Sythyry's Courses (second term of 4261)
I was going to take "Subtle Magical Dangers" from Prof. Ili, having survived "Notable Magical Catastrophes" last term. However, I accidentally told my Evil Neighbor about my plans, back before she was my Evil Roommate. And, as she is Evil, she talked me out of it, thuswise:
Me:"I shall take "Subtle Magical Dangers" from Prof. Ili, having survived "Notable Magical Catastrophes" this term."
Ghirbis:"Ah! Foolish you are, and entirely free from both common sense and a vision of practicalities!"
Me:"One might think that "Subtle Magical Dangers" were entirely practical, for someone planning a career as a subtle and dangerous magician."
Ghirbis:"Ah! There is nobody as short-sighted as a Zi Ri!"
Ghirbis:"So short-sighted as to only see the long view!"
Me:"Ah, that kind of short."
Ghirbis:"Next year you shall not be involved in any huge and subtle magical workings. Any magical dangers you face shall be as obvious as your roommate's despicable gender!"
Me:"Which I somehow managed to avoid noticing for some months."
Ghirbis:"A fact that I cannot account of, so I shall ignore it entirely. But you shall be at court. So you must take something of use at court!"
And that is how I came to take "Leap into this Pool of Boiling Acid" instead.
(in Sythyry's words)
|Formal Enchantment II||Prof. Trillisanguinus Spreen (Rassimel woman)||More of the same. ~Mother~ shall be so pleased. I shall be so more stipendulous.|
|Applied Enchantment II||Prof. Nethry Alzagond (Rassimel woman)||Perhaps I shall finish the cursed thing this time around.|
|Very Dangerous Knobbles||Prof. Visessasilmin (Gormoror woman!)||A course on spellbinding. The name of the course refers to the use of attaching spells to little lumps of this or that, for use as traps.|
|Biology of Elementals||Prof. Verra Tardamos (Rassimel man)||One of those marginally-magical courses, half natural philosophy and half magic, with which I must pad my studies because Enchantment takes so much cley and I don't really have enough left for something like spell invention. Still, I have more or less decided that I shall be an enchanter. Esory is being entirely too influential.... or, perhaps, ~mother~ is.|
|Leap into this Pool of Boiling Acid||Prof. Phrass||Another course of anecdotes and snippets of history, this one about famous demises and the demises of famous people. It is arguably the most practical course I am taking -- at least, Ghirbis argues so. It will contribute greatly to my powers of smalltalk at court.|