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Academics Weekly Assignment — September 11th, 2022

Welcome to the Academics weekly assignment for the week of September 11th, 2022! These weekly assignments will give our Professors the ability to showcase some of their lesson ideas here on the website. Each assignment will be posted for a week, in which everyone will be able to read about the topic and respond to the assignment prompt. This week's assignment is "Magical Objects - Cloak of Concealment" created by Toad (ElizabethTheToad).

The assignment is as follows:
One of the most well-known magical objects is the famed Cloak of Concealment. There were very few original cloaks made and they are extremely hard to find nowadays. The official Cloak of Concealment was created from a blend of silk, velvet, and cotton and was enchanted by the Disappearus and Fortifius charms. The Disappearus enchantment allows the cloak to become invisible while in use, concealing anything underneath the cloak. The Fortifius charm added additional protection to the cloak and the wearer. Despite how rare the original Cloak of Concealment was, there are many knockoffs still made to this day.

While the Cloak of Concealment is a sophisticated piece of magic, the original purpose of the cloak was less so. It’s believed that the creator was a jokester who went by the alias Wizster. Wizster was known throughout their small community for their practical jokes, some of which included the Cloak of Concealment. In one, Wizster would conceal themselves with the cloak, then throw raw dough, eggs, and other objects at unsuspecting victims.

Even though the cloak seems to have no disadvantages, there are two that are notable. One is when the cloak begins to tear, it will reveal whoever is being hidden by the cloak. The other disadvantage is that when the spell Revelum is cast near the cloak, the charms are temporarily stripped from the fabric. This leaves it as a plain cloak for a brief period of time, but definitely enough time to be caught.

A friend of yours claims to have an original Cloak of Concealment and offers to let you use it for a week while they’re on vacation. Do you use it? If so, do you follow Wizster’s example and prank someone or do you use it more practically? If you refrain, what prevents you from using it?

Please make sure to write at least 5 full sentences to get AC for this assignment! Your assignment must be entirely written by you and may not be plagiarized (including copying anything from online sources, books, or movie plots) in any way. Assignments must follow all PotterworldMC rules, which can be found here; assignments that do not follow all PotterworldMC rules will be subject to punishment. If your assignment does not meet the requirements, you will be unable to redo your assignment for this week. Assignments are due at 12am PST on Sunday, September 18th, 2022. You may submit as soon as you would like, but any assignments submitted after that time will not receive grades. You may receive up to 20 ACs for your submission. House points will not be awarded to any submissions. If you have any questions, please reach out to a Jr. Professor, Sr. Professor, Academics Advisor, Academics Lead or Head of Academics on Discord.

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