Oct 21, 2019 10:50 AM
Margaret in Medallion
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Works for me!
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Great, I'll be there.

She is there at 11 AM on Saturday, with the various bracelets (all disenchanted).

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Brenda takes them back and walks her through the simple HTML on the site.

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She's a quick study.

"I wonder what I should work on next. Maybe healing, but that's potentially harder to turn into an item."

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"Is it? How come?"

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"More of the flexibility is in the incantation, is the sense I get. And casting the same spell a bunch of times does more than casting it once, but I don't know if activating an artifact a bunch of times would do the same thing. I could try it."

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"Huh. I don't know what to make of that."

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"Yeah. Also I'd be worried about unexpected behavior, I've never healed anything except bugs and a couple of cats and dogs and there are just so many weird things that can happen with biology."

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"Where did you get cats and dogs that needed to be healed?" asks Brenda dubiously.

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"My mom's a vet, I snuck into her office and healed a couple of broken bones and stuff. I tried on bugs and a little cut on myself first. All the cats and dogs ended up better off than they started or I wouldn't even be thinking of doing more healing, promise."

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"I dunno, they might - get cancer in two years or something."

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"Yeah. So you can see why I don't really want to do healing items. Lots of places on the internet sell luck charms but I don't know if any of them work. I could try making a Bag of Holding, that would be cool."

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"That would be really cool - is that really something you could do? Some Avalons are bigger on the inside, but that's different from a bag."

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"One of my textbooks has something described as a 'space warping spell', but I haven't analyzed it yet, so, maybe? It's more of a research direction than a defined project, it might be I can only make people's closets bigger on the inside and not do something portable, or whatever."

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"There might be a reason why Avalons are bigger inside but the houses aren't."

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"Yeah, maybe you need a certain minimum volume to start with. Or it does something to the walls so if you did it to a house it would make it harder to have plumbing and ventilation and things."

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"What I meant was maybe you can't put them inside each other."

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"Ohhhhh, yeah, that'd do it. Better try putting a small bag of holding in a bigger bag of holding--or better yet, throwing one into the other from a nice long distance--before bringing anything to the Avalon. And looking in the library for anything on space-expanding magic before any of that, so if anybody bothered to write it down I can find out that way."

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"Yeah, you need to be really careful with anything that might wreck the Avalon," nods Brenda.

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"Yeah, I'm definitely going to be starting with, like, grocery bags. Something that I don't care if it catches on fire or gets sucked into another dimension or both. I really want a bag of holding but space-warping sounds weird."

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"Sucked into another dimension? Could that happen?"

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"Probably not, since it's just warping the space in this dimension, but part of doing magic--or anything else--safely is thinking about weird things that could go wrong and then making sure they don't."

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"How do you prevent things from being sucked into other dimensions?"

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"Checking the spell over carefully to make sure it doesn't have any unexpected bits, and making the incantation very clear about how I want it to work."

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"I guess that's all you can do."

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