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Jul 23, 2019 3:45 PM
Boogey Nausicaa imagines herself a hero
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Is there anything she didn't say last night because Nausicaa was there?

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"I can tell you some about how certain monsters come into being and into their endings," the Crone does say. "It's not pleasant for children to hear, though I think Nausicaa suspects a good amount of it."

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"More information is good."

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"I'll explain the wendigo first, how about, since you've befriended one?"

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"Sounds good."

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"To my knowledge, wendigos come about when humans die, having consumed the flesh of other humans recently - how recently seems to vary. Starving to death makes the transformation more likely. Wendigos are obligate cannibals; they can only eat humans and other wendigos."

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"That... explains some things."

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"About the wendigo you met?"

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"Yes. Do you know if Nausicaa's friend Sue ever had an older sibling?"

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"Yes. An older sister, who died due to a plane crash. The details were hushed up, but it is possible some people survived the initial crash - it occurred in the mountains, and it took over a month for them to find the wreck."

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"That sounds like the sort of circumstance that would produce a wendigo."

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"Might be the source of the large numbers we've been having lately... There was something odd about the crash, too, but I'd have to investigate that..."

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"What sort of odd?"

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"It's an unusual place, and there was an unseasonal snowstorm involved... And it's unusual that it took so long for the crash to be discovered. Long enough no one was alive."

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"In the complete absence of other evidence... That sounds like a conspiracy."

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"Could be. Or something singular and powerful that was interfering."

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"Trouble though, either way."

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"I'll have to do some digging to find out what's going on..." She shakes her head. "But, yes, trouble."

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"What about, uh, angels?"

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"They were created by some god long ago, I think, to destroy the creations of a different god. They're rare, since the gods were locked out, and have drifted a good bit. Did you run into one?"

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"Maybe? It looked like a glass tornado with eyes. Nausicaa mentioned one of her friends had an angel."

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" - They sometimes look like that, yes. And... What else did Nausicaa mention about her friends and monsters?"

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"Ah... There's a vampire and a werewolf who are teachers at the school. One of the girls, Kendra, has 'something spooky in her head', though I didn't have the chance to meet her."

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"Odd. Vampires and werewolves usually keep to themselves somewhat. And something living in a child's head... I don't like the sound of that."

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"Well, given how things have been going so far, I wouldn't say there's no space for hope."

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