July 20, 2005
Okay, by now, I’m sure most of us have heard the rumors that R.A.B. is none other than Regulus Black. Supporting that theory, I’m going to tell you where I think one of the Horcruxes is.
For those of you who want proof on your lap, you’re going to need your fifth and sixth books with you. Ready? Okay, here we go.
On page 437 of the sixth book, we see Hepzibah showing our good buddy Lord Voldemort Salazar Slytherin’s locket. The locket is described here as a heavy golden locket, with many enchantments. Also, note that the serpentine S is only visible if there is light. Got it?
On page 116 of the fifth book, we find Harry and the gang cleaning out the cabinets in a room in Grimmauld Place. In the last page, they describe the things they find in a particular cabinet. Just after Ginny slams the music box shut, we find a heavy locket that none of them could open.
Just a coincidence, you say. Think about it. Jo does not throw stuff in here for no reason. The locket is the one with a seventh of Voldemort’s soul in it, and this is how I figure it came to be there.
Assuming, probably correctly, that Regulus Black is R.A.B., this is probably what the night he died (assuming he really is dead, but that’s a whole different editorial) looked like.
1. Regulus goes to the cave and gets the Horcrux, intending to destroy it before his imminent death.
2. Regulus goes home to dear Mr. and Mrs. Black. He puts the Horcrux in a safe place in his room.
3. Regulus goes out and gets killed.
Now, Regulus is dead. Dear old Mr. and Mrs. Black go and empty his room. They see the locket, and think “How pretty, let’s put it in our cabinet.” Then they forget about it. Years later, here are Harry and the gang, with a segment of Voldemort’s soul right under their noses.
I don’t know how they are going to find it now, but luckily, they did throw it away. Why? My sister saw the problem. Now that Dumbledore is gone (sniff) the Secret Keeper spell over Grimmauld Place is gone. Meaning Snape can lead the Death Eaters to the headquarters. Most likely, Voldemort would sort through the stuff himself, and find his Horcrux. Now, thanks to Sirius’ hate of his childhood, the Horcrux is safe in the garbage…where ever that is.
In the next book, now, I am certain they will, at some point, either be asking Mundungus or Kreacher, probably the latter, where the garbage leads to, therefore finding the Horcrux, and destroying it, one step closer to ending Lord Voldemort’s reign forever.