My Notes, From A Ravenclaw (Year 1)
These are my notes for all classes through year 1. There are 7 course in the first year. Charms, History of Magic, Herbology, Potions, Transfiguration, DADA, and Astronomy. I will add as I am able. Please check back for new content.
Please keep in mind, these are only major points and not to be substituted for the actual lessons!
Tnfg 101 Week 7
Blood and Moonlight are recognised as the two most potently powerful forces within Transfigurative Experimentation.
As a life source, blood is most commonly used by anyone attempting to
practice the art of Transfigurative Necromancy or to breach the
boundaries of Gamp’s Law of Life. Blood provides the experimenting spell
with additional energy and strength, enhancing the effects.
As a cosmic source, moonlight is most commonly used to enhance, alter or
nullify the effects of spells during experimentation. If used
correctly, and the right style of moonlight (and dosage) is allocated,
then it is possible for almost a complete mastery of the spell to occur.
Blood is amongst the most dangerous of components for any individual to use within Transfigurative Experimentation.
It was discovered that ghoul's blood worked better on spells diminishing
life, whilst dragon's blood worked on spells that mimiced life.
Basilisk blood could be used to greater amplify healing spells, whilst
the blood of the mooncalf could assist in stablising summoning magic.
hen experimenting with Blood, there is a specific method to follow in order to conduct the research safely.
- First, consider what sort of blood it is that you're using:
is known to be a foundation of magical strength. In Transfigurations,
blood multiplies the strength of the spell, and enhances its effects
The enhancement of strength and effect is subject to the rarity and freshness of the blood.
the blood is sourced from a creature lesser than a dragon, it is ill
advised to apply it to the wand tip, but rather it should be directly
applied to the object
- Second, consider how dated the blood is that you've chosen to use:
fresher the blood (especially for nobler creatures) the greater effect
and control you will have over the magical experimentation
older the blood (for lower levelled creatures (for example ghouls)) the
greater ability the blood will have in stabilising experiments that have
- Thirdly, consider the spell you're experimenting with:
spell that aims to mirror the effects of life (Draconifors for
instance) will require fresh blood or blood that has been well incubated
for no longer than 1 week. Using blood beyond this timeframe could
result in the experiment going wildly wrong.
- A spell that
attempts to breach laws with conjuration (such as Avis) will require
absolute blood fresh from the source in order to even remotely attempt
to tinker with real life creation. However if the individual is looking
to merely stabilise the magical field to tamper with the magic of Avis,
then the blood would need to be severely dated.
on the wand and the wizard/witch during the experimentation process and
thus is often utilised first before any attempts with blood are
It requires and follows a similar method to blood:
First consider what kind of moon the light comes from:
most powerful two are a Full Moon and a New Moon. In particular
transfigurations, which have affiliations with the sea or water, such as
Piscifors, the effects alter, expand and generate different outcomes.
Full Moon has similar effects to higher potency blood, in that it can
be used to complete unlock the maigcal fields and the secure magic
- The New Moon in turn, holds similar
effect to lower potency blood, in that it is used for stablisation and
the calm experimentations down when they go slightly haywire.
- Varying styles of moonlight from other moons can then in turn also have additional effects when all combined together.
Second consider how it was harvested:
- Moonlight that was harvested by hand is known to have greater power than moonlight gathered by wand.
that was harvested in bulk is less useful than moonlight harvested in
small amounts. When held in bulk, the light in the centre is crushed and
the magic fades and ceases to exist meaning that there is dead light
tainting the purity of the moonlight
Third consider how old it is and how it was stored:
is most powerful when it is first harvested and a wand tip dipped
within pure harvested moonlight can become immensely powerful
stored within concrete or glass or porcelain or other inhibiting
containers will cause the light to fade and the power of the moonlight
- Moonlight stored within wicker baskets or small woven
containers will maintain it's power for up to 6 months depending on how
shaded the area it is stored within is.
Dragon Blood Codes: (In order of Blood Strength)
- Hungarian Horntail (HH)
- Catalonian Fireball (CaFi)
- Chinese Fireball (ChFi)
- Common Welsh Green (CWG)
- Hebridean Black (HeB)
- Ukrainian Ironbelly (Uklr)
- Norwegian Ridgeback (NR)
- Peruvian Vipertooth (PVpr)
- Portuguese Long-Snout (PLS)
- Romanian Longhorn (RoLo)
- Swedish Short-Snout (SSS)
- Antipodean Opaleye(AOp)
Moonlight Codes: (Highlighted being strongest, followed by italicised and then regular)
- Full Moon (FM)
- Waxing Gibous (WG)
- First Quarter (FQ)
- Waxing Crescent (WCr)
- New Moon (NM)
- Waning Crescent (WaCr)
- Third Quarter (TQ)
- Waning Gibous (WaG)
- Bottled (B)
- Waning (w)
- Fully Waned (W)
- UnBottled (uB)
- Fresh (Po)
- Mixed (Mx)