I've gone to Winterhold to join the college, and at the entrance I'm required to demonstrate my ability to use magic to Faralda.

I've been told I need to cast Fear, so I bought it from her. However, I'm not sure who or what I'm supposed to cast it on: if I try to cast it on Faralda, I'm told she's too high level to be affected by the spell.

What do I need to do to show Faralda I know how to cast the Fear spell?

  • I'm pretty sure you don't need to cast fear: any magic demonstration will be enough. She prompts you to cast a spell from whatever school you have the most skill in, but that's just a suggestion.
    – user3389
    Nov 18, 2011 at 3:32
  • @MarkTrapp nope, it's random. I got Illusion when my conjuration was double that. Nov 18, 2011 at 14:44

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Don't target Faralda - Target the rune on the ground (it looks like an eye) behind her.

If you do it correctly, it will light up.

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    She actually says to "cast it on the seal". I spent some time looking for a horker to cast it on before figuring out she meant the rune.
    – Kordos
    Nov 18, 2011 at 14:18
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    @Kordos this is why we play with captions, always! Nov 18, 2011 at 14:43

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