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'''Rancorous Carpe''' (fl. [[1870s|1876]]) was a [[caretaker]] of [[Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry]]. He designed an elaborate [[Rancorous Carpe's trap|trap]] in an attempt to capture and remove [[Peeves]] from Hogwarts; the trap included an assortment of weapons which the caretaker believed would be irresistible to Peeves, as well as a vast enchanted bell jar reinforced by various [[Containment Charms]]. He believed it would work, but instead Peeves burst through the bell jar, shattering the corridor with glass and firing random weapons from the trap. The castle was evacuated and it wasn't until the [[Headmaster|Headmistress]] of the day, [[Eupraxia Mole]], [[Peeves' contract|agreed]] to let Peeves swim in the boys toilet once weekly, steal bread from the [[Hogwarts kitchens|kitchen]] for throwing purposes, and a new hat made by [[Bonhabille|Madame Bonhabille]] of [[Paris]].<ref>http://www.pottermore.com/en/book2/chapter8/moment1/peeves</ref>
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'''Rancorous Carpe''' (fl. [[1870s|1876]]) was a [[caretaker]] of [[Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry]]. <span style="color:rgb(51,51,51);font-family:Georgia;line-height:19px;">He devised an elaborate trap, baited with an assortment of weapons he believed would be irresistible to Peeves, and a vast enchanted bell jar, reinforced by various Containment Charms, which he intended to drop over the poltergeist once he was in place. Not only did Peeves break easily through the giant bell jar, showering an entire corridor with broken glass, he also escaped the trap armed with several cutlasses, crossbows, a blunderbuss and a miniature cannon. The castle was evacuated while Peeves amused himself by firing randomly out of the windows and threatening all and sundry with death. A three-day standoff was ended when the Headmistress of the day, Eupraxia Mole, agreed to sign a contract allowing Peeves additional privileges, such as a once-weekly swim in the boys' toilets on the ground floor, first refusal on stale bread from the kitchen for throwing purposes, and a new hat – to be custom-made by Madame Bonhabille of Paris. Rancorous Carpe took early retirement for health reasons, and no subsequent attempt has ever been made to rid the castle of its most ill-disciplined inhabitant.</span>
   
 
==Appearances==
 
==Appearances==

Revision as of 18:17, January 20, 2013

Rancorous Carpe
Biographical information
Title(s)

Caretaker

Physical information
Species

Human

Gender

Male

Family information
Family members

Carpe family

Affiliation
Occupation

Caretaker

Loyalty

Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry

Rancorous Carpe (fl. 1876) was a caretaker of Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and WizardryHe devised an elaborate trap, baited with an assortment of weapons he believed would be irresistible to Peeves, and a vast enchanted bell jar, reinforced by various Containment Charms, which he intended to drop over the poltergeist once he was in place. Not only did Peeves break easily through the giant bell jar, showering an entire corridor with broken glass, he also escaped the trap armed with several cutlasses, crossbows, a blunderbuss and a miniature cannon. The castle was evacuated while Peeves amused himself by firing randomly out of the windows and threatening all and sundry with death. A three-day standoff was ended when the Headmistress of the day, Eupraxia Mole, agreed to sign a contract allowing Peeves additional privileges, such as a once-weekly swim in the boys' toilets on the ground floor, first refusal on stale bread from the kitchen for throwing purposes, and a new hat – to be custom-made by Madame Bonhabille of Paris. Rancorous Carpe took early retirement for health reasons, and no subsequent attempt has ever been made to rid the castle of its most ill-disciplined inhabitant.

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