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The Second Challenge: Jacen

Posted on Thursday, 13th of June, 2013 @ 6:15am by Seventh Year (DS) Jacen Targaryen

Mission: September 1 A new Beginning
Location: Classroom


The morning of the second challenge, each of the nine champions was given a note to meet in one of the classrooms in the castle. Each was sent to a different room. When they entered, they were told to sit down and take a test. They had three hours.

After finding out that the second task was a simple exam, Jacen had let out a sigh of relief. After what had happened in the first task, having something he could sink his mind into was a welcome change. Taking a seat as directed, Jacen quickly glanced over the test paper, "well, this should be fun" he said as he picked up his quill and started.


1. Which of these potions is made when you add powdered root of asphodel to an infusion of wormwood?
a. The Wolfsbane Potion
b. Amortentia
c. The Draught of Living Death
d. Felix Felicis

Jacen smiled. This was a first year question. He quickly circled C and moved on


2. Three of these names refer to the same herb. Pick the one that does not.
a. Dittany
b. Monkshood
c. Wolfsbane
d. Aconite

Another first year question, was this really supposed to be a challenge? If only all the tests were this easy. He circled A


3. Fluxweed is an ingredient used in making Polyjuice Potion. When does this have to be picked?
a. When Mars is in the 'Fourth House'
b. At the full moon
c. When it is raining
d. During a solar ellipse

This one had Jacen stumped. He was in the Hospital Wing during this lesson. "Hmm, this isn't good" he said, trying to think it through. "C is to simple an answer, and I've never heard of this 'Fourth House'. So I'll say B" he said, circling B


4. Guess the potion from the choices below.
Colorless and odorless, this potion forces the drinker to tell the truth.
a. Felix Felicis
b. Veritaserum
c. The Polyjuice Potion
d. An Enlargement Elixir

Jacen looked at the options, "hmm, well I know It can't be C or D so it must be one of the other two" he said, looking at the two remaining choices. After a moment, Jacen nodded to himself than Circled B


5. The Unforgivable Curses: use any one of these on another human being, and you will receive a one way ticket to Azkaban. What curses do they include?
a. Crucify, Avadra Cadavre, Imperio
b. Imperius, Cursio, Deadify
c. Crucio, Avada Kedavra, Imperio
d. Accio, Incendio, Relashio

This on confused Jacen, why would they put such a simple question into the exam. Every student is taught about the Inforgivable Curses in Defence Against the Dark Arts. Looking over the answeres, he circled C.


6. This spell is very useful in repelling dementors. Can you name it?
a. Expecto Patronum
b. Defendo Demento
c. Inspecto Patronage
d. Repellum

Jacen smiled, fond memories flooding into him. This was one of the few spells he'd had difficulty with. It took him months to simply create a simple shield form. When he finally managed to create a fully formed Patronus, he'd been overjoyed to have gotten that far. Quickly snapping himself out of 'memory lane' he circled A


7. Which spell keeps Muggles from finding you?
a. Pusho Muggletum
b. Repello Muggletum
c. Reverso Muggletum
d. Forcio Muggletum

"Great, another spell I haven't heard of" Jacen said, looking over the options. It wasn't often that Jacen would get stumped, but when he was, he'd hurry off to the library and look up the answer. Unfortunately, he didn't have that option here.

Reading through the options again, Jacen figured than any answer would be better than no answer, so he went for the one that sounded right to him. D


8. Which of these is the counter-curse for Stupefy? It revives people after being knocked out.
a. Revivo
b. Rennervate
c. Relashio
d. Unstupefy

A counter-curse for stupify? He didn't know there was one. "Damn, I should have paid more attention in charms" he said, reading the options. B sounded plausible to him so he circled it, than moved on.


9. Not only do you have to say this spell correctly, but you have to do it while laughing. Plus, you are standing right in front of your greatest fear. Sounds easy enough, right? Which spell is this?
a. Riddikulus
b. Rictusempra
c. Rediculus
d. Stupefy

Laughing at your greatest fear? The very idea sounded wrong, "come on, that's Ridiculous" he said, re-reading the question. Almost the moment he said it, the answer hit him, "that's it" looking over the answers, he found two that were phonetically the same, but which one was spelt correctly. Looking between the two options, Jacen took a punt and Circled A.


10. If Apparation goes wrong and leaves half of you behind, what has happened to you?
a. Squibbed
b. Splinched
c. Misapparated
d. Split

After reading this question, Jacen winced. He'd been told by his mother before she was sent to St Mungo's about Apparations. She'd only mentioned what happened when it went wrong once, so Jacen had to dig through his memories for it. After a few moments, he found he couldn't remember, even looking over the answers didn't help. He left this one blank and hopped it would come to him.


11. What charm requires the use of a Secret-Keeper?
a. Fidelius Charm
b. Pesternomi Charm
c. Patronus Charm
d. Secretus Charm

A secret-keeper? What did that mean? Someone who kept people's secrets? Jacen didn't recall ever hearing mention of anything similar to this spell. Again, he left it blank and moved on.


12. What charm will show invisible ink? ("Chamber of Secrets")
a. Revealium
b. Aparecium
c. Apparancet
d. Sonorus

Jacen gave a sigh of relief, finally an easy question. He'd often used this spell to reveal the hidden writing of notes his classmates passed to one another in class. Circling B, Jacen returned to the questions he'd skipped

Unfortunately, he still couldn't remember what his mother had told him and the question about the Secret-Keeper spell still had him lost. Quickly looking over the answers for each question, he Circled D for question 11 and C for question 10.

After finishing the exam. Jacen sat back in his chair, closed his eyes and fell half-asleep while he waited for the prompter to come and collect his test.


Jacen Targaryen
Sixth year
Salem Champion


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