“So,” said Harry, “the diary. . .the ring. . The cup, the locket, the snake. . . and something that was once Ravenclaw’s or Gryffindor’s.“
“An admirably succinct and accurate summary, yes,” said Dumbledore, bowing his head. (Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince, p. 507, American Edition.)
Six items-famed for being the vessels of Voldemort’s soul. Set in eight vignettes across ten centuries, this is their stories before their fates were sealed.
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What happened on the night that Tom Riddle was born? What events led up to Merope's last breath?
Written in response to EmeraldCity's "The Birth of a HP Character" Challenge on HPFF.
For Jo Raskoph's "Telling The Parents" Challenge
Tom and Merope's engagement is not music to Mr Riddle's ears
Also posted on HPFF