Hell Burnbottom is still very weak when Whammo Fireball and the Lunch Money Bandit return to their master. Burnbottom plans to regain his old body and strength by use of a Dark potion, requiring that the three obtain the three main ingredients: bone of the vulture, egg of the crow, and hair of the hero.
4 March: When the Lunch Money Bandit sets out to locate a crow egg, he finds it when a crow flies to its nest. He immediately fires a freeze beam at it, binding it to the nest to ensure it does not escape his sight. Hell Burnbottom is so pleased with the obtaining of the first ingredient that he uses his powers to create two one-dollar bills and tells him to get a treat from the Candy Store with it.
2 a.m.: Whammo Fireball and the Lunch Money Bandit are sent to capture Master Intelligence to stop him from interfering with their plans. About an hour after they leave Bast Castle, Master Intelligence awakes to sense their movement. Intelligence leaves his room and finds them in the hallways. A violent duel breaks out, ending when Cygnus and Whammo Disapparate away from the MBH.
The next morning, when everyone meets together for their first class, he tells them about what had happened the night before. In the meantime, Burnbottom punishes Whammo via lightning for his failure.
17 May: Whammo Fireball set off to find a vulture. He happened to find one in Lioness graveyard, which he shot down. He plucks a bone from the corpse and buries it in front of Mean King’s grave for safekeeping.
After reporting this, Whammo is ordered to send a probe to the MBH, before he can leave the graveyard. The probes learn that the S.M.S.B. members are all making plates as an assignment. Whammo calls Hell Burnbottom’s ghost back and suggested Burnbottom turn Lindsay’s into a transport that only she would be affected by touching, something he agrees with.
Shortly before the restoration, Whammo returns to Bast Castle and volunteers to jinx Lindsay’s plate into the secret transport. However, Hell Burnbottom deems the Lunch Money Bandit better for the task.
The Lunch Money Bandit apparates to the MBH and sneaks inside. There, he sneakily turns the plate into a transport, and apparates back without leaving a trace. As Cygnus did this, Burnbottom and Whammo proceed to Lioness graveyard, where Whammo prepares the Dark potion.