Preview: Diplomacy (Chapter 10)
“We’re starting the human to object transfigurations today. Can anyone tell me why we’re doing objects before animals? Yes, Miss Forbes.”
“We’re doing objects before animals because animals are sentient beings. Transfiguring yourself or another person into an object doesn’t add any other instincts, you just have to make sure that you’re able to change yourself back both wandlessly and nonverbally. In contrast, when a person transfigures themselves into an animal, they gain animal instincts in addition to their human ones. Though there are advantages to this, such as the ability to communicate with other animals—”
Caroline stopped abruptly, the solution to Klaus’s problem hitting her at once. The entire class was staring at her, though, confused by her abrupt self-interruption.