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Dec 06, 2019 7:56 AM
L is dropped on on post-apocalyptic Naruto-verse
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The other ones will take more time and be more complex, especially so under current restrictions, especially the last two. And she'll be drawing out magical signs rather than simply making something happen. And may need to work more minor things for the time being. But she knows her restrictions very well, and is knowledgable and talented and creative, and has been on quite good prison behavior. If more minor effects (in the needed category) are acceptable, she can make it work.

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That's fine; they'll want to retest the major effects before doing them to anything important, but for now 'feeling out the edges of interactions' is a good focus.

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They they can do that.

Before she starts on the poison one - does it matter the sort of poison? Would 'temporary, non-fatal, for animals rather than humans' be sufficient test for the time being?

(She doesn't actually particularly care if they plan to poison someone, but that is the sort of thing Reynans would be concerned with.)

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That works, sure.

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Then she can conduct scientific experimentation.

Given the time consumption, it's fairly late by now. This won't present a problem; she's fairly flexible on that sort of scheduling and quite accustomed to longer hours as needed or desired. Mariko may indicate that they should resume in the morning or otherwise, if she wishes.

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Mariko will ask if she needs to sleep soon for optimal health - but mentions shinobi can easily skip sleep for days on end. But these experiments aren't time critical, so, it's more 'what produces the optimal results from Lee.'

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A convenient feature. She has been well rested and can delay or contract sleep requirement if she needs to, but given that this isn't time sensitive and she will in fact become more able to act before too long, it seems more optimal for her to sleep.

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Then Mariko will leave her to it, if Lee doesn't have more questions.

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None urgent.

If nothing presents an obstacle to doing so, she will return to her room and sleep.

 

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Nothing does.

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Then she reviews various considerations of the day, and sleeps.

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Mariko collects her the next day for yet more testing, and then soon enough for enhancing the food itself.

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She is very willing to work on further testing. Enhancing should wait until she's somewhat resolved her restrictions, which will be in another few hours at this point. 

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Sensible. They can test, or Mariko can explain more sealing basics, until then.

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She is perfectly willing to test, and very interested in sealing basics.

Lunch, like breakfast, is in the same location as dinner was, yes?

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Yup. She can expound on theory while they walk.

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Wonderful.

 

And when it has been a Reynan daycycle from her disappearance, she excuses herself. Returns to her room again.

Those here naturally do not know the significance of the other visible item she's wearing; have probably taken it for jewelry if they made note of it. She places her hand on one of its less visible elements. And (in rather more elaborate and precise terms - of course her keepers had seen to it being written down where she can access it, though in fact she has the exact sequence memorized) she tells its truth spell that she is outside of custody, that she had no responsibility in this happening, that she faces dangers, that magical access is relevant to these dangers, and that she has no intentions of various actions of the sort they disapprove of.

(Most people could not successfully tell this to a truth spell, regardless of its truth. Some parties concerned with the rights of prisoners had been concerned, there. But she can do it, and she would quite rather have the greater magical access in exchange for it, than need to wait longer in exchange for something less demanding. She's quite pleased with her decisions in that direction at the time, now.)

She can only slightly feel the magic that goes through the restraint. She can, of course, feel the effect on her own magic. 

 

She doesn't have a scryer with her (her prison data hook is not equipped for it). She sets up for scrying, now that she is able to. Scries for Reynans in this world.

There are none, nor associated phenomenon.

(A brief attempt establishes that she cannot at the moment scry Reyna itself).

 

She stays for a few more magical exercises before returning to Mariko.

"My restrictions have been somewhat lessened, though not resolved entirely."

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"Good. Mind explaining what was going on with those?"

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She considers.

This has reached the level where if she does not explain, she will either need to refuse to answer or likely engage in more active deception.

She now has enough access to her magic that she is fairly sure she can leave or defend herself, should she need to. (And she will enter arguments into the court, if she needs to, that she should not be required to allow herself to be imprisoned when the world she is in is in this level of peril.)

It would be a shame to lose access to the library and other sources of magical explanation, but her keepers are not particularly to be likely to be moved by that. And it is likely that refusal or deception will cause events to go worse if those here secure the information in the end.

"The location I was transported from was a prison. Where I am from, those with magical abilities are magically restrained when imprisoned."

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"Huh. What'd you get caught doing?"

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"I ruled a country for a span of time, in a way they do not approve of."

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" - Is not executing the leaders of conquered countries normal where you're from?"

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"Reynan law permits and prescribes execution for those convicted of severe crimes found too dangerous to keep alive. There are countries with other laws, though this is not a particular common area for their application." And she would have made rather different decisions around arrest, had the parameters been different.

"The country I ruled is currently considered liberated rather than conquered - they do not rule it. Conquest is often not well regarded." 

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" - I'm not used to rulers not trying to grab every bit of land, there's a reason we didn't really bother trying to rescue the daimyo or their courts even though they're all powerful samurai. Shinobi are better at being flexible about alliances, and tend not to bother with silly fictions. Did Reyna put a puppet in court, then?"

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Interesting world she's found herself in.

"Where I am from that is the sort of thing that often ends with one's arrest. Though not invariably.

Eara does not have a court. But no. There were elections, fully to international standard. Some people consider them still overbearing - they had recently arrived with an army, and the new government's approach to them ended up rather different than that of the one before my period of rule. Others note that the army was rather required for liberation, and that being invaded in between can naturally modify attitudes.

Silly fictions?"

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