Dec 13, 2018 12:43 PM
loki falls on the grandmaster
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"I'll watch out for that, then, thank you for the heads-up."

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He smiles.

"No problem. Though, you don't seem the 'easy to fool' type."

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"Eh, not in general, but in an unfamiliar context with some reason not to be maximally conservative, somebody could probably pull something over on me."

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"If anyone ever does, you can point me at them," he says cheerfully.

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"Will do. Do you ever meet one who's smart enough to get something even when you're on to them?"

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"Sometimes they're smart enough to get away before I can catch them in the act, but I'm just not gonna give away large amounts of money to a stranger no matter what they tell me. Sometimes I drop a little money to lure them in and then they can have a slightly fancy dinner some night with my money, but I'm not losing sleep over it."

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"The fancy dinners around here get really fancy, this is the most aggressively cosmopolitan place I've ever been. Not that I've had many chances to travel."

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"You from the country somewhere? Tulmire is fun as cities go, but I've seen way more impressive ones, though I guess none of them were alive so there's that."

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"I live on Asgard. It's nice, and I live in the capital, but it's isolationist and pretty culturally homogenous."

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"I haven't heard of Asgard. What's it like?"

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"It's nice in its way, but pretty isolationist. Exercises more or less nominal control over eight other planets. It has high technology but likes to hide it and make it all look preindustrial for the aesthetic."

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"Huh!" he says, "That's almost charming but it sounds like living there would drive me absolutely nuts."

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"I'm used to it but I wouldn't have chosen it."

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"You could take the chance to travel. See what all the universes are like, what you like best."

He grins.

"Things get a lot crazier than this."

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"I might, but I have a chance, if an increasingly slim one, at the throne, and I wouldn't want to be too hasty to jeopardize that. Still, as long as I'm in temporary exile anyway..."

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"Temporary exile? That sounds exciting. What'd you do?"

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"I got caught using magic. To heal my very publicly injured father."

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"That's a terrible reason to exile someone. Were they trying to execute him or something?"

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"Nope, he was attacked by assassins. They don't object to him being well, they object to my having previously learned magic so that I was able to then heal him."

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"That's weird," he says, "Uh I guess it's your culture so I shouldn't call it weird but it really is."

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"I don't mind. It's very weird indeed. It's a gender thing, men are allowed magic."

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"You gonna change it when you're queen?"

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"Legally, sure, I'm sure culture will take longer to come around, and that's if I'm queen. I'm younger and less popular both to the general population and to my mother."

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"You think you'll have any chance after the whole exile thing?"

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"Less, but not nothing, and my sister likes me more than our mother does, so even if she gets the crown that's some avenue to politics."

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