Hello again, everyone!
The lawyer-sorcerer is back with more questions! He would like to learn Shards, an Ob 2^ spell, so he has found a tutor who has agreed to mentor him every night.
Now the time for the test is 2 months, and that will be reduced by 10% for extra successes. I presume that our hero will make that test at the beginning of the time taken, so we know how long to spend working on it. But the book seems to leave ambiguous how long he needs to spend each day on this. I’ve made it a night class so he can continue doing adventures with the rest of the party during the day - neither of us are down with the idea that his character is totally out of action during this time, because our game’s timescale is pretty narrow.
So! 1) Is it enough to rule that as long as he works on it when he has a free moment, he will complete it in the allotted time?
I have a related follow-up: 2) What is the Ob of the First Reading of a spell whose obstacle is the target’s Will?