Second term lesson plan
OCC notes: Read the following for information on the first class Professor Hue will be holding. It holds the answers (or for the differently minded, the opposite of the answers). If you wish to wing it and see what happens and how good you do, skip this post. There should be enough IC hints given by Professor Hue to follow along and get the right answer. While the right answer is provided here for you, please don’t take that as the only way to play through the class. Sometimes doing the opposite is the most fun. As such, please feel free to play around with random list generators for things such as colours, smells, tastes, textures, etc, to do with the potion you create.
Excerpt from page 153 of Thormaccy’s Large Book of Small Potions, Edition 5.85
… We continue on our examination of 3 ingredient potions with the following potion of moderate complexity and minimal usefulness.
The Draught of LinsLann – used to make any plant taste like brussel sprouts
1) In a cauldron sized 3A or smaller add 3 large drops of ink from the juvenile blue ringed octopus. Heat on a low, brown flame for 14 minutes and 19 seconds.
2) Add one peppermint candy to the cauldron (I personally recommend Boogalwort’s peppermints of quality. Such good mints).
3) Do not mix. Potion should from black to fire brick red upon addition of peppermint.
4) Wave your wand in the method demonstrated in Section 9, subsection h, variation 28.1 of Appendix iiiv of this book.***
5) Once completed the potion will slowly change olive in colour and glitter dark turquoise. This will take a while so be patient. Do not mix.
6) Once the right colour, add one 5 cm strand of dandelion root.
7) Potion should remain the same colour, however will thicken and smell of bacon.
Prospective potion makers will note that while this potion appears simple enough, an expert will no doubt immediately determine there are a number of pitfalls present in this recipe. For instance, the blue ringed octopus is highly venomous which has led many a potionist to theorize …
End of excerpt.
***Notes written in the margin of the beat-up textbook in Lee’s tiny and neat handwriting:
So I don’t have to keep looking this up everytime: this is a fancy greek letter Zeta with an extra curl on the end completed with the wand hovering horizontally over the potion [an image of the character appears next to the note]