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    Default ~Prof. Gureshaw’s Midnight Course~

    Prof. Gureshaw’s Midnight Course

    Good morning/afternoon/evening students! Before we get started, let’s go over few things:

    Rules:
    1. Don’t flame, spam, or harass anyone.
    2. Don’t bunny (control other’s characters) without permission.
    3. Please give me a chance to post your spell book’s responses. Do not just decide you have a spell that can do This or That, and then do it.
    4. Exact results & success rates are up to you, so have fun, and remember that magic is usually unpredictable and often difficult to control.
    5. If you can’t think of any way to obtain an item or complete a task set forth by your spell book, ask someone!
    6. Please post your char name at the top of your post, this is especially important if you RPG in first person!
    7. New players should pick up their books at the Next Midnight class.

    Approved Players
    & assigned spell books:


    1. (VampirateMace) Prof. Gureshaw [telekinesis]
    Spell book: Opalescence
    (White leather cover, silver and opal corners - Large cursive typeset)

    2. (Food Guy) Diego D. aka DD [green thumb]
    Spell book: Hemlock
    (Dark brown leather cover, w/ plant patterns stamped into it - Traditional print typeset)

    3. (DVB) Diego V. [spirit contact]
    Spell book: Ebony
    (Black leather cover, black page edges - Diminutive cursive typeset)

    4. (Mon1010) Leonardo, aka Leo [Mesmerization]
    Spell book: Henbane
    (Yellow-brown leather cover, single leaf stamped into front - Oversized cursive typeset)

    5. (Billy Mays) Xavier [Telepathy]
    Spell book: Burgundy
    (Dark red-brown leather cover, w/ gold corners and gold edge pages - Fancy print typeset)

    6. (CandleReaper/Lost Requiem) Cameron [Spirit Contact]
    Spell book: Driftwood
    (Wooden cover, w/ shell patterns burned into it - Delicate print typeset)

    7. (SenorLaughsaLot) Lucas [Spirit Contact]
    Spell book: Cumulous
    (Light grey leather cover, Platinum corners - Large print typeset)

    8. (Flame Mistress) Evleen [Wild Speech]
    Spell Book: Sear
    (White leather cover, with gold corners - Small cursive typeset)

    9. (Balightning) Ethan [Psychometry]
    Spell Book: Tempest
    (Black leather cover, w/ gold and ruby corners - Gaudy cursive typeset)

    10. (Jean Grey) Lovina [Mesmerization]
    Spell book: Brimstone
    (Yellow leather cover - Distressed print typeset)

    11. (TheSketchQueen) Chase [Spirit Contact]
    Spell book: Rusty
    (Red-brown leather cover - iron corners - Round print typeset, rusted ink)

    12. (thesilverwolf) Francois [Telepathy]
    Spell book: Circuit
    (Dark grey brushed metal cover, thin - Blocky print typeset)

    13. (Unicorn) Kelly [Wild Speech]
    Spell book: Glen
    (Wooden cover, tree image burnt into front - Large print typeset)


    Okay then:

    ~Prof Gureshaw~

    Professor Gureshaw waited while his students clamored over to the cabinets and selected their spell books. Of course, the spell books were as much selecting the students as the students were selecting the spell books, but they’d learn more about the nature of these books soon enough. When the commotion had died down he cleared his throat and spoke up, “Okay, so we have a lot to cover tonight, because there are several things you need to know. First, you can probably feel the power of your spell books already. These books are powerful objects, and in some ways, alive. Please treat them with respect, as any magical artifact can be dangerous when abused.”

    He paused to look around, the books were indeed still the center of the students’ attention. He continued, “Or put in the wrong hands. Most of your books will only respond to the voice of their own witch, but since some of them are more open-minded than that, I suggest you don’t leave them anywhere anyone else might find them.”

    He turned and took an ancient white book off the teacher’s desk, it was decorated with silver and opal. He went on with his lecture, “Simply speak to your book and it will show you answers to your inquiries. Some of you may even be able to speak with your books telepathically. This called Instant Magic, every witch has a special ability, such as telepathy, mesmerization… or telekinesis.”

    He lifted his book up with one hand. Slowly it lifted off his hand a few inches. Snatching his book back out of the air, he added, “It may take you a bit of time to figure out your Instant ability, but once you do, you’ll realize, it could never have been anything else. So, then, let’s take a short break before we go on, so all of you can examine your books, and ask any questions you might have.”
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    (OOC: Aw, no one got Crow! Fiona never got a chance to put him to good use. xD

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    Leonardo "Leo" Silverstone
    Professor Gureshaw's Classroom


    At first, Leo had his doubts about whether or not to attend this crafts class he didn't remember signing up for. Considering the time, it was likely breaking curfew. Still, someone had gone through the trouble of writing that note to cordially invite him, he figured he may as well show some courtesy, and attend, at least just this once. If he didn't like it, he'd leave.

    When he got there though, and the whole situation had been explained by the Professor, Leo was quite amused, excited even. The craft they were studying was witchcraft, as in Magic! Leo had found the subject interesting, and Magic, at least the way it's portrayed in fiction, sounds awesome. Who wouldn't want to stay and learn how to cast some spells? The Professor himself also seemed nice enough, what's the worst that could happen?

    Once everyone had arrived, Professor Gureshaw had invited them to select a Spellbook from the collection. Happily, he did so. He ran his fingers through the spines of the books as he thought of which to choose. He stopped at one that caught his attention. He took it off the shelf and looked at it. It was a Yellowish Brown leather book, with a picture of a leaf stamped onto the front. It looked like how he imagined a spellbook to look. He didn't know what it was about this one, but something about it felt right. Leo smiled, confident in his selection, took the book under his arm, and returned to his seat.

    After explaining things more, the Professor paused the class for a minute to give everyone a chance to study their new books. First Leo opened his new book, and saw that there were no spells in it. The pages were completely blank. Leo looked around, and saw the other books were blank as well. According to the Professor, they were supposed to talk to the book. Magical talking books, eh? Neat!

    "Hi! I'm Leo!" He said cheerfully while looking at the blank book lying open in front of him. "Uh... wow, I've never spoken to a book before, this is new... Hopefully, we can get along well. So, since I'd rather not have to call you spellbook, what might your name be?"
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    Cameron Kingston
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    Cameron looked around the room, it was certainly bigger than the class room on the ship, but less kids were in hear then the one's on the ship. He was tempted to lie in his bed, but the blasted germaphobe who he had to share a room with seemed to didn't know the meaning of be quiet. Sure, Cameron was normally happy, but he was trying to enjoy a day of sleep with out the chance of throwing out his back. He sat closer to the door, not trusting this magic business.

    He looked at the 'spell book' in front of him, it had a wooden cover, much like a ship's deck, with sea shells burned into the cover. It sure was a nostalgic cover for him, that was a guarantee. HE opened the cover, to find nothing written inside of the book.

    Of course, this is bogus trash. I've seen weirder things in the kitchen. Cameron sighed as he listened to the professor ramble on about the dangers of the spell book. Then instructed them to do some things

    “Simply speak to your book and it will show you answers to your inquiries. Some of you may even be able to speak with your books telepathically. This called Instant Magic, every witch has a special ability, such as telepathy, mesmerization… or telekinesis.”

    Witch? You mean the kind that are burned to ashes? Damn... This guy must of had some of the Chef's octopus stew

    He lifted his book up with one hand. Slowly it lifted off his hand a few inches. Snatching his book back out of the air, he added, “It may take you a bit of time to figure out your Instant ability, but once you do, you’ll realize, it could never have been anything else. So, then, let’s take a short break before we go on, so all of you can examine your books, and ask any questions you might have.”

    "Interesting..." Cameron muttered with a drowsy yawn. He looked forward to the morning, where he's more cheerful. He then opened to the spell book. Professor Gureshaw instructed them to talk to the book, and he had nothing better to do.

    "Spellbook, I order thee to tell me thy name." Cameron spoke in an archaic tone, which was sort of a serious voice for him.


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    Xaiver Owens
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    Xaiver didn't really know what to say about what was currently happening. But he knew for sure that he was going to enjoy it. As much as he thought that it just couldn't be possible that magic exists, he couldn't help but hope this professor guy wasn't just pulling this stuff out of his ***. Even Arvixe was at a loss of words, and he was just a creation of Xaiver's mind.

    Without a word, Xaiver got up and walked over to where the collection of spellbooks were. There were several choices, and there was no doubt that which one he picked would actually matter in the long term.

    "Which one do you think I should pick up?" Xaiver asked Arvixe, not sure as to which one he should take.

    Although no one else knew it, Arvixe was standing next to Xaiver, also looking at the collection. "That one;" he said, pointing to a dark red book with gold linings. "I think that one looks pretty cool."

    Xaiver sighed (although no one else would know why of course), and said, "I think basing our decision on what "looks pretty cool" isn't the best of ideas, but oh well. At least I think it looks cool too." Xaiver picked up the book and flipped through a few pages. There was tons of information in it that Xaiver had never seen before, or ever will outside of the book.

    Xaiver cleared his throat and spoke to the book. "Ahem...So, what is you name book? And exactly what information do you hold?" Xaiver had to admit, he felt pretty stupid talking to a book. But hey, he talks to Arvixe all the time, and he isn't even real.

    "Hey! I can hear your thoughts you know!" Xaiver facepalmed. Well, that's the problem with having your best friend be a tulpa. Xaiver shrugged and awaited for the books answer.

    (OoC: The italics means Xaiver is thinking to himself or is talking to Arvixe. Since Arvixe is a tulpa, his text is always in italics because only Xaiver can hear him. May sound obvious, but I just want to make sure people know.)
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    (OOC: Lovina shoved someone to the side, it can be any of your characters if you'd like)

    Lovina Castiglioni
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    Lovina groaned inwardly as she neared the classroom, hearing voices. She had hoped that this "crafts class" was some kind of joke but the people inside the classroom proved otherwise. What did she have to gain from arts and crafts anyway? Pushing the door open she headed inside and sat down on one of the back seats as she took in the so-called Professor. Older, like she expected and shorter than her six feet. He was dressed in a blue suit that she found rather tacky. Lovina sighed, this was probably not going to turn out well.

    Witchcraft...he's effing kidding, right? She thought after the purpose for the class was explained and everyone started getting up to select their spellbooks, if that was what they were supposed to be. She got up and headed for the shelf, pushing someone out of the way as she checked out the collection, a small scowl still on her face as she waited. When it was her turn, she looked through the shelves, touching each one of them. There were covers of different colors, even pastel-toned ones, which made Lovina grimace. She hoped that hers was not one of them. After a while of looking, one book caught her eye. She took it and looked at it.

    The book's leather cover was yellow. Not lemon-meringue yellow, but another, less disgusting shade. Lovina opened the book up and saw that the pages were blank, and she also noticed that the pages smelled vaguely of sulfur. Closing it again, she tucked it under her arm and headed back to her seat, throwing a glare at the others who were now behind her.

    The Professor then started to talk again about the spellbooks just as Lovina reached her seat once again. More weird stuff spouted from his mouth as he went on, before ending with a few instructions.

    “Simply speak to your book and it will show you answers to your inquiries. Some of you may even be able to speak with your books telepathically. This called Instant Magic, every witch has a special ability, such as telepathy, mesmerization… or telekinesis.” He finished. Lovina arched a brow and scowled. Did he just tell them to talk to inanimate objects? For her, this class was getting weirder and weirder. She looked to the front and saw some of her classmates start talking to theirs, while looking, in her opinion, extremely weird as they did. No way in hell was she going to do that.

    However, she couldn't help but keep looking at the sulfur-yellow book, the urge growing as she looked at it more. Eventually, she caved in and picked it up, opening it to the first page like she saw some others did, the slight smell coming back. Not as if anyone would judge her anyway.

    "Hey, the name's Lovina. You apparently talk, huh? Prove it, give me your name...unless of course, you'd like me to call you 'Yellow' or something. What's it anyway?"



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    Monster Guy: Someone may still get Crow. What’s up with everyone changing their names?

    @ (Monster Guy) Leo - Henbane

    Large cursive letters curled up onto the book’s pages;

    Well, hello there! I’m called Henbane! Lovely isn’t it? It’s also the name of a poisonous plant, but you’ll find that we don’t have anything in common. Not like that Tempest, she’s got a bit of a mean streak, she does! Then there’s that Brimstone, so dark! Obsessed with necromancy that one! Won’t find as morbid a book anywhere, well maybe Ebony gives him a run for his money, but personally I think she’s just putting on a show to look tough.

    Oh, and don’t worry, I’m sure you’ll get used to talking with me. I bet we have lots to talk about!



    @ (Lost Requiem) Cameron - Driftwood

    Small letters bubbled up onto the surface of the page, until the formed word;

    Driftwood

    Is there a way you would like me to address you Young Master?



    @ (Billy Mays) Xavier - Burgundy
    (I’m glad you decided Burgundy wasn’t blank to start with, because that is so Burgundy. Why be blank when you can be lavishly decorated with fancy letters?)

    In response to Xavier’s request, the complex information displayed on the currently open page fade away and was replace with a greeting in fancy letters;

    Good day fine student,
    You may address me as Burgundy, or if you can come up with something more lavishly clever, you can call me that as well. I hope to provide you with a richness of spells that will aid in my escape from this Spartan teenager prison they call a school.

    I think you’ll find that the spells I contain are of a deliciously sophisticated nature. I don’t generally brag, but I’ve got a good many spells devoted to improving the quality of one’s accommodations. I think you’ll find them quite enjoyable.



    @ (Jean Grey) Lovina - Brimstone

    Words scrawled across the page, the ink was old and faded looking;

    It’s Brimstone, my young doubter. Please don’t call me Yellow.

    I will aid you in learning a variety of magical spells and techniques, though Necromancy is my specialty.



    (Um, yeah, the books have been talking to one another on the shelf, as Henbane makes clear.)
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    Lucas Kendall
    Professor Gureshaw's Classroom

    Lucas was groggy from having to wake up in the middle of the night to attend to a Craft Course. He wasn't sure if it was true, but he saw other students in the same classroom. Lucas wasn't sure if he believed in magic. Although, he did believe in a bunch of other weird things. He thought he might as well give it a shot. The first instruction in this course was to pick out a spell book. A spell book... alright..., he thought.

    Lucas stared at the shelf of books and decided to pick one from afar. He did't want to get near anyone on the shelf. Who knows, any one of them could be dirty, and he didn't like that. Hmm, if I'm going to choose a spell book it should be nice and clean... Ah! That's the one! Lucas got up from his seat and went on over to select his book. When he reached the shelf he was shoved by some girl. She was attractive, but that didn't stop Luke from speaking his mind. "Watch where you're going you damn klutz!" He gave her a nasty stare and reached for his book. It had a light grey leather cover and platinum corners. They were nice and clean colors for Luke.

    As he went over to his seat he began to open the supposed spell book. He was a little skeptical at first, and the empty pages didn't help. "Is this some bloody joke? I take my time to come here at 12 in the morning and it's for an empty book?" The Professor then instructed, “Simply speak to your book and it will show you answers to your inquiries." He then demonstrated some magic by lifting his own book into the air by the power of telekinesis. “It may take you a bit of time to figure out your Instant ability, but once you do, you’ll realize, it could never have been anything else. So, then, let’s take a short break before we go on, so all of you can examine your books, and ask any questions you might have.”

    "Oh, that should explain some things. Very well then. My name is Luke, how about yours? Can you tell me about yourself? Oh, and I apologize for thinking you were a joke as well." Luke waited for a response, hoping the book didn't despise him already. He also pondered what his latent power could be. Is it telekinesis as well? I wonder it'll show anytime soon.
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    (OOC: October & April(?) Are the months where name changes are ordered, they change it during November)

    Cameron Kingston
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    Cameron's face almost lit up when he saw letters appearing on the book. The page's faded color and somewhat delicate print complemented him rather well. He looked the formed text.

    Driftwood

    Is there a way you would like me to address you Young Master?


    The formality made him smile, that was one thing he missed on the ship, how everything was so formal... Even departures. He shook the forming thought out of his head and stared at the book mesmerized. He looked around to see other students doing the same, but their reactions were myriad. He then had a thought forming in his head

    "Yes Driftwood, you can just call me Master Cameron." He liked the ring to that "What sort of magic do you specialize in, and, if you do have one, what gender would you refer to yourself. It would feel rude to call you an it..." Cameron asked his spellbook in response, wondering if the others were doing the same. He llooked around the room to just see the professor looking at them.

    This is for real, I guess I have to accept my fate as a 'witch' but I don't like the sound of that, is there anything a little.. more masculine? He wondered as he waited for his spellbook to respond.


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    Xaiver Owens
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    To Xaiver's suprise and delight, the book actually responded to what he said. The text previously displayed on the book was replaced by different words, which were specifically a responce to his questions.

    Good day fine student,
    You may address me as Burgundy, or if you can come up with something more lavishly clever, you can call me that as well. I hope to provide you with a richness of spells that will aid in my escape from this Spartan teenager prison they call a school.

    I think you’ll find that the spells I contain are of a deliciously sophisticated nature. I don’t generally brag, but I’ve got a good many spells devoted to improving the quality of one’s accommodations. I think you’ll find them quite enjoyable.


    It reminded him of Rarity a bit, which he had absolutely no problem with. Xavier was starting to get the feeling that he had definately made the right choice. Even Arvixe was amazed by the talking book, and waited anxiously for Xaiver to respond to it.

    "Interesting. So you dislike this school about as much as I do, huh?" Xavier thought for a moment to think of what to say next. "So, you're devoted "improving the quality of one's accommodations"? So would you specalize in creating things then?"



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    Leonardo "Leo" Silverstone
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    As soon as Leo made his statement, large cursive letters appeared on the pages in response.

    Well, hello there! I’m called Henbane! Lovely isn’t it? It’s also the name of a poisonous plant, but you’ll find that we don’t have anything in common. Not like that Tempest, she’s got a bit of a mean streak, she does! Then there’s that Brimstone, so dark! Obsessed with necromancy that one! Won’t find as morbid a book anywhere, well maybe Ebony gives him a run for his money, but personally I think she’s just putting on a show to look tough.

    Oh, and don’t worry, I’m sure you’ll get used to talking with me. I bet we have lots to talk about!
    Leo's face lit up, and his eyes widened. Wow! Sure is talkative for a book. He thought with a giggle. "Heh, I'm sure we'll get along just fine." He was glad he didn't get a serious, archaic speaking one. Leo looked around the room for a bit and observed the different reactions the others had of their talking books, while he thought of what else to say.

    Eventually, Leo returned his attention to the book in front of him. "Yes, we do have a lot to talk about. So, let's get started then! First, and this may sound a little strange, but are you a boy book or a girl book? With a name like Henbane, I can't tell. Also, what kind of magic do you specialize in?" His mind had started imagining all the possible things one could do with magic. From making others to smile, to being a superhero like you see in the cartoons and comics. Man, this is gonna be fun!
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    ((Darn. I wanted Sear... XD. Let's see how Ebony will be))

    Diego Vendrix
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    Diego had been one of the students who stepped in here. To be honest, he did recognize only two people here, his friend Leo and the girl Lovrina. He came here for the Crafts class. However, he was pleasantly surprised to here it was arts and craft, but witchcraft.

    Diego smiled. So magic was real. He knew it all along. It explained a few things. Like how when he was in the house alone and how he sometimes went into trances and began hearing voices. He knew he wasn't crazy... okay, he may a little crazy, but he wasn't wrong.

    “Simply speak to your book and it will show you answers to your inquiries. Some of you may even be able to speak with your books telepathically. This called Instant Magic, every witch has a special ability, such as telepathy, mesmerization… or telekinesis.” Professor Gureshaw said.

    Diego wondered what his was. He wondered if him hearing the voices was something part of it.

    "Professor... I've been hearing voices since childhood and I've even seen a few strange things when I would go into some kinda trance. Is that a type of Instant Magic?" Diego asked before picking the tome Ebony.

    "Uh... hi? I'm Diego Vendrix, nice to meet you," he said with a smile.

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    Chase Lewis
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    Chase dashed in, not wanting to sleep and risk missing midnight. He looked around, not recognizing any students, but shrugged and turned his attention to the professor. Witchcraft? he thought, Sweet! I don't remember this in my schedule, but this is cool!

    Chase walked coolly to the shelf of spellbooks and looked around. He stared at each one intently, until settling on a redish-brown leather book with iron corners. He reached for the book, and held it in his hand for a while until stepping back from the shelf. He opened the leather cover, only to discover black pages. "What the..." Chase muttered to himself.

    “Simply speak to your book and it will show you answers to your inquiries. Some of you may even be able to speak with your books telepathically. This called Instant Magic, every witch has a special ability, such as telepathy, mesmerization… or telekinesis,” the professor told the students gathered in the classroom.

    "Instant Magic, eh?" Chase snorted while holding his book in the crook of his elbow. "Maybe that's why I keep hearing Chrisa," he joked to himself. Once the teacher announced a break, he sat down on the ground and held up his book. "So, Mr. Book, my name is Chase! What's yours? Mr. Book's kinda boring, so I'd like to know your real name.

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    ~Prof Gureshaw~

    The professor watched calmly as his students started to interact with the books. Things were going well. Of course they were, he was always very careful in selecting his students. After a bit a young man approached him, "Professor... I've been hearing voices since childhood and I've even seen a few strange things when I would go into some kinda trance. Is that a type of Instant Magic?"

    Professor Gureshaw pondered the boy’s question a moment, “Yes, that’s quite possible, both precognitive visions and the ability to hear spirits are Instant Magic abilities. A couple of tests, such as a séances or meditative techniques might clear up which it is.”


    @ (SenorLaughsaLot) Lucas - Cumulous

    Large letter appeared on the page;

    Hello there Lucas,
    I’m called Cumulous, and let me just say, it is a pleasure to meet you! Don’t worry, I’m not easily insulted. Actually, I hope that we can both learn enough to keep me in your possession after this class, because I’ve got a good feeling about you.

    My specialty, if it’s not obvious is weather related magic.



    @ (Lost Requiem) Cameron - Driftwood

    New words bubbled in below the older ones;

    Alright Master Cameron,

    Aside from a lot of general spells, I contain a great deal of ocean related spells and instructions for a wide collection of talismans.

    I would be very pleased if you would refer to me in the masculine form, though being a book, I’m not truly male or female.



    @ (Billy Mays) Xavier - Burgundy

    Burgundy cleared it’s old response and new words curled onto the pages;

    Truly this place is crude.

    Oh, yes, creating things, changing things, making our world more comfortable and worth living in.



    @ (Monster Guy) Leo - Henbane

    A new slew of words assaulted Henbane’s page;

    Oh, well, as far as books go, I suppose I’m very feminine. Funny, I thought it showed more than that. As far as magic goes, I’m more of a generalist’s book, I don’t have a ton of spells on any one subject, but instead have a lot more spells on a lot more subjects.

    You know I find that specialty books, despite their shortcomings have a tendency to become rude or elitist, or even evil. You seem like a nice young man. Certainly wouldn’t want an evil book would you? Not that I would ever tell them that, you know?



    @ (DVB) Diego - Ebony

    Tiny cursive letters faded into existence on Ebony’s pages;

    Hi meat bag!
    If I had a title page, it would read Ebony, because I am the black book of black spells to satisfy your devious desires and please your black soul, assuming you have one. A soul that is. I’m quite certain you have devious desires.



    @ (TheSketchQueen) Chase - Rusty

    Rusted iron ink based welled up onto the book’s pages;

    Name’s Rusty, don’t forget it, ’cause I don’t answer to anything else. No Mr. and no Book, and defiantly no Mr. Book.

    Now, If you want my advice, take your time, and make sure you do everything right. O’ course if you don’t want my advice, it’s too late, ’cause you already read it.
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    Diego Vendrix
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    “Yes, that’s quite possible, both precognitive visions and the ability to hear spirits are Instant Magic abilities. A couple of tests, such as a séances or meditative techniques might clear up which it is," Professor Gureshaw told him.

    "Thank you," Diego simply said before facing his tome.


    Hi meat bag!
    If I had a title page, it would read Ebony, because I am the black book of black spells to satisfy your devious desires and please your black soul, assuming you have one. A soul that is. I’m quite certain you have devious desires.


    Diego sweatdropped. He recieved the most evil book. Well, maybe he can still get something positive.

    "I would prefer if you call me Diego. Nice to meet you Ebony. I have to say, I have a pretty white soul in your case. Do I have devious desires? Possibly, but I usually do the right thing," he explained to the tome. He had to bring the book up a bit close for him to read it. However, he would have some meditation from what he learned from Taoism to help.

    "What type of magic do you specialize in?" he asked Ebony.
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    (OOC: What time of year is it?)
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    Cameron looked down at the book again, and saw letters forming on it's page. He really liked the font style

    Alright Master Cameron,

    Aside from a lot of general spells, I contain a great deal of ocean related spells and instructions for a wide collection of talismans.

    I would be very pleased if you would refer to me in the masculine form, though being a book, I’m not truly male or female.


    "Thank you Driftwood, you seem to be a good lad, -er, book. The ocean, huh, I do sure miss that place. Hmm, if your preference is water magic, I'm excited. Also... Talismans. I'm curious, can you tell me the list of talismans you have involving scent? If I could be more certain, Ocean Scents?" Cameron asked his book again in curiosity. He was liking the book already, and it started to smell of the salty air of the sea.

    He then looked at the Professor, and with no politeness asked a question from the back.

    "Excuse me Professor, can you elaborate on what this Instant magic is?" Cameron asked him with a certain bluntness, but his voice was laced with a cheery tone. he also tilted his head and gave a faint smile.


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    Chase Lewis
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    Almost as soon as Chase talked to the book, rusty text started to appear onto the blank

    Name’s Rusty, don’t forget it, ’cause I don’t answer to anything else. No Mr. and no Book, and defiantly no Mr. Book.

    Now, If you want my advice, take your time, and make sure you do everything right. O’ course if you don’t want my advice, it’s too late, ’cause you already read it.


    Chase smiled. "Alright, Rusty. Thank you, 'cause Mr. Book is just a stupid name and it doesn't fit at all," Chase told the book. "Hey, is it okay if occasionally I hear my dead sister's voice? Or am I truly crazy? Oh, and I'm gonna assume you're a guy, but please, correct me if I'm wrong." Chase stared at the book for a little while longer, running his fingers over the leather.

    Chase stood up, still staring at the book, then brought his eyes off of the book for only a quick moment to look at all the students in the room. But as soon as he scanned the room, his eyes went immediately back to the book.

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    Lucas Kendall
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    Lucas stared as large letters began to appear on the page. The book was responding! He was quite excited that the book actually answered.

    Hello there Lucas,
    I’m called Cumulous, and let me just say, it is a pleasure to meet you! Don’t worry, I’m not easily insulted. Actually, I hope that we can both learn enough to keep me in your possession after this class, because I’ve got a good feeling about you.

    My specialty, if it’s not obvious is weather related magic.


    You have a good feeling about me? I think I just might like you. "Your name's Cumulous, eh? That's nice, like cumulus clouds. Is weather magic all you know? Not that I don't think it's uncool or anything... I have a good feeling about you too."

    Lucas was excited to have an actual spellbook in his possession. All the wonderful things he could do with it. He began to form a smile, but quickly dismissed it and returned to his more usual, serious look. He then remembered the talk the professor gave on instant magic and had to ask how he can somehow activate his. He heard others asking questions on the same topic and heard the answers. None of them seemed to answer his, so he went up to the Professor himself.

    "I would like to know more as well, Professor Gureshaw, do you know a way I can find out mine?"

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    ~Prof Gureshaw~

    The boy thanked Professor Gureshaw and another young man came forward to ask a question, "Excuse me Professor, can you elaborate on what this Instant magic is?"

    “Alright,” accepted the Professor, this was good opportunity to lecture some more, “See, instant magic is a special technique that witches can use without performing spells, making potions, or constructing talismans. It’s called Instant because it doesn’t take any preparation and therefore can be used right away. Everyone’s powers is unique, but they usually fall into categories. I for example have Telekinesis and can levitate objects as many other witches do, but exactly how big of objects, how high, or how fast I can levitate objects is unique to me. Some of the most common Instant magic techniques are; telepathy, wild speech, spirit contact, telekinesis, and mesmerization. On very rare occasions a witch will have more than one Instant ability.”

    The professor slipped out his pocket watch and checked it. He’d give the kids a few more minutes.


    @ (DVB) Diego - Ebony

    Ebony’s letters faded out as new ones faded in;

    Oh of course Saint Deigo,
    Well, I suppose I have a few spells that could help out a goodie-goodie like you too.



    @ (Lost Requiem) Cameron - Driftwood
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    Driftwood’s pages cleared and a list of spells appeared;

    Of course:

    Ocean Spirit Talisman - The perfect Talisman for those who love the ocean!

    Fundamental Talisman - No Talisman collection is complete without the Cologne Charm, it makes you smell any way you wish. Fundamental Talismans compiled by Edgar Mann.

    Master might also try a potion:

    Bottle Ocean - A cheap easy way to have the ocean wherever you are with just a splash of bottled ocean potion.



    @ (TheSketchQueen) Chase - Rusty

    New words formed under the old ones. The old ones started to fade, but were still readable in ghostly orange when the new ones had fully formed:

    Not gonna pass judgment just yet, ’cause I don’t know if you’re talking to someone who’s there or not, but I think you best keep that stuff to yourself until you’re sure…

    And yes, I like to think I take a certain pride in my masculinity.
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    Diego Vendrix
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    Diego listened to the list of Instant Magic and how it worked from the Professor. He didn't think his fit any until Spirit Contact was mentioned. Hmm... that sounded like it would be his.

    "Professor, what is Spirit Contact?" Diego asked him with a smile. Before facing down on the book. Diego rolled his eyes at his tome.

    Oh of course Saint Deigo,
    Well, I suppose I have a few spells that could help out a goodie-goodie like you too.


    "Look, just tell me some of the spells you would recommend, a mix of light and dark," Diego told Ebony. Dark was not evil and light was not good necessairly. He knew it was a risk dabbling in dark magic, but he felt he could control it.

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    Chase Lewis
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    The rusty ink faded as new letters appeared in the same color and writing.

    Not gonna pass judgment just yet, ’cause I don’t know if you’re talking to someone who’s there or not, but I think you best keep that stuff to yourself until you’re sure…

    And yes, I like to think I take a certain pride in my masculinity.


    Chase laughed a little at the new comment. "So, I may or may not be crazy. That's a relief. Nice to know you're a guy too. Personally, I think it would be weird to have a girly spellbook," he replied to the book, keeping it open in case any new messages arrived, but walked over to the professor. "Hey, Prof, is there anything in instant magic that might relate to me hearing my dead sister, or am I just crazy?" he asked, his eyes looking down at his book occasionally.
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    Ethan Hunter
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    Ethan was suspicious of the invitation to this class. He figured it was a prank of some sort due to the time it was scheduled, but he didn't really have a problem with breaking curfew. Ethan decided to go because the only other thing he would be doing at that time would be sleeping. Plus whomever wrote it took the time to write it up on a typewriter and attatch a wax seal, far classier than a computer and tape. When he arrived at the classroom he was pleasantly suprised to find that it was not a joke. Well until Ethan heard the subject matter, then he was fairly sure it was a more eloborate prank.

    When the Professor had the cabinet open, Ethan was unsure of what to think anymore. There was still a posibility that it was set up beforehand. Once it was his turn at the cabinet he noticed that several of the books were now taken. Ethan started to inspect the remaining books. As his finger brushed along a certain one his eyes widened slightly. When he touched the book he felt a sense of rightness and... power. Any doubts he may have had before disappeared. Ethan immediately took the book not wanting anyone else to touch it. It was black leather with ruby and gold corners, and Ethan could not stop admiring it. As he went to sit down he didn't even open the book.

    The Professor said something about simply talking to the book and proceeded to talk a little about what he called "Instant Magic". Ethan had no idea what sort of power he could have had and at this point he didn't even care. Right now he just wanted to know more about this book.

    Ethan opened it up to the first page and asked with a hushed awe, "What are you?"

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    Diego 'DD' Derekson

    DD looked at the Professor, he couldn't be serious could he? Magic, everyone knew that magic wasn't real. Well he thought that until he saw the Prof actually levitate the book in his hand.

    Holy smokes he thought Did he seriously do that?

    DD was still in a state of somewhat shock as Gureshaw continued to explain about Instant Magic or something, he wasn't paying too much attention. He looked down at his book, and noticed the pattern that it had... which was a plant pattern! Oh god, this wasn't good, what if people saw the pattern. He wasn't going to allow that to happen again. Especially not here in a boarding school of all places! Maybe he could put another cover over the book, maybe something manly. Nothing screamed manly like booze and half naked ladies, right?

    "So you're my book are ya? You look kinda girly, though thankfully I can go change that. Just slap on a manly cover and all will be right" he said, opening the book as if it were infected with cooties, "Well then what do I call you? And more importantly, if I can do magic, what magic can I do with you? Can I make myself buffer? Can I get all the girls to like me?"

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    ~Prof Gureshaw~

    The Q and A session went on, "Professor, what is Spirit Contact?"

    “That would be the ability to speak with spirits such as ghost or elementals,” explained the professor.

    "Hey, Prof, is there anything in instant magic that might relate to me hearing my dead sister, or am I just crazy?" asked another student. Yes, classic, witches who don’t yet understand their powers were often afraid of them.

    “That too may be Sprit Contact,” agreed the professor. He raised a hand, “Alright class, if I could get you to settle down, we’ll move on. I want to talk a bit about personal safety. You don’t hear much about people being burnt at the stake nowadays, but you have to take a certain amount of precaution to keep it that way.”


    @ (SenorLaughsaLot) Lucas - Cumulous

    More large letters appeared on Cumulous’ pages;

    Of course I know some general spells you can try out, and a bit of white magic. Weather just happens to have been the focus of my original owner.


    @ (DVB) Diego - Ebony

    Ebony cleared it’s pages. After a moment new words formed;

    Well, let’s see. Maybe you’ll find one of these spells interesting:

    Cemetery Sensation - Make any space as creepy as horror movie.

    Marshmallow Elixer - Makes everything taste like marshmallows, except the potion itself.

    Shadowganger - The Shadowganger is safer than a doppleganger spell, so long as one does not let their shadow gain to much power before returning it to it’s natural job.

    Sleeping Death - A sleeping draught so powerful your vistim will never wake up.

    Poesy Charm - Keep sickness at bay without the aid of apples.

    Nightmare pillow - Sprinkle this potion on your enemy’s pillow to give them nightmares.



    @ (TheSketchQueen) Chase - Rusty

    New words faded onto Rusty’s pages;

    Well, I wouldn’t of picked a girly student either.


    @ (Balightning) Ethan - Tempest

    Intricate flourished letters formed on the pages;

    Greetings,
    I am Tempest, the first shadow booked owner by Morgan le Fay. I sense a unusual power in you, perhaps you are the new powerful witch I have been waiting for?



    @ (Food Guy) DD - Hemlock

    A very standard old typeset appeared on the book’s pages, it didn’t fade in or bubble up in any fancy way, simply it appeared;

    I was not aware that Flora was considered girly, but I would not mind having a dust jacket.

    I am known as Hemlock, and store a great deal of traditional magic, so since your inquires are of a classic sort, I certainly have magic instructions to accommodate them. I also contain instructions for quite a bit of healing and prophetic magic.
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    Diego Vendrix
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    “That would be the ability to speak with spirits such as ghost or elementals,” The professor explained. Diego smiled and nodded, thanking him once more. This excited him. That means a literal whole new world would open up to him. To have friends who could watch and protect him and he could do the same. Not only that, it would make Day of the Dead alot more fun.

    “Alright class, if I could get you to settle down, we’ll move on. I want to talk a bit about personal safety. You don’t hear much about people being burnt at the stake nowadays, but you have to take a certain amount of precaution to keep it that way.” The professor said.

    Diego gulped. He was lucky to end up in a single room. However, he would need to take plenty of steps to ensure his survival.

    He would need to be careful.

    Power corrupts after all.

    He then turned to Ebony to see some of the spells it was offering.

    Well, let’s see. Maybe you’ll find one of these spells interesting:

    Cemetery Sensation - Make any space as creepy as horror movie.

    Marshmallow Elixer - Makes everything taste like marshmallows, except the potion itself.

    Shadowganger - The Shadowganger is safer than a doppleganger spell, so long as one does not let their shadow gain to much power before returning it to it’s natural job.

    Sleeping Death - A sleeping draught so powerful your vistim will never wake up.

    Poesy Charm - Keep sickness at bay without the aid of apples.

    Nightmare pillow - Sprinkle this potion on your enemy’s pillow to give them nightmares.



    "Well Shadowganger sounds interesting. Cemetary Space also kinda does. Posey Charm is a must," Diego told himself before remembering his talent and looking at the book. "I think you and I will be good friends," Diego said, offering Ebony a sincere smile.

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    Cameron Kingston
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    Cameron listened to the professor tell them about spiritual powers and how to use them, and the warnings to come with it. Cameron looked down and saw Driftwood writing again.

    Of course:

    Ocean Spirit Talisman - The perfect Talisman for those who love the ocean!

    Fundamental Talisman - No Talisman collection is complete without the Cologne Charm, it makes you smell any way you wish. Fundamental Talismans compiled by Edgar Mann.

    Master might also try a potion:

    Bottle Ocean - A cheap easy way to have the ocean wherever you are with just a splash of bottled ocean potion.


    Bottle Ocean seems like an interesting potion... I wonder what the full effect of it is. Is it a teleportation bottle, or does it do something different. I must ask him about it, but it seems fun! Cameron thought to himself with a high amount of curiosity.

    "Can you please elaborate more on Bottle Ocean's effect and the ingredients please?" Cameron asked his spellbook as he looked out of the door, wondering if anyone was going to hear all of the chatter going on. He sighed, and got up, and took the spellbook with him. He looked out the door, just to satisfy his worries before going back and sitting in his seat.
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