Jun 18, 2019 12:52 PM
Deskyl in Cefax
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Eventually he says, "Meea," and Iamica says, "Shhh," and he starts crying.

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He remembers more names, bit by bit.

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Deskyl keeps at it. She mostly works from outside the house; she doesn't skimp on her time with the other mages, but she does start coming early and staying late, some of the time.

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Eventually Iamica reports that he's at a relatively functional level of memory loss, able to do more significant childcare and household tasks.

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He's not fixed, though.

She dials it back so he's just getting the usual amount of her attention and adds another person to her rotation.

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Nobody else is quite that damaged; they run the bluemages all the way down, but that varies more on a person to person basis how impairing it is.

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The more dwindled someone is, the sooner they start to show noticeable improvement; there's enough variance that it's still hard to tell whether more-dwindled mages take longer than less-dwindled ones, but it does seem like it.

Undwindled mages seem to dwindle a little more slowly the second time, too; Deskyl is smug about it.

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The greenmages are easiest to track progress in since they have a known specific progression of symptoms; they're a good benchmark.

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Deskyl sticks to her list; if Tse Witwex wants more information about how her capabilities are progressing - and they are, slowly but noticeably - she can adjust it herself.

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The list changes a few times in response to considerations that do not get passed on by default.

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DZ asks, when there isn't an obvious guess to be made about the reason.

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"We're having an easier time expanding whitemage services in response to reduced dwindling, but we're also getting more uptake of greenmage services than we accounted for." "This one's attendant is very sick." "She's scheduled for an out-of-town assignment and a minimum risk of falling sick while she's out of your range is ideal."

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Deskyl focuses on getting faster at greenmages, and has DZ point out that there's no reason not to include the attendant in that week's healing.

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"If you don't mind expanding it I'll ask the servants to send their sick people."

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    "She doesn't mind - the undwindling is the same type of magic as the healing, and it's switching between types that weakens her, mostly."

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"Then I will."

There are about three times as many people at the next healing.

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They all leave in perfect health. Deskyl spends some time lying under a tree, watching how the light comes through the leaves, before moving on to her next appointment.

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