Professor Ivy Rasnick
I swear I'm not TRYING to kill you [Beginner DADA]
Sun Feb 19, 2017 10:09

Ivy was always the happiest after the Christmas break, it meant she could make increasingly hard classes for first-years now that they were used to how she taught. Today they were in the Practical Lab. All last week they had been in the lecture hall learning these spells and today was the first day of hands on training. The students knew they were going to be facing something but they sure as hell didn’t know what. It could be each other, it could be Ivy herself, or some creature.

Ivy had posted allowed spells today on the door which were Aguamenti, Alarte Ascendare - which shoots a target high into the air, the Bat-Bogey Hex, the Cheering Charm and Stupefy. Ivy wouldn’t tell them which to use because as an adult there would be no Ivy there to tell you which spell to use.

The Professor greeted her beginner students at the door three minutes after the time for class to begin. This hopefully gave them all time to read the spells on the door, she’d hate to give them detention over using a banned spell. “Good morning,” Ivy said. “Today you are going to be facing Pogrebins. They are native to Russian, they love to follow people around, infusing them with a sense of hopelessness until you collapse. If you collapse they’ll try to devour you, don’t let that happen. Your job is to figure out which spells to use against them oh and where they are.” Ivy said with a smile. The Pogrebin resembled nothing more than a grey rock with a small hairy body. It stays hidden by crouching down and pretending to be nothing more than a harmless stone. Which Ivy had put a bunch in the room as well as a bunch of Pogrebins.

With that, she opened the door and ushered the students in ready to pounce if any of them forgot to use the cheering charm and didn’t figure out to stun or hex the creatures.

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