Something cool I thought up recently was, seeing as Cedric is a wizard in training, he must know some spells to help them on their journey. And, I think it would be fun if, in order for Cedric to cast the spell, he would say the magic words in rhyme while waving his wand around the target, ala King's Quest 3 and the Sorcery of Old book that Manannan and Alexander used.
I've thought of two spells so far:
1. A "Night Owl" Spell, allowing you to stay awake for an entire night (you can't even fall asleep if you tried), and wears off when morning comes. Most likely, the caster will be very tired for the next few hours for obvious reasons. Also, it makes for some good night vision because your eyes glow like a cats allowing you to see better in darkness. I suppose you could compare it to the All-Night Mask from The Legend of Zelda: Majoras Mask.
2. A "Freeze" Spell, that... well, it's obvious, right? It freezes your enemies in their tracks. Whether it actually freezes them in time, or if it freezes them in ice, I'm not sure. Either way, your enemies won't be able to move for about a minute or two. They can still breathe, blink, and talk to you (and they'll probably do nothing but hurl obscenities at you), but not much else.
The rhymes only need to be one or two sentences, certainly not as elaborate as KQ3. btw, sorry for not updating on the KQ5:AMTHGY! much beyond the first two chapters. It's just that, I've been busy with schoolwork, this chapter is taking awhile to write, and nobody is replying about the story anyway except for Delling! Pleaser, someone answer! I don't want to get in trouble for double-posting.