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 09. magic learning process
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LEARNING ABILTIES
Your character can learn abilities, spells, and potions in years above their own in two ways:

1. Purchase a "level up" slot from the store before submitting the application for review and place it in the character's 'magical claims'.

2. Have your character learn it during roleplay, then buy it when they've mastered it.

REGULAR SPELLS & POTIONS
When going the second route, we require a certain number of official 'practice' or 'preparation' threads before we will officially permit you to purchase the item. Practice threads involve your character physically practicing performing the spell and / or brewing the potion. Preparation threads are specifically for potions, and include activities such as collecting ingredients, preparing ingredients, or studying the potion.

Please note that preparation threads only count if paired with practice threads, and will not count toward a +1 or +2 level up.

More complex spells, potions, and abilities will be listed in their own sections below, but in general, the number of threads necessary to learn each level is as follows:
+1 OR +2 LEVEL UP: one (1) thread
+3 OR +4 LEVEL UP: two (2) threads
+5 OR + 6 LEVEL UP: three (3) threads
ADULT: level threads + (1) additional thread
Students who opt to learn a spell / potion without the assistance of someone who already knows it will require one additional thread to master it. Spells and potions that were created by a currently existing character require that spell or potion to be taught by the creator.

Students learning a spell or potion as part of a faculty or site event are permitted to skip the process outlined above! Your student must have signed up and the participating thread must be completed for it to count.

ALL SPELLS LEARNED ABOVE GRADE LEVEL MUST BE LISTED IN YOUR APPLICATION. You may update your application at any point after acceptance to do this. Attempts to use a spell or potion above a character's current year may result in exploding cauldrons, accidental poisoning, or backfiring wand. Cast with caution!
ADVANCED SPELLS & POTIONS
There are a handful of spells, potions, and abilities that require certain 'events' to be threaded out. Staff will track these threads below and require that you provide links of successful performance of each event before you will be permitted to purchase the ability or spell.
ANIMAGUS
Becoming an animagus is a very difficult and dangerous process for anyone to undertake. A proficiency in transfiguraiton and potions is necessary for successful completion (and / or a lot of hard work and devotion). Keep this in mind when deciding whether or not your character would be able to learn this skill!

Remember: the learning process will take no less than one in character month to complete and during that month, all threads with your character require the mandrake leaf to be in their mouth.

This ability will be treated as a seventh year level spell and each of the requirements below will count toward your 'general' threads number requirement. The following threads are required to become an animagus:
1) threads with the mandrake leaf in their mouth
2) collecting at least one ingredient for the potion
3) one thread brewing the potion
4) drinking the potion during the lightning storm (this might not be immediately at the end of the month). Successful transformation into the animal should take place in this thread.
If the mandrake leaf is swallowed or it leaves the character's mouth at any point during this process, your character will have to start over.
OCCLUMENCY & LEGILIMENCY
Occlumency is a very advanced magic that involves clearing one's mind to resist the effects of Legilimency. There is no incantation for this skill, however a strong mind and willpower is necessary to master. Keep in mind when deciding whether or not your character will be capable of learning this spell.

Legilimency is an advanced form of magic that involves navigating a person's mind and interpreting the contents. There is an incantation to learn this spell: Legilimens, and only the most advanced practitioners can cast it without the incantation or a wand (even if they have the nonverbal and wandless magic abilities).

Occlumency and Legilimency cannot be learned independently. They must be taught by someone who knows both. When learning this spell during roleplay, a wand and incantation are required for at least one in-character year.

The following threads are required for both:
1) practice with the teacher for however many threads are necessary based on your level
Highly skilled Legilimens can also influence a mind that they invade (Such as implanting false visions, memories, etc.) If you want your character to learn this aspect of the skill, an additional two threads practicing it is necessary. This may be practiced without the teacher.
UNFORGIVEABLES
The unforgiveables are a very dangerous branch of dark magic, and as a result, they have their own special set of items in the shop. These spells must be taught by someone who already knows them, and should be practiced with care. Only advanced users can perform any of these spells non-verbally and without a wand.

The following threads are required for all:
1) practice with the teacher for however many threads are necessary based on your level
All Unforgiveable Curses require a very powerful practitioner to be successful. All threads are required to contain practice of the specific spell. Important notes and necessary threads will be broken down below:

AVADA KEDAVRA

To cast the Killing curse effectively, the user requires a genuine willingness to commit murder, or it will not successfully cast. This spell cannot be taught on Hogwarts grounds and teaching will be monitored by staff. All practice of the Avada Kedavra spell must be performed on non-human creatures, such as insects, arachnids, or animals. Attempt to practice on a non-living thing will result in explosive green flames.

CRUCIO

Like the Killing curse, the effectiveness of the Cruciatus curse depends on the user's willingness to hurt someone. A strong determination to cause harm is required for it to really be effective, while users who are afraid or are more peaceful or passive will cause minimal damage.

IMPERIO

The Imperius curse is perhaps the easiest of the three Unforgiveables to learn and the only of the three that can be defended against. It is a passive spell, meaning that the user does not need to be constantly focused on keeping it active, however all commands must be spoken to the victim for it to be effective. This is the only spell that is permitted to be practiced on humans.

The following additional threads are required to learn Imperio:
1) the spell being performed on the character
RESISTING IMPERIO

Your character is not required to learn the Imperius Curse to be able to resist it. This must be taught by a practitioner of the Imperuis Curse, and though there is no actual spell needed to learn it, it will be treated as an adult level skill, and thus requires the number of threads necessary as outlined in the general thread requirements above.

Students who are successful in Occlumency can learn this skill in one less thread than necessary.
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STUDENTS PRACTICING
All students in the process of learning a spell must post in this thread with the correct forms. Please keep in mind the capabilities of your character when choosing to have them learn something.

Level ups or spells learned through site or faculty events do not have to be added to this list.
GENERAL SPELLS / POTIONS
NAME here
TEACHER here
THREADS
1, 2, 3, 4, 5
ANIMAGUS
NAME: helios balthazar
TEACHER: freyja hansen
MONTH STARTED: november
THREADS
LEGILIMENCY / OCCLUMENCY
Name here
UNFORGIVEABLES
Name here
FORMS
Please choose the correct form, and reply to this thread IN CODE:

ALL EXCEPT ANIMAGUS
CODE
<b>NAME:</b> your character's name<br> <b>ABILITY / SPELL / POTION:</b> the name of the skill they are learning<br> <b>TEACHER:</b> if applicable <b>THREADS</B> <a href="link">1</a>, <a href="link">2</a>, however many are necessary for learning.
ANIMAGUS
CODE
<b>NAME:</b> your character's name<br> <b>TEACHER:</b> if applicable<BR> <B>MONTH STARTED:</B> month <b>THREADS</B><br> [list]<b>1)</b>mandrake leaf in mouth (list all threads, numbered, in parenthesis)<br> <b>2)</b> <a href="link">ingredient collection</a> <br> <b>3)</b> <a href="link">brewing the potion</a> <br> <b>4)</b> <a href="link">drinking the potion during the lightning storm</a><br> [/list]
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