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Aug 22, 2019 7:10 PM
L is dropped on on post-apocalyptic Naruto-verse
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Nod.

"...on the topic of decisions, you didn't seem overly concerned about my status at my origin now that you're aware of it. I would find it useful to know if that will continue or if I should be anticipating adjustments."

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"Eh, Rian's the most moral shinobi I know, which means 'the only one whose morals aren't for sale', and even she can get pretty extreme if she's got a goal. We're mercenaries. The samurai are warlords in a fancy hat. Acquiring a country means you must've had some idea what you were doing, though we're not going to be inclined to stick you in charge of any of ours."

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Interesting.

"Nor would my keepers be inclined to permit it. 

And I do not think I have stood accused of not having an idea of what I was doing. Generally quite the opposite."

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"Eh, some warlords are competent at conquering but not ruling."

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"I do not think I have ever stood accused of incompetence in ruling." 

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She snorts. "Arguably bad goals can fall under 'incompetence,' but then it gets so increasingly subjective the measure becomes useless."

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"I would far prefer to preserve the distinction.

I cannot say I would not be more pleased if my keepers had different goals with respect to me, but I would not call them incompetent.

Incompetence is rather frustrating."

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"Definitely."

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Should they continue testing, or is there some other purpose she should put her now-extended abilities to?

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Mariko's heard bits and pieces of what Lee's extended abilities are, but nothing all in one place - some examples would be appreciated.

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Most of the remaining restrictions are on specifics - not much concealing, not much knowledge magic, she can't magically injure and kill people, no spells of pain. And so on. And on power level.

Also if she's setting spells down then depending on the spell she may have to do some of them in a somewhat roundabout way and in pieces and over a longer period of time. (They can't actually fully stop her from setting down some spells but not others - they can stop her from setting down a particular spell or category if she does it all together, but the magic doesn't have a future vision, to know what elements she plans to add in the future, or for that matter vision of what she may already have set down. Her keepers had decided this was sufficiently acceptable because if she's slowed down enough and her power is limited that doesn't give her much more than she could get by just having a different mage do the work.)

Outside of that she can do what she would generally be able to do. It would help if she had more specific questions for describing that - she's never been in a context where people wouldn't know a lot of it, and doesn't have the mental habits for that.

Some examples: healing, sensory work, telekinesis, scrying, wards, translocation, giving objects various properties, truth spells.

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Scrying's going to be most useful for tracking Kaguya, probably, and winning's more important short term.

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She is perfectly happy to help with winning, though being still rather new to the situation doesn't have immediate analysis for how she might best do so.

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Yeah, and it might take them a while to slot her into their own plans, anyways.

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