Wanted: A Shard of Unicorn Horn


Did anyone else notice the proliferation of unicorns this Christmas? Slippers, key rings, onesies and that sort of thing I mean, not the genuine article (Latin: Unicornus Mirabile), which I understand is in fact very rare indeed. However, since they are being so publicly recognised once again I became determined to acquire a shard of unicorn horn for my collection.

Having searched high and low, and googled it on several occasions, this task is proving to be quite difficult and hence this public appeal. If you are in possession of a such a thing, please do get in touch.


You are probably already aware, but a unicorn is an extremely rare creature. It is also extremely shy. They have a certain amount of personal magical ability, but the exact perimeters have been impossible to research in any methodical fashion. We shall have to content ourselves with a number of conjectures instead. The horn of a unicorn (unattached) however, is even rarer; owing to the fact that they are only shed and regrown once in a thousand years, and one must first obtain permission from the actual unicorn it used to belong to before it becomes possible to perceive, let alone distribute it. (I would like to add here that, though not technically made of stone the unicorn horn has a consistency very like glass.)

Nevertheless my endeavours continue, and I hope that someone reading this can find it in their heart to part with such a treasure.

Yours sincerely,
Director and Curator,