The Esteemed Diaries of Egbert the Egregious
The following text is an extract from the diary of Egbert the Egregious, a particularly aggressive Warlock who is believed to have been master of the elder wand. His diary is considered by many as proof that the history of the Elder Wand can be traced back through the centuries, in this case the wand appeared out of the dark vault of history in the thirteenth century, bearing the name of ‘The Elhorn Wand’.
9th November 1236
I found my moste unpleasant neighbour Emeric poking around in the vegetable patch today he claimed to be looking for a lost Gobstone amongst the lettuces but I later found the cat with a disturbingly enlarged head, a spectacle for which I hold Emeric entirely to blame. I will get him back soon though for I shallt leak my revenge at the Shuntbumps game this Thorsday where he shall feel the extent of my fury!
Egbert the Egregious!
11th November 1236
Oh lamented day! For my winning streak at Shuntbumbs hath been broken by that imbecilic worm, Emeric the so-called Evil. As I went to administer my most cunning of moves he produced an extraordinary wand, of such evile power that it threw me straight off of my broomstick and I sprawled in the dirt much to the amusement of the assembled company. Moste aggrieved, I left immediately taking my wrath out on a passing jay, and now I cannot get the smell of singed feathers off my clothes. What a grievous day!
15th November 1236
From observing Emeric all day I noted that his power appears to come only from the astonishing wand he possesses, it is able to perform hitherto unseen spectacles of fascinating magic. It appears to be made of Elhorn, I should very much like to have a closer look at it.
16th November 1236
That filthy philistine Emeric let a Niffler through my window this Tues-day morn, by the time I arose I found it wreaking havoc in the cutlery drawer. Mothers silver tea-spoons will never be the same again. I made up my mind and declared a duel against him this very night. Maybe tonight I shallt lay my hands on the Elhorn Wand?
PS. Contacted Mother Ludlam about a cure for my bunions so spent the afternoon sitting in a bucket of toads - As yet, no results.
17th November 1236
Such a duel will go down in history! Flame and fire and flood were called up to rage against each other in a battle of two great powers, for ‘tis true the Elhorn Wand was a worthy opponent but I outwitted the slow moving Emeric with my shrewd intellect. ‘Tis said the flames of our combat were seen as far as Shackleford and the very earth shook as we clashed in contest. As the battle reached its very climax I hit Emeric with a moste powerful Babbling Curse square on the chest, sending him reeling to the side at which point I hastily transfigured him into a flobberworm- and so the great battle was ended with myself as the victor. I will allow no-one to forget the true supremacy I now possess with the power of the Elhorn Wand at my command therefore I intend to showcase the wands ability at every opportunity. I truly am invincible!
Egbert the Ever-So Egregious
The diaries stop abruptly two days later and the fate of Egbert and the wand is still unknown. Many, however, have speculated that Egbert’s tendency to display his powerful wand mixed with his insistence on sleeping in an unlocked room may have contributed to the sudden and untimely end to his diaries.