CHRM-201 Lessons

Welcome to Year Two of Charms! Welcome, students, to your second year in Charms class. I am Professor Virneburg and I will be instructing you this year! As always, should you have any questions, comments or concerns about the class at all, feel free to contactme and I will respond as quickly as ...

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Welcome students! Today we will start our discussion of magical items and how they are created and enchanted. You will likely be confused about why I have chosen to describe the overall method to the creation of magical items. I could just spend each week describing an item and what it does and h...

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Welcome back to Charms! By now I hope that you have a good idea of what goes into a magical object. Remember the following formula: Material(s) + Charms and Spells (Forms) = Bewitched Object (Implementation) Note that Natural Magical Objects such as wands don’t require spells to be applie...

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Last lesson, we introduced two major Form classes used in Deep Object Charming, the art of creating a stable magical object. In contrast, Shallow Object Charming involves casting a single spell which holds loosely to the target item and dissipates quickly. Power Forms determine how a bewitched it...

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Our previous lessons have focused quite a lot on terminology, definitions, and fundamental concepts involved in bewitching an item. In this lesson we’ll discuss, in slightly more detail, the last of the basics: the materials used and factors such as time and cost. Don’t be overwhelme...

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I wanted to take a quick moment to remind you all of precisely why we’re going to so much trouble to label magical items according to the types of spells that they are made of. By noting that several magical items are made with the Motion Form, for example, we can then see the connections b...

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To recap, we have discussed so far who makes magical items, what they are, and how they are made. We have also touched on where materials can be made or found, but it still leaves us with a few questions. When are magical objects made, and why are they made? These are the questions we will be cov...

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Now that we've covered all the details of magical objects themselves, we’ll spend our last lesson before the final discussing something else of significance: ethics. Being able to craft a specific magical object does not necessarily mean that you should. The heart of ethics is in determinin...

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Welcome to the final class for Charms Year Two! I would greatly appreciate your feedback on the course, which you can find as an Extra Credit assignment. Also remember that you may submit questions or comments to me at any time. An Ancient Introduction Before we begin the final, I wanted to bri...

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Students will focus upon charmable objects and how they are bewitched. This course begins with an overview of object charming and basic temporary charms before moving on to discuss various types of charmed objects (triggered, permanent and activated). We will cover different magical and mundane materials as well as several special topics (such as the extradimensional “Wizard Space” and cursed items). The successful student will be expected to identify and understand how several magical items function, know how to properly cast year-appropriate charms, and understand the basic principles of bewitching an object. Enroll