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The Salem Witches' Institute

Welcome to the Salem Witches' Institute, the premiere American school of magic located within the World of Harry Potter. An original role play for creative minds.

SWI is officially open. Registration is ongoing for all incoming 1st Years.
Current Role Play Date: 14 October, 2011. Day: Friday. Time: 9:00 AM. Weather: Mid 50's with a slight breeze from the east.
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    Jessica Kishna
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    Cromwell Niche

    Post  Jessica Kishna on Wed Jun 01, 2011 5:57 pm

    Jessica walked past the Morrigan. "Are we quite comfortable, Miss Cromwell?"
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    Evangelina Cromwell
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    Post  Evangelina Cromwell on Wed Jun 01, 2011 6:20 pm

    Lina felt a bit hot, but other than that, she felt fine. She was felt confident about the class, and just about every class seeing how she read each of her textbooks at least twice. Looking up at the professor and simply nodded. Lina didn't like talking to begin with, but she felt that if she did, she would find herself in trouble in some shape or form.
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    Post  Jessica Kishna on Thu Jun 02, 2011 2:22 pm

    Jessica laughed as the girl nodded. Her overconfidence was a sight. "Good, Miss Cromwell. I am thrilled you are so...prepared." She grinned and added, "Please, don't allow me to get in your way."

    Jessica strolled back to the center of the room, chuckling as she went.
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    Post  Evangelina Cromwell on Fri Jun 03, 2011 12:47 am

    Lina took a deep breath, picked up her her wand with her left hand, she preceded to do precise and exact wand movement. She practiced the movements a few times before she felt confident enough to Transfigure the bean into a beetle. With one last practiced movement, she said the word, "escarabajo."

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    Post  Evangelina Cromwell on Fri Jun 03, 2011 12:52 am

    Nothing. Lina's confidence wavered when nothing happened, but she had 11 other chances. Taking another deep breath, waived her wand and again said the word, "escarabajo."

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    Post  Evangelina Cromwell on Fri Jun 03, 2011 1:00 am

    Lina was glad that on her second try her bean grew legs, a head, antenna, and a thorax, but she still needed the bug to have wings in order to pass. Figuring that the third time would be the charm, she repeated her actions and again calmly said the word once again. "Escarabajo."

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    Post  Evangelina Cromwell on Fri Jun 03, 2011 1:13 am

    When nothing happened again, Lina's confidence started to shatter. She was able to have something happen on her second try, how come it didn't work again on her third? "Why isn't it working?" she whispered.

    Shaking her head, she felt as if she might have been trying too hard as she tried to calm herself down. I still have nine more tries, she rationalized, I still have nine more tries.

    Calming down, Lina repeated her actions yet again. With the movement of her wand, she said "escarabajo."

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    Post  Evangelina Cromwell on Fri Jun 03, 2011 1:23 am

    When nothing happened again, her confidence started to shatter, especially after hearing that Kerry was able to get his bean perfect on his first try, and that Raven was able to get it on her first. Scared that she might not get an outstanding like she wanted, the next time she did the spell again, she lacked confidence in her next attempt.

    Moving the want again, she said "escarabajo."

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    Post  Evangelina Cromwell on Fri Jun 03, 2011 1:34 am

    This time, this time for sure, she thought to herself. She closed her eyes in an attempt to calm herself, but it didn't work. Her actions reflected her being scared of not being able to get an outstanding. Again, she attempted to Transfigure her bean once again. Moving her wand, she repeated, yet again "escarabajo" at the bean, in hope that it would change.

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    Post  Evangelina Cromwell on Fri Jun 03, 2011 1:43 am

    Her bean was able to grow legs, however, it was no where near where she wanted to be. Thinking she might be trying too hard, Lina shook her head again and took in a deep breath. Focus, Evangelina, focus she thought. Lina decided to switch her wand from her left hand to her right in hopes that she might be able to change her luck.

    With her right hand, Lina moved her wand and said "escarabajo."

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    Post  Evangelina Cromwell on Fri Jun 03, 2011 4:07 pm

    I only have 5 more tries left, she stated to herself. She was starting to worry when she just couldn't get the bean to grow wings. Her confidence was grew when she decided to try wielding her wand with her opposite hand, but she figured that if she practices enough, she would be able to use both hands equally, just like her father.

    Again, with her right hand, she mimicked the proper wand motion and said, "escarabajo."

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    Post  Evangelina Cromwell on Fri Jun 03, 2011 4:17 pm

    Her confidence shattered. Lina was only able to do two really good attempts, one with each hand. She didn't understand why she just couldn't do it. She knew everything a first year can learn about Transfiguration from her textbook, so she couldn't understand why it was so hard for her to actually do it.

    Switching her wand back to her left hand, she figured that she must be doing something wrong. Raising her hand, she waited to get Professor Kishna's attention, and only then did she ask her question. "um, Professor? I don't think I'm doing it right." With her left hand she did a circular wand movement, that she mimicked the professor did, "This is the proper movement right? Then how come I can't seem to do it right?"



    (OOC~ I'll be back on a around 330-4 pst...on my lunch right now.)
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    Post  Jessica Kishna on Fri Jun 03, 2011 5:28 pm

    OOC: Take your time. Class won't officially end until Saturday.

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    Jessica and Evangelina were the last two left in the room, and Jessica could see the girl was struggling. She crossed over to her station and examined her work so far.

    "This is dreadful, Miss. Cromwell," she crooned. "I assumed you came to class--prepared."

    She turned on the girl and glowered down at her. "If all of your knowledge will come from a book, you will never master this spell."

    Jessica snatched up Evangelina's textbook and waved her wand at it, "Convertens avis," she said, her wand producing a brilliant white light as the spell hit the book.

    She watched as the book first sprouted a large set of glossy black wings, followed by a long black bill. She smiled as the rest of the bird popped into place and perched on her finger.

    "Textbooks are sometimes...overrated, Miss. Cromwell," she said, handing over the raven. "To master this subject, you will find that more than proper wand technique is necessary."

    She turned and walked back to the center of the classroom.
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    Post  Evangelina Cromwell on Fri Jun 03, 2011 7:45 pm

    The raven sat on Lina's shoulder as she pondered on what to do next. She was trying so hard to get the bean to turn into a beetle that she didn't want to aim for anything less than an Outstanding. She didn't want to disappoint herself if all she can do is to transfigure a partial beetle.

    Lina's thoughts quickly went to her sisters, and that she would fail them if she couldn't get a simple spell correct, which made her nervous.Calm down, Lina, you still have four more times. Taking several deep breaths, Lina calmed herself down. There's no reason to be upset, she thought, slow and steady wins the race, you can do it.

    Taking the raven off her shoulder, and placing it near her bag, Lina picked up her wand again and with emotion and feeling, moved her wand and said, "Escarabajo!"

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    Post  Evangelina Cromwell on Fri Jun 03, 2011 8:18 pm

    Disappointment fell across her face. Another unsuccessful attempt at changing the bean into a beetle made her feel like she was a failure. She tried everything to get the bean to change, and yet, she could only change it most of the way twice, then it failed the rest. Lina tried to think of what the two mostly successful attempts differ from her failed attempts; she couldn't think of anything. Reflecting on her actions, she couldn't think of any reason why it wouldn't work. Sighing, Lina was about to give up. She started to think that the best she could do was a beetle with legs, a head, antenna, and a thorax.

    Lina shook her head roughly, "dame, Lina!," she said softly, "anata wa mada hidari ni aru 3tsu no shikou ga!" With that, she moved her wand and forcefully said, "Escarabajo!"

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    Post  Evangelina Cromwell on Fri Jun 03, 2011 8:46 pm

    "Che'" she cursed as further disappointment fell from her face. At this moment, she was glad that her parents weren't around when she let out that obscenity, nor did she want to face her mother in demanding on who she heard that word from since her mother was the one that she learned it from.

    She felt extremely frustrated that she was unable to change the bean into a beetle. Don't give up yet, she encouraged herself, you still have two more tries...this one for sure! Composing herself, and determined as ever, Evangelina put all of her energy into the motion of the wand and she shouted "ESCARABAJO!"

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    (OOC~ in the post above, she said "stop, Lina, you still have 3 tries left." the curse above means damn/darn.)
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    Post  Evangelina Cromwell on Fri Jun 03, 2011 11:27 pm

    Lina felt defeated that 82% of her attempts ended in failure. She couldn't comprehend why the spell didn't work, as well as what the professor was telling her. Lina understood that the professor basically said that book knowledge has nothing to do with mastering the spell, but what was missing? What was she doing wrong? More importantly, what did the professor mean by 'more than proper wand technique is necessary?'

    Lina stared at her last and final bean, too afraid to change it. She didn't want to fail herself by not being able to change it completely. She didn't want to settle at Exceeds Expectations, she wanted straight 'O's just like her parents. She wanted to succeed just like her fellow first years, but she couldn't get over this little hump.

    She started to become lightheaded which she summed it up from being too stressed about her final try. She couldn't concentrate for long as her eyesight started to blur. Lina started to rub her eyes in an attempt to stop the dizziness. With a flick of her wrist, she slightly slurred "escarabajo" as she fell to the floor, hitting her head against the wall as she fell.


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    (OOC~How I got 82%: 2/11= 0.181818 rounding it to 18. 100-18= 82)
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    Post  Jessica Kishna on Sat Jun 04, 2011 2:52 pm

    Jessica watched as Evangelina produced her last attempt...and then fainted. Not another one, she thought, pulling out her wand.

    She swiftly revived the silly girl. "Episkey," she said, holding her wand over the wound on her head, effectively healing it.

    Jessica pulled the first year to her feet. "Now, now," she said. "This just won't do."

    She brought the girl to the center of the classroom. "Tell me, Miss. Cromwell, are you planning to continue through all of your classes this way?" She held her hand up and the raven flew from Evangelina's station, landing neatly on her arm. "Where is your heart? Where is your passion? Where is your...desire?

    "Magic must come from within, child. You won't find it locked up in the pages of a book, no matter how many times you have read it."

    She used her wand and transformed the raven back into Evangelina's textbook. She held it out in front of her. “Good luck in astronomy, Miss. Cromwell. You are dismissed.”

    She turned and left the classroom, leaving the young Morrigan to clean up her station and scurry off to her next class.

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