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NEWTs Potions 1892
#1
Archimedes liked NEWT potions classes only a little more than he liked the OWL ones - if nothing else there were fewer students - so that was something, but the students were more confident and therefore more likely to talk and make a low level of din which made it difficult for him to sleep.

Meserimus paid little attention to his brothers complaints or mutterings 'If you don't stop moaning I'll tell them to use you in the potion' he vaguely threatened.

'Good afternoon Ladies and Gents' he greeted the room, 'Today you will be studying the dare devil potion - remember that other than owl feathers, rose petals and the base potions solution I've provided this potions requires your finesse and needs the strength of your will to make it impactful' He raised his hands gesturing to let them know they could begin. 'If you have any questions raise your hand and I will do my best to satisfy.'



Meserimus will move through the desks and 'grade' the potion every time you post, and there will be a weighted final score for the final potion. 

If you post 3 times you 'completed' the potion, but there will be points for each stage completed.
1-5 -potion backfires
6-10 - doesnt work
10-20 - Fine potion
25 + Great potion
30+ exceptional

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[b]Owl grade:[/b] letter grade
[b]Skill:[/b]1-5
[b]Member of potion club:[/b] yes/no

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#2
Perhaps it was the fatigue of her schedule it was the fatigue of her schedule, but Hermia couldn't stifle a chuckle at the assignment. A Daredevil potion? She had plenty of nerve and will, and a good dose of stubbornness, but she wasn't any sort of devil, let alone a daring one. Today would be the day for Gryffindors, it seemed. What a pity. Still, she was a skilled potioneer and she loved alchemy, even if it stole every spare moment of her study time. With a determined set of her shoulders, Hermia gathered her things and began to brew.

Owl grade: O
Skill: 5
Member of potion club: No
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Lady is a genius
#3
Even for Idunn Fraser, such a potion presented a challenge. The redhead gathered the necessary ingredients, not responding when a student behind her asked if she might pass them some rose petals—she had to focus on her work, and no deviation from that concentration would be considered desirable.

Her supplies gathered, the sixth year returned to her workstation to begin brewing the complex concoction.


Owl grade: O
Skill: 5
Member of potion club: President ✌
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#4
Potions was one of the career options Izzy was heartily considering, so it wouldn't do to fail the class now. A daredevil potion wouldn't do her much of any good, but perhaps someone meeker might need it to do certain things that even someone ordinary might have trouble doing. Like finally asking someone's hand in marriage, perhaps. Or other things that took a lot of nerve.

Still, it wasn't for Izzy to contemplate why someone might need such a potion. It was her task to prepare the potion. So when they set off, she gathered her supplies and set to work.

Owl grade: O
Skill:5
Member of potion club: no
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#5
Perhaps it was rude to elbow a classmate as the poor boy was looking for a seat, but Sebastian wasn't an idiot and there were only so many cauldrons next to Idunn Fraser. Sebastian at least knew better than to try and talk to her during potions, he valued his life, thank you.

Perking up immediately at the assignment, Sebastian made note to really try on this one. He could use a vial of this to get through his rougher classes. He'd have to beg ask Professor Valenduris to keep the finished potion after class. Gathering his supplies, he set to work.
Owl grade: O
Skill:4
Member of potion club: yes

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#6
His NEWT class were always impressive - partially because his entry requirements were rather onerous, and also because he demanded excellence.  He had been known to encourage - or even demand students drop his subject if they were not up to the task - and this was perhaps obvious in the quality of the potions the students put out. 

He moved through the desks, a quick quill and floating parchment making notes as he walked passed each. 



@Hermia Bonaccord 25  ::  @Idunn Fraser 28  :: @Isolda Binns  24  ::  @Sebastian Urquart  26
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Bee is amazing
#7
Though Professor Valenduris' presence registered somewhere at the edge of her mind, Idunn was resolutely focused as she continued working upon her potion, attention not wavering from her ingredients, her cauldron. Thanks to her previous internship, she was accustomed to working under the scrutiny of great (and largely elderly) potioneers.


Owl grade: O
Skill: 5
Member of potion club: President ✌


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#8
Cad pretty much hated potions, it was so slow, so boring in comparison to classes with more immediate punch and pay off. However, that was not to say he didn't want a good grade, and to impress the aged professor. It was for much this reason that he HATED Idunn Fraser. It was clear that the old fart liked her and that she had natural aptitude for the subject. Like a few others he could name -he would be pleased to see the back of ginger minger.

Still he choose a station close to her every class and kept an eye on her work to ensure his own passed muster. He worked on his potion making sure that he hit each step as she did.



No score for Cad - because he's mine.

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#9
Potions was Poppy’s most successful academic subject, and frankly, the only one she cared enough to study for more than was necessary. She lived and breathed the art of potions, finding it so incredibly exciting to be able to concoct brews that could change whims and alter reality. Today, on this somewhat dreary morning, she made her way to the dungeons earlier than usual and found her seat before other students started piling in. Before her was a parchment roll for the ridiculous Defense Against the Dark Arts essay Professor Lissington had assigned and Poppy skimmed over her premise for the third time that week. She hated how convoluted the subject was… by comparison, potions was a walk through the gardens mama was so meticulous about.

As other students piled in and Professor Valenduris started his lesson, Poppy put aside her essay and re-focused, eager to start something new. Something she found actually interesting! The Dare Devil potion… She remembered vaguely reading about this one a few weeks ago when she’d been skimming her potions textbook while waiting for June to finish class. Grinning to herself, Poppy wondered if she would be able to keep a vial of it once she was finished.

Gathering her things ad getting to work, the Ravenclaw mixed her ingredients with as much ‘finesse’ as she was wont. She hummed a little bit to herself and deliberated on adding a smidge of adders fork… It would give her potion the oomph she thought it needed, but also risked a foul stench if she didn’t grind it up enough that could give Professor Valenduris the impression she’d added it by mistake.

Owl grade: O
Skill:5
Member of potion club: yes, passionately
#10
Aristide tended to do well in Potions. At the very least, he had gotten an Outstanding in his OWL exams. He wasn't so passionate about it that he was a member of the club though. Adrienne was in the club while Aristide tended to opt to follow through on his more creative pursuits.

Gathering up his supplies, he began getting them ready as his cauldron heated up the water.

Owl grade: O
Skill: 4
Member of potion club: No

#11
'Excellent result Miss Fraser' he noted looking over her shoulder, although it was hardly a surprise that Idunn's potion was a cut above the rest. A testimony to natural brains, hard work and he liked to think some modicum of his own mentorship.
Miss Dashwoods potion was no slack either, nor indeed was Mister Selwyns. While not as proficient as either lady, he had not the same emphatic, near obsession as Miss Fraser it was clear to Meserimus that he had no small amount of natural skill and he rather wished the boy was more emphatic in his interest - a bigger nerd really.



@IDUNN FRASER 22 +9 = 28 :: Cad ---- :: @Poppy Dashwood -21 :: @Aristide Selwyn 19

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#12
At Professor Valindurius’ comment, Poppy turned to look over at her fellow house-mate Ms. Idunn Fraser and gave the girl a small smile. She knew Ms. Fraser only on the surface, but she’d always seemed a brilliant portioner much like Poppy herself. Taking the challenge to also be called out for her accomplishment, Poppy decided to add the adders fork after all, and a touch of dandelion root for good measure. She ground the adder carefully, oh so… very carefully, and finally upon adding it… … … no foul odor! Poppy beamed. She then moved on to crush the dandelion root and hummed a little tune to herself.

Owl grade: O
Skill:5
Member of potion club: yes, passionately
#13
Cad resisted the urge to snap at Miss Foxwood to stop singing, but she was Professor Foxwoods niece and his obsequious fascination with Foxwood extended to an increased tolerance of his relatives lest they turn out to be exceptionally close and some complaint get back to the Professor about Cad - and he had every itention of being the man's favorite student next year!

Frazer would be around as long as he was - and so there was no point in competing for Valenduris' attention.



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