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Nov 17, 2019 5:03 PM
decima meets ellie
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The Keres still has some gold sovereigns from Thedas.

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Ellayania takes them in her hand, and they sink into her palm.

She holds out her other hand, and an approximately equal volume of local currency emerges.

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"Neat trick."

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"Different magics are so cool."

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The goddess smiles. "I will meet you in the temple when you have finished," she says, walking off.

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She heads into the shops.

She purchases a number of rather nice blank books - some to keep, both to replace the books she traded to the spirit library and for when this inevitably comes up again. They seem to run into quite a lot of opportunities to trade books, after all.

(She'll leave browsing through non-blank books to her girlfriend.)

And then: to quite quickly write out two very thorough introductions to her world's magic, history, sociology, geography, etcetera, as well as two copies of the most interesting similar book she found in the spirit library on that world. Two, because while she's relayed most of this verbally to her girlfriend, she suspects her girlfriend would like an actual copy of the book, and she doesn't think the Keres got a chance to read the library book she's copying.

Once she's done: is her party still hanging around?

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The Keres is still nearby.

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Eliana has wandered off a little further.

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Hisame gives the Keres her copies!

Then onward to the temple?

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Oh, how nice!

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The interior of the temple is surprisingly well-lit, with several nooks for reading and shelves full of books. In the back is an altar of plain black stone.

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They're greeted by a smiling blonde woman.

"Hi! You must be the visitors. I'm Pascale, Ellayania's acolyte."

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"Hello! We are, in fact, the visitors! Unless you have more lying around somewhere, of course."

"I'm Hisame. It's good to meet you."

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She laughs. "We do, but you're the noteworthy ones. Since it's your first time, let me show you around. We've got the reading areas, separated by genre. The selection changes regularly. You can spend as long as you like in any of them. In back is the altar; you can make your offerings there. Just place it on top. It's also customary to spend a minute or two in prayer."

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"About anything in particular?"

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"Not really. Whatever comes to mind."

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"Alright. I suppose we'll have that tour, then."

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Pascale shows them around! They end at the altar.

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And Hisame places the two books she made on the altar, thinking of how she made them with an eye to the Keres' interests, and she assumes that will transfer, and she doesn't know much of the goddess but surely being an alt of her girlfriend she must be quite wonderful, and also she's grateful for the information on althood, and the library selection here is very nice, too.

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The books sink into the stone without a trace.

"Your offering is accepted, and I thank you for it," the air whispers into her ear.

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Heeee!

She steps away, grinning.

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(Mora has a book from her homeworld, and a thanks, though she isn't besotted with an alt of the goddess and is correspondingly less overwhelmingly fond.)

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Her offering is likewise accepted, as are the Keres' and Eliana's in turn.

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Hisame goes to wander the stacks of the library for a time.

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There are a variety of books, in a variety of local languages.

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