Chapter 59 Visit To The Gu Ling Pavilion

"But, Minister, is it possible that the fairies simply obtained that property certificate and then made a contract?"

Standing behind Fudge, Delux did not leave for the first time, but asked with some confusion.

"No, sir, you don't understand at all. This ancient instrument of the magical world is not the useless paper of the Muggle world."

Before Fudge could speak, Greengrass raised his eyebrows and solemnly said.

"In the original property certificate presented by the goblins, the magical seal of Hogwarts, the Slytherin family crest, the Gu Ling Pavilion certification seal, and the ancient Ministry of Magic seal are in normal condition."

"In other words, the contract signed by the goblins at least complies with the most basic ancient rules and has the effect of a magical contract."

Fudge nodded and continued to explain after taking Greengrass.

"So, unless we want to face another goblin rebellion and disrupt the monetary system that has stabilized the whole magical world for decades. At this moment, we and the goblins can only act within the rules, you know, for hundreds of years, the Gu Ling Pavilion has maintained a neutral and detached position."

The man looked around at the astonished wizards in the auditorium, straightened his chest, raised his head, and spoke loudly.

"Children, as you can see, Hogwarts, and even the entire magical world, is caught in a terrible conspiracy, but!"

Fudge paused, his eyes slowly scanning the four houses and finally settling on the teachers' seats, nodding with a forced smile.

"Please trust the Ministry of Magic, just listen to the teachers at school and study quietly. We will take care of the rest."

"Well, yes, we will solve this matter soon." Fudge couldn't help repeating it, irritably rubbing his poor mushroom hat.

"Oh, I think there is actually a faster and more straightforward way."

At that moment, a group of people suddenly entered through the open auditorium door, led by a pale man with pale golden hair.

The man held a staff with serpent carvings in hand, and his indifferent gray eyes obviously did not match his relaxed tone.

"What do you think this place is? Diagon Alley or St. Mungo's Hospital for Magical Injuries and Maladies? This is Hogwarts! Malfoy, you have no right to barge in here."

Professor McGonagall frowned and said angrily, waving her arms wildly, making people suspect that she might recite a spell to expel all unwanted guests in the auditorium the next moment.

Lucius Malfoy casually played with the scepter in his hand, as if he hadn't seen Professor McGonagall's expression at all, and said easily.

"Oh, respected Professor McGonagall, it's a pleasure to see you again. In fact, as a board member, on such an important occasion, I believe I have an obligation to be here."

He paused briefly, raised his head, politely nodded to those around him, and continued.

"Not to mention, I am here to help resolve the issue. Mr. Greengrass, Minister Connelly, and the Goblin Commissioner at the Gu Ling Court will arrive later."

"Humph, it had better be."

Professor McGonagall snorted, her brow slightly furrowed; there had been too many setbacks tonight.

...

On the other hand.

"Look, that's my father! I told you."

Draco Malfoy nudged Harry with his elbow and excitedly stood by his side.

"However, apart from one more person participating in the debate, I don't see any progress that would allow us to have dinner as soon as possible."

Ron pouted, looking somewhat disapproving.

"Just you wait and see, my father is not like some people, who only know Muggle gadgets."

The excited Malfoy's expression changed, he turned around and retorted with disgust.

"That's better than being the lackey of a mysterious man." Ron's ears turned red, and he quickly fired back.

"Weasley, you want to fight?"

"If you have the ability, don't cry and go complain to your little sister... Um!"

Boom!

Boom!

"Silence, do not cause trouble, it’s enough annoyance."

To the surprised eyes of Harry, Hermione calmly withdrew her fist, looked at the two boys covering their heads, and whispered.

She rubbed her wrists, the girl's mouth lifted slightly, and suddenly realized that sometimes Elena did not say all the distortions; for example, when she was in a bad mood, hitting a small child would be very comforting.

Suddenly, there was a murmur in the crowd, and many first-year students stood up and tried to look in the direction of the door.

Hermione and the others turned their heads with curiosity and saw three goblins with dark faces appearing at the door. The one in the middle seemed obviously older, and the wrinkles on his face made it difficult to discern whether he was sad or had a poker face.

Applause, applause, applause...

"Wow, this is an amazing magical creation, look at this solid floor and this amazing magical night sky."

The elf raised his head, carefully looked at the illuminated auditorium, clapped without haste, and whispered in a measured tone.

"If you like, you can hire the Ministry of Magic's engineering department to create one for you."

Fuji quickly approached the fairies, coughed, and extended his hand with a smile. "Allow me to introduce myself..."

"Connelly Fudge, the Minister of Magic in the last year, was lucky and nothing happened to him."

The old goblin turned his head and introduced the young goblin around him. The sound was not too low, and even Elena in the distance heard it clearly.

The smile on Fudge's face froze for a moment, he withdrew his hand, and said stiffly.

"Hogwarts is a school for human wizards, and under no circumstances is it possible to leave it to the elders of the Gu Ling Pavilion. I think you should be very clear about this."

"Of course, we have no interest in raising human pups. However, if the loan is not repaid upon maturity, as per the contract, this castle belongs to the Gu Ling Pavilion."

The old goblin slowly lifted his head, his wrinkled face slightly smiled, and continued to respond in his measured tone.

"This is not a cooperative attitude. As you said before, Gu Ling Ge is willing to engage in communication and resolve the issues at hand."

Lucius Malfoy frowned, glanced at the disgruntled Greengrass, and quickly interjected.

"Oh, yes. Human wizards are always so eager. Indeed, as I said, Gu Ling Ge is not interested in investing in fixed assets; we prefer to dabble in gold coins."

The elf slowly stroked his gray beard and nodded slowly.

Elena, standing behind Professor McGonagall, suddenly changed her expression and suddenly realized what the goblins intended to do.

Apparently, after incident 819, the goblins of Gu Ling Pavilion had foreseen some things. But Dumbledore was already standing in front of the crowd at that moment, and she could do nothing, not even with her eyes.

At the same time, the old goblin continued to speak slowly, with a hint of arrogance.

"Therefore, it's not entirely impossible to discuss all of this. After all, we have always had good financial cooperation with the magical community of human wizards."

Snap.

The elf extended his long, slender fingers and snapped; a burst of sparks exploded in the air. Subsequently, a long parchment appeared in his hands.

"Garywix, please help me explain to the distinguished Minister our sincerity from the Gu Ling Pavilion: the plan to pay off Hogwarts' mortgage in advance."

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