The sleepwalking curse (incantation unknown) was a curse that was used to put an individual into a deep sleep from which they might never awaken, inducing a condition similar to that of somnambulism. This specific curse was placed on one of the five fabled Cursed Vaults, the Forest Vault, prompting the victims to mindlessly wander off into the Forbidden Forest, where the entrance to the Cursed Vault in question was believed to be located. This left students vulnerable to the various dangers which inhabited the forest.[1]


Professors Patricia Rakepick and Severus Snape finding a sleep-walking student in a Hogwarts corridor

At some point in the history of Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry, a Cursed Vault hidden within the Forbidden Forest was tampered with, which activated the sleepwalking curse. The curse caused students at the school to wander unconsciously into the Forbidden Forest, where an Acromantula was waiting to devour them. During the 1987–1988 school year, the incidents of students sleepwalking into the forest increased dramatically, prompting Jacob's sibling to search for the vault and break its curse.[1]

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  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 1.3 Harry Potter: Hogwarts Mystery, Year 4, Chapter 1 (Year Four Begins)
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