Canine Animagus ☼ Brodie's Familiar ☼ Dog Dad
- OOC First Name
- Blood Status
- Mixed Blood
- Relationship Status
- Sexual Orientation
- Homosexual ♂
- Curly 14 Inch Pliable Mahogany Wand with Phoenix Tail Feather Core
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
"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.