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Transfiguration 1:1

Professor Aeon Summers

Canine Animagus ☼ Brodie's Familiar ☼ Dog Dad
 
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12,558
OOC First Name
Jesse
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Mixed Blood
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Married
Sexual Orientation
Homosexual ♂
Wand
Curly 14 Inch Pliable Mahogany Wand with Phoenix Tail Feather Core
Age
8/2010
#1
Gryffindor - Slytherin
To the first years entering the Transfiguration Classroom for the first time, the room appeared devoid of any authoritive presence. No professor waited to greet them by the door, which had instead been left open with a note telling them to enter and take their seats, nor did any await them at the desk located toward the back of the room when they walked in. Instead, a large husky sat in the center of the room, dressed in what could only be described as robes tailored for a dog, with a cloak fastened around its neck in place of a collar. Its bushy tail idly flicked behind it as it watched the children enter, its eyes showing a little more awareness than the average pet. Once it seemed like everyone was present, the canine got to its feet and leapt toward the professor's desk, it's body shifting in the air to take on a more humanoid form, and its enchanted clothing magically lengthening and twisting to fit his new shape. Professor Summers landed on the edge of his desk, now himself once more. "Transfiguration." He started, looking across the sea of eleven year olds with a bright smile. "Is a very powerful branch of magic capable of changing almost anything from one thing to another, whether it be a quill into a spoon, or a person into a dog. Like you've just seen."
Aeon got to his feet and wandered back to the center of the classroom where he'd originally stood. "Good morning and welcome to Transfiguration. I am Professor Aeon Summers, your teacher for the next few years. I will be providing you with the tools and abilities that are an absolute necessity for each and everyone one of you as capable witches and wizards. The other subjects pale in comparison to the power transfiguration holds. Your only limits here is your imagination. You will learn everything from manipulating, conjuring and even vanishing the very matter that makes up our physical world." Summers stopped to withdraw his wand, whipping it toward the blackboard behind him. Immediately, the inanimate chalk was imbued with magical life and floated up to start scrawling across the board.
Types of Transfiguration
  • Inanimate to Inanimate
  • Inanimate to Animate
  • Animate to Inanimate
  • Animate to Animate
  • Switching
  • Conjuring
  • Vanishing
"Now, some of you may not be familiar with all of the terms written here, so we'll begin the day with some vocabulary. Take notes if you feel you need to, but it's all very easy to remember. Let's start with inanimate. I'm sure everyone knows that inanimate refers to something that isn't mobile, not at all capable of movement. However, it extends beyond that in this context, to mean something that isn't living, for example a rock, or a chair. Buildings, furniture, it's all inanimate. Animate on the other hand, is the opposite. Anything living. You, me, your pet goldfish. Even the grass we walk on. Simple, right?" Summers looked across the rows of faces, hoping they were keeping up. It wasn't a difficult concept.
"Now that we have those key terms out of the way I can explain what the combinations on the board mean. Let me know if you need me to slow down at all. It's all just really exciting stuff, even for me. First of all, we have inanimate to inanimate transfiguration. Simply put, it's changing one thing that isn't living, into another thing that also lacks life. This is easiest to do regarding objects of the same size to begin with, like so." Summers waved his wand once more, transforming a random students seat into a comfortable armchair. Waving his wand again, a vase in the corner of the room became a small teacup. "As you gain more experience, you won't need to worry about retaining the same general size. Inanimate is the best to start off with, as the target does not move and lacks the complexity of living creatures. Which brings us to inanimate to animate."
Another wave of his wand, and the cyan quill sitting in its inkpot on Aeon's desk transformed into a chirping blue bird, its feet coated in black ink. It fluttered its wings a few times before taking flight, circling the room a few times. "As you see here, we are capable of changing something without life into something living. Don't be fooled by it though. The living creature you create lacks a soul and is only alive through you. True life is something we cannot give." As he finished speaking, the bird reverted to a quill and floated slowly back down toward the floor. "That there is simply untransfiguration, something returning to what it once was. But it is indeed possible to turn something such as a bird into a quill through animate to inanimate transfiguration. I'm sure you all know by now that it means turning something alive into something that isn't. Of course you don't kill the targeted creature, but merely halt its life for a short time."
The wizard stepped forward and retrieved the quill from the floor, glancing at the clock overhead as he straightened back up. "And finally, animate to animate changes a living thing into another living thing, such as a guinea pig into a rabbit, or a human into a toad. A favourite among fans of muggle stereotyped witches. Unfortunately, that's all we have time for today. In the following lessons we'll be doing more theory, which I know sucks, and you all want to start learning spells straight away, but the reality of the situation is that you can't. Transfiguration isn't like Charms, or Defense Against the Dark Arts. You don't say a word and hope for the best. You need to understand Transfiguration before you can even begin to perform it - otherwise, you won't accomplish even the most basic spell. Understood? I don't want to hear any groans or complaints. If you don't want to put the effort into the theory, don't bother showing up to my class for the remainder of the year. I hope I've made myself clear. See you guys later." Summers finished, gesturing for them to leave once they were done.
 
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Aspen Wand 12 1/2" Dragon Heartstring Core
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4/2036
#2
Cyzarine could admit that things were going very well for her. She was managing her classes, her father was in her life and she was enjoying life. She knew that the catalyst had been the loss of her grandparents and she did miss them dearly but the way that it had all worked out for her was not the worst thing ever, it had been good for her. She had never felt so satisfied with her family life as she did now and she felt so much more at ease in Hogwarts, in speaking english and in enjoying everything on offer. She was still only in her first year so she could imagine that it would be a good year remaining. She was so excited to get involved in what the school had to offer her. The gryffindor had heard about events that she could go to, events that she could spend time at and places where she could manage to do well. It was going to be a good semester. With that in mind the girl gathered up her books and notes for class and then left the dorm room for the class where she could get started on the days lessons.
Cyzarine walked excitedly into the transfiguration classroom, and spotted the dog immediately, it was a huge dog, but she loved it immediately. She knew however that they needed to get started, so she took her seat like they’d been instructed to and waited. The dog becoming the professor had been pretty amazing, she couldn’t help the curious and eager look on her face as the man then just got started. She knew that transfiguration was a good and interesting branch of magic, and she couldn’t wait to learn it. Of course getting to the stage the professor was at would be quite a bit away for her, if she ever got that far. The professor began his lecture, introducing himself to them and introducing the branch of magic they would be learning in these classes. Cyzarine looked to the board as the seven types appeared and she quickly wrote those down. The professor moved on and continued to talk about the different types that were written on the board. She spent the time writing down a few bits and pieces of what she was saying and paying a lot of attention to what he was going, showing them occasionally a bit of the magic he was talking about. Though the lecture was long, she could help but be enthralled by it. The professor had kept her attention the whole time, and she was actually disappointed when it came to an end. She packed up her stuff and headed out of the classroom, thanking the professor as she did so.
 

Jasper Michaels

Competitive-
 
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Jessica
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Mixed Blood
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Too Young to Care
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7/2035
#3
Jasper had actually enjoyed his break. Going home had been just what he needed. Seeing Ember had motivated him to do better this semester. He wasn’t sure why he liked his older sister best, but it was still true. Somehow or the other he’d fallen away from his plan to be the best first year last semester. Maybe he just needed to spend more time with the other Jasper- that would be sure to motivate him.

Which is why he was glad to have the class with Slytherin today. He sat in the back for just that reason- he would rather be able to see his counterpart than have the other boy behind him. As Jasper entered the room, he saw only a dog. His father had great admiration for animagus and spoke of them frequently. Jasper suspected that must be the case here. Why else would a random dog be sitting in class? He took his seat and pulled out his things.

Class began quickly. Jasper couldn't help but smirk as his suspicions were confirmed. Transfiguration seemed like a difficult subject, so he was sure to keep detailed notes of everything the class covered. He didn't want to miss anything. He hardly had time to see if the other Jasper was doing anything idiotic. Class ended quicker than he thought it would. Once they were dismissed, he gathered his things and left the room.
 

Tyler Lee

Adaptable | Calculating | Charming | Athletic
 
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Daphne
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Mixed Blood
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Too Young to Care
Age
5/2036 (11)
#4
School was often boring and predictable, but Tyler didn't entirely mind being back. It was nice to see Blake and Sierra again, and not all the classes were entirely bad. He just wanted to start doing something fun with Blake soon, as being part of the brotherhood hadn't been nearly as cool as he had thought beforehand. He would have to think of something fun to do, even if it was something as simple as a game of muggle sports with a few guys. He hadn't been that interested in Quidditch, not like Blake, but he would even take a practice game of that over studying or homework. He would have to ask if his friend was up for that.

Tyler walked into the transfiguration classroom and stopped short at the sight of a dog in the classroom. He stared at it warily, then hesitantly took his seat. Was it some sort of test? Or some sort of mistake? He looked at his classmates to see what they thought of this. Tyler jumped a little as the dog leaped forward and turned into a human. He knew about animagi, of course, but somehow the thought hadn't even crossed his mind. He felt embarrassed, and frowned at the professor in resentment for a moment. He didn't seem to bother to linger on this very long, instead launching right into a lecture. Tyler took out parchment and quill and started taking some notes, writing down the types of transfiguration as he could tell that would come back later, definitely on the exam, and probably into later years as well. He took a few more notes as the professor explained the terms, though he didn't find it very difficult to grasp. The lecture was pretty long, and while Tyler kept taking notes, he was starting to get broed. Not even the quill turning into a bird really excited him, as he'd rather be learning how to do it instead of just seeing demonstrations. He wondered if the professor really thought those things would impress them. Maybe if they were muggleborns who had never seen magic before. He sighed when the professor told them they had to learn theory before learning any spells. That was boring. Tyler huffed in annoyance and left the classroom quickly, not sure he liked this class at all.
 

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