Practice Research is used to, well, Practice Research, without using up valuable Words or other Components.
To engage in Practice Research, you have to find the Gypsy Mrysila in North Karana (if you're Evil, there's an equivalent Gypsy in South Ro). Trading her a lightstone will net you either Runes and Research Volume 1 (instructions) or Runes and Research Volume 2 (recipies). Trading her a Greater Lightstone will get you the Concordance of Research, a book you can combine things in similar to the Elemental Grimoire.
To Practice Research, find the components for the Azla and Beza rune of the appropriate type (they're listed here and in R&Rv2 in order if increasing difficulty). Combine the components plus a parchment and a quill in the Concordance of Research to get the Rune (one at time, once to get the Azla and once to get the Beza). Once you have both runes, combine them both in your Elemental Grimoire. Voila, you've just practiced research, and if you're lucky your skill went up.
Recipies marked with a * have not been confirmed. All others have been tested by players and work.
Items marked with a + do not actually exist in the game (as far as I know), and thus those levels of practice research cannot be completed.
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|Name||Gem||Other Component 1||Other Component 2||Trivial at|
|Practice Rune Azla||Lapis Lazuli||Bat Wing||Bone Chips||21|
|Practice Rune Beza||Turquoise||Fire Beetle Eye||Any Rusty Slashing Weapon||21|
|Apprentice Rune Azla *||Hematite||Bixie Wing +||Froglock Eye +||?|
|Apprentice Rune Beza||Cat Eye Agate||Large Snake Rattle||Any Rusty Piercing or Bludgeoning (not staff) Weapon||?|
|Training Rune Azla||Bloodstone||Wasp Wing||Zombie Skin||62|
|Training Rune Beza||Onyx||Spiderling Silk||Rawhide Cap, Mask, Gorget, Tunic, Shoulderpads, or Cloak||62|
|Journeyman Rune Azla||Jasper||Pixie Wing||Bat Fur||95|
|Journeyman Rune Beza||Star Rose Quartz||Burned Out Lightstone||Rawhide Belt, Sleeves, Wristbands, Gloves, Leggings, or Boots||95|
|Study Rune Azla *||Amber||Giant Bat Wing||Giant Scarab Eye +||?|
|Study Rune Beza *||Amber||Giant Snake Fang||Ringmail Coif, Visor, Neckguard, Coat, Mantle, Cape||?|
|Expert Rune Azla *||Jade||Faerie Wing||Fire Drake Scale||?|
|Expert Rune Beza *||Jade||Giant Snake Rattle||Ringmail Skirt, Belt, Sleeves, Bracelet, Gloves, Pants, or Boots||?|
|Master Rune Azla *||Pearl||Griffon Feather||Undead Froglock Tongue||?|
|Master Rune Beza *||Pearl||Giant Fire Beetle Eye||Any Fine Steel Slashing Weapon||?|
|Magi Rune Azla||Topaz||Shark Skin||Brownie Parts||?|
|Magi Rune Beza||Topaz||Hill, Frost, or Fire Giant Toes||Any Fine Steel Piercing or Bludgeoning (not staff) Weapon||?|