Nov 16, 2019 10:10 PM
smol!nick lands on Myriad Shores
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The vessel is already making it's return trip towards the small beach-side town. Normally, they wouldn't bother picking up one-day passengers in a place like this, but their Captain had a local friend and the tiny little place was excited for the opportunity to enjoy the on-board facilities.

Otherwise it was a boringly unremarkable day and the crew knew they would have a boringly normal night before departing the next day. Maybe the Captain would need to hear the merfolk whine about the fact that the plesiosaur watching cruise attracted the beasts to places where they don't belong. But it wasn't anyone's fault that the plesiosaur family decided to follow them this close to the coast. Merfolk complained way too much anyway.

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For most of the day, Adam felt a bit bored because seeing the long-necked lizards can only be interesting for a limited time. But now that the days is coming to a close he is watching as a crew-member feeds one of the older plesiosaurs who in turns feeds the smaller plesiosaurs. It's peaceful here.

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Without a bright flash or anything else similarly tacky, a kid appears out of thin air and falls three feet to land on the deck. "Oof. Wait, that worked?"

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A tall boy that's around his age turns and asks something.

Behind him there are several blue-green creatures whose long necks and heads poke out of the ocean. A particularly large specimen has a colorful frill starting on the top of his head and making all the way down the water.

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Yep! He definitely teleported to another planet! Why did he think this was a good idea again???

"Uh- I-"

He has white points. Not a huge number of them, he's still a kid, but more than most other kids would... Click. Natural Language.

"Hi, what's up?"

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"Did you fell or something?"

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"Yeah, just tripped, spaced out for a minute. Heh."

Aaaah, what are those giant creatures? Well, this other kid's not afraid of them... So he pretends the same.

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"I think you need to grow your sea-legs." Pause. "I actually don't know what that means or how you do that." Shrug.

Nicodemus catches the sight of a metal pole with a basket attached to one end. The thing throws pieces of meat at the creatures, who eagerly catch the offered food. He can't see who is manipulating the thing from this angle. The other boy remains completely calm throughout this.

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So it's hopefully some kind of zoo. Hopefully. He stays away from the railing.

"Boats are pretty good for getting places. You can just sit there and let the wind do the work."

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Head scratch. "Winds don't work for this kind of boat. I think..."

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"No? Huh. I might have to go look at that, sounds neat."

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"You mean, like, the engine?"

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"Yeah, that thing! I could scry it, uh..." Do they have the same kind of magic here? Should he have mentioned that? Whoops.

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"Oh, you know how to scry?"

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"I guess so. I don't like doing it too much."

How does he not be weird does this other planet have the same magic - on the one hand it has people so why not, on the other hand why would it...

"Can you?"

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"No. I think that's kind of advanced stuff and my dads don't let me." He does not look particularly bothered by this.

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That doesn't really give him a hint. "Kinda stuff you can do? I got lots."

 

...Wait dads? Maybe he misheard.

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"Like, they let me play with some small magical clockworks to build with. And I know emergency stuff. I know how to call for some fae around town, but I don't know if that counts as my magic. There is a potion I know how to brew."

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"Huh."

Yep the magic is pretty different here. He should... Wander around and observe.

"Well I'm gonna look for the engine. See ya around."

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"Can I come with you?"

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"Sure, why not." He'll have to be sneaky about using any magic, if his is so different to theirs. (And what's a fae?) But he can't reveal his ignorance.

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He follows. "I am Adam."

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"Nico!" Pronounced knee-co. "Pleased to meetcha. Let's delve for secret technology!"

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"Okay, what do you need to do to scry for things?"

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"Ehhh. Mostly just need to wait a while between doings. I was thinking more sneaky-spy delving."

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"Huh, okay. I think the engines should be that way? Near the chimneys?"

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