First Years Guide to Ace Transfiguration: A Study Guide

written by Lily Lavender

This book is intended for all who need a quick study reference guide for TNFG-101. It has a glossary of terms & its appropriate meanings for the entire course. Each chapter is based on a lesson; where it won't go into grave detail, but will give you the necessary components to study for upcoming tests & assignments. This does not include mid-term & final exams. All detailed information about each topic is in your official lessons with the Professor. DO NOT COPY AS IT IS PLAGIARISM!

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Lesson Five: Matchstick to Needle Study Guide

Chapter 6


A type of matchstick is when it has to be banged upon a surface to be lit. This is the safety matches. It looks like a light brown stick & is very red at the pointed top. The sound is due to the matchstick being very light, so the sound is soft. It tastes almost like vinegar & salt. The point is smoky & the wood smells a bit sweet. It is a bit rough to the touch.


Needles are mostly used to thread fabric together. For example, you can hem a skirt. There are three parts of a needle; the head (the eye), the body (long part), & the point (goes into the fabric). It looks thin & round; pointy at one end & the eye at the other end. It is also silver in color. It sounds loud & sharp when dropped. It smells & tastes like metal. It is hard & sharp to the touch.


A thing that can go wrong is that the tip of the match doesn't have a complete point; the eye is hard & not empty, or the needle isn't silver. A theory suggests that Delfina Crimp, a seamstress who also created the Severing Charm, also invented Conmutocus. This spell is not difficult to learn, so we can envision the features of the item without too much willpower.

Incantation: Conmutocus (kon-moo-TOH-kus)
Wand Movement: A sharp jab straight at the match
Concentration/Willpower: Low

Fun Facts
Conmutocus initially was created with a candle wick until matches were popular.
Delfina went to a wedding & transfigured a candle wick into a needle so she would be able to fix the bride's wedding dress.
Conmutocus is utilized by tailors in today's world.
The matchstick is approximately 1.25 inches long & 0.1 inches wide.

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