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Prof. Isis Carter
Disarm and alarm [Years III-V]
Fri Oct 14, 2016 01:00

“Hello, everyone,” greeted the professor standing at the front of the classroom, but it was not their usual professor. On the contrary, today, Defense Against the Dark Arts was taught by their favorite on-call substitute, Professor Isis Carter. “As you have probably gathered, Professor Pye couldn’t join us today. He’s caught a rather nasty something or another. But don’t worry, he’s shared with me his lesson plan, so we’ll be doing exactly what he wanted to do with you: starting your series on dueling.” He’d been quite a disaster at breakfast when he’d hunted her down, honestly, and she was quick to take the plans from him and send him back to bed.

“As the fourth and fifth years can attest, dueling is something you will visit throughout the year,” Isis explained, “but for you third years just now joining the Intermediate level, you will have to begin by learning Expelliarmus, the disarming spell. Now, I won’t occupy your time too much, but quickly first, watch me demonstrate the proper wand movement.” Isis produced her wand from her pocket and, without accompanying incantation, showed the correct movement, a distinct swirl. “Using this will make your opponent release whatever they are holding. In this case, you are hoping to free them of their wand.”

Isis glanced between students. “Now, pair up and do your best. Third years, stick to this disarming spell and the full body-bind curse Petrificus Totalus. Fourth and fifth years, you are free to utilize what you have learned, but don’t do anything that will take more than a counter-curse for me to fix. Please stand up and move up to the front of the classroom so that I can move the desks and free up the space for you.” When her instructions were followed, she waved her wand, and all of the desks quickly moved to either side of the classroom. “Okay, let’s get to dueling!” She knew Alfie was sad to miss their first dueling day of the year, but it was imperative for his health. Isis had seen him looking pretty sorry previously, but today he seemed exceptionally beaten down. He could sleep while she, reluctantly, watched his students blast one another.

OOC: All mentions of Professor Pye were approved previously with his author. Please stay realistic with your characters’ spell knowledge, using only curses or charms that would be appropriate to their age level, and appropriate to the situation. Nothing truly harmful will be tolerated. Aside from that, just be certain to follow all OOC site rules, and have a great time!

    • All of the challenges (tag Tess)Ben the Hippo Pierce, Pecari, Fri Nov 18 14:37
      The clock ticked. The sound was the loudest thing in the room. That and the scritch-scritch of everybody else's quills writing the answers to Pye's daily quiz. Ben's quill was not scratching out any... more
      • Getting in a couple myselfTess Whittaker, Pecari, Sat Nov 26 16:48
        Tess walked into the DADA classroom, a smile on her face, feeling much more like Tess-of-old than usual. She’d received a letter from her mother at breakfast that had brought more optimism to her... more
    • Ram, bam, thank you, ma'am [Kira]Sammy Meeks, Pecari, Wed Nov 16 00:32
      Dueling days were pretty rad. Sammy wasn’t overly or dramatically attached to them, but lessons on dueling in the previous years of Intermediates had always been fun. There was sort of an intrinsic... more
      •'re welcome?Kira Spaulding, Crotalus, Sat Nov 19 12:44
        One wouldn't normally expect someone like Kira to enjoy Defense. She was quiet, meek and unathletic. Admittedly, that last bit did make it overall less appealing than Charms or Transfiguration, the... more
        • What a pair we make!Sammy, Fri Nov 25 16:10
          Sammy’s smile stretched. “Great!” she beamed happily. She was glad Kira wanted to be her partner. Kira seemed like a nice kid, even if the world she came from seemed a bit screwy. The Pecari could... more
    • I'm closer to alarmed (Chuck)Owen Brockert, Teppenpaw, Fri Nov 11 12:18
      When Owen heard what today's lesson was going to be, he couldn't help but grimace. The idea of dueling rather bothered him. First of all, he just plain wasn't fond of violence or potentially hurting... more
      • Welcome to the wizarding world.Chuck Fintoc, Pecari, Thu Dec 1 15:35
        The truth was, Chuck could live without most classes, Care of Magical Creatures aside. But even so, he did want to be able to make good, varied use of his wand by the time he left school. Duelling... more
    • And possibly charm?Gabriel Valenti, Teppenpaw, Mon Oct 17 20:47
      Gabe blinked through sleepy eyes, suddenly feeling very awake. Dueling! Well, this was an exciting way to start the day. Gabe sat up a little straighter in his seat, which as usual was towards the... more
      • But of course.Joseph Umland, Teppenpaw, Wed Nov 9 16:45
        Professor Pye was, it had to be said, a Very Serious Fellow, at least in the classroom. Joe knew nothing about his thirst for knowledge, but in demeanor, at least, his intensity made him seem like he ... more
    • Any takers?Sutton Nicolls, Mon Oct 17 19:25
      Grabbing a seat in the back of the room, Sutton took out her art notebook. Classes were not a top priority for Sutton. If she had a choice, she would have been allowed to go to a muggle school with... more
      • Sure, why not?Fabian Brockert, Pecari, Tue Nov 15 16:08
        Though Fabian was hardly the most studious person-the addition of Herbology had not sat well with him, not because he didn't see the use in it because as someone who loved the outdoors, he felt he... more
    • Looking for a partnerAislinn Nicolls, Aladren, Mon Oct 17 18:00
      Defense Against the Dark Arts was a class that Aislinn wished she didn’t have to take. She knew that the class was mostly for safety, but she wasn’t planning on being in a field, like an Auror, where ... more
      • What a coincidence, so am I.Barnaby Pye, Wed Oct 19 02:44
        Jax Donovan was weird. He skulked around and, like Barnaby, he kept to himself. Unlike Barnaby, however, he seemed to have a gaggle of witches following him around whereas Barnaby had only Nevaeh.... more
        • Then, partners we shall be.Aislinn, Wed Oct 19 23:53
          Aislinn offered the other Aladren a quick smile. “Uh…” She looked around again for him. . He wasn’t here. Oh. It was like a light bulb went off. How could she have been so stupid? Of course, he... more
          • Barnaby didn’t know a lot about Aislinn, but he did think it was odd the way she was looking over her shoulder after having been the one to ask him to partner with her. Maybe someone had put her up... more
    • Do I have to?Gia Donovan (Pecari), Sun Oct 16 18:07
      Gia sat quietly in her seat taking notes of the lesson. She hated this part of learning. Dueling seemed so barbaric and when was she ever going to get into a duel outside of school? She lived in the... more
      • Whenever you're ready.Jack Spencer, Aladren, Wed Oct 19 13:00
        Duelling was entertaining to say the least, but Jack had never tried it with anyone before. When his older siblings were in school, Jack had been too young. Now, he wasn't allowed to use magic at... more
        • Are you ready?Gia, Thu Oct 20 18:43
          Gia smiled at Jack, relieved that he was willing to be her partner, although she supposed if he didn’t, she could just ask one of her friends or her brother instead. Jax was always willing to work... more
          • Hit me with your best shot.Jack, Fri Oct 21 15:24
            To match Gia's curtsy, Jack quickly bowed. He didn't have any experience with duelling traditions, but it seemed only proper. Continuing this pure-blood facade of prestige and good upbringing... more
            • This is my Fight SongGia, Tue Oct 25 18:12
              Gia watched as Jack easily fended off her spell and she gave him a small smirk. It was eerily similar to the smirk that her brother gave to people when he was slightly impressed but didn’t want to... more
              • We Got the Beat.Jack, Thu Oct 27 16:44
                Jack grinned as he deflected her next spell. He shot back a Jelly Legs jinx, faster this time, with a little twirl to it. He didn't quite understand how one could not believe in duelling, but he... more
                • I Won't Back DownGia, Sat Oct 29 19:27
                  Jack had sent his jinx much faster than the last time and caught Gia off guard. She had been expecting a moment of readjustment as they had the last round. Gia hadn’t enough reaction time due to her... more
                  • Beat It.Jack, Sat Nov 5 13:53
                    Gia continued to impress him, particularly when she managed to respond quicker than last time. Jack deflected it once again, thrilled, and responded in kind with another singing jinx. “I’m sure many... more
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