Aug 18, 2018 4:27 PM
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Alicorn has a secret setting and I wanna find out what it is
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"I don't know what foreigners call us. The village is Ninpai, we'd answer to the Tiger Emperor..."

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....there are plenty of places on the Material Plane ruled by an Emperor. Local quirks could have introduced the 'tiger' title. Or maybe the emperor is actually a tiger. She would probably have remembered that from her education if it was an important empire. "Okay. Well, thank you for hosting me. How safe are the roads to - the places you mentioned -"

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"You might get bandits, especially looking foreign. Might be wild animals or strangers, might be bad weather -"

"Not this time of year."

"All the way to Amilu? You don't know what it's like that far away."

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"How far is it?"

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"A couple weeks, if you don't want to kill your horse."

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"Does anyone here make the trip there regularly?"

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"To Amilu? No. Yarisong, sure, some people go every year."

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"Can I pay for company to Yarisong? And in Yarisong pay for company to Amilu?"

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"Maybe -"

"Going at a horse's pace?"

"Sure, ask one of the Bizou boys -"

"With whose horse, their father can't spare -"

"He's got an ox, hasn't he?"

"I don't know..."

"Well, worth asking. What are you paying for it?"

"No idea what you'll be able to buy in Yarisong, anyway."

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"If it's safe enough to do magic here I can do minor healing, protection from poison, plant growth..." more than that but those are all low-level enough they shouldn't be startling -

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They look disproportionately impressed, actually. "All that! By yourself, or is it stored up in things, like your necklace -"

"Necklace doesn't work."

"Necklace does something, doesn't it? Just doesn't do all of the thing, I suppose -"

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"It'll still register as magic but the only enchantment on it is Message and that's not working - do people here not do magic alone?"

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"No one does magic here."

"My great-aunt was magic! She never came back from Yarisong after she found out."

"I think you need a lot of people to do magic but I don't know hardly anything."

"Great-auntie wrote a letter once but Grandfather got into an argument with the civil servants' office and we don't know what it said, a goat ate it before someone else could try to get it read."

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" - huh. Where I'm from it's safe to do magic on your own but it might not be, here. I maybe shouldn't risk it. Is there anything non-magic I can do to pay for an escort to Yarisong -"

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"Guess you don't want to sell Old Sao your pendant..."

"Ask the Bizou women, maybe they've got chores for you to do - can you make noodles?"

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" - I haven't done it before. Probably. I'd rather not sell the pendant, but I might have something else, would that silver pay for the escort?"

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"More than."

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How about this ring of resistance to lightning. It's pretty. It has gems inset and they're all cracked through and the cracks have been filled in with silver.

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That is very pretty and Old Sao will give her a smaller pile of silver for it (smaller because the gems are flawed, however nicely that's been addressed).

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"They're all like that, because it's resistance to lightning, see, it's like complaining that frost ones are cold to the touch."

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"If I try to tell someone that's what this ring does they're not going to believe me, child."

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" - and the nearest person who can do Detect Magic is in Yarisong, right. I can zap you while you're wearing it if you want but it's resistance, it's not immunity."

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"No thank you, child. People don't often get hit by lightning, anyway."

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It's presumably still enough silver to hire her escort. "Fine. Deal. Who's the people with a horse who might be interested in accompanying me -"

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Those people are over there and can offer her a selection of teenage boys to ride with her to Yarisong.

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