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Welcome to Potions 401!

Please read the following announcements before joining the course.

1. If you have submitted an assignment for this course, do NOT send the grading staff a message asking when your work will be graded if less than a week has elapsed. If more than a week has elapsed, please contact Professor Draekon and provide your Grade ID for that assignment in your message.

2. If you have any questions about the course content, please reach out to any Professor's Assistant for Potions 401. A list of current PAs can be found on the right side of this page.

3. If you believe an assignment has been graded in error, please reach out to Professor Draekon or Andromeda Cyreus, and provide your Grade ID for that assignment in your message.

4. Suggestions, compliments and constructive criticism about the course are always appreciated. If you have any comments about Potions 401, please send an owl to Professor Draekon.

The potions dungeon is darker than usual. Professor Draekon encourages the students to take their seats, but it is hard not to notice the translucent images revolving in the center of the room. Famous beauties including Marilyn Monroe, Cleopatra, Venus as depicted in The Birth of Venus, Samyukta, a…
On each desk sits a small slip of paper. On the paper is a moving illustration who blinks, tosses her hair, and occasionally smiles when she notices eyes upon her. Welcome to the second class of Year Four! After a conversation with Madam Primpernelle, who we mentioned last week is the owner and …
Welcome back to Year Four of Potions! I hope that you enjoyed your trip to Madam Pimpernelle’s shop and that you were able to experiment with some of their more exciting and innovative beauty products in the name of education. Today we will be discussing another “attractive” trai…
You take your place in the classroom, only to notice that there are no special charms or portraits present around the professor's desk today. Instead, all you can see is a huge pile of paper forms and assorted sheets. Your heart suddenly drops, thinking that these might be your midterm examinations…
An ominous quote can be read on the blackboard when you enter the room. "Those whose hair is red, of a certain peculiar shade, are unmistakably vampires. It is significant that in ancient Egypt, as Manetho tells us, human sacrifices were offered at the grave of Osiris, and the victims were red-hai…
Upon arriving at the classroom, you notice that an empty mug is placed on your desk. You look around, confusedly, and notice that all of the other desks are topped by an empty mug as well. Many of your classmates seem to share your confusion, and try inspecting the mug more closely. With a flick o…
What is wit? Is there a difference between wit, smartness, and intelligence? Many conflate being learned with having wit, while others confuse wittiness with simple funniness. However, this doesn’t get at the core of what makes a person “witty”. Wit implies both an aptitude to l…
Last year we talked about medicinal uses of the Calming Draught. In Year Five, we’ll cover potions used to modify the psyche and psychology. Why, then, are we returning to relaxation and mental ease in Year Four, a year where we should be discussing physical potions? Well, trauma and stress h…
Professor Draekon enters the room, but something seems to be different about him. You suddenly realize that, instead of wearing his typical style of clothing, the Professor isusing an elegant suit and black tie. A portrait behind his desk echoes the same style and elegance, albeit in a more old-f…
In Year Four of Potions, students will focus on Physical Modifying Potions. This will include beauty, blemish removal, and even the famous Polyjuice Potion. Every lesson will include a lab exercise that will teach the student the relationship between potions and their impact on the physical body.
Course Prerequisites:
  • PTNS-301

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