Speak to Brelyna Maryon after the quest "Under Saarthal" is completed, then agree to let her test out her spells. If she is asked for something in return, one will receive a leveledenchantedNecklace. However, the necklace will still be given even if she is not asked for a reward.
After Brelyna casts her first spell, one's vision will take on a greenish hue. Brelyna apologizes, and tells the Dragonborn that the effects should wear off within a few hours.
Wait for two to four hours, then return to Brelyna. She assures the Dragonborn that she will get the spell right and that this will be her last test. Once the spell has been cast, the camera will switch into third person. The Dragonborn will then be transformed into a number of animals found in Skyrim. Afterwords, she will return the Dragonborn to their original state, stating that she will abandon this line of study.
Once Brelyna is spoken to again, she will ask for her experiments to not be spoken of again, and will reward the Dragonborn with a leveled enchanted necklace if they have not already received it.
This section contains bugs related to Brelyna's Practice. Before adding a bug to this list, consider the following:
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If Brelyna's casting path is obstructed by an object other than the Dragonborn, they will be stuck permanently waiting for the effects to wear off.
PC(Fix) Enter the console commandsetstage MGRappBrelyna01 30 to force the quest to the next stage, where the spell has worn off.
PS3 360 In other cases, if the spell is obstructed, there will be a five to ten second wait, then Brelyna will continue trying to change the Dragonborn back, automatically changing the Dragonborn back to human.
If the Dragonborn is invisible after the last phase of the quest (needed for the simulation of being transformed into an animal), this can be fixed by the console command player.setactoralpha 100. This can also be fixed by using the ShoutBecome Ethereal, or using the Philter of the Phantompotion.
If the Dragonborn is currently under the effects of The Atronach Stone, which gives a 50% absorb spells effect, it may cause her spells casted on them not to work, breaking the quest.
Solution: Remove The Atronach Stone effect by activating a different Standing Stone prior to attempting the quest.
The Dragonborn may be able to cast channeling spells (e.x. Sparks) for an unlimited duration. This is caused by receiving an active effect "Fortify Magicka: 100+ Magicka for 2 hours." To fix this, sleep or wait.
However, if the Dragonborn has selected the Atronach perk from the Alteration skill tree, there is a large chance they will be unaffected by any spell Brelyna casts, and must use the console commands to either advance the quest (see above) or remove the Atronach perk.
Sometimes, when Brelyna casts the first spell, nothing will happen, leaving the Dragonborn to be stuck waiting for it to wear off. Using console commands to advance the quest is the only known way to fix this.
Reading an Elder Scroll will cause the spell to wear off, regardless of the amount of time left.
The Dragonborn may not change form during the second practice if their Alteration skill is too advanced. However, Brelyna may sometimes continues the dialogue, even though no transformation is taking place, resulting in the completion of the quest.
(Occurred under the following conditions: Alteration 100, with the Perk Magic Resistance at (3/3) and the Atronach perk (spell absorption 30%).)
Brelyna may miss while attempting to turn the Dragonborn back, thus causing them to stay as a particular animal.
The Dragonborn may be turned invisible and not be turned back. There is no confirmed way to fix this.