Jun 20, 2019 3:51 AM
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"She might've put it out already, she could sense a fire that size from a few blocks at least and the smoke wouldn't stop right away. Where do you see h- oh, going up Wicker Street, okay, I bet she's going to go in and make sure she didn't miss any little smoldering bits and see if anyone's inside. She'd better not try to climb half-burned-out stairs...!"

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The kobold, meanwhile, keeps an eye on the scene with a third viewing-portal in between casting mini-portals successively closer to house in question - if something does happen, she wants to be able to get herself and Kiri's siblings as close as possible. (If she finds a better viewpoint, she'll give them updated viewing-portals, too.)

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When the kobold gets the view close to the house, Kiri has put out the fire, which affected two adjoining houses and produced quite a lot of smoke, now slowly tapering off. She is sitting on her borrowed horse outside the house rather than entering; a wind is whipping up, and she's addressing someone who has a ladder, pointing. The someone with the ladder puts it up against the window and some people come out, coughing.

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She wordlessly passes this portal over to Jayce, and makes two duplicates for Aleko and herself. "Can go, if need," she points out after that's done, "but think okay."

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"Yeah. I would've gone along and physically carried her to the house if she'd wanted but the horse idea works too and at least she's not trying to go in."

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The kobold nods and goes back to watching the scene.

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After the house is empty, Kiri looks over the extracted persons from a distance. They converse. Kiri stays on the horse and out of their range, and of Helpful Ladder Person's range. Somebody rushes onto the scene with various medicinal supplies. When that's underway Kiri rides back to where she got the horse, returns it, and then reappears in her designated house location and walks back into the dining room.

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The kobold nods a greeting and gets to work breaking all these twineportals. Also, she should probably give Kiri a second set of spells to let her take a passenger, or give Aleko or Jayce or both the same spell set Kiri's got, or both, but not right this minute.

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"Oh, you gave them a view, that's sweet. Yes, it would be really great if I could bring passengers."

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"Everybody okay?"

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"Some burns, which I can only make more comfortable, and some smoke inhalation, which I can't do anything about. Nobody's dead."

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Sounds pretty good, all told. (And she's almost done breaking twineportals. Hopefully real scrying is more user-friendly.)

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"Thank you so much for helping me with the magic," Kiri says to the kobold. "That fire could have spread really far before anyone could put it out with water."

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Here is a very pleased kobold. ^.^

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Ooo. ^.^

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"Cuuuuuute."

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Isn't she just?

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Sooooo cute.

The last bits of dinner are eaten or rejected as the case may be, the dishes are cleared away, the brothers disperse.

"Do you want me to explain any complicated things right now or do you have other plans for the evening?"
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Explaining the inequality thing can probably wait 'till she comes back unless there's some obvious thing she might want to do about it in the meantime. Other than that... she can give Kiri the 'teleport with passengers' spell set tonight, there's no reason to wait. (Enspelling Aleko and Jayce could happen, too, but the kobold doesn't know them well enough to feel comfortable making the judgement call on whether that's a good idea.)

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"I would love to be able to bring passengers. Aleko and Jayce don't need it as much; I'd trust them with it but I don't feel the need to explain it at length."

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They should probably go get comfy, then, since this is going to take a little while - the kobold will need to re-cast all the location spells. Would Kiri like to do it as 'only the person holding a particular one of their hands', 'only people touching them', or 'people touching Kiri, and people touching them, and so on', or something else? They'll still be able to use the existing spell set to teleport just themselves, and the kobold can add more sets to give them the other options later, but there's probably not time for all three of those tonight.

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"If it worked on people who were touching people who were touching me I could move people who don't want me to read their minds, which would be good."

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Good point.

She'll get started, then. Hmm - this might be tricky, is Kiri going to be able to think about wanting to teleport-with-passengers to places without triggering her existing spells? (It depends on how Kiri was thinking about wanting to teleport to the places the first time.)
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"I think I can keep that separated."

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