*He releases Naur, who hoots hauntingly, and then he's sure he has their attention.* "Ladies and gentlemen, what we will endeavour here is an art as elusive as Transfiguration, as organic as Herbology, as prone to influences as Divination. In short, Potions may prove almost anything your talent can comprehend, and this is why the study is both an enduring and a fascinating one."
*He waves a hand towards the blackboard with the words "Iftah ya simsim!" and written instructions -
2 large succulent Bursting mushrooms
4 gills fresh Salamander blood
5 oz. Wartcap powder (or 9 fresh medium-sized Wartcaps)
Slice bursting mushrooms with knife, add to cauldron and stir four times clockwise until potion turns blue.
Add salamander blood to cauldron, stir seven times anti-clockwise until potion turns green.
Crush Wartcap powder in pestle, add to cauldron and stir twice clockwise until potion turns red.
appear, dancing their way into place on the board.*
Ace Macbeth - Slytherin 4th Year - Blind - Beater Send Me an Owl! - Echostar 21:56, August 3, 2015 (UTC) ~"Pleasure is the carrot dangled to lead the ass to market; or the precipice."
He casted a spell to copy the notes from the board into his notebook, then cast another spell to raise the letters. He ran his finger over the ingredients, then headed to the cupboards to get what he needed.
She'd carefully look over the ingredients and amounts, then the recipee, understanding what she needed to do, before going and gathering the ingredients, then raise her hand. "...Professor, I don't think we've worked with bursting mushrooms before...how are we supposed to slice them without them...bursting?" In the meantime she'd add the wartcap power to the pestle and begin cushing it into a finer consistancy.
"An excellent and significant question again. Place the cap on the chopping board with the gills facing you, and slice smoothly and carefully between the gills from the centre out to the margin. The school stocks of bursting mushrooms are not particularly fresh or powerful, so the worst that can happen is a noisy pop and a bit of mess. As for the stem, don't make your first cut dramatic, and try to keep the pressure firm but constant."
She'd nod, and begin slicing the mushrooms as the Professor had indicated, carefully making them into strips, and firmly slicing the stem as instructed, before then checking the instructions again. She'd add the sliced mushrooms to the cauldron and start stirring slowly clockwise, looking for the right shade of blue.
Henry HarperRavenclaw Fourth Year -WIP – 15:33, August 6, 2015 (UTC)~~
He followed the Professor's instructions and firmly sliced the mushrooms as efficiently as possible... and in the process... sliced his own finger pretty good. He winced and looked around for some way to fix it...
She'd frown spotting the blood, and pull her wand out. "Episkey." Enough skin would grow to stop the bleeding, but it wouldn't be fully healed. She'd frown. "Sorry Henry...best I got."
Henry HarperRavenclaw Fourth Year -WIP – 15:41, August 6, 2015 (UTC)
He shrugged. "Thanks. That'll work for now, I guess..." He had at least sliced the mushrooms. He tossed them in the cauldron and started stirring with his non-injured hand.
Ace Macbeth - Slytherin 4th Year - Blind - Beater Send Me an Owl! - Echostar 17:30, August 9, 2015 (UTC) ~"Pleasure is the carrot dangled to lead the ass to market; or the precipice."
Until the potion turns blue... until the potion turns green.... He followed the instructions the Professor had given, creating strips of the mushroom and slicing the stem firmly. He did his best to make sure the cuts were evenly spaced without cutting himself. He added the mushrooms and stirred four times clockwise. "Is the potion the right color?" he murmured to Henry.
Henry HarperRavenclaw Fourth Year -WIP – 19:25, August 9, 2015 (UTC)~
He looked over. "Seems to be. It's blue."
Ace Macbeth - Slytherin 4th Year - Blind - Beater Send Me an Owl! - Echostar 19:29, August 9, 2015 (UTC) ~"Pleasure is the carrot dangled to lead the ass to market; or the precipice."
"Thanks," he murmured, adding the correct amount of salamander blood and stirring seven times anti-clockwise.
She'd pour part of her potion into the already labeled container, then deliver it, putting the rest into another bottle for her own use. At the Professor's question she'd raise her hand. "They heal a variety of different types of wounds and ailments dependant on what you put into them."
Ace Macbeth - Slytherin 4th Year - Blind - Beater Send Me an Owl! - Echostar 13:59, August 23, 2015 (UTC) ~"Pleasure is the carrot dangled to lead the ass to market; or the precipice."
With potions in the past, he had depended mostly on smell to tell him when it was time to stop stirring. But with colors, he was completely lost. He tried to keep time with Henry, listening to him as he added his own ingredients, but he wasn't confident at all about his end result. He labeled his potion and set it with the others, thinking that he'd have to visit this new Headmaster to figure this out.