Pictoratus

This is a pretty helpful spell whenever you want to remember things. It takes a picture of whatever the wizard looks at when he casts the spell (it only requires a small piece of paper to cast). Then the picture can be transferred to whatever else by simply tapping the wand on what you want to transfer the picture to and saying the spell backwards. I know that some wizards can take multiple pictures but I haven’t figured that out yet.

And it’s this spell that got me in all my trouble. If it wasn’t for that person in the crowd outside the Dragon’s Nest, there wouldn’t have been a wanted poster all over the Wizard Quarter in Boston.

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Published in: on April 13, 2010 at 2:47 pm  Leave a Comment  

Avernore

Being invisible is over-rated. Dad says there’s a spell for it although it’s difficult. Need to have some hard-to-find reagents. But Avernore works just as well. I mean the whole point of being invisible is for people to ignore you, right? Avernore does just that. It’s like you don’t exist. People not only ignore you but they walk out of their way to avoid you as well. I’ve only known this spell for a short time and haven’t had much practice but I did use it a couple of times with some disastrous results (you’ll have to read the stories to find out).

Published in: on April 8, 2010 at 5:36 pm  Leave a Comment  

Shaceal

Learned this one way before my time. I think my dad said it was a fourth or fifth level spell. But he wanted me to learn some spells to keep me safe, especially with the Wizard Thief on the loose. This one is cast by a quick tap of the wand on a shadow. That starts it. Then it’s just a matter of uttering the spell. What happens can only be described as a giant smoke cloud but doesn’t make you cough and its darker. A lot darker. Maybe if you fell into a shadow and couldn’t get out. That might be the best way to describe it.

Published in: on April 6, 2010 at 5:18 am  Leave a Comment  

Lanternous

Boring. Boring. Boring. Lights up the tip of your wand like a lantern. No wrist flick needed, just have to use your other hand to pull along the length of your wand, like your wiping something off it. As your fingers leave the tip, you just need to utter the spell. As you get better, you can make a brighter or dimmer light depending upon how hard you pull your wand through your other hand. Helps when trying to stay up later than you should and you need a little extra but don’t want to wake your brothers!

Published in: on April 6, 2010 at 5:08 am  Leave a Comment  

Flarest

This is one of my favorite spells and probably the one that gets me in the most trouble. It’s pretty easy to cast. Just a flick of the wrist and an utterance of the spell and a huge light comes from the tip of the wand. But it doesn’t stay there, not like the Lanternous spell. No, it shoots off like a baseball in slow motion. Most of the time, it launches in the air and arcs slowly away, eventually fading. But if you flick a little more forward than up, it comes straight out like an arrow. I remember a couple of times when the hallways of the Academy crisscrossed with balls of light making it so bright that there was no way you could even focus in class.

Published in: on April 6, 2010 at 5:06 am  Leave a Comment  

Temporalis

This is a spell that most wizards know even before they begin formal training. It’s great to be able tell the time. It’s like having a picture of a giant clock appear in your head as if you are looking at it. Hard to describe but that’s the way with a lot of spells.

Published in: on April 5, 2010 at 6:03 am  Leave a Comment  

Brisance

This is a very powerful spell. My first experience casting it was when I accidentally killed a senior wizard with it during a duel. I’m not even sure where I learned it. Maybe one of my older brothers? But it’s not like other spells. It doesn’t really require any wand motion or anything. It’s more like just a force of will into the wand. To cast it, you just need to be angry enough when you point your wand. Well, at least that’s what happened to me when I cast it.

What happens can’t really be described outside of a huge explosion. I mean when I accidentally cast it on that Lady’s bodyguard, he exploded on the spot. There wasn’t much left of him except a charcoal stain on the cobblestones.

Published in: on April 5, 2010 at 5:52 am  Leave a Comment