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    Pratice in the Astronomy Tower

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    Pratice in the Astronomy Tower

    Post  Harpreet Bashagwani on Thu Jul 07, 2011 10:54 pm

    This is where spell practice for those flying will take place. When they get a break, that is.
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    Re: Pratice in the Astronomy Tower

    Post  Kerry Malibey on Thu Jul 07, 2011 11:27 pm

    10:46 AM


    Kerry brought the Nimbus in even with the Astronomy Tower's viewing platform and touched the broom down lightly. His "wingman" Selene--whom he knew was a girl--whispered her broom onto the platform at nearly the same time, pulling up just a little ahead of Kerry.

    As soon as he stood Kerry felt the weakness in his legs and groin. This was like the way he felt after a couple of hours on a bike--only the soreness came from straddling a hunk of wood and not from peddling. He wasn't the only one feeling it; the girl with him let out an "ouuuch!" when she tried walking, followed by, "Oh, my, god. I ain't felt like this in a long time." She whipped off her helmet reviling her braided red hair. "I'm Emmalene, by the way." He told her his name, and suddenly she looked a touch sheepish. "I saw you in the Hall Saturday night. I don't think your--um--"

    Kerry helped her with the word. "Girlfriend." when Emmalene gave him that semi-shocked "Oh!" look, Kerry nodded and added, "Yeah. It's sort of a long story, but . . . she's my girlfriend."

    "But you're like 11!" She still seemed a bit flabbergasted. "I mean . . . doesn't that bother you?"

    Kerry stared over Emmalene's shoulder for a moment, then looked her in the eyes and chuckled. "If it did bother me, Annie wouldn't be my girlfriend, would she?"

    Before they could delve further into the pros and cons of late-tween relationships, Professor Bashagwani came over and gave them the practice sheets that Professor Douglas had handed out and told them they should work on a few so they could gain some proficiency in "speed dueling", as called by Professor Bashagwani. "Oh, and you need to try this out on each other," she told them. "I know--" Harpreer rolled her eyes. "Such terrible times we have to train you up this way."

    As she walked off Kerry noticed two spotters already going to it on the far side of the dome. Frankly, he was more interested in getting some hot tea down--his face was a little numb from the cool morning air--but learning these spells were a little more important. I can always suck down some tea before we take off, he thought. "You wanna give this a shot, Emmalene?" he asked, trying to sound very nice about slinging spells at another person.

    Emmalene nodded, though she didn't look as if her heart were in it. "Okay," she said. "And you can call me Emma. Everyone does."

    Kerry nodded, then pulled out his wand and moved into position about 5 meters from Ella--Emma. What is with these girls and their names? He thought. Emma. Ella. Lina. Anna . . . even Annie. I need a spreadsheet to keep them straight--
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    Re: Pratice in the Astronomy Tower

    Post  Emmalene Neilson on Thu Jul 07, 2011 11:37 pm

    Stripping off her jacket and laying it aside with her helmet, gloves and goggles, Emma felt just a little ridiculous. She'd had one of the afternoon dueling classes on Friday and the idea of getting up on a stage and throwing spells back and forth intimidated her. But we ain't got a choice, she thought, watching Kerry ready himself. This is for real.

    She called down to Kerry, "You ready?" He nodded, but Emma wasn't sure what to do. Oh, heck, just do something, she thought, and tossed off the first spell on the sheet that came to mind. She tried to look like a dueler by stepping forward, poking the air with her wand and crying out, "Relashio!"



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    Re: Pratice in the Astronomy Tower

    Post  Kerry Malibey on Thu Jul 07, 2011 11:42 pm

    Kerry had been mulling over what he wanted to do for a first spell. He thought about the leg locking one, but figured it might be better to try out the harder ones first--it seemed logical.

    He was still thinking about it when Emma asked if he were ready, and he was half a thought into the spell list when Emma started to throw something at him--

    Kerry did a stutter step to his right--towards the viewing gallery--and went with his instinct, flipping his left wrist outward and intoning, "Silencio!"



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    Re: Pratice in the Astronomy Tower

    Post  Emmalene Neilson on Thu Jul 07, 2011 11:43 pm

    There was no spell effect, but Emma felt something brush her lightly. "Good one, Kerry," she said for no reason, then quickly launched another spell--and easier one this time. "Relashio!"



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    Re: Pratice in the Astronomy Tower

    Post  Kerry Malibey on Thu Jul 07, 2011 11:46 pm

    Kerry hadn't expected anything to happen right way, but there was that slight twinge of guilt that he didn't get it right the first time. But I haven't been doing that all week, he thought. Usually by the third or forth time.

    Like now.

    For some reason he decided to go big. He brought his wand in half-overhead and spoke: "Obscuro!"


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    Re: Pratice in the Astronomy Tower

    Post  Emmalene Neilson on Thu Jul 07, 2011 11:53 pm

    And suddenly, for Emma, it was all a blur....

    She knew the moment everything looked like she was seeing in through some kind of thick gel that Kerry had hit her with his spell. But, that's... Emma didn't think it would be possible for any of them to do a 7th Year spell: apparently someone could.

    "Oh... damn!" she screamed, and tried to focus where she thought Kerry might be. "You, oh..." Emma struck out blindly. "Locomotor Mortis!"


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    Re: Pratice in the Astronomy Tower

    Post  Kerry Malibey on Thu Jul 07, 2011 11:56 pm

    When Emma screamed the way she did, Kerry assumed he'd hit her. No, actually--he knew. It had been as if he saw the effect flow from his wand and hit her in the face. Very, very freaky, he thought, but while he was on a roll he wanted to try something else.

    Lets do the one Coraline did, he thought, and moved like her--stepping forward and using the wand such . . . "Expelliarmus!"


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    Re: Pratice in the Astronomy Tower

    Post  Emmalene Neilson on Fri Jul 08, 2011 12:00 am

    Emma felt the hit--she sort of expected that, since she couldn't see anything. But there was nothing behind the hit; Kerry never got off the effect. Maybe I'll get lucky, she thought, thinking her sight was starting to clear just a little.

    And feeling lucky, she went with something a bit more powerful than locking legs. Twisting around, she shouted, "Langlock."



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    Re: Pratice in the Astronomy Tower

    Post  Kerry Malibey on Fri Jul 08, 2011 12:02 am

    Kerry saw Emma start to focus and he figured he might only have this one shot to take out her wand. I really want to get this! he thought, only because it looked so cool when Nurse Coraline did it.

    Once again Kerry did a little bit of a twist, cocked his arm and thrust forward. "Expelliarmus!"



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    Re: Pratice in the Astronomy Tower

    Post  GM Emma on Fri Jul 08, 2011 12:12 am

    Holy crap, Malibey, slow down!!!! You're gonna put someone's eye out with that thing!

    Lets see... well, hope Harpreet wasn't too attached to that viewing stand....
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    Re: Pratice in the Astronomy Tower

    Post  Kerry Malibey on Fri Jul 08, 2011 12:25 am

    There was a sudden, frightening clap, like thunder, as one of the podiums on the railing around the viewing gallery simply freakin' exploded. Wood separated and went flying over the edge, likely to get caught in the suicide screens below.

    Professor Bashagwani stopped what she was doing and looked up, eyes a little wide, then turned to Kerry, who shrugged. Emma though . . . she'd first ducked when the podium exploded, then turned, examined what was left, then turned back to Kerry with just a hint of fear in her eyes.

    Kerry was catching the vibe, and it wasn't a comfortable on. "I'm for some tea," he said to Emma. He picked up his jacket, slipped it on and tucked his wand away. "Shall we?" he said to Emma, leading her away to the tea kettle in the back of the dome.
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    Re: Pratice in the Astronomy Tower

    Post  Emmalene Neilson on Fri Jul 08, 2011 8:30 am

    Emma enjoyed the tea break even though she wasn't a big fan of tea. The astronomy instructor, Professor Harpreet--Emma no way could figure out her last name--made some great hot chocolate, but for some reason Kerry didn't seem all that enthusiastic about it, even though Emma had seen him drinking it Saturday night....

    She didn't know much about him, other than what she'd seen in class--one of those classes being Thursday's Dark Arts. She about died when she saw him get hit with those curses, but the more she thought about it, the more she thought that Professor Lovecraft was just messing with them. No way she really used a Killing Curse like that, she'd later thought. That's too much.

    But then, there'd been something about the way Kerry hit those two spells, and Emma got a little bit of a chill. Not only was it spooky, but there was also his... um, girlfriend, Annie. Emma thought about Saturday night, and the way she'd looked at her... Emma shook it off; it was time to work these spells.

    They got into place once more, and Kerry smile her way as soon as he'd removed his flying jacket. Emma smiled, then did what she'd been planing--time to get him--

    She whipped up her attack: "Silencio." she called out.


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    Re: Pratice in the Astronomy Tower

    Post  Kerry Malibey on Fri Jul 08, 2011 9:07 am

    Kerry enjoyed the time drinking tea, chatting with Emma. In twenty minutes he'd discovered more about Lina then he'd already suspected, and had a little bit of an insight into another coven. He couldn't say he knew more about Emma, though: other than the fact she loved to fly, and had owned her own broom since she'd been 7, she didn't talk much about herself. In fact, she seemed a little embarrassed to talk about her for long.

    He wondered if she was still a little unnerved by him blowing up the podium. Even that surprised him. He didn't know why it did that: from where he was standing he knew he got the effect off, but . . . Kerry figured that something with his attack had been totally whacked. At least Emma didn't get hurt. He wondered how he'd feel if he did hurt someone while spell casting, and set the thought aside.

    'Cause right now it was time for more--

    He'd no sooner gotten into position when Emma let rip with another spell. This girl is getting sneaky, he thought. Kerry didn't bother thinking about what to do--he just went on defense. He called out "Protego!", slashing his wand across his body like he was throwing up a physical shield.


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    Re: Pratice in the Astronomy Tower

    Post  Emmalene Neilson on Fri Jul 08, 2011 9:09 am

    Nothing happens, and Emma was a little disappointed. She'd really wanted to get that one of, but it didn't happen, so move on, girl, she thought, and figured if something difficult didn't work, she'd better get go on the simple ones--

    "Relashio!"


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    Re: Pratice in the Astronomy Tower

    Post  Kerry Malibey on Fri Jul 08, 2011 9:14 am

    Kerry was actually like this give and take, spell against spell--or was it really wizard against witch? Either way, he was starting to enjoy the competition. He'd never been like this back in Cardiff, and took it as another example of starting to enjoy this new life she'd been thrown into.

    Emma went for something simple, and Kerry really wanted to block her bad, so he went with the same spell as before, trying a little swirl of the wand before calling out, "Protego."



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    Re: Pratice in the Astronomy Tower

    Post  Emmalene Neilson on Fri Jul 08, 2011 9:18 am

    Emma thought for one moment she was gonna hit Kerry with her spell--and then she watched as the air in front of him flared brightly as he put up a shield. Whaaaaa...?

    Stomping her foot, Emma cried, "No fair! How are you doing that, Kerry?"
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    Re: Pratice in the Astronomy Tower

    Post  Kerry Malibey on Fri Jul 08, 2011 9:19 am

    Kerry shrugged. "I don't know, Emma," he said. "I'm getting lucky--"

    And then he threw "Expelliarmus" at her--


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    Re: Pratice in the Astronomy Tower

    Post  Emmalene Neilson on Fri Jul 08, 2011 9:22 am

    Sneak! Emma almost giggled when Kerry wound up on her. Okay, you, try this! It was time for Emma to put up her own shield--

    "Protego!"


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    Re: Pratice in the Astronomy Tower

    Post  Kerry Malibey on Fri Jul 08, 2011 9:26 am

    Again nothing happened. Kerry was going to assume that, based on how difficult these more advanced spells were, they were going to fail more than succeed. But putting us against each other like this, he thought, it does make it more likely we're going to get better--

    Kerry suddenly wanted to see what Emma would look like if she couldn't move. He popped a sudden grin, then--more for show than anything--did a bit of a spin before lashing out with a cry of, "Impedimenta!" putting something into the effect that he'd never felt before--


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    Re: Pratice in the Astronomy Tower

    Post  Emmalene Neilson on Fri Jul 08, 2011 9:28 am

    When Kerry jumped on her with Impedimenta Emma hesitated for just a second, wondering what to counter with. Just hit him! she thought, and danced to the side while yelling, "Langlock!"


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    Re: Pratice in the Astronomy Tower

    Post  Emmalene Neilson on Fri Jul 08, 2011 9:35 am

    Emma felt the spell hit her; it was like being dunked into invisible syrup. She couldn't move her arms or legs, and Emma felt a moment of panic. It wasn't like she was petrified, not like those students in that scary potions class the other day, but... Emma could almost move, but it was the hardest thing she'd ever done.

    "Can we take a break?" she asked, knowing she would be okay in a couple of minutes.
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    Re: Pratice in the Astronomy Tower

    Post  GM Emma on Fri Jul 08, 2011 9:54 am

    And as we wait for Mollasas Girl to unstick, time for a spell rundown


    Kerry has done:

    Spell Number of tries Number of successes (90+)Number of base tries left Successes remaining
    Silencio 10 5 5
    Expelliarmus3 1 (1)3 4
    Impedimenta1 1 (1)5 4
    Protego2 14 4
    Obscuro 11 (1)9 7


    And Emma:

    Spell Number of tries Number of successes (90+)Number of base tries left Successes remaining
    Locomotor Mortis1043
    Relashio3122
    Langlock20 33
    Silencio 10 4 3
    Protego1 0 5 5
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    Re: Pratice in the Astronomy Tower

    Post  Kerry Malibey on Fri Jul 08, 2011 7:52 pm

    Kerry waited at the railing while Emma "unstuck" and could move again. Up here it was all quiet, peaceful. Sure a few brooms went by, and then some more, all against a light red backdrop of sky and mountain. It's hard to believe there are bad guys out there, he thought. And if some of the conversations he was picking up, they were just bad guys; they were all like inside douches who did what Professor Lovecraft knew how to do--only they did it with a lot less control.

    Not so much H. H. Holmes as Patrick Bateman with a wand--a designer wand, He thought. And they probably didn't dress as well. And now Annie's comments Saturday night about being careful with whom you speak and what you tell them made sense, because you never knew when some assclown with a wand was going to show up and drag you off to hell.

    He heard Emma calling. "Hey, Kerry, I'm better now!" He turned to see her with a big smile on her face, her arms crossed, her wand relaxed in her hand. "You wanna do this?"

    "I'm always ready to do this, Emma." He laughed at himself while waking back to where he'd been dueling. Lets see what she does with this, he thought, the whipped around, left arm thrusting--

    "Obscuro!"


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    Re: Pratice in the Astronomy Tower

    Post  Emmalene Neilson on Fri Jul 08, 2011 7:55 pm

    She wasn't nearly ready when Kerry attack. Oh, you sneak! she thought, then decided two can do this, buddy! and launched the one she really wanted to hit back at him--

    "Langlock!"


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