Speak to Brelyna Maryon after "Under Saarthal" is completed, and agree to let her test out her spells. If the Dragonborn asks her what's in it for them they will receive a Necklace of Resist Magic, however this will be rewarded later in the quest anyway.
Brelyna casts her first spell and the Dragonborn's vision gets a greenish hue. Brelyna apologizes, and tells them that the effects should wear off in a few hours.
Wait for 2–4 hours (around 10 minutes, as seen in the "Active Effects" in the Magic menu), then return to Brelyna. She assures the Dragonborn that she will get the spell right this time, and assures them this will be her last test. The camera then switches to third person so there is a better view of the humorous transformations into a number of animals found in Skyrim.
Finally, she succeeds in returning the Dragonborn to their original form, and abandons this line of study.
Speak to Brelyna and agree that this will never be mentioned again. If it wasn't received earlier, she will tell the Dragonborn that they are a good friend, and reward them with a Necklace of Resist Magic.
This article or section is not written in the formal tone expected of an encyclopedia entry, meaning it relies heavily on colloquialisms and unprofessional verbiage. The perspective may be written from a first- or second- person point of view, when third person indirect is required. See the style sheet and the writing guideline for suggestions.
This section contains bugs related to Brelyna's Practice. Before adding a bug to this list, consider the following:
Please reload an old save to confirm if the bug is still happening.
If the bug is still occurring, please post the bug report with the appropriate system template 360 / XB1 , PS3 / PS4 , PC / MAC , depending on which platform(s) the bug has been encountered on.
Be descriptive when listing the bug and fixes, but avoid having conversations in the description and/or using first-person-anecdotes: such discussions belong on the appropriate forum board.
Click to see the list of bugs encountered
If Brelyna's casting path is obstructed by an object other than the Dragonborn, he or she will be stuck permanently waiting for the effects to wear off.
PC(Fix) Enter setstage MGRappBrelyna01 30 in the gaming console to force the quest to the next stage, where the spell has worn off.
PS3 360 This bug has been fixed. If the spell is obstructed there will be a 5-10 second wait, then Brelyna will continue trying to change the Dragonborn back, automatically changing the Dragonborn back to human. Though it does take a lot of the humor away from this quest.
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 Become Ethereal shout or the Philter of the Phantom potion.
If the Dragonborn is currently under the effects of The Atronach Stone which gives the Dragonborn the 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 getting a different Standing Stone found throughout Skyrim prior to attempting the quest.
You are able to cast channeling spells like Sparks for an unlimited duration
Solution: Time lapses, like when you sleep, this will remove the bug.
This is caused by you receiving an active effect "Fortify Magicka: 100+ Magicka for 2 hours" Solution: Wait 2 actual hours (leave on start screen or something)
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 to either advance the quest (see above) or remove the Atronach perk.
Sometimes when she casts the first spell nothing will happen and you will be stuck waiting for it to wear off. (Nothing happens if you wait, sleep, exit and reenter or reload the last save.) 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 the their Alteration skill is too advanced. However, Brelyna sometimes continues the dialogue even though no transformation occurs, resulting in the completion of the quest anyway.
(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.
You may be turned invisible and not be turned back, there is no confirmed way to fix this.