Jan 23, 2020 11:36 AM
I predict this will be a self-indulgent shippy meditation on power and responsibility but it's honestly hard to predict these threads
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Spell: Following

You can make people first-level clerics of you.

To learn this spell, take the hand of someone eligible to be your cleric. Say, goloptywimple. Give them a valuable gift.

 

Spell: Resistance

You have some ability to ignore magical effects directed at you. 

To learn this spell, cast another spell on yourself. As you do so, say, Jempi. Katsafgha.

 

Spell: Hold Person

You can cast the spell Hold Person at will.

To learn this spell, touch someone. Say, Enefti. Freb.

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She sighs, flops back on her bed (in her new house - the yurt was getting annoying, and Verita seems delighted with it), and reads Connor her newest spell.

"I think maybe I have to actually fight stuff to get combat spells that, like, do any sort of damage."

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"I guess that makes sense. As long as you're just using harmless spells it's gonna think you want harmless spells."

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"I guess that's valid of it. I don't wanna make anything intelligent just to destroy it, really, but there've gotta be things that I can fight that won't know to mind it." She flips through her bestiary. "Zombies. Zombies aren't intelligent at all. I can fight zombies. And probably I should mix some other stuff in there."

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"Zombies and slimes and animated rocks and stuff."

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"Yeah. Probably that'll do it. I can just use wands a lot."

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"Just, you know, don't die."

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"Yeah. Pretty much no telling whether anybody could ever get me back. But I think with the armor on it shouldn't be very dangerous."

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Nod.

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Snuggle. 

"How's being a cleric so far?"

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"I get magic powers! I like magic powers! You don't need to worry about messing it up."

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"It mostly seems like it'd be really weird to pray to someone you also knew before they started being a goddess. And who you live with. And are dating. But maybe it's less weird if you've never prayed to anyone before."

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"Do you hear me when I'm doing it - I guess you can read my mind anyway -"

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"No more than usual, which is to say not unless I'm focusing on it. Probably a good thing, or else it'd get really hard to think after I had more than three followers. - d'you want me to listen?"

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"I don't care. I guess it might mean we got distracted in the middle sometimes?"

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"Yeah, maybe."

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"Anyway I just think about you and about what magic powers I want. It's always worked so far."

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"Cool."

She looks like she might say something else and then turns telepathy on instead.

She's thinking that it's kind of convenient that he was already her slave, or else she might at some point have to start worrying about power imbalances. Also that she really likes being a tiny baby goddess and she hopes that people aren't annoyed with her for it.

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Worrying about power imbalances sounds like her being sad and not cuddling him, which would be terrible.

(Whenever she is glad he is her slave he wants to burst from delight.)

If people are annoyed at her for being a baby goddess, that's on them for being dumb, except Korva, who has a point, but also she's with Hagan now so he's not sorry.

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Yeah, she really hopes she can make it up to Korva and also be more responsible in the future, probably.

Him wanting to burst from delight is so good. He's wonderful and important and she is so so so glad he belongs to her.

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He's not that important and she's definitely getting up there to the level of important-person where she'll have lots of slaves, probably, which he doesn't like to think about not that he figures anyone would do anything different when becoming a god. But it's really nice how she still likes him.

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She's not going to have lots of slaves! Probably. Maybe something weird will happen and she'll have to take control of all of the armies of hell while she attempts to rehabilitate them or something. And she might have lots of clerics someday, sure, and other people who decide to listen to her for other reasons. But there won't be anybody like him.

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But it'd be okay if there were. 

(It'd make him sad. But he is trying to be reasonable and it is very unreasonable to expect to be a god's Most Important Person just because you got there first.)

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Snuggle. He's her most important person because she's in love with him already, and because he's the person who's been with her through all of this nonsense, and because she trusts and relies on him more than anybody else.

Probably she'll have to marry him at some point, then it'll be very obvious to everyone that he's the most important. Possibly after everything stops changing quite so fast, though.

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Gosh. She still wants to marry him. 

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Of course she still wants to marry him! She loves him and wants him to be with her forever, and maybe when she's a sensible grown-up goddess she wants to have kids. Although she will probably have to wait until she has more of an idea what she's doing, so she can do a really good job.

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