Hogwarts Legacy: In the Shadow of the Study Hogwarts Legacy guide
While going through the Relationship Quest (In the Shadow of the Study) in the Hogwarts Legacy, you will be able to learn the Crucio spell.
Last update: Monday, February 27, 2023
In Hogwarts Legacy, your character will be able to learn the Crucio spell by completing the relationship quest for Sebastian Sallow. In the Shadow of the Study is a quest that will take you to Salazar Slytherin's scriptorium. Read on if you want to know how to solve the puzzles with doors and snake statues.
- Relationship side quest unlocked
- Rewards for completing the quest
- Go with Sebastian to meet Ominis
- Open Slytherin's door
- Explore beyond the doorway
- Explore beyond the Serpent Door
- Find a way through
- Learning the Crucio spell
- Search Slytherin's Scriptorium
Relationship side quest unlocked
This Relationship Quest with Sebastian will be unlocked after:
- completing the main quest in which you visit Sebastian's sister;
- completing a short side quest In the Shadow of the Bloodline, in which you have a short conversation with Sebastian.
Wait for a message from the quest giver and meet him at the entrance to the Slytherin common room.
Rewards for completing the quest
- 180 XP;
- Crucio spell;
- you will unlock another Relationship Quest for Sebastian.
Go with Sebastian to meet Ominis
Follow Sebastian and talk to Ominis. Regardless of the chosen dialogue option, the boy will agree to open the door.
Open Slytherin's door
To unlock the door you will have to set fire to 3 torches. 2 torches can be found near the stairs, 1 torch is in the corridor opposite the Slytherin door. All 3 torches must burn at the same time. Use a fire spell like Confringo.
Explore beyond the doorway
Go through the door and then downstairs. Pick up Aunt Ominis' note and use the Reparo spell to fix the sculpture on the wall. Then talk to Ominis and ask him to open the door.
Explore beyond the Serpent Door
On the wall you will see a torch and a small sculpture of a snake. Light the torch and look at the door on the right. You will notice 2 symbols on the door. Interact with the snake sculpture by the torch and set the symbols you see on the door.
If you can't interact with the snake, wait until Ominis and Sebastian finish their conversation.
Find a way through
Turn left and then right. In the room on the left you will find a torch and another note. Light the torch and go back to the corridor. Look at the symbols on the door at the end of the corridor (one of the symbols will be slightly blurred) and go back to the previous room. Set the right symbols on the snake sculpture.
Go through the newly opened door and get the 3rd note from the wall on the left. Go to the next door and check the symbols.
Go back to the 1st torch, go through the door and head up the stairs. At the end of the corridor you'll find a note, another torch and a snake sculpture. Light the torch and place the symbols on the sculpture.
Go back to Ominis and Sebastian and pick up another note lying on the floor next to the word CRUCIO. Talk to Sebastian and then to Ominis.
Learning the Crucio spell
Talk to Sebastian again. At this point, you will have the choice to learn the Crucio spell. This is the only way to learn this spell, so if you decline, you will not be able to learn Crucio later.
Choose the first dialogue option if you don't want to learn one of the three Unforgivable Curses.
If you want to learn the Crucio spell, choose the second or third dialogue option.
Search Slytherin's Scriptorium
On the upper level of the scriptorium, you will find a note written by Salazar Slytherin. In the note, you will find information about the basilisk hidden in the Chamber of Secrets.
Pick up the book by the Salazar statue and talk to Sebastian. Finally, leave the scriptorium through the passage hidden in the sarcophagus with the snake. After leaving, listen to the conversation between Ominis and Sebastian.