Aragog may have been under a life debt as patriarch and guardian of the acromantula clan, but the rest of them aren't, sorry to disagree, G. Either way, it's no good. I do believe that this is the first time I have ever seen the basilisk cleaned up before Harry reentered the Chamber. Very nice.
Good call Angyelsglaive (love to know the origins of that name), more info on the great hairy spiders next chapter.
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