Today I want to invite you to visit one of the main magic schools in the FTD with me. Since the blueprint of the FTD supports magic there are schools for magicians. In this school all kinds of young beings are taught magic. They come from all over the dimension and must have a big talent for magic.
I picture this school a little bit like Hogwarts in the Harry Potter stories by JK Rawlings albeit much smaller. The main building looks like an old castle. Its rooms exude a warm feeling. The school with its surrounding buildings and the village that is scattered around it is hidden by spells and magic to keep the students safe. This makes it quite hard to find. This place is one of my favourite spots in the FTD.
A group of friends and me have visited the school together regularly. The headmaster is a gnarled old tree. He looks a bit like the picture at the beginning of this blog post. He is more than three meters tall and quite agile. He can walk fast on his root-feet and uses his branches as limbs and hands. By now I see him as a friend.
When we visited there we were given magic lessons. So cool! We had to learn the hard way that in this dimension it also takes practise to acquire skills. We had so much fun. At the beginning we got separate cubicles in the beginners rooms. These rooms are fortified and spells help to contain the consequences of magic gone wrong. Otherwise it would be too dangerous for everybody.
At first we practised spells. This was much trickier than I thought. You had to get the intonation and pronunciation just right to make the easiest spell work. We tried some spells on hair growth and you can picture us with hair or no hair on the strangest places of our bodies.
Another time the old living tree magician gave each of us a magical object that we should connect with and figure out what qualities the objects had. After we each experimented with our object we shared our findings in the group and the tree teacher was adding qualities we did not discover. There was a golden watch that could alter time in different ways, binoculars that helped to find lost people, a carpet that could fly and felt very much alive: This carpet surely belongs to the Aladdin fairy tale.
We then created our own magical objects: Someone created flowers in all colours of the rainbow. I could smell their fragrances that ranged from cinnamon to rose.
Somebody else stuck their hands in some kind of grey clay and practised altering it to gold, gems, wood… with all kinds of colours and consistencies. One girl had a magic pen and paper and was creating magical creatures with them.
We also got the chance to look into a beginner´s magic class. The about fifteen little ones looked very colourful. There were some small trees and all kinds of other beings in this class. I enjoyed watching some cute furry things trying spells.
Do you have any ideas how the village around the school looks like? Do you have an impression of a magical object?
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© Inge Schumacher