After having spent some time learning the basics of magic, runecraft and alchemy, the best students are selected to take a test of magic. This test is not dangerous, and failure only delays the student's progress.
Though it may vary, the test is usually simple and asks the student to prepare a potion, write a rune, or prepare a scroll. Once the apprentice passes, they are allowed to learn more advanced spells, usually including attack and effect spells.
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