 has four Trace Foundables that are all normally Low threats. All of the previous Brilliant traces have been Medium to High threats. This might mean lower Family XP from all of the fragments, but it should save a lot of Spell Energy.

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Trace Foundables

Brilliant Ravenclaw Student
Rowena Ravenclaw, founder of Ravenclaw House, valued intelligence and creativity among her students.

Brilliant Hufflepuff Student
Helga Hufflepuff, founder of Hufflepuff house, cherished students who exhibited loyalty and determination.

Brilliant Slytherin Student
The founder of Slytherin house, Salazar Slytherin, prized students who exhibited the traits of cunning and ambition.
Brilliant Gryffindor Student
The founder of Gryffindor house, Godric Gryffindor, held the traits bravery and chivalry in high esteem, and expected the same of his students.

Other Foundables

Trolley Witch

(Fortress Foundable)
A favourite fixture of the Hogwarts Express, the Trolley Witch keeps students supplied with Chocolate Frogs and Pumpkin Pasties during their journeys to and from Hogwarts.

Luggage Trolley

(Event 3 km Porkey)

Students traveling to and from Hogwarts use these trolleys to transport their school trunks, and often run trolley-first at the hidden entrance to Platform 9 3/4. 

Hogwarts Express Conductor

(Event quest reward)

Charged with safely delivering students to and from Platform 9 3/4, the Hogwarts Express Conductor uses his golden pocketwatch and a hearty bellow of “All aboard!” to ensure that the train departs on time

Hogwarts Express

(Event quest reward)

In the years following the establishment of the Statute of Secrecy, discretely delivering students to Hogwarts became a challenge. When Portkeys proved to be impractical, Minister for Magic Ottaline Gambol, who was intrigued by Muggle technology, suggested the use of a steam engine.

 

Part 2 – Hogwarts Gates

Hogwarts Gates is Part 2 of the Back to Hogwarts Brilliant event, and it starts two weeks after Part 1 starts.

Potter’s Calamity also had two parts. Potter’s Calamity Part 1 and Part 2 share the same Registry page (and ranks), 7km Portkeys, and event Runestones. During Potter’s Calamity Part 2, the Trace Foundables from Part 1 were also found on the Map, 7km Portkeys from Part 1 gave Part 1 Foundables, and event Runestones dropped Part 2 fragments. After the event, event Runestones dropped either part’s Foundables.

Trace Foundables

Brilliant Sorting Hat

In addition to its student-sorting duties, the Sorting Hat performs a lyrical monologue to open the new term. Depending on the state of the wizarding world, the hat’s message ranges from welcoming and whimsical to dire and thought-provoking.

Other Foundables

Hogsmeade Sign

(Event 3 km Portkey)
The village of Hogsmeade is the only all-wizarding settlement in Britain. Visitors can shop at iconic destinations like Zonkos and Honeydukes, grab a Butterbeer at the Three Broomsticks, and glimpse — from a safe distance — the allegedly-haunted Shrieking Shack. 

Winged Boar Statue

(Quest reward)
Twin Winged Boar Statues flank the gates to Hogwarts, standing guard over the entrance to the castle.

Carriage

(Quest reward)

Drawn by Thestrals, the Hogwarts Carriages appear to move on their own to most students. The Carriages transport students above first year to and from Hogsmeade Station at the start and end of term.

Hogwarts Boat

(Fortress foundable)
First-year students travel from Hogsmeade Station to Hogwarts by boat, crossing the Black Lake in fair weather or foul.

Thestral

(Quest reward)

Although the superstitious believe them to be ill omens, Thestrals are actually quite intelligent and docile creatures who have a keen sense of direction.

Rewards

Each Brilliant event has its own 4-part Special quests that give specific rewards. The most valuable rewards are the 15 Restricted Section Books and the 50+ Scrolls.

  • 15 Restricted Section Books (30 RSBs from both Part 1 and 2)
  • Scrolls from ranking up the Event registry page, 5 per rank
  • Level 1 event Runestones
  • Exclusive items for your Ministry ID
  • Brilliant family XP
  • Player XP
  • Other rewards like Potent Exstimulo Potions and 50 Gold

Past Brilliant Events

  • July 3rd – 10th: Flora & Fauna
  • July 16th – 23rd: Potter’s Calamity, Part 1
  • July 30th – August 6th: Potter’s Calamity, Part 2

The Brilliant event trend is a new Brilliant event starting every two weeks. Brilliant events last one week, so players get a one week-long break until the next one starts. This might seem like a lot, but Wizards Unite has an over-arching story line and these Brilliant events move the plot along.

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