Aug 22, 2019 6:03 PM
a handful of browns in Naruto
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"None of those terms are familiar to me; knowledge is most valuable," especially if they don't know the value of secrets, "but I don't know what else you can trade."

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"We must be very far from home, then. I don't know what information you'd find useful - none of our magic can be taught very quickly. I can heal almost anything but old age, though, and I have some trade goods with me if nothing else."

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"Things like political information about your home, then, if we can't tempt you to stay, in case we're later able to make official contact."

He's assuming the man's pouches contain storage scrolls or the equivalent.

"Trade goods are likely to suffice, and we would want to check your healing, but there might be some willing to try it." Despite Hashirama's best efforts, their own healing is far behind 'anything except age.' "We don't demand much from visitors, and usually the favors in question are diplomatic in nature, but it sounds like none of you occupy an official position."

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"Being an experienced cleric of the god of travel isn't entirely unlike having an official position, but I can't speak for any polity, you're right about that. I can demonstrate my healing on an animal, if you'd like, but I'd like to see Deskyl settled first."

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He makes an affirmative noise. "The nearest hospital," and the securest, fortunately, "Is this way."

He glances at the children. "Will you two be following?" he asks, voice still even.

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Desuka glances at Ryousei, but looks back without waiting for a response, and nods.

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"I'll follow my friend," Ryousei says, solemnly. "And we found the visitors, that means we're responsible for them."

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"Very well." He'll set himself to a pace an untrained child can keep, then, as he leads the way.

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The troupe follows; Raafi takes the opportunity to explain the situation to Ertan and DZ in turns, continuing to speak in wildly different languages to each one.

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Tobirama memorizes every word.

It's close, at least. The hospital is small, meant mostly for ANBU and for people not supposed to be in the village. The attendants bow deeply to Tobirama, and speak only indirectly to the others.

"What can you tell us of Deskyl's condition?" Tobirama asks Raafi. "Or her likely reaction to waking up in a strange place."

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"Her attendant DZ tells me that she's an unusually calm member of a group of violent magic-users, called Sith; I don't think it's wise to try to heal her without a plan in place for neutralizing her if she attacks. I do have magic that I expect can help with that, though I won't be able to prepare it until the morning." He pauses to consult with DZ. "It seems to mostly be a mental effect, possibly mental ability damage, though if it was straightforwardly that I'd expect her to recover much more quickly or not at all - DZ expects her to be responsive in two or three days and able to walk and answer questions in a week or so, though she'll still be sleeping a lot and have memory trouble."

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"We wouldn't heal anyone without a neutralization plan. We can heal mental damage." Especially since they recruited the Yamanaka, mind-walkers. Also 'violent magic users' describes all magic users, as far as he's aware - even the monks, self-proclaimed pacifists, will destroy anyone who attempts to invade their temples. "How likely is she to lash out? From being touched, or being mentally contacted, or waking up somewhere unfamiliar?"

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He consults with DZ again. "She doesn't react to being touched, right now - she didn't react when I healed her but she might react to other magic being used on her. Trying to contact her is definitely risky, if she's in a state where it would work at all. And we're not sure at all how she'll react to waking up in a strange place - she does know what's been happening to her, she's been through this before and been allowed to recover that much before it was repeated, so she might recognize that she's been rescued - it might depend on how clearheaded she is. DZ is very sure she won't attack her, though, no matter what happens, and says that if she recovers naturally it's gradual enough not to startle her."

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"Is there a reason not to let her recover naturally?"

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"I'm not sure I'll want to stay that long, but I can check back in, I suppose."

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"Can DZ approximate Deskyl's preference?"

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"In some cases, and she'll tell you if she can't. - do you have translation magic?"

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"We have people who're very fast at languages; a written corpus should allow us to have someone up to conversational level within hours, and we have people who can copy abilities." He, personally, expects to be at a basic level by the morning, but unlike most ninja he's encountered foreign languages before.

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Nod. "All right. I'm using magic for it; I have about an hour left on this casting and another that'll last two and a half hours. DZ was very surprised that it worked with her; apparently most magic doesn't. I expect she won't mind teaching you, anyway."

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He can feel Yin, mind, from DZ, though her Yang, body, feels like the metal she looks of.

He flickers his chakra, a coded message to Mito - send an Uchiha. A diplomatic one. Definitely not Madara. And a Yamanaka skilled in working with non-human minds.

"We should get Deskyl under observation." In a properly warded room. "And then we can discuss payments and languages."

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"All right."

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The room they're led to thrums with magic, mostly barriers.

He leans against the wall by the window as he indicates where she should be set - a firm bed in the middle of the wall opposite him - and then says, "What besides healing and translation can your magic do?" It seems an odd set to be only two things. "I can give a similar overview of our magic." Of course, he wants to see what depth the other goes into first - and whether Mito, her senses attuned to this conversation and Tobirama's senses attuned to her, thinks they're attempting deceit.

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Raafi doesn't seem bothered by the magic, and DZ is oblivious, but Ertan is a bit uncomfortable and not particularly hiding it; he taps on the side of his pack and a weasel climbs out of it and over his shoulder to be petted.

"My specialties are movement magic and summoning, particularly elementals - I favor earth and water. Clerics can also cast divination magic, wards, buffs, various utility spells, and some combat magic - I'm not actually a fighter myself; I'm as able to cast those spells as any cleric but I don't have a lot of experience with them."

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"It sounds like the healing is most likely to be of use."

"Our techniques primarily involve physical enhancement, elemental manipulation, illusions, healing, and sealing. No two ninja can be expected to have any particular overlap in powers. Magic is usually considered to be meant for combat."

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He nods. "Simple healing is some of the easiest magic for me to do, and certainly useful; if you don't have non-combat magic, you might also find divinations helpful, or some of the utility spells - Wall of Stone, for example, which can also make roads and bridges."

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