So today I found out that my best friend's sister got taken by a beast into a place called the Chamber of Secretions.
I went down there together with my best friend Wazlib to try and rescue her using only two magical wooden sticks (one was broken) and a hysterical teacher. Unfortunately along the way I get separated from them and I'm left with only one wand. Anyways, it gets stolen by a memory-ghost later on and I couldn't be bothered to wrest it back just yet.
No phoenix arrives to save the day. No magical hat containing a sword appears.
Is there another sure-fire way to kill a Basilisk other than using the Sword of Gryffindor (and the help of a phoenix)?
If they're similar to snakes, could I just conjure a few giant mongooses to help me kill it, or alternatively Avada it to death? Does Rowling answer this?
For those with a low sense of humour... read on
So, I was wondering if the Basilisk in the Chamber of Secrets had any other weaknesses other than having to be stabbed by the Sword of Gryffindor. I think it's a bit ridiculous that Harry and Ronald decide to just waltz into the Chamber armed with only two wands, trying to save Ginny from the "likely" Basilisk in there.
If Fawkes didn't come, how else could the Basilisk have been killed?