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Full Body-Bind Curse
Incantation

Petrificus totalus
(pe-TRI-fi-cus to-TAH-lus)

Type

Curse

Hand Movement

Full-body-bind

Light

white

Effect

The victim's arms and legs snap together, paralyzing them

The Full Body-Bind Curse, also known as the Body Freezing Spell (Petrificus Totalus) is a curse that temporarily paralyses the opponent. It is often used by inexperienced or young wizards in dueling.

Casting and Effects

The victim's arms and legs snap together, and he/she will fall down, stiff as a board, unable to move outer muscles. However the person's skills to hear, see (however just straight forward), feel, and think still work properly. They can not talk while frozen, but their body functions to stay alive.

It is temporary spell and will wear off after some time. It can also be undone with a simple counter spell.

The Full Body-Bind Curse is fundamentally different from Petrification, the only known causes of that is the gaze of the Gorgon and the Basilisk. The Full Body-Bind Curse can be countered with a simple counter spell. Petrification requires other means of recovery.

Variations of use

  • The Full Body-Bind Curse may be used in Dueling or defensively

Etymology

  • The main part of this curse's incantation seems to be the Latin words petra, which means "rock", and totus, which means "whole" or "entire".
  • Also, pertrificus seems to come from the word "petrify", meaning to turn into stone, or describes a manner in which someone takes on the characteristics of a stone. Totalus likely comes from "Total", meaning complete or wholly. Following this, the spell likely means, entirely petrify.

OOC Information

The Full Body-Bind Curse requires a player to be level 3 or higher in order for it to cast successfully. Role players are of course more than welcome to attempt to cast this spell if they are below the required level. In some cases -usually in the event of a resounding success (critical)- the attempt may roll success despite being below its required level.

Use in Role Play

This spell is used to temporarily petrify someone.

Examples

  • Success

MM - HUD v2.2.16: MM Character attempted to cast Full Body-Bind Curse and succeeded!

MM Character held their wand towards someone coming at them and shouted"Petrificus totalus" a beam of white light shoots out of their wand and they then grinned as the person's body locked up and they fell to the side unable to move.

  • Fail

MM - HUD v2.2.16: MM Character attempted to cast Full Body-Bind Curse and failed.

MM Character held their wand towards someone coming at them and shouted"Petrificus totalus" the light shoots out of their wand but  their aim was off so the person keeps heading towards them.