This Comic's Cast:

It does seem like an open square might not be the best place for student to cast magic. That magic could go anywhere.

Maybe some booths for the student to stand in, booths that are magically shielded. But then, if the magic overloads, the student isn't going to survive a magical accident is such close quarters.

There really isn't any winning in this world.
 
    

When evil spreads across the land, and darkness rises and the monsters roam. When the creatures of the night make beautiful music, and the things that go bump in the night go bump with greater enthusiasm. When the world is in peril and is in need of a hero...

These guys are, sadly, the best the world can hope for. These are the adventures of the heroes of CVRPG. They mean well, they try hard, and occasionally they do the impossible...

They actually do something heroic.